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Announcement - 13-39 All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Program Specialist (Race to the Top - English Language Arts)
Post Date:August 30, 2013 (Updated October 3, 2014 to reflect additional positions)
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:Three (3) positions: 00200037, 00200036, and 00020032* (federally-funded) *May be filled as full-time position or part-time positions
Location:Suite 1754 Twin Towers East, 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Curriculum and Instruction Division/ Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, provides leadership and support for communication and implementation of the English Language Arts (ELA) Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in accordance with the Georgia Department of Education's (GaDOE) vision, mission, and goals.  Duties include, but are not limited to, creating, interpreting, and communicating implementation plans; developing and coordinating professional learning for delivery of the ELA Common Core Georgia Performance Standards; evaluating and monitoring professional learning effectiveness; planning and providing services to schools and school systems; developing and fostering effective relationships with local school systems and other education entities; reviewing, developing, and updating ELA web-based content, resources, and assessments for Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.  Note:  These positions are funded by the federal Race to the Top grant through September 15, 2014.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in education, educational administration, English Language Arts, or a related field, three years of professional education experience in Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) K-12 English Language Arts curriculum instruction at the school, district, or state level, and evidence of success in the effective development and delivery of professional learning for a variety of stakeholders.  Must hold Georgia Professional Standards Commission educator certification.  Note:  Must submit a copy of the required certification with resume or application. 
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Experience as an instructional leader, such as a principal or curriculum director, implementing K-12 English Language Arts curriculum
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Experience managing professional learning programs/activities
• Experience with implementation of GPS English Language Arts standards/programs
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) 
• Supervisory experience as an administrator either at the school or school district level
Pay grade18 – Annual salary range $47,280.21 (minimum) to $82,962.30 (maximum) paid through Race to the Top funding.  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