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Life at KairosPDX

Careers at KairosPDX

KairosPDX is a non-profit organization focused on delivering excellent, equitable education to underserved children, their families and their communities. 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 our Learning Academy, Community Relations, Government Affairs, and Training Academy.

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.

KairosPDX launched our flagship program, our Learning Academy, a public charter school sponsored by Portland Public Schools, located on N. Gantenbein Avenue in Portland in 2014. Our educational model is a mix between direct instruction and inquiry-based. Our curriculum approach is a culturally-responsive, workshop model that infuses mindfulness, restorative practice, studio art, STEM, music and fitness in our teaching.

KairosPDX launched our Training Academy in 2021. KairosPDX Training Academy is focused on training current leaders across multiple sectors on how to lead in an equity movement that is grounded in transformational change and rooted in a framework of belonging and the neuroscience of love. We provide training and professional development around rehumanization practices and protocols for administrators, educators, early childhood professionals, organizations, and businesses the tools to do the work in equity that KairosPDX puts into practice daily.

Current Positions Open for Application

(see position description by clicking on each title below)

Email careers@kairospdx.org if interested or have any questions.

The Manager, Community Relations (MCR) manages Family Engagement, Partnership and Policy. The MCR understands and holds the big picture of who KairosPDX is in the community and how it functions as a school that is more than a school.The MCR ensures that the Family Engagement, Partnership and Governance/ Advocacy & Policy is managed with excellence. The MCR nurtures relationships between external partners, community-based partnerships, family and local and state leaders.

This position requires an extremely perceptive person capable of relating to individuals at all levels within the organization. The MCR must be sensitive to KairosPDX needs, employee goodwill and the organization mission, values, and operational needs. This position has direct supervisory responsibilities for the Family Engagement, Partnerships and Governance staff.

Manager Community Relations Core Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a warm, welcoming and collaborative environment for KairosPDX families, external partners and community-based partnership and local and state leaders.
  • Supervise Communication, Staff Coordination and Data Management across all Community Relations Areas:
    • Work with Coordinators on key messaging in all newsletters and social media; 
    • Knit together all community relations events across calendar year and organization;
    • Support all communication for family engagement activities & events;
    • Ensure KairosPDX database is updated with ongoing communications with families, teachers and partners to enable consistent support for families and staff;
    • Ensure proper grant submissions and reporting on all grants, contracts and investments related to community relations;
    • Ensure tracking of all in-kind donations of goods & services from parameters & investors;
    • Ensure all SOPs are being followed across all Community Relations including:   Spread the Love event attendees, grants, business relationships, political relationships and individual investors, Community Action Sessions (CAS) and Training Academy relationships;
    • Support Steering Committee of Family Council and participate in Leadership Meetings as needed;
    • Collaborate with SUN Manager for family and student support services;
    • Manage in collaboration with implementation of Learning Academy community partnerships programs such as Trillium, OMSI, Community Action Sessions & SUN;
    • Oversee all partnership at KairosPDX(Learning Academy, Training Academy, early learning programming and policy/advocacy) programs:
      • Maintain relationships and strategic opportunities with existing partners;
      • Oversee all partnership outreach to corporations, nonprofits, businesses and
        other organizations to gain new partnerships and sustainable volunteer groups;
      • Develop procedure to manage intake process for new partners and volume of
        partners and manage partnership life cycles.
    • Participate in policy agenda for KairosPDX at key community and leadership tables;
    • Work with Elected leaders and key CBO staff on collective policy work impacting the Black community;
    • Build relationships with key partners in policy and advocacy work tracking key legislative bills;
    • Oversee documenting, researching, and preparing presentations and briefing sheets on core policy issues;
    • Oversee research and evaluation of family advocacy/engagement and the processes;
  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
  • Attend several KairosPDX staff and family events
  • Participate in continuous improvement practices including observations, reflections and collaborations
  • Participation in professional development and trainings;
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Core Competencies:

  • Talent Manager
  • Mission Focused
  • Organized & Planned
  • Driven towards Excellence
  • Influential
  • Relationship Builder
  • Creative

Education & Experience:

  • BA preferred;
  • Minimum three years of experience required (working in school, nonprofit, or community setting); five + years preferred
  • Proven work experience in Community Relations, Partnership, Policy or similar role
  • One year relevant experience working with families from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds
  • Prior school or education reform experience preferred
  • Managerial experience preferred

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: Starting at $58K 
  • 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.

