Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
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Director of State Funding (Director IV)
at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
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: The Director of State Funding performs highly advanced managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning for the State Funding Division, which is responsible for the distribution of nearly $25 billion annually in state funding and the collection of $2 billion in excess local revenue for public education. The director will play a pivotal role in implementation of House Bill 3 (86thLegislature), a sweeping school finance reform bill geared toward improving educational outcomes for 5.4 million students in Texas.
This position works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments 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.
- Leads, supervises and develops a high-performing State Funding team.
- Provides direction, guidance, and assistance in the Foundation School Program (FSP), which provides the primary source of state funding for public education.
- Collaborates with the Chief School Finance Officer to provide timely and accurate information to local education agencies, education service centers, Legislators and the staff, the Governor's office and the public in all matters pertaining to school funding.
- Ensures school finances system operates effectively and consistently with statutory requirements and deadlines.
- Represents the agency as needed at business meetings, legislative sessions and hearings, conferences, and seminars or on boards, panels, and committees.
Experience:At least eight (8) yearsof professional experience with five (5) years of experience with theFoundation School Program required. Experience working with school district administrators, elected officials, and other policymakers strongly preferred.
- Proven knowledge of relevant state laws and regulations, and principals of public administration and management
- Experience with the Texas state budget, school finance, or legislative process preferred
- A track record of exemplary management and supervisory practices
- Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment
- Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
- Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze
- Excellent written and oral communication skills for a wide variety of customers
- Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions
As anequal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unlessan applicant is entitled to the veteran's preference.
Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code)information can be accessed here.
Thisposition requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which mayinclude passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to beingoffered employment by the Agency.
Nophone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we donot accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Onlycandidates selected for interview will be contacted.