Education Division Director - Student Support Services
State of Vermont | Barre, VT
The Agency of Education (AOE) is currently seeking a Division Director for our Student Support Services Division. The Director works in close partnership with the Deputy Secretary, Division staff, and key stakeholders in other state agencies and outside of state government. The position involves a large degree of independence, but regular meetings with the Deputy Secretary, Secretary, and other leaders will ensure that the Director's work is aligned with broader Agency goals and key initiatives.
A key aspect of the Division Director's role is monitoring and analyzing proposed education legislation, determining potential impacts on schools and AOE, and impacts on other state agencies and programs. You may be responsible for determining if you or other staff should provide testimony on proposed legislation and advising stakeholders on the impacts of proposed legislation. The Division Director will need to be effective in being a liaison to our external stakeholders.
The work of the Division includes supervision of teams specializing in: Special Education (IDEA, including section 619, Part B and oversight of Part C, and state-funded services), multi-tiered system of supports, and PreK/early childhood education. Division work also involves data collection, analysis, and reporting; coordination with AOE teams and workgroups outside the Division; and coordination with relevant external partners and stakeholders.
As the Division Director, your responsibilities will include:
- Supervision of the work of program managers, educational coordinators, and staff within the Division.
- Overseeing the Division budget, including staffing, programs, and sub-grants.
- Developing and disseminating Division policy as indicated by state and/or federal rules, identifying best practice with respect to policy implementation, and providing professional guidance to the field accordingly.
- Overseeing grants and contract processes within the Division.
- Implementing accountability framework for the Division.
- Serving as a member of the Agency's Leadership Team (L-Team), setting Agency-wide local policy and rules, in conjunction with activity of other Divisions within the Agency.
- Serving as AOE liaison to the public education field; regional, state, and national organizations; and/or State Legislature as assigned.
Ideal candidates will have significant knowledge of and experience with PreK-16 education, including direct experience with at least one of the areas within the Division. Ph. D or Ed. D preferred, with significant (3-5 years) experience in supervision, fiscal and/or grants management, and educational policy, applied educational research, or educational leadership development. Ideal candidates will also have a strong understanding of program evaluation methods and/or logic model construction.
Who May Apply
This position, Education Division Director - Student Support Services (Job Requisition #1036), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Heather.Bouchey@vermont.gov
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Normal office working conditions generally prevail. Incumbent must be able to interact, work, and deal with Department staff, educators, state, federal, and local officials, and the general public. Evening and weekend work may be required. Considerable travel is necessary for which private means of transportation must be available.
Master's degree in education, public or business administration, or a related field AND three (3) years or more of professional level program development, supervision, or leadership experience in a large public or private organization OR professional level experience in a state or local education agency at or above the school principal level.
- Ph.D or Ed.D
- Knowledge of and experience with pk-16 education, ideally having licensure corresponding to the area of expertise.
- Significant (3-5 years) experience in supervision, fiscal and/or grants management, and educational policy, applied educational research, or educational leadership development.
- Strong understanding of program evaluation methods and/or logic model construction.
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
- 80% State paid medical premium
- Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
- Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
- Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
- Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
- Low cost group life insurance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Incentive-based Wellness Program
- Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier