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 manager supports schools by performing complex financial analysis and regulatory work overseeing the daily operations and activities of the administration of the Foundation School Program (FSP) including charter school funding, the transportation and state compensatory education allotments and recapture provisions in the Division of State Funding, which is responsible for the distribution of nearly $25 billion annually in state funding and the collection of $2 billion in excess local revenue for public education. The manager works closely with the director and financial analysts in the division to ensure effective and efficient program implementation in compliance with applicable statues and regulations.
The work involves managing day-to-day activities of staff on the FSP team; overseeing the allocation of resources to achieve timely outcomes and measurable goals; monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of staffing levels; overseeing the implementation of changes resulting from new legislation; and coordinating special investigations, research studies, special projects, audits, and the implementation of special initiatives.
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; major coursework in business administration, public administration, public finance, accounting, or other field relevant to the assignment is preferred.
Experience: At least seven (7) years of professional experience in the management of a business function, division, or department relevant to the assignment. Five (5) years of experience with the Foundation School Program is preferred. Experience working with school district administrators, elected officials, and other policymakers is strongly preferred.
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.
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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.