Jobs at Trillium

Current openings include middle school language arts and social studies, 2nd-3rd grade teacher, and high school social studies.  For details see below!

Job Title:  Middle School Language Arts Teacher & Advisor Department:  Teaching
Reports To:  Head of Upper School Status:  Full Time
Revision Date:  8 June, 2015 Salary:  $34,000-$38,000 DOE

About Trillium Middle School

Trillium is a K-12 Public Charter School in North Portland, Oregon. At Trillium, students are actively involved learners in building a personal knowledge of the world around them through action, experience, and reflection. Trillium’s education philosophy centers on contextual teaching/learning and constructivism.  We utilize a relationship-based model focused on problem solving, project-oriented, and collaborative learning. Students engage as active participants in their learning and develop their own meaning and knowledge in the process.   Equity, social justice and community are at the foundation of our education model and are woven into all curricula.

Trillium Public Charter Middle School utilizes an education model that includes proficiency-based assessment, restorative justice discipline and teacher-student advisory as student support. Please visit http://trilliumcharterschool.org/k-12-programs/middle-school-program/ to learn more about our middle school.

Position Overview

Middle school teachers at Trillium serve the dual role of teaching an academic core subject to all middle school-aged students, as well as serving as an academic advisor for approximately 23 middle school students.   The middle school language arts teacher is responsible for all language arts classes in the middle school.

All teachers in our school serve on one of five committees.  Teachers are supported through frequent meetings with the middle school team, upper school team, committees, all staff meetings and critical friends professional learning communities.  We offer training and support in restorative justice, democratic education, classroom management, proficiency, professional learning communities and others as needs arise.

All full time employees at Trillium have access to medical and dental insurance as well as reduced rates for childcare.  All employees are enrolled in the Public Employee Retirement System.

Bilingual and applicants of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, statement of education philosophy, and contact information for three references to email hidden; JavaScript is required

Essential Job Functions

  • Design and implement curriculum for all middle school language arts classes.  All classes are mixed age (6-8).  Classes are taught to all ages on a yearly rotating basis.
  • Assess students utilizing proficiency-based grading methods.
  • Prepare students for formal assessments to meet Essential Skills requirements including preparation for Smarter Balance state assessments, and compiling and assessing work samples.
  • Serve as an academic advisor for approximately 23 students, including tracking education progress in all classes, offering social/emotional support, and serving as community touchstone for student and family.
  • Help to support one of two cohorts of students in:  middle school orientation/ proficiency-assessment, or leadership.
  • Participate in collaborative leadership structure through middle school team, upper school and all staff meetings.
  • Serve on one of five committees in monthly meetings. Committees include leadership, teaching & learning, equity, student support and operations.
  • Participate in critical friends style professional learning community.
  • Manage student information through Synergy electronic database.  Includes daily attendance and grade tracking.
  • Facilitate student-led conferences.
  • Offer a differentiated curriculum that creates learning and assessment opportunities for a wide range of ability levels.
  • Approach problems with flexibility, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience with
    • Constructivist philosophy
    • Democratic Education philosophy including Essential School or similar models
    • Proficiency-based education models
    • Restorative Justice discipline practices
    • Courageous Conversations about Race or similar equity work
    • Oregon State Teaching License
    • Masters Degree in Education or related field.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Must meet Highly Qualified state standards for the position (OAR584-100-0002 through OAR584-100-0111).
  • Clear communication skills, both verbally and in written form.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a grade level team.
  • Ability to create a positive, nurturing environment for the student.
  • Adheres to Ethical Educator & Professional Practices as set forth by Teacher Standards & Practices Commission (TSPC). http://www.tspc.state.or.us/pub.asp?id=6
  • Provide instruction, organization and management in the classroom, which creates a respectful environment conducive to learning.
  • Appropriate use of space, equipment, and material storage.
  • Create and maintain a healthy, safe and respectful environment within the classroom and the school.
  • Adhere to all school systems, protocols and policies that are developed.
  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality when dealing with student information.
  • Arrive at work on time, punctually attends and actively participates in all required meetings and trainings.
  • For teachers with Oregon state certification: Maintain a valid Oregon teaching license registered in the manner provided by law during employment.
  • For teachers without Oregon state certification: Maintain a valid Oregon Charter School Registration in the manner provided by law during employment.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Job Title:  Middle School Social Studies Teacher & Advisor Department:  Teaching
Reports To:  Head of Upper School Status:  Full Time
Revision Date:  8 June, 2015 Salary:  $34,000-$38,000 DOE

