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Announcement - 13-07 All Job Openings
Job Title:Lead School Improvement Specialist (Regional School Improvement Network) - Open to GaDOE employees only
Post Date:April 3, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:Six (6) positions
Location:Field-based within geographic regions (North Georgia, Metro Atlanta, Middle Georgia, and South Georgia)
Program/Unit:School Improvement Division/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under the direction of the Director of School Improvement, actively diagnoses the issues within schools and deploys various specialized School Improvement Specialists to provide intensive technical assistance geared toward building capacity.  This position monitors the progress of the Priority/SIG/RT3 Lowest Achieving schools both onsite and online using Indistar©; makes technical assistance recommendations based on the individual needs of the schools; approves and monitors the 1003(a) budget and (if applicable) program amendments/budget amendments for 1003(g); and deploys and manages a regional network capacity building school improvement team.  Specific  responsibilities include, but are not limited to,
• Conducting interviews, classroom observations, and document/data reviews (GAPSS, School Improvement Plan, Indistar© Indicators, SLDS);
• Assuring the effective implementation of the school improvement plan that includes measurable long-term goals and short-term objectives as well as aligned strategies, activities, milestones, professional development plans, and budgets;
• Using Indistar© to monitor implementation of the school improvement plans and strategies, and to maintain the focus and ongoing modification of the plan as new data become available;
• Ensuring that school systems are aligning the use of federal funds to support research-based strategies that improve teaching and learning; and
• Actively managing and developing staff;
Note: Regional travel and some statewide travel is required and may be extensive.  
Minimum Qualifications:
Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator certification, a Master's Degree in education, education administration or a related field, and a minimum of three years experience as a principal at a K-12 school with a record of student performance gains. Must have extensive knowledge of school turnaround principles; excellent communication skills; strong interpersonal skills, excellent problem solving skills, and experience in consensus building.  Must have the ability to analyze data; the ability to motivate and lead a diverse learning community; the ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously; and the ability to work effectively with a range of stakeholders both at the school and district office level . Note:  Must submit a copy of GaPSC certification with resume and cover letter or with application. This job announcement is open to current GaDOE employees only.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, posses one or more of the following:
• Georgia Professional Standards Commission certificate in educational leadership at level L-5, L-6, or L-7
• Education Specialist or higher degree
• Five or more years of experience in a position of K-12 educational leadership
• Experience successfully coaching both new and experienced teachers
• Experience at the state or RESA  level in school improvement
• Experience at the  working with district level  professional staff with a focus on instruction and/or leadership
• Strong knowledge base of best practices in leadership and standards-based instruction
• Demonstrated success in team building
• 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 19 – Annual salary range $52,172.55 (minimum) to $91,137.84 (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 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