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Director – Office of Curriculum and Assessment

Ohio Department of Education | Columbus OH 43215 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 05/19/2017

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The Ohio Department of Education is seeking a visionary leader with proven educational and organizational leadership skills that can direct the future-focused Office of Curriculum and Assessment.  The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of educational issues involving standards, curriculum and their aligned assessments to support student learning.

Major Responsibilities & Duties:

Directs the Office of Curriculum and Assessment in providing leadership and support for schools and districts in the implementation of curriculum and Ohio’s standards and assessment system:

  • Oversees the review and update of Ohio’s Learning Standards and related model curricula in all content areas through extensive stakeholder engagement;
  • Oversees the implementation of professional development and technical assistance emphasizing innovative practices to support districts in helping students become college career ready leveraging regional systems of support;
  • Leads all aspects of statewide K-12 assessment system including:
    • Fiscal management of assessment contracts (e.g., AIR, ACT, SAT) and contract monitoring (e.g., vendor relation management, deliverables);
    • Coordination of a variety of tests for multiple purposes (e.g., computer-based test, ACT, SAT, Work Keys, Alternative Tests);
    • Ensure assessments and results meet technical requirements (e.g., reliability, validity);
  • Supports major legislative and State Board of Education initiatives and policies as they arise (e.g., Third Grade Reading Guarantee, graduation requirements);
  • Leads the development of annual strategic goals for the Office;
  • Develops partners in the field (e.g., ESCs, Network of Regional Leaders) that will help open two-way lines of communication;
  • Coordinates the alignment of Ohio’s Learning Standards with standards from other ODE offices;
  • Coordinates with the Office of Innovation on topics of blended learning, Innovative Learning Network (ILN), competency-based education and the learning management system (LMS);
  • Oversees collection of evidence needed for submission for peer review approval process for Ohio State Standards and Assessments

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of a Master’s degree or higher in one of the following areas: Education, Educational Measurement, Educational Leadership, Social Sciences, Public Policy, or related equivalent degree;
  • 5 years of administrative or managerial experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation of state-wide assessments and curriculum and instruction supports.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Political acumen with various stakeholders and constituent groups
  • Deep knowledge and experience working with programs and educators that provide curricular and assessment supports to districts
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills related to educational policy, resource allocation, and program design
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and a proven ability to build productive relationships with, and communicate complex messages to, a wide variety of stakeholders
  • A strong understanding of Ohio’s educational policy and landscape
  • Unwavering belief that all students can learn and achieve success in school
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills
  • Systems thinker with creativity and strong problem-solving skills

Additional Information:

  • Compensation is negotiable; depends on candidate’s experience and qualifications; salary range for this classification is $81,000 - $108,000.
  • Requires travel throughout State of Ohio & may require overnight stay. (Must be willing & able to secure a valid Driver’s License OR supply your own transportation.) 

All qualified candidates should apply at www.careers.ohio.gov no later than June 18, 2017.

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Location Columbus, OH, United States
Categories Curriculum, Evaluation/Assessment/Testing, Director/Manager/Coordinator
Organization Type DOE/Government
Grade Level Pre-School/Early Childhood, Elementary 1-3, Elementary 4-6, Middle School/Junior High, High School
Teaching field Art/Media Arts, English/Language Arts, ESL/ESOL, Family/Consumer Science, World Language, Health/Physical Education, Mathematics, Music/Chorus, Science, Social Studies, Career/Vocational Education
Experience Years 5 yrs

Location Maptop

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Contact Name Morgan Webb
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Primary Phone 614-466-3763
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