Careers

KairosPDX is a non-profit organization focused on delivering excellent, equitable education to underserved children, their families and their communities. Through innovative pedagogy, community collaboration and family partnership we are closing Portland’s persistent achievement and opportunity gaps in measurable and sustainable ways. Our mission is to eliminate the prolific racial achievement and opportunity gaps by cultivating, confident, creative, compassionate, leaders. We do this through an organizational approach that includes: Kairos Learning Academy, Family Engagement Programming, Professional Development and Policy.

Working at KairosPDX

KairosPDX is always seeking candidates for year-round positions. Persons of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Current Positions Open for Applications (see position descriptions listed below):

  • School Nurse
  • Elementary Teacher Grades K-2 & 3-5
  • Educational Assistant
  • School Administrator
  • Senior Manager, Development
  • Senior Coordinator, Training Academy
  • Americorps VISTA Information Technology & Community Education Specialist
  • Bus Driver
  • Advocacy Intern

KairosPDX Learning Academy was launched in 2014. It is a public charter school sponsored by Portland Public Schools (PPS), located on N. Gantenbein Avenue in Portland. Our educational model is inquiry-based. Our curriculum approach is culturally-responsive, workshop model that infuses mindfulness, restorative practice, studio art, STEM, music and fitness in our teaching. Small class sizes, extended school-day and year-round schooling are some of our distinguishing elements.

Kairos is Greek for a special moment in time and we believe we are creating this time and space for children and families, making KairosPDX a very special place to work. We are committed to the core values of Respect, Responsibility, Excellence, Honesty, and Service. We value data, reflection, feedback and continuous improvement as we work together on behalf of our children and families. We are collaborative, creative and passionate about being voices for change in our city. We believe that attacking systemic racism is foundational to our work and that considering our own identity, biases and experiences is a necessary step toward igniting change. Our expectation is that staff at Kairos are invested in our mission and participate in creating structures, developing school culture and communicating our work to families and the larger community. Staff work together to support the whole child – academically, socially, emotionally and culturally, using published curriculum, current research and children’s own interests to build their curriculums. KairosPDX values data, reflection, feedback and continuous improvement as we work together on behalf of our children and families.

Responsibilities for All KairosPDX Positions:

  • Work toward the mission of KairosPDX:
    • to eliminate the prolific racial achievement and opportunity gaps by cultivating confident, creative, and compassionate leaders;
  • Practice the values of KairosPDX in professional conduct and daily interactions:
    • respect, responsibility, honesty, excellence and service to community;
  • Incorporate the beliefs of KairosPDX in all approaches and instruction:
    • Every child is uniquely capable, innately curious and inherently creative,
    • Character and agency are essential to achievement and are developed through relationship and service to others,
    • A multi-cultural context delivers a strong sense of self and is a requirement for participation in our global society,
    • Children must be supported in the context of their families;
  • Support multicultural practice and inquiry based approaches that are:
    • Actively anti-racist — confronting bias in all of its forms,
    • Education for social justice — acknowledging history and studying the present to make informed decisions regarding a more equitable future,
    • Pervasive — examining practices in all levels of school culture and organization,
    • Personal — beginning with the necessary consideration of self as a cultural being,
    • Critical Pedagogy — pursuing multiple perspectives, anticipating contradictions and challenging assumptions,
    • Empowering — providing children the ego strength to challenge racist societal views,
    • Helping children think deeply about themselves and others.

School Nurse Position

School Nurse Core Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the health service programs of KairosPDX
  • Provide basic healthcare to students in case of injury or acute illness
  • Treat students and staff as needed
  • Develop care plans for students with ongoing conditions, chronic illnesses and disabilities
  • Consult with educators, school administrators, special education and other school staff regarding student care
  • Administer medication
  • Participate in student IEP, 504 and Safety Planning & monitoring as needed
  • Keep track of students’ vaccination records
  • Educate students, staff and families on health procedures, healthy habits, such as proper nutrition and hygiene
  • Support students who have disabilities
  • Perform hearing, vision and other health screenings
  • Detect health problems in early stages through regular screenings
  • Update students’ medical history
  • Ensure school environment is safe for children and school staff (e.g. prevention of communicable diseases)
  • Write referrals for pediatricians and other health specialists
  • Ensure compliance with national and local health laws
  • Participate in professional development facilitating growth of each student, staff member and the organization
  • Current Food Handlers Card
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

