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1275Northern Suburbs ILFederal and State Monitoring
This position performs work ranging from moderate complexity applying practices and technical expertise in areas of accounting, audit, financial management and continuous improvement; as a member of a team, regularly coordinates monitoring programs with Local Education Agencies, Regional Offices of Education, Intermediate Service Centers and other clients for the purpose of determining fiscal and programmatic compliance with applicable federal and state rules and regulations, agency guidelines and the enhancement of the quality of the programs. This position reports to the Division Administrator. (This position will work primarily in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Residency for this position is required within one of the following counties – Lake or McHenry - to commence no later than 30 days following date of hire.)
  • ​As a member of a team and regularly as the team coordinator: 
    • initiates development of monitoring objectives and scope; 
    • initiates development of the monitoring program or checklist; 
    • reviews programmatic documentation to ensure compliance with state and/or federal laws, program regulations and guidelines for all types of state and federal education programs as assigned; 
    • coordinates the team’s monitoring work according to time budget; 
    • compiles and writes detailed documentation for work performed including findings, conclusions and recommendations according to standards and assists others in same; 
    • assists the monitoring team in completing the review; 
    • develops and drafts findings; 
    • performs quality control review of the teams work; 
    • ensures adequate resolution of quality review questions; and 
    • complies with professional standards. 
  • Suggests and participates in training opportunities to improve individual skills, knowledge and abilities. 
  • Assists in the planning and coordination of division activities including operational enhancements, data storage and retrieval, analysis of data and makes recommendations to the Division Administrator. 
  • Participates in workshops, conferences and task forces to disseminate information related to the monitoring function. 
  • Serves on project teams as approved by the Division Administrator. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

​Knowledge of school business financial practices and procedures. ​

  • ​Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing, Finance or School Business Management or a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the above areas plus two years of relevant professional experience, or coursework which enables candidate to take the CPA examination in the state of Illinois plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION) 
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) in accounting, auditing, finance or business management in the compliance and regulatory environments. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated ability in accounting, auditing, finance, or financial management practices and procedures. 
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to define problems and apply problem solving techniques to complex issues. 
  • Demonstrated ability working in compliance and regulatory environments. 
  • Demonstrated ability and success in conducting multi-task assignments and meeting deadlines. 
  • Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. 
  • Must be proficient in Excel. 
  • Demonstrated ability in adhering to established policies and procedures. 
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License and extensive travel required. 
IFSOEYesFederal and State MonitoringStage 1Federal and State MonitoringOpen Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.3/24/2017 4:47 PMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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1468Northern ILFederal and State Monitoring
This position performs work ranging from moderate complexity applying practices and technical expertise in areas of accounting, audit, financial management and continuous improvement; as a member of a team, regularly coordinates monitoring programs with Local Education Agencies, Regional Offices of Education, Intermediate Service Centers and other clients for the purpose of determining fiscal and programmatic compliance with applicable federal and state rules and regulations, agency guidelines and the enhancement of the quality of the programs. This position reports to the Division Administrator. (This position will work primarily in northern Illinois. Residency for this position is required within one of the following counties - McHenry, Boone, Winnebago - to commence no later than 30 days following date of hire.)
  • ​As a member of a team and regularly as the team coordinator: 
    • initiates development of monitoring objectives and scope; 
    • initiates development of the monitoring program or checklist; 
    • reviews programmatic documentation to ensure compliance with state and/or federal laws, program regulations and guidelines for all types of state and federal education programs as assigned; 
    • coordinates the team’s monitoring work according to time budget; 
    • compiles and writes detailed documentation for work performed including findings, conclusions and recommendations according to standards and assists others in same; 
    • assists the monitoring team in completing the review; 
    • develops and drafts findings; 
    • performs quality control review of the teams work; 
    • ensures adequate resolution of quality review questions; and 
    • complies with professional standards. 
  • Suggests and participates in training opportunities to improve individual skills, knowledge and abilities. 
  • Assists in the planning and coordination of division activities including operational enhancements, data storage and retrieval, analysis of data and makes recommendations to the Division Administrator. 
  • Participates in workshops, conferences and task forces to disseminate information related to the monitoring function. 
  • Serves on project teams as approved by the Division Administrator. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

