Director – Center for Advanced Learning

Job Title:   Director of the Center for Advanced Learning 

Job Summary: The Director is responsible for working through the Center for Advanced Learning Governing Board. The Director also maintains responsibility for staff leadership and development, as well as overall management and operations of programs. The Director manages the recruitment of students, development, and implementation of curriculum, and student achievement data. The Director’s work is defined by mission, goals, and objectives and is administered in accordance with board policies, statutory requirements, and administrative rules shared by the Governing Board. In addition, the Director serves as an advocate for the staff, school, and community. The Center for Advanced Learning has six CTE Programs of Study which include: Manufacturing, CIS Cyber-Security, Health Sciences, Video Broadcasting, Design to Fab Lab, and Entrepreneurship. The regional charter high school serves students from Centennial High School, Gresham High School, Reynolds High School, and Sam Barlow High School.

 Essential Job Functions:

∙ Apply an equity lens for leadership so that EACH and EVERY learner will receive the necessary resources they need individually to thrive.

Implement culturally relevant instructional practices 

Organize curriculum to meet program objectives 

Seek the input of business and industry in developing and sustaining appropriate outcomes 

Revise curriculum to meet changes in business and industry priorities – innovate 

Recruit staff that meets qualifications necessary to achieve outcomes and objectives 

Provide staff development to assist in curriculum implementation 

Supervise staff to ensure goals and objectives are met 

Create strategies to enhance communication between instructors and students, parents, and the community 

Develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with home high schools which assist in implementing curriculum and providing support to the recruitment of students 

Proactively assess market trends and collaborate with key industry players 

Create partnerships in the education reform effort at all levels (metro, regional, state, and national) and with higher education 

Work collaboratively with staff to ensure programs meet the mission and vision of stakeholders 

Develop and oversee operating budget and expenditures 

Oversee the operation of the physical plant to assure assets are maintained 

Conduct an annual evaluation to assist Governing Board in reviewing performance and planning for the future 

Demonstrate knowledge of Oregon CTE Standards 

Oversee development of Social Emotional Learning and behavioral supports 

Work collaboratively with partner school districts on system alignment of career pathways programs 

Develop programming in alignment with and agreed upon by partner districts 

Analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines, and formulate, develop and present recommendations to resolve problems and questions 

Adhere to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders 

Direct the support services program for special population students

DISCLAIMER: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees for this job. 

The Center for Advanced Learning recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of the Governing Board that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups in any educational programs, activities, or employment. The Center for Advanced Learning provides equal access to individuals with disabilities.

Further information: 

The Center for Advanced Learning (CAL), located at 1484 NW Civic Drive, Gresham, Oregon mission “is to provide secondary East Multnomah County Students with advanced,  specially designed regional learning environments for a variety of career pathways using contextualized learning modalities and state of the art technology applications that are aligned with state education and national industry integrated standards.”  Cal operates in cooperation with the school districts of Gresham-Barlow, Centennial, and Reynolds and Mt. Hood Community College.  Governance of CAL is comprised of up to eight members –  A representative from each of the three partner school districts, Mt. Hood Community College, and members of the business community.

The Center for Advanced Learning is hands-on, and project-based and guided by these core values:

The people of CAL value all types of thinkers and doers: those who can learn from each other; who enjoy working as teams; who are up to the challenge to ask hard questions.

Our minds are freethinking. Students come from different high schools, representing diverse neighborhoods and families, so they learn to generate unique ideas from multiple perspectives.

Creating solutions to problems requires collaboration. We work together to explore new ideas, experiment, and persevere.

Above all else, we’re dedicated to working on relevant, real-world challenges. We learn from industry professionals in our program areas, apply knowledge as interns in real jobs, and activate our professional skills relevant to today’s workplace.

The base salary will be in the range of $108,221 – $119,480 plus a comprehensive benefits package. The final salary will be determined based upon the candidate’s experience and meeting the board’s profile.

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Lead Consultant: Dr. Jim Hager


Application Deadline:

May 21, 2021