Skip to main content

You are here

Employment

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

Director of Advancement

Supervisor: Head of School

Position Summary: An integral member of the senior administrative team, The Director of Advancement provides leadership, vision and strategy for all philanthropy and engagement at CHS, including fundraising, alumni relations, marketing, communications, and board of trustees relations. They will serve as a lead community connector with various constituencies, including staff, families, alumni, board members and volunteers.

The Director of Advancement will:

  • Oversee, design, and direct all aspects of philanthropy and engagement (annual fund, alumni giving, special projects, capital campaign, 6th grade gift, Grandparents and Special Friends Day).
  • Oversee and develop strategies to help ensure that there will be growth in giving and engagement of families and alumni.
  • Build ways to continue to educate CHS constituents about the importance of giving to an age 3-6th grade school.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, connect and steward major prospects/donors, and develop strategies and programs to expand the current base of philanthropic revenue sources for the school.
  • Develop and implement fundraising policies and procedures, including accurate record-keeping systems and methods to analyze the data to inform future thinking.
  • In partnership with the Director of Enrollment Management, help to plan and implement a comprehensive long-range marketing plan including outreach into the community and internal and external communications. This also includes overseeing the design, implementation and management of CHS’ visibility, media and marketing.
  • Supervise and collaborate with departmental staff, and provide guidance in the continued development and implementation of programs managed by these positions.
  • Build presence of the office amongst the CHS community, current and past.
  • Collaborate with the Family Association, acting as liaison with the School.
  • With Communications Associate, oversee 6th grade graduation planning and events.
  • Work with the Head of School and the senior administrative team to implement the goals and vision for the school. In addition, as a member of the administrative team, help develop priorities and strategies for the school, including an upcoming strategic planning process.
  • Initially, oversee preliminary planning for a Capital Campaign, and moving forward, all thinking behind a school-wide campaign.

Position Requirements:

  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Exceptionally capable in both written and oral communication
  • Experience and comfort in individual outreach within and beyond a community; experience in outreach and broadening a donor base
  • Experience in use of social media in outreach development and to reinforce school themes and priorities
  • Experience in event planning
  • Able to make thoughtful decisions, take initiative, and prioritize tasks
  • Comfort in the use of digital and social media to enhance messaging, build connection and reinforce school themes and priorities
  • Passionate about the mission and vision of the school
  • Experience in advancement data management, databases, stewardship programs and constituent research programs
  • A firm support of the school’s values and the capacity to articulate the case for support of CHS.

Interested persons should send their cover letter and resume to Jonathan K. Ball, Managing Associate at Carney, Sandoe & Associates at jball@carneysandoe.com. All inquiries and nominations are kept confidential.

For further information on this position: Click Here

Literacy Specialist

Supervisor: Academic Dean

Position Summary: The Literacy Specialist is responsible for literacy instruction and intervention, as well as leadership in the area of literacy instruction. This is a full-time position.

The Literacy Specialist 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 literacy program.
  • Provide thought partnership and expertise to classroom teachers and interns as regards best practices in literacy instruction.
  • Maintain a comprehensive inventory of instructional materials and resources.
  • Develop and administer assessments to evaluate student progress toward learning objectives in literacy.
  • Provide daily small-group reading instruction and push-in classroom instruction as needed.
  • Differentiate teaching methods, assignments, and/or assessments to meet students’ needs.
  • Communicate regularly with families concerning student progress and information about academic programming and classroom events.
  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences as needed.
  • Contribute to narrative progress reports to record and communicate students’ progress as needed.
  • Attend staff meetings, including grade-level meetings, learning specialist department meetings, and full-staff meetings, as scheduled.
  • Participate in all-school activities, such as Admissions open houses and the Carnival, that take place outside of regular work hours
  • Regularly update curriculum materials
  • Engage in regular professional development opportunities to ensure continual growth and renewal
  • Perform dismissal, lunch, and recess duties as assigned.
  • Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the head of school or academic dean/dean of faculty

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in education, reading, or related field
  • Extensive experience in literacy instruction and intervention
  • Deep and broad understanding of reading content, research, instructional strategies and curriculum design
  • 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, inclusion, and social justice 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 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 Diana Blazar,  Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty.

Please include “Literacy Specialist” 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.

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.

Salary: $22,000 per annum

Interested candidates for the 2021-2022 school year should send resume to: Qiana Rudek and Gary McPhail, Intern Co-Coordinators, at chsinterns@tchs.org

All applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.