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Department: CCTE

Classification (Payroll Title): Ed Con 3

Reports to: Director of Student Leadership

Last Revised Date: 8.17.21

Anticipated Salary: $68,000-$75,000 (dependent on selected candidate’s education and experience)

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities:  Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high quality education, no matter where they live.  · Whole Child: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. · Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary: The Executive FFA Secretary will manage a team of three regional FFA consultants to collectively plan and facilitate high quality TN FFA programs and events across the state.  Additionally, this position will develop teacher resources and student leadership development opportunities reflective of postsecondary and industry demands and emerging trends. This position contributes to the Best for All strategic plan by aligning with the work of our Academics and Whole Child priorities.

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, Master’s degree preferred

·         At least 3-5 years of related work experience

 

Essential Functions

  1.  Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the FFA brand and driving membership efforts to support the 100% affiliation goal, including providing support to FFA advisors to ensure the successful and timely submission of chapter rosters and related payments by state designated deadlines, and management of the collective state membership to be shared with National FFA to secure accurate delegate counts.
  2. Develop and implement a plan to increase enrollment in middle and high school chapters and increase engagement of agriculture educators to grow academic performance, employability skill development, and postsecondary and career readiness of agriculture students.
  3. Provide leadership development opportunities and facilitator training sessions to ensure leadership skills and employability skills are presented to the state FFA officer team, guiding them through their roles at each regional and state conference event, as well as participating in national conferences and leadership events throughout their year of service.
  4. Plan and coordinate state level career development events, leadership conferences, award programs, camps, and state convention in an effort to provide thousands of students with the opportunity to translate the knowledge and skills derived from classroom instruction into real-life applications, further demonstrating career and technical education competency attainment.
  5. Serve as a liaison between Tennessee FFA and national agriculture education organizations to stay apprised of postsecondary and industry demands and emerging trends.  
    1. Serve as a liaison between Tennessee FFA and stakeholders such as, but not limited to, the Tennessee FFA Foundation, Tennessee FFA Alumni, Tennessee agriculture business and industry representatives, and state/national agriculture education organizations.
    2. Participate and help coordinate meetings and events such as the Tennessee FFA Board of Directors meetings and the Tennessee FFA Goodwill Tour, and also participate on boards such as the Tennessee FFA Foundation Board of Directors and Sponsoring Committee, Tennessee FFA Alumni Council, and Team Ag Ed.
    3. Support the work of the Agriculture program manager (as requested) in annual review, improvement, and implementation of strong agriculture courses and programs of study, including providing input on the integration between classroom instruction, FFA activities, and supervised agricultural experiences (SAE) outlined in the three circle model of high quality agriculture education.
  6. Attend the National FFA Convention, National Association of Supervisors of Agriculture Education Convention, and engage with industry partners on an ongoing basis.
  7. Effectively communicate with Tennessee agriculture educators to promote successful FFA programs and student achievement through the development and implementation of a state calendar of events, management of the tnffa.org website, and dissemination of updates and resources to advisors via newsletters, Remind texts, etc. 
  8. Develop and manage budgets for Tennessee FFA events such as State Convention, State CDE/LDE, state officer travel and training, etc. Review student leadership financial activities, in collaboration with the CTSO accountant, to ensure accuracy.
  9. Provide leadership and management to all aspects of non-profit management as related to the TN FFA Association.
  10. Collaborate with corresponding program managers to identify and promote rigorous CTSO competitions and activities which support CTE course standards, leading to a decrease in participation of low level activities and competitions and an increase in students participating in promoted competitions and activities.
  11. Support the successful implementation of statewide career and technical student organization activities driven by the department and share data to improve CTSO operations.
  12. Effectively manage a team of regional FFA consultants, supporting teachers, and regional activities for the organization, including collaborating at least weekly via conference call, and serving as a liaison for the FFA regional consultants to generate new, ongoing relationships with industry partners, and develop sponsorships as needed.
  13. Provide leadership and management to the staff and facilities at Camp Clements including annual planning and contracting needs.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·         Customer Focus: A tendency to consistently consider the needs of internal and external customers, to provide service at a high level of quality, and to evaluate customer satisfaction

