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Director School Improvement

Columbia Gorge ESD

Title: Director of School Improvement
Department: Administration
Supervised by: Superintendent

Position Purpose:
Supports administration and fiscal management of the District’s federal or title programs in compliance with federal regulations. Provides leadership in the coordination of district wide assessments and improvement planning.

Core Job Functions:
1. Guides the district’s compensatory education program, which includes all Federal programs listed in any reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
2. Coordinates, articulates, and is responsible for the writing and submission of the federal grants.
3. Collaborates in the development of the district's Continuous Improvement Plan
4. Develops and administers the federal programs budgets.
5. Directs the preparation of annual reports as required by state and federal programs
6. Serves as the liaison between the individual schools and other agencies on all projects of a joint community nature that are expected to involve the school and that can be federally funded.
7. Remains current on federal legislation and program requirements that impact district programs.
8. Collaborates with designated committees of work groups of teachers, principals, and laypersons in specific programs, projects, and/or courses of action.
9. Maintains an ongoing evaluation of the program’s effectiveness and recommends adjustments and necessary changes.
10. Monitors statewide assessments including staff training and provision of relevant data to stakeholders.
11. Develops a balanced assessment system and calendar across the district.
12. Works collaboratively with district leadership to develop district and school level improvement plans.
13. Provides leadership in the alignment and selection of curriculum.
14. Provides leadership in the direction of district professional development activities for administrative, licensed and classified staff.
15. Attends monthly board meetings.
16. Communicates effectively with district staff and stakeholders.
17. Provides ongoing support to Professional Learning Communities.
18. Maintain regular on-time attendance

Department Specific Responsibilities:
1. Attend ESD and School District Board meetings.
2. Attend other meetings as determined by the Superintendent.
3. Performs other duties as may be assigned to support the success of the agency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of appropriate educational research and ability to act as a resource to department staff and
component school districts.
• Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills to plan, budget, and implement multiple projects.
• Strong interpersonal skills to develop collaborative relationships with district personnel and other
agency staff.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills to convey information to a variety of audiences.
• Ability to interpret, implement and administer curriculum, federal, state and district policies and
administrative rules.
• Working knowledge of state and federal (Title) program requirements and best practices.

Education and Experience:
• Master’s Degree in education or related field with emphasis in curriculum development, assessment, instructional improvement and professional development.
• Valid Oregon Administrative License.
• Experience with school improvement initiatives and projects underway in Oregon.
• Minimum of five years administrative experience in public education (or related field) including
program development, personnel, and budgeting.
• Experience providing staff development to different audiences, facilitating group problem-solving
and decision-making processes, effective schooling practices, program evaluation and student
• Other alternatives to the above qualifications as the District may find appropriate and acceptable.

Salary range up to $92,000 DOE
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Open until filled.