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[New Job Vacancy] Bilingual Elementary Math Content Specialist, Open Education Resources (Education Specialist IV) job in TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY, (Austin, TX 78701) – Jobs in Austin, TX 78701

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Job Opening details:-
Company Name :-
TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
Position Name :-
Bilingual Elementary Math Content Specialist, Open Education Resources (Education Specialist IV)
Company Location :-
Austin, TX 78701
Job Category :
 Content writing jobs

Full Job Description :-
Bilingual Elementary Math Content Specialist, Open Education Resources (Education Specialist IV)
(
00022184
)

Organization
: TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY

Primary Location
: Texas-Austin

Work Locations
: Texas Education Agency 1701 NORTH CONGRESS AVENUE Austin 78701

Job
: Education, Training, and Library

Employee Status
: Regular

Schedule
: Full-time

Standard Hours Per Week
: 40.00

Travel
: Yes, 10 % of the Time

State Job Code
: 0823

Salary Admin Plan
: B

Grade
: 23

Salary (Pay Basis)
: 4,598.67 – 6,065.75 (Monthly)

Number of Openings
: 1

Overtime Status
: Exempt

Job Posting
: Mar 29, 2022, 5:13:05 PM

Closing Date: Ongoing

Description

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Open Education Resource (OER) team is committed to ensuring districts have access to high quality instructional materials (HQIM) by creating a set of OER products across multiple subject areas and grade bands that will be open to the public, easily accessible, and support effective teaching and learning. The OER initiative is a strategic priority of the Commissioner of Education focused on improving the foundation of reading and math for students across Texas.
The TEA is seeking a Bilingual Elementary Math Content Specialist to drive student outcomes by overseeing the procurement, review, and editing of high-quality math instructional materials across multiple K-6 Math courses. OER Content Specialists support the communication of the state vision for high-quality open education resources for classrooms, schools, and districts, while also building relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional mathematics content knowledge and vision for excellent instruction, knowledge of research based instructional practices, as well as the ability to manage agency vendors, cross-department projects, and multiple priorities. Additionally, this role may support with training and developing of HQIM implementation. This position reports to the Director of STEM Academic Content for OER.
Candidates have likely served in a school or district role managing the design and implementation of math curriculum and assessment and/or have curriculum experience working with textbook providers or related vendors. The OER team sits within the Department of Instructional Strategy which is focused on helping school systems to bring learning to life for students across Texas. We do this by developing and offering a portfolio of different programs, products and services that school systems can selectively use based on local needs and define success by their ability to help educators sustainably improve student outcomes.
Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.
Flexible work location within the state of Texas may be considered for qualified candidates.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Product Development: Oversee the development of HQIM for K-6 mathematics in English and Spanish by managing multiple publishers and review teams with the goal of delivering high-quality math materials that drive student achievement across the Texas schools
Implementation / RBIS: Support and communicate the state vision for HQIM for classrooms, schools, and districts including helping to build an understanding of research-based instructional best-practices relevant to grade and content
Continuous Improvement for Elementary Math: Plan for and facilitate content reviews and engagement opportunities across a variety of Texas stakeholders including but not limited to Texas educators in support of materials review and continuous improvement

• Stakeholder Engagement: Build Relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to impact and influence project partnership and the adoption and utilization of our open educational resources

• Elementary Math Operations: Support the TEA in aligning initiatives and system operations to facilitate easier HQIM adoption and implementation to eliminate barriers and allow educators to focus on improving academic outcomes

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Mission Focused: Share the belief that all Texas students can achieve at high levels and are able to succeed in college, career, or the military.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university

Experience: At least [3] years of experience in teaching, curriculum and assessment, and/or administrative roles relevant to K- 6 math education in school districts, at regional education service centers (ESCs), in university settings, and/or with statewide initiatives is required. Experience with managing large initiatives, contracts, and grant programs is preferred.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

Exceptional Spanish skills and ability to work proficiently across both English and Spanish¬¬
Understanding of curriculum and assessment design and/or advanced skill in writing and/or reviewing curriculum
Strong project management skills and ability to juggle competing priorities and drive team towards results
Excellent time management skills to organize and complete multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and prioritize tasks to deliver quality products with the ability to communicate progress areas of concern
Experience with effective, high-quality professional development activities and techniques in a core content
Superior and effective professional verbal and written communication skills, including development of appropriate guidance documents and effective presentations
Ability to build relationships and communicate clearly, concisely, respectfully, and inclusively with contractors, ESC staff, TEA staff, and external stakeholders
Fast learner who can understand and communicate intent of state law and rule and work within statutory authority
A desire to self-reflect, give and receive feedback, and focus on continuous improvement
Ability to complete additional project activities as assigned to meet team and department goals
Obtain any necessary training and certifications as needed per role

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.
Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed here. Click on the military “occupational category” that corresponds with the state classification in this job posting title to review the codes, ratings, and description for the matching position provided by the State Auditor’s Office.
This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.
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.

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