Assistant Director of Title Programs

Indiana Department of Education - Indianapolis, IN3.5

30+ days agoFull-time

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Indiana Department of Education

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Assistant Director of Title Programs

The Title Grants and Support division provides federal and state funds, professional development, and technical assistance to Indiana school corporations and charter schools to provide a high-quality education for students. The Assistant Director of Title Programs provides extensive leadership, support, professional development, and guidance regarding federal and state grants to ensure that the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), LEAs, and charter schools meet federal and state legal requirements and objectives regarding various federal and state grants, which will include Title I, Title II, and School Improvement Grants. This position oversees the Federal Grants Specialists.

A day in the life

  • Provide leadership and manage the appropriate grants including Title I, Title I Part D, Title II, and School Improvement Grants in processes, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation;
  • Lead a team of specialists for onsite monitoring of LEAs and schools to monitor appropriateness and effectiveness of grant implementation;
  • Develop and coordinate monitoring reports with required actions including follow-up resolution;
  • Review and approve documents for desktop monitoring to ensure compliance;
  • Collect reports from LEAs/schools and develop, record, and report data collection results related to assigned federal and state grants;
  • 6 Create a vision and process to provide technical assistance and professional development to IDOE staff and LEAs in order to improve student outcomes;
  • Cross train other grant specialists on reviewing state and/or federal grants as well as any applicable monitoring and reporting protocols associated with such grants;
  • Keep current of research regarding best practices and updates in legislation on federal and state law relating to grants;
  • Develop internal and external staff development plans to improve IDOE technical assistance and support improvement of grant implementation at the state and local level
  • Represent the Title Grants and Support Division, as needed, alongside or in place of the Director

What we’re looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Five or more years of successful education-related job experience. Preferred experience includes an extensive understanding of grant implementation, school or district leadership, or improvement of student achievement.
  • Extensive knowledge of the IDOE's philosophy, goals, objectives, theories, mission, programs, functions, and organizational structure.
  • Experience working directly with children, teachers, and/or families in one or more of the following areas: program coordination, professional development facilitation, or training.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal. Technology skills required (at a minimum: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Ability to manage and prioritize varied and simultaneous responsibilities. Must be highly organized, attentive to detail, and have an exemplary work ethic.
  • Ability to independently exercise sound judgment following the analysis of information.
  • Ability to present a professional demeanor when representing the Title Grants and Support division within the IDOE and at the LEA level.
  • Ability to develop, plan, administrator, manage, and organize complex programs and activities.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with colleagues to accomplish assignments.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, manage time and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Prompt, reliable, pleasant, and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to travel, sometimes overnight, to meet needs of schools and districts.

Benefits

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • Choose from four medical plans (including RX coverage), vision and dental
  • Wellness program that offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan
  • Health savings account, offered for most medical plans, includes state contributions
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to a private sector’s 401 K plan) with employer match, as well as a choice between two fully funded pension plans
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • The State of Indiana offers other generous leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • New Parent Leave
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free downtown parking

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $70,000.00 to $80,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • grant implementation or school or district leadership: 5 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Required travel:

  • 25 (Required)