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Career Opportunities - Temporary/Part-Time

About the CCTE Internship Program

College, Career, and Technical Education (CCTE) interns work with the division to develop and align resources and communications for educators, students, and families. Interns work on specific projects and/or initiatives with one or more of our offices, and report to a content area manager and the communications coordinator. CCTE internships are available for fall and spring academic-year placements.


Tennessee Department of Education
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

CCTE Internships - General Responsibilities

  • Provide research support on policy, legislation, and resources related to a specific initiative.
  • Develop resources and materials to support districts and educators in implementing specific strategies or initiatives.
  • Develop communications materials and/or strategies related to the work of the division.
  • Process and analyze feedback and data from stakeholders to help inform division decision-making.
  • Participate in meetings with initiative lead(s), other TDOE stakeholders, and external stakeholders as appropriate to review and refine action plans and resources.
  • Specific internship opportunities are outlined on the following page.


  • Current enrollment in a secondary or postsecondary institution
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience managing complex projects
  • Ability to work on an extended project with limited oversight/direction
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software

Internship Logistics

  • Time commitment: 15-25 hours per week
  • Scheduling: flexible based on intern course schedules and other work commitments; individually established for each intern
  • Payment: competitive hourly stipend
  • Selection process: selected candidates will be invited for an in-person interview


Early Postsecondary

  • Assist in research and data analyses to draft volume two of the EPSO Implementation Guide with related school/district training modules.
  • Conduct data analysis of spring 2018/year-long statewide dual credit challenge exams, including learning objective breakdown and essay writing feedback.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation for the statewide EPSO Week in October 2019.
  • Develop an online platform for teachers, pilot coordinators, and facilitators to easily access information related to various office initiatives.
  • Assist in drafting strategic communications to external stakeholders.

School Counseling

  • Collect and analyze data regarding implementation of school counseling policy.
  • Review feedback from TCAT Week 2017-18, assist with planning and implementation of TCAT Week 18-19, including communications.
  • Provide support to school counselor coaches on a variety of collaborative projects, including assisting with managing registrations and attendance reports and reviewing data regarding evaluations.
  • Assist with communications and promotions for Path to College events in collaboration with THEC partners.
  • Expand social media presence for school counseling, including twitter and website.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter outlining your interest in one (or more) of the internships listed below, a resume, and a brief writing sample (no more than five pages) to Applicants indicating interest in multiple internships should rank and explain their interest in each internship of interest in their cover letter. Applications for spring/summer 2019 internships will be reviewed and filled on a rolling basis until February 14, 2019.

The Tennessee Department of Education is seeking candidates to facilitate training on the Tennessee Academic Standards in June.

Facilitators will deliver training on grade-level or grade-banded standards and content to support teacher instructional practice and school leadership. The training facilitator will focus on content knowledge and pedagogy to facilitate an engaging learning experience for participants that builds content knowledge, improves instructional practice, leads to increased achievement for students, and supports the effective implementation of the Tennessee Academic Standards.


We are looking for training facilitators who have the following traits and skills:

  1. Current Tennessee State Licensure (preferred)
  2. Minimum of three years of successful teaching experience
  3. Experience in utilizing researched-based instructional practices
  4. Understanding of the content and academic demands of the standards
  5. General knowledge of serving special populations of learners
  6. Experience and demonstrated skill in adult learning and development
  7. Strong communication and collaboration skills
  8. Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills

Commitment Details:

Training facilitators will:

  • Attend and fully participate in four days of face-to-face training in the greater Nashville area on June 4–7, 2019 to learn the content and prepare for the facilitation of professional development sessions.
  • Individually submit completed pre-work related to training, preparation, and facilitation (to be completed remotely).
  • Receive payment for travel expenses and a stipend for pre-work, preparation, and facilitation.
  • Facilitate teacher training on June 17–21, 2019 if all requirements are successfully completed.


All applications must be submitted by 9 a.m. CT Wednesday, March 27. Applicants will be notified the first week of May if they are selected to continue in the interview process.

Please send questions to Nicole Jimenez, Director, Teacher Training and Support at

Applications are now open for educators to participate in Item Review for TNReady and the TCAP alternate assessment. Item Review will take place during June 2019 in Nashville. The time commitment ranges from two to three days depending on the grade level and content area of the committee. All participants will receive a daily stipend of $150 and travel costs, and committee members who live more than 50 miles from the meeting location will also be eligible to receive hotel accommodations as well as reimbursement for meals and incidentals as appropriate. Educators will be selected for the following committees (which will meet during the weeks noted):

All interested applicants should complete an online application. The application window will close Feb. 6 at 11:59 p.m. CT. 

Department staff will review all applications using evaluation rubrics which are posted along with the application. All applicants will be notified of selection status no later than March 6.

The Tennessee Department of Education hosts statewide programs designed to support implementation of the revised Tennessee Academic Standards in math, English language arts (ELA), science, world languages, and social studies.

