PYP (Primary Years Programme) Coordinator/Instructional Coach
The International School, Portland OR
December 18, 2017
48000.00 - 62000.00
Full Time - Faculty
Director of Studies/Curriculum, Early Childhood, Other
4 Year Degree
Title: International Baccalaureate PYP Coordinator/Instructional Coach
Reports to: Head of School
Status: Full time-Exempt (salary)
Duration: 12 months
This position is a member of the Educational Leadership management team starting Late Spring/Early Summer 2018
The International School provides a warm, multicultural environment where children are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese from Preschool through 5th grade. We are Portland’s first International Baccalaureate elementary school. Our school was founded in 1990, and today educates over 430 students.
We are seeking a highly motivated full-time PYP (Primary Years Programme) Coordinator to join our creative educational team to help make a difference in the lives of our children and families, and to bring strong knowledge of PYP and skill sets to the faculty team!
Are you friendly, proactive, creative, detail oriented, and a flexible thinker? We are in search of the right candidate with attention to detail, organized, team oriented, able to handle a creative workload, and go the extra mile in supporting our students and faculty members. This Administrative management position will work alongside the Educational Leadership team, reporting to the Head of School.
If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, we would really like to hear from you!
To view the complete detailed job description and to apply for this position, we ask that you apply directly to our career website at:
As a full time 12 month position the, PYP coordinator needs to understand and promote the beliefs and values reflected in the IB philosophy and facilitate their incorporation into the school curriculum. The PYP coordinator shares the responsibility for pedagogical leadership with the Educational Leadership Team. The PYP coordinator makes recommendations for resources in support of the PYP program and helps create systems to inventory resources. The PYP coordinator works with faculty and staff to develop and implement the written, taught and the assessed curriculum.
The PYP coordinator shares the responsibility for pedagogical leadership with the Educational Leadership Team.
The PYP coordinator makes recommendations for resources in support of the PYP program and helps create systems to inventory resources.
The PYP coordinator works with faculty and staff to develop and implement the written, taught and the assessed curriculum.
Collaborate with the Student Support Services Coordinator in conjunction with other members of the Student Support Services group
Organize and lead student assemblies
In addition to the above, the PYPCoordinator will undertake such other duties as are assigned by the Head of School
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Passionate about the mission and vision of the school.
Self-motivated, proactive, resourceful and creative problem solver
Strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
Commitment to the IB standards and a positive attitude toward facilitating and supporting teachers
Implementing those standards
Collaborative team player who can work together with teachers, the admin team and work independently.
Attention to detail and ability to produce accurate information in the most efficient manner possible
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, orally and in writing, with a broad range of internal and external constituents
Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse pool of personalities
Comfortable proactively learning new technology and suggesting technology related solutions.
Advanced skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience with Google Suite (gmail, google docs, google calendar)
Advanced skills utilizing online database software. Specific experience using Achieve is a plus.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
During peak activity periods, this position may be requested to work in excess of 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week.
Capable of quickly traveling to multiple locations on school campus including up and down hills, lifting or otherwise carrying 40 pounds, traveling up/down flights of stairs, standing and sitting for long durations, typing for continuous hours on a computer keyboard, and reading information on a computer screen.
Ability to travel occasionally to attend off site events.
Medical, Vision, Dental insurance, Personal/vacation time, Group Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability, and 403(b) plan with employer match after one year.
50% Tuition discount for employee’s children upon review and qualification
Reimbursable Relocation fee up to $3,000.00 for out of state relocation expenses.
Compensation will be commensurate based on PYP experience
The International School provides a warm multicultural environment where children are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese language and culture. Children become fluent in another language, at home in other cultures, and engaged in math, science, social studies and arts.
The International School is Portland's first International Baccalaureate elementary school. It was founded in 1990 and today educates over 480 students from age 3 through 5th grade.