Career Opportunity

Program Compliance Monitor (Principal Consultant #1615)
1615
Chicago Office
IFSOE
English Learners
Lane 4 – Minimum Salary $3,946
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Until Filled

​This position reviews and approves English learning grant applications for funding; provides technical assistance to the field, consistent with best practices and in alignment with all rules, regulations, and laws as applicable to English learners; conducts onsite monitoring visits of school districts to assure compliance with state and federal laws, rules, and regulatory provisions; produces complete monitoring reports; provides corrective recommendations to districts as necessary; manages implementation of the State Seal of Biliteracy and Commendation towards Biliteracy in Illinois; produces data reports as necessary; drafts business correspondence, papers, research, and data collection documents. This position reports to the Division Supervisor.

  • Manages the implementation of the State Seal of Biliteracy and Commendation towards Biliteracy in Illinois and produces reports to a variety of audiences as needed.
  • Develops and presents data reports aligned with English learning data as requested.
  • Reviews and approves English learning grant applications for funding.
  • Provides technical assistance to the field, consistent with best practices and in alignment with all rules, regulations, and laws as applicable to English learners.
  • Prepares, schedules, and conducts onsite monitoring visits (as assigned) of school districts to assure compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulatory provisions.
  • Compiles and analyzes data in order to produce complete and accurate monitoring reports and responses, including recommendations to districts’ corrective action plans.
  • Assists in the planning, execution, and coordination of division activities as related to the education of English learners in the state.
  • Participates in division, center, and agency cross functional teams as designated by management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.)
  • Coursework in bilingual education, English as a second language, or applied linguistics.
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) working in education, preferably in schools, local education agencies, or state education agencies with a significant number of English learners.
  • Familiarity with grant procedures (e.g., monitoring, technical assistance).
  • Knowledge in conducting research and/or data analysis. 
  • Ability to write, proofread, edit, and finalize professional written work products for a variety of audiences. 
  • Solid time-management abilities to efficiently manage multiple assignments with competing deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited direction from management. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to problem solve. 
  • Proficient in a language other than standard English.
  • Master’s Degree in Education. 
  • Degree in Bilingual Education, English as a Second Language, Education Policy, Public Policy, or Applied Linguistics. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).