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Job Title:Instructional Technology Specialist
Post Date:January 7, 2021
Apply by:January 21, 2021
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Location:Work Remotely
Program/Unit:Georgia Virtual School (GAVS)
Description of Duties:

Under limited supervision, provides professional development support for the communication and implementation of online and personalized learning in accordance with Georgia Virtual (GAV), the  Georgia ReStart Embrace, Engage, Expand, and Enhance Learning with Technology (GRE4T) Grant, and the Georgia Department of Education's (GaDOE) strategic plan. This person is a self-starter who is an experienced teaching professional with strong pedagogy and leadership skills, a profound knowledge of educational theory, masterful practice of online instruction, and an understanding of how this delivery model influences the growth of learners. The position requires basic technical ability and the proven capability to acquire specific skills to meet the technological demands required to train and support district personnel. Duties include, but are not limited to the ability to technically implement systems and communicate technical knowledge to stakeholders, model and perform user acceptance testing in a Student Information System (SIS), troubleshoot user data flow across multiple systems, and coordinate professional development by creating or updating modules, content, resources, and/or monitoring supports. The successful candidate will draw upon his/her professional development experiences and delivery of online or blended learning methods to lead online/blended communities and develop learning opportunities at Georgia Virtual Professional Learning. They should possess good observational and analytical skills and be able to offer innovative, creative approaches in professional learning.

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:

·         Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, technology, computer science, educational administration or a related filed

·         Education experience in an instructional coach, or leadership role at the school district, or state level

·         Evidence of success in the effective development and delivery of online or blended learning methods for a variety of stakeholders, especially students and teachers

·         Experience with enterprise web applications and experience with troubleshooting technical solutions

·         Experience to meet the technological demands of basic LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability), SIS (Student Information Systems) administration, LMS (Learning Management System) platforms, Comprehensive Learner Record standards, and productivity software

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary for relationship building and comfortably interacting with all stakeholders

·         Experience implementing, troubleshooting, testing, and transferring information across multiple systems

·         Demonstrated ability to train and support all stakeholders and communicate technical knowledge skills

·         Experience as a classroom teacher, technology coach, or school leader with demonstrated skills in personalized learning and technology

·         Experience creating and managing professional development modules and activities

·         Experience with implementation of Georgia’s Personalized Learning Standards and other relevant methods

·         Strong computer and instructional designer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

·         Demonstrated skills in meeting deadlines, keeping records, goal setting, remaining flexible, and preparing and presenting reports

·         Experience developing and/or refining systems by analyzing data to improve processes and programming

·         Knowledge of and ability to follow basic federal and state laws, district policies, and overall instructional best practices

·         Ability to read, interpret, comprehend, and apply advanced technological and written materials for practical purposes (e.g. laws, regulations and policies) 

Salary/Benefits: Pay Grade N – Annual salary range is $52,331.12 (minimum) to $91,579.45 (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.