RETELL Specialist Job Listing at Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Malden, MA (Job ID commonwealthma-J34266)
RETELL SpecialistEducational Specialist (C)
Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education
Educational Specialist (C)
Full-Time or Part-Time:
$60,364.20 to $89,117.34 Annually
Number Of Vacancies:
75 Pleasant Street
This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget.Duties:
The Office of English Language Acquisition and Academic Achievement (OELAAA) at the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (ESE) develops and implements policies and initiatives for English Language Learners (ELL) programs; manages federal and state funds; and provides technical assistance and professional development opportunities to increase the capacity of local educational agencies (LEAs) to serve ELLs.
Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners (RETELL) is an ESE initiative designed to improve and support academic achievement of ELLs in the Commonwealth by establishing a systemic approach that reinforces professional development for Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) teachers.
The Department is recruiting (2) RETELL Specialists for OELAAA. The RETELL Specialists are responsible for assisting in the implementation, instruction and evaluation of RETELL professional development courses for all required teachers and administrators as mandated by RETELL legislation.
The selected candidates will perform the following duties:
support district school leaders and OELAAA staff by providing ongoing support, updates and other technical assistance to ensure all required teachers and administrators are provided with the necessary tools to meets all requirements under RETELL legislation;
conduct the SEI Endorsement Course, totaling four to five course sections per semester;
assist in reviewing educator preparation programs' SEI Endorsement syllabi;
provide training to new and existing SEI course instructors as required;
assist in conducting professional development training related to RETELL, World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA), and English Language Development (ELD) standards for teachers and administrators throughout the Commonwealth;
assist in ensuring course materials such as handouts, manuals, and syllabi are up to date and accurate;
participate in evaluating the effectiveness of the RETELL course and assist in ensuring adjustments in delivery or content are made and applied throughout the Commonwealth;
attend RETELL instructor, OELAAA and ESE staff meetings for purposes of planning and evaluating the implementation of RETELL;
maintain all appropriate records of course completion and course evaluations; and
perform other duties as assigned.
Based on assignment, travel throughout the Commonwealth may be 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 D Motor Vehicle Operator's License or the equivalent from another state may be required.
The successful candidates will possess:
knowledge of curriculum writing for ELLs and developing content of English language development curricula;
knowledge of adult learning theory and its application in professional development;
knowledge of teacher certification requirements for ELLs;
demonstrated knowledge of WIDA, Common Core State Standards (CCSS), RETELL and education reform law;
ability to interpret course evaluation and apply necessary adjustments;
ability to develop and/or refine course materials, including manuals and syllabi;
ability to work collaboratively with schools, districts, consultants and ESE staff;
ability to work in a team environment focused on mutual collaboration; and
ability to prioritize tasks.
Work Hours: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
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.
SALARY PLACEMENT IS DETERMINED BY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITION AND THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION�S 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 HRCIJ34266 in the subject line if sending via e-mail or in cover letter if sending hard copy.
E-mail cover letter and resume to: HRCI@doe.mass.edu or mail cover letter and resume to: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Human Resources, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148 TTY: (800) 439-2370. The Department of Elementary and 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 and Secondary Education not to discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, military status, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Inquiries regarding compliance by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and 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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