Education Consultant

State of Michigan
Full Time
Lansing, MI 48933 (Renaissance area)
Posted 19 days ago
Job description
Job Description

This position serves as the recruitment and retention grow your own (GYO) consultant for the Future Proud Michigan Educator (FPME) programs in the Office of Educator Excellence. Duties include developing, implementing, and providing administrative technical assistance for current and new programs, to support the department’s strategic efforts to increase and diversify the educator workforce through programs for middle/high school students, paraprofessionals, and support staff interested in becoming teachers. Consults, advises, and trains MDE employees, Michigan Virtual, PK-12, and educator preparation entities on FPME programs. Additional duties include evaluating program performance, continuous improvement efforts, and monitoring to ensure compliance with program criteria.

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Required Education and Experience

Possession of a master's degree in a field of education.


Education Consultant 11
No specific type or amount is required.

Education Consultant 12
One year of administrative or consultative experience in the field of K-12 or early childhood education equivalent to the Education Consultant 11.

Education Consultant P13
Two years of administrative or consultative experience in the field of K-12 or early childhood education, including one year equivalent to an Education Consultant 12.

Education Consultant 14
Three years of administrative or consultative experience in the field of K-12 or early childhood education, including one year equivalent to an Education Consultant P13.

Alternate Education and Experience

Education Consultant 11 - 14
Possession of a bachelor's degree with a major in education combined with a master's degree in a subject area may be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Consultant 12 - P13
Possession of a doctorate degree in education may be substituted for the experience requirement.

Education Consultant 12
Five years of teaching experience may be substituted for the experience requirement.

Additional Requirements and Information

The Michigan State Employees Retirement System (MSERS) is separate from the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS). If you are currently a MPSERS retiree, there should be no impact to your MPSERS pension due to employment with the Michigan Department of Education. If you are currently eligible for a MPSERS retirement benefit and become the successful candidate for this position, you should contact the Office of Retirement Services (ORS) to determine any impact if you elect to immediately begin receiving your MPSERS retirement benefit.

Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses may not be considered further.

Some positions may require a current or past possession of a Michigan's teacher's certificate or one comparable to the one issued in Michigan.

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State employment benefits include everything from health insurance to retirement income and can be worth 25% to 50% of salary depending on wages and benefits.
This page briefly explains some benefits provided under Civil Service rules or union contracts.

Leave Time

Full-time employees receive between 15 and 35 vacation days per year. Employees also receive 13 sick days per year and 8 hours of leave to participate in certain school functions or community activities. Employees may also qualify for up to 12 weeks of paid or unpaid leave for certain family or medical situations.


State employees receive 12 or 13 scheduled paid holidays each year, including New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day.

Alternative Work Schedules

Flexible work schedules and telecommuting options are available in many jobs.

Insurance and Other Benefits

Eligible employees can choose from a variety of health insurance plans, including a PPO, HMOs, and a High Deductible Health Plan with HSA (effective January 1, 2021). Other coverage includes vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, as well as tax-deferred Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for health, prescription, dental and vision eligible expenses, dependent care expenses, and Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits (QTFB). Employees also have the option to purchase additional life, accidental death, and long-term care insurance, auto/home insurance, identify theft protection, and legal services.

Paid Parental Leave

Provides eligible individuals up to 12 weeks of paid leave immediately following birth or adoption of a child.

Deferred Compensation

Employees may invest income in a tax-deferred retirement investment program. The state offers two optional deferred compensation plans, the 457 and 401(k). Employees decide the amount deducted from their paychecks.


Employees receive a minimum 4% state contribution toward their retirement fund. If an employee elects to contribute more, the state will match up to 3%. The Office of Retirement Services administers two different retirement plans for State of Michigan employees: Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contribution (DC). New hires can also receive up to a 2% employer match into a Personal Healthcare Fund and a lump-sum credit to a tax-deferred account if eligible. More information is available at the Office of Retirement Services.

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