Career Opportunity

Program Compliance Monitor (Principal Consultant #1309)
1309
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 technical assistance and recommendations to districts as necessary; provides technical assistance on inquiries pertaining to English learners with disabilities; develops and presents professional learning opportunities to address the needs of English learners with disabilities; drafts business correspondence, papers, research, and data collection documents. This position reports to the Division Supervisor.

  • Manages technical assistance and inquiries pertaining to English learners with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan.
  • Develops and presents professional learning opportunities to address the needs of English learners with disabilities.
  • 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.
  • Coursework in special education.
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) working in education, preferably in schools with a significant number of English learners and Special Education students.
  • 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, Special Education, Education Policy, Public Policy, or Applied Linguistics.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).