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Announcement - 13-02 All Job Openings
Job Title:School Improvement Specialist (District Effectiveness)
Post Date:January 11, 2013
Apply by:Until filled
Job ID:00196084 (federally-funded) *Updated 3/5/13
Location:Field-based, state-wide
Program/Unit:District Effectiveness Program/School Improvement Division/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
In collaboration with the Division of School Improvement Grants and School Turnaround Support members including Regional Educational Services Agencies (RESAs), Educational Technology Centers (ETCs), the Georgia Learning Resource System (GLRS), and other agencies, provides onsite school improvement services and support to identified districts.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to, guiding district leaders in developing and sustaining a leadership team that is focused on continuous improvement in order to increase student achievement; guiding district leaders and district level staff with the development of structures and processes that support standards-based, job-embedded, results-driven professional learning; guiding district leaders in creating and sustaining a culture of data-driven decision making; guiding district leadership in creating district improvement plans that are action plans with measurable goals; guiding district leadership  and school leaders to implement the CCGPS within standards-based classrooms and monitor the implementation of the CCGPS within standards-based classrooms; facilitating district leadership in development, implementation, and continuous monitoring of a formalized system of data-driven intervention(s); guiding district leaders to support schools in sustaining the school improvement process; guiding district leadership (through observation, modeling and feedback) in best practices that will directly lead to increased academic achievement for individual students; guiding district leaders in interventions to monitor and improve student and teacher attendance; guiding district leaders in the development of action plans; maintaining records (electronic and hard copy) of services provided to assigned district(s) using formats required by the School Improvement Division; attending GaDOE activities and fulfilling other GaDOE responsibilities as required; and performing other such duties as assigned by the Program Manager for District Effectiveness.  Statewide travel is required and may be extensive.  Note:  This position may be filled as one full-time position or two part-time positions. 
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.  Must hold Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) educator certification.   Note:  Must submit documentation of GaPSC certification with resume and cover letter or with application.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, posses one or more of the following:
• Experience at the state or RESA  level in Office of School Improvement
• Education Specialist or higher degree
• Experience at the  working with district level  professional staff with a focus on instruction and/or leadership
• Experience at the secondary level (middle and/or high school)
• 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
• Experience working with adult learners
• Strong work ethic, self-directed, and self-motivated
• Knowledge of state and federal guidelines, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and ESEA Waiver
Pay grade 18 – Annual salary range $47,280.21 (minimum) to $82,962.30 (maximum) for a full time hire.  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 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