Career Opportunity

REVISED: Projects Administrator (Operations/Compliance Focus #1624)
1624
Chicago Office
Exempt
CPS ROE Services
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Until Filled

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The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Regional Office of Education (ROE) Services Division is responsible for building a structure that will support and empower CPS to ensure that children and families in the district receive a robust, safe, and healthy educational opportunity. The CPS ROE Services Division provides leadership in maintaining a strong partnership between the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and CPS. As required in 105 ILCS 5/2-3.105, the Office of the State Superintendent serves as the Educational Service Region for Chicago Public Schools, which is managed by a school board appointed by the mayor and a chief administrative officer hired by the school board. This division is responsible for leading and fostering collaboration and cross-divisional coordination to ensure the agency exercises and performs all rights, powers, duties, and responsibilities required of a regional superintendent for CPS. This division is responsible for building a structure that will support and empower CPS to ensure children and families in the district receive a robust, safe, and healthy educational opportunity. The CPS ROE Services Division is a team of three dedicated staff, including an Executive Director of CPS ROE Services and two Project Administrators (Education/Program Focus and Operations/Compliance Focus).

The Projects Administrator (Operations/Compliance Focus) for the CPS ROE Services Division, in conjunction with the CPS ROE Executive Director, provides leadership in maintaining a strong partnership between ISBE and CPS. This role is responsible for collaborating and communicating across divisions to ensure the agency exercises and performs all rights, powers, duties, and responsibilities required of a regional superintendent for CPS, with a focus on the operational and compliance components. The Projects Administrator will be responsible for providing support and technical assistance in collaboration and alignment with program divisions primarily related to operations and compliance to CPS to ensure children and families in the district receive a robust, safe, and healthy educational opportunity.

The Projects Administrator for CPS ROE administration must have a strong foundation for communication, coordination, and collaboration skills in addition to technical skills that are adaptable and flexible to meet continuous improvement needs. The Projects Administrator must be knowledgeable about school and district systems. The Projects Administrator must also have the capacity to be an active thought partner of a multidivisional team.

  • Establishes and implements operational and compliance support to CPS as it relates to ROE functions. 
  • Initiates and models collaboration with CPS in operational/compliance activities handled by Legal, Federal and State Monitoring, School Business Services, Licensure, and other operational areas in collaboration and alignment with program divisions. 
  • Provides technical assistance to CPS, parents, and students in all areas of education in collaboration and alignment with program divisions. 
  • Develops and maintains strong communication with CPS to support the partnership with the district in collaboration and alignment with agency values, vision, mission, goals, and programs to ensure equity for serving students. 
  • Initiates and models active and collaborative leadership in cross-functional work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • A minimum of a Master's Degree in an educational or related field.  (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Two years of relevant supervisory experience. 
  • Two years of teaching or administrative experience in schools or school districts. 
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, be persistent, and be a proactive problem-solver.
  • Exceptional organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Sound communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Familiarity with Chicago Public Schools or another large urban school districts.
  • Familiarity with Regional Offices of Education and Illinois' system of Educational Service Regions is vital to the position and must be supported in application materials in order to be considered for an interview.​