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 Grant Specialist will perform highly advanced consultative services and technical assistance work for the development and management of school improvement grants and contracts for Education Service Centers (ESCs) and local educational agencies (LEAs). The position includes planning with Division of School Improvement leadership and the Division of Grants Administration to ensure financial coordination and compliance of federal and state grant awards, while also supporting the Agency mission of improving outcomes for all public-school students. The grant specialist will also be responsible for providing 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 five (5) years of experience in grant management, programmatic, leadership, supervisory or administrative roles working in school districts, education service centers, university settings and/or with 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.