English Learner Specialist

General Information
Salary Range: 
$50,171 - $64,926
Type of Employment: 
Licensure, Certifications Required : 
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Age Range/Instructional Level : 
District Information
InterMountain ESD
2001 SW Nye Ave
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Contact Name: 
Charlene Surberr
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Contact Title: 
HR Specialist

Position Summary: The English Learner Specialist provides services to school district teachers and leaders to facilitate the acquisition of English for students who speak a language other than English as their primary language. The position serves assigned districts who are in need of services to improve student language acquisition outcomes. Funding for this position is provided to InterMountain ESD by the Oregon Department of Education Oregon Legislature as a part of HB. 3499.  The English Learner Specialist works as part of a statewide team funded through the Oregon Department of Education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend meetings and work as a member of a statewide team of 5-10members, to collaborate and share best practices and resources for English learners.

  • Meet and communicate with the ODE about needs and progress of districts on a regular basis with annual reflection on progress challenges and successes.

  • Meet with ESD leads to coordinate and approve efforts relating to assigned school district services.

  • Meet with school district leaders to identify their ELL leads, contacts, create, implement, and analyze a needs assessment survey for the districts to assist in creating service action plans.Manage and interpret data for districts.

  • Create an action plan, budget, calendar of supports, and smart goals for each district (with ODE support).

  • Consults with district leaders about best practices for English learners.

  • Supports districts with professional development.

  • Provide coaching, consultation, modeling, and observation for teachers specific to instructional strategies for English learners Assist and lead districts in facilitating with parent involvement activities

  • Collect, manage and interpret district EL data on a regular basis

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • As a member of the statewide team, reflect regarding progress, challenges and successes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful experience working with culturally diverse schools; including families and communities.

  • Evidence of a strong commitment to English-learners/Emerging bilinguals.

  • A commitment to bilingualism.

  • Consistently improve professional practice through professional development and reflection.

  • Commitment to collaboration, working with a diverse group of districts, and tailoring one’s professional practice to meet various districts’ needs.

  • Experience working with English learners in a classroom setting.

  • Experience delivering successful professional development to educators.

  • Successful completion of a teacher preparation program at an accredited college or university, with a valid ESOL endorsement.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with teachers, district leaders, students and parents.

  • Abilityto pass a background check, including driving record.

  • Knowledge of second language acquisition best practices, assessment, and curriculum.

  • Knowledge and skill in culturally responsive teaching and learning.

  • Strong background in analyzing data.

  • Current valid driver’s license required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bilingual

  • Five years teaching experience, working with English learners in a classroom

  • Experience working in a district as a teacher-leader.

  • Master’s degree in Teaching ESOL, bilingual education, or school leadership.

Travel:  This position requires daytime travel to designated districts and some (10%) overnight, in-state travel.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

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