About Trillium Middle School

Trillium is a K-12 Public Charter School in North Portland, Oregon. At Trillium, students are actively involved learners in building a personal knowledge of the world around them through action, experience, and reflection. Trillium’s education philosophy centers on contextual teaching/learning and constructivism.  We utilize a relationship-based model focused on problem solving, project-oriented, and collaborative learning. Students engage as active participants in their learning and develop their own meaning and knowledge in the process.   Equity, social justice and community are at the foundation of our education model and are woven into all curricula.

Trillium Public Charter Middle School utilizes an education model that includes proficiency-based assessment, restorative justice discipline and teacher-student advisory as student support. Please visit http://trilliumcharterschool.org/k-12-programs/middle-school-program/ to learn more about our middle school.

Position Overview

Middle school teachers at Trillium serve the dual role of teaching an academic core subject to all middle school-aged students, as well as serving as an academic advisor for approximately 23 middle school students.   The middle school social studies teacher is responsible for all language arts classes in the middle school.

All teachers in our school serve on one of five committees.  Teachers are supported through frequent meetings with the middle school team, upper school team, committees, all staff meetings and critical friends professional learning communities.  We offer training and support in restorative justice, democratic education, classroom management, proficiency, professional learning communities and others as needs arise.

All full time employees at Trillium have access to medical and dental insurance as well as reduced rates for childcare.  All employees are enrolled in the Public Employee Retirement System.

Bilingual and applicants of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, statement of education philosophy, and contact information for three references to email hidden; JavaScript is required

Essential Job Functions

  • Design and implement curriculum for all middle school social studies classes.  All classes are mixed age (6-8).  Classes are taught to all ages on a yearly rotating basis.
  • Assess students utilizing proficiency-based grading methods.
  • Prepare students for formal assessments to meet Essential Skills requirements including preparation for Smarter Balance state assessments, and compiling and assessing work samples.
  • Serve as an academic advisor for approximately 23 students, including tracking education progress in all classes, offering social/emotional support, and serving as community touchstone for student and family.
  • Help to support one of two cohorts of students in:  middle school orientation/ proficiency-assessment, or leadership.
  • Participate in collaborative leadership structure through middle school team, upper school and all staff meetings.
  • Serve on one of five committees in monthly meetings. Committees include leadership, teaching & learning, equity, student support and operations.
  • Participate in critical friends style professional learning community.
  • Manage student information through Synergy electronic database.  Includes daily attendance and grade tracking.
  • Facilitate student-led conferences.
  • Offer a differentiated curriculum that creates learning and assessment opportunities for a wide range of ability levels.
  • Approach problems with flexibility, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience with
    • Constructivist philosophy
    • Democratic Education philosophy including Essential School or similar models
    • Proficiency-based education models
    • Restorative Justice discipline practices
    • Courageous Conversations about Race or similar equity work
    • Oregon State Teaching License
    • Masters Degree in Education or related field.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Must meet Highly Qualified state standards for the position (OAR584-100-0002 through OAR584-100-0111).
  • Clear communication skills, both verbally and in written form.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a grade level team.
  • Ability to create a positive, nurturing environment for the student.
  • Adheres to Ethical Educator & Professional Practices as set forth by Teacher Standards & Practices Commission (TSPC). http://www.tspc.state.or.us/pub.asp?id=6
  • Provide instruction, organization and management in the classroom, which creates a respectful environment conducive to learning.
  • Appropriate use of space, equipment, and material storage.
  • Create and maintain a healthy, safe and respectful environment within the classroom and the school.
  • Adhere to all school systems, protocols and policies that are developed.
  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality when dealing with student information.
  • Arrive at work on time, punctually attends and actively participates in all required meetings and trainings.
  • For teachers with Oregon state certification: Maintain a valid Oregon teaching license registered in the manner provided by law during employment.
  • For teachers without Oregon state certification: Maintain a valid Oregon Charter School Registration in the manner provided by law during employment.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Job Title:  2-3 Teacher Department:  Teacher
Reports To:  Head of Lower School Status:  Full Time
Posting Date:  8 June, 2015 Salary:  $34-$38,000 DOE

