|Division Supervisor #1536|
|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.