SPECIAL NOTIFICATION: This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.
The Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) is dedicated to serving and providing common-sense leadership, support, and resources to educators across the state. The knowledge, skills, and experience of SDE employees are among our most valued and important assets. Employment with the SDE provides a rewarding career that positively affects the lives of children in Idaho. To learn more, please visit our website at http://www.sde.idaho.gov/ .
The purpose of Title I-A is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps. The purpose of Title IV-A is to improve students' academic achievement by providing all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning, and improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
The Title I-A and IV-A Coordinator responsibilities include providing leadership, training, and technical assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) with Title I-A Targeted Assistance and/or Schoolwide programs, and Title IV-A programs. This position also coordinates Federal Programs monitoring across Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) programs.
This position performs work of considerable difficulty and exercises independent judgment and initiative, and possess strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills. Work is performed under the supervision of the Federal Programs Director. Some travel is required to carry out assignments. This is a full time position serving under an appointment of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Example of Duties
Interpret Title I-A and Title IV-A law and guidance under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and articulate the law's intent to LEAs.
Provide statewide assistance to LEAs receiving Title I-A and/or Title IV-A allocations to support students.
Review, approve, and provide technical assistance to LEAs on the annual Consolidated Federal and State Grant Applications (CFSGA) for Title I-A and Title IV-A.
Provide support and technical assistance on the Schoolwide/Improvement Plan (SWIP) process, which includes training, technical assistance, and document tracking.
Research effective practices, and provide technical assistance and training to LEAs on the implementation of Title I-A Targeted Assistance and Schoolwide programs.
Coordinate all aspects of Federal Programs onsite monitoring visits for Title I-A, Title I-C, Title I-D, Title II-A, Title III-A, Title IV-A, Title V-B, Title IX-A, Equitable Services, and McKinney-Vento Homeless Education subgrant for approximately 25-30 LEAs annually.
Annually develop the master monitoring schedule, update all tools and resources, and work with LEA staff on individual onsite visit schedules.
Coordinate all aspects of contracting with monitoring reviewers, including reviewing and approving all contract reviewer invoices for payment that are related to Title I-A monitoring.
Conduct Federal Programs monitoring for Title I-A, Homeless Education, and Equitable Services for approximately 10-12 LEAs annually.
Provide program specific training and technical assistance to LEAs throughout the monitoring process, including reviewing LEA response documentation until each monitoring visit is closed.
Coordinate and track Federal Programs monitoring using the Self-Assessment for those LEAs not receiving onsite monitoring visits.
Collect and analyze data annually through the Title I-A Annual Performance Report (APR) application for all LEAs with a Title I-A school.
Collect, interpret, and analyze Title I-A and Title IV-A data for use in program planning as required under state and federal law, including in the Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR).
Work with US Department of Education, including completing surveys and reports, and participating in check-in calls and meetings.
Provide input in the development of the Title I-A and Title IV-A budgets, and track expenses regularly with the Funding and Accountability Coordinator.
Develop annual CFSGA regional training for Title I-A and annual New & Experienced Federal Programs Director training and co-present with team.
Prepare for and facilitate the annual contractor Federal Programs Monitoring reviewer training.
Facilitate Title I-A Committee of Practitioners.
Work with the SDE Assessment and Accountability department statistician to coordinate annual selection of National Blue Ribbon School nominees and ESEA Distinguished School awards.
Update Title I-A, Title IV-A, and Federal Programs Monitoring webpages on the SDE website, as needed.
Format any public documents for ADA accessibility per SDE policies and procedures.
Schedule, organize, and facilitate meetings that assist with project goals.
Collaborate with SDE staff across departments and Federal Programs staff to coordinate and bridge resources, knowledge, and experiences to better align services to districts and schools.
Attend and participate in state, regional, and national Federal Programs-related work groups and activities.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Minimum three years' experience in K-12 public education as a teacher or an administrator.
Experience with program management, planning, and coordinating programs and projects.
Experience interpreting federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and policies and advising on their requirements.
Ability to manage budgets and track expenditures in accordance with federal or state requirements.
Experience presenting to groups.
Must have the ability to communicate well, orally and in writing.
Must have strong interpersonal skills and abilities to work effectively as a member of a team, promote Idaho Department of Education and Federal Programs team goals, and maintain a positive team climate.
Must have strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects.
Experience in data analysis.
Experience managing contracts.
Must be proficient in basic technology applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; online search engines; mobile communication, etc.).
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (Extra consideration may be given for the following)
Graduate level degree or coursework in education-related fields.
Experience providing technical assistance to school or LEA leaders.
Current endorsement in teaching and/or administration.
This position requires approximately 20% travel time throughout the state for training and monitoring. Occasional travel also required nationally for Federal Programs-related training and conferences.
Idaho Division Of Human Resources