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Assistant Project Director

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

Assistant Project Director

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

College of Education & Human Development

Georgia State University

The College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education prepares teachers, scholars, community and school leaders in early childhood and elementary education. Students gain extensive content knowledge, hone innovative teaching methods and learn to work effectively within diverse classrooms.

The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education is seeking to hire an Assistant Project Director.

  • Flexible work environment.
  • Generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, etc.
  • A knowledge-sharing organization that works collaboratively with diverse partners.
  • Professional development opportunity and mentorship.
  • A rapidly growing center within an academic setting.

This position uses research to develop a full day of professional development for Georgia’s Pre-K teachers. Uses extensive knowledge to confidently develop and deliver engaging presentations across all areas of learning including Mathematics, Early Literacy, Social/Emotional Development and Work Sampling to meet contract deliverables. This work is done both independently & collaboratively.

  • Creates hands-on developmentally appropriate materials and resources for trainings.
  • Develops online courses, podcasts and webinars to extend and supplement training.
  • Independently travels to sites throughout Georgia 2-4 days/week to conduct training. Must have flexibility to accommodate changes in schedule. This includes preparing, setting up and breaking down training materials and AV equipment.
  • Collaborates with team members on special projects.
  • Works closely with Project Director to ensure all deliverables are completed in a timely manner.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • COMMUNITY: Fostering a distinctive shared identity and common purpose across our multi-campus university.
  • INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY: Respecting the dignity and value of all people and perspectives through honorable conduct based on engagement, fairness, access, equity, and civility.
  • TRANSFORMATION: Intentionally pursuing knowledge, practice, and scholarly rigor to inspire lifelong learning, and to make our community and the world a better place.
  • INTEGRITY: Adhering to our values, mission, and the truth through respectful cooperation and effective stewardship of resources. EXCELLENCE: Achieving the highest standards and distinction in teaching, research and service.
  • STRATEGIC INNOVATION: Embracing invention and creativity in the pursuit of meaningful discovery using our collective talents.
USG Core Values Statement

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia State prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia State community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, Georgia State prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive, or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.

Background Check

Successful candidate must be able to pass a comprehensive criminal background investigation and other background searches as applicable to the job such as credit check and Motor Vehicle Record.

Qualifications :

Minimum Requirements:
  • A master's degree and 5 years of experience, or a combination of education and experience.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Extensive and specific knowledge of Georgia’s Pre-K program, Work Sampling System and developmentally appropriate practice for B-5.
  • Experienced trainer in early childhood with an established relationship with Bright from the Start.
  • Research and independently develop content specific training using a variety of technology including Power Point/Keynote for presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational acumen and a proclivity for attention to the details
  • Able to work on multiple projects, prioritize effectively, and meet deadlines

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