Catlin Gabel School seeks to employ the best qualified individuals from available applicants and to provide them with opportunity for advancement in a manner that does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal equal employment opportunity laws or regulations.
The School believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to its success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
Position Title: Upper School Social Studies Teacher (Full Time) Department: Upper School
FTE: 1.0 (Exempt) Reports to: Upper School Head
Catlin Gabel School is seeking an outstanding educator and community member to teach in the Social Studies Department. In addition to a strong academic background in history, ideal candidates will be well versed in economics and religion, and have the ability to teach both U.S. and World History. They will be avid followers of current events, with an eye toward facilitating student-driven solutions to global problems. Candidates should be open to teaching the full range of high school ages, genuinely enjoy the company of teenagers, and seek to engage with the Catlin Gabel community in a variety of ways outside the classroom.
We are seeking a teacher who is committed to collaboration with colleagues and students, and values partnership with families. Catlin Gabel’s mission reflects a belief in progressive, experiential education and treating the student as the unit of consideration. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with a proven track record of being an engaging, student-centered teacher and a highly professional colleague.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor’s degree in History or a Social Studies field
At least two years demonstrated teaching experience
Experience with the Understanding by Design framework, student-centered teaching, project- based learning, and performance-based assessment a considerable advantage
Willingness to sponsor activities and/or coach sports
All Catlin Gabel teachers serve as advisors to a group of mixed-grade students and are expected to take on a significant extra-curricular duty as assigned by the Head of the Upper School.
About Catlin Gabel School
Catlin Gabel School is a coeducational, independent day school located on 54 acres in the West Hills neighborhood of Portland, Oregon formed in 1957 by the merger of the Catlin Hillside School, which had been founded as Miss Catlin’s School in 1911, and the Gabel Country Day School, whose roots extend to 1859 with the founding of The Portland Academy. The campus itself is a former farm with beautiful trees, fields, and plantings that has been modernized and upgraded over the years with new and renovated buildings that blend in with the natural surroundings.
We offer a broad and challenging curriculum based on a progressive philosophy with small classes designed to educate the total person, incorporating the academic along with the arts, physical education, and a strong sense of community service. The school enrolls nearly 740 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade and has 100 faculty members committed to diversity among students, faculty and staff. Catlin Gabel is an equal opportunity employer.