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The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Education Division Director is responsible for directing the operation of the educative services division in the provision of television services to the educational community. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state and occasional out-of-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of a large professional and administrative support staff through lower-level supervisors, including approving hiring recommendations, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and reviewing and approving a variety of actions, policies, or procedures recommended by subordinates. Assesses educational needs of Arkansas’ educational institutions by reviewing needs surveys and evaluations of current services and meeting with concerned groups to discuss special needs. Develops methods of utilizing television technology, such as satellite transmission, tape dubbing and distribution, and researching technological advances and technological uses by other states and educational organizations/associations, to support educational goals and objectives. Oversees and coordinates the production, acquisition, and distribution of educational/instructional television programs, and reviews all programs prior to distribution/broadcast. Trains educators statewide in the acquisition and use of instructional television materials. Conducts staff meetings to resolve problems and coordinate work flow and attends and participates in weekly senior management meetings to discuss division activities, coordinate workflow among divisions, and assist in development of agency goals and policies and procedures. Prepares and submits various reports. Attends regional and national meetings relating to instructional television programs and technology to share information and strategies and screen programs. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Knowledge of instructional television materials and utilization methods. Knowledge of research methods and techniques. Knowledge of budgeting techniques and state purchasing procedures. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors. Ability to analyze and evaluate information and instructional television programs. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information. Ability to represent the agency at various meetings, conferences, and public gatherings.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in education, communications, public administration, or related field; plus five years of experience in teaching, broadcasting, or a related field, including two years of experience in a leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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