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Applicants who obtain degrees(s) from a foreign college or university must submit with their application an international Education Evaluation Letter showing the degree obtained is equivalent to degree(s) obtained at a college or university inside the USA.  Contact the Internal Educational Services ( or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (www.aice-​ for additional assistance and information.​​

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Announcement - 19-104*GADOE INTERNAL POSTING ONLY*Click here for job details*/*00212606/Federally funded All Job Openings
Job Title:Deputy Superintendent for Federal Programs
Post Date:December 4, 2019
Apply by:December 11, 2019
Job ID:
Location:Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia
Program/Unit:Federal Programs
Description of Duties:Description of Duties: The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is searching for an enthusiastic, dynamic, and effective leader with demonstrated passion to solve problems and provide high quality service to local school districts. Under broad direction, the Deputy Superintendent of Federal Programs will provide effective and dynamic leadership for the Office of Federal Programs and will be accountable for the effective use of the agency’s Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) program allocations to support existing and new initiatives.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Supervising a variety of ESSA funded school programs
• Collaboration with internal divisions (School Improvement, Policy, Teaching and Learning, Assessment and Accountability, etc.) to align goals for individual school and system achievement
• Collaborate with key external stakeholders (LEAs, RESAs, non-profits, councils, business alliances, and state agencies) to develop and implement effective policies, and pursue guidance and effective operations to utilize federal funds to achieve increased outcomes
• The incumbent will also lead the delivery of the designed structural and programmatic reforms to support the work of other units
• Supervise and motivate subordinate managers, professional educators, and statewide staff
• Manage assigned budget(s)
• Make effective presentations to a variety of audiences and communicate the vision/mission of the Georgia Department of Education and the State Superintendent of Schools
Minimum Qualifications:
• Must be a GaDOE Employee.
• Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator’s certification
• Master’s degree in education and five years of recent state, school or school system leadership experience
• Substantial knowledge of federal programs and use of federal funding
• Enthusiastic, dynamic, and effective leader with demonstrated passion to solve problems and provide high quality service to districts
• Knowledgeable about the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 and IDEA Note: Applicants must submit a copy of the GaPSC certification with cover letter and resume. *Applicants who fail to submit required documentation will not be considered.
Preferred Qualifications:Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

• Specialist degree or higher in education
• Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning and bringing about organizational change
• Experience collaborating with key stakeholders and LEAs
• Experience utilizing various state and federal funding sources to bring about systemic change
• Led cross-divisional teams to enhance the design and delivery of programs/initiatives
Salary/Benefits: Annual salary range is $134,000.00 up to $144,200.00 and is commensurate with current employment experience, relevant education/training, and available funding. Benefit options include health insurance, dental, vision, life, 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​​