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

Early Childhood Apprentice Teacher

Early Childhood Apprentice Teacher

Agreement Start Date: August 1, 2019

The Apprentice Teacher positions are for candidates eager to participate in and learn through the development of a new academic program.  Apprentice teachers help create and support classroom learning and school culture. Bennett Day School is looking for educators new to the profession who are deeply invested in a collaborative work environment where they will participate actively in the teaching and learning process with students.  Apprentice Teachers at Bennett Day School are also responsible for the integration of technology in the classroom as a powerful tool for student learning and documenting the process. They will work in close collaboration with the lead and specialist teachers to develop and support best practices with technology and materials as it relates to the learning process. Apprentice Teachers should understand that teaching is dynamic and will work in tandem with the lead teacher to adapt and integrate this belief in the daily work in the classroom and school community. Over the year, duties will shift from an observing assistant role to more of a partnership with lead teacher.

Job Qualifications:

  • Experience in early childhood 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 is required; early childhood coursework preferred

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 3 to 5 years old
  • With direct partnership with Lead teacher, start off the year focusing on understanding our program and gaining confidence in taking more responsibility towards the end of the year; including input in student narratives and portfolios
  • Teaching responsibilities include Earth Science
  • Supervision responsibilities: family-style lunch, recess and gross motor play, MorningCare
  • Model positive behavior and support classroom management procedures
  • Engage in professional development, training, workshops and/or classes
  • Individual student and group work documentation
  • Participation in self-evaluation and reflection process
  • Collaborative role in learning and supporting technology and material integration
  • Support the process of documentation, including digital portfolios, and website management
  • 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 Morning arrival or dismissal duties as assigned
  • Hours:  7:30a-4:00p T/TH/F; 7:30a-5:00p M/W (Faculty meetings and Professional Development)
  • Responsibilities are not all-inclusive and will include other duties as assigned

If you’re interested please apply HERE.

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Primary Grades Apprentice Teacher

Primary Grades Apprentice Teacher

Agreement Start Date: August 1, 2019

The Apprentice Teacher positions are for candidates eager to participate in and learn through the development of a new academic program.  Apprentice teachers help create and support classroom learning and school culture. Bennett Day School is looking for educators new to the profession who are deeply invested in a collaborative work environment where they will participate actively in the teaching and learning process with students.  Apprentice Teachers at Bennett Day School are also responsible for the integration of technology in the classroom as a powerful tool for student learning and documenting the process. They will work in close collaboration with the lead and specialist teachers to develop and support best practices with technology and materials as it relates to the learning process. Apprentice Teachers should understand that teaching is dynamic and will work in tandem with the lead teacher to adapt and integrate this belief in the daily work in the classroom and school community. Over the year, duties will shift from an observing assistant role to more of a partnership with lead teacher.

Job Qualifications:

  • Experience in primary and early childhood classrooms
  • Creative spirit
  • Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams and open to new ideas
  • Experience with technology use and applications
  • Adaptability
  • Education Background: Bachelor’s degree required; primary education coursework preferred

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 5 to 8 years old
  • With direct partnership with Lead teacher, start off the year focusing on understanding our program and gaining confidence in taking more responsibility towards the end of the year; including input in student narratives and portfolios
  • Teaching responsibilities include Earth Science
  • Supervision responsibilities: MorningCare, family-style lunch, snack, recess and gross motor play
  • Model positive behavior and support classroom management procedures
  • Engage in professional development, training, workshops and/or classes
  • Individual student and group work documentation
  • Participation in self-evaluation and reflection process
  • Collaborative role in learning and supporting technology and material integration
  • Support the process of documentation, including digital portfolios, and website management
  • 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 Morning arrival or dismissal duties as assigned
  • Hours:  7:30a-4:00p T/TH/F; 7:30a-5:00p M/W (Faculty meetings and Professional Development)
  • Responsibilities are not all-inclusive and will include other duties as assigned

If you’re interested please apply HERE.

