Assistant Superintendent - Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Oregon Department of Education, Salem, Oregon
Notice of Open Administrative Position
Position: Assistant Superintendent - Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Office of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Oregon Department of Education
Apply online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1845779/assistant-superintendent-teaching-learning-and-assessment
This recruitment is open until the position is filled. Your immediate response is requested as this recruitment may close at any time after a sufficient number of qualified candidates have applied. Initial screening will begin on March 12, 2018.
The Oregon Department of Education's passion extends beyond the classroom. We seek to foster equity and excellence for every learner through collaborations with educators, partners, and communities. A career at ODE means collaborating with passionate and talented professionals whose influence reaches teachers, administrators, parents, and most importantly students. Our culture flourishes by embracing diversity and innovation. We strive to remove systemic barriers and define success by providing more equitable opportunities for the children of Oregon.
We are seeking an innovative and proven educational leader to guide our Office of Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Salem, Oregon. This position is a full-time, Assistant Superintendent - Teaching, Learning and Assessment (Principal Executive/Manager H) who serves on the agency's executive management team.
The Office of Teaching, Learning & Assessment is responsible for providing support in overall school improvement efforts to Oregon's school districts. The work of this office includes helping districts meet the standards for Oregon elementary and secondary schools, connect K-12 learning to post-secondary opportunities, meet the requirements of 16 federal programs as well as develop and deliver the state's assessments of student learning. The major activities of the office include: implementation of federal program requirements, development and implementation of content standards in academic content areas and career and technical education, instructional materials adoption, proficiency-based teaching and learning, educator evaluations and professional growth, services to homeless students, alternative education, charter schools, talented and gifted education, advanced placement, and state assessments. The work of this office impacts local school districts, education service districts, professional associations, and other agencies involved in education programs in kindergarten through post-secondary education. Staff members work with a variety of state agencies and individuals on educational program planning, curriculum development, professional development for teachers and administrators and compliance with federal and state laws/regulations. The major activities of fostering equity and excellence for every learner through collaborations with educators, partners, and communities.
As the Assistant Superintendent, you manage and direct all activities of the office which includes the administration of state and federal education programs, implementation of state and federal budget allocations and policy analysis to the State Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent and State Board of Education.
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To qualify for this position, you must have eight 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.
We are looking for candidates with the following skills:
• Strong interpersonal skills and proven leadership experience with a solid track record of collaborating with senior management.
• Talented professional and self-starter, with high self-confidence, strong leadership skills.
• Ability to balance diverse interests and work successfully in a changing political environment.
• High level of integrity.
• Embraces diversity and multiculturalism in the workplace.
• Skill in effectively interacting and communicating, both orally and in writing, with staff, management groups and stakeholders, including experience in presenting to boards, commissions or legislature.
• Proven track record of implementing change management and lean management systems.
• Skill in goal- and program-oriented budgeting, productivity analysis, and forecasting resource requirements as well as other skills associated with the strategic planning process.
• Supervision of a large number of employees, including oversight of multiple programs through subordinate managers.
• Demonstrated skill in managing a large budget and policy development.
• Skill in team building, group leadership, and leading professional employees in the achievement of desired outcomes.
• Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment using only brief general direction to analyze highly complex issues/problems.
The successful candidate in this position must be aware of national and worldwide education reform efforts in order to make informed decisions regarding which approach should be embraced, rejected or modified for the Oregon model. While the goals and objectives may be quite clearly stated, the most appropriate and acceptable approach to achieving those goals is often elusive. Policies are often broad, and must be defined by developing Oregon Administrative Rules. This is a highly visible, politically sensitive position that requires a great deal of energy and commitment to achieve organizational goals.
The work of this position is Fair Labor Standards Act exempt and frequently exceeds a 40-hour week, often extending into the evenings and weekends. Job duties require continuous in and out-of-state travel. Much of the work of this position must be accomplished within time-sensitive constraints. The successful candidate must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record or must be able to provide an acceptable alternate method of transportation.
Opening Date: February 22, 2018
Closing Date: Open until filled