Career Opportunities

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


Department: Division of Assessment & Accountability

Classification (Payroll Title): Ed Con 3

Position Number: 01004783

Reports to: Director of Accountability Analytics

Anticipated Salary Range: $59,700 - $74,604

Last Revised Date: 04/09/2024

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 Accountability team sets and executes the policies by which schools and districts are evaluated in accordance with state and federal law.

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in public policy, education, mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, or related fields.

Experience: At least [] years of dedicated experience in

 

Essential Functions

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·       Experience with relational databases. Proficiency in SQL is a plus.

·       Familiarity with principles and tools for reproducible research

·       Experience with large-scale datasets

·       Ability to pursue self-directed learning

·       Ability to present data clearly and in an accessible manner to variety of audiences

·       Track record of delivering products and results under tight timelines

·       Exemplary writing skills, particularly translating data findings into actionable reports, memos, and presentations

·       Strong strategic thinking and creative problem solving skills

·       Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative

·       Team orientation and willingness to contribute at all levels to meet deadlines and complete successful implementation

Supervisory Responsibility

No supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

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

 

Physical Demands

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

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

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

 

Travel
This position may be expected to travel a day or two each month in addition to a small number of annual meetings that may last multiple days.

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

Go to Tennessee State Government Careers (ttcportals.com) Job Opening 57255 and attach resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to the application.

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: Early Learning Division        

Classification (Payroll Title): CCPE2 Position Number: 0109041

Reports to: Summer Cleek/Jamie Hubbard

Anticipated Salary Range: The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $37,800.00 to $47,304.00. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Last Revised Date: 3/18/2024

Location Notes: This position will work primarily from a home residence pursuant to the Department’s Alternative Workplace Solutions policy but is classified as hybrid.  Occasional in-person days will be required at the office address listed below:

Tennessee Department of Education

Andrew Johnson Tower

710 James Robertson Parkway

 Nashville, TN 37243  

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

 Under general supervision, is responsible for professional childcare program evaluation work of average difficulty in regulation of certified school-administered child care programs under Tennessee Department of Education; and performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and experience equivalent to one year in one or a combination of the following: 1) professional child care program evaluation or administration, 2) professional care of children, 3) professional education, 4) professional social services, 5) professional inspection of facilities for compliance with fire, safety, or health regulations, or 6) non-professional experience assisting teachers or in child care at a facility licensed or certified by a local, state, or federal government.

Additional graduate course work in one or a combination of the following may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of one year: (1) Education Administration; (2) Educational or Developmental Psychology; (3) Early Childhood or Elementary Education; or (4) any field related to child care (e.g., 36 graduate quarter hours may be substituted for one year of required experience).

Essential Functions

·       Conducts on-site observations of 80-100 school-administered childcare programs to ensure programs meet health and safety requirements as well as high quality environments and teaching and learning.

·       Conduct investigations when complaints are filed on school-administered childcare programs.  

·       Conduct CLASS observations on LEA Pre-K classrooms to ensure high quality environments and teaching and learning a minimum of two times per year.

·       Provide 1:1 feedback loop for LEA Pre-K directors/teachers using CLASS observation data to drive conversation.

·       Provide technical assistance for school-administered childcare programs (measuring new space, setting up classrooms, etc.).

·       Maintain up to date caseload logs, calendars, and other supporting documents.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

•       Organization: Can manage multiple projects, communications, and job tasks simultaneously; able to maintain a clear and orderly workflow; produces reports and presentations in a manner that is easy to follow and understand.

•       Early Childhood Knowledge: Must have knowledge of early childhood education principles and practice, reflecting a commitment to fostering the development and well-being of young learners.

•       Communication: Able to formulate effective verbal, visual, and written messaging to a variety of audiences; can produce plans, outlines, and presentations to inform stakeholders about key initiatives; performs active listening to ensure optimal responses to customer inquiries.

•       Service Orientation: Ability to collaborate and build relationships; maintain high-quality customer service for both internal and external stakeholders.

•       Time Management: Uses time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.

•       Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving: Able to identify and ask significant questions to overcome issues in the workplace; uses inductive and deductive reasoning methods to recognize opportunities for refinement; formulates clear and concise options to reduce procedural inefficiencies.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

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 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with an hour lunch break.

Travel This position will carry a caseload of several counties and will be required to travel to schools within these counties 4/5 days per week.

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

Go to https://stateoftn-careers.ttcportals.com/  Job Opening 57277

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: Child Nutrition

Classification (Payroll Title): Ed Con 2

Position Number: 00017457

Reports to: Senior Data and Compliance Manager

Anticipated Salary Range: $53,400 – $66,600

Last Revised Date: 4/17/2024

Location Notes: Nashville, TN. This position is hybrid and will work from a home office per the TDOE AWS policy and in person days at the following address:

TN Department of Education

710 James Robertson Parkway

Nashville, TN 37243

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 Overview

As a member of the Department of Education’s school nutrition office, you will be responsible for consultative and administrative work of considerable difficulty in developing policies, procedures, and guidelines for the administration and operation of the school nutrition programs (SNP): National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Seamless Summer Option (SSO), Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), Special Milk Program, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).

Work involves identifying and assessing school nutrition needs and developing immediate and long-range plans for meeting those needs in regard to maintaining local compliance. Work also includes establishing internal and external partnerships to support school nutrition, in addition to conducting administrative and procurement reviews.

Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and experience equivalent to four years of full-time professional educational, instructional, or supervisory/administrative work.4-year college degree. Graduate coursework from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of two years.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

Training experience preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and provide training to local SFAs and SA, as related to administrative reviews and compliance topics.
  • Create and maintain annual review schedules for administrative and procurement reviews.
  • Create and maintain applicable standard operating procedures (SOP).
  • Collaborate with training coordinator and communications specialist to ensure all materials are compliant with USDA policy and regulations.
  • Maintain template letters applicable to compliance team.
  • Conduct second reviews of all administrative reviews to ensure findings are tied to policy and regulations, ensure that findings and technical assistances are grammatically correct, and that are necessary forms have been completed.
  • Review finding, fiscal action, and closing letters for all administrative reviews and send to state director for dissemination.
  • Track waiver requests submitted to the state agency by SFAs.
  • Track requests and purchases for equipment.
  • Review SFA submissions to hire new supervisors to determine if candidates meet professional hiring standards.
  • Create systems for completing, tracking, and reporting necessary data.
  • Monitors, evaluations, analyzes and follows up on nutrition program compliance with pertinent state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures through administrative, and procurement reviews.
  • Serve as a point of contact for civil rights.
  • Assist with internal compliance measures related to civil rights and other issues.
  • Assist with determining fiscal action amounts as necessary from administrative reviews.
  • Serve as back-up to the Data Processing and Reporting Specialist and Procurement Specialist.
  • Assist Senior Manager in ensuring the School Nutrition Program is compliant with federal and state requirements.
  • Serve as a resource to SFAs to answer compliance questions.
  • Assist with policy analysis and interpretation.
  • Collaborate with communications specialist and staff attorney to disseminate state agency policy memos
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of school nutrition program
  • Project management skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Data management skills
  • Data analysis skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Have integrity towards enforcement of all USDA regulations and policies
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs
  • Ability to present material and effectively train others
  • Ability to travel both in and out of state
  • Exhibit passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to mission and vision of school nutrition

Supervisory Responsibility

N/A

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 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with an hour lunch break.

Travel

Travel up to 20%

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

Go to https://stateoftn-careers.ttcportals.com/ Job Opening 57843 and attach resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to your application.

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: CORE (Academics)        

Classification (Payroll Title): EDUC RGNL ACAD CONS

Position Number: Varies

Reports to: Cristy Pendergrass, Director of Academic Supports, ELA

Anticipated Salary Range: The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $72,000 to $80,000 In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Last Revised Date: January 2024

Location notes: Hybrid - This consultant will travel to the following counties regularly:
Athens City 
Bradley County
Cleveland City
Dayton City
Etowah City
Grundy County
Hamilton County
Marion County
McMinn County
Meigs County
Polk County
Rhea County
Richard City
Sequatchie County

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 Overview

ELA (English Language Arts) consultants are an integral part of the CORE regional support team concentrating on providing literacy support across pre-K-12 instruction. This position works with the regional CORE office team to support districts in the region with ELA content and instruction aligned to Tennessee’s academic standards by partnering with district leaders to diagnose, plan, implement, and monitor change ideas that will lead to academic improvement.  

The CORE regional support team focuses on helping districts make changes to three key areas: instruction, assessment, and curriculum. As the consultants provide this support, they help districts consider coherence across their district by ensuring interconnectedness between district elements of culture, structure, processes, resources, and stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and a minimum of two years of full-time, pre K-12 teaching experience or higher education experience related to pre K-12 instruction.
Preferred qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree, Administrative Endorsement, or Literacy Specialist Endorsement

Experience

  • Demonstrated record of success in improving student outcomes in literacy (preferably at the school or district level)
  • Experience leading and managing projects and/or teams (preferably at the school or district level)
  • Experience coaching others for improvement
  • Experience leading and/or facilitating adult learning opportunities
  • Demonstrated success in building relationships with other educators and leaders

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Deep working knowledge of the Tennessee Academic Standards for English Language Arts K-12 and understanding of the three instructional shifts (building knowledge, using evidence, and high-quality text).
  • Ability to recognize grade level expectations and articulate how the Tennessee Academic Standards should impact long-term planning.
  • Ability to recognize grade appropriate text and grade-appropriate foundational skills.
  • Ability to articulate the role text plays in ELA instruction.
  • Ability to recognize and suggest appropriate strategies for engaging students with text.
  • Ability to recognize whether student work is meeting the expectation of the standards and the grade level.
  • Ability to use coaching to assist district and school leaders in diagnosing instructional needs specific to ELA and to facilitate the creation of plans to address those needs.
  • Ability to generate research-based, action-oriented recommendations for school and district leaders.
  • Knowledge of system-level change and ability to identify systemic needs and support continuous improvement
  • Self-motivated to actively participate in solving problems, sharing trends and best practices, and contributing to the work of a team
  • A tendency to consistently consider the needs of internal and external customers, to provide service at a high level of quality, and to evaluate customer satisfaction 

Essential Functions

  • Build trusting relationships and partnerships with district leaders and TDOE department leads.
  • Engage with districts in Literacy Learning Walks to diagnose literacy specific instructional needs.
  • Facilitate root cause analysis discussions to identify why instructional practices are in place and set goals for improvement.
  • Facilitate planning conversations to determine strategies that may help a district meet the goals determined by the root cause analysis.
  • Provide differentiated support to assist districts in implementing their plans aimed at improving systems and structures for improved student outcomes in English Language Arts.
  • Support districts in setting clear benchmark indicators and monitoring the progress of their improvement work.
  • Collaborate with TDOE department leads on the creation of resources and materials to support district improvement.
  • Collaborate with CORE regional support team to coordinate supports for districts.
  • Facilitate or support the facilitation of regional trainings.
  • Engage in learning opportunities to continuously improve individual and group performance.  

Supervisory Responsibility

N/A

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

65-80% within the Southeast Region

Other Duties

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

To Apply

Go to Tennessee State Government Careers (ttcportals.com) Job Opening 56877

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: College, Career and Technical Education        

Classification (Payroll Title):  

Position Number: 17713

Reports to: Stephanie Kelly

Anticipated Salary Range: The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $53,400 - $66,600. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Last Revised Date: April 2024

Location Notes: This position is hybrid and will work primarily from a home residence pursuant to the Department’s Alternative Workplace Solutions policy. In-person days will be required at the office address listed below:

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

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 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Senior Coordinator will review and revise CTE programs of study and course standards for the following career clusters: Advanced Manufacturing, Architecture & Construction, and Transportation. The position works closely with local education agencies (LEAs), industry advisor councils, and state advisors of the appropriate Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) to promote and provide seamless college and career pathways for students.

The CTE Senior Coordinator position aligns to TDOE’s Strategic Priorities in that it ensures all students have access to high-quality CTE programs, addresses the development of CTE Directors and instructional leaders’ skills and knowledge in providing high-quality programs, and expands districts’ capacity for promoting and providing seamless career pathways for students.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university

Experience: At least [] years of experience in full-time professional educational, instructional, or supervisory/administrative work. Graduate coursework from an accredited college or university may

be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years OR one year of experience as an Education Consultant 1 with the State of Tennessee.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·       Education and instruction

·       Learning strategies

·       Communication skills

·       Active learning and listening

·       Critical thinking

·       Problem-solving

·       Collaboration

·       Adaptability

·       Detail oriented

 

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not include any supervisory positions.

 

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:

20% of state-wide travel 

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

Go to https://stateoftn-careers.ttcportals.com/ Job Opening 57451.

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.

The Educational Assistant’s (EA) at TSD assist teachers in the classroom with the daily operation of instruction and classroom management. EA’s provide academic support to students in all grades as assigned PreK-6th grade.

Qualifications:

  • Completed two years (48 semester hours) of study at an institution of higher learning or obtained an associate degree or higher
  • Passed the Para Pro Assessment
  • Strongly preferred ASL (American Sign Language) skills
  • Computer skills required to assist students on educational devices
  • Possess current Tennessee Driver’s license and clean driving record

Terms of Employment:

Full-Time 10-month employment (August – May)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

These are not exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assist teachers in the classroom
  • Provides tutoring help to students
  • Assist with student self-help skills
  • Substitutes in classroom when teachers are absent
  • Supervises students at lunch
  • Transports students to various off campus activities
  • Prepares instructional materials
  • Abides by all state regulations and school procedures
  • Prepares a variety of standard records and reports

KSA’s:

  • Preferred applicant will be able to communicate fluently through sign language
  • Ability to utilize computers and other educational technologies in the classroom
  • Knowledge of classroom structure
  • Experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students in educational settings
  • Ability to multi-task and change tasks rapidly

Benefits:

Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more.  A full listing of employee benefits can be found here.

Salary:

Starting salary $2,372 per month.

 

The applicant selected for this position must complete full background checks including fingerprinting.

Background checks will be completed through TBI, FBI, DCS, TN Registry of Sexual Offenders, and TN Registry of Abuse.

