Education Program Administrator I (Coordinator for Career and Technical Education)

Education Program Administrator I (Coordinator for Career and Technical Education)


North Carolina Community Colleges System Office
200 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-807-7100

Job Location

200 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603


$58,294 – $83,411/NC18


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, July 25, 2022
Closes: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, October 3, 2022

Expected Work Hours

8am - 5pm M-F

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in education, school administration, business administration, or public administration from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of responsible administrative experience in an education environment at the local, state, or federal level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in a related field. NC community college experience in education and training, project management, and or training experience and experience in planning in workforce development setting and or higher education at the local and state level.

Position Description

The North Carolina Community College System (System Office) is a statewide network of 58 public community colleges. The system enrolls over 500,000 students annually. It is the 3rd largest in the nation based on the number of colleges. It also provides data to the North Carolina Learning Object Repository by collecting, contributing, and sharing digital learning resources for use in traditional or distance learning environments. The mission of the North Carolina Community College System is to open the door to high-quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success, develop a global, multicultural, and competent workforce, and improve the lives and wellbeing of N.C. citizens. To learn more about the NC Community College System Office and the Great 58 visit our website About Us | NC Community Colleges

NC Community Colleges System Office has an opening for a Coordinator for Career and Technical Education in the Programs and Student Services Division. The recruitment range: $58,294 – $83,411.

The Programs and Student Services Division provides leadership, assistance, and consultation to the 58 community colleges in the areas of academic programs, adult basic education,  workforce development, continuing education, student success initiatives, financial aid, national post-secondary education policy research, institutional research, and performance management.  Staff within the Division develops and administers state-level policies and strategies to improve student access, enhance program quality, and increase student success.  In addition, the staff engages college faculty and administrators to develop, field test, evaluate, and disseminate best practices that support student success. 

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership and coordination to North Carolina Community Colleges Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs aimed at building North Carolina’s workforce by developing more fully the academic and career and technical skills of postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in CTE Curriculum programs. This position focuses on work with local community colleges using CTE programs funds under the Carl D. Perkins CTE Act of 2018. The program strives to enhance CTE career pathways and programs of study by coordinating with college deans and faculty, secondary CTE, local workforce development boards, and employers in the region. This position includes technical assistance, oversight, monitoring, and review for compliance with federal laws, regulations, and policies with follow- up and report writing.

This position will provide coordination of the basic Perkins CTE grant to community colleges targeted to improve students career pathways and programs of study through  providing technical assistance virtually, in writing, and in person; understanding the implementation of the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA), the required and permissive uses of Perkins funds; reviewing local applications, plans and budgets, and recommending plan approval.  The position also monitors use of federal funds used to enhance local community college CTE programs. This position assists colleges in understanding the relationship between federal funding, State Plan and local CTE plans, as well as the collaboration with state and local workforce (WIOA) plans. This position will assist colleges in meeting their CTE program performance and accountability measures including student technical attainment, graduation, placement, and non-traditional participation.   

Responsibilities will include coordination of the Perkins V basic grant aimed at improving academic, technical and employability skills of students at community colleges by addressing local labor force employer needs in high-skill, high-wage and/or in-demand occupations through the comprehensive local needs assessment and identification of gaps in student performance, program alignment with the labor market, faculty professional development, and enhancing services for special populations as identified in Perkins V. This position will support CTE leadership programs, such as career pathways and work-based learning that meet local labor market needs though engaging employers, aligning academic and technical programs, providing career advising, offering experiential and work-based learning, and offering stackable credentials and certifications.    

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/AND ABILITIES: This position requires a self-starter who can work independently, collaborate, and initiate education and employment programs with diverse groups of employers, workforce professionals, and educators at the secondary and postsecondary level.  This position will require managing multiple grants to colleges with detail and precision adhering to federal regulations such as EDGAR and GEPA while having a working knowledge of a variety of career advising and work-based learning strategies with an entrepreneurial spirit.  

PREFERENCES: Experience in understanding and interpreting Perkins program regulations and working with a team to achieve goals. Knowledge of Community College System or workforce development programs, CTE high school program or employer training programs.

How to Apply

STATE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: We value our employees and offer a wide variety of competitive and family-friendly benefits. Learn more about Health coverage, Dental, Vision, Leave Options, Retirement, Employee Assistance Program, etc. by clicking here NC OSHR: Benefits.


The North Carolina Community College System Office uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions SUBJECT to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range or recruitment range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. All post-high school degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Individuals interested in applying for this position must complete the online process at, Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of the application. Work history and credentials must appear on the application to receive consideration during the selection process.

Job Post Contact

North Carolina Community College System
Human Resources | Caswell Building
5001 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-5001
Phone: (919) 807-7177 | Fax: (919) 807-7222