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Career Opportunities

We seek to build a team dedicated to the goal of dramatically improving student achievement, grounded in the belief that children from all backgrounds can succeed when given the opportunities they deserve, and committed to the core values of our department.

Full-Time Openings

Assistant Commissioner of Data

Department: Office of Strategy
Classification (Payroll Title): Educ Senior Executive Director
Position Number: 122608
Reports to: Chief Strategy Officer
Last Revised Date: 1.22.2020

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities:

 Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high quality education, no matter where they live.  •  Whole Child: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. •  Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Commissioner of Data is held to a high standard of integrity and profession responsibility and will be responsible for state accountability systems, reporting, data use, and data governance, with the ultimate goal of increasing student academic achievement and improving the performance of our schools.

The Assistant Commissioner’s most important role is supporting, developing, coaching, and supervising internal leadership in the Division of Data towards a powerful state accountability system with student, educator, and district processes and sustainability in mind.  The successful candidate must: 1. Develop and articulate a theory of action for how strong data systems and support structures lead to school improvement by informing and driving school level educator actions 2. Operationalize how education metrics reflect and contribute to a holistic picture of student learning and how these measures will impact districts and classrooms.

The Assistant Commissioner will lead all processes related to reporting and use of mission-critical data, including accountability data. This includes computing school and district grades that improve education for all students in Tennessee. The office will support district and stakeholder understanding and use of accountability resources, frameworks, and mechanisms, as well as partner with other TDOE offices to provide actionable data related to performance goals and targets. The division will also oversee how all collected metrics are used and reported.

Minimum Qualifications:

·       Master’s degree in education, policy, statistics, data science, or related field or equivalent work experience required.

·       Minimum of three years of progressive experience applying educational data in direct practice, research, and/or policy and seven years of professional experience in education, policy, management or a related field.

·       Minimum of three years’ experience managing teams to results, especially leading comprehensive assessment and evaluation systems.

·       Unwavering belief that all students can learn and achieve success in school

Essential Functions

1.      Provides leadership for evaluation, and statistics related to the development of Tennessee’s accountability and data governance programs and manages the data collection, analysis, and reporting of local school system data

2.     Casts and executes a vision for streamlining TDOE data into a comprehensive enterprise data system that elevates the work of the entire department.

3.     Identify opportunity to increase impact through better data-driven decision making across all stakeholder groups

4.     Analyze state assessment data, performance, and policies to guide Department strategy and statewide use

5.     Provide training and support to CORE offices, other department staff, and district personnel.

6.     Establishes procedures and priorities for developing and coordinating research/evaluation strategies as they pertain to education data, assessment, and accountability

7.     Oversee maintenance of accountability application, graduation cohort application, school directory, and other necessary platforms in partnership with Technology division.

8.     Serve on the Office leadership team and support cross division operations

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

•       Learning Orientation: Continuously improve, innovate, and optimize accountability framework as a strategic policy lever.

•       Data Analysis: Experience with data modeling, database structures, implementation, and management.

•       Results Orientation: Thrives in a fast-paced, high energy environment while meeting multiple deadlines and various tasks.

•       Statistical Software: Demonstrated ability to utilize SQL, R, STATA, and/or Python preferred.

•       Communication: Exhibits excellent written and verbal communication skills on matters related to accountability, leveraging a variety of mediums. Demonstrates political acumen with various stakeholders and constituent groups.

•       Big Picture Orientation: Understands and navigates priorities of own role and department in relation to the larger department.

•       Critical Thinking/Complex Problem Solving: Breaks down tasks and complex issues to inform decision-making; generates creative solutions to problems; effectively builds case to drive decision-making.

•       Program Management: Oversee and establish structures to improve data quality and maintain data documentation across the agency.

•       Supervise & Manage Staff: Manage the Accountability team to ensure Tennessee’s accountability systems prioritize students and comply with federal and state laws.

•       Collaborative: Increases collaboration with other divisions and offices to develop data tools and support research and evaluation.

•       Relationship Builder: Build communities of practice with state education agencies to identify best practices and cultivate strategic relationships.

Supervisory Responsibility

This individual will be responsible for managing members of the accountability division within the Office of Strategy.

Work Environment

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

Physical Demands

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.

Travel

Limited travel to meetings with stakeholders around the state required.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: Education.jobs@tn.gov

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Capital team at 615-741-5158.  You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Capital Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

 

Assistant Commissioner of Expanded Coordinated School Health

Department: Whole Child
Classification (Payroll Title): Senior Executive Program Director
Position Number: TBD
Reports to: Chief of Whole Child Supports
Last Revised Date: 1/21/20

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities:  

Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high quality education, no matter where they live.  •  Whole Child: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. •  Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Commissioner of Whole Child Initiatives will lead a team to drive new programs and initiatives focused on more efficiently providing access to non-academic resources and supports in the field, developing new resources, and collaborating closely across additional state agencies such as the Department of Health, and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.  

The ideal candidate has a strong foundation in programs that provide holistic supports and district level implementation expertise or has a strong management background to support both. They have demonstrated excellence in effective communication, project management, and vision setting,

Minimum Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred

·       5+ years relevant experience; experience in both education and government a plus

Essential Functions

·       Establish the vision for, execution of, and strategy regarding implementation of the whole child strategic priority

·       Responsible for managing the outflow of information to media, districts, and legislators; the inflow and distribution of information from stakeholder groups to the appropriate parties

·       Collaborate with the research and strategy team to norm on data and information

·       Review and editing of all external documents to ensure consistent and engaging materials

·       Ensure coherence to which the initiatives within the Whole Child division are delivered across the state

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·       Legislative Relations: Ability to work closely with the Assistant Commissioner of Legislative Affairs and Policy to create effective and personalized collateral and communications with public officials, including proactively reaching out around critical issues in the department

·       District Engagement: Solicit regular and clear input and feedback from districts regarding ways the State can best support and provide updates and information. Develop a close relationship with representative district officials to ensure proactive and immediate communications. Develop strong relationships with district leaders

·       Project and Performance Management: Manage whole child team to meet established deadlines and milestones producing high quality materials. Effectively ensure metrics are monitored and progress is documented, communicated, and responded to

·       Team Leadership: Ensure effective team leadership and individual management systems, procedures, and tools are establish and utilized to ensure a strong team culture focused around solutions orientation, continuous improvement, optimism, teamwork, high-quality, and service. Promote professional development opportunities and ensure team growth goals are supported and achieved. Manage team leaders to effectively conduct individual and team meetings, as well as ensure consistent evaluation

·       Communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to influence others with the story of what you’re seeing in the data to make programmatic recommendations and to communicate information in a way that supports informed decision-making

·       Cross Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with project teams, end users/stakeholders to understand objectives & requirements

·       Budget Management: Keep and maintain a budget for the division and ensure project and team leads do the same

·       Data Management: Effectively collect, monitor, and use data to make-decisions. Ensure team is doing the same

·       Contract and Grant Management:  Ensure effective management of contracts and grants through team leaders and individual plan owners

·       Organizational Skills: Excellent time and project management skills, with the ability to manage detailed work across a team

Supervisory Responsibility

This role will be responsible for leading and managing the Whole Child division.

Work Environment

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.  

Physical Demands

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.  

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.

Travel

Limited travel around the state to attend meetings with stakeholders (approximately 20%)

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: Education.jobs@tn.gov

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Capital team at 615-741-5158.  You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Capital Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

 

Job Title: Programmer/Analyst 4       

Department: Information Systems

Classification (Payroll Title): Programmer/Analyst 4

Position Number: 106478

Reports to: CIO

Last Revised Date: 12.4.2019

 

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities:  
Academics
: All Tennessee students will have access to a high quality education, no matter where they live. 
Whole Child: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. • Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary: As the TN DOE embarks on the implementation of the Strategic Plan, data processing and analysis will become ever more important in IT’s role in the implementation of those strategic initiatives.  The role of the Data Engineer will be critical in ensuring we build usable and scalable databases, datamarts, and reporting structures from which we can enable Quality Academic Programs, Whole Child Support, and create high-performing Teachers and Leaders.

Minimum Qualifications:

·       College degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience

·       5 plus years’ work experience in database design, including 1 year as Data Modeler / Architect

Essential Functions

·        Design conceptual data models to support the TDOE, using best practices for standard naming conventions and coding practices.

·       Create and maintain the physical databases for the TDOE in a large scale, multi-tenet environment.

·       Utilize key design principles for data architecture to handle large data sets that support scalability, extensibility, MDM, and point-in-time reporting capability.

·       Work closely with product, data, and application development teams to support existing projects and implement agency data improvement strategies.

·       Design and build the infrastructure/tools required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and Azure ‘big data’ technologies

·       Ability to work in an agile software development environment.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·       Thorough knowledge and understanding of data modeling in RDBMS platforms(i.e. SQLServer 2012), experience with Big Data required.

·       Experience with longitudinal data warehouses, data lake projects (data modeling, metadata, data quality), ‘big data’ data pipelines, architectures and data sets.

·       Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable ‘big data’ data stores.

·       Experience with ETL tools (SSIS, Talend, etc) and SQL necessary

·       Experience with Azure Databricks, DataFactory necessary.

·       Demonstrated expertise with Python preferred

·       Knowledge for C#, Entity Framework experience a plus

Supervisory Responsibility

None at this time.

Work Environment

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.  

Physical Demands

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.  

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.

Travel
None required at this time.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

 

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Capital team at 615-741-5158.  You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Capital Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

 

 

 

Director of Educator Effectiveness


Department: Office of Human Capital
Position Number: 17437
Reports to: Senior Director of Educator Effectiveness
Last Revised Date: 02/19/2020
Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities:  Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high quality education, no matter where they live.  · Whole Child: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. · Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary:
The District Human Capital Support team is seeking a Director to support educator effectiveness work within the Division of Human Capital.  We know that Tennessee districts are seeking to recruit and retain the best talent possible in their classrooms, schools and central office. TDOE wants to allocate resources and support to collaborate with those responsible at the district level for talent initiatives.
In this position, the Director will support districts on the continued implementation of TEAM. It is vital for our teachers and school leaders to receive actionable feedback to improve performance. The individual in this role will also be responsible for supporting evaluation components of TN Compass, supporting the improvement of current portfolio practice, and assisting with teacher and administrator recognition programs.
The Director will report to the Senior Director of Educator Effectiveness.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and experience equivalent to seven years of full-time professional educational, instructional or supervisory/administrative work. Additionally, the candidate should have:

• 3+ years’ experience working on human capital initiatives at a district or state level in education
• Experience with adult development, training and facilitation
• Ability to perform a variety of high-level activities involved in the research, communication, project management, data and fiscal oversight associated with human capital management and strategic compensation
• Project management experience, including the establishment of benchmarks and performance metrics to ensure project completion
• Decisive, innovative, and strategic thinker; solutions-oriented
• Excellent work ethic, initiative and high standards for self; ability to manage towards ambitious organizational goals
• Strong personal presence and communication skills necessary to interact and develop relationships with a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders
• Strong teamwork, with an ability to collaborate with managers, peers, and direct reports
• Education policy and program experience at the district, state and/or federal level, preferred
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment balancing multiple ongoing projects
• Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail

Essential Functions
• Ensure the continued implementation of TEAM with fidelity which includes overseeing educator certification, summer training, flexibility surveys, and regular data checks
• Support the student growth portfolio process as well as the implementation of all approved alternatives
• Regularly review and update educator effectiveness policies to ensure compliance with state law and tracking towards meeting ambitious goals of providing access to effective teachers
• Support the analysis of educator effectiveness data and share actionable data and supports with districts to improve educator practice
• Ensure completeness of educator evaluation data remains consistently high
• Assist with recognition processes and events including teacher of the year, principal and supervisor of the year, the Milken award, and PAEMST
• Support a robust district support plan for implementation of TEAM that includes focus on actionable feedback and execute by 2021-22 school year
• Ensure cross-divisional collaboration to embed TEAM in department work
• Support teacher student claiming for Spring 2020 and work with assessment team to transition the work for 2020-21

Work Environment
The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

Physical Demands
Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.

Travel
This role will include required in-state travel for trainings, convenings, conferences, and other meetings directly related to the work responsibilities and functions described above.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply
Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: David.Donaldson@tn.gov

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Capital team at 615-741-5158.  You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Capital Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

Director, Grants Management

Department: Finance
Classification (Payroll Title): Education Consultant 3
Position Number: 101540
Reports to: Assistant Commissioner, Finance
Last Revised Date: 3.16.20

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities:  Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high quality education, no matter where they live.  · Whole Child: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. · Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary: The finance and internal operations team is seeking a Director of Grants Management to support the foundational work within the Division of Finance and Internal Operations. The division is responsible for agency wide budget, grants management, local finance, internal operations, and procurement. The Director of Grants Management will be responsible for supervising and providing oversight for multiple state and federal grants the department distributes to local education agencies. This includes performing grant allocations, review of grant applications, grant awards, monitoring, and reporting.

Minimum Qualifications:

·       Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and experience equivalent to substantial (five or more years) full time professional educational or instructional work, including at least two years of supervisory/administrative or advisory work

·       Substitution of education for experience: Graduate coursework from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience, on a year for year basis, to a maximum of two years, there being no substitution for the required two years of specialized experience

·       Or, one year of experience as an Education Consultant 2 for the State of Tennessee

Essential Functions

1.      Supervising the grants management team, including hiring and performance management

2.     Ensuring the grant allocations, applications, and awards are accurate, timely, and meet all necessary regulations.

3.     Providing exceptional customer service to Tennessee’s local education agencies, including creating and providing technical assistance on grant topics.

4.     Performing internal reporting on grant statues, including regular updates on grant spending and budgets.

5.     Reconciling multiple data systems to ensure data and financial accuracy.

6.     Facilitates conversations with the US Department of Education on financial and audit matters.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·       Strong attention to detail

·       Familiarity with project management, and managing multiple projects and work streams

·       Adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times

·       Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions

·       Experienced in working with multiple data sources simultaneously

·       Experienced in the management of financial resources

·       Ability to work on multiple projects at once in a fast paced environment

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, and Outlook)

·       Advanced problem solving skills

·       Proactive in researching and proposing solutions to perceived problems

·       Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel (can readily use lookups and pivot tables, chain multiple formulas together to achieve an outcome)

·       Basic knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint preferred

·       Experienced in online survey tools

·       Ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles

·       Strong oral communication skills

·       Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

·       Meticulous attention to detail and exceptional organization

·       Prefer experience in working with uniform grants guidance or federal regulations

Work Environment

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

Physical Demands

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: Education.jobs@tn.gov

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Capital team at 615-741-5158.  You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Capital Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

 

Executive Administrative Assistant

Department: Finance
Classification (Payroll Title): Executive Admin Assistant 1
Position Number: 21235
Reports to: Assistant Commissioner, Finance
Last Revised Date: 3.16.20

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities:  Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high quality education, no matter where they live.  · Whole Child: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. · Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary: The finance and internal operations team is seeking an executive administrative assistant role to support the foundational work within the Finance and Internal Operations. This division is responsible for agency wide budgets, grants management, local finance, internal operations, and procurement.

The executive administrative assistant will support this fast-paced work throughout the division, including performing general administrative tasks (scheduling meetings, answering phone calls, maintaining logs, etc.) as well as special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Essential Functions
    1.  General administrative responsibilities (tracking documents submitted for review and approval, providing general customer service, entering and reviewing travel claims, scheduling and coordinating meetings, performing data entry as requested, preparing and modifying a variety of documents)
    2. Running reports in primary financial system (Edison)
    3. Tracking various financial forms, including forms pertaining to the funding and placement of employees within the department
    4. Providing other support to the division as requested

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    • Proactive in researching and proposing solutions to perceived problems
    • Adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
    • Meticulous attention to detail and exceptional organization
    • Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
    • Experienced in working with multiple data sources simultaneously
    • Ability to work on multiple projects at once in a fast paced environment
    • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Power Point, Excel)—in particular, familiar with lookups and pivot tables
    • Basic familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint preferred
    • Experienced with online surveys
    • Advanced problem solving skills

Work Environment

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

Physical Demands

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.

Travel
No travel required of this position at this time

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: Education.jobs@tn.gov

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Capital team at 615-741-5158.  You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Capital Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

 
 
 
 
 

Job Title: Performance Management Specialist

Division: Performance Management, Commissioner’s Office
Classification (Payroll Title): EDUC CONSULTANT 3
Position Number: 00017686
Reports to: Director, Performance Management Division
Last Revised Date:
December 2, 2019

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.
Strategic Priorities: 
• Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high quality education, no matter where they live. 
• Whole Child: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students.
• Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary: The Specialist and the full Performance Management division (PMD) are focused entirely on the success of the strategic plan. The PMD will achieve this by facilitating and supporting a system of rigorous planning and progress monitoring with a constant focus on data and outcomes. This includes assisting in the development and implementation of plans specific to each strategic plan pillar, but also in helping each division to understand their role in achieving TDOE’s goals.

This position is responsible for the performance management of priority initiatives that are most impactful toward the successful execution of the department’s strategic plan. This includes working with internal stakeholders to ensure that priority initiatives are focused on improving student outcomes and incorporate measurable short- and long-term goals. Key areas of responsibility include supporting the planning and initiation of projects at various levels of completion, supporting project owners to ensure agreed-upon milestones are met, analyzing and using data to formulate recommendations, communicating relevant progress and outcomes to stakeholders, and building capacity among internal stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in education, project management, or a relevant field. Advanced degree is preferred.
• At least five (5) years of experience working in project management. Experience working in an educational context or advanced degree related to education preferred.
• Experience in coaching team members and leading by influence to achieve results
• Highly skilled in Microsoft Office applications and managing the lifecycle of complex technical documents
• Project Management Professional (PMP) or Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) certification strongly preferred

Essential Functions
1. Planning: Develop planning templates and guidance materials and support the development of high-quality project planning documents. Create procedures to capture and address changes in the original plan.
2. Monitoring and Reporting: Monitor and manage project quality to ensure project deliverables are acceptable and fulfill the terms of the project contract or specifications. Provide stakeholders with timely assessments of project performance in writing, orally, and through the creation and maintenance of dashboards.
3. Evaluation and Follow-Up: Provide an analysis of various data points related to project planning and completion and formulate recommendations based on trends in the data. Analyze and monitor projects to identify issues, risks, and opportunities for improvement and design strategies to mitigate or avoid future risks.
4. Capacity Building: Identify needs, develop tailored coaching and targeted support plans for project owners, and facilitate professional learning opportunities.
5. Communication: Serve as a communication channel across the agency and among initiatives. Assess the needs of internal stakeholders and create communication structures to better serve performance management needs.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
• Active Learning – Understands the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
• Active Listening – Gives full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
• Critical Thinking/Complex Problem Solving – Breaks down tasks and complex issues to inform decision-making, generates creative solutions to problems, Effectively builds case to drive decision-making
• Facilitation – Understands and incorporates strong facilitation techniques
• Presenting and Writing – Communicates effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
• Prioritization – Knows what is most important, sequences work activities appropriately, adjusts plans when appropriate and necessary
• Service Orientation – Actively looks for ways to help people.
• Results and Achievement Orientation – Consistently produces high-quality work, Follows through on commitments, meets deadlines
• Constant Learner – Actively seeks feedback and uses it to improve work
 Internal Stakeholder Management – Builds and manages effective working relationships with internal stakeholders
 Organization – Pays meticulous attention to detail, manages multiple projects at once

Work Environment
The duties of the specialist will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

Physical Demands
Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply:
Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: Education.jobs@tn.gov .

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Capital team at 615-741-5158.  You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Capital Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

 

 

 

Procurement Manager

Department: Finance
Classification (Payroll Title): Education Consultant 3
Position Number: 77979
Reports to: Senior Director, Procurement and Logistics
Last Revised Date: 3.16.20

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities:  Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high quality education, no matter where they live.  · Whole Child: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. · Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary: The Manager of Procurement and Logistics is responsible for developing, documenting, and executing processes and projects that instruct the work of procuring goods and services for the agency, and putting those goods and services to use.

Minimum Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field; Master’s degree preferred

·       3+ years of work experience or at least 1 year of service in an Education Consultant 2 role

Essential Functions

·        Writes and maintains process and project plans that collectively capture the work of the division

·       Calculates benchmark measures for the work of the team

·       Creates reports that display team performance against goals

·       Creates reports of procurement data for the benefit program teams

·       Executes process and project plans as assigned

·       Assigns procurement requests to members of the procurement team

·       Partners with program teams to plan procurement needs and ensure that those needs are moving through all relevant processes

·       Partners with program teams to provide planning, logistic, and budgetary support for events

·       Leads the creation of an average cost menu of agency expenses to be maintained by the team

·       Partners with the senior director on the creation and implementation of a vendor management program

·       Assists the senior director with hiring, onboarding, and training of new staff members as needed

·       Serves as a subject matter expert for specific parts of the division’s work

·       Managing the use of SharePoint in the division for knowledge management and web-based collaboration

·       Providing other operational support to the agency as requested.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·       Strong attention to detail

·       Adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times

·       Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions

·       Looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers

·       Ability to take data in a variety of forms and compile it into a user-friendly display/visual

·       Ability to work on multiple projects at once in a fast-paced environment

·       Concentrates efforts on the more important priorities

·       Gets more done in less time than others

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, and Outlook)

·       Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel (Can use lookups and pivot tables with ease, proficient at combining multiple formulas together to achieve intended results)

·       Proficient in Microsoft SharePoint, working knowledge of PowerBI and Flow preferred

·       Proficient in online survey tools

·       Can discuss multiple aspects and impacts of issues and project them into the future

·       Ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles

·       Strong oral communication skills

·       Experience with project management, including establishment of goals, benchmarks and deadlines to ensure successful project completion

·       Ability to take initiative and be proactive in solving problems, and to work in a fast-paced environment balancing multiple ongoing projects at the same time

·       Ability to analyze and evaluate systems to identify areas of improvement

·       Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

·       Meticulous attention to detail and exceptional organization

Work Environment

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

Physical Demands

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: Education.jobs@tn.gov

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Capital team at 615-741-5158.  You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Capital Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

 

Sr. Director of Assessment Development & Psychometrics

Department: Office of Strategy & Data
Classification (Payroll Title):
Education Consultant 4
Position Number:
1004899/TBD
Reports to:
Assistant Commissioner, Assessment
Last Revised Date:
12/11/19

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities:

Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high-quality education, no matter where they live. Whole Child: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary:

This key leadership position in the Assessment Division of the Office of Strategy & Data is responsible for the development of Tennessee’s standardized assessment portfolio, including summative assessments (Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program – TCAP) and the development of innovative formative assessment tools. This individual will also be responsible for overseeing TCAP assessment psychometrics, score reporting, standard setting, and managing contracted assessment development vendors. This position plays a key role in the state’s strategic priorities by supporting the development of innovative formative assessment tools as well as the delivery of accurate, valid, and reliable summative assessment results that impact teacher evaluation and school and district accountability.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree or higher in education, curriculum, psychometrics, educational measurement, or related field
• At least 5 years of experience working closely with standardized assessments, preferably with experience in assessment development
• Understanding of, and experience with, educational statistics, measurement, psychometrics, or related field required. Understanding of item calibration, score equating, and item analysis, including experience using statistical software, strongly preferred.
• Understanding of, and experience with, curriculum and assessment in K-12 education

Essential Functions

1. Oversee development of Tennessee’s statewide standardized assessment program, including managing assessment development contracted vendor and ensuring all forms meet expectations for validity and reliability.
2. Manage Assessment Development team, including psychometricians responsible for statistical analysis on assessments and content coordinators responsible for item and form development and review.
3. Lead the development of processes, business rules, and documentation for score reporting, including the re-design of student, educator, and administrator reports for all TCAP assessments.
4. Manage the review and quality control of all assessment data reports and files produced by vendors.
5. Support development of innovative formative assessment tools, including identification of items for formative question bank and statistical modeling to support creation of question clusters for formative assessments.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Critical Thinking & Complex Problem Solving: Including but not limited to: breaking down tasks and complex issues to inform decision making; focuses on the right priorities, exercises good judgment that are justified with data and research
• Results and Achievement Orientation: Consistently produces high quality work, sets and meets ambitious goals, focused on big picture goal and how to achieve it
• Team Management: Is able to motivate, develop, and direct a team of people around achieving team goals
• Monitoring: Assessment of self, other individuals, and the development of the work to make improvements and take corrective action

Supervisory Responsibility

This individual will manage the Assessment Development team within the Office of Strategy & Data.

Work Environment

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

Physical Demands

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.

Travel

Minimal travel around the state and to limited national meetings and conferences required (~5-10%).
To Apply
Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to education.jobs@tn.gov.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Capital team at 615-741-5158. You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Capital Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Senior Director of District Human Capital Support

Department: Office of Human Capital

Position Title: Senior Director of District Human Capital Support

Reports To: Chief of Human Capital

Location: 710 James Robertson Parkway, 9th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243

Description

The District Human Capital Support team is seeking a Senior Director to lead a new work stream within the Division of Human Capital.  We know that Tennessee districts are seeking to recruit and retain the best talent possible in their classrooms, schools and central office. TDOE wants to allocate resources and support to collaborate with those responsible at the district level for talent initiatives.

In this position, the Senior Director will design, based on a needs assessment and feedback from local districts, a support strategy around human capital work. The right candidate will be a problem-solver who ideally has executive human resources and human capital experience in a school district. They must be a strong communicator with a growth mindset that understands the strengths each district’s brings to the table while also adapting strategies and supports to district’s local context around their human capital needs.  

The Senior Director will also work closely with other staff within the Human Capital Division and report directly to the Chief of Human Capital.

Responsibilities

  • Design and facilitate professional development opportunities for district human capital staff to opt into based on their needs
  • Create cohorts of districts to exchange best practices and discuss current opportunities and challenges
  • Support districts in their design and implementation of Strategic Compensation Plans, with a focus on designing plans that will help districts to recruit, hire, and better support highly effective educators
  • Manage the statewide collection of educator vacancy data, working with districts to ensure timely and accurate reporting of data
  • Leverage a variety of human capital data, including educator vacancy reports, educator preparation provider report cards, evaluation data reports, and strategic compensation plans, in order to support district leaders in making strategic and well-informed human capital decisions
  • Work with districts to improve desirable retention amongst teachers and principals
  • Oversee educator evaluation policy, support and implementation
  • Provide direct support to districts as they seek to troubleshoot immediate and impending human capital needs
  • Develop strong relationships with districts to develop effectiveness partnerships
  • Support districts in their relationships with Education Preparation Providers (EPPs)
  • Develop strong relationships with external sources of talent (i.e. universities, education professionals, etc.)
  • Propose new initiatives based on human capital data to improve workplace culture, performance and management
  • Design and facilitate sessions to improve human capital management policies and practices, including but not limited to recruitment, selection,  and strategic staffing
  • Analyze relevant research to inform policy development related to human capital management
  • All other duties as assigned

