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Date:  Nov 18, 2022
Req ID:  22304

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  56,039

Position Number:  2208-0356
County:  Pulaski
Posting End Date:  Dec 2, 2022
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Join the Arkansas Department of Education where each student is recognized as an individual.  Through a cultivation of world-class educators, partnering with communities, and an influx of social supports, Arkansas Department of Education provides multi-level supports that help ensure students will receive a personalized education and develop a life-long love of learning.


Special Application Information:

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  List current/most recent job first.  Account for all time periods including unemployment, self-employment, and military service. A resume may be attached to your required online application form; however, it may not be used as a substitute for completing any part of our application package. To make a call using the Arkansas Relay Service, dial 1-800-285-1121 (Voice) or 1-800-285-1131 (TDD) and for customer service, dial 1-800-285-7192 (V/TDD). 



The Division of Career and Technical Education (DCTE) Program Coordinator will serve as a regional specialist in an assigned education cooperative and will work in tandem with the Career and Technical Education (CTE) coordinators from the education cooperatives and any single Local Education Agency (LEA) to develop and maintain robust CTE programming for students.



  • Develop relationships with CTE coordinators in the assigned area to serve as the liaison between the CTE coordinator and DCTE.
  • Work with local and regional workforce boards that serve the assigned education cooperative areas to meet local workforce needs with CTE programs.
  • Work with Secondary Career Centers in the education cooperative areas to align programs and ensure duplicative programs are not being implemented.
  • Responsible for completing district program approvals in the cooperative area.
  • Take an active role in the development of each Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment in the assigned cooperative area.
  • Ensure CTE coordinators are engaging with and supporting their local Career Coach programs; be aware of the benefits of the Arkansas Career Coach program and promote utilization by non-participating school districts.



Participate in weekly Zoom meetings with all CTE coordinators in the service area.  Participate in monthly in-person visits to service area schools or cooperatives; engage in CTE/Career and Technical Student Organization events in the cooperative service area; present at least once a semester to CTE educators in the service area on CTE professional development determined by DCTE, and develop a regional business and industry database of contacts.

Position Information

Class Code: E061C

Grade: GS10


Salary Range: $56,039.00 - $81,257.00


The Arkansas Career Education (ACE) Program Coordinator is responsible for developing and coordinating the statewide education plan as it relates to either career and technical education or adult education and for providing administrative assistance to school districts outside of the state system concerning the granting of Carl D. Perkins Federal Funding, a federal appropriation intended specifically for vocational and technical education. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Supervises a medium-sized staff of professional and administrative support personnel by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating employee performance. Provides specialized assistance to vocational and technical educational administrators and instructors by interpreting federal and state regulations pertaining to these applicable educational programs as well as career and technical educations Carl D. Perkins funding. Develops proposals and operational plans of assigned specialty area(s) within the vocational education division to ensure the establishment of appropriate goals as well as the development of a plan of action to achieve these goals. Develops and recommends policies and procedures for evaluating educational programs; examines existing operational policies as requested by external and internal personnel. Organizes technical assistance teams for examination of career and technical education programs to ensure adherence to regulations for federal and state funding. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of federal and state guidelines governing the area of specialty. Knowledge of federally funded assistance program application requirements. Knowledge of the vocational education and/or career and technical education field in which the position will function. Ability to supervise staff. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of existing program operations. Ability to plan, prepare, and conduct workshops. Ability to develop modifications for policies pertaining to the area of specialty. Ability to create and disseminate functional tasks for unit objectives. Ability to interpret apply federal and state laws and agency policy.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in education, business administration, a field directly related to the assigned program area, or a related field; plus six years of experience in the field of education or a related field, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock