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Executive Director of Special Programs & Services

High Desert ESD
Closing date: 
Friday, March 24, 2023

High Desert ESD celebrates all cultures and languages and is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Executive Director of Special Programs & Services
40 hours/week, Mon-Fri, 232 days/year
$125,000 - $128,000 per year
Benefits include family insurance package, vacation, sick leave and paid holidays, generous PERS contribution.

Definition The Executive Director leads the planning, development and implementation of all K-12 special education programs within the ESD. The Director provides leadership, guidance and direction to support service staff to set and achieve the highest standards of excellence, and provides sound and visionary education programs and student support services for children and families. Supervision and staff training is required.

Qualifications There is a minimum requirement of a valid appropriate Oregon School Administrator’s license and at least 5 years’ experience in special program management, and budgeting with recent successful experience in the management of an education program. Working knowledge of general and special education practices and pertinent laws is required. Master’s degree in special education or closely related field required. Must have access to reliable transportation and consistent attendance is required. Applicants must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, and/or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to equity and strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.

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