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Full-Time Openings

Too many of Tennessee’s children struggle to read.  In 2015, only 43 percent of third grade students scored proficient or advanced in English language arts on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP).  When looking at the same year’s Nation’s Report Card (NAEP) one-third of Tennessee students scored proficient on the fourth grade assessment.  With such low percentages, Tennessee must work diligently to increase the proficiency rate of the state’s population. Students who struggle to read are more likely to drop out of high school and have an increased propensity to experience incarceration and living a life in poverty.  In 2012, high school graduates that did not go on to post-secondary educational opportunities earned an average income of only $9,161.00.

Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Education launched the Read to Be Ready initiative in February 2016 with the goal to increase the percentage of third grade student’s reading proficiently from 43 percent to 75 percent by 2025.  The initiative has five chapters:  Early Literacy Matters, But It’s Never Too Late, More Than “Sounding Out”, Teachers Are Critical, and It Takes A Community.  

Early Literacy Matters

In a preschool policy brief by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) in 2006, the need for highly capable early childhood teachers was the focus of discussion.  Some programs in TN have already raised expectations because of government mandates such as those made to Head Start and TN Voluntary Pre-K. These mandates were a great start but there is still work to be done to raise expectations across all preschool programs.  In 2015, there were approximately 50,000 childcare providers in Tennessee, represented in group homes, child care centers, and schools. In addition to the variance in program types, there is a wide variance in the educational levels of providers. Providers’ educational backgrounds range from high school diplomas to graduate degrees in education. This variance in providers’ educational backgrounds pointed to a need to support those that hire teachers without secondary degrees in education. Early Literacy Matters is focused on the providers that hire non-institutionally trained individuals to work in center based and nonpublic school early childhood programs in Tennessee.

The purpose of Early Literacy Matters is to provide foundational literacy training to all birth-five childcare providers by 2019, with that a pilot began September 2017.  After a successful year, the State has decided to continue Early Literacy Matters for the 2018-19 school year.  In support of the State's Early Literacy Matters Program, the State is contracting for coaching and support for a new cohort of program participants.

Solicitation Introduction

One (1) contract will be awarded to serve the State of Tennessee based in the Nashville-area as a contracted family engagement specialist.  This contract will be awarded for one year beginning on approximately October 15, 2018 and ending October 15, 2019.

The awarded Contractor shall provide family engagement coaching and support to participants through visits, phone calls, emails, group trainings, and community groups.

Responsibilities of the Contractor

To support Early Literacy Matters, the Contractor must work alongside schools and childcare centers to engage families in early literacy practices at home. The Contractor shall represent the State as requested at meetings.

  • The Contractor shall participate in Early Literacy Matters activities and committees.
  • The Contractor shall provide training and technical assistance to identified schools and child care centers.
  • The Contractor shall make a connection with all assigned schools at least once per month during the school year via visits, phone calls, webinars, and email.
  • The Contractor shall provide one training per month to area schools and child care centers on ways to engage families in early literacy.
  • The Contractor shall partner with DOE, DHS, and the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation to provide needed supports with family engagement.
  • The Contractor shall send a monthly report to Director of School-based Support Services and Early Literacy Matters, of all visits, activities, and trainings that were given.
  • The Contractor shall maintain accurate and updated files on all program participants.
  • The Contractor shall work in conjunction with the State to collect data and to complete all reports.
  • The Contractor shall maintain detailed documentation logs on all activities, schedules, services provided and referred, travel, time, and communication logs. The logs shall be kept on file and provided to the State upon request.  The Contractor shall fill out mileage reports to submit to the State for reimbursement.

