Employment Opportunities

Bennett Day School’s goal is to build a top-tier independent school with passionate and highly-dedicated team members that strive for excellence. Our current openings are listed below. Please review and select any positions in which you are interested in applying for to be directed to the online application process. If you have any questions, email us at personnel@bennettday.org

Upper School Adjunct Teacher

Upper School Adjunct Teacher

Passionate about the work you do? Want to share that passion with young people? The Bennett Day Upper School is hiring adjunct teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. Bring your knowledge and experience into the classroom, sharing your passion as an adjunct faculty member in a progressive learning environment. Work with a flexible schedule and explore an opportunity to inspire others. Reporting to our Director of Upper School, you will be a part of a unique and growing school who is looking to change the way students experience school.

 

The Opportunity:

As an adjunct, we have two unique ways to get involved at Bennett Day:

  1. Subject-Based Seminars: You will be teaching a seminar in your area of expertise over the course of 12 weeks (one trimester). This would be considered “traditional” teaching, in the sense that the course will operate much like any high school or college course. The delivery of the seminar will require a mixture of meetings with the class 3 times per week, with each class period running 90 minutes. These meeting times can serve as:
    1. time for clarification based upon common questions that have been received during the week or questions students currently have.
    2. time to give direct instruction.
    3. time to work on an activity with students to reinforce student knowledge.

A typical week would include meeting with students during required times, providing feedback to each student, answering student questions in a timely manner, and managing online coursework.

  1. PBL Subject Teaching: Every student in our school takes a cross curricular, themed, Project Based Learning (PBL) experience every trimester. These PBLs are co-taught by our lead teachers, but require subject-level experts to help plan and implement content in specific areas of need. In this role, you would be bringing your expertise to the team for approximately 10-12 hours each week to:
    1. Help brainstorm and plan content relevant to student interest and content needs
    2. Create learning experiences for students in your subject as it relates to the theme of the PBL
    3. Lead students through activities related to the PBL

Weeks as a PBL Subject teacher may vary in terms of contact time with students and expected duties, depending on the needs of the specific PBL.

For both options, you will also be asked to assess students based on specific demonstrations of skills mapped to our competency-based system. If you are unfamiliar with competency-based learning, here is an article that explains it. We do not use A-F letter grades.

The Salary: $3000/course (each course=one trimester)

Expected Hours Per Week: 10-12

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of progressive education practices, such as project-based learning or Harkness/Socratic seminars
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching in a competency-based learning programs
  • Commitment to the continual development of one’s cultural competence
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • 2 years experience working with adolescents (ages 12-20) in an education setting
  • Commitment to attend the on-boarding process so as to become acquainted with Bennett Day’s methods and mission
  • Experience in or strong desire to work in a Project Based Learning environment

STRONGLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience designing learning experiences
  • Interest in the Science of the Adolescent Brain/Learning Science
  • Working knowledge of the field of design in education, especially design and systems thinking
  • Working knowledge of one additional language (desired, but not required)

 

On-boarding:

Every adjunct teacher needs to complete a Bennett Day School orientation in order to understand the methods, assessment and pedagogy style employed by the school. This will occur over several days prior to the beginning of the trimester.

On-boarding is a training period to help those new to Bennett Day School to create a meaningful curriculum and assess students in a competency model. Adjuncts will bring their proposals as well as skills they expect students to gain to workshop the creation of coursework with competencies that fit the values of Bennett Day.

Each Bennett Day adjunct teacher must participate in an initial day-long in-person visit to the school to get to know the students.

To Apply:

  1. Submit a proposal relating to your area of interest. The proposal should include:
    1. If you are proposing a stand-alone course, please provide a sample of what your curriculum would look like week-to-week for the entire trimester. (*We understand that things change depending on student needs, but we would like to see an outline of what a student might accomplish), explicit skills a student could obtain by completing this seminar (see our competency map for initial guidance, although you could add your own as well), and a list of deliverables that can be added to a student portfolio
    2. If you are submitting to work on a PBL, please identify your area of expertise that you would bring to the PBL, an identification of the skills you think high school students would gain based on your involvement, and a link to any PBL work you’ve done in the past.
  2. Submit a cover letter and resume that describes your experience, and why you would be a good fit to teach your topic of interest.

If you’re interested please apply HERE.

