The Connecticut State Department of Education 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 State Department of Education (CSDE) is currently recruiting for an Education Consultant in the Office of Strategic Planning and Partnerships, Regional School Choice Office (RSCO). In the Greater Hartford Region, the state manages a comprehensive program of voluntary integration choice options pursuant to the Sheff v. O’Neill case that serve the educational interests of over 20,000 students. As part of that program, the CSDE maintains the RSCO to manage one of the most comprehensive and intricate application and placement lotteries in the country and operates a parent information center as an information hub for families interested in school choice opportunities.
The Education Consultant will provide extensive data management support to the RSCO in carrying out policies and procedures associated with the Hartford Region magnet school and open choice programs, including playing a key role in conducting the school choice lottery, working with districts and school operators to maximize educational opportunities for Hartford area students, working with marketing contractors to make the best use of state funds to attract and recruit applicants to school choice programs, and ensuring that statutory and judicial goals aimed at providing an integrated educational setting for students are met. In addition to addressing data demands arising from the various legal proceedings and federal and state laws, the position will provide data support and analysis to operate the RSCO Lottery placement process, evaluate compliance with Sheff mandates, simulate lottery scenarios, manage protocols, analyze enrollment patterns, produce data reports, and assess statistical trends.
This is a full time position located at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT with a Monday to Friday schedule.
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;
Ability 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, 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.
Preference will be given to applicants with the following experience and training:
Two (2) years of experience working with school desegregation plans;
Three (3) years of data management and analysis experience, working with spreadsheets, simulations, and creating reports;
Three (3) years of experience creating and running ad-hoc queries using Excel, Access and other spreadsheet and database systems;
Three (3) years of experiencing manipulating and analyzing large data sets and reporting readable outcomes;
Experience creating data visualizations, statistical analyses and data reports.
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.