The International School
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $15.00-$17.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Now Hiring Group Leaders and Assistants for Preschool and K-5th Grades for After School Program - Global Kids Extended-day Program at the International School of Portland

Do you love working with children? Do you love working in a multilingual, multicultural environment? The Global Kids Extended-day Program at The International School is hiring Group Leaders (lead teachers) and Assistant Group Leaders (Aides) to work with our Early Childhood (age 3 -4) OR Elementary (K-5th grade) students daily after school. Group Leaders plan and lead their own enrichment activities after school, and lead their students through Group Circle, Snack, Recess, and Structured Enrichment Activities each afternoon. Group Leaders teach in English in the Global Kids Extended-day Program. The International School of Portland offers students full language immersion in Spanish, Mandarin, or Japanese during the school day through an International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. If you enjoy working with children amidst the sounds of laughter, then this is the place to be! Our warm and inclusive environment embraces diverse talent from around the world!

Pay Rate:

Group Leader: $16.00-$17.00/hour, Depending on experience

Assistant Group Leader (Aide): $15.00-$16/hour, Depending on experience


Extended-day Discount: Staff children receive 75% off extended-day program fees while they are at work

School Tuition Discount: Staff children receive tuition remission at a pro-rated amount determined by the regularly weekly hours scheduled. A staff who works full time 1.0 FTE would receive 50% off of regular school day tuition. A staff who works 14.75 hours/week or 0.37 FTE would receive about a 18.5% discount. Staff are also welcome to apply for financial aid in addition to their staff discount.

Schedule: Typical schedules are listed below. Actual schedule to be determined by Global Kids Manager and program needs.

  • Regular School Days:
    • 3:00-5:45pm Monday, Thursday, Friday
    • 2:00-5:45pm Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Alternative Days/No School Days:
    • 7:30am-4:00pm - 6 days throughout year
  • Alternative Breaks/School Break Weeks: Pending sufficient enrollment
    • Thanksgiving- 2 days - 11/22 & 11/23/2021
    • December Break- Week 1- 4 days - 12/20- 12/23/2021
    • Spring Break- 5 days- 3/21- 3/25/2022

Location: South Waterfront area of downtown Portland near OHSU tram & streetcar. TIS is easily accessible by freeways, public transit, and bicycle. Walking distance from PSU and OHSU. TIS provides parking passes to staff.

General Summary:

Group Leaders and Assistant Group Leaders are part-time positions reporting to the Global Kids Program Manager. Group Leaders lead or assist a group of up to 15 K-5 students OR 20 early childhood (preschool) students in the Global Kids Extended-day Program at the International School of Portland. Group Leaders plan fun and engaging enrichment activities for their students and lead or assist in leading their assigned group throughout the program activities including picking them up from school, supervising outdoor play, serving snack, leading enrichment activities, and dismissing students. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to health screening, sanitizing, taking attendance, planning and implementing lessons, managing classroom behavior using positive strategies. All staff are expected to create a safe, welcoming, child-friendly environment; ensuring that children are supervised 100% of the time they are at Global Kids Program. Staff are also expected to communicate effectively and positively with students, families, supervisors, school staff, and other community members.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The International School's mission is to inspire children to become global citizens
through an inquiry-based learning environment of total immersion in multiple languages
and cultures. TIS celebrates the diversity of racial, ethnic, cultural, gender, religious,
political, and national backgrounds, and treats all students, faculty, and staff with
kindness and respect as individuals who are inclusively welcomed into the school. (excerpt from TIS EDI Statement of Intent)

COVID-19: All staff are expected to follow the Operational Blueprint of The International School as well as the Oregon Early Learning Division guidelines & best practices for keeping children, staff, and families safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oregon Office of Childcare: Global Kids Program is a state licensed child care center. The Global Kids Manager will guide staff in the steps necessary to comply with the state license, which can be completed at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience with children in the age range you will lead in a school, after school program, or similar group setting environment such as summer camp
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Experience living abroad and/or working in a multilingual & multicultural environment
  • Two year degree

How to Apply:

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To apply, please submit the following:

  • Completed Employment Application
  • Resume- demonstrating your experience working with children
  • Cover Letter

*Employment is contingent on successful completion of the Oregon Early Learning Division Office of Child Background Check**

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