The Charter School Office is an exceptional team in search of an exceptional team member. Delaware is at the forefront of cutting-edge education reform in the United States and uniquely positioned to be model for reform across the nation. If you are passionate about education and school choice and excited by the prospect of working on cutting-edge policy matters, then we want to hear from you!
As Charter School Office Education Specialist, you will be directly responsible for leading and managing complex processes and projects that are essential to high-quality charter school authorizing and oversight, including new charter school applications, renewals, modifications, and formal review. You will also serve as a key link between the Charter School Office and charter school leaders, sharing time-sensitive information to promote strong performance and compliance. With every task, project, and communication, you will help the Charter School Office take the quality of its work to another level, with the goal of creating an environment that attracts, supports and sustains high-performing charters while holding them accountable for results. There is no “typical day” in the Charter School Office – you may find yourself calling school staff, meeting with state officials, developing strategic planning materials, reviewing documents against state law, writing reports, and answering parent questions. You will need to be able to think strategically and execute efficiently in a lean environment, and operate with a “whatever it takes” mentality.
As the leader of the Assessment Workgroup, the Director plays a significant part in many of Delaware’s most critical efforts including the consortia work with Smarter Balanced Assessments and the SAT (high school), and an opportunity to lead in the creation of Next Generation Science Standards assessment, and a new Social Studies assessment. The core of your work as the Director of Assessment is to develop and implement this system of state assessments that drives toward college and career readiness for all of Delaware’s students. We need your leadership to ensure that our assessment system sets the national standard in clarifying a college and career readiness trajectory for all of our children, while illuminating where they stand on that continuum for our students, parents, and educators and communities. As a core member of the Department’s senior management team you will report directly to the Chief Academic Officer and represent the Department on a number of key state-level and national efforts. You will be looked to for solutions and guidance on a range of student assessment and system accountability challenges, responsible for both policy setting and implementation, as well as addressing technical issues associated with measuring and analyzing assessment data, and ensuring integrating our state standards links strongly to assessment-related services and activities.
The Education Associate for Mathematics will provide leadership in the implementation of standards-based curriculum, instruction, and professional development in mathematics in grades K-12 with specific emphasis at the elementary and middle school levels. The scope of work will require significant coordination and collaboration both within the Department of Education and with district and school personnel. This individual is a member of the Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development workgroup in the Teaching and Learning Branch of the Department.
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The Delaware Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or Vietnam Era veteran’s status in employment or its programs and activities. For questions, please call 302-735-4030