School Nurse Qualifications

  • Proper TSPC licensure to develop and deliver a comprehensive school health services, including current School Nurse Certification issued in the State of Oregon
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in public health nursing, community health nursing, school health nursing or pediatric nursing preferred
  • Knowledge of many areas of health including mental health
  • Knowledge of school laws and policies
  • Ability to work independently or with others
  • Ability to communicate well with others both written and orally
  • Ability to assess situations and act quickly
  • BLS/CPR certification
  • Knowledge of state health regulations
  • Ability to multitask
  • Use a computer and various software applications.
  • Willingness to learn about and adapt to KairosPDX culture
  • Must be organized, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Must be able to keep discretion and confidentiality
  • Share KairosPDX’s stance that excellent public education is a civil right of all children and families
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: Dependent on qualifications.
  • Benefits include: Up to three weeks of school closure breaks, paid sick/personal leave days, paid holidays, participation in Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), employer contribution for health insurance, professional development opportunities.

How to Apply

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: careers@kairospdx.org. Please state “School Nurse” in the subject line. In the cover letter please briefly describe any previous relevant experience, why you are interested in this position and what strengths you will bring to the job. Resumes will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Elementary Teacher Positions (K-2) & (3-5)

Elementary Teacher Core Responsibilities

  • Work with a team of colleague to further the mission of the school;
  • Teach and manage a classroom with approximately 20 children;
  • Discipline students in a fair and consistent manner, using clear routines and expectations as well as school approved behavior support techniques;
  • Interpret, plan and work toward the goals of the learning community;
  • Plan and prepare the environment for the academic and non-academic needs of children;
  • Assess for progress in the academic, social, emotional and cultural domains of student development;
  • Align curriculum, instructional strategies, and student assessment to the Common Core;
  • Document and maintain educational records for each child in the classroom;
  • Utilize data to inform instruction;
  • Responsible for planning for and orchestrating academic, social, emotional and cultural identity growth outcomes;
  • Work with a team of colleagues and families to provide a nurturing and positive climate that encourages student responsibility and intrinsic motivation;
  • Participate in continuous improvement practices including observation, reflection and collaboration;
  • Communicate regularly with families concerning the school’s program and their child’s progress (including quarterly family conferences, and annual home culture visit);
  • Participate in professional development to facilitate growth of each student, staff member and the organization overall;
  • Attend several KairosPDX staff and family events;
  • Participate in supervising students during recess and other non-class times and
  • Assist in planning and supervising field trips (both local trips and overnights).

Teacher Qualifications

  • Valid TSPC license for the grade level(s) taught
  • Documentation of “Highly Qualified Teacher Status” under the No Child Left Behind Act
  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s, preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a classroom
  • At least one or two years of experience teaching in an elementary classroom; three to five years of experience preferred
  • At least one or two years relevant experience working with children from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds
  • Training in early education and/or human development, preferred
  • Experience working with children ages 5 to 11, preferred
  • Training and/or experience with at least one special population such as special needs children, Talented and Gifted children, and/or English Language Learners, preferred
  • Effective interpersonal skills in managing and interacting with diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflict through equitable decision-making and effective problem solving
  • Willingness to learn about and adapt to KairosPDX culture
  • Open to learning and practicing a constructivist approach to teaching and learning
  • Commitment to culturally relevant practices
  • Commitment to professional reflection and ongoing collaboration
  • Share KairosPDX’s stance that excellent public education is a civil right of all children and families
  • Possess a passion for helping each child reach his or her social, emotional and academic potential including a commitment to differentiated instruction and ongoing assessment
  • Current Food Handlers Card and CPR First Aid Certificate required (cost paid by applicant)
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: Dependent on qualifications
  • Benefits include: Up to nine weeks of school closure breaks, paid sick/personal leave days, paid holidays, participation in Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), employer contribution for health insurance, professional development opportunities

