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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

Development Associate

Supervisor: Director of Development 

Position Summary: The Development Associate is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of all Development Office initiatives and activities including gift processing, providing gift information/support, database management, communication and outreach to donors, and office support. 

The Development Associate will be responsible for:

Fundraising

  • Collaborate with the Director of Development to qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward New Families, Current Parents, Trustees and other constituencies of the CHS community
  • Create mailing lists, appeals, and Annual Reports 
  • Support all Development events such as dinners and receptions including:
    • GPSF Day
    • Secondary School Transition Night
    • Current Family Picnic
    • Alumni Breakfast and Distinguished Alumni Award event 
  • Personally manage a portfolio of prospective donors with the goal of raising a specified amount determined by the Director of Development 
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development to support Annual Fund Parent Volunteers to solicit and steward individual portfolios of donors by: 
  • Creating and distributing training materials including sample e-mails, call scripts and Annual Fund FAQ’s and statistics
  • Preparing receipts for all donations and distributing for personal notes
  • Assist in the solicitation and cultivation of various donor constituencies, through events, calls, and emails

Database Management

  • Responsible for the management, control, integrity, and accurate maintenance of the prospect and donor database - Generations (FileMaker Pro)
  • Responsible for processing and tracking all gifts and pledges; producing timely acknowledgment letters and pledge reminders
  • Work with the accounting team to reconcile database records with the general ledger, fund balances, and fundraising reports
  • Supports the prospect research needs for the Development Office
  • Generates and distributes monthly reports 

Alumni Relations/Engagement

  • Manage and update alumni database records. Regularly update class lists and determine and implement process for finding lost alumni 
  • Outline a 1-3 year plan to build alumni relationships by leveraging social media to engage alumni and encourage supporting CHS
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development to effectively market the Annual Fund to alumni via the website, printed appeals, and other materials 
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development on strategizing, creating and implementing alumni Annual Fund appeals, phonathons, and stewardship letters

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working in a Development Office or in a fundraising capacity, academic environment a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven success at working collaboratively and efficiently on a creative and goal-oriented team
  • Able to take initiative, prioritize tasks and make decisions
  • Exceptionally capable in both written and oral communication
  • Technologically savvy, experience working with databases preferred
  • Highly developed organizational skills while still exhibiting a high degree of flexibility
  • Dedication to a high level of confidentiality
  • Passionate about the mission and vision of the school
  • Warm and personable with a good sense of humor 
  • Some evenings and weekends and additional duties as assigned

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, the 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.

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter and resume by September 20, 2021 to employment@tchs.org to the attention of Chuck Sawyer, Director of Development. Please include “Development Associate” in the subject line of your email.

Extended Day Staff Member (Beginners to Grade 6), part-time

Supervisor: Director of Extended Day

Position Summary:
We are seeking energetic and creative staff members to teach in our extended day program for the 2021-22 academic year.  Staff will be assigned to a home group to provide care within our extended day divisions, working collaboratively with extended day colleagues to plan and implement enrichment activities and programs that align with the school’s mission.

Extended Day hours are Monday - Thursday 3:00 – 6:00 pm and Fridays 12:30 - 5:30 pm, when school is in session. Candidates available to work a minimum of two days per week preferred.

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 safety measures set forth by the current school guidelines and adapt programming and activities to be current protocol compliant.
  • Maintaining safe, clean spaces that comply with current safety protocols.
  • Regular check-in meetings with the Director of Extended Day

Essential Skills:

  • Experience working with children between the ages of 3 and 12.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to modify programming to accommodate frequently changing Covid 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)
  • Salary starting at $20 per hour.
  • A collaborative team approach and supportive work environment.
  • Opportunity to work extra hours during school vacation “camps” in December,  March and June

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, the 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.

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.

Pre-K Assistant Teacher

Supervisor: Lead Teacher and Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty

Position Summary:

The Pre-K Assistant Teacher is responsible for working with faculty and staff to assist with the teaching of Pre-K in support of the school’s mission and curricular goals. The ideal candidate will bring a history of collaborative, self-directed work as well as a good sense of humor. They will also have some teaching experience, preferably Pre-K, and draw upon that understanding to contribute to the CHS community.

Salary is $20,000. This is a full-time, temporary, school year position, ideally starting with faculty meetings at the end of August, 2021 through June, 2022.

CHS offers health, dental and vision insurance, 403b with a match after the 1st year, paid time off and MBTA transportation benefit to non-drivers. The school is walking distance to the green line “D” line.

The Assistant Teacher will:

  • Assist in assuring the well-being and safety of the students in his/her care
  • Exhibit a genuine nurturing and caring attitude towards the students
  • Guide students in their social-emotional development, maintaining expectations and support for positive and productive student behavior
  • Monitor student’s play activities both indoors and outdoors
  • Monitor students during napping
  • Cover scheduled breaks for other Pre-K staff members
  • Dress students and help with toileting as needed
  • Prepare students for dismissal
  • Maintain open two-way communication with lead teacher

Position Requirements:

  • Experience working in a Nursery, preschool, or childcare setting
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills, a positive attitude that allows one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others

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.

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 “Pre-K Assistant” in the subject line of your email.

Building Substitute Teacher

Supervisor:  Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty

Position Summary

The Building Substitute Teacher will fill in for teachers who are absent at the school. If all teachers are present, the building substitute will work as a teaching assistant or provide additional coverage in other areas in the school during the school day.

Salary is $30,000. This is a full-time, temporary, school year position, ideally starting with faculty meetings at the end of August, 2021 through June, 2022.

CHS offers health, dental and vision insurance, 403b with a match after the 1st year, paid time off and MBTA transportation benefit for non-drivers. The school is walking distance to the green line “D” line.

The Building Substitute 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
  • Differentiate teaching methods, assignments, and/or assessments to meet students’ needs
  • Maintain a classroom environment that is conducive to student learning and safety
  • Manage classroom administrative tasks, including taking daily attendance
  • 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:

  • 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
  • Creative problem-solving skills, a positive attitude that allows one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others

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.

Qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter to employment@tchs.org to the attention of Diana Blazar,  Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty. Please include “Building Substitute Teacher” 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 for first year

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.