Office: Districts & Schools

Division: Academics & Instructional Strategy

Position: Family and Partner Liaison  

Classification (Payroll Title): Education Consultant 2

Position Number: 116115

Reports To: Senior Director of Early Literacy

Position Summary

The Tennessee Department of Education’s Connected Literacy Family and Partner Liaison is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Connected Literacy: Engaging Parents as Partners grant project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Rethinking K-12 Education Models grant. The Connected Literacy project's main goal is to accelerate literacy development by providing vital early-grade literacy support for our youngest students (grades K-3) through high-dosage, low-ratio tutoring. Connected Literacy has provided high-quality ELA tutoring to over 13,000 students across 8 community partners and is working to provide tutoring to an additional 7,000 students during the 2024-25 school year. Connected Literacy tutoring has significantly improved literacy outcomes for participating students.

The Connected Literacy Family and Partner Liaison will be responsible for facilitating family engagement for the Connected Literacy tutoring program by managing student registration, family satisfaction surveys, providing technical assistance to parents and community partners, translating family engagement resources and communication, and supporting districts and community partners as they implement family outreach and engagement plans.  The Family and Partner Liaison will also collaborate with other members of the TDOE’s Early Literacy Strategy Team to create and share early literacy resources with families participating in the Connected Literacy Program.  The Connected Literacy Family and Partner Liaison will report to the Senior Director of Early Literacy.

Position Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary point of contact for families of students participating in the program, working with families and students in both English and Spanish.
  • Manage family “matching” with providers, in collaboration with the Grant Manager.
  • Assist families in English and Spanish with the enrollment and registration process.
  • Participate in observations of vendor/student literacy sessions.
  • Troubleshoot difficulties with the family survey.
  • Provide program and partner support to Connected Literacy Grant Manager.
  • Support the Connected Literacy Advisory Committee (consisting of families and educators) in collecting input on services provided in the initial list of approved providers and throughout the project.
  • Connect families with the department’s literacy resources including the Interactive Decodable At-Home Reading series and Toolkits for Families.
  • Provide virtual presentations to families and community partners - sharing a suite of family resources and targeted supports.
  • Engage regularly with families to foster relationship building.
  • Work closely with Connected Literacy Community Partners and districts to support families and students in tutoring.
  • Provide high levels of customer service and technical assistance for families.
  • Translate family resources from English to Spanish to allow more families access to information.
  • Work across the Department with the Family Resource Center, Literacy, and Communications team to ensure alignment and resource-sharing department-wide.  

Qualifications

  • Must hold at least a bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • General working knowledge of current literacy trends and practices (i.e., Science of Reading).
  • Familiarity with the department’s Online Literacy Tools and Interactive Decodable At-Home Reading Series.
  • Willingness to be certified in literacy via a department-developed protocol/program.
  • Preferred minimum of three years of experience in education or related field.
  • Travel is required; must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Experience supporting families with educational needs and with family-centered communications
  • Required skills include:
    • strong verbal and written communication skills;
    • customer-focused orientation, including:
    • meeting the expectations and requirements of customers,
    • using customer feedback for improvements in products and services,
    • demonstrating active listening skills with customers,
    • establishing and maintaining effective relationships with customers— gains their trust and respect, and
    • responding to customer feedback, criticisms, and complaints with appropriate actions.
    • critical thinking and problem solving;
    • exercising good judgment that is justified with data and research;
    • must be fluent in reading and writing in both English and Spanish languages.
    • results and achievement orientation, i.e., consistently produces high quality work; and
    • must be a good steward of time, talent, and resources.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range is $53,400-$70,000 and is commensurate with qualifications. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included. This position is available during the performance period of the grant, which ends July 30, 2025.

To Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: donna.shope@tn.gov Please list Connected Literacy Family Liaison in the subject of your email.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws. Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Capital team at (615) 741-5158. You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Capital Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

Department: Policy and Legislative Affairs

Classification (Payroll Title): Executive Admin Assistant 1

Position Number: 00017235

Reports to: Assistant Commissioner for Policy and Legislative Affairs

Anticipated Salary Range: $59,700 – $74,604

Last Revised Date: 12/6/2023

Location Notes: This position is hybrid and will be performed as a combination of remote work from a home office and in person days at the following location:

Andrew Johnson Tower

710 James Robertson Parkway

Nashville, TN, 37243

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 Legislative Liaison assists in the day-to-day operations of the Policy and Legislative Affairs (PLA) team of the department and leads many direct Tennessee General Assembly member outreach efforts and communications. The liaison cultivates meaningful relationships with elected officials and strategic partners across the state through effective communication, significant engagement, and transparency. The liaison works to amplify the policy positions of the Governor and the department to the General Assembly in order to secure alignment on issues related to preK-12 education. The liaison also works to inform and engage department content experts in the legislative process to support high-quality analysis and implementation of legislation. The liaison supports other teams at the department in the fulfillment of legislative requirements, including the supporting the approval of certain contracts and grants by the Fiscal Review Committee, the delivery of statutorily required reports, and the initial implementation of legislation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Experience: At least [] years of experience in

Essential Functions:

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Relationships: Ability to build and maintain positive, professional, and inclusive relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders.

Time and Project Management: Excellent time and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize critical tasks, manage detail work, and communicate project status effectively to all stakeholders.

Critical Thinking: Demonstrates ability to influence others with the story within the data to make operational recommendations and to communicate information in a way that supports informed decision-making aligned to the strategic priorities.

Accountability: High level of personal responsibility, optimism, and judgment

Service Orientation: A student achievement orientation required.

Management of Personnel Resources: Motivating, developing, training, and directing personnel, if needed, around the work of the team

Writing and research: Ability to research and synthesize complex state laws, rules, and policies into easily understandable formats for all audiences, including General Assembly members and other stakeholders. 

Resourcefulness: Ability to be proactive when initiating new processes, finding solutions to complex issues, and requesting information to fulfill tasks.

Collaboration: Ability to work directly with a small team while collaborating across several other divisions. Ability to also motivate, develop, and direct people around the work of the team.

Detail oriented: Strong attention to detail when synthesizing research and policy ideas, reviewing internal and external communications, and executing processes.

Legal Understanding: Must have a basic, working knowledge of legal concepts and statutory/regulatory construction with the ability to draft rough legal language for attorney review and refinement.

Supervisory Responsibility

N/A

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. During legislative session, work hours are extended and may include the need to work nights and weekends.

Travel

Occasional travel necessary for relationship building, presentations, and professional development.

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

Go to tn.gov/careers Job Opening 53356 and attach resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to your application.

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: Office of General Counsel

Classification (Payroll Title): Legal Assistant 2

Position Number: 17100

Reports to: Keith Minor, Assistant General Counsel for Operations

Anticipated Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Last Revised Date: April 9, 2024

Location Notes: Tennessee Department of Education, 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37243 (currently hybrid)

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: This paralegal position will support the office of general counsel with various administrative and legal support tasks. Duties include but are not limited to conducting legal research, drafting and reviewing documents, sending communications on behalf of attorneys, preparing for hearings, trials, and meetings, and organizing and maintaining files.

Minimum Qualifications:

·       High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

·       Associate’s degree in paralegal or legal assistant studies or a paralegal certificate, preferred.

·       Experience as an administrative assistant (preferably in a law firm or in a legal department), legal assistant, legal secretary, or paralegal preferred.

Essential Functions

1.     Provide research and legal support to the department and local education agencies to ensure compliance with state and federal education law.

2.     Support the department with legal inquiries and high-level projects involving cross-divisional collaboration.

3.     Process requests for duplicate diplomas and requests for education verification.

4.     Support the department with open records requests.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·       Law and Government – Knowledge in how to research laws, court procedures, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules.

