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To apply to the Georgia Department of Education an applicant should review our advertised job postings and apply for the position(s) that best fit their employment history and qualifications.

Please apply to each job separately by submitting - via Fax, U.S. mail, or Email - a cover letter, resume, and salary history OR a State of Georgia Standard Application for Employment to:

Georgia Department of Education
Human Resources Office
2052 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone: 404-656-2510
Fax: 404-657-7840

Reference the job announcement number in the email subject line or cover letter. All documents submitted must be in .doc (WORD) or .pdf files only. Do not send links and/or downloads.

NOTE: Please be sure to read the minimum qualifications posted for each position. Some of the education-specific positions require Georgia professional educator’s certification. Official documentation of certification is required with the application/resume. An application or resume received will not be considered for a position without certification documentation if required. Georgia professional educator certification inquiries can be directed to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission by calling 404-232-2500 or visiting the web site at

Announcement - 13-49 All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Program Specialist (Global Workforce Initiatives)
Post Date:September 19, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00054466 (state-funded)
Location:1766 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Global Workforce Initiatives/Curriculum and Instruction Division/Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, provides statewide leadership and coordination for instructional programs in the  development and coordination of international agreements (e.g. Memoranda of Understanding) and linguistic and cultural exchanges; dual language immersion program development, support, and assessment including, collaborating with colleges and universities to support programs for qualified dual language teachers; support of initiatives to support world languages teachers; and managing federal grants.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to, providing leadership and coordination in the development and administration of statewide language and international education programs; coordination of CTAE integration into coursework development; providing planning and consultative services to local schools; identification of professional needs; developing appropriate dual language and immersion training materials and methods; creating and managing a statewide advisory committee comprised of stakeholders representing the entire state; managing  grants (federal, foundation, or other); assessing status of program implementation, documenting results, and recommending changes and improvements based on research and evaluation data; coordinating the development of assigned Georgia Performance Standards, particularly as this relates to new standards supporting world language programs for career and technical education pathways; and supporting curriculum and instruction initiatives, activities, and programs.  Note: Extensive travel may be required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in education, education administration, a foreign language field, or a related field and three (3) years of experience in a professional education capacity in K-12 foreign language education. Must have strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Georgia teaching certification in a foreign language field is required.  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:
• Advanced-low or higher proficiency in German
• Education Specialist or higher degree
• Five or more years of experience in a professional education capacity in foreign language
• Experience in foreign language, digital or CTAE curriculum development
• Experience in teaching staff development courses in foreign language
• Experience in a leadership capacity related in foreign language
• Knowledge of Georgia Professional Standards Commission teacher certification regulations
• Experience in writing, developing, and managing grants
• Active involvement in professional organizations including the Foreign Language Association of Georgia
• Strong presentation skills
Pay grade18 – Annual salary range $47,280.21 (minimum) to $82,962.30 (maximum). Hiring salary range is $47,280.21 to $75,000.00, 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