Program Manager - Organizational Development

Pay GradeN (with target hiring salary of $70,000) 

DESCRIPTION:

Under limited supervision, establishes partnerships with external entities to support charter school improvement and expansion, identifies professional development needs for operational state charter schools, newly approved schools, and petitioners; and organizes multiple training sessions throughout the year to meet the needs of charter school staff, governance boards, and commissioners. Additional responsibilities include:

  • serving as primary support services contact for state charter school leaders and staff;
  • identifying the academic, financial and operational needs of operational schools, pre-operational schools, and charter petitioners;
  • planning training sessions for school-level staff/personnel and governance boards;
  • developing a data-driven program evaluation system to assess the efficacy of existing SCSC trainings and supports;
  • managing agency relationships with professional development providers and vendor contracts;
  • researching and profiling promising practices and policies within Georgia’s education reform efforts and bringing that knowledge to bear on the SCSC’s training program;
  • preparing research and data for general stakeholder consumption as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in education administration, finance, public policy or a related field and six years of related experience working with public schools, institutes of higher education and/or non-profit foundations OR Master's degree in a related field and three years of related experience OR professional degree and one year of related experience. 

  • Must have experience with public policy development;
  • Must have working knowledge of current research on charter schools;
  • Must be self-directed and self-motivated with a strong work ethic;
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, have experience in the following:

  • Advanced degree in education policy, law, public policy, or a related field;
  • Experience working within an organization focused on academic achievement;
  • Demonstrated experience in education policy and with charter school initiatives;
  • Thorough understanding of P-20 education reform efforts, especially those of Georgia;
  • Experience working with LEA charter school oversight, especially state charter schools in Georgia. 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Please submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter explaining your interest, contact information for three professional references, and two writing samples (that combined do not exceed 10 pages) to Bonnie Holliday at Bonnie.Holliday@scsc.georgia.gov

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.