Job Announcement: Center for Educational Equity

Wed, 16 Dec 1998 11:52:32 -0500

Position Announcement

Position Title: Program Director
Program: Center for Educational Equity
Reports to: Deputy Director
Range: Level K (salary range 88,880-$133,320;
                midpoint $111,100)
Location: San Francisco/Oakland preferred
Position No.: 110

WestEd is a nonprofit research, development and service agency dedicated to
improving education and other opportunities for children, youth, and adults,
especially those most underserved. Drawing on the best knowledge from research
and practice, we work with practitioners and policy makers to address education
ís most critical issues from early childhood intervention to school-to-work
transition, from curriculum, instruction and assessment to safe schools.

The Center for Educational Equity is a newly organized unit within WestEd. The
purpose of this unit is to increase the effectiveness of the work across
programs. The three programs within this unit have a primary mission to assist
those working with schools and communities with highly diverse populations. The
programs include two Comprehensive Assistance Centers (CCs) and the
Desegregation Assistance Center (DAC). The WestEd CC for Region XI working
primarily from the San Francisco office serves districts, schools and agencies
in the 50 northern California counties and works closely with the California
Department of Education, County Offices and others. The WestEd CC in Region IX
working from the Phoenix office provides services primarily to Arizona through a
subcontract and assists with services to other states in Region IX. The DAC
provides services to clients in Arizona, California and Nevada primarily through
the Los Alamitos office.

CC services include assisting schools and others with implementing effective
programs under the Improving American Schools Act. The specific programs
include Title I, Title VII, Indian Education, Migrant, Safe and Drug-Free School
programs. A primary focus of these services has been in the areas of planning
and implementing effective schoolwide programs, developing and using assessments
and evaluations of these programs, and conducting professional development in
curriculum and instruction. The DAC provides training and services which assist
schools with the implementation of plans to attain educational equity across
race, national origin, and gender. The services from these programs are
provided through a combination of training, consulting, and professional
development activities in partnership with others using multiple media
approaches, e.g. radio, video, web based information.

Position Description

Assures that program services are of high quality, meet the needs of different
clients, and contribute to significant impacts or effects.

Provides mentoring, supervision, and professional development for staff.

Manages program resources to ensure that services are delivered and products are
developed on time, consistent with contractual and partner agreements, and
within budget.

Achieves and maintains regional and national visibility for the accomplishments
of the Center and staff.

Develops relationships and opportunities among major institutions and
individuals that further leverage the Centerís resources and enhances its
chances for having a sustainable impact on schools and communities.

Provides leadership to develop resources and recruit highly talented diverse
staff to carry out and expand the activities and contributions of the Center.

Advises and assists WestEdís Executive Leadership to develop effective
strategies, policies and systems that enable WestEd to effectively use its
resources for the benefit of its clients.


Demonstrated success in leading, developing and managing a major education
technical assistance or research/development program with a large staff and
significant budgets.

Demonstrated recognition as a leader regionally and nationally in technical
assistance and/or the program areas described above.

Demonstrated knowledge of effective Title I/compensatory education, bilingual,
migrant, Indian education, drug-free schools or other programs for students
frequently underserved.

Evidence of strong writing and speaking/presenting skills. Experience
developing products for use in technical assistance and dissemination.

Evidence of skills and ability to work effectively with staff, clients and

Demonstrated experience in securing resources through traditional education
funding sources, businesses, partnerships, or other entrepreneurial approaches.

PhD or equivalent experience in relevant areas.

Application Process

By January 8th, please send your resume, a letter of interest (reference
position #110) and three references to:

Virginia Besser
Human Resources
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Applications will remain open until position is filled. To find out more about
WestEd, visit

WestEd is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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