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Full Time Openings: Executive Service

Department: Office of Academics/Early Learning Division

Classification (Payroll Title): Educ Senior Executive Director

Position Number: 00017383

Reports to: Dr. Lisa Coons, Chief of Academic Office

Last Revised Date: 3/07/21

Approximate Salary Range: $115,000- $125,000

Position Summary: This key leadership position in the Early Learning Division of the Office of Academics is charged with ensuring all of Tennessee’s children birth to five have equitable, high-quality early learning opportunities and access to high-quality instruction that ultimately result in improved child outcomes. The Assistant Commission of Early Learning is responsible for leading early learning priorities and initiatives aligned to the department’s strategic plan priorities and providing direct supervision of the Early Learning leadership team. This position directly manages the Voluntary Pre-K program and oversees four primary teams in support of equitable, high-quality early learning. These teams include: Early Learning High-Quality Instructional Materials, Early Childhood Quality & Support Specialists, Head Start State Collaboration, and Pre-K Data Governance. The Assistant Commissioner will a) develop and implement robust and integrated technical assistance supports to school districts and school-administered child care programs, b) target development and strengthening of quality and compliance requirements and monitoring, and c) launch strategic initiatives dedicated to improving state-level supports to districts and programs for improving access to high-quality early learning and child outcomes.

The Assistant Commissioner of Early Learning position plays a key role in the state’s strategic priorities by supporting the development and implementation of an early learning quality framework which defines, measures, and designates quality based on 4 criteria: healthy and safety quality, developmentally appropriate program practices, instructional quality, and staffing quality. This position uniquely sits in the Office of Academics to provide strong Pre-K-12 alignment and coherence across the strategic work of the department. As such, the of Early Learning, collaborates regularly with internal department staff, other state agencies, and external partners to identify proven best practices and to provide the highest quality supports to district and private childcare programs.

An ideal candidate is a results-oriented, hands-on, team player with a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, high energy environment while meeting multiple deadlines and completing multiple tasks. Additionally, an ideal candidate has a strong understanding of child development and foundational literacy and math skills, early childhood leadership experience, knowledge of Head Start program initiatives, familiarity with child care licensing and certification, relevant experience with managing budgets and grants, a track record of supporting high-quality foundational early learning, and an interest in improving Pre-K education. The Assistant Commissioner of Early Learning should be organized, detailed oriented, and have strong communications judgment. This role will require the ability to navigate legal and regulatory requirements, to develop and document clear policies and procedures, and to ensure implementation fidelity. This individual will also emphasize building rapport with district leads and partners to ensure meaningful supports are developed, delivered effectively, and integrated into Pre-K-2 district practices. The Assistant Commissioner must have prior relevant experience in early learning with demonstrated results, as well as expertise in performance management, project management, and stakeholder engagement.

 

Essential Functions

  1. Oversee the development and implementation of programs essential for equitable, high-quality early learning instruction and experiences including vision setting, guidance, technical assistance, grants management, federal and state compliance, and partner/vendor management in the areas of early learning program instruction, licensing/certification, monitoring, coaching, data collection and reporting, and quality resources and supports. 
  2. Provide guidance and support of the Senior Director of Early Childhood Quality & supports in early learning desktop compliance monitoring and implementation of quality monitoring site visits that are aligned to state and federal guidelines and expectations.
  3. Develop and implement annual Voluntary Pre-K Competitive Grant Application process inclusive of stakeholder engagement and input, training and technical assistance supports for districts, scoring rubric fidelity, providing district feedback on scored applications, and making funding-related decision recommendations to the Chief Academic Officer to be shared with the Commissioner and Cabinet.
  4. Provide deep coaching and leadership support to the Early Learning leadership team. 
  5. Oversee the development of a system of Pre-K governance, procedures, and protocols for effective use, monitoring, tracking, analyzing, reporting, maintaining, and sustaining data collected through the early childhood data management system with alignment to K-12 system of data governance.
  6. Oversee and manage the performance management process for strategic, priority, and ongoing project plans including development of new project plans, review/revision of existing project plans, report out updates on progress made, potential risks, and/or shifts in the work.
  7. In collaboration with the Chief Academic Officer, manage the early childhood programmatic and operational budgets. 
  8. Oversee the training and support to department staff, and external stakeholders as needed, around data processes to strengthen the accuracy and efficiency of their data, and increase the trust, use, and impact of enterprise data for our varying layers of stakeholders and audiences.
  9. Analyze state early childhood student, educator, school and district data, performance, and policies to guide Department strategy and statewide decision-making.
  10. Establishes procedures and priorities for developing and coordinating data requests; facilitate group processes to support/sustain high standards of customer support.
  11. Lead the Early Learning leadership team and support cross division operations and maintain professional and productive relationships with districts, federal agencies, other external stakeholders, internal stakeholders, and direct reports.
  12. Contribute to the Pre-K-2 strategic work to ensure strong alignment and coherence.
  13. Provide effective written and verbal communication on all matters related to early learning, leveraging a variety of mediums and formats to ensure consistency and coherence in messaging to internal and external stakeholders.
  14. Develop robust communication strategies for stakeholder engagement, information dissemination, and training events.
  15. Build office culture—both virtually and in-person—to innovate and develop collaborative solutions for to identified problems.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned and/or as necessary to achieve strategic objectives.

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree or higher in early childhood or child development required.

·         Experience as an early childhood education leader is required; school district early childhood leadership experience preferred

  • At least 3 years of experience working closely with state-funded Pre-K programs is recommended
  • Supervisory experience and skills inclusive of coaching up skills of direct reports is required.
  • Experience with managing grant deliverables, reports, and relationships with partners and funders to achieve desired and agreed upon outcomes.

·         Training and experience in Pre-K-2 Tennessee Foundational Skills Curriculum Supplement preferred.

  • Understanding of, and experience with, TN Voluntary Pre-K, Head Start, private school-administered childcare programs, and special education preschool, preferred.

·         Strong planning, organization, and project management experience with managing complex projects and strategic plans that ensure project success is preferred.

  • Experience supporting quality early learning improvements preferred.

·         Dedication to cultivating workplace culture within and across teams.

  • Track record of success in implementing data use to improve decision-making and actions for other stakeholders. 
  • Successful track record working with internal and external stakeholders and partners.

·         Effective written and verbal skills to generate and communicate internal and external reports on quality early learning trends and findings to assist stakeholders in making early childhood quality improvement data-driven decisions.

·         Demonstrated experience working with early childhood datasets to identify, share, and spread high-quality instructional practice.

