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State of Minnesota Special Education Program Monitor - Educ Specialist 2 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Working Title: Special Education Program Monitor - Educ Specialist 2

Job Class: Education Specialist 2

Agency: Education Department

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 02/12/2024

  • Closing Date : 03/04/2024

  • Bid Open : 02/12/2024

  • Bid Close : 02/20/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Education Department / MDE-Central Office-MAPE

  • Division/Unit : Special Education-St Paul / Spec Ed Monitoring &Assistance

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : Yes

  • Salary Range: $33.90 - $50.27 / hourly; $70,783 - $104,963 / annually

  • Job Class Option : Special Educ Monitoring

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status : Exempt - Administrative

  • Telework Eligible : Yes - Telework arrangements may be possible. You will discuss your preferences and requirements of the position and complete a telework agreement. Employees do need to reside in MN or a border state and may need to report to the office on a periodic basis.

  • Work Location : Minneapolis

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

CURRENT permanent-classified MDE employees represented by MAPE who are eligible for interest bidding for the position should consult Article 16, Vacancies, Filling of Positions, Section 3, Job Posting and Interest Bidding, of their negotiated agreement. In order to be considered for the position as an interest bidder your application must be received by the “Closed for Bid“ date listed above.

*This posting is hiring for 2 positions.

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

*This posting is hiring for 2 positions.

Are you ready to take statewide your knowledge of what‘s necessary to be compliant with requirements in special education but also what works well to improve results for children and youth with disabilities? Then join our Special Education Program Monitoring team. We are a dynamic group of educators and specialists at the forefront of helping Minnesota‘s school districts and charter schools remain compliant with laws and regulations while improving results for children and youth with disabilities.

As a Program Monitor, you‘ll work through data as a team to differentiate monitoring supports for each district in the state‘s cohort cycle. Be prepared to:

  • Have meaningful conversations with district leadership and staff

  • Assess patterns of results and visit district to review facilities

  • Provide directed technical assistance

Special Education program monitoring is required by federal regulation as one of the conditions of receiving federal funds and Minnesota has a long tradition of being among the best in the country.

Minimum Qualifications

5 years of professional experience with special education program planning at the school or district level


A bachelor‘s or master‘s degree in education or a related field and 4 years of experience with special education program planning at the school or district level

Experience must include:

  • Demonstrated leadership or administrative capacity at a school district level, that includes the development of improvements in special education program, staff development and/or compliance assurance;

  • Experience with government, education or special education programs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Special education leadership experience as the lead teacher, coordinator, or at the director level;

  • Experience working in a system of continuous improvement, implementation science and results-based decision making;

  • Experience with data collection and analytics;

  • Familiarity with adult-centered training and provision of technical assistance;

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following: A reference and driver‘s license check


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.