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Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
At ICF, we support educators working with people of all ages. From early childhood and Head Start through university studies to vocational and workforce training, ICF professionals help clients across the globe proactively respond to many of the important challenges facing education today.
ICF seeks an Educational Consultant to work within our Education, Community & Social Programs (ECSP) Division. The ECSP Division provides federal, state, and other clients with a wide range of technical assistance, research and evaluation services. Our work focuses on important education policy issues; uses proven and innovative methods for delivering high-quality, timely technical assistance; seeks to inform education stakeholders of promising practices; and involves working closely with clients to ensure that training and technical assistance support services are relevant, useful, and make a difference.
The Educational Consultant will work with clients such as U.S. Department of Education and as well as State and local educational agencies to provide high-quality services and products.
In this role you will be responsible for developing and maintaining the strong, collegial relationships with state education agencies (SEAs) and other clients to provide high-quality, relevant, and useful capacity-building technical assistance. The Senior Technical Specialist will conduct needs assessment, develop and deliver technical assistance that clearly addresses client needs, monitor and course correct technical assistance as needed, coordinate with project evaluators to curate evidence, and liaise with clients. In addition, the Senior Technical Specialist will lead and coordinate TA teams to ensure the provision of high-quality services to clients
Key project tasks may include:
- Serve as key point of contact with clients, internal teams, and leadership
- Nurture ongoing relationships with clients; manage client needs assessment in a systematic and ongoing manner; communicate needs to technical assistance teams and project leadership; develop, provide, and broker services to clients based on needs
- Serve as point of contact with other technical assistance providers, as needed, and manage collaborative work, brokering services as appropriate
- Participate on technical assistance teams providing services to clients, contributing technical and process expertise
- Develop technical assistance plans in collaboration with clients, internal teams, and leadership
- Provide technical assistance plan management of planned activities and staff
- Develop technical assistance resources, such as information briefs, whitepapers, tools, rubrics, processes, etc., according to high standards of quality
- Develop, deliver, monitor, and course correct ongoing technical assistance services
- Coordinate and collaborate with project evaluators to curate evidence, collect information, and schedule data collection and reporting activities
- Assist in contributing to required formal reports and contribute to internal documentation systems
- Advise leadership about emerging state and federal education policy issues, technical assistance strategies, and new resources
- Participate in team and all-staff meetings to discuss progress of technical assistance initiatives, emerging needs and issues, and challenges to service provis
- Doctorate in education, social sciences, public administration, or related subjects
- Experience at state and/or national level with K-12 education policies, regulations, and systems
- A minimum of 10 years of experience developing and delivering technical assistance to state and district educators and leaders
- Strong communication, presentation, and facilitation skills
- Extensive experience developing high quality technical assistance materials, including information briefs, whitepapers, tools, presentations, and processes.
- Proficient in MS Office and other standard office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, SharePoint, Skype, and Adobe Connect)
- Experience working with multiple stakeholder groups as a participant, content advisor, and technical assistance provider
- Content knowledge related to state education systems, key policy issues (e.g., assessment, accountability, college and career readiness, school turnaround, diverse learners, educator development and evaluation), capacity building, coaching, and/or consultation
- Experience working in a consulting environment
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.
ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)
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