·       Complex Problem Solving – Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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 hybrid position (i.e., remote and in-office required). Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, with an hour lunch break.

Travel

0-5% Travel Required

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: Kristen.B.McKeever@tn.gov by April 30, 2024.

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: Child Nutrition (3313500000)

Classification (Payroll Title): Education Consultant 2

Position Number:

Reports to: Senior Data and Compliance Manager of School Nutrition

Location Notes: Nashville, TN. Hybrid position.

Characteristics of the Job:

·       As a member of the Department of Education’s school nutrition office, you will be responsible for consultative and administrative work of considerable difficulty in developing policies, procedures, and guidelines for the administration and operation of the school nutrition programs: National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Seamless Summer Option (SSO), Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), Special Milk Program, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).

·       Work involves identifying and assessing school nutrition needs and developing immediate and long-range plans for meeting those needs in regard to State and School Food Authority procurement, Food Service contracts, procurement trainings, and special projects. Work also includes establishing internal and external partnerships to support school nutrition, in addition to conducting administrative and procurement reviews.

Examples of Responsibilities and Duties:

Examples of duties and/or responsibilities are not to be construed as describing what the duties or responsibilities or any position shall be and are not to be construed as limiting the appointing authority’s ability to assign, or otherwise alter the duties and responsibilities of a position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

Responsibilities:

·       Research solutions, plan projects, set milestones, monitor the progress of projects, initiate contracts, and facilitate approval of contracts through the various departments and State approval channels.

·       Create procurement templates, prototypes, resources, and guidance documents for school food authorities.

·       Work closely with the school nutrition leadership team to ensure funds for projects and contracts are spent appropriately.

·       Work with the school nutrition leadership team to update all on project and contract status.

·       Ensure all projects and contract work is on time and carried out.

·       Review and work with the nutrition staff attorney and/or TDOE legal team to approve all MOA/MOUs with universities, other state agencies, and external organizations.

·       Collaborate with nutrition staff attorney and/or TDOE legal team to provide clarity on procurement policy and regulatory issues.

·       Represent the State Agency on professional teams and task forces both inside and outside of the department.

·       Present and train as needed on behalf of the school nutrition team at local, state, and national meetings and/or conferences and training opportunities. 

·       Review and approve all Food Service Management Contracts and renewals.

·       Manage existing contracts and develop new contract documents.

·       Work with the school nutrition leadership team to maintain the online nutrition application and claiming system and help in the creation of any future Request for Proposals for the nutrition application and claiming system.

·       Build relationships with internal and external organizations and stakeholders to ensure proper procurement by School Food Authorities.

·       Monitor, evaluate, analyze, and follow up on nutrition program compliance with pertinent state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures through desktop procurement reviews.

·       Lead procurement reviews and train state agency staff on updated procurement review changes.

·       Provide technical assistance to stakeholders on procurement-related issues.

·       Conduct Administrative Reviews (both off-site and on-site portions) of SFAs to monitor for child nutrition program compliance and help resolve managerial and operational problems through corrective action plans.

·       Write and update standard operating procedures (SOPs) and process plans related to all job duties.

·       Responsible for tracking and monitoring required USDA procurement topics, providing reports to auditors and TDOE school nutrition state director and senior compliance manager.

·       Assists in special projects as assigned.

·       Serve as back-up to the Data Processing and Reporting Specialist and Compliance Specialist.

Qualifications:

·        4-year college degree

·       Knowledge of school nutrition program

·       Project management skills

·       Strong organizational skills

·       Strong written and verbal communication skills

·       Have integrity towards enforcement of all USDA regulations and policies

·       Ability to maintain confidentiality of information

·       Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs

·       Ability to present material and effectively train others

·       Ability to travel both in and out of state

·       Exhibit passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to mission and vision of school nutrition

·       Procurement experience, preferred

To Apply:

Applications will be accepted through the State of Tennessee Careers Portal. To apply please visit: https://stateoftn-careers.ttcportals.com/ and put 58787 in the Keyword, Job Title, Skills box.  This position is posted as EDUCATION CONSULTANT 2 - 06042024-58787 and will be open for applications until June 24, 2024.

Department: Child Nutrition

Classification (Payroll Title): Ed Con 2

Position Number: 01004116

Reports to: Assistant Director of School Nutrition

Anticipated Salary Range: $53,400 – $66,600

Last Revised Date: 4/17/2024

Location Notes: Nashville, TN. This position is hybrid and will work from a home office per the TDOE AWS policy and in person days at the following address:

TN Department of Education

710 James Robertson Parkway

Nashville, TN 37243

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 Overview

As a member of the Department of Education’s school nutrition office, you will be responsible for consultative and administrative work of considerable difficulty in developing policies, procedures, and guidelines for the administration and operation of the school nutrition programs: National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Seamless Summer Option (SSO), Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), Special Milk Program, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).

Work involves identifying and assessing school nutrition needs and developing immediate and long-range plans for meeting those needs in regard to professional development, training, LMS Platform, and special projects. Work also includes establishing internal and external partnerships to support school nutrition, in addition to conducting administrative and procurement reviews.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and experience equivalent to four years of full-time professional educational, instructional, or supervisory/administrative work.4-year college degree. Graduate coursework from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of two years.
  • Preferred Qualifications and Experience
  • Training and event management experience preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with entire state agency staff to plan, coordinate, and execute all trainings, events, and professional standards opportunities for stakeholders. This includes sending out professional standards reminders on listserv and follow up emails to participants.
  • Creates agendas for all training events and conferences to maintain consistency among regional and statewide events.
  • Manages logistics for virtual events and facilitates trainings and meetings.
  • Responsible for communicating internal and external professional development opportunities. Maintains records of all professional development opportunities provided by state agency staff. In collaboration with state director and supervisor, plans state staff meetings and other meetings for SFAs. This may also include creating planning committee meetings for a variety of trainings the state agency offers and also facilitating those meetings leading up to the planned event/training/meeting.
  • Responsible for creating high quality content for trainings, meetings, and conference materials.
  • Responsible for tracking and monitoring required USDA topics, providing reports to auditors and TDOE school nutrition state director and senior compliance manager.
  • Work with communications content specialist to maintain training and event calendars for all School Nutrition Program events.
  • Build relationships with organizations and stakeholders to ensure optimal venues and resources are utilized for training sessions and events.
  • Researches speakers for ensuring quality candidates are identified and can support the mission of the department.
  • Serves as the state agency liaison with all parties involved with planning and coordination of all events. This may include, but not limited to department procurement team members, venue contacts, catering contacts, etc. Ensures open communication during all stages of the planning process. Establishes efficient logistics for all parties associated to training/event.
  • Schedule, book, and obtain appropriate signatures for associated contracts per school nutrition policies and procedures.
  • Establish contracts with verified vendors, and ensures the vendor has an Edison ID pertaining to invoicing to streamline workload of financial analysis.
  • Coordinates all catering needs.
  • Responsible for accurate account of all invoices and maintains impeccable files to submit to financial analysis
  • Acts as primary personnel to manage and maintain event and training registration software/platform. This may include but is not limited to: building out events on the platform, working directly with vendor to ensure functionality, and training appropriate personnel.
  • Creates and maintains an ongoing directory of all trainings and events hosted by school nutrition personnel, including all training materials and professional standard codes offered.
  • Ability to clearly demonstrate understanding of USDA Child Nutrition Program policies.
  • Works with manager to order all training materials and documents associated with events following internal procurement procedures. This may include, but is not limited to printing materials, binders, nametags, lanyards, notepads, pens, etc.
  • Collaborates with the Adult Learning Framework team or similar within the department to create evaluation surveys, disseminates evaluations, and analyzes evaluation data, creating reports to provide to TDOE state director of school nutrition.
  • Serve as state agency staff liaison with learning management system (LMS) vendor/platform. Work with contact person to ensure appropriate materials, resource documents, etc. are available within the LMS platform. This includes working with communications content specialist and state agency staff to ensure most current documents are housed on the LMS system.
  • Work in collaboration state staff to create training material for LMS utilizing the LMS format and technology.
  • Work with communications specialist to create step by step guide for stakeholders to use LMS platform; continually update existing trainings that exist within LMS while adding trainings to ensure most accurate information is available and in compliance with up-to-date USDA guidance.
  • Serve as technical assistance primary contact to state staff and stakeholders regarding LMS system/platform. This includes training stakeholders on LMS platform use.
  • In collaboration with communications content specialist, ensure the school nutrition webpages are current with most updated information regarding any training and professional development items.
  • Monitors, evaluates, analyzes, and follows up on nutrition program compliance with pertinent state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures through desktop Procurement Reviews.
  • Conduct Administrative Reviews (both off site and on site portions) of SFAs to monitor for child nutrition program compliance and help resolve managerial and operational problems through corrective action plans.
  • Writes and updates SOPs and Process plans related to all job duties.
  • Assists in special projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of school nutrition program
  • Project management skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge in training and evaluation methodology
  • Have integrity towards enforcement of all USDA regulations and policies
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs
  • Ability to present material and effectively train others
  • Ability to travel both in and out of state
  • Exhibit passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to mission and vision of school nutrition

