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Announcement - 12-52 All Job Openings
Job Title:School Improvement Specialist (CLASS and Leader Keys) - Race to the Top - Previous applicants please do not re-apply.
Post Date:August 2, 2012 (Updated August 30)
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:Five federally funded positions
Location:Regional – Statewide field position
Program/Unit:Division of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, provides leadership and support for communication and implementation of the CLASS and Leader Keys (Georgia’s teacher and leader evaluation tools) as part of Georgia’s Race to the Top grant program.  Duties include planning and developing the re-design based on validity and field studies of CLASS and Leader Keys; planning, designing, and delivering school and district-based professional learning, training, and capacity-building on the implementation of the evaluation tools; developing and fostering effective relationships with local school districts and other education entities; reviewing, developing, and updating print and web-based content and resources; and evaluating and monitoring professional learning effectiveness and revising professional learning and training based on effectiveness data.  Extensive training and travel are required.  Although positions are regionally-based, mandatory training and meetings held at central locations are required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in education or education administration and three years of full-time experience in a leadership role in a school, school system, Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), or state education agency.   This experience must include working with adult learners, including coordinating professional learning activities/programs, and knowledge of school improvement and school reform. Must have excellent communication and presentations skills, including advanced proficiency in using Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software.  Must hold or be eligible to obtain Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification.  Note:  Must submit required certification documentation with resume and cover letter or application.  Applicants who are selected for interviews will be required to deliver a presentation as part of the interview/selection process.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, posses one or more of the following:
• Education Specialist or higher degree
• Experience with GAPSS, School Keys, CLASS Keys, and/or Leader Keys
• Highly effective interpersonal and group communications skills
• Strong knowledge base of best practices in leadership and standards-based instruction
• Demonstrated success in team building and the school improvement process
• Experience in data analysis and the organization and implementation of major school initiatives
• Strong work ethic, self-directed, and self-motivated
• Knowledge of state and federal guidelines, including the No Child Left Behind Act
Pay Grade 18 – Annual salary range $47,280.21 (minimum) to $82,962.30 (maximum) paid through Race to the Top grant funding. Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment and relevant education/training and work experience. Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance, annual/sick leave, and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers’ Retirement.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications may be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received, we cannot provide application status information.

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and each associated State School is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify. The GaDOE utilizes the program to verify employment eligibility of individuals hired on or after July 1, 2007.

GaDOE Federally-issued User ID#: 46420
Date of Authorization: 07/02/2007