The Chestnut Hill School reaffirms its long-standing non-discriminatory policy of employment. CHS hires faculty and staff of any race, color, religion, gender, family structure, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally afforded or made available to employees at the school. The School does not discriminate in violation of any law or statute in the administration of its policies or programs. CHS is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to promote diversity through its hiring.
Current Job Openings
Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty
The Chestnut Hill School, founded in 1860 and located in Newton, Massachusetts, is a co-educational, independent school educating students from Beginners (age 3) through Grade 6. The School lives its mission of academic excellence, diversity and community, believing strongly that all must be in place in order for graduates to have a deep sense of themselves as thoughtful students, skilled learners, and confident leaders who will become responsible, contributing members of the world. CHS prides itself on graduates who stand up for their beliefs, express their thoughts, and care about the rights and feelings of others. Most of all, CHS is seeking individuals willing to join a strong, warm and deeply committed diverse school community.
The Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty oversees Chestnut Hill’s curriculum, professional development, and faculty feedback programs. A member of the senior administrative team, the Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty leads the curriculum team and is responsible for the school’s academic program. The Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty also leads the professional development committee and designs and implements school-wide professional development programming. Other major areas of responsibility include creating the school-wide schedule, coordinating and executing faculty evaluation and feedback, and hiring and on-boarding new faculty.
- Master’s degree in education or related field
- Significant experience in creating, implementing, managing and assessing curriculum
- Experience working with children
- Deep knowledge of pedagogy, curriculum, and child development
- Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
- Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Interested candidates may send a resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Ms. Tamara Schurdak
Head of School
428 Hammond Street
The Chestnut Hill School
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
No phone calls, please.
The Chestnut Hill School is an equal opportunity employer.
Grade 5 Classroom Teacher: Language Arts
The Chestnut Hill School, founded in 1860 and located in Newton, Massachusetts, is a co-educational, independent school educating students from Beginners (Age 3) through Grade 6. The School lives its mission of academic excellence, diversity and community, believing strongly that all must be in place in order for graduates to have a deep sense of themselves as thoughtful students, skilled learners, and confident leaders. CHS prides itself on graduates who are well rounded, think critically, take risks, and stand up for the rights and feelings of others. CHS is also a place with a dedicated, passionate faculty and staff who seek to enrich themselves through professional development and growth. The Chestnut Hill School endeavors to create a safe space for students, families and faculty who represent many forms of diversity. CHS is seeking individuals willing to join a warm, welcoming, and deeply committed diverse school community.
The Chestnut Hill School is searching for a Grade 5 Language Arts Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The Grade 5 Language Arts Teacher is responsible for planning, implementing, and assessing the academic program utilizing current best practices in education; communicating with families about students’ progress; promoting equity and diversity; and supporting the mission of the school.
The ideal Chestnut Hill School teacher will have at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field; experience working with children of this age group and an understanding of their developmental milestones; a proven ability to collaborate effectively; a commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment; excellent verbal and written communication skills; a joyful spirit encouraging compassion, patience, and caring; and the ability to reflect on their own teaching to adapt lessons to meet different abilities and interests.
The Chestnut Hill School is an EOE and seeks to promote diversity through its hiring. Qualified applicants should email a letter of interest, resume, and references to Michael Coppola, Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Grade 5 Teacher (Your Name)” in the subject line of your email.
The Chestnut Hill School is looking for an Executive Assistant to the Head of School. The Executive Assistant will support and participate in the school's mission, work, and daily activity. The ideal candidate will bring a professional presence, energy, and enthusiasm to the position and be able to work with all employees, families, administrators and the Board of Trustees. Essential qualifications for this job include a collaborative style, organization, flexibility, an ability to communicate effectively, to prioritize and to maintain confidentiality, knowledge of an comfort with technology, as well as a genuine openness to and respect for the perspectives and views of others. This person should also enjoy elementary school students and be drawn to the mission of the school. This position is new, and start date is immediate, with some flexibility. Send resume to: email@example.com.
Full Time - Faculty
Required Education: BA/BS required.
This full-time internship is for individuals pursuing a master’s in education and/or those who are exploring elementary school teaching. Interns are paired with a teacher in a K-6 classroom, observing classes, assisting with projects, and taking increased responsibility for classroom management and lesson planning/delivery. Interns receive formal support and take part in teaching seminars. Other responsibilities may include family/teacher conferences, meetings, and supervision duties. BA/BS required. Salary and benefits: $19,000 and medical insurance. Hours are M-Th 7:30-3:45 and Fri. 7:30-3:00. CHS is an EOE and seeks to promote diversity through its hiring. Send resume to: Michael Coppola, Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part Time - Faculty
Required Education: Teaching experience
Applications for substitute teaching positions may be submitted at any time during the school year. Substitutes are expected to arrive by 7:45 am and work until 3:15 pm Mondays through Thursdays; the hours are 7:45 am to 12:25 pm on Fridays. The payrate is $85 to $100 per day Monday-Thursday and $50 to $60 per day on Fridays. Candidates for substitute teaching positions must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree, though preference will be given to candidates with a master's degree and/or experience in education. Send cover letter and resume to: Michael Coppola, Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty, either at email@example.com or at The Chestnut Hill School, 428 Hammond St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.