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Supervisor of College and Career Pathways

Company: NHPS
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:



We are seeking a dynamic, results-oriented educational leader to provide district-level leadership that ensures college and career readiness for all students. The College and Career Pathways Supervisor will lead and coordinate the district's work with students and families to support college, career, and life success. This includes supporting student's access to college and the Promise Scholarship, the existence of strong career pathways that engage students and launch them to career success, and coordinating systems of transition support to students moving between levels of schools. Candidates should have a strong record of accomplishment in improving educational results for students, an ability to coordinate across complex educational organizations, the highest standards for student achievement goals, outstanding system and policy thinking skills, and an ability to translate student needs into concrete programs and alternatives within schools.

The Supervisor of College and Career Pathways is responsible to build capacity, develop and implement a system of pathways to college and high skill, high wage careers. The Supervisor assists schools at all grade levels to develop a college-going culture and the college and career readiness skills that prepare students for success in 21st century. Under the supervision of the Director of Pupil Services, the Supervisor works closely with district leadership, site administration, teachers, post-secondary institutions, regional industries, grant foundations, and program agencies to ensure the successful implementation of college and career pathways.

The Supervisor of College and Career Pathways will assist district and school administrators in developing and implementing an aligned K-12 college and career preparation program. Student goals will be achieved through dual credit, advanced placement, credit recovery, online coursework, daily instruction, early graduation, career readiness coursework, apprenticeships, mentoring, shadowing, clinical rotations, and cooperative work experiences in the community. Student SSPs will be closely monitored for growth and successful learning experiences.


  • Supervises CTE, Business Teachers, and school counselors.
  • Supports district counselors in all endeavors and advocates for district counseling program.
  • Coordinates, develops, and implements a comprehensive college and career readiness program for PK-12.
  • Collaborates with principals on the school counseling efforts to positively impact student achievement and postsecondary planning.
  • Uses and helps other to use district, school, and student data appropriately in interpreting, reporting and acting on results.
  • Develops partnerships with non-district personnel and institutions of higher learning to augment the resources available to students through the school counseling program including, but not limited to, dual credit opportunities, institutions of higher education, college/career fairs, and financial aid events.
  • Develops College and Career Pathways unique to the needs of students in collaboration with the campus staff, community input and labor market demands to develop coherent sequences of courses in multiple areas.
  • Collaborates with postsecondary institutions for articulation of dual credit courses and serves as a liaison to higher education partners.
  • Builds common visions for program improvement with principal and staff at each school; directing planning activities with staff to ensure attainment; identifies, analyzes, and applies research findings to promote College and Career Pathways.
  • Oversees administration of testing associated with college admissions process (SAT, ACT, PSAT and AP exams).
  • Provides district leadership in current college admissions practices by staying up-to-date on all standardized testing used in the admissions process, collaborating with standardized testing agencies.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with college admissions offices, recruiters from two and four year colleges, trade schools, military, and alternative programs.
  • Maintains a College & Career Readiness website.
  • Respond to parent inquiries about CCR.
  • Plan and coordinate parent and community informational meetings regarding dual credit opportunities, advanced academics, etc.
  • Develop yearly budgets and organize district-wide College and Career programs.
  • Develop professional development activities for College and Career staff and teachers that align with district goals.
  • Facilitate the establishment of programs to increase high school completion.
  • Oversee development of Secondary Academic Handbook and C&I Newsletter.


  • Advanced Degree; five (5) years of successful experience in leadership position in a school system, preferably including experience as a guidance counselor or school administrator
  • Intermediate Administrator or Supervisor Certification (092)
  • Demonstrated excellence as an educational leader with vision and strong instructional insight, including specific evidence of improvement in student learning as a result of the candidate's leadership
  • Effective coordination of adults, including in coaching, evaluation, and team-building among a variety of stakeholders
  • Outstanding problem solving and policy design skills, including in the design of cross-functional systems to support concrete results for student Demonstrated ability to get along with a diverse group of co-workers and other stakeholders.
  • The ability to use multiple forms of influence in order to accomplish results
  • A sense of humor

REPORTS TO: Director of Pupil Services

SALARY GROUP: Local 18, SAA; (12 months)

EVALUATION: Performance evaluated in accordance with the evaluation of the School Administrators Association of New Haven, Inc.

SUPERVISES & EVALUATES: TAG Staff, Guidance Staff, Career and Technology Education leadership and others as assigned by the Superintendent

Keywords: NHPS, New Haven , Supervisor of College and Career Pathways, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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