Jul 16, 2021

Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Innovative Instructional Models (Director I)

$5,784 - $7,783 yearly
  • 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 Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Innovative Instructional Models manages a team charged with driving awareness, adoption, and high fidelity implementation of priority TEA initiatives including the ADSY school model, blended learning initiatives, and other priority TEA initiatives. This team will develop and refine the marketing and communications strategy for various initiatives including the development of strategic stakeholder partnerships within TEA, across Texas school districts and charter schools, and with other stakeholders across the state. This position reports to the Director of 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. 


  • Stakeholder Engagement Strategy: Develop marketing and communications strategy to segment stakeholders, identify stakeholder needs, develop initiative value propositions and messages, and deliver messages through strategic channels
  • Team Management: Manage a high-performing team by aligning on essential functions and performance metrics; support team in meeting these goals
  • Priority Initiative Adoption: Drive awareness, adoption and high fidelity implementation of priority TEA initiatives by collaborating with leaders across TEA to coordinate messaging and adoption campaigns 
  • Performance Management: Develop data-based performance management systems to evaluate and continuously improve initiative adoption and team performance
  • Internal TEA Coordination: Work with cross-agency leaders to understand priority initiatives, identify collaboration and integration points, and jointly manage towards performance metrics




Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university

Experience: At least five (5) years of experience in one or more of the following areas: strategy, implementation of large programs, education, project management, operations, or a 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
  • Proven track record for exemplary supervisory practices
  • Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) certification must be obtained within first six (6) months of employment
  • 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

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