·         Understanding of measurement, curriculum, instruction, and assessment in Pre-K education.

 

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 quality early childhood instruction and programming.

·         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: Ability 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 directly manage the Early Learning Leadership team consisting of the Senior Director of Early Childhood Quality & Supports, Senior Director of Pre-K Data Governance, Coordinator of Early Learning High-Quality Instructional Materials, as well as all associated grant related reporting within the Division of Early Learning.

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.

Travel
Minimal travel around the state and to limited national meetings and conferences required (~5-10%).

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.

Position Title: Chief Operating Officer

Reports To: Deputy Commissioner, Operations

Location:

Tennessee Department of Education

710 James Robertson Parkway            

Nashville, TN 37243

Last Revised Date: 10/13/2020

 

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

Position Summary:         

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) serves as a leader over three divisions—Finance, Information Technology, and District Operations— and reports to the Deputy Commissioner to ensure operational supports are delivered consistently, at high quality, and with focus on accuracy, timeliness, and completeness. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) also ensures that all Finance, Information Technology, and District Operations operations align robustly to the department’s strategic plan and both internal and external stakeholders are supported in their partnerships and implementations. This individual must be solutions-oriented, collaborative, strategic, and organized.

The Office of the Chief Operating Officer include the divisions of Finance, Information Technology, and District Operations.  While maintaining an unwaivering commitment to what is best for students, the Chief Operating Officer manages day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives across these divisions, establishing and maintaining coherence and collaboration, and ensuring divisional supports meet stakeholder needs, meet performance benchmarks, and align to strategic outcomes.  This work requires the navigation and management of state government contexts—both within the Tennessee Department of Education and to other aligned state agencies, governmental bodies and entities, and local education agencies—and programmatic goals of the department to continuously improve service delivery while following and bolstering internal controls.  The role requires dynamic leadership responsive to day-to-day issues while also continuing to build office culture and alignment to the strategic vision to meet long-term goals to advance educational outcomes for students in Tennessee.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         10+ Years of Operations and/or Strategic Management

·         High level of personal responsibility, optimism, and judgment

·         Commitment to excellence and problem-solving

·         Ability to prioritize critical tasks

·         Ability to collaborate effectively with others

·         Dedication to cultivating workplace culture

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills

·         Graduate degree in relevant field preferred

·         Experience in education preferred

Stakeholders:

The position will work closely with the Deputy Commissioner, Operations and the assistant commissioners of Finance, Information Technology, and District Operations to deliver supports to the following key stakeholder groups among others:

·         Commissioner

·         Department Cabinet: Includes all chiefs across the department

·         Department Executive Leadership Team: Includes all assistant commissioners

·         Office of the Governor

·         General Assembly

·         Local Education Agency (LEAs) Leadership

·         External Organization: Includes partners, vendors, philanthropies/foundations, etc.

 

Strategic Initiatives:

·         Fiscal Strategy and Management: The Chief Operating Officer, in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer, will develop and manage strategic budgeting and fiscal management and will:

o   Ensure strong state fiscal stewardship of funds by developing and managing organizational budgets;

o   Refine programmatic approaches to budget management through agency-wide training and culture-building on the use of budget dashboards to ensure appropriate spenddown against budgets;

o   Lead collaboration with divisions across the agency—including closely with the Performance Management Division—to ensure alignment between budgets and project and process plans;

o   Analyze grants management to ensure streamlined strategies are leveraged across the agency and out to districts to maximize flexibilities and alignment to strategic initiatives;

o   Manage the codification and continuous improvement of project and process plans to advance the organization’s strategic vision;

o   Provide high-quality supports to local education agencies; and

o   Develop strategies for  the reallocation of unspent funds throughout the fiscal year based on return on investment measures in collaboration with the Performance Management Division.

 

·         Information Technology Strategy and Management: The Chief Operating Officer, in collaboration with the Chief Information Officer, will develop and manage strategic technology initiatives including, but not limited to:

o   Strategic development—including managing interagency collaboration and coherence—and rollout of a rigorous online tool to support teachers, parents, and other stakeholders;

o   Update and provide strategic vision for a renewed education information and data platform, including technological capability and managing data privacy policy;

o   Provide strategic support and vision around technological capacity, training, and development needed for the organization to meet its strategic goals as it transitions to a largely work-from-home organization;

o   Manage the codification and continuous improvement of project and process plans to advance the organization’s strategic vision; and

o   Analyze information technology supports to districts to ensure alignment to overall strategic plan, adapting to new district needs based on context, and leveraging federal funds to meet district needs.

 

·         District Operations Strategy and Management: The Chief Operating Officer, in collaboration with the Assistant Commissioner, District Operations, will develop and manage strategic initiatives related to supporting districts including, but not limited to:

o   Ensuring high-quality, consistent services are provided to districts and are aligned to federal funding requirements;

o   Collaborating with other state agencies across the state of Tennessee to ensure the quality development and implementation of integrated projects;

o   Providing strategic support and vision around school safety, nutrition, transporation, and coordinated school health;

o   Manage the codification and continuous improvement of project and process plans to advance the organization’s strategic vision; and

o   Continuously analyze and improve supports to districts aligned to the strategic plan and ensure strong communication and partnership between the state department and local education agencies.

 

·         External Stakeholder Management: The Chief Operating Officer, in collaboration with the Deputy Commissioner, Operations, will partner with the Office of the Governor, the Tennessee State Legislature, other state agencies, philanthropic partners, and local education agencies to:

o   Co-develop and manage cross-cutting projects between multiple state agencies;

o   Provide the Office of the Governor and the Tennessee State Legislature answers to requests, policy and legislative proposal analyses, and other services as requested; and

o   Identify and leverage philanthropic opportunities to further the goals of the strategic plan.

