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Job Title:School Effectiveness Specialist - Southwest Region
Post Date:December 3, 2018
Apply by:December 17, 2018
Job ID:
Location:Twin Towers East; Atlanta, GA 30334
Program/Unit:Division of School & District Effectiveness/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:Under the direction of the 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 Indistar©. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Assisting schools and systems in the implementation of the Georgia School Performance Standards 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 Indistar); and • Monitoring the progress of each assigned school through Indistar. School Effectiveness Specialists will be assigned one of the following areas of focus: • Leadership • Instruction (Math and/or Literacy/ELA) • Turnaround (SIG) Regional Travel and some statewide travel is required.
Minimum Qualifications:Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator certification; a 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. Must have the ability to work collaboratively and to counsel and coach principals and other instructional leaders within K-12 schools, both in-person and online. Must submit a copy of GaPSC certification with resume and cover letter or with application. Applicants who fail to submit the required documentation will not be considered.
Preferred Qualifications:Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following: • 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 school and district 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 the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and ESEA Waiver
Salary/Benefits: Pay grade N – Annual salary range $52,331 (minimum) to $91,579 (maximum). Hiring salary range is $52,331 up to $74,759 and 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 is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications may be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are 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