Career Opportunity

English Language Arts (Principal Consultant #469)
469
Springfield Office
IFSOE
College and Career Readiness
Lane 4 – Minimum Salary $3,946
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Until Filled
Performs duties associated with the Illinois Learning Standards for English Language Arts, charter school reviews and multiple state and federal grant programs. Primary responsibilities include: the Illinois Learning Standards – English Language Arts, multiple state and federal grant programs and charter school programming. Provides expertise and leadership for curriculum development that supports student achievement relative to the Illinois Learning Standards – English Language Arts; designs and delivers staff development related to the Illinois Learning Standards – English Language Arts, curriculum, instruction and assessment; provides technical assistance for alignment of local curricula and assessment to the Illinois Learning Standards – English Language Arts; provides leadership and technical assistance associated with grant management. This position reports to the Division Administrator.
  • Develops, implements and continually up-grades the strategic plan for the Illinois Learning Standards for English Language Arts. 
  • Provides leadership to the Statewide System of Support – area experts for English Language Arts in developing, realigning, and implementing a rigorous English Language Arts curriculum aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards - English Language Arts and cultivate strong English Language Arts instructional practices aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards - English Language Arts. 
  • Analyzes data to inform strategic decisions in the area of English Language Arts around the 8 Essential Elements: Comprehensive Planning, Conditions for Learning, Community and Family, Professional Development, Leadership, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. 
  • Administers multiple state and federal grants and contracts. 
  • Monitors and evaluates grants through on-site visits and regular communication with grantees. 
  • Assists in the development of grant applications and ensures compliance with state and federal rules and regulations and fiscal and programmatic practices. 
  • Develops Requests for Proposals and Requests for Sealed Proposals. 
  • Administers grants and contracts. 
  • Prepares reports to meet evaluative, compliance and contractual requirements. 
  • Facilitates data collection, analysis and evaluation and provides assistance on implementing data-driven continuous improvement strategies. 
  • Assists in planning and implementing professional development for grantees. 
  • Collaborates with College and Career Readiness staff and other divisions on incorporating real-world application into the scope of work of multiple state and federal grants. 
  • Assists in the review of new and proposed state and federal legislation and rules and regulations; assists in the development of a state plan. 
  • Collaborates with other divisions in the review and approval of applications from charter schools relating to curriculum and instruction. 
  • Collects and analyzes data relative to charter school programming. 
  • Maintains working knowledge of charter schools including, but not limited to, legislative proposals, the Illinois School Code, federal legislation, etc. 
  • Collaborates with other College and Career Readiness staff and other divisions to align the Illinois Learning Standards - English Language Arts in all applicable ISBE programs and activities. 
  • Integrates the Illinois Learning Standards – English Language Arts into Career and Technical Education. 
  • 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 Professional Educator License with an Endorsement in Reading and/or Language Arts. 
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) teaching in K-12 schools and/or administrative experience at the K-12 level. 
  • Experience with the Illinois Learning Standards – English Language Arts at the state or local level, working with committees of practicing educators to produce curriculum and instructional materials required. 
  • Experience with managing grants and budgets. 
  • Experience with reviewing and/or writing state assessments to support the implementation of the Illinois Learning Standards – English Language Arts. 
  • Administrative experience. 
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Illinois Learning Standards – English Language Arts. 
  • Knowledge of classroom assessments. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of English Language Arts education. 
  • Knowledge of effective professional development methods and assessment. 
  • Ability to work and lead diverse teams. 
  • Excellent organizational skills. 
  • Ability to set and meet timelines.

  • ​Additional Illinois Professional Educator License with an Endorsement in one of the areas of Career and Technical Education.