Deputy Director for Curriculum Development & Planning Judicial Institute

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Tipo de contrato
A Tiempo Completo
Fecha de inicio
29 de julio de 2024
Fecha límite de postulación
12 de julio de 2024
Nivel de Experiencia
Mando intermedio
USD $115.943,04 - $171.381,87 / año


Title: Deputy Director for Curriculum Development & Planning Judicial Institute

Pay Grade: Senior Management 2

Starting Pay: $115,943.04-$171,381.87/Yr.

Departmental Mission Statement: The mission of the Judicial Institute is to advance justice through the collaborative design and delivery of quality continuing professional education and training for court personnel and judges throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE: http://www.mass.gov/courts/admin/judicialinstitute.html


This position is designated as management position and is covered by the Trial Court Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual.

The person in this position will work a minimum of three days in the office and potentially more depending upon business operational needs. 

Please upload a current resume and cover letter during the application process. 

Starting salary is based on applicant experience.

The primary location is:

2 Center Plaza

Boston, MA 02108 

Position Summary: Working within the Judicial Institute (JI) of the Executive Office of the Trial Court (EOTC), under the direction of the Director of Judicial Education, the Deputy Director for Curriculum Development & Planning is responsible for the design, development, oversight, and implementation of a court-wide continuing professional education and training curriculum, special projects, and court-wide education and strategic initiatives, both mandatory and elective, for the benefit and professional development of judges and employees in a wide range of roles and positions working within the Judicial Branch of the Commonwealth. The Deputy Director works with internal partners across the organization and external partners and vendors outside the organization to develop training and professional development opportunities on a broad range of topics.

The Deputy Director will focus efforts initially on the development, design, and resourcing of a phased-in comprehensive court management curriculum that meets the learning and professional development needs of a range of staff, beginning with aspiring supervisors, and across the management spectrum, to executive management/leadership.

The Deputy Director is responsible for ensuring that all curriculum development and planning across the department advances the short and long-term priorities, strategic goals, objectives, and mission of the Trial Court, and will collaborate and coordinate with other units in the organization responsible for training.

The Deputy Director is responsible for supervision, performance management, direction, and oversight of the Curriculum Development & Planning Team/Unit within the Judicial Institute.


The Deputy Director reports to the Director of Judicial Education and receives general supervision in performing duties that require a high degree of independent judgment and initiative.


Duties: Leads, manages, supervises, and supports members within the department’s Curriculum Development & Planning Unit, comprised of managers whose primary responsibilities are to create, design, develop, and deliver both mandatory and elective continuing professional education programs and develop educational resources and publications for personnel working in a diversity of roles and positions across the Judicial Branch;

Develops a Trial Court core curriculum including the design, development and implementation of a comprehensive framework and sustainable structure that addresses the priority education and training needs of the workforce, including new employees and new judges;

Prioritizes the development and implementation of a phased-in comprehensive training curriculum for aspiring supervisors, supervisors, and managers;

Develops standards and applicable criteria for determining number of learning credits to be extended upon successful completion of both internal and external programs, with the exception of credits earned for completion of commercially purchased online content;

Partners with both internal and external stakeholders, addressing a wide variety of topics and participates in the process of determining policy matters related to training and education in the Judicial Branch;

Develops and expands on training curriculum that is not limited to but includes race and bias, discrimination, language access, cybersecurity, information classification & compensation, MassCourts, domestic violence, sexual assault, delivered both online and via in-person conferences and programs;

Creates and delivers systemwide communications in coordination with the EOTC related to mandatory training requirements and expectations;

Develops detailed project proposals and implementation plans, builds consensus for, and gains necessary approvals to move forward with strategic education programs, projects, and initiatives;

Collaborates with the Deputy Director for Training Operations to ensure that the Curriculum Development Team complies with fiscal processes, protocols, and procedures to procure program-related goods and services;

Develops, monitors, and works within project/program budgets together with other JI staff and other parties or departments with whom the JI is working;

Drafts and gains approval for annual fiscal year Departmental Conference Funding Formula to determine departmental conference budgets, and related terms, included in the annual Executive Office Memorandum to Chief Justices and Deputy Court Administrators re conference funding;

Working together with the Director of Judicial Education, recommends changes to department organizational structure and positions to best support development, design, delivery, and oversight of a court-wide core curriculum across all modalities, including in-person, virtual, on-demand, and blended learning;

Leads, supports, facilitates, and participates in a wide variety of standing/steering committees, advisory committees, court-wide committee meetings, and other working units involved in the development of continuing professional education and training opportunities;

Monitors national trends and trends within the Judicial Branch of other States relative to their continuing professional development, education, and training curricula and practices; and participates in continuing education programs offered by the National Association of State Judicial Educators and other professional organizations to remain current in the industry, continually assessing the impact of changes in law, practice, procedure, policies and protocols on the training and education needs of Judicial Branch personnel;

