Associate Education Consultant (35 Hour)


Recruitment #240403-0950EA-001


Do you have knowledge of school accountability, improvement and funding and experience implementing its regulations? Do you have knowledge of the State Alliance District, Commissioner Network, and Title I Program?  If so, read below and apply today! 

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is now accepting applications for an exciting Associate Education Consultant opportunity within the Turnaround Office in Hartford, CT. 

  • Continue to work for a Forbes top company - ‘Forbes’: 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
  • A competitive starting salary
  • A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform an article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
  • Generous paid time off
  • Retirement plan options
  • A culture that encourages work-life balance
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.
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 resource allocation at the district level and providing support for district and school improvement. Our ideal candidates for the Associate Education Consultant will possess the following knowledge and skills: 
  • Knowledge of the Alliance District Program, Commissioner Network, and Title I Program.  Knowledge of research-based practices and processes for school improvement planning. 
  • Skills in analyzing grant resource allocation and budgets. Familiarity with national trends and other state practices related to school improvement planning and evidence-based equitable resource allocations. 
  • Ability to contribute to small group meetings and individual discussions through interpersonal skills and professional knowledge. 
  • Ability to communicate complex information to a variety of stakeholders and to work with local education agencies to provide support, technical assistance, and accountability systems to achieve demonstrable outcomes of student success.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships within a team-based approach, etc. 
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. The Department also operates the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System.

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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  • The immediate vacancies are listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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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; 
    • 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 as approved by the appropriate Board and/or appointing authority.


  • Experience implementing School Improvement models in a Pre-K to 12 environment.
  • Experience designing and delivering Professional Learning to districts on the development of a School Improvement plan
  • Experience in state or federal grant management for the Connecticut Alliance District, School Improvement Grant, or Commissioner’s Network. 
  • Experience with fiscal management
  • Experience communicating with internal and external stakeholders including employees, community partners, school districts personnel and families


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.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.