·         Communication: Is able to communicate in a clear, compelling manner both in writing and orally

·         Organization: Creates and maintains project management systems to ensure that all pieces of projects are accounted for including goals, benchmarks, and metrics

·         Detail Oriented: Is able to manage both the larger and smaller details of coordinating events—particularly with internal and external stakeholders

·         Relationship Builder: Prioritizes connecting with stakeholders to create high performing relationships build on trust and clear communication

·         Developing Direct Reports and Others: Ability to set and communicate high expectations, to delegate tasks effectively, and to motivate and develop others in a manner that maximizes productivity and morale

 

Supervisory Responsibility

This individual will be responsible for managing a team of three FFA consultants regionally.

Work Environment

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

 

Physical Demands

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.

 

Travel
Some travel is expected and is outlined in the “Essential Functions” section above.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, brief writing sample (no more than 5 pages) and contact information for three professional references to: Education.jobs@tn.gov .  Please list: TN FFA Executive Secretary Application in the title of your email.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

 

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Capital team at 615-741-5158.  You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Capital Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

Department: Division of College, Career and Technical Education

Classification (Payroll Title): Educ Consultant 4

Position Number: 17612

Reports to: Sarah G. Williams

Anticipated Salary Range: $80,000

Last Revised Date: July 19, 2021

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities:  Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high quality education, no matter where they live.  · Whole Child: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. · Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary: The Director of CTE Programs is a member of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) team in the division of College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE). The CTE team works across the department and in collaboration with students, school leaders, district leaders, and other stakeholders to create clear opportunities for all students to explore career occupations. The work of this position directly supports the Best for All priority of Student Readiness.

The primary responsibilities of the Director of CTE are (1) leading CTE standards reviews, revisions, and implementation; (2) providing professional development opportunities for teachers, school leaders, district leaders, and other stakeholders to implement high quality CTE programs across the state; and (3) partnering with CORE to develop district leader capacity to implement and innovate CTE and Perkins V programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s preferred

·         At least 5 years of CTE work-related experience

 

Essential Functions

1.      Management of CTE courses and programs of study that are rigorous, relevant, and learner-focused through ongoing review and improvement of existing courses and programs of study.

2.      Management of supplemental CTE programs that are rigorous, support postsecondary and career readiness, and give students opportunities to practice and demonstrate skills and competencies through review t and effective facilitation of events and deliverables.

3.      Support CTE teachers in effectively delivering CTE courses and content to students through consistent, clear communications and impactful professional development.

4.      Support CTE Directors in effectively implementing CTE and Perkins V programs through development and continuous improvement of professional development opportunities.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·         Customer Focus: A tendency to consistently consider the needs of internal and external customers, to provide service at a high level of quality, and to evaluate customer satisfaction

·         Administration and Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 

·         Communications and Media: Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. 

·         Education and Training: Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 

·         Management of Personnel Resources: Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job

·         Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others. 

·         Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. 

·         Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. 

·         Big Picture Orientation: Understands and navigates priorities of own role and department in relation to the larger department 

·         Facilitation: Understands and incorporates strong facilitation techniques. Able to effectively assess audience responses and modify content/approach as needed to meet goals of facilitation 

·         Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. 

·         Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 

·         Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 

·         Instructing: Teaching others how to do something. 

·         Prioritization: Knows what is most important, sequences work activities appropriately, adjusts plans when appropriate and necessary 

·         Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people. 

·         Culture Building: Builds and cultivates strong team culture, including developing and evolving team norms. Is responsive to team member requests and needs in a way that increases productivity and strengthens team culture. 

·         Originality: The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. 

·         Time Sharing: The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). 

·         Developing Direct Reports and Others: Ability to set and communicate high expectations, to delegate tasks effectively, and to motivate and develop others in a manner that maximizes productivity and morale

 

Supervisory Responsibility

This individual will be responsible for managing a team of five CTE program managers.

Work Environment

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

 

Physical Demands

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.

 

Travel
Some travel is expected for this position.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: Education.jobs@tn.gov Please list: Director of CTE Programs in the subject of your email.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

 

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Capital team at 615-741-5158.  You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Capital Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.