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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.

Math Specialist (for SY 2017–18)

The Math Specialist is the Curriculum Leader for the Mathematics Department. As the Curriculum Leader, the Math Specialist demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of current research and trends in mathematics education and instructional strategies. The Math Specialist models efficacious instructional practices by pushing into classrooms and teaching demonstration lessons while providing colleagues with the resources, strategies, and support to develop their own instructional practices. The Math Specialist is also responsible for teaching some math courses as needed by the program. A resource person and facilitator, the Math Specialist is a role model for teachers’ ongoing learning and development. The Math Specialist also provides students with support and/or enrichment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead Math Vertical Team to assess program, curriculum, and student outcomes systematically and to implement related school goals
  • Lead Math Vertical Team to produce, monitor, analyze, and assess curriculum maps, ensuring that the mapping process is ongoing
  • Support teachers in the use of varied assessments to inform and drive instruction

Full job description

Interested candidates should fill out the Application for Employment and submit a cover letter (addressed to Jennifer Phillips, Director of Teaching and 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.