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Language Proficiency Specialist (24-25)

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School Year: 2024-2025
Location: Headquarters-Rio Grande Valley
Region: Headquarters - Rio Grande Valley, TX
Category: Headquarters
Job Type: Full-Time


Language Proficiency Specialist 



Role Mission: The LPAC Specialist is responsible for overseeing the compliance and implantation of the LPAC process and procedures, auditing campuses for proper English Learner documentation utilizing Ellevation, overseeing and managing district to receiving 100% of new English Learner records. 


Language for national roles: This is a full-time position based in Texas with preference given to candidates who live in Austin, El Paso, Houston, Permian Basin (Midland/Odessa), Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, and Tarrant County (Fort Worth), or who are willing to relocate.  


Travel Expectations:  

Travel Expectation - up to 30% at the busiest times of the year, 


What You’ll Do – Accountabilities: 


  • Emergent Bilingual Compliance 40%
    • Manage through influence EL campus points and campus leaders to reach 100% on deliverable deadlines in accordance with Ellevation audits.
    • Provide LPAC compliance guidance to regional points, campus administrators, and EB/ EL Points throughout the LPAC process and monitor completion of LPACs and all required documentation according to communicated deadlines.
    • Develop and conduct professional development sessions, including sessions on EB/ EL compliance (LPAC cycle, monthly webinars, identification and assessment of EL’s, etc.) for leaders and campus point people.
    • Collaborate with English Learner Managers to address compliance needs specific to Emergent Bilingual students and support implementation of Bilingual/ESL state/district assessment and data collection programs.
    • Collaborate with directors and campus principals in developing and supervising EB/ EL compliance across the state of Texas.
    • Keep informed of and comply with federal and state regulations and policies.
    • Prepare and/or contribute to the preparation of reports, proposals, presentations, and responses on functional or organizational data in relation to Ellevation audits.
    • Establish a system to track attendance and follow-up on all required training.
    • Create and update progress to goal reports for all major EB workflows/deliverables.
  • Field Support 20%
    • Provide in field support to campus EB points and/or campus leaders to ensure they are on track to meet 100% of compliance deadlines
    • Supports campuses through frequent communication and visits in ensuring compliance with all state, federal, and district policies for Emergent Bilinguals
    • Serve as a resource to national, regional, and campus leaders.
    • Act with sensitivity, empathy, and diplomacy as warranted, without shying away from honest communication with campus leaders and EL point people.
  • Ellevation 20%
    • Maintains accuracy in Ellevation processes, such as data input, program updates, and communication to stakeholders.
    • Establish a system to track Ellevation Audits on all required compliance deadlines.
    • Partner with Director of English Learner Programs to manage the back-end workflows in Ellevation
    • Partner with Director of English Learner Programs to create, update, and maintain all Ellevation LPAC workflow dashboards
    • Create, update, and maintain required LPAC meetings in Ellevation Meeting Center
    • Lead professional development on Ellevation systems and procedures on a routine basis for EB points.
  • Program Implementation 20%
    • Collaborate with Director of English Learner Programs, English Language Learner Managers, Regional Intervention Coaches, Assessment Director, and Assessment Managers, campus leaders and EB/ EL points to conduct TELPAS audits.
    • Coordinate and interact with EL point people as needed on a diverse range of strategic, operational, and organizational matters.
    • Conduct extensive surveys to determine needs at specific levels of education district wide.
    • Inform Director of English Learner Programs of timely and relevant information, including diverse perspectives, during deliberation and decision-making.
    • Communicate with a variety of audiences, primarily internal, and with a variety of contexts, including but not limited to functional progress toward goals, organizational priorities, and functional scopes of work that are in turnaround or other improvement modes.
    • Engage web-based tools for communication, dissemination of information and productivity.


Additional Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Act in a professional and ethical manner and adheres to professional standards at all times.
  • Comply with policies, procedures and programs.
  • Demonstrate attention to punctuality, attendance, records and reports.
  • Maintain confidentiality of student and other professional information
  • Begins and completes work within the allotted time.
  • Properly notifies supervisor and/or designee of absences or tardiness.
  • Responds to all Teams messages, emails, and phone calls within 1 business day
  • Participate in staff development training programs to improve job performance.
  • Participate in meetings and special events as assigned.
  • Exercise professional judgment in absences; be punctual to work, meetings, and appointments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.


What You Bring – Competencies 


Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Content specific knowledge- To coach regional and campus staff through joint LPAC cycle, resource creation, and professional development delivered to teachers, campus leaders and regional leaders.
  • Program specific data analysis for benchmarks and ongoing data dives to create high-leverage next steps for regions and campuses.
  • Emotional Intelligence – Job requires a high level of emotional intelligence for interacting with campus leaders, EL Point People, Assessment Teams, and colleagues.
  • Integrity – Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Initiative – Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities, challenges, and shares opinions and direction without hesitation.
  • Stress Tolerance – Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high- stress situations.
  • Dependability – Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Independence – Job requires depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Attention to Detail – Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Anticipatory – Job requires thinking ahead and preparing for likely next steps or outcomes.
  • Must have demonstrated experience with Ellevation and performing LPACs
  • Must have demonstrated experience in strategy, analysis, project management, and interacting/influencing national, regional and campus leaders through various communication methods including professional development, tacticals, touchpoints


Required experience: 

  • Required Education & Experience: Some college with a minimum of 4 years EL/LPAC experience.
    Required Technology – MS Office (Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint) Ellevation


Preferred experience: 

  • Preferred Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree with 2 to 4 years EL/LPAC experience
  • Preferred Experience – 4 or more years in Ellevation


Physical Requirements:  

          Ability to sit and stand in front of a computer for extended periods of time. 


What We Offer: 

Compensation & Benefits: 

Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between 58,000 to 67,000 commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications and in alignment with internal equity. This role is also eligible for performance pay based on organizational performance and goal attainment. 



Additionally, we offer medical, dental, and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. You can find more information about our benefits at 



Learn more about IDEA: 

At IDEA the Staff Culture and Belonging Team uses our Core Values to promote human connection and a culture of integrity, respect, and belonging for all Team and Family members.  Learn more about our Commitment to Core Values here:  



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