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

Learning Specialist Teacher

Primary Grades Learning Specialist Teacher

Agreement Start Date: August 1, 2019

The primary responsibility of the Bennett Day School Learning Specialist is to support the academic and developmental needs of the Bennett Day School community.  The Learning Specialist will work in close partnership with students, faculty, and families to provide support and direction connected to academic and developmental growth of students in grades preschool through Seventh Grade.  This includes supporting established curriculum, project-based learning, and individual student growth, as it relates to current educational best practices, personalized learning and neuroscience research.  The Learning Specialist is a resource for teachers and parents to consult on academic and developmental needs.  Engaging parents through consultation about learning practices, as well as collaborating with teams of teachers about children, are critical elements of this position. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of children’s academic and developmental expectations at each grade and age level. Experience with case management, including student IEPs and 504 plans, in addition to management of related resources, personnel, and law is preferred.  

Job Specifications

  • Facilitate developmentally appropriate academic growth at each grade level through whole and small group instruction
  • Develop various proactive academic programs to support classroom instruction for individual student needs, which may include the creation and implementation of varied types of documentation and assessment
  • Collaborate with teachers to support classroom instruction, curriculum, and project based learning
  • To serve as first resource for teachers looking for additional suggestions, strategies and/or methods related to the academic and developmental needs of individual students, as well as groups of students
  • To assist in support of students and families transitioning to/from Bennett Day School
  • To keep the Principal and Assistant Principal fully informed on student issues and other relevant matters pertaining to student and school life
  • Provide training/teaching for students, teachers and parents for the school’s ongoing development of best practices, pedagogical approaches, and differentiated instruction
  • Build an In-depth knowledge of laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards as related to the unique needs of our student population, teaching faculty, and larger school community
  • To serve as the liaison and coordinate with teachers, administrators, and outside support systems (physicians, mental health professionals, hospitals, courts, child protective services, etc.) for the purpose of providing/receiving requested information, making recommendations, and supporting our students

Job Qualifications

  • Passion for the mission and the vision of Bennett Day School; including understanding of the tenets of progressive education
  • Experience in individual student case management
  • Working Knowledge of Individuals with Disabilities Act, including Individual Education Plans, 504 plans, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of assistive technologies, learning resources, and a professional network of learning specialists
  • Thoughtful judgment, effective interpersonal skills, excellent skills in oral and written communications
  • Ability to effectively present information to all constituencies of the school
  • Flexibility in adapting to change that happens in an entrepreneurial minded school
  • Three years minimum of relevant experience; Master’s degree related to Special Education preferred
  • 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 the Principal
  • Supervision responsibilities may include: recess, lunch, snack, arrival or dismissal as assigned
  • Hours:  7:30a-4:00p T/TH/F; 7:30a-5:00p M/W (Faculty meetings and Professional Development)
  • Responsibilities are not all-inclusive and will include other duties as assigned

If you’re interested please apply HERE.

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

PK-5th Grade Assistant Teacher

Teacher’s Assistant

Agreement Start Date: August 1, 2019

The Assistant Teacher positions are for candidates eager to participate in and learn through the development of a new academic program.  Assistant teachers help create and support classroom learning and school culture. Bennett Day School is looking for educators new to the profession who are deeply invested in a collaborative work environment where they will assist the lead teachers to create a cohesive and authentic learning place for all students. Assistant Teachers should understand that teaching is dynamic and will work in tandem with the lead teachers to adapt and integrate this belief in the daily work in the classroom and school community.  

Job Qualifications:

  • Experience in early childhood or elementary classrooms
  • Creative spirit
  • Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams and open to new ideas
  • Experience with technology use and applications
  • Adaptability
  • Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred; early childhood and/or elementary coursework highly valued

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 3 – 8 years old
  • Work collaboratively with lead teacher in all aspects of classroom life
  • Support and model positive discipline
  • Recess and Family-style Lunch supervision
  • Attend specials classes
  • Prepare curriculum materials/documents
  • Collaborative role in learning and supporting technology and material integration
  • Individual student and group work documentation
    • Tagging photos
    • Written Weekly Updates
    • Record student observations
  • General classroom organization and clean-up
  • 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.
  • Responsibilities are not all-inclusive and will include other duties as assigned
  • Hours:  7:45-3:45 M-F
    • (earlier release for Assistant teachers participating in the AfterCare program)

If you’re interested please apply HERE.

