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Assistant Program Director

South Coast ESD

Position: Assistant Program Director
Program: Adaptive Life Skills Program
Supervised by: Program Director
Supervises: Special Education Teachers, Instructional Assistants, Augmentative Communication

The Assistant Program Director will assist the Program Director with the development and implementation of the Programs.

1. Assists with the supervision, evaluation, and placement of designated staff.
2. Assists with hiring, assigning, and training staff.
3. Assists with development and revision of budgets and authorizes expenditures within those budgets.
4. Assists with the coordination of the referral and service delivery system.
5. Functions as a liaison among ESD, local schools, district personnel, and parents.
6. Acts as a resource for personnel in assessing needs, in providing intervention, and in coordinating services.
7. Helps develop and implement appropriate workshop presentations.
8. Helps develop public awareness and involvement in the educational needs serviced by the department.
9. Delegates duties to other staff as necessary.
10. Works harmoniously with other employees and tactfully with the public.
11. Respects confidential information.
12. Maintains regular attendance to preserve the continuity of service delivery for the program.
13. Meets standards for competent and ethical performance as outlined in OAR 584-20-005-035.
14. Performs duties in a manner reasonably expected and generally recognized by the profession.
15. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director.

1. Minimum of 2-3 years of administrative experience required.
2. Experience teaching students with severe disabilities.
3. Abilities in organization and management.
4. Ability to work with staff, students, and the public in an effective manner and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.
5. Respects confidential information.
6. Other qualifications deemed necessary by the Program Director.

1. Master's degree in appropriate field.
2. Oregon Principal License.
3. Teaching license in Special Education.

The employee may work beyond an eight-hour day or a five-day work week attending meetings, conferences, and school activities. The employee needs to be competent in conflict resolution. The employee must be able to communicate effectively in confrontational and emotional situations involving staff, students, parents and patrons. Confidentiality is a top priority for the persons in this position.

The employee at times works under varied workloads and inflexible deadlines. Problems may arise which require immediate attention setting up conflicting priorities. Sound judgment is required to effectively prioritize these demands.

The employee must be able to lift materials, boxes or equipment weighing up to 30 pounds. The employee may need to participate with others in lifting/moving equipment weighing up to 40 pounds. The employee needs to be able to participate with one other employee in lifting students weighing up to 120 pounds, if the student’s protocol permits. All lifting and transferring of students should be done in accordance with approved protocols

The employee may come into contact with biohazards such as human waste, saliva, and blood and should take appropriate protective precautions.


245 days per year
Salary: DOE

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability or disabilities.
A fingerprint-based criminal history investigation will be required.
South Coast ESD is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal and state statutes which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, handicap or marital status.
South Coast ESD requires all employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.