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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.

Facilities Assistant

Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, New Jersey is seeking a Facilities Assistant to work 40 hours per week. The ideal candidate should live within a 30-minute radius of the school campus. This position is responsible for supporting the routine care and maintenance of our buildings and campus.

Helpful skills are: basic knowledge of mechanics, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry, and the ability to perform lawn mowing and snow removal, athletic field maintenance duties, and event preparation for many types of school functions. Our Facilities staff is willing to train the right candidate on a provisional basis. (The terms of which will be discussed with the applicant.) Strong interpersonal and communications skills and a positive disposition a must.

Ideal applicant is able to work a flexible schedule around the needs and events of the school year. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must have a valid New Jersey driver’s license in good standing. Background check is required.

Far Hills Country Day School is an independent PreK–Grade 8 School.

All applicants must fill out the FH Employment Application Form.

French Teacher

Job Title: Part-time French teacher
Department: World Language
Reports to: Upper School Division Director and Director of Teaching and Learning


General Purpose and Function:

The Upper School French teacher teaches three sections of French in grades 6 through 8 and is a collaborative member of the World Language Department and Upper School teams. The Upper School French teacher must cultivate an inclusive and supportive classroom environment that reaches every student based on his/her individual learning style and strengths. Using multiple teaching techniques, the French teacher engages students and develops their communication skills in three modes: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. The teacher creates a dynamic French classroom that promotes critical thinking and learning skills and respects diverse perspectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To deliver and create the French curriculum for grades 6 through 8
  • To ensure curricular alignment with best practices in world language instructional methodology
  • To establish goals and innovative assessments based on school, national, and international proficiency standards for French
  • To utilize effective teaching methods in a French classroom
  • To support and develop students’ global understanding
  • To support school-wide global initiatives
  • To integrate technology as a powerful tool for learning in the French classroom, including use of Google Suite for collaboration and communication
  • To demonstrate a high level of professionalism and a commitment to lifelong learning.

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 proficiency-based programs and using Comprehensible Input (CI) and other effective methodologies
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and Google Suite for Education
  • Facility with educational technology
  • At least two years of experience teaching French
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master's Degree preferred.

Full job description

All applicants must fill out the FH Employment Application Form.

Special Events Coordinator and Parent Liaison

Far Hills Country Day School, an independent, co-ed PreK–Grade 8 school located in Far Hills, NJ seeks a full-time professional to manage fundraising, cultivation and stewardship events and to support the Parents’ Committee and Falcon Dads’ Club as needed in managing community building activities. In this position, the person would be responsible for managing three primary fundraisers, Far Hills Gala/Evening of Performance, Golf Classic and Fun Run which combined net over $365,000 and manage multiple events to cultivate and recognize parents, alumni, grandparents and former parents. In addition, this person would support the Director of Alumni and Development in volunteer identification, training and management as well as prospect strategy development. The candidate will join a staff of three and will be an integral member of the development team.

Our ideal candidate would have experience working in a fast-paced fundraising/corporate office and would possess the following qualifications and skills: Bachelor's degree preferred, experience in event management and working with volunteers is a must, good computer skills including database management, mail merges, Microsoft Publisher, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint; experience with Raiser’s Edge Software preferred; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; good interpersonal and writing skills; creative, ability to manage multiple priorities and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Compensation will be both competitive and commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience. Position is available immediately.

All applicants must fill out the FH Employment Application Form and submit a cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirements.

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.