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

Intermediate Grades Co-Lead Teacher

Intermediate Grades Co-Lead Teacher

Agreement Start Date: August 1, 2019

Intermediate Co-Lead Teacher positions are for an education professional eager to participate in the development of a growing Reggio-Emilia inspired academic program and help create and support a unique school culture.  Bennett Day School teachers understand that the craft of teaching is dynamic; they adapt to and integrate this belief in his or her daily work in the classroom and school community. The Intermediate Co-Lead Teacher will work in collaboration with other teaching teams, specialist teachers, learning resources and the Principal to integrate rich, developmentally appropriate programming in the classroom.  The Intermediate Co-Lead Teacher position follows a two-year loop.

Job Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience as an intermediate grade lead, co-teacher or special-ed teacher
  • Experience in progressive education preferred
  • Experience/professional development in/with special education
  • Program and curriculum development experience; inquiry-based and/or project-based learning preferred
  • Creative spirit
  • Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams and open to new ideas
  • Deep engagement in pedagogical trends, research, and best practices
  • Experience with technology as a tool for teaching and learning
  • Adaptability
  • Education Background: a Bachelor’s degree and Special Education experience is required; Master’s degree in education preferred

Job Specifications:

  • Grade-level curriculum development
  • Individual student documentation and evaluation
  • Family communication: home visits, four conferences, family open house, weekly newsletters/blogging
  • Mentoring, collaboration and communication with Co-Lead Teacher
  • Professional Development: Monday afternoon faculty meetings and Wednesday afternoon, ongoing professional development in and out of school
  • Collaboration and leadership in Google Chromebook Pilot Project
  • Collaboration, communication, and integration with Specialist teachers (Art, Music, TESLab, Spanish, Movement Literacy)
  • Participation in self-evaluation and reflection process; individual and team meetings with the Principal
  • 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 Morning arrival or dismissal duties as assigned
  • Hours:  7:30a-4:00p T/TH/F; 7:30a-5:00p M/W (Faculty meetings and Professional Development)
  • Responsibilities are not all-inclusive and will include other duties as assigned

If you’re interested please apply HERE.

Bennett Day School is an equal opportunity employer.

School Nurse

School Nurse

The Nurse is charged with documenting, attending to, and educating for the health and well being of the students, faculty and families at Bennett Day School. The Nurse’s Office is a space for care and compassion, as well as record keeping and Band Aid application. The Nurse is charged with assessing daily the health needs of students, developing emergency care plans and individual health plans.  As a new school, the Nurse will be integral to ensuring compliance with the laws and school best practices relating to student health in a growing school. Essential work will also include building and maintaining confidential student and faculty health records using an integrated software system. The Nurse will provide health information and serve as a resource to students, parents, faculty, and administrators.

Job Qualifications:

  • 3+ years nursing experience
  • Knowledge and expertise in pediatric allergies and chronic illnesses, including the creation and implementation of treatment plans in a school setting
  • Experience in operating equipment used in clinical settings
  • Experience in operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications, specifically an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system; Magnus Health knowledge a plus
  • Knowledge and ability to tailor a new EHR to the needs of the school
  • Experience preparing and maintaining accurate records
  • Personable, warm, and approachable demeanor a must
  • Professional and school teaching experience preferred
  • First Aid, CPR and AED certified (qualification to train faculty a plus)
  • Nurse’s License from the State of Illinois; RN or APN required
  • Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Nursing and minimum of three year’s experience as a nurse and/or school nurse.
  • School Nurse Certification PEL-CSN a plus

Job Requirements:

  • Physical strength to independently lift up to 50 lbs
  • Fluency in written and oral language in English
  • Ability to oversee and ensure the safety and well being of children in the nurse’s office and the school

Job Description:  

  • This is a year-round position
  • Provide healthcare, and administer first aid, to students and faculty when necessary
  • Research and develop or modify new and existing health policies.
  • Dispense medications, develop medication protocol to safely store, administer, document, and monitor the effectiveness of medication given at school.
  • Promote healthy living on campus
  • Communicate health updates, bulletins, and information with faculty and families
  • Prepare and maintain health records of students and faculty
  • Train faculty on pertinent subjects
  • Partner with parents and faculty to help meet the health needs of individual students
  • Oversee the administration of mandated screenings (e.g. vision, dental, hearing, etc.) for the purpose of referring medical conditions and/or providing appropriate care
  • Member of the Wellness Committee

