At Catlin Gabel School, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work as educators. We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming community, and we know our school's success is due in large part to the hard work and dedication of our passionate employees.
Catlin Gabel's dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in our curriculum and in our mission. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Applications are welcome from anyone and everyone.
Position Title: Palma Seminar: Climate Change Instructor Department: Upper School
FTE: 0.75, 1-Year Leave of Absence Cover Reports to: Upper School Head
POSITION SUMMARY Catlin Gabel is seeking a one-year, 0.75 FTE climate change instructor to cover a leave of absence. The position is from August 2019-June 2020. The role involves teaching of classes during the school day and support for Palma Scholars as necessary. The successful applicant will work closely with the Upper School Head. We are seeking candidates who genuinely enjoy working with and spending time with teenagers, and see teaching as a vocation.
About the Palma Scholars Program: The Palma Scholars Program launched in the fall of 2011 and was named to honor 19-year school head Lark Palma. This unique program's goals are to bring a cadre of academically accomplished students with notable potential in leadership, athletics, and service to the Catlin Gabel Upper School while also spurring educational innovation within the school. As Palma Scholars, students in the program belong to a cohort of high-achieving, community-minded peers under the mentorship of a master teacher. While eligible to take all courses offered at Catlin Gabel, they are enrolled annually in the dynamic Palma Seminar, an interdisciplinary course promoting real world projects, and otherwise freed from the school's graduation requirements. Read more here: https://www.catlin.edu/page.cfm?p=518
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• Demonstrable experience in instruction of young adults • Experience working with teenage students in a teaching or mentoring capacity in an education setting • A BA/BA-equivalent or higher academic degree, ideally in a field related to the seminar
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY, PLEASE VISIT: https://catlin.tedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx. Applicants MUST apply via the provided link to be considered.
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.