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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

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 accounting 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 and collaborating should there be any fundraising needs.
  • 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.

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
  • Experience in use of social media in outreach development and to reinforce school themes and priorities
  • 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, 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.

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 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 and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents the following materials to employment@tchs.org by May 22, 2020:

  • A cover letter expressing interest in this particular position;
  • A current resumé;
  • A list of at least three professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission)​

 

Grade 6 Humanities Lead Teacher

Supervisor: Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty

Position Summary:
The lead teacher is responsible for planning and implementing curriculum, assessing the educational development of their students, communicating with families, and supporting the mission of the school.

The Lead 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 Grade 6 academic program, including teaching classes in English and Social Studies.
  • Participate in professional development regarding social identity, social bias, and social justice, and demonstrate inclusive practices.
  • Attend to the social and emotional development of individual students and the class as a whole.
  • Develop and administer assessments to evaluate student progress toward learning objectives.
  • Differentiate teaching methods, assignments, and/or assessments to meet students’ needs.
  • Maintain a classroom environment that is conducive to student learning and safety, and order materials to support the classroom environment.
  • Communicate regularly with families concerning student progress and information about academic programming and classroom events.
  • Plan and conduct parent-teacher conferences.
  • Write narrative progress reports to record and communicate students’ progress.
  • Write letters of recommendation for student applications to ongoing schools.
  • Support and supervise classroom interns or associate teachers, as applicable.
  • Manage classroom administrative tasks, including taking daily attendance and ordering materials.
  • Perform dismissal, lunch, and recess duties as assigned.
  • Plan field trips and other activities to enrich the educational experience.
  • Attend 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.
  • Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the head of school or academic dean/dean of faculty

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in education or related field
  • 3-5 years lead teaching experience working with children in this age range
  • 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 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 and qualified candidates should apply inquire at employment@tchs.org.

Interns (Kindergarten-Grade 6) (Full Time)

Supervisor: Intern Coordinators

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 all 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 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 2020-2021 school year should send resume to: Virginia Siu and Diana Blazar, Intern Coordinators, at chsinterns@tchs.org

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 ccunningham@tchs.org or at The Chestnut Hill School, 428 Hammond St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.