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Program Administrator, Alternative Education

Multnomah ESD
Closing date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

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The Donald E. Long School Program is an accredited juvenile detention education program located at the Multnomah County Juvenile Justice Complex that provides educational services to students currently detained by the legal system from Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties. This program provides credit attainment, individualize education plan services, and English language learners services to students who are detained, awaiting trials or hearings at the Multnomah County Donald E. Long Juvenile Justice Complex.

MESD encourages and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx plan, flex spending accounts, employee assistance program (EAP), paid holidays, basic & voluntary life insurance, STD/LTD & employer-paid contribution into PERS (Oregon Public Employees Retirement System). We support our employees’ continued education through our Tuition Reimbursement Program.

Start Date: On or before July 1, 2022
Days per year: 225
Hours per day: 8

Classification: Administrator, Range ADM03

Coordinate activities; supervise staff and resources to meet needs of assigned programs.

Provide instructional supervision to staff in planning academic and behavioral programs for individual children.
Assist with the development and evaluation of annual school improvement efforts and staff development plans aligned with state school reform efforts, the MESD Superintendent’s goals, and the Department of Instructional Services priorities.
Assist in managing collective bargaining agreements. Supervise and evaluate assigned licensed, certificated, or classified staff as assigned and implement performance or progressive discipline principles if needed. Communicate and monitor the district and department policies and procedures regarding staff responsibilities as related to their individual job descriptions.
Make recommendations regarding selection, assignment, and other personnel matters relating to staff.
Assist with data gathering and analysis for purposes of monitoring and evaluation of the school’s educational program services and the facility operations and reporting to districts and state agencies.
Monitor procedures for the selection and purchase of evaluation instruments, protocols, instructional technology and software, instructional materials and curriculum for educational programs.
Communicate effectively with school personnel, parents, other professionals, advisory groups, and/or coordinator, in order to serve referred and enrolled students, plan for and operate services.
Assist with the development, submission, implementation, and monitoring of program budgets according to established guidelines and priorities, follow agency and department purchasing processes and pursue grants and contracts supportive of alternative programs and local district needs as assigned.
Provide leadership by presenting at local, state, and national conferences; serve on task forces and other committees; and participate in meetings and other activities related to social service agencies, school districts, ODE or other partners.
Use personal safety techniques to assure the physical and emotional well being of students to avoid exposure and injury to self, students, and other staff.
Provides leadership and serve as a resource in the areas of curriculum alignment, workplace readiness, interpersonal relationships, and service learning; offering assistance in school program implementation and evaluation.
Assist with supervision of the Alternative Education facility at assigned school(s).
Assist in the administration of rules, regulations, and procedures within the policy structure of the MESD for the operation of the assigned school program(s).
Assist with the supervision of the planning and implementation of individual student plans and related due process mandates provided by certificated, non-certificated, licensed, and classified personnel.
Maintain an official GED testing site and act as chief test administrator
Maintain satisfactory job attendance record.

Master’s Degree in Educational Administration or related field.
4 years of successful teaching experience. Two years demonstrated successful school leadership and experience with culturally competent practices as an administrator, supervisor, or teacher leader.
Hold or qualify for an Oregon Administrative License with an administrator endorsement.
Strong background working with youth with behavioral and/or mental health needs is preferred.
Strong background working with youth that qualify for Special Education services and/or a Special Education endorsement preferred.
Bilingual skills preferred.