Apr 03, 2020
$111,792 - $150,430 yearly
MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems. POSITION OVERVIEW: The Associate Commissioner, Compliance, Investigations, Enforcement is responsible for setting the vision and ensuring execution of key strategies and tactics to improve governance and overall system performance of local education agencies in Texas. The Associate Commissioner will develop targeted, systemic supports and actions to improve student outcomes. This position will accomplish this by leading and coordinating multiple teams with vision and initiatives that drive the work, including general inquiries, compliance, investigations, enforcement, accreditation, waivers, and districts of innovation. This role will provide leadership, support and best practices in system performance and strategy development to the office’s leadership team, agency staff, legislators, districts and other stakeholders. The Associate Commissioner, Compliance, Investigations, Enforcement reports directly to the Deputy Commissioner of Governance and Accountability. Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Additionally, please be sure to respond to the short answer prompts found in the supplemental questions. These responses should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application. Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide strategic leadership to this department of the governance team resulting in the achievement of ambitious operational goals and outcomes. Ensure the highest level of inter-agency cooperation, coordination, timeliness, accuracy, and compliance with program processes. Provide vision and leadership in the development of strategies and tools, ensuring alignment with best practices in the enforcement and monitoring of local education agency compliance with state law. Collaborate effectively and represent TEA on governance matters to internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrate exceptional ability to support and cultivate high performing teams. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Experience: At least ten (10) years of progressive leadership experience with a minimum of five (5) years of experience supporting Local Education Agency (LEA) governance systems. Extensive experience leading and cultivating high performing teams with a track record of successful business process re-engineering and optimization is highly preferred. OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Exceptional leadership and personnel management skills, including demonstrated skill in vision-setting and coaching A track record of performance and successful implementation across multiple concurrent projects, shifting and competing priorities, and driving teams towards results Demonstrated understanding of the functions, processes, and challenges of school systems, superintendents, school boards, and educational service centers, with a track-record of system level outcomes Experience authentically engaging stakeholders and leveraging feedback for continuous improvement Data-driven decision making with the ability to structure ambiguity into actionable, value-added plans Knowledge of governance research and best practices Knowledge of the Texas Education Code and Texas Administrative Code Excellent written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated experience with effective adult learning, facilitation, and training Ability to deal with ambiguity and conflict, while leading and managing teams of people to be a part of a large, complex organization A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference. Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed here . This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency. No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Texas Education Agency Austin, TX, USA Full-time