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Director of School Improvement

Harney ESD
Closing date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Job Description JOB TITLE: Director of School Improvement


REPORTS TO: Superintendent

SUMMARY OF GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of School Improvement (DSI) provides leadership in the development and implementation of systems to enhance and support the academic success of students. The DSI will have knowledge of school improvement best practices and a proven ability to work collaboratively in sustaining systems to support growth. The DSI will engage stakeholders in the creation and implementation of a shared vision of improving student achievement. This position will provide leadership and direction in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Student Success Act as well as ODE’s Integrated Guidance plan. You will work closely with other staff at the ESD who are tasked with state and federal grants. You will work with administrators, boards, and teachers to create,
implement, analyze and improve student success and equitable opportunities across the region with a focus on middle and high school. You will work directly with the Oregon Department of Education and will be a liaison with ODE on Integrated Guidance, SSA, SIA, and other school improvement initiatives.

Work Year/Benefits: 210 days work year to be determined by the Superintendent
Full benefits (PERS, medical/dental/vision, 6 paid holidays, sick/personal/bereavement leave)
Salary Range – Administrative pay that is dependent upon experience and qualifications


- Provides support for Administration in areas related to student achievement including staff evaluations and support.
- Work with district personnel in a variety of curriculum and instructions and staff development areas including but not limited to:
- Aligning curriculum to state standards
- Continuous improvement planning
- Coordination of state and district assessments
- Implementing and evaluating instructional strategies
- Adopting instructional materials
- Coordination and implementation of systems of support for the identification of students in need of remedial or gifted education

- Interpret, explain, and apply policies, practices, and procedures.
- Prepare clear, complete, and concise reports and documentation.
- Full understanding and ongoing professional development with initiatives through ODE.
- Research, compile, and analyze information and prepare reports.
- Coordination and oversight of the Aligning for Student Success – Integrated Guidance of Initiatives
- Student Success Account (SSA) liaison for the ESD and component school districts.
- Student Investment Account (SIA) implementation specialist and conduit between component districts and ODE.
- Develop and maintain procedural systems and controls. Maintain records and files as necessary.
- Other duties as assigned by the superintendent. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Master's Degree preferred with coursework or equivalent training in education
- TSPC administrator license or licensure in another state with the ability to obtain Oregon certification
- At least five years of experience working in an educational setting
- Experience and/or knowledge in the necessary foundation skills of:
- developmentally appropriate practices
- academic needs of special populations
- curriculum development/alignment, instructional and assessment strategies
- staff evaluation and growth planning

- Proven ability to work collaboratively with stakeholder groups
- Experience or a desire to gain knowledge and deep understanding of ODE initiatives including, but not limited to:

- Student Success Act/Student Investment Account (SSA/SIA)
- High School Success (HSS)
- Everyday Matters (EDM)
- Continuous Improvement Planning and Process (CIP)
- Career and Technical Education/Perkins V (CTE)
- Early Indicator Intervention Systems (EIIS)


- Work effectively with a service-oriented attitude in a busy office setting characterized by frequent interruptions
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Promote public relations
- Evaluate and establish work priorities; meet pre-set deadlines
- Maintain confidentiality of information
- Work independently and organize priorities
- Multi-task with the ability to adapt quickly to changing situations
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
- Maintaining regular and consistent attendance and punctuality. Is consistently at work on time;
-Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
- Multi-task with the ability to adapt quickly to changing situations

How to Apply: Applications may be obtained at Harney ESD or online at
Applications and a current resume must be returned to the ESD Office at:
Harney Education Service District
25 Fairview Heights Loop
PO Box 460 (if mailing the materials)
Burns, OR 97720

Harney ESD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.