Education Program Consultant (Elementary Math)

State Of Iowa Des Moines , IA 50301

Posted 2 weeks ago

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.

In addition to completing the application, applicants are encouraged to submit an up-to-date cover letter and resume.


Iowa Department of Education's mission is creating excellence in education through leadership and service. To accomplish our mission, we need talented, passionate people working together to make this a reality.

The Education Program Consultant (Elementary Math) will be an integral member of the Bureau of Learner Strategies and Supports, providing guidance and expertise to schools and area education agencies throughout the state.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Lead and facilitate the development and maintenance of quality, research and evidence-based instruction to improve student achievement in math, including but not limited to: (1) the development and delivery of evidence-based professional development for local school districts, external and internal coaches, and area education agency personnel; (2) identify and disseminate information of evidence-based practices in math education; (3) respond to inquiries from local school districts, area education agency personnel, and other stakeholders regarding math education; (4) participate in activities designed to determine the impact of efforts to accelerate student achievement in math; (5) coordinate and build capacity with appropriate IDOE personnel to improve the achievement of students in kindergarten through 6th grade, including students with Individualized Educational Plans.

  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships, coordinate and provide leadership to the statewide math team, the area education agency, and local school district personnel, appropriate personnel from college and university teacher preparation programs, and relevant state and national professional and service organizations, foundations, and coalitions.

  • Participate in the comprehensive efforts of the Department, including Division, Bureau, and Iowa Academic Standards meetings, assignment to work teams, or other duties as assigned.

  • Work across bureaus to address the math needs of early childhood learners, students who receive special education services, and the teachers and AEA personnel who serve them.

If you wish to review a copy of the Position Description Questionnaire, please contact


8 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday with opportunity for hybrid remote work schedule after initial training period; occasional in and out of state travel

A successful candidate will bring or have the ability and desire to learn:

  • Passion for pursuing common goals in pursuit of public service

  • Knowledge of educator preparation programs including administrator preparation programs and/or other professional programs

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including developed Interpersonal skills

  • Strategic and analytical mindset

  • Ability to work in complex situations and meet deadlines while leading teams as a non-traditional leader (no supervisory authority)

  • Ability to collaborate and work as a member of a team


  • Experience teaching elementary mathematics

  • Experience leading educators in implementing evidence-based practices, data-based decision making, and professional development


  • Opportunities to make a widespread difference in the lives of children, their families, and Iowa communities

  • Collaborative, positive work environment

  • Talented and passionate work colleagues that will help you learn and grow

  • Opportunities to collaborate with experts from around the country

  • Employee discounts from a variety of vendors

  • Competitive salary and benefits package186 Education

6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in education, instructional design, or a closely-related field.


203 Instructional Design

6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in all of the following:

  • Determining the current state and needs of the learner

  • Defining the end goal of instruction

  • Creating a plan to bridge the gap between the current state of the learner and the end goal of instruction

  • Evaluation of this training


160 Teaching/Training

6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in instructing students individually or in groups - this includes preparing materials, delivering material (i.e., lectures, presentations, demonstrations), keeping records of student progress and communicating progress to students.

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

  1. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and five years of full-time post-graduate work experience in any one or a combination of the following areas:

a. Professional training, teaching, or counseling experience in an educational setting;

b. Professional administrative experience in an educational setting;

c. Professional personnel administration including such areas as job analysis, performance appraisal systems, selection devices, or labor relations;

d. Professional finance, accounting, or auditing experience including the preparation or analysis of financial statements;

e. Professional experience in a major technical program area utilized by the Iowa Department of Education or Board of Educational Examiners.

  1. A combination of a total of five years of post-graduate education and full-time experience (as described in number one), where twenty-four semester hours of accredited post-graduate college or university course work equals one year of full-time experience.

  2. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree, possession of a valid Iowa Teaching Certificate, and three academic years of teaching and/or administrative experience in PK-12 and/or a post-secondary educational institution.

  3. Possession of a School Business Official Authorization from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners and seven years of full-time professional experience in finance, accounting, or auditing, including the preparation or analysis of financial statements.

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Education Program Consultant (Elementary Math)

State Of Iowa