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 Texas Education Agency (TEA) oversees the primary and secondary education of 5.4 million students in Texas public schools. To support this work, approximately 900 agency employees provide leadership, guidance, and support to over 1,200 school systems across the state. As such, strategic and robust user-centered business processes and communications are critical to ensuring a more connected workplace where agency staff are empowered to seek and share information in contribution to the agency’s mission.
TEA seeks an Internal Operations and Engagement Specialist within the Strategic Initiatives Division to work across a large agency with a variety of stakeholders to streamline agency processes and develop user-centered guidance and communication to improve the use of systems and tools to support agency priorities. With guidance from the Director of Operational Support, this position will increase agency-wide engagement, awareness and morale through the development and implementation of an internal communications and engagement strategy. With a focus on continuous improvement, this role involves working closely with the Chief of Staff and Deputy Commissioner of Operations, while coordinating efforts with the Human Resources Division, and a wide range of other Agency stakeholders.
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.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
Experience: At least 3 years of experience managing large, complex projects, developing and/or implementing process improvements, either with public, private, or non-profit entities. Experience in the communications or education sector is preferred.
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.
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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.