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The process of application to the Georgia Department of Education is one of a candidate reviewing our advertised positions and applying to those which best fit his/her employment history and qualifications.

Submit either by fax, U.S. mail, or email a cover letter and a resume OR a State of Georgia Application to:

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

Please be sure to reference the job announcement number in your email or cover letter. Submit attachments in .doc or .pdf files only.

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
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Job Title:Education Program Manager (School Performance)
Post Date:November 14, 2012
Apply by:Until filled
Job ID:00176560 (state-funded)
Location:1854 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:School Performance Program/School Improvement Division/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, leads and manages statewide school performance activities for Georgia's Priority, Focus, and Alert schools.  Duties include, but are not limited to, ensuring that all requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) of 1965 are met; providing leadership to Georgia's Statewide System of Support; ensuring compliance with the ESEA Flexibility Waiver; supervising the GAPSS analysis team and  school-based school improvement specialists; managing budgets and contracts; and overseeing approval of the 1003(a) School Improvement Grants through Title I, Part A.   
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in education, education administration or a related field and a minimum of three years of experience in a supervisory/leadership role with responsibility for school performance/improvement activities as the school, district, or state level.  Must have working knowledge of current research on school improvement initiatives/programs and knowledge of performance standards and instructional design.  Must be self-directed and self-motivated with a strong work ethic.  Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification.  Note:  Must submit required certification documentation with resume and cover letter or application.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, have experience in the following:
• Education Specialist or higher degree
• Experience with K-12 school improvement programs
• Experience implementing comprehensive school reform programs or initiatives
• Strong knowledge of the Federal No Child Left Behind Act
• Five or more years experience in a building-level or system-level leadership role
• Successful experience with designing, planning, developing, and conducting professional learning programs that are job-embedded and focused on impacting student achievement
• Experience with training and supporting professional staff as well as training module development
Pay grade 19 – Annual salary range $52,172.55 (minimum) to $91,137.94 (maximum).  Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment, relevant education/training and 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.