Payment Methodology

The awarded contracts will not to exceed $48,500 per contract, including travel.  Contractor’s compensation shall be contingent upon satisfactory provision of goods and services set forth as minimum requirements and responsibilities.  Contractor shall be compensated on the following payment methodology:

Goods or Services Description Amount (per compensable increment)
Early Literacy Matters family engagement support at 35 hours/week
$30 per hour, not to exceed $42,000 per contract
Travel Reimbursement, subject to amounts and limitations specified in the current “State Comprehensive Travel Regulations” Not to exceed $6,500 per contract

Qualifications and Application Materials

Contractors must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Contractor has early childhood degree, family and consumer science degree, and/or other relevant educational background
  • Contractor has ability to travel within assigned region as required
  • Contractor has experience working in early childhood (i.e., teacher, coach, administrator)
  • Contractor has knowledge of the Rules of the State Board of Education, Chapter 0520-12-01: Standards for School-administered Child Care, Tennessee’s Read to be Ready program, and the Tennessee Early Childhood Education Early Learning Development Standards (TN-ELDS).
  • Contractor has ability to commit to a weekly schedule of up to 35 hours during standard business hours
  • Contractor has good interpersonal skills, is relational, and a strong collaborator
  • Contractor has experience leading trainings and/or professional development for adult learners
  • Contractor has experience in data collection and analysis
  • Contractor has demonstrated abilities to observe classroom instruction and provide appropriate feedback for continuous improvement
  • Contractor has strong organizational skills
  • Contractor has provided three (3) professional references

Responses to this solicitation must be submitted electronically to Jessica Lord at Jessica.Lord@tn.gov no later than 4pm CT, September 28, 2018.  For consideration, responses must include all of the following:

  1. Letter of intent highlighting technical qualifications and experiences,
  2. Current resume, and                     
  3. Three professional references.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Misty Moody, Director of School-based Support Services and Early Literacy Matters, at Misty.Moody@tn.gov.

The State reserves the right to determine, at its sole discretion, the appropriateness and adequacy of responses related this solicitation.  Contracts are subject to funds availability and final approval by the state procurement offices.

Application Evaluation

Applicants must address all items (below) and provide, in a cover letter, the information and documentation as required.

A Proposal Evaluation Team, made up of three or more State employees, will independently evaluate and score the Respondent’s resume and cover letter.  Each evaluator will use the following whole number, raw point scale for scoring each item:

0=little value          1=poor          2=fair          3=satisfactory          4=good          5=excellent

The three evaluation scores will be averaged.  The contract will be awarded for provision of these services to the applicant with the top score.

Technical Qualifications, Experiences, & Approach Item Score Evaluation Factor Raw Weighted Score
Respondent has good interpersonal skills, relational, and desire to be a part of a team.
(20 minute interview)
  30  
Respondent has early childhood degree, family and consumer science degree, and/or reading specialist degree.     15  
Respondent has experience working in related field (i.e., teacher, coach, and/or administrator).   15  
Respondent has experience leading trainings and/or professional development.   15  
Respondent has experience in administering, scoring, and analysis of assessments.   15  
Respondent has knowledge of Chapter 0520-12-01, Standards for School-administered Child Care, Read to be Ready, and TN-ELDS.   5  
Respondent has provided three (3) professional references.   5   

Background

Too many of Tennessee’s children struggle to read.  In 2015, only 43 percent of third grade students scored proficient or advanced in English language arts on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP).  When looking at the same year’s Nation’s Report Card (NAEP) one-third of Tennessee students scored proficient on the fourth grade assessment.  With such low percentages, Tennessee must work diligently to increase the proficiency rate of the state’s population. Students who struggle to read are more likely to drop out of high school and have an increased propensity to experience incarceration and living a life in poverty.  In 2012, high school graduates that did not go on to post-secondary educational opportunities earned an average income of only $9,161.00. 

Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Education launched the Read to Be Ready initiative in February 2016 with the goal to increase the percentage of third grade student’s reading proficiently from 43 percent to 75 percent by 2025.  The initiative has five chapters:  Early Literacy Matters, But It’s Never Too Late, More Than “Sounding Out”, Teachers Are Critical, and It Takes A Community.                                                  

Early Literacy Matters

In a preschool policy brief by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) in 2006, the need for highly capable early childhood teachers was the focus of discussion.  Some programs in TN have already raised expectations because of government mandates such as those made to Head Start and TN Voluntary Pre-K. These mandates were a great start but there is still work to be done to raise expectations across all preschool programs.  In 2015, there were approximately 50,000 childcare providers in Tennessee, represented in group homes, child care centers, and schools. In addition to the variance in program types, there is a wide variance in the educational levels of providers. Providers’ educational backgrounds range from high school diplomas to graduate degrees in education. This variance in providers’ educational backgrounds pointed to a need to support those that hire teachers without secondary degrees in education. Early Literacy Matters is focused on the providers that hire non-institutionally trained individuals to work in center based and nonpublic school early childhood programs in Tennessee. 

