Career Opportunity

Monitor (Principal Consultant #1656)
Special Education Programmatic Support
$55,251 - $69,821
$55,251 - $94,029
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
June 16, 2022
Open Until Filled

Reporting to the Director, provides a point of contact for school districts regarding special education services and programming by developing a partnering relationship; serves as a team lead for monitoring and support services for assigned school districts; serves as a team member for monitoring and support services for school districts across the state; serves as a liaison for assigned districts with other departments and agencies.

  • Serves as a liaison between school districts and cooperatives and the department regarding special education services and the support of students having or suspected of having a disability.
  • Provides a point of contact within the agency regarding assigned school districts.
  • Connects and follows up regarding questions and needs.
  • Identifies trends and provides proactive support.
  • Leads and participates in monitoring and support teams.
  • Researches, develops, and provides training, technical assistance, and coaching support to school districts.
  • Develops and supports data analysis, improvement planning, and effective evaluation to improve results.
  • Makes findings and evaluates corrective action to address non-compliance.
  • Participates in the department's regulatory functions of general supervision.
  • Serves as an agency representative and provides technical assistance regarding collection and reporting of data, including the development and implementation of activities associated with the state performance plan and board goals including field-based supports.
  • Participates in the development and ongoing review/revision of publications, documents, and other materials.
  • Serves as a contact within the agency for assigned school districts and cooperatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master's Degree in Special Education, Education, Educational Administration, or Pupil Personnel Services (school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker), 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)
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) providing education, special education, or pupil personnel services to students with disabilities in public or non-public elementary and/or secondary schools, state, or university level, within the last five years.
  • Working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding students with disabilities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of current issues and best practices in the field of special education.
  • Experience working with students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds
  • ​​​Experience in a variety of educational settings.
  • Illinois Educator and/or A​dministrative License.

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.