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Program Specialist VII Asst. Director of Postsecondary Preparation Programs - cc213-24652-B25-1576

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Austin, TX

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Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check. 
As part of the division of College, Career, and Military Preparation, the Assistant Director for Postsecondary Preparation Programs will provide statewide leadership and support for College and Career School Readiness programs that prepare students for success in college, career and the military. This position will assist in the development of quantifiable metrics to determine success of initiatives and develop qualitative metrics to collect data on implementation of standards and practices. Will assist with the portfolio of Postsecondary Preparation Programs such as Early College High School, Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Initiative, Pathways in Technology Early College High School, Industry Cluster Innovative Academy, AP/IB, dual credit, and relevant legislation.  Performs highly advanced consultative services and technical assistance work.

The Assistant Director will work under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed at: ****.

Essential Job Functions:
Provides leadership and direction to the College and Career Readiness School Models (Early College High School, Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Initiative, Pathways in Technology Early College High School, Industry Cluster Innovative Academy). Implements the day-to-day activities (grants, designation etc) for the College and Career Readiness School Models. Performs related work such as monitoring, program documentation, and resource development as identified and/or assigned. Assists in the development of goals and objectives, guidelines, procedures, and policies for Postsecondary Preparation Programs. Manages and monitors contracts and grants related to Postsecondary Preparation Programs. Makes recommendations to and manages Commissioner's Rules for Postsecondary Preparation Programs. Knowledge of current educational principles, practices and procedures in program. development, staff training, instruction and assessing program needs in career and technical education. Facilitates advisory group meetings. Assists with the preparation of updates and reports to the legislature and other internal and external partners. Skill in communicating effectively with others including making oral and written presentations. Proficient in computer applications and supporting equipment and software.
Minimum Qualifications
Education:
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university.

Experience:
Five (5) years of experience working in school districts, ESCs, and/or state, regional and local implementation of programs; working with dual credit providers and pathways to post-secondary options. Experience in making public presentations and preparing and editing documents that communicate complex information in a palatable manner.

Substitution:
An advanced degree may substitute for two years of required experience.

Travel:
10% required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):
Knowledge of:
State, regional, and local implementation of innovative programs including, but not limited to postsecondary education systems and their interrelationships in promoting college readiness; college and career preparation in a K-12 environment; workforce information and employer needs; and how to determine academic rigor.

Skill in:
Facilitating and communicating with internal and external stakeholders and other regarding statutes, regulations, and rules; written and oral communication; effective and appropriate use of technology; and preparing and editing documents.

Ability to:
Compose clear and concise reports; gather and analyze accurate and relevant information; communicate effectively; evaluate management operations systems and work plans for strengths and areas of risk; measure performance quantifiably; work with partners (including districts) to incentivize and motivate action.

Note:
An in-box exercise may be administered at time of interview.
Supplemental Information
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Salary is dependent on qualifications.

Positions exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will earn compensatory time off rather than overtime for hours in excess of 40 per week. May be required to work hours other than 8 to 5. May be required to work weekends and holidays.

In accordance with applicable federal and state equal opportunity laws, it is TEA's policy that no person shall be excluded from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel action, or be denied any benefits or participation in any educational programs or activities which it operates on the grounds of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or veteran status (except where age, sex, or disability constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration).

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires all new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. TEA does not sponsor H1-B work visas. Males, 18 to 25 years of age, are required to present proof of selection service registration (or exemption) prior to being employed by any state agency.

There is a 60-day waiting period for health insurance coverage.

This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.

Please note, TEA does not
accept resumes.

An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group that has the same state title is not eligible for a salary increase. An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group with a new state title may receive an increase up to 3.4%.

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Other insurance options: You may select from two dental plans, employee and dependent term life, long-term and short-term disability, and long term care.

You may elect to participate in a flexible spending account.

Retirement: You and **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. each contributes 9.5% of your gross salary into a defined benefit retirement plan.

Voluntary retirement plans: You may elect to contribute to a 401(k), 403(b) and/or 457 plan.

Vacation leave: Effective your first day of work, you begin accruing vacation leave. Your rate of accrual increases based on length of employment. You may use accrued vacation leave once you have completed six months of continuous state service.

Sick leave: Employees earn eight (8) hours of sick leave each month.
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Please indicate which option describes your education and experience
working in school districts, ESCs, and/or state, regional and local implementation of programs; working with dual credit providers and pathways to post-secondary options; and making public presentations and preparing and editing documents that communicate complex information in a palatable manner.
I have a Bachelor's degree and five (5) years or more of the required experience.
I have a Master's degree and three (3) years or more of the required experience.
I have a Doctorate level degree and three (3) years or more of the required experience.
None of the above describes my education and experience.
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In 150 words or less, describe your key experiences at the public-school district, education service center, and/or state agency level related to college and career readiness, college access, advanced academics including dual credit/AP/IB, pathways, and/or P-16 initiatives.
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In 150 words or less, describe your key experiences related to disseminating information through presentations and correspondence to various groups.
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In 150 words or less, describe the key supports needed to grow dual credit, advanced placement, and ACT/SAT test taking in the state.
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