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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:

The Director of Operations (DO) is the business operations leader responsible for overseeing many of the daily activities and directing and coordinating actions across the organization.. The DO ensures that the organization is managed with operational excellence and fiscal prudence by creating, refining and implementing policies and systems while upholding the values of KairosPDX. The DO and their team work to create a culture of service and support and develop long-term operational strategies. The actions of the Director of Operations must always be aligned with our mission, vision, and core values.

Director of Operations Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement organizational systems and procedures that ensure operational excellence within all departments. Systems include but are not limited to: facilities maintenance, security, transportation, foodservices, procurement, human resources, compliance tracking, information technology and budget management.
  • Ensuring ongoing monitoring and implementation of contracts.
  • Oversee the documentation of all operations to ensure that consistent, efficient workflows are in place, yielding optimal productivity and performance.
  • Ensure staff members understand the procedures and have the resources to operate effectively.
  • Oversee the capturing and organization of key data with reliability for the creation and completion of various compliance reports. Support the organization’s processes to remain legally compliant.
  • Manage and successfully complete all necessary compliance reporting to the Local, State, Federal Government, and KairosPDX stakeholders.
  • Support the development, management, and maintenance of the procurement lifecycle, including but not limited to: vendor selection, account creation, purchase order management, materials requisitioning and receiving, inventory management, and invoice reconciliation and payment.
  • Work with Bookkeeper & Finance Committee to maintain organizations financial management system (QuickBooks).
  • Oversee, in coordination with the Senior Leadership, year-end audits as well as any site audits from state or federal agencies
  • Analyze facilities process workflow, employee and space requirements and equipment layout; implement changes as needed.
  • Maintain safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations; running a safe, injury/accident free workplace
  • Establish contracts and pricing and ensuring proper maintenance and serving as primary liaison with utilities and local government agencies, such as fire, police, health and safety agencies
  • Support Senior Manager of IT with technology implementation (planning, procurement, and training).
  • Monitor internal HR systems and ensure compliance
  • Manage staff levels, wages, hours, contract labor to revenues
  • Oversee hiring objectives and job description creation
  • Work with Supervisors to handle disciplinary issues as needed.
  • Plan and review compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Oversee hiring and coordination all HR contractor experts as needed.
  • Adjust the workflow and reassign staff tasks to improve efficiency in operations.
  • Recruit, hire, lead and manage operations team. Staff could include: managers, coordinators, office assistants/ specialist, IT staff, janitorial and maintenance staff, transportation staff, and lunch services team.
  • Meet with leadership team regularly to discuss goals, progress towards goals, trends and challenges, areas for growth, and action plans.
  • Create a culture of service and support developing team members to excel in their roles and ensuring the organization maintains operational excellence.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • 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;
  • 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

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business administration, finance, business operations management or related field;
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience required; Five+ years preferred;
  • Proven work experience as operations manager or similar role;
  • Prior school/education reform experience, preferred
  • Experience administering insurance, workplace compliance, and benefits required

Core Competencies:

  • Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Global & Cultural Awareness
  • Relationship Management
  • Mission Focused
  • Ability to Manage many details and workstreams
  • Relational and able to navigate well across diverse groups
  • Organized & Planned

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 and critical race theory
  • Commitment to professional reflection and ongoing collaboration;
  • 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: $90K – $105K, depending on experience
  • 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 “Director of Operations application” in the subject line. In the cover letter please briefly describe your previous experience relevant to the Director of Operations role, 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.

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: $58K – $72K, depending on experience
  • 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 “Manager Community Relations  application” in the subject line. In the cover letter please briefly describe your previous experience related to the Manager of Community Relations position, 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.

Executive Assistant Core Responsibilities: 

