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Job Title:Education Program Specialist (CTAE – Marketing, Hospitality and Tourism)
Post Date:May 20, 2020
Apply by:June 3, 2020
Job ID:
Location:1752 Twin Towers East Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Division (CTAE)
Description of Duties:

Under limited supervision, provides statewide leadership and coordination for instructional programs in the following career clusters:  Marketing, Hospitality and Tourism. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

·         Providing leadership and coordination in the development and administration of statewide career cluster programs

·         Providing planning and consultative services to local schools

·         Identifying professional development needs; developing appropriate training materials and methods in conjunction with other staff and agencies to address identified needs and ensure coordination of professional development activities

·         Creating and managing a statewide advisory committee comprised of stakeholders representing the entire state

·         Assessing the status of program implementation, documenting results, and recommending changes and improvements based on research and evaluation data

·         Coordinating the development of the Georgia Performance Standards curriculum development and implementation; maintaining a network of business and industry partnerships with secondary and postsecondary educators

·         Working cooperatively with the Georgia DECA Board of Directors, the Georgia DECA Executive Director, the Georgia Marketing Education Association (GMEA) Executive Board, the American Marketing Association (AMA); and collaborating with all stakeholders to provide guidance and support to local school systems


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 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.
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, education administration, business education or a related field, and three (3) years teaching experience in marketing education

·         Active involvement in professional organizations including Georgia Marketing Education Association (GMEA) and Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education (GACTE)

·         Experience with the Georgia DECA Executive Council and/or Georgia DECA Board of Directors

·         Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

Considerable knowledge of and experience with content related to the assigned clusters
Essential Job Functions:

Pay Grade L – annual salary range is $40,982.94 (minimum) to $71,720.15 (maximum).

Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment, 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​​