Migrant Recruiter - Migrant Education Program

  • Northwest Regional Education Service District
  • 5825 Northeast Ray Circle, Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • Aug 02, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below. 

Position Title:      Migrant Recruiter
Department:         ELL/Migrant Program
Location:              As Assigned (Four County Area: Washington, Tillamook, Columbia, Clatsop)
Reports To:          Program Coordinator
FLSA Status:       Non-Exempt
Compensation:   Technical Services Salary Schedule, Range C
FTE:                      1.0 FTE

NW REGIONAL ESD’S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.


Identification and recruitment includes seeking out and identifying children who potentially qualify for the program, completing the paperwork necessary to establish their eligibility and enrolling them in the program. This includes gathering the information needed to enroll them into the Oregon Migrant Student Information System (OMSIS). Family Engagement involves initiating collaboration with migrant parents and includes those in established migrant parent groups. This position is aimed at supporting them in their acquisition of skills related to advocacy and participation in school systems as well as facilitating parent training in areas specific to migrant program goals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

  1. Bilingual - Must be able to read, write, and speak fluently in English and Spanish.
  2. Must be a high school graduate and/or equivalent with some experience in working with language minority and/or migrant population. College graduates preferred.
  3. Must be able to work with diverse people, be patient and willing to help parents, and/or students with questions, and provide resources, etc.
  4. Must be able to travel and possess a valid Oregon State Driver’s License and automobile insurance.
  5. Must be able to attend regional and state in-service training.
  6. Must be flexible, in order to work weekend and/or evening hours when needed.
  7. Must be able to complete accurate and timely reports.
  8. Must have the ability to develop a liaison role between the home, school and community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Include the following. Performs some or all of the following task,. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Actively identify and recruit all eligible migrant children residing in the school district from 0 through 21 years of age. This includes, for example, surveying the area, establishing communication networks, establishing work relations with other community agency personnel, employers and social services.
  2. Complete, distribute and maintain a Certificate of Eligibility according to state/federal guidelines for each eligible migrant family immediately upon their arrival in the school district (regardless of whether students are in school or not). (The home visitor must be able to verify that the family has resided within their district boundaries for a minimum of 48 hours).
  3. Share information on eligibility of migrant families with preschool programs as appropriate.
  4. Provide assistance as a liaison between the home and school.
  5. Promote activities between students, parents, educators, and communities and assist schools and parents to organize and maintain an active Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)Share with migrant parents and students all school services/programs available to them. This includes, for example, the instructional program, OMSIS, accident insurance program, physical exams and alternative educational program
  6. Network with other agencies providing services to migrant students to ensure a coordinated service- delivery system.
  7. Refer migrant families to appropriate health, social or legal services in order to meet the needs of the migrant student’s successful participation in school.
  8. Prepare documentation such as a home visitor log, which reflects major home visitor activities.
  9. Prepare a list, when applicable, of migrant dropout students to be placed on file at local Education Agency (LEA).
  10. Recruit out-of-school students into educational programs.
  11. Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality
  12. Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and customers at all organizational levels 14. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Communicates with educational professionals and parents regarding student progress and other pertinent information

Note:  The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD’s goals.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.
Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion,  veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.
Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at hrhelp@nwresd.k12.or.us. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900. 

On August 19, 2021 Governor Brown ordered all public and private school teachers, educators, support staff, substitutes and volunteers to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval, whichever is later.  Since the governor’s announcement, a COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech) has received regular Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval meaning October 18, 2021 is confirmed as the mandatory deadline for vaccination.  "Fully vaccinated" is defined as 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine). 


Starting October 18, 2021, testing will no longer be an option as the alternative to vaccination. All Northwest Regional ESD staff, substitutes, contractors, interns and volunteers will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per the August 19, 2021 order from Gov. Kate Brown.  All staff members will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exemptions may be made only for eligible medical or religious reasons. There will not be an option to opt out for other reasons or choose testing in lieu of vaccination, under the state mandate.  In order to support students and families, the essential functions of this position may require physical presence in the workplace.  All public health protocols will be followed.