​Knowledge of school business financial practices and procedures. ​

  • ​Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing, Finance or School Business Management or a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the above areas plus two years of relevant professional experience, or coursework which enables candidate to take the CPA examination in the state of Illinois plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION) 
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) in accounting, auditing, finance or business management in the compliance and regulatory environments. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated ability in accounting, auditing, finance, or financial management practices and procedures. 
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to define problems and apply problem solving techniques to complex issues. 
  • Demonstrated ability working in compliance and regulatory environments. 
  • Demonstrated ability and success in conducting multi-task assignments and meeting deadlines. 
  • Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. 
  • Must be proficient in Excel. 
  • Demonstrated ability in adhering to established policies and procedures. 
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License and extensive travel required.
IFSOEYesFederal and State MonitoringStage 1Federal and State MonitoringOpen Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.3/24/2017 4:49 PMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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889Springfield or Chicago OfficeInformation Systems
ISBE is looking for new talent to add to our IT team! This position will work collaboratively with program and IT staff to build and maintain web applications. This is an opportunity to develop and gain skills and bring innovation to an education data systems environment. This position functions under general supervision and reports to an IT Division Supervisor.
  • Designs, develops and maintains applications to meet functional and technical designs following best practices and development standards and guidelines.
  • Creates deliverables according to the Software Development Life Cycle such as functional and technical specifications, use cases, test cases, and system documentation.
  • Maintains existing web-based production systems; analyzes and resolves production problems in a timely manner; resolves end user service requests as assigned.
  • Coordinates with business analysts and stakeholders to understand functional requirements, and contributes to completion of functional specifications.
  • Assists with escalated support issues.
  • Provides useful feedback in code reviews for others.
  • Maintains business systems standards by applying software development, project management methods, tools and processes as standard practice.
  • Assists with developing quality assurance testing plans, requirement verifications and testing your own code.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Experience with programming architecture such as Model View Controller (MVC).
  • Experience with reporting languages such as SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) or Crystal Reports.
  • Experience with SharePoint, JavaScript, Bootstrap, AngularJS, Highcharts, PHP, Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools or Star Schema Database Design.
  • One of the following degrees (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION): o Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology (IT) or Computer Science; or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any field plus two years IT experience and/or coursework in the last five years; or
  • Associate’s Degree in IT or Computer Science plus two years IT experience and/or coursework in the last five years.
  • Knowledge of IT concepts, principles, and theories.
  • Demonstrated experience with the following technical skills: o VB.Net, C# or ASP.Net (at least one)
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to quickly pick up new tools and technologies.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and follow up with resulting action items.
  • Ability to work independently on issues and projects and to participate cooperatively on group projects.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
IFSOEYesInformation SystemsStage 1Information SystemsOpen Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.1/19/2018 12:18 PMBILDILLI LORI
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741Springfield OfficeSchool Business Services
This position provides specialized services primarily in the area of fire prevention and safety. This position reports to the Division Administrator of School Business Services.
  • Analyzes and processes documents for the Health/Life and Safety Program 10 Year Safety Survey and amendments and School Construction Program applications. 
  • Consults with architects and district administration as necessary. 
  • Provides technical assistance to external constituents regarding the Health/Life and Safety Program, School Construction Program, and School Safety Drill Act. 
  • Verifies building conditions and capacity for the facility condemnation and School Construction Program. 
  • Maintains and updates Health/Life and Safety, School Construction, School Safety Drill websites. 
  • Makes presentations at regional superintendents’ and other seminars/workshops. 
  • Develops and reviews legislation with the assistance of regional superintendents and external constituents. 
  • Performs special projects as needed. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
  • Master’s Degree in Architecture or Engineering field or Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or Engineering 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 with a company in the construction or renovation of buildings. 
  • Ability to read building plans. 
  • Knowledge of code standards. 
  • Critical thinking skills. 
  • Ability to research building standards and specifications. 
  • Travel required. 
IFSOEYesSchool Business ServicesStage 1School Business ServicesOpen Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.3/24/2017 4:50 PMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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1411North Chicago SuburbsSchool Business Services
This position provides specialized consultative services in the primary areas of finance and business services. (This position will work primarily in McHenry, Lake, Northern Cook, or DuPage County. Residency for this position is required within one of these counties to commence no later than 30 days following date of hire.) This position reports to the Division Administrator of School Business Services.
  • Provides technical assistance to Regional Offices of Education (ROEs), district personnel, other administrative entities, and Agency staff using a variety of indicators (e.g., annual financial report data, financial assurance and accountability system data, financial profile information, etc.).
  • Serves as primary contact on financial matters related to cost analysis, business management, general facilities information (e.g., maintenance and capital issues) and budget development, including all aspects of revenues, (e.g., state aid, transportation, special education, vocational education, etc.), short and long-term debt expenditures and financial reporting.
  • Conducts financial and trend analysis of school districts and other administrative entities, particularly financially distressed districts (e.g., oversight panel monitoring) to track their fiscal solvency and compliance with rules, regulations and generally accepted accounting procedures.
  • Assists in the ongoing development, implementation and assessment of training, technological capacity and technical assistance procedures to assist ROEs, school district personnel and other administrative entities improve their financial management practices.
  • Recommends the development of broad, state-wide financial management and fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Makes recommendations for technological systems development at the division level.
  • Functions as a team member and/or team leader for diverse agency, center, and division teams.
  • Coordinates fiscal, staffing and material resources to complete assigned projects.
  • Coordinates efforts with interdisciplinary team members for the completion of assigned projects for divisional activities.
  • Monitors projects and activities of team members.
  • Assists so that projects are on schedule and completed with assigned timelines.
  • Collects and analyzes data and compiles reports for review, executive approval and implementation.
  • Applies technical expertise in areas of accounting and financial management to research, develop and implement project assignments.
  • Assists in the development of divisional information systems and the gathering of division planning data.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Auditing, or School Business Management or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Two years of professional experience (in addition to education requirements) in accounting, auditing, or school business management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting, auditing, and financial management practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of resources allocation and project coordination involving teams.
  • Knowledge of school business financial practices and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of information systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of computers, database, and spreadsheet applications.
  • Demonstrated ability in accounting, auditing, and financial management.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to define problems and apply problem-solving techniques to complex issues.
  • Travel required.
IFSOEYesSchool Business ServicesStage 1School Business ServicesOpen Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.3/24/2017 4:50 PMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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1443Springfield OfficeBudget and Financial Management
This role monitors all agency contractual services and identifies funding or other problems/issues; provides a variety of budget related documents and participates in the production and distribution of documents regarding the agency’s budget; participates in the management of agency funds, particularly operations funding; analyzes agency operational expenditures; participates in special assignments. This position reports to the Division Administrator.
  • Responsible for maintenance of the contractual services agreement database and makes recommendations regarding appropriate funding in accordance with cost allocation principles.
  • Performs duties associated with maintaining the agency’s Management Information Database Accounting System (MIDAS) including, but not limited to, balancing accounts, transferring funds, entering appropriations, maintaining the chart of accounts, correcting vouchers, and running ad hoc reports.
  • Performs other fund management duties as assigned including, but not limited to, performing MIDAS transactions for the Child Nutrition Program.
  • Performs other grants fund management as assigned.
  • Performs duties associated with agency personal services funding including, but not limited to, balancing and making necessary adjustments in MIDAS and the Human Resources Managements System (HRMS).
  • Provides confidential analyses of personal services to management for labor negotiations.
  • Performs duties related to the agency’s federal indirect cost rate and recovery including, but not limited to, performing calculations and handling all reporting requirements.
  • Participates in the production and distribution of agency budget documents including, but not limited to, the agency budget book, Illinois state legislative forms, and appropriation bills.
  • Provides analysis of agency operational expenditures and other agency budget issues, including budgeting for results, as assigned by the Division Administrator.
  • Provides analysis of the impact of proposed legislation.
  • Responds to inquiries from legislative staff, staff from the Governor’s Office, and other interested constituents.
  • Assists in the development of budget proposals for competitive grant applications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master’s Degree in areas listed above.
  • Experience using SAS software.
  • State of Illinois experience.
  • Knowledge of federal indirect cost principles for state agencies.
  • Understanding of the State of Illinois budgeting process and legislative process.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Education Administration, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Public Administration. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Two years of experience working in an equivalent capacity in the government or private sectors.
  • Ability to meet timelines and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Skills in the use of computer applications, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to communicate complex budget information in an easy to understand format.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
YesBudget and Financial ManagementStage 1Budget and Financial ManagementOpen Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.3/24/2017 4:50 PMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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102Springfield OfficeTechnology Support and Infrastructure

​ISBE is looking for experienced talent to add to our IT team! This position will work collaboratively with IT staff to manage ISBE’s web presence and SharePoint environments.  This position will be part of a dynamic and innovative team responsible for providing the infrastructure necessary to support sophisticated education technology architecture.  This position functions under general supervision and reports to an IT Division Supervisor.

  • Supports, configures, develops, troubleshoots and manages the overall health of ISBE’s web presence and SharePoint infrastructure.  
  • Maintains and administers SharePoint services, including search, content hub, business intelligence and workflows.  
  • Develops, configures and maintains document libraries, enterprise lists and site collections. 
  • Maintains operating system, SharePoint patches, service packs and cumulative updates. 
  • Provides, installs and administers production, development and testing environments for web services, report servers, FTP servers, media servers and load balancers that serve the ISBE public web presence. 
  • Handles various web administrative duties, including configuration, server performance, application performance monitoring/tuning, log management, security scanning and traffic analysis. 
  • Assists developers with content deployment, site moves/copies and works collaboratively on web presence and SharePoint projects. 
  • Manages SharePoint end user accounts, permissions and access rights in accordance with privacy and security best-practices. 
  • Defines, implements and manages retention policies for document libraries and network archiving.  
  • Assists with software development project plans, including scope, schedule and implementation. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
  • Web server farm administration with a concentration on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 and greater.
  • Microsoft.net and classic ASP application configurations including application pooling, SSL certifications, session state, caching, and forms authentication of both secure and non-secure web servers.
  • Web application architectures for N-Tier applications.
  • Relational database and operating systems experience with SQL Server database, SSRS integration and reporting solutions.
  • Understanding of Windows Server Administration as related to reporting server configurations.
  • General knowledge of networking – IP, DNS, and load balancing.
  • General understanding of the management of service applications, web applications, site collection administration, and backup/restore.
  • Experience using SharePoint designer and deploying solutions.
  • One of the following degrees (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION):
    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other specific IT or computer field, plus two years of relevant professional experience; or
    • Bachelor's Degree in any field, plus four years of relevant professional experience; or
    • Associate's Degree in any field plus six years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience with SharePoint fundamentals including out of the box web parts, lists, content types and workflows.
    • Demonstrated understanding of SharePoint administration.
    • Experience with Microsoft Windows Server configurations.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to quickly master new tools and technologies.
  • Ability to work independently on issues and projects and to participate cooperatively on group projects.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
IFSOEYesTechnology Support and InfrastructureStage 1Technology Support and InfrastructureOpen Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.2/24/20171/19/2018 12:17 PMBILDILLI LORI
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1548Springfield OfficeSpecial Education Services

​This position is responsible for assisting in the analysis of data elements which impact the services of students who have or are suspected of having a disability; performs cross-system checks of data quality; acts as a communication link between various public entities; provides assistance with ad hoc reporting and assists in the overall division accomplishment of activities for the purpose of improving educational programs; builds data literacy throughout the agency; participates in cross agency work groups, data projects, and research.  This position reports to the Division Administrator.

