Educational Specialist (C)
Educator Evaluation Specialist
$58,593.08 to $86,502.78 Annually
Race To The Top (RTTT) Initiative positions are temporary state positions that will perform duties to assist the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in accelerating the Governor's Education Action Agenda with the goal of transforming teaching and learning in every classroom and every school across the state.
The Office for Educator Policy, Preparation and Leadership (EPPL) has lead responsibility for policies and programs related to sustaining and increasing educator effectiveness across the Massachusetts K-12 public education system. EPPL is responsible for quality assurance for traditional and alternative programs that prepare pre-service and beginning educators for licensure; educator recruitment initiatives; the educator licensure testing program; evaluation; state and federal accountability reporting on preparation programs; and teacher quality initiatives.
The Educator Evaluation Project is a Race to the Top (RTTT) initiative. RTTT funds are being used to create a statewide system to measure teacher and principal effectiveness via multiple measures (anchored in student performance) and to develop new tools, approaches and policies to strengthen Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and state educator development.
The Educator Evaluation Specialist will work with the educator evaluation team to support implementation of the statewide system in accordance with the following strategies, as established through the new regulations (603 CMR 35.00): evaluating educator performance against statewide Standards and Indicators; measuring an educator’s impact on student learning, growth, and achievement through the use of multiple state - and district-wide measures; ensuring the use of evaluation as a tool for promoting teacher and leader growth and development, through educator goals and action plans which are linked to targeted professional development and meaningful and timely feedback; differentiating levels of educator effectiveness; using evaluations to inform personnel decisions; and reinforcing continuous improvement through a comprehensive continuum of state-level reforms addressing educator effectiveness.
The selected candidate will perform the following duties:
work with districts, external vendors, EPPL and other Department staff to promote high quality implementation of the evaluation regulations in all districts;
assist with all implementation components, including the development of implementation supports, stakeholder engagement, communications, performance measures, collaboration and procurement of external vendors, technical and data management considerations, program evaluation methodology and analysis, and information collection and reporting;
participate in all stages of educator evaluation work including: research, development of resources, support for district implementation, monitoring/analyzing implementation and feedback, and refining state-developed supports;
participate on various working groups and committees developed to support the educator evaluation system rollout;
assist in the development and refinement of guidance, educator performance rubrics, professional development presentations and supports, written communication to districts, and other implementation resources;
contribute to the Department’s initiatives and policies on educator effectiveness, in coordination with other teams and units in the Department;
work with EPPL leadership and other Department staff on grant proposals and other initiatives as needed;
perform other duties as assigned; and
based on assignment travel throughout the Commonwealth may be required.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in teaching, educational administration, educational counseling or educational guidance, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in education or special education may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.*
II. A Graduate degree with a major in education, special education, educational administration or educational counseling may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required experience.*
Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License or the equivalent from another state may be required.
- Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
The successful candidate will possess:
master’s or higher degree preferred;
knowledge of current state, national, and international research, trends, and policies on educator evaluation including, improving standards, programs, and assessments for educators;
knowledge of standards-based systems for educator preparation, licensure, quality, and program assessment and improvement;
knowledge of development, administration, and analysis of local and statewide student assessments;
experience working in schools or districts;
experience in designing and organizing data collection methods, collecting data/information, analyzing data/information, and writing reports;
excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to speak in public;
strong analytic and organizational skills;
ability to comprehend, analyze, and communicate complex information accurately;
knowledge and ability to use computer word processing, database, and spreadsheet software as well as the Internet; and
demonstrated ability to work productively and collegially with individuals and teams.
Work Hours: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
This position is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Race To The Top (RTTT) Grant and will expire upon the completion of the project or upon expiration of the funding source. The duration of the RTTT project and funding are anticipated to expire on September 30, 2014.
Please note: due to anticipated updated job specifications and minimum entrance requirements for this title, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will screen resume as follows:
applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree and at least four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional educational experience in a specific or related content area, educational program/or service;
a Master's degree or higher in a specific or related educational content area may be substituted for two years of the required experience --30 semester hours equals one year of experience for substitution purposes. Education toward a degree in a specific or related educational content area will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
SALARY PLACEMENT IS DETERMINED BY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITION AND THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION'S RECRUITING GUIDELINES. IN ADDITION, THE SALARY PROVISIONS OF THE APPLICABLE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WILL ALSO APPLY TO THE PLACEMENT WITHIN THE SALARY RANGE.
How To Apply:
Interested candidates are required to submit a cover letter with resume preferably in Microsoft Word or Adobe Reader compatible formats (.doc, .txt, .rtf, .pdf).
Please refer to HRATQJ31242 in the subject line if sending via e-mail or in cover letter sending hard copy.
E-mail cover letter and resume to: HRATQ@doe.mass.edu or mail cover letter and resume to: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Human Resources, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148 TTY: (800) 439-2370. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, an affirmative action employer, is committed to ensuring that all of its programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the public. It is the policy of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. Inquiries regarding compliance by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with Title IX and other civil rights laws may be directed to the Human Resources Director at 781-338-6105.
Agency Web Address:
Ms. Valian Norris, (781) 338-6105
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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