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Careers at Far Hills

Working at Far Hills Country Day School

Our faculty and staff are the heart and soul of our school. They come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, and their diverse interests and talents create a vibrant professional climate where their work is more than a mere job. All of our faculty and staff share a passion for helping children learn and grow. We seek employees who view learning as a life-long pursuit, embrace a child-centered approach to teaching, and who celebrate community.

All positions will remain open to application until filled.
Far Hills Country Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All applicants must fill out the FH Employment Application Form here.

Art Teacher (Kindergarten–Grade 8)

General Purpose and Function:

The art teacher educates students about basic art principles and techniques while encouraging creative expression and nurturing artistic abilities. The art teacher develops and executes lesson plans, informed by the National Visual Arts Standards, about art techniques and art history. The art teacher is a collaborative member of the Arts Department and Lower and Upper School teams. The art teacher also works with teaching teams to integrate art into various disciplines and to support design thinking and project-based learning initiatives. The art teacher also helps coordinate an annual school-wide art show. The successful candidate will be one who cultivates an inclusive and supportive classroom environment. The art teacher creates a dynamic art classroom that promotes creativity and respects diverse perspectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Create, oversee, and deliver the art curriculum for grades K-8
  • Ensure curricular alignment with best practices in arts methodology
  • Use effective teaching methods in an art classroom
  • Build positive and meaningful relationships with students
  • Facilitate an engaging and student-centered learning experience
  • Make informed recommendations about curriculum and program refinement to Director of Teaching and Learning and Division Directors
  • Communicate effectively and proactively with parents and faculty regarding student performance
  • Provide parent education about latest research, school program, art curriculum, and student outcomes in art
  • Collaborate with other teachers across subject areas
  • Demonstrate and support the Far Hills Mission and Ethos
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and a commitment to life-long learning

Other Duties:

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Division Directors, Director of Teaching and Learning and Head of School
  • Assist with school-wide duties, which may include Upper School advising and participating on school committees

Lines of Authority:

This is a full-time, exempt position. During the school year, the art teacher will be expected to be on campus from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Additionally, presence and participation is expected during weekly faculty meetings on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; teaching certification recommended
  • At least two years of experience teaching art to elementary and middle school students
  • Excellent organizational, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Understanding of and commitment to fostering character development in elementary school students

Interested candidates should fill out an Application for Employment and submit a cover letter (addressed to Jennifer Phillips, Director of Teaching & Learning) and resume.


World Language Department Manager (SY 2017–18)

Job Title: World Language Department Manager
Department: World Language
Reports to: Division Directors and Director of Teaching and Learning
Classification: Exempt


General Purpose and Function:

The World Language (WL) Department Manager is the curriculum leader for the World Language Department. As an instructional leader, the WL Department Manager demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of current research and trends in foreign language instruction. The WL Department Manager models an interactive, collaborative teaching style and effective instructional practices as well as provides colleagues with the resources, strategies, and support to develop their own instructional practices. The WL Department Manager will also teach Spanish classes as needed by the program. The WL Department Manager creates an environment of trust, respect, and productive collaboration among teachers, contributing to a culture for ongoing improvement in instruction and student learning. The WL Department Manager guides members of the department to plan and assess curriculum and instruction and ensure that practices align with school mission, vision, and goals across all grade levels. A resource person and facilitator, the WL Department Manager is a role model for teachers’ ongoing learning and development. The WL Department Manager also provides students with support and/or enrichment. The successful candidate exhibits a “can-do, optimistic” attitude, exceptional professionalism, collegiality, and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the PreK–Grade 8 department to assess program, curriculum, and student outcomes systematically and to implement related school goals
  • Develop Comprehensible Input-based teaching program
  • Lead the department to produce, monitor, analyze, and assess curriculum maps, ensuring that the mapping process is ongoing
  • Support teachers in the use of research-based language acquisition methods and of varied assessments to inform and drive instruction
  • Make informed recommendations about curriculum and program refinement to Director of Teaching and Learning and Division Directors
  • Collaborate with other Curriculum Leaders and Director of Teaching and Learning to ensure program coherence and to make informed recommendations about teachers’ professional development needs
  • Collaborate with Director of Teaching and Learning and Division Directors to analyze standardized assessment results and then lead teachers in using the data to inform instructional practices
  • Plan collaboratively to support teachers in implementing the curriculum and in differentiating instructional methods based on student assessments, school-wide initiatives, technological advances, and research
  • Teach Spanish courses as needed
  • Provide students with support and/or enrichment via direct instruction as needed
  • Provide parent education about latest research, school program, curriculum, and student outcomes
  • Integrate various technology tools to engage students and improve learning

Other Duties

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Teaching and Learning and Head of School
  • Assist with school-wide duties, which may include advising and participating on committees

Lines of Authority:

This is a full-time, exempt position. During the school year, the (WL) Department Manager will be expected to be on campus from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Additionally, presence and participation is expected during weekly faculty meetings on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Requirements:

  • A profound belief in and desire to live the Far Hills Country Day School mission
  • Understanding of and a commitment to fostering character development in primary and middle school students
  • Knowledge of ACTFL research and standards
  • Experience with Comprehensible Input (CI) practices and concepts
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and Google Apps for Education
  • Facility with educational technology
  • At least five years of experience teaching Spanish, preferably in independent schools at various levels
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
Interested candidates should go to our Application for Employment on our website www.fhcds.org to complete an application and submit a cover letter (addressed to Jennifer Phillips, Director of Teaching and Learning) and resume.

Substitute Teachers

A substitute teacher instructs students in the absence of their regularly appointed teachers. He/she typically follows the lesson plans of the teacher and maintains an excellent learning environment for the students, including normal classroom practices.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as a replacement for absent teacher, instructing students and fulfilling teacher's duties that day
  • Uphold the practices and procedures of the classroom and the school
  • Act as a caring role model and informed teacher

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Enthusiasm for teaching children
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Knowledge of independent schools

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • Some experience working with children

All applicants must fill out the FH Employment Application Form.