Jobs at Trillium


Job Title:  Head of Upper School Department:  Administration
Reports To:  Executive Director Status:  Full Time
Posting Date:  15, April 2015 Salary:  $50-55k DOE

About Trillium

Trillium is a K-12 Public Charter School in North Portland, Oregon.  Trillium students are actively involved learners in building 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 that focuses 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.  Students also learn about their place in the world through a lens of social justice and equity.

Both Trillium Public Charter High and Middle Schools utilize an education model that includes proficiency-based assessment, restorative justice discipline and teacher-student advisory as student support.

In our high school 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.

 

In our middle school all students participate in mixed-aged, thematically oriented classes.  All students participate in a cohort model aligned to the specific challenges of that age.  To learn more about our middle school please visit http://trilliumcharterschool.org/k-12-programs/middle-school-program/.

Position Overview

Trillium is incorporating a new administrative model over the next calendar year that will move from a single Executive Director to separate Heads of Lower and Upper Schools with the Executive Director overseeing the non-profit organization.  The Head of Upper School will oversee all teaching staff at the 6-12 level and serve as an instructional leader for the program.  The Head will report to the Executive Director of the organization.   Ideal candidates will welcome the opportunity to collaborate in building a new model at the school that emphasizes experiential learning through a lens of social justice and equity.  Familiarity with the Coalition of Essential Schools or similar Constructivist/ Democratic Education middle and high school models is preferred.

The position is 214 days per year.  All full time staff at Trillium are enrolled in a generous retirement package through the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System.  Trillium also offers health, dental and vision insurance.

Bilingual and applicants of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: please send your cover letter, résumé, a statement of education philosophy and 3 professional references to Kieran Connolly at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Supervision of all 6-12 teaching staff (12 teachers), including hiring, firing, direct observations, facilitation of instructional rounds, and evaluations.
  • Meet frequently with teachers to set goals collaboratively and provide feedback and professional support.
  • Provide instructional coaching to all 6-12 teaching staff through mentoring, workshops, coordinating professional development, and providing feedback.
  • Train and mentor upper school teachers in constructivist and democratic education practices including proficiency-based grading, advisory model of student support, workshop teaching models, restorative justice circles, community meetings, etc.
  • Assist staff in designing curriculum reflective of emergent and constructivist design.
  • Collaborate with Head of Lower School, Executive Director, and Student Support Specialist on school leadership.
  • Help organize events and trips including field trips, campouts, conferences, project nights, open houses, and graduations.
  • Assist Student Support Specialist with mediations, Collaborative Problem Solving, and restorative justice circles.
  • Establish regular communication with Trillium upper school families.  Examples of communication include formal updates on school’s programs, coordinating upper school submissions to Trillium news and communicating about program wide events including field trips, campouts, conferences, etc.
  • Manage professional development, activity, and supply budgets for upper school
  • Organize master schedule of classes and students for middle and high school.
  • Coordinate state testing, essential skills and other required assessments including, but not limited to: Smarter Balanced assessments, PSAT, ACT, and work sample submissions.  Coordination of assessments includes managing testing calendar, booking computer lab, training test proctors, tracking work samples, and other duties.
  • Track high school student progress on meeting essential skills requirements for graduation.
  • Collaborate with high school team to track credit deficient students and craft academic plans to ensure graduation.  Help coordinate transitions to other programs for students that are unable to be successful.
  • Attend trainings and meetings at Portland Public Schools including trainings and regular leadership/ director’s meetings.
  • Recruit substitute teachers for upper school. Collaborate with Executive Director to redesign recruiting process.
  • Serve as emergency substitute for upper school teachers.
  • Collaborate with high school team and Operations Manager to oversee dual credit partnership with Portland Community College. Including, but not limited to, selecting students eligible, determining financial need, tracking student success, and managing relationship with community college.
  • Collaborate with Executive Director to develop student teacher- internship program in conjunction with local university.
  • Serve on one of five committees (committees include equity, teaching and learning, leadership, student support and operations).
  • Engage in monthly critical friends work with administrative colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience with
    • Constructivist education philosophy
    • Democratic education philosophy including Coalition of Essential School or similar models
    • Advisory models as student-support system
    • Workshop models of education
    • Restorative justice discipline practices
    • Proficiency- based grading practices
    • Courageous Conversations about Race or similar equity work
    • Comfort with high degree of flexibility
    • Experience supervising teachers in an educational setting
    • Oregon state teaching or administrative license