The purpose of Early Literacy Matters is to provide foundational literacy training to all birth-five childcare providers by 2019, with a pilot beginning September 2017.  After a successful pilot, the State has decided to continue Early Literacy Matters for the 2018-19 school year.  In support of the State's Early Literacy Matters Program, the State is contracting for coaching and support for a new cohort of program participants. 

Solicitation Introduction

Two (2) contracts will be awarded to serve the State of Tennessee, one (1) based in the Clarksville-area and one (1) based in the Jackson-area.  These contracts will be awarded for one year beginning on approximately October 1, 2018 and ending September 30, 2019.

The awarded Contractor shall provide coaching and support to participants through visits, phone calls, emails, group trainings, and community groups. The Contractor must also cooperate with the state and schools during the planning, implementation, and evaluation of this program.

Responsibilities of the Contractor

To support Early Literacy Matters, the Contractor must work alongside schools and childcare centers to take knowledge learned in training modules and implement into everyday practice.

  • The Contractor shall represent the State as requested at meetings.
  • The Contractor shall participate in Early Literacy Matters activities and committees.
  • The Contractor shall provide training and technical assistance to identified schools and child care centers, as they complete literacy modules.
  • The Contractor shall complete pre-assessments on classroom environment at the start of contract until completion.
  • The Contractor shall complete post-assessments on classroom environment between April 1, 2019 and May 15, 2019.
  • The Contractor shall collect awareness surveys from each director, teacher, and assistant teacher to show educational background, teaching history, and overall awareness of developmentally appropriate literacy instruction.
  • The Contractor shall  administer a pre-test and post-test using the Early Literacy Skills Assessment (ELSA) to a subset of children at randomly selected schools and child care centers.
  • The Contractor shall visit all assigned schools at least once per month during the school year.
  • The Contractor shall provide 1:1 job embedded coaching to a subset of randomly selected schools and childcare centers.
  • The Contractor shall send a monthly report to Director of School-based Support Services and Early Literacy Matters, of all visits, activities, and trainings that were given.
  • The Contractor shall maintain accurate and updated files on all program participants.
  • The Contractor shall work in conjunction with the State to collect data and to complete all reports.
  • The Contractor shall maintain detailed documentation logs on all activities, schedules, services provided and referred, travel, time, and communication logs. The logs shall be kept on file and provided to the State upon request.  The Contractor shall fill out mileage reports to submit to the State for reimbursement.

Payment Methodology

The awarded contracts will not to exceed $48,500 per contract, including travel.  Contractor’s compensation shall be contingent upon satisfactory provision of goods and services set forth as minimum requirements and responsibilities.  Contractor shall be compensated on the following payment methodology:

Goods or Services Description Amount (per compensable increment)
Early Literacy Matters Coaching support at 35 hours/week $30 per hour, not to exceed $42,000 per contract
Travel Reimbursement, subject to amounts and limitations specified in the current “State Comprehensive Travel Regulations” Not to exceed $6,500 per contract

Qualifications and Application Materials

Contractors must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Contractor has early childhood degree and/or other relevant educational background
  • Contractor has ability to travel within assigned region as required
  • Contractor has experience working in early childhood (teacher, coach, administrator)
  • Contractor has knowledge of the Rules of the State Board of Education, Chapter 0520-12-01: Standards for School-administered Child Care, Tennessee’s Read to be Ready program, and the Tennessee Early Childhood Education Early Learning Development Standards (TN-ELDS).
  • Contractor has ability to commit to a weekly schedule of up to 35 hours during standard business hours
  • Contractor has good interpersonal skills, is relational, and a strong collaborator
  • Contractor has experience leading trainings and/or professional development for adult learners
  • Contractor has experience in data collection and analysis
  • Contractor has demonstrated abilities to observe classroom instruction and provide appropriate feedback for continuous improvement
  • Contractor has strong organizational skills
  • Contractor has provided three (3) professional references 

