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Region 16 Comprehensive Center-Equity and Systemic Change Specialist

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

1.0 FTE on a 220 day work calendar. This position is for the 22-23 Fiscal Year only
with possibility for continuation for 23-24 FY.
Location: Offsite with regular travel to Salem and Albany, OR
Competitive salary and benefits

Please respond to the following question in the application:
Please share with us what diversity, equity and inclusion means to you.

Application process:
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A complete application consists of:
Online Application
Cover letter
Submission of complete responses to the included essay question
Minimum of three current letters of reference (current considered within the last year)
Copy of University Transcripts (successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts before completion of the hiring process)
Copy of License, if applicable (if you are in the process of receiving your license, please note on the application)

Classification: Level G - 220 day calendar
Reports to: OAESD Director
FLSA Status: Exempt


Region 16 Comprehensive Center (R16CC) is one of 19 regional centers providing support by strengthening their capacity to better serve and improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, and improve the quality of instruction. R16CC is comprised of three statewide organizations representing 29 Educational Service Districts in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. Our mission is to engage state, regional, tribal, school and community partners to improve the quality and equity education for each student by providing evidence-based services and support in each state and across our region. This position is pivotal in the goals and objectives of this center. The Equity/Systems Specialist collaborates with several state level teams to support region-wide initiatives to address some of the greatest challenges in education today to impact student success at the systems level.


1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, instructional design, or a related field. Masters degree preferred, however the right combination of education, training and experience can substitute for a formal degree.
2. At least 5 years successful experience in an education setting that have had an equity and/or native student focus.
3. Experience planning and executing projects with clear objectives, milestones and deliverables.
4. Experience using Google Suite preferred.
5. Demonstrated leadership in planning, organization, oral presentation, written communication, and problem solving.
6. Ability to juggle multiple project simultaneously while meeting strict deadlines and maintaining quality services or deliverables.
7. Ability to develop relationships with stakeholders from various organizations and diverse backgrounds.
8. Ability to thrive as part of a virtual team.
9. Experience with process consultation and/or coaching.


This position has the following expectations and requisite abilities.
1. Maintain a high level of confidentiality in accordance HIPAA, FERPA and adherence to the competent and ethical educator practices.
2. Maintain compliance with state and federal laws governing all aspects of our agency including ORSs, OARs, IDEA, FOIA and CIPA.
3. Promotion of equity and diversity in all settings and understanding and commitment to anti-racists principles.
4. Excellent at written and oral communications, and comfortable presenting.
5. Ability to work independently, prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy through utilizing standard workplace technology including the MS and Google office suites.
6. Demonstrates sociability, flexibility, and empathy while maintaining a professional disposition with co-workers, state partners, and the public.
7. Demonstrates exceptional skills in building and maintaining a positive culture, consensus building, and effective and efficient team facilitation.
8. Ability to think creatively, strategically, tactically and with attention to detail.
9. Oriented toward service, especially related to education equity and/or native student success.
10. Ability to learn technology such as Zoom, Trello, and other tools.
11. Maintaining regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings and following schedules.
12. Utilize the teleservice platform to provide services to educators, students and district staff as needed. This role can be performed remotely but will at times require travel to Salem and Albany for in-person meetings.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, and duties associated with this positon. The supervisor of this position may modify this list at any time it’s deemed necessary.
1. Facilitate and coordinate activities associated with the planning, development, delivery and ongoing evaluation of assigned programs which ensures that assigned education programs meet milestone targets.
2. Coordinates on-going evaluations and provides recommendations to improve project work supporting actionable items in the state service plan.
3. Coordinate and communicate expectations and progress in meeting milestones to the R16 Comprehensive Center Director.
4. Collaborate with R16CC team, stakeholders, Education Service Agency staff, and State Education Dept. to support our clients and 3rd party providers and/or consultants.
5. Collaborate with R16CC team, stakeholders, Education Service Agency staff, and/or State Education Dept., regarding logistics of events and the development of high-quality education materials (agenda scripts, slide decks, supplementary readings, handouts, zoom or in person location, website posting, evaluation surveys.)
6. Provide excellent education programs, face-to-face and online eLearning, by facilitating, coordinating, designing, and developing educational offerings that support achieving goals in the State Service Plan; formulating goals and objectives for education; and evaluating program effectiveness in achieving stated goals and objectives.
7. Conduct ongoing State Education Agency needs assessments for assigned programs/topic areas; monitor consultant offerings aligned to needs; stay current on subject matter content and educational medium opportunities; and stay abreast of adult learning principles and current educational research.
8. Ensure that State Education Agency satisfaction with assigned education programs is monitored and makes appropriate improvements to reach milestones in the State Service Plan.
9. Regularly partner with internal communications experts to share stories about project work.
10. Under the supervision of the R16CC State Director, provide support in achieving the State Service Plan goals and objectives, monitoring and adjusting to meet the milestones.
11. Under the supervision of R16CC State Director, provide support in all activities related to data collection and reporting.
12. Provide leadership and technical direction for the development, implementation and evaluation of professional development and training program and resources statewide and/or region-wide to meet the overall goals and objectives of the State Service Plan.

Salary and Benefit Information

Salary and benefit information shown are based on full-time employment (1.0 FTE) based on the current school year
Placement on the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD salary schedule will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, and experience
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD will provide an Insurance CAP to assist with health, dental and vision insurance premiums
Employer paid PERS, holidays, sick leave and personal days are also provided
Employer paid Life Insurance 1 x annual salary
Employer paid Basic AD&D and Long Term Disability
Cell Phone/Data Stipend

Health Insurance

Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides insurance to school and education service district employees
Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
LBLESD contributes a monthly CAP/Pool to help offset insurance cost
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts

Carriers offered are:

Willamette Dental Group


PERS – Public Employee Retirement System
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LBLESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee

Personal Leave

Up to 24 hours

Sick Leave

Up to 96 hours
Sick Leave Bank
Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank
Members may request leave from the sick leave bank in the event of a catastrophic illness or injury

Professional Development Opportunities

LBLESD hosts a variety of training classes
First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
Includes workshops and conferences

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact Human Resources at 541-812-2624 for additional information and assistance.

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting with their completed application a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension as verification of eligibility. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.