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

Full-Time Openings

Reports to:

Principal

Salary:

$65,000 - $75,000.  In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Position Location:

Frayser/Corning Achievement Elementary School

About the Achievement School District

In January 2010, Tennessee passed the First to the Top Act, a sweeping reform of the state’s education policy that was the cornerstone of its successful Race to the Top application. The Act created the Achievement School District (ASD), a state-run education authority with the power to directly run eligible schools and to authorize charter management organizations to operate schools. The ASD was charged with enacting bold reforms to drive transformational results for students zoned to attend or attending Priority schools. In doing so, the ASD acts as an operator of schools (the directly managed “Achievement Schools” clustered in the Frayser neighborhood in Memphis), authorizes non-profit partners, and works as a catalyst for state-wide school improvement through increased focus on Priority schools and improved student outcomes. The vision of the ASD is for all students in Priority schools to be prepared for success in education, career, and citizenship after high school. In support of this vision, our mission is to fight for justice for Priority school students by committing to excellence, equity, and community in their schools and lives.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required and Master’s Degree in an education-related field from an accredited four-year educational institution strongly preferred

·         Tennessee Administrator’s license required

Work Experience

  • At least 4 years of teaching experience, ideally in schools serving high-poverty communities
  • Experience providing vision and direction for large teams, with or without formal authority
  • Experience setting and reaching ambitious goals

Skills and Mindsets

  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core values of Achievement Schools
  • Unwavering belief that all children can learn at high levels, regardless of background, experience, identity or zip code
  • Skills to establish and support strong, positive adult culture
  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
  • Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Additional requirements:

May be required to travel locally and domestically periodically to attend meetings, trainings, seminars, etc.

Position Summary:      

An Achievement Schools Assistant Principal (AP) is responsible for supporting the in-school path towards the AS vision of what high-quality curriculum, instruction and assessment looks like, including special education, English Language learners and students placed at risk, who are struggling to learn standards. In addition, the AP is responsible for helping to ensure that the school maintains a strong culture for all students and staff.

Most AP’s in the Achievement Schools network will be split between two schools. Thus, they will spend part of their week at one school and part of their week at another. It will be important for the AP to build strong relationships with students and staff at both schools which they work.

Work Activities:

More specifically, the AP is responsible for:

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

  • Coordinating the storage and review of lesson plans aligned to network curriculum and the regular feedback needed to continuously improve them
  • Oversee the execution of curriculum, instruction, and assessment plans aligned to the multi-leveled academic needs of the school
  • Ensure that students in subgroups (students with disabilities, ELLs, homeless/migrant, RTI Tiers 2 and 3) receive academic services in alignment with prescribed plans that meet their needs
  • Serve as the school Assessment Coordinator, establishing and managing towards weekly expectations of data quality

School Culture

  • Create and implement plans to ensure a rigorous and joyful culture among students and staff
  • Oversee and implement school-wide behavior plans
  • Provide training and support to staff on restorative student discipline practices and socio-emotional learning
  • Implement initiatives that lead to a reduction in the rate of student suspensions and expulsions in favor of more restorative disciplinary practices

Overall School Leadership

  • Serve as the Principal designee when the Principal is out of the building
  • Provide leadership where needed based upon the needs of the specific school and students where the individual is placed.
  • Model leadership for other staff in the building
  • Work with the Principal as well as the network support team, as needed, to support the needs of staff and students in the building

Core Competencies for Success

  • Lead with Humility
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Solve Problems Effectively
  • Practice Persistence and Resilience
  • Deliver Results
  • Plan and Execute Effectively

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, and two writing samples—preferably a sample of a memo and a presentation you have created to Emily.Banks@tn.gov.

