Career Opportunity

Program Compliance Monitor – Entrance/Exit Procedures (Principal Consultant #497)
497
Springfield or 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 oversees entrance and exit procedures for English learner services; develops guidance documents on the identification of English learners; provides services for the fiscal and programmatic grant review, implementation and monitoring of one or more state or federal funded education programs; provides technical assistance and supports to the field, consistent with best practices and in alignment with all rules, regulations, and laws as applicable to English learners and immigrant students; conducts onsite monitoring visits of school districts to assure compliance with state and federal laws, rules, and regulatory provisions; produces complete monitoring reports; drafts business correspondence, papers, research, and data collection documents. This position reports to the Director.

  • ​Manages the implementation of entrance and exit procedures in regards to the proper identification of English learners.
  • Develops clear communication tools (e.g., infographics, memos, etc.) regarding the entrance and exit procedures for English learners.
  • Provides support and technical assistance to schools and districts in the implementation of required procedures for the identification of English learners.
  • Works with external stakeholders (as required) to complete duties and responsibilities.
  • Develops and presents data reports aligned with English learner and immigrant data as requested.
  • Performs plan and grant evaluations and reviews and approves original and amended plan and grant applications.
  • Assists in implementing one or more federal or state funded programs to ensure their effectiveness and assure school and district compliance with all programmatic and fiscal regulations as related to laws and grants.
  • Provides technical assistance and support to the field, consistent with best practices and in alignment with all rules, regulations, and laws as applicable to English learners and immigrant students.
  • Prepares, schedules, and conducts onsite monitoring visits (as assigned) of schools and districts to assure compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulatory provisions.
  • Compiles and analyzes data in order to produce complete and accurate support and 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 and immigrant students 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, world 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 implementing rigorous entrance and exit procedures for English learners.
  • Familiarity with grant procedures (e.g., application, implementation, 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, World Language, Education Policy, Public Policy, or Applied Linguistics. 
  • Experience implementing the WIDA MODEL, WIDA Screener, and WIDA ACCESS.
  • Experience with budgets.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office.