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Our faculty and staff 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.
- Academic Support and Enrichment Coordinator
- After School Extended Day Counselors
- Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications
- Facilities Staff
- IT Administrator
- Learning Support Specialist
- Lower School Teaching Assistant
- Substitute Teachers
Job Title: Academic Support and Enrichment Coordinator
Department: Lower/Upper School
Reports to: HOS
Far Hills Country Day School seeks a dynamic and forward-thinking leader and educator for the position of Academic Support and Enrichment Coordinator. The Academic Support and Enrichment Coordinator will build and implement a full range of programming to help students develop the skills they need to succeed in grades PreK - 8. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing the teachers and programming in the Learning Annex in the Lower School and the MALL in the Upper School, pushing into classes to support classroom teachers, developing enrichment programs, and reaching out to parents regularly. This position supports the academic departments in both the Lower and Upper Schools, works with classroom teachers and advisors, and oversees the school's support and enrichment program. The Academic Support Supervisor works closely with the Lower and Upper School Division Directors and reports to the Head of School to ensure a seamless program that spans all grade levels.
- At least 3-5 years experience working with students in a learning support environment preferred
- Bachelor's degree in education or a related field is required; master's degree and/or extended professional experience preferred
- An inspirational approach to teaching and learning, along with an articulated desire to work with Elementary and Middle school students
- Integration of technology and a variety of mediums into classroom lessons, one-on-one or small group instruction
- Interest in and ability to create enrichment programs and opportunities for students based on grade level curriculum
- Maintain an organized, pleasant, and inviting environment that supports creativity
- Partnership with the Office of Enrollment Management and Division Directors through the application process of prospective students and families
- 1:1 academic coaching, small group instruction, and push-in classroom support
- Writing and maintaining individualized learning plans (ILPs) and team meeting notes and managing accommodations and supports for each student on the caseload in accordance with Division Directors.
- Partnership, collaboration, and scheduling of the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) professionals working with students for the entire school
- Enthusiasm about working collaboratively to build curriculum and improve pedagogy
This is a full-time, exempt position. During the school year, the Academic Support and Enrichment Coordinator 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.
- Minimum three years experience
- B.A.; M.A in Special Education preferred
- Orton Gillingham training/certification preferred
- Reading Specialist
Looking for energetic, reliable, flexible and fun personalities to work with children varying in ages Preschool through Grade 8. We provide homework assistance, game play, arts and crafts, science projects, cooking and more. Experience working with children is encouraged. A State of NJ background check is required. For more information, please contact Brian Junger at 908-766-0622 or bjunger@
Job Title: Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications
Reports To: Head of School
Classification: Exempt, Full-Time
General Purpose and Function:
The Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications (DSMC) reports to the Head of School (HOS) and is a member of the School Leadership Team (SLT). Working closely with the SLT and under the guidance of the Head of School, the DSMC manages the strategic marketing of the School’s program and the School’s brand identity. The DSMC also develops and implements clear, coherent, and consistent communications with past, current, and prospective members of the Far Hills community.
The DSMC will work with the Communications Coordinator, a direct report, to accomplish the following:
School-Wide Communications Strategy, Plan, and Calendar:
● Ensures that the communications of key constituencies are integrated, coordinated, and supportive of the overall messaging plan and calendar
● Works closely with the HOS in the development of school communications across all media – online, offline, and in-person
● Oversees the writing, design, printing, final editing, and proofing of all school documents and communications sent beyond internal employee communications.
Public Relations Strategy and Plan:
● Implements the FH public relations strategy and plan focused on amplifying Far Hills’ core messages to external audiences
● Maintains relationships with media outlets and reporters
● Sits on the Crisis Management Committee and is prepared to serve as the school’s initial spokesperson in the event of a crisis
Advertising Strategy and Plan:
● Oversees the school’s media strategy, which includes a blend of print and online advertising
● Responsible for the design and creation of advertisements based on the school’s visual identity, as well as the purchasing and placement of print and online advertising
Print and Digital Communications:
● Collaborates with the Directors of Admission and Engagement and Philanthropy on collateral materials, including brochures, event invitations, solicitation letters, etc.; gives final approval on these materials with an eye on the school’s branding and visual identity
● Creates digital communication and oversees, refines, and maintains the School’s forwardfacing website with an eye on usability and accessibility
● Writes, compiles, and publishes the weekly Sunday eNewsletter, school-wide emails, and PAGES magazine
● Creates digital content at least four times per week for social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat and understands the intricacies of each platform (what to publish where, how to write/select photos for each type of platform, etc.)
● Builds social media advertisements to drive admission traffic and inquiries
Visual and Creative Identity:
● Manages the School’s brand, creative voice, and visual identity (including signage and style/decoration of common and exterior spaces)
● Updates and Follows the Far Hills Style & Usage Guide
● Oversees professional and day-to-day school videos and photography shoots, including school portraits.
● Documents school events with the school’s DSLR Camera.
● Manages a centralized communications budget, which includes oversight of external vendors and negotiating contracts with designers, printers, photographers, marketers, freelancers, etc.
