Chicago Job Opening 12-20-2017
Position: Program Compliance Monitor (Principal Consultant)
Inventory#: 496
Location: Chicago Office
Union: IFSOE
Division: English Language Learning
Monthly Salary: Lane 4 – Minimum Salary $3,946
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This position conducts onsite monitoring visits of school districts to assure compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulatory provisions; produces complete monitoring reports; provides corrective recommendations to districts as necessary; drafts business correspondence, papers, research and data collection documents; reviews and approves state bilingual and Title III grant applications for funding; provides technical assistance to the field, consistent with best practices and in alignment with all rules, regulations, and laws as applicable to English learners. This position reports to the Division Supervisor.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Compiles and analyzes data in order to produce complete and accurate monitoring reports and responses, including recommendations, to districts’ corrective action plans.
  • Prepares, schedules, and conducts onsite monitoring visits (as assigned) of school districts to assure compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulatory provisions.
  • Reviews and approves state bilingual and Title III grant applications for funding.
  • Provides technical assistance to the field, consistent with best practices and in alignment with all rules, regulations, and laws as applicable to English learners.
  • Assists in the planning, execution, and coordination of division activities as related to the education of English learners in the state.
  • Participates in division, center, and agency cross functional teams as designated by management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Required:
  • Master’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Coursework in bilingual education, English as a second language, or applied linguistics.
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) working in education, preferably in school districts or state education agencies.
  • Familiarity with grant procedures and writing academic or professional reports and other documents for a variety of audiences.
  • Knowledge about bilingual education, including state and federal rules about English learners.
  • Solid time-management abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Proficient in a language other than standard English.
Preferred:
  • Degree in Bilingual Education, English as a Second Language, Education Policy, Public Policy, or Applied Linguistics.
 
Position: Program Compliance Monitor (Principal Consultant)
Inventory#: 1309
Location: Chicago Office
Union: IFSOE
Division: English Language Learning
Monthly Salary: Lane 4 – Minimum Salary $3,946
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This position conducts onsite monitoring visits of school districts to assure compliance with state and federal law(s), rules, and/or regulatory provisions; compiles and analyzes data to write complete compliance monitoring reports, including corrective recommendations as necessary; drafts business correspondence, papers, research and data collection documents; reviews and approves state bilingual and Title III grant applications for funding; provides technical assistance to the field, consistent with best practices and in alignment with all applicable rules, regulations, and law as applicable to English language learners. This position reports to the Division Supervisor.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Compiles and analyzes data to write complete compliance monitoring reports, including corrective recommendations as necessary.
  • Drafts business correspondence, papers, research and data collection documents.
  • Schedules and conducts onsite monitoring visits (as assigned) of school districts to assure compliance with state and federal law(s), rules and/or regulatory provisions, including those districts receiving TBE/TPI (state) and/or LIPLEP/IEP (federal) funding.
  • Reviews and approves state bilingual and Title III grant applications for funding.
  • Provides technical assistance to the field, consistent with best practices and in alignment with all applicable rules, regulations, and law as applicable to English language learners.
  • Assists in the planning, execution, and coordination of division activities as related to TBE/TPI and Title III.
  • Participates in division, center, and agency cross functional teams as designated by management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Required:
  • Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Coursework in bilingual education, English as a second language, or applied linguistics required.
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) working in education, preferably in schools with a significant number of disadvantaged populations and/or language minority students (English language learners).
  • Experience writing academic and/or professional reports required.
  • Familiarity with budget or grant administration and procedures.
  • Knowledge in conducting research and/or data analysis.
  • Knowledgeable about bilingual education practice and policy.
  • Ability to write, proofread, edit and finalize professional written work products for a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited direction from management.
  • Solid time-management abilities to efficiently manage assignments and complete tasks meeting deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Familiarity or understanding of Illinois School Code as it relates to English language learning.
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Urdu, Tagalog, Cantonese, Gujarati, Vietnamese, Russian, Mandarin or other high frequency language.
Preferred:
  • Master’s Degree in Education.
  • Experience conducting program auditing or monitoring.
 

 
Position: English Language Learning Budget (Consultant)
Inventory#: 491
Location: Chicago Office
Union: IFSOE
Division: English Language Learning
Monthly Salary: Lane 3 – Minimum Salary $3,050
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This position serves as a liaison to school districts and community-based programs in providing and assisting with English Language Learning. Assists with budget information; tracks budget approvals; develops and prepares reports; responsible for one or more programs/projects as assigned by the Division Supervisor. This position reports to the Division Supervisor.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serves as a liaison to school districts and community-based programs in English language learning including budget review.
  • Reviews regulatory provisions, including those districts receiving TBE/TPI (state) and/or LIPLEP/IEP (federal) funding.
  • Processes contractual and grant agreements that are overseen by division.
  • According to prescribed procedures, assists in developing and delivering training and technical assistance on grant applications to personnel.
  • Provides technical assistance to the field, consistent with best practices and in alignment with all applicable rules, regulations, and law as applicable to English language learners.
  • Assists in the planning, execution, and coordination of division activities as related to TBE/TPI and Title III.
  • Participates in division, center, and agency cross functional teams as designated by management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Minimum of one year of experience working in education, preferably in schools with a significant number of disadvantaged populations and/or language minority students (English language learners).
  • Experience writing academic and/or professional reports.
  • Familiarity with budget or grant administration and procedures.
  • Ability to conduct research and/or data analysis.
  • Ability to write, proofread, edit and finalize professional written work products for a variety of audiences.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Urdu, Tagalog, Cantonese, Gujarati, Vietnamese, Russian, Mandarin or other high frequency language required.
Preferred:
  • Degree in Education.
  • Coursework in bilingual education, English as a second language, or applied linguistics.
  • Experience conducting program auditing or monitoring.
  • Knowledgeable about bilingual education practice and policy.
  • Familiarity or understanding of Illinois School Code as it relates to English language learning.
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