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Project Specialist- CCR&R Technical Assistance Specialist

Western Oregon University
Job Location:
Monmouth, 97361
Child Care and Youth Programs


Project Specialist- CCR&R Technical Assistance Specialist

Recruitment #: S2437

Review Date: Immediate review | Open until filled

Department: The Research Institute

Salary Rate: $63,745.00 - $74,613.00

About Western Oregon University:

Western Oregon University is a regional public, mid-sized university – committed to changing lives, strengthening communities and transforming our world. Located in Monmouth, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley, WOU is about 20 minutes from Salem,the state’s capital and about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub.

Western is one of Oregon’s oldest public institutions of higher education and was incorporated into the state system as a teacher training institution in 1882. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in arts and sciences, education and professional areas. It’s known for small class sizes, a focus on sustainability and a diverse liberal arts education in a student-centered environment. Western is an emerging Hispanic Serving institution, with 41% of undergraduates being students of color.

Position Summary:

CCR&R TA Specialists support 15 regional CCR&R across Oregon by providing technical support to support the mission of CCR&Rs. CCR&R TA Specialists work closely with regions to develop professional development and technical assistance plans to support their work while developing relationships with staff. CCR&R TA specialists navigate the early learning system by understanding the key roles and responsibilities of systems partners to support early learning professionals and programs in Oregon. Some key Early Learning System partners are Oregon Department of Human Services, Inclusive Partners, 211info, Office of Child Care and Oregon Center for Career Development.

Bilingual staff may be asked to use both languages across all duties and activities as needed. Bilingual staff will provide translation and interpretation in a culturally responsive manner as needed for this position.

Click here for the complete position description which includes knowledge areas and preferred qualifications.

Required Qualifications:

● Bachelor's degree OR a combination of experience and education equivalent to a bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience related to the duties of the position

● 3-5 years of professional work experience in childhood care and education (birth to age 12) and/or other relevant experience such as home visiting, state or federal government, CCR&R, human/social services, assessment work, or child care licensing

● Experience working with and/or communicating with system partners 

● Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes and emergent needs 

● Ability to manage a variety of tasks and produce high quality work under tight deadlines 

● Ability to communicate with a wide variety of individuals and groups, including providers, work team, program personnel, and administrators from diverse backgrounds 

● Ability to apply system thinking and pay attention to detail 

● Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

Required Application materials: You may submit all materials online at

  1. WOU Employment Application form available here - unclassified/faculty
  2. Cover Letter that addresses your qualifications for the position. 
  3. Resume

Western Oregon University is looking for equity-minded applicants who demonstrate a sensitivity to and appreciation for the complexity of the world. We draw our strength as a community from our variety of backgrounds, abilities, cultural experiences, identities, knowledge domains and means of expression. Women, Black, Indigenous and people of color, veterans, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply for this position. All interested individuals are encouraged to apply even if they do not meet every one of the preferred qualifications listed.

Western Oregon University only considers visa support for Tenure Track employees placed in specialized positions that are continuing regular university appointments for multiple years.

Background/Education Check:

A criminal background check will be completed as a condition of employment. Education checks are processed for positions requiring a formal degree as a minimum requirement.

Benefits: Western Oregon University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible employees which includes 95% premium paid healthcare, a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. We celebrate our inclusive work environment and encourage people of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply. We embrace our differences and know that our diverse team is a strength that drives our success.

Accommodation Requests:

Western Oregon University is committed to developing a barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. If you require any accommodations, please email us at employment[at] and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

Veterans PreferenceApplicants are eligible to use Veterans' Preference when applying with Western Oregon University in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will be given only if the applicant meets the minimum criteria of the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application. For information regarding Veterans' Preference qualifications, visit

To stay informed about the progress of this search, we invite and encourage you to explore our career page at Unfortunately, due to the volume, it is challenging for us to offer individual updates on the status of each application, and for that, we sincerely regret any inconvenience. We thank you for your patience and interest in employment at Western Oregon University.

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