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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3257558
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 8, 2020
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

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: In order to advance the mission of the TEA of improving outcomes for all public school students, the District Charter Partnerships Specialist (Texas Partnerships Specialist) will support the Agency’s efforts to approve and monitor benefits for partnerships between schools districts and charter schools or other related entities (non-profit organizations, governmental entities, and institutions of higher education). The District Charter Partnerships Specialist acts as an agency expert on Senate Bill 1882, supports the design of resources for school districts, charter operators, internal TEA staff, and Education Service Centers to ensure clear understanding of partnerships, and participates in the evaluation and monitoring processes related to Senate Bill 1882. The District Charter Partnerships Specialist reports to the District Charter Partnerships Manager Director in the Division of System Support and Innovation (DSSI) and will work in collaboration with DSSI’s District Support Team to support consultative work to school districts pursuing and/or already executing district charter partnerships.

Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Additionally, please be sure to respond to the short answer prompt found in the supplemental questions. These responses should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application.

Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.


Maintain an expert understanding of and provide guidance on Senate Bill 1882 (SB 1882), district-charter partnerships, and Subchapter C in-district authorizing practices
Format and edit content for resources, supports, communications plans, and trainings related to district-charter partnerships for both districts and charter operators
Collect, organize, and review application materials for determining district eligibility of SB 1882 financial and accountability benefits
Collect, organize, review documents, and recommend actions for the SB 1882 monitoring process to ensure and maintain fidelity to SB 1882 requirements
Collaborate with the Division of System Support and Innovation’s District Support Team to support consultative work to school districts pursuing and/or already executing district charter partnerships



Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. An advanced degree or major course work in a field relevant to the assignment is generally preferred.

Experience: At least three (3) years of experience in the education sector.

Substitutions: An advanced degree may substitute for two years of required experience.


Understanding of innovative school governance models including charter school governance
Knowledge of state (e.g. SB 1882) and federal laws (e.g. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) related to state agency actions in support of school districts and schools)
Experience organizing information and executing processes for large projects
Ability to concisely communicate complex material to a variety of stakeholders
Highly organized with ability to develop and execute project plans and progress monitoring tools
Skill in qualitative and quantitative analysis; and creating MS PowerPoint, Excel, and Word-based toolkits, guides, and resources
A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve
Demonstrates outstanding personal relations skills including excellent written and oral communication skills

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.

Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed here.

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.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 4,023.16 to $ 5,301.33 Per Month
  • Job Category : State-level Positions > Specialist
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Texas Education Agency is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Emily Douno
    • 1701 N. Congress Avenue
    • Austin, Texas 78701

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