The International SchoolElementary 1st-5th Grade English Teacher

The International School

Elementary 1st-5th Grade English Teacher (985_2018-2019)

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TitleElementary 1st-5th Grade English Teacher
Posting ID985_2018-2019
Title: English Teacher (Elementary grades PreK-5th Grade)
Department: Faculty
Reports to:  Principal Grades 1-5
Status: Exempt (salary) Full-time
Compensation: Based on TIS Salary Scale
(Depending on education and experience)
Effective Date: 2018-2019 Academic year January 2019-June 2019


The International School in downtown Portland is immediately hiring a full-time English Teacher to work with Grades 1-5. The International School is a warm, multicultural environment where students from Pre-K through 5th grade are immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese language and culture, but we also develop students’ reading and writing skills in English by providing an hour-long English Language Arts block daily. 
We are seeking an experienced teacher who has a strong background in developing and enhancing early literacy skills. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and knowledgeable meeting the needs of diverse learners, as well as, able to coach peers on intervention strategies regarding early literacy. The English team works collaboratively in grade-level teams, so a candidate needs to be committed to being a collaborative team player who can work together with students, colleagues, administrators, and the TIS parents/community. 
We are looking for candidates 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 (PYP) and Learner Profile while teaching and working. 
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 Early Elementary Teaching/Education or equivalent experience 
• At least 2 years of professional teaching experience 
• Expertise in teaching early literacy skills
• Knowledge and experience developing primary curriculum or creating PYP units
• Comfortable proactively learning new technology and integrating technology into the classroom to increase learning. 
Preferred qualifications: 
• Master’s degree in Elementary Teaching/Education and/or a reading endorsement
• Previous experience working in an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, experience with Constructivist learning pedagogy or Inquiry Based-Primary Years Program (PYP) pedagogy 
Compensation and Benefits
• Depending on experience and education
• Employer paid medical for employee to also include: vision, dental insurance, life insurance, Cafeteria plan with FSA, DCA and Transit account, short term and long term disability, sick time and 403(b) plan with matching
• 50% tuition discount for full time employee's qualifying children 
Relocation of up to $3,000 may be considered with a minimum of one year from start date, full service agreement.
Please visit our website to view the full Teacher Job Description  
Apply using our online application at and submit the following: 
• Completed Employment Application 
• Resume
• 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  ***
Shift TypeFull Time
Salary RangeAnnual
LocationThe International School Stearns Hall

Applications Accepted

Start Date01/14/2019
End Date03/31/2019

Job Contact

NameBodo HeiligerTitlePrincipal K-5