Apply Here!

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

Core Position Responsibilities:

  •  Plan and guide age-appropriate learning experiences designed to nurture children’s social-emotional, cognitive and creative intelligences
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the developmental stages and needs of children ages 3-5
  • Create a learning environment that supports children to develop and challenge their sense of self and community
  • Establish and maintain authentic and respectful relationships with children, families and colleagues
  • Communicate with families about students’ experiences, challenges, and progress (including quarterly family conferences, and annual home culture visit)
  • Engage as a member of a teaching team which practices and values collaboration, listening for understanding, and respectful communication
  • Maintain healthy and safe conditions for children, families and colleagues
  • Maintain professional commitment to the mission of KairosPDX and its approaches to teaching and learning
  • Participate in supervising students during recess and other non-class times and
  • Assist in planning and supervising walking and local field trips local trips.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attend several KairosPDX staff and family events
  • Participate in professional development to facilitate the growth of each student, staff member and the organization overall
  • Participate in continuous improvement practices including observations, reflections and collaborations
  • Participate in all staff, department and team meetings and seminars
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change with or without notice.
  • Perform other related duties as needed and assigned

Required Qualifications:

●        At least two full years of teaching experience in a licensed/certified preschool setting with lesson planning experience required; OR

●        At least 10 semester credits or 15 quarter credits in early childhood education with at least 6 full months of experience in a licensed/certified preschool setting including lesson planning experience required; OR

●        Documentation of attaining at least step 8 in Oregon registry

●        Previous experience in childcare, teaching, or other related fields

●        Enrollment in Oregon’s Criminal Background Registry through the Office of Child Care (cost paid by applicant).

●        Strong verbal and written communications skills with internal staff, external corporate partners, donors, funders, volunteers, and vendors

●        Agility to work across multiple, simultaneous projects and meet deadlines with attention to detail and deadlines.

●        Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

●        Knowledgeable of the practices of the early childhood schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy

●        Values families as essential partners in children’s learning.

●        Finds joy in working alongside children and other adults.

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 families, parents, staff and students;

●        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;

●        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.

●        Ability to adhere to Governors Vaccination Requirements for Teachers and School Staff, note this applies to all KairosPDX non-Instructional staff.

●        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 Range: Dependent on qualifications, starting at $43,852
  • Benefits include: Up to three weeks of building closure breaks, paid sick/personal leave days, paid holidays, employer contribution for health insurance, professional development opportunities.

Apply Here!

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

Core Position Responsibilities:

  • Support the lead teaching team and support a group of preschool children
    • Individual and/or small group instruction for children
  • Support for the exchange of information between home and school ie: creation of flyers, conference reminders, etc.
  • Supporting lead teacher to communicate with families regarding student behavior, needs and growth
  • Perform activities that ensure the safety, engagement, and creativity of each individual in the group
  • Work cooperatively with the lead teacher to discuss and aid in the implementation of daily plans in accordance with the current curriculum and covid related sanitation standards
  • Nurture the social-emotional intelligences of children
  • Follow daily lesson plans for appropriate age teaching and learning, making adjustments when needed
  • Set up, maintain and clean up daily provocations
  • Cultivate a warm, welcoming and safe environment for students, families and colleagues
  • Support classroom expectations and agreements
  • Guide children through process of exploration, collaboration and reflection
  • Comfortability getting outside and creating a positive light on outdoor education in all weather
  • Keep an organized and orderly classroom that promotes creativity and learning
  • Maintain weekly communication with parents through a weekly email
  • Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, community contacts and corporate partners.
  • Participate in supervising students during recess and other non-class times and
  • Assist in planning and supervising walking and local field trips local trips.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attend several KairosPDX staff and family events
  • Participate in professional development to facilitate growth of each student, staff member and the organization overall
  • Participate in continuous improvement practices including observations, reflections and collaborations
  • Perform other related duties as needed and assigned

