Young lives need to be nurtured and challenged as they lay a foundation for a lifetime of learning. Do you feel called to help students grow in their Christian faith while they acquire a well-rounded, excellent education? Apply to join the Portland Christian team and make a difference for your students, for our world, and for the Kingdom! Portland Christian Schools is currently seeking just the right person to fill our opening for a Curriculum & Instruction Coordinator for our Elementary program.
This is a full time position of 40 hours per week Hours of work are Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm with possible occasional evening and/or weekend responsibilities, or as determined by the Principal.
Contract Term: 12 month term (year-round position)
Establish and promote high standards and expectations for all students for academic performance.
Assist the Principals to coordinate K-12 scope and sequence alignment.
Work with K-12 Principals and teams to assure correlation between district curriculum and state/national standards.
Work with K-12 Principals and teams to develop and implement the school improvement process (data analysis, goal setting, action plans, etc).
Assist with the school accreditation process.
Make presentations to staff, students, parents, and community members as required.
Write curriculum-related articles for school publications.
Provide appropriate communication to the PCS Administrative team regarding curriculum issues.
Elementary Program Responsibilities
Develop, coordinate, and monitor the program of instruction for K-5 academic programs and oversee updates of the curriculum.
Gather and distribute research on current educational/curricular/instructional strategies.
Serve as a resource person in curriculum and instruction across subject areas.
Coordinate and supervise curriculum design committees.
Assist with reviewing, selecting, and purchasing textbooks, curriculum, and instructional materials.
Study and evaluate new instructional materials and techniques and arrange for piloting by teachers.
Assist teaching staff with implementing curriculum and instructional materials.
Develop and implement evaluation and follow-up for curriculum revisions and instructional materials adoptions.
Assist in evaluating academic programs, grading, and assessment, and their effect on student achievement.
Evaluate syllabi and lesson plans.
Observe classroom teachers and evaluate implementation of standards-based assessments.
Facilitate department and individual meetings with teachers to design and implement authentic assessment grounded in state and national standards.
Lead and coordinate staff development, providing staff development opportunities that promote the implementation of all required instructional programs and strategies.
Assist with coordinating instructional support and training of new teachers.
Monitor student academic performance and behavior and assist with appropriate interventions.
MAP Coordinator for K–5th. Set up testing schedules and proctor tests as scheduled by the district.
Provide input for the Teaching and Learning budget.
Stay current in the field and continue to grow professionally through collaboration with colleagues and other professional growth experiences such as professional literature, seminars, workshops, and conventions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
All PCS employees are expected to fully engage in the stated mission of the school, "to educate students in the truth of God's word in every area of instruction and activity, so that their lives may be transformed by the renewing of their minds." Must be willing to sign the PCS Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Statement. Documentation of Covid vaccination status is required. A background check will be run after a prelimintary offer of employment is made.
Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in education, preferably in curriculum and teaching
Minimum 5 years’ experience as a classroom teacher
Experience working in a Christian school
Current teaching license required
ACSI Teacher Certification (Temporary required within 30 days of employment
Employee Health, Dental, Life, Vision, Disability Vacation Retirement Benefit Full Tuition Benefits K – 12 Early Childhood Care – Partial Benefits
PCS is a non-denominational, independent, Christian school established in 1947. We serve families with students in pre-school through the 12th grade. PCS is a college-preparatory school, focusing on critical-thinking skills, character development, spiritual discipleship, and community involvement. Our students excel academically and are involved in many extracurricular programs including sports, music, arts, drama, and more.