The Position Portland Parks and Recreation is recruiting for Recreation Leader - Preschool in the Recreation Division!
PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with experience and ability working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can speak another language fluently to include that information in their resumé. Bilingual/bi-cultural candidates are encouraged to apply.
PP&R operates nine (9) Community Centers that serve and engage the public within the Portland area, each which operates an Educational Preschool Program within their site. Curriculum includes general educational preschool and pre-k curriculum as well as curriculum with a specialized focus such as Global Adventures and Sprout Academy.About this position: Recreation Leader - Preschool
positions are responsible for functioning as an on-site teacher by developing and implementing early childhood education programs for children ages 3-5 years old including preschool, and/or pre-kindergarten curriculum and programs.
Recreation Leader - Preschool Specialties work with families and children from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds and requires clearly and effectively communicating early childhood development, curriculum, and classroom schedules and routines across cultures and in a way young children understand. Employees filling these positions are required to work during non-school days and the summer months in our day camp programs and may be required to work afternoons, evenings, designated holidays, and/or weekends. This position is eligible for Language Pay Differential for qualifying employees. As the Recreation Leader - Preschool, you will be responsible for the following:
As a person, you are:
- Designing, developing, and implementing age-appropriate curriculum which includes physical, social, and emotional development, language and literacy development, creative art & play, and early math and science skills.
- Planning, organizing, and implementing classroom visits, special events, and field trips which may include collaboration with other organizations.
- Assessing, developing, and implementing an engaging, well-managed classroom environment including schedules, routines, and activities which meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of the children in the program.
- Ensuring children are supervised at all times in a safe and secure environment including using positive behavior management techniques including active supervision, and effective guidance techniques
- Work may involve providing direction to teaching aides, volunteers and other teachers.
About the Bureau:
- Collaborative: An outgoing professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done.
- Solutions Oriented: Uses strong communication skills to work with your team to create, implement, and document solutions.
- Someone who values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Use DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.
- Flexible: Able to work as a team to accomplish a task and autonomously at times.
- Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, passionate, team-oriented, and empathetic.
- Discreet: Practices good judgment-related to sensitive matters and values confidentiality.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R's ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability, and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their application materials. Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. City of Portland Core Values:Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here
. Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in all people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package
, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.
The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here
. Work Location
These positions report to the community center assigned:
The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment. Please see the Additional Information section below for detail. To Qualify Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their responses to the supplemental questions and their résumé how their education, training, work experience, and/or lived experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
- Charles Jordan CC - 9009 N Foss Ave
- East Portland CC - 740 SE 106th Ave
- Matt Dishman CC - 77 NE Knott St
- Montavilla CC - 8219 NE Glisan St
- Mt Scott CC - 5530 SE 72nd Ave
- Peninsula Park CC - 700 N Rosa Parks Way
- Southwest CC - 6820 SW 45th Ave
- St Johns CC - 8427 N Central St
- Woodstock CC - 5905 SE 43rd Ave
The Recruitment Process
- Knowledge and experience designing, developing, and implementing age-appropriate curriculum such as physical, social, and emotional development; language and literacy development; creative art and play; and early math and science skills.
- Knowledge and experience assessing, developing, and implementing an engaging, safe, well-managed classroom environment such as schedules, routines, and activities which meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of the children in the program.
- Ability and experience assessing and adapting early childhood curriculum and educational programs to meet the needs of children of all abilities, and activities for families and children from a wide variety of cultural, racial/ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships through clear, courteous, and effective communication both in written and oral format with internal and external partners such as teaching aides, diverse city employees; diverse program participants, and the public.
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their résumé and answers to the supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested
. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to the establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection. ** PLEASE NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies** Recruitment Activity Schedule
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.Applicant InstructionsApplicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:
- Job Posting closes: 6/30/2023 or when filled
- Initial Applications Reviewed: Week of March 27, 2023
- Next Eligible List / Notices Generated: 1st week of April, 2023
- The selection process will happen periodically throughout this recruitment. If you are placed on the eligible list, you do not need to reapply. You will be contacted by the bureau when being considered for the selection process.
- Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
- Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training, and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
- Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
- If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.
Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.Additional Information Work Status:
Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.Veterans' Preference:
If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations:
If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.Equal Employment Opportunity:
It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.Language Pay Differential:
City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a "language pay differential." This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skills to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here. Did you know?
The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and reviews best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates:Events| Career Center | Portland.gov
Anna Morgan, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources Anna.Morgan@portlandoregon.gov OPTIONAL INFORMATION SESSION
To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about the position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job. You are welcome to join us for the optional session below: Tuesday, March 21, 20231:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Closing Date/Time: 6/30/2023 11:59 PM Pacific