Director of Carl Perkins Career Center

This is a grant funded position and continuation is dependent upon availability of funds.


The Director of the Carl Perkins Career Center is responsible to the Executive Dean of Business and Workforce Development. This position is funded by the Carl D. Perkins and Technical Education Act of 2006, Public Law 109-270 (Perkins IV) for the advancement of career and technical education in the state. Continuation of employment is contingent upon continuation of grant funding.


  • Supervise and coordinate the Carl Perkins Career Center staff, which includes the Career and Technology Associate and Administrative Assistant.
  • Coordinate with the Business, Professional and Technical Education division to research, plan, and prepare the annual Carl Perkins grant proposal, evaluation plan, performance improvement plan, budget and when scheduled, the regional Perkins Site Visit.
  • Manage and monitor the budget of the Carl Perkins grant by coordinating with the Grants Accountant, Dean and Assistant Deans of Business, Professional and Technical Education, Director of Continuing Education and Protective Services, Program Chairs, and the Technical Program Director of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to ensure Navarro College is in compliance with the local, state and federal guidelines of the Carl Perkins grant.
  • Assist the Dean of Business, Professional and Technical Education with identifying and developing collaborative partnerships that results in opportunities to grow existing and new technical education programs.
  • Develop, implement and monitor the Carl Perkins evaluation plan based on performance requirements developed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • Advise technical education students of career choices; assist student with degree plans/scheduling, and/or arrange for students to meet with the appropriate program contact.
  • Assist at registration and pre-registration as needed.
  • Recruit students from the local service area for technical education programs, classes available, registration procedure, and changes to existing new programs as they are added to the college curriculum.
  • Recruit special population students through social network sites, college website, off campus events, technical calendars, brochures/newsletters and other marketing techniques.
  • Provide recruitment, enrollment and placement services to technical education students with emphasize on special population students to assure equal access to a full range of technical education programs.
  • Provide and monitor career assessments that will target technical interests and aptitude. Based on the data obtained on these assessments, career advising and guidance activities will be administered.
  • Provide job placement opportunities through managing the online job board and partner with the annual club/job fair.
  • Present information concerning Carl Perkins services and technical education to various events in the high school (i.e., Parent Night, College Fairs, etc.), college settings (i.e., Freshman Orientation, College Day, Nurse Camp, etc.), community events, and conferences to multiple audiences.
  • Coordinate and host Carl Perkins events such as the Career Expo, Mock Interviews, Job Fairs, Reality Camp, the annual Education Summit and other events as needed.
  • Manage the technical dual credit opportunities in Navarro County and align curriculum for technical dual credit and tech prep at the annual Education Summit event.
  • Evaluate high school transcripts for potential Tech Prep and Advanced Technical Credit.
  • Attend all advisory committee/instructor meetings on a regular basis.
  • Support Business, Professional and Technical events such as the John Deere Open House, Nurse Camp, Cosmetology Graduation, etc.
  • Attend professional development opportunities with professional organizations such as the Texas Association of College Technical Educations (TACTE) and Texas Council of College Instructional Leaders (TCCIL).
  • Acquaint all local service organizations, business/professional organizations, high school partners and the community of services being offered with the Carl Perkins Career Center and Navarro College Business, Professional and Technical Education Division.
  • Other job duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • Master’s Degree


  • Two years of grant administration experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of grants and grant administration systems, processes and budgeting.
  • Supervisory skills preferred.
  • Highly proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Frequent travel is required. Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of career and technical education and the benefits of its training.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with flexible schedule.
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment and have an outgoing personality that will attract prospective students to Navarro College.
  • Knowledge of the community and ability to work with professional, civic, and community organizations.
  • Ability to work under pressure and within tight time frames.
  • Must be creative, an innovative thinker, demonstrate common sense, and have the ability to respond in a professional manner to emergencies, problems, and personal issues that require quick thinking.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan ahead, and anticipate potential problem situations.
  • Willingness to work in a cooperative way with others across multiple functions and departments.
  • Willingness to work occasionally in the evenings and weekends, if needed.
  • Ability to function independently and as a part of a team.


  • Variances from regular working hours may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
  • Busy working environment with numerous interruptions.

REPORTS TO:  Executive Dean of Business and Workforce Development

SALARY:  Commensurate with Education and Experience  (This is a 12 month position to be paid over 12 months annually)