Jul 16, 2021

Manager of Stakeholder Engagement, Innovative Instructional Models (Education Specialist IV)

$4,599 - $6,066 monthly
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Remote (Austin, TX, USA)
Full-time Marketing and Communications Product and Program Management Other Education

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.

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 team supports Texas school districts to maximize the amount of time students spend in high quality learning environments engaging with high quality instructional materials (HQIM) implemented by great educators. This division supports districts to optimize this learning time through expanding learning opportunities with Additional Days School Year (ADSY) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers, as well as supporting teachers with an effective use of classroom technology with blended learning. This division also drives awareness, strategic adoption, and continued high fidelity use of Texas Home Learning (THL) Instructional Materials and other statewide initiatives.

The Manager of Stakeholder Engagement, Innovative Instructional Models leads and executes communications and marketing strategy for priority TEA initiatives such as ADSY, blended learning, and other priority initiatives to drive adoption, increase high fidelity implementation, and ensure quality instruction - including alignment with THL and other high-quality instructional materials- for districts. This position reports to the Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Innovative Instructional Models within the Office of School Programs.

Flexible work location within the state of Texas may be considered for qualified candidates.

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. 



  • Priority Initiative Adoption: Drive adoption of priority TEA initiatives such as the ADSY model, THL instructional materials and other initiatives with Texas teachers, schools, and districts by developing targeted marketing and communications strategies
  • Content Development: Develop high quality marketing and communications resources (i.e., presentations, website, newsletter, one pagers, case studies, etc.) for priority initiatives
  • Stakeholder Management: Engage with stakeholders associated with priority initiatives including legislators, publishers, districts, advocacy groups, and educator associations
  • Resource Management: Provide statewide supports for priority initiative implementation, including tools such as a statewide resource hub and communities of practice
  • Cross-TEA Initiative Integration: Drive adoption of priority initiatives by analyzing all TEA initiatives, identifying synergistic relationships, and integrating initiatives where appropriate.





 Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university

Experience: At least five (5) years of experience in education, project management, operations, or related field with a passion for public education.

Substitutions: An advanced degree may substitute for two years of required experience.


  • Relentless focus on improving quantitative and qualitative student outcomes
  • Belief that all Texas students can achieve at high levels and are able to succeed in college, career or the military
  • Entrepreneurial attitude with a growth mindset and demonstrated ability to accept and implement both solicited and unsolicited feedback quickly
  • Data-driven decision maker with the ability to structure ambiguity into actionable, value-added plans
  • Ability to handle multiple, shifting, and competing priorities, and drive team towards results
  • Strong project and time management skills and ability to juggle competing priorities and drive team towards results
  • Consistent ability to produce high-quality, accurate, and appropriately detailed work products for a diverse set of audiences
  • Experience authentically engaging stakeholders and leveraging feedback for continuous improvement
  • Strong leadership, management, interpersonal relations, public speaking and writing skills
  • Inherent desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve
  • Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) certification must be obtained within first six (6) months of employment

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