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The Chestnut Hill School is a dynamic and vibrant community dedicated to developing joyful learners who think critically, embrace diversity, and act with empathy. Faculty and staff alike play an integral role in shaping the experiences of our students. We pride ourselves in recruiting and retaining exceptionally dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about their field and value lifelong learning.

With more than 50 faculty and staff members, each individual of our diverse community contributes to the whole. We cultivate genuine relationships that honor and celebrate the identities and perspectives of others. CHS fosters a challenging and supportive work environment and offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

We offer competitive salaries and a robust benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, retirement, flexible spending accounts, life, long-term disability, retirement and more. The Chestnut Hill School is close to the Chestnut Hill station on the MBTA Green Line D branch. CHS encourages staff to use public transportation and pays for MBTA passes for employees. 

All employees of The Chestnut Hill School share the same core competencies, in addition to the specifics of their individual role:

  • Equity and inclusion - Lives the stated mission of the school, and values and respects diversity in all facets of school life. Promotes equity and inclusion in work with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Collaboration - 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 - Exercises clear, constructive, and appropriate communication with students, colleagues and administration in all forms. 
  • Critical observation and problem-solving - Demonstrates the ability to not only gather information but also to interpret, analyze, and suggest next steps based upon data.  Assesses problems and utilizes all available resources to resolve challenges through proper channels.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT - The Chestnut Hill School has adopted a MANDATORY COVID 19 VACCINATION POLICY for all employees.

CHS is committed to a policy of equal opportunity employment and does not discriminate on the basis of 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. 


Current Job Openings

Intern Teacher (Kindergarten - Sixth Grade) (Full Time) - 2022-23 School Year

Position Summary:  Multiple openings for Intern Teachers. Interns are assigned to specific grades from Kindergarten through sixth and gain hands-on teaching experience as they support Lead Teachers in the implementation of the academic program. 

Salary: Salary: $24,000 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 
  • 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

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.

Digital Communications Associate

Position Summary:  The Digital Communications Associate will support the school’s efforts to build brand awareness, engage The Chestnut Hill School community, and strengthen constituent relations. They will be responsible for curating and creating compelling content to support CHS’s messaging plan, working to strengthen the school’s image, expand visibility, and engage target audiences including prospective parents and their influencers, current parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and others. 

The Associate will work collaboratively with school administration, faculty and Advancement.  They will be able to prioritize among multiple demands and deadlines, will have meticulous attention to detail, and will have a team spirit, strong work ethic, and a sense of humor.

The Digital Communications Associate will:

  • Develop compelling multimedia content across CHS’s digital marketing channels to support brand awareness as well as recruitment, fundraising, and community-building. This may include: websites, social media posts and ads, emails, newsletters, videos, photography, graphics and print collateral
  • Develop multimedia strategies and creative campaigns, leveraging all communications outlets, for major school initiatives, including open houses and fundraising events
  • Collaborate to develop strategies to increase the visibility of content; establish success metrics, monitor KPIs, and assess social digital marketing efforts to grow audiences and improve future efforts
  • Develop and maintain a robust social media content calendar, in coordination with the larger editorial content calendar and academic calendar
  • Perform regular digital content audits and competitive analysis to determine content opportunities and needs that align with communications strategic goals
  • Create video content for web and social media use
  • Photograph school events as well as parent/alumni events and maintain photo archives; coordinate professional photographers as needed, including school photo day
  • Assist in the ongoing improvement of the school’s website, designing and building new pages, blogs, and other digital media assets as needed to serve the school’s communication efforts
  • Assist with other communications and school duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • 2-5 years of digital marketing/communications experience in a school or non-profit setting
  • Strong design and creative skills, including experience with Canva and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
  • Ability to build and expand a brand’s social media presence in support of institutional goals, to engage and grow audiences, and to develop innovative content (including for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
  • Understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion principles and how to apply them to content strategy
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • BA/BS in journalism, communications, graphic design or related field
  • Knowledge of SEO principles, Google Analytics, Finalsite or other content management systems strongly preferred

Qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter to employment@tchs.org to the attention of Elaine Fazekas,  Director of Communications & Marketing. Please include “Digital Communications Associate” in the subject line of your email.

Associate Teacher

Position Summary:  The Associate Teacher works collaboratively with one or two lead teachers to assist students with learning in the classroom and other duties as assigned.

The Associate Teacher will:

  • Support the mission of the school
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all students
  • In collaboration with grade-level colleagues, plan and implement the academic program
  • Implement the Open Circle curriculum and attend to the social and emotional development of individual students and the class as a whole
  • Administer assessments to evaluate student progress toward learning objectives
  • Differentiate teaching methods or assessments to meet students’ needs
  • Maintain a classroom environment that is conducive to student learning and safety
  • Write narrative progress reports to record and communicate students' progress
  • Manage classroom administrative tasks, including taking daily attendance
  • Perform dismissal, lunch, and recess duties as assigned
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled
  • Participate in all-school activities, such as Admission Open Houses 
  • Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Head of School or Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty

Position Requirements:

  • Experience working with children in this age range in a nursery or preschool setting
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills, a positive attitude that allows one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others

Qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter to employment@tchs.org to the attention of Kerryn Hinds,  Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Please include “Associate Teacher” in the subject line of your email.

Extended Day Staff Member (Age 3 to Grade 6), 2022-23 school year

Position Summary:  Extended Day Staff are assigned to a home group within our extended day divisions to provide care to students staying after our school day ends. Staff work collaboratively with colleagues to plan and implement enrichment activities and programs that align with the school’s mission for the duration of the program.

Compensation: Starting at $20/hour

Schedule: Monday - Thursday 3:00 – 6:00 pm and Fridays 12:30 - 5:30 pm, when school is in session. Ideally, extended day staff will be available to work a minimum of two days per week, with a preference for availability 4-5 days per week.

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 all school safety measures and policies.
  • Assisting students with transitions at the start of the program, to enrichment classes and at pick-up.
  • Regular and timely communication with the Director of Extended Day or Assistant Director about student concerns or updates.

Essential Skills

  • Creativity, enthusiasm and a high energy level.
  • Experience working with children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to modify programming to accommodate changing safety 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 and March

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.

 

Executive Assistant

Position Summary: The Executive Assistant will provide consistent, confidential, and professional administrative support for the Head of School and - as assigned - to other administrators, in order to maintain the well-being of the school and the broader community. 

Responsibilities Include:   

The Executive Assistant will promote the school’s mission, making it the center of all decisions and actions, and serve as a source of information for students, families, and staff.

Head of School Support

  • Organize and review daily priorities 
  • Schedule, maintain, and confirm the Head of School’s appointments and calendar activities
  • Assist with preparation, documentation, technology, and catering in support of Board of Trustees meetings
  • Edit, proofread, and/or write communications on behalf of the Head of School
  • Travel arrangements as needed
  • Track and reconcile expenses by the Head of School
  • Special projects as assigned by the Head of School

Administrative Team Support

  • Lead Graduation and Grade 6 Farewell Dinner planning and execution
  • Support planning process for major school events which may include: Curriculum Night, Field Day, ISEE administration, Grandparents and Special Friends Day, MLK Service Day, Grade-level coffees
  • Support all offices when hiring, by creating hiring schedules, greeting candidates, and supporting the candidates throughout the day

All-School Support

  • Oversee all internal and external school calendars, room reservations, and scheduling of events; set Important Dates for future academic years 
  • Prepare a weekly internal newsletter detailing news and events 
  • Manage the Staff Support Budget
  • Oversee catering for all-staff lunches and celebratory events
  • Prepare new staff orientation and documents for the start of the school year (mailbox, office door signs, internal directory, etc.)
  • Provide coverage for front reception desk as needed
  • Provide support for general clerical duties and tasks, as needed

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three to five years professional experience, academic environment a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven success at working collaboratively and efficiently on a creative and goal-oriented team
  • Decision-making and prioritization skills
  • Proven multi-tasker with high level of organization skills 
  • Exceptionally capable in both written and oral communication
  • Technologically savvy; proficient with Google and Microsoft Office Suites
  • Event planning skills
  • Dedication to a high level of confidentiality
  • Warm and personable with a good sense of humor 
  • High-energy and enthusiastic about working in a small school setting.

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter and resume to employment@tchs.org to the attention of Lisa Halm, Director of Finance & HR. Please include “Executive Assistant” in the subject line of your email. Only candidates submitting a cover letter with their resume will be considered.

Annual Giving & Database Manager

Position Summary: The Annual Giving & Database Manager plays a critical role in ensuring the school’s long term financial health by planning and implementing a comprehensive annual giving program.  This position reports to the Director of Finance and relishes the effective use of technology to advance a mission. Responsibilities include managing direct mail campaigns, direct solicitation and acknowledgement of annual fund gifts, and parent and alumni relations.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage and coordinate CHS Fund timelines, strategies for giving and participation campaigns, including mail, phone and personal solicitations as well as creating acknowledgments and stewardship materials.
  • Write CHS Fund marketing materials including letters and pledge reminders
  • Professionally oversee precise and complete database entry and records
  • Provide ongoing analysis of CHS Fund progress and prepare reports. 
  • Works with the Family Association and helps with planning community events.
  • Leads alumni relations
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned. 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in development, annual fund or event fundraising; familiarity with educational or not-for-profit institutions a plus
  • Proficiency with donor management software
  • Proficiency with Google and Microsoft Office Suites and social media platforms
  • Demonstrated excellence in organization, detailed planning, problem-solving, decision making, communication, project management, and effective management of resources
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to create personal relationships and to communicate effectively, delivering exceptional customer service to a diverse variety of stakeholders 
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills including editing and proofreading
  • Demonstrated donor relations best practices, including policies and processes, and commitment to confidentiality and ethical behavior
  • Creative and entrepreneurial spirit; as well as critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Experienced in team orientation and ability to collaborate across departments
  • Ability to work independently and maintain deadlines

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter and resume to employment@tchs.org to the attention of Lisa Halm, Director of Finance & HR. Please include “Annual Giving & Database Manager” in the subject line of your email. Only candidates submitting a cover letter with their resume will be considered.