Jul 20, 2021

Strategic Compensation Training Specialist (Education Specialist IV)

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

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Strategic Compensation Training Specialist will play a critical role in the planning and implementation of House Bill 3’s Teacher Incentive Allotment, which aims to provide a pathway for outstanding Texas teachers to earn six-figure salaries. This role will lead the planning, implementation, and continuous improvement of the team’s professional development.  As part of the implementation of the Teacher Incentive Allotment, this individual will play a key role in the ensuring the quality of professional development and training as it pertains to developing a local designation system.   

This position reports to the Director of Strategic Compensation. 
Please note that a resume is a required attachment 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. 


  • Lead the long-term planning, implementation, and continuous improvement of trainings related to the Teacher Incentive Allotment for districts, ESCs, and technical assistance providers 
  • Design, source, and train colleagues in adult learning best practices in design and facilitation
  • Ensure the cohesive implementation of the adult learning best practices through consistent consultation and feedback of team professional development
  • Contribute to the development of a process for evaluating locally developed teacher designation systems
  • Support and contribute to other tasks assigned at the division, department, or office level




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

Experience: At least four (4) years of experience in education.

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

  • Share the belief that all Texas students can achieve at high levels and are able to succeed in college, career, or the military
  • Experience with adult (teacher, campus administration, and district level) professional development design and facilitation 
  • Knowledge of best practices of adult facilitation and virtual training 
  • Ability to laterally coach teammates to improve the quality of content and facilitation 
  • Strong long-term planning and project management skills, including establishing outcomes, determining evaluative measures, and tracking progress
  • Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines 
  • Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment 
  • Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze 
  • Ability to engage in a collaborative, results-oriented team environment 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, NearPod, Zoom, and other virtual training platforms

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