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 an experienced, innovative educator to teach Chinese language and culture in its Middle School. This individual will teach sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Chinese with the possibility of an additional section of Chinese I in the Upper School as needed. The teacher will collaborate with the World Languages Department on articulating a scope and sequence for Chinese education at OES and will support Upper School Chinese language trips. In addition to the qualifications detailed below, the successful teacher will possess knowledge of current best practice in effectively teaching Chinese language and culture to English speaking students, a focus on child-centered teaching, and a demonstrated teaching philosophy and practice consistent with the mission, vision and Identity of OES.
This is a full-time, exempt, academic year, position and comes with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 95 percent employer paid health insurance for the employee, 25 percent for dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with generous employer match, and one excellent free meal daily. See the OES Benefits Guide for details.
Please note: this position is open only to those with current authorization to work in the United Sates.
Facilitate dynamic, engaging, and effective learning experiences for Middle School students.
Manage the classroom so that all students can learn in a safe and respectful environment.
Evaluate and return student work promptly.
Write evaluation reports for students in a timely manner.
Collaborate effectively with faculty colleagues.
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 World Languages Department meetings.
Serve as a role model for Middle School students.
BA/BS or equivalent in Chinese language, Chinese culture, and/or education.
Five years’ teaching experience with Middle and/or Upper School students
Native or native-like fluency in Chinese and strong English speaking skills
Intercultural competence, ability to interact appropriately with a diverse array of students, coworkers, family members; ability to teach diverse groups of students effectively
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 duties
Ability to pass a background check and drug screen
Authorization to work in the United States
Three to five years’ experience teaching in an independent school
MA/MS or equivalent in relevant discipline
Experience with inquiry-based teaching and Project-based learning
Experience using digital tools and teaching in a 1:1 laptop environment
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to develop curriculum with consideration of scope and sequence
Ability to maintain a flexible mindset and an innovative approach to teaching
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate and maintain collegial relations with colleagues, ability to work effectively on teams
Knowledge of educational technology; openness to innovation, willingness to learn, ability to integrate evolving IT into curriculum
Primarily classroom environment, ability to sit at computer and keyboard for moderate periods
Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis
Mobility sufficient to move about the campus
Ability to see, hear, and speak to interact 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 840 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, a college preparatory curriculum, and a strong sense of community.