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Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD
Closing date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

1.0 FTE on a 260 day work calendar
Location: Albany, OR
Competitive Salary and Benefits package

Start date: July 3, 2023

Looking for a new leadership opportunity? We are seeking an enthusiastic and engaging individual to join our team. This position supports staff development, teamwork and service provision for some of the youngest learners in the state. For a successful match with our team dynamic, we are flexible to support someone completing their administrative licensure.

Applications are available at
A complete application consists of:
Online Application
Cover letter
3 current letters of reference
Copy of All University Transcripts (Successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts before completion of the hiring process)

Essay Question 1 included in the application:
As you reflect on the intersection of race, culture and disability, how will that guide you in your practice as a leader in our Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education program for both the staff you lead and the children and families you serve?

Essay Question 2 included in the application:
Describe your philosophy and beliefs regarding leadership and team. Tell us about a situation where you supported the improvement and development of a high performing team through training or ongoing coaching. How did you approach either leading or supporting the assessment of the team, the planning for the training/coaching, and the execution of the plan for supporting ongoing growth and development of the team? How did that experience shape your ongoing development as a leader?

All school employees are subject to the vaccine rules set forth by the Oregon Health Authority in OAR 333-019-1030, which means we are requesting proof of vaccination or one of the listed exceptions. Proof of vaccination or an exception must be requested and accepted through Human Resources upon hire.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact the Executive Human Resource Officer, Kate Marrone: to discuss your application.

Classification: Administrative Level C - 260 day calendar
Reports to: EI/ECSE Director
FLSA Status: Exempt Employee

This position supports an ever-growing state-developed and governed early childhood program
that offers specialized services to our youngest learners. You will be part of a unique team of
administrators who supervise services unlike any others provided through our agency: LBL
stand-alone classrooms, LBL classrooms embedded in our constituent districts, collaboration for
services within the community preschools, evaluation, and in-home services. As one of the
leaders of this program, you will assist in developing new practices to adhere to state and
federal expectations, collaborating with staff to develop new programs to improve services,
problem-solve the challenges that come with a booming population of our most vulnerable
students, and support staff in improving their instructional and collaboration skills.

1. Valid Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) administrator license is required.
2. Master’s Degree in education-related field.
3. Leadership experience at school building, district, regional and/or state levels, preferred.
4. Successful experience in public education, preferably in early childhood education and administration with specific expertise in assessment & evaluation, consultation and staff development.
5. Preferred experience leading others in an educational organization and demonstration of the ability to promote/develop individual performance and professional growth in staff.
6. Experience collaborating with users and other stakeholders, and preparing/presenting reports to these groups in both oral and written formats.
7. Experience in meeting deadlines within short- and long-range planning processes.
8. Excellent planning and organization skills.
9. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
10. Or such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.


This position has the following expectations and prerequisite abilities.
1. Promotion of equity and diversity in all settings and an understanding and commitment to anti-racists principles.
2. Maintain a high level of confidentiality in accordance HIPAA, FERPA and adherence to the competent and ethical educator practices.
3. Maintain compliance with state and federal laws governing all aspects of our agency including ORS, OAR, IDEA, FOIA, and CIPA.
4. Demonstrates ability to communicate in written/verbal form with a professional disposition in working with co-workers, constituent district personnel, and the public.
5. Demonstrates exceptional skills in building and maintaining a positive culture, consensus building, and effective and efficient team participation and cooperation.
6. Present self and LBL in a professional manner including: in oral and written communication and maintaining professional dress standards.
7. Provide own transportation to numerous settings within a flexible work schedule that may include evenings and occasional overnight stays.
8. Utilize teleservice platform to provide services to educators, students and district staff as directed.
9. Ability to lift, carry or transport up to 40 pounds.
10. Ability to knee, crouch and sit on the floor and on child-size furniture while working with children.
11. Ability to sit for extended periods of time in a vehicle or work setting.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, and duties associated with this position. The supervisor of this position may modify this list at any time it’s deemed necessary.
1. Supervise and coordinate the provision of EI/ECSE services to ensure that eligible children within the assigned region receive an appropriate special education program.
2. Regularly supervise, direct, coach, and evaluate program staff providing services toward professional growth, in accordance with LBL policies and procedures.
3. Assist in facilitating and planning program development, professional development opportunities, and Professional Learning Communities to align and strengthen practices related to program
4. Ensure optimal working conditions by hearing and responding to employee complaints and concerns.
5. Assist in maintaining a climate built on teamwork for the most effective delivery of services.
6. Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings and following schedules.
7. Assist in recruitment, screening and hiring of talented employees.
8. Assist in coordinating the Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC) and participate on other local interagency groups as assigned.
9. Support appropriate program procedures and make recommendations to the EI/ECSE Program Director regarding EI/ECSE and LBL policies in compliance with state and federal rules
and regulations.
10. Collaboratively work with EI/ECSE Program leaders to meet the needs of the LBL component districts and address any program staffing, organization, or budgetary needs.
11. Cultivate an inspirational and positive environment to provide opportunities for educational leadership within the program.
12. Support agreements with community providers around inclusive practices and assist in the development and maintenance of interagency agreements.
13. Provide input in the development and management of program budgets.

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 Administrative 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
260 day Administrators also receive vacation
Employer paid Life Insurance 1 x annual salary
Employer paid Basic AD&D and Long Term Disability
Cell Phone/Data Stipend
Discretionary Fringe

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
For more information visit:
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.