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Program Manager, Early Childhood Services

Southern Oregon Education Service District

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.

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

If interested, please apply directly on our website: