Careers at Far Hills
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.
- After School Extended Day Counselors
- Lower School Administrative Assistant
- Middle School Chinese Teacher
- Part-Time Preschool Assistant Teacher
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@
Administrative Assistant for the Lower School
Far Hills Country Day School seeks a full-time administrative assistant for the Lower School.
General Purpose and Function:
The Administrative Assistant provides general administrative, coordination, and technological support for the Lower School Director, Director of Teaching and Learning, and other administrators as designated. The Assistant understands the Lower School (grades preschool through 4) environment and context, maintains a professional demeanor, and works closely with administrators in support of the employees so that students may achieve success in the modern world through academic excellence and character development.
Core duties and responsibilities include the following:
Manage the Lower School office
Collaborate with administrative assistant team on projects
Conduct calendaring and scheduling
Coordinate meetings and plan Lower School events as needed
Make travel arrangements
Help manage the Lower School budget and procurements
Provide strategic and operational support to administrators
Work in collaboration with the Business Office in matters related to the school in general
Represent the Lower School to families and visitors
Welcome visitors and assist them with their school business
Work as part of the data management team to follow and track data workflows and to ensure timely and accurate maintenance of student, parent, alum and employee data
Maintain data and filing
Other duties as assigned by the administration.
Serve as a face of the school with an appropriate demeanor to provide insight into the school's mission, values, and culture
Maintain a professional demeanor and appearance commensurate with the school environment
Provide a warm, welcoming, and professional touch-point
Present calmly, competently, and appropriately when dealing with all constituencies particularly during difficult and/or emergent situations
Read a situation, respond appropriately with warmth and professionalism, anticipate needs, and proactively solve problems
Maintain strict confidentiality
Lines of Authority:
The Assistant is a full-time, non-exempt employee who works from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Lower School Assistant reports to the Director of Lower School and the Director of Teaching and Learning.
A profound belief in and desire to live the Far Hills Country Day School mission
Strong written and oral communication skills
A high level of technological proficiency in Google Apps (email, calendaring, and documents), Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and other database software
Superb collaboration, organization, and time management skills
Effective and efficient work ethic
Initiative, forethought, patience, tact, flexibility, and adaptability
Three to five years of relevant experience (in a school setting preferred)
Knowledge of Blackbaud helpful.
Interested candidates should consult our Employment Application to complete an application and submit a cover letter and resume.
Opening for January-June 2020
General Purpose and Function:
The Middle School Chinese Teacher teaches grades 5 through 8 and is an active member of the World Language department and Middle School teams. The successful candidate will be one who cultivates an inclusive and supportive classroom environment that reaches every student based on his/her individual learning style and strengths. Using multiple teaching techniques, the Chinese teacher engages students to progress along the proficiency scale in all three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal and presentational. The teacher displays a strong desire to foster a global mindset and to provide authentic, real-world language and cultural experiences.
- To deliver and develop the Chinese curriculum for grades 5 through 8.
- To ensure curricular alignment with best practices in world language methodology.
- To establish goals based on ACTFL proficiency standards for the Chinese language.
- To utilize effective teaching methods in a world language classroom.
- To build positive and meaningful relationships with students through instruction and community-wide activities.
- To facilitate an engaging and student-centered learning experience.
- To engage students to actively investigate the Chinese language and Chinese culture in a safe and encouraging environment.
- To communicate effectively and proactively with parents regarding student performance.
- To collaborate with other teachers across subject areas.
- To work with the Director of Upper School and Director of Teaching and Learning to review and construct grade-level objectives and ensure their implementation.
- To actively seek out professional development opportunities to enhance the teaching craft and remain current on best practices.
- To demonstrate a high level of professionalism and a commitment to life-long learning.
To perform other duties as assigned.
- To assist with other school-wide duties as needed.
To actively participate in the World Language department and Upper School division.
- At least three years of experience teaching Chinese, preferably middle school.
- Equivalent work experience considered.
- Fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English.
- Excellent organizational and communication skills.
- Ability to work well on a diverse, collaborative team.
- Facility with educational technology
- Familiarity with ACTFL National Standards.
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
- Understanding of and commitment to fostering character development in middle school students.
Opening for January–June 2020
General Purpose and Function:
The Preschool 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, assess, and document curriculum and instruction.
This is a part-time position. During the school year, the Preschool Assistant teacher will be expected to be on campus Monday–Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- 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 practices
- Take initiative in the classroom to promote and guide students’ inquiry and developing curricula around student interest
- 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, specifically assisting in the documentation used in support of Seesaw.
- 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
- Be receptive to guidance and supervision provided in collaboration with the lead teacher(s), division director, 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 young children
- Ability to work well on a diverse, collaborative team
- Strong communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
- Equivalent work experience considered
- Bachelor’s Degree
Interested candidates should complete an application and submit a cover letter and resume.