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 role will provide critical support for the agency to urgently address student learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Innovative Instructional Models division supports Texas districts and schools in maximizing the time students spend in learning environments with high quality curriculum and instruction while optimizing the enabling operational conditions – like master scheduling, staffing, and budgeting - to support instruction.
The District Operations and Sustainability Support (DOSS) team engages with Texas school, district and charter school stakeholders to understand and define new and innovative operational models leading to higher return on investment of operations on student achievement and sustainability of student supports. This team serves as subject matter experts in key operational areas such as master scheduling, staffing, site operations, technology infrastructure, budgeting, and innovative financing models like pay for success financing. This team coordinates with initiative leads within the IIM team and across TEA to identify strategic opportunities to provide operational and sustainability supports to districts to lead to broad adoption of cost saving operational practices.
The Director of District Operations and Sustainability Support manages the people and priorities of this team including the development of subject matter expertise in school and district operational supports, integration with cross-division and cross-agency initiatives and strategies and developing processes and best practices in optimizing district operations. This position reports to the Director of Innovative Instructional Models within the Office of School Programs.
Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.
Flexible work location within the state of Texas may be considered for qualified candidates.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
Experience: At least two (2) years of experience in a discipline that requires robust project management
Substitutions: An advanced degree may substitute for two years of required experience.