Supervisory Responsibility

N/A

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 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with an hour lunch break.

Travel

Travel up to 20%

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

Go to https://stateoftn-careers.ttcportals.com/ Job Opening 57482 and attach resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to your application.

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: Division of Human Capital, Educator Licensure

Classification (Payroll Title): EDCON 2 Position Number: 00122602

Reports to: Taylor Reid, Senior Director of Licensure

Anticipated Salary Range: The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $53,400-$62,000. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Last Revised Date: April 2, 2024

Location Notes: This position will work primarily from a home residence pursuant to the Department’s Alternative Workplace Solutions policy. Occasional in-person days will be required at the office address listed below and throughout the East Tennessee Grand Region:

Tennessee Department of Education Andrew Johnson Tower

710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37243

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 Regional Licensure Consultant works with the Division of Educator Licensure team to ensure that school districts across the state are supported in their understanding of laws, rules, policies, and procedures pertaining to educator licensure, with a particular focus on targeted support in their region of assignment. This support is accomplished through the provision of district training (primarily for personnel with an HR role) on laws, rules, policies, procedures, and use of the TNCompass application.

The Regional Consultant is also responsible for effective and efficient processing of licensure applications, as needed, as well as ensuring timely and accurate responses to educators’ requests for assistance. The Regional consultant serves as the first level of support for issue district issue escalation and requests prior to escalating exceptional issues to the Licensure Program Manager and Director of Licensure. The person in this role will support the team in achieving licensure processing goals both directly, through processing licensure transactions, and indirectly through provision of targeted issue handling and processing of more complex application types.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and maintain an exceptional understanding of state law; state board licensure policies, rules; and department operating procedures to provide technical assistance to district personnel
  • Provide timely and effective communication to stakeholders across the state, regarding licensure policies and procedures, via TNCompass (online licensure web application), phone, email, and in- person
  • Serve as the first reviewer for issue escalation, evaluating and responding to cases identified by districts and engaging the director of licensure and operations when appropriate
  • Track issues received, referred to other appropriate personnel, and the resolution status to ensure that issues are resolved promptly and thoroughly and that status updates are provided to those reporting issues, as well as to the director of licensure and operations
  • Communicate with the licensure program manager and director of licensure and operations regarding areas of need for communications development, guidance documentation, and stakeholder training
  • Use TNCompass, to review educator licensure transactions for both issue resolution and processing as assigned by the director of licensure and operations
  • Become an expert TNCompass user and assist the director of licensure and operations in troubleshooting possible issues in the system and in conducting user acceptance testing of newly developed features, enhancements, and bug fixes prior to the software vendor deploying changes
  • Collaborate with the licensure program manager and director of licensure and operations on the development of TNCompass and licensure training materials and communications tools with a district focus
  • Deliver regularly scheduled district-facing training on licensure laws, rules, policies, procedures, and TNCompass, as well as periodic training for cohorts of new HR personnel (and other district stakeholders involved in recruitment, hiring, staffing etc.) as needed in the consultant’s region of focus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and experience equivalent to four years of full-time professional educational, instructional or supervisory/administrative work. Graduate coursework from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-to-year basis, to a maximum of two years.

Preferred qualifications: Pre-K—12 education experience (e.g.; education policy and/or education administration experience preferred)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Highly developed sense of integrity and commitment to customer satisfaction
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong independent organizational, time management, customer service and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to perform work functions with accuracy and meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions
  • Excellent work ethic, initiative, and high standards for self and team members
  • Strong personal presence and communication skills necessary to interact and develop relationships with a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders
  • Facility with technology, demonstrating independent motivation and learning/exploration of new
  • software systems and workflows
  • Innovative and strategic thinking skills, a solution-oriented disposition
  • Experience with delivery of presentations, conducting training, and providing technical assistance.

Supervisory Responsibility:

NA

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:

20-30% in region.

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:

Go to: tn.gov/careers Job Opening 57001

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: College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE)

Classification (Payroll Title): Educational Consultant 2

Position Number:

Reports to: Senior Director of CTE

Anticipated Salary Range: $4,450 - $5,550

Location Notes: Ability to work from home office, flexible

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 Senior Coordinator of Perkins Support will assist in the maintenance of Perkins grants, including Basic and Reserve. This role will be responsible for managing Perkins grant deliverables, reports, and budgets, and provide support to subrecipients of the Perkins grant. This position will be managed by Tennessee Department of Education and will engage regularly with Career and Technical Education directors to assist in the correct fiscal and programmatic reporting for each Local Education Agency (LEA).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience in grant management, to include reporting and monitoring.
  • Knowledge of Tennessee’s Career and Technical Education programs, the federal Carl Perkins grant, and Department policies and procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Essential Functions

  • Communication and Reporting
    • Assists in the creation of the Consolidated Annual Report in accordance with federal regulations. 
    • Collaborate with finance and accounting teams to assist in the maintenance of accurate financial records.
    • Assists with the revision and preparation of grant applications in ePlan and guidance documents. 
  • Coordination and Teamwork
    • Coordinate with regional CORE consultants to assist in the approval of Perkins Local Applications for LEA allocation. 
    • Coordinate with Director of CTE Programs to assist in the approval of Perkins Reserve applications for LEA allocation.
    • Coordinate with the CTE data specialist to report data gleaned from Perkins applications. 
    • Foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Organizing – Strong organizational skills, project and/or grant management experience, and ability to plan and achieve milestones; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.

