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Early Learning Administrator

Organization: 
South Lane School District
Closing date: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Early Learning Program Administrator

The Early Learning Administrator will support the development, coordination, supervision and evaluation of Early Childhood and Prekindergarten programs in South lane by collaborating with building administrators, district staff, and community partners in the effective implementation of content, methodology, and resources aligned with district instructional priorities. The Administrator will also clarify assessments and data sources to assess student growth and evaluate the program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
May be required to perform other related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities, required unless otherwise stated as preferred. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.

Management
Support the daily operations of the Early Learning Center (Peggy’s Primary Connection, La Plaza) and Preschool classrooms in the district.
Support building administrators with the organization of services for Early Childhood and Pre-K students.
Provide prompt, consistent and appropriate support to staff, students, parents and families and resolve problems in a timely manner.
Manage grants, budget, and reporting for early learning.

Program Support
Develops program goals aligned with a cycle of continuous improvement aligned with the district vision for Early Childhood and Prekindergarten education.
Work with district employees and community preschool providers to develop and maintain an early learning vision for district
Plan and deliver job embedded professional development for Pre-K teachers and other staff in collaboration with school administrators to ensure program needs and guidelines are meet
Evaluate instructional materials, professional development, products, services, resources and instructional methods to formulate recommendations to meet the needs of the Early Childhood and Pre-K program
Attend state and national conferences and serve on committees to advance best practices in curricular design and implementation
Develop and update required district documents including the District Improvement Plan and District Strategic Plan as it relates to early learning
Adhere to all federal, state and local laws and policies
Gather, update, and report enrollment, transition, assessment, and other relevant data for all Early Childhood and Prekindergarten sites.
Monitor and maintain student achievement data, including data from screeners and provide regular updates to applicable stakeholders to promote the success of all students.
Monitor and evaluation program implementation and effectiveness

Curriculum Development & Instructional Leadership
Facilitate the planning, development, evaluation, revision and maintenance of curriculum program guides, instructional resources and the Early Childhood program
Coordinate and collaborate with curriculum leaders to create and revise curriculum documents that include resources, instructional materials and incorporate the Pre-Kindergarten guidelines
Evaluate the implementation of the curriculum using multiple data points including instructional walk-throughs and assessments
Advise and support district-wide curriculum events and contests related to the District’s instructional programs
Design, coordinate and conduct professional learning and presentations for district personnel, parents and other stakeholders
Develop, support, and maintain effective collaborative partnerships with all business partners
Review and implement effective enrollment procedures to support district goals
Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist in the process of recruiting, screening, interviewing and hiring of staff
Supervise and evaluate all Early Learning Center staff, including district translators
Provide leadership and direction to teachers and assistants to support the implementation and use of the District’s curriculum
Coordinate, create and monitor the curriculum to ensure alignment to the District’s mission and vision

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Master's Degree, or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience
LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Oregon Administrator License preferred
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Minimum of 3 years of experience in education, or education related field (grades P-2)
Minimum of 3 years in an administrative position

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES REQUIRED
Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
Demonstrate knowledge of best practices related to the implementation of district initiatives
Demonstrated knowledge in special education law, policies and procedures
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing
Knowledge of curriculum design

SALARY RANGE:
$100,932 - 112,611 annually (235 day contract). Salary determined by experience (in education, early learning) and licensure.

CLOSING DATE:
This position will remain open until filled.