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Announcement - 19-92*Click here for job details*/*00216695/Grant funded All Job Openings
Job Title:Language and Literacy Mentor - Literacy Mentoring for Leadership Initiative Grant
Post Date:September 11, 2019
Apply by:September 18, 2019
Job ID:
Location:Dougherty County (Albany)
Program/Unit:Chief Transformation Office
Description of Duties:Under limited supervision, the Language and Literacy Mentor through the Literacy Mentoring for Leadership Initiative Grant provides leadership and support for communication and implementation in four key areas:
• Professional Development Delivery- Plans and facilitates professional learning opportunities for a variety of audiences (teachers, administrators, literacy coaches), which may include providing support through instructional coaching, mentoring, professional development, technical assistance, and/or classroom demonstration, as well as workshops and online staff development
• Coaching/Mentoring- Provide support and resources to literacy leadership teams and school-based literacy coaches in the area of effective instructional techniques for ELA/Literacy K-3 curriculum, assessment, and instruction
• Collaboration- Work with literacy leadership teams and school-based literacy coaches to facilitate the coordination of the ELA/Literacy K-3 curriculum, assessment, and instruction with the total curriculum
• Data Analysis- Designs and implements a plan to use multiple sources of data to intervene with students and adjust practices
• Occasional overnight travel is required
• Additional duties may be assigned

This position is grant funded.
Minimum Qualifications:Master's degree in education or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Four years of related experience OR Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Six years of related experience. Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator certification. Submit a copy of GaPSC certification with resume and cover letter or with 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 the following;
• Master's degree in education Reading and Literacy, Reading Education, Early Childhood Education
• Strong written and oral communication skills and technology competencies to administer the grant activities as well as a basic understanding of assessment, data analysis and program evaluation strategies
• Strong knowledge of evidence-based practices for teaching the range of reading, writing, listening, and speaking and assessing student progress toward achievement of benchmarks in the K-3 setting
• Experience as an effective professional learning facilitator
• Ability to evaluate and implement literacy instructional programs
• Knowledge and experience working within a Response to Intervention (RtI) framework
• Experience consulting with teachers about early literacy instruction, interventions, and assessment
• Experience with data collection, analysis and interpretation
• Evidence of strong written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills
• Experience working in a virtual environment
• Experience using varied digital media to communicate with learners
• Experience with Program Evaluation methods.
• Must be self-directed and self-motivated with a strong work ethic
Salary/Benefits: Salary/Benefits: *This is a grant-funded position, the hiring salary is $70,000. 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 has been established.  Resumes/Applications will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered.  Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly.  Notification will only be sent to applicants 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, creed, disability, citizenship, gender, pregnancy, childbirth or other related conditions, national origin, religion, military or veteran status, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information 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​​