Are you a self-motivated professional who excels at prioritizing, multitasking, and problem solving?
Do you enjoy the field of career and technical education and career pathways for students?
Are you skilled at collaborating with multiple stakeholders to advance an initiative?
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 Academic Office. The Academic Office oversees the Career and Technical Education Unit to ensure that current research and evidence-based practices are implemented to advance college and or career pathways in Connecticut high schools, including alignment to federal guidelines of the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)/USDE and AdvanceCTE and Perkins V.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
- Competitive salary.
- 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.
- Learn more about what sets us apart as an employer with our Employer Value Proposition.
- A culture that encourages work/life balance.
- Professional growth and development opportunities.
- Work for a Forbes top company: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT receives National Recognition for offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits and Flexible Schedule.
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- Full Time
- 35 hours per week
- First Shift
- Monday through Friday schedule
- Location: 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford
- Hybrid/Telework opportunities may be available
Through leadership, support, and systems of accountability, CSDE shares a common goal with our stakeholders to improve educational outcomes for students across the state. We are responsible for general monitoring and supervision activities to ensure equitable access to education that can ensure student readiness for learning, life and work beyond high school. Our ideal candidates for the Associate Consultant will possess the following knowledge and skills:
- Knowledge of state Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO);
- Ability to monitor local use of and compliance with Perkins V, including the approval process of Connecticut secondary and postsecondary annual Perkins V grant applications;
- Ability to contribute to the updating of the Perkins V Connecticut State Plan;
- Ability to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of Connecticut’s local secondary and postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs funded by Perkins V;
- Ability to provide direct support to various CTE career cluster program areas across the state;
- Ability to design and deliver professional learning opportunities for CTE: secondary, postsecondary partners and stakeholders;
- Ability to Support CTE educators and other stakeholders by preparing instructional tools, guides, and other publications for statement distribution;
- Knowledge of CT state agencies and Workforce Development Boards to further the work of local CTE programs; and
- Ability to collaborate with other CSDE offices to support the mission and goals of the State Board of Education.
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 Department is responsible for distributing funds to all Connecticut public school districts and operates the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System.
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- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
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- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
CONNECT WITH US
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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.
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.
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.
- Experience with Connecticut business and industry labor market trends.
- Experience with the Connecticut State Community College program and offerings.
- Experience with Connecticut State Technical Education initiatives including Manufacturing, STEM, or Information Technology.
- Experience developing student pathways that align with work based learning, industry recognized credentials, and dual concurrent enrollment.
- Experience using E-Grants Management system (EGMS).
- Experience managing deadlines against competing priorities.
- Experience reading and interpreting complex federal and state written materials, laws and regulations.
- Experience working with internal and external stakeholders.
Incumbents in this class in certain positions may be required to possess 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.