The International School
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • 45,000-49,000 depending on experience
  • 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: Global Kids Extended Day - Program Manager
Department: Administrative (Global Kids)
Reports to: Extended Programs Director
Status: Full time - Exempt (salary)
FTE: 1.0
Duration: 12 months
Hours: M-F General working hours are 10am-6pm

The International School (TIS) is an independent, coeducational, language immersion IB day school for 350 students, Pre-K (3-year-olds) -Grade 5. The mission of the School is to inspire children to become global citizens through an inquiry-based learning environment of total immersion in multiple languages and cultures. It is located just south of downtown Portland, Oregon on the edge of the Waterfront District, making this close-knit campus with outdoor playground areas attractive to families on both sides of the river.

The centrally located campus provides an urban environment where students benefit from easy access to the Oregon Ballet, the Portland Japanese Garden, the Lan Su Chinese Garden, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Portland Art Museum, and so much more! The School itself functions in five buildings, the most recent being Learners' Hall, which houses classrooms, a faculty lounge, and some offices.

Today, our school is actively recruiting for the position opening of Global Kids Extended Care-Program Manager. Ideally, this position will begin immediately for the 2021-2022 school term.

General Summary

The Extended-day Program Manager for Global Kids works with the Extended Programs Director, the Educational Leadership Team (ELT), and independently, to develop, organize, and oversee after school and school break programming consistent with the needs and interests of the International School of Portland and the community. This is a full-time, 12-month position with managerial responsibilities reporting directly to the Extended Programs Director. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to program development and implementation, supervision of extended-day program staff (including Group Leaders and Assistant Group Leaders), budget development and tracking, billing, database setup, staff hiring and training, student enrollment management, 3rd Party contractor relations, and communication with parents.

Essential Functions: Please review the job description attachment for specific job details

  • Program Development & Management
  • Financial Management
  • Operational
  • Staff Management

Additional Duties:

Serve as the face of school for the Extended-day Program, including providing excellent customer service in person, via phone, and via email.

Assist a wide variety of customers including parents, students, teachers, teacher assistants, Extended-day staff, 3rd Party contractors, and volunteers with a range of needs or inquiries regarding Extended-day Program.

Conduct tours with families interested in the Extended-day Program.

Actively develop rapport with students, staff, and families.

Other duties as assigned by the Extended Programs Director or Management Team.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Passionate about the mission and vision of the school.

Knowledge of the principles, philosophy, and best practices for the Extended Program administration (program planning, leadership, risk management, budgeting, public relations, etc.)

Knowledgeable of the Oregon Office of Child Care licensing policies and procedures for managing a licensed child care facility.

Self-motivated, proactive, resourceful and able to prioritize.

Strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to meet deadlines.

Collaborative team player who can work together and independently.

Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, orally and in writing, with a broad range of internal and external constituents

Ability to maintain confidentiality in regards to student medical issues and/or special needs and staff personnel issues

Comfortable proactively learning new technology and suggesting technology related solutions

Preferred, advanced skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite (Gmail, Google docs, Google forms, Google calendar)

Preferred advanced skills utilizing online database software. Specific experience using CampSite is a plus.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

As an Exempt employee, during peak activity periods, this position may be requested to work in excess of 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week.

This position reports on-site. Capable of quickly traveling to multiple locations on school campus including up and down hills, lifting or otherwise carrying 40 pounds, traveling up/down flights of stairs, standing and sitting for long durations, typing for continuous hours on a computer keyboard, and reading information on a computer screen.

Ability to handle the physical demands of working with children ages three through twelve

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent experience

1-3 years experience in a leadership role, preferably at an Extended Program or other educational institution

General Bookkeeping experience to include online administration of billing and data entry

Experience working with children (ages three through twelve), preferably in an after school or school setting

Communicate fluently in written and spoken English

Preferred Qualifications

Head Teacher Qualified (Step 8.5 or above on the Oregon Step Registry), or equivalent

Prior experience as an Extended Program Manager

Bilingual: Communicate fluently in written and spoken English and any of the languages taught at the school: Spanish, Japanese or Chinese.


The full detailed job description is attached inside the actual posting. To apply visit:

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We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We value a diverse workforce to attain our mission and support our community.

To be considered for this position, please provide (1) a cover letter which describes how your background, work experience and skills make you a great candidate for this position, and (2) a current resume in addition to:

  • Completed Employment Application
  • Copies of Degree(s)
  • References or Letters of Recommendation
  • No new H1-B sponsorship/ or Visa available
  • We will consider J1-Visa Qualified candidates for this role

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

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