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.

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Communications Manager

The Communications Manager (CM) reports to the Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications (DSMC) and is a member of the Marketing and Communications Department. The CM works closely with the DSMC to manage the marketing and communications of the School including brand identity, internal communications, and publicity.

The CM receives proofreading support from the Front Receptionist.

Core Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Public Relations:

  • Maintains relationships with media outlets and reporters
  • Writes and distributes media alerts and press releases, and internal news alerts to the school community
  • Documents, and participates in, campus events

Advertising Strategy and Plan:

  • Oversees the school’s media strategy which includes a blend of print and digital (Google, Bing) advertising
  • Responsible for the design and resizing of advertisements based on art direction from the DSMC and school’s visual identity, as well as the purchasing and placement of print and online advertising in conjunction with the DSMC
  • Builds social media advertisements to drive admission traffic and inquiries

Print and Digital Communications:

  • Maintains the backend login side of the website, and is responsible for the creation of forms and event registrations
  • Writes, compiles, and publishes the weekly Sunday eNewsletter, school-wide emails, and the twice yearly PAGES magazine and follows the Far Hills Style & Usage Guide
  • Creates digital content on a frequent basis (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.)
  • Responsible for the design and printing of large format posters, event invitations, brochures and flyers
  • Business stationery and products—business cards, letterhead, envelopes/Powerpoint decks, Google Slides, etc.

Visual and Creative Identity:

  • Oversees professional photography shoots, including school portraits
  • Documents school events with the school’s DSLR Camera
  • Works with the Yearbook Advisor to ensure the book’s visual identity matches the school’s branding

Parents’ Committee:

  • Works with the Parents’ Committee’s Marketing Liaison and Communications Liaison to ensure that clear, accurate information is sent from the Parents Committee
  • Work with the Parents Committee to promote their events and activities

Summer Camp:

  • Oversees the marketing for the school’s summer programs in conjunction with the Director of Auxiliary Programs

Research and Measurement

  • Tracks advertising and web traffic metrics and reports them to the DSMC for analysis

Desired Qualifications

  • A profound belief in and desire to live the Far Hills Country Day School Mission
  • The ability to work effectively with administrators, teachers and parents
  • Exceptional communication, organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and manage multiple projects at a time
  • Informed understanding of the evolving forms and uses of communications
  • Experience with press communications (i.e. press releases, media alerts, etc.)
  • A strong understanding of, and demonstrated success with, social and digital media
  • Website CMS experience (Familiarity with the Finalsite Platform)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Prior experience working in an independent school
  • Bachelor’s degree required

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.

Part-Time After School Receptionist

Our Receptionist is the first point of contact for anyone visiting or calling the school. The position calls for a person willing to keep up with knowing all school activities and programs taking place at the school.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Greeting visitors, logging them in, and issuing visitor passes.
  • Answering phones and directing calls
  • Responding to parent calls and email communications
  • Recording student attendance and dismissals
  • Handling of incoming and outgoing mail
  • Working closely with school security personnel
  • Providing additional support with clerical and communications duties to various departments and teachers within the school

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A professional demeanor is required
  • Excellent communication skills necessary
  • Need to be energetic, having the ability to be firm, yet pleasant
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must be security minded and highly aware of surroundings
  • Ability to remain calm, and multi-task under occasional pressure
  • Google Apps (Chrome, Docs, Sheets), Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency needed

Qualifications:

  • Experience and confidence with customer interaction
  • Knowledge of independent schools and school operations helpful
  • Knowledge of relevant software applications
  • Keyboarding and computer skills
  • Switchboard and phone skills
  • Calm, confident and professional demeanor
  • High School Diploma and additional relevant coursework
  • Willingness to job-share shifts or days