  • Oversees data collection, analysis and reporting of special education data related to Part B (ages 3-21) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • Works with the Special Education Student and School Database.
  • Assists in compiling the Annual State Report on Special Education Performance.
  • Generates the LEA special education profiles and posts to the web.
  • Generates monitoring reports for Special Education Services staff and compiles data requirements for OSEP (Office of Special Education Programs) reports, including the Annual Performance Report and State Performance Plan.
  • Provides technical assistance to division staff, administrators, organizations, external agencies (Illinois Department of Human Services, OSEP, etc.) and the community with analysis of data reported.
  • Reviews user documents and training material for accuracy.
  • Assists in the accomplishment of the division’s regulatory functions including, but not limited to, completing reviews.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including participating in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills. 
  • Professional experience in the application of educational data.
  • Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Education, Special Education, Educational Statistics, Pupil Personnel Services (School Counselor, School Psychologist, School Social Worker), Computer Science, Mathematics or Finance, 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 the education requirements) in at least one of these areas.
  • Experience in planning and designing data collections, performing statistical analysis of the data, and presenting the results in a clear manner for the non-technical reader.  
  • Professional experience in organizing, analyzing and using research results, planning and evaluating projects, designing evaluation strategies and methodologies, automating data processes, and statistical methods.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets, rational databases, word-processing, report writing, presentation and statistical analysis software packages.  
IFSOEYesSpecial Education ServicesStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.3/29/20173/29/2017 4:28 PMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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1549Springfield OfficeSpecial Education Services

​This position performs duties concentrated in the area of meeting the needs of students with disabilities; performs duties in the development, maintenance, and revision of Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Notice and Consent Forms, the electronic IEP system, and IEP modules; coordinates and conducts in-service trainings or presentations.  This position reports to the Division Administrator/Supervisor.

  • Coordinates and oversees the electronic Individualized Education Program (IEP) system, including working with school districts who use the system to address current issues, working with an advisory group of school users to identify necessary changes/enhancements to the system, conducting trainings for new school district users throughout the state, and serving as the liaison between the Special Education, Information Technology, and Funding and Disbursements divisions to continue maintenance of the system, incorporate changes, identify connections between the IEP and student/personnel components, and provide overall program knowledge and best practices as it relates to students with disabilities.
  • Coordinates the development, maintenance, and revision of the IEP and Notice and Consent Forms and instructions, including securing any needed language translations.
  • Develops and maintains IEP best practice modules, including obtaining input from internal and external sources.
  • Participates in enhancing and coordinating the integration of the IEP quality tutorial with the electronic IEP system.
  • As directed by the Division Administrator/Supervisor, completes special assignments including revisions to the Procedural Safeguards document, Parents’ Rights Guide, preparation of special reports for use in policy decision making, and research of compliance findings.
  • Serves as the agency representative and provides technical assistance regarding data collection and reporting of State Performance Plan data including the development and implementation of activities associated with indicators of the State Performance Plan.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including participating in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
  • ​Teaching and/or administrative certificate.
  • General experience working with students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds preferred.
  • Experience in a variety of educational settings.
  • Knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for serving students with disabilities from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Proficiency in a second language.
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education, Education, Educational Administration, 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 elementary and/or secondary schools. 
  • Working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding students with disabilities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of current issues and best practices in the field of special education.
  • Knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for serving students with disabilities.
IFSOEYesSpecial Education ServicesStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.3/29/20173/29/2017 4:32 PMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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Springfield or Chicago Office

The Illinois State Board of Education Professional Capital Internship program offers energetic and highly-motivated undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain experience with the Agency that serves the Illinois State K-12 educational system.

This internship will integrate academic study with Agency responsibilities. Interns must possess self-motivation to permit professional development. Placements will be assigned throughout divisions within the Agency in areas such as Assessment and Accountability, Budget and Financial Management, Communications, Career and Technical Education, Educator Effectiveness, Federal and State Monitoring, Fiscal Support Services, Funding and Disbursements, Human Resources and Labor Relations, Information Technology, Internal Audit, Legal, Nutrition and Wellness, School Business Services or Special Education Services.

All interns will complete an Internship Agreement with the Illinois State Board of Education, pass a background check, participate in Orientation process and complete an Internship Experience Assessment.

  • Independently researches and prepares for review, policy documents, grant proposals, instructions, notices, memorandums, general rules and operating procedures as requested
  • Assists in preparing monitoring systems, spreadsheets, budgets, transactions, etc.
  • Conducts audits and/or program evaluations
  • Maintains records and logs as directed by Management
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited higher educational institution pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the following fields: Accountancy, Business, Career and Technical Education, Education, English as a Second Language, Human Resources, Information Technology, Nutrition and Wellness, Special Education or other related field.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Contribute to decision-making as part of a team
  • Time management and multitasking skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite and web-based platforms
  • Undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student
YesStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.4/5/2017 3:08 PMBILDILLI LORI
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1248North/Central IL - Winnebago, Ogle, LaSalle, Lee, Dekalb CountiesSchool Business Services

​This position provides specialized consultative services in the primary areas of finance and business services.  (This position will work primarily in Winnebago, Ogle, LaSalle, Lee, or DeKalb county.  Residency for this position is required within one of these counties to commence no later than 30 days following date of hire.)  This position reports to the Division Administrator.

  • Provides technical assistance to Regional Offices of Education (ROEs), district personnel, other administrative entities, and agency staff using a variety of indicators (e.g., annual financial report data, financial assurance and accountability system data, financial profile information, etc.).
  • Serves as primary contact on financial matters related to cost analysis, business management, general facilities information (e.g., maintenance and capital issues) and budget development, including all aspects of revenues, (e.g., state aid, transportation, special education, vocational education, etc.), short and long-term debt expenditures and financial reporting.  
  • Conducts financial and trend analysis of school districts and other administrative entities, particularly financially distressed districts (e.g., oversight panel monitoring) to track their fiscal solvency and compliance with rules, regulations and generally accepted accounting procedures.
  • Assists in the ongoing development, implementation and assessment of training, technological capacity and technical assistance procedures to assist ROEs, school district personnel and other administrative entities improve their financial management practices.
  • Recommends the development of broad, state-wide financial management and fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Makes recommendations for technological systems development at the division level.
  • Functions as a team member and/or team leader for diverse agency, center, and division teams.
  • Coordinates fiscal, staffing and material resources to complete assigned projects.
  • Coordinates efforts with interdisciplinary team members for the completion of assigned projects for divisional activities.
  • Monitors projects and activities of team members.
  • Assists so that projects are on schedule and completed with assigned timelines.
  • Collects and analyzes data and compiles reports for review, executive approval and implementation.
  • Applies technical expertise in areas of accounting and financial management to research, develop and implement project assignments.
  • Assists in the development of divisional information systems and the gathering of division planning data.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • ​Master’s Degree in Accounting, Auditing, or School Business Management or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting plus two years of relevant professional experience.  (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Two years of professional experience (in addition to education requirements) in accounting, auditing, or school business management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting, auditing, and financial management practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of resources allocation and project coordination involving teams.
  • Knowledge of school business financial practices and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of information systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of computers, database, and spreadsheet applications.
  • Demonstrated ability in accounting, auditing, and financial management.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to define problems and apply problem-solving techniques to complex issues.  
  • Travel required.
IFSOEYesSchool Business ServicesStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.5/19/20175/19/2017 12:49 PMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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1560Springfield or Chicago OfficeEquity and Access

