Community Systems Manager (Principal Executive/Manager E)

The Early Learning Division (ELD) is a division of the Oregon Department of Education. Its mission is to support all of Oregon’s young children and families to learn and thrive. ELD values equity, dedication, integrity, and collective wisdom making a positive impact to benefit Oregon’s children and families.The ELD is responsible for oversight of a statewide early care and education service delivery system. As Oregon’s child care agency, the ELD is also responsible for the design and implementation of the state’s child care work and serves as the lead agency for the federal Child Care Development Fund (CCDF). This includes the licensing program, professional development, and quality improvement (Spark) along with responsibilities for the development and implementation of the state’s child care plan pursuant to CCDF. Staff members are located in a central office in Salem and in field offices in various parts of the state.We are excited to announce the opening of our Community Systems Manager (Principal Executive/Manager E) position at the Early Learning Division (ELD). As the Community Systems Manager, you will lead and supervise the Community System Team staff associated with the implementation of the state’s professional learning strategy for the early learning workforce.Daily Tasks can be varied accordingly due to the time of year and include:Manage the implementation of the Division’s professional learning work, including supporting transforming a regional approach to the work.Support staff in managing the implementation of Spark and the professional learning related contracts toward achieving Oregon’s goals and vision in Raise Up Oregon.Lead implementation of professional learning strategy in a way that is responsive to and supportive to early childhood educatorsLead the development and implementation of the Partnership for Preschool Improvement (PPI) strategic plan related to professional learningPartner with ELD Director of Programs, and other designated ELD staff to design and implement a coaching system for publicly-funded preschool.Provide ongoing leadership to staff, modeling best practice in the workplaceWork in collaboration on projects with the Community Systems Director to ensure successful execution of all tasks within the ELD’s operational planQualifications:To qualify for this position, you must have 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;ORTwo 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 AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management;ORThree years of professional experience as a program/project leader, assigning and reviewing the work of professional staff including project responsibility for developing goals and objectives, project evaluation, and monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.*Preference may be given to candidates with experience working with communities of color, dual language learners, and rural communities. Candidates who are the most competitive will possess the following background, skills and experience:Ability to organize, plan, engage stakeholders, and execute the development of a self-assessment and strategic plan and priorities for improving the state’s professional learning system over a multi-year period.Skilled in working in and managing team projects, project planning, and budget management, with strong organizational skills, attention to detail and independent problem-solving ability.Demonstrated ability to organize complex tasks, prioritize multiple tasks, manage time, and exercise good judgment.Demonstrated ability to work both independently and participate in teams toward a common objective.Ability to promote and maintain effective internal and external communication between divisions, offices, and staff.Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to successfully interface with a diverse range of key stakeholders.Ability to understand, analyze, interpret and make good decisions with information and resources received.Ability to readily acquire knowledge of a broad array of program, research, policy and organizational issues.Knowledge of state and federal early childhood systems.Reliability in handling confidential information and material.Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially with Outlook, Word, and Excel.Family Friendly Benefits!We highly encourage work/life balance and overall wellness for all employees and we proudly offer a selection of full medical, vision and dental benefit packages for employees and qualified family members with a very low monthly out-of-pocket cost.Benefits include paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year.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.