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Director of Teaching and Learning for Equity and Inclusion

Bethel School District

Bethel School District in Eugene, OR is actively seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of 1.0 FTE Director of Teaching and Learning for Equity and Inclusion. This district leader will provide leadership in instruction, curriculum, and assessment with a focus on equitable access for all students, especially underserved populations. The position will have an emphasis on supporting equity, inclusion, and diversity programs in schools, but the Director will also organize and lead several preK-12 initiatives. These efforts will result in accelerated achievement for all students, regardless of their race, home language, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic situation, disability, or other protected class identity.

Nature of Work
The Director of Teaching and Learning: Equity and Inclusion serves on the leadership cabinet and works closely with senior leadership. As one of three Directors of teaching and learning, this leader collaborates with classified staff, teachers, and building administrators to plan, organize, facilitate, and provide leadership and support services to schools and programs. This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the District’s Equity and Inclusion efforts including, but not limited to cultural affinity spaces, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and ongoing professional development. The Director leads the development and implementation of effective strategies that build the knowledge, will, and skill of all Bethel staff to serve and support all students.

This position provides leadership for building administrators and equity teams by regularly reviewing and analyzing student data to develop systems of support that include integrated academic, behavioral, and social emotional support.

The Director collaborates with the district leadership team and building administrators to help craft and implement a vibrant vision for culturally responsive and trauma informed teaching and learning across the district. This vision ensures staff continue to strive to create welcoming, inclusive, and responsive learning environments for students, families, the community, and colleagues.

About Bethel
Bethel School District is committed to creating relevant, responsive, and joyful learning communities where all students thrive. With approximately 5,200 students in 11 schools, the district is in northwest Eugene in Oregon’s picturesque Willamette Valley. Approximately two hours south of Portland, Eugene is home to the University of Oregon and enjoys a mild climate, wonderful recreation opportunities, and a friendly atmosphere.

The Bethel community is centered around its schools and has demonstrated a high degree of trust in the school district. A $99.3 million bond measure was approved in November 2020 with a 66% Yes vote. Bethel School District employees are proud of being part of what is affectionately known as the Bethel Family.

Bethel believes in supporting the whole child and offers:
• Counseling, Music, and PE Specialists in every school
• Free meals for all students, K – 12
• Robust Career and Technical Education and college courses
• Farm-to-school experiences for students through the Bethel Farm
• Trauma-informed and Restorative Practices implemented K -12
• Sources of Strength supported throughout the District

We Believe

We believe that every Bethel student can find joy, connections, and purpose at school when given the opportunity to learn, grow, and engage.
We believe each student arrives in our schools with a unique and diverse range of strengths, skills, and perspectives that we must honor and uplift.
We believe that we are accountable for implementing equitable systems that are relevant, responsive, and adaptable to the needs of our students.
We believe our schools will be places where students, families, and staff are welcomed and valued as members of our Bethel team.

