Career Opportunity

METT Principal Consultant (Principal Consultant #453)
Springfield or Chicago
CTE & Innovation
$55,251 - $69,821
$55,251 - $94,029
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 1, 2023
Open Until Filled

​Reporting to the Director, performs duties associated with career and technical education with a focus on the areas of manufacturing, engineering, technology and trades, the Illinois learning standards, middle and secondary school career and technical education, workbased learning and industry credentials and state and federal grant/contract programming.

  • ​Works collaboratively within department and cross-functionally to develop, implement, manage, and monitor state and federal grant programs. 
  • Reviews grantee budgets for programmatic and fiscal compliance. 
  • Provides leadership, expertise, and support within the department, cross departmental, and externally in support of middle and secondary school transformation. 
  • Provides leadership, expertise, and support within ISBE and other educational agencies as it pertains to creation, establishment, and review of materials/resources and instructional support services within career and technical education, the Illinois learning standards, and competency based education. 
  • Advocates for equity in programming which supports all students. 
  • Provides leadership to plan, develop, monitor and implement quality instructional programs in the career cluster of manufacturing, engineering, technology and trades education, STEM and STEAM with alignment to the Illinois learning standards and industry and technical skill standards.
  • Participates in agency and external group affiliates in manufacturing, engineering, technology and trades education, STEM and STEAM as directed in order to create, maintain, and build partnerships/relationships, and to disseminate agency information. 
  • Creates, prepares, and participates in professional development, workshops, conferences, and committees as it pertains to the state plan and agency mission, vision, goals. 
  • Communicates effectively and speaks accurately on behalf of the State Board of Education.
  • Collaboratively reviews policies, procedures, rules, and legislation to ensure program compliance and improve overall effectiveness of programming in order to improve outcomes for students. 
  • Participates in agency training and professional development activities to improve support to stakeholders.
  • Facilitates data collection, compilation, and analysis for reporting and provides assistance implementing data driven strategic planning and continuous improvement plans/models which improve outcomes for students.
  • Develops requests for proposals (RFPs) and grant applications and ensures compliance with state and federal rules and regulations and fiscal and programmatic practices. 
  • Administers grants and contracts. 
  • Assists in conducting research in the field of career and technical education. 
  • Reviews reports to meet evaluative, compliance and contractual requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • ​Master's degree in Education or any of the Career and Technical Education areas: Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology and Trades (METT), Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR), Health Sciences, Computer Science/Information Technology, Human and Public Services/Education, Arts and Communication, Business, Finance, or Marketing, or, a Bachelor's degree with two years of professional experience in manufacturing, engineering, technology and trades. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Two years of teaching in a career and technical related field and/or administrative experience at the K-12 level, community college level, or state level. 
  • Ability to work effectively in teams.
  • Knowledge of career and technical education and/or career development. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to effectively provide professional development.
  • Ability to set and meet timelines.
  • Travel is required. 
  • ​Illinois educator license or a CTE license with stipulations.
  • Manufacturing, engineering, technology and trades experience.
  • Career and technical education experience at secondary level.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, engineering, technology and trades education or standards.
  • Project management skills. 

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.