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Elementary Spanish Immersion Teacher (K-5)

The International School, Portland, OR, USA 97201

Job - Education

Close Date: 08/22/2020

Title: Spanish Immersion Elementary Teachers (K-5)

Department: Faculty

Reports to: Head of Elementary & Head of EC ( Grades K-5)

Status: Exempt (salary) Full-time

Compensation: Depending on education and experience

Effective Date: 2020 August-June 2021 Academic year

We will interview soon!

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 Spanish Immersion Elementary Teachers with native level fluency in Spanish. 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.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Teaching or Education, Early Childhood Education is preferred
At least 1 year of professional teaching experience in a language immersion classroom
Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken English
Native level fluency in Spanish along with demonstrated ability to teach the language to non-native speaking students
Comfortable proactively learning new technology and integrating technology into the classroom to increase learning. Specific experience using Macs, iPads, iWorks, Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and PCs
Preferred qualifications:

Master's degree in Elementary Teaching/Education, Early Childhood Education is preferred
Previous experience working in an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, experience with Constructivist learning pedagogy or Inquiry Based-Primary Years Program (PYP) pedagogy
Certification for teaching Spanish language
Compensation and Benefits
Salary Depending on experience and education
Employer paid medical for employee only, voluntary dental insurance, Cafeteria plan with FSA, DCA and Transit account, sick time and 403(b) retirement plan.
50% tuition discount for full time employee's qualifying children


Please visit our website to view the full Teacher Job Description

Please submit the following to complete your application

Must submit Resume
Must submit Cover Letter
Copies of Degree(s) received and any teaching certifications obtained, or other trainings
For degree(s) or certifications obtained outside the U.S. Certified English Translations must be provided.
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 ***

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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