We are seeking a Community Systems Director, Principal Executive/Manager F, within the Early Learning Division!
This is a permanent, Management Service, full-time position located in our Salem, Oregon office. The Salary Range for this position is $6,751-$10,442 monthly.
Please apply now if interested, our first review of applications will be at 8 am, Monday, March 29, we may not consider applications past this date if we have received an optimal pool of interested candidates.
More about our office and team:
The Early Learning Division (ELD) 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 that values equity, making a positive impact for children and families, dedication, integrity, and collective wisdom to benefit Oregon children and families. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.
At the ELD, we believe it is critical that we continue efforts to make the commitment to embed an equity focus throughout the organization. As our state, counties, and cities become more diverse, it is imperative now more than ever that the Early Learning Division focuses on evolving practices to achieve increased equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of our offices. As always, our goal is to lead with courage externally and internally. This means challenging ourselves to do things differently and refining current practices that ensure we continue to make strides towards Equity.
The Community Systems Team within the ELD is a multi-disciplinary group of professionals that are passionate about our work on behalf of children furthest from opportunity. We work with regional partners throughout the state to be innovative in creating equitable opportunities for children, families, and early educators. The team is dynamic and committed to excellence; balanced with a relational, family-centered, and flexible work environment. This opportunity would be a good fit if you work well in a team and enjoy collaboration!
The Community Systems Director will support staff members located in a central office in Salem, and field offices located in various parts of the state. During COVID-19, all individuals within the ELD work via telecommuting. Telecommuting will remain a part of normal business post-COVID-19, with flexibility for some telecommuting during the week.
What you will do!
As the Director of Community Systems, you will have the opportunity to use your commitment to equity, collaboration skills and systems thinking approach to make an impact on Early Learning for children across Oregon. You will work to facilitate collaboration and alignment with other sectors, agencies, and the Division’s community systems to ensure that all Oregon families have access to high-quality early learning experiences.
You will lead a team that includes staff supporting Early Learning Hubs, family and community engagement, and professional learning, including Child Care Resource and Referral Networks (CCR&R) and the Quality Rating and Improvement System (i.e., Spark). In addition to supervising the members of this team, the Community Systems Director will also provide a leadership role in facilitating collaboration and policy-alignment between other sectors and state agencies and the Early Learning Division’s community systems.
Community Systems Director Tasks (at-a-glance)
- Perform all supervisory functions for the Community Systems team by delegating work to team members, including managers, supporting prioritization of work, goal setting, developing work plans, and supporting and monitoring the implementation of work plans.
- Provide vision to internal Early Learning Division operations around community systems work, including guiding collaboration among staff responsible for managing community-based programs and continuously improving implementation of the work associated with Early Learning Hubs, Spark, and cross-sector partnerships.
- Identify barriers, problem solve, adapt strategies, and foster opportunities for collaboration between Early Learning Hubs and other early learning system partners (e.g., CCOs, ECE programs, Child Care Resource & Referral Networks).
- Lead to ensure the system is working to advance opportunities and outcomes for children and families of color, children with disabilities, children, and families struggling economically, and other priority populations determined by ELD leadership.
- Collaborate with peers within the Oregon Department of Education, Department of Human Services, Oregon Health Authority, and Housing and Community Services to establish or strengthen cross-sector partnerships at the community level.
- Collaborate with external stakeholders to ensure that community systems are responsive to the needs of all children and families.
Four 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.
Three 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;
45-48 quarter hours
(30-32 semester hours) of graduate-level coursework in management.
- Knowledge in the theory of systems-thinking, including qualitative data collection and analysis.
- Leadership and supervisory experience in a professional capacity that supports change management and equity-driven strategic objectives.
- Experience working with families and communities of color, including experience in collaborating with a diverse group of stakeholders.
- Knowledge of the local and national early learning landscape with Experience in Community Engagement.
What’s in it for you?
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 benefits package for the employee and qualified family members with a 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.
HOW TO APPLY & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
To compete for this position, submission of the following is required from External and Internal candidates:
- A Professional Resume
- A Cover Letter
If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.
The screening of candidates will be based on a review of the cover letter, attached resume, and supplemental questions. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and whose backgrounds most closely match the requested skills and desired attributes as outlined in this announcement will be invited to interview. Failure to attach a cover letter and resume may result in disqualification of your application.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the application process.
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- This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
- This position is subject to both Child Protective Services and Criminal History checks, including FBI fingerprinting, and will be required to enroll in the Central Background Registry. 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.
- The Oregon Department of Education does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. The Oregon Department of Education is an E-Verify employer. If you are a successful candidate you must present your I-9 acceptable documents (See page 3) for employment verification.
- Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, these positions will start off fully remote with the possibility of returning to a physical office in the future.
We hope that you will consider applying for this exciting career opportunity today!
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* Employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95% and pay a 6% employee contribution to PERS; the salary range noted above reflects base salary only.*
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. 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.