DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND ASSESSMENT

Posted on1/25/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toAssistant Director for Workforce Education
Reports in officeWorkforce
Application due dateFebruary 7, 2018
Job start dateMarch 1, 2018
CityJackson
State/ProvinceMississippi
InstitutionMississippi Community College Board
Institution descriptionThe Board is a coordinating agency which establishes standards and guidelines for the operation of the fifteen local districts in order to qualify for state appropriations. The Board fosters cooperation and communications with local institutions through the presidents and other representatives of local colleges.
Job dutiesThe Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment is a full-time administrative position within the Division of Workforce, Career, and Technical Education. This position is responsible for providing visionary leadership and highly professional oversight of the Office of Curriculum and Instruction, Assessment, and Professional Development. The Director will collaborate with the MCCB’s Offices of Career and Technical Education and Workforce Education, the fifteen colleges, business and industry, the Mississippi Department of Education, and the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University to develop innovative curricula with articulated career pathways and clearly defined outcomes, aligned with valid and reliable end of program assessments. The Office is also responsible for developing and providing creative professional development for Career and Technical faculty, staff, and administrators; and coordinating all statewide national and statewide credential assessments. In addition, the office is responsible for developing and deploying end of program assessments for to be used as measures of technical skill attainment. The Director shall be responsible for ensuring that pedagogical strategies, curriculum design, and professional development are research-based and responsive to the demands of the changing workplace and the modern learner. The incumbent must be self-motivated and must exercise sound, independent judgment in a dynamic environment with conflicting priorities requiring a high degree of teamwork, flexibility, discretion, diplomacy, and tact. Work is subject to review of the Assistant Executive Director for Workforce and Economic Development, to whom the incumbent is responsible.

The following examples are intended only as illustrations of the various tasks performed by the incumbent in this position. These examples are not meant to be exhaustive; they are representative of the general functions of this position.

1. Provide leadership and support to the community colleges’ Career and Technical Divisions in the areas of:
a. Research and evaluation of curricula, programs and activities related to career and technical education and workforce education;
b. Technical assistance for curricula and program development; and
c. Enhancement of postsecondary career and technical and workforce education systems with the use of stackable credential models for the development and delivery of high-quality curricula.
2. Increase participation of faculty, CTE administrators, and business and industry representatives in the development of curricula and professional development.
3. Work with community colleges and business and industry to understand workforce and education needs to develop effective programs and respond accordingly.
4. Work closely with the MCCB’s Office of Career and Technical Education to ensure alignment, instructional quality, and provisions to enhance student success.
5. Maintain broad understanding of current and emerging issues in higher education, particularly as they relate to curriculum design, assessment, and professional development; and communicate those issues to agency staff and college constituents.
6. Research national industry certifications and ensure alignment to CTE programs.
7. Administer the statewide assessment activities for the purpose of measuring technical skill attainment to include development and alignment of end of program assessments and national certifications.
8. Work closely with the RCU, IHL and K-12 to ensure articulation and collaboration occurs.
9. Supervise the activities of all Curriculum, Assessment and Professional Development staff.
10. Perform other agency related duties as needed and assigned.
QualificationsA doctorate (preferred) or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and three years related work experience in research, assessment, curriculum design, and career and technical education. Demonstrated leadership in the implementation and evaluation of career-technical and/or workforce development initiatives. Excellent decision-making skills, including those involved with conflict resolution, negotiation, and facilitation. Ability to work independently, but possessing the interpersonal skills necessary to work with teams of various college personnel and other internal or external constituencies to build strong and collaborative relationships. Advanced analytical and organizational skills, including a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Incumbent must be able to work well under pressure, prioritize and plan work activities in order to meet multiple deadlines, manage time effectively, and work collaboratively and independently to achieve stated goals. Willingness to work nights and weekends and some travel, as necessary, to ensure continuous service delivery to our customers (students, faculty, and colleges). Effective oral and written communication skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefits60-90k
Application procedureApplication Procedure: To be considered, interested applicants must submit a complete application file, to include:
1. Mississippi Community College Board application (available at this website.
2. Cover letter
3. Resume/Vitae
4. College transcripts
5. Three letters of reference written for this specific position.
Applicants may email documents to HR@mccb.edu or USPS: 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211 – attention: Cynthia Jiles.

Applicants should also acquaint themselves with the MCCB’s background screening requirements, available at this website.

The deadline to submit complete application files is February 7, 2018.
For more information contact:
Cynthia Jiles cjiles@mccb.edu
MS Community College Board
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: 601-432-6524