Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Education Consultant

Recruitment #190905-3190EA-001


Are you passionate about helping to build an early care and education system that ensures all young children in Connecticut are safe, healthy, learning and thriving?

Do you enjoy providing strengths-based guidance and program management support to professionals in the field of early childcare and education?

If so, this opportunity might be for you!

The State of Connecticut, Office of Early Childhood (OEC) is seeking an organized, hard-working, solutions-oriented  professional to provide program management support and technical assistance to more than 400 early care and education programs serving approximately 40,000 children throughout Connecticut. The Child Day Care Program provides almost $34 million in funding to child day care centers to serve children disadvantaged by reasons of economic, social or environmental conditions pursuant to legislation.  This position will play a critical role in assisting the Early Care and Education (ECE) and Quality Improvement Divisions in the development, coordination, and monitoring of a high-quality system for children, families, and providers alike. The position is located in Hartford, CT, with a Monday - Friday schedule.

In-state travel may be required to participate in cross-agency collaborations and to fulfill the requirements of the position.

Selection Plan

If you are selected for an interview, you will be required to provide a resume, cover letter and documentation regarding on the job performance reviews for the current year and past two years. 

Please contact the hiring agency's human resources office:  Ellen Morris,, (860) 713-6670 with general questions regarding this recruitment (Please Note:  All updates to an applicant's application status will only be provided thought their registered JobAps account).


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.


The ideal candidate shall be proficient in Excel and construction of complex workbooks, as well as:

  • In-depth experience administering federal and/or state grant programs and developing contracts, monitoring tools, and corrective action plans.
  • Experience managing budgets, payments and reconciliations are required, as well as fiscal monitoring and reporting including state and federal audit processes. 
  • The candidate must have experience managing databases and analyzing large volumes of demographic and program data.
  • Proficiency in Spanish is desirable.



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.