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Portland Regional Child Care Manager

Oregon Department of Education, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 05/27/2019

Portland Regional Child Care Manager
Salary Range: $5,283 - $7,791
Application Deadline: 05/27/2019
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The Early Learning Division prides itself on supporting all of Oregon's young children and families to learn and thrive. When you consider a career with us, you will be joining a team who values equity, making a positive impact for children and families, dedication, integrity and collective wisdom to benefit Oregon children and families.

We are seeking a Regional Child Care Manager (Principal Executive/Manager D) position with our Portland office of the Early Learning Division. (Please note: you will be temporarily housed in our Tualatin office until the Portland office is created.) This is a limited duration through October 31, 2019, full-time position in management service.

What you will do!

Our regional managers have licensing oversight of approximately 1300 Certified Child Care Centers, 800 Certified Family Child Care homes and 1800 Registered Family Child Care homes. They are responsible for assuring that child care licensing services are carried out within the requirements of federal and state laws and rules and agency policies and standards.

As a Regional Manager, you will provide guidance to field staff on the principles and practices of licensing, including consultation, program review and monitoring, complaint assessment, conducting licensing visits, legal actions, and responses to public inquiry. You will also perform the full range of supervisory duties in a unit of licensing specialists and administrative support staff.

You work with a wide range of local and state child care partners for regulatory and program purposes. This includes child protective services, law enforcement agencies, child care resource and referral programs, child care unions, environmental health and fire inspectors, and child care training providers. Licensing Managers work closely with Legal Counsel to make on shared decisions on. More complex legal decisions are staffed with Licensing Managers and final decisions made by Legal Counsel and Child Care Directors.

You will also serve on the ELD leadership team developing division strategic planning, defining operational functions and effectiveness, and recommending action plans that affect division outcomes and goals.

Commitment to Equity

In addition to the cultivation of equitable practices across all aspects of your position description: a. Learn and apply knowledge and skills to interrupt systemic oppression; b. participate and engage in efforts to further Early Learning Division wide efforts to develop and implement the Equity Breakthrough Team work plans; and c. have knowledge of and apply tools, such as the Equity Lens, Culturally Responsive Community Engagement tool, etc., to all the work to ensure that the shared vision and mission of the Early Learning Division is clearly articulated in all the work produced.

What we are looking for:

Six years of experience in supervision, staff-technical, or professional-level work. Two years of this experience must have included supervision and management of a program, section, or unit which included: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation. OR Six years of experience in supervision, staff-technical, or professional-level work. Two years of this experience must have included program/project leader responsibility involving one or more of the following areas: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation and/or project evaluation, or d) monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget. NOTE: A Bachelor's degree or equivalent course work (144 quarter or 96 semester hours) in a field related to management, such as Business or Public Administration, or a field related to the program of the employing agency, may be substituted for three years of the required experience, but will not substitute for the two years of specialized experience.
Extensive knowledge of child care systems and OCC rules, policies and practices.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and decision making in the absence of clearly defined policy, guidelines or regulations.
Effective people management. The ability to manage situations and tailor approach to the individual's skills, needs and performance. Demonstrated ability to see the importance of role modeling. The ability to coach. Ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
Strong communication skills (oral and written).
Ability to manage a high level of competing demands.
Demonstrated strategic thinking, planning, and execution.
Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse audience.

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