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Two Projects Assistants

We’re looking for two Projects Assistants to:
➕ Provide program support to the Elevate and SparkLab programs.
➕ Assist in communication, outreach, and promotion efforts.
➕ Help youth access opportunities such as job shadows, internships, and mentorships.

Our team is high-energy, supportive, passionate, and driven to help local students and youth succeed. Do we sound like your dream team? Join us!

See the full posting below or visit the Lane ESD website to apply. Connected Lane County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the umbrella of Lane Education Service District (Lane ESD).

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Projects Assistant, Connected Lane County/Elevate
Hours/FTE: We have two positions available for this job description, both have a flexible range in FTE from 0.5-1.0 (20-40 hours per week)
Salary: $16.48-23.45 per hour
Calendar: 260 day
Classification: Non Exempt
Start Date: Upon Hire
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, paid leaves and holidays, Public Employee Retirement (PERS). Full description of benefits available in ESD-LCEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Notes: Complete job description is attached. Please ensure that your cover letter explains how your experience and interest make you an ideal candidate for this position.

TITLE: Projects Assistant, Connected Lane County/Elevate

POSITION PURPOSE: This position provides support to assigned Connected Lane County (CLC) and Elevate initiatives.

a. Plan, organize and/or oversee assigned Connected Lane County (CLC), and Elevate program activities and events.

1. Communicate with district and partner staff to coordinate student or staff participation, materials.

2. Communicate with industry partners to coordinate tours and event participation.

b. Assist the facilitating the work of assigned CLC and Elevate committees.
c. Present information on programs and services to groups, as assigned.
d. Collect and organize program data necessary for project/program development and evaluation.
e. Prepare state and local reports as required for ODE or funders.
f. Assist in communication, outreach and promotion efforts associated with CLC and Elevate, including frequent interaction with partner support staff, administrative or supervisory personnel.
g. Support program staff with the development of resources, including funding opportunities and community partnerships to support CLC and Elevate initiatives.
h. Support or participate in state forums, meetings, conferences, and trainings.
i. Complete other duties as assigned.

High school diploma and two years of successful experience in project or program management is required; with experience in a public school or social services setting preferred. Associates degree in business administration, education, or other related field preferred.

Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing). Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with internal staff, grantors and agency partners required. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects. Demonstrated ability to use technology necessary to perform the duties of the job is required. Demonstrated ability to present information to groups, solicit input from groups and summarize information. Ability to understand how data is collected and used to measure progress and make program decisions.

Posses a valid Oregon driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.

About Connected Lane County
Connected Lane County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the umbrella of Lane ESD. The Connected Lane County mission is to eliminate the predictability of outcomes by students’ race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic location. To achieve its mission, the Connected Lane County team administers the following programs: Elevate — Career-connected learning and post-secondary success, connecting students to high-wage, high-demand jobs in our community; LaneSTEM — One of the thirteen Oregon STEM Hubs, working with all 16 school districts in Lane County to facilitate professional development for teachers and implement programming for students; Employment Navigation & Support Services — Services to unhoused and in-need youth in our area, offering crucial support for education, career goals, financial stability, mental health services, and more; and SparkLab — A place where community, education, & industry come together to support Lane County youth in invention, education, and career-connected learning.

About Lane ESD’s School Improvement Services
School Improvement Services focuses on improving achievement for all students within our community, through providing high quality professional development, technical assistance, and instructional-based support for educators in 16 Lane County School Districts. Services are provided to educators at all levels from kindergarten through graduation, in all core content areas, and can be designed to meet the collective needs of all districts or differentiated to meet individual district needs.

School Improvement Services collaborates with local districts, higher education and other agencies to provide leadership and support in pursuing and administering grants for the benefit of Lane County’s schools and students.

About Lane ESD
In providing services to Lane County school districts, Lane ESD seeks to fulfill our core purpose of Shaping the Future: Supporting Excellence in Education. Lane ESD employees strive to embody core values of equity, commitment, leadership, collaboration, and integrity.
The mission of education service districts is to assist school districts and the Department of Education in achieving Oregon’s educational goals by providing equitable, high quality, cost-effective and locally responsive educational services at a regional level. The ESD partners with school districts, local universities and community college, and other community agencies in providing quality services to the component school districts in Lane County.

Lane Education Service District provides a wide array of services to the 16 School Districts in Lane County serving about 45,000 students. Services in special education, school improvement, technology, and administrative services are designed to support districts in meeting the challenge of serving a diverse student population. We focus on systemic school improvement, multicultural curriculum, and assisting districts in development of students who are well prepared to be global citizens. Additional information about Lane ESD is available at

Lane ESD is an equal opportunity employer, and complies with federal and state statutes which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, handicap and marital status.

Note: Oregon schools have been directed by the Governor under OAR 333-019-1030 to ensure that school teachers, staff and volunteers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” is defined as 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Under this rule employees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exemptions may be made only for eligible medical or religious reasons. For safety reasons, unvaccinated employees will not be assigned to work directly with students.