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

Reports To:

Christina Fox

Location:

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

Position Description:     

 The Assessment Specialist is charged with coordinating the content components of the Tennessee State Standards for English language arts and ensuring a fully aligned state summative assessment. This person will be responsible for ambitious goals for improvement in assessment design and implementation of the TNReady ELA Assessments in Grades 2-8 and High School. The ELA Assessment Specialist will work closely with our assessment vendors and with a group of leading educators from across the state to provide high quality and rigorous English language arts assessments.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the assessment design work including blueprint design and item specifications.
  • Reviewing assessment items for alignment to content standards as well as meeting expectations of the standards
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and manage a team of contracted Tennessee educators dedicated to providing quality English language arts assessments in grades 2-12
  • Collaborate with content specialists in other divisions of the Department of Education with regards to providing rigorous English language arts assessments.
  • Assist with reliability, validity or comparability studies. Apply knowledge of item statistics to evaluation of items and assembly of tests
  • Collaborate with the assessment vendor scoring services to ensure adherence to TDOE expectations
  • Gather and resolve feedback from multiple sources on assessment items
  • Create and deliver high quality presentations to teachers across the state
  • Respond to district questions regarding the content of the TNReady English language arts Assessment

Qualifications:

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in English or a related area
  • Advanced degree preferred

Minimum Experience, Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements:

  • A minimum of three (3) years classroom teaching experience, including at least one year in the state of Tennessee
  • Ability to lead remote team members
  • A track record of dramatically improving student achievement in English language arts
  • 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

Successful candidate will exhibit the following:

  • Excellence
  • Optimism
  • Sound Judgment
  • Courage
  • Teamwork

Salary and Benefits:

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

To Apply:

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Christina.Fox@tn.gov. Applications are due by August 15, 2018.

Reports To:

Director of English Language Arts and Social Studies

Location:

Andrew Johnson Tower, Twelfth Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, Tennessee 37243

Position Description:

Collaborate with educators from across the state and country to ensure deep understanding of the expectations of the Tennessee state standards in K-12 English language arts and inform all aspects of content support.

Specific Position Responsibilities:                                                          

  • Support districts in the implementation of the ELA standards
  • Coordinate and support the development and dissemination of high-quality, resources and training content in English language arts
  • Help shape the agenda for state-wide and local trainings to support continuous improvement of English language arts instruction
  • Work with academic coordinator positions in CORE regions across the state to support the sharing of best practice
  • Support LEAs in the selection of English language arts textbooks and other curricular resources

Key Competencies:                       

  • Leadership
  • Sound Judgment
  • Relationship Builder
  • Drive for Excellence

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 4 years minimum experience working in education
  • Deep knowledge of English language arts

Successful candidate will exhibit the following:

  • Excellence
  • Optimism
  • Sound Judgment
  • Courage
  • Teamwork

Salary and Benefits:

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

To Apply:

Please go to this web page and follow the directions.

Reports To:

Joshua Bledsoe, Tennessee FFA Executive Secretary, Division of College, Career and Technical Education

Location:

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

Position Description:     

The Middle Tennessee FFA Regional Consultant will provide leadership, daily oversight, and coordination of all Middle Tennessee FFA activities and responsibilities including planning and coordinating all regional FFA events and educational programs. This position will provide support and service to the teachers in Middle Tennessee while implementing statewide Tennessee FFA goals and developing a positive image for Tennessee FFA, Agricultural Education, and the Tennessee Department of Education.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership and support to agriculture teachers, agricultural education programs and FFA chapters in Middle Tennessee.
  2. Maintain accurate regional and statewide agricultural education and FFA records and data.
  3. Assist with data collection for the Tennessee FFA annual report and other surveys as needed.
  4. Collaborate with the State FFA Team to develop uniform planning and support for Tennessee Agricultural Education and FFA.
  5. Increase membership enrollment in existing chapters and promote the development of new high school and middle school agricultural education programs and FFA chapters.
  6. Provide up-to-date communications with teachers by promoting and maintaining a regional event calendar and a state event calendar, updating the regional FFA website, and sending event update emails and reminders to advisors.
  7. Train regional FFA officers, providing premier leadership, personal growth and career development opportunities throughout their year of service.
  8. Plan and deliver the annual Tennessee FFA State Convention with the Tennessee FFA Team.
  9. Assist with various Tennessee FFA Association programs and events.
  10. Provide technical assistance visits to agricultural education programs and FFA chapters throughout Middle Tennessee.
  11. Collaborate with CTSO State Advisors within the Student Leadership Team to create consistent and high quality events, holistic teacher support materials, and projects which support the goals of the department.

Qualifications:

Successful candidate will exhibit the following:

  • Excellence
  • Optimism
  • Sound Judgment
  • Courage
  • Teamwork

Salary and Benefits:

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

To Apply:

Fill out an application for the role and click on Current Openings then search for the Education Consultant 2, requisition number 169507.  This position will be open for applicants beginning on August 1st at 12:00 AM Central Time and will close at 11:59 PM on August 7, 2018.