Research and Measurement:
● Develops methods for success in communications, tracks results, and reports findings to the Head of School.
● Conducts demographic research, parent/student/employee surveys, and questionnaires to provide relevant data
Education, Experience, and Skills Required:
● Initiative and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively
● A people-oriented team player with the ability to work effectively with administrators, division heads, faculty, staff, parents, and trustees
● Exceptional communication, organizational, and project management skills
● Continues to master the evolving forms and uses of communications in all its formats
● Experience with press communications (i.e., press releases, media alerts, etc.)
● A strong understanding of, and demonstrated success with, social and digital media
● Experience with website CMS and familiarity with the Finalsite platform
● Proven proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and Google Suite
● Demonstrates a desire to learn new skills and participate in professional development
● Prior experience working in an independent school
● Prior supervisory experience
● Ability to work unscheduled hours at events on weekends and evenings
● Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred
Under limited supervision, performs inspections, maintenance, and repairs to ensure that all students, school personnel, community members are provided a safe, attractive and clean, healthy environment for learning and work.
- Works with the Director of Facilities for the purpose of completing projects and work orders efficiently.
- Responsible for set ups to include tables, displays, and arranging seating for indoor/outdoor events.
- Performs tasks such as planting, mowing, weeding, sweeping, raking, and striping of the athletic fields.
- Performs site maintenance and repair work, such as snow removal with school owned snowplows and sanding equipment; maintain playgrounds and parking lots; lawn and tree maintenance.
- Operates various types of equipment including power mowers, weed eaters, hedge trimmers, etc.
- Maintains assigned vehicle, tools and equipment for the purpose of ensuring availability in safe operating condition.
- Transports a variety of tools, equipment and supplies for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials required in classrooms, common areas and fields.
- Displays a cooperative, pleasant, and professional behavior at all times, especially when in the presence of staff, students, community visitors, and outside agencies.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Prior experience in a school or campus environment preferred.
- Knowledge of machinery, equipment, and tools necessary for the maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds.
- Knowledge of a variety of building maintenance procedures and techniques.
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
- Skill in using hand and power tools.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the public.
- Knowledge and use of safety practices and recognizing hazards.
- Ability to work independently; visualize and anticipate the end result needed.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
- Work involves moderate to heavy work in all types of weather.
- Physical ability to perform the above listed essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Ability to lift and carry 50lbs or more.
- Uniforms must be kept clean and worn at all times.
- Hold and maintain a New Jersey driver’s license in good standing.
- Knowledge of most aspects of building and grounds maintenance for both indoor and outdoor.
Department: IT Staff
Reports To: Director of Information Technology
Classification: Exempt, Full-Time
General Purpose and Function:
The IT Administrator, with a team, assists in overseeing and maintaining all aspects of the institution’s computer infrastructure, including maintaining networks, servers, and security programs and systems. The IT Administrator helps manage the upgrade and installation of new hardware and software, performs troubleshooting to address any problems with computer systems, and assesses viruses and potential threats to a company’s network. The IT Administrator also monitors the use of email, creates and changes passwords, makes suggestions for improvements to computer systems, backs up data, and performs data recovery if needed.
- Tech support for students, staff, and faculty including, but not limited to, PCs/Macs/Chromebooks, Google Workspace, and Blackbaud (LMS/SIS, K12, ReNxt, FeNxt, BBEM systems)
- Create user accounts in the active directory
- Set up new user workstations
- Troubleshoot common hardware/software issues
- Proficient in essential local and network printer repair/maintenance
- Able to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities
- Able to quickly gain new skills and knowledge when faced with new challenges
- High attention to detail
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Asks questions and get information to diagnose computer problems and discern what level of support is needed
- Work as part of a team in stressful situations; maintain composure in the face of heavy workload
- Set, support, and troubleshoot school events in shared AV spaces
- Able to show respect to other cultures and work in a culturally diverse environment
- High attention to customer service
- Coordinate resource solutions at all campus locations
- Consult with management and review project proposals to determine goals, time frame, funding limitations, and procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of resources
- Actively manage the work efforts of multiple functions through all IT project plans
- Project management including documentation, monitor and report project status, assess the effectiveness and accuracy of documentation, maintain daily logs to document all modifications, and maintain up-to-date status information to ensure any systems personnel can resume work in progress
- Initiate and maintain reporting relationships with project stakeholders, including team members, peers, managers, vendors, and other affected departments to coordinate efforts across multiple business units and ensure continuous efficient management of projects
- Assist in the planning and implementation of additions, deletions, and significant modifications to support the infrastructure
- Identify, develop, and test internal control policies and procedures within business process and information technology environments
- Identify and evaluate business and technology risks, internal controls which mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement
- Assist in oversight of the administration and maintenance of computer stations and software
- Assist in the management of the telephone system
- Assist in the management of the security systems
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree preferred, additional certifications encouraged
- Proven experience as a System Administrator, Network Administrator, End User Support, or similar role
- Experience with databases, networks (LAN, WAN), system security, and patch management is a plus
- Familiarity with various operating systems and platforms
- Resourcefulness and problem-solving aptitude
- Experience working in an office environment
- Experience working in a school environment is a plus.
- Solid knowledge of IT principles and practices
- Must be able to work independently and possess the ability to interpret data and develop sound conclusions
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
- Sound organizational and project management skills
- Establish ability to work effectively as a team member
- Demonstrate excellent verbal, written, and electronic communication skills
- An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills
- A thorough understanding of independent school IT and database concepts is a plus
The Ideal Candidate Will be:
- Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
- People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
- Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
- Detail-oriented -- focus on the details of work with big picture in mind
- Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
- Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity to add functionality to the school
- Team Player- someone who will work well with the team but also someone the team can count on
Terms of Employment:
- 12-month position.
- Standard work hours and vacation as per the Employee Handbook
- On-call for technical emergencies (shared IT Department)
- Be present to support the school network in emergency scenarios, including after-hours
Job Title: Learning Support Specialist
Department: Upper School
Reports to: Director of Upper School
General Purpose and Function:
The Learning Support Specialist provides reading, language arts, and math instruction and learning support for individuals and small groups of students, primarily in grades 5-8. In addition, the LSS conducts and analyzes reading and math assessments and supports teachers in ongoing monitoring of students’ reading progress. The LSS regularly pushes into classrooms to support students during class time and works with teachers to implement lessons that employ various strategies and multi-sensory methods. In addition, the LSS supports parent meetings and parent presentations to communicate about student progress, curriculum, and literacy development.
- Provide students with reading and math learning support and/or enrichment via direct instruction as needed.
- Conduct and analyze student reading and math assessments and support teachers in ongoing assessments and instruction.
- Work with teachers to develop and implement reading, language arts, and math lessons.
- Provide parent education about the latest research, school programs, curriculum, and student outcomes
This is a full-time, exempt position. During the school year, the LSS 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.
- Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills
- Proficiency in Google Suite for Education
- Facility with educational technology
- At least three years of experience, preferably in independent schools at elementary school levels
- Bachelor’s Degree required
Job Title: Lower School Assistant Teacher
Department: Lower School
Reports to: Director of Lower School
General Purpose and Function:
The lower school assistant teacher exudes warmth, energy, and enthusiasm. A positive role model, s/he exhibits perseverance and a love of learning. S/he supports an inclusive, engaging, safe, caring learning community in the classroom. Through differentiated and effective instruction, constructive feedback, and assessment, s/he intentionally works to contribute to the learning and progress of every student. S/he supports the facilitation of a partnership with parents and others to forward a student’s progress. S/he works closely with colleagues to plan, enact, and assess curriculum and instruction.
This is a part-time, non-exempt position. During the school year, the lower school assistant teacher will be expected to be on campus from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 or 1:00 p.m. depending on the specific job.
● Support the planning, conducting, assessing and diagnosing, evaluating, and
refining of lessons based on school mission, school and discipline-specific goals, grade-level-specific objectives, essential understandings, and NAEYC best
● Support differentiated instructional methods based on class and student
assessments, school-wide initiatives, technological advances, and research
● Support the cultivation of strong student and parent relationships characterized by open communication, frequent feedback, and responsiveness
● Maintain trust and relationships with, and contribute meaningfully to, collaborative work teams, with the larger goal of achieving student growth outcomes and fostering an inclusive community
● Demonstrate proficiency with current technology as it relates to best practices in age-appropriate instruction, learning, and assessment
● Assume responsibility for own professional development and participate productively in community-wide professional learning days, teacher discussion groups, implementation groups, and/or school task forces, committees etc.
● Be receptive to the guidance and supervision provided by the lead teacher(s) and divisional and school leadership
● Perform assigned duties with respect shown to individual members and the school community as a whole, doing own part to foster inclusivity
● 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 elementary school students
● Ability to work well on a diverse, collaborative team
● Excellent communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills ● Facility with educational technology
● Equivalent work experience considered
● Bachelor’s Degree
Far Hills Country Day School, an independent preschool through grade eight school in Far Hills, New Jersey, seeks highly qualified substitute teachers for the current school year. Appropriate candidates will join a highly dedicated team of teachers at all grade levels.
Our school curriculum is rich and varied, with an emphasis on Mind, Brain, and Education.
Substitute Teacher Responsibilities:
Adhere to the curriculum and lesson plans assigned by the regular teacher.
Follow procedures and achieve lesson goals.
Assign and explain homework as outlined by the teacher.
Oversee students outside of the classroom, including in the hallways and cafeteria.
Comply with all school regulations and policies at all times.
Take attendance and document daily notes.
Ensure classroom and work is kept clean and orderly.
Oversee the normal classroom rhythms and activities.
Compile a report for the teacher for when he/she returns.
Substitute Teacher Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Prior experience working with children necessary.
Must be detail-oriented and able to follow written and verbal instructions.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
All candidates must have a background check performed as required by the NJ Dept of Education.
All positions will remain open to application until filled.
Far Hills Country Day School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Far Hills Country Day School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.