How to Apply

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: careers@kairospdx.org. Please state “Elementary Teacher application K-2 or 3-5” in the subject line. In the cover letter please briefly describe your previous teaching experience, why you are interested in this position and what strengths you will bring to the job. Resumes will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Educational Assistant Position

Educational Assistant Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for upholding classroom expectations and language as set by classroom teachers while providing supervision of children
  • Assist classroom teacher and support team with development and implementation of individualized academic and behavior supports by:
    • Collaboration and communication of all observations and experiences while implementing support needs
    • Participating in professional development and training around trauma-informed care
    • Supporting individualized plans and providing consistent responses to daily behavior
    • Daily documentation in internal student databases
  • Responsible for leading students in recess, park, nutrition beaks, transitions, lunch duty and community action sessions
  • Assist classroom teacher with preparing the environment for the academic and non-academic needs of children
  • Assist classroom teacher with individual and/or small group instruction for children
  • Assist classroom teacher with facilitation of home/school information and relationship:
    • Responsible for the exchange of information between home and school ie: creation of flyers, conference reminders, etc.
    • Supporting classroom teachers to communicate with families regarding student behavior, needs and growth
  • Assist classroom teachers to develop culturally relevant instructional opportunities that engage and empower all students
  • Distributing food during nutrition breaks in classrooms
  • Tracking and maintaining first aid and safety supplies in classrooms
  • Participate in continuous improvement practices including observations, reflections and collaborations
  • Preparing materials and technology needs in support of learning
  • Perform other related duties as needed by teaching staff
  • Participate in professional development to facilitate growth of each student, staff member and the organization overall;
  • Attend several KairosPDX staff and family events;
  • Participate in supervising students during recess and other non-class times and
  • Assist in planning and supervising field trips (both local trips and overnights).

Educational Assistant Qualifications

  • Two (2) years, relevant college experience
  • Minimum two years of experience working in school, nonprofit, or community setting.
  • At least one or two years relevant experience working with children from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds
  • Interested in exploring the field of education
  • Training in early education and/or human development, preferred
  • Experience working with children ages 5 to 11, preferred
  • Ability to work with children and families from a low-income background and with whom English is a second language
  • Demonstrated ability to manage student behavior
  • Willingness to learn about and adapt to KairosPDX culture
  • Effective interpersonal skills in managing and interacting with diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflict through equitable decision-making and effective problem solving
  • Open to learning and practicing a new approach to teaching and learning
  • Commitment to culturally relevant practices
  • Share KairosPDX’s stance that excellent public education is a civil right of all children and families
  • Possess a passion for helping each child reach his or her social, emotional and academic potential including a commitment to differentiated instruction and ongoing assessment
  • Current Food Handlers Card and CPR First Aid Certificate required (cost paid by applicant)
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: Dependent on qualifications.
  • Benefits include: Up to three weeks of school closure breaks, paid sick/personal leave days, paid holidays, participation in Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), employer contribution for health insurance, professional development opportunities.

How to Apply

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: careers@kairospdx.org. Please state “Educational Assistant application” in the subject line. In the cover letter please briefly describe any previous experience you have working with children, why you are interested in this position and what strengths you will bring to the job. Resumes will be accepted until the positions are filled.

School Administrator Position

School Administrator Core Responsibilities:

