Job Details

Educator Advancement Council Director

Oregon Department of Education, Salem, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 09/02/2019

Initial Posting Date: 08/02/2019
Application Deadline: 09/02/2019
Agency: Oregon Department of Education
Salary Range: $7,791 - $10,936
Position Title: Educator Advancement Council Director

Job Description:

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At the Oregon Department of Education, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

The Educator Advancement Council is seeking an Executive Director (Principal Executive/Manager G). This is a permanent, full-time position in executive service.

What you will do!

The Educator Advancement Council (EAC) is an innovative partnership aimed at helping Oregon achieve high-quality, well-supported and culturally-responsive public educators in every classroom. As the Executive Director of the Educator Advancement Council, you provide executive leadership for the agency’s Educator Advancement Council efforts (SB182). Responsibilities include administration, leadership and oversight of the EAC, implementing state and federal budget allocations, hiring and developing employees, developing and implementing a strategic plan and overseeing key strategic initiatives and measures. This position is also responsible for providing policy analysis to the Council, the Governor’s office, legislature and technical support to all 197 school districts.

You can view the entire job description here.

What are we looking for?

Six years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation.

Candidates who are the most competitive will possess the following background, skills and experience:

This is a highly visible position that requires a great deal of energy and commitment to the reform efforts in Oregon public schools as identified in the Governor’s Council on Educator Advancement Report dated November 2016. This position must have executive-level administrative experience in an education setting and must have a Master’s Degree or higher in education, administration, leadership or closely related field preferred.
Knowledge of Oregon Educational systems and the varied roles of teacher and administrator along with the impacts of location, site, and funding on those jobs
Knowledge of Urban/Rural/Remote issues facing Oregon’s education systems
Knowledge of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and application of the equity lens.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Skill in navigating and assessing the executive, legislative, politician and institutional environments in which decisions are made and implemented.
Skill in building strong and collaborative partnerships across diverse groups in support of educational initiatives.
Skill in planning, setting agendas, convening and facilitating diverse groups of stakeholders internally and externally to collaborate and build consensus to achieve set goals and outcomes.
Skill in supervising, including planning and assigning work appropriate to the job; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates training needs and arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.
Skill in planning, organizing and controlling the use of human, equipment and budgetary resources to achieve department, agency, division, or unit goals and objectives.
Our Amazing Benefits!

When you join the Oregon Department of Education, you are joining a fast-paced, creative environment with colleagues who are passionate about public service and impact the lives of children and families statewide.

Excellent medical, vision and dental benefit package for the employee and qualified family members with very low monthly out-of-pocket cost
Paid days off –
10 paid holidays per year
3 additional paid "Personal Business Days" per year
8 hours of sick leave accumulated every month
Progressive vacation leave accrual, starting at 10 hours per month, with increases every 5 years
In addition to standard medical benefits and employee leave, the state also provides additional optional benefits, such as basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and child care expenses.
Live, work and play in Salem, Oregon!
If you have a desire to make a difference in the lives of Oregonians, apply today!

How to apply:

To apply for this position, follow the “Apply” link above and attach a resume and cover letter, and answer the additional supplemental questions. For external candidates, please make sure to attach all required documents in the section titled Resume/CV. Internal candidates attach your documents in the section titled Resume/Cover Letter. Failure to attach a cover letter and resume may result in disqualification of your application. Please contact if you have any questions on the application process.

Help Your Application Rise to the Top!

Your candidate profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect opportunity to highlight your interest in the position and showcase the amazing skills and experience, making you the best candidate for the position. Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position and who attach all necessary documents will be eligible for an interview. Submissions will be screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).

Additional Information

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This position is subject to a criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
We do not offer VISA sponsorships or transfers at this time. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
Helpful links and contact information:

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For additional information you may contact us by e-mail at or call 503-947-5635.

The Department of Education is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce. The Department strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. 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 may be less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

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