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Oregon Department of Education Overview

Salem, OR
201 to 500 employees
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The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) oversees the education of over 560,000 students in Oregon’s public K-12 education system. ODE is also in charge of public preschool programs, the state School for the Deaf, regional programs for children with disabilities, and ... Read more

Mission: The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for every learner through innovation, collaboration, leadership, and service to our education partners.

At the Oregon Department of Education, we are guided by the following values:
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  • "Good experience career wise.... Work place culture needs improvement....."

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    Former Employee - Education Program Specialist in Salem, OR
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    Opportunity to support schools and districts in Oregon and provide them with professional development in not only your subject area(s), but also work on educational policy.
    Great co-workers for the most part to work with who are passionate about improving outcomes for Oregon's students!
    Lots of opportunity for professional development and furthering your education if desired.
    Strong union that supports the employees when needed!


    Most management positions (managers, directors and above) are external candidates and there isn't much room for growth at the department.
      Always lots of diverse work to do and often you may work over your scheduled 40 hours a week during busy seasons because there isn't enough FTE to get it all done.
    Cliques and who you are friends with can help you land a position and or projects to be involved with at the department.
    There is an equity lens at the department yet some staff with less experience and skills are getting paid or started on higher pay steps than employees who have worked there for a longer period of time and have also even covered two positions at once.
    Some employees at the same level are given a lot more work to complete than others, while some employees are able to keep low on the radar and not end up helping with the heavy lifting.
    HR needs to be reviewed for their unethical hiring practices and also needs to help train and or educate managers on appropriate management strategies and procedures. An equity lens goes beyond the color of ones skin..... Fat-shaming, sexual orientation, Social economical status, religion, disability, including mental health needs to stop.

    Advice to Management

    Until certain units are integrated and actually sit together the work between the Ed Specialists will never follow best protocol for common messaging and professional development for schools and districts.
    With the adoption of new standards, funding is needed for implementation for all subject areas (not just ELA and Math), professional development for educators of the new standards and if appropriate assessment development (classroom level and high stakes).
    Stop bullying and bad mouthing employees and instead help educate them on areas that they need improvement in.
    Stop spending so much time on branding and rebranding of departments and moving of departments and actually look at investing in your greatest asset- all of your staff, not just your friends and breaking down the walls between different offices and do what is best for Oregon's students education wise!

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Oregon Department of Education photo of: HR Analyst Kaci talking with a job seeker at Urban League job fair
Oregon Department of Education photo of: Recruiters Cassie and Kyle visiting Oregon State University
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Oregon Department of Education photo of: ODE staff presenting Charter School information at the COSA Conference
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Oregon Department of Education Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Oregon Department of Education.


    Interview Experience:
    Very engaging and not afraid to ask difficult questions.
    Very refreshing to meet a dynamic and diverse group of individuals and learn more about their innovative initiatives and efforts to achieve their vision for the organization and their department in particular.
    Hope they can make the necessary and challenging changes to their current processes to bring forth the change they are seeking.

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  • Do you love data and analytics? Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of children! Come Join our Team!

    Research Analyst Opening!

    Wanted: Do you love data and analytics? Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of children! If you answered yes to both of the above questions - we want you! The Oregon Department of Education provides statewide leadership for all elementary and secondary students in Oregon's public school districts and education service districts.

  • We are searching for an innovative individual to lead our recruitment team. As the Senior Recruiter, you will develop and execute sourcing strategies and create a pipeline of top talent for potential opportunities with ODE.

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