Reports To:

Joshua Bledsoe, Tennessee FFA Executive Secretary, Division of College, Career and Technical Education

Location:

University of Tennessee Martin
Martin, Tennessee

Position Description:

The West Tennessee FFA Regional Consultant will provide leadership, daily oversight, and coordination of all West Tennessee FFA activities and responsibilities including planning and coordinating all regional FFA events and educational programs. This position will provide support and service to the teachers in West Tennessee while implementing statewide Tennessee FFA goals and developing a positive image for Tennessee FFA, Agricultural Education, and the Tennessee Department of Education.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership and support to agriculture teachers, agricultural education programs and FFA chapters in West Tennessee.
  2. Maintain accurate regional and statewide agricultural education and FFA records and data.
  3. Assist with data collection for the Tennessee FFA annual report and other surveys as needed.
  4. Collaborate with the State FFA Team to develop uniform planning and support for Tennessee Agricultural Education and FFA.
  5. Increase membership enrollment in existing chapters and promote the development of new high school and middle school agricultural education programs and FFA chapters.
  6. Provide up-to-date communications with teachers by promoting and maintaining a regional event calendar and a state event calendar, updating the regional FFA website, and sending event update emails and reminders to advisors.
  7. Train regional FFA officers, providing premier leadership, personal growth and career development opportunities throughout their year of service.
  8. Plan and deliver the annual Tennessee FFA State Convention with the Tennessee FFA Team.
  9. Assist with various Tennessee FFA Association programs and events.
  10. Provide technical assistance visits to agricultural education programs and FFA chapters throughout West Tennessee.
  11. Collaborate with CTSO State Advisors within the Student Leadership Team to create consistent and high quality events, holistic teacher support materials, and projects which support the goals of the department.

Qualifications:

Successful candidate will exhibit the following:

  • Excellence
  • Optimism
  • Sound Judgment
  • Courage
  • Teamwork

Salary and Benefits:

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

To Apply:

Fill out an application for the role and click on Current Openings then search for the Education Consultant 2, requisition number 169507.  This position will be open for applicants beginning on August 1st at 12:00 AM Central Time and will close at 11:59 PM on August 7, 2018.

Reports To:

Virginia Mayfield 

Location:

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

Position Description:     

The Mathematics Strategy and Support Coordinator is charged with supporting the continued implementation of the Tennessee State Standards in K-12 mathematics.  This person is responsible for ambitious goals of improvement in student achievement on the ACT and State level assessments in mathematics, as well as, developing a bold strategy to support teachers and leaders through training and instructional materials support in grades K-12. The Mathematics Strategy and Support Coordinator will work with groups of leading educators from across the state and country to ensure a deep state understanding of the expectations of the Tennessee State Standards in K-12 mathematics informs all aspects of content support and training (including standards support, teacher and leadership trainings and instructional materials support) in the state of Tennessee. 

Specific Position Responsibilities:

  • Support LEAs in their ongoing work with the Tennessee State Standards in K-12 mathematics
  • Spearhead initiatives to support math RTI2; training, content, and supports
  • Support the development and dissemination of high-quality resources for mathematics.
  • Support the development and dissemination of high-quality training content for mathematics.
  • Work with CORE to support the CORE interventionists across the state
  • Work with CCTE to support STEM initiatives across the state
  • Work closely across divisions to support bridge to post-secondary work
  • Support LEAs in the selection of mathematics textbooks and other curricular resources
  • Review and support districts with special course requests in math

Qualifications:

  • The key characteristics we are seeking in this person include:
  • A track record of dramatically improving student achievement in mathematics
  • Evidence of continuous improvement and ongoing learning orientation.  Desire to work with educators from across the state to deepen perspective of effective instruction. We are looking for someone who will coordinate state-wide learning in mathematics
  • 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 organization skills and track record of managing projects to meet deadlines and achieve milestones over time

 

A successful candidate will exhibit the following:

 

  • Excellence
  • Optimism
  • Sound Judgment
  • Courage
  • Teamwork 

Salary and Benefits: 

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

To Apply: 

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Virginia.Mayfield@tn.gov. Applications will be accepted through August 24, 2018.

