Reports to: DAOES Board of Directors
The Director is Chief Executive of the Board, administering DAOES under the direction of the Board. He/She reports directly to the Board and is responsible for the overall operation of the System, which includes operation of the Technology Center of DuPage.
- Attend and participate in all meetings of the Board and its committees, except when own employment or salary is under consideration.
- Serves as ex officio member of all Board committees.
- Advise the Board on the need for new and/or revised policies and, when approved, implement all Board policies.
- Prepare and submit to the board recommendations relative to all matters requiring Board action, placing before the Board such necessary and helpful facts, information, and reports as needed to insure informed decisions on the part of the Board.
- Inform and advise the Board about programs, practices, and problems of the System and keep the Board informed of the activities operating under the Board’s authority.
- Serve as the public representative of the DAOES Board of Directors
- Prepare a long-range plan for the DAOES region and facilitate the preparation of a long-range plan for the Technology Center of DuPage and, following Board approval, implement same.
- Oversee the Illinois State Board of Education regional Education for Employment Plan.
- Facilitate, guide, and execute the DAOES strategic planning process.
- Use a data driven decision-making process to assist in planning.
Curriculum and Instruction
- Develop and/or recommend appropriate regional and Technology Center of DuPage programs.
- Establish procedures and assign personnel to monitor and evaluate effectiveness of Technology Center of DuPage instructional programs.
- Develop community and professional resources and partnerships to support regional and Technology Center of DuPage curriculum and instructional methods.
- Identify and assist in the implementation of innovative curriculum and instructional strategies for Technology Center of DuPage programs.
Staff Personnel Management
- Organize, reorganize, and arrange the administrative and supervisory staff, including instruction and business affairs, as best serves DAOES/Technology Center of DuPage, subject to the approval of the Board.
- Recruit and recommend to the Board employment of the highest quality and most competent instructional, support, and supervisory personnel.
- Recommend to the Board, for final action, promotion, salary change, demotion, or dismissal of employees.
- Communicate all actions and information to the Board relating to personnel matters.
- Administer contract and develop and maintain relationships with bargaining and non-bargaining unit members.
- Maintain and improve the quality of instruction and performance of staff to enhance student learning.
Business and Fiscal Management
- Conduct a periodic audit of the DAOES programs and recommend improvements or changes to the Board.
- Supervise the preparation, presentation, and implementation of the annual budget and recommend it for Board approval.
- Establish and maintain legal, efficient, and effective controls for all expenditure of funds in accordance with the adopted budget, subject to direction and approval of the Board.
- Negotiate and maintain long-term building rental agreements and recommend these for Board approval.
- Ensures the proper maintenance of facilities in reference to safety, programs, and curriculum.
- Coordinate and facilitate regional and Center-wide staff professional growth and development.
- Coordinate preparation and submission of state, regional, and local staff development funding application forms.
Professional and Personal Development
- Seek out, identify, and incorporate advances in Career and Technical Education within the region and Technology Center of DuPage.
- Maintain membership and active participation in relevant professional organizations through attendance at regional, state, and national meetings, etc.
- Create and maintain a stimulating productive teaching and learning environment.
- Develop and execute an effective regional dissemination model for Career and Technical Education information, curriculum, progress, and best practices.
- Develop and maintain innovative and effective linkages within the DAOES region and among LEAs, including the College of DuPage.
- Illinois Type 75 Administrative Endorsements
- Certification in an approved Career and Technical Education Program
- Documented evidence of 2000 hours’ work experience in a skilled area