Professional Learning Coach - ORTIi (TOSA)

Northwest Regional ESD | Hillsboro, OR

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Posted Date 3/27/2023

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 Learning Coach - Oregon RTIi (Teacher on Special Assignment)
Department: Instructional Services
Location: Washington Service Center - Hillsboro, OR
Reports To: Director of Instructional Services
FLSA Status: Exempt
Bargaining Unit: Licensed
SALARY: Per negotiated agreement, Licensed Salary Schedule
Work Days: 200


In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student
learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

The Oregon Response to Instruction and intervention (ORTli) Professional Learning Coach
operates as part of a team to support districts across the state with the implementation of
evidenced-based instructional practices and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in
Elementary Literacy programs. The project has supported Oregon schools since the Fall of
2005. The established professional development and coaching models have a proven history of
effectiveness .
A successful applicant will possess a deep understanding of RTI systems, the Science of
Reading, the ability to identify and disrupt barriers that marginalize students, and create
purposeful and sustainable system changes in school districts. Responsibilities will include
co-development and delivery of professional development modules as well as direct coaching
with teams from a subset of school districts in the state of Oregon.

ORTli Project Mission Statement:
ORTli will foster equity and excellence for every learner through evidence-based literacy
instruction, supporting the school district's capacity for authentic literacy partnerships with
families and the local development of multi-tiered systems of support that serve the literacy
needs of each and every child.

ORTli Project Vision Statement:
Every child in every Oregon school district will receive equitable access to evidence based core,
strategic and individualized literacy instruction in order to become a reader.


ORTIi Implementation Coach provides training, technical assistance, and coaching to school districts participating in the ORTIi project. The goal is to develop district leadership capacity to implement and sustain successful RTI systems designed to meet the needs of all learners and provide a framework for determining Special Education eligibility for students with Specific Learning Disabilities. This work is framed by the ORTIi Essential Components and guided by the ORTIi Installation Matrix. Implementation coaches work closely with the ORTIi team to develop materials and practices, and plan and deliver high quality professional training. Coaches work closely with participating district personnel to develop RTI systems, strategically support implementation, and provide training and coaching on assessment practices, teaming and data based decision-making, and evidenced based instructional practices.

The successful ORTIi Implementation Coach is committed to educational equity and anti-racism, uses best-practice research in designing adult learning activities and applying instructional coaching cycles, is highly motivated to assure that every child in our public schools has true access to relevant and rigorous educational opportunities, and brings a growth mindset to the work of pedagogical and systems improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in curriculum, instruction or teaching
  2. Five or more years of experience in a setting using an RTI or MTSS framework as a classroom teacher/teacher leader, instructional coach, special education teacher, school psychologist, English Language Learner specialist, or administrator.
  3. Experience training moderate to large groups of people, including planning, developing materials and presenting.
  4. Experience in providing sheltered, differentiated instruction for a variety of language levels.
  5. Requires travel to rural school districts, sometimes outside of the normal school day, including overnight stays.


  1. Knowledge of current and emerging practices for effective adult learning.
  2. The skills and capacities to collaboratively plan and deliver outstanding professional learning
  3. Knowledge of K-12 schools and early learning environments are currently structured
  4. A strong desire to work closely on a team and to collaborate with educators across the state
  5. The skills to independently provide training and consultation to participating districts according to the ORTIi framework.
  6. Ability to work effectively and collaborate with the ORTIi director and coaching team.
  7. Ability to travel frequently with their own vehicle.
  8. Extensive knowledge of RTI and Multi-tiered Systems of Support
  9. Expertise in evidence based practice in reading curriculum and instruction.
  10. Expertise in the collection, analysis and use of data for decision-making.
  11. Experience leading equity work.
  12. Excellent interpersonal skills with individuals, teams and groups.
  13. Ability to effectively collaborate with ORTIi team members.
  14. Ability to work with minimal supervision, communicate clearly, and prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  15. Understanding of, and willingness to grow in, principles of educational equity, antiracism and social justice

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks.
Other Duties may be assigned. The duties listed below are not inclusive, but characteristic of
the type and level of work assigned for this position.

  1. Work collaboratively with the ORTIi Director, Implementation Coaches, and support staff to maintain consistency of service delivery practices, fidelity of implementation of the ORTIi model, and clarity of message.
  2. Provide on-site professional development training to staff.
  3. Train, coach and support schools and districts participating in the ORTIi project to implement a Response to Intervention system as defined in the ORTIi model. Specific RTI components include, but are not limited to: Core curriculum and instructional practices; comprehensive assessment systems, decision rules, and teaming structures using data-based decision-making for screening, progress monitoring, and SLD eligibility determinations; research-based interventions; effective leadership practices.
  4. ?Work with district leadership teams to build a sustainable infrastructure based on the principles of implementation science.
  5. Assist with the planning, organization, and hosting of complex statewide trainings.
  6. Conduct presentations and other professional development activities with a high level of professional rigor.
  7. Respond to ongoing requests for information, guidance, and support via email, telephone, and site visits.
  8. Maintain open and direct communication with district representatives toward project goals.
  9. Maintain excellent, detailed records of project activities, such as site visits, assessments, and implementation documentation.
  10. Development and support of ORTIi Lab Schools, including training, facilitation of site visits, and development of materials.
  11. Assist with various ORTIi projects, such as, but not limited to, training videos, operating plans, support materials, webinars, and website development.
  12. Build content knowledge by acting as a content area expert in an assigned area.
  13. Analyze feedback to guide future professional development priorities.
  14. 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.

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