For years, state education officials have been talking about the achievement gap and the need to increase the standards in the Connecticut public schools.
As such, some insiders were surprised recently when they saw an official email for a job opening in the state education department’s Office of Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction. In the email, the words “standards” and “curriculum” are both spelled incorrectly twice.
The job, by the way, pays $117,000 to $149,000 per year, and applications are being accepted until May 15.
The email is as follows:
Subject: State of Connecticut – Job E-Alert Message
New Jobs Posted:
AGRICULTURAL WORKER (PART TIME)
ASSOCIATE RESEARCH ANALYST
EDUCATION DIVISION DIRECTOR (OFFICE OF STANDARS AND CIRRICULIM)
The email continues and spells the words incorrectly again:
“Notice of Job Opening
“This is a State of Connecticut Job E-Alert to notify you that a job opening has been posted for the job title of EDUCATION DIVISION DIRECTOR (OFFICE OF STANDARS AND CIRRICULIM) (Occupation Group: EDUCATION). Click Here to read the job posting. The job posting will provide you with information about this job opening including the work location, salary range, the posting period, the eligibility requirements and if an examination is required. There are also application instructions and contact information provided which tells you where to send your application materials.
“Additional information on career opportunities with the State of Connecticut and the application process can be found by following this link. We encourage you to visit our website on a regular basis because a posting for a job title may be available that you might have overlooked when you initially signed up for E-Alert.
“Please note that we can only notify you of job opportunities which are posted directly on our website. This job notification service does not necessarily include all jobs available in State Service. We offer this service to all state agencies in the Executive Branch of state government in an effort to assist them with advertising their current job openings, but they are under no obligation to post with us. Some agencies choose to post a link to their individual agency job opportunity sites instead of posting job opportunities directly on our website. If you are interested in securing employment in a particular agency, we encourage you to check that agency’s web site. Links can be found on our web site by clicking here.
“Thank you for your interest in a career with the State of Connecticut!”