Speaking and Writing: Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong editing skills.

Improvement & Planning: Experience in district, school and/or improvement planning, particularly in college and career readiness and/or school counseling initiatives.

Service Orientation: Ability to collaborate and build relationships; maintain high-quality customer service for both internal and external stakeholders.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will not have any 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

10% travel

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.

Department: Education, Division of Choice

Classification (Payroll Title): EDU CN 4

Position Number: 17428

Reports to: Senior Director of IEA/ESA Programs

Last Revised Date: May 24, 2024

Anticipated Salary Range:  The anticipated salary range for this position is $66,000-$75,000. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Location Notes:

Tennessee Department of Education

Andrew Johnson Tower

710 James Robertson Parkway

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 Individualized Education Account (IEA) Program is a school choice program for eligible students with qualifying disabilities. The IEA Program supports Tennessee families by providing scholarships for students to enroll in an IEA-participating non-public school or home schooling. The senior manager of the IEA Program drives the direction of the program, guides the daily work, and supervises the program staff. This position contributes to the Best for All strategic plan by supporting student success through foundational work in school choice.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Possession of a master's degree in education, education administration or other related field and substantial educational work experience (5 or more years) including 3 years of education administration or supervisory work. 

Substitution of Education for Experience: Graduate coursework from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of two years.

Essential Functions

·       Ensures compliance with appropriate statute and rule.

·       Works with OGC and leadership to set policies for the program. 

·       Prepares agendas for and presents information for meetings with OGC counsel. 

·       Develops procedures for administering the IEA program. 

·       Manages the daily work of the program. 

·       Analyzes program priorities and practices. 

·       Works with leadership on complex issues 

·       Anticipates and solves problems effectively and efficiently. 

·       Collaborates with all offices of the Division of Choice, as needed.

·       Manages communications with all internal and external stakeholders. 

·       Coordinates program’s Office Hours 

·       Participates in activities, meetings, and requests from outside vendor(s) 

·       Oversees the technical assistance provided to account holders/participating schools/LEAs. 

·       Ensures accurate preparation of reports and data. 

·       Creates and manages the program’s Project Plan 

·       Leads the IEA Advisory Counsel 

·       Supervises the IEA team members. 

·       Prepares agendas for and leads team meetings. 

·       Meets with IEA team members individually. 

·       Manages performance management responsibilities for the IEA team. 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·       Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change, comfortably managing risk and uncertainty. 

·       Strategic Agility: Anticipates future consequences and is future oriented. 

·       Organizational Agility: Knowledgeable about how affected organizations work; can understand the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures. 

·       Presentation Skills: Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small, and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and supervisors. 

·       Communications: Can communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles, both verbally and in written format

·       Critical, Strategic Thinking and Problem-Solving: Able to identify and ask significant questions to overcome issues in the workplace; uses inductive and deductive reasoning methods to recognize opportunities for refinement; formulates clear and concise options to reduce inefficiencies. 

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

·       Organization: Creates and maintains project management systems to ensure that all pieces of projects are accounted for including goals, benchmarks, and metrics  

·       Strong Work Ethic: Takes pride in individual ownership of work, maintaining high expectations and timely delivery.  

·       Functional/Technical Skills and Learning: Possesses the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment and is good at learning new programs or technical skills (e.g., TN-PULSE, Educator Information System, SharePoint, Office suite)

Supervisory Responsibility

The IEA Program Director is responsible for all direct supervisory and management aspects of the IEA team. Currently, there are four direct reports.

Work Environment

The duties will primarily be conducted 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

Minimal travel is required for this role currently.

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.

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

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Capital team at 615-741-5158.  You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: HR 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

Department: CORE (Academics)        

Classification (Payroll Title): EDUC RGNL ACAD CONS

Position Number: Varies

Reports to: Katie Ward, Director of Academic Supports, SPED

Anticipated Salary Range: The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $72,000 to $80,000. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
Last Revised Date: April 2024

Location Notes: Consultant must live in the First region or surrounding counties. The First region consists of the following school districts: Bristol City, Carter County, Cocke County, Elizabethton City, Greene County, Greeneville City, Hamblen County, Hancock County, Hawkins County, Johnson City, Johnson County, Kingsport City, Newport City, Rogersville City, Sullivan County, Unicoi County, Washington County.

This position will require travel to the above listed school districts.

This position will also work from a home residence pursuant to the Department’s Alternative Workplace Solutions policy.  Occasional in-person days will be required at the office address listed below:

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

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

Special education consultants are an integral part of the CORE regional support team concentrating on Improving outcomes for students with disabilities through system-level strategies and change ideas. This includes access and supports for students with disabilities to high-quality tier I instruction and high-quality instructionally appropriate IEPs. This position works with the regional CORE office team by partnering with district leaders to diagnose, plan, implement, and monitoring change ideas that will lead to improved outcomes for students.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: and a minimum of two

years of full-time, pre K-12 teaching experience or higher education experience related to pre K-12 instruction.

Preferred Qualifications

·       Consultants should have district leadership experience. This could include Special Education Supervisor, Instructional Supervisor, Special Education Coordinator, Special Education Coach, Instructional Coach, or others.

·       Strong oral and written communication skills

·       Demonstrated record of success in improving student outcomes for students with disabilities (preferably at the school or district level)

·       Experience leading and managing projects and/or teams (preferably at the school or district level)

·       Experience in a leadership role that required problem-solving and implementation of programs or ideas

·       Experience coaching others for improvement

·       Experience leading and/or facilitating adult learning opportunities

·       Demonstrated success in building relationships with other educators and leaders

·       Comfort with regular travel throughout the CORE region, and willingness to attend meetings statewide as needed

·       Master’s degree, Administrative Endorsement, or Special Education Endorsement (preferred)

Essential Functions

The CORE regional support team focuses on helping districts make changes to three key areas: instruction, assessment, and curriculum. CORE consultants provide support by assisting districts in diagnosing, planning, implementing, and monitoring change ideas to improve student outcomes. As the consultants provide this support, they help districts consider coherence across their district by ensuring interconnectedness between district elements of: culture, structure, processes, resources, and stakeholders.
As special education consultants engage in this work, they do the following:

·       Build trusting relationships and partnerships with district leaders and TDOE department leads.

·       Engage with district leaders to diagnose specific special education instructional needs

·       Facilitate diagnosing conversations and set goals for improvement that specifically target improvements for SWD

·       Facilitate planning conversations to determine strategies that may help a district meet the goals it has determined as a result of the diagnosing.

·       Provide differentiated support to assist districts in implementing their plans aimed at improving systems and structures to support special education for improved student outcomes.

·       Support districts in setting clear benchmark indicators and monitoring the progress of their improvement work.

·       Partner with other regional CORE staff to support districts in creating coherence between Tier I instruction and intervention and special education services.

·       Collaborate with TDOE department leads on the creation of resources and materials to support district improvement for SWD.

·       Collaborate with CORE regional support team to coordinate supports for districts.

·       Engage in learning opportunities to continuously improve individual and group performance.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·       Deep working knowledge of the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA)

·       Ability to recognize grade level expectations of the Tennessee Academic Standards and articulate how those expectations should impact long-term planning for students with disabilities

·       Ability to use coaching to assist district and school leaders in diagnosing instructional needs specific to special education and to facilitate the creation of plans to address those needs.

