Education Program Manager
Georgia Department of Education - Atlanta, GA

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In collaboration with the Division of School Improvement Grants and School Turnaround support members, including Regional Educational Services Agencies (RESAs), Educational Technology Centers (ETCs), Georgia Learning Resource System (GLRS) and/or other agencies as needed, supervises and provides onsite district effectiveness services 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 improvement plans that are action plans with measurable goals; guiding district leadership school leaders to implement the CCGPS within standards-based classrooms; and monitor the implementation of the CCGPS within standards-based classrooms; facilitating district leadership in development, implementation, and continuous monitoring of a formalized system of data-driven intervention(s); guiding district leaders to support school in developing and/or sustaining the school improvement process; guiding district leadership (through observation, modeling and feedback) in best practices that will directly lead to increased academic achievement for individual students; guiding district leaders in interventions to monitor student discipline and improve student and teacher attendance; guiding district leaders in the development of action plans; supervising staff working with district effectiveness; performing other such duties as assigned by the Director of School Improvement; maintaining records (electronic and hard copy) of services provided to assigned school(s) using formats required by the Division of School Improvement; participating in GaDOE activities; and fulfilling other GaDOE responsibilities as required. Note: Some travel is required for this position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in education or education administration and three years of full-time experience in a leadership role in a school, school system, Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), or state education agency. Must hold Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification. Note: Must submit documentation of required certification with resume and cover letter or with application.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, posses one or more of the following:
• Education Specialist or higher degree
• Experience at the central office level with a focus on instruction
• Experience at the secondary level (middle and/or high school)
• Highly effective interpersonal and group communications skills
• Strong knowledge base of best practices in leadership and standards-based instruction
• Demonstrated success in team building and the school improvement process
• Experience in data analysis and the organization and implementation of major school initiatives
• Experience in 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

Pay grade 19 – Annual salary range $52,172.55 (minimum) to $91,137.94 (maximum). Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment, relevant education/training and work experience, and available funding. Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance, annual/sick leave, and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers’ Retirement.

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