Responses to this solicitation must be submitted electronically to Jessica Lord at Jessica.Lord@tn.gov no later than 4pm CT, September 28, 2018.  For consideration, responses must include all of the following:

  1. Letter of intent highlighting technical qualifications and experiences,
  2. Current resume, and                     
  3. Three professional references. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Misty Moody, Director of School-based Support Services and Early Literacy Matters, at Misty.Moody@tn.gov

The State reserves the right to determine, at its sole discretion, the appropriateness and adequacy of responses related this solicitation.  Contracts are subject to funds availability and final approval by the state procurement offices.

Technical Qualifications,    Experiences, & Approach   Item Score    Evaluation Factor    Raw Weighted Score   
Respondent has early childhood degree and/or other relevant educational background   15  
Respondent has experience working in early childhood (teacher, coach, and/or administrator).   15  
Respondent has experience in data collection and analysis   15  
Respondent has demonstrated abilities to observe classroom instruction and provide appropriate feedback for continuous improvement   15  
Respondent has good interpersonal skills, is relational, and a strong collaborator.
(20 minute interview)
  15  
Respondent has strong organizational skills   10  
Respondent has knowledge of Preschool Development Grant, Chapter 0520-12-01 - Standards for School-administered Child Care, Read to be Ready, and TN-ELDS.   5  
Respondent has experience leading trainings and/or professional development for adult learners.   5  
Respondent has provided three (3) professional references that demonstrate good fit for this opportunity.   5  

Reports To:

Debby Thompson, Director of Planning

Location:

Chattanooga, Hamilton County

Position Description:     

This professional position requires the incumbent to provide technical assistance and support to LEAs on ESEA and IDEA within a specified region of the state. The regional consultant will conduct statewide monitoring of LEAs, review and approve consolidated funding applications (CFAs), and provide professional development.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical assistance and support to assigned school districts regarding ESEA and IDEA programs.
  • Ensuring completion and submission of all required reports as required by ESEA and IDEA.
  • Providing training to school staff regarding appropriate and allowable use of ESEA and IDEA funds.
  • Reviewing and approving funding applications for ESEA and IDEA.
  • Technical assistance for the compliant and effective development of school improvement plans in Title I schools.
  • Conducting on-site and desktop monitoring of ESEA/IDEA programs and following-up on actions required as a result of monitoring findings.

Qualifications:

3 years of educational leadership and a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree

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 Deborah.Thompson@tn.gov. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 21, 2018.

Reports To:

Executive Director of Operations and Communications, Division of College, Career & Technical Education

Location:

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

 

Position Description:     

The director of divisional finance and reporting plays a crucial role in overseeing the fiscal and accountability aspects of the division of college, career and technical education. As the business manager, this person is responsible for all processes related to accounting, budget, contracts, as well as grant compliance for all state and federal reporting. The director of divisional finance and reporting directly supervises a small team of accounting, contracts, and data management staff.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

Budget, Finance, Contracts, and Accounting

  • Oversees the division’s budget and payments from both federal and state funding sources, while maintaining state maintenance of effort spending requirements.
  • Supervises accounting, contracts, and data management staff in order to provide administrative functions and processes for the division that result in a high level of accountability, increased controls, and efficiencies.
  • Conducts ongoing full reviews of all contracts and grants and makes recommendations on continued funding or shifting of resources to better support the division’s and department’s goals and priorities.
  • Utilizes effect controls and checks to ensure accuracy and integrity in the management and expenditures of all federal and state funds.

 

Grants Management

  • Develops and recommends policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Provides district administrators responsive budgetary and grants (Perkins and Perkins Reserve) management services.
  • Oversees the division’s process for monitoring of districts that receive Perkins funds, in coordination with other department teams.
  • Provides logistical and policy support to department leadership during the Carl D. Perkins Act reauthorization transition.

