Outstanding candidates are committed to the goals of Canterbury School, have unquestioned character, and demonstrate the characteristics of professional excellence.

Canterbury School provides an excellent professional work climate with selective student enrollment, small class sizes, considerable faculty input into course and curriculum development, supportive parents, a friendly environment, and a strong commitment to professional growth and development.

Employee financial compensation is based on an annual salary. A flexible benefits program strives to meet individual employee needs. Compensation is based on comparison with median day school salaries as published by the National Association of Independent Schools.



Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Development manages all aspects of Canterbury’s two primary fundraising vehicles: the Canterbury Fund (annual fund) and Laughing Cavalier (gala). The Assistant Director also assists with the stewardship of the institution’s relationships with its various constituencies, promoting a heightened engagement with the school community which, ideally, will lead to a reliable and increasing level of financial support to the school over time.

Responsibilities and Duties

Work with the Director of Development Services to ensure that all donations associated with the Canterbury Fund and Laughing Cavalier - tickets, sponsorship, table leadership, item donations, and proceeds from the online, silent, and live auctions, and the Special Focus funds - are all processed through the Development Office database.

Assist the Director of Development in the planning and execution of the Leadership gathering at the beginning of each year to thank the school’s major donors for their support.

Assist the Director of Development in the creation of the annual report of donors to be distributed to the Canterbury community annually.

Oversee and balance the budget – manage existing and/or additional programs, services and communication within the Canterbury Fund and Laughing Cavalier budgets.

To apply, please submit the online application for employment (below), and upload a cover letter and resume.


Job Summary

Canterbury School is seeking a dynamic, joyful, creative and experienced Junior Kindergarten teacher who has a thorough understanding of child development to join our expert and dedicated faculty. Our faculty and staff work together to ensure that the School lives up to its Mission to “promote the total development of each child in his or her intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth.” The start date is August 2018.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Instruction and assessment for two half-day classes of students in all major curricular areas: beginning reading, phonics, beginning writing, handwriting, math, science and social studies.
  • Regular communication via newsletters, phone calls or emails with parents
  • Deep collaboration with grade level team members and other specialists

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelors and/or Masters in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
  • Significant classroom teaching experience; 5 year minimum preferred
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and organizational skills
  • Outstanding written skills for communication and documentation, including written narrative reports
  • Knowledge about and experience with developmental, social, emotional and cognitive needs of the early childhood years
  • Experience with early reading and mathematical instructional strategies
  • Experience in and commitment to developing one’s own cultural competency and seeking, continually, greater levels of diversity, equity and inclusion in practices and curricula
  • Ability to work successfully with colleagues on a team
  • Flexibility, tact and grace in talking with parents
  • Ability to integrate subject matter

To apply, please submit the online application for employment (below), and upload a cover letter and resume.


Job Summary

Canterbury School is seeking a Varsity Boys' Basketball Head Coach. This person will provide the vision, energy and direction to lead all facets of the boys' basketball program. This includes planning and implementing day-to-day activities for the high school boys' season, as well as supervising and overseeing all levels of play in our K-12 school system, throughout the course of a calendar year.

The successful candidate will possess the necessary skills of being organized and able to develop long term strategies for success; strong communication with all constituents including students, parents, colleagues and administrators; deep belief in, and use of, positive coaching methods and tactics; solid knowledge of basketball.

To apply, please submit the online application for employment (below), and upload a cover letter and resume by April 2, 2018.

Application for Employment

If you would like to keep your resume on file, please fill out the online application and attach the Word or PDF documents. You may also mail the resume separately to:

Canterbury School
Business Office
3210 Smith Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Jerry Belcher