Director of CTE Pathway, Information Technology at TheCollegeBoard

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii





Job Description:

Director of CTE Pathway, Information Technology




College Board - Global Strategy & Talent - Career Kickstart




Remote




About College Board



College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world's leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success-including the SAT®, the Advanced Placement® Program, and BigFuture®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.



About the Opportunity



As the Director of CTE Pathway, Information Technology, you are a catalyst for change. You are willing to challenge norms and question traditions of secondary education. You are excited by the prospect of applying your experience and knowledge with Information Technology course design and content development to a role where you will lead the development, piloting, launch, and ongoing management of a new IT Pathway that's on a fast-track to market. Your deep commitment to educational equity and the potential of all students will be a major asset as you work to ensure the IT Pathway coursework is designed to serve a diverse group of hundreds of thousands of high school students. This will include 2-4 sequential courses that will align to state career and technical education (CTE) standards as well as oversight of the production of instructional materials for students and professional learning materials for teachers. Your experience providing consultation and implementing processes and strategies allow you to work effectively with secondary, higher education, employers and workforce committees, and a diverse set of advisors to define and implement a curriculum, assessment, and credential. Your exceptional communication skills and effective relationship management skills empower you to serve as a key spokesperson for the IT Pathway courses while presenting to internal stakeholders and ensuring that the pathway is understood, accepted, and supported in K-12, higher education, and workforce communities.


The Information Technology (IT) Pathway is a new set of coursework and credentials to be developed in connection with the Advanced Placement (AP®) Program.


This initiative is still currently under development and is confidential. Candidates invited to interview will receive further details about this exciting initiative after signing a non-disclosure agreement.



In this role, you will:



Curriculum and Instruction


  • Coordinate with broad coalition of stakeholders (especially K-12 and employers, with some higher ed) to design the courses and exams to meet state standards, and to align to secondary, postsecondary, and employer needs and requirements.


  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop instructional resources designed to meet teacher needs and increase course access.




Assessment


  • Design assessments to validly demonstrate student technical skills and knowledge and to maximize opportunity for real-world acceptance (including readiness for springboard jobs).


  • Manage the annual assessment development and scoring cycle, including exam content, scoring materials, and validity evidence.


  • Work within and outside the College Board to develop assessment delivery approach.




Product Strategy & Launch


  • Maintain a deep understanding of the career technical education (CTE) landscape. Translate knowledge into program strategy and improvements.


  • Support workstreams to ensure product/program delivers exceptional user experience to students, educators, and schools.


  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure program vision is translated into key design choices and technical requirements, and that development roadmap stays on track.





About you



You have:


  • Either a degree in Information Technology or a related field or a degree in teaching required


  • Three years' experience teaching postsecondary or high school Information Technology courses required


  • Experience with design and implementation of professional development as well as experience with instructional design and content development required


  • Proven ability to manage and/or launch new projects


  • High degree of personal ownership and accountability to consistently deliver results in a fast-paced and high-profile environment


  • Comfort with ambiguity and an entrepreneurial mindset


  • Strong organizational and time management skills with a process-oriented mindset


  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills; demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships at all levels of the organization




You ideally also have...


  • Experience with assessment design or development preferred


  • Thorough understanding of the CTE landscape and experience with career-focused education offerings (e.g., coursework, credentials) that are successfully adopted in K-12, including development processes, state/district needs, emerging technologies, go-to-market strategies, partnership integrations, etc. preferred





About Our Culture



  • We are motivated to positively impact the educational and career trajectories of millions of students a year


  • We prioritize building a diverse and inclusive team where every employee can thrive, and every voice is heard


  • We value learning and growth; we offer formal and informal ways to lead through your superpowers, sharpen your strengths, and meet your development goals




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