 Data Management

  • Ensures the department is compliant with federal reporting on all grants, including the Carl D. Perkins Act, the New Skills for Youth grant, the EPIC grant, and the Setting Students Up for Success IES grant.
  • Provides data pulls and reports that support robust data analysis, policy decision making and state and federal reporting requirements for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Implements an effective continuous improvement process in all areas of responsibility to proactively address threats and take advantage of opportunities for innovation and efficiencies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance,  or related field
  • Minimum of five years’ experience; leadership preferred
  • Experience in contracts and grants management
  • 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, résumé, and contact information for three professional references to Grace.Palmer@tn.gov. All email submissions must include in the subject line: Director of Finance & Reporting Application. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Reports To:

Patrice Watson, Executive Director of College and Career Pathways, Division of College, Career and Technical Education

Location:

Tennessee Department of Education

710 James Robertson Parkway  

Nashville, TN 37243

Position Description:     

The director of school counseling is responsible for reviewing and revising policies and procedures that have an impact on students and support the implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs for all students thus eliminating barriers to access and equity to a rigorous education for all students. The director collaborates with internal and external partners to integrate school counseling programs with the total educational experience of the school, district, and state. The director also provides support, training, and resources to school counselors, administrators, and supervisors as they develop, implement, and evaluate high quality comprehensive school counseling programs.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

  1. Develop policies and procedures for implementing comprehensive school counseling programs. Partner with Teacher Evaluation staff to review and revise the school counselor professional evaluation and create resource materials for evaluators and school counselors.
  2. Collaborate with Educator Licensure staff to align school counseling licensure standards with revised policy and expectations for school counselors. Collaborate with school counseling preparation programs to align curriculum with state legislation, policies, and expectations for school counseling programs.
  3. Provide effective communications with all stakeholders via newsletter, website, and other department media channels.
  4. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to integrate school counseling programs with other educational initiatives.
  5. Deliver professional development related to implementing strong school counseling programs that positively impact students’ academic achievement, social and emotional development, and college and career readiness. Create a robust library of materials and resources to aid in the delivery of strong school counseling services.
  6. Coordinate the state School Counseling Advisory Council, which develops the strategic plan, reviews program implementation, and makes recommendations for improving services throughout the state.
  7. Analyze data related to school counseling programs to improve the delivery of school counseling services.
  8. Provide technical assistance to school counselors, administrators, district supervisors, directors of schools, and postsecondary programs via in-person visits, telephone, and email.

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:

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Patrice.Watson@tn.gov and Carlita.Harrington@tn.gov. All email submissions must include in the subject line: Director of School Counseling Application. Applications are due by COB on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

Reports To:

Lori Paisley

Location:

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

 

Position Description:

The State Director of School Nutrition will ensure USDA programs are delivered efficiently, effectively and with integrity and a focus on customer service. The State Director must have a demonstrated passion for school nutrition and will be responsible for communicating and collaborating across the department, regional offices, and school districts.

 

 

Specific Position Responsibilities: 

Supervises staff in operating the United States Department of Agriculture National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Afterschool Snack Program, Seamless Summer Feeding Program and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in all public school systems, including special schools, charter schools, residential and child care institutions, private schools, corrections and children’s services; Develop and execute a strategic plan for school nutrition across Tennessee; Lead staff to improve quantity and quality of work performed and provides training and development opportunities as appropriate; Serve as the main liaison between the department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Develop and monitor school nutrition budgets and cost allocation plans, and monitor individual program expenditures; Supervises, participates in, and makes recommendations in the development, interpretation, implementation, and enforcement of policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the administration and operation of school nutrition programs, activities, services and/or initiatives; Drives innovation across school nutrition and implements continuous program improvement.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an academic major in areas including food and nutrition, food service management, dietetics, family and consumer sciences, nutrition education, culinary arts, business or a related field
  • A minimum of five years’ experience and demonstrated passion for K-12 school nutrition
  • Extensive relevant knowledge and experience in areas such as institutional food service operations, management, business, and/or nutrition education
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to include employee development and coaching
  • Strong organizational skills, project management experience and a track record of achieving milestones
  • Experience working with diverse teams successfully
  • Able to build strong internal and external relationships
  • Capacity to leverage internal and external networks, to engage in team problem solving
  • Experience in writing and delivering high-impact presentations and training modules
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate complex matters to multiple stakeholders in a concise manner

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 by October 5, 2018 to Lori.Paisley@tn.gov.

