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3/19/2014 8:17:00 AM
CLOSED - Early Learning Professional Development Specialist
Program Analyst 4 (Early Learning Professional Development Specialist)

$56,364.00 - $82,620.00 Annually
Location: Salem, Oregon
Application Deadline: April 9, 2014

OUR MISSION: The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for every learner through innovation, collaboration, leadership, and service to our education partners.

OUR VALUES: Equity for Every Student; High Quality Education; Results Focused; Service; Leadership; Teamwork; People Are Our Greatest Asset

We are recruiting for two limited duration, full-time positions with the Early Learning Division at the Oregon Department of Education in Salem, Oregon. These positions are scheduled to end June 30, 2015. These positions are classified and represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

The Early Learning Division was established in July 2013 as part of the Department of Education by the 2013 Legislature. As part of the Governor’s P-20 Education Initiative, the Early Learning Division is driving efforts to integrate and streamline existing state programs for at-risk children ages zero through six and ensure all children are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten.

The Early Learning service delivery system will involve the implementation and oversight of early learning services in communities throughout the state. Programming and services will be provided through a wide array of stakeholders including social service providers; schools; churches; businesses; tribes; civic groups; parents; regional and local human, health and juvenile justice service governmental entities; youth; and general community members. The delivery system of community-based early learning services will ensure that providers of early learning services are accountable, that services are provided in a cost-efficient manner, and that they are focused on outcomes.

The Early Learning Professional Development System Specialist through Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant, will lead Oregon initiatives to promote degree completion and ongoing professional development for early learning practitioners.

INTERESTED? Here's what you need.

The successful candidate will at a minimum have:

A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, or a degree related to Communications, English, or Journalism; AND five years experience coordinating or administering a program. OR
Any combination of experience or education equivalent to eight years of experience coordinating or administering a program.

  • Strong Comprehensive writing skills.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal programs.
  • Experience in oral presentations.
  • Working knowledge of presentation software.
  • Evidence of facilitation/collaborations skills.
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with administrators, teachers, parents, community organizations, institutions of higher education and colleagues.
  • Ability to demonstrate a leadership role as a part of the collaborative team effort.
  • Strong research background in culturally responsive pedagogy, adult learning needs among diverse practitioners.
  • Curriculum development for diverse populations of children in early learning settings.
Compensation will consist of a competitive base salary plus the state’s excellent benefits package. Notable benefit features include: comprehensive medical (with vision), dental and basic life insurance; other optional insurance with group-based premiums; flexible spending accounts; membership in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System; an optional deferred compensation retirement program; and generous vacation, personal, and sick leave.

You can view a brief description of the benefits at State of Oregon Employment Benefits PDF.

You can find additional information on our job openings, including application instructions, by going to our JOBS page at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=71. Click on EDUC14-0304.
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Contact(s) for this Announcement
  • Cassie Graham Email    (503) 947-5635
    Human Resources - Recruitment Specialist
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