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: In order to advance the mission of TEA of improving outcomes for all public-school students, the New Schools Coordinator will support the authorization and launch of high-quality charter schools. This position reports to the New Schools Manager and performs highly complex consultative services and technical assistance work pertaining to the implementation and oversight of the charter school program. The New Schools Coordinator works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The New Schools Coordinator works on a team that coordinates all facets of the charter application process from development of charter applications through review of submitted applications to final award and successful launch of new charter schools.
TEA is in the process of updating the classification of employees who are performing duties related to agency educational programs. Upon hire, this position will be reclassified as an Education Specialist IV, which is equivalent to the current Program Specialist VI classification in Salary Group 23. This is an administrative change that will not impact the compensation or seniority of this position in any way.
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. Advanced degree preferred.
Experience: At least (4) years of experience in one or more of the following areas: project management, state programs or formal leadership in the field of public charter schools. Experience managing, writing, and developing applications, instructions and guidelines, metrics for award determinations, and contracts are preferred.
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.