State Of Minnesota Saint Paul , MN 55101
The Minnesota Department of Corrections has an opening for an Education Specialist 1 with an emphasis on education-related grants and contract management. This position administers education funding sources, external grants, and contracts with public and private education-related organizations and also administers other processes related to education programming.
Job duties include but are not limited to:
Assist with management of and make recommendations regarding all funding sources in the education budget. Develop, process, monitor and report on the Federal and State Adult Basic Education (ABE), Federal Title 1, Special Education, Perkins, and the Youthful Offender grants. Research new grant activity.
Administer career-technical program certification. Develop an offender career-technical program participation and completion information collection process. Provide required participation and completion information to Century College for the awarding of the appropriate program certificate.
Assist DOC Education Unit administration with the program evaluation process. Coordinate the logistics of evaluating 12 on-site education programs.
Coordinate the implementation of new education software and hardware technology for the DOC Education unit. Develop an annual training schedule for all education staff designed to keep staff current in the provided technology. Maintain education software inventory, contracts (where applicable) and maintenance agreements.
Coordinate and oversee development and production of the DOC Education SharePoint site and the DOC Programs of Study catalog.
The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position:
Bachelor's degree in Education, Public Administration, Business, Finance, or a related field.
Two years of professional-level experience in at least one of the following areas: grant administration;education program evaluation; and/or education program administration. (NOTE: A Master's degree in one of the above fields may substitute for one year of the two year experience requirement.)
Knowledge of hardware and software technology related to education, such as Blackboard and SmartBoard technology, sufficient to coordinate the implementation of new technology and provide support to technology users.
Knowledge of state and federal laws, policies, and regulations related to education.
Written communication skills sufficient to write grants and prepare written reports.
The following qualifications are strongly desired of applicants seeking consideration for this position:
+Master's degree in Education, Public Administration, Business, Finance, or a related field.
+Knowledge of federal and state educational regulations and guidelines regarding the education of offenders.
+Knowledge of the principles and practices of educational evaluation and the assessment of student achievement sufficient to design and implement evaluation methods, analyze evaluation data, and utilize findings to improve instructional programs.
+Experience in grant writing and research.
+Experience managing budgets.
+Experience participating in an education evaluation and assessment process.
+Experience coordinating an Adult Basic Education (ABE) program.
+Experience in education policy, education research, or education data systems.
+Experience in finance related to grants and contracts.
For a copy of the Physical Demands Analysis
, please contact Deb Wingfield ().
The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and/or other applicable background information in accordance with Department of Corrections policy.
Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s) in accordance with Department of Corrections policy. This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.
New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.
Join a team with a national reputation for excellence
! The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is highly regarded nationwide and has provided a model for other corrections systems to follow. Our mission is to reduce recidivism by promoting offender change through proven strategies during safe and secure incarceration and effective community supervision. We offer great State of Minnesota benefits, competitive pay, internal promotional opportunities, free parking, and workout facilities at most locations.
The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
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Job Title: Budget and Grants Specialist-Education Specialist 1
Location: St. Paul
Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
Who May Apply:* Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted:* 09/19/2018
Closing Date: 09/26/2018
Hiring Agency: Department of Corrections
Work Shift:* Day Shift/ 8:00 am
Travel Required:* Yes, up to 10% of the time
Salary Range:* $22.92- $33.62/hourly; $47,857- $70,199/annually
Job Class Option:* Corrections
Classified Status:* Classified
Connect 700 Program Eligible:* Yes
Job Class:* Education Specialist 1
Working Title: Budget and Grants Specialist