This position provides leadership and advocates for equity for all students, in particular addressing the needs of English Learners; integrates and executes the policies and expectations of the State Board of Education.  The executive Director for Equity and Access directs, oversees and administers programs, operations and staff; provides leadership and support to school districts, and other educational organizations throughout Illinois; provides leadership in cross functional division work (e.g., ESSA); monitors and develops center budget; provides leadership and guidance in all activities involving English Learners, immigrant and migrant students, and underserved students in low wealth school communities.  This position provides leadership and resources to achieve equity and access for all students across all Illinois districts through engaging legislators, school administrators, teachers, students, parents, and other stakeholders in formulating and advocating for policies that enhance education, empower districts, and ensure equitable outcomes for all students. 

  • Establishes and develops new division for leading with equity and access for all underserved students with specific attention to the integration of Title III and Title I services and accountability for English Learners. 
  • Determines measures of success of our equity and access work, monitors regularly and initiates interventions and support linked to findings in areas such as, but not limited to:
    • Culturally and Linguistically Affirming Curriculum
    • Explicit pedagogy for addressing language acquisition
    • Professional Learning/Development
    • Relevant research
    • Civil Rights Obligations
    • Grant Management
    • Implicit racial/cultural  bias and macroaggressions
  • Develops capacity for Division of English Language Learners and ISBE staff to recognize that all students bring strengths and assets to school.
  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of policies and initiatives for English Learners, migrant and immigrant children, and underserved students.
  • Is conversant with the research base and uses it to promote practices that value cultural and linguistic diversity for all students with effective professional learning approaches in content topics listed above.
  • Develops ISBE's grant monitoring capability to prioritize student outcomes and target District assistance where it is needed most, which will also require the development of staff's ability to provide insightful and comprehensive support and advice to districts where needed.
  • Engages internal and external partners to support districts in their efforts as they engage in addressing equity and access in learning and leverages the integration of grant processes in Titles I, II and III to support cultural and linguistic diversity, academic achievement and well-being.
  • Works cooperatively and collectively with districts, Regional Offices of Education, school leaders and teachers to ensure that instructional programs and effective delivery are informed by data with a continuous feedback loop for growth.
  • Designs, plans and implements learning opportunities such as workshops, forums, and listening sessions for students and families in collaboration with schools and districts and for state wide application.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • ESL licensure or bilingual certification.
  • Familiarity with the WIDA ELP Assessment system, which includes ELP standards, assessments and professional learning.
  • Master's Degree in Education; graduate work in second language acquisition research, theory and practices required.  (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • A minimum of five years of experience leading and managing effective program implementation for underserved students and designing and implementing professional learning, in or related to a preK-12 education system.
  • Experience managing staff and developing teams for high performance with a collaborative leadership approach.
  • Teaching experience with English language learners (ELLs).
  • Commitment to biliteracy/multiliteracy goals for all students.
  • Commitment to change process with continuous improvement.
  • Extensive experience with federal and state grant management.
YesEquity and AccessStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.7/21/201711/7/2017 8:06 AMBILDILLI LORI
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570Chicago OfficeSpecial Education Services

​This position is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs which impact on the services to students who have or are suspected of having a disability; monitors and approves programs; participates in the review and recommendation for approval of contracts, grants or projects; acts as a communication link between various public entities; provides programmatic consultation and assists in the overall division facilitation of activities for the purpose of improving educational programs.  This position reports to the Division Administrator.

  • Assists in the administration of the public and nonpublic special education facility system including evaluation and approval of nonpublic special education facility applications; annual review and revision of the application forms and process; developing recommendations for improvements in the policies, procedures and rules for the program; and serving as a communication link and technical assistant resource to nonpublic special education facilities, school districts and others.
  • Serves as team leader and team member on review visits to nonpublic special education facilities to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, including analysis of data, development of investigative plans, on-site data collection, interviewing of personnel, analysis of findings, preparation of reports with corrective action plans and oversight of follow-up activities.
  • Participates in the division’s regulatory functions of general supervision and serves as an agency representative on 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.
  • Participates in the development and ongoing review/revision of publications, documents and other materials that are required to carry out the agency’s activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including participating in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Teaching and/or Administrative Certificate.
  • Required experience within the last five years.
  • Experience with nonpublic special education facilities.
  • General experience working with students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience in a variety of educational settings.
  • 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 nonpublic elementary and/or secondary schools.  
IFSOEYesSpecial Education ServicesStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.9/15/20172/9/2018 10:59 AMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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1268Springfield or Chicago OfficeRegulatory Support and Wellness

​This position collaborates and consults with ISBE wellness team, Illinois school districts, and relevant service providers in all efforts designed to build differentiated supports for the promotion of school wellness.  This position reports to the Division Administrator and Division Supervisor. 

  • Collaborates with other wellness team members (i.e., school nurse, school health, nutrition, social emotional and behavioral health and other health education consultants) as well as cross divisional ISBE staff.
  • Researches, develops, and disseminates wellness and health (social, emotional, behavioral and physical) information with an emphasis on establishing and strengthening collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Write grants, reviews proposals, awards funds and participates on advisory councils/panels/task forces as appropriate.
  • Assists in the identification, recommendation and implementation of state and local policy and procedure changes to promote service coordination and linkage, cross-system data collection and sharing, and other infrastructure-building and sustaining activities associated with the integration of health and wellness programming.
  • Participates in the design and implementation of the data collection, reporting and evaluation systems.
  • Serves as an agency representative and provides technical assistance regarding the safe and supportive components within the SEA (State Education Agency) ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) plan.
  • Collaborates in the development of all overall health and wellness learning supports training and technical assistance activities for schools, community and other agencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • General working experience with students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience in a variety of educational settings.
  • Spanish language proficiency.
  • Master's Degree in Education, Social Work, School Psychology, School Counseling, School Nursing or Mental Health or a Bachelor's Degree in one of the listed fields plus two years of relevant professional experience.  (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) in school-based or school-linked wellness services or programs.
  • Two years of experience in coordinating projects and training activities.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability using a computer.
  • Demonstrated ability using Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Must have a valid IL Driver's License and the ability to travel.
IFSOEYesNutrition and Wellness ProgramsStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.9/18/20172/2/2018 2:17 PMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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1374Western SuburbsFederal and State Monitoring

This position performs work ranging from moderate complexity applying practices and technical expertise in areas of accounting, audit, financial management and continuous improvement; as a member of a team, regularly coordinates monitoring programs with Local Education Agencies, Regional Offices of Education, Intermediate Service Centers and other clients for the purpose of determining fiscal and programmatic compliance with applicable federal and state rules and regulations, agency guidelines and the enhancement of the quality of the programs. (This position will work primarily in western suburbs.  Residency for this position is required within one of the following counties - DuPage, Cook, Kendall or Kane - to commence no later than 30 days following date of hire.)  This position reports to the Division Administrator.