Required Qualifications:

●        Early Childhood Education degree or equivalent experience

●        Relevant experience in child development and early childhood education

●        Agility to work across multiple, simultaneous projects and meet deadlines with attention to detail and deadlines

●        Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills

●        Compassionate and confident leader

●        Eagerness to work collaboratively with the early childhood teaching team

●        Documentation of attaining at least step 4 in Oregon registry

●        Enrollment in Oregon’s Criminal Background Registry through the Office of Child Care (cost paid by applicant).

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 families, parents, staff and students;

●        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;

●        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.

●        Enrollment in Oregon’s Criminal Background registry.

●        Ability to adhere to Governors Vaccination Requirements for Teachers and School Staff, note this applies to all KairosPDX non-Instructional staff.

●        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 Range: Dependent on qualifications, starting at $41,412
  • Benefits include: Up to three weeks of building closure breaks, paid sick/personal leave days, paid holidays, employer contribution for health insurance, professional development opportunities.

Apply Here!

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

Core Position Responsibilities:

 

  • Create a learning environment designed to build skill, confidence and a positive cultural and academic identity

  • Research, implement and align curriculum, instructional strategies, and student assessment to the Common Core

  • Develop and track standards, growth and learning goals for each student including use of baseline and progression data, identifying strategies, measures and evidence of progress standards

  • Responsible for planning for and orchestrating academic, social, emotional and cultural identity growth outcomes

  • Collaborate with Science Collaborator and instructional staff to schedule lessons serving all KairosPDX students

  • Collaborate with Science Collaborator to design and implement specific lessons for Community Action Sessions CAS

  • Stay current with new content and information in a rapidly changing environment

  • Hold student outcomes, aspirations, and involvement at the center of plans aimed to increase student growth and achievement

  • Teach and manage a classroom with approximately 20-40 students

  • 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 students

  • 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 student in the classroom

  • Utilize data to inform instruction

  • Work with a team of colleagues and families to provide a nurturing and positive climate that encourages student responsibility and intrinsic motivation

  • Plans lessons based on grade-level standards that are meaningful and differentiated to meet student needs, that are relevantly linked beyond the task-at-hand, and that help all students learn and apply transferable knowledge and skills.

  • Communicates with care, respect, proactivity and professionalism to students, parents, colleagues, and all school personnel. Communicates, both verbally and in writing, in a manner that builds and enhances powerful relationships with students, their families, and members of the school community

  • Plans lessons that are intentionally linked to other lessons (previous and future)in support of students meeting standards.

  • Provides students with measurable learning targets with clear criteria for success.

  • Assigns students understandable and relevant performance tasks to provide concrete evidence of student learning.

  •  Develops teaching points based on students’ learning needs (academic background, life experiences, culture, and language) in relation to the learning target(s)

  • Enables students to take ownership of their own learning such that they build the capacity to develop, test, and refine their thinking.

  • Engage students with strategies, capitalizing and building upon students’ academic background, life experiences, culture and language, and which support rigorous and culturally relevant learning.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attend several KairosPDX staff and family events

  • Participate in professional development to facilitate the growth of each student, staff member and the organization overall

  • Participate in continuous improvement practices including observations, reflections and collaborations

  • Participate in all staff, department and team meetings and seminars

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change with or without notice

  • Perform other related duties as needed and assigned.

 

Teacher Qualifications:

 

  • Valid TSPC license

  • 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 Range: 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 opportunities

 

Apply Here!

