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 School Improvement Policy Specialist will perform highly advanced consultative services and technical assistance work related to federal and state policy, legislative requests and TEA guidance. The position includes supporting districts through state intervention and submission requirements, as well as building capacity in key district stakeholders. The policy specialist will also be responsible for coordinating with the Office of Educator Support to align support for districts identified in need of intensive improvement. The position will also provide internal and external training and guidance resources to support stakeholders.
The position works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment for supporting improved student outcomes. This position reports to the Assistant Director of School Improvement Strategy.
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 four (4) years of experience in programmatic, leadership, supervisory or administrative roles working in school districts, education service centers, university settings and/or statewide initiatives.
Substitutions: An advanced degree may substitute for two years of required experience.
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.