Georgia Department of Education
Charter Schools Division/Office of External Affairs and Policy
Description of Duties:
Under general to limited supervision, responsible for administering grant funding for charter schools. Duties include, but are not limited to, reviewing grant applications, budgets and program plans; reviewing grant proposals, rating grants, distributing grant monies, and tracking the use of grant funds; collecting, summarizing, and analyzing grant information for use in state board presentations and annual reports; designing training programs for grant applicants and awardees; providing ongoing technical assistance to charter petitioners and local school systems; coordinating grant monitoring program; interpreting state and federal laws, regulations and instructions and policies for charter schools; monitoring compliance and progress of grant recipients’ program through on-site evaluations and reviews of plans and reports; updating and editing charter schools grants programs websites; and completing other special projects and duties as assigned. * Note: Some state-wide travel is required.
A GADOE employee
. A Bachelor’s degree in business, public policy, law, or a related field from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of experience in grants management, public funds administration, accounting or a closely related area.
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Master’s or comparable advanced degree in public policy, law or a related field
• Advanced skills in using Microsoft Word, Excel and Access
• Experience administering a state or federal grant program
• Experience with a charter school petition review and approval process at the district or state level
• Knowledge of EDGAR, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and State laws and regulations
• Experience developing program evaluation instruments and evaluating results
• Experience in reviewing grant proposals
• Experience providing extensive technical assistance to grant applicants
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Knowledge and experience in financial management
Pay Grade L – Annual salary range is $40,983 (minimum) up to $71,720 (maximum). * 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.
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
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