 

·         Internal Management:  The Chief Operating Officer will serve on the Cabinet and play a key role in ensuring the department’s operations continue to work as efficiently as possible in the service of programmatic goals.  This will include leadership over high-profile initiatives or issues as they arise, the development of unique project plans aligned to strategic plans, and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to problem solve in a variety of contexts.

o   Customer Focus: A consistent consideration of the needs of internal and external customers, to provide service at a high level of quality, and to evaluate customer satisfaction

o   Developing Direct Reports and Others: Ability to set and communicate high expectations, to delegate tasks effectively, and to motivate and develop others in a manner that maximizes productivity and morale

 

Essential Functions:

·         Serve as a member of Cabinet, setting and owning organization visioning, strategy, and outcomes

·         Make critical decisions—in consultation with the Deputy Commissioner, Operations, the Commissioner, and Cabinet—to advance educational outcomes for students in Tennessee

·         Build office culture—both virtually and in-person—to innovate and develop collaborative solutions to critical problems

·         Manage the codification and continuous improvement of project and process plans to advance the organization’s strategic vision

·         Continuously analyze and improve supports to districts aligned to the strategic plan and ensure strong communication and partnership between the state department and local education agencies

·         Manage three divisions—Finance, Information Technology, and District Operations—using performance management structures to meet organizational strategic performance and long-term outcomes and goals

·         Lead and manage the fiscal health of the agency, including with robust measures of return on investments aligned to performance management structures

·         Lead and manage the development of information technology systems and supports, both at the state and local levels, designed to efficiently meet requirements and robustly serve students’ academic needs

·         Support district operations essential for child wellbeing, including guidance, technical assistance, grants management, federal and state compliance, and partner/vendor management in the areas of nutrition, safety, transportation, and physical health

·         Provide key updates to Deputy Commissioner and Cabinet to ensure cross-divisional alignment within the department and to ensure agency leadership is well-informed at all times

·         Liaise with other state agencies to ensure opportunities for collaboration are surfaced and leveraged to improve services to Tennessee studentsDevelop and manage strategic budgets aligned to strategic programmatic projects in collaboration with the Deputy Commissioner, Operations and Chief Financial Officer

·         Perform other duties as assigned to address agency needs

 

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.

 

Travel:
This position does not require travel at this time.

Salary and Benefits:

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

 

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 James M. Paul at james.paul@tn.gov.  Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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.

About the Department

The Tennessee Department of Education operates with the vision that we will set all students on a path to success. Guided by its strategic plan, Best for All, the department prioritizes:

·         Quality Academic Programs: All Tennessee students will have access to a high-quality education, no matter where they live.

·         Whole Child Support: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all kids.

·         Teachers and Leaders: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

 

Human Capital Division

Human Capital division seeks to ensure that Tennessee sets a new path for the education profession and is the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Job Title

Coordinator of Educator Effectiveness, Educator Effectiveness Team

Charge

The educator effectiveness team manages and leads all aspects of the educator evaluation system and supports district development of effective personalized professional learning systems. The coordinator will report directly to the senior director of educator effectiveness and will work with a variety of department members, educators across the state, and other stakeholders. In this position, the coordinator will promote Tennessee’s vision of what it means to be an effective educator by coordinating logistical support of team projects and systems and supporting professional learning content development.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Ensures the efficient and successful workflow of the educator effectiveness team

·         Schedules and manages logistics for team projects and systems, including face-to-face and virtual trainings and meetings

·         Assures that team projects and systems are carried out efficiently, progress on schedule, and adhere to established quality standards

·         Coordinates cooperative and collaborative opportunities among team members as needed to meet project and system goals

·         Identifies and implements improvements to team systems as a whole, including technology solutions greater efficiency for both the internal team and external stakeholders

·         Authors and manages internal and external communications, agreements, and status reports

·         Supports professional learning content development

·         Facilitates feedback collection and analysis for all educator effectiveness projects

·         Attends and participates in all team and division meetings

·         Performs other duties related to team initiatives as assigned

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

·         Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university that demonstrates the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills

·         Experience in pk-12 education and/or adult learning/coaching, student growth portfolio implementation experience a plus

·         Project management experience and/or teacher/school leadership experience

·         Strong command of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, or comparable applications

·         Ability to think strategically and innovatively, bringing a solution-oriented, data-savvy and technology-savvy approach to improving existing systems and processes

·         A self-starter mindset with the ability to take initiative where appropriate

·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, organizing and balancing multiple ongoing projects of various sizes simultaneously

·         Ability to collaborate with managers, peers, and across teams

·         Excellent work ethic and high standards for self and others

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

·         Strong organizational and time management skills

 

Salary
Commensurate with experience and results

 

To Apply

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

Pursuant to the State of TN's policy of non-discrimination, the 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.

Position Title: Coordinator, Procurement and Logistics

Reports To: Senior Director, Procurement and Logistics

Location:

Tennessee Department of Education

710 James Robertson Parkway, 10th floor

Nashville, TN 37243

 

Position Description: 

The procurement and logistics coordinator is responsible for executing processes and projects that procure goods and services for the agency, and putting those goods and services to use.

 

Specific Position Responsibilities:

·         Reviews and updates process and project plans related to their work

·         Works with other coordinators to ensure cross-training in all functions

·         Monitors self-performance and performance of the team via reports and adjusts work accordingly

·         Executes process and project plans as assigned

·         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

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

·         Provides other operational support to the agency as requested.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

·         Strong attention to detail

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

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

·         Proficient in Microsoft SharePoint

·         Proficient in online survey tools

·         Strong written and oral communication skills

·         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

·         Meticulous attention to detail and exceptional organization

To Apply:

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

Department: Human Capital

Classification (Payroll Title):

Position Number:

Reports to: Senior Director of Professional Learning and Leadership

Anticipated Salary: 90,000

Last Revised Date: 5/4/21

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 Director of Leadership is a member of the Professional Learning Team within the Office of Human Capital. The person in this role will drive key processes and design key content used to achieve our Human Capital vision for Tennessee to be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader. Leadership development content creation and facilitation for groups of Principals, Assistant Principal, and Instructional Supervisors is the core work for this role.

 

Minimum Qualifications

- School based leadership experience (assistant principal of instruction or instructional coach required; principal or district leadership preferred)

- Experience coaching, managing, and developing school-based teammates including teachers, coaches, and leaders

- Significant experience planning and facilitating professional development for educators

- Proven school-based student growth and achievement outcomes that are the result of applicant’s leadership practices

- Strong knowledge base that aligns with key department priorities including early literacy foundational skills, high quality instructional materials, whole child supports, and educator preparation and retention

Essential Functions

- Professional learning content creation

     o  Create leadership development focused professional learning content that is used in both live online sessions and asynchronous modules for various leadership cohorts across our state

     o  Create online asynchronous teacher professional development resources

     o  Collaborate with various teams across the department to support their content being accessed through professional development events

- Endorsement pathway planning and coordination

     o Oversee department created endorsement pathways

     o Ensure course content is continually improving

     o Monitor participant effectiveness data to ensure programs are rigorous and successful

     o Manage scoring systems and ensure participant scoring is normed

- Adult learning training and development

     o Facilitate department wide training on adult learning best practices

     o  Review professional development and training materials being released by the department and provide feedback                 and coaching around content creation and execution

     o  Analyze department adult learning impact and effectiveness data and run continuous improvement processes

-  Other leadership development and professional learning responsibilities as assigned

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

· Project planning and management:

    o  plan and implement large scale, statewide projects through multiple layers of a delivery chain

    o  independently balance multiple projects and workstreams while meeting deadlines acrossprojects

·  Communication:

    o Capacity to clearly and effectively present to audiences of various sizes that include multiple stakeholders

· Relationship building:

    o build and maintain positive and effective working relationships with teammates on Professional Leaning, within                      Human Capital, and across other teams withing the department

    o build and maintain positive and effective working relationships with districts, instructional staff, vendors, and external partners

· Backwards planning:

     o  set goals for various project and work streams and backwards plan to ensure timelines, milestones, formative, and                summative metrics are achieved along the way

     o Capacity to breakdown large goals into key content that drives development work

· Customer focus: A tendency to consistently consider the needs of internal and external customers, to provide service at a high level of quality, and to evaluate customer satisfaction

 

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

No travel is required for this role 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.