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 Associate

Position Purpose

The AfterCare Associate develops, implements, and oversees AfterCare at Bennett Day School. Bennett Day School is looking for team members who are deeply invested in a collaborative work environment. The goal is to enable participants to have a fun, age appropriate, and progressive experience in a safe and nurturing environment. The associate must have a passion to lead, supervise and motivate staff in a welcoming and positive environment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead and manage AfterCare staff
  • Plan and run staff training in coordination with third party vendors
  • Monitor and keep track of registrations and billing
  • Organize and conduct participant arrival and dismissal along with check-in/check-out procedures
  • Establish and maintain a culture of first-class customer service with staff in responding to parent/client needs, inquiries, and issues
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with families, students, campers, and staff through personal calls, emails, events, and other points of contact
  • Create and/or monitor communication to families
  • Maintain administrative detail of AfterCare. Responsible for ensuring the completion of paperwork such as schedules, inventories, daily schedules, staff evaluations, registration forms, etc.
  • Participate in family/community evening or weekend events to generate interest in Bennett Auxiliary Programs
  • Responsibilities are not all-inclusive and will include other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Required Education: Bachelor’s degree or working towards a degree is preferred
  • Experience with working at a camp or after school program
  • Passionate leader in the education field (early childhood and school age children)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to juggle multiple high priority tasks
  • Creative spirit
  • Experience or proven ability to working with various forms of technology and software (Google DOCs/Sheets/Forms, Quickbooks, Camp Software, FACTS)
  • Ability to research, design and implement afterschool programming for children
  • First Aid and CPR Certifi

Hours

The general expectations for hours are as follows with flexibility to shift depending on weekend or special events, etc.:

  • Daily Hours will be 10:00-6:00 M-F
  • One week off during Winter Recess
  • One week off during either February or April Recess.
  • One week off during the Summer
  • Summer Hours TBD Based on needs of business

Other Job Duties:

  • Physical strength to independently lift 10-25 lbs
  • Ability to oversee and ensure the safety of children

    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.

    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.

    Athletic Associate

    Athletic Associate

    Position Purpose

    Under the direction of the Director of Auxiliary Programs, the Athletic Associate promotes extracurricular athletic activity that fosters skill development, understanding of sports, and appreciation for a variety of athletic activities and programs, teaming, and sportsmanship for scholars and adults. Bennett Day School is looking for team members who are deeply invested in a collaborative work environment. This is a year round position.

     

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Observes and develops after school athletic programming
    • Ensures gym schedule is clearly communicated to team
    • Initiates the recruitment and selection of coaches and makes employment recommendations to HR
    • Supervises, evaluates, and directs the work of coaching staff and athletic personnel
    • Works with existing team to order all equipment and maintains a current inventory of all athletic equipment
    • Ensures adherence to medical and safety requirements
    • Interacts thoughtfully and courteously with scholars, staff and parents and resolves conflict in a professional manner
    • Professionally represents the school in interactions with parents, community, staff and scholars
    • Maintains appropriate certifications and training hours as required
    • Is reliable and punctual
    • Ensures all coaches have successfully competed required in-service programs
    • Develops and enforces Student Athlete protocols
    • Works with local Student Athlete organizations to set up athlete eligibility
    • Responsibilities are not all-inclusive and will include other duties as assigned

     

    Qualifications

    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with faculty,
      scholars, parents, and community organizations
    • Develops positive relationships with staff and scholars to encourage teamwork and collaborative
      decision making
    • Imaginative thought process that encourages alternative and creative solutions to budgetary
      and staffing difficulties
    • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
    • Capacity to supervise others in a fashion which leads to quality performance in a team atmosphere
    • Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness
    • Working knowledge of instructional technology and associated software tools
    • Demonstrated passion for learning and calm and patient demeanor with scholars and others
    • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four year university strongly preferred
    • Experience Coaching or Playing Team Sports
    • Must Pass criminal background check and fingerprinting

     

    Hours

    The general expectations for hours are as follows with flexibility to shift depending on weekend or special events

    • Daily Hours will be 10:00-6:00 M-F
    • One week off during Winter Recess
    • One week off during either February or April Recess.
    • One week off during the Summer
    • Summer Hours TBD based on needs of business

    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
    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.