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Announcement - 19-103*Click here for job details*/*00201789 /New Federal Grants Fund All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Specialist – Literacy for Learning, Living and Leading (L4GA) Birth to Five Specialist
Post Date:December 6, 2019
Apply by:December 20, 2019
Job ID:
Location:1758 Twin Towers East Atlanta, Georgia or state-wide
Program/Unit:Literacy for Learning Living and Leading/Office of Curriculum, Instruction/ Teaching and Learning Division
Description of Duties:Under limited general supervision, the L4GA Birth to Five Literacy Program Specialist will work with the L4GA team to develop and implement the L4GA program. The primary function of this position is to support districts implementing their birth to five literacy plans and includes training pre-k teachers on project assessments as well as evidenced-based literacy instruction that is based on the science of reading and is developmentally appropriate. This position will report to the Literacy for Learning, Living and Leading Project Director. Statewide travel will be required. ***Submit a copy of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator certification. Applicants who fail to submit the required documentation will not be considered.***
Minimum Qualifications:Master's degree in education or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Five years of related experience OR Bachelor's degree in education or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Seven years of related experience.
Preferred Qualifications:Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Master’s degree in education, early childhood education, reading or a related field and three years of full-time experience teaching pre-k, reading, and/or elementary education programs
• 3-5 years of experience as a school literacy coach or instructional assistant principal or principal in an early childhood/elementary setting
• Experience of at least five years teaching GA pre-k or k-3 literacy
• Experience supervising professional staff as a pre-k director
• Experience in a leadership role in k-12 public education at a state, regional, system level or school level
• Experience training adult learners, excellent communication and presentation skills
• Experience with outcome, formative and summative literacy assessment data
Salary/Benefits: Pay Grade N – Annual salary range $52,331.12 (minimum) to $91,579.45 (maximum). Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment and relevant education/training and work experience. 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​​