Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12

Employment

Upper School Humanities Teacher

The Cascades Academy upper school program consists of an exciting academic curriculum, combining traditional learning methods with meaningful experiential learning. Both the fall and spring trimesters are approached in a place-­based thematic format, with each culminating in an expedition to the studied region. By approaching the curriculum through an integrated studies method, upper school students gain a better understanding of the relationship between the disciplines. The program’s flexible schedule not only allows for class trips outside of the school, but it also provides students with opportunities for internships in the local community. The goal of the Cascades Academy Upper School program is to create lifelong learners, critical, independent thinkers and socially conscious individuals who are ready for a diverse and changing world.

Cascades Academy is seeking an upper school humanities (integrated history/social studies and English) teacher to join our upper school team for the 2017-18 school year. This position may have a heavier emphasis on history so those with a strong history background are particularly encouraged to apply. This position also involves teaching electives, serving as an advisor, and helping facilitate other programs and activities within the division. The position is full­-time with benefits.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is required, Master's degree is preferred
  • 3-5 years experience teaching high school (grades 9­-12) humanities
  • A passion for history and literature
  • A passion for teaching in a creative, integrated, and innovative way
  • A commitment to ongoing learning in a variety of subjects within the humanities including history, literature, political science, geography, and current events
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other Upper School teachers
  • A commitment to experiential learning and outdoor education
  • A desire to be part of a vibrant, “all-in” community of students, families, and faculty/staff

Reports to: Upper School Head

Start Date: August 28, 2017

To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and two letters of reference to hr@cascadesacademy.org. No phone calls please.

Camp C.R.E.A.T.E Lead Instructor Position

Come join Cascades Academy Camp C.R.E.A.T.E. this summer as one of our instructors. If you are an educator that enjoys learning and teaching new curriculum and the energy of summer camp, our instructor position is perfect for you. Our camp is looking for experienced, responsible, and enthusiastic individuals who are excited to spend their summer working with kids in our unique summer program.

We are looking for an instructor that is:

  • Excited to engage with kids in positive educational and recreational activities
  • Able to maintain high energy and positivity, while also having patience and compassion with students
  • Ready to energize their students and peers with songs, games, and learning activities
  • Open to learning new skills and helping teach others
  • Hardworking and collaborates well with others while also able to take on projects independently
  • Confident in their skills to lead large groups of children
  • Welcoming and warm to all campers and families that attend our program

Job Requirements

  • First Aid/CPR certified
  • At least one year or more of experience working with children in a summer camp, youth recreation, or educational setting
  • Has completed two years of college or more
  • Valid Driver’s License and insurance and interest in learning and/or experience driving 14-passenger bus
  • Completed background check

Instructor Responsibilities

  • Learn new nature and STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) curriculum that will be taught to campers throughout the summer.
  • Supervise assigned campers in one of the following groups:
    • Adventurers (entering kindergarten to first grade)
    • Explorers (entering second to third grade)
    • Expeditioners (entering fourth to fifth grade)
  • Lead songs, games, activities, and excursions related to our weekly theme
  • Work with guest educators, group leader, and your co-instructors in teaching activities, guiding field trips, and managing campers
  • Oversee camper safety both physically and emotionally
  • Function as a mediator in camper conflicts, homesickness, and other behavioral issues, and administer camper disciplinary procedures, when warranted
  • Escort campers between activities, during lunches, and on various breaks throughout the day
  • Create an inclusive, non-threatening environment through the use of teambuilding and other engaging activities
  • Plan and prepare daily equipment needs
  • Submit all required paperwork to the director
  • Communicate any problems or concerns to the program director
  • Keep group check in/out area clean and in a neat, orderly fashion at all times, and be welcoming to families during check in/check out times
  • Other duties as assigned by the program director

Schedule

  • We are a day camp that runs Monday through Friday, 9:00AM - 4:30 PM, but your day will begin at 8:00am on Mondays and 8:30am from Tuesday to Friday. We will meet each morning for a daily meeting prior to campers' arrival to discuss any special activities for the day, issues, etc. Camp check-in begins at 9AM, and staff will either be assisting with check-in or helping prepare activities for the day.
  • Our camp runs for seven weeks from June 28th - August 18th, and our program will be off the week of July 4th due to the holiday.
  • All instructors will attend a mandatory four day paid training from June 20th - 23rd at Cascades Academy.

