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Senior Advisor - Equity and Systems Improvement for Emergent Bilingual Students

Education Northwest

Senior Advisor – Equity and Systems Improvement for Emergent Bilingual Students
Position #18.15

Do you believe the work you do should enrich the lives of others and improve the world in which we live? Would you like to work in a dynamic environment that values unique perspectives and colleagues who are passionate about learning? If so, we have a place for you at Education Northwest.

Education Northwest is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping all children and youth reach their full potential. We partner with public, private, and community-based organizations to address educational inequities and improve student success. While most of our work centers on the Pacific Northwest, our evaluations, technical assistance, and research studies have national impact and provide timely and actionable results.

We are looking for a Senior Advisor – Equity and Systems Improvement for Emergent Bilingual Students for our Center for Strengthening Education Systems.

Supervisory Responsibility: None
• Lead and conduct all aspects of technical assistance projects, including project planning and coordination.
• Build strong relationships with external clients in the Northwest region by building evidence-based technical assistance solutions to build capacity and resolve problems of practice.
• Provide assistance on building and evaluating evidence-based English learner programs (including bilingual or dual language immersion programs).
• Advise and collaborate with state departments of education and local education agencies to identify needs and coordinate technical assistance services that meet the ethical and legal obligations for educating English learner students.
• Collaborate with other Education Northwest staff to design and develop new products and services based on research and evidence such as professional learning on contemporary English learner pedagogy.
• Coordinate projects and efforts with the Education Northwest Language and Literacy Team.
• Initiate and negotiate new and ongoing contracts.
• Write about lessons learned through field experiences to support the implementation of evidence-based practices.
• Communicate evidence-based practices to clients through presentations, targeted technical assistance, face to face and web-based communication.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidates will possess
• Experience and enthusiasm in working in culturally diverse environments with a commitment to equity
• Master’s degree in education or related field
• Advanced coursework or endorsement in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and/or bilingual education
• At least five years of K-12 teaching experience, with experience coaching teachers preferred
• Strong ability to communicate technical topics such as pedagogy, methodology, and teaching practice to non-technical audiences
• Experience as a building or district administrator preferred
• Bilingual/Biliterate preferred
• Demonstrated ability to build and leverage working relationships with a variety of stakeholders in education agencies for conceptualizing and executing evaluation and technical assistance projects
• Demonstrated experience using data and evidence to drive decisions and actions
• Excellent small and large group facilitation and communication skills
• Willingness and capability to work as part of a team
• Knowledge and experience in designing, developing, and coordinating language and literacy programs for English learner students at the state, district, or school level

Travel and Other Key Requirements:

• Office environment, based in Portland, Oregon
• Availability to travel with a high level of flexibility (averaging 20-30 percent of work days), including occasional weekends

Interested in being a part of this amazing and diverse team of dedicated individuals? Please submit your resume and cover letter at

Please include salary requirements in your cover letter.
Position will remain open until filled.
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Education Northwest is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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