Kindergarten Teacher Position at The Fesseden School

Position: Kindergarten Teacher

Position Type: Full Time, Exempt

Start Date: August 21, 2023

About Us

The Fessenden School, in West Newton, MA, is an all-boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students from Pre-K to Grade 9. The School seeks to employ individuals who will  share our commitment to supporting The Fessenden School’s mission to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For over 100 years we have been committed to the education of boys, and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind. 

Position Summary

The Fessenden School seeks a Kindergarten Teacher for a joyful class of 16 boys. This position will involve the teaching of math, social studies, literacy and social competency. Skills and experience as a facilitator of children’s social and emotional development are preferred. Along with these arenas, this person will also assist in the teaching and integration of Spanish, science, library curriculum and the arts. An integral part of this role is partnering with and complementing the other co-teacher in order to provide the students with a cohesive approach to all aspects of their kindergarten experience. 

Essential Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach and stay current with curriculum for math, social studies, literacy, and 21st century learning
  • Incorporate project based learning, educational technology, differentiated learning and cultural competency in lessons
  • Partner with other Kindergarten teachers to coordinate consistency in curriculum and communication within grade level
  • Communicate with parents and caregivers on a regular basis
  • Exemplify the School’s mission and community principles, including honesty, respect and compassion 
  • Participate in and help facilitate all division and grade level activities
  • Collaborate with learning resources department to provide a coordinated approach for students with learning differences
  • Perform duties such as supervising recess, lunch and dismissal
  • Maintain all documentation connected with the curriculum and students
  • Review potential student applicants throughout the year
  • Attend faculty meetings; typically on Mondays from 3:00pm to 4:15pm
  • Attend professional development meetings; typically during school year there are three 8:30am to 4:00pm and three 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
  • Other duties as assigned

Schedule

  • Orientation: August 21, 2023- August 22, 2023
  • School Year: August 28, 2023-June 11, 2024
  • Academic Day: 7:30 am – 3:00pm
  • Monday Faculty Meetings: 3:00-4:00, 3:15-5:00

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree
  • Experience in instructing children in academic programs
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage a classroom
  • Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, prioritization, and problem solving with minimal supervision
  • Ability to serve in a diverse community of colleagues, students, and parents
  • Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows: 

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear 
  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

To Apply

Every applicant must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references through the Fessenden Career Site (https://www.fessenden.org/about/employment). Other pertinent materials may be submitted as well if desired. 

The Fessenden School encourages applications from candidates with diverse or minority backgrounds.

The Fessenden School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, ancestry, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, conditions, and privileges of employment.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

Become a College Admissions Coach!

Our college admissions counseling company, Winning Ivy Prep, is growing fast and we’re creating a massive impact on the families that we serve. We are hiring a remote college admissions coach to work with our students to meet demand.

As a college admissions coach, you will report directly to the CEO and work with her closely on the roster of students that you will directly serve. If you are interested in empowering high school students and mentoring them to realize their college dreams, then take a look at the position description here.

Apply to be a Lower School Librarian at the Fessenden School

Position: Lower School Librarian

Position Type: Full Time, Exempt

Start Date: August 21, 2023

About Us

The Fessenden School is an all boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 9th Grade in West Newton, MA.  The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community.  For more than 100 years, The Fessenden School has offered state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of boys.

Position Summary

The Fessenden School’s Lower School seeks a Lower School Librarian for PreK-Grade 4 who wants to work in a joyful, collaborative environment with students who are curious, lively, engaging and kind. Must be able to communicate with young people in a way that respects their humanity while exciting their curiosity about the world. A willingness and desire to collaborate with colleagues is essential, as is a sense of humor. This person will serve with the other two librarians dealing with budget, curriculum and collection development to create, and promote a dynamic library.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Cultivate a broad and deep understanding of the library collection and of children’s literature
  • Stay current with the Lower School curriculum in order to integrate and to support the curriculum. 
  • Integrate racial literacy curriculum and actively teach and model inclusion, equity, and social justice.
  • Partner with Lower School classroom teachers and specialists to coordinate curriculum and programs 
  • Integrate social emotional learning
  • Collaborate with learning resources department to provide a coordinated approach for students with learning differences
  • Exemplify the School’s mission and community principles, including honesty, respect and compassion 
  • Participate in and help facilitate all division and grade level activities
  • Collaborate with colleagues within grade level, division, department and student support services, including the Learning Resources Department
  • Perform duties such as drop off, dismissal, recess, and lunch duty
  • Maintain all documentation connected with the curriculum and students
  • Attend faculty meetings; typically on Mondays from 3:00pm to 4:15pm
  • Attend professional development meetings after school
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Schedule

  • Orientation: August 21st and 22nd
  • School Year: August 28th to June 14th
  • Academic Day 7:35-2:50
  • Library Coverage (3 days per week) 2:50-4:30
  • Monday Faculty Meetings: 3:00-4:00; 4:30-5:30

