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Program Manager, Early Childhood Services

Southern Oregon Education Service District

Southern Oregon ESD  is seeking a collaborative and visionary professional to manage the delivery of multi-tiered systems of mental health and behavior supports for children age birth to 21. The Program Manager will work collaboratively with other SOESD programs, community partners, and service providers to support school districts in creating a set of robust services for enhancing social emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, and direct services for students’ mental and behavioral health.
The successful candidate will coordinate implementation of on-site intervention programs, training and mentoring for staff, and pro-active universal supports for all students. Clinical supervision experience in the field of Mental Health is preferred.

Southern Oregon Education Service District (SOESD) Early Childhood Services (ECS), a widely recognized program committed to inclusion, family partnership, and effective EI/ECSE practices, invites applications for an innovative and knowledgeable professional who will bring positive, supportive leadership, to the children, families, and staff of Early Childhood Services in Josephine County, Oregon.

SOESD ECS provides evaluation, family support, educational programs, and therapy services to children birth through five with developmental delays or disabilities. We collaborate with many community partners including Head Start and Early Head Start, a children’s relief nursery, our region’s Early Learning Hub, community preschool and childcare providers, the public library, and our two local school districts, in developing exceptional services for children and families. ECS has been designated a 5-star program through Spark, Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System.  Our transdisciplinary team of 26 dedicated teachers, assistants, family consultants, therapists, evaluators, office professionals, and AmeriCorps members are focused on authentic and supportive relationships, professional growth through coaching and mentoring, and maintaining a “family feel” to our work place. We are intentional in our implementation of a tiered approach for developing children’s early language, literacy, and social-emotional skills, and have designed a variety of environments and experiences to address the unique and varied learning needs of the children we serve.   
Primary responsibilities of the position include:
- Program development and evaluation
- Hiring, supervising, evaluating, and professional development of staff
- Resource development, including grant writing, volunteer development, and AmeriCorps site participation
- Budget development and monitoring
- Community collaboration and coordination
- Monitoring and compliance (IDEA, Spark, licensing, Oregon Department of Education’s Systems Performance Review and Improvement)

Josephine County, located in scenic southern Oregon, offers easy access to mountain, river, forest, and coastal exploration, vineyards and breweries, and a thriving regional arts community. The Rogue River, which runs through Grants Pass, has Wild and Scenic River designation, and is renowned for its kayaking, rafting, and fishing adventures.  Rogue Community College has its main campus in Grants Pass, and Southern Oregon University is located in nearby Ashland. The city of Grants Pass, population 37,000, the location of the ECS office and the Gilbert Creek Child Development Center, offers a small town atmosphere with high quality restaurants, cultural opportunities, relaxing parks, and very little traffic. Skip the commute and spend your time enjoying your family and friends, and all the beauty our area has to offer. When you need a “city fix”, Eugene is just 2 hours away, Portland 4 hours, and San Francisco 6 hours.

Program Manager, Early Childhood Services

POSITION GOAL:  Provide leadership in managing and supervising assigned programs and support services.

Establish program goals and procedures and provide input into policies.
Develop, implement and monitor program services.
Develop and supervise program budgets and expenditures.
Organize, supervise, train, and evaluate program staff.
Develop and implement staff inservice training and evaluation procedures.
Provide consultative and technical assistance regarding program(s).
Develop grants and proposals to support program functions.
Maintain effective public relations with parents, districts, higher education, business, community and state agencies.
Resolve and/or refer to the Superintendent any program, staff, district, or public concerns.
Comply with ESD administrative rules and board policies.
Perform physical requirements unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation (see reverse)
Perform job-related tasks as designated by Superintendent.
Valid Oregon Administrator Licensed (preferred).         
Master’s Degree (preferred).
Oregon Driver License.
Experience in public education.
Successful leadership background.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
The equivalent combination of experience, training, certification, education or degree as determined by the district that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be used as an alternative to prerequisites.
Strong project management skills.
Strong meeting facilitation skills.
Strong interpersonal and public relations skills.
Strong decision-making skills.
Work cooperatively with others.
Work with multiple stakeholders toward common goals.
Accept direction and supervision.
 This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  The district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.
LENGTH OF POSITION:  260 day calendar
SALARY:  Per Non-Licensed Administrative salary schedule for 2023-2024 school year: $82,424 to $99,053 (without ODE Authorization for EI/ECSE Supervisor);  $89,258 to $107,383 (with ODE Authorization for EI/ECSE Supervisor).
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Program Administrator

SOESD Benefits (For .50 FTE and Over):  
Southern Oregon ESD contributes up to 2003.00 per month (family coverage) for health, dental and vision insurance premiums for qualified employees.   
Employer-paid PERS (Public Employee Retirement System), including additional 6% individual investment account with PERS.
9 paid holidays 
A generous sick, vacation and discretionary (personal) leave packet is also provided to qualified employees.  
Health Insurance:  
Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance  
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax  
Health Savings Accounts  
Flexible Spending Accounts – medical, day-care expenses 
Optional Coverage for Additional Life, AD&D, Short Term Disability Insurance through Aflac or American Fidelity 
403(b) through Carruth Compliance Consulting  
Mercy Flights Membership