Title I/ESSA Support Education Specialist...

Job Goal: To provide customized assistance to districts to locally implement Title I and other programs under the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) consolidated application for federal funds; and to provide professional development and technical support as outlined by TEA and the ESSA support grants.

  • Master’s degree in Education
  • Texas Teacher certification Texas Mid-Management preferred 
  • Texas Mid-Management preferred 
  • Minimum 5 years teaching and/or supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge and experience with compliance, and state and federal program and fiscal guidelines
  • Experience in planning, developing, and presenting professional development to adults  
Special Knowledge and Skills:
  • Background knowledge in federal programs under ESSA, especially Title I, A High degree of professionalism including strong organizational, communication, and public relations skills 
  • Ability to establish rapport and work in collaboration with public school, ESC, and state personnel 
  • Ability to serve in a support role and provide excellent customer service 
  • Ability to prepare and provide professional development to educators of all levels 
  • Detail oriented and able to complete and submit required documentation on time 
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with diverse personalities 
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks effectively with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to utilize current technology platforms and software
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Respond to clients' needs in a courteous and timely manner with current, accurate information.
  • Utilize distance learning technologies for attending and providing meetings/technical assistance/trainings.
  • Follow all federal, state, and ESC guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain positive, professional relationships within the ESC and between the ESC, LEAs and TEA.
  • Maintain all internal and external required program paperwork and program documentation and submit by requested deadlines.
  • Work cooperatively with ESC staff and the Title I Team in coordination of programs activities, training, technical assistance and program information dissemination.
  • Attend any required training either virtually or in-person
  • Other duties as may be assigned.
Fund Source Local:
  • Provide customized training and technical assistance to districts (on-site, remotely, phone, and email) in:
    • Program planning and program requirements
    • Budget planning and implementation follow ups
    • Program documentation including assisting districts in development of local forms
    • Completion and submission of ESSA related applications, amendments, and compliance reports
    • Comparability of services and assisting districts in writing of reports
    • Assistance with comprehensive needs assessments
    • Private Nonprofit Schools assistance
  • Collaborate to create and disseminate the Title I monthly checklist and newsletters  
Fund Source Grants:
  • Understand and adhere to all grant guidelines and carry out required activities 
  • Work cooperatively with Title I staff to conduct required regional professional development and technical assistance activities as specified in grant guidelines 
  • Assist LEAs with program validations, audits, identified compliance issues, and/or corrective actions 
  • Follow guidelines and reporting deadlines provided by the TEA 
  • Collaborate with ESC Title I Team to plan and facilitate director meetings and disseminate information and resources provided by TEA staff in a timely manner 
  • Attend all required TEA meetings, conferences, webinars, TETNs