The Oregon Department of Education, Early Learning Division is excited to announce a permanent opening for a Tribal Affairs Coordinator (Administrative Specialist 2). The Early Learning Division is in the process of becoming the Department of Early Learning and Care, a new agency that will elevate the State’s focus on birth-five programs and child care across Oregon. This position will support the new agency by providing administrative support for the Office of Tribal Affairs and Relations, establishing and maintaining new and existing early learning guidelines for tribal programs, and building and maintaining relationships with Oregon’s federally recognized tribes and native communities to support birth-five programs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will start off fully remote with the possibility of a hybrid schedule of working both remotely and in the office in the future.


This position is responsible for providing administrative support in coordinating, maintaining and developing programs within the Early Learning Division (ELD) – Office of Tribal Affairs and Relations under the direct supervision of the Tribal Affairs Director. This position assists with establishing and implementing division-wide policies, procedures, and programs that will support mutual partnership with the nine federally recognized tribes located within Oregon. This position works with the Tribal Affairs Director and Chief of Staff to act as a liaison to provide access and resources for tribes and tribal members who have concerns, questions, ideas, or suggestions about programs. The ELD Tribal Affairs Coordinator is responsible for establishing and maintaining culturally appropriate, long-term, positive relationships and decision-making processes through government-to-government consultation and engagement with tribal governments.


When you join the Early Learning Division, you are joining a fast-paced, creative environment with colleagues who are passionate about public service and building early childhood equity statewide.

  • Excellent medical, vision, and dental benefits package for the employee and qualified family members with a very low monthly out-of-pocket cost. In addition to standard medical benefits and employee leave, the state also provides additional optional benefits, such as basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and child care expenses;
  • 11 paid holidays per year;
  • 3 additional paid “Personal Business Days” per year that you may use at any time;
  • 8 hours of sick leave accumulated every month;
  • Progressive vacation leave accrual, starting at 8 hours per month, with increases every 5 years;
  • Student Loan Forgiveness Program: if you have federal student loan debt or are thinking of going back to school, then you will want to look into this program. If you make 120 qualifying payments on your student loan while working full time for a qualifying employer, your student loan debt may be forgiven.

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