Our most important asset is our staff. DESE continuously strives for a workplace that values a community of diverse talent where everyone works together to improve education for all students.
Where we're going:
We believe in diverse talent.
A strong, innovative, and effective team has members with diverse experiences. We believe in, and work toward, equity for all protected classes. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Our staff have the chance to lead and support work that influences over 400 school districts that serve almost 1 million children a year. At DESE, you can find career opportunities that range from leadership to content experts, research to finance, and administrative support. We are committed to the success of our staff and support the growth of all employees.
We offer a comprehensive benefit plan that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage and competitive salaries in accordance with individuals' experience and education. Careers at DESE also include a state pension plan.
The Department's internships are posted on Handshake, an online career network for college students and recent graduates. Sign up for free with your school and browse our open internships.
The thousands of employees in Massachusetts' more than 400 school districts shape the future by helping students grow every day. District employment opportunities are determined at the local level and include traditional schools, vocational-technical schools, charter schools, collaboratives, and private/special education sites.
Last Updated: January 26, 2022
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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