Post Date: 09/20/2019
Close Date: 10/14/2019
Department: Instructional Services
Reports To: Director of Professional Learning
Location: Washington Service Center
Salary: Per negotiated contract, Licensed Salary Schedule
Bargaining Unit: NWEA
Job Post Closing Date: Open until filled
NW REGIONAL ESD’S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.
This position provides leadership to and coordination of the Washington County Diverse Educator Pathway Program. The mission of this program is to increase the number linguistically and culturally diverse teachers within Washington County. This position will work with students, classified personnel, and community members along with Washington County School District leaders, and higher education partners to successfully recruit, retain, and support diverse future educators in obtaining their BA and teaching degree, and then entering the teaching workforce in Washington County.
Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:
-Bachelor’s degree required with three or more years of experience successfully working with bilingual and/or bicultural high school students, and running a program or initiative.
-Background in counseling or advising a plus.
-Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
-Ability to network, provide excellent customer service, and build strong relationships with students, families, school personnel, college personnel, and community members from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
-Highly organized, with great follow through, and self motivated.
-Ability to communicate accurately and effectively orally and in writing, and make presentations before diverse stakeholders.
-Ability to work independently and make appropriate decisions regarding work methods and priorities while maintaining confidentiality.
-Ability to operate standard office equipment and experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Google Drive (docs, sheets, slides) and experience with data entry.
-Scheduling flexibility required in order to work weekend and/or evenings hours as needed.
-Valid Driver’s License.
-Background and Fingerprint Based Criminal History Verification clearance.
Essential Functions include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.
-Lead and coordinate the Washington County Diverse Educator Pathway Program.
-Recruit and support an annual cohort of bilingual or bicultural students throughout Washington County to obtain their BA and teaching degree and then enter the teaching workforce in Washington County.
-Collaborate with multiple stakeholders including, but not limited to, bilingual or bicultural students and families, Western Oregon University, Portland Community College, NWRESD and Washington County school district administrators, building level administrators, and school counselors.
-Plan for and facilitate quarterly Steering Committee meetings made up of school district leaders, NWRESD leaders, and higher education partners.
-Plan for and facilitate 1:1 to large meetings with future diverse educators, families, and school and district leaders.
-Serve as a point of contact for both future diverse educators and school districts as program participants enter and finish college, complete their education practicum, and secure a teaching job in Washington County.
-Create streamlined systems to track and monitor future educator recruitment, retention, and job placement.
-Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and customers at all organizational levels.
-Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of work.
-Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Equal Opportunity Employer
NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD’s goals.
NWRESD recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of NWRESD that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment.
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 the Chief Human Resources Officer at 503-614-1407 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.