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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2877913
  • Application Deadline: January 19, 2018
  • Posted : January 3, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description


REPORTS TO: Susan O’Neil, Deputy Superintendent


The Director of Research and Accountability is responsible to manage systems and structures that utilize assessments, surveys, research, and other pieces of data to inform instruction, professional development and program evaluation. The Director is expected to be monitoring the district’s performance across a multitude of indicators and be recommending improvements. The Director also serves as the district’s liaison to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on matters pertaining to student testing and school accountability systems.


1. Implement, monitor, and recommend improvements to the district’s comprehensive accountability system

2. Analyze student performance data to assess the instructional efficacy of curriculum and professional development; and, to make recommendations for improvements.

3. At the request of the Superintendent or her designee, design and oversee a process to assess the effectiveness of instructional programs or initiatives.

4. Provide leadership on district and school improvement initiatives. Provide leadership and guidance to schools in the writing of school improvement and/or accountability plans.

5. Support district and building-based instructional leadership teams by creating reports and presenting materials to foster policies and practices that lead to improved student achievement.

6. Provide equal educational and employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, marital status, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, homelessness, or disability.

7. Perform all job-related duties as assigned.


1. Master’s degree in an education with a research component, or in statistics, or in public policy with a research component

2. Demonstrated leadership in an educational setting

3. Demonstrated understanding of statistics and data analysis

4. Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple roles and responsibilities.

5. Experience converting data and statistical analyses into action plans for non-mathematical users

6. Demonstrated success designing, organizing and leading a systemic change process in a large, complex, diverse organization.

7. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage limited resources to support strategic organizational goal attainment.

8. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team building skills.

9. Successful experience working in a diverse organization or urban setting.


1. MA DESE license as a Supervisor/Director, Principal or Superintendent
2. Demonstrated success leading school improvement initiatives that close student achievement gaps between racial, ethnic, and economic groups.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of research based current curriculum, instruction, assessment and staff development best practices

WORK DAY: The typical work day is Monday-Friday 8:30AM -4:30PM. The Director will occasionally be expected to attend evening meetings.

WORK YEAR: 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (4 weeks’ vacation)

SALARY: $113,000-116,000 annually (July 1 to June 30). This is a non-represented position.

TO APPLY: Any person interested in this position should apply on-line at All information including a resume, and cover letter must be submitted.

This deadline does not preclude further advertisement or recruitment.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness. The Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact the Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 508-799-3020.

    Job Requirements

    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Have you ever worked for the Worcester Public Schools? When? What capacity
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. Do you have any relatives employed by the Worcester Publc Schools? If yes, please list name, title, and relationship.
    • 3. Have you ever been terminated for cause from a prior position? If so please explain.
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 4. Do you hold an Educator license in another state? (Urban)
    • 5. Do you have experience working in a public school system?
    • 6. Are you SEI endorsed?
    • 7. Are you fluent in a language(s) other than English?

    Contact Information

    • Jennifer Boulais , Chief Human Resources Officer
    • 20 Irving Street
    • Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
    • Phone: 508-799-3020
    • Fax: 508-799-8280
    • Email: click here

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