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Service Center Administrator

Organization: 
Northwest Regional Education Service District
Closing date: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.
 
In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below.

Position Title: Service Center Administrator
Department: Administration
Location: As Assigned
Reports To: Deputy Superintendent
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation: Administrative Salary Schedule, Service Center Administrator (230 days)

NW REGIONAL ESD’S MISSION STATEMENT
In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Service Center Administrator is responsible for administering the EI/ECSE program and coordinating county level services in their assigned county. Main areas of responsibility include: Lead the EI/ECSE program; coordinate educational activities and functions based on the needs identified in each of the counties; community outreach and engagement; supervision and evaluation of assigned staff members.

These programs are implemented in accordance with NWRESD policies and procedures, Oregon statutes and Administrative Rules, and federal laws and regulations. These programs/projects must also be consistent with and supportive of the instructional programs carried out in the local districts in which NWRESD is operating. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. 3-5 years experience managing district or region wide programs, budgets, and people, including experience administering special education services specifically (but experience with EI/ECSE is not a prerequisite).
2. Anti-racist leader
3. Valid Oregon Administrator’s License, or ability to obtain one.
4. Related experience as special educator or administrator
5. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
6. Strong facilitation and leadership skills with many different groups including staff, parents, students, and community partners.
7. Willingness to work hours as needed to meet the needs of the ESD, the local school districts, and their surrounding communities.
8. Ability to understand and effectively manage agency, state, and federal budgetary resources.
9. Strong decision making abilities.
10. Creative and collaborative problem solving abilities
11. Maintain confidentiality
12. Valid Oregon driver’s license and vehicle insurance

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Include the following. Other Duties may be assigned. The duties listed below are not inclusive, but characteristic of the type and level of work assigned for this position.

1. Administer NWRESD’s Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education program across the county. Including hiring and supervising EI/ECSE staff, developing and managing the program budget, supporting strong instructional professional development, assuring the program operation is consistent with program model and in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, and NWRESD procedures and guidelines.
2. Lead coordination between school districts and NWRESD itinerant staff to ensure program efficiency and to meet student educational needs.
3. Coordinate county-wide efforts at the request of school districts in the county (e.g. special education consortium classrooms, monthly superintendent meetings, emergency response procedures, etc)
4. Coordinate and assist local school districts in the effective utilization of programs and services available through NWRESD.
5. Collaborate and communicate with other NWRESD staff, local school district staff, and community partners.
6. Engage in and lead anti-racism professional learning with identified teams, in accordance with the NWRESD Strategic Plan.
7. Develop, monitor, and maintain effective community outreach and relations, including participating in agency, regional, and local committees.
8. Serve as the liaison between the ESD and the Oregon Department of Education and other state and federal agencies and organizations as assigned, and submit required reports.
9. Serve as a member of the NWRESD Leadership Team and Superintendent’s Cabinet.
10. Other duties as assigned.

Note: The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD’s goals.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at hrhelp@nwresd.k12.or.us. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.