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  Vacancy ~ EFE 540 Jackson and Perry Counties  
  Casey Bolin  6/28/2022 10:27:00 PM  

Education for Employment System Director / 

College & Career Pathway Coordinator


This position will combine two grant funded positions to create a full-time position of EFE 540 Director and College & Career Pathway Coordinator. The Education for Employment (EFE) System Director represents secondary students participating in career and technical education by securing federal and state grants to provide professional development and the materials needed to teach career and technical education courses and develop pathways to postsecondary success. The Director oversees the day-to-day operations of the EFE System and manages state and federal grants that support initiatives and programming related to career and technical education.

The Director is the primary CTE liaison to teachers, principals, CTE staff, and central office departments with issues related to CTE policies and procedures (e.g., teacher certification requirements, course code usage procedures, program approval processes, etc.) This position will also liaise regularly with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in order to ensure CTE activities are aligned with ISBE guidelines.

The College & Career Pathway (CCP) Coordinator will focus on developing school district capacity to offer College and Career Pathway Endorsements. Essential functions of the Coordinator will be to 1) Assist districts in preparing to implement CCP Endorsements, 2) Serve as liaison between CTE educators and staff, school counselors, social service and government agencies, community colleges and universities and employers within the EFE System to increase work-based learning and dual credit, and 3) Collaborate with educators to identify, incorporate, and embed work-based learning opportunities into both CTE and core coursework. 


  1. Analyze districts for compliance to ISBE course codes, teacher certifications and course assignments. 
    • Maintain CTE teacher certification records as required for Perkins reimbursement to include: teacher endorsement, verification of 2,000 hours for all CTE programs.
  • Ensure that CTE teachers are assigned appropriately.

  1. Participate in staffing analysis to identify CTE teacher hiring needs by school and address student retention issues while collaborating with CTE staff to ensure principals remain continuously apprised of enrollment and staffing concerns.

  2. Manage CTE program approval process as the primary point of contact between ISBE and the EFE region’s schools.

  3. Meet with Districts in the System to monitor Programs of Study.

  4. Engage with school counselors. Plan at least one activity with counselors each year directly related to CTE programming.  

  5. Collaborate with CTE staff and schools in the development of CTE Program Agreements (shared commitments between the community college and schools to support CTE programs).

  6. Manage the Perkins and CTEI grants application plus all amendments. Liaise closely with the EFE Administrative Assistant to make sure all expenses meet the guidelines of the grant; any financial needs or requirements for grant writing are supported.

  7. Collect and warehouse all supporting documentation required for the Perkins and CTEI grants and the activities they provide.

  8. Serve as the primary resource for regional labor market information to align with programs of study (collect, analyze, interpret, review and disseminate information so that it can be used in program decisions.)

  9. Serve as a resource of instructional design, task verification, task analysis and curriculum development as related to CTE programs to meet ISBE and Federal initiatives (i.e. Common Core Standards, NCLB, ESSA guidelines).

  10. Assume significant responsibility for keeping current with trends, issues, research and legislation regarding career/technical education and for communicating information and recommending ideas and change strategies to the Region. Provide a “clearinghouse” for ideas.

  11. Establish a guideline calendar for submission of materials and reports.

  12. Hold primary responsibility for establishing, maintaining and facilitating Advisory Committees. Tasks include coordinating facilities, developing agendas, performing requested research, preparing presentations, preparing minutes, maintaining correspondence, reviewing program evaluations, etc.

EFE Director Responsibilities

  1. Serve as the EFE Director for Jackson and Perry County districts.
  2. Report to a Board of Control made up of district superintendents.
  3. Liaise between ISBE, Region 6 EFE Directors, and SDLC (System Directors Leadership Council)
  4. Attend all meetings of Region 6 EFE Directors and SDLC

College & Career Pathway Coordinator Responsibilities

  1. Identify and address local access and attainment equity gaps related to the student experiences necessary to earn College & Career Pathway Endorsement.
  2. Increase the number of districts approved by ISBE to offer College & Career Pathway Endorsement.
  3. Increase the number of CTE students attaining a College & Career Pathway Endorsement on their high school diploma.

In order to be successful and achieve the above responsibilities, the EFE Director must possess the following qualifications:

  1. A principal or general administrative endorsement with a Professional Educators License (PEL) or Educator License with Stipulations (ELS) in Agricultural Education; Business, Marketing and Computer Education; Family and Consumer Sciences; Health Science Technology; or Technology and Engineering Education (Industrial) with the required minimum of 2,000 hours of work experience.
  2. Significant experience in leadership and administration of career and technical education programs. 
  3. Experience in administering grants.
  4. CTE teaching experience preferred.


220 Day Contract

Salary to be set by the board based on qualifications and experience.

EFE 540 Office Address

Jackson-Perry CTE System
3764 State Route 13/127
Pinckneyville, IL 62274

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume with related experience and three references to:

Jackson-Perry CTE System
3764 State Route 13/127

Pinckneyville, IL 62274

Or send email and attachments to:

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