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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

Interns (Kindergarten-Grade 6)
Full Time - Faculty

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. Send resume to: Virginia Siu and Diana Blazar, Intern Coordinators, at


Substitute Teaching
Part Time - Faculty

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. 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.

Literacy Specialist

Part Time - Faculty
Supervisor: Director of Student Support

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 part-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.


  • 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

Interested applicants 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.

Part-Time School Counselor
Part Time - Faculty

Position Summary: The Chestnut Hill School seeks a part-time (50%) school counselor beginning in August 2019. With a focus on promoting social, emotional, and psychological wellness at the school, the school counselor works in close partnership with families and staff to support students. The school counselor provides short-term individual and small-group counseling to students as needed, conducts classroom and student observations, reviews outside evaluations and develops corresponding action plans, serves as a member of the school’s Support Team, maintains a current database of outside mental health service providers, assists parents with appropriate mental health referrals, coordinates with outside providers, and serves as a resource to the entire CHS community.


  • Deep expertise in mental health and development of children ages 3-12
  • Master’s Degree or PhD in Psychology, Social Work, School Counseling, or related field
  • Current Massachusetts state license in mental health services
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with students, staff, parents, administrators, and outside providers
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive school environment

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume via email to with the subject line “counselor”. No phone calls, please.

Communications and Advancement Associate
Full Time - Staff

Position Summary: The Chestnut Hill School seeks a full time Communications and Advancement Associate beginning July 1, 2019. The Communications and Advancement Associate will assist in the management of the school's communications, branding, and public relations plans. This position also provides administrative support for all Advancement Office initiatives and activities.

The Communications and Advancement Associate will:

  • Oversee and draft the Next Week at CHS communication.
  • Oversee all communications via broadcaster for all necessary departments and offices.
  • Serve as the main resource for all CHS constituencies who have communication questions.
  • As needed, work with the senior administration team on projects to help promote the school as well as communicate the overall brand identity across multiple platforms including: web, print and social media. 
  • Build online presence on social media streams including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  Tailor news and announcements for each stream.  Help to identify key influencers and cultivate them. Provide ongoing analysis of marketing activities.
  • Complete basic website maintenance and updates; review website to be ensure accuracy and timeliness of information.
  • Build a communications calendar for all key web, print, and social media.
  • Attend and photograph on- and off-site school events; maintain the archival photo library for all CHS events. Maintain content archives. When necessary and approved, coordinate and manage professional photographers.
  • Help manage, coordinate and support all Advancement events such as dinners & receptions, GPSF Day, Secondary School Transition Night, Family & Alumni Picnic, Fly-up Day, Distinguished Alumni Award event, CHS Graduation. Duties include sending out invitations, maintaining RSVP lists, follow-up correspondence, nametags, working with various vendors such as caterers, transportation, rental equipment, and preparing event materials, and serving for the point of contact for all participating constituencies.
  • Collaborate and provide marketing support to various departments such as Admission, Advancement, IT and Auxiliary Programs. Maintain common editorial and graphic standards across school publications for branding reputation and integrity.
  • Continue to build consistency across all publications and communications for all school events and activities i.e. print publications (Hill Happenings), eNewsletter (Next Week at CHS), graduation activities, etc.
  • Provide crisis communications support as directed, including the use/management of the rapid notification system.
  • Serve as liaison and develop advertisements and press releases for print, radio, social media, web, and other media outlets.
  • Solicit input from stakeholders on major initiatives, manage data collection, and evaluate tactics in support of communications plans.
  • Process and prepare receipts for all donations to the school.
  • Communicate with donors, Business Office, and service providers regarding gifts made with credit cards.


  • Bachelors Degree preferred 
  • Previous experience in an administrative position.
  • Excellent, proven interpersonal skills for varied communication and collaborative work with colleagues and constituents.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills; with strong Microsoft Office knowledge; knowledge of Generations or similar databases programs desirable.
  • Ability to work independently with a desire to be an integral part of a team.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects and tasks.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, lively environment and meet deadlines.
  • Strong work ethic, flexibility
  • Commitment to the School's mission.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume via email to with the subject line “Communications and Advancement Associate”. No phone calls, please.