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Regional Educator Network Facilitator

Organization: 
Northwest Regional Education Service District
Closing date: 
Monday, August 26, 2019

NW REGIONAL ESD’S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

GENERAL DUTIES:
The NWRESD’s Regional Educator Network Facilitator will lead the activities of the NWRESD Regional Educator Network (REN) representing 6,000 educators in 20 school districts across four counties. The Regional Educator Network is focused on improving how we provide public school teachers, early learning professionals, and administrators with equitable access to high-quality professional learning and support throughout their careers. The REN will receive approximately $2.6 million/year to advance this work. The Facilitator will be responsible for facilitating the design, planning, implementation and oversight of the work advanced by the REN. Strong facilitation and consensus building with a racial equity focus, along with knowledge and experience in the educator career continuum is necessary for position success. In addition, successful candidates will have experience developing new programs, systems, and leading large-scale projects.

What you should show up ready to teach anyone on your first day:
• Your knowledge of the educator career continuum:
o Educator Recruitment Pathways
o Educator Preparation Programs
o Support for New Educators
o Educator Professional Growth
o Educator Leadership Development
• Your ability to design and facilitate productive, high level meetings that lead to consensus building
• Your understanding and use of equity practices
• Your experience setting up systems to implement new programs and large-scale projects
• Your commitment to collaboration and working with diverse audiences
• Your background in analyzing data
• How K-12 and early learning environments work

What you will learn more about after you are hired:
• 20 school districts we serve in Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook and Washington counties
• NWRESD culture and values based on principles of equity, racial and social justice
• How the Regional Educator Network complements NWRESD’s existing instructional programs and networks
• Improvement Science methodology, although a working understanding of it before you start would be helpful

Within your first three months, you will:
• Build effective working relationships with educators, families, community organizations and policy makers
• Convene and lead Regional Educator Network governance meetings
• Implement program decisions by the REN
• Execute contracts and monitor the funding and expenditures of the REN
• Design and create a reporting structure that accounts work progress
• Analyze monthly data to support regional decision making around educator professional growth
• Work closely with our professional learning team

Within your first year, you will:
• Improve the professional learning and support systems for educators which in turn will improve outcomes for students
• Lead a Coordinating Body made up of superintendents, teachers, higher education and non-profit leaders that made over $2.6 million in funding decisions and then implemented those programs to support educators
• Establish a high functioning Governance Team that includes establishing norms and decision-making protocols that are agreed upon and consistently used, and developed their working knowledge and use of equity and improvement science to ensure efforts are focused on our historically underserved students
• Supported clear articulation and communication of the REN’s work and its overlap with other NWRESD work across the governance council, NWRESD, our partner districts and ODE

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
1. Bachelor’s degree in education, education policy, or related field. Additional experience may substitute for degree
2. Minimum 5 years of experience leading teams or boards, and implementing large-scale projects
3. Experience, passion, and skills serving our Latinx community
4. Knowledge of best practices within educator recruitment pathways, educator preparation programs, programs to support new educators and their professional Growth, and educator leadership development
5. Effective verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to collaborate as an effective team member and to build work groups into highly effective, cohesive teams.
6. Demonstrated success facilitating groups in meetings and workshop settings
7. Successful experience working in communities that are racially, linguistically and economically diverse
8. Successful experience providing facilitation, coaching, professional learning or technical assistance
9. Successful experience in building the capacity of teams
10. Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and interpret different types of data, and to use information to compose clear, coherent reports
11. Ability to make decisions independently and strategically and to use initiative and judgment in accomplishing tasks following overall policies and objectives
12. Valid driver’s license, or alternate ability to travel throughout the four county region to participate in training and meet with school teams, students, community partners, and others

Equal Opportunity Employer

NWRESD recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of NWRESD that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veterans status, genetic information or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment.

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Chief Human Resources Officer at 503-614-1407 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900