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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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Director of Lower School

Job Title: Director of Lower School        
Department: Administration
Reports to: Head of School
Classification: Exempt

General Purpose and Function:

The Director of the Lower School (DLS) reports to the Head of School (HOS) and is a member of the School Leadership Team (SLT). The DLS leads a Lower School of about 170 students in PreK–Grade 4, so that they may achieve success in the modern world through academic excellence and character development. In partnership with the Director of Teaching & Learning (DLT), the DLS hires and trains new Lower School faculty and supervises and evaluates the 25+ Lower School faculty/staff members through a performance-based evaluation system. The DLS manages the Lower School programs and policies, administers the Lower School budget, and with the DLT, the DLS the Lower School curriculum. Working with the Director of Admission and the Admission Committee, the DLS supports the admission of students who best match the criteria for admission to Far Hills. The DLS supports the dynamic mission of the school by supporting the school’s strategic priorities, communicating effectively and working collaboratively with all constituencies.  

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • Oversee the daily operations and decorum of the Lower School, while remaining a visible presence in all areas of the School

  • Promote the school’s mission, by collaborating with the Director of the Upper School (DUS) and DTL and communicating with all constituencies regarding Lower School activities that affect the community at large

  • Meet regularly with the HOS and serve on the School Leadership Team

  • As necessary, meet with school constituents and participate in activities outside of the school day

Faculty

  • With the HOS and DTL, attract and retain the best Lower School faculty for the mission of the school.

  • With the DUS and the DTL, oversee the hiring and coordination of substitute teachers

  • On a daily basis, supervise the Lower School faculty and staff

  • With the DTL, conduct annual reviews of the faculty through a performance-based evaluation system

  • With the DUS and DTL, organize and run the orientation program for new faculty

  • With the HOS, DUS, and DTL, develop and oversee annual professional development for the faculty

Program

  • In partnership with relevant stakeholders, develop, implement, and oversee the academic and extracurricular programs within the framework of the School’s mission and goals

  • With the Director of Information Technology and the DTL, plan for and support the use if instructional technology in the Lower School

  • Produce, manage, and account for the Lower School budget

  • Attend to all major Lower School disciplinary matters involving students

  • Review  the Lower School schedule and approve class assignments

  • Support Admission for Pre K–Grade 5

    • Serve on the Admissions Committee

    • Meet with admission families

    • Read applications and thoroughly review each candidate

  • Review and ensure the accuracy of transcripts

Other Duties:

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Requirements:

  • A profound belief in and desire to live the Far Hills Country Day School mission

  • Experience with school administrative systems, procedures, and practices

  • Experience working with or teaching elementary school students

  • Knowledge of current educational research, best practices, and early childhood school pedagogy

  • The ability to work with and lead a wide range of individuals

  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills

  • Initiative and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Core proficiency with technologies, including Google Suite.

  • Embodiment and demonstration of Far Hills Mission Skills (teamwork, creativity, ethics, resilience, curiosity, time management)

  • Advanced degree required

  • Minimum of 3–5 years of experience in school administration and working with elementary-aged children

 

Applications are due December 7, 2018.

Thomas Woelper, Head of School
c/o Maureen Papili
Far Hills Country Day School
697 US-202
Far Hills, NJ 07931
mpapili@fhcds.org

After School Extended Day Counselors

Part time
3 p.m.–6 p.m. 

Looking for energetic, reliable, flexible and fun personalities to work with children varying in ages PreK through 8th grade. We provide homework assistance, game play, arts and crafts, science projects, cooking and more. Experience working with children is encouraged. Required is a State of NJ background check. For more information please contact Brian Junger at 908-766-0622 or bjunger@fhcds.org.