Division Director – Instructional Programs

Job Opening

The Southern Regional Education Board works with states to improve public education at every level, from early childhood through doctoral education. We help policymakers make informed decisions by providing independent, accurate data and recommendations. We help educators strengthen student learning with professional development, proven practices and curricula. And we help policymakers, institutions and educators share scarce resources to accomplish more together than they could alone.

The Division Director – Instructional Programs is responsible for leading a team of program directors in the implementation of school improvement frameworks and support services.


  • Oversees the activities of assigned staff; coordinates, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; tracks and reviews work progress and activities; assists with the recruitment and selection of staff; provides input on disciplinary action as required; provides input on performance evaluations.
  • Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the division; prepares and administers the division’s budget.
  • Collects and analyzes data related to school improvement goals and strategies.
  • Responds to inquiries from stakeholders in regard to activities and projects.
  • Monitors and interprets legal and regulatory requirements and other relevant issues pertaining to organizational programs and initiatives.
  • Creates and monitors budget and external contracts.
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit’s service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a team.
  • Collaborates with other division directors in the implementation of strategies for meeting goals of the Office of School Improvement.
  • Represents the organization with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of instructional materials.
  • Coordinates projects related to Digital Strategies, including distance coaching and online learning.


Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in education, instructional leadership, or a related field; AND four years of classroom experience, two of which were in a leadership role; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Knowledge of:

  • SREB frameworks of School Improvement (HSTW, MMGW, and TCTW)
  • Strategies of effective classroom management
  • Instructional plans that help students master technical and academic knowledge
  • Understanding assessment and its importance to high-quality instruction
  • Designing and using assessment tools
  • Functions and operational requirements of educational entities
  • Principles and practices of project management
  • Applicable laws, codes and regulations related to activities
  • Computer applications/software related to the work
  • Record keeping practices and techniques
  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Principles and practices of reviewing documents for completeness and accuracy
  • Techniques for interacting with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone

Skill in:

  • Reviewing documents for completeness and accuracy
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations
  • Maintaining accurate records and preparing accurate and timely reports
  • Working without close supervision in standard work situations
  • Use of a variety software packages to perform job duties
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities


  • Previous experience working with SREB professional development, instructional coaching services, research-based curricula, and observation tools
  • Have or had previously a teaching certificate is preferred but not required


  • Some overnight travel is required


To be considered for this position, qualified candidates are asked to submit all of the following information in a single PDF file to human.resources@SREB.org.

  • Cover letter
  • Current résumé
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
  • Salary requirements

SREB is committed to recruiting, selecting and retaining the best employees by affording equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of age, religion, marital status, disability, race, gender, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic. SREB offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.