About Trillium

Trillium is a K-12 Public Charter School in North Portland, Oregon. At Trillium, students are actively involved learners in building a personal knowledge of the world around them through action, experience, and reflection. Trillium’s education philosophy centers on contextual teaching/learning and constructivism.  We utilize a relationship-based model focused on problem solving, project-oriented, and collaborative learning. Students engage as active participants in their learning and develop their own meaning and knowledge in the process.   Equity, social justice and community are at the foundation of our education model and are woven into all curricula.

Trillium Public Charter Lower school utilizes an education model that includes a Storyline-based constructivism, restorative justice discipline and teacher-student advisory as student support.  Please visit www.trilliumcharterschool.org to learn more about our school.

Position Overview

Trillium believes in blended age classrooms, we house three 2nd-3rd grade blends.  2-3 teachers are responsible for teaching and supervising approximately 23 2nd and 3rd grade students. We place a high emphasis on collaboration with both same age and different age teachers.  All teachers in our school serve on one of five committees.  Teachers are supported through frequent meetings with their 2-3 team, lower school team, committees, all staff meetings and critical friends professional learning communities.  We offer training and support in restorative justice, democratic education, classroom management, Scottish Storyline method, Writer’s Workshop method, proficiency-based assessment, professional learning communities and others as needs arise.

All full time employees at Trillium have access to medical and dental insurance as well as reduced rates for childcare.  All employees are enrolled in the Public Employee Retirement System.

Bilingual and applicants of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, statement of education philosophy, and contact information for three references to email hidden; JavaScript is required

Essential Job Functions

  • Teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies, PE and other subjects to class of approximately 22 2nd and 3rd grade students
  • In coordination with 2-3 team and Head of Lower School, work to design and implement curriculum for all 2nd-3rd grade classes.
  • In coordination with 2-3 team and Head of Lower School, create and implement at least two Scottish Storylines over the course of the school year.
  • Compile twice yearly report cards (January and June).
  • Engage in twice yearly (November and April) parent-teacher-student conferences.
  • Prepare students for formal assessments to meet district and state requirements including preparation for Smarter Balance state assessments, and compiling and assessing work samples.
  • Serve as an academic advisor for approximately 22 students, including offering social/emotional support, and serving as community touchstone for student and family.
  • Collaborate with Student Support Specialist on discipline and community membership, including but not limited to Restorative Justice circles.
  • Participate in collaborative leadership structure through middle school team, upper school and all staff meetings.
  • Serve on one of five committees in monthly meetings. Committees include leadership, teaching & learning, equity, student support and operations.
  • Participate in critical friends style professional learning community.
  • Manage student information through Synergy electronic database.  Includes daily attendance and grade tracking.
  • Offer a differentiated curriculum that creates learning and assessment opportunities for a wide range of ability levels.
  • Approach problems with flexibility, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience with
    • Constructivist philosophy
    • Democratic Education philosophy
    • The Scottish Storyline method
    • Writer’s Workshop model
    • Restorative Justice discipline practices
    • Courageous Conversations about Race or similar equity work
    • Oregon State Teaching License

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Must meet Highly Qualified state standards for the position (OAR584-100-0002 through OAR584-100-0111).
  • Clear communication skills, both verbally and in written form.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a grade level team.
  • Ability to create a positive, nurturing environment for the student.
  • Adheres to Ethical Educator & Professional Practices as set forth by Teacher Standards & Practices Commission (TSPC). http://www.tspc.state.or.us/pub.asp?id=6
  • Provide instruction, organization and management in the classroom, which creates a respectful environment conducive to learning.
  • Appropriate use of space, equipment, and material storage.
  • Create and maintain a healthy, safe and respectful environment within the classroom and the school.
  • Adhere to all school systems, protocols and policies that are developed.
  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality when dealing with student information.
  • Arrive at work on time, punctually attends and actively participates in all required meetings and trainings.
  • For teachers with Oregon state certification: Maintain a valid Oregon teaching license registered in the manner provided by law during employment.
  • For teachers without Oregon state certification: Maintain a valid Oregon Charter School Registration in the manner provided by law during employment.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

