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Department: Human Capital, Office of Preparation and Performance

Classification (Payroll Title): Education Program Director 2

Position Number: 72688

Reports to: Assistant Commissioner, Human Capital

Anticipated Salary Range: $76,692

Last Revised Date: 5/24/22

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

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

Position Summary:

The Human Capital division is seeking a Director of Data and Innovative Pathways to support our work within the Office of Preparation and Performance. This team supports key workstreams within the department focused on educators including licensure, preparation, effectiveness, and recognition. This person will provide data management, analysis, and visualization support for key divisional projects spanning the human capital continuum (i.e., recruitment, selection, licensure, preparation, evaluation). They will also lead work around recruitment and retention pathways and innovations to educator preparation. This will include researching national recruitment and retention best practices and providing technical assistance to districts in implementing human capital research-based best practices. This position will also manage statewide Title II funds by tracking statewide implementation and supporting human capital initiatives aligned with Title II funding. The ideal candidate for this position will be detailed oriented, organized, and a strong collaborator.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university

Essential Functions

• Lead data management, analysis, and visualization support for key divisional projects spanning the human capital continuum (i.e., recruitment, selection, licensure, preparation, evaluation).

• Manage statewide implementation and tracking of Title II funds

• Support statewide work around the expansion of support for educator recruitment and retention, as well as innovation within educator preparation

• Support project management processes and ensure weekly and monthly deadlines are met on time.

• Support AC on other projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

• Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

• Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

o Develops clear, professional communications with stakeholders that thoroughly and accurately address questions and concerns in a positive tone, including anticipating future questions

o Responds to emails quickly, courteously, and professionally, monitoring tone even when faced with challenging situations

o Able to craft a strong, compelling message for internal and external communications o Understands when to transition from written to oral communication channels

• Big Picture Orientation—Understands and navigates priorities of own role and department in relation to the larger department • Collaboration—Proactively identifies collaboration points both within team and other units/divisions

• Consistency and Follow Through—Follows through on commitments, meets deadlines

Supervisory Responsibility

None

Work Environment

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

Physical Demands

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

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

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

Travel

Up to 15% travel time is required for this position.

Other Duties

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

To Apply

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

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

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Resources Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

Department: Human Capital

Classification (Payroll Title): Educ. Program Director 2 Position Number: 121690

Reports to: Assistant Commissioner of Human Capital Anticipated Salary Range: 100,000 – 107,376

Last Revised Date: 8/2/22

Location Notes: Nashville, TN; up to 15% Estimated Travel

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

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

Position Summary: The Human Capital division is seeking a Director of Educator Preparation to support our work within the Office of Preparation and Performance. This team supports key workstreams within the department focused on educators including licensure, preparation, effectiveness, and recognition. The senior director of educator licensure and preparation is responsible for the oversight of all initiatives related to the educator preparation provider and program approval processes and continuous improvement efforts in educator preparation and issuance and maintenance of educator licenses in Tennessee. The individual in this role is responsible for proposing recommendations in educator licensure and preparation to the state board of education, including requirements to obtain and maintain a license, candidate assessments, and requirements for entities seeking to become or continue serving as an approved Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) in Tennessee. The individual gives direction and coordination to the implementation of state board policies and department procedures for educator preparation and licensure. The senior director of educator preparation drives the continuous improvement of educator preparation providers (EPPs) and the programs they offer through the implementation of grant activities, networks and engagement opportunities, and the dissemination of research-based data reporting tools. In addition, the individual leads efforts to engage HR personnel across the state in ensuring licensure and staffing practices are conducted in accordance with relevant laws, rules, and policies. The individual in this role supervises two teams of individuals, one managing all aspects of educator preparation, another managing aspects of educator licensure.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

•            Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university

•            Master’s Degree or Ph.D., ideally in an Education field encouraged

Essential Functions

1.           Serve on the Preparation and Performance senior leadership team, collaboratively developing strategic plans, operational functions and metrics for success, and supporting action planning for all aspects of Educator Licensure and Preparation. Manage staff responsible for implementation of educator licensure and preparation plans, procedures, and policies. Manage all aspects of team goal-setting, budget, and performance processes.

2.           Manage all aspects of educator preparation, including provider and program approval operations, as well as the design and delivery of training, operating procedures, tools, and templates for provider and program approval. Design and manage innovations to support integration of standards-based training for novice teachers in foundational skills, high-quality instructional materials, and trauma-informed instruction.

3.           Manage all aspects of educator licensure, including licensure issuance, renewal, and advancement ensuring consistency in and accuracy of policy implementation and communications with educators, districts, and preparation providers.

