Program Specialist - Trade and Industrial Education

Oklahoma Department of Career Technology   Stillwater, OK   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 18, 2024

POSTED May 2024  


The following position is available with the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

Program Specialist Trade and Industrial Education Responsible for providing leadership, guidance, and support to programs and teachers in the Trade & Industrial Education division with emphasis on Cosmetology, Law Enforcement and Public Safety, Graphic Design, and Audio/Video Production. Position based in Stillwater, OK. Requires moderate travel within the state for industry, school visits, and conferences, along with limited out-of-state travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: REQUIRED: • Bachelor's degree or approved degree plan • In lieu of a bachelor's degree, industry experience and industry certification with degree completion plan on file • Three years' experience teaching in one of the assigned areas and/or administrative experience in trade and industrial education or equivalent industry experience is required.

PREFERRED: • Master’s degree

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide leadership, customer service, and support for trade and industrial education local programs within the Cosmetology, Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Graphic Design, and Audio/Video Production. • Provide leadership and technical assistance to the schools, programs, and teachers within assigned program areas. • Establish and/or maintain strategic relationships and partnerships with key educational leaders, industry employers, statewide organizations, and state agencies to ensure CareerTech continues to lead in workforce development. • Participate with industry on economic development initiative and individual workforce training requirements to ensure programs adjust to meet industry staffing demands and projections. • Work with local, state, and national trade organizations and industries to develop potential employment opportunities for our schools and their program completers. • Research and disseminate innovative approaches and best practices for instructional delivery and program improvement to build and maintain program quality. • Coordinate and provide guidance and leadership for SkillsUSA and other statewide student learning experiences. • Administer occupational examinations, both hands-on and written components, to instructors within assigned occupational areas, as required for teacher certification.    

Salary/Benefits: $56,985.95 - $63,421.34 commensurate with education or experience. Health, dental, life and disability insurance; flexible benefits plan; teacher’s retirement; vacation/sick leave; paid holidays; employee assistance program; and flex-time options. Total salary and benefits package valued at $69,536.53 - $76,456.30   Position posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days or until position is filled.

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