  • As a member of a team and regularly as the team coordinator: 
    1. initiates development of monitoring objectives and scope;
    2. initiates development of the monitoring program or checklist;
    3. reviews programmatic documentation to ensure compliance with state and/or federal laws, program regulations and guidelines for all types of state and federal education programs as assigned;
    4. coordinates the teams monitoring work according to time budget;
    5. compiles and writes detailed documentation for work performed including findings, conclusions and recommendations according to standards and assists others in same;
    6. assists the monitoring team in completing the review;
    7. develops and drafts findings;
    8. performs quality control review of the teams work;
    9. ensures adequate resolution of quality review questions; and
    10. complies with professional standards.
  • Suggests and participates in training opportunities to improve individual skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • Assists in the planning and coordination of division activities including operational enhancements, data storage and retrieval, analysis of data and makes recommendations to the division administrator.
  • Participates in workshops, conferences and task forces to disseminate information related to the monitoring function.
  • Serves on project teams as approved by the Division Administrator.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge of school business financial practices and procedures preferred.
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing, Finance or School Business Management or School Administration, or a Bachelor's Degree in one of the above areas plus two years of relevant professional experience, or coursework which enables candidate to take the CPA examination in the state of Illinois plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) in accounting, auditing, finance or business management in the compliance and regulatory environments.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated ability in accounting, auditing, finance, or financial management practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to define problems and apply problem-solving techniques to complex issues.
  • Demonstrated ability working in compliance and regulatory environments.
  • Demonstrated ability and success in conducting multi-task assignments and meeting deadlines.
  • Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word; must be proficient in Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability in adhering to established policies and procedures.
  • Valid Illinois Driver's License and extensive travel. 
IFSOEYesFederal and State MonitoringStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.9/18/20179/18/2017 10:00 AMBILDILLI LORI
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1593Springfield OfficeEducator Effectiveness

​This position is responsible for providing exemplary customer service and processing of documents and fees related to educator licensure, within timelines specified by the Division Administrator.  This position reports to the Division Administrator.

  • Provides quality customer service to educators and school districts by accurately and efficiently uploading transcripts, supporting documents, and other licensure-related documents to the division's electronic Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS).
  • Responds to basic educator licensure questions from educators, educator preparation providers, regional and district representatives, and other stakeholders via email and phone.
  • Makes corrections to educator information, applications, and fees within ELIS.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Experience scanning documents.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent. 
  • One year of secretarial or programmatic experience in an office setting involving typing, filing, and computer work.
  • Experience using a computer for data entry. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Aptitude to learn new procedures quickly.
  • Exemplary customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to use computer.
AFSCMEYesEducator EffectivenessStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.10/6/20172/2/2018 3:13 PMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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589Springfield OfficeFiscal Support Services

​This position performs accounting functions regarding the agency’s financial transactions and financial reporting process.  This position report to the Division Administrator.

  • Performs various reconciliations of internal accounting systems to multiple external systems and ensures adequate resolutions to reconciling issues.
  • Prepares agency fund GAAP packages that include sufficient supporting documentation in accordance with Illinois Office of the Comptroller procedures and generally accepted accounting procedures.
  • Coordinates the preparation of the agency’s financial statements, footnotes and schedules.
  • Coordinates the activities related to ordering money.
  • Manages cash balances to keep such balances at a minimum.
  • Coordinates activities related to the agency cost allocation tracking system.
  • Prepares reports for cash management improvement act and fee imposition reporting.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Experience with the Statewide Accounting Management System (SAMS), GAAP reporting, and financial preparation.
  • Working knowledge of agency fiscal procedures.
  • Working knowledge of SAMS and SAMS warehouse systems.
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or Business or a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business 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) in accounting or auditing environment.  
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Working knowledge of automated database systems used to prepare or process accounting related transactions or reports.
IFSOEYesFiscal Support ServicesStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.10/10/201710/10/2017 11:10 AMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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1577Springfield OfficeGATA

​Reporting to the Grants Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) administrator, reviews grantee internal control questionnaire submissions and administers financial and administrative grantee risk conditions applied to grantees. Provides assistance as needed with other GATA related activities.

  • Monitors and administers fiscal and administrative risk conditions assigned to grantees.
  • Reviews fiscal and administrative risk assessment responses, compares to previous responses, audit findings and other relevant information to determine reasonableness prior to approval.
  • Reviews audit reports form ISBE grantees in accordance with the uniform guidance and GATA. 
  • Compares findings with fiscal and administrative risk assessment responses. 
  • Reconciles financial data as needed, provides guidance to agency staff to assist in reviews of corrective action plans and drafting of management decision letters.
  • Provides technical and other assistance via email, phone, written correspondence and workshops to certified public accountants, school district personnel, joint agreement administrators, regional superintendents and other administrators related to state and federal laws, regulations and governmental accounting/auditing standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • CPA or CIA.
  • Single audit experience.
  • Master's Degree in Accounting or a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting plus two years of relevant professional experience.  (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) in auditing. 
IFSOEYesGATAStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.10/20/201710/20/2017 1:53 PMBILDILLI LORI
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1463Springfield OfficeEarly Childhood

This position provides technical assistance to agency staff, Local Education Agencies, and program administrators; serves as the primary contact for the program administrators and assists with problems and questions regarding a particular program; reviews and recommends grant applications, amendments, and monitoring reports.  Acts as division liaison/representative for Kindergarten through 3rd grade alignment initiatives.  Provides technical assistance with the Kindergarten through 3rd grade rules, learning standards, instruction, and resources.  This position reports to the Division Supervisor.

  • Provides expertise in program areas which allows for effective program leadership, development, and implementation in the area of early childhood, with an emphasis on Kindergarten through 3rd grade alignment.
  • Reviews, negotiates, and recommends disposition of project/grant applications and contractual agreements.
  • Reviews monitoring reports and continuous quality improvement plans for the purpose of determining compliance/non-compliance with applicable federal and state rules, regulations, etc., and determining technical assistance needs.
  • Monitors projects as implemented in comparison to original plan or approved proposal.
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of in-service training sessions for school districts, division staff, and other clientele as necessary.
  • Provides technical assistance and other support services for early childhood initiatives, with an emphasis on Kindergarten through 3rd grade alignment, to school personnel by way of written and verbal communications as well as on-site visits.
  • Participates in the development and/or revision of Kindergarten through 3rd grade program guidelines, rules, procedures, etc.
  • Initiates and maintains contact with external resources, agencies, and professional organizations related to assigned programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master's Degree in Education, Psychology, or Social Work with an emphasis on Early Childhood/Elementary Education or a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Psychology, or Social Work  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 early childhood and/or elementary education programs serving children Kindergarten through 3rd grade and their families.
  • Experience in providing training and technical assistance on best practices in early childhood and/or Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
  • Familiarity with statewide early childhood initiatives with emphasis on Kindergarten through 3rd grade alignment initiatives.
  • Familiarity with the Early Childhood Block Grant.
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team.
IFSOEYesEarly ChildhoodStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.10/23/201710/23/2017 8:46 AMBILDILLI LORI
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398Springfield or Chicago OfficeEarly Childhood

​Reporting to the Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, provides leadership and advocates for equity for all students; integrates and executes the policies and expectations of the State Board of Education; directs, oversees and administers programs (e.g., Early Childhood Block Grant programs), operations and staff; provides leadership and support in programming and compliance for districts and other educational organizations throughout Illinois; provides leadership in cross-functional division work (e.g., ESSA); monitors and develops center budget.

  • Provides leadership and directs the overall functions and programs of the division.
  • Provides leadership, support, and resources in response to district needs.
  • Monitors and evaluates the activities of division supervisor and staff to insure the application and direction of agency policies, state/federal rules, guidelines and fiscal accountability.
  • Represents and speaks accurately on behalf of the State Board of Education to school districts, educational organizations, other state/federal agencies, committees and the public concerning the interpretation of agency policies, procedures or actions.
  • Initiates and models active and collaborative leadership in cross-functional division work with demonstrated improved outcomes for all children (e.g., Early Childhood Block Grants).
  • Develops and recommends policies, programs, procedures, and plans to ensure compliance with legislation and to improve the effectiveness of program implementation with demonstrated improved outcomes for students.
  • Works with staff to develop and manage grants, contracts and budgets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master's Degree in Education.
  • Experience with project management as a team leader or team member working simultaneously on multiple projects.
  • Master's Degree.  (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Five years of experience in early childhood education.
  • Three years of experience supervising staff. 
  • Familiarity with federal and state education laws pertaining to early childhood education.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of educational stakeholders
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
YesEarly ChildhoodStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.10/27/201710/27/2017 10:26 AMBILDILLI LORI
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918Springfield OfficeInternal Audit

​This position performs complex professional duties in auditing State Board of Education programs and activities for determining compliance with federal and state regulations, for assessing risks and evaluating the adequacy of internal controls, and for reviewing the effectiveness and efficiency of operations.  This position reports to the Chief Internal Auditor.

  • Serves and periodically takes the lead as a member of the internal audit team for assigned audits, including information technology audits, by determining risks and evaluating the control environment, developing audit objectives and scope, developing audit procedures, and performing tests of controls, in accordance with professional standards, legislative requirements, and policies and procedures.
  • Compiles and writes detailed workpaper documentation of audit work performed, including conclusions, findings and recommendations. 
  • Drafts the internal audit report if the lead on the audit. 
  • Responds to and provides adequate resolution to questions or issues generated during the workpaper review process.
  • Aids in providing assistance to obtain documentation to be given to external auditors of the agency (Office of the Auditor General, federal auditors, state auditors) as needed.
  • Prepares agenda, information to be presented, and participates in meetings held with ISBE staff discussing audit processes and findings, including entrance and exit conferences.
  • Performs follow-up on audit findings to determine status of corrective actions.
  • Provides technical assistance/consulting to management.
  • Continues professional education.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge of federal compliance requirements.
  • Master's Degree in Accounting or Business, or a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business plus CPA, CIA, CISA or CFE certification required.  (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Minimum of two years of auditing or accounting experience. 
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of risk and control concepts and internal audit requirements.
  • Ability to utilize computer based systems.
  • Familiarity with information systems control concepts.
  • Ability to travel on limited basis.
YesInternal AuditStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.10/27/20172/14/2018 9:16 AMBILDILLI LORI
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1515, 1516Chicago OfficeInnovation Systems Support

​This position handles all aspects of charter school oversight.  Provides data and technical assistance services for the fiscal and programmatic implementation and monitoring of one or more state or federally funded education programs, including the Quality School Options Grant; supports districts and charter schools with data collections and analysis to inform data-based decision making; provides community engagement services to districts and charter schools; participates as a member of a team of consultants providing assistance to schools, districts and charter schools; provides information and other resources to assure school and district compliance with the provision of grants for awarding, budgeting and monitoring; seeks to improve overall instruction quality.  This position reports to the Projects Supervisor.

  • Completes data collection/analysis and prepares Requests for Proposals or Requests for Sealed Proposals as part of the implementation of one or more state and/or federally funded grant programs to ensure their effectiveness and assure school and district compliance with all programmatic and fiscal regulations including, but not limited to, the Quality School Options Grant program.
  • Handles all aspects of charter school oversight including, without limitation, requests for certification or renewal, charter school complaints, technical assistance, legislative review and rulemaking.  
  • Utilizes research-based community engagement strategies.
  • Utilizes research-based community engagement strategies to support districts, charter schools and charter development teams.
  • Provides technical assistance, data, research and other support services to assigned grants.
  • Provides support to schools as it relates to instructional improvement through written and verbal communications, onsite visits and monitoring as appropriate.
  • Creates, prepares, participates in and provides prepared materials for technical assistance webinars, workshops, conferences, and committees in order to disseminate information in support of federal and/or state programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master’s Degree.
  • Experience in policy analysis, program evaluation, assessment, budgets, grants management, business and/or staff development.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning, research methodologies, organizational development and/or adult learning.
  • Experience writing Requests for Proposals and Requests for Sealed Proposals.
  • Familiarity with ISBE systems.
  • Familiarity with charter schools and charter school law.
  • Bachelor’s Degree 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 charter school or district as a teacher, as an administrator, or in a consulting capacity.
  • Experience in the delivery of professional development.
  • Experience with budgets.
  • Ability to implement grant funded programs.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets.
  • Ability to present complex information to lay and professional audiences effectively in formal and informal settings.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse teams.
  • Ability to define problems and apply problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to coordinate projects.
  • Ability to set schedules and times.
  • Highly effective communications skills, especially in writing and in speaking to a wide range of groups.  
IFSOEYesInnovation Systems SupportStage 1Innovation Systems SupportOpen Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.10/30/20172/13/2018 3:49 PMBILDILLI LORI
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1552Springfield OfficeSpecial Education Services

​This position is responsible for clerical functions within the division.  This position reports to the Division Administrator.

  • Provides clerical support to staff and management such as performing data entry; printing and mailing letters and electronic communication; developing documents for state and federal reporting requirements; and maintaining records, required documentation, and audit files.
  • Provides technical support to contractors and grantees including accessing database systems, ensuring complete documentation, answering basic technical assistance questions, screening submissions and reports for completeness, and serving as a point of contact.
  • Provides staff and management support for updating, refining, and maintaining the division web page.
  • Maintains the system to dispose of records within the division, including overall filing locations within the division and assisting staff in the transfer of records to the warehouse.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Some college or technical training.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.  
  • Two years of progressively responsible secretarial or programmatic experience in an office setting involving typing, filing, and computer work or other specialized training.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent telephone and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
AFSCMEYesSpecial Education ServicesStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.11/3/201711/3/2017 2:23 PMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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1262Springfield OfficeSpecial Education Services

​This position is responsible for clerical functions within the division; serves as division receptionist.  This position reports to the Division Administrator.