 

Job Title:  High School Social Studies Teacher & Advisor Department:  Teaching
Reports To:  Head of Upper School Status:  Full Time
Revision Date:  14 April, 2015 Salary:  $34,000-$38,000 DOE

 

About Trillium High School

Trillium is a K-12 Public Charter School in North Portland, Oregon. At Trillium, students are actively involved learners in building a personal knowledge of the world around them through action, experience, and reflection. Trillium’s education philosophy centers on contextual teaching/learning and constructivism.  We utilize a relationship-based model focused on problem solving, project-oriented, and collaborative learning. Students engage as active participants in their learning and develop their own meaning and knowledge in the process.   Equity, social justice and community are at the foundation of our education model and are woven into all curricula.

Trillium Public Charter High School utilizes an education model that includes proficiency-based assessment, restorative justice discipline and teacher-student advisory as student support. All students complete internships, senior theses/ projects and leadership work. Please visit http://trilliumcharterschool.org/k-12-programs/high-school-program/ to learn more about our high school.

Position Overview

High School teachers at Trillium serve the dual role of teaching an academic core subject to all high school-aged students, as well as serving as an academic advisor for approximately 17 high school students.   The high school social studies teacher is responsible for all social studies classes in our high school.  The teacher also serves to support one of our four cohorts, historically the social studies teacher has worked to support seniors in preparation for their senior project/ thesis.

All teachers in our school serve on one of five committees.  Teachers are supported through frequent meetings with the high school team, upper school team, committees, all staff meetings and critical friends professional learning communities.  We offer training and support in restorative justice, democratic education, classroom management, proficiency, professional learning communities and others as needs arise.

Bilingual and applicants of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, statement of education philosophy, and contact information for three references to email hidden; JavaScript is required

Essential Job Functions

  • Design and implement curriculum for all high school social studies classes.
  • Co-teach freshman level Language Arts/ Social Studies class with high school language arts teacher.
  • Prepare students for formal assessments to meet Essential Skills requirements including preparation for Smarter Balance state assessments, and compiling and assessing work samples.
  • Serve as an academic advisor for approximately 18 students, including tracking credits, analyzing transcripts, offering social/emotional support, and serving as community touchstone for student and family.
  • Help to support one of four cohorts of students in:  high school orientation/ proficiency assessment, leadership, internship or senior thesis/project.
  • Participate in collaborative leadership structure through high school team, upper school and all staff meetings.
  • Serve on one of five committees in monthly meetings. Committees include leadership, teaching & learning, equity, student support and operations.
  • Participate in critical friends style professional learning community.
  • Manage student information through Synergy electronic database.  Includes daily attendance and grade tracking.
  • Facilitate student-led conferences.
  • Offer a differentiated curriculum that creates learning and assessment opportunities for a wide range of ability levels.
  • Approach problems with flexibility, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience with
    • Constructivist philosophy
    • Democratic Education philosophy including Essential School or similar models
    • Proficiency-based education models
    • Restorative Justice discipline practices
    • Courageous Conversations about Race or similar equity work
    • Oregon State Teaching License
    • Masters Degree in Education or Social Studies related field.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Must meet Highly Qualified state standards for the position (OAR584-100-0002 through OAR584-100-0111).
  • Clear communication skills, both verbally and in written form.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a grade level team.
  • Ability to create a positive, nurturing environment for the student.
  • Adheres to Ethical Educator & Professional Practices as set forth by Teacher Standards & Practices Commission (TSPC). http://www.tspc.state.or.us/pub.asp?id=6
  • Provide instruction, organization and management in the classroom, which creates a respectful environment conducive to learning.
  • Appropriate use of space, equipment, and material storage.
  • Create and maintain a healthy, safe and respectful environment within the classroom and the school.
  • Adhere to all school systems, protocols and policies that are developed.
  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality when dealing with student information.
  • Arrive at work on time, punctually attends and actively participates in all required meetings and trainings.
  • For teachers with Oregon state certification: Maintain a valid Oregon teaching license registered in the manner provided by law during employment.
  • For teachers without Oregon state certification: Maintain a valid Oregon Charter School Registration in the manner provided by law during employment.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.