Job Details

High School Student Management Specialist

Open School, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 07/15/2019

POSITION TITLE: High School Student Management Specialist
PROGRAM: Open School East
REPORTS TO: High School Program Director
FLSA STATUS: Exempt, Hourly
REGULAR/TEMPORARY: Regular, ten month employee
SCHEDULED WORK HOURS: 40 hours per week, 10 months per year
STARTING SALARY RANGE: $19.14 - $21.26 per hour
START DATE: August 6, 2019
CLOSING DATE: Until filled

The mission of Open School is to develop connection, capability, and confidence in disconnected youth through relationship-based, quality learning experiences that result in their academic, personal, and community success. Over 80% of our students are low-income, and over 60% are youth of color. We encourage you to explore our website at

Open School East is a partnership between Open School, Inc., Centennial School District, David Douglas School District, Parkrose School District, Reynolds School District, Gresham-Barlow School District, and Portland Public Schools. Open School uses early warning indicators to identify 6th grade students at risk of not completing high school on time and enrolls them at the beginning of their 7th grade year. Students will continue through a rigorous, relationship-based, and equitable school program through high school graduation with the goal of post-secondary success.

All staff members will have the opportunity to participate in the design and implementation of this innovative school program and should be committed to collaboration, racial equity, engaging students alongside their families, and willing to support new and pre-service teachers in learning the craft of teaching.

At Open School we recognize that there is an historic and persistent achievement gap between white students and students of color; closing that achievement gap while raising the achievement of all students is a top priority of our organization. Race must cease to be a reliable predictor of students’ achievement and success. In order to achieve this goal we are committed to creating and fostering racial diversity at every level of our organization including but not limited to staff, students, and leadership.

Please email a cover letter and résumé to Please reference position number 2019-08 in the subject line.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, national and ethnic origin, political affiliation, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with the requirements of local, state, and federal law.
Open School believes that each staff member makes a significant contribution to its success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities outlined below. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job conditions, but not limit the staff person nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each staff member will offer his/her services and ideas wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

Under the direction of the School Principal and HS Program Director, this person is responsible for student supervision, safety, and a positive school climate. The Student Management Specialist assists the HS Program Director and teachers with the orderly operation of the school, helps promote effective learning in the classrooms, and builds positive rapport with the Open School East students.


• Day-to-day hall supervision, lunch supervision, redirection, discipline support, teacher support
• Actively builds and sustains a cohesive student culture and an open safe environment for students and families to support student learning and achievement.
• Assists Program Director with student discipline, using Restorative Practices
o Classroom Separation & Re-entry
o Community Repair & Parent Partnerships
• Supports students by providing meaningful information and opportunities for problem solving, healthy choice making and increasing resiliency, self-direction and motivation.
• Facilitates family meetings, individual student check-ins, and mediations between students/staff as needed.
• Maintains open communication with parents/guardians regarding student conduct and achievement.
• Informal coaching
• Tracking discipline data
• Collaborates with Program Director to coordinate student and family events throughout the year
• Assists with student orientation


• Associate or 2 years of college preferred or comparable experience working with at-risk youth
• Experience in an alternative school setting and/or program supporting at-risk youth
• The ability to work as a team player
• Knowledge of/or experience with Restorative Justice systems of discipline
• Knowledge of the impact trauma has on today’s youth
• Experience working with a diverse group of students and an understanding of equity and cultural competency

Bilingual is preferred, especially Spanish.

First Aid/CPR certified preferred. Must successfully pass Oregon Department of Education fingerprint-based criminal history verification background check.

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