Career Opportunity

Grant Manager/Programmatic Support (Principal Consultant #1393)
Springfield or Chicago
$57,461 - $72,614
$57,461 - $97,790
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
November 8, 2023
Open Until Filled

​​​Reporting to the Supervisor, provides services for the fiscal and programmatic implementation and monitoring of one or more state or federal funded education programs; reads and evaluates state and federal grant applications; writes federal grant proposals; participates as a member of a team of consultants providing technical assistance and/or professional learning to grantees about program implementation, evaluation, and effective practices; provides information and other resources to assure school and district compliance with the provisions of the program and applicable legislation; serves as a point of contact and liaison with external educational service agencies, community based organizations, and professional groups; provides technical assistance on grant projects and school districts on parent involvement and extended learning opportunities or other programmatic supports to ensure that state and federal grants are implemented in accordance with state and federal requirements.

  • ​Provides technical assistance/professional learning, research, and other support services to assigned grants.
  • ​Provides support to schools as it relates to instructional improvement through written and verbal communication, onsite visits, and monitoring as appropriate.
  • ​Performs grant evaluations and reviews and approves original and amended grant applications.
  • ​Assists in implementing one or more federal funded grant programs to ensure their effectiveness and assure school and district compliance with all programmatic and fiscal regulations as related to state and federal programs.
  • ​Reviews federal and state fiscal and programmatic documentation to determine implications for schools and districts, and appropriate forms for compliance and documentation required to show program goals are being met.
  • ​Creates, prepares, and participates in the design and delivery of materials for workshops, conferences, and committee meetings in order to disseminate information and best practices.
  • ​Collects input for agency policy development, guidance and other agency documents for schools and districts, appropriate forms of compliance and monitoring, and other documents as needed.
  • ​Assists in planning, executing and coordinating department activities that support assigned federal grant programs to include quality enhancements, data storage and retrieval, internal and external communications, budgeting and analysis of legislation, and makes recommendations in these areas to the Director as appropriate or required.
  • ​Performs other duties as assigned.​​
  • ​​​A Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Healthcare, Business, Finance or other related field plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) working in a school, regional office of education, community-based organization, non profit or state agency or other related experience.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences in an informal and formal setting.
  • Ability to work with a diverse team.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams/SharePoint).
  • Experience overseeing grant-related work or grant management. ​​​​

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.