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Announcement - 13-54 All Job Openings
Job Title:Grants Program Consultant (School Improvement)
Post Date:October 4, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00202051 (federally-funded)
Location:GaDOE Atlanta Offices, 1854 Twin Towers East, 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, S. E.
Program/Unit:School Improvement Division/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under the direction of the Division Director for School Improvement, and in collaboration with the fiscal analyst, the lead school improvement specialists, and the US Department of Education (US ED) officer, ensures that the components of the Georgia Department of Education’s federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) 1003(g) sub-grants and Race To The Top Lowest Achieving Schools (LAS) are in compliance with all aspects of the federal requirements. Duties include, but are not limited to, approving grant applications and agreements; monitoring compliance and progress of grant recipients’ programs through on-site evaluations and desk-top evaluations and reviews of plans and reports; interpreting state and federal laws, regulations, instructions, and policies for local education authorities and/or sponsoring agencies; serving as team lead on various projects; conducting website content maintenance; providing resources and strategies for success to local school systems; analyzing technical  and financial data to help monitor the programs; maintaining ongoing, regular, and open communications with local system staff;  and completing special projects and other duties as assigned.  Note: Regional and statewide travel is required. 
Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Degree in education, research, education administration, or a field related to the area of assignment, and three (3) years of experience in the analysis or development of grant applications or in the monitoring of programs funded by grants through planning, program administration, program evaluation, and budget development. Must have a strong work ethic and be self-directed and self-motivated.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience planning and conducting adult training/staff development activities
• Experience interpreting state and federal laws and regulations
• Experience in consensus building
• Strong knowledge of best practices in school improvement
• Knowledge of statistical analysis methods and software
• Experience in conducting literature searches and other research using electronic technology
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint)
• Demonstrated success in team building
• Experience in data analysis and the organization and implementation of major school initiatives
• Knowledge of state and federal guidelines, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and ESEA Waiver
Pay grade 17 – Annual salary range $43,063.23 (minimum) to $75,523.31 (maximum). Starting salary dependent on current employment, training, experience, salary history, and available funding.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Teachers Retirement or Employees’ 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