Position Title:        

Director of Relief Funding Oversight

Reports To:

Assistant Commissioner, Division of Federal Programs and Oversight

Location:

Central Office based

 

Position Description:

The Director of Relief Funding Oversight will be positioned within the Federal Programs and Oversight, reporting directly to the Assistant Commissioner. The Director of Relief Funding Oversight will lead the relief funding workstreams in FPO and carry out responsibilities, including the review of funding applications, monitoring, federal data reporting, district technical assistance, and support for relief funding. This position is responsible for the direct supervision of three (3) divisional staff and requires management and oversight of multiple projects and initiatives pertaining to relief funding, including the ESSER and GEER grants.

 

Specific Position Responsibilities:

·         Supervision and development of three divisional consultants assigned to districts for the implementation support of Relief Funding programs

·         Training of state, district, and school staff on Relief Funding initiatives.

·         Review of the top 20 large urban district’s funding applications and revisions for relief grants.

·         Management of data collection to meet required state and federal data reporting requirements for relief grants

·         Development and facilitation of multiple levels of training on relief requirements and expectations for school districts and other stakeholders

·         General training and meeting facilitation

·         Supervision of staff to ensure all timelines and grant requirements are met

·         Other duties as assigned

 

 

Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree (minimum) in relevant field

·         Five years of experience with federal grants

·         Three years of experience with grant management

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – proficiency with Excel and Word required

·         Supervisory experience/skills

·         Effective organizational and communication skills (oral and written)

 

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: education.jobs@tn.gov.

Position Title:        

 East Tennessee Division Coordinator of Relief Funding Oversight

Reports To:

Vacant, Director of Relief Funding, Division of Federal Programs and Oversight

Location:

Regionally Based

 

Position Description:

The Coordinator Team of Relief Funding Oversight will support all of the relief funding workstreams in FPO. These workstream include the responsibilities of funding applications, required monitoring, federal data reporting, district technical assistance, and support for relief funding.

 

Specific Position Responsibilities:

·         Training of state, district, and school staff on Relief Funding initiatives.

·         Review of the district’s funding applications and revisions for relief funding applications and grant requirements.

·         Management of data collection to meet required state and federal data reporting requirements for relief grants

·         Development and facilitation of multiple levels of training on relief requirements and expectations for school districts and other stakeholders

·         General training and meeting facilitation

·         Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree (minimum) in relevant field

·         Five years of experience with federal grants

·         Three years of experience with grant management

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – proficiency with Excel and Word required

·         Supervisory experience/skills

·         Effective organizational and communication skills (oral and written)

 

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: education.jobs@tn.gov.

Department: Finance

Classification (Payroll Title): EC3

Position Number: 00101540

Reports to: Senior Director, Local Finance

Last Revised Date: 12.16.20

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 local finance team is seeking a data manager role to support the foundational work within the local finance team. The team is responsible for student enrollment data used in determining both federal and state allocations to LEAs, as well as reporting financial and non-financial data to federal and state agencies, and internal stakeholders.

The finance data manager will support this fast-paced work throughout the entire team, including providing student enrollment data for allocations, report card and annual statistical report files, federal reporting and various other special requests.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Essential Functions

·         Prepare student data information for allocations of federal and state funds

·         Prepare and submit annual NCES and F33 reports

·         Oversee team contracts with outside vendors

·         Provide support to districts in the submission of district-level student data to the state

·         Providing other support to the division as requested.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

• 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

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

• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

• Proactive in researching and proposing solutions to perceived problems

• Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel (Can readily use lookups, pivot tables, and compound formulas)

• Basic knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint preferred

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

• Strong oral communication skills

 

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
No travel is required for this role 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.

Department: Finance

Reports to: Assistant Commissioner, Finance

Last Revised Date: 3.31.21

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 team is seeking a Finance Director to support the foundational work within the Division of Finance. The division is responsible for agency-wide budget, grants management, local finance, internal operations, and procurement.

The Finance Director will be responsible for creating and maintaining agency-wide budgets. This includes division and project specific budgets, grant budgets, and agency-wide budgets. They will also be responsible for providing ongoing technical assistance to internal teams on all budget related topics.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and experience equivalent to substantial (five or more years of) 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 with the State of Tennessee.

Essential Functions

• Providing exceptional customer service to internal stakeholders, including working with teams to create budgets and providing ongoing technical assistance through both formal and informal channels.

• Performing internal reporting on budget statuses, including regular updates on spending and budget variances.

• Continuously improve process of internal reporting in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer and in service of program stakeholders and Department leaders to ensure quality implementation of programs and services to the field

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

• Facilitates conversations with the Department of Finance and Administration regarding agency-wide budget matters.

• Prepare budget related documentation for external stakeholders as business needs require.

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 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

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
No travel is required for this role 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.

Department: Finance

Classification (Payroll Title):

Position Number:

Reports to: Senior Director-Procurement & Logistics

Last Revised Date: 3.31.21

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 and ensuring that all procurements meet compliance requirements set forth in state and federal law.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field

3-5 years of related experiences

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

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
No travel is required for this role 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.

Position Title:        

Middle Tennessee Division Coordinator of Relief Funding Oversight

Reports To:

Vacant, Director of Relief Funding, Division of Federal Programs and Oversight

Location:

Regionally Based

 

Position Description:

The Coordinator Team of Relief Funding Oversight will support all of the relief funding workstreams in FPO. These workstream include the responsibilities of funding applications, required monitoring, federal data reporting, district technical assistance, and support for relief funding.

 

Specific Position Responsibilities:

·         Training of state, district, and school staff on Relief Funding initiatives.

