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1.0 FTE Director of Strategic Initiatives - Limited Duration

Bethel School District #52, Oregon

Bethel School District in Eugene, OR is actively seeking qualified candidates to fill a two-year appointment as 1.0 FTE Director of Strategic Initiatives (limited duration) and lead work to focused on supporting students who have experienced interrupted learning. The Director of Strategic Activities collaborates with district and community partners to meet the needs of students within the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) framework. This position will work with District administrators to develop and coordinate the implementation of approved programs such as

summer learning and enrichment activities
after-school and extended learning programming
bridge programs
early learning opportunities
other District initiatives
Areas of focus for the Director of Strategic Initiatives:

Social emotional well-being of students
Interrupted academics and learning - extended learning and enrichment opportunities
Family & community partnerships
Equity and inclusion
Nature of Work

The Director of Strategic Initiatives employs innovation, best practices and research to plan, organize, direct, facilitate, and provide leadership and support services to schools and programs. The Director of Strategic Initiatives is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the District’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) programs to ensure that student needs are met and activities align to District priorities and Federal and State Standards.

The Director of Strategic Initiatives leads Bethel in accomplishing its mission to develop and operate an aligned K-12 system designed to ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared to continue their education or enter the workforce.

Bethel Schools are committed to creating safe, caring, mutually respectful environments where all students are honored and valued for their diverse cultural backgrounds, strengths and abilities in every instructional practice and school activity to support academic achievement and student success.

Position Responsibilities and Examples of Job Duties

Collaborates with the Superintendent and other District Administrators, Building Administrators, teachers and support staff to ensure the achievement of high standards and accountability in the implementation of District goals and programs.
Contributes to the core mission of an aligned K-12 system to support student learning including organizing and leading extended learning and enrichment opportunities.
Participates in and assists with planning, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluating processes for programs to ensure that programs are consistent with State/Federal requirements and District goals
Ensures the effective evaluation and systematic review of programs by monitoring student data, research and evaluation activities for the District.
Oversees and provides guidance to ESSER-related activities.
Keeps proactively involved in educational developments, issues, and networks with other educators, community organizations and partner agencies.
Ensures equal educational opportunity for all students by overseeing compliance with the provisions of Federal and State regulations, as well as through the design of regular and special population programming.
Serves as representative and liaison regarding the District’s ESSER programs, goals, and related issues. Contributes to the positive image of the District’s administration by working with community groups, disseminating information about existing and proposed programs, and obtaining feedback on instructional programs; establishes effective linkages with the community.
Meets with families, civic, and community groups to explain and interpret matters that relate to the educational programs and operations of the District.
Plans, directs, monitors and oversees the development of the District’s work to support ESSER-related activities.
Develops and recommends short-and long-term goals, objectives and financial strategies; establishes priorities and assigns work activities, projects and programs.
Monitors workflow, reviews and evaluates work projects and products; modifies project approaches as necessary. Ensures that necessary planning and evaluation are provided to meet priorities, and sound policies, regulations, procedures and responsibilities are established and followed.
Researches and evaluates new programs and developments in a variety of educational situations. Ensures continuous improvement in instructional effectiveness by directing focused District-wide staff development programs.
Attends and participates in planning meetings; effectively presents reports, findings, and information to the Superintendent, Administration, the Board of Directors, and a variety of public groups.
Oversees the development, preparation and submission of reports, as needed and required by law or by request from Federal, State, and local government
Other duties, as assigned

Essential Qualifications—Skills and Knowledge

Ability to effectively facilitate planning meetings.
Motivation to research, evaluate, and implement innovative programs to meet the needs of students.
Knowledge of effective supervision, training, and performance evaluations as well as the ability to effectively support, mentor and coach.
Willingness to lead and support technology efforts in the District.
Evidence of continuing personal and professional growth activities.
Ability to write and secure grants and seek alternative funding, as needed
Ability to problem-solve student, parental, staff and/or community concerns.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to effectively utilize a variety of technological tools and software programs.

General Performance Requirements

Perform duties in a courteous, efficient and culturally sensitive manner that builds confidence of staff, students, and the public.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school personnel, parents, students, and the public; work collaboratively as a team member.
Maintain regular attendance at work and work-related activities and is punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following schedules.
Carry out work responsibilities with strong organizational skills effectively under pressure of deadlines, difficult situations, interruptions, and new or emergent conditions.
Respect confidential information and the privacy of students, staff, and families.
Develop job skills necessary to meet changes and demands of the position and profession.
Maintain a strong equity stance in practices and approaches to student achievement, curriculum, policy, instruction and programs.

The requirements and qualifications listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and abilities required for successful job performance. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.

Applicants must eligible for or hold a valid Oregon Administrative License. Prior building principal experience strongly preferred. Bilingual or multilingual candidates and candidates experienced in working in richly diverse school communities and environments will receive preferential consideration.

New staff must be fully vaccinated to meet the COVID-19 vaccine mandate or have an approved exception.

Applicants need to submit the following with their application:

Cover letter
Current résumé
Copy of your administrative license
Responses to supplemental questions
3 current letters of reference, preferably from current and previous evaluator
Please note that faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
About Bethel

With approximately 5,500 students in 11 schools, Bethel School District is committed to excellence in every aspect of its operation. Bethel School District is located in northwest Eugene in Oregon’s picturesque Willamette Valley. Approximately two hours south of Portland, Eugene is home to the University of Oregon and enjoys a mild climate, wonderful recreation opportunities, and a friendly atmosphere.

The Bethel community is centered around its schools and has demonstrated a high degree of trust in the school district. A $99.3 million bond measure was approved in November 2020 with a 66% Yes vote. It is the largest bond in District History. This follows a $49.5 million bond in 2012 that was approved with a 73% Yes vote. Bethel School District employees are proud of being part of what is affectionately known as the Bethel Family.

Bethel believes in supporting the whole child and offers

Counseling, Music, and PE Specialists in every school
Free breakfast for all students, K - 12
Middle School Robotics, Culinary and Digital Design programs
Robust Career and Technical Education and college courses at Willamette HS
Farm-to-school experiences for students through the Bethel Farm
Trauma-informed and Restorative Practices implemented in K -12
Sources of Strength supported throughout the District
To apply, please follow the link to TalentEd Recruit and Hire.

Start date: Immediately, if available, or July 1, 2022

For information regarding this position please email Remie Calalang, Assistant Superintendent at

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

Bethel School District 52 complies with provisions of the various civil rights laws, such as the Fair Employment Practices Act,

Title IX regulations, and Section 504 of PL93.112 in employment and educational programs and activities.




The Bethel School District, an equal opportunity employer, complies with provisions of the various civil rights laws, such as the Fair Employment Practice Act, Title IX Regulations and Section 504 of PL 93.112 in employment and educational programs and activities.

The District is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and strictly complies with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act amendments of 1989.

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. Disabled persons may contact Remie Calalang, HR Director, at (541) 689-3280 for additional information or assistance.


4640 Barger Drive, Eugene, OR 97402 l Phone: (541) 689-3280 l Fax: (541) 689-0719 l