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The process of application to the Georgia Department of Education is one of a candidate reviewing our advertised positions and applying to those which best fit his/her employment history and qualifications.

Submit either by fax, U.S. mail, or email a cover letter and a resume OR a State of Georgia Application 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

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Please note: Please be sure to read the minimum qualifications posted for each position. Some of the education-specific positions require Georgia professional education certification. Documentation of this certification is required with the application/resume. An application or resume will not be considered for the position until this documentation is received in Human Resources. 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 - 13-58 All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Program Manager (Food, Nutrition and Business Support Unit - School Nutrition)
Post Date:October 18, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00186029 (federally-funded position)
Location:1666 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Food, Nutrition and Business Support Unit/School Nutrition Division/Office of Finance and Business Operations
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, manages the Food, Nutrition and Business Support Unit for the School Nutrition Division of the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). Duties include, but are not limited to, developing, implementing, and monitoring a divisional strategic management plan consistent with the GaDOE’s strategic plan; developing, implementing, and evaluating a divisional operational plan; coordinating cross-training efforts with other School Nutrition units to maximize effectiveness and relevance of  strategic and operational planning activities; coordinating research activities; developing and implementing an annual plan of work for the Food, Nutrition and Business Support Unit consistent with the division’s strategic plan,  operational plan, continuation calendar, state performance expectations, and budget limitations; collaborating with other School Nutrition Division units/programs to conduct needs assessments and develop training opportunities local and state staff; recommending and/or drafting statewide policy regarding the school nutrition program’s regulatory issues; evaluating qualitative and quantitative effectiveness of  program efforts and analyzing evaluation results and following-up on deficiency areas; budgeting allocated funds consistent with federal and state authority; planning and monitoring unit expenditures, supervising processing of obligations and expenditures for the Food, Nutrition and Business Support Unit and reporting on activity; making effective presentations to a variety of audiences and organizations, facilitating an effective system of communication; advancing regulatory compliance and program enhancement among local and state school nutrition personnel related to areas of responsibility; managing the USDA Foods Program; analyzing pertinent issues and initiating innovative projects that result in program improvement; and effectively supervising, motivating, and leading professional and administrative staff.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in education, education administration, nutrition/dietetics, or a related field and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in a supervisory or leadership role responsible for the operations of a K-12 school nutrition program at the system or state level.  This experience must include developing and implementing operational plans and managing budgets.  Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification.  Note:  Must submit required certification documentation with resume and cover letter or application. Applicants who fail to submit the required documentation will not be considered. 
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Five or more years experience in a leadership role managing a School Nutrition program in a local school system, state agency, or college/university
• Experience at the state education agency in school nutrition
• Experience successfully developing and implementing strategic management plans
• Experience with instructional design and in the development and delivery of training and technical assistance
• Registered and licensed dietitian
• Certification as School Nutrition Specialist
• Georgia Professional Standards Certification as School Nutrition Director
• Knowledge of public relations and communications
• Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills
• Excellent writing skills
• Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
Pay grade 19 – Annual salary range $52,172.55 (minimum) to $91,137.94 (maximum).  Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment and 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 will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status.
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.
In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All persons hired by the Georgia Department of Education are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and must agree to undergo drug screening and a criminal background investigation.