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Student Success Coordinator

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Willamette Education Service District

Title: Student Success Coordinator
Job Announcement #4138 19/20
Opens: September 19, 2019
Closes: Open until filled

General Information
Willamette Education Service District is accepting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Student Success Coordinator position. The Student Success Coordinator, under the direction of the Deputy Superintendent, will oversee the planning, organization, and implementation of the programs (coaching) and services (technical assistance) provided to component districts through the Student Success Act. Essential functions include: equity and inclusion, communication and facilitation, specific content expertise, and team development and supervision.

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 immediately upon conclusion of the hiring process. To apply or to review further position details, please visit our website at: www.wesd.org

Duties and Responsibilities
EQUITY & INCLUSION: Applicants must be committed to equitable practices in education and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to reducing academic disparities among students that exist because of race, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or family income. The Student Success Coordinator will ensure equity principles are integrated into all facets of the work undertaken through Oregon’s Student Success Act and will collaborate with the agency’s Leadership Team, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team, and staff from all departments to fully implement the agency's equity policy and Oregon’s equity lens.

CONTENT EXPERTISE: Successful candidates must have a strong working knowledge of no fewer than six of the general topics below and have the presentation and organizational skills to deliver professional learning, coaching, and technical assistance to the region’s educators.
• Equity and social justice
• Social and emotional learning and mindfulness
• Trauma-informed and restorative practices
• Student behavioral and mental health
• Educator wellness and stress reduction
• Family and community engagement
• Effective instructional practices and interventions
• Data analysis & plan development
• Improvement science, data-driven decision-making

COMMUNICATION & FACILITATION: Exceptional communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills are essential for the Student Success Coordinator. This includes leading and managing regional, district, or school teams of educators who may have competing interests and differing views. The Coordinator must be able to make connections among disparate elements in the improvement process, and do so across districts, programs and departments, and help others make similar connections. The Student Success Coordinator’s success depends upon being flexible, curious, creative, and have the ability to anticipate areas of potential conflict.

Qualifications
• Master’s degree in education or related field
• Experience as a classroom teacher or specialist in the Pk-12 ecosystem
• Willingness to obtain an Oregon TSPC Administrator’s license
• Ability to supervise employees who have expertise in a variety of content areas
• Awareness of Education Service District mission and operations
• Experience providing technical assistance, coaching, professional learning
• Possess the technical skills to access and analyze data using various systems
• Skill in developing improvement plans and successfully coaching their implementation
• Ability to connect the needs of component districts to ESD services
• Expertise in building regional and district capacity around key improvement issues
• Understands the unique needs of special education students and special educators
• Deep understanding of effective instructional practices and intervention strategies
• Understand of the core principles of effective English Learner instruction
• Ability to operationalize improvement plans for using a Pk-20 perspective
• Understand the importance of local contexts and use the knowledge to implement sustainable improvement strategies
• Ability to make decisions independently and to use initiative and judgment in accomplishing tasks
• Ability to communicate well with the public, communities, and interest groups
• Effectively facilitate meetings and workshops for multiple stakeholders and partners
• Ability to effectively use technology, including social media, to communicate with the network and public
• Physical and mental attributes sufficient to perform essential functions 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.