Position Responsibilities and Examples of Job Duties
• Collaborates with the Superintendent and other District administrators, building administrators, teachers, and support staff to ensure the achievement of high standards and accountability to implement District goals, priorities, and programs.
• Directs and oversees the development of culturally responsive curriculum professional development for the purposes of strengthening curricular and instructional knowledge, will, and skill to advance educational equity.
• Contributes to the core mission of an aligned K-12 system to support student learning including organizing and leading professional development with administrators, teachers, and support staff.
• Analyzes student data for the purpose of developing or co-developing appropriate curriculum and guiding instructional conversations to ensure that instructional programs are inclusive and responsive to student needs.
• Develops and provides recommendations regarding major curriculum revisions, restructuring efforts, and continued school improvement.
• Ensures the effective evaluation and systematic review of instructional and operational programs by overseeing monitoring of student data, research and evaluation activities for the District. Researches specific questions and situations relating to equity, inclusion, curriculum and instruction.
• Oversees and provides guidance to building administrators in the planning, organization, and management of the District’s day-to-day school and special program operations to ensure accomplishment of the District’s instructional goals and priorities.
• Ensures equal educational opportunity for all students by overseeing compliance with the provisions of Federal and State regulations, including, but not limited to Title IX, SB 13, Erin’s Law and Addie’s Act.
• Contributes to the positive image of the District by working with community groups, obtaining feedback on programs, and establishes effective linkages with the Bethel community. Meets with family, civic, and community groups to explain and interpret matters that relate to the educational programs and operations of the District.
• Keeps proactively involved in educational developments and issues and networks with other educators. Researches and evaluates new programs and developments in a variety of educational situations. Ensures continuous improvement in instructional effectiveness by directing focused District-wide staff development programs.
• Attends and participates in staff and planning meetings; effectively presents reports, findings, and information to the Superintendent, Administration, the Board of Directors, and a variety of public groups.
• Supervises, coaches, and provides direction to building level administrators, District TOSAs and support staff.
• Oversees the development, preparation and submission of reports required by law or requested by Federal, State, and local government.

Essential Qualifications—Skills and Knowledge
• Ability to effectively develop and facilitate Professional Development experiences for a variety of audiences.
• Motivation to research, evaluate, and report new developments and trends in equity and inclusion, instructional strategies, student achievement and staff development.
• Committed to closing the access and outcome gaps for students, regardless of their race, home language, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic situation, identified disability, or other protected class identities.
• Knowledge of effective supervision, training, and performance evaluations as well as the ability to effectively support, mentor and coach building administrators and staff.
• Evidence of continuing personal and professional growth activities.
• Ability to problem-solve student, parental, staff and/or community concerns.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to effectively utilize a variety of technological tools and software programs.
• Strong knowledge of math or literacy research and effective instructional practices that support District K-12 student achievement and equity goals.
• Ability to lead and support federal and state programs, including, but not limited to Title IX, Indian Education, McKinney-Vento, and Outdoor School.

General Performance Requirements
• Perform duties in a courteous, efficient and culturally sensitive manner that builds confidence of staff, students, and the public.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school personnel, parents/guardians, students, and the public.
• Works collaboratively as a team member with District and building administrators, school personnel, agency partners and community organizations.
• Maintain regular attendance at work and work activities and is punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following schedules.
• Carry out work responsibilities with strong organizational skills under pressure of deadlines, difficult situations, interruptions, and new or emergent conditions.
• Maintain confidential information and respect student, staff, and family privacy.
• Develop skills necessary to meet changes and demands of the position.
• Ability to communicate a strong equity stance through practices and approaches to student achievement, curriculum, policy, instruction and programs.

Minimum Qualifications
The requirements and qualifications listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and abilities required for successful job performance. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.

• Experience
• Proven success as a classroom teacher and building administrator
• Experience designing, coaching, and delivering high-quality culturally responsive curriculum and instructional supports to educators
• Experience working with organizations that serve diverse populations on equity, diversity, inclusive, or cultural initiatives or programs
• Experience supporting underserved student and family populations

• Education
• Must be eligible for or hold a valid Oregon Professional Administrator License
• Must possess a Master’s degree in education, education administration, or other closely related field
Preferred Qualifications
• Bilingual or multilingual fluency, preference for Spanish and English.
Applicants must submit the following with their application:
• Cover letter
• Current résumé
• Responses to supplemental questions
• 3 letters of reference, including from current and previous evaluators
To apply, please follow the link to TalentEd Recruit and Hire.

For information regarding this position, please email Remie Calalang, Assistant Superintendent

Start date: September 1, 2023

Calendar: 261 days/year (12 months)

Salary and Benefits
Generous benefits package (Early retirement, District PERS contributions, Health insurance, TSA contribution, Education support, Travel stipend)
Paid Leave (Vacation, Personal, Emergency and Sick)
Competitive Salary (placement based on experience)

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled