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General Duties and Responsibilities:

The MACS EFE Director is responsible for all aspects of administering the EFE System including fiscal and programmatic activities.  The Director reports directly to the CEO Board of Control, which meets quarterly and approves all fiscal activities.  The Director works closely with the Administrative Council composed of representatives of each of the member high school and college district on all matters relating to use of grant funds and coordinating related programs in accordance with grant requirements from ISBE and policies established in the Intergovernmental Agreement.



  • Create quarterly Board of Control agendas in consultation with Board Chair
  • Organize and chair MACS Administrative Council monthly meetings
  • Conduct course and CIP program quality reviews with EFE member schools
  • Meet with individual districts on Illinois Student Course System annual course verification
  • Submit quarterly program reports in ISBE electronic grant management system (IWAS)
  • Oversee sub-grantee districts for program and fiscal monitoring
  • Coordinate regional student career events/competitions
  • Provide related professional development opportunities
  • Collaborate with college partner on program development, dual credit and dual enrollment opportunities
  • Collaborate with EFE Directors on the System Directors’ Leadership Council and Cook/Lake Regional Collaborative
  • Work with ISBE Principal Consultant and provide conduit to member districts



  • Prepare annual regional grant budgets, Joint Agreement Budget (JAB)
  • Provide guidance on grant allocation budgeting and amendments for secondary and elementary sub-grantees within the region
  • Approve grant reimbursement claims and verify for accuracy
  • Submit quarterly expenditure reports in ISBE grant management system
  • Provide quarterly reconciliation with Treasurer’s Office on payroll and benefits
  • Maintain updated submissions for Illinois GATA requirements (ICQ, ORA, DUNS, SAM/CAGE Code, GATA Audit Certification)
  • Oversee audit files (annual, state, federal, ISBE Technical Assistance Visits)
  • Collaborate with districts regarding additional funding opportunities
  • Supervise and evaluate Assistant Director and System Coordinator positions
  • Perform other duties as designated by the CEO Council



Required Qualifications:

  • PEL with general administrative, principal or superintendent endorsement
  • Teaching qualifications in one of more of the CTE areas of Business, Engineering/Technology, Family Consumer Sciences, Agriculture, or Health,
  • Verification of a minimum of 2000 hours of employment experience outside of education
  • Experience with state/federal grants and Illinois GATA requirements


Commensurate with Experience

Additional Notes

Reports to:

CEO Council Board of Control (consisting of superintendents from high school districts 217, 218, 220,229,230, 231, and Moraine Valley Community College President)

How to Apply

Please visit our website to become more familiar with the MACS region at: www.macspartnership.com

 Application Due Date:  May 14, 2021

Please send cover letter outlining related experience, resume, and three references to:

 Dr. Ty Harting

MACS CEO Chairperson

Community High School District 218

10701 S. Kilpatrick Ave

Oak Lawn, IL  60453 


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