Career Opportunity

Educator Licensure and Renewal (Principal Consultant #1829)
Educator Effectiveness
$55,251 - $69,821
$55,251 - $94,029
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
June 1, 2022
Open Until Filled

In order to safeguard the health and safety of its employees (and those with whom its employees come into contact), the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE or Agency) requires that all of its employees, with certain exceptions, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 15, 2021. View ISBE's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and the FAQs on this policy.

​The Educator Effectiveness department is seeking new talent to add to its team! This position will lead and participate in a variety of initiatives and department functions related to educator preparation, licensure, and renewal, including work aimed at combatting teacher shortages, increasing teacher diversity, ensuring educator quality, and improving the department's public facing electronic licensure and preparation systems. This individual will also lead work focused on teacher evaluations, professional development for license renewal, and Illinois Administrator Academies.

  • ​Leads and participates in projects and initiatives related to educator preparation, licensure, and renewal. 
  • Coordinates and leads meetings, presentations, and trainings with internal staff and stakeholders.
  • Oversees department grants and contracts, including awarding, monitoring, reporting, and communicating with grantees and vendors.
  • Oversees all aspects of Illinois Administrator Academies (AA's), such as reviewing and approving academy proposals, communicating with providers, and coordinating training for agency staff and stakeholders.
  • Completes evaluations for educator licensure. 
  • Reviews test scores, transcripts, and other supporting documents to ensure educators meet requirements to obtain Illinois licensure.
  • Provides excellent service and technical assistance to stakeholders through email, phone, virtual, and personal communication.
  • Leads and participates in duties and projects related to teacher and principal performance evaluations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • ​Bachelor's Degree plus two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) working as a teacher, school support personnel, or administrator in an Illinois public school.
  • Experience using data to drive decision making.
  • Experience serving as the lead on work projects, assignments or trainings with little direction from management with a proven record of success.
  • General knowledge of Illinois preparation, licensure, and renewal processes.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Ability to work independently with little direction from management.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) and Illinois Educator Preparation Profile (IEPP) or similar systems.
  • Ability to use virtual platforms to participate in and conduct meetings.
  • ​Master's Degree.
  • Degree in Education.
  • Experience completing administrator academies for the purposes of license renewal, or experience conducting teacher performance evaluations.
  • Professional Educator License endorsed for general administration or principal.

ISBE provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We actively foster a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Illinois has an urgent and collective responsibility to achieve educational equity by ensuring that all policies, programs, and practices affirm the strengths that each and every child brings within their diverse backgrounds and life experiences, and by delivering the comprehensive supports, programs, and educational opportunities they need to succeed.