A coed boarding and day school for grades 4-9

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DEAN OF FACULTY

Scheduled Responsibilities

  • 10 weekends per year – on-call person Friday Eve through Sunday eve, and working a program day, either Saturday or Sunday for those 10 weekends
  • Study Hall Proctor 1 evening per week
  • Teach one class (5 periods per week)
  • Attend weekly meetings - School Program Leadership Team, Faculty Meetings, Level Meetings, Departmental Meetings as required
  • Attend quarterly Board of Trustee meetings as required

Primary Areas of Responsibility

  • To observe, supervise, support and help evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum; to supervise the teaching process and the professional development process, and to review and evaluate the academic programs
  • To provide for the academic guidance of students; to maintain complete academic records on all students; to oversee the standards and methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement; and to assign class sections and grade level
  • To prepare a master school class schedule and to assign teachers and students to classes and other obligations
  • To serve as a consultant to teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedure
  • To assist in the admission process for the testing, interviewing, and evaluating of applicants for enrollment
  • To communicate with and support grade level teams, to support planning and scheduling of grade level class trips, and to supervise grade level budgets and spending
  • To coordinate curriculum Scope and Sequence across all levels and to integrate Intersession, Library, Counseling, Learning Skills Programs, and the Farm and Garden programs into our curriculum
  • To edit and distribute the Faculty Handbook at the fall faculty meetings
  • To serve as contact with parents for academic issues
  • To serve as Day Student Liaison support
  • To prepare program related Board presentations
  • To meet with families on Admissions Visits and read each student file
  • To maintain the guidelines and editing of core academic narrative reports
  • To perform other duties as assigned by the Director of School Program

Inquiries and cover letters/resumes should be directed to Louisa Munoz at louisa@northcountryschool.org.



DEAN OF STUDENTS

Scheduled Responsibilities

  • 10 weekends per year – on-call person Friday Eve through Sunday eve, and working a program day, either Saturday or Sunday for those 10 weekends
  • Secondary School Placement Officer
  • Study Hall Proctor 2 evenings per week
  • Supervise a morning chore
  • Teach one class (5 periods per week)
  • Attend weekly meetings - School Program Leadership Team, Faculty Meetings, Level Meetings, Departmental Meetings as required

Primary Areas of Responsibility

  • To maintain student discipline and follow through with correspondent record- keeping relating to discipline
  • To maintain records and correspondence relating to parent conferences, and to serve as contact with parents for student disciplinary issues in close collaboration with the Director of School Program
  • To counsel students when necessary, working closely with the school counselor to strategize specific responses
  • To oversee the Residential Life Program in coordination with the Coordinator of Student and Residential Life
  • To oversee the Secondary School Placement program
  • To coordinate travel days
  • To coordinate student orientation in the fall and new student orientation throughout the year
  • To prepare and maintain the school’s master calendar
  • To keep the Director of School Program fully informed on student issues and all other relevant matters pertaining to school life
  • To keep office hours during 4:30-6 time in the building on MTuTh, and to manage detentions, and meetings with students and/or staff,
  • To edit and distribute the Student Handbook at the fall faculty meetings and Student Orientation
  • To serve as Advisor to a small group of students
  • To perform other duties as assigned by the Director of School Program
  • To support the school and its leadership

Inquiries and cover letters/resumes should be directed to Louisa Munoz at louisa@northcountryschool.org.



EVENTS AND OUTREACH MANAGER

North Country School and Camp Treetops welcomes applications for an Events and Outreach Manager in our Development department. This individual is responsible for managing, developing and expanding opportunities for alumni, families, friends and trustees to be engaged through on-campus, regional, and trustee events.

  • A well organized, collaborative and engaging person with experience in event planning and logistics would find this position rewarding and exciting.
  • We are looking for a self starter who can manage multiple and diverse projects, provide creativity in planning events, can work to timelines and manage vendors as well as volunteers.
  • Experience in non-profit management and fundraising preferred; with a strong desire to develop relationships between themselves and our constituents.

We offer a spectacular setting, simple, healthy living, and the opportunity to work collaboratively in a supportive community. The position is full time with benefits available from the first day of work.

If interested, please provide a resume and cover letter. Also be prepared to provide three references upon request. All inquiries and cover letters/resumes should be addressed to Matt Donahue, Director of Advancement at mdonahue@northcountryschool.org



DIRECTOR OF THE LEARNING SKILLS PROGRAM

The Director of Learning Skills reports to the Head of School and partners closely with the Program Leadership Team in matters related to academic aspects of the school. For students enrolled in the Learning Skills program, the Director assures timely and regular communication with parents about their child’s program and progress. At the admissions level, for candidates with educational testing or learning needs, the Director is an integral member of the admissions team from inquiry to acceptance. The Director also supports healthy and professional relationships with educational consultants of students currently part of the Skills Program and may be asked to participate in domestic recruiting initiatives. Mentoring and assuring appropriate training for the faculty in the Skills Department, the faculty as a whole and working with individual faculty members is a priority.

Specific Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Teach one to two classes as enrollment requires.
  • Manage the placement process for students into the Learning Skills Program.
  • Support admissions – meet with families during visits, review files, interpret educational testing reports, consult on a decision, travel with admissions as requested.
  • Collaborate with the Academic Dean around matters of general course placement for students in the Skills Program.
  • Maintain Learning Skills files for all students in the program and/or have formal educational testing documents.
  • Create and maintain NCS learning profiles for each student taking a learning skills class.
  • Assure regular communication with parents.
  • Participate in grade level team meetings on a regular basis.
  • Support faculty – tactics and strategies, learning profiles of students, offer
  • large-group educational sessions at least two times a year.
  • Represent NCS and collaborate with the pubic school system and families for students with IEP/504 plans that need maintaining or creation.
  • Advise 9th Grade Secondary School Placement– particularly concerning students in the Learning Skills Program.
  • SSAT test administrator – schedule testing dates, arrange testing accommodations for students, train and secure proctors.
  • CTP-IV test administrator – in-house achievement testing for grades 4-8.
  • Oversee study hall program and proctor 2 evenings a week.
  • Advisor to 2-3 students as enrollment requires.
  • 15 weekend days a year.

