The International SchoolGarden & Nutrition Teacher After School

The International School

Garden & Nutrition Teacher After School (9241496)

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TitleGarden & Nutrition Teacher After School
Posting ID9241496

The International School is Hiring a Garden & Nutrition Educator After School!


Position: Garden & Nutrition Educator


Global Kids Extended-day Program at The International School is hiring a Garden & Nutrition Educator and On-call Substitutes! Do you love languages and working in a multicultural school environment? Are you an garden educator who needs work on no-school days and school breaks? We are centrally located in South Waterfront in SW Portland.


Rate of Compensation: $18/hour



  • Regular Schedule: Teach one or more classes per week within the hours of 3:30pm- 4:30pm Monday-Friday. Prep time is paid in addition to class time.
  • Alternative Schedule: On non-school days when program is open, additional hours are available between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm. These include individual days during the school year and full weeks during school and summer breaks.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of sustainable gardening practices and nutrition
  • Passionate about working with children, the mission and values of the school, and the program
  • Excellent planning and classroom management skills
  • Attentive to details of daily schedules, children’s needs, and paperwork requirements
  • Self-starter, hard worker
  • Creative, friendly, and welcoming with children and families
  • Good, pro-active communicator
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:  

  • Capable of quickly traveling to multiple locations on school campus during all weather 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
  • Able to stand physical demands of working with young children – sitting on the floor, bending over, etc.

Required Qualifications

  • Proficient in written and spoken English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a garden educator
  • At least one year of teaching experience in a school-based program
  • Language skills in any of the languages taught at the school: Spanish, Japanese or Chinese
  • Comfortable in an international community with experience living and/or traveling overseas and speaking a language other than English

Training Requirements (These may be completed upon offer of employment)

  • Enrollment in the Oregon Office of Child Care’s Central Background Registry
  • Current Food Handler’s Card
  • Current certification in CPR/First Aid
  • Completion of the Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS) course offered through the Oregon Office of Child Care
  • Completion of Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN) or similar course within the state of Oregon
  • 15 Hours of training per year, 8 of which must be in child development- This will be completed throughout the time of employment

How to Apply

  1. Visit our website for application instructions and required documents:
  2. Then, apply online:

**Employment is contingent on successful completion of the Oregon Early Learning Division Office of Child Background Check**



Shift TypePart Time
Salary Range18/hour / Hourly
LocationThe International School Hilltop Bldg

Applications Accepted

Start Date02/25/2019