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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

Please be sure to reference the job announcement number in your email or cover letter. Submit attachments in .doc or .pdf files only.

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
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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 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.