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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3257562
  • 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 School Action Fund Grant Specialist will develop and administer the School Action Fund grant designed to support districts to plan and execute bold schools actions. The School Action Fund Grant Specialist creates program guidelines, grant application and evaluation processes, and tracks and monitors fidelity of implementation of grant dollars. The School Action Fund Grant Specialist reports directly to the Director of the Division of System Support and Innovation and will work in collaboration with the Divisions District Support Team to support consultative work to school districts interested in and/or already awarded School Action Fund grants.

Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter is a required attachment 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.

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


Creates, evaluates, revises, and executes the School Action Fund grant application process
Creates resources and supports related to the School Action Fund for prospective and current grantees
Tracks and creates reports that monitor fidelity of implementation and use of grants dollars for all School Action Fund grantees
Maintains a working knowledge of grantee districts as it relates to academic performance, personnel, and grant usage
Evaluates and recommends adjustments to continuously improve the design of the School Action Fund



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

Experience: At least (1) year of experience in the education sector.


Expertise in administering or monitoring state or federal grants
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)
Ability to quickly comprehend complex information and break it into comprehensive parts
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
Ability to receive and apply feedback
Demonstrates outstanding leadership and 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: $ 3,520.33 to $ 4,633.50 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 1 year 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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