Education Associate, Title I, Part C and Title IV Programs

Location
Dover, DE 19901, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 08, 2018
Ref
5200007353
Close Date:
09/22/2018

Title of Position: Education Associate, Title I, Part C and Title IV Programs

Reports to: Director, Title Programs and Grant Support

Description of Position:

We are currently recruiting for an Education Associate responsible for managing two federal programs: Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment and Title I, Part C Education of Migratory Children programs. This position will manage the programmatic, fiduciary and reporting requirements for both programs. The selected candidate will also work in tandem with LEAs, department staff, and stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of Delaware's Every Student Succeeds (ESSA) State Plan.

Major Responsibilities Include:
  • Manage the programmatic and financial aspects of the Title I, Part C and Title IV, Part A federal programs;
  • Develop and implement processes and practices to fulfill commitments of Delaware's ESSA State Plan;
  • Provide assistance to the Director for Title Programs and Grant Supports to ensure federal and state requirements are met for workgroup assigned initiatives;
  • Represent the Department at committees, conferences, workgroups, and related meetings;
  • Provide recommendations, including rationale, for policy and process development and/or changes to improve regulatory compliance controls and integration of federal and state requirements;
  • Develop budget plans and manage financial expenditures in accordance with federal, state, and agency regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Provide accurate and timely responses to monitoring and/or auditing requests from funding agencies; including developing corrective action plans if needed;
  • Develop and prepare operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies;
  • Align LEA funding application, training material, and technical assistance resources with current federal laws;
  • Respond timely and accurately to LEA inquires, requests for assistance, and resolve non-compliance issues;
  • Develop and provide programmatic and financial resources aligned to governing statutes for LEAs;
  • Actively participate in developing and managing LEA monitoring activities; which includes creating monitoring protocols aligned to governing statutes, working in collaboration with other department staff to conduct both on-site monitoring visits and desk audits, developing corrective action plans and time frames, reviewing completed protocols for accuracy and alignment to documentation, and issuing final dispositions; and
  • Review LEA funding applications, provide assistance to address areas of non-compliance, and provide individualized technical assistance to improve application quality for the proceeding funding year.

Essential Qualifications and Skills

Education: Bachelor's degree in education, public administration, business administration or a related field from an accredited educational institution is required; Master's degree preferred in a relevant field.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of project or program management experience with a focus on ensuring deliverables are met within budget and on time
  • Experience developing and providing technical assistance
  • Experience with federal programs
  • Three years of relevant work experience with English learners (Preferred)
  • Fluent in two languages (Preferred)
  • Experience in supervising staff, who assist and/or fulfill program goals (Preferred)

Skills:
  • Process oriented mindset with a demonstrated ability to independently and proactively problem solve.
  • Project management skills resulting in executable project plans with reasonable goals and time frames.
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively with the highest degree of accuracy, while working in an environment of fluctuating priorities and frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to disseminate information on both a technical and general operational level.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Effective leadership, planning, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact, engage, and influence a variety of people on varied levels.
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority.
  • Exemplary writing skills, including but not limited to:
    • Efficiency in designing new content, tailoring content to audience and purpose,
    • Technical accuracy, concise style, and exemplary discernment of documented information.
  • Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and computerized financial systems.

Salary:

Salary will be computed in accordance with the education, experience, and training of the individual selected and in accordance with salary schedules for employees of the Department of Education. Direct deposit of payroll checks is a condition of state employment, and employees are paid on a lag pay schedule with the first payment made after approximately one month of employment.

Notes:

A criminal background check is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate during the interview process an understanding of diversity, educational equity and multicultural education. This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. The selected candidate should expect to perform any other related activities needed to deliver the position's key duties and responsibilities and follow any other instructions as defined by his/her supervisor.

The Delaware Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, age or Vietnam Era veteran's status in employment or its programs and activities. Inquiries should be directed to the Department's Human Resource Office, 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, Delaware, 19901, Telephone No. (302) 735-4030.

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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