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Announcement - 13-59 All Job Openings
Job Title:Communications/Outreach Specialist (Parent Engagement)
Post Date:October 21, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00196927 (federally-funded)
Location:1858 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Parent Involvement Program/Outreach Programs Division/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under general to limited supervision, coordinates and supports the development of communication resources, outreach, and professional development meeting coordination for the Title 1 Parent Engagement Program.  Duties include, but are not limited to maintaining the GaDOE’s parent websites; developing public service announcements for parents; developing content and publishing parent newsletters and flyers; developing family engagement educational materials and publications; maintaining the GaDOE’s Parent Clearinghouse (distribution and creation of materials);  reviewing relevant research on parent engagement; providing parent involvement coordinators with information and materials as requested; coordinating Georgia Parental Involvement Coordinator (PIC) meetings and conferences; taking minutes during PIC meetings; coordinating and overseeing the Georgia Parent Leadership Awards, the Georgia Family Friendly Partnership School Award and State Superintendent Parent Advisory Council application process;  developing the parent engagement program annual survey and other professional development meeting evaluations;  assisting program staff with developing and updating program manual(s) as well as professional development presentations; and overseeing social media and other technology initiatives. 
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in communications, education, business, public administration, or a related field and one (1) year of experience related to the area of assignment OR Five (5) years of experience related to area of assignment.  Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and strong computer skills.  Must be able to successfully multi-task a fast-paced office environment with competing priorities and deadlines.      
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Strong graphic design experience
• Successful meeting planning experience 
• Experience in developing presentations
• Knowledge of family engagement research and literature
• Excellent organizational skills
• Demonstrated competency in self-motivation/initiative
• Ability to work with a variety of agencies and individuals
• Knowledge of state and federal guidelines, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
• Excellent technology skills including proficiency with InDesign, Prezi, Microsoft Office Suite, social media, and other innovative technology and graphic design programs
Pay grade 15 – Annual salary range $35,569.36 (minimum) to $62,301.82 (maximum).  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 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