  • Serves as the division receptionist including greeting visitors to the division, answering the main phone line and providing answers to routine questions and/or routing calls to appropriate staff, and maintaining appropriate logs, including the division itinerary.
  • Coordinates the HEAT (help desk ticketing) system for the division by providing requests to administration for assignments, sending requests to staff for response, and maintaining records for audits.
  • Provides basic clerical support to staff and management by typing a variety of routine materials that may include letters, memoranda, records, report or other documents, and proofreading materials.
  • Serves as backup timekeeper for the division, performing all related tasks and maintaining all documentation for audit purposes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Some college or technical training.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.  
  • One year of progressively responsible secretarial or programmatic experience in an office setting involving multi-line phone systems, filing, and computer work.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent telephone and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
AFSCMEYesSpecial Education ServicesStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.11/3/201711/21/2017 12:12 PMBILDILLI LORI
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1353Springfield OfficeSpecial Education Services

​This position provides services for the fiscal and programmatic implementation and monitoring of state and federally funded education programs.  Coordinates and/or participates as a member of a team of consultants in the development and/or revision of program guidelines, RFPs, rules, procedures and the provision of technical assistance and oversight, etc., to ensure the effective implementation of the programs.  Provides technical assistance to program participants regarding implementation of the programs, and seeks to improve the quality of their programs.  This position reports to the Division Administrator.

  • Assists in implementing and monitoring state and federally funded grant programs to ensure their effectiveness and compliance with all applicable programmatic and fiscal regulations. 
  • Provides technical assistance to district personnel, assisting in the promulgation/revision of program rules and regulations and their implementation and monitoring to ensure effective fiscal and programmatic management. 
  • Conducts and participates in workshops, conferences, committees and task forces to disseminate information and to guide agency policy development regarding implementation of grant programs. 
  • Develops, prepares and disseminates program related materials such as applications/requests for proposals, instructions for completion of applications, program monitoring probes and other materials that assist school district staff in successful implementation of programs.
  • Serves as the agency representative on and provides technical assistance regarding collection and reporting of state assessments data including the development and implementation of activities associated with this indicator of the state performance plan.
  • Assists in the accomplishment of the division's regulatory functions of general supervision, including compliance reviews, complaint investigations, policy and procedures reviews, and others as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including participating in professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Master's Degree in Education.
  • Experience as an educator or administrator.
  • Experience in the delivery of professional development.
  • Experience with budgets.
  • Elementary or secondary education experience in the last five years. 
  • Master's Degree or a Bachelor's Degree 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 with policy analysis, program evaluation, assessment, budgets, grants management, business, or staff development.
  • Fiscal knowledge of state and federal grant programs.
  • Ability to provide technical assistance using collaborative approach.
  • Ability to present complex information to groups.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
IFSOEYesSpecial Education ServicesStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.11/14/201711/14/2017 9:49 AMBILDILLI LORI
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121Springfield OfficeTeaching and Curriculum

​Reporting to the Director of Teaching and Learning, provides clerical support to the Director and staff responsible for the administration of Early Childhood, College and Career Readiness, and the Center for Teaching and Learning.  Daily work includes gathering information and responding to inquiries, decision making, interpretation and application of agency and Center policies and procedures.

  • Provides clerical support to the Center by finalizing a variety of correspondence, reports, and presentations.
  • ​Organizes and maintains files.
  • Responds to inquiries requiring general knowledge of program operations.
  • Assists with conference planning.
  • Schedules appointments.
  • Makes travel and meeting arrangements and prepares expense claims.
  • Maintains confidentiality for information related to Center.
  • Maintains and completes MIDAS (Management Information Database Accounting System) functions for the Director.
  • Responsible for ordering, securing and distributing supplies for Center staff.
  • Serves as Center timekeeper, maintaining and completing Center attendance in HRMS (Human Resources Management System).
  • Types letters, memos, reports, tables, charts, forms and special correspondence for staff using the appropriate computer software.
  • Proofreads and edits reports to ensure clerical accuracy.
  • Maintains electronic and/or paper files.
  • Provides information or assistance to agency staff and the general public concerning Center activities.
  • Applies general knowledge or agency operations, rules and regulations in explaining or clarifying processes or services available.
  • Provides assistance for the Director of Teaching and Curriculum and staff in the divisions in the Centers for Teaching and Learning and Teaching and Curriculum with special projects.
  • Maintains a broad base and general understanding of all Center programs and services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Some college or technical training.
  • Experience coordinating clerical and office procedures for a large division.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent.  
  • Two years of progressively responsible secretarial or programmatic experience in an office setting involving typing, computer work and/or other specialized training. 
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism.
AFSCMEYesCenter for Teaching and CurriculumStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.11/15/201711/15/2017 4:23 PMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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1474Springfield OfficeEducator Effectiveness

​This position is responsible for providing excellent customer service to educators and school districts by evaluating applications for licensure and responding to written and telephone communication from educators, districts, and Regional Offices of Education within timeframes specified by the Division Administrator.  This position reports to the Division Administrator.

  • Analyzes applications for licenses, endorsements, and approvals based upon evidence submitted.  
  • Authorizes issuance or notifies applicant of specific deficiencies.
  • Communicates professionally and effectively with educators, districts, and Regional Offices of Education via written, telephone, electronic, and personal communication related to educator licensure and renewal.
  • Leads and serves as a team member for various division projects.  
  • Provides presentations and training to external stakeholders and internal colleagues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master’s Degree.
  • Prior experience working in PK-12 or higher education.
  • 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 customer service or reviewing documents and basing decisions on evidence presented.  
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Aptitude to learn new processes and procedures quickly.
  • Exemplar customer service skills.
  • Excellent collaboration skills.
  • Ability to use computer.
IFSOEYesEducator EffectivenessStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.11/30/20172/9/2018 12:07 PMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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1545Springfield or Chicago OfficeIL-EMPOWER

​This position provides leadership, advocates for equity for all students with a whole child, whole school, whole community approach, and integrates and executes the policies and expectations of the State Board of Education. The Director of IL-EMPOWER oversees and administers the statewide system of support, provides leadership and support to school districts and other educational organizations throughout Illinois, provides collaborative leadership in cross-functional division work (e.g., ESSA), and monitors and develops a budget. The Director provides supportive leadership and resources for all students in Illinois by engaging legislators, school administrators, teachers, students, parents, and other stakeholders in formulating and advocating for policies that enhance education, empower districts, and ensure equitable outcomes for all students. This position reports to the Executive Director of Innovation Systems Support.