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:

Executive Director of School Improvement

Location:

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

Position Description:

The Focus Schools Director will be charged with leading the implementation of a comprehensive support plan and service model for the state’s Focus schools and districts. Focus schools are those schools with student group (e.g., economically disadvantaged, English learners, students with disabilities, and Black, Hispanic, and Native American students) performance in the bottom 5% across all accountability indicators. The Focus Schools Director will reside in the department’s Office of School Improvement (OSI). The OSI will be positioned within the Office of the Commissioner and concentrate on coordinating supports for the state’s Priority (schools in the bottom 5% of performance) and Focus schools.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the implementation of a differentiated service model to support all Focus schools and districts across the state
  • Analyze data from schools and districts to identify trends in student performance across districts, regions, and state and use that data to refine the Focus schools service model
  • Lead internal coordination amongst TDOE divisions to develop a clear set of deliverables for Focus school support that include revised school improvement plans and technical assistance
  • Operationalize the delivery of technical assistance to Focus Schools and districts in collaboration with the regional offices (CORE), the division of Consolidated Planning and Monitoring (CPM), and other teams from across the department
  • Communicate with stakeholders, including schools and districts, about the Focus school designation and available supports
  • Monitor the implementation of school improvement grants and the use of funds
  • Connect Focus schools with other districts and schools with successful outcomes in common areas
  • Participate in school visits and monitoring at Focus and Priority schools to learn and share promising practices

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science or Master of Arts in education or related field
  • Minimum of five years’ educational and/or administrative experience; district experience preferred
  • Experience at the school or district level managing or leading school turnaround in particular for students in historically underserved student groups
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience communicating complex information clearly, concisely and effectively
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience with managing complex projects and developing focused strategic plans that ensure project success

Other:

Successful candidates must be:

  • Passionate about student equity and school turnaround work
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment in which the work can be ambiguous and complex
  • Comfortable with change
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to prioritize work and produce quality results with attention to detail

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

Reports To:

Alyson F. Lerma, Director of Monitoring

Location:

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

Position Description:

The IDEA Coordinator position is an executive service, EdCon 3 position that is housed in the Division of Consolidated Planning and Monitoring (CPM). The IDEA Coordinator is responsible for IDEA-related monitorings such as: IEP monitoring, CEIS, IDEA discretionary competitive grants, and more. The person in this position is expected to provide training to CPM team members and support and technical assistance to districts. The IDEA Coordinator will also participate in on-site monitorings throughout the year and present at state and regional conferences. The person in this position will serve as the point of contact/project manager for the IEP Monitoring, working with the vendor. In addition, he/she will design monitoring processes and resources.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

