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.
This position is funded through September 30, 2022 under the federal CARES Act grant. Continuation of the position beyond that date is contingent on available funding.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Texas Education Agency is seeking a talented individual to join a team of professionals dedicated to improving the educational outcomes for all public-school students in the state of Texas. This position reports to a Grant Negotiation Supervisor in the Grants Administration Division, which is responsible for awarding and administering over $3 billion in federal and state education grants to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools each year. The CARES Grant Negotiator will work with grants funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The CARES Grant Negotiator analyzes and reviews a large number of grant applications and determines if they comply with applicable fiscal and programmatic requirements, laws, regulations, guidance, and standards. Work involves extensive communication, clarification, and negotiation with grant subrecipients regarding specific requirements and budget details.
A successful candidate must be committed to providing outstanding customer service, understanding and maintaining compliance with complex program requirements for numerous grants, and helping school districts and open-enrollment charter schools use their grant funds appropriately and effectively.
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.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Major coursework in education is preferred.
Experience: At least one (1) year of experience in grant or contract development, review, analysis, and/or administration. Experience developing, completing, or reviewing grant applications in a school district, a regional education service center, an open-enrollment charter school, or at Texas Education Agency is preferred.
Substitutions: Education and experience may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis.
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.