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Career Academy-CDC  Job Description 2014

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POSITION TITLE: Career Academy-Career Development Coordinator




SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: High School / Career and Technical Education


LOCATION: High School


PAY GRADE: Teacher Salary Schedule




REPORTS TO: Principal




WORK WEEK SCHEDULE: Standard School Hours


WORK HOURS: Standard School Hours





The Career Academy- Career Development Coordinator’s (CA-CDC) role is to support Career and Technical Education (CTE) Academies and to provide and coordinate career development services for students participating in the Academy. The CA-CDC works collaboratively with administrators, student services personnel, and teachers to ensure the delivery of career development services. CA-CDCs facilitate linkages with parents, business/industry, postsecondary institutions, and community organizations to support students’ transition to postsecondary education and employment. The CA-CDC is responsible for overall management and administration, including program and staff development, recruitment procedures, internships, reporting, local expansion, marketing, and student development and achievement.





Demonstrated leadership and team building skills.

Ability to analyze data to make short and long-range decisions about Career Academy.

Effective oral and written communication skills

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school officials, school administrators, teachers, support staff, Career Advisory Board members and other stakeholders

Strong interpersonal skills.




A Bachelor’s Degree and current license in any Career and Technical Education Program Area





Valid license in Career and Technical Education Valid driver’s license




Completion of the Career Development Facilitator course available through the NC Workforce Development Training Center (in cooperation with NC DPI)

One year of work experience related to business, industry, or labor within the past five years OR one year as a coordinator of work-based learning in a Career and Technical Education program area OR one year work experience in school counseling.





1. Career Development

2. Preparatory Services

3. Transition Services

4. Partnerships

5. Professional Development

6. Student Development and Achievement


The following list provides examples of appropriate activities for each of the six

Major Functions.


A. MAJOR FUNCTION: Career Development

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate career development services for Academy students

  • Promote career awareness, exploration, and career development plans for each Academy student which is focused and adaptable to change

  • Provide career development, occupational, labor market, nontraditional career and postsecondary information for Academy students


B. MAJOR FUNCTION: Preparatory Services

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist Academy students with selection of appropriate core academic and CTE courses for the Academy

  • Assists Academy students in classroom, small groups and or individual sessions with developing academic, career and personal/social skills, goals and plans

  • Provide and coordinate the administration of career assessment instruments to help Academy students identify individual interests, abilities, aptitudes, values and skills

  • Provide information on postsecondary education programs and employment opportunities to Academy students

  • Assist Academy students in articulating their strengths and attributes in relation to postsecondary education and employment opportunities

  • Assist in the development/training of 21st Century Skills in Academy CTE and core classes


C. MAJOR FUNCTION: Transition Services

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate work-based learning opportunities for Academy students

  • Provide and coordinate activities with Academy faculty and Advisory Board to integrate career research projects, communication skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, and presentation skills (employability skills) into the existing core academic and Career and Technical Education (CTE) curricula for Academy students

  • Promote and coordinate curriculum integration of CTE and core-academic studies

  • Utilize technology and online services for implementing the Career Academy Development Program

  • Facilitate School-To-Career transition through work-based learning programs






D. MAJOR FUNCTION: Partnerships

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and facilitate business, education and community partnerships through the Advisory Board that provide opportunities for Academy students and support CTE and the Academy

  • Serve as a liaison with the Career Academy Advisory Board and parent booster group

  • Coordinate the Advisory Board for the Academy with the board chair

  • Coordinate Academy staff requests for partnership support services

  • Communicate with the school’s Student Service Team chaired by the Dean of Student Services

  • Stay informed about and have input to the school’s leadership team

  • Meet regularly with Academy (both core and career academy theme-CTE) faculty in Professional Learning Teams (PLT)

  • Coordinate Academy staff requests for partnership support services

  • Network with business, industry, post-secondary institutions, PTSA, public agencies, and civic and community organizations

  • Attend Academy’s Advisory Board meetings and local and regional career academy meetings

E. MAJOR FUNCTION: Professional Development

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in professional organizations, meetings, and conferences at local, state, and national levels as appropriate and feasible for professional growth and development

  • Engage in professional growth and development opportunities to keep abreast of current and emerging careers in a rapidly changing workplace

  • Attend business/education partnership meetings/conferences at the state and national level as appropriate and feasible

F. MAJOR FUNCTION: Student Development and Achievement

Responsibilities include:

  • Assists Academy teachers, parents/guardians and Academy Advisory Board in interpreting and understanding Academy student data

  • Collaborates with parents/guardians and educators to assist Academy students with educational and career planning

  • Monitors Academy students’ academic performance, behavior and attendance and assists with appropriate interventions





PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made if necessary.

Regularly required to sit and move throughout the building; communicate verbally and electronically; move throughout the building and participate in field trips and industry visits.



WORK ENVIRONMENT: The environmental characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The environmental characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Primary workplace is individual office space and or classroom with

adequate temperature and lighting. Travel to business/industry for site visits and on field trips with students.




REVISED DATE(S): 8/27/12



DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this position. They are not intended to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and skills that may be required of the employees assigned to this position. This description may be revised by the supervisor, with HR review and approval, at any time.




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