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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

Associate Head of School

Supervisor: Head of School

Position Summary: A member of the senior administrative team, the Associate Head of School acts as a strategic partner to the Head of School and provides leadership for the daily operations of the school.

The Associate Head of School will:

Be responsible for promoting a healthy and positive school climate for students

  • Work with the Head of School and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to develop and manage academic and social policies, protocols, and practices that serve to support students development, learning, health, and safety.
  • Schedule and oversee student assemblies and clubs
  • Coordinate school-wide student events, including September orientation and student assemblies
  • Oversee student discipline/proactive restorative practices
  • Serve as member of Student Support Team
  • Oversee athletics programs and Athletic Director
  • Collaborate with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to enhance students’ character education through relevant programs, affinity groups, and workshops.​

Be responsible for managing daily academic operations of the school

  • Set annual calendar
  • Establish, evaluate and revise master schedule in conjunction with Academic Dean
  • Coordinate all changes to regular classroom schedule/spaces
  • Collaborate with Director of Operations to schedule overlapping times with Auxiliary Programs
  • Oversee coordination of annual ISEE testing
  • Oversee and regularly update Family Handbook
  • Maintain overall supervision and responsibility for:
    • Early morning coverage
    • Drop off/Dismissal coverage
    • Lunch and Recess coverage
    • Coordinate with Executive Assistant for substitute staffing​

Manage Hiring for Instructional Positions

  • Write and post job descriptions for all openings
  • Oversee recruitment and hiring efforts to attract highly-qualified and diverse candidates for teaching staff positions, including facilitating hiring committees when necessary
  • Maintain job descriptions in collaboration with the Director of Finance and Human Resources​

Serve as Member of Senior Administrative Team

  • Collaborate with Academic Dean/ Dean of Faculty about policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with Admissions and Advancement colleagues to articulate and communicate the value proposition of a Chestnut Hill education
  • Execute special tasks/projects/initiatives assigned by Head of School:
    • Reaccreditation Chair
    • Cross-institutional partnerships
    • Major programmatic and strategic initiatives

Oversee Next-School Placement Process

  • Oversee all aspects of Grade 6 Placement, including meeting with families and coordinating application logistics
  • Foster positive working relationships with ongoing schools
  • Oversee coordination of all ISEE testing

Collaborate with HoS about special school-wide initiatives and projects.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Significant experience with strategic and operational school leadership, including planning and leading a school through COVID-related policy development
  • Experience working with children in early childhood and elementary education
  • Experience with DEI work personally and professionally
  • Deep knowledge of pedagogy, curriculum, and child development
  • Experience with branding, positioning, and strategic thinking
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and to listen to, understand and synthesize ideas from all school constituencies
  • Authentic, engaged approach to being part of the internal and external community
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Master’s degree in education or related field

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.

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To apply for this opportunity, candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, names and contact information for five professional references, and a writing sample – preferably a philosophy statement. All materials should be submitted through RG175 here: https://rg175.com/current-searches 

Please direct any inquiries to Resource Group 175, Mr. Adam Peichert  [adam.peichert@rg175.com]. Please include the position’s title in the subject line of the email.

Associate Director of Enrollment Management

Supervisor: Director of Enrollment Management

Position Description: The Associate Director of Enrollment Management works closely with the Director of Enrollment Management in support of all admissions functions as well as in management of student registration and all student data and records as the Registrar.

The Associate Director of Enrollment Management will:

  • Support the mission of the school.
  • Build strong working relationships with all constituencies of the school: all staff, families, administrators, and colleagues at other schools.
  • Support daily operations of the Admission Office, including conducting tours and interviews with prospective families and responding to applicant inquiries.
  • Provide a warm and welcoming point of contact for all families interested in CHS.
  • Complete written documentation regarding each prospective family and assess feedback of applicant families.
  • Work with the Director of Enrollment Management to create statistical reports that reflect an understanding of admissions, marketing and strategy.
  • Work with the Director of Enrollment Management to plan, implement, and assess marketing strategies for CHS.
  • Work with the Director of Enrollment Management to manage financial aid applications and serve on the financial aid committee.
  • Work with the Director of Enrollment Management to develop a relationship with all family volunteers for admission events and host families.
  • Serve on all admission committees.
  • Represent CHS at various recruiting events, fairs, and open houses.
  • Work with the Director of Enrollment Management to create systems to chart all admission and attrition.
  • Respond to requests for school records.
  • Maintain family, faculty, and student databases (including but not limited to comments and attendance), ensuring accuracy and developing systems that meet strategic objectives of the school. Oversee related data entry, including DASL and similar associations, for CHS.
  • Prior experience with applications such as Ravenna, inResonance or FileMaker Pro is helpful, though a willingness to approach learning new databases with humor and grit is essential.
  • Oversee posting of student grades and comments.
  • In conjunction with Academic Dean and Executive Assistant and Manager of Technology, help implement a plan for coordinating parent-teacher conferences.
  • Support Executive Assistant with placement document preparation and related workflow.

Requirements for the position:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • High-energy and enthusiasm about working in an academic atmosphere and with young children.
  • Highly developed organizational skills.
  • Prior experience in education, technology, and/or admissions.
  • Flexibility as the ebbs and flows of the admissions season shift workload.
  • Dedication to a high level of confidentiality.
  • Exceptionally capable in both written and oral communication.
  • Technologically savvy.
  • Proven success at working collaboratively and efficiently on a creative and goal-oriented team.
  • Able to make quick decisions, take initiative, and prioritize tasks.
  • Passionate about the mission and vision of the school.
  • Warm and personable with a good sense of humor, considerable patience, and an ability to smile even during a busy admissions season.

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 Elisa Lellios, Director of Enrollment Management. Please put "Assoc Dir of Enrollment Management" in the subject line.

Lead Teacher - 1st Grade

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. Due to shifts in enrollment, this available position may be only for the 2021-22 school year.

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 academic program.
  • Participate in professional development regarding social identity, social bias, and social justice, and demonstrate inclusive practices.
  • Implement the Open Circle curriculum and 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.
  • 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

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in education or related field
  • 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 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.

Lead Teacher - Kindergarten

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. Due to shifts in enrollment, this available position may be only for the 2021-22 school year.

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 academic program.
  • Participate in professional development regarding social identity, social bias, and social justice, and demonstrate inclusive practices.
  • Implement the Open Circle curriculum and 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.
  • 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

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in education or related field
  • 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 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.

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.