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Announcement - 13-52 All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Program Manager (Professional Learning)
Post Date:October 3, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00175813 (state-funded)
Location:1854 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Professional Learning Program/School Improvement Division/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision and in collaboration with the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness professional learning program, designs, manages, and coordinates statewide professional learning activities for teachers and leaders to improve student achievement.  Duties include, but are not limited to, providing leadership and collaborating with the other Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) divisions/programs and other external agencies to provide guidance and training to local school districts; managing/supervising professional staff; ensuring effective collaboration with Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) and GaDOE staff and programs; leading efforts to revise the State Board of Education  Rule on professional learning to align with Senate Bill 184; developing both immediate and long-range strategic plans for professional learning activities; and providing leadership and coordination for the following school improvement activities.
• Coordinating the development, design implementation and evaluation of training; 
• Coordinating state training for local district and school instructional leaders; 
• Identifying and collaborating with exemplary educators to assist with training;
• Coordinating and providing all trainers with content knowledge and skills for delivery of professional learning; and
• Developing and supporting state school improvement specialists working with Georgia’s Priority, Focus, and Alert schools. 
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in education, education administration, or a related field and three (3) years of experience in a supervisory or leadership role with responsibility for professional learning/staff development at the school, system, or state level.  Must have working knowledge of current research on school improvement and professional learning initiatives/programs and knowledge of performance standards and instructional design.  Must be self-directed and self-motivated with a strong work ethic.  Must hold Georgia Professional Standards Commission professional educator certification.  Note:  Must submit a copy of required certificate with resume and cover letter or with application.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, have experience in the following:
• Education Specialist or higher degree
• Experience with K-12 school improvement programs
• Experience implementing comprehensive school reform programs or initiatives
• Strong knowledge of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
• Three or more years of experience in a building-level or system-level leadership role
• Successful experience with designing, planning, developing, and conducting professional learning programs 
• that are job-embedded and focused on impacting student achievement
• Experience with training and supporting professional staff as well as training module development
• Experience with performance standards and instructional design
Pay grade 19 – Annual salary range $52,172.55 (minimum) to $91,137.94 (maximum).  Hiring salary is 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