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Announcement - 18-09 click here for detailed information All Job Openings
Job Title:School Turnaround Specialist- SW Georgia Area
Post Date:January 24, 2018
Apply by:February 28, 2018
Job ID:00216126, 00216127 & 00216128, (state-funded)
Location:Review note regarding location
Program/Unit:Chief Turnaround Office
Description of Duties:
Under the direction of the Chief Turnaround Officer the School Turnaround Specialist provides onsite improvement services and support to identified schools and districts.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to,
• Partnering with school and district leaders in developing and sustaining effective collaboration structures that are focused on continuous improvement in order to increase student achievement;
• Partnering with school and district leaders with the development of structures and processes that support standards-based, job-embedded, results-driven professional learning;
• Partnering with schools and district leaders in creating and sustaining a culture of data-driven decision making;
• Partnering with school and district leadership in creating strategic plans with measurable goals;
• Partnering with district and school leaders to implement the school and district standards;
• Supporting districts and schools in development, implementation, and continuous monitoring of a formalized system of data-driven intervention(s);
• Supporting district leaders to support schools in sustaining the school improvement process;
• Supporting school and district leaders in the development of action plans; and
• Performing other such duties as assigned by the Chief Turnaround Officer.
Note: This position will be based in SW Georgia (potential locations include Bibb County, Dougherty County, Clay County, Randolph County, Dooly County.
Minimum Qualifications:
Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator’s certification; a Master’s degree in education, education administration or a related field and five (5) years of experience in a K-12 central office leadership position.  *Must submit a copy of GaPSC certificate/certification or GaPSC eligibility certificate/certification with cover letter, (application) resume and salary history; applicants who fail to submit required GaPSC documentation will not be considered.
Note:  Must have excellent communication skills; the ability to effectively analyze data; experience in consensus building, and the ability to effectively motivate and lead a diverse learning community.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Georgia Professional Standards Commission certificate in educational leadership at level L-5, L-6, or L-7
• Education Specialist or higher degree
• Five or more years of experience in a position of K-12 central office leadership
• Experience successfully coaching both new and experienced leaders
• Experience at working with district level professional staff with a focus on instruction and/or leadership
• Strong knowledge base of best practices in leadership and standards-based instruction
• Demonstrated success in team building
• Experience in data analysis and the organization and implementation of major school initiatives
• Experience working with adult learners
• Strong work ethic, self-directed, and self-motivated
• Knowledge of state and federal guidelines, including the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Pay Grade N – Hiring salary ranges from $52,331 up to $74,759 and is commensurate with current employment, 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