Associate Education Consultant (35 Hour)

Curriculum Coordinator

Recruitment #240508-0950EA-001


Are you an educator with a passion for curriculum development?  
Do you enjoy supporting educators and preparing instructional resources for distribution? 
If so, come make an impact by serving your State. 

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is now accepting applications for the exciting position of Associate Education Consultant, within the Academic Office. 

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 access to education that can ensure student readiness for learning, life, and work beyond high school.

What We Can Offer You:
  • NEW: 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
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Generous paid time off, including 13 holidays
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities 
  • A culture that encourages work/life balance
  • 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
  • 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.
Position Highlights:
  • Full time/35 hrs per week
  • First shift, Monday through Friday
  • Hybrid/ telework opportunities available
  • Location: 450 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT. 
The Role:
Our ideal candidate for the Associate Consultant will have a background in classroom teaching and hold a certification in one of the core content areas. 

Additional responsibilities of the Associate Education Consultant (Curriculum Coordinator) will include:
  • Advising the Chief Academic Officer on educational trends for curriculum design and development
  • Monitoring local use of the state K-8 Model Curriculum and resources 
  • Leading the review of district feedback on the use of the model curriculum
  • Maintaining regular contact with schools and districts to determine the needs for curricular resources
  • Providing direct support to individual schools for curriculum development and implementation support 
  • Supporting educators and other stakeholders by preparing instructional tools, guides, and other publications for statement distribution 
  • Collaborating with other CT state agencies 
  • Collaborating with other CSDE offices to support the mission and goals of the State Board of Education's five-year comprehensive plan 
  • Oversight of department digital portal for curriculum (GoOpenCT)
  • Leading collaboration to align CSDE Curricula work to department strategic priorities 
  • Provide strategic direction for the development, improvement, and promotion of the department's K-8 model curriculum
About Us: The 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 Department is responsible for distributing funds to all Connecticut public school districts.

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Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the 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 individual listed on this job posting. 
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69the 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.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
  • 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
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.  
  • Please read or watch our Applicant Tips on How to Apply!
Important Information After You Apply:
  • 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 questionnaire'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.
  • Read through this helpful link to prepare for your interview. 
  • 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.
  • 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, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • 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 in the next twelve (12) months.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at
Connect With Us:
Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sharon McIntosh, at

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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.


  • 5+ years of classroom experience 
  • Experience developing curriculum in one or more content areas including math, English, reading, social studies, and science, for a school or district
  • Experience designing and delivering professional learning to districts on the development and implementation of curriculum and curricular resources
  • Experience with developing and managing contracts
  • Experience with fiscal management
  • Experience communicating with internal and external stakeholders including employees, community partners, school districts, personnel, and families
  • Certification in Intermediate Administration or Supervision (092)


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.