·         Review of the district’s funding applications and revisions for relief funding applications and grant requirements.

·         Management of data collection to meet required state and federal data reporting requirements for relief grants

·         Development and facilitation of multiple levels of training on relief requirements and expectations for school districts and other stakeholders

·         General training and meeting facilitation

·         Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree (minimum) in relevant field

·         Five years of experience with federal grants

·         Three years of experience with grant management

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – proficiency with Excel and Word required

·         Supervisory experience/skills

·         Effective organizational and communication skills (oral and written)

 

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: education.jobs@tn.gov.

Division: Performance Management Division

Classification (Payroll Title): EDUC CONSULTANT 3

Position Number:

Reports to: Senior Director, Performance Management Division

Last Revised Date: March 8, 2021

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.

 

Office: Human Capital

Classification (Payroll Title): TBD

Position Number: TBD

Reports to: Chief of Staff for the Office of Human Capital

Last Revised Date: 3/30/21

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 Educator Recruitment Manager is responsible for recruiting educators for schools and districts across the state. This individual contributes to the Best for All strategic plan by building a strong educator pipeline, directly in line with Priority Three: Educators. The ideal candidate is an independent and goal-oriented relationship builder, with experience in recruitment and networking.

   

Minimum Qualifications

·         Education: Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, business administration, marketing/communications, education, or a related field required. Master’s degree preferred.

·         Experience: At least 5 years of work experience in talent management, education, nonprofit, business, or consulting required.

 

Essential Functions

1.      Talent Recruitment

·         Leverage social media and other virtual platforms to build awareness job opportunities

·         Build relationships with individuals and organizations (e.g., colleges) that create pipelines of prospective educators

·         Develop and implement a strategy for recruiting educators from out of state

·         Maintain and update the Department’s educator recruitment tools, including the TN Teacher Jobs Board and TN teacher Jobs Connection.

·         Collect and use data to determine the efficacy of recruitment efforts and to inform future planning

2.      Project Management

·         Track progress toward recruitment goals each year

·         Develop timelines and work plans that include a variety of strategies for networking and recruitment, data collection and project reporting, and relationship management

·         Report on progress on a regular basis, and determine strategies for course correction as needed to meet recruitment targets

·         Develop organizational systems to manage contacts, scheduling, project milestones, etc.

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·         Goal Orientation: Ability to set goals, break them down into tasks and milestones, and take strategic and sustained action to meet those goals

·         Relationship Building: Ability to network broadly and to maintain collegial, mutually beneficial relationships with individuals and partner organizations

·         Consistency and Follow Through: Impeccable organizational skills and the ability to follow through on all commitments in a timely fashion

·         Prioritization: Ability to process multiple, concurrent demands, to sequence work activities, and to manage one’s time in order to meet all deadlines and produce high-quality work

·         Communication: Ability to convey ideas and information clearly through oral and written communication channels and to tailor messaging for various audiences

·         Presentation Skills: Ability to present in a clear, engaging, and informative manner to small and large audiences

·         Customer Focus: A tendency to consistently consider the needs of internal and external customers, to provide service at a high level of quality, and to evaluate customer satisfaction

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not require supervision of direct reports 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
This role may require travel within and outside of the state.

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.

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.

 

The 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.

Department: Academics and Instructional Strategy

Classification (Payroll Title): Education Consultant 3

Position Number: 00068610

Reports to: Senior Director of Literacy, Humanities, and Instructional Support

Location:

Staff members can reside anywhere in Tennessee.

 

Office:

Tennessee Department of Education

710 James Robertson Parkway, 9th floor

Nashville, TN 37243

Last Revised Date: 04/16/21

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

Department 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: If teachers have access to high-quality instructional materials along with knowledge-building opportunities and ongoing implementation supports grounded in those materials, the result will be dramatic and sustained improvement in classroom practice and ultimately student outcomes. In spring 2020, Tennessee districts selected and implemented new, high-quality English language arts materials at all grade levels. In summer 2020, Tennessee won a five-year, $20-million Federal grant to facilitate regional networks designed to support districts’ implementation of their new materials. The Secondary Literacy Coordinator will play a crucial role in this scope of work in addition to leading and supporting a variety of other projects.

Key Qualifications:

●        Ability to effectively execute a vision and theory of action into a project plan with clear deliverables.

●        Experience in a school district as a literacy coach, instructional supervisor, or school leader.

●        Deep understanding of components of high-quality instructional materials for secondary literacy and the ability to apply implementation strategy to various content areas and multiple curricula.

●        Strong background in literacy content and pedagogy; secondary grades experience preferred.

●        Experience developing and supporting professional learning materials through the vertical spine: district leadership, school leadership, and classroom.

●        Experience cultivating high-quality instructional materials into a digital framework that can easily be used through multiple learning platforms.

●        Master’s degree in literacy education, curriculum development, or related field preferred.

●        Familiarity with multiple high-quality instructional materials on Tennessee state adoption list preferred.

●        Ability to review district waivers for high-quality instructional materials in ELA, social studies and humanities and assess whether waiver meets state standards and can be implemented effectively by educators.

Essential Functions:

●        Serve as internal subject matter expert on state-level activities related to 7-12 ELA, social studies and humanities.

●        Lead and support literacy-related projects as needed, including contributing to TDOE’s comprehensive set of early literacy supports for educators, children, and families.

●        Effectively communicate program vision and progress to internal and external stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

●        Content expertise: Deep understanding of high-quality ELA/literacy curriculum and instruction

●        Communication skills: Strong written and oral communication skills

●        Big-picture orientation: Ability to understand and navigate priorities of own role and department within larger context

●        Relationship skills: Ability to build positive relationships with diverse team members and stakeholders

●        Detail orientation: Excellent organization and ability to meet deadlines

●        Service orientation: Commitment to providing excellent customer service to districts

●        Achievement orientation: Ability to focus on end goal and adjust course as needed along the way

●        Learning leader: Knowledge of principles of professional learning that drive and sustain change

Supervisory Responsibility: This role is not responsible for supervising staff.

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

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

Position Type: This is a full-time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8am to 4:30pm with an hour-long lunch break each weekday.

Travel: Some travel (~15-25%) across the state is required. A driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.

Other Duties: Please note that 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 this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time and/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 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 service in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.

The 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.

Division: Information Systems – TN DOE

Reports to: Director, Project and Program Management

Overview:

The Information System Group for the Tennessee Department of Education is seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager and Scrum Master to assist the department in project portfolio management and Agile coaching / mentorship across project teams.   This position will be part coach and player taking on responsibilities that drive consistency and maturity in project portfolio management.