 

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

Core Position Responsibilities: 

Support culturally relevant planning and instruction as a developing skill in teachers K-5 

Stay current with new content and information in a rapidly changing environment 

Collaborate with Instructional leadership toward student success 

Participate in weekly instructional planning meetings focusing on relationship at the center and culturally relevant content and practices 

Curate resources to customize culturally relevant curriculum for individual classrooms 

Maintain a “learner” orientation in partner and team interactions, and contribute to the development of a successful “continuous improvement organization” 

Respect and draw upon students and adults as the “directors of their own learning” 

Collaborate Chief Education and Culture Officer, and Chief Administrative Officer to support KairosPDX vision, content, training and curriculum development. 

o Collaborate with the Training Academy Team to support internal and external training and professional development. 

o Lead internal and external presentations and trainings 

o Collaborate with leadership to codify current systems and approaches to CI intervention 

o Collaborate with instructional and training academy team members to create culturally affirming strategies, events and interventions for organization wide use 

Collaborate with school leadership to craft mission consistent systems, strategies and language for cultivating behavior support/change through Cultural Identity and mentoring work 

Collaborate with school counselor and behavior support team to identify students in need of tier 2 and tier 3 Cultural Identity (C.I.) intervention 

Work with individual students identified as in need of Tier 3 C. I. intervention 

Work with groups of students identified as in need of Tier 2 C.I. intervention 

Hold student outcomes, aspirations, and involvement at the center of plans aimed to increase student growth and achievement 

Collaborate with school leadership to craft a school-wide scope and sequence K-5, based on the teaching tolerance standards for identity, race and social emotional communication

Participate in instructional team meetings, leadership team meetings and PLC meetings. 

Support the practice and implementation of skills/strategies presented in classroom presentations, school-wide training 

Support the proctoring of formal school wide assessments including NWEA and SBAC 

Participate in the school wide communication of instruction goals and perspectives with families 

Participate in supervising students during recess and other non-class times 

Additional Responsibilities

Attend several KairosPDX staff and family events 

Participate in professional development to facilitate the growth of each student, staff member and the organization overall 

Last updated Teacher Collaborator Sept 2022

Participate in continuous improvement practices including observations, reflections and collaborations 

Participate in all staff, department and team meetings and seminars 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change with or without notice 

Perform other related duties as needed and assigned. 

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 

Apply Here!

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

Nutrition Assistant Position

Nutrition Assistant Core Responsibilities:  

  • Follow all food safety procedures to ensure food is received, prepared and served to all students, staff, and families in accordance with all local, state, and federal guidelines. 
  • Employee may be required to do any or all of the following, as directed by Nutrition & Garden Coordinator:
  •  
  •           ○Assist in preparing and cooking large quantities of food (main dishes, salads, fruits,               sandwiches, etc.) 

          ○ Participate in the maintenance of proper sanitary conditions including: cleaning                    utensils, dishes, serving areas, equipment and facilities 

          ○ Arrange food and trays for serving and restock salad bar or serving lines

          ○ Understand and ensure proper storage and rotation of food and consumable                             supplies 

          ○ Operate and oversee safe operation of commercial kitchen equipment and                                appliances (dishwasher, oven, hot wells, etc.) 

          ○ Assisting with ordering and receiving of food and supplies, and ensuring all                                vendors have the ability to safely deliver food on schedule 

          ○ Sub-leading in the absence of the Nutrition Coordinator 

          ○ Meal count claiming and reporting 

          ○ Monthly support of front office for school meal payments 

          ○ Oversee and work with students and lunch duty staff to maintain a clean and                             welcoming cafeteria environment. 

