Careers

The Ivy School is a great place to work. If you are interested in employment with Ivy please send a cover letter and your resume to hiring@theivyschool.org Ivy’s Mission is to offer a Montessori education to inspire children of diverse backgrounds to be lifelong, independent learners who value responsibility and embody peace.

Below you will find a few of our job openings. While we mainly hire Teachers (Montessori certified) and Teacher’s Assistants, at times we also hired non-certified Teachers, Admin Assistants, Administrators, Kitchen staff and After School Staff.


CURRENT OPENINGS

  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Youth Advocate
  • Lead Teacher
  • Assistant Teacher
  • PE Teacher

Job Descriptions are below


Fundraising Coordinator

Job Summary
To organize events and campaigns to raise money and any other kinds of donations for The Ivy School. Ensure campaigns are effective, design promotional materials and increase awareness of the organization’s work, goals, and financial needs. This position is part time and reports directly to the Executive Director.

Essential Job Functions
Essential job functions, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the duties, knowledge and skills outlined in this job description. This list is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by employees in this position. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Job Functions 

  • Research prospective donors.
  • Identify and contact potential donors.
  • Create a strong fundraising message that appeals to potential donors.
  • Use online platforms to raise donations.
  • Organize campaigns or events to solicit donations.
  • Maintain complete and orderly records of donor information and manage regular donor communications.
  • Evaluate the success of previous fundraising events.
  • Assist in brainstorming and creating new methods to raise funds.
  • Train volunteers in fundraising procedures and practices.
  • Ensure that all legal reporting requirements are satisfied.
  • Leverage technology and social media where possible to improve fundraising activities.
  • Create marketing materials, like flyers and brochures, to be used for the promotion of events and other fundraising activities.
  • Analyze the performance of events and other fundraising activities for effectiveness and to identify areas where money can be saved.
  • Collaborate with other organizations and groups within the community to build partnerships and enhance fundraising activities.
  • Adhere to Ivy’s Equity Code.

Other Duties

  • Display physical, social, mental and emotional soundness in order to execute the duties of the position.
  • Serve as a role model for all students within the school and the community.
  • Interact with co-workers, administration, students, parents and the community in positive, supportive and cooperative ways.
  • Encourage the team spirit and contribute as a team member in the decision making processes of the school as facilitated by the building administrator.
  • Attend scheduled meetings.
  • Maintain and promote The Ivy Schools goals and objectives.
  • Comply with state, federal and school policies, procedures, rules, and the Letter of agreement
  • Regular and on-time attendance is required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (communications, public relations, journalism, or related area preferred).
  • Ability to pass a criminal background screening.
  • Exemplary communication abilities and outgoing, yet poised, personality.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail.
  • At least one year of fundraising experience.
  • Quick thinker and ability to make decisions under pressure.

Preferred:

  • Combined minimum two years of fundraising experience and managerial experience.

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Youth Advocate

Job Summary
The Youth Advocate’s primary focus is to provide support for students at risk, their parents, family members and guardians. The Youth Advocate will also work with school building staff (​admin​, teachers, social workers and other team members to advocate for the rights of children at risk). This position is full time, a 10-month appointment, and is benefits eligible.

Job Functions

    • Provide services to early childhood intervention programs, elementary, and middle school students.
    • Work as part of the school team and assist with creating a safe and orderly environment that is conducive to educational practices.
    • Assist with team approach (student, family, teachers, advocate and principal) to assess appropriate intervention plans and participate in the discussion regarding appropriate discipline.
    • Assist with team approach according to the Discipline Code under the direction of ​Admin.
    • Report and articulate student concerns with appropriate parties.
    • Demonstrated ability to read and implement processes and procedures.
    • Visit with identified students to seek suitable options to help resolve concerns.
    • Assist students with being proactive in making choices that will lead to their success.
    • Encourage and work with parents/guardians to actively participate in the decision making process designed to impact their child’s educational growth.
    • Develop a positive relationship with students, staff, and parents.
    • Make telephone calls to parents or meet with them if needed.
    • Assist students with transition.
    • Document student/family contacts, maintain data, and provide on an on-going basis.
    • Attend assigned trainings and meetings.
    • Interact with co-workers, administration, students, parents and the community in positive, supportive and cooperative ways.
    • Adhere to Ivy’s Equity Code
    • Other duties as assigned.