Reports To:

Executive Director of School Improvement

Location:

This position can be located in either Chattanooga, TN (preferred) or Nashville, TN. The position will be expected to spend at minimum 3-4 days per week in Chattanooga.

Position Description:

The Partnership Network Facilitator is an integral role in the Department of Education’s Office of School Improvement. This role is charged with supporting a groundbreaking, new state and district initiative—the Partnership Network—in Hamilton County that is designed to improve the performance of Priority schools. The Network Facilitator will be charged with facilitating the partnership, monitoring performance goals, coordinating support resources, and supporting implementation of key instructional priorities. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong background in instruction and project management and have experience developing and managing stakeholder relationships.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Serving as the primary liaison from the department to the Partnership Network and collaborating regularly with the Hamilton County Department of Education leadership
  • Cultivating relationships with Network and school leadership to provide support to Priority schools
  • Supporting the Partnership Network Advisory Board through maintaining communication with board members, developing regular progress updates and organizing board meetings
  • Establishing systems for monitoring and reviewing progress towards Network goals and communicating that progress with key stakeholders and the public
  • Conducting frequent instructional reviews, identifying areas of progress and challenge, and developing plans to respond to the areas of challenge
  • Supporting needs assessment and root cause analysis processes at the school and network level by providing frequent data reviews and leveraging qualitative information from instructional reviews to assess, refine, and plan strategies support increased student achievement
  • Leveraging and coordinating TDOE resources across divisions and regional offices to support Partnership Network schools
  • Supporting successful execution of strategic plans and foster meaningful, external partnerships to support the Network efforts
  • Participating as a member of the OSI team, providing support for grant development and review and general technical assistance for Priority schools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science, Arts, or Policy in education or related field
  • Minimum of five years’ educational/administrative experience; leadership preferred
  • Demonstrated experience building and managing stakeholder relationships; experience working with board preferred
  • Experience at the school or district in managing and leading turnaround
  • Demonstrated evidence of instructional leadership experience; experience utilizing walkthrough or other observational tools
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

Other:  

Successful candidate will exhibit the following TDOE core values:

  • Excellence
  • Optimism
  • Sound Judgment
  • Courage
  • Teamwork

Salary and Benefits:

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

To Apply:

Please e-mail a cover letter describing your interest in the position, a resume or CV, and contact information for three professional references to Ginnae.Harley@tn.gov.

Reports To:

Robert Lewis, Director of Application Development

Location:

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

Position Description:     

As a Programmer/Analyst 4 you will build, test, and deploy innovative software. The team is small which means your contributions will have a big impact on any given project’s success. Your work will be mostly back end and middle tier development. May serve as a technical lead and mentor other developers.

Expected to attend daily stand-ups and working remote is not an option.

We are looking for an ambitious problem-solver who values learning, keeps current on technology trends, and enjoys the accountability that is expected from team members.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

  • Participate in daily standups
  • Develop new software products from the ground up, while working closely with company stakeholders
  • Identify, research, and present new solutions to old problems as technology and opportunity arises
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements in existing systems and platforms.
  • Provide recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Work alongside other engineers on the team to elevate technology and consistently apply best practices.

Qualifications:

Successful candidate will exhibit the following:

  • Will learn whatever is necessary to get the job done
  • Will write clean, elegant, simple, testable code
  • Will commit often, perfect later, push once
  • Will take pride in their work
  • Will be passionate about software development
  • Will want to work with others who do the same
  • Will prefer an agile software development lifecycle
  • Will have a solid understanding of good software development principles, code quality, code smells, and design patterns
  • Has clear and concise communication skills and advanced level of English.

Experience with or willingness to learn the following:

  • .NET Core 1.0 & 2.0
  • ASP.NET core, LINQ, JavaScript, MVC
  • Entity Framework Core 2.0
  • Exposure to the Apache stack (Kafka, Spark, etc...) is ideal, but not required.
  • Extensive cloud experience preferably in Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience utilizing container based delivery strategies (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Solid grasp of an APM tool such as New Relic, Application Insights etc.
  • Understanding of the SDLC and Agile development methodology
  • Experience with git, VSTS, Continuous Integration, and optionally continuous delivery mechanisms.
  • NoSQL experience Couchbase, Redis, Mongo, Dynamo
  • RDBMS experience (Postgres, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle)
  • Demonstrable micro-service/SOA design and implementation experience.
  • Understanding of service topology, protocol, security and discovery (SOAP, REST)
  • Understanding of multi-threaded and concurrent programming techniques.
  • Understanding of enterprise level software design patterns.
  • 5-7 years as a .NET focused software engineer.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience at an enterprise level.

