ARCO IRIS SPANISH IMMERSION SCHOOL
(A public charter school)
Invites applications for the position of
Sponsor District: Beaverton School District
Enrollment: 430 students
Salary range: $80,000 to $95,000 (DOE) annually plus benefits
Closing date: Mar. 8, 2021 (but open until filled)
Employment begins: July 1, 2021
Reports to: Executive Director
About the Position
The Assistant Director assists the Executive Director in setting the vision for achieving and sustaining high levels of student achievement at the school, and does so by strategically implementing the school’s mission through effective leadership. The Assistant Director leverages the necessary supervisory, and administrative skills to promote the educational development of each student to his/her fullest potential. Supporting a culture of excellence in teaching and learning, focusing on the achievement of all children, and supporting a vision that attends to the needs of historically underrepresented groups, the Assistant Director assists with all elements of the academic program, co-curricular program, and physical plant management in order for all students to meet the school’s highest aspirations.
The Assistant Director is the deputy instructional and administrative leader and operates with a high level of autonomy under direction from the Executive Director. The incumbent operates with guided independence, ensuring that decisions are supportive of and supported by the Executive Director as well as aligned with school’s policies, labor agreements, state regulations, and federal statutes. The incumbent has significant supervisory responsibilities and broad impact in the operation of the school environment and its academic and co-curricular goals.
About the School
Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School is a Kindergarten through 8th grade public charter school in Beaverton, Oregon, featuring Spanish immersion and Singapore Math. The School is the first charter school in the Beaverton School District founded in 2010 by several parents and educators who were passionate about their children receiving a rigorous academic education that included a second language. Arco Iris School is a one-way Spanish Immersion school with a mission focused on bilingual language achievement, a rigorous mathematics program and a multicultural community that will improve outcomes for all students, including those who are historically and educationally underserved. Studying a second language increases the student’s cognitive flexibility, the ability to mentally shuffle material, significantly improving problem solving abilities, and also leads to greater understanding of the world we live in. Students also have daily English class and with the double emphasis on language arts. The students usually score in the top 10% in the state every year. Teaching young learners about different cultures fosters tolerance and diversity, giving them a wider perspective on the world, appreciation, and respect for the differences in everyone. For 2021, the School was ranked #3 for Best Charter Elementary Schools in Oregon, #4 for Best Charter Middle Schools in Oregon and #15 for Best Public Middle Schools in Oregon by Niche.com with an overall grade of “A”.
Mar 3 Open candidate application period
Mar 22-26 SPRING BREAK
Mar 31 Close candidate application period
Apr 5-10 Review applications
Apr 12 Select interview candidates
Apr 19-23 Conduct initial interviews (exact schedule TBD) Conduct preliminary background checks
Apr 23 Select finalists
Apr 24-29 Conduct reference checks
Apr 29-30 Meet & greet” activities for finalists
(TBD) Conduct 2nd interviews
May 3 Announce new Assistant Director selection
July 1, 2021 New Assistant Director begins employment
Letter of Interest
Completed Application Form
Copy of current teaching license or administrator license
Letters of Recommendation (at least 3 required)
List of three-five (3-5) additional references
Statement explaining how your education philosophy is a fit with the Mission of the School
How to Submit an Application
For additional information or application materials, visit the (1) School’s website or (2) contact the Search Consultant. Submit all application materials electronically as Word or PDF documents by e-mail attachment to the Search Consultant by 5:00 pm on the deadline date.
Greg McKenzie, Search Consultant
1470 Rosemont Road
West Linn, Oregon 97068
Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School is an equal opportunity employer and educator.
Job Description and Application Form