Public/Private School Liaison Job Listing at Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Malden, MA (Job ID commonwealthma-J10230)
Public/Private School LiaisonEducational Specialist (C)
Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education
Educational Specialist (C)
Public/Private School Liaison
EX - Exempt from Civil Services
Full-Time or Part-Time:
$61,269.52 to $90,454.00 Annually
Number Of Vacancies:
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA
The Department of Elementary & Secondary Education is looking for experienced Public/Private School Liaisons to work within the Program Quality Assurance Services Unit in the Malden office.
Program Quality Assurance Services (PQA) implements the Department's compliance monitoring and complaint management procedures for school districts, charter schools, collaboratives, and approved private special education schools and provides technical assistance to school personnel and the public.
Public School Liaisons assist in the development and implementation of the Department's Coordinated Program Review System and related oversight systems using standard monitoring procedures, criteria and standards for regulated program areas including: special education, federal and state civil rights requirements, English Learner Education, Career and Technical Education, Title I, Safe and Drug Free Schools, and targeted requirements of the Massachusetts Educational Reform Act of 1993.
Responsibilities also include:
implementing complaint management procedures through the Department's Problem Resolution System in the regulated program areas and providing technical assistance regarding interpretations of state and federal education requirements;
assisting in the development and implementation of the Department's Private Special Education School Program Review System using standard monitoring procedures, criteria and standards for this and other related regulated program areas;
performs other functions as required; and
based on assignment, travel throughout the Commonwealth is required.
Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in teaching, educational administration, educational counseling or educational guidance, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in education or special education may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.* II. A Graduate degree with a major in education, special education, educational administration or educational counseling may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required experience.* *Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operator's License or the equivalent from another state may be required.
Please note: due to anticipated updated job specifications and minimum entrance requirements for this title, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will screen resumes as follows:
applicants must have a Bachelor�s Degree and at least four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional educational experience in a specific or related content area, educational program/or service;
a Master�s degree or higher in a specific or related educational content area may be substituted for two years of the required experience --30 semester hours equals one year of experience for substitution purposes. Education toward a degree in a specific or related educational content area will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed;
Qualified Candidates will have:
professional preparation and public and/or private school teaching and/or administrative experience -- preferably in special education and one or more of the following areas: educational services to linguistic minority students, education civil rights areas or relevant legal training or experience;
problem analysis - ability to seek out relevant data and analyze complex information;
judgement - ability to reach logical conclusions and make sound decisions that are well documented;
organizational ability - ability to plan, schedule and manage the workflow;
decisiveness - ability to recognize when a decision is required and to take action and the ability to think on one's feet;
leadership - ability to get others involved in solving problems and to guide them to the accomplishment of a task;
human relations skills - ability to perceive the needs, concerns and personal problems of others and is skillful in resolving conflicts;
stress tolerance - ability to perform under pressure and during opposition;
oral communication - ability to make a clear oral and compelling presentation of facts or ideas;
written communication - ability to express ideas clearly in writing; to write appropriately for different audiences;
initiative - ability to identify needs and tasks and take action: self-directed; self-reliant;
personal motivation - ability to demonstrate a need to achieve in all activities attempted; evidence that work is important to personal satisfaction; ability to be self-monitoring; receptive to critical feedback; and
educational values - ability to demonstrate the possession of a well-reasoned educational philosophy; a receptiveness to new ideas and change; has a vision and the ability to implement that vision.
SALARY PLACEMENT IS DETERMINED BY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITION AND THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISIONS RECRUITING GUIDELINES. IN ADDITION, THE SALARY PROVISIONS OF THE APPLICABLE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WILL ALSO APPLY TO PLACEMENT WITHIN THE SALARY RANGE.
How To Apply:
Interested candidates are required to submit a cover letter with resume preferably in Microsoft Word or Adobe Reader compatible formats (.doc, .txt, .rtf, .pdf).
Please refer to (HRPQACONTJ10230) in the subject line if sending via e-mail or in cover letter if sending hard copy.
E-mail cover letter and resume to: HRPQA@doe.mass.edu or mail cover letter and resume to: Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Human Resources, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148 TTY: (800)439-2370.
The Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, an affirmative action employer, is committed to ensuring that all of its programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the public. It is the policy of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. Inquiries regarding compliance by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education with Title IX and other civil rights laws may be directed to the Human Resources Director at 781-338-6105.
Agency Web Address:
Ms. Valian Norris, (781) 338-6105
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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