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

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
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Physical Education Teacher

Agreement Start Date: August 2018

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
  • Monday afternoon faculty meetings; Wednesday afternoon professional development
  • 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
  • Hours:  MO, WE 7:30-4:30; TU, TH, FR 7:30-4:00
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Upper School Lead Teacher

Part-Time: July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019

Full-Time Start Date: July 1, 2019

Bennett Day School is a progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with innovative spirit and rich background in adolescent learning 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.

Bennett Day School is seeking two dynamic, experienced leaders to be our first lead teachers as we open a new Upper School in 2019. These teachers will be part of a team responsible for the creation and implementation of the Upper School program. During the 2018-2019 school year, upper school teachers will work as consultants, receiving a monthly stipend. These two teachers will be expected to mentor new colleagues as we hire additional teachers in the first several years of the upper school.

Job Specifications (2018-2019) (Part-Time, Approximately 10 Hours/Week)

  • Attend (along with other Bennett Day Faculty) the Project Wayfinder Summer Institute, June 28-July 1 at Stanford
  • Meet regularly with the Director of Upper School to design our competency-based learning program
  • Participate in the admissions process, including evening and weekend admissions and outreach events and application reviews
  • Design essential elements of the school, including a competency map, a student learning library complete with digital, analog and human resources, a schedule and school calendar.
  • Participate in interviews and hiring decisions for any additional Upper School faculty members

Job Specifications (2019-2020)

  • Advise, and work in collaboration with, the Director of Upper School in making critical programmatic and strategic decisions about the Upper School
  • Teach and advise a cohort of new Bennett Day Upper School Students
  • Individual student documentation and evaluation, including digital portfolios and narrative assessments.
  • Family communication: home visits, conferences, open house, weekly newsletters/blogging
  • Monday afternoon faculty meetings and Wednesday afternoon professional development
  • Participation in a self-evaluation and reflection process
  • Participation in family/community evening events

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience working with adolescents in an education setting
  • Recognition that your primary role is an advisor and that your content expertise is secondary to the position
  • Desire to rethink and redesign what it means to be a teacher in modern education
  • Demonstrated success in designing project-based learning and competency-based learning programs
  • Interdisciplinary teaching experience
  • Interest in/Experience working in teams, especially design teams
  • Successful experience working as a mentor/advisor to an adolescent within an academic setting
  • Interest in/Experience designing innovative and experimental curriculum in a collaborative setting
  • Commitment to continual development of one’s cultural competence
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

Strongly Preferred Qualifications

  • Comfort in a startup culture
  • Experience or education in, or professional passion for, multiple content areas across traditional silos
  • Experience designing online learning experiences
  • A minimal fluency in Spanish
  • Interest in the Science of the Adolescent Brain/Learning Science
  • Working knowledge of the field of design in education, especially design and systems thinking
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AfterCare Leader

AfterCare Leader

 

Reports to: Auxiliary Programs Director

 

Position Purpose:  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.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children
  • Availability M-TH 2:30-6:00 F 12:00-6:00
  • Enthusiasm for educating!
  • Working towards Undergraduate Degree is Preferred
  • 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.

 

Job Specifications:

  • Direct Classroom  work with children ages 3-10
  • Support and Model Positive Discipline
  • Keep participants safe and engaged in activities
  • Supervise Recess & Classroom Play

 

Some physical requirements may include: standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.  Requirement for eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to make projects and assist campers.  Requires average range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate participant activities/program.  

 

Bennett Day School is located at 955 W Grand Ave, Chicago, Il 60642

 

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AfterCare Sports Specialist

AfterCare Sports Specialist

 

Reports to: Auxiliary Programs Director

 

Position Purpose:  Bennett Day School is seeking motivated and creative AfterCare Leaders for the 2018/19 School Year. The position is responsible for instructing participants ages 4-11 in after school team sports. Other daily responsibilities include communicating with parents during drop-off and pickup, supervising safety and supporting the Auxiliary Programs Director with activity planning.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children
  • Experience Playing or Teaching Team Sports
  • Availability M-F 2:00-6:00
  • Enthusiasm for educating!
  • Working towards Undergraduate Degree is Preferred
  • 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.

 

Job Specifications:

  • Direct Classroom work with children ages 4-10
  • Support and Model Positive Discipline
  • Keep participants safe and engaged in activities

 

Some physical requirements may include: standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.  Requirement for eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to coach and assist campers. Requires average range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate participant activities/program.  

 

Bennett Day School is located at 955 W Grand Ave, Chicago, Il 60642

 

To apply, please click here. 

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.