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The process of application to the Georgia Department of Education is one of a candidate reviewing our advertised positions and applying to those which best fit his/her employment history and qualifications.

Submit either by fax, U.S. mail, or email a cover letter and a resume OR a State of Georgia Application to:

Tracey Glen, Recruiter
Georgia Department of Education
Human Resources Office
2052 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone: 404-656-2510
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Please be sure to reference the job announcement number in your email or cover letter.

Please note: Please be sure to read the minimum qualifications posted for each position. Some of the education-specific positions require Georgia professional education certification. Documentation of this certification is required with the application/resume. An application or resume will not be considered for the position until this documentation is received in Human Resources. Georgia professional educator certification inquiries can be directed to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission by calling 404-232-2500 or visiting the web site at www.gapsc.com.

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Job Title: Education Program Specialist (International Affairs)
Post Date: 02/07/2012
Apply by: Until Filled
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Location: 1754 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia
Program/Unit: Office of Curriculum and Instruction
Description of Duties: Provides statewide leadership and coordination for instructional programs in the following: developing and coordinating of international agreements (e.g. Memoranda of Understanding) and linguistic and cultural exchanges; developing, supporting, and assessing dual language immersion program including collaborating with colleges and universities to support programs for qualified dual language teachers; supporting initiatives to support world languages teachers; providing leadership and coordination in the development and administration of statewide language and international education programs; providing planning and consultative services to local schools; identifying professional needs; developing appropriate dual language and immersion training materials and methods; creating and managing a statewide advisory committee comprised of stakeholders representing the entire state; assessing status of program implementation, documenting results, and recommending changes and improvements based on research and evaluation data; coordinating the development of the Georgia Performance Standards, particularly as this relates to new standards supporting world language programs for career and technical education pathways. Extensive travel is required.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in education, education administration, or a related field and three years teaching experience in world language education. Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification in one or more world languages. Note: Must submit required certification documentation with resume and cover letter or application.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following: • Professional education certification in leadership • Knowledge of Georgia Professional Standards Commission teacher certification regulations • Education Specialist or higher degree • Five or more years of world language education experience • District level language supervisory experience • Experience supervising professional staff • Experience in writing, developing, and managing grants • Strong knowledge of the No Child Left Behind Act • Active involvement in professional organizations including the Foreign Language Association of Georgia • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
Salary/Benefits: Pay Grade 18 – Annual salary range $47,280.21 (minimum) to $82,962.30 (maximum) paid through Race to the Top funding. Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment and 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 will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status.

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All persons hired by the Georgia Department of Education are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and must agree to undergo drug screening and a criminal background investigation.

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