July 29, 2012

Job: Director of the Office of English Language Acquisition and Academic Achievement, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is looking for a proven visionary leader in ELL programming to oversee the Departments’ Office of English Language Acquisition and Academic Achievement. The desired individual will have a proven track record of managing State, or District, ELL program implementation, sound fiscal management and measured achievement, while maintaining compliance with all applicable state and federal laws.

The Director of OELAAA will lead in the planning, management and development of statewide policy for academic leadership, curriculum development, program and staff supervision, staff deployment and fiscal management for ELL programs throughout the Commonwealth.

The selected candidate will:
Lead and manage the operations and implementation of federal and state ELL programs and grants such as, Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners (RETELL) Initiative, Title III of No Child Left Behind, the Question 2 Ballot Initiative, and WIDA (World Class Instructional Design & Assessment), to name a few.
Direct the design, development and implementation of state wide professional development programs to improve and promote district implementation of ELL instruction and curriculum serving ELL students.
Coordinate with, and seek input from, state and national educational associations for ELL, including directing the Urban ELL Director Network and other relevant statewide networks.
Serve as the Department’s primary liaison with the United States Department of Education.
Proactively collaborate with all programmatic units with the ESE, as well as all district stakeholders, to ensure concise adoption, implementation and measurement of ELL programs.

Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will have:
at least five years of experience in ELL educational administration, including supervision of professional staff at a district or state level;
current knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to English language learners;
excellent fiscal management relating to budgets and grants management;
documented experience in designing and delivering professional development for teachers, school and district administrators;
proven experience developing data assessments and measurements that statistically document ELL program success, opportunities for future growth and the need for new program and/or policy design.
must have excellent written and presentation skills to effectively communicate program initiatives and achievement milestones across a wide stakeholder audiences;

Educational Qualifications: Ph.D or Ed.D in Applied Linguistics or related field

Application: To learn more about this opportunity, please visit the website at http://www.doe.mass.edu/jobs . Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé to: HRMAN at doe dot mass.

Employment Opportunity: Director of the Office of English Language Acquisition and Academic Achievement (OELAAA), MA. NCELA List (NCELA@HERMES.GWU.EDU, 27 Jul 2012).

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