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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Job Openings

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.

Associate Director of Engagement and Philanthropy

Far Hills Country Day School, an independent, co-ed PreK - Grade 8 school in Somerset County, NJ seeks an Associate Director of Engagement and Philanthropy who will work with and report directly to the Director. S/he must have excellent interpersonal skills, a strong writing background, a collaborative approach to working across departments/functions and a passion for a school environment. This position requires a high degree of volunteer management and an ability to do so with discretion and diplomacy.

The Associate Director position is highly visible within the community and brings with it the requirement and opportunity to build and sustain important relationships across all Far Hills’ stakeholders — trustees, faculty and staff, parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, and students. S/he will play a key role in achieving the financial goals of the school by raising general operating support and other major and/or capital gifts, as assigned. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is required.  The Associate Director must be able to work nights and weekends, as necessary.

Primary Roles:

  • Design, manage and execute an effective Annual Giving program, including cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and activities for parents, alumni, Board of Trustees, former parents, grandparents, foundations, corporations, and friends of Far Hills Country Day School.
  • Identify prospective donors across all constituencies and develop strategies to cultivate and steward those relationships.
  • Design and execute a robust portfolio of Alumni Relations initiatives, including fundraising strategies, reunion programming, and communication efforts.  
  • Provide strategic leadership and volunteer management for school-wide events that support Annual Giving fundraising totals, including the FH Gala or The Hills are Alive (held in alternating years) and the Golf Classic (held annually).
  • Manage and direct the work of Development Services and Alumni Relations Coordinator, as it pertains to Alumni Relations initiatives and activities.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for Parents’ Committee, serving as a member of the Parents’ Committee Executive Committee, and as the primary point of contact for the Grandparents’ Steering Committee.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required. Master’s Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in front-line fundraising, preferably in a school setting, with proven track record of success
  • Exceptional interpersonal and writing skills
  • Ability to create unique marketing and stewardship campaigns
  • Event management experience
  • Ability to capitalize on social networking opportunities to enhance advancement efforts
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work both independently and as a team player
  • Computer literacy, including database management, data entry and Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Raisers’ Edge preferred

Salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates must fill out an employment application and forward a cover letter, resume, and three references via mail or email to:

Linda Corcoran, Director of Engagement and Philanthropy

Far Hills Country Day School

Box 8, Route 202

Far Hills, NJ 07931

LCORCORAN@fhcds.org

Facilities Staff

Overview

Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, New Jersey is seeking a Maintenance Department Laborer to work 40 hours per week.  This position is responsible for supporting the routine care and maintenance of our buildings and campus. Key skills include:

  • The knowledge of machinery, equipment, and tools necessary for the maintenance and repair of the buildings and grounds

  • The ability to perform landscape, athletic field maintenance duties, and event set up preparation for many types of school functions.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills a plus.

Ideal applicant is able to work a flexible schedule around the needs and events of the school year.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Previous school or related experience preferred. Must have valid a New Jersey driver’s license.   NJ Department of Education background check is required.

 Far Hills Country Day School is an independent PreK–Grade 8 school.

Requirements and Experience

Read and download the full job description here.

 

Application

Use this link to fill out the online employment application.

Summer Camp Nurse/EMT

June 17 through August 2
8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. 

Registered nurse or EMT needed for 7 weeks of summer camp. Candidates must have all appropriate certifications to work in a school/camp setting. Applicant must be reliable, flexible and willing to assist as a camp counselor if needed. Children vary in ages PreK through Grade 8. 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@fhcds.org.

Applications may be submitted by selecting the FH Application above.

Reading and Learning Specialist

General Purpose and Function:

The reading specialist provides reading and language arts instruction and learning support for individuals and small groups of students, primarily in grades PreK-2.  In addition, the reading specialist conducts and analyzes reading assessments and supports teachers in ongoing monitoring of students’ reading progress. The reading specialist pushes in to classrooms to support students in the classroom and to work with teachers to implement reading lessons that employ a variety of strategies and multi-sensory methods, including the Orton-Gillingham approach.  In addition, the reading specialist conducts parent meetings and parent presentations to communicate about student progress, curriculum, and literacy development.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide students with reading and learning support and/or enrichment via direct instruction as needed.

  • Conduct and analyze student reading assessments and support teachers in ongoing reading assessments and literacy instruction.

  • Work with teachers to develop and implement reading and language arts lessons.

  • Provide parent education about the latest research, school programs, curriculum, and student outcomes.

  • Support use of Orton Gillingham methods in Lower School classrooms.

  • Work with the Director of Teaching and Learning and Division Director to monitor, assess, and refine a spiraled reading and language arts curriculum in Lower School.

  • Meet minimally bi-monthly with manager of Matthew’s Academic Learning Lab as an adjunct member of academic support team.

Other Duties

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Teaching and Learning and Division Director.

  • Assist with school-wide duties.

Lines of Authority:

This is a full-time, exempt position. During the school year, the reading specialist 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

  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills

  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and Google Apps for Education

  • Facility with educational technology

  • At least three years of experience as a reading specialist, preferably in independent schools at lower elementary school levels

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred; Orton-Gillingham Certification.

 

Fill out the application here.