Education Program Specialist
Georgia Department of Education - Atlanta, GA

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Under general to limited supervision, provides quality leadership and assistance to K-12 local school systems in comprehensive program planning for Title III language support programs. Duties include, but are not limited to, providing technical assistance and expertise to local school system personnel; designing and implementing program evaluation and reporting procedures; identifying staff development training needs and providing/conducting professional learning activities; collaborating with ESOL teachers, other instructional staff, administrators, and other agencies/organizations to ensure the implementation of program goals and guidelines; reviewing school district Title III applications and budget requests; and maintaining clear and positive communication between the Georgia Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education , Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs), local school systems, and schools. Note : Statewide and out-of-state travel is required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in education, education administration, English, reading, a foreign language field, or a related field and (3) three years of full-time professional-level work experience with ESOL programs at a school or system level. Must hold Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) certification with an ESOL endorsement. Note : Must submit a copy of required certification documentation with resume and cover letter or application. Applicants who do not submit a copy of GaPSC certificate 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:
• Education Specialist or higher degree
• Documented successful experience in a leadership role in ESOL programs at a system or state level
• Strong knowledge of the Federal No Child Left Behind Act and Title III section of the Office for Civil Rights
• Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
• Strong knowledge of statistical data analysis and database utilization

Pay grade 18 – Annual salary range $47,280.21 (minimum) to $82,962.30 (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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