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Announcement - 21-01*GaDOE*Click here for job details*/00201984, 00201989 /State Funded All Job Openings
Job Title:School Effectiveness Specialist
Post Date:January 11, 2021
Apply by:January 25, 2021
Job ID:
Location:South Region {Dougherty County; and Savannah-Chatham County} Two (2) positions
Program/Unit:Division of School & District Effectiveness/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:

Under the direction of the Regional Program Manager, the School Effectiveness Specialist provides specific coaching support for principals, assistant principals, leadership teams, instructional coaches, department chairs, and teachers to develop capacity in improving leadership and instruction. This position will be responsible for assisting a portfolio of schools in developing, implementing, and monitoring a comprehensive plan to improve instruction for all students. Additionally, this position will monitor progress of each school through on-site school visits and online through platform.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
Assisting schools and systems in the implementation of the Georgia Standards of Excellence and the adopted state content standards 
• Assisting in planning school/system improvement based on the use of qualitative and quantitative data 
• Planning and providing professional learning based on school and system needs and priorities 
• Building the capacity of school personnel to develop professional learning communities focused on school improvement 
• Conducting coaching sessions with each school in person and online through an electronic platform 
• Monitoring the progress of each assigned school through an electronic platform

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.

 Regional travel and some statewide travel are required.

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, education administration, or a related field; and evidence of at least five (5) years of increasing leadership roles in a K-12 setting; experience as a successful classroom teacher

·         Located within 50 miles of one of the following locations:

00201984 –South Team {Dougherty County}; or

00201989 –South Team {Savannah-Chatham County}

·         Experience working as a Principal or District Office Leader

·         Evidence of at least five (5) years of increasing leadership roles in a K-12 setting

·         GaPSC professional educator certificate in educational leadership at level L-5, L-6, or L-7

·         Education Specialist degree or higher

·         Experience successfully coaching both new and experienced teachers

·         Experience at the district or state or RESA level in school improvement

·         Experience working with district level professional staff with a focus on instruction (Math and/or Literacy/ELA) and/or leadership

·         Experience at working with school level professional staff with a focus on instruction (Math and/or Literacy/ELA) and/or leadership

·         Strong knowledge base of best practices in leadership and standards-based instruction

·         Demonstrated success in team building

·         Experience in data analysis and the organization and implementation of major school initiatives

·         Experience working with adult learners

·         Strong work ethic, self-directed, and self-motivated

Knowledge of state and federal guidelines, including Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Salary/Benefits: Pay Grade N – Annual salary range is $52,331 (minimum) to $91,579 (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​​