Assistant Administrator - Office of TLA and Director of Content Area Standards & Instruction - Seward - job 1198200

State of Nebraska

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Seward, Nebraska

Salary: $58,063 - 77,000 per year

Employment type: Full-time

The Nebraska Department of Education is looking for an Assistant Administrator for the Office of Teaching, Learning, & Assessment, and Section Director for Content Area Standards & Instruction to direct the Content Area Standards & Instruction section and provide strategic leadership, support, and coordination. This position will also assist the Office Administrator of Teaching, Learning, & Assessment by providing strategic leadership and guidance aligned with the mission, strategic priorities, and goals of the State Board of Education.

Nebraska Department of Education employees are working from hybrid work locations. This approach includes both working in the work office and from a home office. The amount of time spent working from home or in the office is subject to supervisory approval and will be discussed at the interview.

Budgeted Salary Range:
$58,063.20 - $77,000.00 This range is based upon available budget funds. The selected candidate’s skills, abilities, education, and experience will determine the salary offer within this posted range.


NDE is committed to advancing equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all that we do. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we encourage applications from ALL qualified candidates and assure they will receive consideration for this position regardless of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Examples of Work

  • Assists in establishing the overall vision, goals, and implementation activities for the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.

  • Provides leadership and oversight of development, revision, and implementation of Nebraska’s Content Area Standards.

  • Develops and delivers professional learning opportunities for educators.

  • Provides leadership and support related to selection and implementation of high-quality instructional materials, including curriculum, digital resources, open educational resources, and assessment resources.

  • Maintains strategic partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders to coordinate activities, resources, and programs..

  • Provides leadership in the hiring, supervision, and potential discipline of staff. Conducts performance management activities including establishing annual goals related to the strategic plan, holding check-in meetings to discuss goal progress, and completing performance appraisals. Facilitates a continuous learning environment by promoting professional development to ensure all employees have the opportunity and skills to be efficient and effective in meeting the goals of the agency. Delegates work and projects appropriately among staff.

  • Demonstrates commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

  • Possesses a valid driver’s license, travels independently, and works in a variety of settings.

  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responds to requests from the Legislature and Commissioner’s Office related to recommended or proposed legislation, and develops legislative proposals.

  • Works collaboratively to complete annual and biennial budgets, and ensures the budget reflects major projects and initiatives, operational requirements, and changes in state and/or federal regulations. Prepares budget reports, requests, and modifications.

  • Represents NDE on statewide committees, taskforces, and councils.

Working Conditions and Travel:
This position requires approximately 70% of work time spent in an office environment and the remaining 30% of work time spent traveling and working in sites such as schools, Educational Service Units (ESUs), other educational entities, conferences and meetings, etc.

Qualifications / Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in a related field and five years of experience related to the essential functions of the position to include leadership and/or managerial experience. Any equivalent education and/or work experience may be substituted in order to meet the minimum qualifications of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in a related field and at least six years of successful preK-12 experience as a director, specialist, coordinator, department head, or administrator in an educational entity. Direct supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Concepts, principles, and methodologies related to Teaching, Learning, & Assessment.

  • Laws, statutes, and regulations related to program areas.

  • Education systems at local and state levels.

  • Budgetary preparation and monitoring practices.

  • Principles and practices of administration and management of other professional staff members.

  • Formats used in written business communications.

  • English grammar, spelling, and composition needed for correspondence.

  • Computer software necessary to carry out job responsibilities.

  • Types and uses of office equipment.

  • Office management principles, methods, and procedures.

  • Established policies, procedures, practices of the Nebraska Department of Education.


  • Supervise subordinates and work with minimal supervision.

  • Initiate and facilitate cross-team projects.

  • Identify and secure alternative funding sources.

  • Gather, analyze, and review data and information to make recommendations.

  • Communicate orally and in writing with agency staff and the public.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Maintain the confidential nature of information.

  • Understand, interpret, and apply rules, administrative policies, and program guidelines.

  • Operate office equipment necessary to perform the required duties.

  • The Supplemental Questions section of the application assists us in determining candidates to interview, so answering them completely with requested details is highly encouraged. Each written response area has ample space to provide a complete response; due to screen size, we do not recommend filling out this application on small mobile devices.

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