The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is the administrative arm of the Connecticut State Board of Education. Through leadership, curriculum, research, planning, evaluation, assessment, data analyses and other assistance, the Department helps to ensure equal opportunity and excellence in education for all Connecticut students.
The Connecticut Department of Education is currently recruiting for the position of Associate Education Consultant in the Adult Education Unit. The ideal candidate has experience working in adult education, providing professional development to Adult Education teachers and administrators, and knowledge of the mandated adult education programs and services that target the educational and employment goals of adult learners.
This individual will provide leadership and coordination in planning and implementing professional development initiatives and activities for the continuous improvement of adult education programs and services consistent with state and federal statutes; expand professional development opportunities for adult education instructors that enhance the teacher/student learning experience; promote appropriate standards that support productive learning and achievement; and provide technical assistance to adult education programs.
This is a full time position with a 35 hour Monday to Friday schedule located at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT.
What's in it for you - Leading Comprehensive Benefit Offerings:
Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage;
Competitive market salary plans;
Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
Retirement healthcare offerings;
Professional growth and Development opportunities;
An exciting opportunity to serve the citizens of Connecticut in a strategic Education capacity.
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This position will be filled in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
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.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notification. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.
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 Catherine Downey at Catherine.Downey@CT.Gov.
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.
• Manage overall statewide professional development initiatives and activities for adult education providers as in collaboration with the contracted RESC(s) in order to build instructional capacity for adult education learners;
• Manage and oversee English as a Second Language (ESL), integrated English literacy/civics and citizenship curriculum and instruction;
• Assure compliance with state and federal legislation and regulations concerning adult education programs through on-site monitoring, document review, and evaluation of program proposals;
• Provide technical assistance to adult education providers in the areas of fiscal management, curriculum, instruction and assessment, evaluation, interagency collaboration, data management, and student services;
• Review annual expenditure reports and budget revisions to ensure appropriate use of local, state and federal funds; and
• Plan and manage additional projects as assigned.
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.
Preference will be given to applicants with the following experience and training:
A Master's Degree in Education;
Five (5) years of experience working in Adult Education programs as a teacher, trainer or administrator;
Five (5) years of experience providing professional development to Adult Education teachers and administrators;
Experience working with mandated programs provided through Adult Education and the educational best practices used by adult education programs;
Experience with College and Career Readiness and English Language Proficiency Standards and programming for citizenship and English language learners.
Must hold an appropriate certificate issued by State Board of Education.
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.