Job Openings at Beaver

Please direct all inquiries and applications to Linda Feeley, Divisions Coordinator at bcdsresumes@bcdschool.org.

Athletics

Fall Coaching Positions


Seeking experienced and qualified coaches for the following teams:

Upper School

  • Varsity Boys Soccer
  • Varsity Golf
  • JV Girls Soccer
  • JV Volleyball

Middle School

  • Soccer
  • Field Hockey

The season begins August 29 and ends November 20. Upper School practices are M-F from 3:45-5:30 p.m. Middle School Practices are M-F from 2:35 – 3:40 p.m. Game day schedules varies with a few Saturday games for Varsity teams. Stipend is competitive.

To apply, please contact the Director of Athletics Nancy Collins at ncollins@bcdschool.org. Please include a cover letter, resume, list of references, and a brief answer to the following question: What is your philosophy regarding the role of athletics in education? Required experience: College coaching experience, varsity high school coaching experience or collegiate playing experience required: 3 years.

Buildings & Grounds

Buildings and Grounds Worker


Seeking a Buildings and Grounds Worker, to begin work in May 2016. This position reports to the Director of Buildings and Grounds.

Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Perform wide range of daily maintenance and operational tasks in school buildings and on grounds and athletic fields composed of 186,000 square feet in several buildings on a 17-acre campus
• Work on repair and renovation projects as directed by Director of Buildings and Grounds

Qualifications
• Basic construction experience (e.g., simple carpentry and framing, drywall, painting) and ability to work on small repair/renovation projects unsupervised
• More extensive construction experience and knowledge of building mechanical systems is desirable
• Strong work ethic and willingness to work on a variety of tasks
• Ability to learn new skills
• Initiative to identify problems and, if appropriate, solve them independently
• Ability to work with a variety of people including students, faculty, parents and staff
• Must enjoy working in a youth-centered academic environment
• Flexibility and sense of humor
• Commitment to the institution’s needs; willingness to respond off-hours if necessary
This is a salaried position requiring approximately 40 hours per week, with specific work hours to be negotiated. At times, some evening or weekend work may be necessary.

Candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to Tim Parson, Director of Finance and Operations, at bcdsresumes@bcdschool.org. Please include Buildings and Grounds Worker in the subject line.

Math

Math Specialist


Seeking a Math Specialist for the ’16-’17 school year. This full-time position will support classroom instruction in grades 6-8. This individual will also support our Upper School Enrichment Center, which is part of the Academic Services department and consists of a staffed workroom where students receive extra support or challenge in math. This person is a member of the Math and Academic Services Department and will partner with teachers and parents to ensure strong communication around the class and curriculum-based assignments and projects.

Strong candidates will:
• Have teaching experience providing both remediation and enrichment in middle school math (pre-Algebra and Algebra 1) and upper school math (Algebra 1 through Calculus)
• Be knowledgeable about, and share, effective learning strategies
Responsibilities will include:
• Working with students one-on-one and in small groups to better understand individual children’s learning processes
• Helping teachers to meet different learning style needs within the classroom, teaching faculty to differentiate instruction for all learners
• Helping students and parents with ideas for working on class assignments

Candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and list of four references to Linda Feeley, Divisions Coordinator, at bcdsresumes@bcdschool.org. Please include Math Specialist in subject line.

Modern Language

Part-Time Middle School Chinese Teacher

Seeking a part-time  Middle School Chinese teacher for the 2016-2017 school year, with a July 15 start date. This position represents an opportunity to expand the Middle School Chinese program and design emerging Middle School Chinese curriculum.

Candidates should have native or near-native fluency in Chinese, prior teaching experience, and a passion for working with middle school students.
E-mail a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy and list of four references to Linda Feeley, Divisions Coordinator, at bcdsresumes@bcdschool.org. Please include MSChinese, in the subject line.

Performing Arts

Choreographers

There are two positions currently open.

