Situated among the woods and wetlands of the Southwest Portland hills, Oregon Episcopal School offers a unique educational experience. The school occupies a 59-acre campus where 870 students in PreK through 12th Grade share a committed faculty, a curriculum geared towards college and lifelong learning, and a strong sense of community. OES welcomes those who wish to engage in a vibrant, culturally diverse, learning community.
Oregon Episcopal School is seeking a skilled, professional, and culturally competent individual to be its Upper School learning support coordinator. The coordinator will provide support in the development of differentiated curriculum, effective instructional methods, and individualized educational plans for Upper School students in collaboration with teachers, students, parents, and outside support services. The learning support coordinator will have significant knowledge of and experience with implementing best practices for teaching diverse learners; the skills to contribute to student learning and faculty professional development; and a strong desire to work with high school students. The coordinator will work as a collaborative and proactive member of CAST, a team that includes the counselors and learning specialists from the LS, MS, and US divisions. He or she will work directly with US students, teachers, administration, and parents/guardians to help ensure the learning and academic success of students. This position reports directly to the director of academics. In addition to the qualifications detailed below, the successful candidate will possess the ability to support the OES educational mission.
This is a full-time, academic year position and comes with a competitive salary and benefits package, including 95 percent employer paid group medical, dental, and vision 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, abundant professional development opportunities, and one excellent meal daily. See the OES Benefits Guide for more information.
Develop, maintain, and coordinate student records of confidential testing reports.
Work with teachers to determine student needs, make referrals, and facilitate the process of outside evaluations for families.
Develop and maintain database of and serve as school liaison to outside learning resources such as tutors and neuropsych professionals including ensuring communication between teachers and advisors and outside tutors to support individual students.
Track and document individual student learning needs and progress to facilitate teacher efficacy.
Support and coach teachers in their knowledge and use of testing and accommodations to improve efficacy of work with students by ensuring that:
all conversations with the student about his or her learning profile and/or accommodations are held in private;
all written and verbal communications with a student about his/her academic challenges are framed positively; and current best practices are employed in every classroom.
Coach teachers in providing alternative methods of instruction and assessment for students.
Collaborate with teachers to organize, ensure, and execute extended time testing for students with documented accommodations.
Provide direct small group or one-on-one instruction to students as requested by teachers, advisors, or parents–this includes, but is not limited to, teaching time management, study skills, learning strategies, and self-advocacy.
Remain current and proficient on technology that enhances and supports student learning and help students use this technology when appropriate.
Develop and eventually expand a peer tutoring program with strong accountability and measurable results.
Interpret educational evaluations and facilitate the academic accommodation process for students with documented learning differences, both in school and on standardized tests.
Translate and maintain records of testing results and recommendations into easily understood and applicable terms and create and follow up on implementation of strategies for students, teachers, advisors and parents.
Develop, organize, ensure, and execute contiguous extended time exam schedule during midterm and finals weeks.
Collaborate with nurse, athletic trainer, counselor, and advisors to create, implement, and monitor time-limited accommodations for students with documented medical needs.
Create a welcoming space for students to work individually and collaboratively in The Learning Center.
Help facilitate smooth transitions between divisions by sharing information about students and ensuring consistency in strategies and accommodations.
Serve as a grade-level advisor to 6-9 students.
Plan and participate in Winterim activity.
Collaborate with the US Student Support Team, including attending weekly meetings.
Collaborate with admissions committee as necessary.
Engage in the co-curricular life of the school in order to be known and recognized by students.
Teach organizational and study skills class during Life in Community to ensure 9th grade preparedness.
BA/BS or equivalent in education or related field
Two years of experience as a learning specialist and classroom teacher
Demonstrated effective experience in motivating students to employ learning strategies
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
Intercultural competency, demonstrated experience and skill in working with students from diverse ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
Evidence of a commitment to continued professional development
Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen
MA/MS or equivalent in education or related field
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of legal standards in compliance with state and federal laws, ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality
Knowledge of educational technology; openness to innovation, flexibility to learn as tools evolve
Organizational skills, ability to juggle multiple and sometimes competing deadlines, attention to detail, ability to balance self-directed work with a strong collaborative approach
Interpersonal skills, ability to contribute to strong and positive connections with high school students, ability to maintain collegial relationships with colleagues
Ability to generate and implement innovative ideas for engaging and working with students
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to communicate complex information about students in a respectful and clear manner
Primarily classroom and office environment, some sitting at a computer and keyboarding
Mobility sufficient to move about the campus, to include climbing stairs
Sight and hearing adequate to perform the duties of the job, ability to communicate clearly
Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis
COMPENSATION: Faculty salary scale based on degree and years of experience plus benefits
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: Faculty salary scale based on degree and years of experience, plus benefits
About Oregon Episcopal School
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 Episcopal School. The school occupies a 59-acre campus where 870 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, a college preparatory curriculum, and a strong sense of community.