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School Improvement Specialist

Organization: 
Southern Oregon Education Service District

The School Improvement Department at Southern Oregon ESD seeks an equity-centered specialist to join our team providing support to districts, schools, and teachers. The focus of this position will be on student attendance and engagement, supporting district continuous improvement planning and program alignment, and supporting small districts with alignment or administrative processes. This work will be accomplished through professional learning and technical assistance using a variety of contexts including virtual, hybrid and in-person.

School Improvement Specialist

POSITION GOAL:  Provide leadership, expertise, professional development and support for   curriculum, instruction, assessment, and school improvement initiatives.
 
Note: OAR 333-019-1030 Proof of COVID full vaccination status or approved OHA exception is required for this position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 
Support SOESD, schools, and districts in achieving their goals and in meeting Oregon requirements by developing and providing consultation, facilitation, and professional development services.
Collaborate across programs, districts, and organizations to support implementation of federal, state, and local initiatives.
Support curriculum, instruction, and assessment to meet content and performance standards.
Support specific projects, such as traditional and digital instructional materials adoption, curriculum alignment, blended learning, teacher evaluation, mentoring, and work sample scoring.
Assist with grant and contract applications, implementation, and evaluation.
Serve as liaison and maintain communication with Oregon Department of Education and other state or private agencies regarding curriculum, instruction, assessment, and school improvement.
Keep up to date on local, state, and national trends, rules, laws, and legislation related to schools, teaching, learning, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and school improvement.
Participate in continuous improvement of knowledge and skills for effective teaching and learning by studying, attending classes and conferences, and participating in training.
Make effective group presentations to diverse audiences and organizations, and facilitate consensus at meetings of diverse stakeholders.
Use professional communication and conduct to communicate clearly and appropriately, and make professional decisions within established procedures.
Establish and maintain high-trust relationships.
Comply with SOESD and partner organizations’ rules, policies and procedures.
Perform physical requirements unaided or with assistance of some reasonable accommodation.
Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM PREREQUISITES:   
Valid Oregon Driver License.
Valid Oregon Teaching License.
Master’s degree in education or related field preferred.
Successful experience with continuous school improvement strategies and with curriculum, instruction, and assessment to implement adopted content and performance standards.
At least five years’ experience in public education as a classroom teacher preferred.
At least two years’ experience in providing professional development at a regional level preferred.
The equivalent combination of experience, training, certification, education or degree that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be used as an alternative to prerequisites.

LENGTH OF POSITION: 220 days
 
SUPERVISOR: Director of School Improvement Services
 
SALARY: Per licensed collective bargaining agreement for 2021-2022 school year: $53,429 - $97,794 annually. 

SOESD Benefits (For .50 FTE and Over):  
Southern Oregon ESD contributes up to 2003.00 per month (family coverage) for health, dental and vision insurance premiums for qualified employees.   
Employer-paid PERS (Public Employee Retirement System), including additional 6% individual investment account with PERS.
9 paid holidays 
A generous sick, vacation and discretionary (personal) leave packet is also provided to qualified employees.  

Health Insurance:  
OEBB MODA  
Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance  
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax  

Options:  
Health Savings Accounts  
Flexible Spending Accounts – medical, day-care expenses 
Optional Coverage for Additional Life, AD&D, Short Term Disability Insurance through Aflac or American Fidelity 
403(b) through Carruth Compliance Consulting  
Mercy Flights Membership