Compensation

  • Instructors are paid at an hourly rate of $12
  • Instructors are also hourly compensated for their training period from June 20th - 23rd.

Application Process

  • Submit your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference from an employer that relates to the field of youth recreation or education to the summer program director Colette Boylan at boylan@cascadesacademy.org

“Adventurers” Group Leader at Camp C.R.E.A.T.E.

Come join Cascades Academy Camp C.R.E.A.T.E. this summer as the group leader for the Adventurers age group! If you are an individual that enjoys helping campers learn and working with kindergarten and first grade children, this leadership position is perfect for you.

We are looking for an instructor that is:

  • Excited to engage with kids in positive educational and recreational activities
  • Able to maintain high energy and positivity, while also having patience and compassion with students
  • Ready to energize their students and peers with songs, games, and learning activities
  • Open to learning new skills and helping teach others
  • Hardworking and collaborates well with others while also able to take on projects independently
  • Confident in their skills to lead large groups of children
  • Welcoming and warm to all campers and families that attend our program

Job Requirements

  • First Aid/CPR certified
  • At least one year or more of experience working with children in a summer camp, youth recreation, or educational setting
  • Has completed one year of college or more
  • Valid Driver’s License and insurance and interest in learning and/or experience driving 14-passenger bus
  • Completed background check

Instructor Responsibilities

  • Oversee the “Adventurers” age group for students entering kindergarten and first grade and support their learning and camp experience in activities and transition times.
  • Lead songs, games, activities, and excursions related to our weekly theme
  • Work with guest educators and instructors in helping teach activities, guide field trips, and manage kindergarten and first grade campers.
  • Oversee camper safety both physically and emotionally.
  • Function as a mediator in camper conflicts, homesickness, and other behavioral issues, and administer camper disciplinary procedures, when warranted
  • Escort and assist campers between activities, during lunches, and on various breaks throughout the day
  • Create an inclusive, non-threatening environment through the use of teambuilding and other engaging activities
  • Plan and prepare daily equipment needs
  • Submit all required paperwork to the director
  • Communicate any problems or concerns to the program director
  • Keep group check in/out area clean and in a neat, orderly fashion at all times, and be welcoming to families during check in/check out times
  • Other duties as assigned by the program director

Schedule

  • We are a day camp that runs Monday through Friday, 9:00AM - 4:30 PM, but your day will begin at 8:00am on Mondays and 8:30am from Tuesday to Friday. We will meet each morning for a daily meeting prior to campers' arrival to discuss any special activities for the day, issues, etc. Camp check-in begins at 9AM, and staff will either be assisting with check-in or helping prepare activities for the day.
  • Our camp runs for seven weeks from June 28th - August 18th, and our program will be off the week of July 4th due to the holiday.
  • The group leader position will attend a mandatory four day paid training from June 20th - 23rd at Cascades Academy.

Compensation

  • Group leaders are paid at an hourly rate of $11
  • Instructors are also hourly compensated for their training period from June 20th - 23rd.

Application Process

  • Submit your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference from an employer that relates to the field of youth recreation or education to the summer program director Colette Boylan at boylan@cascadesacademy.org

It is the policy of Cascades Academy to provide equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, veteran’s status or any other status protected by applicable law. Specifically, employment opportunities are and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes, abilities and training; advancement is and shall be based on the individual’s achievement, performance, ability, attitude and potential for promotion. Minorities and persons of color are encouraged to apply.