Director of Post - Secondary Options and Workforce Readiness

27J Schools/Office of Student Services - Student Achievement

Brighton, Colorado

Date Posted January 23, 2023
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Specialty Other
Certification Needed Yes, Administrative/Principal Certification/Licensing from CDE
Required Education Master's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $99,484.00 to $143,160.00 per year


 Position Title: Director of Post-Secondary Options and Workforce Readiness
Work Year: 260 Paid Days
Department/Division: Student Achievement
Reports to: Chief Academic Officer

Provides leadership, direction, development, implementation and coordination of postsecondary and workforce readiness initiatives and systems district wide.   As part of the 27J Student Achievement Division this position aligns work and initiatives with established frameworks.  In partnership with building principals and Student Achievement staff, the Director leads districtwide development of all Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, professional development, and related CTE credentialing.  The Director also coordinates the development and implementation of all postsecondary programming and oversees the District’s menu of postsecondary programs and course offerings.


  1. Demonstrates positive, collaborative leadership and participates in collegial problem solving in a variety of situations, departments and schools, emphasizing teamwork and beneficial effects on student learning.
  2. Responsible for coordination, development, implementation and assessment amendment of the District’s CTE programs and course offerings.  Includes coordination of all reporting and record keeping required for the Colorado Community College System, Colorado Career and Technical Education Act, and any state or federal grants related to workforce readiness initiatives, specifically to include responsibility for budget oversight, program development, management, evaluation and required reporting on the entitlement-based Carl Perkins Grant.   
  3. Primary responsibility, in collaboration with the Chief Academic Officer and Student Achievement staff, for oversight of the District’s secondary school course offerings.  Establishes systems for review and approval of new course offerings proposals and for the ongoing monitoring of the District’s existing course offerings consistent with District goals and applicable legal requirements.    
  4. Acts as resource and liaison to all District administrators on issues of Career and Technical Education, post-secondary and workforce readiness, graduation requirements, matriculation, course catalog, academic planner including the multiyear academy planner, counseling, instruction, and other areas as appropriate.
  5. Gather, analyzes and interprets a variety of data, and utilizes data to plan strategies for program improvement and advancement.  Possesses knowledge and applicable understanding of Colorado Vocational Act and the principles of Career and Technical Education; including organization, delivery and evaluation of secondary programs.
  6. Organizes and structures representation from the private sector and the business community as members of advisory committees, and CTE informational resources.  Recognize, understand and apply current labor market trends in the planning and design of CTE programs.  Represents the District’s interests on local, regional and state committees or similar groups related to career readiness and post-secondary opportunities. 
  7. Demonstrates knowledge of superintendent policies, board of education priorities and negotiated agreements. Creates and updates superintendent policies as necessary. 
  8. Annually reports 27J Board global goals 1.1 Graduation Rate and 1.2 3E (Matriculation)  performance to the 27J Board of education and district accountability committee. 
  9. Provides leadership, vision and guidance in the implementation of 27J high school CTE centers and the reporting of matriculation, and graduation to the Colorado Department of Education. .
  10. Leads Credit Recovery, Summer School, Concurrent Enrollment, College Board Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Industry Certifications, and Colorado Development Incentive Program (CDIP) submissions. 
  11. Assists in the long range professional development planning based upon District mission, significant student outcomes, needs assessment data, and all programs.     


  1. Must have Administrative/Principal Certification/Licensing as required by Colorado Department of Education.
  2. Teaching License, CTE Directors Credential preferred.
  3. Master's degree plus additional coursework for certification or licensure.
  4. Strong writing and oral communication skills as required to maintain constant flow of communication within and outside of the position.
  5. Experience in leadership, change and systems development.
  6. Minimum 5 years of experience in K-12 education required.
  7. At least 3 years of administrative experience including school administration experience preferred.
  8. Proven knowledge of diversity across a wide spectrum of areas, e.g. language, ethnicity, gender, etc.

 Application Procedure:  Apply to  

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