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SST16 Career Technical Planning District Consultant - 24/25 SY

SST16 Career Technical Planning District Consultant - 24/25 SY


JOB POSTING: SST16 Career Technical Planning District Consultant - 10 Month Position


The Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center and State Support Team, Region 16 are seeking qualified applicants for a Career Technical Planning District Consultant position for the 2024-2025 School Year.


POSTING DATE:    March 20, 2024

CLOSING DATE:    June 30, 2024 or until filled

START DATE:         August 5, 2024 (approximate date)  

SALARY:                 Currently $39,504.06 - $70,674.39  with Board approved benefits (10 month position)

REPORTS TO:        SST16 Director


APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applicants should complete the online job application here and provide a cover letter, resume outlining qualifications, and three professional references.  Click the link provided or copy and paste the following into your browser:


For information contact:     Julie Bays, Interim SST16 Director

                                               Phone:  740.797.0150 /  Email:


Job Description:  


Program Description: The Ohio Department of Education manages and coordinates 16 regional State Support Teams throughout Ohio. The State Support Teams are an important component of the state’s technical assistance plan. State Support Team members are local and regional Ohio educators with a history in school improvement, preschool, and special education. SSTs provide a combination of facilitation, technical assistance, coaching, and direct support to districts and schools, as well as to partner ESCs and others in their region, in the delivery of services outlined in the Ohio Department of  Education's Performance Agreement. 

The SST network, working in collaboration with the Department, educational service centers (ESCs), and other partners, is designed to build the capacity of all districts to provide every child and youth with equitable opportunities to learn. Its operational goal is to improve the learning of children and youth through the use of inclusive instructional practices that support students’ development of foundational knowledge and skills, competence with well-rounded academic content, reasoning skills, and social-emotional skills – critical domains represented in Ohio’s new strategic education plan. 

Purpose Statement/Position Description: 

The position of State Support Team Consultant was established for the purpose of: 

  • Providing support for each of the following, as well as implementation of the deliverables set forth in the Grant Agreement: 

  •  School improvement services outlined in Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education 

  • Ohio’s Consolidated ESSA Plan 

  • Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement 

  • Ohio’s State Systemic Improvement Plan 

  • Ohio’s Plan to Improve Educational Experiences and Outcomes for Students with Disabilities 


  • Master’s Degree in the area for which an employee has primary responsibility (i.e., education special education, early childhood education, education administration, or appropriate related field or equivalency) 

  • 3 - 5 years of successful classroom teaching, school improvement planning, special education administration or related experience

  • Possess a license appropriate to the individual’s profession (special education administration, general education, intervention specialist, early learning (ages 3 to grade 3), and related services) 

  • Valid Ohio driver’s license 

  • Must pass BCI and FBI background checks 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Experience and/or significant leadership experience in at least two of the following areas:

    • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and,

    • The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) knowledge 

    • Data analysis, including data-based decision-making and a thorough understanding of  Ohio’s accountability system 

    • Evidence-based processes and instructional practices, including the development and implementation of academic and behavioral supports 

    • Universal design for learning and differentiated instruction 

    • Focused planning, including the use of strategic problem solving 

    • Coaching and consultation skills 

    • Improvement implementation and monitoring 

    • Culturally responsive and equitable systems and practices 

    • High-quality professional learning and technical assistance delivery 

    • School administration 


Essential Functions:

  • Participate in Office for Exceptional Children, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act selective reviews when it pertains to career-technical education/job training services for students with disabilities. In addition, participate in Perkins Reviews for career technical centers when required.

  • Serve as SST team member of support at District Leadership Teams, Building Leadership Teams and Teacher-Based Teams when related to career-technical education services for students with disabilities.

  • Collect and review career-technical pathway data to identify professional learning and technical assistance needs to increase the capacity of career-technical education personnel to provide special education services and high-quality instruction to students with disabilities.

  • Develop and facilitate professional learning and technical assistance on a “self-review” of the school/district’s capacity to provide special education services to students with disabilities in career-technical education.

  • Provide information/resources to keep CTPDs in the region current on federal and state initiatives and requirements related to students with disabilities and career-technical education.

  • Coordinate regional collaborative networks that address the needs of special education in career-technical education.

  • Work collaboratively with other SST consultants, educational agencies, community stakeholders, and families to ensure students with disabilities participating in career-technical education have access to appropriate and effective instructional practices and frameworks.

  • Support CTPDs to develop high expectations for the achievement of all diverse learners, and ensure students with disabilities have access to effective instructional practices in their least restrictive environment.

  • Attend and inform State Support Team Regional Transition Council Meetings, Statewide State Support Team Career-Technical Planning District Consultant Meetings, and Office for Exceptional Children State Support Team Meetings as applicable.

  • Attend local, state, and regional conferences for professional development as approved and applicable.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate actively in meetings and training for their entire duration, and consistently display professional behavior during such events

  • Maintain confidentiality and comply with all Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requirements

  • Promote a culture of data use to enhance professional practice among educators, ultimately resulting in improved learning for ALL students

  • Provide technical assistance to school administrators and teachers in the appropriate use of data

  • Assure that individuals working to promote data use have the tools and knowledge to carry out this work effectively


Equipment Operated:

  • Copier

  • Printer

  • Computer

  • Telephone System

  • Shredding Machine

  • Presentation Projector

  • Google and Microsoft Office Suites

  • Audio Visual Equipment


Additional Working Conditions

  • Occasional operation of a vehicle under inclement weather conditions (i.e., being prepared to come to work on all scheduled workdays, except calamity days)

  • Frequent and regular requirement to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, climb, kneel, and stoop

  • Occasional requirement to carry, lift, push, and pull items up to a maximum of 50 pounds


*The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or nonprescribed controlled substance abuse in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the Center. 


**This job description is subject to change and in no manner states or implies that these are the only dues and responsibilities to be performed by the incumbent. The incumbent will be required to follow the instructions and perform the dues required by the incumbent’s supervisor, appointing authority. 


Board Approved  July 12, 2023

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