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. OES welcomes those who wish to engage in a vibrant, culturally diverse learning community.
Oregon Episcopal School is seeking a skilled, passionate, and culturally competent educator to teach in its Lower School. The teacher will follow OES standards and methods for instruction. He or she should have a gift for promoting curiosity and the exploration of ideas and concepts while fostering an appreciation for lifelong learning. In addition to the qualifications detailed below, the successful Lower School teacher candidate will possess the ability to cultivate in students the core OES values of community, social responsibility, and respect for individual differences. He or she be able to support the OES educational mission and have experience working with students and families from diverse backgrounds.
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 an intellectually challenging and creative program with developmentally appropriate and research-based practices.
Implement an academically strong, inquiry-based and differentiated curriculum.
Individualize instruction and educate the whole child.
Be responsible for teaching in a self-contained classroom.
Work collaboratively with colleagues in a spirit of openness and cooperation.
Use a variety of best curricular approaches including reading workshop, writing process, experiential learning, cycle of inquiry, and conceptual and manipulative-based math approaches.
Utilize a variety of instructional and assessment methods.
Integrate technology to support student learning.
Develop familiarity with a framework for understanding students’ individual strengths, affinities, and challenges.
Cultivate a sense of community, social responsibility, and a respect for individual differences.
BA/BS or equivalent in relevant discipline
Three years of elementary classroom teaching experience; team teaching experience
Intercultural competence, ability to teach diverse groups of students effectively and to interact appropriately with a diverse array of students, coworkers, family members
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 background check and drug screen
MA/MS or equivalent in relevant discipline
Experience teaching in an independent school setting
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of educational technology; openness to innovation, willingness to learn as digital tools evolve, ability to integrate evolving IT into curriculum
Interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team setting using team-based and collaborative approaches; ability to exercise patience, good humor, tact, discretion, and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive circumstances, ability to maintain collegial relations with colleagues
Organizational skills, ability to effectively manage multiple tasks as well as the flexibility to meet job requirements beyond the school day and the school year
Flexibility, ability to employ a balanced approach to assisting students and their parents and establishing and maintaining a rapport with students and families
Primarily classroom environment, ability to sit at computer and keyboard for moderate periods
Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis
Mobility sufficient to move about the campus and to ensure the safety of young children
Ability to communicate clearly with students, parents, and groups of individuals
COMPENSATION: OES faculty salary scale – based on education and experience
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.
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.