Education Specialist 2 (Pcn 05-1808) School Improvement Program Specialist

State Of Alaska Anchorage , AK 99501

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

This position will manage the school improvement program, which includes federal grants to districts for the lowest-performing schools in the state, technical assistance for schools in completing school improvement plans, and oversight of the implementation of these plans. This position will also work with the State System of Support coaches to provide assistance to the state's lowest-performing schools, designated through the annual accountability as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act.

MISSION AND CULTURE

The Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) is committed to providing information, resources, and leadership to schools, districts, parents, and the public in order to support an excellent education for every student every day. Staff at DEED are engaged in meaningful professional work in support of Alaska's most valuable resource - its children.

THE BENEFITS OF JOINING OUR TEAM

This tight-knit team works collaboratively to provide resources and leadership to schools working on creating and implementing continuous improvement processes. This is a key position in coordinating state resources to best serve the practical needs of statewide educators to improve student success.

Duties involve conducting state, regional, and local training, as well as participation in the presentation at a variety of statewide conferences throughout the year. This position supports School Recognition and Improvement efforts across the state including the coordination of the Alaska Teacher of the Year and Milken recognition programs.

THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT YOU CAN EXPECT

The office is located on the 8th floor of the Atwood Building that overlooks the Chugach Range and the Anchorage Bowl. Covered parking is available.

The collaborative work environment provides opportunities for creative and innovative work in the area of school improvement. Telework options may be available.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Experience in implementing school reform and school improvement plans or models in a school or district.

  • The ability to understand and interpret detailed requirements in state and federal statutes and regulations.

  • Experience in project management, collaborative planning, and working with a variety of stakeholders.

  • Experience in providing adult learning opportunities.

  • Skilled in using MS Office suite of programs, project management tools such as Smartsheet, GoogleDocs/Google Classroom, as well as Zoom, etc.

Special Notice:

Applicants are required to possess, or be eligible for, an Initial, Professional or Master Alaska Teacher Certificate at the time of application. Applicants will be required to possess an Alaska Teacher Certificate at the time of employment and be required to maintain certification as a condition of employment.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in education, one year of which was as a staff advisor/specialist, administrator, supervisor or consultant in planning, developing and maintaining standards and evaluating educational and vocational curricula or educational programs in a specialized field.

Substitution: Appropriate graduate study may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the non-specialized experience to a maximum of two years.

Special Note:

Due to the duties assigned to a majority of these positions, applicants may be required to possess an Alaska Teacher Certificate at the time of employment and be required to maintain certification as a condition of employment. Specific endorsements may also be required. Documentation is included in the file of affected positions.

Individual positions in this class may require expertise in a particular educational specialty. Recruitment and selection will be on the basis of these requirements.

Additional Required Information

NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY

THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY

Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements to be considered for employment at this time.

COVER LETTER

A cover letter is required for this position. Applicants must supply a responsive cover letter that addresses their knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as related to the traits listed above in order to advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process.

Please provide examples of duties from specific positions you have held which helped you gain the skill or experience. Applicants are NOT required to have experience in every area. If you do not have experience with a particular trait, simply say so.

Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach it to your application, fax it to the contact number provided below. Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicant will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

If selected for an interview, the applicant must provide the following:

  • Current Alaska Teaching or Administrative Certification or proof of eligibility to obtain

  • College transcripts

  • Valid driver's license

SPECIAL NOTICES

  • Limited travel is associated with this position

APPLICATION NOTICE

You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska login to successfully apply.

Your application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on the date of closing. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" webpage, found here: http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/workplace/howtoapply/

EDUCATION

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed.

Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

WORK EXPERIENCE

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

DRIVER'S LICENSE REQUIREMENT

Applicants must possess a valid driver's license. Proof of licensure will be required prior to reporting to duty.

EEO STATEMENT

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O.

Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer Contact Information

WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov.

For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword

For specific information about the position please contact the hiring manager at the following:

Deborah Riddle

Division Operation Manager

deborah.riddle@alaska.gov

Phone: 907-465-2892

FAX: 907-465-2806



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