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Under general direction to provide consultation, leadership, and technical assistance to local vocational education agencies in the implementation of the gender equity requirements of the Vocational Education Amendments of 1976 and the attainment of gender equity in vocational education; to plan and implement policies and procedures to overcome gender stereotyping and gender discrimination in vocational education; and to do other related work.
Provides leadership in planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing workshops, training sessions, and informational meetings for local educational agencies and professional organizations to assist in the development of programs and activities to eliminate gender discrimination in vocational education; develops policies and guidelines for overcoming gender stereotyping and gender bias in vocational education; reviews vocational education grant applications from all eligible agencies to ensure the interests and needs of women are specifically included; develops evaluation criteria and establishes a review system of gender equity to assist educational agencies to meet the spirit and intent of the day; assists local educational agencies in establishing and creating an awareness of a complaint process to deal with grievances concerning sex bias, sex stereotyping, and sex discrimination in vocational education. Provides direction in gathering, analyzing, and disseminating information on the status of men and women, students, and employees in occupational education to use as a basis for vocational education program improvements; consults with and provides leadership to local educational agencies to improve nontraditional vocational education opportunities for women and men; consults with and provides leadership to business, industry, and other agencies which have an interest in the needs and concerns for improving programs in vocational education for women; coordinates recommendations for the five-year Vocational Education State Plan, Annual Program Plan, and accountability report to assure that activities are included which will assist in overcoming gender stereotyping and gender bias in vocational education; plans, implements, and conducts in-service training sessions for State Department Vocational Education staff; recommends guidelines and procedures for Vocational Education staff in the review of all State vocational education programs; ensures proper and timely reporting on programs and progress made in eliminating gender stereotyping and gender bias in vocational education to the State Board of Education, national and State advisory councils on vocational education, the State Commission on the Status of Women, the U.S. Office of Education, and the general public.
Possession of a valid Standard Designated Subjects Credential in Vocational Education, or Standard Teaching Credential, or credential or life diploma of equivalent authorization. (Applicants who do not possess the required credential will be admitted to the examination but must secure the credential before they will be considered eligible for appointment.) A Master's Degree in Vocational Education, Counseling, or closely related field may be substituted for the required credential. and
Three years of administrative, supervisory, coordinative, or equivalent level staff experience in vocational education including or supplemented by one year of experience in general or vocational education having responsibility for development and/or direction of a program in gender equity in education. One year of teaching experience in vocational education may be substituted for one year of the vocational education administrative level experience.
Three years of professional experience with full-time responsibility for gender equity in education programs, one year of which must have been performing duties involving the application of gender equity policies to vocational education subjects, curriculum, and practices.
Knowledge of: Vocational education subject areas and curriculum; rules and regulations of the Vocational Education Amendments of 1976 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Federal and State nondiscrimination laws; education personnel policies; conflict resolution procedures; principles, practices, and trends in vocational and public education; school administrative practices.
Ability to: Assume leadership in the formulation, administration, and evaluation of vocational education programs; design, implement, and monitor gender equity compliance activities; delineate goals and objectives; establish timeliness; prepare reports; communicate and work effectively with vocational educators, administrators, governmental agencies, business, industry, community organizations, and the general public; interpret and explain Federal and State rules and regulations; design and implement training activities.