  •  Acting as the point of contact among employees, families, clients and other external partners 
  •  Providing administrative assistance, such as writing and editing emails, drafting memos and preparing communications on the executive’s behalf
  •   Managing information flow in a timely and accurate manner
  •   Maintain CEO’s appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences,teleconferences, and travel
  • Coordinate all meetings, promptly responding to meeting requests providing dates and times of availability, scheduling, ensuring meetings are calendared with agenda/ topic defined and obtaining or researching pertinent information in advance
  • Responsible for coordinating meetings, taking meeting minutes, record keeping and meeting follow-up
  • Responsible for answering phones, checking multiple emails, checking voicemails and returning calls
  • Responsible for managing and tracking projects and information in multiple databases of all related communication via mailing, emails, fliers and phone calls
  • Format information for internal and external communication – memos, emails, presentations, reports
  • Process all internal purchase authorizations, check request, contracts, and agreements for CEO via electronic signature platform
  • Conserve CEO’s time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications
  •  Produce information by researching, transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics
  • Provide historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions and details that pertain to key stakeholder relationships
  • Maintain confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential
  • Assist in creating and distributing newsletters /communications to staff & board members
  • Participate in professional development facilitating growth of each student, staff member and the organization
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Executive Assistant Qualifications 

  • Minimum two years office experience working as an assistant, nonprofit, preferred
  • Willingness to learn about and adapt to KairosPDX culture
  • Must be adept at problem-solving, including being able to identify issues and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Must be able to prioritize and plan work activities as to use time efficiently
  • Must be organized, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality
  • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to supervisor direction, and must be able to improve performance through supervisor feedback
  • Must be able to communicate clearly, both written and orally
  • Effective interpersonal skills in managing and interacting with diverse groups of stakeholders 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills 
  • Must be able to keep discretion and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflict through equitable decision-making and effective problem solving 
  • Share KairosPDX’s stance that excellent public education is a civil right of all children and families 
  • Current CPR First Aid Certificate required (cost paid by applicant)
  • 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 “Executive Assistant” 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. 

Core Position Responsibilities:

  • The Front Office Assistant is technical and project support for the administration of the school; responsible for responsive project based onsite tasks.
  • Share responsibility with a team of colleagues and families for creating a warm and welcoming environment honoring the mission and values for all members of the KairosPDX community;
  • Daily: Responsible for opening doors, answering phones, checking multiple emails, checking voicemails and returning calls;
  • Support the management and tracking information in multiple databases of all related communication via mailing, emails, fliers and phone calls;
  • Assist and support any ongoing projects from leadership team including: managing and scheduling meetings/appointments, copying, scanning, collating, mailing, and booking of the conference room;
  • Respond to email communication in timely and accurate manner;
  • Responsible for site level procurement of office supplies inventory and maintenance;
  • Responsible for producing, printing and organizing and distributing paperwork as needed;
  • Ensure staff members understand the onsite procedures and have the resources to operate effectively;
  • Onsite Student Support: basic first aid, health screens, administer medication as needed, and maintain the extra clothes supply;
  • Assist with student awards and recognitions for habits of success and attendance;
  • Support purchase and tracking of paperwork, inventory and daily reconciliation of cash related to:
  • KairosPDX patches;
  • School meals;
  • Ambassador background checks;
  • Field Trips;
  • School Pictures;
  • Supporting coordination and needs for student outreach via bus & bus service;
  • Supporting seasonal shifts in demand for administrative tasks to support student enrollment, student recruitment, Community Action Sessions, events and campaigns;
  • Supporting school pictures & field trip process and logistics;
  • Assist with student and family communications around health, events and logistics as needed;
  • Support all Ambassador programming at KairosPDX:
  • Support ambassador application process: onboarding, communication, paperwork and trainings for all ambassadors, accessing Help Counter and recording hours;
  • Assist with entering and maintaining all student attendance and information in Synergy, School Pass & all Kairos internal databases:
  • Continually update and correct database records;
  • Support all record keeping and tracking;
  • Support tracking and issuing of ID badges for students, ambassadors & families;
  • Support accurate daily attendance monitoring and reporting;
  • Support accurate data entry in both synergy, KairosPDX, Help Counter & IT databases;
  • Support registering staff and ambassadors for compliance trainings.

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • 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

 

Required Qualifications:

●        Minimum one year of experience working in office, nonprofit, and/or community organization setting

●        Knowledge of technology in the areas of office software, electronic communication

●        database systems, word processing, spreadsheets, and office equipment operation; i.e.,

phones, fax, and copier

●        Effective service-related people skills and problem solving skills as this position is

generally the first contact and has significant responsibility in representing the school

●        Effective verbal and written communication skills

●        Effective interpersonal relationship skills between students, staff, families, and

community members

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
  • 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 “Front Office Assistant 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.

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.

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. 

How to Apply 

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: careers@kairospdx.org. Please state “Assistant- Nutrition 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. 

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” 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.

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.

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