Career Opportunity

Program Compliance Monitor (Consultant #491)
491
Springfield or Chicago Office
IFSOE
English Learners
Lane 3 – Minimum Salary $3,050
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Until Filled

​This position performs work of moderate complexity applying practices and technical expertise in the areas of the English learner plan, grants, and contract management; assists with 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; assists with onsite monitoring visits of school districts to assure compliance with state and federal laws, rules, and regulatory provisions; assists with the production of monitoring reports; drafts business correspondence, papers, research, and data collection documents; and completes other tasks assigned by the Director. This position reports to the Director.

  • ​Assists with the implementation of support and compliance monitoring protocols for state and federal legal guidance, rules, and law requirements as applicable to English learners and immigrant students.
  • Assists with the management of plans, grants, and contracts in the Division 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.
  • 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.
  • Assists in the plan and grant evaluations and reviews process 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.
  • Assists in the preparation of schedules and helps with conducting 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.
  • ​Bachelor’s Degree or an Associate’s Degree plus two years of relevant professional experience, or a High School Diploma with a combination of four years of education, experience, and/or training related to the duties of this position.  (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Coursework in public administration, business, bilingual education, English as a second language, world language, or applied linguistics.
  • One year of experience working in education, preferably in schools, local education agencies, or state education agencies with a significant number of English learners.
  • 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.
  • ​Degree in Bilingual Education, English as a Second Language, World Language, Education Policy, Public Policy, or Applied Linguistics. 
  • Experience with budgets.
  • Familiarity with grant procedures (e.g., application, implementation, monitoring, technical assistance).
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office.