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Communities of Practice Facilitator

Organization: 
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

1.0 FTE on a 220 day work calendar
Location: Albany, Oregon
Competitive salary and benefits

Interview date: week of June 14, 2021
Start date: August 2, 2021

Application process:
Applications are available at http://www.lblesd.k12.or.us/employment

A complete application consists of:
Online Application
Resume
Cover letter
Submission of complete responses to the included essay question
Minimum of three current letters of reference (current considered within the last year)
Copy of University Transcripts (successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts before completion of the hiring process)
Copy of License (if you are in the process of receiving your license, please note on the application)

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact the Chief Human Resource Officer, Kate Marrone: kate.marrone@lblesd.k12.or.us. to discuss your application.

Please respond in the application to the following essay question:

How will your areas of specialization contribute to the growth of this psoition and to the Strategic Partnership Program?

TITLE

COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE FACILITATOR
Level G – 220 Calendar

POSITION OVERVIEW:
As facilitator of a new state sponsored initiative, you will provide synchronized services for districts to coordinate student centered practices of social, emotional academic and systemic supports. You will be a member of a unique team of educators that guide and lead district programming and training for these services. As one of the leaders of this program, you will assist in developing new practices to adhere to state expectations, collaborate with staff to develop improve systems of support and problem-solve district challenges working with at risk populations and historically underserved populations.

QUALIFICATIONS
Valid Oregon TSPC license in administration, education or student support services.
Master’s degree in administration, education or social/emotional/behavioral are of study.
A minimum of 3 years successful work experience improving school systems, school teams, providing technical assistance, coaching and/or offering professional training.
Experience collecting, analyzing, interpreting and making decisions using different types of data, including experience working with multi-tiered systems of support both academically and behaviorally.
Experience collaborating with users and other stakeholders, and preparing/presenting reports to these groups in both oral and written formats.
Experience in meeting deadlines within short and long-range planning processes,
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills,
Experience with Trauma Informed Practices, Restorative Practices, or similar system of behavioral management and development.
Experience working with chronic absenteeism, graduation rates and equity challenges within the system.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.

REPORTS TO

Strategic Partnerships Program Administrator

GENERAL INFORMATION

This position has the following expectations and prerequisite abilities.

Maintain a high level of confidentiality in accordance HIPAA, FERPA and adherence to the competent and ethical educator practices.
Maintain compliance with state and federal laws governing all aspects of our agency including ORSs, OARs, IDEA, FOIA and CIPA.
Promotion of equity and diversity in all settings and understanding and commitment to anti-racists principles.
Ability to work independently, prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
Demonstrates flexibility and a professional disposition in working with co-workers, constituent district personnel, and the public.
Demonstrates exceptional skills in building and maintaining a positive culture, consensus building, effective and efficient team facilitation.
Present self and LBL in a professional manner including maintaining professional dress standards.
Provide own transportation to numerous settings within a flexible work schedule that may include evenings and occasional overnight stays.
Ability to lift, carry or transport up to 25 pounds.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time in a vehicle or work setting.
Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings and following schedules.
Assume responsibility for own professional growth and development, for keeping current with the literature, new research findings and improved techniques; and for attending professional meetings and conferences.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, and duties associated with this position.

The supervisor of this position may modify this list at any time it’s deemed necessary.

Organize and develop communities of practice and/or learning networks based on the Student Investment Account initiative and the needs of the region.
Be responsive to the needs of districts through creating personalized trainings, support, or solutions for the specific needs of the district or school around equity, attendance, or student and family engagement.
Create communities of practice around continuous improvement, and support teams with coaching and consultation as they work to make continuous improvement part of their culture.
Provide additional support to schools implementing, or interested in learning more about, restorative practices and/or trauma-informed practices through trainings, communities of practice, consultation, and coaching.
Disseminate information to and develop plans with school districts related to best practices for reducing chronic absenteeism, increasing student voice and engagement, and those related to specific local district equity initiatives or efforts.
Support schools in harnessing student voice within the classroom and school-wide/district-wide decision-making teams in order to create opportunities for students to share in the decisions that directly impact them.
Collect and analyze (or assist in the collection and analyzation of) data from school districts on the effectiveness of activities to create more equitable systems.
Work with the Strategic Partnerships to align goals and systems in schools and districts, adapting practices and goals to fit the individual school is needed.
Support the work of the LBL ESD Attendance Advisors, Family Liaisons, and Behavior Consultants.
Utilize teleservice platform to provide services to educators, students and district staff as directed.
Work well within a team. Promote good staff morale and put team needs above individual needs.

Salary and Benefit Information

Salary and benefit information shown are based on full-time employment (1.0 FTE) based on the current school year
Placement on the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD salary schedule will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, and experience
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD will provide an Insurance CAP to assist with health, dental and vision insurance premiums
Employer paid PERS, holidays, sick leave and personal days are also provided
Employer paid Life Insurance 1 x annual salary
Employer paid Basic AD&D and Long Term Disability
Cell Phone/Data Stipend

Health Insurance

Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides insurance to school and education service district employees

Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
LBLESD contributes a monthly CAP/Pool to help offset insurance cost
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts

Carriers offered are:

Moda
Kaiser
Willamette Dental Group

Retirement

PERS – Public Employee Retirement System
For more information visit: state.or.us
LBLESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee

Personal Leave

Up to 24 hours

Sick Leave

Up to 96 hours
Sick Leave Bank
Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank
Members may request leave from the sick leave bank in the event of a catastrophic illness or injury

Professional Development Opportunities

LBLESD hosts a variety of training classes
First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
Includes workshops and conferences

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact Human Resources at 541-812-2624 for additional information and assistance.

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting with their completed application a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension as verification of eligibility. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.