Title III Specialist Position #1192 Job at State of Colorado Job Opportunities – 3.4 Denver, CO

Department Information

About the Colorado Department of Education

Through setting a clear vision for increasing student performance, CDE continually supports the advancement and improvement of the state’s education system to prepare all learners for success in a rapidly changing global workplace.


All students in Colorado will become educated and productive citizens capable of succeeding in society, the workforce, and life.


The mission of the Colorado Department of Education is to ensure that all students are prepared for success in society, work, and life by providing excellent leadership, service, and support to schools, districts, and communities across the state.

Why work for Colorado Department of Education?

We offer great location and great benefits which include:
Medical and dental plans

Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement plans including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans

Employee wellness programs

Paid life insurance

Short and long-term disability coverage

No Cost ECO Pass

10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

Flexible work schedule options, training opportunities, and more.

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Description of Job

Position Summary

The ESEA Program Senior Consultant will work with other ESEA consultants to administer the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Title grants for the state of Colorado. This position is responsible for administering Title III, Part A of ESSA and ensuring Title III, Part A funds are used by LEAs to meet the linguistic and academic needs of English learners.

The ESEA Programs Office is responsible for ensuring that all students have equitable access to high-quality education and educators. The Office is focused on identifying and disseminating programs and practices that have a demonstrated record of effectiveness and successfully leveraging ESEA funds to improve the quality of education for English learners and ensuring that the linguistic and academic needs of English learners are met.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

A. Serve as the ESEA Office’s expert on English Learners (ELs) in Colorado. Help identify and disseminate best practices and effective programs for supporting ELs using ESEA funds.

B. Bridge and connect the work of the ESEA and the Culturally and Linguistically (CLDE) Offices to ensure that ESEA funds are used to provide supports, programs, and services that are evidence-based, grounded in research, effective, and most likely to improve the linguistic and academic performance of ELs.

C.Leverage Titles I, II, III, IV, and V to support English learners and the teachers who educate them.

a. Provide technical assistance and support to districts with schools that have been identified for support and improvement under ESSA.

b. Provide resources and guidance on serving ELs effectively in Title I programs.

c. Assist in the continuous improvement of ESSA program development and implementation as it relates to the successful academic and linguistic outcomes for English learners.

d. Collaborate with program evaluators on the ESEA program evaluations in order to engage in discussions with LEAs regarding the effective use of ESEA funds.

e. Support LEAs with developing improvement plans for schools identified for support and improvement under ESSA. Provide supports for developing a high quality comprehensive needs assessment, and improvement plans that address identified needs. Provide progress monitoring supports for improvement plan implementation and evaluation.

D. Cross Program Collaboration

a. Develop and deliver Consolidated Application for funds and support LEAs and BOCES in development and delivery of local ESEA plans

i. In collaboration with other ESEA team members, plan and implement an annual consolidated application cycle to best leverage ESEA funds in support of effective local ESEA plans, to include: updating the application structure when necessary, providing training and technical support to LEAs and BOCES on local plan and application development, and coordinating and communicating with LEAs and BOCES during the application process.

ii. Utilize internal and external stakeholders input and feedback to update the design of the application structure.

iii. Conduct statewide Consolidated Application trainings for LEAs and BOCES in support of the effective completion of their local plans and applications.

iv. Provide technical assistance to districts and BOCES in how they can use federal funds to improve outcomes for their students, including working with them to develop applications for funds that incorporate best practices and evidence-based interventions .

b. Monitoring for implementation of effective ESEA programs to ensure they are improving outcomes for English learners.

i. Participate with the ESEA team in the development and implementation of monitoring processes.

ii. Using monitoring process to identify programs and practices that are improving outcomes for English learners.

iii. Collaborate with LEAs and BOCES to develop corrective action plans based on any monitoring findings.

iv. Provide guidance, training, and technical assistance to LEAs and BOCES in development, delivery, and implementation of effective local ESEA plans to improve outcomes for historically underserved students, particularly English learners.

E. Serve as a Regional Contact for assigned districts throughout the state.

F. In collaboration with other federal program team members, support schools and districts in the school improvement initiative, Connect For Success. Participate in school site visits as the EL specialist and help develop diagnostic reports for how schools can strengthen practices to better align with the practices and strategies of Colorado High Achieving Schools.

G. Other duties as assigned by the ESEA Director or Assistant Director, Federal Programs Executive Director, or Associate Commissioner.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Competency and Qualification Requirements

  • Strong understanding and expertise in Civil Rights laws, precedence cases, and Title III, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). • Five or more years of experience in the education of English learners, including experience in meeting their linguistic and academic needs.
  • Five or more years of experience in working in a Title I school or serving Title I schools at the district level.
  • Two or more years of experience in coaching or training adults.
  • Strong understanding of federal accountability and reporting requirements specific to English learners under the ESSA. • Ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external customers (i.e., school districts, other CDE units, etc.).
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work to accommodate and meet the changing needs of the department and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions that advance educational opportunities for all students, particularly English learners.
  • Ability to uphold and exhibit CDE’s mission, vision and values by the consistent expression of professional, respectful, and customer service-oriented behaviors.
  • Strong understanding of the state’s implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), specifically relating to school support and improvement.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders in difficult or uncertain circumstances.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team with evolving and changing responsibilities.

Minimum Education Requirements

Master’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university in education, public policy, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, or related field.

Supplemental Information

How to Apply:
Applicants MUST submit a resume and cover letter attached to the online application. Applications left blank or marked “See Resume” will not be accepted.

Complete Applications must include the following documents:
A complete online application.

A cover letter (attach to your online application).

A resume (attach to your online application).

Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration.

***Please DO NOT attach transcripts, certificates or reference letters***

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Colorado Department of Education is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Susan Jiron-Garcia, at [email protected] or call 303-866-6600.

About the Company

Company: State of Colorado Job Opportunities – 3.4

Company Location:  Denver, CO

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