  • Executes and manages IL-EMPOWER for capacity development to implement a state wide differentiated support structure for schools and districts in the areas of governance and management, curriculum and instruction, and climate and culture to ensure improved student learning outcomes.
  • Leads, develops, and manages field staff, including Managers of School Supports.
  • Facilitates relationships between leaders of schools and districts that have been identified for comprehensive support.
  • Designs and facilitates peer-support learning structures such as professional learning communities, communities of practices, school/district partnerships, mentoring, and regional and statewide learning networks (including virtual opportunities).
  • Implements and oversees a quality review process for vetting and approving IL-EMPOWER Professional Learning Partners.
  • Designs a school-based selection procedure that maximizes options for matching approved IL-EMPOWER Professional Learning Partners to school priority area(s) of work.
  • Actively engages in daily/weekly communication debriefs with senior leaders to ensure complete alignment and coordination within a team and across divisions.
  • Provides leadership in collaboration with senior leaders to support the development of communication and engagement plans that include the announcement for the official launch of IL-EMPOWER in fall of 2018.
  • Supports and collaborates with storytellers to capture effective and promising practices for dissemination to peers and media.
  • Represents ISBE to communicate effectively and accurately regarding ESSA and IL-EMPOWER implementation to all stakeholder groups, including school districts, educational organizations, other state/federal agencies, committees, and the public.
  • Initiates and models collaborative leadership among cross-division teams to integrate work streams and all program initiatives for a comprehensive school improvement effort.
  • Establishes school profiles to drive data-informed actions for supporting equity and access for student outcomes.
  • Develops and implements monitoring, assessment, and reporting systems to determine impact and evidence of provider effectiveness.
  • Develops and recommends policies, programs, procedures, and plans to ensure compliance with legislation and to improve the effectiveness of program implementation with demonstrated improved outcomes for all children.
  • Provides support in collaboration with the Executive Director of Equity and Access for fiscal monitoring of schools receiving grants for comprehensive school support.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master’s Degree in Education.  (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Experience in the prekindergarten-12 education system as a teacher and building or district leader and/or previous senior education leadership work focused on capacity development.
  • Minimum of five years related senior management/supervisory experience.
  • Experience working in an environment requiring systems thinking, flexibility, and change facilitation.
  • Experience leading district and school change processes via a capacity development approach in collaboration with teachers and administrators.
  • Experience designing and facilitating peer-learning support structures, such as professional learning communities, communities of practice, school/district partnerships mentoring, and regional and statewide learning networks (including virtual opportunities).
  • Experience managing large-scale projects, including the development of monitoring processes, assessment of impact informed by data, and analysis of reporting systems.
  • Knowledge of implementing the integration of whole child, whole school, and whole community approaches.
  • Knowledge of facilitating an inquiry process on equity and analyzing data, to provide the greatest support for those in greatest need.
  • Ability to support the development of communication and engagement plans and executing those plans effectively so that stakeholders (teachers, community leaders, parents/families, and students) are able to share success stories.
  • Understanding of educational policy at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Familiarity with local, state, and federal programs with knowledge of compliance regulations.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and execute large-scale projects.
  • Strong communication and engagement skills.
  • Inquiry skills to facilitate data analysis through an equity lens to ensure that those students with the greatest need receive the greatest support.
YesIL-EMPOWERStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.12/8/201712/11/2017 7:59 AMBILDILLI LORI
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1588, 1589, 1590Springfield or Chicago OfficeChief Education Officer
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is the state agency committed to partnering with communities to build excellent public schools for every child across the state.  We are committed to serving the whole child whereby whole schools, whole communities, and whole systems need to work in concert to support students’ cognitive growth, social and emotional development, and physical well-being.  We have ambitious and necessary goals in our fight for equity across the state: 
  • All kindergartners are assessed for readiness.​
  • Ninety percent or more of third-grade students are reading at or above grade level.
  • Ninety percent or more of fifth-grade students meet or exceed expectations in mathematics.
  • Ninety percent or more of ninth-grade students are on track to graduate with their cohort.
  • Ninety percent or more of students graduate from high school ready for college and career.
  • All students are supported by highly prepared and effective teachers and school leaders.
  • Every school offers a safe and healthy learning environment for all students.
Imagine coming to work every day to tell positive stories of teachers, students, and parents who are doing incredible work to drive equity and change for each and every child. As a lead storyteller, this position lives at the intersection of policy and communications through finding, humanizing, and telling the stories of important work happening in classrooms around the state. 

In conjunction with the communications and programmatic strategy, you will identify amazing personal stories and travel the state to build multi-media stories of these individuals and programs in service to educate the public and fellow school districts about the policies and programs ISBE drives.

Divisions:
Innovation and Secondary Transformation and IL-EMPOWER
  • Serves as a lead storyteller connecting the positive real-world practices from schools and districts around the state of Illinois to show the impact of policy and programs. 
  • Identifies top stories around the state that highlight best and/or promising practices occurring in schools and districts, building relationships and trust with districts to be able to tell that story. 
  • Creates compelling, persuasive, relevant, and accurate communications content that will increase engagement with programmatic goals and build community support for ISBE programs.
  • Creates editorial calendar in conjunction with communications team and programmatic departments to launch stories strategically. 
  • Utilizes education research and data to create a narrative and visualization that is accessible to the public. 
  • Produces 5-15 stories per month (mix of long-form, short-form, multi-media) highlighting effective teaching and learning practices, student voice, teacher voice, family voice, and community voice that encourages peer-to-peer sharing of innovative practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master’s Degree.
  • Experience with education, teaching, or school districts. 
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus two years of relevant professional experience.  (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) in journalism, communications, professional writing, multi-media production, or other relevant field.
  • A keen eye for engaging stories that will connect human voices to policy objectives.
  • Understanding of story fundamentals (effective character, trajectory, hook, authenticity/details and calls-to-action). 
  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to coordinate and oversee the story collection, production, and distribution process.
  • Outstanding writer.
  • Excellent speaking skills.
  • Engaging interviewer with ability to build trust with story subjects (teachers, administrators, students, families, community members, etc.) and willing to search for appropriate stories.  
  • Independent worker with ability to drive strategy and production of stories.
  • Proven self-starter, action-oriented, has a positive attitude, and enjoys challenging work.
  • Ability to innovate and take responsibility.
  • Expertise with digital content and distribution.
  • Travel within the state.
IFSOEYesChief Education OfficerStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.12/18/201712/19/2017 8:29 AMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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378Springfield OfficeTeaching and Curriculum

​This position performs duties associated within the Center and in support of the Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science, middle and secondary school transformations, and multiple state and federal grant/contract programming.  This position reports to the Director of Teaching and Learning.

  • Works with division staff, cross-functionally, and with grantees in support of state and federal grant administration to ensure program effectiveness and compliance.  
  • Provides leadership, social science expertise, and guidance in support of the Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science and middle and secondary school transformation; and supports ISBE and other educational agencies as it pertains to the establishment, development, and review of social science materials, resources, assessments, and instructional support services.  
  • Serves as agency social science liaison in support of the Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science. 
  • Works to integrate the social science standards with competency based education and middle level and secondary school transformation. 
  • Continually reviews and upgrades the strategic plan for social science rigor and provides leadership and technical assistance in social science curriculum alignment, assessment, and resources.
  • Develops and writes Requests for Proposals, collaborates with ISBE staff, prepares and reviews grant reports, communicates with grantees, performs technical assistance and monitoring visits, supports division functions.
  • Develops, organizes, and participates in professional development, workshops, conferences, and committees in support of the Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science, middle level and secondary transformations, competency based education, the state plan, and agency mission, vision, goals.  
  • Effectively communicates internally and externally on behalf of the agency.
  • Facilitates and collects data, data analysis and evaluation. 
  • Provides assistance on data driven continuous improvement strategies.  
  • Collaboratively reviews policies, procedures, rules, and legislation to ensure program compliance and improve overall effectiveness of programming in order to improve outcomes for students.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Grant management and/or budget experience.
  • Master’s Degree in Education or a Bachelor’s Degree in Education plus two years of teaching experience.   (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Must hold an Illinois Educator License and Social Science Endorsement.
  • Two years of teaching experience (in addition to education requirements) in K-12 schools and/or administrative experience at the K-12 level.
  • Experience with the Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science.
  • Experience working with committees of practicing educators to produce and/or review resources, assessments, curriculum and/or instructional materials.
  • Experience with professional development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science.
  • Understanding of research based instructional practices and data driven performance.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both in written communication and verbally.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, and set and meet timelines
IFSOEYesCenter for Teaching and CurriculumStage 1Open Until FilledMonday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.12/18/201712/18/2017 11:52 AMUNDERFANGER AMANDA
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