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage intake of requests across various work streams. 
  • Coach and manage teams on Agile, Scrum and Kanban best practices. 
  • Act as an Agile advocate educating others on roles, ceremonies, and benefits.
  • Adherence to and creation of new process performance metrics. 
  • Scheduling and managing 5 levels of planning. 
  • Facilitating and managing Agile ceremonies. 
  • Oversee design, implementation, QA and validation supporting technologies changes. 
  • Facilitate daily scrums, and meetings to monitor project progress. 
  • Provide status updates to management teams. 
  • Conduct meetings and presentations to share findings. 
  • Clear obstacles and roadblocks on behalf of team(s). 
  • Build high functioning Agile teams maximizing sprint capacity and velocity. 
  • Build and foster collaborative relationships with internal teams, product owners and stakeholders. 
  • Manage external interference resulting in a consistent delivery of commitments. 
  • Drive improvements around requirements and acceptance criteria. 
  • Implement and drive performance metrics and results across projects and teams.
  • Introduce portfolio management techniques and processes across project teams.
  • Communicate portfolio results to management on project and team status.
  • Mentor others for success by identifying coaching and improvement opportunities.

Required Skills: 

  • Minimum of 4 years related experience in an Agile-focused (Scrum) software delivery environment.
  • Minium of 2 years leading multiple project teams.
  • Experience in portfolio and or program management.
  • Strong understanding of agile Scrum practices (e.g., sprints, estimation, prioritization, burndown tracking, release planning/scoping). 
  • Strong understanding of agile Scrum ceremonies (e.g., daily stand-ups, demonstrations, retrospectives, Scrum of Scrums) 
  • Strong understanding of software delivery, particularly in the software environment (e.g., understanding of development and test environments). 
  • Familiarity with Scrum and Kanban concepts. 
  • Awareness of Agile technology practices (e.g., Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing) 
  • Self-starter accustomed to a fast-paced environment. 
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a team diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory. 
  • Knowledge of numerous, well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (examples: Burndown techniques, Retrospective formats, handling bugs). 
  • Demonstrable servant leadership skills in the areas of group facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency. 
  • Experience using software tools to manage scrum teams. 
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills. 
  • Scrum Master certification (CSM, SSM, PSM, SAFE). 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

To apply:

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

Position Title:        

Senior Project Manager

Reports To:

Chief - Office of Districts and Schools

Location:

Nashville, TN

 

Position Description:        

The Senior Project Manager serves on the  leadership team along with leads from the five divisions in the Office of District and Schools This individual must be solutions-oriented, extremely organized, a quick thinker, and have sound judgement.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for ensuring streamlined activities within the Office of Districts and Schools are aligned to the department's priorities as directed by the Chief of Districts and Schools. This individual is responsible for overseeing implementation and communication of the strategic and prioritized projects  management of projects and other key initiatives.

 

Specific Position Responsibilities:

·         Support the Chief of Districts and Schools in all assigned responsibilities, serving as extended capacity in mission critical work

·         Provide legislative and policy analysis, integrating best practices and a deep understanding of department activities, past and present

·         Coordinate and track all bill assignments delegated to the Office of Districts and Schools 

·         Provide thought partnership as needed with chief and assistant commissioners to facilitate effective decision making for the office

·         Address all requests from the chief, which may include special projects, attending meetings on behalf of  the chief, and following up with staff or external stakeholders 

·         Complete deliverables for the Governor’s office or special department projects as

they assigned

·         Draft concise policy and decision memos that clearly articulate analysis, key points, and conclusions

·         Facilitate and cultivate relationships with external stakeholder groups

·         Design and implement strategic project plans as assigned, owning key initiatives that require cross-functional teams

·         Help craft strategic communications documents, talking points, and presentations to ensure coherence  

 

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. 

 

Stakeholders:

The position will work closely with the Chief of Districts and Schools and her assistant commissioners to deliver supports to the following key stakeholder groups among others:

·         Commissioner

·         Department Cabinet: Includes all chiefs across the department

·         Department Executive Leadership Team: Includes all assistant commissioners

·         Office of the Governor

·         General Assembly

·         Local Education Agency (LEAs) Leadership

·         External Organization: Includes partners, vendors, philanthropies/foundations, etc. 

 

Qualifications:

·         High level of personal responsibility, optimism, and judgment

·         Commitment to excellence and problem-solving

·         Ability to prioritize critical tasks

·         Ability to collaborate effectively with others

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills

·         At least five years’ experience in education or related field

·         Graduate degree in relevant field preferred

 

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is 75-85k and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

 

Pursuant to the State of TN'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.

 

 

To Apply 

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

Position Title:             Staff Attorney

Reports To:                  General Counsel

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

Position Description:            

The attorneys of the Office of General Counsel (OGC) provide legal advice and support to the Commissioner of Education, Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) personnel, and the State Special Schools. In addition, the OGC speaks at conferences, conventions, and workshops across the state for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and state education and child-focused organizations regarding education law. The staff attorney will report to the General Counsel and assist the OGC in providing day to day legal support to the TDOE and State Special Schools by:

·         Providing proactive and strategic legal support to ensure the TDOE’s activities conform to all federal and state law and rules by:

o   Performing thorough and timely research and providing answers to legal questions;

o   Communicating the TDOE’s position on matters of education law to parents, school officials, and other stakeholders as assigned;

o   Providing technical assistance and training to TDOE personnel, LEAs, and other education stakeholders on compliance with T.C.A. Title 49, the rules of the Tennessee State Board of Education, and applicable federal education law;

o   Conducting legislative analysis of education related bills introduced in General Assembly, as assigned by General Counsel;

o   Investigating workplace discrimination/harassment complaints and other employment related issues as assigned;

o   Drafting policies and procedures for the TDOE and state special schools;

o   Responding to complaints of workplace discrimination/harassment filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Tennessee Human Rights Commission; and

o   Assisting the Attorney General’s office in defending employment related litigation brought against the TDOE.

Qualifications:

J.D. with current State of TN law license.

Experience in education law or advising government agencies preferred but not required.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary:  $65,000-$80,000 commensurate with experience. 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 Kim.Pomeroy@tn.gov .

Pursuant to the State of TN's policy of non-discrimination, the 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.

