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Lower School Physical Education Teacher, one year interim engagement

Oregon Episcopal School, SW Portland

Job - Education

Close Date: 06/28/2019

Among the woodlands, wetlands and wildlife of the hills of Southwest Portland lies the unique educational experience that is Oregon Episcopal School. The school occupies a 59 acre campus where 870 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, a college preparatory curriculum, and a strong sense of community. OES welcomes those who wish to engage in a vibrant, culturally diverse learning community.

Oregon Episcopal School is seeking a skilled, passionate, and culturally competent individual to teach P.E. to students in grades K through five in a positive, collaborative, child-centered environment. The teacher will provide instruction following OES standards and methods and recognized best practice. The teacher will promote curiosity and the exploration of physical literacy while fostering an appreciation for lifelong fitness. The teacher will be expected to cultivate in students the OES values of community, social responsibility, and respect for individual differences. In addition to the qualifications detailed below, the successful P.E. teacher candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to support the OES mission, vision, and identity (

This is a one year interim engagement with the opportunity to apply for the regular position in 2020-2021. It is a .75 FTE (30 hrs/wk) academic year position that starts on August 19 and comes with a competitive salary and benefits package, including 95 percent employer paid group medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee, 25 percent for dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with generous employer match, professional development opportunities, and one excellent meal daily. Tuition remission is not available for interim engagements. See the OES Benefits Guide at for more information on benefits at OES.

• Develop the physical skills and abilities of the students.
• Team teach Kindergarten through 5th grade physical education classes emphasizing the development of physical literacy skills.
• Develop a physically challenging and creative program with developmentally appropriate and research-based practices.
• Implement a strong, inquiry-based and differentiated physical education curriculum.
• Individualize instruction and educate the whole child.
• Be responsible for team teaching in indoor and outdoor spaces.
• Work collaboratively with colleagues in a spirit of openness and cooperation.
• Utilize a variety of instructional and assessment methods.
• Integrate technology to support student learning.
• Develop familiarity with a framework for understanding students’ individual strengths, affinities, and challenges.

• BA or equivalent in a relevant discipline
• Two years’ P.E. teaching experience
• Broad knowledge of P.E. curricula
• Intercultural competence, ability to teach diverse groups of students effectively; ability to interact appropriately with a diverse array of students, coworkers, family members
• IT skills: general digital literacy, proficiency using a Mac, database, Google Drive, web based applications, some knowledge of educational technology; openness to innovation, ability to learn
• Current First Aid and CPR Certifications (OES offers training once per year)
• Ability to pass a background check and drug screen

• MA/MS in relevant discipline
• Experience teaching physical education in elementary school
• Team teaching experience
• Experience teaching in an independent school setting

• Ability to cultivate a sense of community, social responsibility, and service among students
• Ability to grow professionally and to stay abreast of changes in the field of physical education
• Interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate, work effectively on teams, and maintain collegial relations with colleagues
• Communication skills, ability to listen and to communicate clearly verbally and in writing

• Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds on a regular basis
• Ability to set-up and take down a variety of physical education equipment
• Mobility sufficient to demonstrate and model the full range of physical education activities
• Mobility sufficient to move about the campus and to assure the safety of young children
• Ability to see, hear, and speak to interact with students, parents, and groups of individuals

COMPENSATION: OES Faculty Salary Scale based on degree and years of experience

APPLICATION PROCESS: Visit to learn more about this unique school, then complete the OES online application and attach a cover letter and resume.

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Oregon Episcopal School does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), disability, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or other legally protected characteristic or status.

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