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Regional Educator Network Coordinator

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Willamette Education Service District

Title: Regional Educator Network Coordinator
Job Announcement #4102 19/20
Opens: August 3, 2019 Closes: Open until filled

General Information
Willamette Education Service District is accepting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Regional Educator Network Coordinator position. The position works with the Willamette and South Coast ESD Regional Educator Network (REN) to advance the goals of the Educator Advancement Council (EAC).

The Coordinator facilitates and manages the activities of the REN with guidance from its members and the ESDs as the sponsoring organizations. The Coordinator works in all aspects of the design, creation and oversight of work in the Educator Advancement Continuum, as defined by the EAC and determined regionally by REN members. The Coordinator uses skills and experience in the areas of educator preparation and development, group facilitation, consensus building, continuous improvement methodology, and equit.

The position will be based at the Willamette ESD Marion Center in Salem, OR. The selected candidate will follow a 240-day calendar will begin on September 9, 2019.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Develops a regional understanding of the Oregon Equity Lens and assists in guiding the regional educator network in aligning resources and professional development to ensure equitable outcomes for students
• Collaborates on the collection of data to identify supports needed for educators and focuses on the achievement gap for our historically underserved students
• Leads professional development planning with a focus on culturally responsive pedagogy and implicit bias in every aspect of the work
• Provides organization, leadership and technical assistance in implementing regional and district level networks to support educators new to the profession
• Coordinates Regional Educator Network (REN) activities
• Establishes and maintains effective communication between the Educator Advancement Council (EAC), ESDs, participating districts, and partner agencies
• Convenes and facilitates regular meetings of REN members and ensures the timely dissemination of information pertinent to REN initiatives
• Collaborates with the EAC to support the REN in the implementation of best practices to support the educator advancement continuum
• Monitors the expenditure of funds distributed to REN initiatives and collaborates with Business Services to submit reports to the EAC as necessary
• Facilitates the collection of data necessary to identify supports needed for educators new to the profession and to demonstrate the progress of the individual initiatives
• Prepares reports and/or presentations for the EAC, REN Coordinating Council, member districts, and other relevant constituents
• Supports regions in the understanding and implementation of the Oregon Equity Lens as it relates to the EAC and all network activities
• Develops, coordinates and/or facilitates professional development activities pertaining to all network activities
• Works collaboratively with other School Improvement Services staff to align regional professional development activities
• Performs other work as assigned

Qualifications
• Master’s degree in PK-12 education, or a related field
• Willingness to obtain a valid TSPC Administrator License
• Understanding of Oregon’s system of education service districts and how they support local school districts and the Oregon Department of Education
• Knowledge of the principles of Improvement Science and/or other continuous improvement methods
• Experience supporting educators new to the profession and over their career lifespan
• Recent successful experience facilitating groups responsible for improving school systems
• Recent successful experience providing technical assistance, coaching and professional development
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others to achieve common goals and to work across agencies, districts, and regions
• Ability to develop collaborative relationships with community organizations in order to bolster the work of the network
• Successful experience specifically improving student, family and community engagement including understanding and utilization of best practices
• Experience with multi-tiered systems of support Understanding of, and sensitivity to, cultural differences as evidenced by the use of culturally responsive teaching and/or facilitation practices
• Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and interpret different types of data
• Demonstrated ability to compose and produce clear, coherent professional documents
• Demonstrated ability to convene, organize, and facilitate groups in meetings and workshop settings including various online platforms
• Ability to make decisions independently and to use initiative and judgment in accomplishing tasks following overall policies and objectives
• Physical and mental attributes sufficient to perform essential functions
• Ability to effectively use technology, including social media, to communicate with the network and public
• Valid state-issued driver’s license
• Possess reliable transportation
• Nationwide criminal history check and fingerprinting at employee’s expense is required

Salary and Benefits*
• This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 240-day administrative/non-represented position.
• Placement on the Willamette ESD administrative salary schedule, $91,067 - $108,934, will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training and experience, and prorated according to start date. Salary and benefits shown are based upon full-time employment (1.0 FTE) for the entire school year contract period
• Willamette ESD will support payment for health, dental and vision insurance premiums for qualified employees. Employer-paid PERS, holidays, sick leave, and personal days are also provided to qualified employees.

1. Health Insurance
• MODA and Kaiser Permanente Plans
• Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
• Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
• WESD contributes up to $1,415.00 per month
• Insurance Pool for dependent coverage (varies annually)
• Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
• Flexible Spending Accounts – medical, day-care expenses

2. Optional Life Insurance, AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability
• Standard Insurance Company

3. Retirement
• PERS - Public Employee Retirement System
• WESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee
www.oregon.gov/PERS

4. Personal Leave
• Up to 3 days per year

5. Sick Leave
• Up to 12 days per year
• Sick Leave Bank (optional)
o Employees may donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank
o Members may draw up to 25 days of sick leave if catastrophic illness or injury leaves the employee without paid leave time to cover their absence from work

6. Tuition Reimbursement
• Up to $1,670 per year available for professional development for Administrative/Non-Represented employees

7. Professional Development Opportunities
• WESD hosts a variety of online training classes
• First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
• CPD – Continuing Professional Development Program
• Includes workshops, conferences, and mentorship programs

* Salary and benefits prorated based upon FTE and hire date.

Application Process
• Applications are available at https://willamette.cloud.talentedk12.com (select Recruit & Hire) or online at www.wesd.org.
• Applicants must submit a resume, two letters of reference and a letter of introduction with their application for the application to be complete.
• Copies of transcripts and license(s) must be submitted for all licensed positions, as required. Successful applicants are required to provide official transcripts before completion of the hiring process.
• If you require assistance with the application or interview process due to a disability, please call Director of Human Resources at (503) 385-4752. Alternate formats are available upon request.

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 Human Resources Director at 503-385-4752 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the ESD for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 or 711.

The Willamette Education Service District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting with their completed application a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension as verification of eligibility. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214/215.