Oversees and provides support and counsel to the Co-Administrators of the J2J Program, the judicial peer mentor/coaching Program for judges throughout the Trial Court;

Assigns individual professional development and training projects and work to Curriculum Development Team members best suited to deliver optimum results, and ensures adequate program coverage at all events;

Oversees, evaluates, and maximizes both quality and quantity of curriculum development and innovative program design throughout the JI; and supports, assists, and oversees curriculum development efforts and planning by the Curriculum Development Team members to ensure consistency and quality of work;

Leads JI performance management tasks for the Curriculum Development Team, including working with Team members to develop annual fiscal year action plans with specific goals and objectives;

Coaches Team members, and conducts all performance management activities, including annual performance evaluations, regular checkpoint meetings, progressive discipline and other appropriate actions for the purpose of improving performance and addressing performance issues;

Leads the hiring, promotion and reclassification efforts for all Curriculum Development & Planning Team positions in close coordination and communication with HR, including completion of all required forms, data input into PageUp, selecting candidates for interviews, establishing interview panels, interviewing candidates, candidate selection and completion of hiring process;

May be assigned other related duties by the Director as required.

Job Competencies: All applicants must be able, through the interview process, to demonstrate competency in the following key areas :

Ethics and Values: Communicates and demonstrates the ethical standards and values of the Judicial Institute and the Trial Court.

Mission: Understands, upholds, and communicates the mission of the Judicial Institute and the Trial Court.

Applied Knowledge: Produces high quality education and professional development tools and resources for a wide variety of staff and judges throughout the Trial Court on a wide array of topics .

Problem Solving: Accurately identifies and addresses continuing education needs throughout the judiciary through the development and delivery of quality professional development tools and resources.

Continuous Learning: Demonstrates a commitment to continuous self-improvement through professional development, study, creativity and goal-setting and performance measurement.

Commitment to Diversity: Promotes diversity through understanding and respect, using positive and effective communication with persons of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

Customer Service: Consistently demonstrates courtesy and professionalism in interacting with other Trial Court employees and the public.

Collaboration: Works with others cooperatively, and promotes teamwork, contributing to a work environment that focuses on shared Trial Court goals.

Minimum Requirements: These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Deputy Director for Curriculum Development & Planning :

A graduate degree (E.g. Masters or J.D), and 6 years of relevant work experience across multiple facets of the design, development, and delivery of innovative education and training curricula, preferably including workforce professional development and continuing education and training;

Experience should include project management, including leading teams from the initial project concept to completion;

Three (3) years of experience supervising staff is strongly preferred; knowledge of the Massachusetts court system also preferred;

Equivalent combinations of education, training and experience will be considered for meeting the minimum requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Strong interpersonal communication skills, including writing and public speaking ability commensurate with senior and executive management team level and the ability to work professionally with persons at all levels, including Chief Justices, judges, and clerk-magistrates, and to maintain effective working relationships;

• Demonstrated ability to supervise staff, and to consistently apply organization and department policies and procedures;

• Highly skilled in leading, coaching, and working effectively and collaboratively with team members individually, and the team as a unit, developing positive and mission-driven collaboration and success among team members;

• Proficiency using the full suite of Microsoft Office technologies, Zoom and other Video Conferencing and webinar Technologies; familiarity and experience engaging with Learning Management System technology; Experienced and comfortable with using presentation, teaching, and delivery technologies; comfortable and familiar with eLearning design and development technology;

• Strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills to address complex problems of a non-routine nature bringing together the people and resources needed to address issues or obstacles that prevent progress toward goals;

• Strong relationship-building skills, ability to work well with others and provide support for team members’ professional goals and development;

• Ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and develop creative solutions for issues that require timely resolution;

• Ability to work independently with a high degree of independent judgment, initiative, discretion, collegiality, integrity, and empathy;

• Strong time-management and project management skills and ability to set and reach goals and deadlines;

• Ability to think both strategically and creatively when identifying, developing, and planning large-scale curricula and training initiatives, with a goal of creating a system-wide court core curriculum that aligns with strategic education goals and objectives;

• Experience in the field of adult education curriculum development, workforce development/training, curriculum design, development, and delivery;

• Ability to effectively present at training seminars and public speaking engagements; and to lead working groups, standing committees and other education planning committees;

• Ability to travel within the Commonwealth as necessary to trainings, conferences, meetings, and other events; and to maintain a flexible work schedule that could routinely and will require early mornings and/or late evening work commitments; and

• Ability to lift materials, AV equipment, and other items necessary to program delivery.


 Employment with the Trial Court is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check.

Title: Deputy Director for Curriculum Development & Planning Judicial Institute

Pay Grade: Senior Management 2

Starting Pay: $115,943.04-$171,381.87/Yr.

Departmental Mission Statement: The mission of the Judicial Institute is to advance…


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