To support this work, the Office of Academic Strategy and Operations is seeking an LMS Project Support Coordinator who will support the delivery of the statewide training programs via the department’s  LMS.  The LMS Project Support Coordinator will possess exceptional organizational and communication skills and will assist the team with technical support for users and subject matter experts, online editing, content development support, and logistical support for a variety of professional development opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Technical Support

  • Provide technical support to individuals enrolling in online courses, i.e. those who are experiencing technical problems
  • Track daily and weekly LMS course enrollment and course completion results

Content Development Support and Editing

  • Track content development submissions and maintain records
  • Incorporate feedback from subject matter experts, academic strategy and operations staff, and the department’s communications team into training documents
  • Review and copy-edit submissions, including for style guide, alignment, and length


  • Maintain updated versions of training content in shared location (i.e. SharePoint)
  • Support communication with content developers and reviewers by email, phone, and in person
  • Coordinate with the division’s communications coordinator to ensure training content is reviewed for alignment with the department’s style and formatting guides and copy-edited by established deadlines
  • Check for consistency within and between presentation materials
  • Monitor department email addresses and support prompt response to emails received from educators and subject matter experts
  • Create and/or edit communications such as emails, applications, memos, and presentations as requested

Data Collection

  • Design surveys and other data collection tools or exercises
  • Facilitate data collection from multiple groups, including sending surveys to participants.


  • Excellent organization and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Self-starter with strong independent reasoning skills
  • Ability to build positive, productive working relationships on diverse teams
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with file services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and / or SharePoint
  • Experience with any of the following is a plus: instructional design, online learning, OpenEdX, HTML, Adobe Acrobat, online survey software, social media, project management

This contract position will be paid a competitive hourly rate and is expected to extend from April 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019. The average number of hours per week will vary throughout the contract period and will include occasional work on Saturdays. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Charles Nicholson at no later than March 15, 2019.

All contract awards are subject to funds availability and approval by our state procurement offices.

In June 2019, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) will host a series of statewide training opportunities designed to familiarize educators with new Social Studies and World Languages standards that will be implemented in the 2019-20 school year; and to offer follow-up training on revised Math and Science standards that were implemented in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, respectively.

To support this work, the TDOE is seeking eleven Site Operations Managers (SOMs) who will partner with its Office of Academic Strategy and Operations (ASO) to support the implementation of the statewide 2019 training programs. These training programs are critical in preparing teachers for the demands of rigorous standards and assessment, and in supporting the TDOE’s goal of being the fastest improving state in the nation.

The Site Operations Managers will support the on-site execution of ASO’s statewide trainings. These individuals will report directly to ASO’s Director of Finance and Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

On-Site Training Logistics – Teacher Training will take place in all 8 of Tennessee’s CORE Regions the week of June 17-21, 2019 at the following 11 training sites:

  1.  Johnson City: Science Hill High School
  2. Clinton: Anderson County High School
  3. Dandridge: Jefferson County High School
  4. Chattanooga: Red Bank Middle School
  5. Baxter: Upperman Middle School
  6. Clarksville: Rossview High School
  7. Murfreesboro: Blackman High School
  8. Fayetteville: Lincoln County High School
  9. Milan: Milan Middle School
  10. Arlington: Arlington High School
  11. Savannah: Hardin County High School

Each training location will feature an average of 24 classrooms, 16 unique courses, 24 trainers (“Facilitators”), and will host 300-400 attendees, each receiving a unique set of training materials. To facilitate this work on a large scale and at a high level of excellence, quality, and accuracy, the Site Operations Managers will:

  • Attend up to two (2) days of in-person training in the Nashville area during the week of June 3-7.
  • Coordinate the receipt of 2-3 pallets of training materials shipped directly to the site during the week prior to training (June 10-14) and verify the shipment’s accuracy.
  • Organize the distribution of training materials to classrooms and general site setup on Monday, June 17.
  • Communicate with host site contacts at regular intervals by phone and email.
  • Support daily training operations during the week of June 17-21, making sure that participants have a smooth and positive experience from the moment they arrive through the moment they leave.
  • Hold opening and closing huddles with training facilitators each training day to review norms, expectations, procedures, protocols, and the daily agenda.
  • Manage on-site registration processes for participants, including the daily digitization of sign-in rosters (SOMs will need to provide their own computers); and on-site invoicing processes for training facilitators.
  • Troubleshoot any on-site logistical or operational issues (e.g. temperature control, audiovisual issues, internet outages, etc.) as they arise.
  • Report to ASO’s Director of Finance and Operations regularly throughout the training and at least twice (morning and afternoon) each training day.


  • Tennessee resident
  • Professional or student with demonstrated achievement
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Record of success in achieving clearly defined outcomes
  • Excellent organization, project planning skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to identify and creatively solve problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Proficiency in managing multiple work streams
  • Self-starter with strong independent reasoning skills
  • Strong desire to provide excellent customer service
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel

The ideal candidate will:

  • Live near and be familiar with at least one training site
  • Have knowledge of the community and area around at least one training site
  • Be a teacher, administrator, or other education professional

This contract position will be paid a competitive daily rate and is expected to run from June 3 through June 21, 2019 with an anticipated 8 full days of work. To apply, please submit a letter of intent and resume to  no later than 9 a.m. CT Wednesday, May 1.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee's policy of non-discrimination, the Tennessee Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.