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The Oregon Department of Education, Early Learning Division is excited to announce a permanent opening for a Tribal Affairs Director (Principal Executive/Manager D). 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 play a critical role in the development of the Early Learning Division as its own state agency by developing and supporting policy for tribal relations. 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.


The Tribal Affairs Director is responsible for overseeing the Office of Tribal Affairs administration and operations. The primary responsibilities include the direct supervision of the Tribal Affairs Coordinator and Tribal Hub Manager, to develop, implement, and maintain tribal programs and policies; and serve as a liaison between the nine federally recognized tribes located within Oregon and government agencies for the purpose of improving future collaboration, funding sources, and grant funding opportunities. The Tribal Affairs Director serves as a member of the executive leadership team and is responsible for advising the agency Director, Chief of Staff, Equity Strategy Director, and other leadership and staff in planning the implementation of agency-wide policies and programs that will support mutual partnership with the nine federally recognized tribes. This position acts as a liaison to provide access and resources for tribes and tribal members who have concerns, questions, ideas, or suggestions about agency programs.


When you join the Early Learning Division, you are joining a fast-paced, creative environment with colleagues who are passionate about public service and impacting the lives of children and families 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 10 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.


To view a complete job posting and to apply visit:–ODE–Summer-Street/Tribal-Affairs-Director–Principal-Executive-Manager-D-_REQ-96344 Please share this opportunity with others who may be interested . Apply now, this recruitment closes on 5/30/2022.

Analyssa Ruiz (She, Her, Hers)

Employee Relations & Recruitment Specialist

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