Requirements

Education and Experience: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and experience equivalent to seven years of full-time professional educational, instructional or supervisory/administrative work. Additionally, the candidate should have:

·       3+ years’ experience working on human capital initiatives at a district or state level in education

·       Experience with adult development, training and facilitation

·       Ability to perform a variety of high-level activities involved in the research, communication, project management, data and fiscal oversight associated with human capital management and strategic compensation

·       Project management experience, including the establishment of benchmarks and performance metrics to ensure project completion

·       Expertise in human capital management including recruitment, retention and compensation experience

·       Innovative and strategic thinker; solution oriented

·       Excellent work ethic, initiative and high standards for self; ability to manage towards ambitious organizational goals

·       Strong personal presence and communication skills necessary to interact and develop relationships with a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders

·       Strong teamwork, with an ability to collaborate with managers, peers, and direct reports

·       Education policy and program experience at the district, state and/or federal level, preferred

·       Ability to work in a fast paced environment balancing multiple ongoing projects

·       Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail

Salary

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to David.Donaldson@tn.gov

 

Reports To:

Director of Assessment Logistics

Location:

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

Position Description:

The TCAP Logistics Manager oversees the logistics of the paper-based tests (PBT) for the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) including but not limited to grades 3-8, grade 2, high school end-of-course exams, and alternate assessments for grades 2-11. Ownership of this position includes, but is not limited to, all deliverables (e.g., tracking, reviewing, editing, shipment, documentation of procedures and processes, etc.) associated with the logistics of the state assessment to ensure efficient operation of the PBT. The role will have a variety of tasks and responsibilities related to communications, management, and oversight with the ability to multi-task, while maintaining complex schedules, deadlines, and support. The ideal candidate for this job is resourceful, a good problem solver, detailed oriented, and very organized. 

 Specific Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage data and enrollment entries into various platforms
  • Manage the PBT review process (reviewing materials, scheduling, maintaining, and storage area)
  • Maintain paper-based materials in secure storage area
  • Assist with review of miscellaneous documents for consistency/spelling, layouts, style, etc.
  • PBT material ordering, management, and follow-up
  • Oversight of shipping process and procedures along with collaborative communications with both external and internal entities.
  • Submit project deliverables and ensure that they adhere to high quality standards
  • Prepare status reports by gathering, analyzing, and summarizing relevant information
  • Establish effective, clear, and concise project communication plans to execute with fidelity
  • Coordinate the development, edit, and review of user manuals, training materials, and other documents as needed to enable a successful implementation and turnover of the process or systems to districts/schools
  • Obtain, coordinate, and train team members in the User Acceptance Testing process of PBT and other project deliverables
  • Establish and collaborate with multiple internal and external vendor(s), departments, and teams, to ensure minimal disruptions to the state assessment program
  • Analyze program risks and summarize possible next steps
  • Produce accurate and timely detailed debriefs and reports of the program status throughout the life cycle of each project
  • Meet with clients to coordinate clarifying requirements and timelines on a weekly basis
  • Be flexible and agile to support the team across multiple areas in preparation for, and successful execution of, flawless assessment administration
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Suite with expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook with understanding of Google, Formstack, Webex and other software programs.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience as an educator or in a leadership position
  • Understanding of the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program preferred
  • Background in copywriting, editing, and/or technical writing preferred

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

To Apply:

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Education.Jobs@tn.gov.

TCAP Technical Project Manager

Department: Office of Strategy
Classification (Payroll Title): Education Consultant 3
Position Number: 00122083
Reports to: Director of Assessment
Last Revised Date: 2.28.20

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities:  Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high quality education, no matter where they live.  · Whole Child: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. · Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary: The Assessment Logistics team at the Tennessee Department of Education is searching for a technology-savvy Business Analyst who will take ownership of the Online Testing Program and User Acceptance Testing process for the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP). The department is looking for an individual who can take charge of a project and deliver results that will improve the TCAP online administration experience for schools, districts, educators, and students. Our ideal candidate is able work on multiple projects simultaneously and translate business data into digestible information that improves the statewide assessment program.

Minimum Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree in education, business, or related field

·       3+ years of relevant work experience

Essential Functions

1.     Collaborate with TCAP project contracted vendor(s) to effectively monitor progress of tracked and documented issues / defects and/or potential future roadmap features, items and improvements.

