Career Opportunity

Educator Preparation and Licensure (Principal Consultant #899)
Educator Effectiveness
$55,251 - $69,821
$55,251 - $94,029
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
July 12, 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 engage in work related to diversifying the teacher workforce and combatting educator vacancies statewide, including administering grants and contracts to partners in our mission. This position will work closely with stakeholders. 

  • ​Leads and serves as a team member for department initiatives and duties related to educator preparation and licensure including, but not limited to, projects, grants, and contracts. 
  • Plans and leads meetings and trainings, and provides exemplary verbal and written communication and technical assistance to stakeholders.
  • Analyzes applications for licenses, endorsements, and approvals based upon evidence submitted. 
  • Authorizes issuance or notifies applicant of specific deficiencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • ​Bachelor's Degree plus two years of relevant professional experience required.  (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) working in education.
  • Experience reviewing academic transcripts and basing decisions on coursework.
  • Strong leadership skills, exemplar verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Aptitude to learn new processes and procedures quickly.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Ability to use computer and virtual meeting platforms.
  • ​Master's Degree.
  • Completion of an educator preparation program in Illinois or another state.
  • Experience working as an academic advisor, working within a college department of education, or working in college admissions.
  • Experience utilizing college/university data related to student enrollment, graduation, and/or academic strength (GPA, test scores).

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.