Website Southeast Service Cooperative
This position serves as the Secondary Perkins Consortium Coordinator for Blooming Prairie Public Schools, Byron Public Schools, Hayfield Public Schools, Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools, Pine Island Public Schools, Stewartville Public Schools, Triton Public Schools, and the Zumbro Education District ALC. Other partners within this Perkins Consortium include Rochester Public Schools and Rochester Community and Technical College. This position must be a good steward of the federal funding provided through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act. Goals are to ensure successful implementation of Programs of Study, effectively use partnerships to support CTE programs in schools, improve services to special populations, provide a continuum of service provisions for enabling student transitions, and sustain the structure of secondary and post-secondary partners.
This position also performs professional work, developing career-connected learning opportunities for a consortium of small rural school districts. This includes supporting educators and students to identify career opportunities in industries that provide promise for future job demand, sustainable wages, and potential for industry-recognized credentials that align to their interests and passions of students including, but not limited to, career clusters like STEM and CTE. Career-connected learning includes experiences that engage employers from multiple sectors and raise student awareness (such as career fairs and classroom presentations), work-based learning opportunities (such as site visits and job shadowing), and career pathway development (including dual credit options, and internships/apprenticeships). To support this work, this position will establish and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships with multiple stakeholders including administration, teachers, learning teams, counselors, workforce development experts, and employers.
This position is an important contributor to providing leadership and support to students, teachers, administrators, industry partners, and colleges in developing and maintaining experiential and/or work-based learning and career pathway programs, experiences, and exploration. Southeast Service Cooperative will host and supervise this position, and work is performed under the guidance of participating schools.
A combination of education and career experience equivalent to three years, directly relating to program coordination, partnership engagement, career and technical education, work-based learning, career-connected learning, and/or career pathway development are preferred. This position requires 1) the capability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and effectively prioritize demands, while maintaining attention to detail, quality, and timeliness, 2) the ability to demonstrate initiative, proficiency, decision-making, and good judgment to optimize the time of those supported, 3) strengths in marketing and communication, project development, and collaborative programming, 4) the ability to effectively work with a wide variety of personalities and situations requiring professionalism, diplomacy, advocacy, and influencing skills, 5) the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, and 6) the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, business partners and community leaders.
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