Share this Job

Current Employee? Click Here to apply!


Date:  Apr 7, 2021
Req ID:  5311

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  50,222

Position Number:  2208-2926
County:  Pulaski
Posting End Date:  Apr 20, 2021
Curriculum and Assessment - Literacy

Join the Arkansas Department of Education where each student is recognized as an individual.  Through a cultivation of world-class educators, partnering with communities, and an influx of social supports, Arkansas Department of Education provides multi-level supports that help ensure students will receive a personalized education and develop a life-long love of learning.



Work under the supervision of the ADE Literacy Unit Program Administrator as an ADE- field-based, literacy specialist to provide support for educational cooperative, co-operative specialists, and schools in literacy curriculum, instruction, assessment, interventions, and coaching strategies. Provide professional development, technical assistance, and professional leadership for teachers and administrators related to increasing student achievement in literacy. Maintain and share current knowledge of research and effective practices in the areas of literacy development, instruction, and the Science of Reading; take a leading role in development, dissemination, and evaluation of statewide professional development programs that promote successful reading practices that ensure literacy achievement for all students, with an emphasis on mid-level literacy. Perform additional tasks related to the Literacy Unit; complete complex tasks independently, yet work actively to make team successful; demonstrate excellent written and oral communication; demonstrate professionalism and sensitivity when working with diverse groups.


Preferred Qualifications:

Five years of 5-12 classroom experience is preferred as well as a Master’s degree in English Language Arts or Reading.


Position Information

Class Code: E019C

Grade: GS09


Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00


The Public School Program Advisor is responsible for assisting in the development, monitoring, and evaluation of educational programs in schools. This position is governed by state and federal laws and school board and agency/institution policy.


Provides supplemental educational services that are consistent with the instruction and content used by the local school district and aligned to Arkansas' Curriculum Frameworks. Designs, implements, and evaluates program compliance and effectiveness of training, curricula, and related educational services in local school districts and intermediate and regional units. Conducts workshops or seminars to present information critical to specialized program area and provides in-service training. Provides technical assistance to school officials by interpreting laws or policies, answering questions, or resolving problems relative to assigned program areas. Researches and analyzes demographic, labor market, and technological data, and makes recommendations on education programs to meet changing needs. Acts as a liaison with education and public interest groups to inform them of departmental activities and identify needs. Performs other duties as assigned.


Frequent in-state overnight travel is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the organization and operation of public schools. Knowledge of rules, regulations, and statutes relating to program area. Knowledge of consultative practices and techniques. Knowledge of planning, research, and analysis techniques and procedures. Ability to plan and organize comprehensive reports. Ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws and regulations governing school programs. Ability to develop, evaluate, and monitor the effectiveness of programs and services related to program area.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public administration, educational administration, education, or related field; plus five years of experience in education, public school administration, or related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock