Oct 28, 2020

Director of Sanction Monitoring

$83,991 - $113,022 yearly
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Austin, TX, USA
Full-time 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 Sanction Monitoring division is a high-performing team committed to improving outcomes for Texas students. The Director of Sanction Monitoring will lead a team of field support agents in improving the student outcomes, financial health, statutory compliance, and governance practice in districts and charters throughout the state. This role will develop, oversee, and execute the agency strategy to support school system leaders and boards of trustees in reducing the number of low performing campuses and districts in Texas.

The director provides leadership, vision, and support in implementing best practices while coordinating closely with the office’s leadership team, agency staff, legislators, districts, and other stakeholders. The Director of Sanction Monitoring reports directly to the Senior Governance Advisor.

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.


  • Recruitment: Responsible for recruiting qualified individuals across the state to serve as a monitor or conservator.
  • Training and Development: Provides ongoing coaching and professional development opportunities to monitors and conservators.
  • Performance Management: Leads a team of monitors and conservators throughout the state and supervises progress of improvement work initiated by monitors and conservators.
  • Program Development and Management: Creates and oversees implementation rubrics, assessment processes, and feedback cycles to support effective practices in school support and improvement.
  • Closed Charter School Property Management: Responsible for charter school property/asset acquisition and distribution upon the revocation, non-renewal, or surrender of a charter school.





 Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. An advanced degree specializing in educational leadership (or a similar field of study) is preferred.

Experience: At least (7) years of experience in education sector.


  • Proven track record of performance and successful implementation across multiple concurrent projects, shifting and competing priorities, and driving teams towards results.
  • High degree of knowledge of curriculum, school accountability, school finance, and school law.
  • Exceptional leadership and personnel management skills, including demonstrated skill in decision-making, problem-solving, interpersonal communication, and vision-setting and coaching.
  • Ability to become an LSG Coach within 6 months and maintain certification over the course of employment.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex performance data.
  • Proven attention to detail.
  • Exceptional skill in preparation of documents and reports and crafting concise and well-written correspondence.
  • Superior project and time management skills.
  • Knowledgeable in legislative process, bill analyses, Texas Administrative Code and associated rules in TAC, Title 19, Administrative rulemaking process, Public Information Act, and Texas Education Code, Chapter 39.
  • Desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback, and continuously improve.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and conflict, while leading and managing teams of people to be a part of a large, complex organization.

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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