 

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

Physical Education Teacher

Physical Education Teacher & Auxiliary Athletics

Bennett Day School is a progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with innovative spirit and rich background in early childhood, primary classroom, and school experience.  We are a new type of independent school; unapologetic believers in the values of progressive education, we put students at the center of the process of learning.

 

 

The P.E. teacher should possess a thorough understanding of intermediate and upper school grades fitness curriculum and program, along with the ability to teach a wide range of school age children.  This position is also responsible for developing and evolving a curriculum that focuses on group activities, a variety of athletic games, as well as individual skills and lifetime fitness knowledge. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for developing the overall health and wellness of their students with a high level of engagement, leadership, and compassion.   

Physical Education Job Qualifications:

  • Experience in intermediate and upper school Physical Education instruction is required
  • Physical Education and Wellness Program and curriculum development experience
  • High interest in and experience with athletics and physical wellness 
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Comfort using technology as an integrated part of the physical education and documentation
  • Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams, open to new ideas and professional feedback
  • Deep engagement in pedagogy trends, research, and best practices; including functional movement systems
  • Adaptability as it relates to the evolving nature of an evolving school community and program
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of pedagogy and methods of physical education instruction and general classroom management 
  • Commitment to the school’s mission
  • Education Background: a Bachelor’s degree in Education, in physical education, and/or health is strongly preferred.  

Auxiliary Athletics Job Qualifications:

  • Experience developing intermediate and upper school extracurricular athletic activities 
  • Athletics knowledge that fosters skill development, understanding of sports, and appreciation for a variety of athletic activities and programs, teaming, and sportsmanship for students.

Job Requirements:

  • Physical strength to independently lift 20-25 lbs
  • Fluency in written and oral language in English
  • Ability to oversee and ensure the safety of children in and out of the classroom

Job Specifications:

  • Grade level-specific physical education and wellness curriculum development
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and additional discipline teachers to plan and implement lessons
  • Co-lead organize and execution of Fall and Spring Field Day 
  • Physical fitness leadership role on the Wellness Committee
  • Contribute to individual student documentation and evaluation
  • Family communication: blogs, conferences
  • Co-development of after-school athletics department in tandem with Auxiliary Director.
  • Supervision of after-school athletics programs on Tuesdays/Thursdays
  • Manages coaches, arranges scrimmages, assists with player requirements (academic standing), registration management, and additional responsibilities as assigned
  • Professional Development: Monday afternoon faculty meetings and Wednesday afternoon, ongoing professional development in and out of school, beginning and end of year PD
  • Participation in family/community evening/weekend events: Curriculum Night, Family Association Meeting and 2 of the following required; Parent Panel, Open House, New Family Play Date or other additional Admissions/Marketing outreach events.
  • Participation in self-evaluation and reflection process; individual and team meetings with supervisor
  • Supervision responsibilities may include: recess, lunch, snack 
  • Classroom materials preparation, maintenance, ordering
  • Responsibilities are not all-inclusive and will include other duties as assigned

Potential schedule:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 7:30a-5:00p M/W (Faculty meetings and Professional Development)
  • Tuesday, Thursdays, & Fridays: 9:00a-5:30p (After-school supervision of Athletics. On Fridays, potentially coaching Upper School starting Trimester 2)

Professional Development

  • Attend summer and school year PD, including New Faculty Orientation, beginning of the year All Faculty PD, end of year PD dates (TBD), and on and off campus PD.

If you’re interested please apply HERE.

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Physical Education Teacher (Part-Time)

   Physical Education Teacher (Part-Time)

Bennett Day School is a progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with innovative spirit and rich background in early childhood, primary classroom, and school experience.  We are a new type of independent school; unapologetic believers in the values of progressive education, we put students at the center of the process of learning.

The P.E. teacher should possess a thorough understanding of an elementary fitness curriculum and program, along with the ability to teach a wide range of school age children.  This position is also responsible for developing and evolving a curriculum that focuses on group activities, a variety of athletic games, as well as individual skills and lifetime fitness knowledge.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for developing the overall health and wellness of their students with a high level of engagement, leadership, and compassion.

Job Qualifications:

  • Experience in elementary school Physical Education instruction in required
  • Physical Education and Wellness Program and curriculum development experience
  • Experience/professional development in/with special education
  • High interest in and experience with athletics and physical wellness
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Comfort using technology as an integrated part of the physical education and documentation
  • Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams, open to new ideas and professional feedback
  • Deep engagement in pedagogy trends, research, and best practices
  • Adaptability as it relates to the evolving nature of an evolving school community and program
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of pedagogy and methods of physical education instruction and general classroom management
  • Commitment to the school’s mission
  • Education Background: a Bachelor’s degree in Education, in physical education, and/or health is strongly preferred.  