  • Use full range of motion at a standard height work table, dishwasher and/or pot and pan sink 
  •           ○ This includes bending and reaching
  • Push and/or pull rolling racks or carts 
  • Participate in weekly Department and All staff Meetings 
  • At times, collaborate with all three school departments (Administrative, Support, and Instructional) to meet the dietary and support needs of all students. to further the mission of the school 
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs or more 
  • Ability to stand or walk for up to 6 hours 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
  • Attend several KairosPDX staff and family events 
  • Participate in continuous improvement practices including observations, reflections and collaborations 
  • Participation in professional development; and 
  • Perform other related duties as needed and assigned 

Nutrition Assistant Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Minimum one year of experience working in nonprofit, and/or community organization setting
  • Maintain current Multnomah County Food Handler’s certification 
  • Prefer experience in quantity food preparation and service 
  • Knowledge of standard safety practices and procedures related to preparation and serving of food and maintenance of kitchen area 
  • Strong communications skills with internal staff, students, external corporate partners, volunteers, and vendors
  • Agility to work across multiple, simultaneous projects and meet deadlines with attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

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 families, parents, staff and students; 
  • Operate basic kitchen equipment 
  • 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; 
  • 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. 
  • Ability to adhere to Governors Vaccination Requirements for Teachers and School Staff, note this applies to all KairosPDX non-Instructional staff. 
  • 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 Range: 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. 

Apply Here!

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

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.

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

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.

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

Office Coordinator Core Responsibilities 

● Hold responsibility for creating a warm and welcoming environment for all visitors to KairosPDX 

● Responsible for managing and tracking information in multiple databases related to                  communication via mailing, emails, fliers and phone calls for all student record keeping and  tracking including:       

          o Applications, lottery, waitlist, acceptance, and enrollment processes and procedures 

● Managing and maintaining all student attendance and information in Synergy & all Kairos internal databases      

          o Creating and managing compliance of all student internal cumulative files: 

                    ▪ Immunizations tracking and reporting to Multnomah County 

                    ▪ Track teachers academic filing 

          o Tracking and updating policy updates: e.g. uniform & attendance 

          o Record, maintain and support student and family needs and requests 

          o Transportation list & Family Badges 

● Assist in creating and distributing newsletters/ parent, donor & ambassador communication ● Responsible for answering phones, checking multiple emails, checking voicemails and returning calls              

● Coordinate and manage all safety functions that include: building and safety plan administration                        

          o Including coordination of all safety drills and communication and revision of emergency                protocols based on drills; 

          o Sourcing of all equipment and software needed to administer the plan; 

          o Building entry and exit: communication, improvement and implementation of safety                        protocols; 

          o Collect facilities information and submit work orders & facilities request; 

● Oversee the maintenance of office supply inventory, (specifically biohazard) aesthetics, facilities, and technology support;           

● Maintain School Administrator’s appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and travel;                   

● Process all internal purchase authorizations and check request for School Administrator’s and Learning Academy;       

● Conserve School Administrator’s time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence;  drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information;                                         

● Supervise Front Office Assistant; coordinating office coverage at all times;  and support any ongoing projects from School Administrator: managing and scheduling meetings/appointments, copying, scanning, collating, mailing, booking conference room                                                      

● Organize office operations and procedures, such as flow of correspondence, filing, requisition of supplies, and other clerical services related to fields trips, assembly, special/          family events                       

● Evaluate office production, revise procedures, or devise new forms to improve efficiency of workflow 

Additional Responsibilities: 

● Attend several KairosPDX staff and family events 

● Participate in professional development to facilitate the growth of each student, staff member and the organization overall 

● Participate in continuous improvement practices including observations, reflections and collaborations 

● Participate in all staff, department and team meetings and seminars 

● Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change with or without notice. 

● Perform other related duties as needed and assigned 

Required Qualifications: 

● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience; 

● Minimum two years of experience working in school, nonprofit, or community setting

 ● One year relevant experience working with children from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds; 

● Experience working with children ages 5 to 11, preferred; 

● Proven work experience as an administrative coordinator or similar role; 

● Demonstrated ability to manage conflict through equitable decision-making and effective problem-solving 

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 families, parents, staff and students; 

● 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; 

● 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. 

● Ability to adhere to Governors Vaccination Requirements for Teachers and School Staff, note this applies to all KairosPDX non-Instructional staff.        

● 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

● Passion for KairosPDX’s mission. 

Salary and Benefits: 

● Salary Range: Dependent on qualifications, starting at $44,000

● 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                 

Apply Here!

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

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