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in related field
  • Two years of experience in instructing children in an academic program
  • Ability to develop and provide differentiated instruction to meet the learning needs of a range of students
  • Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage and control a classroom
  • Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, prioritization and problem solving with minimal supervision
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse community of colleagues, students and parents
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, justice, diversity and equity
  • A commitment to boys and boys’ education
  • Successful criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Masters of Library and Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent.
  • Experience working with elementary school-aged children.
  • Familiarity with the following technology:
    • Alexandria
    • SORA/Overdrive
    • Google Suite
    • Zoom/OWL
    • Mac/Chromebook

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows: 

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear 
  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

To Apply

Submit an application through Fessenden’s Career Site  (https://www.fessenden.org/about/employment).  A cover letter, resume and contact information for three references  are required. 

Project Coordinator (Temporary Position) at theTang Institute

Apply to be a Project Coordinator! This is a temporary position affiliated with the Tang Institute, an on-campus ideas lab at Phillips Academy (Andover, MA) dedicated to strengthening teaching and learning at our school and beyond.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide pedagogical support and research for Tang Fellow projects. This may include collaborating with faculty, developing and revising curricular materials, researching external educational institutions, and surveying the educational literature and landscape for relevant projects. A background in DEI work is of particular interest here.
  • Help design assessment metrics for Tang Institute projects
  • Document and capture learning of past Tang Institute projects in a manner that can be easily shared with internal and external stakeholders
  • Beginning March 2023, Provide significant program coordination for the Workshop, a term-long experiential learning project: manage the Mastery Transcript process, support student research and learning, coordinate alumni guest speakers and help lead off-campus learning opportunities
    • As needed, drive students to off-campus research sites in academy-owned transportation and chaperone them for the duration of their stay
  • Provide relevant project coordination for Workshop 10, a pilot version of the Workshop for 10th graders
  • As needed, help with the preparation of visual materials such as pamphlets, brochures, and presentations

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 5-7 years of classroom teaching experience and a graduate degree
  • The ability to offer ongoing pedagogical coaching and support to Tang projects
  • Demonstrated background in DEI work
  • Capacity to help develop Tang Institute project assessment framework in collaboration with the Director of the Tang Institute and other members of the Andover community, especially the Assistant Head of School for Analytic Support and Assessment
  • Background in teacher coaching and professional development
  • Strong writing, research, and interview skills
  • Strong organizational skills

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • This person will drive students in Phillips Academy-owned vehicles, especially during the spring term of 2023. An up-to-date driver’s license is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, interest in related topics a plus
  • Three to five years’ experience with project coordination or other supportive and administrative roles
  • Basic research capacity, technical experience, and interest a plus

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, our top priority is safety.  Accordingly, the Academy will require, subject to disability and religious accommodation exceptions under federal and state law, that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI, ADP authorization form (for RMV record), and fingerprinting background checks, as well as unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

To apply, visit https://andover.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=890.

Museum Educator Position for The Buttonwoods Museum

The Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill, MA seeks an enthusiastic Museum Educator to help position the Museum as a strategic community resource within the City of Haverhill and beyond. The Buttonwoods Museum is a small, but dynamic, institution with a mission to collect and preserve history, and to educate the community about Greater Haverhill’s past and culture.

The Museum Educator oversees the many ways visitors interact with the Museum including: research and develop new educational programming via a Cummings Foundation Grant, public programming, group field trips, social media, community outreach endeavors, and more. Education programs serve preschoolers through senior citizens and everyone in between.

Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent time management and prioritization skills; a passion for history, art, and/or archaeology; flexibility and imagination; and be excited about place-making and community engagement. A valid driver’s license and a vehicle is required in order to travel around the Greater Haverhill area for off-site programs. The Museum encourages candidates who are English Spanish bilingual and/or have previous experiences in museums, teaching, or small nonprofits to apply.

This is a part time position of 16 hours per week with occasional variations. There is grant funding for the option of one more day per week. The hourly wage range is $18-20.

Applicants should email resumes and letters of interest to jwilliams@buttonwoods.org by December 16, 2022.

El Museo Buttonwoods en Haverhill Massachussets, busca un educador de museo entusiástico para ayudar a posicionar al Museo como un recurso comunitario estratégico dentro de la Ciudad de Haverhill y más allá. El Museo Buttonwoods es una institución pequeña pero dinámica con una misión de colectar y preservar historia, y educar la comunidad acerca de la cultura y el pasado de la Gran Haverhill.

El educador de museo supervisa las muchas maneras como los visitantes interaccionan con el Museo, incluyendo: investigar y desarrollar nuevos programas educativos a través de una subvención de la Fundación Cummings, programación pública, visitas en grupos, medios sociales, esfuerzos de alcance comunitario, y más. Programas Educativos sirven a niños pre-escolares a través de ciudadanos ancianos y otros en todas edades.

