APRIL 4, 2021

The North Mississippi Education Consortium (NMEC), on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will be hiring a team of digital learning instructional coaches and coordinators to help teachers, schools and districts effectively use educational technology and improve student outcomes statewide.

Current and former educators and educational technology specialists with K-12 classroom experience are encouraged to apply. Click on the available positions below for a description of the position:

All positions are available through three hiring options:

    • Educator-in-Residence grant program for current teachers (full-time or part-time positions): Teachers are hired as a digital learning instructional coach or coordinator while remaining on the payroll of their current district or state educational institution for administrative purposes. Applicants who choose this option must secure advance approval from their district superintendent or human resources representative.
    • North Mississippi Education Consortium (NMEC) employee (full-time positions only)
    • Contract worker with NMEC (part-time positions only)

These employment options provide flexibility to applicants and districts. For example, through the Educator-in-Residence program, a teacher could work part time for the district and as a part-time coach for the digital learning instructional program.

The digital learning instructional team will help teachers, schools and districts statewide to:

    • Effectively use and implementation of technology, including devices, learning management systems, software and other web-based tools;
    • Plan, develop, and deliver high-quality digital instruction aligned to the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards;
    • Implement best practices in digital learning and instructional practices; and
    • Evaluate digital learning and instructional practices;
    • Collaborate with other coaches and MDE staff to develop professional development resources that support the continued improvement of digital learning.

The coaching positions are part of MDE’s Mississippi Connects initiative, which is a comprehensive digital learning program providing computers and teaching and learning support to every public-school student in the state.


To be considered an official applicant to the North Mississippi Education Consortium, the following must be completed.

    • Application: Completed, dated and signed.
    • Resume: A resume must be attached to your application detailing applicant’s education and experiences in teaching, leadership, professional development, and educational technology.
    • References: Three (3) references must be listed on your application. Please give an email address or telephone number where these references may be reached.
    • Certifications, Licenses, and Endorsements: Please provide copies of certifications, licenses, and endorsements which shall provide satisfactory evidence of the applicant’s professional authority, including any technology endorsements, certifications, or badges.
    • Signed Travel Acknowledgement: Completed, dated and signed.
    • EIR Applicants ONLY: Signed Statement of Current Employment and District Notification: Completed, dated and signed.
    • EIR Applicants ONLY: Signed Assurances: Completed, dated and signed by Applicant and Authorized District Representative
    • EIR Applicants ONLY: Signed Standard Terms and Conditions: Completed, dated and signed by Applicant and Authorized District Representative

Applications due Sunday, April 4, 2021. Interviews will be held virtually April 15-16 and 19-21, 2021. Positions will be announced by May 3, 2021. Employee start date will be June 1, 2021.

NOTE: Position availability based on Mississippi Department of Education contract approval and availability of funds.

All applications will be valid for one calendar year. If there are positions available, you will need to submit another application.

The following must be furnished upon employment before a pay warrant can be issued: (1) all of the above, 2) two proofs of identity, 3) be fingerprinted and processed for a criminal records check, 4) have a photo ID made, 5) all forms necessary for payroll purposes.

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