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Vacancy Title:    Coordinator

Job Order Number:   9749772


Domicile Location:   Jefferson City

Section/Office:  Educator Preparation / Office of Educator Quality

Salary:   $59,088 - $65,000

Deadline:   Opened Until Filled





Master’s Degree in Education or related area, doctorate preferred, from an accredited college or university.


At least two (2) years experience in public education as a teacher or administrator.


(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.)






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


Extensive knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations that apply to the evaluation of professional education programs.


Extensive knowledge of significant research studies and history pertaining generally to education and specifically to the preparation of professional educators.


Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of national and regional accrediting agencies.


Knowledge of the certification standards and procedures practiced in other states.


Knowledge of testing procedures and methods of test validation.


Skill in oral and written presentation of complex ideas to college and university personnel, private providers,  and others involved in teacher education.


Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, departmental personnel, college/university officials, private providers, school administrators, and the general public.


Excellent interpersonal abilities; ability to get along with diverse personalities, tactful, mature, flexible.


Ability to maintain effective working relationships with Department staff, other state and local agencies and the public.


Ability to locate and synthesize information and identify essential information.


Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing regarding technical and other information.


Ability to manage multiple priorities through strong organizational skills.


Good reasoning abilities; sound judgment.


Resourceful and well organized.


Extensive in-state travel and occasional out-of-state travel is required.






Responsible for the direction and supervision of those staff assigned to work with educator preparation.


Plans, directs and administers the implementation of the Missouri Standards for Preparation of Educators. 


Responsible for determining educator programs that have merit and potential for providing quality preparation of candidates at Missouri’s colleges and universities, as well as alternative educator preparation programs.


Addresses the state’s needs for qualified teachers and administrators through the aggressive development and implementation of alternative pathways to certification.


Responsible for the reporting of information for federal purposes (Title II) and the state’s Annual Performance Report for Educator Preparation Programs.


Provides training in use of the Missouri Comprehensive Data System for program accountability.


Identifies and implements legal requirements and reporting regulations pertaining to programs for the preparation and certification of teachers, administrators and other educational personnel.


Evaluates proposals for new professional education programs and for program revisions from institutions of higher education and private providers.

Provides leadership for the implementation of teacher, principal and superintendent standards.


Responsible for the implementation of the new educator preparation program assessments demonstrating candidate mastery of competencies throughout the preparation program and upon exiting prior to certification.


Provides information on administration and operation of the work of the office to the Commissioner and others as required.


Communicates Department policies to section staff and to administrators and faculty at institutions of higher education, private providers, and other agencies.


Prepares policy drafts and reports for study and consideration by the Commissioner and State Board of Education.


Supervises the development and filing of department rules and regulations affecting the office as provided in Chapter 536, RSMo.


Develops goals and objectives that align with the Department’s Top 10 by 20 Plan and coordinates the work of the section to meet them.


Prepares grant proposals for funding of activities within the scope of responsibility of the section.


Serves as Department liaison to state, regional and national professional organizations.


Assumes other duties as assigned by the Assistant Commissioner.


Serves on statewide and national committees regarding the preparation of school personnel.





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.