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, 2023 with federal stimulus funds. Continuation of the position beyond that date is contingent upon available funding. This federally funded position will provide critical support for the agency to urgently address student learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Director of Effective District Practices and COVID Supports Alignment will lead the work with initiative owners and senior staff to align agency initiatives to support the needs of local education agencies (LEA)s in responding to the impact on student learning from school closures and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring these efforts are in alignment with the build-out of the Effective District Framework (EDF). A key component of the Texas Education Agency’s Texas Covid Learning Acceleration Support (TCLAS) suite of services will be to support LEAs in the use of district diagnostic tools, building their awareness of aligned resources, and available funding opportunities.
This position reports to Director of District Systems and Strategies.
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. An advanced degree with major course work in public education is preferred.
Experience: At least seven (7) years of experience working in school districts, educations service centers, university settings and/or with statewide initiatives; including at least 2 years managing multiple direct reports.
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.
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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.