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Oregon Department of Education Overview

Salem, OR
501 to 1000 employees
K-12 Education
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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 ... Read more

Oregon Department of Education Reviews

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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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    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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Company Updates

  • Job opportunity! Administrative Specialist 2 position that provides support for both the Office of School Facilities and the School Finance Unit located in Salem, OR. If you have a passion for program support and knowledge of basic accounting procedures, we have a job for you!

    Administrative Specialist

    Announcement: EDUC17-1103Administrative SpecialistOffice of Finance and AdministrationOregon Department of EducationSalem, OregonThe Oregon Department of Education's passion extends beyond the classroom. We seek to foster equity and excellence for every learner through collaborations with educators, partners, and communities. A career at ODE means collaborating with passionate and talented professionals whose influence reaches teachers, administrators, parents and, most importantly, students.

  • We are searching for an experienced support professional to join our team! If you have the ability to learn quickly, work independently, and have excellent time management skills, then this may be a job for you.
    Executive Assistant - Office of Finance and Administration

    Executive Assistant

    Announcement: EDUC17-0911Executive Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent (Executive Support Specialist 2) Office of Finance and AdministrationSalem, OregonThe Oregon Department of Education's passion extends beyond the classroom. We seek to foster equity and excellence for every learner through collaborations with educators, partners, and communities.

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