Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Education Consultant

Talent Office

Recruitment #200430-3190EA-001

Introduction

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is currently recruiting for an Education Consultant in the Talent Office. The Education Consultant will serve as an Education Consultant in the Bureau of Educator Evaluation and Professional Learning. The incumbent will support a variety of Talent Office initiatives and will serve as the primary lead on a number of high priority Talent Office focus areas including educator recognition and the Bureau’s efforts to increase the ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity of Connecticut’s educator workforce.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the Talent Office work on expanding the educator pipeline with a focus on diversifying the educator workforce and addressing vacancies in priority shortage areas;
  • Lead, develop and regularly update Talent Office resources to provide a comprehensive hub of successful models, resources, and partners (within and outside of CT) on attracting, recruiting, hiring, supporting, and retaining educators of color;
  • Develop and deliver presentations on Talent Office initiatives to include theory of action, initiatives in place and partners engaged for a variety of stakeholders and partners across the state;
  • Promote and provide technical assistance to Education Preparation Programs (EPPs) and districts on using Creating a Plan to Increase the Racial, Ethnic, and Linguistic Diversity of Your Workforce: Guidebook for Hiring and Selection to create a comprehensive plan as outlined in PA 18-34.
  • Coordinate, organize and work with Talent Office leadership to facilitate quarterly Minority Teacher Recruitment Policy Oversight Council meetings and submit annual reports to the State Board of Education and the Joint Standing Committee of the General Assembly;
  • Facilitate and support Talent Office implementation of a Troops to Teacher grant to recruit and support veterans in the pursuit of a career in education;
  • Lead various Talent Office initiatives which ensure that CT's education profession offers career pathways to diversify opportunities for educators' professional growth and recognizes educators for exemplary practice and contributions to school and community through the Connecticut Teacher of the Year Program, as well as supporting The Milken Educator Award Program and the Anne Marie Murphy Paraeducator of the Year Program;
  • Support partner organizations in their efforts to further the mission of the CSDE;
  • Provide regular reports to Talent Office leadership on program progress, grant management & deliverables, and coordination of local, state and national partnership efforts;
  • Design and execute professional development opportunities, promote best practice sharing, and develop a community of practice within the Talent Office staff;
  • Support CSDE special projects and strategic initiatives, as assigned;
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Talent Office team to elevate and share best practices across districts, and identify and troubleshoot common challenges.

This position is located at the State of Connecticut office building at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford. This is a 35-hour position that operates Monday - Friday.

Selection Plan

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 REQUIREMENTS NOTE:  At the time of application, applicants must hold a valid Connecticut Educator Certificate issued by the State Board of Education.

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:

  • Thorough knowledge of the philosophy and methods of supporting educators throughout the career continuum including attraction, preparation, certification, induction, evaluation/support and recognition;
  • Demonstrated effective teaching and leadership skills;
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication, organization, and project management;
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of successful teaching and leadership experience at the secondary level with demonstrable student achievement;
  • Professional experience in a public school or district setting with considerable experience in TEAM (clinical placement/mentorship), Educator Evaluation & Support and Educator Recognition;
  • Extensive experience delivering professional development, technical assistance and fiscal management; and
  • Background in engaging community partnerships aligned to school goals.

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.