Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Education Consultant

Recruitment #191105-3190EA-001

Introduction

 

The State of ConnecticutState Department of Education (CSDE) is recruiting for an Equity and Language Education Consultant in the Academic Office. The Equity and Language Consultant will play a large role in the Department’s bilingual services/supports and monitoring throughout the state. The Equity and Language Consultant would not only help with these efforts, but would collaborate with the State Education Resources Center (SERC) to create a statewide curriculum for African American and Latino studies in accordance with Public Act 19-12.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Performing data analysis of persistent achievement disparities between subgroups of students in Connecticut;
  • Evaluating the current services and supports being provided to districts by the Department of Education pertaining to the needs of student subgroups;
  • Providing increased support to districts with programs and services geared toward the needs of student subgroups; and
  • Collaborating with the State Education Resource Center with the creation of a statewide curriculum for African American and Latino Studies.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent). 

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualifications for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the hiring agency.  However, there are no attachments required at the time of application.

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE NOTE: Please note that the SPECIAL REQUIREMENT listed at the end of the job announcement for an appropriate certificate issued by the State Board of Education is NOT required for this position

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, the Bureau of Human Resources is unable to provide confirmation of receipt and/or the status of applications 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.

For all other inquiries, please contact Kim Barberi at kim.barberi@ct.gov; 860-713-6691.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants with the following experience and training:

  • Experience in legislative affairs and a general knowledge of Title 10 statutes and federal law pertaining to the operations of districts and services for student subgroups;
  • 12 years of leadership experience in the field of education with the ability to manage competing priorities;
  • 10 years of working with district leaders to shape and promote policies and services for student subgroups;
  • Ability to perform data analysis with a general understanding of equity needs within districts;
    Familiarity with and an ability to perform research pertaining to equity issues; and
    General knowledge of the Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks.

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.



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