Educational Specialist II - English Learners

Honolulu, HI, US
EOSR-7, $95,483 to $135,163
Sep 16, 2018
  • TYPE OF APPOINTMENT ISSUED: This position is included in the Educational Officers' Bargaining Unit and will be filled as a clear line appointment.
    Training: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master?s degree in education with specialization in a subject field appropriate to the area(s) of assignment.
    Desired Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or valid certificate/license/professional diploma in education plus two (2) additional years of relevant experience in a subject field appropriate to the area of assignment.
    Experience: Six (6) years of responsible professional work experience in education of which four (4) years shall have been in teaching and two (2) years in curriculum or program planning, as appropriate.
    Experience Desirable: Two (2) years in responsible English Learners work at the school, complex, or district levels. Additional experience in curriculum and program planning are highly desirable. Nine (9) years of responsible professional work experience in K-12 education of which at least three (3) years have been as a resource teacher, curriculum coordinator, trainer, professional developer or coach in English Learner programs.
    Combined Education and Experience: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable, as determined by the Department. Substitutions can be considered for the requirement of experience in an education program, agency or system.
    Knowledge of: Foundations of curriculum and instruction; instructional media and computers; foundations of American education; tests and measurements; principles of learning and individual differences; curriculum design and development; educational statistics; purposes, methods, subject matter and materials pertinent to the area(s) of assignment; research developments, trends and current issues or problems pertinent to the area(s) of assignment; laws, rules, regulations and administrative procedures pertinent to the area(s) of assignment.
    Knowledge Desirable: Background in state and federal grant implementation and management; data analysis; team-based problem solving strategies and techniques; WIDA and Hawaii State Standards.
    Ability to: Provide leadership, planning and coordination in the area(s) of assignment; develop, analyze and evaluate plans, programs and procedures; communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing; operate computer and other business machines; use tools, equipment, instruments or devices appropriate to the area(s) of assignment; maintain awareness of developments in curriculum or program areas.
    Skills/Abilities Desirable: Supervise and organize the work of others; collaborate with state, district and school personnel; involve and communicate with multiple agency staff: communicate with clarity goals and objectives of program area; develop training materials and effective presentations for targeted audiences and adapt training principles to the learning situation; creating a positive working environment; flexibility in dealing with work related events.
  • Duties and Responsibilities : Under the general supervision of the Educational Specialist III of the Student Support Section, the Educational Specialist II:
    1. Provides leadership in the planning, design, development and implementation of the K-12 English Learner (EL) programs; collaborates in the refinement of standards based instruction to ensure that the needs of EL students are addressed. Responsible for refinement of statewide procedures, guidelines, and budgeting practices to ensure access to high quality education for non-native English speaking national origin students.
    2. Supports the field with current and significant research, promising evidence-based instructional practices in EL education, K-12 curriculum frameworks, resource materials and other types of supplementary resources. Serves as advocate for equitable opportunities and learning to meet the acculturation needs of national origin students.
    3. Evaluates and monitors complex area program implementation. Assesses, supports and problem solves issues around EL program needs. Collaborates on goals, objectives, and long-range plans to ensure system-wide implementation aligned to federal requirements. Ensures conformance to minimum program standards result in growth in student learning and readiness for post-secondary pathways.
    4. Provides consultative services to complex areas, school, and other state office personnel and community groups. Consults and partners on efforts to strengthen multilingualism and bi-literacy in connection to other offices and initiatives; works to coordinate relevant activities, resources, and implementation.
    5. Coordinates strategic professional development in collaboration with complex areas based on needs that are of significance and require customization to improve student learning and achievement. Networks with other state divisions to improve instruction, delivery and accountability as part of a tri-level construct. Assists complex areas and schools with transitions as needed, due to new legislative or federal programs and/or grants.
    6. Serves as a liaison between the Department of Education, State and Federal government agencies, community groups, professional organizations, and other agencies and organizations that support EL education. Prepares and supports development and implementation of program plans, grants, contracts, memoranda of agreements, legislative testimony, and supporting documents/reports.
    7. Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
  • SALARY RANGE: EOSR-7, $95,483 to $135,163. Department of Education certificated employees will be placed on the salary range in accordance with Department regulations. All others will be placed on the first step of $95,483.
  • WORK YEAR AND BENEFITS: This appointment will be on a 12-month basis with vacation and sick leave provided according to applicable regulations.
    POSTING CYCLE: Vacant or unfilled positions may be internally and/or externally advertised on the 1st and/or 15th of any calendar month.
    HOW TO APPLY: All materials submitted become the property of the Hawaii Department of Education and will not be returned to applicant.
    1. Visit the Hawaii Department of Education website and submit the online application prior to the deadline. Be sure to include a "Personal Statement" of what you can contribute to this specific position.

    2. Official transcripts (if not on file) must be submitted at the time of an official offer of employment. Transcripts may be sent by U.S. mail to the Office of Talent Management/EO Recruitment, P.O. Box 2360, Honolulu, HI 96804.
    3. After you submit your online application, you will receive a system generated email acknowledging receipt of your application.


    Cynthia A. Covell
    Assistant Superintendent

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