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Announcement - 13-19 All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Program Specialist (Alternative Education)
Post Date:April 24, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00054823* (state-funded) *position number correction 5/01/13
Location:1854 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Professional Learning Program/School Improvement Division/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under the limited supervision of the Professional Learning Program Manager, works collaboratively with Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) to provide systems and schools guidance and training for alternative education programs and schools.   Duties include, but are not limited to, providing technical assistance to local education agencies and parents regarding alternative education schools and programs, inclusive of magnet schools; evaluating each LEA’s Alternative Education Plan (as specified in State Board of Education Rule); serving as the liaison between the GaDOE’s Data Collection Division and reporting LEAs with respect to student record; ensuring that alternative programs are in compliance with rule and law; and assisting with providing ongoing  guidance on alternative education implementation.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in education, education administration or a related field and a minimum of three years of experience in a supervisory or administrative/leadership role in professional learning/staff development at the school, system, or state level. Must have working knowledge of current research on alternative education initiatives/programs and knowledge of alternative education standards. Must be self-directed and self-motivated with a strong work ethic. Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) certification.  Note: Must submit a copy 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, have experience in the following.
• Successful experience leading or assisting alternative education schools and programs to develop and implement high quality school improvement plans focused on impacting student achievement.
• Experience with training and supporting professional staff as well as training module development
Pay Grade 18 – Annual salary range is $47,280.21 (minimum) to $82,962.30 (maximum).  Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment and 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