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Vacancy Title:    Director

Job Order Number:   9727917


Domicile Location:   Jefferson City

Section/Office:  Technology, Health and Skilled Technical Sciences / Office of College and Career Readiness

Salary:   $48,552

Deadline:   January 31, 2013





Master’s Degree (Bachelor’s acceptable with requisite experience) in Administrative Leadership, Career Education, Technology Education, Curriculum and Instruction, technology and engineering-related administration or field from an accredited four-year college or university.


Five years experience in educational leadership, career education, technology and engineering and/or industrial--related practice or administration, or teaching, preferably in a career education setting.


(Other qualifications and experience, which in the opinion of the Commissioner of Education meet the requirements of the position may be accepted in lieu of the above.)






Travel will be required.  Mileage and other travel expenses will be reimbursed at the approved state rate.


Proficient in Microsoft Office software.


Ability to lift 50 pounds.






Coordinates and directs the supervisory staff in providing services to local schools as it relates to technology, health, and skilled technical sciences education programs.


Participates in the development of administrative standards and procedures to be used in the establishment and operation of career education programs in the areas assigned to the section.


Reviews, revises, and makes recommendations on proposals for new programs, budgetary items,  payments to schools and professional development of local instructional staff.


Assists in the preparation and revision of appropriate forms, maintains records for fiscal and statistical accounting, and makes necessary reports.


Consults with administrators at the local secondary, postsecondary, and adult levels to initiate and develop programs that reflect current STEM research and needs of the workplace.


Provides technical assistance in the promotion, initiation, development, and evaluation of technology, health, and skilled technical sciences programs to reinforce academic education and support workforce and college readiness. 


Demonstrates knowledge of the career education delivery system.  


Demonstrates knowledge of the principles, practices, teaching methods and current trends of career education, especially as it relates to technology and engineering education.


Demonstrates ability to communicate and express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences.


Demonstrates ability to organize and plan individual and group professional development activities designed to support and enhance instructor competence and student achievement.


Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective working relationships with professional and lay persons within and outside the agency.


Works closely with department directors in science, mathematics, and other career education areas to design project-based school experiences for students emphasizing STEM.


Knowledge of principles and practices of career education.  


Knowledge of, and ability to articulate and connect current STEM research, instructional strategies and effective student engagement practices to classroom conditions at the secondary, adult, and post-secondary levels.


Knowledge of administration of career education including an understanding of state-federal and state-local relationships and applicable laws and regulations.


Supports and serves as a liaison to career and technical student organizations (SkillsUSA and Technology Student Association), education advisory committees, regulatory boards and accrediting agencies.


Provides and disseminates information to applicable stakeholders.


Advises local schools and individuals regarding educator and student licensure/certification requirements and program accreditation requirements.


Develops and manages budgets for grants to include salary and equipment expenditure reimbursement for local career education programs.


Evaluates curricular materials as well as national standards and trends to determine STEM relationships and establish priorities and written proposals for curriculum.  Facilitates and supervises curriculum development, dissemination and professional development.


Provides technical assistance to local school districts, postsecondary institutions and other division personnel for state and federal legislation and initiatives, including Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. 


Serves on local program accrediting and certification teams.   


Stays current on educational research and provides information and data to stakeholders regarding STEM work, health, and skilled technical science education and/or related career and technical student organizations.


Performs other related work as assigned.





Complete a DESE application online at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/documents/Employment_Application_2005.pdf.  Please attach a scanned copy of your transcripts with the application.  You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is received online.  

NOTE: If a college degree is a requirement for this position, transcripts MUST be submitted with the application in order to be considered for employment.  Failure to include transcripts (when required for the position) with your application will eliminate the application from the review process.


We do not keep applications on file to submit for other vacant positions.   You must submit an application for each vacant position you are applying for. 


BENEFITS (For a Full-Time Position)


ANNUAL LEAVE:  Accrue 10 hours per month for new full-time employees, longer term State employees can earn more. Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.


SICK LEAVE:  Accrue 10 hours per month.  Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.


HOLIDAYS:  12 holidays per year.


RETIREMENT:  Coverage provided through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS).


LIFE INSURANCE:  Term life insurance coverage, equal to one times employee's annual salary, through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System.


OPTIONAL LIFE INSURANCE:  Optional term life insurance available with maximum coverage of six times member’s annual salary.  Plans are also offered for spouse and dependents. Premiums paid by employee.


CAFETERIA PLAN:  Easy tax savings on employee’s cost for qualified payroll-deducted insurance plans, medical care, and dependent care.


HEALTH PLANS:  Employer-paid/subsidized plans available the first day of the following month after employment.


DENTAL PLANS:  Delta Dental insurance coverage is available.


VISION PLAN:  Vision Service Plan (VSP) is available. 


DEFERRED COMPENSATION:  A payroll deduction deferred compensation plan available to defer taxes until retirement by investing in mutual funds and a fixed income account is currently provided.




Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at hr@dese.mo.gov.    

To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.  Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.

TTY/TDD users:  Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.






The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. Inquiries related to Department employment practices may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Human Resources Director, 8th floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0480; telephone number (573) 751-9619 or TYY (800) 735-2966.