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Private School Ombudsman

Oregon Department of Education, Salem, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 02/19/2018

There is currently one limited duration, part-time position (20 hours a week) available with the Office of Standards and Instructional Support unit. This position will end on June 30, 2019. This position is located in Salem, Oregon and represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Duties include

Functioning as the general resource regarding equitable services requirements for both Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and private schools.
Establishing a process for receiving documentation of agreements from LEAs consistent with the consultation requirement that the results of such agreements shall be transmitted to the Ombudsman.
Participating in consultation meetings between private schools and public school districts as requested by either party.

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To qualify for the position you must have:
Master's degree in Education or related field from an accredited college or university and five years of education experience in the specialty area under recruitment (e.g., classroom teacher, counselor, itinerant service provider), two years of which includes leadership experience (e.g., lead teacher, program coordinator or director, school administrator) in Education OR
A Doctorate in Education or related field from an accredited university may substitute for two years of the education experience, but not for the two years of leadership experience.

An Oregon Standard Administrative License (issued by Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission) may substitute for the two years of leadership experience.
The Oregon Standard Administrative License is not required but a preference maybe given to candidates that possess the license.

Two years of administrative or consultative experience in the field of K-12 education.
Two years' minimum experience working with Equitable Services in Federal programs.
One-year experience in public schools and one year experience working in private schools preferred.
Experience mediating and resolving conflicts, negotiating contracts, and providing technical assistance on guidance and regulations.

The position involves travel to districts and schools statewide, in addition to attending out-of-state meetings as required. Frequent overnight and weekend work may occur during certain times of the year. A candidate must possess and maintain a current valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record or be able to provide an acceptable alternate method of transportation.

The Oregon Department of Education has an uncompromising dedication to recruiting and retaining the highest caliber diverse workforce. Our belief in creating better outcomes for children starts with our commitment to incorporating a wide array of diverse opinions.

"The Oregon Department of Education is committed to searching for and sustaining a culturally, racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse working environment. We are dedicated to hiring and retaining a diverse staff that blends expertise and interest in supporting every student in Oregon. The Oregon Department of Education understands that an authentic focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion in the work place will in turn create an engaging and talented workforce devoted to creating a better education system for Oregon."

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