Director of the Office of School & Student Supports

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

Job Description

Director of the Office of School & Student Supports

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

Department of Education

Director of the Office of School & Student Supports

Public Service Executive II

Anticipated Vacancy

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

Open for Recruitment: July 23, 2021

CLOSES: August 6, 2021


The Director of the Office of School and Student Supports (OSSS) will serve as the leader of student and family support resources within DOE including McKinney Vento, health & physical education, migrant education, truancy/drop out, mental health, social emotional learning, family engagement, and cultural responsiveness, as well as any programs and roles which focus on the social, emotional and health of Maine learners.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

+ Must be independent and self-directed but able to work and lead a team

+ Superior research and analytical skills to track and predict trends

+ Must be able to work creatively within a budget and use innovation to find ways of more effectively managing resources

+ Strong knowledge of education laws, practices, and procedures

+ Must be able to collaborate with all types of education stakeholders

+ Must have excellent interpersonal skills to maintain effective working relationships

+ Knowledge of state and federal education laws, rules, and regulations

+ Knowledge of, and technical expertise in, the laws, policies, and workings of a broad spectrum of public agencies in general

+ Knowledge and understanding of the principles of educational reform adopted by the department

+ Ability to develop and implement policies to enhance department services.

+ Strong customer service, conflict management and de-escalation skills are required.


Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field, Masters Preferred and 5 years school experience in professional role and 5 years supervisory experience.

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%.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC188694767

Posted On: Jul 28, 2021

Updated On: Aug 09, 2021