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Director of Accountability

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Georgia Department of Education

Atlanta, GA

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Office of Assessment & Accountability

Description of Duties:

Under limited supervision, manages, plans, and directs the development and implementation of state and federal accountability measures and systems, including the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). Duties include, but are not limited to:

• providing strong leadership and fostering a team work environment;

• directing and managing the production of all state and federal accountability measures and reports;

• ensuring the timely release, accuracy, and technical quality of accountability measures and reports;

• supporting districts, schools, and other stakeholders in understanding and interpreting accountability measures and reports;

• collaborating with federal and state agencies, GaDOE programs and staff, education organizations, and the State Board of Education to ensure accountability programs are effective and comply with state and federal laws; and

• clearly articulating the Georgia Department of Education’s (GaDOE) vision, mission, and goals.


A successful candidate will have demonstrated previous success in leading and managing teams involved in complex educational initiatives. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated expertise in providing effective leadership and to build capacity in colleagues, to think analytically, to troubleshoot implementation processes and data, and to assist in designing, developing, communicating, and implementing appropriate solutions.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Must be a current GaDOE employee

. A Bachelor’s degree in education administration, psychology, or a related field and a minimum six (6) years of experience in a leadership role in a school, school system, Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), state education agency, or other state agency managing professional level staff and complex educational programs; -OR- Ten (10) years of related experience that includes at least six (6) years of experience in a leadership role in a school, school system, Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), state education agency, or other state agency managing professional level staff and complex educational programs; -OR- Six (6) years of experience at the Assistant Director level or position equivalent. Note

: Experience must include demonstrated skill in managing complex education programs with multiple initiatives in a fast-paced environment, coupled with strong analytic and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

• A Master’s degree in education, psychology, research, measurement, statistics, or a related field

• Experience in leading and communicating complex educational policy initiatives/projects

• Experience in the organization and implementation of major educational or public agency initiatives

• Knowledge of state and federal accountability laws, regulations, and guidance, including the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

• Highly effective verbal and written communication skills

• Strong work ethic, self-directed and self-motivated

• Demonstrated success in team building and the continuous improvement process

• Experience in managing multiple, overlapping high priority tasks in a fast-paced environment


Pay grade Q- Annual salary ranges from $75,508 (minimum) up to $132,140 (maximum). * Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment and 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.

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, sex, national origin, disability, 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

Company Profile
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) oversees public education throughout the state. It ensures that laws and regulations pertaining to education are followed and that state and federal money appropriated for education is properly allocated to local school systems. We also provide education-related information to students, parents, teachers, educational staff, government officials, and the media. We hope this information will help answer people's questions, empower them with resources, and allow them to navigate the state's educational infrastructure with a minimum of difficulty.

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