Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Education Consultant

Recruitment #201116-3190EA-002


Who we are:
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 Role:
The Education Consultant will provide extensive support in the areas of marketing and outreach to families in support of school choice options, as well as serve as the community liaison.  Duties will include collaborating extensively with districts and school operators to maximize educational opportunities for Hartford area students; collaborating with community-based organizations and parent information supports to identify and reach underserved populations to support Connecticut families and facilitate outreach; working with marketing contractors to make the best use of state funds to attract and recruit applicants to school choice programs, and help ensure compliance with statutory and judicial goals aimed at providing an integrated educational setting for students in the Greater Hartford Region; and troubleshooting problems and concerns on behalf of applicant families, resolving issues and communicating results. 

This is a full time Monday to Friday position that is 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;
  • Ability to serve the citizens of Connecticut in a strategic Education capacity.
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Selection Plan

This position will be filled in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, employment 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 notifications. 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 .


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.


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.


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.


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.


Applicants with the preferred qualifications will be given first consideration:

  • Two (2) years of experience working with school desegregation plans, and working in or with school districts in racially, ethnically and economically diverse environments;
  • Three (3) years of experience in marketing and outreach, and effective communication;
  • Three (3) years of experience collaborating with community organizations;
  • Experience managing a large volume of work, prioritizing effectively to achieve desired results in a set timeframe;
  • Experience in customer service, issue research, and problem resolution;
  • Experience collaborating with diverse and sometimes competing interests of stakeholders, as well as other entities.


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



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.