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Director of Career & Technical Education

Posted on August 29, 2019

School: Delaware County Intermediate Unit and Delaware County Technical High Schools

Type: Full-Time

Start Date: 2019-2020 School Year

Director of CTE


 The position of Director of Career & Technical Education is responsible for providing innovative leadership and oversight for secondary and adult programming in Delaware County.


Delaware County Intermediate Unit and Delaware County Technical High Schools serve students throughout Delaware County.  Our focus is to provide exemplary vocational programming to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities by providing innovative, meaningful technical training, a foundation for life-long learning, and marketable credentials for high-wage, high demand careers. 


The Director will strive to meet the highest quality standards while providing cost-effective programs and services. Primary responsibilities include overseeing the daily operation of the county technical schools (DCTS), the consortium for federally-funded secondary career and technical education programs (Carl D. Perkins), the adult Practical Nursing Program, and the adult CTE programs to fulfill the School’s mission, vision, and beliefs. The Director must be able to manage all aspects of CTE including budgeting, state and federal reporting, grant writing and oversight, staff evaluations, program marketing and development, capital projects and facility management, and continuous improvement planning.


This job reports the to the Assistant Executive Director.



  • Knowledge of career, technical and general education programs and services
  • Knowledge of educational research and effective instructional planning and practices
  • Knowledge of state regulations regarding vocational and general education programs (Chapters 3, 4, 5, & 6)
  • Knowledge and experience writing and revising curriculum
  • Knowledge and experience initiating new programs
  • Knowledge and experience initiating community partnerships
  • Knowledge of effective use of instructional technology
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effective planning and time management skills
  • Knowledge and experience with budget preparation and administration
  • Knowledge and experience with financial and educational program analysis
  • Effective interpersonal skills – ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • Knowledge of personnel supervision and evaluation
  • Knowledge of federal vocational education policies and issues
  • Knowledge of Continuing and Literacy Education programs



  • Bachelor’s degree in vocational education or related field
  • Master’s degree in administration or related field
  • Doctoral degree preferred  




  • Minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years of administrative experience  




  • Vocational Director or Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility (must have or be able to obtain)
  • Secondary Principal Certificate (preferred)
  • Secondary/Vocational Teaching Certificate (preferred)


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