Multnomah Education Service District is an educational cooperative that provides a wide variety of programs and services on a regional basis to school districts in Multnomah County and beyond. MESD is one of 19 ESDs in Oregon
Mission We Support All Students to Achieve Excellence
Vision Every student we serve benefits from a safe and supportive learning environment where they receive personalized, creative, equitable, and cutting-edge education, health, and technology services.
Values Equity Health Learning Families Students Collaboration Employees
REPORTS TO: Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors
To provide leadership and executive-level services to the Board of Directors in various capacities. Responsible for providing leadership for, and general supervision and coordination of, all Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) programs, services, and personnel and directly supervise and coordinate the activities and personnel within the Superintendent’s staff per the organizational chart.
NATURE & SCOPE:
This position is subject to board policies, administrative rules and procedures, department regulations, and applicable State and Federal statutes. This position carries general administrative authority.
ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP QUALITIES:
1. Trust: Develop trust among co-workers through honesty and fairness.
2. Communication: Communicate inclusively and collaboratively.
3. Vision: Lead with vision and follow-through.
4. Personal Qualities: Be respectful, caring, and courageous.
5. Management Style: Be visible, humble, and a team player.
6. Agency-wide perspective: Be involved in and supportive of continuous overall improvement of MESD.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Serve as the Executive Officer of the MESD Board of Directors by:
Prudently exercising the authority granted in Board Policy as applicable to this role.
Communicating effectively with the public and staff about matters regarding the Board
Recommending changes in Board Policy and Procedures as are legally necessary and/or in the public interest.
Recommending to the Board courses of action regarding appropriate matters of interest and concern to the board's operation.
Effectively completing all such special assignments as made by the Board and as appropriate to this role is legal and ethical.
2. Serve as the Chief Administrator of MESD by:
Effectively and efficiently performing all duties specified in Board Policy.
Recommending to the Board courses of action regarding the operation of programs and services.
Recommending courses of action regarding the development of programs and services.
Communicating effectively with the public and staff about appropriate matters regarding the development and operation of programs and services.
Monitoring the legislature and serving as liaison therewith, reporting to the Board on legislative matters, and making recommendations regarding those issues of special impact on ESD’s.
Willingness to participate, as approved by the Board, in local, regional, state, and/or Federal organizations.
Serving as the liaison with other agencies and boards.
3. Serve as MESD Budget Officer by:
Effectively and efficiently performing all tasks specified in Board Policy.
Recommending data to the Board relevant to the setting of Board parameters for the budget.
Presenting data to the Board regarding long-range fiscal projections (up to three years).
Communicating effectively with the public about matters relating to the development and adoption of the budget.
4. Serve as Secretary to the MESD Boundary Board by:
Prudently exercising the authority granted in Board policy.
Communicating with all persons directly affected and with the general public regarding the proposed boundary change.
5. Serve as Executive Officer of the MESD Local Contract Review Board (LCRB) by:
Prudently exercising the authority granted in LCRB Policy.
Communicating with affected vendors, local districts, and the general public regarding changes in the rules and/or requested exceptions to the rules.
6. Serve as MESD Clerk by:
Performing all duties required of this position by law and specified Board Policy.
7. Maintain a satisfactory attendance record.
8. Use personal safety techniques to avoid exposure and injury to self, students, and other staff.
Masters Degree in Educational Administration; ten years of successful administrative experience, with at least five of those years as a superintendent, deputy superintendent, or assistant superintendent. Hold or qualify for Oregon Administrative license with Superintendent endorsement. Education/training and experience in curriculum, instruction, pupil personnel services, and public school administration.
About Multnomah Educational Service District (MESD)
Multnomah Education Service District is an educational cooperative that provides a wide variety of programs and services on a regional basis to school districts in Multnomah County and beyond. MESD is one of 19 ESDs in Oregon.
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