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Announcement - 13-13 All Job Openings
Job Title:Program Specialist (Turnaround) - Open to current GaDOE employees only
Post Date:April 4, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:One (1) position *May be filled as full-time or part-time
Location:GaDOE Atlanta Offices, 1854 Twin Towers East, 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, S. E.
Program/Unit:School Performance Program/School Improvement Division/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under the direction of the Program Manager for School Performance, ensures that the components of the GaDOE's federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) 1003g sub-grants are in compliance with all aspects of the federal requirements.  This position will be responsible for assisting GaDOE staff working with the SIG schools in the non-negotiables of the grant. Additionally, this position will work closely with the Fiscal Analyst, Lead School Improvement Specialists, the Program Manager for School Performance, and the US Department of Education (US ED) officer.  Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to,
• Monitoring the progress of each school through Indistar©; 
• Monitoring and ensuring fidelity of SIG and Race to the Top (RT3) Lowest Achieving Schools (LAS) school turnaround initiatives;
• Monitoring the progress of SIG and RT3 LAS through Indistar©;
• Reviewing and analyzing leading and lagging indicators as defined by US ED;
• Submits all necessary reports and updates required by US ED; and
• Serves as a liaison with the District Effectiveness and Teacher and Leader Effectiveness teams regarding aspects of the SIG 1003g implementation.
Note: Some statewide travel is required.
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 as a principal, leadership coach, or similar leadership position at a school with a record of student performance gains. Additionally, must have extensive knowledge of school turnaround principles; excellent communication skills; ability to analyze data; experience in consensus building; and the ability to motivate and lead a diverse learning community.  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 central office leadership
• Very strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
• 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 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