Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12

Employment

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

The pre-kindergarten class is a group of 12 students with two full-time teachers. The school is seeking one full-time Pre-Kindergarten Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.

Position Title: Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Reports to: Lower School Head

Start Date: August 2018

Essential Duties:

  • Approach profession through a growth-mindset as a teacher-researcher and engaged member of the teaching team.
  • Value and practice nurturing the social and emotional intelligences of young children.
  • Effectively organize time, space, materials, and research data.
  • Help to develop and utilize frameworks to understand and assess individual growth.
  • Communicate with families about children’s experiences and growth.
  • Assist specialist teachers during classes such as music, art, PE, and Spanish.
  • Participate in recess and lunch duties as assigned.
  • Fulfill all other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • A.A./A.S. in Early Childhood Education (birth to age 7) with a minimum of 20 units of ECE specific coursework required; B.A./B.S. or Master's in Early Childhood Education preferred.
  • Compliant ORO (Oregon Registry Online) certifications.

Application Requirements:

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

Auxiliary Program Director

Cascades Academy is seeking an Auxiliary Program Director to join our team for the 2018-19 school year.

Program Overview and Vision

The Auxiliary Program currently includes an array of programming for students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade held after school, on no school days, during evening events, and throughout the summer.

Programs offered after school are part of our Extended Day Program and include after school classes and after school care. After school classes, which are offered on a trimester basis, have a specific programming theme or curriculum, whereas the after school care program provides general supervision and fun activities in a caring and nurturing environment. During speciality evening presentations occurring at our school, the department will also develop care programs for the children of families in attendance.

Throughout the summer and days that school does not take place, our experiential education camp program, Camp CREATE, coordinates summer camp and no school day programs for Cascades Academy students and children throughout the larger Bend community. These programs allow for students to expand their learning through fun hands-on and engaging educational opportunities that are aligned with several pillars of our school’s mission, such as experiential learning, Storyline-themed curriculum, and STEM and nature education. More information about Camp CREATE and our No School Day programs can be found online here.

The school would like to expand its auxiliary program options to include a broader array of programming. Examples might include, but certainly are not limited to, middle and high school options, international student travel trips, summer academic programming or the like. As such, candidates with program development experience are especially encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Auxiliary Program Director

Salary: This is a salaried, 0.8-1.0 FTE, benefits-eligible position. Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience.

Reports to: Lower School Head & Business Manager

Start Date: No later than August 1, 2018 (dependent on interest in helping with Camp CREATE in June-July).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement programs and educational curriculum for the Camp CREATE summer program, no school day programs, extended day, and evening childcare.
  • Manage auxiliary programming staff and after school class teaching staff from the larger community.
  • Work with program personnel to implement and create engaging, developmentally appropriate curriculum and programming.
  • Design and maintain budgets for auxiliary programs and meet with business office personnel to review income and expenses.
  • Create web pages, registration forms, email notifications, and other program-related materials through the use of our school website software.
  • Communicate with families and the larger community through community events, online communication, and additional marketing materials.
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with your program staff and other staff members, such as the head of school and teachers.
  • Conduct program and staff evaluations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • Visionary leadership with regard to creative curriculum/program development
  • Experience teaching elementary aged children
  • Experience and/or openness in learning marketing and website software
  • Experience in maintaining program finances
  • Collaborative approach to working with other teachers and staff
  • Experience managing and scheduling staff
  • A commitment to the "whole child" through age-appropriate, child-centered, experiential learning
  • Enrollment in the Central Background Registry including necessary trainings and professional development

Application Requirements:

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

Part-Time Lower School Music Teacher

Cascades Academy is seeking a positive and energetic part-time lower school music teacher to join our team for the 2018-19 school year. The music teacher works with grades PK-5; Exact days and times are determined once the lower school schedule is finalized.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and implement mission and developmentally appropriate music curriculum
  • Lead 11 hours of music classes per week for grades PK-5
  • Lead weekly family sing-along for pre-kindergarten/kindergarten students and their families
  • Assist with lower school duty coverage such as lunch and recess
  • Produce, rehearse, lead the annual lower school music performance
  • Provide instruction on various instruments, such as: ukulele, recorder, Orff instruments, percussion, etc.
  • Occasional one-on-one mentorship with students
  • Attend occasional staff meetings and professional development days
  • Option to teach after school music programming

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience teaching music to elementary aged children
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other teachers and staff
  • A commitment to the "whole child" through age-appropriate, child-centered, experiential learning

Position Title: Lower School Music Teacher

Reports to: Lower School Head

Compensation: This is a .35-.5 FTE salaried position. Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience.

Start Date: August 2018

Application Requirements:

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and two letters of reference to hr@cascadesacademy.org. 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. Minorities and persons of color are encouraged to apply.