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Out of School Specialist

Date Posted:  Nov 18, 2022
Requisition ID:  412186

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

Agency Statement:


About the Department of Education (DOE):
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of innovative support to Indiana's schools, teachers, students, and parents. We are proactively working with educators, policy makers, business leaders, and community-based organizations to achieve our mission of "Working Together for Student Success."

Salary Statement:

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $59,800 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

About the Job:

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Monitor education program/initiative objectives, outcomes, and actions to achieve agency goals. 
  • Interpret and explain policies, rules, regulations, or laws to constituents within educational institutions. 
  • Implement strategic action plans to address program gaps and opportunities. 
  • Prepare and disseminate reports on program effectiveness. 
  • Ensure program requirements adhere to federal and state policies and grants compliance. 
  • Assist in the training and development of education system employees or agency consultants on program requirements and usage.
  • Serve as a liaison between agency and other state and federal agencies. 

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:
The ideal candidate will have either:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience in a related field of study or expertise, or 
  • 6+ years of experience in a related field of expertise.
  • Specialized knowledge in educational systems obtained through experience and/or education
  • Specialized knowledge of education programs and services including pertinent rules and regulations. 
  • Extensive knowledge of all source materials and references including federal and state laws governing the programs. 
  • Ability to develop and implement new processes and approaches and discern any far-reaching implications. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both internal and external customers, the public, government officials, and other stakeholders. 
  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems. 
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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