Professional Development Specialist - Equity and Family Partnerships

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Northwest Regional Education Service District

Published 20 days ago

March 1, 2021
February 18, 2021
$99,878 - $105,961

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below.


Position Title: Professional Development Specialist: Equity and Family Partnerships

Department: Instructional Services

Location: Washington Service Center

Reports To: Director of Equity and Family Partnerships

Salary: Administrative Salary Schedule


NW REGIONAL ESD'S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.


As a champion for racial equity and social justice, the position supports school district leaders and educators in their planning and implementation of the Oregon Student Success Act by ensuring that the voices of traditionally marginalized communities are centered throughout the planning and implementation process. The position accomplishes this through a mix of 1-on-1 coaching, mentoring, and leading professional development in the areas diverse community engagement and culturally relevant instruction. This position works closely with the Director of Equity and Family Partnerships, Director of Communications, the Instructional Services Professional Learning Team, NWRESD teaching staff and Administration, along with other community partners. 

  QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 

  1. Master’s Degree or equivalent training and/or professional experience in curriculum design, instructional delivery, education, counseling, social work, communications, or a related field. 
  2. Hold or be eligible to obtain an Oregon Teaching or Administrative license through Teachers Standards & Practices Commission (TSPC), or alternatively, possess relevant professional experiences in a K-12 education setting. 
  3. Strong knowledge of theory, current research, and emerging promising practices in race equity education as applied to instruction, anti-racist curriculum, and culturally responsive practices.
  4. Three or more years of experience creating and facilitating effective professional development in race equity in meetings and workshop settings. 
  5. Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills. This includes the ability to express complex ideas with clarity and precision both orally and in writing. 

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks. Other Duties may be assigned.   

  1. Develop, coordinate, and deliver race equity and diverse community engagement professional learning services to educators within the 20 school districts in Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook and Washington Counties. This includes both specifically prepared curriculum and presentations to meet specific requests of component school districts, other education partners, and internal programs/departments.
  2. Develop, coordinate, and deliver antiracist pedagogy to a variety of internal audiences at NWRESD to include instructional staff in NWRESD’s programs and services.
  3. Contribute to and collaborate with the Equity Professional Development Specialist in the development, coordination, and implementation of a comprehensive professional learning model in the area of race educational equity and antiracism. 
  4. Provide support to NWRESD leadership and ESD employees on issues of race educational equity and antiracism intersectionality in educational programs and departments.
  5. Participate as a member of the NWRESD Leadership team.
  6. Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and customers at all organizational levels. 
  7. Locate, curate and develop resources that support antiracist teaching and be able to train teachers how to use effectively in classroom instruction. 
  8. Requires travel throughout the region and flexibility in scheduling off site training both in person and virtually.
  9. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 


Note: The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD’s goals.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. 

Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Other Education Requirement
  • Professional


Medical, Dental, Vision, EAP, HSA

Medical, Dental, Vision, EAP, HSA


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