Requirements

  • A Master’s Degree, preferably in education-related field.
  • At least 3 years of classroom experience at 6-12 level.
  • 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 students and staff.
  • 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 supervision of staff and students in a manner that 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 applicants with Oregon state certification: Maintain a valid Oregon teaching license registered in the manner provided by law during employment.
  • For applicants 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 Science Teacher & Advisor Department:  Teaching
Reports To:  Head of Upper School Status:  Full Time
Revision Date:  16 April, 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 science teacher is responsible for all science 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 science classes including physical, earth and life science.  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:  High School Language Arts 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 language arts teacher is responsible for all language arts classes in our high school.  The teacher also serves to support one of our four cohorts, historically the language arts teacher has worked to orient ninth graders to high school and learn about proficiency.

 

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 language arts classes including foundations for writing, journalism, research/ thesis writing and others.
  • Co-teach Language Arts/ Social Studies class with high school social studies 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 English or Education
    • Experience with Workshop Model of English instruction.

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:  4th-5th grade blend teacher Department:  Teacher
Reports To:  Head of Lower School Status:  Full Time
Posting Date:  13 April, 2015 Salary:  $34-$38,000 DOE

About Trillium

Trillium is a K-12 Public Charter School in North Portland, Oregon.  Trillium students are actively involved learners in building 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 that focuses 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.  Students also learn about their place in the world through a lens of social justice and equity.

Please visit www.trilliumcharterschool.org to learn more about our school.

Position Overview

Trillium utilizes blended age classrooms, we house three 4th-5th grade blends.  Most subjects are taught within these blends.  Each 4th -5th-grade teacher is responsible for teaching and supervising approximately 23 4th and 5th grade students. We place a high emphasis on collaboration with both same age and different age teachers.  All teachers are expected to collaborate regularly through team meetings, staff meetings, critical friends style professional learning communities and committee assignments.

This position is full time, which is 190 days per year.  All teachers at Trillium are enrolled in a generous retirement package through the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System.  Trillium also offers health, dental and vision insurance.

Bilingual and applicants of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Job Functions

  • Collaborate with 4-5 team and Head of Lower School to design and implement grade level appropriate constructivist curriculum in reading, writing, math, science and other subjects.
  • Create and participate in at least two storylines per year utilizing the Scottish Storyline Method.
  • Collaborate with Head of Lower School and lower school teachers to design constructivist math curriculum.
  • Facilitate daily opening and closing circles.
  • Assist students in problem solving through mediations, restorative justice circles and Collaborative Problem Solving conversations with the support of our Student Support Specialist.
  • Participate in collaborative leadership structure through 4-5 team, lower 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.
  • Regularly assess students using variety of informal/ formative assessments and formal assessments including Diagnostic Reading Assessment, Easy CBM, Smarter Balance, and work samples.
  • Oversee/ facilitate PE class, library field trips, and afternoon recess along with other 4-5 teachers.
  • Collaborate with team and Head of Lower School to plan yearly campout, 5th grade graduation, field trips, etc

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience with
    • Constructivist philosophy of education
    • Democratic Education philosophy
    • Scottish Storyline method
    • Writer’s Workshop Model
    • Restorative Justice discipline practices
    • Proficiency- based grading practices
    • Courageous Conversations about Race or similar equity work
    • Master’s Degree in Education
    • Comfort with high degree of flexibility
    • 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 orally 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.

To apply: please send your cover letter, résumé, and 3 professional references to Kieran Connolly at email hidden; JavaScript is required

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.