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Announcement - 21-17*GaDOE*Click here for job details*00196109 /State Funded All Job Openings
Job Title:District Effectiveness Specialist
Post Date:February 16, 2021
Apply by:March 2, 2021
Job ID:
Location:Metro Region, GA (Fulton County)
Program/Unit:Division of School & District Effectiveness/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:

Under the direction of the Program Manager and in collaboration with School & District Effectiveness and other Georgia Department of Education team members, provides onsite school improvement services and support to identified districts. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

·         Guiding district leaders in developing and sustaining a leadership team that is focused on continuous improvement in order to increase student achievement

·         Guiding district leaders and district level staff with the development of structures and processes that support standards-based, job-embedded, results-driven professional learning

·         Guiding district leaders in creating and sustaining a culture of data-driven decision making

·         Guiding district leadership in creating district strategic plans with measurable goals

·         Guiding district leadership  and school leaders to implement the school and district standards

·         Facilitating district leadership in development, implementation, and continuous monitoring of a formalized system of data-driven intervention(s)

·         Guiding district leaders to support schools in sustaining the school improvement process

·         Guiding district leaders in the development of action plans

·         Performing other such duties as assigned by the Program Manager


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 and statewide travel is 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:

  • Located within 50 miles of Fulton County
  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission certificate in educational leadership at level L-5, L-6, or L-7
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Education Specialist or higher degree

·         Five or more years of experience in a position of K-12 central office leadership

·         Experience successfully coaching both new and experienced leaders

·         Experience at working with district level professional staff with a focus on instruction 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 the 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​​