Chief Accountability Officer at the Delaware State Department of Education
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Delaware is at the forefront of cutting-edge education reform and uniquely positioned to be a model for the nation.
In 2006, a coalition of statewide leaders developed and introduced Vision 2015, a plan to transform Delaware’s public education system into one that could compete on a global level and be among the best in the nation. Governor Jack Markell developed and implemented an Education Action Plan that laid the foundation for the state’s 2010 first place win in the Race to the Top (RTTT) and 2011 win in the federal Early Learning Challenge.
As a result of this work, Delaware is recognized today for being a national leader in the quality of its education policy, the strength of its partnerships, and the pace of its implementation.
The state’s comprehensive strategy is built around six core elements:
The Department of Education is committed to transforming Delaware into the best education system in the country and needs world-class leaders to do it.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Chief Accountability Officer (CAO) is a high-profile and influential role, providing an unmatched opportunity to impact education reform not only in Delaware, but also across the nation. Reporting to the Secretary of Education, The Chief Accountability Officer (CAO) serves as the accountability leader for the state and oversees the implementation of federal, state, and district accountability requirements related to student achievement and educational planning.
This is an ideal opportunity for a proven and inspirational leader with a track record of outstanding results. The ideal candidate will not only be able to articulate a vision for “next generation” accountability but will also have experience in the design and implementation of a formal accountability system. The CAO will be a key agent of change within the school system, and will interact with the federal government, state government, policymakers, national and local funders, national education experts, Delaware local school districts, charter schools, and others; guided by research and national development of performance management systems that are anchored in evidence of increased student learning.
The Chief Accountability Officer will:
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
A criminal background check is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate during the interview process an understanding of diversity, educational equity and multicultural education. This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. The employee should expect to perform any other related activities needed to deliver the position’s key duties and responsibilities and follow any other instructions as defined by his/her supervisor.
The Delaware Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or Vietnam Era veteran’s status in employment or its programs and activities.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Salary will be computed in accordance with educational level and work experience of the individual selected in accordance with the salary schedules for employees of the Department of Education. Direct deposit of payroll checks is mandatory for state employment, and employees are paid on a lag pay schedule with the first payment made after approximately one month of employment.
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