Career Opportunity

Division Supervisor #1536
1536
Springfield Office
Exempt
Early Childhood
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Until Filled

​Reporting to the Director, assists in providing leadership and direction of the overall operations of the Early Childhood division; provides supervision, training, and evaluation of staff; oversees and administers state and federal programs, maintains strong project management and coordination between projects, across ISBE divisions, and with other agencies; represents ISBE at committees and other meetings; provides technical assistance to Agency staff, local education agencies and program administrators.​

  • Functions as a supervisor for division programs.
  • Initiates day-to-day coordination, supervision and evaluation of professional and support staff.
  • Monitors work assignments and ensures equitable work distribution.
  • Communicates relevant information to Director.
  • Oversees and administers state and federal programs.
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of projects and initiatives.
  • Maintains strong project management and coordination between projects, across ISBE divisions, and with other agencies.
  • Acts as division liaison/representative of ISBE within Agency and at external committees and meetings.  Represents and communicates ISBE priorities and positions.
  • Responds to and maintains communication with other agencies and entities on collaborative projects.
  • Provides technical assistance to Agency staff, local education agencies and program administrators.
  • Works with Director and other staff, as assigned, to develop a strategic action plan for new and existing initiatives. 
  • Monitors progress towards strategic goals and metrics. 
  • Assists in managing the budgetary functions of both federal and state programs in the division.
  • Researches and analyzes key policy and implementation issues, to understand the impact and implications.
  • Creates documents, gives presentations, and produces other work products related to ISBE early childhood initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master's Degree in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Child Development, or similar early childhood field or a Bachelor's Degree in one of these areas plus two years of relevant professional experience.  (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • At least two years of experience working in the field of early childhood.
  • Experience managing projects.
  • Experience working in public policy or administration.
  • Prior experience working in a state or federally funded early childhood program in a school district or community based organization.
  • Prior experience providing supervision and guidance to multiple staff.
  • Working knowledge of the early childhood block grant program operations:  Prevention Initiative, Preschool for All and Preschool for All Expansion.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing required.
  • Ability to research and critically analyze issues.​​