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Vancouver Public Schools Multilingual Learner (EL) Lead in Vancouver, Washington

For the 2023-2024 school year

Leave Replacement Position

Posting Period: Open until filled

We appreciate your interest in employment with Vancouver Public Schools (VPS). All applications are considered and reviewed. The most qualified and competitive applicant(s) that possess directly related experience and expertise, training, and education may be invited to participate in the interview/selection process. As part of the selection process, the District conducts confidential reference checks to include former and present employers and also requires a criminal background investigation. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications received, not all applicants will receive an interview.

Résumés should include education, relevant experience (including current position), and skills which highlight the qualifications of the position to which a person is applying.

All district employees are encouraged to review their personnel file periodically to ensure that their file includes current and relevant documentation that supports their education, experience, training, etc., as it relates to qualifications described on job postings.


  • Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate appropriate for the assignment

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning; Master's degree preferred

  • Successful experience working with Multilingual populations at a variety of levels (K-12)

  • Understanding of and experience using research-based instructional practices for EL students

  • Possesses strong theoretical background in working with EL populations

  • Knowledge of special needs applications to diverse linguistic populations

  • Experience working successfully with diverse cultural groups, especially Russian, Latino, and Southeast Asian families

  • Understanding of cross-cultural and acculturation issues

  • Proven ability to function in a team-oriented setting

  • Successful supervision experience in working with staff, parent volunteers, etc.

  • Experience as model/master/mentor teacher

  • Has reliable transportation as travel is required to and from many school locations

  • Ability to coordinate a vision and sense of direction for the EL program

  • Experience and knowledge of high educational standards while working with diverse linguistic populations

  • Ability to work cooperatively with students, their parents, and communities who are culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse

  • Advanced ability to use technology as an effective communication, planning and instructional tool

  • Willingness to participate in professional development courses aligned with the school and district initiatives

Essential Functions:

  • Work to support Multilingual service to EL students.

  • Support teachers of EL students in a variety of settings and content areas through teaching demonstrations, coaching, and professional development

  • Supports the integration of English Language Proficiency Standards to shelter and scaffold student instruction

  • Assists with program design modification, monitoring and scheduling

  • Coordinates curriculum development appropriate for EL students

  • Assesses English language proficiency utilizing state/district identification procedures

  • Teams with principal and staff to coordinate, develop, and implement staff trainings in language development, instruction, and the pre-referral process for EL students

  • Monitor EL students, evaluates alternative programs of services, and addresses federal and state compliance issues

  • Ensures EL students success using valid or research-based educational strategies

  • Administer the ELPA assessments when necessary

  • Works with diverse linguistic populations using legal guidelines and parameters

  • Works collaboratively with educators across the district and functions within a team-oriented setting

  • Works with diverse linguistic populations referencing high educational standards

  • Willingness to provide instruction to EL students

  • Maintain the EL compliance files at the school site

  • Actively engage students in using technology in individual and collaborative learning activities

  • Works in a flexible and cooperative manner

  • Treats co-workers, supervisors, students, parents and others with dignity and respect at all times

  • Serves as a positive role model for students, and practices the behaviors that are expected of our students

  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance and hours of operation as set by the assigned building/location and the Comprehensive Professional Agreement to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position to achieve program requirements

  • Other duties as assigned

Such alternatives to the above requirements and desirable qualifications may be made as the district finds appropriate and acceptable.

SOC Code:259031


  • Salary range: $60,681 - $114,376 (includes Base & TRI enrichment; commensurate upon FTE, degree, credits and experience). Salary schedules can be accessed here ( .

  • Additional Compensation: Certificated positions may have additional pay provisions above what is represented on the salary range such as, but not limited to TRI professional learning, extended year days, extra appendix E supplemental days and professional development reimbursement. Detailed information, including eligibility criteria, can be found in the VEA CPA ( . Salary schedules can be accessed here ( .

  • Benefits: Employees who are anticipated to work at least 630 hours may be eligible for health, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, life, and disability insurance benefits. Detailed information, including further eligibility criteria, can be found here ( .

  • Retirement: Employees may be eligible for retirement benefits through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS). Eligibility is based on FTE. Detailed information can be found here ( .

  • Time Off: Includes paid time off, sick, personal, religious, military and bereavement leave.

  • Sick Leave: 8 hours per month (part-time employee accrual will be proportionate to their FTE).

  • Personal Leave: 3 days per school year

  • Detailed information, including accrual criteria can be found in the VEA CPA ( .