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Announcement - 13-48 All Job Openings
Job Title:Director of Accountability
Post Date:September 19, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00055150 (state-funded)
Location:1766 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30030
Program/Unit:Accountability Division/Assessment and Accountability/Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, manages, plans, and directs the development and implementation of state and federal accountability measures and systems, such as the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).  Duties include, but are not limited to, providing strong leadership and fostering a team work environment; clearly articulating the Georgia Department of Education’s (GaDOE) vision, mission, and goals; directing and managing the production of all state and federal accountability measures and reports, ensuring the timely release, accuracy, and technical quality; working to align Georgia’s Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) with federal requirements; supporting districts and schools, and other stakeholders in understanding and interpreting accountability measures and reports; articulating policies/plans to local school system superintendents, district and school administrators, educators, education associations, the State Board of Education, and the public; and collaborating with federal and state agencies, other GaDOE programs and staff, education organizations, and the State Board of Education to ensure accountability programs are effective and comply with state and federal laws.
Note:  A successful candidate will have demonstrated previous success in leading and managing teams involved in complex educational initiatives.  The successful candidate will also have demonstrated expertise in providing effective leadership and to build capacity in colleagues, to think analytically, to troubleshoot implementation processes and data, and to assist in designing, developing, communicating, and implementing appropriate solutions.
Minimum Qualifications:
Masters degree in education, education administration, education policy, or a related field, and five (5) years of full time experience in a leadership role in a school, school system, Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), state education agency, or other state agency.  This experience must include demonstrated skill in managing complex education programs with multiple initiatives in a fast-paced environment, coupled with strong analytic and problem-solving skills.  
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Specialist's or higher degree in an appropriate field
• Georgia Professional Standards Commission professional educator certification     
• Highly effective interpersonal, group, verbal and written communication skills
• Strong knowledge base of best practices in educational statistical analysis and reporting  
• Experience in data analysis and the organization and implementation of major educational or public agency initiatives 
• Experience in leading and communicating complex educational policy initiatives/projects
• Strong work ethic, self-directed, and self-motivated
• The ability to manage multiple, overlapping high priority tasks in a fast paced environment    
• Knowledge of state and federal guidelines, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
• Demonstrated success in team building and the continuous improvement processes


Pay Grade 23 – Annual salary range $76,282.46 (minimum) to $133,488.49 (maximum).  Hiring salary range is typically $85,000.00 to $100,000.00, commensurate with current employment, relevant education/training and work experience, salary history, 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