Employment Opportunities

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“I told my Executive Director that Ridgeline is one of the most ‘Montessori’ public charter schools that I have seen. You folks are doing a great job and providing a great service for the community. ”

- Debra Sheehan, Director of Montessori Center for Teacher Education.


Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School prohibits discrimination and harassment on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to an individual’s perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status or veterans’ status, because of the perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, or veterans’ status of any other persons with whom the individual associates.


Beyond Benefits

  • Competitive medical and dental insurance plan

  • Long-term disability, life insurance, sick and personal days

  • Professional development funds for teachers

  • Funding for several teachers to attend annual Montessori conferences

  • At least one visit from a Montessori consultant each year to enrich staff development

  • Collaborative and supportive staff committed to public Montessori education

Open Positions

Facilities Coordinator

Application Deadline: November 29, 2021 (or, until filled)

The Facilities Coordinator is responsible for performing or coordinating maintenance, repair and upkeep of the facilities, equipment and grounds of Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School, in consultation with the executive director. Duties include developing short and long-term maintenance plans, managing contracts with outside service providers, recommending improvements and establishing priorities with respect to the facilities and grounds. The Facilities Coordinator is responsible for implementation of the Integrated Pest Management Plan, Healthy and Safe Schools Plan, the Radon Plan.


This position is 25 hours per week. Additional hours may be needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum two years of experience in work relating to the care and maintenance of buildings and grounds which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties as described.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

  • Fingerprint background check required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience overseeing service provider contracts

  • Experience with construction management projects preferred.

  • Experience working with schools or other public institutions preferred


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential duties and responsibilities of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb ladders, use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, twist and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and smell.

The employee may regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. The employee must be able to demonstrate strength and dexterity to operate maintenance tools and machinery, cleaning equipment, and hand or power tools.

Starting Pay: $22.00 per hour

Ridgeline strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed.

To apply:

Email the following to careers@ridgeline. org

  1. Resume

  2. Letter of interest including the following topics:

  • Knowledge of care and maintenance of buildings and grounds

  • Experience overseeing service provider contracts

  • Organizational abilities


Facilities Coordinator Application can be found here.

Our Vision: Empowering creative learners to build community and thoughtfully shape the world through public Montessori education.


Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School prohibits discrimination and harassment on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to an individual’s perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status or veterans’ status, because of the perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status or veterans’ status of any other persons with whom the individual associates.

School Counselor

Application Deadline: November 19 (or until filled)

Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School is seeking a full-time school counselor to join our community this school year. The school counselor meets with students to help process feelings and solve problems. They check in to classrooms regularly to understand the dynamics within each smaller community and to support the students and teaching staff. They provide social/emotional lessons to students and classrooms. The Ridgeline counselor serves as a hub of information within the school, connecting staff, families, and outside agencies to work together for students’ success. They also assist administration in handling student behavior positively and fairly, in coordinating meetings with parents, acting as the 504 coordinator, and in helping to communicate the mission, vision, and values of the school.

Vaccination Requirement:

Governor Kate Brown has directed that Oregon will implement a legal requirement that all public and private school teachers, staff and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. "Fully vaccinated" is defined as 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine). All staff members will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Click here to review Ridgeline’s COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Valid Oregon Teaching License with an endorsement in counseling or

  2. The ability to obtain an Oregon Restricted School Counselor License which requires a bachelor’s degree or higher and one of the following

    1. Enrollment in a school counselor program and completion of 50% of the program or

    2. Three academic years as a full-time certified Child Development Specialist (CDS) or

    3. A master’s degree in a counseling-related field.

  3. Expertise to assist students in effectively reflecting on and developing alternate solutions to behavioral, educational, social, and emotional problems and concerns

  4. Ability to work with and sincere appreciation for the diversity of parenting styles, cultures, beliefs, and family structures represented in our community

  5. Understanding of child development and developmental stages

  6. Experience differentiating practices for diverse populations

  7. Ability to maintain liaisons with social service and youth service agencies in pursuing referral follow-up activities

  8. Ability to establish, maintain, and monitor the maintenance of a variety of files and records pertaining to student counseling, guidance, and related matters

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Two years of successful school counseling experience

  2. Experience working with kindergarten through 8th-grade students

Hours: Full-time

Salary: $37,634-$56,348 (based on 1.0 FTE salary for the full school year)


Ridgeline strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.

To apply:

Email the following to careers@ridgeline.org. All required documentation must be scanned and attached to the application in order to submit an online application. Required documents for this posting are:

  • Specialist application (available below this post under application forms)

  • Resume

  • Copy of educational license(s)

  • Copy of all college and university (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted.

  • Test results if applicable (ie. ORELA or PRAXIS)

  • Letter of interest including the following topics:

    1. Ability to relate to diverse populations, and experience and/or training in multicultural education programs

    2. Work history with students at different developmental stages and social/emotional competency


Our Vision: Empowering creative learners to build community and thoughtfully shape the world through public Montessori education.

Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School prohibits discrimination and harassment on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to an individual’s perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status or veterans’ status, because of the perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, or veterans’ status of any other persons with whom the individual associates.

Temporary Middle School Assistant

Application Deadline: January 3, 2022 or until filled

Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School seeks a middle school classroom assistant (grades 7-8) to join our passionate and experienced staff. The assistant is an integral part of the classroom’s instructional team. This position is full-time (7 hours per day) for our middle school cohort.

The classroom assistant works under the direct supervision of the assigned classroom teacher and general supervision of school administrators. The primary role of the assistant is to collaboratively supervise and support students and help maintain a positive climate.

This position is full-time and would be from February 2022 through the end of the 2021-22 school year.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  2. Experience working in an educational setting

  3. Experience working with children in grades 7-8

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience working in a Montessori setting

  2. Specialized subject-matter training and experience relevant to composition and literature is desirable

  3. Successful work on a team that serves the public

Starting Salary: $15.45 per hour

Ridgeline is responsible for developing a school where everyone actively works toward the goals of equity and inclusion for all. Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School prohibits discrimination and harassment on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to an individual’s perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status or veterans’ status, because of the perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status or veterans’ status of any other persons with whom the individual associates.

To apply:

Email the following to careers@ridgeline.org

  • Classroom Assistant Application (found below on this page)

  • Resume

  • Letter of interest including the following topics:

    1. Experience and commitment to culturally competent teaching practices or experience with anti-bias/anti-racist work.

    2. Work/volunteer history with students at different developmental stages

Ridgeline strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed.

Substitutes

Application Deadline: On-going

We are looking to grow our substitute pool. With two adults in the Montessori classroom, substitutes are brought into the classroom in the role of the classroom assistant. In this role, they help to support the classroom as directed by the staff member leading the class. Substitutes may be booked for pre-planned staff absences or for same-day assignments.


Duties may include: assist with classroom management, guiding students during the work period to make successful choices and stay engaged, recess supervision, arrival, and dismissal, etc.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in an educational setting

  • Strong communication skills

Required

  • Fingerprint and background check required

  • Willingness to complete the required training


Pay: $12.50/per hour ($13.00/per hour starting in the 2021-2022 school year)

Ridgeline strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed.

To apply:

Email the following to careers@ridgeline. org

  1. Resume

  2. Letter of interest

  3. Three references- at least one should be from a supervisor


Our Vision: Empowering creative learners to build community and thoughtfully shape the world through public Montessori education.


Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School prohibits discrimination and harassment on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to an individual’s perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status or veterans’ status, because of the perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status or veterans’ status of any other persons with whom the individual associates.