ABOUT US: Oregon Episcopal School occupies a wooded 59 acre campus where 880 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, an inquiry based curriculum, and a strong sense of community. The School values employees who seek to continually develop the OES Essential Competencies in themselves and others and are prepared to engage in a vibrant, culturally diverse learning community.
JOB SUMMARY: The Upper School science teacher at OES teaches inquiry-based science classes to students in grades nine through twelve. The teacher collaborates with colleagues to design and implement curriculum and learner-centered activities that emphasize analytical thinking, research, problem solving, collaboration, and ask students to think deeply and creatively about concepts and applications. Success in this position requires the ability to be a teacher-leader who can help iterate the nationally recognized science research program at OES. Furthermore, they should understand and model the importance of involvement in the community, ongoing learning, and authentic collaboration with other faculty and staff to advance the School’s mission. Teachers are expected to bring an innovative, energetic spirit to the classroom, constantly seeking ways to make problem solving essential to adolescents. The US science teacher should have a strong facility with technology, and a flexible mindset that enriches collaboration and design thinking. Finally, the successful teacher sill see students as budding scholars, creators, and engaged human beings.
This is a full-time position that comes with a competitive salary, abundant professional development opportunities, and a generous benefits package including tuition remission for up to two admissions eligible children. For more information on benefits at OES visit the OES Benefits Guide.
Create, communicate, and maintain clear, consistent, and appropriate learning objectives and expectations that are aligned with the Science Department’s goals.
Provide frequent, constructive, objective, and prompt feedback.
Seek and constructively use professional feedback.
Design assessments and activities as tools for student learning and growth.
Engage fully in inclusive curriculum development activities.
Recognize, respect and promote the cultural difference and diversity of the individuals in the classroom and community.
Collaborate with colleagues.
Communicate responsibly and professionally with colleagues, families, and students.
Establish and maintain relationships with students and families that promote learning.
Seek to understand, value, and respond to each student.
Believe in each person’s potential for growth.
Experiment with teaching strategies.
Maintain high standards for student behavior in and out of the classroom.
Integrate technology in teaching and assessment.
Serve as a role model for Upper School students.
Attend division meetings, grade-level team meetings, and Science Department meetings.
Engage in professional growth and development activities including the School’s DEI programming.
Participate in the life of the school by attending school activities, events, meetings, and conferences.
Serve as an advisor to a small group of students.
Go on at least one overnight trip.
BA/BS or equivalent in science or related field
One to three years of experience teaching science
IT skills: general digital literacy, intermediate to advanced Google Suite, MS Office Suite, database, web applications, video conferencing, etc. as appropriate to job duties, experience with applicable educational technology
Demonstrated experience with and skill in working with students from diverse ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen
MA/MS or equivalent in science or related field
Experience teaching courses from 9th through 12th grade;
Independent school experience
Demonstrated and successful history with innovation in the teaching of science, technology integration, curriculum design and inquiry-based learning
Experience in teaching English Language Learners (ELL), particularly international students
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to contribute to strong and positive connections with high school students and to maintain collegial relationships with colleagues
Ability to collaborate and work effectively on teams
Knowledge of educational technology, with an openness to innovation and willingness to learn as tools evolve
Primarily classroom environment, ability to sit at computer and keyboard for moderate periods
Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis with our without assistance
Mobility sufficient to move about the campus
Ability to see, hear, and speak to interact with students, parents, and groups of individuals
COMPENSATION: Faculty salary scale based on education and years’ teaching experience.
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.
Oregon Episcopal School occupies a wooded 59 acre campus where 880 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, an inquiry based curriculum, and a strong sense of community. The School values employees who seek to continually develop the OES Essential Competencies in themselves and others and are prepared to engage in a vibrant, culturally diverse learning community.