Cascades Academy's unique mission weaves challenging academics with experiential learning and actively promotes a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism. The school is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
- Full-time (or part-time) Lower School Spanish Teacher / Administrative Assistant, 2021-22
- Part-time Learning Specialist, 2021-22
- Director of Educational Technology, 2021-22
- Substitute Teacher Pool
Full-time (or part-time*) Lower School Spanish Teacher / Administrative Assistant 2021-22
The school has created a unique full time position that includes roughly 20 hours of PK-5 LS Spanish Instruction (including prep time) and another 20 hours of administrative support including possible admissions, translation support for our Latinx community members or other academic program support.
*The school is also open to a part-time position with less administrative support as long as the LS teaching duties are fulfilled.
LS Spanish Teacher
The pedagogical approach is one of exposure and expression through oral conversation and creative activities. This position requires flexibility, ability to dialogue with teachers, excellent observational skills and creation of lessons that are developmentally tailored for each grade level group of students. Teacher qualifications include, but are not limited to:
- Fluent Spanish speaker; Native speaker preferred.
- A passion for Spanish language and culture.
- A passion for teaching in a creative, integrated, and innovative way.
- Ability to use informal conversational approaches with younger children.
- Excellent communication skills, superior organizational skills.
- Experience teaching Spanish at multiple levels.
- Knowledge about and experience with the developmental social, emotional and cognitive issues of the early childhood and primary grades
- Experience developing and implementing Spanish curriculum.
- Ability to work collaboratively with other lower school teachers.
- Experience in and a commitment to developing one’s own cultural competency and seeking, continually, greater levels of diversity, equity and inclusion in practices and in curricula.
- A desire to be part of a vibrant, “all-in” community of students, families, and faculty/staff.
- A minimum of at least 2 years of teaching experience
General Administrative Support Duties
- Act as the liaison with the school’s Latinx families
- Possibly provide translation services as needed for Latinx families
- Support the coordination of meetings, materials, and communications as needed
- Attend weekly front office meetings and help ensure smooth running of the school
- Provide backup support for the front desk
- Support the Director of Admission in all areas and perform other duties as required or assigned
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to multi-task and respond to immediate needs with flexibility
- Strong organizational and technology skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Strong work ethic and ability to work independently to manage projects
- Skilled team player; seamlessly navigating multiple, diverse roles
- Proficient in MS Office and the Google environment
Reports to: Lower School Head
Salary: DOE. Includes medical and retirement benefits for employee
Start Date: August 23, 2021
To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and two letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Maestro/a de español / asistente administrativo de la escuela primaria de tiempo completo (o tiempo parcial), 2021-22
La escuela ha creado una posición única de tiempo completo que incluye aproximadamente 20 horas de instrucción en la escuela primaria que incluye PK hasta 5to grado (incluyendo el tiempo de preparación) y otras 20 horas de apoyo administrativo, incluyendo posiblemente, admisiones, apoyo de traducción para los miembros de nuestra comunidad latina u otro programa académico de apoyo.
La escuela también consideraría una posición de tiempo parcial con menos apoyo administrativo siempre que se cumplan las tareas de enseñanza de la escuela primaria.
Maestro/a de español de la escuela primaria
El enfoque pedagógico es de exposición y expresión a través de conversaciones orales y actividades creativas. Esta posición requiere flexibilidad, capacidad para dialogar con los maestros, excelentes habilidades de observación y creación de lecciones que se adapten al desarrollo de cada grupo de estudiantes en cada nivel. Las calificaciones de los candidatos incluyen, pero no se limitan a:
- Hablar español con fluidez; Preferentemente hablante nativo.
- Pasión por la lengua y la cultura española.
- Pasión por enseñar de forma creativa, integrada e innovadora.
- Capacidad para utilizar enfoques de conversación informal con niños más pequeños.
- Excelentes habilidades de comunicación, habilidades organizativas superiores.
- Experiencia enseñando español en niveles múltiples.