  • Creating a positive environment by enforcing discipline to maintain safety as well as staff morale;
  • Overseeing the logistics and schedule of the school day runs smoothly and supports instructional excellence;
  • Work with a team of colleagues and families to provide a nurturing and positive climate that encourages student responsibility and intrinsic motivation;
  • Overseeing the implementation of school budget and ordering of materials;
  • Overseeing school compliance and processes such as TSPC, PPS, ODE etc.;
  • Overseeing student data and records;
  • Overseeing school safety emergency and procedures ensuring onsite building safety;
  • Overseeing the implementation of Learning Academy community partnerships programs such as Trillium, OMSI, Community Action Sessions & SUN;
  • Managing family concerns and communication with care, clarity and consistency;
  • Support the culture and climate of KairosPDX through:
    • Contribute to a relational learning environment designed to build skill, confidence and a positive cultural and academic identity;
    • Discipline students in a fair and consistent manner, using clear routines and expectations as well as school approved behavior support techniques;
    • Ensure that student and staff expectations are clear and visible for all;
    • Collaboratively work with student, school team and families to address unexpected behaviors in line with KairosPDX policies;
    • Supervise Student Support Coordinator overseeing training and protocols related to the effective management of the behavior support team
    • Supervise Student Support Coordinator overseeing training and protocols related to the effective execution of KairosPDX approved behavior approaches
  • Support the high expectations for student behavior at KairosPDX through:
    • Collaborating with school leadership to implement mission consistent systems, strategies and language for cultivating behavior support/change;
    • Supervise Classroom instructors including overseeing training, evaluation and protocols related to the effective execution of KairosPDX approved curriculum and continuous improvement practices;
    • Overseeing coordination of academic and behavioral data collection and analysis;
    • Overseeing KairosPDX staff collaboration with PPS school Psychologist to create consistency within the Student Intervention Team (SIT) processes and systems;
    • Overseeing KairosPPDX staff collaboration with the PPS Special Education team on specific instruction and strategies for children on Individualized Education Plans and 504 plans;
    • Collaborate with Counseling and support staff regarding specific student needs and current social-emotional planning;
    • Overseeing the use of data to assess student progress, formulate instructional practices and to differentiate instruction; focus on narrowing disparities between the highest and lowest performing students in order to meet the academic needs of individual students;
    • Participate in the development and evaluation of educational programs and curriculum;
    • Coach, support, supervise, and evaluate teachers and other staff as assigned by the Education Director;
  • Utilize PPS’ Synergy system and oversee the maintenance of attendance and discipline records/ reports;
  • Overseeing daily building staffing and volunteers schedule to ensure students safety and seamless classroom instruction;
  • Lead staff meetings and training sessions as needed;
  • Participate in continuous improvement practices including observation, evaluation, feedback and reflection;
  • Participate in professional development to facilitate growth of each student, staff member and the organization overall;
  • Overseeing the planning and supervising of field trips (both local trips and overnight) and school bus usage;
  • Building opening and closing as needed;
  • Perform other related duties as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters required;
  • Administration experience preferred;
  • A minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience and experience in a teacher/educator leadership position is required;
  • One year of relevant experience working with children from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience managing daily logistics;
  • Experience to manage budget and materials school wide;
  • Ability to track multiple data points;
  • Curriculum knowledge (workshop model; inquiry based);
  • Classroom experience that supported school improvement plans that resulted in improved academic performance for students, gains in closing the achievement gap;
  • Work hours may include on- and off-campus evening and weekend activities and meetings and district, school and student functions;
  • Actively participated in professional development, both as part of the school activities and on your own;
  • Trained in applied behavior analysis preferred;
  • Trained in nonviolent crisis intervention preferred;
  • Trained non-neurotypical neuroscience;
  • Effective interpersonal skills in managing and interacting with diverse groups of community members;
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Experience with the neuroscience behind mindfulness and sensory processing;
  • Training in early education and/or human development preferred;
  • Willingness to learn about and adapt to KairosPDX culture;
  • Commitment to culturally relevant practices;
  • Commitment to professional reflection and ongoing collaboration;
  • Current Food Handlers Card and CPR/First Aid Certificate required (cost paid by applicant);
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen;
  • Share KairosPDX’s stance that excellent public education is a civil right of all children and families;
  • Experience working with diverse populations, specifically people of color; and
  • Passion for KairosPDX’s mission.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: Dependent on qualifications.
  • Benefits include: Up to three weeks of school closure breaks, paid sick/personal leave days, paid holidays, participation in Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), employer contribution for health insurance, professional development opportunities.