Inquiries and cover letters/resumes should be directed to Louisa Munoz at louisa@northcountryschool.org.



6TH GRADE MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHER

North Country School is a Junior Boarding and Day School, serving children in grades 4-9. Our school is located in the heart of the Adirondack Park and the beauty of the area is accented by the unique and supportive education that our children receive. As a junior boarding school we are dedicated to providing a rich educational experience for our students as well as honoring the schools heritage and legacy which began in 1938. The school is comprised of 70 students, has six houses that support our residential program, a working farm where the children partake in the care of the animals, designated land for the growing and harvesting of vegetables, and a curriculum which is not only focused on core academic classes but also incorporates art and music into every school day. The property welcomes outdoor activities and encourages students to explore their creativity in our woodworking, metalsmith and maker space areas.

We seek an interested teaching candidate for our 6th Grade Mathematics and Science program. An NCS faculty member will be expected to teach three classes daily, live in or support a residential housing situation, be an advisor to students, lead afternoon and weekend trips and immerse themselves in the culture of the community.

Inquiries and cover letters/resumes should be directed to Louisa Munoz at louisa@northcountryschool.org.



8th/9th GRADE MATH AND GEOMETRY TEACHER

North Country School is a Junior Boarding and Day School, serving children in grades 4-9. Our school is located in the heart of the Adirondack Park and the beauty of the area is accented by the unique and supportive education that our children receive. As a junior boarding school we are dedicated to providing a rich educational experience for our students as well as honoring the schools heritage and legacy which began in 1938. The school is comprised of 70 students, has six houses that support our residential program, a working farm where the children partake in the care of the animals, designated land for the growing and harvesting of vegetables, and a curriculum which is not only focused on core academic classes but also incorporates art and music into every school day. The property welcomes outdoor activities and encourages students to explore their creativity in our woodworking, metalsmith and maker space areas.

We seek an interested teaching candidate for our 8th and 9th Grade Math and Geometry program. An NCS faculty member will be expected to teach three classes daily, live in or support a residential housing situation, be an advisor to students, lead afternoon and weekend trips and immerse themselves in the culture of the community.

Inquiries and cover letters/resumes should be directed to Louisa Munoz at louisa@northcountryschool.org.



PREP COOK / LINE COOK

North Country School and Camp Treetops welcomes applications for an experienced cook.

We offer a spectacular setting, simple, healthy living, and the opportunity to work collaboratively in a supportive community. We provide three meals a day to over 70 boarding and day students during the school year and to over 180 campers during the summer camp operation. We serve home-cooked family style meals. Cooks prepare meals using in-season ingredients, as well as our own farm-supplied meat and vegetables, and other locally-sourced foods. Our environment is more like a family kitchen than a food service.

Duties include food preparation, cooking and baking, proper cleanup, and safe food handling techniques. Individual must be a highly motivated and willing to cook for a wide variety of tastes in a diverse community, including working with and supervising children in the kitchen. Excellent communication skills required. The position is full time and also offers very attractive health and other benefits. Shifts leave evenings mostly available. The schedule allows for two consecutive days off each week. Individual will need to be comfortable with prolonged standing and carrying heavy food objects from time to time.

If you are interested in any of the posted positions, please contact us with a resume with job experiences.

Job Type: Year-round, full-time

Salary: $13.00 /hour

Inquiries and cover letters/resumes should be directed to Business Manager Fritz Sabbow at fsabbow@northcountryschool.org.



POLICIES ON EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY & HARASSMENT

POLICIES ON EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY & HARASSMENT

North Country School is committed to providing a working and living environment that fosters mutual respect and relationships free of discrimination based on a protected characteristic, and to complying with the spirit and letter of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to equal employment opportunity. For purposes of subsection A and B below, protected characteristics at North Country School are an individual’s race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition to the guidance set forth below, a full explanation of equal employment opportunity and harassment prevention requirements, as defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is available in the business office of North Country School.

A. Non-Discrimination

North Country School is committed to:

• Administering all personnel actions, including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, work assignments, classification, discipline, termination, compensation, benefits, training, education, tuition assistance and social and recreational programs, without regard to any protected characteristic;

• Administering all human resources policies, processes, and/or procedures without regard to any protected characteristic; and

• Making required reasonable accommodation for the physical and/or mental disabilities of qualified employees and job applicants.

B. Harassment

North Country School is committed to providing a harassment-free work environment, which includes time an employee spends interacting with co-workers in work-related settings such as during business-related travel, as well as meetings, conferences, training sessions and social events sponsored by North Country School.

Impermissible harassment includes, but is not limited to:

• Making an individual’s terms or conditions of the provision of his/her services to North Country School contingent on rendering sexual favors,

• Insinuating or conducting oneself in a manner that suggests that the submission to or rejection of sexual favors by any individual covered by this policy will in any way influence decisions concerning the employment or contractual relationship between North Country School and the individual; or

• A comment, material, gesture or any other communication or conduct, which is unwelcome and offensive, demeaning, or derogatory towards any person or group of persons, based on a protected characteristic.