4.           Manage production and dissemination of all required state and federal reports related to educator licensure and/or preparation, including, but not limited to: Title II, EdFacts, EPP Annual Reports, and the Report Card on Educator Preparation Provider Effectiveness.

5.           Using research, stakeholder feedback, and data analyses, draft policy recommendations and present to the state board of education.

6.           Engage the educator preparation community through leadership and facilitation of advisory committees and conferences such as the Tennessee Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and Certification, the Educator Preparation Working Group and the Advisory Committee on Educator Preparation.

7.           Engage with the Tennessee Association of School Personnel Administrators on issues related to educator licensure.

8.           Support key initiatives of the Office of Preparation and Performance and the Human Capital Division.

9.           Support Assistant Commissioner of Human Capital on other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

•            Strong knowledge of Educator Licensure and Educator Preparation laws, rules, policies, and procedures.

•            Strong knowledge of the CAEP and Tennessee comprehensive review processes

 

 

•            Working knowledge of SBE policy and rule requirements

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

•            Experience with state and federal grant programs, preferred

•            Experience managing a team and developing processes to ensure efficient, accurate, and consistent communication with stakeholders

•            Ability to set and communicate high expectations, to delegate tasks effectively, and to motivate and develop others in a manner that maximizes productivity and engagement

•            Effective project and budget management skills

•            Strong communication and facilitation skills, including strong writing and speaking abilities

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

•            Strong stakeholder engagement skills and ability to develop relationships with a diverse array of individuals

•            Innovative and strategic thinking skills; a solution-oriented disposition and comfort with ambiguity

Supervisory Responsibility

The Senior Director, Educator Licensure and Preparation will manage both direct reports and contribute to the professional development and management of teams led by direct reports.

Work Environment

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

Physical Demands

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

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

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

Travel

Up to 15% travel time is required for this position.

Other Duties

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

To Apply

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

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

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Resources Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

Department: Human Capital

Classification (Payroll Title): Education Program Director 1

Position Number: 73803

Reports to: Brooke Amos

Anticipated Salary Range: $90,000 - $95,472

Last Revised Date: July 29, 2022

Location Notes: Nashville, TN; Up to 15% Estimated Travel

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

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

Position Summary: The Human Capital division is seeking a Director of Educator Preparation to support our work within the Office of Preparation and Performance. This team supports key workstreams within the department focused on educators including licensure, preparation, effectiveness, and recognition. The role of the director of educator preparation primarily supports the Educators priority, as it manages the educator preparation provider and program review and approval processes which ensures TN’s EPPs are producing high quality educators that make a positive impact on pre-K-12 student learning; in addition, many initiatives related to supporting the continuous improvement efforts of EPPs (e.g., preparing effective literacy educators) are also connected to the Academics and Student Readiness priorities.

Minimum Qualifications:

•            Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university

•            Master’s Degree or Ph.D., ideally in an Education field encouraged

Essential Functions

1.           Direct the implementation of the educator preparation provider and program review processes, including the review of instructional leader programs.

2.           Direct all prospective provider and specialty area program approval processes, including the new integrated early childhood endorsements.

3.           Direct all EPP continuous improvement processes including annual report interim reviews and comprehensive review action plans and progress monitoring.

4.           Collaborate with stakeholders such as the TDOE academics and student readiness teams, CCSSO, and Early Literacy Working Group to design and implement networking opportunities and resources to ensure EPPs meet the requirements in the TN Literacy Success Act.

5.           Collaborate with various stakeholders to support EPPs with continuous improvement efforts (TN Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (TACTE) executive board, Educator Preparation Working Group (EPWG), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Advisory Committee on Educator Preparation ACEP).

6.           Support key initiatives of the Office of Preparation and Performance and the Human Capital Division.

7.           Support Assistant Commissioner of Human Capital on other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

•            Strong knowledge of the CAEP and Tennessee comprehensive review process

•            Working knowledge of SBE policy and rule requirements

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

•            Effective project and management skills

•            Strong communication and facilitation skills, including strong writing and speaking abilities

•            Experience managing a team and developing processes to ensure efficient, accurate, and consistent communication with stakeholders

•            Ability to set and communicate high expectations, to delegate tasks effectively, and to motivate and develop others in a manner that maximizes productivity and morale

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

•            Strong stakeholder engagement skills and ability to develop relationships with a diverse array of individuals

•            Innovative and strategic thinking skills; a solution-oriented disposition

•            Ability to set and reach ambitious goals

Supervisory Responsibility

The Director of Educator Preparation with manage up to five full-time direct reports and additional  seasonal contract employees who will support the EPP review process.

Work Environment

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

Physical Demands

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

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

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

Travel

Up to 15% travel time is required for this position.

Other Duties

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

To Apply

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

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

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Resources Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.