Job Requirements:

  • Physical strength to independently lift 20-25 lbs
  • Fluency in written and oral language in English
  • Ability to oversee and ensure the safety of children in and out of the classroom

Job Specifications:

  • Grade level-specific physical education and wellness curriculum development
  • Organize and execute Fall and Spring Field Day
  • Physical fitness leadership role on the Wellness Committee
  • Develop and execute 5th through 8th grade participation in competitive league sports
  • Individual student documentation and evaluation
  • Family communication: family open house, weekly newsletters
  • Ongoing professional development in and out of school
  • Participation in self-evaluation and reflection process
  • Participation in three family/community evening events
  • One trimester of MorningCare, pick up and drop off duties
  • Ability to work 20-25 hours/week with a consistent schedule; ideally with 3:30-5:00p (Mon – faculty meetings) and 1:00-5:00 (Wed – PD)
  • Responsibilities are not all-inclusive and will include other duties as assigned

Professional Development

  • Attend summer and school year PD, including New Faculty Orientation, beginning of the year All Faculty PD, end of year PD dates (TBD), and on and off campus PD.

If you’re interested please apply HERE.

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

AfterCare Leader

Bennett Day School is a progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with innovative spirit and rich background in early childhood, primary classroom, and school experience.  We are a new type of independent school; unabashed believers in the values of progressive education, we put students at the center of the process of learning.

Position Summary:  

Bennett Day School is seeking motivated and creative AfterCare Leaders for the 2018/19 School Year. The position is responsible for leading participants in freeplay, crafts, homework, snack, and gym games. Other daily responsibilities include communicating with parents during drop-off and pickup, supervising safety and supporting the Auxiliary Programs Director with activity planning. This flexible position could be a fit for current college students.

Job Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children ages 3-11
  • Availability M/T/TH/F 2:00-6:00 & W 12:00-6:00 Required Additional hours are available
  • Enthusiasm for educating!
  • Team player able to collaborate with other AfterCare leaders
  • Must submit health history record and examination form prior to first day of work.
  • Must be able to pass DCFS Background Check and Additional Qualifications
  • Ability to interact with all age levels.
  • Some college preferred

If interested, please apply HERE!

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

Substitute Teacher Position

Substitute Teacher Position

Bennett Day School is a progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with innovative spirit and rich background in early childhood, primary classroom, and school experience.  We are a new type of independent school; unabashed believers in the values of progressive education, we put students at the center of the process of learning.

The substitute teacher positions are for candidates eager to participate in and learn through the development of a new academic program.  The ideal candidate would have a flexible schedule that allows for pre-scheduled dates as well as day-of requested dates. Substitute teachers help support classroom learning and school culture.  Bennett Day School fosters a collaborative work environment where a substitute will support an authentic learning place for all students. 

Job Qualifications:

  • Experience in early childhood and/or elementary classrooms
  • Creative spirit
  • Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams and open to new ideas
  • Experience with technology use and applications
  • Adaptability
  • Education Background: a Bachelor’s degree or working towards a degree is preferred
    • Early childhood and elementary coursework required

Job Requirements:

  • Physical strength to independently lift 10-15 lbs
  • Fluency in written and oral English language.
  • Ability to oversee and ensure the safety of children in and out of the classroom

Job Specifications:

  • Direct classroom work with children ages 4 to 7 years old
  • Work collaboratively with lead teacher in all aspects of classroom life
  • Recess and gross motor play supervision
  • Support and model positive discipline
  • Support family style eating
  • Hours:  
    • Early Childhood Campus Possibilities:
      • M – Th: Full day 7:45 – 2:45, Half day 7:45 – 11:30, AfterCare until 5:30
      • F: Full day 7:45-12:15, AfterCare until 5:30
    • Flagship Campus Possibilities:
      • M – Th: Full day 7:15 – 3:15, Half day 7:15 – 12:45, AfterCare until 6:00
      • F: Full day 7:15-12:45, AfterCare until 6:00

If interested, please apply HERE!

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital, or veteran status; disability; or any other legally protected status.  Equal access to the hiring process, services, and employment is available to all persons.