  • Spear-head and serve as the point of contact for the IEP monitoring pilot in 2018-19 (and then, for the state-wide monitoring with all districts participating)
  • Review IEPs and related records as part of the IEP monitoring process, reviewing, approving, and following up on all items of non-compliance
  • Lead the IEP monitoring task force, host regular meetings and engage with district partners
  • Participate in regular communities of practice calls and related meetings
  • Conduct Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) monitoring
  • Design a process for IDEA monitoring of IEPs and IDEA services in N and D facilities
  • Participate in on-site monitorings of IDEA programs in districts with N and D facilities
  • Design a process for IDEA monitoring of IEPs and IDEA services in districts with juvenile detention centers
  • Participate in on-site monitorings of IDEA programs in districts with juvenile detention centers
  • Conduct IDEA discretionary competitive grant monitoring and follow up on findings of non-compliance
  • Oversee the creation and integration of CEIS monitoring in the online grants management system
  • Supervise at least one 120 day employee
  • Review and compile IDEA monitoring findings (findings of non-compliance, recommendations, promising practices, and noteworthy items ) over the last three years (and then on an annual basis) in order to create an official comprehensive summary outlining trends and patterns
  • Participate in monthly meetings with Special Populations and the district support team members
  • Develop and lead trainings to CPM regional and NEP consultants on IDEA monitoring topics such as IEP reviews, CEIS, IDEA discretionary and more
  • Participate as an active member of on-site monitoring visits (including reviewing IEPs, conducting interviews of district IDEA supervisors, and more)
  • Provide support on the review of desktop submissions related to IDEA topics 
  • Serve as the liaison to the Division of Special Populations 
  • Serve as the project manager for the contract with the vendor of the online IEP monitoring platform; meet with the vendor on a regular basis, provide updates and flag potential issues for CPM leadership
  • Design and lead presentations related to IDEA monitoring at regional trainings and state conferences annually such as at TAASE, PIE, SPED supervisors conference, and more
  • Participate in focus monitorings as applicable and as requested
  • Participate in consolidated funding application review (IDEA programs in coordination with
    OCFO)
  • Provide technical assistance to districts and other stakeholders on IDEA monitoring
  • Create templates, guidance documents, and other resources related to all IDEA monitoring housed within CPM
  • Collaborate with the Non-traditional Education program consultants (N and D facilities and
    juvenile detention centers)
  • Collaborate regularly with the Monitoring Coordinator, Compliance Coordinator, and Coordinator of Non-traditional Education Programs as with personnel in other divisions (such as Special Populations, OGC, and OCFO)
  • Submit detailed weekly reports each week
  • Engage in professional learning and growth opportunities
  • Represent the division at regional and national meetings related to IDEA monitoring
  • Other duties as identified by Director of Monitoring or Executive Director of CPM

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in relevant field
  • Extensive professional experience with IDEA required (minimum of 5 years)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – proficiency with Excel and Word required
  • Very strong organizational skills
  • Very strong oral and written communication skills
  • Travel is required; applicant must have reliable transportation and ability to travel

Desired Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience as a Special Education supervisor
  • Hold a Master’s degree in a related field
  • Grant management experience

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 (which includes your related experiences and your interest in this specific position), updated resume, and contact information for three professional references to Alyson.Lerma@tn.gov. The subject line should read: IDEA Coordinator Application.

Please note that failure to include all documentation or information listed will remove a candidate from consideration. Applications will be accepted through October 1, 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:

Arley Schrock

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.

The IT Division for the Department of Education is driving advance and innovative technological change each day that impacts every student and teacher in the state.  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, and design patterns
  • Has clear and concise communication skills.

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 September 15, 2018.

Reports to:

Assistant Director of Reading Coaching

Location:

South Central 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 October 3, 2018.

Location:

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

 

Position Description:

The Read to be Ready Summer Program Director will be charged with managing all aspects of the Read to be Ready Summer Grant program and other after-school or extended day teacher training associated with Read to be Ready. The summer grant program awards funding to public schools for educators to lead tuition-free, literacy-based summer camps to provide rich, authentic literacy opportunities for economically disadvantaged students entering first, second, and/or third grade who are not yet proficient in reading and writing. The Read to be Ready Summer Grant program is one of the signature initiatives of the department’s Read to be Ready work started in 2015. Additionally, the summer grant program has shown statistically significant improvements in students reading accuracy and comprehension.

 

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Hiring and managing all contractors employed to assist in program implementation; including a logistics coordinator, a fiscal grant manager, two grant managers, subject-matter experts, and 30+ seasonal facilitators and monitors.
  • Collaborating with subject-matter experts to develop summer and after school teacher training content that aligns with the state’s existing Read to be Ready professional development and supports educators to develop and implement summer content for students
  • Collaborating with other state and local agencies to support Read to the Ready summer programming
  • Managing $10M+ budget, tracking and recording all expenditures, and working with accounting to ensure that all invoices are submitted and paid in a timely manner
  • Tracking and managing all internal processes and documentation required to implement the grant program, including grant reporting requirements, contracts, requisitions, and purchase orders.
  • Overseeing large scale logistics, including the facilitation of training to more than 2,000 educators across the state annually and ultimately ensuring all training requirements are on time and in budget
  • Managing the grant application process, by developing a competitive application that encourages effective practices, creating technical assistance sessions and resources for potential grantees, and recommending grant recipients to department leadership
  • Proactively managing communications with Read to be Ready Summer Grant stakeholders, including educators, community partners, district leaders, other departments through in-person meetings, written communications, and social media
  • Acting as the lead liaison between the Department of Human Services, the primary investor in the summer grant program, and the Department of Education
  • Overseeing planning to sustain the summer grant program, including applying for new grants and maintaining relationships with possible funders
  • Providing support to the department’s larger Read to be Ready campaign and associated work

