Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Education Consultant

Recruitment #190131-3190EA-001


The State of CTState Department of Education (CSDE) is recruiting for an Education Consultant in the Division of Finance and Internal Operations.  A critical part of the support CSDE provides to local school districts is the distribution of over $3 billion in state and federal funding annually. 

The selected candidate will provide direct support to the Chief Financial Officer in the calculation of the major education grants; reviewing current grant administration policies, funding levels and distribution mechanisms; and in developing and recommending modifications to the agency’s statutes to ensure funds are strategically delivered to create the most impact at the local level.  This is a full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday position, located in Hartford.

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Due to the large volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.  Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.  Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.


In the Department of Education, plans and executes programs of extensive difficulty and scope for the improvement of education in the State; does related work as required.


Assists a Bureau Chief in supervising the broad educational programs and services offered by the State; develops and administers specific programs of major importance within the framework of policies outlined by the Bureau Chief; provides professional leadership and guidance to school authorities, professional organizations, students and various community groups and individuals; may assist in preparing and administering the allocated budget, and in directing the routine functioning of the bureau.


Thorough knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education with particular reference to the field concerned; teaching skill; considerable ability to deal effectively with others; considerable administrative ability; ability to prepare comprehensive written reports.


An earned advanced degree and eight (8) years of professional experience OR in lieu thereof an equivalent combination of experience and training as approved by the Board of Education.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess:

  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Policy, Economics or related field
  • At least 8 years experience at the state level in the development of fiscal and programmatic policies involving education funding including, the education cost sharing grant, special education – excess cost grant, school choice programming, and state bonding projects administered by the department;
  • Experience communicating education funding needs to the Office of Policy and Management and its legislative counterpart, the Office of Fiscal Analysis
  • Experience analyzing the impact of legislative proposals as it relates to funding education at the state and local level.


Must hold an appropriate certificate issued by State Board of Education.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.