Other Duties

  • Display physical, social, mental and emotional soundness in order to execute the duties of position.
  • Serve as a role model for all students and within the school community.
  • Interact with co-workers, administration, students, parents and the community in positive, supportive and cooperative ways.
  • Encourage the team spirit and contribute as a team member in the decision making processes of the school as facilitated by the building administrator.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Contribute to extra-curricular activities and school programs, including recess and other duties as requested.
  • Maintain and promote The Ivy School’s goals and objectives.
  • Comply with state, federal and school policies, procedures, rules, and Youth Advocate Specialist letter of agreement.
  • Regular and on-time attendance.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in education, criminal justice, social work or human services
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with pk-8 grade students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background screening.
  • Provide a signed disclosure release authorizing former employers to release all information related to any substantiated reports of child abuse, sexual conduct under ORS 339.370, or crimes listed in ORS 342.143, including all related documents.
  • Valid Driver’s License (with a minimum # of points) and reliable transportation.
  • Demonstrated experience working with at-risk students and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively function as a professional team member.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with the multiplicity of an urban community population.
  • Demonstrated experience working with computers, including working knowledge of Google Suite and Windows based programs (word processing).
  • Working knowledge of student information system (preferred) or the willingness and the ability to learn.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with confidential information and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

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Lead Teacher

Job Summary
To ensure every student is academically and socially ready for college, their career, and the global economy. To equip all students with knowledge, skills, and motivation that empowers them to direct their lives and become confident, critical thinkers who will contribute to a changing global community. This is accomplished by providing a variety of learning experiences in partnership with the community to meet each student’s needs as defined by his or her educational plan. This position reports directly to Executive Director

Essential Functions
Essential functions, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the duties, knowledge and skills outlined in this job description. This list is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by employees in this position. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Job Functions

  • Provide students with effective instruction in the various academic areas; use the Danielson Rubric; differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students.
  • Teach the required curriculum and administer common assessments; effectively maintain and monitor on-going student progress.
  • Provide students with effective instruction/modeling/interventions in various behavioral areas.
  • Develop detailed, culturally responsive, accurate and concise lesson plans for each subject area; plan and provide appropriate educational supplemental activities to meet both group and individual needs of all children within the classroom, including students with special needs.
  • Utilize “best” classroom management practices to create a learning environment that is conducive to learning, curtails disruptive behaviors, and enhances students’ self-esteem.
  • Collaborate with special education staff to provide students with individualized education programs (IEPs) appropriate accommodations and supplementary aids.
  • Participate in Child Study meetings
  • Participate in and contribute to professional development, implement strategies learned with fidelity.
  • Adhere to Ivy’s Equity Code.

Parent and Community Engagement

  • Make and maintain regular, positive contact with parents via phone calls, email and/or home visits including communicating student progress.
  • Establish and maintain effective written and oral communication and rapport with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Participate in parent meetings, including IEP’s and Parent/Teacher Conferences.
  • Contribute to the development of a positive attitude between the school and the wider community through cooperative relations, publications, competitions, etc.
  • Contribute to community service and global citizenship goals

Other Duties

  • Display physical, social, mental, and emotional soundness in order to execute the duties of the position.
  • Serve as a role model for all students and within the school community.
  • Interact with co-workers, administration, students, parents and the community in positive, supportive and cooperative ways.
  • Encourage the team spirit and contribute as a team member in the decision making processes of the school as facilitated by the building administrator.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
  • Contribute to extra-curricular activities and school programs, including recess duty as requested
  • Maintain and promote school goals and objectives.
  • Comply with state, federal and school policies, procedures, rules, and the teacher agreement letter
  • Regular and on-time attendance is required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current appropriate Oregon teaching certification

Preferred:

  • Montessori Teaching Certification

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to pass a criminal background screening.
  • Provide a signed disclosure release authorizing former employers to release all information related to any substantiated reports of child abuse, sexual conduct under ORS 339.370, or crimes listed in ORS 342.143, including all related documents.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current research as to how children learn and the ability to motivate students to perform at their best.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an economically, culturally, and racially diverse environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction, by using a variety of styles, and inspire mixed culture and ability classes by creating challenging and engaging learning opportunities for all students
  • Demonstrated ability to participate as a member of the team.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

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Assistant Teacher

JOB SUMMARY
The assistant teacher works under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives. Additionally, the assistant teacher works to ensure every student is academically and socially ready for college, their career, and the global economy. To equip all students with knowledge, skills, and motivation that empowers them to direct their lives and become confident, critical thinkers who will contribute to a changing global community. This is accomplished by providing a variety of learning experiences in partnership with the community to meet each student’s needs as defined by his or her educational plan. This position reports directly to the Executive Director or Assistant Director.

Essential Job Functions
Essential functions, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the duties, knowledge and skills outlined in this job description. This list is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by employees in this position. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Job Functions

  •  Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills.
  • Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
  • Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.
  • Assists in classroom preparation and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
  • Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
  • Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
  • Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs,, playground duty, corridor, study, and other related non-instructional areas.
  • Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.
  • Constructs, copies, distributes, and uses educational materials as needed.
  • Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.
  • Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement of IEP objectives, etc.
  • Participates in IEP process and serves as a resource for the Child Study Team as needed.
  • Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
  • Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.
  • Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.
  • Adhere to Ivy’s Equity Code.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Duties

