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Job Title:Ed Program Manager- Accountability Research
Post Date:March 5, 2018
Apply by:March 30, 2018
Job ID:00190035, (state-funded)
Location:1554 Twin Towers East; Atlanta, GA 30334
Program/Unit:Office of Assessment & Accountability
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, applies professional expertise to manage research, validation, and evaluation activities and projects for Georgia accountability systems. Duties include, but are not limited to:
• managing and overseeing the technical quality of state accountability systems;
• developing and maintaining a research agenda to evaluate the technical quality of the state accountability system;
• ensuring the accuracy of accountability measures and reports through the use of structured and scalable quality control procedures;
• developing, managing, and analyzing large data sets using applications such as R, SQL, SPSS, and Excel;
• preparing reports and conducting presentations;
• supporting the Director of Accountability in managing the production of all state and federal accountability measures and reports;
• providing strong leadership and fostering a collaborative environment;
• supporting districts, schools, and other stakeholders in understanding and interpreting accountability measures and reports;
• managing and working with contractors; and
• working with multiple stakeholders and divisions across the Georgia Department of Education.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in education, policy, psychology, research/measurement, statistics, or a related field and at least two (2) years of program management experience in a related setting. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong computer skills (proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and statistical packages).
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Ph.D. in education, policy, psychology, research/measurement, statistics, or a related field;
• five (5) or more years professional work experience in accountability systems, large-scale assessment, educational research/statistics, or a related field;
• understanding of state assessment and accountability initiatives, including the College and Career Ready Performance Index;
• ability to communicate technical information to a broad audience;
• ability to manage multiple, overlapping high priority tasks in a fast-paced environment;
• knowledge of state and federal accountability laws, regulations, and guidance, including the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA);
• K-12 educational experience at the district or state level;
• highly effective verbal and written communication skills; and
• strong work ethic, self-directed, and self-motivated.
Pay Grade N – Annual salary ranges from $52,331 (minimum) up to $91,579 (maximum).  *Hiring salary 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