Director of Assessment and Accountability- PSEII

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Director of Assessment and Accountability- PSEII

Augusta , Maine , United States | Education | Full-time | COVID-19 remote Apply by: Aug. 6, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Education

Director of Assessment and Accountability

Public Service Executive II

Code: EA35 Pay Grade: 35- $76,523.20 -$104,291.20/annually

Open for Recruitment: July 16, 2021

CLOSES: August 6, 2021


The purpose of the limited period Public Service Executive II position is to provide strong, visionary leadership and direction as we design a new statewide assessment and accountability system that yields meaningful data, fair accountability, and enhanced competencies and capacities within the field. The position will also coordinate and oversee internal implementation of federal and state assessment and accountability practices and inspire deeper understanding and participation from educators, statewide. This position is necessary to our emergency efforts to assist districts and schools in collecting important data on student learning and the impact of the COVID-19 disruption to our education system.

Representative Tasks:

+ Emergency response to redesign Maine’s systems of support in order to meaningfully utilize data related to student learning and impact of the COVID pandemic.

+ Emergency response to redesign Maine’s system of accountability in order to expand indicators of school success in order to ensure the model is reflective of a broader array of data points.

+ Emergency response to further foster a collaborative relationship between the Maine Department of Education and Maine stakeholders in order to ensure district and school voice in the development of assessment and accountability.

+ Remain current on legislative changes impacting assessment and accountability in order to ensure Maine remains in compliance with necessary requirements.

+ Supervise and evaluate the performance of the coordinators of assessment and ESEA federal programs to ensure effectiveness regarding their professional growth and to continue to work jointly with them to develop and accomplish professional and personal goals.

+ Provide technical assistance and professional learning to district and school educators, administrators, and the public in collaboration with the ESEA Federal programs and assessment coordinators in the area of federal accountability in order to support increased understanding of the model.

+ Convene a variety of stakeholder groups in order to inform decision making in regard to the redesign of Maine’s assessment and accountability systems.

+ Lead through planning, development, and implementation of a redesign of Maine’s assessment and accountability systems in order to ensure both models are beneficial and purposeful for students and educators.

+ Assist in communicating information to parent and community members about local and state assessments and federal accountability in order to present information accurately and clearly.

+ Provide evaluative findings of the current model, applicable data points in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the current model.

+ Facilitate collaboration between assessment and ESEA federal program coordinators in order implement a cohesive and comprehensive model of assessment and accountability.

+ Establish and maintain productive relationships with key national organizations involved in assessment and accountability issues and represent the Maine DOE in cross-organizational activities in order to remain current with programmatic developments and best practice.

+ Design of statewide professional development activities in order to deepen and develop understanding of assessment and accountability.

+ Collaborate with the ESSA Data Coordinator regarding the collection of data in order to ensure integrity and accuracy of all district, school and student information.

+ Perform all other duties as assigned within roles and responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

+ Ability to articulate a compelling, forward-thinking, vision for transforming Maine’s current approach to assessment and accountability under ESEA.

+ Ability to inspire and motivate educators and school administrators to become actively involved in cocreating our new approach to the curriculum/instruction/assessment cycle.

+ Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data.

+ Ability to represent the Department of Education to provide leadership in the field and within the Department of Education

+ Ability to develop and deliver professional development to a variety of audiences

+ Ability to effectively provide information, technical assistance, professional development and program development support and expertise.

+ Ability to effectively facilitate meetings, organize and manage multiple projects,

+ Ability to organize, coordinate and facilitate stakeholder groups.

+ Ability to apply and facilitate group dynamics and to use exemplary interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively. develop positive working relationships and involve stakeholders at the local and state level.

+ Knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements of assessment

+ Knowledge of learning needs for diverse learners, including students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged learners, and English Language learners

+ Knowledge of current learning research and exemplary educational practices, with particular focus on school improvement.

+ Knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements of federal accountability

+ Knowledge of curriculum design and implementation

+ Knowledge of assessment principles and design

+ Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

+ Knowledge of facilitation skills for group problem solving.

+ Knowledge of data collection and statistical research analysis and procedures.

+ Experience in the administration of local and state assessment programs

+ Experience with the coordination of federal accountability

+ Experience in collecting, verifying and reporting of assessment and accountability data.

+ Experience in staff development, data analysis (data driven decision making) and program evaluation.


To qualify, candidates must have a Bachelor of Arts/Science degree in education or a related field, and three (3) years leadership experience. Master’s degree in education or a related area may be substituted for experience on a year-to-year basis.

You must submit a cover letter and resume’ to be considered for an interview.

Benefits: (effective July 1, 2021)

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 17.96% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($412.23) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here ( ). Participation in the HealthPremium Credit Program ( can decrease state-paid health insurance benefits by 5%.

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Posted On: Jul 18, 2021

Updated On: Aug 09, 2021