  • Display physical, social, mental and emotional soundness in order to execute the duties of the position.
  • Serve as a role model for all students and within the school community.
  • Interact with co-workers, administration, students, parents and the community in positive, supportive and cooperative ways.
  • Encourage the team spirit and contribute as a team member in the decision making processes of the school as facilitated by the building administrator.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Contribute to extra-curricular activities and school programs including recess and other duties as requested
  • Maintain and promote The Ivy Schools goals and objectives.
  • Comply with state, federal and school policies, procedures, rules, and the assistant letter of agreement
  • Regular and on-time attendance is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to carry out written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
  • Ability to understand, apply, and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Google Suite, Word, Excel).
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Meet Physical and Mental Demands
  • Works in standard office and school building environments.
  • Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Required

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Writing Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Oral Communication Skills

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field
  • 2 years experience working with young children in diverse settings

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PE Teacher

Job Summary

To ensure every student is academically and socially ready for college, their career, and the global economy. To equip all students with knowledge, skills, and motivation that empowers them to direct their lives and become confident, critical thinkers who will contribute to a changing global community. This is accomplished by providing a variety of learning experiences in partnership with the community to meet each student’s needs as defined by his or her educational plan. The P.E. educator is the primary instructional delivery person for student health and wellness, fitness and growth. The educator collaborates with school team members and provides strategies and supports for increasing student movement and fitness within the regular classroom. The position is demanding, varied and complex. The educator must be collaborative, a relationship builder, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be well trained in P.E. content knowledge, early learners, and effective and engaging teaching strategies.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director. Submit a cover letter and resume to apply for this position.

Essential Functions

Essential functions, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the duties, knowledge and skills outlined in this job description. This list is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by employees in this position. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Job Functions

  • Provide students with effective instruction in the various academic areas; use the Danielson Rubric; differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students.
  • Provide students with effective instruction/modeling/interventions in various behavioral areas.
  • Utilize “best” classroom management practices to create a learning environment that is conducive to learning, curtails disruptive behaviors, and enhances students’ self-esteem.
  • Collaborate with special education staff to provide students with individualized education programs (IEPs) appropriate accommodations and supplementary aids.
  • Participate in and contribute to professional development, implement strategies learned with fidelity.
  • Adhere to Ivy’s Equity Code.
  • Demonstrate motivation and enthusiasm with a genuine passion for teaching learners. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a child-centered classroom. 
  • Facilitates children’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional learning through lessons designed to sequentially develop skills appropriate to their ability and confidence levels. 
  • Provides engaging, fun, and effective instruction that helps build a health and wellness foundation for young children.
  • Teaches knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, rhythms and dance utilizing curriculum and other appropriate learning activities.
  • Provides maximum participation for all students; differentiates as needed to ensure all students experience success. 
  • Analyzes, demonstrates, and explains basic skills, knowledge and strategies of games, rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement. 
  • Develops engaging and effective lesson plans and supplementary materials.
  • Provides ongoing formative feedback to students. `
  • Collaborates with school team members in providing ideas and support to increase health and wellness, movement and activity within the classroom. 
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment in the physical education areas that supports and aligns with the school-wide Grace and Courtesy expectations.

Parent and Community Engagement

  • Make and maintain regular, positive contact with parents via phone calls, email and/or home visits including communicating student progress.
  • Establish and maintain effective written and oral communication and rapport with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Participate in parent meetings.
  • Contribute to the development of a positive attitude between the school and the wider community through cooperative relations, publications, competitions, etc.
  • Contribute to community service and global citizenship goals.

Other Duties

  • Display physical, social, mental, and emotional soundness in order to execute the duties of the position.
  • Serve as a role model for all students and within the school community.
  • Interact with co-workers, administration, students, parents and the community in positive, supportive and cooperative ways.
  • Encourage the team spirit and contribute as a team member in the decision making processes of the school as facilitated by the building administrator.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
  • Contribute to extra-curricular activities and school programs, including recess duty as requested.
  • Maintain and promote school goals and objectives.
  • Comply with state, federal and school policies, procedures, rules, and the teacher agreement letter.
  • Regular and on-time attendance is required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Education and Experience

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current appropriate Oregon teaching certification

Preferred:

  • Montessori Teaching Certification 

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to pass a criminal background screening.
  • Provide a signed disclosure release authorizing former employers to release all information related to any substantiated reports of child abuse, sexual conduct under ORS 339.370, or crimes listed in ORS 342.143, including all related documents.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current research as to how children learn and the ability to motivate students to perform at their best.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an economically, culturally, and racially diverse environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction, by using a variety of styles, and inspire mixed culture and ability classes by creating challenging and engaging learning opportunities for all students
  • Demonstrated ability to participate as a member of the team.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload


ADA REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk, hear (in a quiet or noisy environment), taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust/focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud to moderate. Work is performed indoors although there will be required outdoor activities. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of students.

MENTAL FUNCTIONS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to compare, analyze, communicate both orally and in writing in the English language, copy, coordinate, instruct, compute, synthesize, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, compile and negotiate.

Non-Discrimination

The Ivy School will not discriminate against any person based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, height, weight, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability or veteran status.

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