·       Ability to generate research-based, action-oriented recommendations for school and district leaders.

·       Knowledge of system-level change and ability to identify systemic needs and support continuous improvement

·       Self-motivated to actively participate in solving problems, sharing trends and best practices, and contributing to the work of a team

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

·       Successful candidates will exhibit the following:

o   Excellence

o   Optimism

o   Sound Judgment

o   Courage

o   Teamwork

Supervisory Responsibility

 NA

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

Within the First region 65-80%

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

Go to Tennessee State Government Careers (ttcportals.com) Job Opening

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: Local Education Authorities will oversee directly

Classification (Payroll Title): Educational Consultant 2

Position Number: 00017696

Reports to: Superintendents of Haywood, Lauderdale, and Tipton Co. Schools

Anticipated Salary Range: $56,604

Location Notes: Ability to work locally from the three counties (Haywood, Lauderdale, and Tipton) Employees should live within one of these counties or counties adjacent to one of these counties as these positions require frequent travel between these 3 school districts

Position Summary:

HTL Coordinators will support individual LEA engagement in a rural district collaborative designed to support local students, educators, and families with achieving shared goals related to postsecondary and workforce success. They will support the development and maintenance of strong regional partnerships and will also engage regularly with the HTL Project Director within the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) to work towards replicability of the rural collaborative across Tennessee. At the individual district level, they will facilitate project communication, development of deliverables and reports, fiscal management, and communication with the Tennessee Department of Education and other state agencies as needed. This role will also involve coordinating with other key district leaders and educators to facilitate strong implementation of program initiatives. This role will report directly to district superintendents (or their designee) and will engage regularly with the HTL Project Director and the state to ensure alignment of priorities to program initiatives and goals as well as to promote learning around sustainability and replicability of the model. This position will be located within or near their district of employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

 Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and experience equivalent to four years of full-time professional educational, instructional, or supervisory/administrative work.

   Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in education, public policy, management, finance, or other relevant areas.

3-5 years of experience in project management, particularly in educational or government settings.

Strong knowledge of Tennessee's educational landscape.

Knowledge of the local community and region is preferred.

Excellent communication, leadership, and stakeholder engagement skills.

Experience in (or extensive knowledge of) career and technical education [Preferred]

Essential Functions

Project Management

Meet regularly with district superintendent or designee for planning and reporting as well as sharing progress with state agency leaders.

Engage with individual district teams and partner Coordinator to monitor progress toward goals and objectives of HTL University.

Manage key partnerships at the district, regional, and state level to support strong coordination for project initiatives.

Develop and execute project plans, timelines, and budgets to support project management.

Communication and Reporting

Maintain open and effective communication with project stakeholders, including the Tennessee Department of Education Project Director to provide regular updates on project progress.

Prepare and submit required reports and documentation on a consistent cadence to keep all stakeholders updated on the work.

Fiscal Management

Monitor local district spending of grant funds and share regular updates with the Project Director, TDOE.

Department of Education Liaison

Serve as the primary point of contact and liaison between the district and the Tennessee Department of Education.

Collaborate with department officials as needed to align district level implementation with state level opportunities and guidance.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • College and Career Readiness: Clear understanding of postsecondary admission, financial aid, and enrollment process at the community, technical, and university college levels, as well as career pathways and CTE.
  • Organizing – Strong organizational skills, project and/or grant management experience, and ability to plan and achieve milestones; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.
  • Presentation Skills: Experience in writing and delivering high-impact presentations and training modules—both in-person and over virtual platforms.
  • Speaking and Writing: Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong editing skills.
  • Motivating Others: Ability to sustain a positive working environment and culture leveraging remote/virtual tools and resources.
  • Improvement & Planning: Experience in district, school and/or improvement planning, particularly in college and career readiness and/or school counseling initiatives.
  • Service Orientation: Ability to collaborate and build relationships; maintain high quality customer service for both internal and external stakeholders.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will not have any 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

80% travel between Haywood, Lauderdale, and Tipton Co.

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

Go to https://stateoftn-careers.ttcportals.com/ Job Opening 57465

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

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Active license to practice law in the State of Tennessee and at least three years of related experience.

Job Overview:

The Associate General Counsel, under the direction of the Textbook Commission’s Board of Directors, provides information, data, legal advice, and support for the Textbook Commission. The ideal candidate will bring excellent legal research and writing skills, litigation experience, oral and written advocacy skills, strong

interpersonal skills, sharp attention to detail, and a desire to excel. Knowledge of education law/policy required. The attorney selected will work closely with

program staff throughout the Department, as well as with counsel for the Department, legislators, constituents, and stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advises on legal, regulatory, procedural, and/or personnel matters for an assigned department, and assists in the planning and research of special projects.
  • Reviews, researches, interprets, and prepares both written and oral opinions on a wide variety of legal issues.
  • Drafts, reviews, and approves policies and procedures, regulations, bylaws, and other legal documents.
  • Navigate complex state and federal regulations that impact the Textbook Commission. Provide legal advice to ensure compliance.
  • Strives to provide sound and timely legal advice to the Board on all matters affecting the governance and operation of the Textbook Commission.
  • Assist with the preparation and planning for board meetings, presentations, speeches and informational forums.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Send resumes and cover letters with references to Lee Houston, Director of Textbook Commission at Lee.Houston@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.

Description:       Under general supervision, is responsible for procurement work of considerable difficulty; performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class is responsible for purchasing, issuing, storing materials, supplies, and equipment at an institution.

Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree. OR Graduation from an accredited college with an associate degree and two years of increasingly responsible procurement related work. OR Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school and four years of increasingly responsible procurement related work.

Valid Tennessee Driver’s License

SLPI:ASL rating of Survival preferred. American Sign Language (ASL) sign classes and skill development support available for selected qualified applicants who do not meet the rating level.

Terms of Employment: Full-time executive 12-month position

Salary:  State of Tennessee Salary Grade J - $3,542 per month

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Purchases all supplies, equipment, and services for the school by preparing requisitions, purchase orders, and receipts. Screens all requisitions and purchases orders for accuracy and proper justification and approvals.
  • Enters and maintains Agency Term Contracts when required by the Central Procurement Office, writes product specifications for use in bidding competitively with vendors for supplies, equipment, and services. Serves as a liaison between the agency, Central Procurement Office, and vendors for procuring and/or amending contracts.
  • Assists Business Manager to keep policies and procedures updated as required.
  • Receiving of the other Pos
  • Is responsible for mail-room operation
  • Creates P5s as needed for supplies and stock
  • Participates in trainings that will educate the employee on any changes from the Purchasing Division/Central Procurement Office and in any training needed within the Edison system.
  • Is back up support for the storeroom.
  • Mentor a TSD student in the TSD Work Based Learning Program
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong expressive and written communication skills
  • Customer focused and service oriented
  • Intermediate knowledge of computer operation
  • Advanced mathematics skills
  • Problem solving skills

Benefits:           Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found here: Benefits

The applicant selected for this position must complete full background checks including fingerprinting. Background checks will be completed through TBI, FBI, DCS, TN Registry of Sexual Offenders, and TN Registry of Abuse

Qualifications:

• High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.

• Experience equivalent to three years of full-time increasingly skilled labor and trade

• Preferred certification in electrical or plumbing

• Valid Driver’s License

Terms of Employment:

Full-time, Executive Service 12-Month Position Starting Minimum Salary - $3,150/Month

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: These are not exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

• Performs a variety of carpentry task in the construction and maintenance of buildings.

