Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Associate Education Consultant (35 Hour)

Recruitment #190410-0950EA-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, State Department of Education (SDE), is recruiting for a full time Associate Education Consultant.  The position is located at 450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT.  This is a year round position, operating 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday.  This individual will provide grant oversight and technical assistance in the area of Career and Technical Education. 

Primary duties of the position will be to monitor local use of and compliance with the Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act (2018 reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006) funds; review and approve local CTE continuous improvement plans/Perkins grant applications and provide technical assistance to schools and districts regarding allowable expenses, state and federal procedures, and relevant regulations; monitor the implementation and effectiveness of Connecticut’s local secondary and postsecondary CTE programs funded through Perkins; actively participate and be responsible for the development of Connecticut’s Perkins Transition Plan and the Perkins State Plan for Career and Technical Education; provide direct support to various CTE career cluster program areas across the state; design and deliver professional learning opportunities for secondary and postsecondary CTE partners; support CTE educators and other stakeholders by preparing instructional tools, guides, and other publications for statewide distribution; collaborate with other Connecticut state agencies (e.g., Department of Labor, Department of Economic Development) and Workforce Development Boards to further the work of local CTE programs in Connecticut; collaborate with other CSDE Offices to support the mission and goals of the State Board of Education’s Five Year Comprehensive Plan.

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. 

 

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office:  Chris Beloff, chris.beloff@ct.gov, (860) 713-6697. 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Education assists in planning and executing programs of extensive difficulty and scope for the improvement of education in the State.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assists a Bureau Chief or Education Consultant in supervising various educational programs and services offered by the State; assists in the development and administration of certain programs of major importance or may develop and administer other programs within the framework of bureau policy; provides professional leadership and guidance to school authorities, professional organizations, students and various community groups and individuals; may assist in directing the routine functioning of the bureau; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education with particular reference to the field concerned; teaching skill; ability to prepare reports; ability to deal effectively with others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

An earned advanced degree and five (5) years of professional experience OR in lieu thereof an equivalent combination of experience and training approved by the Board of Education.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have the following preferred experience and training: 

  • completion of or current enrollment in an Intermediate Administration or Supervision (092) leader preparation program
  • ten (10) years of documented successful experience as a Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher in a public high school
  • two (2) of the ten (10) years of documented successful experience must have been in a role beyond the classroom, including broader district level experiences, such as CTE department head, district coordinator of Perkins grants, or other CTE teacher-leader responsibilities
  • knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and assessment used across CTE subject areas as well as other non-CTE subject areas
  • understanding of the Perkins Act of 2006, and knowledge of the newly reauthorized Perkins Act, known as “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” (2018)
  • knowledge of Connecticut’s Next Generation Accountability System
  • experience planning and providing professional development to teachers and/or leaders
  • excellent communication, presentation, and data analysis skills, including but not limited to publish-ready written reports, engaging and informative oral presentations, as well as the use of data to drive educational decision-making
  • exceptional interpersonal skills, with demonstrated success navigating complex environments with multiple stakeholders, a wide array of divergent points of view, and the ability to build consensus and build/maintain productive working relationships

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.