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Georgia Department of Education
Human Resources Office
2052 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone: 404-656-2510
Fax: 404-657-7840
recruiter@doe.k12.ga.us


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Please note: Please be sure to read the minimum qualifications posted for each position. Some of the education-specific positions require Georgia professional education certification. Documentation of this certification is required with the application/resume. An application or resume will not be considered for the position until this documentation is received in Human Resources. Georgia professional educator certification inquiries can be directed to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission by calling 404-232-2500 or visiting the web site at www.gapsc.com.
Announcement - 12-79 All Job Openings
Job Title:Family Engagement Specialist
Post Date:November 13, 2012
Apply by:Until filled
Job ID:00192293 (federally-funded position)
Location:1870 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Special Education Division/Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, provides professional learning and technical support to families, school staff, and community partners in the area of family engagement for families of children with disabilities.  Duties include, but are not limited to, establishing strategic goals and objectives to ensure implementation of program initiatives; assisting with the development and monitoring of assigned budgets; reviewing legislation, policies, and procedures that impact families of students with disabilities; developing and implementing technical assistance activities related to family engagement; developing and conducting professional learning courses on family engagement for division and local school system staff; participating in and conducting meetings with division/department staff and other external groups and individuals to communicate program initiatives; developing, supporting, and expanding partnerships at local, regional, state and national levels to support family engagement activities; and making recommendations for changes and improvements based on research and evaluation data.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in education, communication, management, planning, public administration, business management, or a field directly related to the area of assignment and four years of experience in providing family engagement professional learning and technical support activities. Experience working with public and/or  private agencies/organizations to incorporate family engagement in activities, services, or programs.  Excellent oral and written communications skills. Excellent presentation skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Working knowledge of current research on family engagement
• Working knowledge of special education
• Working knowledge of current initiatives to support students with disabilities and their families
• Direct experience supporting a child (or children) with disabilities 
• Experience coordinating statewide or regional family engagement initiatives
• Experience developing state, regional, and local interagency partnerships to support family engagement
• Experience developing print and digital resources on family engagement
• Successful experience assisting local school system(s) in the development and implementation of local family engagement initiatives
• Advanced training in family engagement strategies and programs
Salary/Benefits:
Pay grade 17 – Annual salary range $43,063.23 (minimum) to $75,523.31 (maximum).  Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment, relevant education/training, work experience, and available funding.  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 will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status.
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.
In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All persons hired by the Georgia Department of Education are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and must agree to undergo drug screening and a criminal background investigation.