Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12

Employment

Middle School Math and Makerspace Coordinator

Cascades Academy is seeking an experienced Middle School (grades 6 - 8) Math Teacher and PK-12 Makerspace Coordinator.

Opened in the fall of 2017, the school’s makerspace is called the IDEA Lab which stands for innovation, design, engineering, and art. In this space, students are encouraged to create, change their minds, fail, and recreate, learning not only tangible skills, but also the resiliency to iterate and adapt. Students have the opportunity to work in areas such as 3D design and modeling, drones, programming, robotics, and woodworking.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is required, Master's degree is preferred
  • 3-5 years experience teaching middle school math
  • A passion for teaching math and STEAM related content
  • Computer science, engineering or other tech related knowledge and skills
  • A passion for teaching in a creative, integrated, and innovative way
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other middle school teachers
  • A commitment to experiential learning and outdoor education
  • A demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning
  • A desire to be part of a vibrant, “all-in” community of students, families, and faculty/staff

Responsibilities:

General responsibilities include curriculum development, classroom instruction, assessment, communication with parents, and general engagement with the entire school. Specific duties will include:

  • Teaching two sections of middle school math
  • Teaching core IDEA Lab courses and electives courses to students in grades 6-8
  • Partnering with PK-5 classroom teachers to integrate the IDEA Lab learning into PK-5 Storyline curriculum

Compensation: This is a salaried, full-time, benefits-eligible position. Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience and will be competitive with similar NWAIS schools.

Reports to: Middle School Head

Start Date: August 26,2018

Application Process:

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

Advancement Coordinator

Position General Description

Cascades Academy is seeking an Advancement Coordinator to join the development team for the 2018-2019 school year. The Advancement Coordinator works closely with the Director of Advancement to support all fundraising campaigns, community events, marketing and communications, as well as serving as the database administrator and liaison with the business office to keep all records accurate and up to date.

General Administrative Support

  • Support the coordination of meetings, materials, and communications as needed
  • Manage expense reporting and reimbursements as needed
  • Attend weekly front office meetings and help ensure smooth running of the school

Gift Processing and Database Management

  • Record, process, and track all gifts and donations, and regularly reconcile with the business office
  • Maintain ongoing accuracy of fundraising database records
  • Create and run regular lists, reports and exports from database as needed
  • Support year-end audit and IRS 990 filing with business office
  • Support planning and roll-out of annual fund campaign, including:
    • Prepare solicitation lists and mail merges for annual fund mailings
    • Track and follow-up on corporate matching and in-kind gifts
    • Track and generate electronic pledge reminders and send acknowledgements in a timely manner

Event Planning & Support

  • Send event invitations, take RSVPs, organize vendors, and oversee logistics for all events organized by the Advancement Office
  • Serve as event lead for select events
  • Support the Auction Committee and Director of Development

Community-Building and Stewardship

  • Coordinate volunteer program
  • Support the Parents Association
  • Establish strong working relationships with volunteers and donors alike, and participate in stewardship and cultivation efforts
  • Support the Director of Development in donor stewardship such as plaques, gifts, birthday cards, etc.

Marketing & Communications Support

  • Maintain and update website content, including copy, photos, and video
  • Regularly photograph and video the daily, monthly, and annual activities of the school, and maintain media archives
  • Coordinate professional photography as needed to keep digital and print materials up to date
  • Produce video content for website and social media
  • Create and execute a social media plan
  • Support weekly email newsletter to community with latest information and updates
  • Organize, order, and track school swag merchandise
  • Assist in management of grade report process

Print Materials

  • Support the publication of print materials (brochures, newsletters, etc.) with writing, editing, photography, and layout contributions
  • Keep school signage and bulletin boards up to date with current events and photos
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned by the Director of Development

