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Senior Director of Operations – Advance CTE

Advance CTE - Silver Spring, MD

Founded in 1920, Advance CTE stands as the enduring national nonprofit representing State CTE Directors and leaders in the field. It is the comprehensive association for CTE professionals, providing them with the knowledge and inspiration needed to propel education into the future. With a commitment to inclusivity, members diligently shape opportunities for every learner, expanding access to, and fostering success within a diverse career preparation ecosystem. This dynamic organization plays a pivotal role in advancing secondary, postsecondary, and adult CTE throughout all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

Advance CTE Seeks a Strategic Senior Director of Operations

The Senior Director of Operations will be at the forefront of steering the organization’s operations and financial strategies, ensuring they are efficient, effective, and grounded in principles of equity and compliance. If you are a strategic leader with a passion for fostering a positive work culture, driving financial stewardship, and championing diversity, equity, and inclusion, this may be a good fit for you.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Strategic Leadership: Provide oversight and leadership for the organization’s operations and finance strategies, ensuring equitable, effective, efficient, and legally compliant management of Advance CTE.

Financial Management: Oversee and support various aspects of financial management, including budgeting, financial reporting, and resource allocation.

Contract Management: Lead the development, negotiation, management, and oversight of contracts to ensure successful partnerships and legal compliance.

Technology Solutions: Identify and/or support technology and systems solutions to enhance organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and inclusivity.

Performance Evaluation Cycle: Oversee the annual performance evaluation cycle, facilitating regular feedback and growth discussions for staff.

Talent Management: Manage HR functions, collaborating with the HR consultant to ensure effective personnel management.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Participate in all staff-led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Group meetings, acting as a liaison between the group and HR.

DRiWaterstone is proud to lead this search on behalf of Advance CTE.