How to Apply

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: careers@kairospdx.org. Please state “school administrator application” in the subject line.  In the cover letter please briefly describe your previous experience, why you are interested in this position and what strengths you will bring to the job.  Resumes will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Senior Manager, Development Position

The Senior Manager of Development will oversee and track all streams of revenue coming into the organization. They will work in direct partnership with the Executive Director, Leadership Team, staff, and Board of Directors to connect investors to the KairosPDX community. The Senior Manager of Development will help KairosPDX achieve financial goals that support the organization’s expansion and sustainability. Responsible for writing, strategic communications, and being a people-person who can create a strong network for KairosPDX. Responsible for stewarding individual donor gifts and maintaining a donor constituent relationship management, (CRM) record. The Senior Manager of Development will also use social justice philanthropy to show KairosPDX’s commitment to race and social justice.

Senior Manager of Development Core Responsibilities

Fundraising

  • Develop and implement an annual fund development plan and measure and report progress towards achieving
  • Lead individual donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship by attending key meetings, events and programs;
  • Lead point of contact for all major investors
  • Oversee coordination of database
  • Manage and oversee all annual fundraising events, working with all necessary staff and contractors to ensure successful events
  • Support planning and implementation of grant programs across the organization

Major Gifts

  • Create and implement a Major Gifts program
  • Work with the Executive Director to engage the Board of Directors and Investment Council to increase major gifts with focus on cultivating existing investors and multi-year gifts.
  • Manage and coordinate communication with all Major Investors

Prospecting and Cultivation

  • Responsible for all standing (weekly, monthly & quarterly) reports and analysis on partners/investors/funders, as needed.
  • Acknowledgment of all gifts and investments
  • Strategize and implement cultivation techniques to inspire prospective and lapsed investors to invest and also to support the ongoing investors to increase investment

Corporate Partnership

  • Grow existing business collaboration to develop healthy relationships between KairosPDX and the business;
  • Solicit contributions from businesses for event sponsorship;
  • Maintain relationships and strategic opportunities for partnership with key businesses and organizations in the community to engage in key KairosPDX events and volunteer opportunities

Communications

  • Produce annual appeals and other fundraising campaigns in partnership with Development staff
  • Design and distribute impact reports, collateral, and other publications

Required Qualifications

Education & Experience:

  • BA required
  • 5-7 yrs Managerial Experience Required
  • Proven work experience as Development Manager
  • Prior non-profit/education reform experience preferred;
  • Experience with Fund Development CRMs preferred;

Core Competencies:

  • Mission Focused
  • Ability to Manage many details and workstreams
  • Relational and able to navigate well across diverse groups
  • Strong Public Speaking skills
  • Driven towards Excellence
  • Influential
  • Talent Manager
  • Organized & Planned
  • Values Innovation
  • Constant Learner

Knowledge & Skills:

  • High tolerance for ambiguity, changing work priorities and deadlines, and a willingness to take on responsibilities and to prioritize work on multiple projects;
  • Highly detail-focused and results-oriented;
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituencies including business leaders, politicians, high net-worth individuals, thought leaders, families and consultants
  • Team-player attitude and strong customer-service orientation;
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
  • Demonstrated initiative, leadership, and tenacity;
  • Willingness to learn about and adapt to KairosPDX culture;
  • Commitment to culturally relevant practices and critical race theory
  • Commitment to professional reflection and ongoing collaboration;
  • CPR/First Aid Certificate required (cost paid by applicant);
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
  • Share KairosPDX’s stance that excellent public education is a civil right of all children and families;
  • Experience working with diverse populations, specifically people of color; and
  • Passion for KairosPDX’s mission.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: Dependent on qualifications
  • Benefits include: Up to three weeks of building closure breaks, paid sick/personal leave days, paid holidays, participation in Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), employer contribution for health insurance, professional development opportunity

How to Apply

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: careers@kairospdx.org. Please state “SeniorManager Development application” in the subject line. In the cover letter please briefly describe your previous teaching experience, why you are interested in this position and what strengths you will bring to the job. Resumes will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Senior Coordinator, Training Academy Position

