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Early Learning Coordinator, (1.0 FTE), Permanent, 20-21 School Yr

Organization: 
North Clackamas School District
Closing date: 
Friday, November 27, 2020

To apply to this position, please go to the North Clackamas School District job site, Applicant Tracking and apply to JobID# 6496:

https://www.applitrack.com/nclack/onlineapp/

Early Learning Coordinator, (1.0 FTE), Full-Time, Permanent, 2020-2021 School Year

The North Clackamas School District is a growing district on Portland's east side. North Clackamas is known for its high quality of living. With approximately 2,000 employees, North Clackamas is nationally recognized for outstanding programs supported by the efficient utilization of resources. The North Clackamas community expects, and school leaders ensure, accountable and transparent investments that place funding as close to the student as possible.

Firmly committed to equity for both students and staff, NCSD strives to foster an inclusive and barrier-free environment in which everyone will fully benefit. Located just 12 miles from downtown Portland, North Clackamas Schools affords access to all of the amenities available in one of the most sought-after metropolitan areas in the country. Opportunities to enjoy the arts, sports, dining, recreation, and beautiful natural surroundings abound, with the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood, and the Columbia Gorge less than two hours away.

The North Clackamas School District strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application. Preference will be given to those applicants with work or lived experience with culturally, linguistically and racially diverse communities.

Position Summary:

Assists the Executive Director in the development and implementation of the district’s early learning program. Assists in supervision of staff. Leads and coordinates multiple facets of early learning: curriculum, instruction, assessment, strong communication skills with families and community partners, and managing compliance with local, state, and federal requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

Incumbents must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, and/or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to equity and strengthening engagement of a diverse community; demonstrate strong skills in communicating with a diverse population.

Possess or ability to obtain Oregon administrative license.

Minimum of five (5) years of highly successful teaching in a pre-kindergarten to grade 3 classroom learning environment. This may include (not limited to): knowledge of pre-kindergarten to grade 3 instructional intervention and support programs, curriculum and assessment knowledge relative to the program, and experience with early learning programs.

Three (3) years of school administrative experience and/or equivalent teacher/staff leadership experience, which included the development of adult learning and professional development.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and understanding of “client-centered” support and services.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to work both independently and interdependently.

Ability to organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines in a timely manner. Ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels of the organization.

Ability to remain calm, deliberate, and tactful in stressful and emotional situations.

Demonstrated ability in observing and developing teachers and support staff. Experience with staff supervision and providing feedback that is timely and efficient.

Valid state driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications:

Teacher or administrator leadership experience in early learning/general education.

Bilingual skill in language appropriate to the district’s demographics.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Leadership: Provides strategic direction and analysis of needs to guide the District’s early learning efforts focused on ensuring students enter school prepared for the academic rigor required by current state standards. Assures that the District is responsive to the learning and developmental needs of students and families in pre-kindergarten through grade 3.

Oversees the development, implementation, and continued improvement of the kindergarten program, including ongoing professional development for teachers and staff.

Serves as the District representative for all programs and services provided for early learning to include internal and external staff, departments, agencies, partners, and families. Develops and maintains effective relationships necessary to sustain and advance the program. Works with local universities and educational institutions to develop educational goals and to explore and/or participate in the conduct of research in early learning programs. Prepares and disseminates program information to families and staff. This is to include website design, development, and maintenance.

Identifies the need for, develops, coordinates, and gains support for new programs and initiatives to meet the needs of students. Coordinates with businesses to include clinics, pre-schools, and childcare providers in the development and coordination of educational and social service programs.

Provides leadership to the District’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) program.
Supports schools in the implementation and administration of MTSS to include staff training and development. Stays abreast of new developments in MTSS to ensure continued advancement and innovation within the program.

Planning and Programming: Stays abreast of research on the changing nature of the profession, the field of public education, and changing national, regional and local trends that may impact program areas. Participates in discussions on evolving demands and expectations and the impact those demands and expectations will have on assigned programs. Uses forecasting tools and strategies to predict future needs. Anticipates and develops strategies and programs that respond effectively to anticipated needs and the changing profession.

Financial Management and Strategic Planning: Advises district leadership on the financial implications of human resource management programs. Administers programs within approved budget parameters including allocation of staff (FTE) and resources.

Policy Formulation and Guidance: Recognizes the need for and formulates policies necessary to implement facility management goals and objectives, and to ensure effective implementation and operation of assigned programs within the district. Establishes a system for periodic review of policies to determine when modifications are necessary to advance the goals of the department and to serve the overall needs of employees.

Program Direction and Staff Supervision: Oversees organizational management in all assigned areas. Assures that functions are effectively structured and work procedures are in place to achieve a high level of integration and synergy across program functions. Approves structures and operating practices essential to the development and delivery of quality programs and services. Recruits and assigns staff, assuring that they possess and practice the skills necessary to achieving the level of program delivery and customer service that is essential to a highly effective organization. Assesses, evaluates, and provides for training and professional development of staff. Possesses the ability to communicate effectively, collaborate, and coordinate processes that assure all staff is effectively informed of department policies, issues, and guidance that their programs are expected to support. Timeliness is expected. Establishes an environment in which all staff members are comfortable and forthcoming in sharing their ideas, needs and concerns, and in which the staff collaboratively works together to seek solutions and resolutions.

Program Evaluation, Analysis and Feedback: Establishes a system of data collection and analysis that provides for continuous assessment of program effectiveness and/or changing needs. At least annually, conducts a comprehensive assessment review of all programs to determine their level of effectiveness and contribution to the mission of the department and to identify problem areas, areas of high success, and areas in need of support. Prepares structured presentations to the superintendent in order to share the program evaluation results.

Serves as the first responder to emergency and after-hour situations.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Please see attached job description for more details.

Terms of Employment:

Approximate Annual Compensation Range (2020-2021): Level K: $115,798 - $127,667 (includes the additional 6% employee contribution to PERS the employer pays).
Position is a 230-day work year that will include some evening and weekend work expectations.
North Clackamas currently pays the employee's portion of PERS (6%). Excellent benefits including medical, dental, eye insurance coverage, cell phone, mileage stipends, and life insurance. If North Clackamas Medical Plan V chosen, an employer contribution of $1500 - $3000 will be invested in employee's HRA VEBA, funded every January 1.
Other benefits include paid leave.
Professional development funds available.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.

North Clackamas School District policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preferences as required by law.

The North Clackamas School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups such as the Boy Scouts. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, 503.353.6128.

For employment related information, please go to our Human Resources employment page at https://www.nclack.k12.or.us/hr/page/job-opportunities