- Conocimiento y experiencia con los problemas del desarrollo social, emocional y cognitivo de la primera infancia y los grados de primaria.
- Experiencia en el desarrollo e implementación del plan de estudios en español.
- Capacidad para trabajar en colaboración con otros maestros de la escuela primaria.
- Experiencia y compromiso para desarrollar desafíos propios culturales y buscar, continuamente, mayores niveles de diversidad, equidad e inclusión en las prácticas y en los planes de estudio.
- El deseo de ser parte de una comunidad vibrante e “integral” de estudiantes, familias y maestros / personal.
- Un mínimo de 2 años de experiencia docente.
Deberes de apoyo administrativo general
- Actuar como enlace con las familias latinas de la escuela.
- Posiblemente proporcionar servicios de traducción según sea necesario para las familias latinas.
- Apoyar la coordinación de reuniones, materiales y comunicaciones según sea necesario.
- Asistir a reuniones semanales de la oficina principal y ayudar a garantizar el buen funcionamiento de la escuela.
- Proporcionar apoyo de respaldo para el área de recepción.
- Apoyar al Director de Admisiones en todas las áreas y realizar otras tareas según se requiera o asigne.
- Habilidades interpersonales y capacidad para realizar tareas múltiples y responder a las necesidades inmediatas con flexibilidad.
- Habilidades de organización y tecnología.
- Fuertes comunicación oral y escrita.
- Fuerte ética de trabajo y capacidad para trabajar de forma independiente al administrar proyectos.
- Capacitada para navegar en múltiples y diversos roles.
- Competente en MS Office y Google.
Reporta a: Jefa de la escuela primaria
Salario: Basado en experiencia previa. Incluye beneficios médicos y de jubilación para el empleado
Fecha de inicio: 23 de Agosto de 2021
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Part-time Learning Specialist, 2021-22
Cascades Academy is seeking a .25 FTE Learning Specialist to join our middle and upper school counseling team for the 2021-22 school year.
Position Description and General Areas of Responsibility:
- The Learning Specialist will work closely with the Director of Counseling, the Upper School Head, and the Middle School Head.
- Responsible for supporting students with diverse learning needs and providing appropriate instruction and intervention based on neuroscience research and educational best practices.
- Provide one-on-one and small-group support/instruction for students, both push-in and pull-out environments.
- Use multiple data to reflect on student strengths, needs, and progress to inform instructional decision making. Report regularly on student achievement and progress with faculty and parents.
- Support faculty members via resources, offering feedback, and coaching them in employing differentiated instructional methods to ensure curricular offerings meet the needs of variable learners. (Reading, writing, math, and executive functioning skills).
- Lead professional learning for faculty to provide tools for instruction and improve competency.
- Utilize technology to support student success as appropriate.
- Contribute to building a community that is open and inclusive of all learning styles.
Experience & Professional Competencies:
- Bachelor’s degree in special education or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum three years of experience working as a Learning Specialist/Special Education Teacher focused on students in grade 6-12.
- Possess knowledge of learning differences, especially dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, slow processing, as well as other contributing diagnoses.
- Possess a deep knowledge base regarding ADHD and Executive Functioning issues.
- Demonstrate experience with current teaching practices and methods.
- Ability to work collaboratively with other teachers and staff
- A commitment to the "whole child" through age-appropriate, child-centered, experiential learning
Position Title: Learning Specialist
Reports to: Director of Counseling
Start Date: August 2021
Compensation: Salary dependent on experience and education.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and two letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Director of Educational Technology, 2021-22
The school is seeking a full-time Director of Educational Technology for the 2021-22 school year.
Essential Responsibilities Include:
- Providing the PK-12 vision, coordination, integration, and management of all educational technology systems and services to advance the mission of the School.
- Setting the strategic direction and executing the practical implementation of educational technology, information technology and data-security initiatives across all areas of school operations.
