Career Opportunity

After School Programs/ 21st Century Community Learning Centers (Principal Consultant #1444)
Springfield Office
College and Career Readiness
Lane 4 – Minimum Salary $3,946
Open Until Filled
This position provides services for the fiscal and programmatic implementation and monitoring of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program and other state or federal funded education programs; reads and evaluates state and federal grant applications; writes federal grant proposals; participates as a member of a team of consultants providing technical assistance to grantees about program implementation, evaluation, and effective practices; provides information and other resources to assure school and district compliance with the provisions of the program and applicable legislation; serves as a point of contact and liaison with external educational service agencies, community based organizations, and professional groups. This position reports to the Division Administrator.
  • Performs grant evaluations and reviews and approves original and amended grant applications.
  • Assists in implementing the federal funded grant program to ensure the effectiveness and assure school and district compliance with all programmatic and fiscal regulations.
  • Provides technical assistance, research, and other support services to assigned grants.
  • Provides support to schools as it relates to instructional improvement through written and verbal communication, onsite visits, and monitoring as appropriate.
  • Reviews federal and state fiscal and programmatic documentation to determine implications for schools and districts, and appropriate forms for compliance and documentation required to show program goals are being met.
  • Creates, prepares, and participates in the design and delivery of prepared materials for workshops, conferences, and committee meetings in order to disseminate information and best practices.
  • Collects input for agency policy development, guidance and other agency documents for schools and districts, appropriate forms of compliance and monitoring, and other documents as needed.
  • Assists in the planning, execution and coordination of division activities that support assigned federal grant programs to include quality enhancements, data storage and retrieval, internal and external communication, budgeting and analysis of legislation, and makes recommendations in these areas to the Division Administrator as appropriate or required.
  • Participates in division, agency and other training activities to improve collective and individual knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.​
  • Master’s Degree in Education or Bachelor’s Degree in Education plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Must hold an Illinois Educator License.
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) teaching in K-12 schools and/or administrative experience at the K-12 level.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of effective professional development methods and assessment.
  • Ability to work and lead diverse teams.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to set and meet timelines.
  • Experience with implementing before or after school programs.
  • Experience with managing grants and budgets.
  • Administrative experience.