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Regional Educator Network Design Coach

South Coast ESD

The Regional Educator Network Design Coach brings equitable access to professional learning opportunities within the South Coast 2 Valley REN. The coach will take a lead in building the capacity of district leaders, teams, and educators to engage in the principles, practices and mindsets of continuous improvement.

Equity & Inclusion: This position requires an individual who demonstrates commitment to equitable practices in education and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to eliminating academic disparities among students that exist because of race, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or family income.

Essential duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Facilitate or co-facilitate local improvement team meetings that involve implementation planning within an inquiry cycle structure that may include:
a. Designing measures of success
b. Supporting collection of associated data
c. Facilitating progress monitoring routines
d. Using continuous improvement tools and processes
e. Leading teams in the use of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis to inform and evaluate the work of the team.
2. Identify and leverage current strengths within schools and work within the REN structure to spread learning and build the capacity within the region.
3. Identify best practices, research, and effective tools to improve current systems and practices.
4. Monitor and capture implementation progress, with associated data, within REN reporting mechanisms to be shared throughout the region.
5. Establish and foster meaningful relationships with district/school teams, staff, and community partners to support the collective work of the REN.
6. When applicable, appropriate, and necessary, provide 1:1 coaching to district staff in order to build their capacity to attain the goals of the REN.
7. Participate in professional learning opportunities and communities of practice to further develop coaching skill sets.
8. Perform other related duties, as assigned to support the success of the agency and Regional Educator Network.
9. Local travel will be required. This job requires setting up and attending school meetings throughout the Willamette ESD and South Coast ESD Region. The Candidate will need to provide their own transportation, and mileage reimbursement will be provided.
10. Collaborate with stakeholders to create a mentoring system to serve the needs of novice educators throughout the Willamette ESD and South Coast ESD Region.
11. Understands and is skilled in best practice instruction and backwards design. Integrates research-based strategies to engage all students in learning. Integrates culturally responsive practices in design and instruction. Formal and/or informal experience mentoring educators.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
13. Communicates effectively with diverse populations in a culturally relevant and responsive manner.
14. Demonstrated commitment to continuous professional learning.
15. Creative problem-solving skills
16. Creates a positive work environment by:
a. Listening to understand diverse points of view
b. Soliciting input from others and responding to the input
c. Commitment to transparency and open communication while navigating areas of constructive conflict and healthy tensions amongst all staff, students, and families
d. Responding effectively to crisis situations
e. Advocates for and models antiracism practices
f. Able to articulate how systems and processes contribute to inequity
17. Acts conscientiously by:
a. Maintaining good attendance.
b. Being punctual for all assigned activities.
c. Notifying appropriate staff and others of absences and schedule changes in a timely manner.
d. Completes required paperwork in a specific time and manner.
18. Follows South Coast ESD procedures and practices.
19. Communicates clearly and effectively in a variety of situations, including difficult ones, with school staff, agency staff, students, district staff, and the public.
20. Maintains positive public relations; demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills and acts as a team player.
21. Maintains liaison role with component school districts, representatives of community agencies, professional organizations and the public.
22. Assists other ESD administrators and employees in meeting agency and program goals.
23. Attends in-service trainings, staff meetings and completes required paperwork in a timely manner.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
● Bachelor’s degree required in education or related field; Masters preferred.
● Valid Oregon Teaching License through Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) with an endorsement in ESOL/Bilingual and/or Spanish preferred; or State Board Certification.
● Three years classroom teaching experience required.
● Demonstrated commitment to equity and revising systems that have perpetuated disproportionate outcomes for marginalized populations.
● Knowledge of and experience with the processes and tools of continuous improvement and Improvement Science; experience leading or practicing in PDSA cycles preferred.
● Commitment to using different data sources and measures to evaluate improvement strategies.
● Strong facilitation and coaching skills and ability to perform job responsibilities in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment, respond to shifting priorities, take initiative, communicate effectively, and meet deadlines.
● Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience developing and giving presentations.
● Interpersonal Skills: Works well with others. Focuses on resolving conflict; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and contributes to building a positive team spirit.
● Language Skills: Ability to communicate fluently in English, verbally, and in writing. Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish preferred. Ability to effectively present information and respond verbally and in writing to common inquiries, concerns or complaints from students, parents, regulatory agencies, or members of the community. Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
● Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
● Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
● Computer Skills: General knowledge of computer usage and ability to use word processing, multimedia and database software, E-mail and the Internet.
● Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to accurately type depending on requirements of the position. Ability to operate a multi-line telephone. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have strong organizational skills as well as be creative and flexible.
● Confidentiality: The employee maintains the integrity of confidential information relating to agency records and data, employees, students, families, or district patrons. The employee uses or relays personal and agency information only in the course of performing assigned responsibilities and in the best interest of the individuals involved.
● Attendance Standards: Timely and regular attendance is an expectation of performance for all employees. To ensure adequate staffing and to meet expected agency standards, employees will be held accountable for adhering to their regular work hours and schedule. In the event an employee is unable to meet this expectation, they must obtain approval from their supervisor in advance of any requested schedule changes. This approval includes requests to use appropriate accruals, as well as late arrivals to or early departures from work, and any special attendance needs of the position as determined by the ESD.
● Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certificates as determined by the District, including a valid driver's license, license through TSPC or Oregon State Board and/or appropriate teaching endorsement(s).

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Some positions may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.
1. Compliance with all safety rules, protocols, and procedures established at each specific work site.
2. Completion of mandatory written reports after a safety or security incident.
3. Responsibility to communicate all safety related incidents and concerns to supervisor and other responsible individuals at each work site.
4. Maintain situational awareness of the environment at all times.

Terms of Employment: 191 Day
Union: South Coast ESD Education Association
Rate: $45,991 - $84,969 /yr DOE
First consideration for this position will be given to properly licensed members of the collective bargaining unit.
A fingerprint-based criminal history investigation will be required. 
South Coast ESD is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal and state statutes which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, handicap or marital status.
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability or disabilities.