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate internal systems and process for External Trainings including:
    • Develop and maintain External training master schedule
    • Support relationship with entities interested in KairosPDX Training Academy
    • Support and maintain relationship with External Contractors
    • Coordinate, manage and update all aspects of  webinar, website, video and training platform relevant to Training Academy including: 
      • Front-End planning, building, designing of training platform
      • Develop all webpage content
      • Maintain database and email
      • Helpdesk support
      • Website updates
      • Monitoring and reporting external training and membership
  • Coordinate logistics of training opportunities both virtual and onsite including:
    • Facilitation of positive participant experience 
    • Tracking registration and payment 
    • Preparation of materials 
    • Venue / Technology
    • Surveys & Course Assessments
  • Coordinate with facilitators and external contractors to create and finalize project deliverables 
  • Coordinate and track projects and information in multiple databases to meet all deliverables and deadlines 
  • Support Leadership team to facilitate intellectual property protection related to training materials
  • Maintain accurate research for External Trainings
  • Support marketing, recruitment and messaging regarding training offerings
  • Administer and manage yearly evaluation and feedback process for external training and contractors
    • Analyze data on satisfaction and effectiveness of trainings 
  • Coordinate compliance with grant requirement related to External Trainings
    • Collaborate with Grants Staff to curate, propose and complete grants related Training Academy
    • Collect and provide all data needs related to grants supporting Training Academy
  • Develop procedure to manage intake process for new membership and training offerings
  • Ensure  the tracking of membership thru training platform and by supporting all KairosPDX internal databases
  • Support membership database, registering, communication, paperwork and trainings for  Training platform
  • Participate in continuous improvement practices including observations, reflections and collaborations
  • Participation in professional development
  • Perform other related duties as needed and assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience;
  • Minimum five years of experience working in school, nonprofit, or community setting, Seven + years experience preferred;
  • Proven work experience as an administrative coordinator or similar role;
  • Experience with education delivery to adult learners, continuing education or customer service preferred;

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Plan daily work effectively and complete this work on time with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • Deadline driven, with the ability to multi-task to help KairosPDX achieve its goals;
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-pace environment;
  • Ability to exercise careful judgment,  diplomacy and tact; 
  • Ability to be flexible and efficient within challenging situations;
  • Effective interpersonal skills interacting with diverse groups of stakeholders;
  • Availability on some evenings and weekends required;
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite, Google platforms and social media;
  • Willingness to learn about and adapt to KairosPDX culture;
  • Commitment to culturally relevant practices;
  • Commitment to professional reflection and ongoing collaboration;
  • Current Food Handlers Card and CPR/First Aid Certificate required (cost paid by applicant);
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen;
  • Share KairosPDX’s stance that excellent public education is a civil right of all children and families;
  • Experience working with diverse populations, specifically people of color; and
  • Passion for KairosPDX’s mission.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: Dependent on qualifications 
  • Benefits include: Up to three weeks of school closure breaks, paid sick/personal leave days, paid holidays, participation in Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), employer contribution for health insurance, professional development opportunities

How to Apply

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: careers@kairospdx.org. Please state “Senior Training Academy Coordinator application” in the subject line. In the cover letter please briefly describe your previous bookkeeping experience, why you are interested in this position and what strengths you will bring to the job. Resumes will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Americorps VISTA Information Technology & Community Education Specialist Position

Essential Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Research best practices, platforms and funding opportunities for a learning frameworks based in technology
  • Label and track technology currently being used by KairosPDX students
  • Use volunteer and partnership management database to track current and potential partners
  • Create processes to manage and resolve student technology problems
  • Secure existing and new grant opportunities with fund development team
  • Begin creation of training modules for families to utilize to solve technology problems at home
  • Design a framework for cultivating a volunteer base to assist teachers in their learning environments
  • Track and manage volunteer and partnership data related to technology
  • Create systems for students and staff to access various learning platform
  • Identify areas of the KairosPDX technological infrastructure that can be targeted for improvement
  • Develop strategies for and implement various technological infrastructure that supports learning

Marginal Responsibilities:

  • Engage in community and KairosPDX culture to gain an understanding of the population we are serving;

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Responsibilities:

  • Attend all Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps VISTA required trainings and events
  • Complete and submit all Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps VISTA required progress reports, timesheets, and other paperwork

Required Qualifications:

  • 18 years and older
  • Must have at least an Associate’s Degree or equivalent credits
  • Demonstrate a commitment to or willingness to explore issues of racial justice and equity
  • A U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Able to serve full-time for 365 days
  • Ability to pass a criminal history background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience
  • Event coordination experience
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office software
  • Experience with troubleshooting and tech support processes
  • Familiarity with the Google and Microsoft ecosystem

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Benefits:

  • A living allowance of $16,671 (for VISTAs serving in Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill counties)
  • An education award of $6,195 or cash stipend of $1,500 upon successful completion of service
  • Relocation allowance of $550 and mileage- based reimbursement if moving more than 50 miles to serve
  • Health benefits
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment on qualified student loans
  • Child care (if eligible)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Access to an extensive network of AmeriCorps Alums
  • Federal jobs non-competitive eligibility for one year after service

Site Specific Benefits:

  • Experience working in a culturally-responsive and trauma-informed school and nonprofit organization with deep community ties
  • Access to high quality professional development hosted on site
  • Networking opportunities with other non-profits and organizations in the community

How to Apply
Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: careers@kairospdx.org. Please state “VISTA Information Technology Learning and Community Education Specialist application” in the subject line. In the cover letter please briefly describe your previous experience, why you are interested in this position and what strengths you will bring to the job. Resumes will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Bus Driver Position

Bus Driver Core Responsibilities 

  • Share responsibility with a team of colleagues and parents to honor the mission and values of the school;
  • Safely operates school bus for the purpose of transporting students over scheduled routes to and from school
  • Operates District school bus in accordance with procedures and in compliance with all State of Oregon traffic laws and regulations regarding the operation of a school bus
  • Appropriately and safely operates all devices associated with operating and inspecting a school bus, including but not limited to: electronic inspection devices; first aid kits; bodily fluid kits; fire extinguishers; emergency triangles; tire irons; car seats; safety vests; wheelchairs and wheelchair securements; wheelchair lifts; oxygen tanks; backpacks; securement straps; seat belts; and two-way radios.
  • Support, manage and discipline students in a fair and consistent manner, using clear routines and expectations as well as school approved behavior support techniques;
  • Regulates heating and ventilating equipment provided on bus for the comfort of passengers.
  • Instructs, supervises, and assists students and other passengers in safely crossing roadways and the safe entry and exiting of the bus during regular and emergency situations. Twice each year instructs students and other riders on safe bus riding and bus evacuations as required by law.
  • Performs designated pre-trip and post-trip inspections of the assigned school bus in accordance with District procedures and laws of the State of Oregon. Undertakes inclement weather procedures as necessary, including chaining the bus when necessary.
  • Cleans interiors and windshields of school buses for the purpose of ensuring safety, appearance and sanitation of the vehicle in accordance with District procedures.
  • Prepares all required reports, forms or other documents and maintains accurate records.
  • Maintains confidentiality, with specific understanding of the privacy rights of students.
  • Effectively communicates with students and parents to create an orderly and safe experience for student riders.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with other members of the transportation staff, school personnel, students, and parents. Effectively works and communicates with students, parents, and staff from diverse cultures or backgrounds including those who speak limited or no English.
  • Complies with all procedures outlined in the Code of Professional Conduct and Annual Notices for Education Practitioners, Teachers, Support Staff, Administrators, Substitutes Handbook; and the Employees Handbook; and all other District Policies and Procedures.

Bus Driver Required Qualifications

  • Must be able to operate all student transportation vehicles.
  • Must have successfully completed a Bus Driver Trainee program.
  • Must possess a satisfactory driving record and an understanding of safe driving practices.
  • Must read, speak, and write the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public.
  • Must understand highway signs and signals in the English language.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to chain a bus.
  • Must maintain a sound driving record.
  • Must remain drug-free and will be subject to drug testing at various times: pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident and return to work.
  • Perform other related duties as needed.

