Assistant Education Administrator


Recruitment #220609-0855MP-EI


Are you looking for an opportunity where you can take a lead role in helping form a new Unit to help serve the children of our state? If so, we invite you to check out this exciting opportunity!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families' (DCF), mission is partnering with communities and empowering families to raise resilient children who thrive. We are proud of our diverse and dedicated workforce who strive every day to meet the needs of those we encounter.

We have two (2) anticipated vacancies for an Assistant Education Administrator (Assistant Superintendent Of Schools) within the newly created Juvenile Justice Educational Oversight Unit (JJEOU). Although this position is located in Central Office (505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT), this position will require statewide travel. This opportunity is onsite, full-time, first shift, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

The JJEOU was established to assure youth and young adults in juvenile justice facilities are receiving educational services and supports consistent with the standards of the Connecticut State Department of Education and meets the performance expectation of the Commissioner of the DCF. The position directly reports to the Children and Families Education Administrator (or designee) and represents DCF at the Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee (JJPOC), the Education Committee of the JJPOC, and other committees as determined by the Commissioner or designee.

In this role we would entrust you to assist in the planning, directing, and coordinating of administration of all programs in the State Unified School District. Along with other duties as needed, we would also, have you:
  • Consult with local public school officials concerning educational programs provided by school districts
  • Interpret guidelines and procedures on local levels
  • Respond to questions from staff, and local boards of education on specific issues
  • Evaluate programs and educational staff for conformance to standards
  • Document State Unified School District's compliance with state and federal statutes
  • Develop training programs for staff and teachers
  • Represent department at meetings with other agencies and on statewide committees
Proficiencies Vital For This Position:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Considerable oral and written communication skills
  • Leadership and strategic planning skills
  • Demonstrated success in change initiatives
  • Ability to adapt to changing work priorities and compressed deadlines
  • Effective delegation, decision-making, and problem solving
  • Ability to motivate and inspire excellence in others 
  • Strong negotiator and consensus builder
As a state employee, you will be open to a terrific work life balance and competitive benefits package. This includes; excellent health care, generous leave policies, a retirement plan, a deferred compensation program, and more!

We hope you take this opportunity to join our team and make an impact by serving your state! 

Selection Plan

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

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Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. If selected for further consideration, State employees may be required to provide last 2 service ratings last 2 attendance records. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.  

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In the Departments of Correction, Children and Families or Developmental Services this class assists the Superintendent of Schools in the administration of the State Unified School District.


Assist in the planning, directing and coordinating of administration of all programs in the State Unified School District; consults with local public school officials concerning educational programs provided by school district; interprets guidelines and procedures on local level; responds to questions from staff, parents and local boards of education on specific issues; evaluates programs and teachers for conformance to standards; documents State Unified School District's compliance with state and federal statutes; develops training programs for staff and teachers; represents department at meetings with other agencies and on statewide committees; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education and teaching; knowledge of principles and practices of education for special needs population; knowledge of methods of educational administration; knowledge of state and federal educational law and mandates; administrative ability.


A Master's degree in education or related field plus eighteen (18) semester hours of graduate credit and completion of fifty (50) school months of successful teaching or service employment as identified in State of Connecticut, Regulation of State Board of Education, Sec. 10-145d-574 (a - f).


Preference will be given to those who possess: 
  • Experience in Special Education and Special Education leadership
  • Experience collaborating with families and community members of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds
  • Experience conducting teacher evaluations with focus on student growth, academic results, performance, and culturally responsive practices
  • Experience analyzing all federal and state mandates and regulations including but not limited to Disabilities Education Act (DEA), Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), Title 1 mandates, Bilingual and English Language Learners (ELL) laws and State mandates
  • Experience using data and a research-based focus on student achievement 


  1. Connecticut State Board of Education certification as a Intermediate Administrator/Supervisor will be required at time of appointment.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle operator's license.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made prior to appointment.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.