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Cascade Regional Program Administrator

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD
Closing date: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

1.0 FTE on a 260 day work calendar
Location: Albany, OR
Competitive Salary and Benefits package

Reference checks may be made prior to interview as part of the screening process

Interview date: February 1, 2021

A complete application consists of
Online Application
Essay Questions
Cover letter
3 current letters of reference
Copy of All University Transcripts (Successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts before completion of the hiring process)
Copy of Professional Administrator License

Essay Question No. 1

Describe your philosophy and beliefs regarding leadership and team. Tell us about a situation where you supported the improvement and development of a high performing team through training or ongoing coaching. How did you approach the assessment of the team, the planning for the training/coaching, and the execution of the plan for supporting ongoing growth and development of the team? How did that experience shape your ongoing development as a leader?

Essay Question No. 2

Describe one of the most challenging situations you have had to deal with as an administrator. What made it challenging? From that experience what did you learn? In retrospect, what worked and what would you do differently?




1. Valid Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) administrative license is required, or the ability to obtain.
2. Master’s Degree in education or related field.
3. A minimum of three years successful experience in supervision/administration of special education programs.
4. Successful experience and expertise in assessment and evaluation, consultation, direct service, staff development and organizational development.
5. Possess strong interpersonal and public relations skills.
6. Excellent planning and organization skills.
7. Excellent written and oral communication skills
8. Leadership experience at school building, district, regional and / or state levels.
9. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the LBL Board of Directors/Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.


Superintendent or Designee


This position requires working with and meeting regularly with LBL component districts. This position will require a deep understanding of the needs and direction of each of the component districts. The Cascade Regional Program Administrator will use this understanding of the needs and directions of the component districts to align the services of LBL to meet those needs. The Cascade Regional Program Administrator will provide regular reports to the Superintendent and the leadership team about resource requirements, status updates and any issues or changes in direction in the component districts.

The Cascade Regional Program Administrator will oversee services to LBL customers and supervise employees to ensure positive, effective service delivery. This includes services for Regional Hearing, Vision, Orthopedic and Autism Services to students and school district staff in Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties.


The duties listed below are not inclusive, but characteristic of the type and level of work assigned for this position. Individual employees may perform all or some combination of the duties listed below as well as other related duties.

Essential Functions:

1. Supervise and coordinate services to successfully achieve the stated job goal.
2. Regularly supervise, direct, and evaluate program staff providing support, opportunities, coaching and guidance for professional growth, in accordance with LBL policies and procedures.
3. Lead and/or assist in the recruitment, screening and hiring of employees.
4. Form and manage consortia with districts and agencies, as necessary, to support services that benefit students and districts.
5. Develop and implement grants that support districts providing educational services to students.
6. Coordinate and initiate training related to program goals that incorporate feedback from program staff and district representatives.
7. Ensure compliance with federal and state law as well as grant provisions.
8. Develop and maintain balanced budgets for assigned programs following agency requirements.
9. Ensure optimal working conditions by hearing and responding to employee complaints and concerns.
10. Develop and maintain a climate for the most effective delivery of services to schools.
11. Work closely with school district special education directors and other customers in evaluating needs and
developing services in a responsive manner.
12. Collaboratively work with LBL leadership to meet the needs of the LBL component districts and address any internal staffing, organizational, or budgetary needs.
13. Maintain regular communication with school districts regarding LBL services, local and regional issues, and state and national issues.
14. Establish appropriate program procedures and make recommendations to superintendent regarding LBL Policy in compliance with state and federal rules and regulations.
15. Supervise the preparation and transfer of records including reports, recommendations and correspondence as required by LBL policies, and state and federal requirements.
16. Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings and following schedules.
17. Work well within a team. Promote good staff morale and put team needs above individual needs.
18. Collaborate with others to complete tasks and solve problems in a positive manner.
19. Communicate effectively in a courteous, tactful and professional manner.
20. Utilize teleservice platform to provide services to educators, students and district staff as directed.

Other Functions:

1. Demonstrate a high degree of skill in:
a. Problem solving
b. Empowering and motivating others
c. Responding to others in a positive manner
d. Consensus building
e. Facilitation of meetings and discussions
f. Compiling and analyzing data to make decisions
2. Participate in agency goal setting and planning meetings to improve/refine service provision.
3. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
4. Demonstrate a commitment to promoting equity and diversity.
5. Maintain professional dress standards.
6. Perform other duties as assigned.


1. Work in a variety of settings including school and office environments.
2. Ability to provide own transportation to numerous settings with occasional overnight stays, as deemed necessary.
3. Ability to sit for extended periods of time in vehicle or work setting.
4. Ability to work with computers to perform word processing, data processing and spreadsheet functions.

Benefit Information

Salary and benefit information shown are based on full-time employment (1.0 FTE) based on the current school year
Placement on the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD Administrative salary schedule will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, and experience
Discretionary fringe for allowable tax-advantaged accounts and for tuition costs
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD will provide an Insurance CAP to assist with health, dental and vision insurance premiums
Employer paid PERS, holidays, sick leave and personal days are also provided
260 day Administrators also receive vacation
Employer paid Life Insurance 1 x annual salary
Employer paid Basic AD&D and Long Term Disability
Cell Phone/Data Stipend

Health Insurance

Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides insurance to school and education service district employees

Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
LBLESD contributes a monthly CAP/Pool to help offset insurance cost
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts

Carriers offered are:

Willamette Dental Group


PERS – Public Employee Retirement System
For more information visit:
LBLESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee

Personal Leave

Up to 24 hours

Sick Leave

Up to 96 hours
Sick Leave Bank
Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank
Members may request leave from the sick leave bank in the event of a catastrophic illness or injury

Professional Development Opportunities

LBLESD hosts a variety of training classes
First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
Includes workshops and conferences

Applications are available at

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 Human Resources at 541-812-2624 for additional information and assistance.

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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 or 215.