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science or Master of Arts in education or related field
  • Minimum of five years’ educational and/or administrative experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience communicating complex information clearly, concisely and effectively
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience with managing complex projects and logistics

 

Other:  

Successful candidates must be:

  • Passionate about student equity
  • Excellent communicators
  • Take initiative and be proactive
  • Handle complex issues
  • Be detail oriented
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to prioritize work to ,maximum productivity
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Successful candidate will exhibit the following 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 and a resume or CV, and to Laura.Encalade@tn.gov.

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.

Reports To:

Chief Assessment Officer

Location:

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

Position Description:     

The TNReady Customer Service Specialist is charged with delivering outstanding customer service related to the state assessment program.  This person will develop and implement an ambitious customer service program, including proactive outreach to stakeholders such as testing coordinators, parents, teachers, and the general public.  The TNReady Customer Service Specialist will need a willingness to travel (up to 50%), in order to provide outreach to stakeholder groups around the state.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

Customer Service Functions

  • In cooperation with vendor, train vendor helpdesk CSRs (training may be on-site at vendor location)
  • In cooperation with vendor, create and continually update scripts for CSRs
  • Train TDOE helpdesk CSRs
  • Create and continually update scripts for TDOE helpdesk CSRs
  • Establish and monitor ticketing system for tned.assessment
  • In cooperation with communications team, answer emails from tnready email address
  • Be readily available to district stakeholders as a primary contact for email and phone communications
  • Assess customer service needs of TDOE and vendor; report on those needs with proposed solutions
  • Use survey and focus groups to gain feedback from the field on customer service issues; report on those issues to leadership
  • During peak times, proactively intervene in difficult customer service situations in a timely manner

Assessment Literacy Functions

  • Develop assessment literacy materials for various audiences (teachers, parents, general public) in cooperation with communications team
  • Travel and present assessment literacy training in CORE regions and individual districts

Training and Review Functions

  • Participate fully in various assessment reviews
    • User Acceptance Testing for computer-based testing
    • Test books & answer document review for paper-based testing
  • In cooperation with Assistant Director, review TAM and TAPS for accuracy, completeness and user-friendliness
  • Play a key role in the development and publishing of the Guide to Test Interpretation
  • Play a key role in the development and publishing of the Parent Information Guide
  • Assist Director of State Assessments with item review, rangefinding, and standard setting as needed
  • Participate in test security audits as assigned by the Director of State Assessments
  • Provide training on testing policies and procedures to district and school stakeholders
  • Supervise team of TNReady Testing Coordinator Ambassadors

Non-Public School Functions

  • Establish and administer an assessment communication plan for non-public schools
    • Should include monthly contact with those schools via email
    • Should include bi-monthly webinars for non-public specific issues with assessment
  • Work with Director of School Choice to communicate ordering, provisioning, and other non-public specific information to those schools

Fulfill other duties as assigned by manager

 

Qualifications:

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Education, Communications, or a related field
  • Advanced degree preferred

Minimum Experience, Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements:

  • Must have 2 or more years of experience serving as a testing coordinator, preferably at the district level.
  • Experience in customer service as a customer service representative or customer service manager preferred
  • Must be a skilled user of PowerPoint (as well as other Microsoft Office products)
  • Experience in developing and delivering online trainings, including strong familiarity with learning management systems and software such as Camtasia preferred
  • Must have strong presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • 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 Heather.Peltier@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.