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Education Assistant Division Director

Job Code 204000
Pay Plan Classified
Pay Grade 27
Occupational Category Management
Effective Date 12/28/2014
Class Definition

Planning, development, and managerial work relevant to the current work of the division. This involves directing and supporting educational effectiveness and continuous improvement within a segment of the education community or throughout education. The incumbent reports to the division director. Extensive interaction occurs Agency staff, education leaders and administrators Interaction may occur with legislators, and relevant state and federal officials.

Examples of Work

Working as part of a team, develops implementation plans for assigned Agency and division focus areas. Responsible for the operational steps planned to reach the goals, their feasibility and efficacy. Develops, defends, explains, promotes, and/or implements policy and legislation when appropriate. Works with staff to develop individual work plans and conduct annual staff evaluations to advance the Agency's core mission. Works with the division director and finance staff to develop and manage budgets for assigned projects. Manages grants and contracts for assigned work. Assists the director in human resource activities of the division. Communicates with internal and external partners to advance the core mission of the Agency and advance the work of the division. Communicates the Agency's core mission to staff and supports them in advancing this work. Develops and follows a work plan developed with the division director that supports Agency and division policies, expectations, standards of quality, and staff responsibilities. Performs related duties as required.

Environmental Factors

Normal office working conditions generally prevail. Incumbent must be able to interact, work, and deal with Agency staff, educators, state, federal, and local officials, and the general public. Evening and weekend work may be required. Travel will be required to carry out job duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of the educational or technical requirements of areas managed.

Considerable knowledge of the field of education in general and of developments and programs in other states and regions as well as the directions of the federal government.

Considerable knowledge and skill in the development of management processes and systems and the operation of those systems to meet the needs of the Agency core mission and additional federal and state requirements.

Considerable knowledge and skill in planning, developing, and coordinating programs and initiatives, and in management of the change process.

Ability to coach, motivate, and develop a varied staff, and to develop and grants, contracts and relevant budgets.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to work as an effective member of a team.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in education or closely related field AND five (5) years or more of professional level experience in education administration or other leadership position in an educational organization or related non-profit or social sector organization.


Bachelor’s degree in education or closely related field AND three (3) years or more of professional level experience in education administration or other leadership position in an education organization or related non-profit or social sector organization AND two (2) years of the duties listed above which have been performed at the Agency of Education.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements