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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.

Institutional Background
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.


Current Job Openings

Facilities Assistant Technician

Supervisor: Facilities Manager

Position Summary:  The Facilities Technician Assistant works as part of the facilities team to support the overall maintenance of the building and grounds of the school.  This is a 80% (32 hrs/week), non-exempt position.

Pay range: $21 - $25.00/hour + overtime

The Facilities Technician Assistant has the following responsibilities:

Plant Operations

  • Inspect playgrounds and sidewalks 
  • Setup and breakdown for special and weekend events 
  • Assist and support faculty, staff, students, parents, and visitors
  • Complete project works as assigned by Facilities Manager

Maintenance

  • Maintain grounds and landscaping as needed
  • Manage recycle and trash removal
  • Lunchroom setup and cleanup
  • Cleaning throughout the building as necessary during the school day
  • Snow removal as needed
  • Painting maintenance
  • Respond to Zendesk work orders (help tickets)

Safety

  • Ensure grounds are clean and safe
  • Participate in emergency planning and drills. Serve as a member of the Crisis Management Team
  • Continuously monitor 2-way radios during work hours

Other Duties as Assigned

Position Requirements:

  • 2-3 years experience in maintenance, facilities or field with related skills
  • Ability to walk, stand, maintain balance, climb ladders, crouch, lift up to 50 pounds, bend, stoop, and reach above shoulder level
  • Ability to perform routine tasks without close supervision
  • Available off-hours and on-call
  • Knowledge and experience with painting & landscaping
  • Available for snow removal on weekends and off-hours
  • Positive attitude and desire to help people
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Strong communication skills and able to follow instructions
  • Reliable and responsible and neat in appearance
  • Ability to withstand inside and outside environmental conditions.

The School seeks candidates who will reflect and enhance the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of our school community.

Core Competencies:

  • Equity and inclusion - Employee lives the stated mission of the school, and values and respects diversity in all facets of school life. Employee promotes equity and inclusion in work with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Collaboration - In keeping with Chestnut Hill School’s commitment to a strong community, employee exemplifies cooperation and collaboration, demonstrates leadership when necessary, is a supportive team member when needed, and assists others to ensure deadlines and goals are met. 
  • Communication - Employee exercises clear, constructive, and appropriate communication with students, colleagues and administration in written and verbal communication. 
  • Critical observation and problem-solving - Employee shows the ability to not only gather information but to also interpret, analyze, and suggest next steps based upon data. Employee assesses problems and utilizes all available resources to resolve challenges through proper channels.

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter and resume to employment@tchs.org to the attention of Tara Hathaway, Operations Director.  Please include “Facilities Assistant” in the subject line of your email.

 

Extended Day Staff Member (Beginners to Grade 6), part-time

Supervisor: Director of Extended Day

Position Summary: We are seeking energetic and creative staff members to teach in our extended day program for the 2021-22 academic year.  Staff will be assigned to a home group to provide care within our extended day divisions, working collaboratively with extended day colleagues to plan and implement enrichment activities and programs that align with the school’s mission.

Salary: $20 per hour.  Extended Day hours are Monday - Thursday 3:00 – 6:00 pm and Fridays 12:30 - 5:30 pm, when school is in session. Candidates available to work a minimum of two days per week preferred.

Responsibilities Include:   

  • Collaborating with the Director of Extended Day and Extended Day colleagues to develop and implement age-appropriate activities for children in our Beginners – 6th grade program, including arts, STEM, and active enrichment opportunities.
  • Supervising free play in our gym and outdoor spaces.
  • Supervising study areas and offering homework guidance for students.
  • Ensuring that students adhere to safety measures set forth by the current school guidelines and adapt programming and activities to be current protocol compliant.
  • Maintaining safe, clean spaces that comply with current safety protocols.
  • Regular check-in meetings with the Director of Extended Day

Essential Skills:

  • Experience working with children between the ages of 3 and 12.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to modify programming to accommodate frequently changing Covid protocols.
  • Eagerness to work collaboratively with a team approach.
  • Ability to respond calmly and with efficacy in an emergency. First aid/CPR certification a plus.
  • Organization, with an awareness and attention to detail.
  • Patience, enthusiasm, a growth mindset, and a sense of humor are a must.

CHS Extended Day Offers:

  • Easy access to public transportation (Chestnut Hill D Line stop)
  • A collaborative team approach and supportive work environment.
  • Opportunity to work extra hours during school vacation “camps” in December,  March and June

Core competencies:

  • Equity and inclusion - Employee lives the stated mission of the school, and values and respects diversity in all facets of school life. Employee promotes equity and inclusion in work with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Collaboration - In keeping with Chestnut Hill School’s commitment to a strong community, the employee exemplifies cooperation and collaboration, demonstrates leadership when necessary, is a supportive team member when needed, and assists others to ensure deadlines and goals are met.
  • Communication - Employee exercises clear, constructive, and appropriate communication with students, colleagues and administration in written and verbal communication.
  • Critical observation and problem-solving - Employee shows the ability to not only gather information but to also interpret, analyze, and suggest next steps based upon data. Employee assesses problems and utilizes all available resources to resolve challenges through proper channels.

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter and resume to employment@tchs.org to the attention of Angie Zomer, Director of Extended Day. Please include “Extended Day” in the subject line of your email.

Intern Teacher (Kindergarten-Grade 6) (Full Time)

Supervisor: Director(s) of Intern Program / Dean of Faculty

Position Summary:  Intern teachers support lead teachers in the implementation of the academic program in grades K-6 as they gain experience to prepare for careers in education.

Salary: Salary: $22,000 per annum for first year

The Intern Teacher will:

  • Support the mission of the school.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all students.
  • Teach homeroom subjects in partnership with the cooperating teacher.
  • Lead Open Circle Meetings in partnership with the cooperating teacher (as appropriate).
  • Participate in and support the planning for special events/activities.
  • Attend regular planning, grade-level, staff meetings, and intern cohort meetings as scheduled. 
  • Help to manage classroom transitions, including walking students to specials, lunch, and recess.
  • Attend special subject classes as needed.
  • Attend Faculty Professional Development Days, Curriculum Night (September) and Carnival (September).
  • Contribute to reports each term. 
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences. 
  • Contribute to communications to CHS families, including weekly website updates.
  • Support the tone for routines and behavioral expectations set by the cooperating teacher.
  • Reinforce any language, consequences, or strategies as appropriate.
  • Maintain open two-way communication with cooperating teacher.
  • Perform arrival, dismissal, recess, and other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Experience working with children
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Core competencies: 

  • Equity and inclusion - Employee lives the stated mission of the school, and values and respects diversity in all facets of school life. Employee promotes equity and inclusion in work with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Collaboration - In keeping with Chestnut Hill School’s commitment to a strong community, employee exemplifies cooperation and collaboration, demonstrates leadership when necessary, is a supportive team member when needed, and assists others to ensure deadlines and goals are met. 
  • Communication - Employee exercises clear, constructive, and appropriate communication with students, colleagues and administration in written and verbal communication. 
  • Critical observation and problem-solving - Employee shows the ability to not only gather information but to also interpret, analyze, and suggest next steps based upon data. Employee assesses problems and utilizes all available resources to resolve challenges through proper channels.

Interested candidates for the 2022-2023 school year should send their resume and cover letter to: Qiana Rudek and Gary McPhail, Intern Co-Coordinators, at chsinterns@tchs.org

All applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.