 
 
 

Position Title:             Staff Attorney for Contracts

Reports To:                  General Counsel

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

Position Description:            

The attorneys of the Office of General Counsel (OGC) provide legal advice and support to the Commissioner of Education, Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) personnel, and the State Special Schools. The OGC also provides specific legal support to the TDOE procurement team and TDOE program personnel by assisting in the drafting and review of contracts and solicitations and providing other legal support to ensure that the TDOE remains in compliance with all state laws and administrative rules regarding the procurement of goods and services by state agencies. In addition to supporting the TDOE procurement process, this staff attorney will also be called upon to provide day-to-day legal support to other areas of TDOE work including:

·         Providing proactive and strategic legal support to ensure the TDOE’s activities conform to all federal and state law and rules by:

o   Performing thorough and timely research and providing answers to legal questions;

o   Communicating the TDOE’s position on matters of education law to parents, school officials, and other stakeholders as assigned;

o   Providing technical assistance and training to TDOE personnel, LEAs, and other education stakeholders on compliance with T.C.A. Title 49, the rules of the Tennessee State Board of Education, and applicable federal education law;

o   Conducting legislative analysis of education related bills introduced in General Assembly, as assigned by General Counsel;

o   Investigating workplace discrimination/harassment complaints and other employment related issues as assigned;

o   Drafting policies and procedures for the TDOE and state special schools;

o   Responding to complaints of workplace discrimination/harassment filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Tennessee Human Rights Commission; and

o   Assisting the Attorney General’s office in defending employment related litigation brought against the TDOE.

Qualifications:

J.D. with current State of TN law license.

Experience in contracts law and advising government agencies preferred but not required.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary:  $65,000-$80,000 commensurate with experience. 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 Kim.Pomeroy@tn.gov .

Pursuant to the State of TN's policy of non-discrimination, the 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.

Department: Office of Strategy

Last Revised Date: 4.9.21

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 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Development Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the development of TCAP assessments and ensuring the creation of high-quality assessments. This person will be required to engage in all aspects of test design including the development of test and item specifications, item writing and review, and form building in the assigned grade levels and subject areas. This position will work closely with our assessment vendors, other state employees, and leading educators from across the state to provide high quality and rigorous assessments.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required • Advanced degree preferred

A minimum of three (3) years classroom teaching experience in social studies, English, or humanities, including at least one year in the state of Tennessee

A track record of dramatically improving student achievement

Essential Functions

1.       Lead the assessment design work including development of test and item specifications for summative (TCAP) and formative assessments in humanities, including but not limited to social studies assessments

2.       Review items for alignment with item specifications and review tests for alignment to test specifications

3.      Recruit, train, mentor, and manage teams of contracted Tennessee educators dedicated to providing quality assessments

4.      Collaborate with content specialists in other divisions of the Department of Education with regards to providing rigorous assessments

5.      Assist with various tasks such as alignment studies, cognitive labs, or standard setting, as needed.

6.      Apply knowledge of item statistics to the evaluation of items and assembly of tests

7.      Collaborate with the assessment vendor scoring services to ensure adherence to TDOE expectations.

8.      Gather and resolve feedback from multiple sources on assessment items

9.      Create and deliver high quality presentations to teachers across the state

10.   Respond to district questions regarding TCAP assessments

11.  Willing to be flexible in assuming diverse responsibilities in preparation for, and execution of, effective and efficient state assessment program

12.  Lead the development of a series of formative assessments in the assigned grade level/subject areas including: designing test specifications, managing development processes including internal partner and stakeholder reviews, and quality control reviews of vendor deliverables.

13.  Develop field-facing training materials and support documentation necessary to support the administration and interpretation of formative assessments in the assigned grade level and subject areas.

14.   Manage an annual feedback cycle focused on engagement with the field necessary to update or refresh the series of formative assessments.

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·         Ability to lead remote team members

·         Evidence of continuous improvement and ongoing learning orientation

·         Desire to work with educators from across the state and country to deepen perspective of effective instruction

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate complex matters with educators in a clear and empowering manner.

·         Experience working with diverse teams successfully

·         Strong organizational skills and track record of managing projects to meet deadlines and achieve milestones over time

·         Experience developing high-stakes and/or formative assessments, preferred

·         A degree in a humanities or closely related area, preferred

 

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 is required for this role 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 and letter of intent to: David.laird@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.

Department: Office of Strategy

Last Revised Date: 4.9.21

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 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Development Coordinator for STEM fields is responsible for coordinating the development of TCAP assessments and ensuring the creation of high-quality assessments. This person will be required to engage in all aspects of test design including the development of test and item specifications, item writing and review, and form building in the assigned grade levels and subject areas. This position will work closely with our assessment vendors, other state employees, and leading educators from across the state to provide high quality and rigorous assessments.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required • Advanced degree preferred

A minimum of three (3) years classroom teaching experience in math or science, including at least one year in the state of Tennessee

A track record of dramatically improving student achievement

Essential Functions

1.      Lead the assessment design work including development of test and item specifications for summative (TCAP) and formative assessments in science and math

2.       Review items for alignment with item specifications and review tests for alignment to test specifications

3.      Recruit, train, mentor, and manage teams of contracted Tennessee educators dedicated to providing quality assessments

4.      Collaborate with content specialists in other divisions of the Department of Education with regards to providing rigorous assessments

5.      Assist with various tasks such as alignment studies, cognitive labs, or standard setting, as needed.

6.      Apply knowledge of item statistics to the evaluation of items and assembly of tests

7.      Collaborate with the assessment vendor scoring services to ensure adherence to TDOE expectations.

8.      Gather and resolve feedback from multiple sources on assessment items

9.      Create and deliver high quality presentations to teachers across the state

10.   Respond to district questions regarding TCAP assessments

11.  Willing to be flexible in assuming diverse responsibilities in preparation for, and execution of, effective and efficient state assessment program

12.  Lead the development of a series of formative assessments in the assigned grade level/subject areas including: designing test specifications, managing development processes including internal partner and stakeholder reviews, and quality control reviews of vendor deliverables.

13.  Develop field-facing training materials and support documentation necessary to support the administration and interpretation of formative assessments in the assigned grade level and subject areas.

14.   Manage an annual feedback cycle focused on engagement with the field necessary to update or refresh the series of formative assessments.

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·         Ability to lead remote team members

·         Evidence of continuous improvement and ongoing learning orientation

·         Desire to work with educators from across the state and country to deepen perspective of effective instruction

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate complex matters with educators in a clear and empowering manner.

·         Experience working with diverse teams successfully

·         Strong organizational skills and track record of managing projects to meet deadlines and achieve milestones over time

·         Experience developing high-stakes and/or formative assessments, preferred

·         A degree in math or science or closely related area, preferred

 

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 is required for this role 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 and letter of intent to: David.laird@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.

