Physical Education Teacher – K through 5 – one year interim

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 for more information on benefits at OES.ESSENTIAL DUTIES: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.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:BA or equivalent in a relevant disciplineTwo years’ P.E. teaching experience Broad knowledge of P.E. curriculaIntercultural competence, ability to teach diverse groups of
students effectively; ability to interact appropriately with a diverse array of
students, coworkers, family membersIT skills: general digital literacy, proficiency using a
Mac, database, Google Drive, web based applications, some knowledge of
educational technology; openness to innovation, ability to learnCurrent First Aid and CPR Certifications (OES offers
training once per year)Ability to pass a background check and drug screenPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: MA/MS in relevant disciplineExperience teaching physical education in elementary schoolTeam teaching experienceExperience teaching in an independent school settingKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:Ability to cultivate a sense of community, social
responsibility, and service among studentsAbility 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 colleaguesCommunication skills, ability to listen and to communicate
clearly verbally and in writingPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds on a regular basisAbility to set-up and take down a variety of physical
education equipmentMobility sufficient to demonstrate and model the full range
of physical education activitiesMobility sufficient to move about the campus and to assure
the safety of young childrenAbility to see, hear, and speak to interact with students,
parents, and groups of individualsCOMPENSATION: 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.  Follow the link below to set up a login and password that
will allow you to save and return to your application: 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.