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Head of Elementary School Opening for The International School, Portland Oregon (Grades 1-5)

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March 11, 2021
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Position Opening: Head of Elementary (Grades 1- 5) The International School, Portland Oregon


Department: Administration


Reports to: Head of School


FLSA Status: Exempt


FTE: 1.0 (Full Time)


Effective start date: Preferably July 01, 2021


Duration: 12 months


The International School (TIS) is an independent, coeducational,language immersion IB day school for 350 students, Pre-K (3-year-olds) -Grade 5. The mission of the School is to inspire children to become global citizens through an inquiry-based learning environment of total immersion in multiple languages and cultures. It is located just south of downtown Portland, Oregon on the edge of the Waterfront District, making this close-knit campus with outdoor playground areas attractive to families on both sides of the river.


The centrally located campus provides an urban environment where students benefit from easy access to the Oregon Ballet, the Portland Japanese Garden, the Lan Su Chinese Garden, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Portland Art Museum, and so muchmore! The School itself functions in five buildings, the most recent being Learners' Hall, which houses classrooms, a faculty lounge, and some offices.


For 30 years, TIS has provided a warm, multicultural environment where children experience full language immersion from preschool through Grade 5 in three language tracks: Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese.


Small classes and an inquiry-based, International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum enable the students to acquire language fluency and cultural competence as they learn to pursue knowledge beyond the classroom and throughout life. The engaging and robust academic program is taught primarily by native speakers from around the world.


Today, our school is actively recruiting for the position opening of Head of Elementary. Ideally, this position will begin effective July 01, 2021 for the 2021-2022 school term. We are seeking a professional leader who will be adept at attracting, retaining and supporting a strong educational team; building and providing parent engagement/education programming; collaborating effectively with the senior educational leadership team, while bringing excellence and equity in education to children and families in our community. A leader who is compassionate, thoughtful, patient, and highly organized who is excited to join our dynamic team of world educators. This position will be a member of the Educational Leadership Team reporting to the Head of School. The ideal candidate must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse students, teachers, families, and communities.


General Summary:


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, Primary Years Program (PYP). As a full time 12-month position the Head of Elementary is a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT). Together with the members of the SMT, the Head of Elementary assists the Head of School in leading The International School.



This position works together with the Educational Leadership Team (ELT) consisting of The Head of School, Head of Early Childhood, PYP Coordinator, and Student Support Services Coordinator to implement and promote the values, philosophies and expectations of The International School's mission and vision. As a member of the ELT, they are expected to actively integrate the IB Learner Profile into all aspects of their workday and model the profile through their own behavior.



The Head of Elementary works with students, parents, and teachers to promote the success of all students by supporting access, equity and educational justice. They continually work to develop their own cultural competence and facilitate the development of the cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills of all school personnel.



As a supervisor for 30+ faculty members (1st -5th Grade homeroom teachers) All English Teachers, 1 Administrative Assistant to the Head of Elementary , Student Support Services Coordinator, this position is responsible for all managerial tasks including but not limited to curriculum, PYP implementation, administration, faculty management and communication.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:



A full and detailed job description link is located on our career page.



Compensation and Benefits:


Salaried


Employer paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Short term, Long term Disability, and Life Insurance for employee only, voluntary Cafeteria plan with FSA, DCA and Transit account,403(b) retirement plan, flexible and generous paid time off. 100% tuition remission for a qualifying child, and a relocation fee of up to $5,000.


Indicative Timelines:


Closing date: May 30, 2021 but may end early depending on candidates


Interviews: Interviews will begin mid-March.


Required Qualifications



Masters Degree





5+ years of progressive management and leadership experience as a Principal in a school environment supervising a large group of direct reports as well as experience supporting teacher development as an Instructional Coach





Communicate fluently in written and spoken English





Experience leading in and motivating employees within an international community with experience living and/or traveling overseas and studying other languages.





Preferred Qualifications



Masters Degree and Administrators License


5+ years of progressive management and leadership experience as a Principal in a school environment supervising a large group of direct reports as well as experience supporting teacher development as an Instructional Coach





Experience in an immersion setting and/or sheltered instruction or SIOP.





Experience with International Baccalaureate and PYP programs





Bilingual: Communicate fluently in written and spoken English and any of the languages taught at the


school: Spanish, Japanese or Chinese or another language





HOW TO APPLY


A link to the full and detailed job description is attached inside the actual posting. To apply visit:


http://www.intlschool.org/employment


(First, create a new user profile or log in with your existing user name and password to access the job posting, and then view the job description pdf attachment.)


We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We value a diverse workforce to attain our mission and support our community.


To be considered for this position, please provide (1) a cover letter which describes how your background, work experience and skills make you a great candidate for this position, and (2) a current resume in addition to:


Completed Employment Application


Copies of Degree(s)


References or Letters of Recommendation


No new H1-B sponsorship available



**Employment is contingent on successful completion of the Oregon Department of Education Background Check http://www.ode.state.or.us/services/transportation/forms/2282-M.pdf ***



Position Opening: Head of Elementary (Grades 1- 5) The International School, Portland Oregon


Department: Administration


Reports to: Head of School


FLSA Status: Exempt


FTE: 1.0 (Full Time)


Effective start date: Preferably July 01, 2021


Duration: 12…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Short term Disability, Long term Disability, 403B, Flex health cafeteria plans, Paid Time Off, Tuition discount for qualifying children

Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Short term Disability, Long term Disability, 403B, Flex health cafeteria plans, Paid Time Off, Tuition discount for qualifying children

Location

On-site
Portland, OR

How to Apply

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.

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.

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