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Coordinator, Early Learning (ESCE & Head Start)

Clackamas Education Service District

Coordinator, Early Learning
Supporting EI/ECSE & Head Start to Success
Full Time (8 hours per day, 5 days per week)
240-Day Work Year (July through June)

Clackamas ESD strives to infuse equity in all our programs and bodies of work by maintaining an inclusive, barrier-free environment in which everyone participates and fully benefits. 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 a job description.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be 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 Human Resources to discuss your application.
General Description of the Position: The Early Learning Program Coordinator assumes primary responsibility for implementation of Clackamas ESD’s two primary early learning programs. These programs include Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) self-contained classrooms, supports, and interventions, as well as the Head Start to Success (HSTS) program. The Coordinator will be primarily responsible for supporting, supervising, and evaluating Clackamas ESD Early Learning staff working in the program's classrooms/sites within a specific designated geographic region. The geographic region supervised by the Coordinator is subject to change as the programs evolve.

General Description of the Programs: Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) serves children ages 3 to 5 who are found eligible in one or more disability categories or who demonstrate significant developmental delays. Services are individualized according to the child’s needs and may include home visiting; consultation to staff at community preschools, Head Start classrooms, or child care settings; specialized preschool; related services such as speech, motor, or other specialists; and parent education. Children may be referred by parents, community preschools, local school districts, physicians, or other community service providers. Head Start is built upon the understanding that child and family development takes place in a community and effective programs build upon and link families with community resources. For this reason, Head Start to Success is designed to link with schools, social service agencies, health services and childcare services. In this way, Head Start to Success achieves the Head Start mission of supporting families in preparing their children for kindergarten success. Enrolled children receive a quality preschool experience in their own community and the family is supported through home visits and offered comprehensive education, nutrition, health and social services. The program’s funding comes from the state of Oregon and follows all of the Federal Head Start guidelines and standards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - for a complete list of essential functions, refer to the job description.
1) Oversees the delivery of early childhood special education services in designated sites. This may include services delivered in small groups, consultation in HSTS classrooms, and self-contained ECSE classrooms.  
2) Oversees the delivery of the Head Start to Success instructional program in designated sites, in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and the Head Start Learning Outcomes Framework. 
3) Leads instructional improvement, orientation of new staff, and professional development of assigned program personnel in consultation with the Assistant Directors of Early Learning.  
4) Supervises and evaluates the performance of personnel as assigned by the Assistant Directors. 
5) Manages expenditures within the adopted budget. 
6) Please see job description for complete list of essential functions. 

1) Master’s Degree in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education, Elementary Education, or a related field or a Bachelor’s degree plus equivalent experience.
2) Minimum five (5) combined years’ experience working as special education provider and/or classroom teacher and experience working in an early childhood education setting
3) Appropriate State of Oregon (TSPC) issued Professional Administrator License (required at the time of appointment) required to supervise assigned licensed staff
4) Working knowledge of current state and federal laws, policies, administrative rules and instructional practices for children with developmental delays aged birth to entry into kindergarten in order to comply with IDEA requirements
5) Demonstrated knowledge of model, curriculum development and program design for children with developmental delays aged birth to entry into kindergarten
6) For a complete list of minimum qualifications, please see full job description

a) Bilingual English/Spanish
b) Three to five years of experience in a PK – 12 school leadership position with demonstrated results in improving academic performance and experience with the supervision and evaluation of licensed and classified staff
c) Experience teaching in Head Start, Early Childhood Special Education, and/or a preschool setting  
d) Experience working in a richly diverse school community and environment
e) Knowledge of Head Start philosophy and regulations
f) Certified as a Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) assessor

Clackamas Education Service District is one of Oregon's 19 ESDs charged with providing programs for children with special needs, technology support, school improvement, and administrative services to local school districts and the Oregon Department of Education. Clackamas ESD serves ten school districts in Clackamas County, including Canby, Colton, Estacada, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Molalla River, North Clackamas, Oregon City, Oregon Trail, and West Linn-Wilsonville.

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Application Deadline: Priority consideration for applications received by September 29, 2021 - position open until filled
Commences: As soon as practical following job offer
Salary: $97,766 to $118,470 / year per 240-day contract -- commensurate with education and past experience
Benefits: Clackamas ESD offers a generous benefit package providing health insurance including HRA options, dental with orthodontia, and vision insurance, with district-paid premium contributions. Paid holidays, sick leave, vacation time off, and other personal leave provided, along with retirement through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and professional development allocation. 

Clackamas Education Service District is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce along with the students and families that we serve.

Clackamas ESD policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preference as required by law.