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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.

Current Job Openings

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Supervisor: Head of School

The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Chestnut Hill School offers a unique opportunity to provide leadership and collaboration that is central to the School’s mission and lived experience of all in the CHS community. The School seeks a new Director who can further develop established DEI curriculum and pedagogy, that prepares students to develop and demonstrate empathy, respect and leadership now and in the future and who can expand this core vision for strengthening the community. The School’s commitment to academic excellence, diversity, and community, as outlined in its mission, leads it to infuse the curriculum with opportunities for students to explore multiple dimensions of identity and the interplay between social identity, social bias, and social justice. The next Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is vital to the dynamic evolution of this work.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Academic Dean to create, implement and evaluate the DEI curriculum
  • Coordinate faculty, family, and Board DEI training
  • Provide thought leadership for Head of School for strategic direction of DEI work
  • Participate in faculty/staff recruitment, support, and retention processes to further promote a diverse and inclusive school community
  • Serve as a member of the Student Support Team
  • Foster school-family partnership and community building
  • Serve as a liaison to Families of Color United for Success (FOCUS)
  • Coordinate adult and student affinity groups
  • Assist the Admissions Office with outreach, recruitment, candidate review, and classroom placement
  • Engage with students and families by participating in duties and activities that promote the culture of the community, e.g., lunch, recess, dismissal, special functions, and other duties as needed.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Strong desire to engage the possibilities of DEI work in early childhood and elementary education in a small school
  • High EQ; skilled at reading group dynamics and individual interactions
  • Desire to build and create DEI curriculum
  • Knowledge of identity development and intersectionality
  • Ability to effectively facilitate
  • Desire to collaborate, establish, and build systems and processes as a member of a strong team
  • Strong speaking and writing skills
  • Excellent judgement

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Experience working in an independent school
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Connections with other schools/agencies/people engaged in DEI work
  • Experience working with students age three to grade six
  • Strong organizational 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.

The Chestnut Hill School has retained Resource Group 175 to lead the search for this position. Click here for an expanded position statement. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Tony Featherston at or to apply, go to:

Interns (Kindergarten-Grade 6) (Full Time)

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.

Interested candidates for the 2020-2021 school year should send resume to: Virginia Siu and Diana Blazar, Intern Coordinators, at

Substitute Teaching (Part Time)

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 pay rate 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.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to: Chris Cunningham, Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty, either at or at The Chestnut Hill School, 428 Hammond St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.