Pride and Prejudice Choreographer

Seeking a choreographer for our Upper School fall play, Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan, from the novel by Jane Austen.

The ideal candidate will have a background in Regency and/or Victorian British group dances and ballroom. Those with a background in ballroom and/or who would be willing to learn traditional dance of the period will also be considered. The choreographer will create dance and blocking for large party scenes.

The time commitment will likely be several afternoons (3:40-5:30 p.m.) and/or a Friday or Saturday (times flexible) to teach the dance and at least one day during tech week (Nov. 7-11) for notes and fixes. This schedule is flexible. This production features 20 high school students and is directed by Laine Johnson. Beaver Country Day School also seeks choreographers for other productions this year, and this position could lead to future work.

Candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Jen Yolles at jyolles@bcdschool.org.

Middle School and/or Upper School Musical Choreographer

Our Performing Arts Department is seeking to hire an experienced choreographer for the Middle School musical Footloose and/or the Upper School musical In The Heights.

Job responsibilities will include running dance rehearsals and attending weekly production meetings, as well as creating original, age appropriate choreography for students. Footloose rehearsals will take place M-F from 2:20-3:40 p.m. starting on Monday, November 16. In the weeks leading up to the performances, candidates should be prepared to be at school from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and should expect to attend the performances on February 18 & 19.

In The Heights rehearsals will take place M-F 3:30-5:30 p.m. starting on March 7. In the weeks leading up to the performances, candidates should be prepared to be at school later into the evening for tech and dress rehearsals and should expect to attend the performances on May 19, 20, & 21.

The choreographer’s specific schedule will be determined in collaboration with the director according to the needs of the production and the choreographer’s availability. Qualified candidates should have a wealth of experience in dance and choreography and should possess excellent time management and organizational skills. The ability to collaborate creatively with adults and the ability to teach and work with middle and high school students are essential aspects of the role.

Candidates are welcome to apply for one of the shows as well as the full position and should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Tina Farrell, Performing Arts, Department Head at tfarrell@bcdschool.org.

Part-Time Assistant Technical Director

Seeking an experienced Assistant Technical Director for the Middle and High School technical theater program. Position begins in late August and runs through the first week of June. Shop hours are from 1:30-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Rehearsal and Performance schedule varies with a few Saturday commitments. Competitive stipend. Previous experience working with middle and upper school students and/or high level technical theater experience required.

Candidates should email a cover letter and resume to kburt@bcdschool.org.

Science

Upper School Biology Teacher

Seeking a dynamic, full-time Upper School Science teacher with a primary focus in Biology, but would ideally have the flexibility to each either Chemistry or Physics at the foundations level.  Primary responsibilities will include teaching appropriate core-curriculum science courses, as well as advanced life-science based electives in the 11th and 12th grades. Additional responsibilities can extend outside the classroom to include advising and involvement in student life.

Beaver puts an emphasis on project-based instruction and collaborative inquiry, which means open-ended experimentation and design must play a significant role in the science classroom. Competitive candidates will demonstrate content expertise, knowledge in differentiated instruction and assessment, willingness and ability to design curriculum, and collaborate on and implement innovative pedagogical initiatives, including technology, that focus on a student-first, hands-on, experiential learning. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and management skills are essential to the role, as is a willingness to participate fully in the community beyond the classroom.

Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and list of four references to Linda Feeley, Divisions Coordinator, at bcdsresumes@bcdschool.org. Please include US Science in the subject line.

General

Substitute Teachers


Beaver is always looking to develop its substitute teacher pool of candidates. Beaver’s curriculum and approach to teaching are designed to inspire, challenge, and mentor students as they discover their individual interests and realize their potential. As such, it is important that our substitute teacher pool be comprised of teachers who embrace these principles. Beaver also requires that our substitute teachers have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree. If you would like to be interviewed to be included in our substitute teacher pool, please send your cover letter and resume to bcdsresumes@bcdschool.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Beaver Country Day School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran or handicapped status in its hiring policies.