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Announcement - 13-22 All Job Openings
Job Title:Parent Engagement Specialist
Post Date:May 2, 2013 (Updated July 25, 2013)
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00196927 (federally-funded)
Location:1858 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Parent Involvement Program/Outreach Programs Division/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under general to limited supervision, coordinates and supports the development and implementation of statewide Title I Parent Engagement programs to ensure compliance with the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).  Duties include but are not limited to serving as the liaison between the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and agencies working with parents to improve school success and working across unit and divisions to coordinate statewide parent engagement activities; serving on a cross-functional monitoring team to review LEA parent involvement compliance documentation; developing and implementing tools and guidance to assist LEAs with parent involvement compliance as well as parent engagement strategies; providing technical assistance to local school system personnel; developing and conducting professional learning/staff development activities, meetings, and conferences; developing parent engagement publications; developing and implementing parent engagement communication initiatives; maintaining and applying current knowledge and professional expertise in parent engagement strategies; and working collaboratively with the Parent Engagement Program Manager on various projects and initiatives.  This position involves statewide travel and the ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in, education, social work, psychology, sociology or a human services-related field and four (4) years of professional-level experience working with parents/families providing education-related services or human/social services supporting families. This experieince must include communicating and working with parents/families in a school, non-profit, and/or public agency setting. 
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Experience must include creating and preparing presentations for large audiences.   
• Master’s degree in education, social work, psychology, sociology or a human services related field
• Working knowledge of parent involvement requirements of ESEA as well as family engagement research and literature
• Experience must include developing and presenting professional development trainings
• Highly effective interpersonal and group communications skills
• Experience in working with adult learners
• Excellent written communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with school personnel, staff, parents, and other support agencies
• Demonstrated competency in self-motivation/initiative
• Excellent technology skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products and Adobe Illustrator
• Fully bilingual in English/Spanish
Pay grade 17 – Annual salary range $43,063.23 (minimum) to $75,523.31 (maximum).  Hiring range is typically between $43,063.23 and $60,000.00, 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