Careers at Far Hills

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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.

Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications

The Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications (DSMC) reports to the Head of School 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 family.

The DSMC receives proofreading support from the Front Receptionist.

Core Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • School-Wide Communications Strategy, Plan, and Calendar
  • Public Relations Strategy and Plan
  • Advertising Strategy and Plan
  • Print and Digital Communications
  • Visual and Creative Identity
  • Parents’ Committee
  • Budget
  • Research and Measurement

Full job description.

Part-Time Music/Vocal Teacher

The Far Hills Conservatory, an after-school music studio at Far Hills Country Day School, is seeking a piano/vocal teacher for two days a week to cover for a teacher on maternity leave. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching after-school private piano lessons, voice lessons, and preparing the students for a recital in the late spring. The position would begin mid-winter. Please submit a resume and contact information for two professional references to Amy M. Burns, Director of the Far Hills Conservatory, at aburns@fhcds.org


Spanish Teacher

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

General Purpose and Function:

The Spanish teacher teaches Spanish to students in grade levels ranging from PreK through Grade 8 and is a collaborative member of the World Language Department.  Using multiple instructional strategies, the Spanish teacher engages students and develops their communication skills. The teacher creates a dynamic Spanish classroom that promotes critical thinking and learning skills and respects diverse perspectives. S/he exudes warmth, energy, and enthusiasm. A positive role model, s/he exhibits perseverance and a love of learning. The Spanish teacher also must cultivate an inclusive and supportive classroom environment that reaches every student through differentiated instruction and an understanding of individual strengths and needs.  

Other responsibilities include duty of care of all Far Hills students, participation in school admission events and other key community events, completion of weekly school duties, and participation in a curriculum vertical team as well as other committees.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Create, implement, and deliver the Exploratory Spanish Language program for grades PreK–Grade 4 and the Spanish program for Grades 5–8.

  • 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 Spanish

  • To apply ACTFL standards to instruction and assessment

  • To utilize effective teaching methods in a Spanish classroom

  • To support and develop students’ global understanding

  • Support school-wide global initiatives

  • Differentiate instructional methods based on both class and student assessments, evaluation, school-wide initiatives, technological advances, research, and feedback

  • Cultivate close student and parent relationships characterized by open communication, frequent feedback, and responsiveness

  • Maintain trust and relationships with, and contribute meaningfully to, collaborative work teams and students’ families, with the larger goal of achieving student outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency with current technology as it relates to best practices in instruction, learning, communication, and assessment, including use of Google Suite

  • Assume responsibility for own professional development and participate productively in community-wide professional learning days, and teacher discussion groups

  • To facilitate an engaging and student-centered learning experience

  • To work with the Directors of Lower and Upper School, Director of Teaching and Learning, and World Language Department Manager to develop grade-level objectives and ensure their realization

  • To demonstrate and support the Far Hills Mission and Ethos

  • 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

  • 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 Spanish

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.

Interested candidates should go to www.fhcds.org/about/employment/employment-application to complete application and submit cover letter 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.