JAG Program Specialist

Oklahoma Department of Career Technology   Stillwater, OK   Full-time     Education
Posted on April 30, 2024

POSTED April 2024  


The following position is available with the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Program Specialist Federal Programs The JAG Program Specialist coordinates the JAG programs in the State of Oklahoma. The JAG program is a partnership with students to overcome barriers to graduation from high school and prepare them for college or career pathways that will help them reach their full potential as leaders for their families, employers, communities, Oklahoma, and our nation. Each program works with students who are deemed to have a high degree of difficulty of being promoted into the next grade level, achieving graduation, and/or making a successful transition from school to a career with advancement opportunities. Position contingent upon federal grant funding. Requires extensive travel and overnight stays. Position based in Stillwater, OK.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: REQUIRED: • Bachelor's degree • Minimum of two years’ work experience in an educational setting

PREFERRED: • Experience with federal grants • Knowledge of career and technology education or public-school experience

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Ensures that JAG mission is adhered to, and model standards are met through site visits, classroom observations, discussion with school administrators and others, and advising, counseling, and directing JAG programs. • Enhances status and perception of the program and resolves problems developing and maintaining effective working relationships with school administrators and community leaders, and by serving as liaison between schools and JAG. The specialist is responsible for training the building staff including the Principals, Counselors, and other staff as needed. • Assures that quality direct service is provided to clients by monitoring outcomes, observing, and overseeing processes such as selection and testing and obtaining feedback. • Advocates for the program and enhances its visibility by participating in public relations activities, attending meetings, speaking to various community groups, and talking to legislators. • Ensures that all documentation and reporting requirements are met in a timely fashion. • Plans and implements group meetings on a regular basis. • Plans and implements JAG statewide events. • Serves as a trainer in state sponsored or hosted national seminars. • Participates as an accreditation reviewer for JAG in other states as requested. • Responsible for Oklahoma Human Services data request and program reports.    

Salary/Benefits: $56,985.95 - $63,421.34 commensurate with education or experience. Health, dental, life and disability insurance; flexible benefits plan; teacher’s retirement; vacation/sick leave; paid holidays; employee assistance program; and flex-time options. Total salary and benefits package valued at $69,536.53 - $76,456.30. Position posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days or until position is filled.

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