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STEAM- Program Administrator for Technology and Engineering

Portland Public Schools

STEAM- Program Administrator for Technology and Engineering
Portland Public Schools District

Portland Public Schools envisions every student, every teacher, every school succeeding. As we commit to a major transformation under new, nationally-recognized leadership, we are actively seeking talented, driven professionals who are energized by big challenges. If you are solution-oriented, a strong communicator and collaborator, and passionate about urban education, then this is the place for you! Read more about PPS, our schools and programs, and beautiful Portland, Oregon, at the bottom of the posting.

Our Mission
Every student by name prepared for college, career and participation as an active community member, regardless of race, income or zip code.

The Opportunity:
We are seeking a dynamic leader with a demonstrated record of improving student performance and eliminating achievement disparities to join us as our Program Administrator of Technology and Engineering Education. The Program Administrator of Technology and Engineering Education is a critical leadership position. As the Program Administrator of Technology and Engineering Education you will report to the Senior Director of STEAM in the Office of Teaching and Learning. You will support the district's transformational work to develop and support our teachers, school leaders and instructional staff.
As the Program Administrator, you will help lead the vision to accelerate how school leaders and school site teams, along with district teams, create the conditions for student success. Critical to this role is collaboration across the STEAM Department and the PPS organization. to align and integrate curriculum, instruction and assessments. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a vision, integrating this vision with the Department’s core strategies, and leading and managing implementation for Technology and Engineering.

Support the implementation of high-quality/effective Integrated STEAM instruction in schools, including observing and coaching teachers to improve instructional planning, teaching practice, and the use of data, assessment, and instructional technology.
Lead teams, both internal and external, on the continued refinement of the PPS Computer Science for all Master Plan.
Ability to effectively manage people and multiple large scale, long term projects simultaneously; ability to manage multiple, shifting priorities in a high-demand, fast-paced environment with major foci to include:
- K-12 Computer Science for All
- Collaboration with Learning Technologies
- Integrated STEAM
- MakerSpace
- Cross curricular connections
- Develop and introduce a variety of approaches to improve instruction and effectiveness by working at various levels (classroom- school- system-wide) to directly support instruction, intervention, and the transition to standards based instruction.
- Work collaboratively across the STEAM department with other content Program Administrators to foster a cohesive STEAM program.
- Work collaboratively across the organization to foster a cohesive Technology program.

The Program Administrator of Technology and Engineering will have:
Knowledge and understanding of STEAM education, including all major strands: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics;
Knowledge and understanding of Computer Science for All, inclusive of computational thinking;
Knowledge and understanding of authentic technology use;
Knowledge, experience and an understanding of how to integrate across subjects; and a commitment to being a strong leader to advance students’ knowledge and skills across disciplines;
Knowledge of and experience with research and best practices in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics PK-12;
Knowledge of and experience with researched-based best practices in curriculum design and instruction;
Understanding of successful instruction for diverse learners;
Knowledge, experience, and understanding of successful facilitation of professional development among administrators, whole school staffs, teacher leader meetings, and with community partnerships;
Strong content knowledge for STEAM, Technology, and Engineering research and best practices in education, PK-12;
Strong knowledge of the NGSS, CCSS, CS, National Arts standards based education and the ability to apply them to teaching and learning, PK-12;

Minimum Qualifications
An active Oregon Administrative License issued by Teacher and Standards Practice Commission or the ability to obtain licensure by the first day of employment.
A minimum of three years of professional K-12 teaching experience with direct responsibility for improving curriculum and instruction in multiple STEAM content areas and Integrated STEAM;
A minimum of three years’ experience in an educational leadership role such as administrator, coach, mentor teacher, or content specialist;
Demonstrated knowledge of public school laws and policies as they relate to the delivery of instructional services;
Demonstrated competency in evidence-based instructional practices such as Universal Design for Learning, Rigorous Curriculum Design, and tiered academic instructional supports.
Demonstrated success working both independently and collaboratively with diverse individuals; leveraging different strategies and interpersonal skills to move the work forward;
Demonstrated evidence of strong conceptual, analytic, organizational and management skills,
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, with the ability to foster positive working relationships.

Our Schools and Programs
Portland Public Schools, founded in 1851, is a PK-12 urban school district in Portland, Oregon. With more than 49,000 students in 79 schools, we are the largest school district in the state and one of the largest school districts in the Pacific Northwest. PPS benefits from an active and engaged parent and community partners. We offer a wide array of programs, including language immersion, fine arts, International Baccalaureate programs, athletics, technical, and health specialties. PPS students also attend the Head Start Early Childhood Education program, 10 community-based programs, 8 charter schools, 4 alternative programs and 10 special services programs.

Position Classification: Academic Programs Administrator

Salary - Salary commensurate with experience. Our Licensed Administrator Salary Schedule can be viewed here:

Closing Date- This job is open until filled.

Applications will be reviewed as received. Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.