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Education Specialist IV (Nebraska Leadership & Learning Network Consultant) Contractor

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State Of Nebraska Lincoln , NE 68501

Posted 2 months ago


The Nebraska Department of Education is looking for a strong leader to drive development, implementation, and improvement of Nebraska's statewide PreK-12 educational leader support programming.

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BUDGETED SALARY RANGE: $51,900.16 - $68,258.65 This range is based upon available budget funds. The selected candidate's skills, abilities, education, and experience will determine the salary offer within this posted range.

This position is a contract position ending July 31, 2019.

This position is federally funded and may be governed by the Federal Hatch Act. Click here to review the Act.

Examples of Work

  • Refines and aligns programming with equity-driven leadership competencies focusing on high leverage skills, knowledge, and dispositions for leaders in high-need, low-performing schools.

  • Implements strategic planning and a continuous improvement process for school leader development initiatives.

  • Coordinates support of leadership development and capacity-building strategies.

  • Coordinates with multiple partnering organizations to ensure alignment of leadership development efforts and to assist in execution of program design, delivery, and awareness.

  • Establishes and maintains strategic partnerships and relationships to communicate vision, support the program, and obtain funding.

  • Possesses a valid driver's license, travels independently, and works in a variety of settings.

  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures vendor solutions are developed and delivered with integrity of the program in mind.

  • Prepares written reports annually or as requested by the Nebraska State Board of Education.

  • Prepares and manages budgets, including estimating costs for prospective grants.

Extent of Public Contact:

  • This position requires extensive contact with school administrators, other educators, school board members, the public, and NDE staff.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in the field of education or related subject area, three years of successful preK-12 teaching or school administration experience in an approved or accredited Nebraska school, or equivalent teaching or school administration experience in another state or country, and eligible for/possess a current Nebraska Teaching or Administrative Certificate per 79-807.

NOTE: A Nebraska Teaching or Administrative Certificate per 92 NAC 21 must be possessed by the time the candidate begins employment at the Nebraska Department of Education and an active certificate maintained while in the Education Specialist position.

Substitution: Bachelor's degree in education or equivalent Master of Arts in Teaching per 92 NAC 21, five years of teaching or school administration experience in an approved or accredited Nebraska school or equivalent teaching or school administration experience in another state or country, and eligible for/possess a current Nebraska Teaching or Administrative Certificate per 79-807.

PREFERRED: The completion of a doctorate or equivalent academic endeavor such as a Six-Year Specialist Certificate and at least seven years of successful preK-12 teaching or school administration experience, including experience as a building principal or district superintendent. Leadership experience at state, district, regional, or national level in rural, urban, and suburban contexts, designing and implementing leadership development projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Adult learning theory and advanced learning methodologies.

  • Formats used in written business communications.

  • English grammar, spelling, and composition needed for correspondence.

  • Computer software necessary to carry out job responsibilities.

  • Types and uses of office equipment.

  • Office management principles, methods, and procedures.

  • Established policies, procedures, practices of the Nebraska Department of Education.


  • Design and implement large-scale leadership development projects.

  • Communicate orally and in writing with agency staff and the public.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Understand, interpret, and apply rules, administrative policies, and program guidelines.

  • Operate office equipment necessary to perform the required duties.

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Education Specialist IV (Nebraska Leadership & Learning Network Consultant) Contractor

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State Of Nebraska