Open Positions for the 2018-2019 School Year
Our progressive and inclusive nonprofit early childhood education program has been serving children and families for over a decade. We are currently interviewing early childhood educators for a number of open positions beginning in the fall.
Substitute teachers work on an as-needed basis, whether due to short-term absence (illness or other emergency) or during planned teacher vacations. They assist Wild Lilac teachers in the classroom with a wide variety of responsibilities.
Our nonprofit school is inspired by the infant-toddler centers and preschool programs of Reggio Emilia and is rooted in constructivism: we learn about and make meaning of our world by experiencing and reflecting on it together. We create our curriculum in response to our children’s ideas, passions, and questions. We believe that play is the true work of early childhood, as it is through play — storytelling, building, imagining, and inventing — that a child can develop her or his self-confidence, language, creativity and problem-solving skills. As Wild Lilac teachers celebrate diversity and seek to know and honor the whole child, our work with children and families is guided by the principles of inclusive, anti-bias education. To learn more about our program we encourage you to visit our website, www.wildlilac.org.
In order to begin working at Wild Lilac you need to be enrolled in the Oregon Central Background Registry, hold infant/child First Aid/CPR training certification, and complete the federally mandated Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS) online training. You must also obtain a Food Handlers’ Card within your first 30 days of employment and complete a Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN) training within your first 90 days of employment.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting pay for substitute teachers is $12.00 per hour.
We also offer teachers many opportunities for in-house support and professional development, healthy and delicious vegetarian snacks and meals, the potential to advance within the organization, and a wonderful community of dedicated, passionate colleagues who care deeply about our work with young children and their families.
At Wild Lilac we are committed to creating and fostering racial and cultural diversity at every level of the organization including but not limited to staff, students, and leadership.
Applying for a Position
If you are interested in applying please send us a brief cover letter and resume. In your cover letter please share your story: your personal philosophy for early childhood education, your experiences, who you are and what you care about most in this work.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or application materials.