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Math, Science, and PreK-12 Systems Director

Puget Sound Educational Service District seeks a Math, Science, and PreK-12 Systems Director to lead the planning, coordination and delivery of STEM, P-3 Systems, Career Technical Education, Financial Literacy, and Inclusionary Practices programs and services for the ESD; work with assigned departments and participating school districts of the Kindergarten-Postsecondary Division of Learning, Teaching, and Family Support in providing access to professional development options.

Job Specific Competencies for Math, Science, and PreK-12 Systems Director

  • Continuous Improvement of Programs and Systems: Collaborates with stakeholders to identify, recommend and implement improvements to Agency programs, services and processes.
  • Curriculum and Instructional Support: Demonstrates knowledge and expertise related to State and Federal learning standards and curriculum adaptation and implementation. Utilizes evidence-based research regarding teaching strategies to advance practices that meet the needs of all students.
  • Managing and Measuring Work: Prioritizes and organizes work plans based on objectives and desired outcomes. Collaborates and shares responsibility for decisions and monitors progress toward goals by establishing strong feedback channels.
  • Professional Development Facilitation: Sharing knowledge and expertise with the goal of improving professional skills and knowledge through adult learning programs.

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state approved charter and private schools in Washington. Serving over 39% of Washington’s K-12 public school students, our agency provides critical services designed to ensure that our students are ready to enter school, achieve at high levels in the K-12 system, and succeed in postsecondary endeavors. We are committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education. To learn more about PSESD, visit

In support of public health and Proclamation 21-14.1 (COVID Vaccination Requirement), employment with Puget Sound ESD requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious accommodation.  For additional information, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  There is no need for applicants to submit supporting documents.  Individuals that are offered positions will be informed of the process to submit their documents at the time of offer.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction or related field, or a Bachelor’s degree in related field with increasing levels of job-related experience
  • Current Washington State Teaching or Administrative Certificate
  • Professional experience in the public K-12 educational system, including experience with content instruction or instructional leadership, facilitating groups, and leading professional learning for adults
  • Professional experience developing or co-developing curriculum alignment with K-12
  • Experience in promoting systemic change with a racial equity focus, within or in partnership with school districts
  • Experience leading and supervising staff toward shared outcomes
  • Experience in budget development and management
  • Demonstrates the ability to cultivate and maintain relationship with regional STEM partners
  • Demonstrates a commitment to leading with racial equity and understanding of antiracism
  • Demonstrates a commitment to increasing inclusivity for students historically underrepresented in STEM

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience writing grants 
  • Experience with data preparation and analysis
  • Program/Initiative implementation experience
  • Demonstrates the ability to cultivate and maintain relationship with regional STEM partners
  • Strategic ability to connect with the tech industry and develop sustainable internships and funding opportunities for the program

Please note, applicants should describe their experience meeting minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable) in cover letter and resume as part of the application and salary placement process. Unofficial transcripts may be required as part of a complete application.

Location: Renton, Washington
Job Type: Full time, Year ‘round - flexible remote work options available
Salary: $102,078 – $133,936 Annually (Salary Band Q)
Department: Learning, Teaching, and Family Support

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications, experience and internal equity. 


We offer comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • 24 annual leave days per year
  • 12 sick days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan
  • Subsidized ORCA card
  • Free parking
  • Electric Car Charging Stations (Renton office)

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by June 22. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for June 30 via videoconference.

Jobs are listed here for information only. To apply for a specific open position, you must be a registered applicant in the Fast Track Application System and apply specifically for each position for which you wish to be considered.

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PSESD is committed to having a diverse workforce and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply.
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