Apr 17, 2020

Director of Instructional Leadership

$76,356 - $102,747 yearly
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Austin, TX, USA
Full-time Other Education School Leadership

Job Description

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 Director of Instructional Leadership will work to align best practices in instructional leadership across the state articulated in the Effective Schools Framework and the Effective District Framework, primarily through the training, support, and coaching of regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) staff in their efforts to support the implementation of instructional leadership systems and practices in Local Education Agencies (LEAs). This position reports to the Associate Commissioner of Instructional Support.

Please note that a resume is a required attachment 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.


  • Directs the coaching of ESC Texas Instructional Leadership (TIL) personnel throughout their implementation process, including in-field coaching and implementation support, and shapes state-level strategy in supporting ESCs based on lessons learned through the coaching process;
  • Directs the support of ESCs through the internal change management process, including the identification, internal coaching, and management of ESC staff participating in TIL;
  • Directs the development and rollout of an Effective District Framework (EDF) and the identification and coordination of training and support aligned to EDF practices;
  • Directs the design and delivery of a two-year scope and sequence and training series for regional ESCs TIL leads to deepen their skills and ability to support LEAs in the implementation of best practices in instructional leadership;
  • Oversees the development and improvement of TIL training content that ESCs use to train and support LEAs participating in TIL;
  • Oversees the alignment of best practices in instruction and instructional leadership with agency initiatives, such as School Improvement, Effect Schools Framework, Standards and Curriculum, Educator Preparation, and other Educator Support initiatives.





Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: At least (6) years of experience as a successful campus, district, or organization leader. At least 3 years of experience coaching and supporting LEAs on implementation of best practices in instructional leadership. Experience working at a regional Education Service Center or training regional Education Service Center staff preferred.


  • A demonstrated track record of success improving student outcomes in a teacher, campus leader, or district leader role
  • An in-depth knowledge of instructional leadership practices that lead to improved teaching and learning, including data-driven practices, observation and feedback coaching, student culture routines, designing and delivering professional development, and change management
  • Ability to connect with diverse audiences and understand complex and unique circumstances in order to support growth among individuals and across regions/districts
  • Facility with coaching, modeling, and providing feedback on performance, with an emphasis on identifying and problem-solving through implementation barriers across wide and diverse circumstances
  • Strong long-term planning and project management skills
  • Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
  • Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze
  • Highly skilled in the design and delivery of adult learning and professional development
  • Collaborative and results-oriented, especially within a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 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.

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