Candidatos deben tener excelentes habilidades de comunicación verbales y escritas; una pasión por historia, arte, y antropología; flexibilidad e imaginación; y estar entusiasmado acerca de creación de lugares y compromisos con la comunidad. Se requiere una licencia de conducir valida y un vehiculo para viajar alrededor del area de la Gran Haverhill para programas fuera del Museo. El Museo anima a aplicar a candidatos que son bilingues y que tienen experiencia con museos, educación, o pequeñas agencias sin fines de lucro.

Esta es una vacancia a mitad de tiempo de 16 horas a las semana con variaciones de acuerdo a las estaciones del año. Hay subvenciones para la opción de un día más por semana.

El pago por hora es de $18 a $20. Los aplicantes deben enviar sus curriculum vitae y cartas de interés a jwilliams@buttonwoods.org antes de deciembre 16, 2022.

Boston Public Schools Early Hiring Pool Positions for SY23-24

Boston Public Schools (BPS) has recently launched their early hiring pool positions for SY23-24 for academic and non academic positions within our district so this would truly be helpful. 

For more information on academic positions, please visit: https://bostonpublicschools.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=30625

For more information on non academic positions, please visit: https://bostonpublicschools.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=30626

BPS also has open positions currently live on their TalentEd website.

Babysitting Opportunity (Somerville)

Hello!  We are looking for someone to assist with morning drop off for our 4 year old son to West Somerville Neighborhood School (177 Powder House Boulevard, 2 blocks away from campus) 1 – 2 days per week.  We are flexible on the days but Tuesday and Thursday are preferred.  We live on Electric Avenue so the school is a short walk.  We are looking for someone to come to our house at 7:30am, finish breakfast, play, etc. with our son and then walk to school to arrive around 8:20am.  Also interested in the occasional Fri/Sat night or weekday evening babysitting.  

Location: Electric Ave., Somerville

Time(s): Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30am – 8:30am

Interested candidates should contact Sara Wartella at sara.wartella@gmail.com or call 617-620-0474.


Part-Time Nanny/Babysitter (Medford)

Job Description: Hi there! We’re a Tufts Fletcher family living on campus through Summer 2023. We’re looking for weekday afternoon help with picking up our 6 year old from kindergarten at West Somerville Neighborhood School (by walking, three blocks away) on most days at 2:25 pm, bringing her home, helping with snacks, and keeping her occupied while mom works remotely from home and dad is at Fletcher. The job potentially would include driving (no more than 15-20 min each way) our child to afternoon sports/activities and then back to home afterward. We will provide a car with a car seat installed. We also have a 4 year old who needs to be picked up around 5:15 pm from daycare, by walking, two blocks away (by this time mom will probably be done work so you wouldn’t always have to lug both kids). We may be interested in having you work additional hours if you’re interested/available, such as on school days off, when the 6 year old has early dismissal on occasional Wednesdays (school dismissal noon), or an occasional evening babysitting session, but we can discuss those needs later. We are also open to two caregivers splitting the duties throughout the week–ideally, two individuals who already know each other so it is easier to coordinate/back each other up. Again, we’re only here for the current academic year (possibly to June/July). If you’re potentially interested, but not sure of all the details, please feel free to reach out to us so we can discuss!

Potential Start Date:  Late November or early December 2022 (to be finalized with you)

Work Days/Hours: Monday to Friday, 2:15pm – 5:45pm daily (approximately).  Other hours on an ad-hoc / mutually agreed basis.

Compensation:  $25 per hour (or potentially more with significant experience/qualifications).  Bonus for fluent Mandarin Chinese and/or Korean speakers if you use it with our children.

Location: Sawyer Ave, Medford (on Tufts campus)

Requirements: 

  • Full vaccination and booster series for COVID-19
  • Prior experience caring for young children (with references as appropriate)
  • Clean driving history, valid driver’s license for use in Massachusetts
  • Pass an online background check (we will pay for it)
  • We especially welcome Tufts students (both undergraduate and graduate) to reach out to us if interested!

Employer: Patricia and David Muehlke
Contact Information: pm.in.bangkok@gmail.comdm.in.bangkok@gmail.com
Childcare/Babysitting Location: Medford, MA

Babysitting in Somerville

Description: Our family is here for a sabbatical, my husband and I are both academics. We are looking for an after-school babysitter for our two children (ages 8 and 5). The kids are gregarious, fluent English speakers, get along really well and easy to entertain. Their babysitters tend to really fall for them and we are still in touch with them.

Location: Banks St., Somerville MA

Time(s): Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (preferred) from 2:15p-5:15p.

Hours per week: 6-9

Responsibilities: 

  1. Pick up from school and walk back home (a 10 minute walk). No car needed.
  2.  Offer kids a prepared snack. 
  3.  Supervise homework, if they have any. 
  4. Play and have fun

Pay: $25/hr

Contact: Noa Shein:shein.noa@gmail.com  or text (857)-8299981