Oregon Episcopal School seeks a collaborative, engaged educator to join its Science Department. The position consists of four sections of eighth grade science. Generally, eighth grade science covers aspects of physical and life sciences with an emphasis on chemistry, microbiology, climate change science, water quality, and genetics. Other full-time faculty responsibilities include being an advisor and occasional chaperoning duties. Strong candidates will have a demonstrated history of innovative pedagogies, integration of technology, and collegial engagement with professional peers. As OES is dedicated to developing our Essential Competencies in all students, we are looking for candidates skilled in project-based learning who possess an appreciation for the real world context of scientific pursuits.
This full-time, exempt, academic year, position starts in August 2017. It comes with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 95 percent employer paid health insurance for the employee, (25 percent for dependents), a 403(b) retirement plan with generous employer match, tuition remission for up to two admissions eligible children, and one excellent free meal daily.
Facilitate dynamic, engaging, and effective learning experiences for MS students, and evaluate course materials and develop new curricula as needed.
Integrate technology in teaching and assessment.
Manage the classroom environment so that all students can learn safely.
Evaluate and return student work and evaluation reports in a timely manner.
Collaborate effectively with faculty.
Communicate with students and parents in a clear, timely, and professional manner.
Advise a group of Middle School students.
Attend MS meetings, Grade-level Team meetings, and Science Department meetings, and parent conferences.
Chaperone and fulfill school duties as assigned, including overnight trips.
Be committed to ongoing professional growth and development.
Serve as a role model for Middle School students.
BA/BS or equivalent in science or related field
Three years of experience teaching science
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
Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen
MA/MS or equivalent in science or related field
Experience teaching science to middle school aged students
Experience with inquiry-based teaching and project-based learning
Experience using digital tools and teaching in a 1:1 laptop environment
Successful history with innovation in the teaching of science, technology integration, and project based learning
Experience with computer science and coding
Experience undertaking scientific research in a collaborative academic setting, especially where candidate guided others in the endeavor
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Intercultural competence, ability to interact appropriately with a diverse array of students, coworkers, family members; ability to teach diverse groups of students effectively
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate and maintain collegial relations with colleagues
Ability to develop curriculum with consideration of scope and sequence
Ability to maintain a flexible mindset and an innovative approach to teaching
Knowledge of educational technology; openness to innovation, willingness to learn, ability to integrate evolving IT into curriculum
Primarily classroom environment, ability to sit at a computer and keyboard for moderate periods
Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis
Ability to see, hear and speak clearly to interact with groups of individuals
Ability to move about the OES campus
COMPENSATION: Faculty salary scale based on degree and years of experience.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please visit the OES website to learn more about the School and its programs: http://www.oes.edu. Interested candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and completed application, available here: http://www.oes.edu/uploaded/contacts/application.pdf to the attention of Middle School Division Head Ann Sulzer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, application must be printed out signed and either scanned and sent by email attachment or in paper format to 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: Faculty salary scale based on degree and years of 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.