- Overseeing the school’s technical support staff and educational technology integrators, collaborating closely with this team, other administrators, and academic department heads to support innovative instructional practices amongst the faculty and promote the thoughtful evolution and integration of technology across operational departments.
- Setting policy, regulations, system standards, and operating procedures for use of technology by adults and students, including the Acceptable Use Policy and other institutional expectations regarding technology.
The Director provides leadership and innovation for enhancing teaching and learning through the identification, evaluation, adoption, and integration of effective technology into the curriculum, including:
- Working creatively and collaboratively with all faculty to provide pedagogical and technical consulting to design, develop, and implement instructional content, courses, and projects that utilize technology to enrich teaching and learning and further the school’s core values.
- Implementing standardized classroom digital media and audiovisual solutions by evaluating classroom systems, and assisting teachers in understanding how the technology components of their classroom can improve student learning.
- Curating innovative online resources to engage students in personalized, technology-enabled, deeper learning.
- Teaching an Upper School IDEA Lab class and/or US electives, and working with US faculty to integrate STEM and makerspace skills into the curriculum.
- Staying abreast of new developments in technology by attending technology learning conferences, participating in online educational communities, reading current technical literature, and testing new hardware and software.
- Planning and implementing professional development and learning opportunities for teachers, administrators, staff members, and parents.
The Director of Educational Technology collaborates with and in some cases supervises other school administrators to:
- Oversee technology hardware, software, and digital learning platforms to support technological innovation in classrooms and offices.
- Oversee the maintenance of school-issued devices for students and faculty.
- Manage operations of mission-critical systems and technology platforms, including Blackbaud, GoogleSuite, Follette Destiny, and other applications necessary to the operation of the School.
- Periodically maintain site networks/servers, access points and switches, fiber/ethernet systems, data storage solutions, phones, and a wired/wireless infrastructure.
- Define purchasing needs and developing specifications for the purchase of computer, multimedia, and telecommunications equipment, as well as instruction and management application software and computer supplies.
Data Security Initiatives
- Ensure faculty and staff devices are appropriately configured/encrypted to ensure school information (including constituent data) is secured.
- Ensure server firewall and antivirus software is up to date and functioning.
- Work with divisions on age-appropriate digital citizenship curriculum to teach safety and security while online.
- Conduct cybersecurity audit on a predetermined basis.
The successful candidate will be a person who:
- Enjoys working with both young people and adults
- Can discern and communicate the inspiring possibilities of educational technology
- Thrives in a hands-on position with responsibilities that range from strategic and long-range planning and implementation of system-wide technology solutions to providing one-on-one and group training and support
- Is committed to equity and inclusion
Qualifications and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required; master's degree in a field appropriate for this position preferred.
- Three years or more in a technological leadership and/or innovation role at an educational institution. Experience in the classroom preferred.
- Experience in educational technology planning.
- Strong understanding and technical knowledge in areas of IT security, network components, computer operating systems, protocols and standards, and experience with learning management systems and Google G-Suite.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate and work well with all levels within an educational organization.
- Position Title: Director of Educational Technology
- Reports to: Director of Curriculum & Business Manager
- Start Date: July 12, 2021
- Salary: DOE. Includes medical and retirement benefits for employee.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and two letters of reference to email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Substitute Teacher Pool
The school is accepting resumes for substitute teachers for all grades (PK-12).
Enjoys working with children and facilitating their wonder and learning
Self-motivated, proactive, flexible, enthusiastic and reliable
Good time management and organizational skills
Engaging and positive personality
Relates respectfully with people of all backgrounds and ages
- Works well as part of a small and cohesive team
- At least one year of experience working with children in an educational setting
- Demonstrated understanding of the developmental stages, needs, and interests of children
- For candidates interested in substituting for the pre-kindergarten program, early childhood certification is required
- Minimum age: 21
- Clean background check
- General digital literacy
- Current CPR/First Aid certificate preferred
Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which grade(s) they are interested in being considered for. No phone calls, please.
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. Candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities are encouraged to apply.