1. Develops, implements, and manages the annual CATE Local Plan for AIT, the forty(40) South Carolina Department of Education (SDE) Assurances, and other mandates required by the SDE for local, state, and federal funding.
2. Prepares and monitors the AIT budgets – local, state, and federal monies.
3. Maintains a current inventory of facility, equipment, tools, supplies and books, takes precautions to protect and maintain facilities, equipment and materials, and submits work orders as needed.
4. Collaborates with industry leaders, community members and educators to develop and maintain a viable program of studies to meet community needs.
5. Plans a program of study that meets industry expectations with workforce development and national credentials, and the individual needs of students with purposeful programs that meet South Carolina established curriculum standards.
6.Conducts annual needs assessments to evaluate center and program effectiveness, and communicates finding to all stakeholders.
7. Organizes and coordinates a center advisory committee with regular meetings.
8. Creates partnerships with higher education, industry and community groups to enhance the educational program and extended learning opportunities for AIT students and staff.
9. Supervises the operation of AIT; assigns workloads and establishes work schedules; directs and supervises duties of staff. Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; selecting new staff; observing staff; evaluating staff; acting on staff problems; and recommending staff transfers, promotions, discipline and discharge.
10. Organizes and facilitates staff meetings, professional development opportunities, community meetings, and special events.
11. Provides for professional growth through life-long learning and continuous improvement of staff.
12. Recruits and retains instructors for programs at AIT.
13. Demonstrates a positive view of the philosophy and objective of the center and cooperatives with superintendents in the evaluation process.
14. Conducts all center related activities in a manner that serves as a positive influence on students and staff, and uses discretion discussing center-related topics.
15. Carries out AIT policies, guidelines and procedures.
16. Complies with applicable district, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
17. Maintains high degree of professional ethics and appropriate dress of a professional administrator.
18. Performs all other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Superintendents.
**Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of administrative policies and procedures; Advanced management, organizational, human relations, communications and interpersonal skills; Exceptional writing and communication abilities; Ability to oversee the development of multi-district career center program of study; Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders; Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with superintendents, administrators and center staff; Ability to use independent judgement and discretion in directing and managing scope of authority; Ability to instruct others through explanation, demonstration and supervised practice, and/or make recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines; Ability to prepare and monitor the center budget; Ability to complete, process, and maintain all required data, records, reports, and confidential information; Ability to develop and maintain effective communications with all stakeholders; Skilled at representing the Districts in public forums; and Ability to operate general office equipment such as a computer, calculator, copier, etc. Use computers for communication, desktop publishing, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and online or custom applications.
EDUCATION EXPERIENCE LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS
Master’s Degree in Secondary Administration, Doctorate preferred. Ten years of experience in education with three of these years in administration, either in education of the public or private sector. In meeting this requirement, the superintendents may make appropriate allowance for the possession of earned advanced degrees. Work experience as a CATE director is preferred. Demonstrated competence in administration, leadership, and industry partnerships are prerequisites for this position. Additionally, candidates should be active members in professional organizations concerned with career and technical education at the local, state and national levels.
REQUIRED: Must be able to obtain South Carolina Secondary Administrator Certification and CATE Director Certification
About Anderson School District Three, Four, and Five
Anderson Institute of Technology is located in the northwest corner of South Carolina surrounded by beautiful Lake Hartwell.
In collaboration with Anderson School Districts Three, Four, and Five, the Anderson Institute of Technology opened four years ago in a state of the art facility. The facility is located within the boundaries of Anderson School District Five. The schools at AIT are fine arts and humanities, business management and information systems, engineering, manufacturing and industrial technology, health science, and human and public services. The district lies between Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, and is only four hours from the Atlantic Coast. With its small-town charm and urban opportunities, Anderson is the perfect place for a balanced life.