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Announcement - 13-25 All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Program Manager (School Nutrition - Accountability)
Post Date:May 31, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00201387 (federally-funded)
Location:1666 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Accountability Unit/School Nutrition Division/Office of Finance and Business Operations
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, manages and coordinates statewide accountability activities for the School Nutrition Division. Duties include developing, implementing and monitoring program priorities by conducting needs assessment(s) of local school systems that identify performance gaps and include analyzed data collected through program evaluation; developing and implementing an annual plan of work for the accountability unit consistent with the School Nutrition Division strategic management plan, operational plan, continuous calendar, state performance expectations, and budget limitations; coordinating selected cross-training with other School Nutrition Units to maximize effectiveness and relevance strategic and operational planning activities; recommending statewide policy regarding the school nutrition program’s regulatory issues; evaluating qualitative and quantitative effectiveness of  program efforts and analyzing evaluation results and following up on deficiency areas; budgeting allocated funds consistent with federal and state authority; planning and monitoring expenditures, supervising processing of obligations and expenditures within the department, and reporting on activities; directing the design and delivery of technical assistance needed to maximize purposes of the School Nutrition Program including training for state and local program staff, administrators, and others involved in the administration and operation of the program; facilitating an effective system of communication; advancing regulatory compliance and program enhancement among local and state program personnel related to areas of responsibility; analyzing pertinent issues and initiating innovative projects that result in program improvement; and effectively supervising, motivating, and leading the accountability unit and staff.  Note: This position requires travel.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in education, education administration, nutrition/dietetics, or a related field and a minimum of three years of experience in a supervisory or administrative role in operation of the School Nutrition Program at the school, system, or state level. 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, possess one or more of the following:
• Five or more years experience in a leadership role managing a school nutrition program in a local school system, state agency, or college/university
• Registered and licensed dietitian
• Certification as School Nutrition Specialist
• GaPSC Certification as a School Nutrition Director
• Experience with development and delivery of training and technical assistance
• Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills
• Excellent writing skills
• Experience with instructional design
• Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
Pay grade 19 – Annual salary range $52,172.55 (minimum) to $91,137.94 (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