The International School
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $41,000-$53,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Short term Disability, Long term Disability, 403B, Flex health cafeteria plans, Paid Time Off, Tuition discount for qualifying children

Title: Spanish Pre-Kindergarten Immersion Elementary Teacher (Pre-K)

Department: Faculty

Reports to: Head of EC ( Grades Pre-K-Kindergarten)

Status: Exempt (salary) Full-time

Compensation: Depending on education and experience

Effective Date: 2021 17th of August- 17 of June 2022 Academic year

We will interview soon!

The International School provides a warm, multicultural environment where children are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese from Preschool through 5th grade. We are Portland's first International Baccalaureate PYP elementary school. Our elementary school with its outstanding inclusive team of dedicated professionals, was founded in 1990 with a current enrollment of over 400 students.

The International School in downtown Portland has an opening for an Early Childhood Spanish Pre-Kindergarten Full Immersion Teacher (Pre-K)with native level fluency in Spanish. The International School provides a warm multicultural environment where students from Pre-K through 5th grade are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese language and culture. Spanish Immersion homeroom teachers use the target language throughout the day while engaged with students.

We are looking for energetic, flexible and open minded teachers who are motivated by new opportunities and challenges. We are seeking teachers who are passionate about and committed to the mission and vision of The International School and able to demonstrate the values and traits of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and Learner Profile while teaching and working.

The ideal candidate will be dedicated to meeting the needs of diverse student learners, as well as, committed to being a collaborative team player who can work together with students, colleagues, the administrative team, parents/community, and work independently.

The International School is committed to small class sizes of 19 students or less; our average class size is 14 students. We offer an engaged school community with supportive and interactive parents, where our multicultural environment is appreciated and celebrated. We offer professional development opportunities for teachers and are committed to supporting teachers' growth with trainings and workshops.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Teaching or Education, Early Childhood Education is preferred
  • At least 1 year of professional teaching experience in a language immersion classroom
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Native level fluency in Spanish along with demonstrated ability to teach the language to non-native speaking students
  • Comfortable proactively learning new technology and integrating technology into the classroom to increase learning. Specific experience using Macs, iPads, iWorks, Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and PCs

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Elementary Teaching/Education, Early Childhood Education is preferred
  • Previous experience working in an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, experience with Constructivist learning pedagogy or Inquiry Based-Primary Years Program (PYP) pedagogy
  • Certification for teaching Spanish language

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Depending on experience and education
Employer paid medical for employee only, voluntary dental insurance, Cafeteria plan with FSA, DCA and Transit account, sick time and 403(b) retirement plan.
50% tuition discount for full time employee's qualifying children


Please visit our website to view the full Teacher Job Description

Please submit the following to complete your application

  • Must submit Resume
  • Must submit Cover Letter
  • Copies of Degree(s) received and any teaching certifications obtained, or other trainings
  • For degree(s) or certifications obtained outside the U.S. Certified English Translations must be provided.
  • References or Letters of Recommendation
  • No new H1-B sponsorship available, but we will consider J1 Visa sponsorship

**Employment is contingent on successful completion of the Oregon Department of Education Background Check ***

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