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Vacancy Title:    Assistant Director

Job Order Number:   10097313


Domicile Location:   Jefferson City

Section/Office:  Educator Preparation / Office of Educator Quality

Salary:   $41,904

Deadline:   September 27, 2013





Master’s degree with a major in education or a closely related field.


At least two years experience in elementary, secondary, or post-secondary teaching.


Experience in supervision and/or administration.


(Other qualifications and experience, which in the opinion of the Commissioner of Education meet the requirements of the position may be accepted in lieu of the above.)






Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations that apply to the certification of teachers, administrators and other school personnel.


Knowledge of the principles and practices pertaining to the evaluation of teacher education.


Knowledge of research pertaining to educator preparation.


Instructional skills.


Knowledge of assessment development and procedures.


Knowledge of statistical procedures and practices as applied to standardized testing and reporting of test data.


Ability to develop and maintain effective working with relationships with public officials, Department personnel, school administrators and staff, university and college administrators and staff, other public agencies, and the general public.






Assist with the development and implementation of state statutes, standards, and regulations governing all educator preparation programs.


Assist with the establishing, conducting, and communicating the results of the review and evaluation of proposals for new educator preparation programs as well as revisions to current programs.


Prepare reports for Department administrators, the State Board of Education and other stakeholders.


Provide technical assistance to educator preparation programs.


Assist in selecting, developing, and setting standards for assessments for the certification of educators.


Work with the Office of Data Management to:


Maintain the Office of Educator Quality (OEQ) Section of the Missouri Comprehensive Data Collection System (MCDS) to collect and analyze data for educator assessments.


Maintain the OEQ/MCDS for the purposes of educator preparation program accountability and program improvement.


Prepare and submit Missouri’s annual State Report on the Quality of Teacher Preparation to the US Office of Education as required under Section 207 of Title II of the Higher Education Act.


Provide data to stakeholders pertaining to candidates and/or practicing educators for professional certification.


Assist in the development and preparation of the Annual Performance Report for Educator Preparation Programs (APR-EPP).


Assist in connecting the results from the district level Performance Evaluations System(s) for the purposes of research and connections to educator preparation programs.


Develop the annual report on the Recruitment and Retention of Educators for the State Board of Education.


Participates in the formulation of policies in recruitment, retention, and communication of educator shortages to educator preparation institutions and other interested parties.


Coordinate responsibilities for developing and maintaining a statistical process to predict educator shortages by certification area, region, and/or other categories

Works within the Department and other local, state, and national agencies to gather data on the recruitment and retention of educators.


Track and field questions regarding career ladder programs and/or previously awarded scholarships including the repayment status of former recipients.


Provide support for the Teacher of the Year and Milliken Educator Awards.


Assumes other duties as assigned.





Complete a DESE application online at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/documents/Employment_Application_2005.pdf.  Please attach a scanned copy of your transcripts with the application.  You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is received online.  

NOTE: If a college degree is a requirement for this position, transcripts MUST be submitted with the application in order to be considered for employment.  Failure to include transcripts (when required for the position) with your application will eliminate the application from the review process.


We do not keep applications on file to submit for other vacant positions.   You must submit an application for each vacant position you are applying for. 


BENEFITS (For a Full-Time Position)


ANNUAL LEAVE:  Accrue 10 hours per month for new full-time employees, longer term State employees can earn more. Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.


SICK LEAVE:  Accrue 10 hours per month.  Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.


HOLIDAYS:  12 holidays per year.


RETIREMENT:  Coverage provided through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS).


LIFE INSURANCE:  Term life insurance coverage, equal to one times employee's annual salary, through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System.


OPTIONAL LIFE INSURANCE:  Optional term life insurance available with maximum coverage of six times member’s annual salary.  Plans are also offered for spouse and dependents. Premiums paid by employee.


CAFETERIA PLAN:  Easy tax savings on employee’s cost for qualified payroll-deducted insurance plans, medical care, and dependent care.


HEALTH PLANS:  Employer-paid/subsidized plans available the first day of the following month after employment.


DENTAL PLANS:  Delta Dental insurance coverage is available.


VISION PLAN:  Vision Service Plan (VSP) is available. 


DEFERRED COMPENSATION:  A payroll deduction deferred compensation plan available to defer taxes until retirement by investing in mutual funds and a fixed income account is currently provided.




Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at hr@dese.mo.gov.    

To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.  Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.

TTY/TDD users:  Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.






The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. Inquiries related to Department employment practices may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Human Resources Director, 8th floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0480; telephone number (573) 751-9619 or TYY (800) 735-2966.