  1. Determine priorities of technology updates and enhances to the statewide assessment program based on business needs and requirements.
  2. Serve as the lead for user acceptance testing (UAT) for state assessment platforms and track defects for resolution by vendor and department development teams.
    1. Conduct quality checks on features and functionality of online vendor-provided platforms based on TDOE requirements.
    2. Monitor UAT process and track feedback in collaborative software platforms.
    3. Ensure testing devices (desktops, laptops, and tablets) are updated and ready for UAT sessions.

d.    Manage and document UAT processes and protocols, including:

                                               i.     UAT processes, activities, steps and requirements

                                             ii.     Alignment of testing requirements with business and technical rules and requirements

                                            iii.     UAT process diagrams (i.e. workflows)

                                            iv.     UAT team roles and responsibilities, including identification of and participation management for stakeholders

                                              v.     Facilitation of UAT sessions

                                            vi.     Identification of potential defects

                                           vii.     Compilation of analysis reports

                                         viii.     Approval and signoff

                                            ix.     Follow up on all results

  1. Assist Assessment Team with coordination of assessment readiness tasks such as: quality assurance reviews for TCAP assessments (printer proof review); monitoring and tracking handoffs between the Content, IT, and Assessment teams; conducting research of national best practices and industry standards to inform state planning; and review strategic process and project plans to update with changes in technology.
  2. Serve as project manager for, and/or support leadership in, launch of additional online assessment tools for educators, including classroom formative assessment item banks, interim assessment tools, and integration of assessment platforms with state-provided academic, accountability, and data visibility platforms.
  3. Serve as business owner for the Visibility Tool, including understanding user needs and data flows between internal and external data management systems.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·       Project Management: Has experience with managing the end to end experience—from setting vision to breaking down necessary timelines and components to monitoring progress along the way

·       Technical Experience: Demonstrates working knowledge and expertise with internal and external data management systems

·       Communication Skills: Clear and concise written and oral communication skills

·       Organizational Systems: Demonstrates systems to ensure that priorities and goals are met

Work Environment

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

Physical Demands

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: Education.jobs@tn.gov

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Capital team at 615-741-5158.  You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Capital Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

 

Title II and Equitable Services Coordinator

The Title II and Equitable Services Coordinator position is located in the Division of Federal Programs and Oversight (FPO) and will be charged with ensuring that equitable services to non-public schools and Title II programming are implemented and monitored with fidelity. This position is an integral part of the FPO team and will serve as a content areas expert, working closely with members of the CAO team, CORE, and other stakeholders to ensure the seamless delivery of supports and services to districts. The person in this role should be a clear communicator who is self-directed, organized, highly motivated, and collaborative.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

·       Experience working in an educational setting and knowledge of basic education requirements

·       Knowledge of ESEA/ESSA and service requirements

·       Ensure programs are managed and monitored according to the established framework

·       Provide updated requirements and questions for the annual district plans and needs assessment in collaboration with CORE

·       Liaise with other content experts to determine, share, and provide training on effective practices

·       Communicate and coordinate with ESEA divisional coordinators and other monitoring team members during all phases of the monitoring cycle

·       Design and review results from surveys and other tools that solicit feedback from stakeholders on a regular basis and use that information to inform work

·       Develop presentations and lead trainings/professional learning opportunities on related topics (for LEAs and for TDOE staff).

·       Review and approve assigned sections of the Consolidated Funding Application (i.e. Title II and equitable services)

·       Provide technical assistance to LEAs and other stakeholder groups regarding equitable service requirements of Titles I, II, III, and IV

·       Participate in monitoring of LEAs with non-public and non-traditional schools

·       Serve as ESSA-required Ombudsman for TDOE to monitor equitable services and address

consultation and service issues of non-public schools

·       Serve as the program Coordinator for Title II, part A (Improving Teacher and Leader Quality)

·       Manage the process around National Blue Ribbon and ESEA Distinguished Schools

·       Fulfill educator and district requests focused on the Teacher Cancellation Low Income (TCLI) directory

Qualifications and Expectations:

·       Must have a minimum of three years of experience in education.

·       Must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

·       Travel is required; must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

·       Lead and engage in professional learning offerings and opportunities

·       Ability to build strong stakeholder relationships to ensure school leaders reach their fullest potential.

·       A good steward of time, talent, and resources to support student achievement.

·       Other duties as assigned

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included. Salary Range $60,000-$75,000.

How to Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: Education.jobs@tn.gov

Position Classification:

Education Consultant 3

 

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.