Bus Driver Qualifications

  • At least one or two years relevant experience working with children from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience working with children ages 5 to 11, preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to manage student behavior
  • Willingness to learn about and adapt to KairosPDX culture
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets the standards in place by the District.
  • At the point of hire, must be able to pass the Physical Capacity/Agility Test and must pass a
  • DOT physical examination and drug test. Must attain and maintain a DOT Physical Card.
  • At the point of hire, must be able to attain and maintain an Oregon Commercial Drivers’
  • License and Oregon School Bus Driver Certification.
  • Must possess and maintain a First Aid/CPR Card.
  • Must pass a Criminal Background Check.
  • Must pass a Drug Screening Test.
  • Must obtain all other necessary certifications and licenses necessary to operate a school bus in the state of Oregon including complying with new regulations that may be enacted subsequent to the first day of employment.
  • Must possess a reaction time of 3/4 of a second or less from the throttle to the brake control.
  • On a continuous basis, hearing must be not less than 7/15 in at least one (1) ear.
  • On a continuous basis, vision must be with near acuity and far acuity of no less than 20/40 in each eye either with or without corrective lenses binocular acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye with or without corrective lenses a field of vision of not less than a total of 140 degrees depth perception and color vision to distinguish red, green and yellow colors.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: Dependent on qualifications;
  • Benefits include:  Up to three weeks of school closure breaks, paid sick/personal leave days, paid holidays, participation in Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), employer contribution for health insurance, professional development opportunities.

Working Conditions

  • This position works outside in all kinds of weather, and often in the dark.  Much of this positions work time consists of seated time in the driver’s seat of a school bus.  This position will routinely ascend and descend stairs, use leg and hand motions associated with the driving of a bus.
  • This position will have potential exposure including, but not limited to, chemical, diesel, grease and oil fumes; fuel, grease and oil; blood-borne pathogens; heavy traffic patterns; cold and hot temperatures; and inclement and severe weather.

How to Apply

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: careers@kairospdx.org. Please state “Bus Driver application” in the subject line.  In the cover letter please briefly describe your previous experience, why you are interested in this position and what strengths you will bring to the job. Resumes will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Advocacy Intern

Advocacy Intern Core Responsibilities 

  • Ability to work within the community and with parents/families;
  • Ability to update the newsletter weekly, social media, email updates;
  • Experience writing summaries related to grants, policies, bills and legislation;
  • Experience in conducting intensive research, that will be analyzed and shared;
  • Support Executive Director with KairosPDX vision;
  • Background, experience, or knowledge of writing testimony, cheat sheets, phone banking, lobbying, and other politically charger work;
  • Ability to attend meetings and be a liaison with community partners;
  • Knowledge of advocacy and organizing work;
  • Work with a team of colleagues to further the mission of the school;
  • Participate in continuous improvement practices including observation, reflection and collaboration;
  • Participate in professional development to facilitate growth of each student, staff member and the organization overall.

Intern Qualifications

    • Full-time student
      • Undergraduate (completed freshman year);
    • Minimum of a B average (cumulative 3.0 on 4.0 scale);
    • Plan to continue education in the following term/semester
      • Internship assignment may coincide with last term/trimester, inter must disengage upon graduation;
    • Effective communication skills;
    • Ability to analyze and summarize data/research;
    • Ability to work independently;
    • Effective interpersonal skills in managing and interacting with diverse groups of stakeholders;
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflict through equitable decision-making and effective problem solving;
  • Willlingness to learn about and adapt to KairosPDX culture;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Kairos’ mission and values;
  • Commitment to culturally relevant practices;
  • Commitment to professional reflection and ongoing collaboration;
  • Experience working with children ages 5 to 11, preferred;
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.

Submit with Application

  • Resume;
  • Recent transcript attesting to their GPA and standing as a full-time student;
  • Unpaid interns must also provide documentation of the participation in a bona-fide college intern program under which their internship either qualifies them to receive course credit OR fulfills a graduation/coursework requirement.

How to Apply

Intersted candidates please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: careers@kairospdx.org.  Please state “Advocacy Intern application” in the subject line.  In the cover letter please briefly describe your previous advocacy experience, why you are interested in this position and what strengths you will bring to the job.  Resumes will be accepted until the positions are filled.

KairosPDX is an equal opportunity employer.  KairosPDX will not discriminate against any job applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation and/or gender identification.