Department: Faculty Reports to: Supervisor (Head of Elementary) & or Head of Early Childhood (grades Pre-k Low-K, Aides) Status: Exempt (salary) Duration: 10 months August 17, 2020- June 17, 2020 Schedule: Follows the class and school schedule
Compensation: Depending on education and experience
Effective Date: 2020 August-June 2021 Academic year
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The International School provides a warm, multicultural environment where children are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese from Preschool through 5th grade. We are Portland's first International Baccalaureate PYP elementary school. Our elementary school with its outstanding inclusive team of dedicated professionals, was founded in 1990 with a current enrollment of over 400 students.
The International School in downtown Portland has several openings for an Early Childhood Chinese ImmersionTeacher with native level fluency in Mandarin who can teach our little ones. The International School provides a warm multicultural environment where students from Pre-K through 5th grade are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese language and culture. Spanish Immersion homeroom teachers use the target language throughout the day while engaged with students.
We are looking for energetic, flexible and open minded teachers who are motivated by new opportunities and challenges. We are seeking teachers who are passionate about and committed to the mission and vision of The International School and able to demonstrate the values and traits of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and Learner Profile while teaching and working.
The ideal candidate will be dedicated to meeting the needs of diverse student learners, as well as, committed to being a collaborative team player who can work together with students, colleagues, the administrative team, parents/community, and work independently.
The International School is committed to small class sizes of 19 students or less; our average class size is 14 students. We offer an engaged school community with supportive and interactive parents, where our multicultural environment is appreciated and celebrated. We offer professional development opportunities for teachers and are committed to supporting teachers' growth with trainings and workshops.
All operations at The International School are based on the school's mission, core values and vision as well as the philosophies of the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Program (PYP). As a faculty member of The International School you are expected to read, promote, support and act in accordance with these elements. It is also expected that faculty members actively integrate the IB Learner Profile into all aspects of their workday and model the profile through their own behavior. The values, philosophies and expectations of The International School's mission, vision and PYP standing are integrated into the specific job responsibilities for this position. Below are the job responsibility areas which are divided into four (4) domains with detailed categories which the teacher is expected to fulfill.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Passionate about and able to fulfill the mission and vision of the school
Commitment to the values and traits of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and Learner profile as well as the ability to demonstrate these values while teaching and working
Self-motivated, proactive, resourceful and creative problem solver
Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines
Dedicated to meeting the needs of diverse student learners
Participation in staff collaboration events and training opportunities
The willingness to implement educational best practices as directed by the Head of School /Head of Early Childhood and/or PYP coordinator
Collaborative team player who can work together with students, faculty colleagues, the administrative team, parents/community, and work independently
Ability to follow school policies and procedures to ensure a smooth and safe classroom and working environment
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, orally and in writing, with a broad range of internal and external constituents
Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse pool of personalities
Comfortable in an international community with experience living and/or traveling overseas and studying other languages
Comfortable proactively learning new technology and integrating technology into the classroom to increase learning
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
Experience with Google Suite (gmail, google docs, google calendar)
Experience using photo editing software and photo organizing tools such as Picasa
Advanced skills using a Mac operating system
Advanced skills utilizing online database software. Specific experience using Achieve is a plus
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
During peak activity periods, this position may require working in excess of 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week.
Capable of quickly traveling to multiple locations on school campus including up and down hills, lifting or otherwise carrying 40 pounds, traveling up/down flights of stairs, standing and sitting for long durations, typing for continuous hours on a computer keyboard, and reading information on a computer screen.
Ability to handle the physical demands of working with children ages three through twelve
Ability to travel occasionally to attend off-site events
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Teaching/Education or equivalent experience
Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken English
Native level fluency in the target language along with demonstrated ability to teach the target language
At least 1 year of professional teaching experience in a language immersion classroom
Master's degree in Elementary Teaching/Education
Certification for teaching target language
Previous PYP experience or training
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
The International School provides a warm multicultural environment where children are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese language and culture. Children become fluent in another language, at home in other cultures, and engaged in math, science, social studies and arts.
The International School is Portland's first International Baccalaureate elementary school. It was founded in 1990 and today educates over 480 students from age 3 through 5th grade.