Associate Education Consultant (35 Hour)


Recruitment #230124-0950EA-001


Are you passionate about ensuring that educators can meet the literacy needs of students with dyslexia and other reading disabilities by utilizing instructional approaches and routines that are grounded in current scientific research?  
Do you enjoy supporting the professional growth of educators?  
If so, come make an impact by serving your State. Read below and apply today!

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is now accepting applications for the exciting position of Associate Education Consultant, with the newly established Office of Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities (ODRD). The ODRD ensures that current scientific reading research, including the principles and practices of Structured Literacy, informs the preparation of all educators so they can effectively identify and meet the individualized literacy needs of K-12 students with reading disabilities, including dyslexia, as outlined in Public Act 21-168. Are you experienced in administering state-approved K-3 literacy screening measures, to inform student programming? Have you taught K-12 students with dyslexia, using methods that reflect the principles and practices of Structured Literacy? If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!

Comprehensive Benefit Offerings: 
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities.
  • A healthy work-life balance to all employees.
The Role:
The Associate Education Consultant will play a key role in shaping the preparation of Connecticut’s educators, with an emphasis on supporting in-service educator development. Responsibilities include assisting the ODRD in developing: 

  • A set of structured literacy and dyslexia competency targets to be met by certification applicants based on certification type and level
  • An Educator Preparation Program (EPP) accreditation and audit model to verify that adopted structured literacy and dyslexia competency targets are being adequately addressed by EPPs
  • A list of sample course assignments and evaluations aligned with the adopted structured literacy and dyslexia competency targets for consideration by EPPs
  • Model structured literacy and dyslexia in-service training programs for use by local and regional boards of education
  • A verification protocol to assist the Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification with verifying that applicants for a certification have met specific clock hours, content, and practicum experiences aligned with the adopted structured literacy/dyslexia competency targets and existing legislation 
  • Performs related duties as required
In addition, this Associate Education Consultant will:
  • Provide guidance and support to local and regional board of education on matters pertaining to structured literacy and dyslexia
  • Provide guidance and support to local and regional boards of education on the use of model structured literacy and dyslexia in-service training programs developed for consideration
  • Liaise with staff from multiple offices, including certification, educator preparation program approval, special education, and academics as well as with external stakeholders
Position Highlights:
  • Full-time, 35 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday schedule on first shift
  • Some remote work possible after the working test period
  • Location: 450 Columbus Blvd in Hartford, CT
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Selection Plan

These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.

To Apply:
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

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, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to

Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

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In the Departments of Aging and Disability Services, Education, and the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System assists in planning and executing programs of extensive difficulty and scope for the improvement of education in the State.


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.


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.


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.


  • Master’s degree or higher in Special Education
  • Possess one of the following certification endorsements: #112: Integrated Early Childhood/Special Education; #165: Comprehensive Special Education; #102: Remedial Reading/Remedial Language Arts; #097: Reading and Language Arts Consultant  
  • Experience teaching students with dyslexia to read, utilizing a Structured Literacy approach or program
  • Experience administering Connecticut approved K-3 literacy screening measures to inform student programming
  • Experience analyzing data to inform special education literacy improvement activities


Incumbents in this class in certain positions may be required to possess 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.