• Installs and repairs electrical outlets, circuits, switches, fans, and lighting fixtures.

• Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures, water and drainage lines, and sewage disposal fields and plants.

• Paints and decorates interiors and exteriors of buildings.

• Makes repairs and adjustments to laundry, heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning units.

• Operates and utilizes a wide variety of tools and equipment such as assorted hand tools, table saws, skill saws, hand drills, drill presses, pipe cutters, pipe threaders, welding torches, cutting torches, and voltage testers; may operate a pick-up truck or other vehicle in getting to and from the job.

• Follows safety protocols and uses personal protective equipment as necessary.

• Performs grounds duties and/or custodial duties as required by supervisor.

• May keep simple records and make routine reports such as time expended, and materials used.

• May provide training to other staff as necessary.

• As part of your duties, you may be required to mentor a TSD student in the TSD Work Based Learning Program.

Benefits:

Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found here Benefits Link.

The applicant selected for this position must complete full background checks including fingerprinting.  Background checks will be completed through TBI, FBI, DCS, TN Registry of Sexual Offenders, and TN Registry of Abuse.

 

*Apply Online* (Required)

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee's policy of non-discrimination, the Tennessee School for the Deaf 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.

Qualifications:

• Must be 18 years or older

• Must have at least one(1) year of custodial work experience.

• Valid Driver’s License

Terms of Employment:

Full-time, Executive Service 12-Month Position Starting Minimum Salary - $2,292 Month

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: These are not exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

• Serves as a lead custodian with leadership tasks assigned by supervisor.

• Operates and/or utilizes a variety of custodial related tools and equipment, including floor washing machines, buffers, and vacuums.

• Performing General Physical Activities: Sweeps, mops, scrubs, strips, waxes and buffs floors by hand or by machine.

• Cleans restrooms by sanitizing showers, toilets, cleaning sinks, washing floors and walls, cleaning mirrors, and emptying trash.

• Cleans offices, classrooms, or other facilities by dusting furniture, vacuuming and shampooing carpets, washing walls and windows, emptying trash, and straightening work areas.

• Polices grounds to pick up trash and check for any other needed maintenance.

• May keep simple records and makes routine reports of facility deficiencies and materials needed to accomplish work.

• Performs light maintenance of equipment utilized.

• Trains new custodial workers.

Benefits:

Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found here Benefits Link.

The applicant selected for this position must complete full background checks including fingerprinting.  Background checks will be completed through TBI, FBI, DCS, TN Registry of Sexual Offenders, and TN Registry of Abuse.

*Apply Online* (Required)

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee's policy of non-discrimination, the Tennessee School for the Deaf 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.

Description:       The HelpDesk/A-V specialist under the IT Supervisor is responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting systems, hardware, and software at all TSD campuses as first tier support. While infrequent, travel to the campuses in Nashville and Jackson may be required for IT support and projects.

Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience in technology specific field and one year or more of professional experience in HelpDesk support.
  • Experience diagnosing or resolving problems with computer platforms and peripheral devices such as printers, copiers, scanners, interactive boards, etc.; installing computer hardware and software and/or diagnosing or resolving problems with hardware or software; deploying software via Microsoft Endpoint.
  • Valid Tennessee Driver’s License
  • SLPI:ASL rating of Intermediate or above required; SLPI:ASL rating of Intermediate Plus preferred. American Sign Language (ASL) sign classes and skill development support available for selected qualified applicants who do not meet the rating level

Terms of Employment: Full time executive 12-month employee

Salary:  State of TN Salary Grade K - $3958.00 per month

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and responds to HelpDesk support requests by email, messaging, phone, or in person.
  • Troubleshooting and repairing technology equipment at a such as computing devices, printers, videophones, interactive boards, and other peripherals at an intermediate level.
  • Documents frequently asked questions for general staff reference and detailed problem-solving steps for other Technology staff reference.
  • Collects data related to support requests to identify problem services or equipment and training needs.
  • Back-up for audio-visual set-up and assistance.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • As part of your duties, you may be required to mentor a TSD student in the TSD Work Based Learning Program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage and support the TSD HelpDesk
  • Intermediate hardware, software and application troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to identify student needs Familiar with Microsoft products including Windows, Office Suite, and M365; Apple products including Macs, iPhones and iPads; instructional technology products, and databases.
  • Ability to provide assistance and support to the TSD campus as needed and/or requested.

Benefits:             Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found here Benefits Link.

The applicant selected for this position must complete full background checks including fingerprinting. Background checks will be completed through TBI, FBI, DCS, TN Registry of Sexual Offenders, and TN Registry of Abuse.

Description:

Security guards perform a variety of duties in support of school safety, visitor management, and campus security.

Qualifications:

•High school diploma or GED required, additional postsecondary training insecurity or law enforcement preferred

•Valid Tennessee Driver’s License

•SLPI:ASL rating of Survival Plus preferred. American Sign Language (ASL) signclasses and skill development support available for selected qualified applicantswho do not meet the rating level.

Terms of Employment: Full time 12-month employee

Salary: State of TN Salary Grade 018 – 2,450.00 per month

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: These are not exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

•Monitors alarms, cameras, and campus access

•Conducts patrols on foot and in vehicles

•Must be able to conduct patrol on foot and able to remain in one location or position forextended periods of time

•Capable of maintaining order in stressful, dangerous situations

•Able to communicate clearly and able to respond to emergency personnel

Benefits: Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found here: Benefits Link.

The applicant selected for this position must complete full background checks including fingerprinting. Background checks will be completed through TBI, FBI, DCS, TN Registry of Sexual Offenders, and TN Registry of Abuse.

*Apply Online* (Required)

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee's policy of non-discrimination, the Tennessee School for the Deaf 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.

Description: The staff interpreter at TSD will provide interpreting services to students, staff, families, and others.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree required

• RID certification (CI, CT, CI/CT, NIC, CDI, etc.) or Tennessee Educational Interpreter License required

• Strong fluency in interpreting voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice in academic settings preferred (*note: voice-to-sign not required for CDI candidates)

• Ability to interpret for Deaf professionals in academic settings

• Demonstrated knowledge of Deaf Culture required

• SLPI:ASL rating of Advanced or above required; SLPI:ASL rating of Intermediate Plus preferred. American Sign Language (ASL) sign classes and skill development support available for selected qualified applicants who do not meet the rating level

Terms of Employment: Full time 12-month employee

Salary: State of TN Salary Grade M - $4975 per month

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Serve as an interpreter for students, staff, families and other visitors

• Interpret student IEP meetings

• Interpret other meetings as needed (in-service trainings and workshops)

• Support statewide outreach efforts to K-12 educational interpreters

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse population

• Time management skills in scheduling events and meetings

• Ability to prioritize requested services

• Comfortable working with young students and adults

• Ability to provide outreach, training, and support to K-12 educational interpreters in the state

Benefits: Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found here Benefits Link.

*Apply Online* (Required)

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee's policy of non-discrimination, the Tennessee School for the Deaf 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.

The applicant selected for this position must complete full background checks including fingerprinting. Background checks will be completed through TBI, FBI, DCS, TN Registry of Sexual Offenders, and TN Registry of Abuse.