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Position Summary

This position will be primarily focused on instructional tasks – curriculum development, delivery of instruction, assessment and evaluation in CTE using instructional strategies that broaden CTE across all careers and ensures implementation of standards across all contents. Most of the position is spending time in front of various audiences delivering instruction to teachers and administrators. Some of the position will be in curricular design and small amount of work in assessment. The position is a non-tenured, instructional outreach position to complete deliverables as required by an Illinois State Board of Education contract.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Curriculum Development, Instructional Delivery, Assessment & Evaluation, Other tasks that impact instructional improvement or innovation

Minimum Required Qualifications

Education and Experience Required
A. Minimum educational requirements. Bachelors degree in a CTE field required.

B. Minimum experience requirements. Specify both type and length of experience required.
  • Five year’s experience as a secondary CTE instructor or administrator
  • CTE leadership experience in leadership of a team to produce high quality CTE / CTE programming, curriculum, instruction and/or assessment including creating accommodations for disabilities.
  • experience with Perkins V, Programs of Study, WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: and IL Education for Employment System
  • Professional development presentations created and delivered regarding best practices in CTE

C. Licensing or Certification Required
  • IL Teacher licensure required in CTE field
Additional Requirements

D. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Critical to Performance of this Position
  • Experience in convening and supporting successful local business advisory boards and industry councils
  • Experience in creating and delivering professional development according to state and national standards
  • Familiar with EFE / ACC requirements and improvement planning processes and documents
  • Experience with local WIOA connections
  • Experience with successful local business and industry councils
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one CTE discipline
Other knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Ability to work successfully as a team leader and as a team member
  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently with minimal supervision, initiate new projects, and network across CTE networks, NIU, and the region
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to accountability for the university’s outreach and engagement mission, presidential goals such as increasing partnerships, and division goals for mutually beneficial engagement with communities across the region
Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience Required
  • Master’s degree preferred
C. Licensing or Certification Required
  • Administrative licensure preferred
Physical Demands Summary

General office

Appointment and Compensation Details

Appointment and Compensation Details

Anticipated Appointment Start Date


Anticipated Appointment End Date


Percent of Staff Year


Standard Hours Per Week



$80,000 - $100,000

Hourly or Semi-monthly Pay Rate/Range

$3333.34 - $4166.67

Earn Type


Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

For full consideration, prospective applicants will need to visit
to create an application profile and submit the following application materials by May 1, 2024:

Required Documents
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three Professional References
Applications received after May 1, 2024 are welcomed but will be considered as needed.

Special Instructions

Quick Link to Applicant

Is Background Check Required


EEO Statement Summary

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, disability (physical and mental), marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender (identity and expression), political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services Building Room 230

Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity ( AAEO ) at .

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Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-9364 for a hard copy.
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of at least 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
Supplemental Questions

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