Employment Opportunities

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.

Openings

FULL-TIME KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Kindergarten Teacher
Full-Time
Supervisor: Lower School Division Director
Start Date: August 2019
 
Job Summary:
Canterbury School is seeking a dynamic, joyful, creative and experienced 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 ”maximize the potential of young people by providing a challenging, enriching, and supportive learning environment in which students build the foundation for a life of purpose, passion and meaning.”
 
Responsibilities Include:
  • Instruction and assessment for 16-18 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
Required Qualifications:
  • Masters in Early Childhood or Elementary Education or Bachelors 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 primary early grades
  • 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 an online application, along with your cover letter and resume, by Friday, March 1.

PART-TIME SCHOOL COUNSELOR, EARLY CHILDHOOD–GRADE 8

School Counselor for Early Childhood through Grade 8
Part-Time (5 hrs/day for 25 hrs/week)
Supervisor: Assistant Head of School
Start Date: August 2019
 
Job Summary:
Canterbury School is seeking a dynamic, joyful, creative and experienced School Counselor 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 ”maximize the potential of young people by providing a challenging, enriching, and supportive learning environment in which students build the foundation for a life of purpose, passion and meaning.”
 
Responsibilities Include:
  • Support faculty with student concerns and provide periodic in-services on topics raised by Division Heads
  • Short term, goal-focused counseling for individual or small groups of students with ability to guide referrals to community providers when need is demonstrated
  • Implement group sessions for students on topics related to social and emotional wellness
  • Deep collaboration and consultation with parents, teachers and administrators
  • Management of acute emergent issues.
Qualifications:
  • Masters in Counseling or Social Work with focus on children and adolescents and significant counseling experience (5 year minimum preferred)
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and organizational skills
  • Outstanding written skills for communication and documentation
  • Knowledge about and experience with developmental, social, emotional and cognitive needs of the early childhood, primary early grades and adolescence
  • Training in Mindfulness, or willingness to pursue
  • 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
To Apply:
Please submit an online application, along with your cover letter and resume, by Friday, March 1.

FULL-TIME MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TEACHER

Middle School Math Teacher
Full-Time
Supervisor: Middle School Division Director
Start Date: August 2019

Job Summary:
Canterbury School is seeking an experienced, student-centered Middle School Mathematics teacher to join our expert and dedicated faculty. Our faculty works together to ensure that the school lives up to its mission to "maximize the potential of young people by providing a challenging, enriching, and supportive learning environment in which students build the foundation for a life of purpose, passion, and meaning."
 
Responsibilities Include:
  • Instruction and assessment for five Middle School Math courses of approximately 15 students each (exact courses to be determined)
  • Serving as advisor to approximately 10 Middle School students, helping guide them to success in all aspects of school life
  • Regular, proactive parent communication via phone calls, emails, etc.
  • Collaboration with other Middle School team members
  • Active participation in ongoing professional development
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • Middle School teaching endorsement with an advanced degree in Mathematics or Mathematics 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 grade reports
  • Knowledge about and experience with developmental, social, emotional and cognitive needs of Middle School students
  • 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
To Apply:
Please submit an online application, along with your cover letter and resume, by Friday, March 1.

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