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State of Massachusetts PM IV - Manager of Instructional Technology in Milford, Massachusetts

Duties: Develop and implement a strategic vision, that is supported by research, for technology in all DOC facilities in both the areas of academic and instructional hardware and software. Design, update, and maintain technology plan. Maintain knowledge of and communicate current research findings and forecasts related to the effective use of technology in related prison programs. Develop strategic partnerships with vendors, DOC staff and school-based leadership at the direction of the Director of Education. Ensure quality assessments as it relates vendors, partners, and teachers as it relates to the ABE/ASE continuum. Ensure improved program performance, using data analysis and student progress. Monitor DOC’s Inmate Management System as needed. Execute partnership initiatives with other MA DOC divisions to promote strategies for a successful reentry continuum. Collaborate with and support the Director, Deputy Director, Manager of Continuing Education, Manager of Curriculum, Institutional Administration and Head Teachers to implement site-based educational programming that is digital in nature. Assist with research of digitally delivered curriculum, succession planning and introduction of new programs. Manage all ED Spec C’s and the supervision of the field Spec A/B who support the education/program tablet operations at the facility level. Point person who coordinates all education/program tablet support for the DOC Research and make recommendations on educational best practices, instructional resources, instructional technologies, and multimedia hardware and software to support teaching and learning. Serve as subject-matter expert on technology tools and methods, use of instructional software, and effective uses of multimedia to support academic programming. In collaboration with the Deputy Director and the Manager of Curriculum, oversee professional development of staff on the integration of technology into the instructional plan, which will also at times provide direct professional development. Assist in researching and responding to opportunities for grant funding. Assist with federal grant implementations such as SCA grants. Assist with state funded grants such as the Title I, Perkins and ERate. Assist with expenditures review from the operational budget. Assist with expenditures review from the grant budgets. Monitor direct material expenditures needed to provide digital services and curriculum. Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Education, Technology or Sociology/Criminal Justice. Five (5) years of experience in delivery of educational programs and resources that involve technology usage and digital literacy. Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience. Experience working with students and knowledge of institution schedules, principles, procedures, and practices in a correctional education. Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, rules, standards, and policies that pertain to academic and vocational education Comments: Please note that salaries for management positions are determined according to the provisions of MGL Chapter 30; Sections 45 and 46C, and by policies outlined in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Salary Administration for Managers, Confidentials, and Unclassified Employees (also known as the "Grey Book") The DOC urges bi-lingual applicants to apply. Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents. The DOC urges bi-lingual applicants to apply. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four (4) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. II. An Associate's degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. III. A Bachelor's degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. IV. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience. V. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for the required experience. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Education* *Organization: Department of Correction *Title: *PM IV - Manager of Instructional Technology Location: Massachusetts-Milford-50 Maple Street Requisition ID: 2300084F