Oregon Episcopal School seeks a highly qualified, forward thinking, collaborative educator to be its Upper School librarian. The librarian will plan, direct, implement, promote, and evaluate the Upper School Library program. He or she will empower students to be enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, researchers, and ethical users of gathered information. The librarian will provide faculty members with resources to supplement their curricula, whether in house or accessed through technology. He or she will also provide leadership and expertise in collection development, selecting and maintaining print and digital resources that represent diverse perspectives and needs. The librarian will create a learning environment that is easily accessible, aesthetically pleasing, and inviting to all US students and faculty. In addition to the qualifications detailed below, the successful candidate will be upbeat, innovative, patient, and able to connect with students both as young scholars and as individuals.
This is a full-time, exempt, academic year, position and comes with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 95 percent employer paid health insurance for the employee, (25 percent for dependents), 403(b) retirement plan with generous employer match, tuition remission for up to two admissions eligible children, and one excellent free meal daily.
Manage the daily operations of the US Library.
Work to make the US library a welcoming, pleasant, and helpful environment.
Promote and further information literacy for all students through planning, instruction, and provision of necessary support to faculty.
Provide reference assistance to students, faculty, and parents.
Work with US faculty to coordinate reading promotion efforts in the US.
Develop and maintain a collection of information resources in all formats that serves the curriculum demands, personal interests, and pleasure reading needs of the community.
Supervise the US Library assistant (s), and library volunteers.
Supervise students using the library.
Publicize the library, its services and collections to promote the role of the library in the life and curriculum of the school
Work with tech support staff to plan for and implement use of new and emerging information technology on campus.
Coordinate and schedule use of the library and its conference room for meetings, classes and other events.
Meet regularly with LS and MS librarians to plan and coordinate PreK-12 library services and curriculum.
Coordinate with the US division head and school facilities managers to plan for future facilities needs of the library.
Participate actively in the life of the US through attendance at meetings, involvement in activities and interest in the school community.
Participate in the planning of the school’s new Maker Space / Design Lab, especially as it applies to OES’s commitment to inquiry-based learning.
Keep up with current practices and issues in librarianship through journal reading, membership in associations, and attendance at conferences and other professional-development events.
MLS/MLIS or similar advanced degree from an ALA accredited program
Three to five years’ experience directing and managing a library in a school environment
Experience teaching upper school aged students in a library setting
IT skills: general digital literacy, intermediate to advanced MS Office Suite, database skills, web applications including Google Docs, Zoom or Skype, etc. as appropriate to job duties
Extensive knowledge of library-specific applications and information systems
Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen
Five to ten years directing and managing a library in a school environment
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of library service
Knowledge of existing and emerging educational technologies that support teaching and learning; openness to innovation, ability to adapt as digital tools evolve
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate across cultures
Interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate and maintain collegial relations with colleagues
Intercultural competence, ability interact appropriately with a diverse array of students, families, and coworkers; ability to lead diverse groups of students effectively
Ability to sit at computer and keyboard for moderate periods
Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis
Mobility sufficient to move about the campus
Ability to see, hear, and speak to interact with students, parents, and groups of individuals
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please visit the OES website at http://www.oes.edu to learn more about the School and its programs. Interested candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and completed application, available here: http://www.oes.edu/uploaded/contacts/application.pdf to the attention of Upper School Division Head Asha Appel at email@example.com, or Oregon Episcopal School, at 6300 SW Nicol Road, Portland, OR 97223. Open until filled. No phone calls please.
Oregon Episcopal School does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), disability, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or other legally protected characteristic or status.
Additional Salary Information: COMPENSATION: OES faculty salary scale – based on education and experience
Oregon Episcopal School prepares students for higher education and lifelong learning by inspiring intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that they may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.
Among the woodlands, wetlands and wildlife of the hills of Southwest Portland lies the unique educational experience that is Oregon Epi...scopal School. The school occupies a 59-acre campus where 840 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, a college preparatory curriculum, and a strong sense of community.