Executive Director of Career and Technical Education, Rindge School of Technical Arts – Cambridge Public Schools

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The Cambridge Public Schools is actively seeking experienced, qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director of Career and Technical Education, Rindge School of Technical Arts, effective July 1, 2022. The district has engaged the Collins Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston to assist the district with this search process.

The Rindge School of Technical Arts (RSTA) is the Career & Technical Education (CTE) department of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS).  CRLS students may enroll in any RSTA course or program (a sequence of multiple courses). RSTA offers twelve different CTE programs of study that are Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Chapter 74-approved, plus a Chapter 74-approved Exploratory courses for 9th graders, and several non-Chapter 74 courses. Further information about RSTA can be found at https://rsta.cpsd.us/

CRLS is a richly diverse urban high school with 1,867 students and 322.2 FTE staff, including 217.6 FTE teachers. The CRLS student population is 52.3% High Needs, 43.0% low income, 20.3% students with disabilities, 26.67% first language not English, and 3.6% English language learners. Further information about CRLS can be found at: https://crls.cpsd.us/.

THE POSITION

The Executive Director of Career & Technical Education plans, implements, and supervises secondary and technical education programs within the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, and collaborates closely with the High School Principal and the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools to provide cohesive direction and management of the RSTA program. The Executive Director also collaborates with the Deans and Upper School Principals to ensure that there is wide knowledge and understanding of what the program offers for students. The Executive Director is committed to fostering equity, inclusion and belonging and acts as a team member in leading the district in becoming an anti-racist school community through a shared vision, aligned goals and courageous conversations. The Executive Director reports to the High School Principal and the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools.

The key responsibilities for this leadership position include: instructional leadership in all CTE programs; technical and professional knowledge for all aspects of the CTE programs and required safety plans; fiscal and operations management for all RSTA activities and accounts; community and family engagement, including partnerships and apprentice programs, among others; and a commitment to professionalism and thoughtfully and actively represent the district as an effective, approachable, and responsive leader.

The complete RSTA Executive Director Job Description can be found at: https://cpsd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=3790

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualifications for this position include: Master’s degree preferred; hold or be eligible for the MA DESE License as CVTE Supervisor-Director required; relevant and successful experience as a classroom teacher is required, experience as a teacher in a CTE or comparable program is preferred; minimum of five (5) years as an administrator in a CTE or comprehensive school or

program in a diverse public-school setting; successful track record of working in an urban setting with students and families from diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds is highly preferred; proven track record of sound judgment, communication and creative problem solving skills; team oriented and collaborative; demonstrated knowledge of the laws and regulations related to the establishment and operation of all aspects of Chapter 74 approved programs; demonstrated knowledge of Perkins V regulations and administration, required elements of Perkins, and allowable uses of Perkins funds; successful track record of performing executive functions such as intention planning, critical thinking, decision-making, problem-solving, communicating; ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and possess excellent organizational skills.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The complete application process can be found at: https://cpsd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=3790.  As noted on the website, please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity.

The application deadline for this position is May 16,2022 at 4:00 pm.

The Cambridge Public Schools is offering a competitive compensation and benefits package for this leadership position, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date for the successful candidate will be July 1, 2022.

The district has engaged the Collins Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston to assist the district with this search process. For further inquiries, please feel free to contact the Collins Center search consultant, Dr. John Brackett, at John.Brackett@umb.edu.

To apply for this job please visit cpsd.tedk12.com.

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