Career Pathway Teacher and Post-Secondary Coordinator
Mt. Scott Learning Center
Location: Portland, Oregon
Type: Full Time
$50,000 annual salary (190-day contract)
Employer-paid health and dental insurance through Kaiser Permanente
Long-term disability insurance
401(k) plan with employer match
2 weeks’ paid time-off plus school holidays and breaks, including summer
Professional development opportunities
2 openings available.
The Transitions Program at Mt. Scott supports students on their journey into, through, and beyond high school. This includes assisting prospective students with identifying their previous barriers to success, goal-setting, and tracking progress toward meeting those goals and toward graduation. Through class content and one-on-one case management, staff in the Transitions Program work with students to develop social-emotional and life skills as well as academic strategies and competencies needed for success in high school and beyond. The Transitions Program offers career and life-skills classes, individual case management, intensive career pathways and post-secondary planning.
Mt. Scott Learning Center is a nonprofit options high school working to re-engage students who have struggled to succeed in large traditional high schools. We believe our greatest strength is in the relationships we build—between teachers and students, between staff and student families, between colleagues, and among peers. Our student body is a diverse community with unique learning needs and a wide variety of skills and challenges. They are what drives us. We are proud to maintain a graduation rate of over 90%, and one of the lowest dropout rates in the Portland area.
WHO YOU ARE:
You have high expectations for what young people are capable of and are committed to problem-solving with them to help them reach their goals.
You are an effective and empathetic educator who works well independently and as part of a team.
You maintain a positive, patient, and helpful attitude with students, parents, and others, even when they are not at their best.
You are committed to discretion, privacy, and respect when communicating about students or other personal information.
You model a high degree of professionalism in your dress, your conduct, and by setting healthy boundaries with young people.
You balance priorities, schedules, and deadlines with grace, flexibility, and a clear commitment to achieving successful outcomes for the people you are working with.
YOUR IMPACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and refine curriculum focused on skills and knowledge that will help students transition successfully into, through, and beyond high school.
Support student development of emotional intelligence, pro-social communication strategies, and strategies for healthy self-advocacy.
Build student skills and awareness around academic trajectory and credit needs.
Facilitate post-secondary explorations to increase student exposure to a variety of opportunities by scheduling guest speakers, college visits, trips to career fairs or internship sites and other opportunities.
Intensive monitoring and tracking of graduation requirements for students in the Senior Transitions class.
Maintaining student files to track individual goals, progress toward graduation, and planning for after high school.
Assisting students with self-regulation, developing prosocial communication skills, and mediating peer relationships as needed.
Communicating and advocating on behalf of students to instructional staff.
Campus support and monitoring of hallways, bathrooms, cafeteria, and other spaces as needed as well as supporting off-campus trips.
Identify other needs and refer students and families to outside services and community resources.
Provide follow-up services to recent alumni to ensure continued success.
Please send cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Career Pathway Teacher" in the subject line. Application materials are due immediately and will be reviewed on submission. This position will be open until filled. Please do not contact the school directly.
Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or related field (working towards considered)
At least two years of secondary teaching experience
Experience with post-secondary planning for education, training, and employment
Experience working with students of diverse races, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds
Digital literacy and ability to master database management