APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 39
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Education Programs Professionals assist and foster the growth of K-12, postsecondary, and related education programs throughout Nevada by providing technical assistance, training, and oversight.
The Education Program Professional assists school districts and public schools by providing leadership on a state and national level in implementing the GEAR UP program throughout Nevada by providing technical assistance and training. Under the Direction of the Director of Office of Educational Opportunity, this position provides leadership and coordination for the statewide college readiness program to academically prepare and motivate more low-income and disadvantaged youth to go to college. As part of this oversight, the position provides professional development and technical assistant to district leaders with respect to the administration of the federal grant, family engagement, and financial literacy component of GEAR UP. Responsibilities of the position include: coordinating the GEAR UP scholarship program in alignment with GEAR UP scholarship policies; coordinate partner development with the Nevada System of Higher Education, school districts, and financial education partners; preparing annual performance reports on Grant progress; and collaborating with Department staff. *THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANYTIME DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED.*
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
An earned Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in business, economics, education, English, math, nutrition, psychology, science, sociology, statistics, or related field and one year of professional experience in an educational program area; OR Master's degree from an accredited college or university in business, economics, education, English, math, nutrition, psychology, science, sociology, statistics, or related field and two years of professional experience in an educational program area.
Some positions require a valid driver's license at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Positions may be required to work on evenings and weekends.
Positions require statewide travel.
Some positions require a pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting.
Some positions require eligibility for a Nevada teacher's license, which may include specific endorsements at the time of application.
College transcripts must be submitted with the employment application.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Describe your experience in developing and implementing programs designed to support student achievement through effective strategies and proven practices; specify if you have experience in developing and implementing a plan for college and career readiness as part of your answer
2) Describe your experience in providing training and/or technical assistance to educators with regard to implementation of GEAR UP strategies (e.g., professional development for district personnel, family support family literacy training, etc.).
3) Describe an instance in which you used data to inform the development and incorporation of strategies and practices into an implementation and improvement plan.
4) Provide an example of a report you have prepared to summarize progress and actions around the implementation of a project (if possible, with regard to increase in college going culture).