Career Opportunity

Educator Effectiveness Professional Development and Licensure Renewal Team Member (Principal Consultant #352)
Educator Effectiveness
$52,618 - $67,204
$52,618 - $91,998
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
February 3, 2021
Open Until Filled

The Educator Effectiveness team is looking for new talent to lead and serve as a team member for licensure and license renewal-related projects and initiatives. This individual will help develop ways to streamline current processes related to licensure renewal in the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) and assist with developing state policy to ensure all educators complete high-quality professional development for license renewal. Additional duties include overseeing grants and contracts in the department and evaluating applications for licensure. This position reports to the Director.

  • ​​​Develops and leads department initiatives, processes, and procedures related to educator licensure and renewal, including educator professional development provider audits and professional development provider approval.
  • ​​​Communicates professionally and effectively with educators, districts, professional development providers, and Regional Offices of Education via written, telephone, electronic, and personal communication related to educator licensure and renewal.
  • ​​​Provides group trainings to external stakeholders and internal colleagues related to educator licensure, renewal, and professional development.
  • ​​​Brainstorms and implements new approaches and state policy related to improving statewide professional development opportunities for educators and creating streamlined ways for educators to find, earn, and record professional development.
  • ​​​Leads team members in planning and hosting outreach opportunities with educators, Regional Offices of Education, and other stakeholders.
  • ​​​Analyzes applications for licenses, endorsements, and approvals based upon evidence submitted.
  • ​​​Authorizes issuance or notifies applicant of specific deficiencies.
  • ​​​Oversees department grants and contracts, including awarding, monitoring, reporting, and communicating with grantees.
  • ​​​Searches for federal and philanthropic funding opportunities to support preparation and licensure initiatives.
  • ​​​Writes grant proposals to request funding.
  • ​​​Performs other duties as assigned.
  • ​​​Bachelor's Degree plus two years of relevant experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • ​​​Illinois Professional Educator License endorsed in a teaching, school support personnel, or administrative field.
  • ​​​At least two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) working as as a PK-12 educator. At least one of the two years must be in an Illinois public or state-operated school.
  • ​​​Must be self-motivated.
  • ​​​Possess outstanding leadership skills.
  • ​​​Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • ​​​Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • ​​​Aptitude to learn new processes and procedures quickly.
  • ​​​Possess exemplary customer service skills.
  • ​​​Possess creative problem solving skills.
  • ​​​Master's Degree.
  • ​Experience planning or leading district, school, or organization-level professional development opportunities for educator licensure renewal.