Desired Skills & Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Two or more years experience working in a fundraising office, school experience preferred
  • Must be proficient in: Macintosh operating systems, Microsoft Office components, Google Suite, iMovie, Adobe InDesign and photo editing tools
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with commitment to high level of data integrity and accuracy
  • Fluency and experience with fundraising databases, confidence in learning and troubleshooting new databases
  • Experience in event planning and project management
  • Ability to keep information in the strictest of confidence
  • Strong ability to exercise independent judgement to manage multiple projects to deadlines with minimal oversight
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, open work environment with a sense of humor
  • Ability to handle interruptions and other unexpected events and make necessary adjustments in a poised and professional manner
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: strong work ethic, energetic, tenacious, flexible, and resourceful

Additional Details:

  • This is a salaried, full-time, benefits-eligible position.

  • Start Date: July 1, 2018

Application Process:

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to Caitlin Ciannella. No phone calls please.

Part-time Upper School Math and Science Teacher

The Cascades Academy upper school program consists of an exciting academic curriculum that combines both traditional and hands-on experiential learning methods. Both the fall and spring trimesters are approached in a place-­based thematic format, with each culminating in an expedition to the studied region. The goal of the Cascades Academy Upper School program is to create lifelong learners, critical, independent thinkers and socially responsible individuals who are ready for the years ahead of them, both in college and beyond and.

Cascades Academy is seeking an experienced part-time upper school (grades 9 - 12) math and science teacher to join our upper school team. This position will likely be a .5 FTE and may take myriad forms depending on a candidate’s expertise. The school is looking for candidates with experience in biology, physics, geometry and algebra II. The school is also interested in adding a computer science / engineering course in the future. As such, candidates with relevant tech or computer science experience and/or additional math and science experience are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is required, Master's degree is preferred
  • 3-5 years experience teaching upper school (grades 9­-12)
  • A passion for teaching math and science
  • Computer science, engineering or other tech related knowledge and skills
  • A passion for teaching in a creative, integrated, and innovative way
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other Upper School teachers
  • A commitment to experiential learning and outdoor education
  • A demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning
  • A desire to be part of a vibrant, “all-in” community of students, families, and faculty/staff

Responsibilities:

General responsibilities include curriculum development, classroom instruction, assessment, communication with parents, and general engagement with the entire school.

Reports to: Upper School Head

Start Date: August 26, 2018

Application Process:

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

Upper School Humanities Teacher

The Cascades Academy upper school program consists of an exciting academic curriculum that combines both traditional and hands-on experiential learning methods. Both the fall and spring trimesters are approached in a place-­based thematic format, with each culminating in an expedition to the studied region. The goal of the Cascades Academy upper school program is to create lifelong learners, critical, independent thinkers and socially responsible individuals who are ready for the years ahead of them, both in college and beyond.

Cascades Academy is seeking an upper school (grades 9-12) humanities (integrated social studies and English) teacher to join our upper school team for the 2018-19 school year.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is required, Master's degree is preferred.
  • 3-5 years experience teaching high school (grades 9­-12).
  • A passion for teaching English and social studies.
  • A passion for teaching in a creative, integrated, and innovative way.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other Upper School teachers.
  • A commitment to experiential learning and outdoor education.
  • A demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning.
  • A desire to be part of a vibrant, “all-in” community of students, families, and faculty/staff.

Responsibilities:

General responsibilities include curriculum development, classroom instruction, assessment, communication with parents, and general engagement with the entire school. Specifically, full-time teachers are expected to:

  • Teach the equivalent of four academic courses per year.
  • Teach a minimum of two electives per year.
  • Help plan and attend all major off-campus and overnight experiences.
  • Serve in the role of Upper School Advisor and meet with advisees on a weekly basis.
  • Help co-plan at least one traveling school trip a year.
  • Serve on at least one Professional Learning Community (Diversity/Inclusion, Innovation, Experiential Learning or Health & Wellness).

Reports to: Upper School Head

Start Date: August 26,2018

Application Process:

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.