Position Title:        

 West Tennessee Division Coordinator of Relief Funding Oversight

Reports To:

Vacant, Director of Relief Funding, Division of Federal Programs and Oversight

Location:

Regionally Based

 

Position Description:

The Coordinator Team of Relief Funding Oversight will support all of the relief funding workstreams in FPO. These workstream include the responsibilities of funding applications, required monitoring, federal data reporting, district technical assistance, and support for relief funding.

 

Specific Position Responsibilities:

·         Training of state, district, and school staff on Relief Funding initiatives.

·         Review of the district’s funding applications and revisions for relief funding applications and grant requirements.

·         Management of data collection to meet required state and federal data reporting requirements for relief grants

·         Development and facilitation of multiple levels of training on relief requirements and expectations for school districts and other stakeholders

·         General training and meeting facilitation

·         Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree (minimum) in relevant field

·         Five years of experience with federal grants

·         Three years of experience with grant management

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – proficiency with Excel and Word required

·         Supervisory experience/skills

·         Effective organizational and communication skills (oral and written)

 

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: education.jobs@tn.gov.

Department: Academics and Instructional Strategy Division

Classification (Payroll Title): Ed Con 3

Position Number: 00072659

Reports to: Director of Digital Learning

Anticipated Salary (exact amount dependent on final candidate’s experiences and educational background): $50,000

Last Revised Date: 5/05/21

 

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 Digital Design and Content Specialist is a member of the Digital Learning Team within the Office of Academics. The person in this role
will work across divisions to develop and publish digital content on the Best for All Central platform, as well as the department’s LMS. They will help manage and maintain Best for All Central and liaise with the IT team to ensure that the platform is functional and optimized internal and external stakeholders.

 

Minimum Qualifications

·        Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred

·        Experience with blended and/or online learning

·        Experience managing online platforms, courses, etc.

·        Experience in Pre-K-12 education and/or adult learning/coaching experience preferred

·        Project management experience and/or teacher/school leadership experience

·        Strong command of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, or comparable applications

·        Ability to think strategically and innovatively, bringing a solution-oriented, data-savvy and technology-savvy approach to improving existing systems and processes

 

Essential Functions

·        In collaboration with content creators and experts, develop and upload content to the Best for All Central platform.

·        Research online learning and use the knowledge gained to create and present online content for a variety of audiences in unique
and interesting ways

·        Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders about the Best for all Central platform

·        Troubleshoot issues with the Best for All Central platform and effectively communicate those issues with the IT team so that they can be resolved in a timely manner

·        Use tools such as Google Analytics, Data Studio, and Power BI to track usage on the department’s online platforms

·        Help develop and refine systems for the department’s online platform, such as content intake

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

·        Basic Html and CSS

·        Strong knowledge of Microsoft tools including SharePoint, Teams, PowerBI, and Power automate

·        Data analysis

·        Online course creation

·        Moderate skill at video and audio editing using both free and proprietary programs

·        Understanding of online content presentation

·        Excellent problem-solving abilities

·        Basic understanding of Linux is a plus

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.

 

Division: Information Systems – TN DOE

Reports to: CIO – TDOE

Overview

Within the TN Dept of Education, there are several large programs and projects that must be delivered in order to meet the strategic goals set forth by the Commissioner.  The Information Technology team will drive the product delivery for the systems that will support the Best For All vision and how the Department creates holistic academic and non-academic supports for K-12 students across Tennessee. 

The role of the Director for Product and Project Management will be to:

1.  Direct the intake of projects from the department through building relationships and providing systems and thought leadership.

2.  Direct the prioritization of projects and strategic alignment by collaborating across functional program areas.

3.  Continue to build, coach and mentor a product owner/business analysis team focusing on the drive to continuously improve overall requirements management. 

4.  Continue to build, coach and mentor project management teams focusing on the growth and adoption of Agile, scrum and iterative advancements.

5.  Build, coach and mentor data visualization teams supporting the growth and adoption of advancing analytical technologies.

6.  Manage product delivery oversight, status and communication across department regarding all work streams and project support efforts. 

7.  Build and scale teams supporting the expanding and contrasting of work the department manages.

8.  Ensure projects and request workstreams that have an IT component are properly scoped, evaluated for resource needs, work plans/project schedules correctly constructed, and are driven to completion.

9.  Oversee KPI’s within the portfolio indicating delivery on-time, on-budget, with a high-level of stakeholder satisfaction. 

10.  Clear establishment of and demonstrated adherence to Project Management and Agile principles across projects by the project managers.

Essential Responsibilities

·   Strong command of Agile philosophies and principles that drive team decisions.

·   Design and implement processes for system/product definition, requirements gathering, resource management, dependency management, and stakeholder reporting within an Agile project framework, adapted for the needs of the TDOE.

·   Working with the development teams, develop implement and educate Agile development approaches by which all TDOE teams will operate; establishing artifacts, ceremonies, and metrics all development and project teams will adopt.

·   Establishing, staffing and managing a hybrid Product Owner/Business Analyst discipline that will ensure program area requirements/user stories are well defined and effectively communicated.

·   Intake of new Information Systems related projects

·   Recommend prioritization of Information Systems projects, maintaining the overall “roadmap” of delivery for IT as it relates to all program areas.

·   Develop estimates for and assist with the procurement of resource needs to complete projects on-time and on-budget.

·   Promote proper change control processes to ensure audit compliance and accountability.

·   Direct management of the delivery of projects and programs needed to support the Agency.

·   Ensure accurate reporting on project status’ for projects that are outsourced to vendor companies.

 

Requirements

·   5-7 years Project Delivery experience in both Agile and waterfall projects

·   5-7 years experience leading multiple Agile teams as a Scrum Master or Product Owner

·   Experience transforming organizations from waterfall to agile

·   Experience designing and implementing hybrid variations of agile adopting current organizational processes

·   Demonstrated experience leading multiple, simultaneous successful IT projects and multi-year program delivery.

·   Strong customer service mindset and relationship building competencies

·   Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to simplify the complex

·   Eperience with contractor and FTE resources in a matrixed environment

·   Experience managing project portfolio financials

·   Understanding of cloud technologies

·   Recent experience with Microsoft technologies, including; Azure and .NET desired, but not required. 

·   Experience with State Government processes beneficial but not essential

Anticipated Salary

$110,000-$120,000 (dependent on final candidate’s experience and education)

 

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: education.jobs@tn.gov.
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Full Time Openings: Preferred Service

Please note that applicants for these openings must apply through the link to the Department of Human Resources site provided in the job description by the date noted. No exceptions will be made.

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.