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Announcement - 12-61 All Job Openings
Job Title:Program Manager, Evaluation, Data, and Documentation (Teacher and Leader Effectiveness - Race to the Top)
Post Date:August 30, 2012
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:New, federally-funded position
Location:1854 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Division/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, and aligned to school improvement efforts, designs, manages, and coordinates statewide evaluation plans, processes, analysis, and reporting.  Duties include, but are not limited to, providing leadership and support for data collection, data analysis, and evaluation of the Teacher and Leader Keys Effectiveness Systems (Georgia's teacher and leader evaluation tools) as part of Georgia's Race to the Top grant program; supervising professional-level staff; leading in the planning and development of data collection tools, evaluation plans, data analysis strategies, and communication plans for data analysis and evaluation results; supporting communication and implementation for the Teacher and Leader Keys Effectiveness Systems by providing data analyses and evaluation reports that explain, interpret, and synthesize program evaluation data (process and performance) in a manner that will support Georgia Department of Education leaders in making decisions about the development and implementation of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness initiatives.  This position will report to the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Division Director and is funded through the federal Race to the Top grant. Travel required. 
Note:  A successful candidate will have demonstrated previous success in leading and managing projects including analyzing, synthesizing, and communicating data of multiple types and from various sources.  The successful candidate will also have demonstrated expertise in designing, writing, and providing accurate, succinct, and effective data reports.  In addition, a successful candidate will have a demonstrated the ability to provide effective leadership and to build capacity in colleagues, to think analytically, to troubleshoot implementation processes and data, and to assist in designing, developing, communicating, and implementing appropriate solutions.
Minimum Qualifications:
Masters degree in education, education administration, education policy, mathematics, statistical analysis, or a related field, and three years of full time experience in a leadership role in a school, school system, Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), state education agency, or other state agency.  Must have experience working with data analysis and interpretation using a variety of software solutions (Excel, SPSS, etc.) and experience in program or initiative evaluation of major school or agency initiatives.  Must hold or be eligible to obtain Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification. 
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Specialist's or higher degree in an appropriate field    
• Experience with Teacher and Leader Keys Evaluation Systems, GAPSS, School Keys, CLASS Keys, and/or Leader   Keys
• Highly effective interpersonal, group, verbal and written communication skills 
• Strong knowledge base of best practices in educational statistical analysis and reporting
• Experience in data analysis and the organization and implementation of major educational or public agency initiatives
• Experience in leading and communicating complex educational policy initiatives and improvement projects
• Strong work ethic, self-directed, and self-motivated   
• The ability to manage multiple, overlapping high priority tasks in a fast paced environment
• Knowledge of state and federal guidelines, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
• Demonstrated success in team building and the continuous improvement processes
Pay Grade 19 – Annual salary range $52,172.55(minimum) to $91,137.94 (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.

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