We are seeking an Assistant Superintendent of the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to join our executive team at the Oregon Department of Education.
The Oregon Department of Education’s mission is to foster equity and excellence for every learner through collaboration with educators, partners, and communities. In fulfilling its mission, ODE has a vision to ensure all students have access to and benefit from a world-class, well–rounded, and equitable education system. Each day ODE employees impact the provision of educational services to more than 580,000 K-12 school children.
The major activities of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are to ensure that ODE’s Equity Initiatives and Programs are implemented and provide guidance and assistance to Oregon school districts, Education Service District’s and also provide supports to ODE internally.
What you will do!
As the leader of the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, you serve as a key member of our Executive Leadership Team.
You are responsible for the organization, management, and success of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our office is an office of powerful and passionate individuals who are committed to restructuring and dismantling of systems and institutions that create the dichotomy of beneficiaries and the oppressed and marginalized. We work with various equity-focused and culture specific projects, enacted through legislation and implemented with partners across the agency. Our goal is to develop partnerships to provide support, technical assistance, and funding to districts, ESDs, and Community Based Organizations to improve the learning and experience of students and families from communities that are currently and historically harmed and marginalized by educational systems.
You oversee, lead, and integrate various statutory equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives that make-up the core of the office, including the African American/Black Student Success Program, the Latino, Latina, Latinx, and Indigenous people of South and Central Americas and the Caribbean Student Success Program, the LGBTQ2SIA+ Student Success Program, the English Learner and Emerging Bilingual Programs, the Student Success Act Mental and Social-Emotional Health Programs and others. You are expected to lead, model, and collaborate across the agency on social change centered on equity, diversity, and inclusion within the parameters of education policy (including state legislation) and practice.
What’s in it for you
We also offer a generous benefit package with:
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.
You also get to live, work and play in Oregonwhere you have four beautiful seasons and access to beaches, mountains and the high desert.
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.
Opening Date: March 23, 2021
Closing Date: April 18, 2021
The Oregon Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer.