Licensure Pathways Policy & Academic Program Specialist

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Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

Salary Range:

$5,106 – $7,847

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Position Title:

Licensure Pathways Policy & Academic Program Specialist

Job Description:

What You Will Do

The primary purpose of these positions is to serve as a policy and licensure program specialist to build the capacity of teacher preparation programs to incorporate nontraditional licensure pathways with the goal of diversifying the teacher workforce and increase the supply and retention of teachers in general in Oregon. Support the Commission and education preparation providers in creating evaluation frameworks and result measures for a wide range of potential teachers among the state’s public and private teacher preparation programs.

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The Benefits of Joining Our Team

The State of Oregon offers a competitive and affordable health and benefits package, including excellent medical, vision, and dental coverage, paid holidays off, and personal business leave, as well as paid and accrued vacation leave and sick leave. 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 childcare expenses.

What We Are Looking For

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical, and planning work.
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.

Candidates who are the most competitive will also reflect the following:

  • Master’s degree in education, curriculum, and instruction, or public policy. Doctorate preferred.
  • Experience in K-12 curriculum development or professional development; teacher education experience preferred.
  • Business analysis and project management methodology and enforcement of project standards.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Collaborative skills including emotional intelligence, servant leadership, and stakeholder partnership.
  • Relationship management.
  • Communicating information effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate information to produce recommendations for action.
  • Excellent customer service skills for both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work effectively remotely
  • Proficiency using a personal computer and various software including Microsoft:  Word, Project, Teams, Excel, Access, Outlook, Visio, SharePoint, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of state government processes.

How to Apply

Your candidate profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect place to display your interest in the position and highlight the skills and experience you will bring, making you the best candidate for the position. Submissions are screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).

  • Current State of Oregon employees – You must apply through your employee Workday account. At the time of application, please attach your current cover letter and resume
  • External Applicants – Please visit the State of Oregon job opportunities web-page to submit your application for the position, which includes your current cover letter and resume

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  • The salary listed is the non-PERS qualifying salary range. If the successful candidate is PERS qualifying, the salary range will reflect the additional 6.95%
  • This announcement is for one, full-time, Operations and Policy Analyst 3 position – Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details on the classification, or you may visit our website for information on the job offer process following pay equity
  • If you have questions about the job announcement or need an alternate format to apply, please contact the Senior Recruiter, Francisco Garibay, at: | 971-719-6326
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who require VISA sponsorship will not be considered at this time
  • This position requires a background or security check and fingerprinting to handle confidential or negotiable documents. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification
  • This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur

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