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    State of Oregon - Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) Talent, Innovation and Equity Administrator (Operations & Policy Analyst 4).

    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the lead equity policy analyst and grant administrator for the $690,000 Lumina Foundation Talent, Innovation, and Equity (TIE) grant, recently received by HECC.  In addition, the position provides agency-wide public relations and communications support. This position will promote systemic change through statewide education policy leadership and coordination; create, convene and support a newly developed Equity Leadership Council; track and meet grant objectives and performance metrics; administer sub-grants with stakeholder and institutions; develop and provide statewide communication; ensure that stakeholders are kept engaged in the work; coordinate work with multiple external stakeholders and HECC offices; and work closely with the Communications Director to provide agency-wide public relations and communication support.

    Duties include:

    Building Collaborative Partnerships & Program/Policy Development

    • Identify, convene, lead, and support an Equity Leadership Council, to be comprised of a statewide group of key stakeholders and community leaders with experience in improving educational outcomes for students of color and who will help guide Oregon's agenda for accomplishing the grant goals.
    • Coordinate agency grant efforts with the African-American/Black Student Success Plan and the American Indian/Alaska Native Plan supported by the Oregon Department of Education, and actively collaborate the agency's TIE efforts with representatives of postsecondary institutions in Oregon.

    Project/Grant Management

    • Develop and provide progress tracking and reports for the HECC's grant funds and its progress towards the TIE goals, objectives, and metrics. 
    • Annually review and evaluate HECC's progress toward accomplishment of the TIE Partnership's goals in an annual report for HECC and Lumina Foundation in December 2019 and December 2020. 
    • Develop and administer a competitive grant process to identify 2-4 Oregon postsecondary institutions that are willing to undertake promising practices in support of the completion of credentials for students of color, with priority placed on institutions that propose a partnership with culturally-specific community organizations to support students to completion.

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    Posted 1/23/19


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