Assistant Commissioner - Quality Schools - Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Assistant Commissioner – Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

Job Posting Number: 3500001521

Salary: $102,360

Job Location: This position will be located at 205 Jefferson St., Jefferson City, MO 65101.

Why you’ll love this position: 
The Office of Quality Schools works to manage the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP), the state’s accreditation system for public school districts. This office also administers a wide range of state- and federally-funded programs that assist local schools (Title I, Title III and other federal programs), charter and other innovative schools, as well as developing a statewide system of support for schools, communities and families. Schools also are provided assistance on federal and state-developed improvement initiatives which are coordinated with other state and regional services.

What you’ll do: 

  • Supervises, coordinates and evaluates the day-to-day management of personnel, programs and services assigned to the Office of Quality Schools (OQS) by the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Learning Services including federal programs, assessment, accountability, school improvement, charter schools, and state supervisors 
  • Develops and supervises all aspects of the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP), the state mechanism for accreditation of school districts and the system of accountability for state and federal purposes 
  • Coordinates the development, implementation, collection, and evaluation of the Missouri Assessment Program
  • Reviews and advises on federal programs administered by sections in the Office to ensure conformity with the statutes, regulations and guidelines
  • Assists in the development and implementation of Department policy and the strategic plan including the vision, mission, core values, priority areas, success measures and strategic actions
  • Directs, supervises and reviews state and federally financed programs in accordance with the policies of the State Board of Education and Missouri statutes
  • Maintains professional relationships with external stakeholders and works cooperatively with all levels of the organization
  • Informs and advises the Deputy Commissioner of Learning Services on the implementation and effectiveness of policies and recommends improvements
  • Participates in continuous improvement activities including self-directed professional development and the development of team members
  • Assists the Deputy Commissioner of Learning Services with providing critical Office information to the Commissioner and the State Board of Education
  • Supervises the development and filing of Department rules and regulations affecting the Office as provided in Chapter 536, RSMo
  • Represents the Department at various local, area, state, regional and national conferences or meetings

All you need for success:

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree (doctorate preferred) in an education field or closely related area with other abilities, training, and experiences in the instructional process as required by the State Board of Education
  • Successful experience as a school administrator, career education administrator, or adult education supervisor, with other abilities, training and experience is preferred

If you have questions about this position please contact: 

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer:  Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at

Notice of Non-Discrimination:  The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by statute in its programs and activities.

To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.  Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.  TTY/TDD Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.

Notice to Applicants:  The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is unable to sponsor applicants in their application for work visas through INS. If you have questions, please contact Human Resources.

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