Salary and Benefits:

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

To Apply:

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Darnell.Billups@tn.gov. Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2018.

Reports to:

Assistant Director of Reading Coaching

Location:

Mid Cumberland Region

Position Description:

Regional Reading Coach Consultants are responsible for training and supporting district reading coaches as part of the department’s statewide Read to be Ready Coaching Network. This includes participating in and redelivering professional development sessions, leading ongoing learning and reflection sessions, and providing differentiated support and feedback to district literacy coaches as needed.

Position Role and Responsibilities:

  • Attend professional development sessions as a Reading Coach Consultant cohort and redeliver the training regionally to district literacy coaches
  • Organize and execute coaching refinement cycles that increase district literacy coaches’ knowledge and strengthen their reflective practice
  • Train and support district reading coaches in their knowledge of instructional planning and their ability to lead instructional planning sessions with their teachers
  • Provide differentiated support and feedback to groups of district and individual coaches, administrators, and district contacts, as needed
  • Support district reading coaches in using data to set and monitor goals
  • Provide guidance in the selection of assessment tools, monitoring methods, materials, resources, and intervention strategies
  • Work collaboratively with other regional Reading Coach Consultants to improve team and individual performance
  • Coordinate meetings and communications with TDOE and district staff
  • Work collaboratively with other CORE staff members to reach shared goals
  • Participate in professional learning opportunities and other state, regional, and local meetings as assigned

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated relationship-builder with experience in coaching and literacy. Candidates should be organized, strategic, and passionate about literacy and the potential of teachers to learn and improve.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in relevant field, Masters preferred
  • Experience as an administrator, coach, content-area teacher, or reading teacher, with a record of success achieving clearly-defined outcomes
  • Demonstrated record of effectiveness leading adult learning
  • Ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders; strong relationship builder
  • Strategic thinker who uses evidence to make decisions
  • Strong planning and organizational skill
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic about giving and receiving feedback and helping others to learn and grow
  • Travel is required, must have a driver’s license
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Successful candidate will exhibit the following:

  • Excellence
  • Optimism
  • Judgment
  • Courage
  • Teamwork

Salary and Benefits:

The annual salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

To Apply:

Please email a resume and cover letter to Becky.Cox@tn.gov. The closing date for the application is August 10, 2018.

Reports to:

Assistant Director of Reading Coaching

Location:

Upper Cumberland Region

Position Description:

Regional Reading Coach Consultants are responsible for training and supporting district reading coaches as part of the department’s statewide Read to be Ready Coaching Network. This includes participating in and redelivering professional development sessions, leading ongoing learning and reflection sessions, and providing differentiated support and feedback to district literacy coaches as needed.

Position Role and Responsibilities:

  • Attend professional development sessions as a Reading Coach Consultant cohort and redeliver the training regionally to district literacy coaches
  • Organize and execute coaching refinement cycles that increase district literacy coaches’ knowledge and strengthen their reflective practice
  • Train and support district reading coaches in their knowledge of instructional planning and their ability to lead instructional planning sessions with their teachers
  • Provide differentiated support and feedback to groups of district and individual coaches, administrators, and district contacts, as needed
  • Support district reading coaches in using data to set and monitor goals
  • Provide guidance in the selection of assessment tools, monitoring methods, materials, resources, and intervention strategies
  • Work collaboratively with other regional Reading Coach Consultants to improve team and individual performance
  • Coordinate meetings and communications with TDOE and district staff
  • Work collaboratively with other CORE staff members to reach shared goals
  • Participate in professional learning opportunities and other state, regional, and local meetings as assigned

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated relationship-builder with experience in coaching and literacy. Candidates should be organized, strategic, and passionate about literacy and the potential of teachers to learn and improve.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in relevant field, Masters preferred
  • Experience as an administrator, coach, content-area teacher, or reading teacher, with a record of success achieving clearly-defined outcomes
  • Demonstrated record of effectiveness leading adult learning
  • Ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders; strong relationship builder
  • Strategic thinker who uses evidence to make decisions
  • Strong planning and organizational skill
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic about giving and receiving feedback and helping others to learn and grow
  • Travel is required, must have a driver’s license
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Successful candidate will exhibit the following:

  • Excellence
  • Optimism
  • Judgment
  • Courage
  • Teamwork

Salary and Benefits:

The annual salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

To Apply:

Please email a resume and cover letter to Becky.Cox@tn.gov. The closing date for the application is August 10, 2018.

Reports To:

Christina Fox

Location:

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

Position Description:  

 The Assessment Specialist is charged with coordinating the content components of the Tennessee State Science Standards in K-12 science and ensuring a fully aligned state summative assessment.  This person will be responsible for ambitious goals for improvement in assessment design and implementation of the TNReady Science Assessments in Grades 3-8 and Biology.  The Science Assessment Specialist will work closely with our assessment vendors and with a group of leading educators from across the state to provide high quality and rigorous science assessments.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead the assessment design work including blueprint design and item specifications
  • Reviewing assessment items for alignment to content standards as well as meeting expectations of the standards
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and manage a team of contracted Tennessee educators dedicated to providing quality science assessments in grades 3-8 and Biology
  • Collaborate with content specialists in other divisions of the Department of Education with regards to providing rigorous science assessments
  • Assist with reliability, validity or comparability studies. Apply knowledge of item statistics to evaluation of items and assembly of tests
  • Collaborate with the assessment vendor scoring services to ensure adherence to TDOE expectations.
  • Gather and resolve feedback from multiple sources on assessment items
  • Create and deliver high quality presentations to teachers across the state
  • Respond to district questions regarding the content of the TNReady Science Assessment

The key characteristics we are seeking in this person include:

  • A degree in a science content area is preferred; An advanced degree is preferred
  • A minimum of three (3) years classroom teaching experience
  • A track record of dramatically improving student achievement in science
  • 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 organization skills and track record of managing projects to meet deadlines and achieve milestones over time

Qualifications:

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Science or a related area
  • Advanced degree preferred

Minimum Experience, Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements:

  • A minimum of three (3) years classroom teaching experience, including at least one year in the state of Tennessee
  • Ability to lead remote team members
  • A track record of dramatically improving student achievement in English language arts
  • 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

Successful candidate will exhibit the following:

  • Excellence
  • Optimism
  • Sound Judgment
  • Courage
  • Teamwork

Salary and Benefits:

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

To Apply:

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Christina.Fox@tn.gov. Applications are due by August 15, 2018.

Reports To:

Christina Fox

Location:

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

Position Description:     

 The Special Populations Assessment Specialist is charged with coordinating the content components of the Tennessee State Standards for mathematics, science, social studies and English language arts and ensuring an appropriate state summative assessment is created for students with severe cognitive disabilities. This person will be responsible for ambitious goals for improvement in assessment design and implementation of the TCAP-Alternate Assessments. The Special Populations Assessment Specialist will work closely with our assessment vendors and with a group of leading educators from across the state to provide high quality and developmentally appropriate assessments for students most severely impacted by cognitive disabilities. The Special Populations Assessment Specialist will also assist in creating, reviewing and revising TNReady Accessibility and Accommodations Policy.  In addition, the Special Populations Assessment Specialist will be assist districts when questions arise about ensuring that students with disabilities are properly accommodated during TNReady assessments.  Finally, the Special Populations Assessment Specialist will collaborate with other members of the TDOE Special Populations team with respect to EasyIEP. 

Specific Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead the assessment design work including blueprint design and item specifications
  • Reviewing assessment items for alignment to content standards as well as meeting expectations of the standards
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and manage a team of contracted Tennessee educators dedicated to providing quality alternate assessments in science grades 3-8 and Biology and social studies grades 3-8
  • Collaborate with content specialists in other divisions of the Department of Education with regards to providing rigorous science assessments
  • Assist with reliability, validity or comparability studies. Apply knowledge of item statistics to evaluation of items and assembly of tests
  • Collaborate with the assessment vendor scoring services to ensure adherence to TDOE expectations
  • Gather and resolve feedback from multiple sources on assessment items
  • Create and deliver high quality presentations to teachers across the state
  • Respond to district questions regarding accessibility and accommodations for the TNReady assessments.

Qualifications:

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Advanced degree preferred

Minimum Experience, Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; An advanced degree is preferred
  • Special Education endorsement
  • A minimum of three (3) years classroom teaching experience in instruction of students with severe cognitive disabilities
  • A track record of dramatically improving student achievement in science
  • 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 organization skills and track record of managing projects to meet deadlines and achieve milestones over time

Successful candidate will exhibit the following:

  • Excellence
  • Optimism
  • Sound Judgment
  • Courage
  • Teamwork

Salary and Benefits:

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

To Apply:

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Christina.Fox@tn.gov. Applications are due by August 15, 2018.

Reports To:

Assistant General Counsel for Civil Rights and Special Populations

Location:

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

Position Description:

While the staff attorney provides day to day support to the department, below are the specific key areas of responsibility for the position:

  • Ensuring the department’s activities conform to all federal and state civil rights law, rules and regulations by:
    • providing technical assistance and training to department of education staff, local education agencies (LEAs), and other education stakeholders on civil rights compliance;
    • investigating civil rights complaints filed by students and parents against LEAs and ensuring they are conducted and resolved in compliance with state and federal law; and
    • assisting English as a second language (ESL) coordinator in working with LEAs on civil rights compliance in regards to limited English proficient (LEP) students and parents.
  • Ensuring the department’s activities conform to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and state laws regarding the education of students with disabilities by providing training and technical assistance to LEAs.
  • Providing support to the department school safety office by conducting bullying training for LEAs and providing technical assistance to LEAs regarding compliance with state bullying law.
  • Serving as the constituent services coordinator for the office of general counsel by responding to parent telephone calls, emails and letters.
  • Investigating workplace harassment complaints and creating and updating department policies as assigned.

Qualifications:

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

Successful candidate will exhibit the following:

  • Excellence
  • Optimism
  • Sound Judgment
  • Courage
  • Teamwork

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is up to $65,000.00 commensurate with qualifications. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

To Apply:

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Kim.Miller@tn.gov. Applications are due by 8/31/2018.

The Achievement School District is accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Pre-K Teacher
  • 1st Grade Teacher
  • 3rd-5th Grade Special Education Teacher
  • 5th Grade ELA Teacher
  • Music Teacher
  • P.E. Teacher
  • Art Teacher

Location:

Achievement Schools in Memphis, Tennessee:

  • Corning Achievement Elementary
  • Frayser Achievement Elementary
  • Georgian Hills Achievement Elementary
  • Whitney Achievement Elementary

Position Description:        

To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in elementary or secondary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Work is performed under the supervision of the Principal.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

  • Foster a positive, productive classroom culture
  • Plan and deliver rigorous, standards-aligned lessons that cultivate students' knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Contribute to the school community
  • Use data to reflect regularly upon student learning and adjust course when necessary
  • Collaborate with colleagues in a productive and professional way

The Achievement Schools is actively seeking teachers who embody the following characteristics:      

  • Team Player - Values collaborating with and working alongside others; works productively to resolve conflict and assumes the best in others
  • Drive - Motivated to pursue actions and solutions that dramatically advance student achievement
  • Culturally Aware - Holds expectations for all students, works well across lines of difference, committed to the community
  • Data-driven - Consistently gathers and utilizes data to drive student achievement
  • Professional - ​Presents themselves in a professional manner in all interactions with students, families, and the community
  • Self-Aware - Operates with humility, recognizes one's strengths and limitations, acknowledges the critical role that teachers play in students' achievement, and proactively works to learn and improve their craft
  • Commitment to working with historically underserved students

Benefits of Working at the Achievement Schools:

  • Leading change in underserved students and communities
  • Ongoing professional development, coaching, and support
  • A centralized curriculum planning and coaching team which will support your planning efforts in the classroom
  • Proven, experienced Memphis leadership in schools and at the network leadership level
  • Generous compensation with opportunities for significant growth and leadership
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement
  • Benefits and perks of employment with the State of Tennessee, including (but not limited to) state higher education fee discounts / waivers
  • Eligible for public service student loan forgiveness

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution required
  • Valid and active Tennessee teaching license required
  • Experience teaching in an urban community preferred

Salary and Benefits:

Salary range is $45,000 - $70,000. Pay will be commensurate with qualifications. The benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability, flexible spending accounts, and a retirement/pension plan through the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS).

To Apply:

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Emily.Banks@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 services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.