MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.
POSITION OVERVIEW: This position is in College, Career, and Military Prep Division, supporting the Counseling, Advising and Student Supports Team with projects related to the agency’s strategic priority of connecting high school to college and career.
This position is up 7 months in duration, depending on start date, with contract to end on or before August 31, 2021. Payment will be based on an hourly rate of $16 per hour of work for a total of 312 hours.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS
Performs advanced administrative support and/or technical program assistance work. Work involves disseminating information, maintaining filing systems, and performing internal administrative support and policy documentation work. Performs administrative work in areas such as data entry, grant program/policy implementation, external customer service support, and development of responses to various inquiries about middle school and high school programs specific to school counseling, advising, Communities In Schools, student support programs, career exploration, work-based learning, and student pathways. Tracks and supports bill analysis through the 87th Texas Legislature. Completes research, conducts analysis, writes briefs, and makes recommendations to the various programs in the College, Career, and Military Preparation, Division. Works under moderate supervision, with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
- Participates in program planning, development, and implementation.
- Evaluates and reviews resources related to comprehensive counseling programs, Communities In Schools, student support services, career exploration, work-based learning, and student pathways
- Provides information to the public by mail, email, and/or telephone.
- Assist in compiling and analyzing data, making calculations, and preparing reports; perform basic data entry and retrieval.
- Research technical and policy issues.
- Performs related work on other College, Career, and Military Preparation Division initiatives as assigned.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Experience and Education
Experience in or knowledge of education policy (school counseling, mental health and behavioral health, student supports), public policy, or development and philanthropy (grant making, program evaluation) preferred. Graduate study in public policy or education is generally preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to the education; of public administration and management techniques; and of program planning, evaluation, and implementation.
- Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; to prepare reports; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; and to communicate effectively.
- Skills in effective writing such as composing, reviewing, and editing written communication to adhere to accepted styles and guidelines.
Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.