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.

Physical Education Teacher

Physical Education Teacher 

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
  • Hours: 7:30a-4:00p T/TH/F; 7:30a-5:00p M/W (faculty meetings and 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.

     

    Director of Business Development at Bennett Labs and Chief of Staff to the CEO

    Director of Business Development at Bennett Labs and Chief of Staff to the CEO

    Headline:  Bennett Day School is looking for a Director of Business Development at Bennett Labs in this new position to build and drive sales and business development for our innovation program where we bring to market K-12 products and services created in our ‘lab’ school.  The Director will also serve as Chief of Staff to the CEO. The position is open to be filled now.

    Summary:  Reporting directly to the CEO, this position is responsible for entrepreneurial growth of Bennett Labs, where we uniquely research, design, and create K-12 products and services born out of our own needs at school that we bring to market for educators, schools, students, and families.  The Director will be responsible for building the sales and business development functions for Bennett Labs and creatively building out the team and resources needed to achieve lofty business development milestones and revenue targets. As Chief of Staff, the Director will shadow and support the CEO in overall strategic direction and management at Bennett Day School with opportunities for growth in C-level responsibilities.       

    This position allows aspiring entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs to gain or further deepen C-level experience.  Candidates must have an MBA and a robust track record in business development, operations, or sales management of exceeding goals and expectations. Excellent judgment, decision-making, and communication skills are expected.  Good humor, accountability, humility, tact, and integrity are required. This position is responsible for leading projects and getting them finished with a scrappy ‘get it done’ attitude and growth mindset.

    Applicable Responsibilities:

    • Lead the business development and sales functions at Bennett Labs, the intellectual property and R&D arm of our innovative organization.  Creatively build a new salesforce.
    • Gain distribution for existing products developed at Bennett Labs, including Bennett Books, Story Dealer cards, Osmo software apps co-designed by teachers and students, and more.
    • Transform our teacher professional development into published, graduate-level courseware for master’s and certificate level education programs.  Identify/secure partners nationwide.
    • Travel to industry events, trade shows, school events, conferences, etc. for Bennett Labs.
    • Partner closely with our educators to develop, roll out, and scale tactics to formally identify, evaluate, and commercialize other product and service innovations in K-12 education that are incremental, adjacent, or transformational for what we already, want to, or should do.
    • Shadow and support the CEO in day-to-day decision-making and various C-level projects.
    • Support the CEO in quarterly reporting/communication to our financial supporters / board.
    • Lead applications to NSF grants and other creative resources to support Bennett Labs.
    • Lead ad hoc projects in various areas and, of course, other duties as assigned.

    Applicable Requirements: We are looking for what you’ve achieved in your career and how you’ll apply it with us versus the # of years you did ‘x’:

    • An MBA is required.  Intellectual curiosity is a must.  You are a self-starter with drive.
    • A can-do, get-it-done attitude with exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Superior track record of achievement in sales, business development, or operations.  You are excellent at generating leads, driving yields via a funnel, working inside a CRM, etc.
    • Exceptional at speaking persuasively either one-on-one or to a crowd and thinking on your feet.  Administrators, principals, heads of school, CEOs of K-12 product distributors, etc. would all be convinced they want they learn more after you meet or deliver a presentation.
    • Strong organizational skills.  Ability to manage multiple priorities and the ability to work under pressure while maintaining the highest professional standards.
    • Excellent verbal/written skills, be it to create content for our board or on behalf of our CEO.
    • Ability to work easily with all levels of employees, management, and board of directors.
    • Availability to work the times required as many industry- and school-related events occur on nights/weekends, and Bennett Labs will require travel for conferences, meetings, etc.
    • Experience in K-12 education is beneficial or from other social enterprise sectors.

    Compensation:

    • Base pay and incentive compensation discussed in the first phone call with CEO.
    • Health, dental, and vision benefits.
    • 401(k) with matching.
    • Tuition benefit at Bennett Day School.

    About Us:  Bennett Day School is a PreK through 12th grade progressive, learning organization in Chicago inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, where students and teachers construct learning together.  Opened in 2014, learning at our school is documented in a unique digital portfolio of student work utilized to personalize education.  Families and world-class faculty are passionate school ambassadors. Nominated for the Chicago Innovation Awards, Bennett Day School built its flagship campus in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago in a vibrant urban setting to utilize the city as an extension of our classrooms and labs.

    A lab school partner to Northwestern University, Bennett Day harnesses its school as a lab to develop new K-12 products and services via Bennett Labs that raise the bar at large for educational expectations.  Bennett Labs then generates resources in unique and creative ways for our school community and its stakeholders. A member of Conscious Capitalism, Bennett Day is a tax-paying social enterprise backed by the Code Family Foundation, Wintrust, Chicago ArchAngels, Chicago Capital Partners and others with a passion to shape education as it was meant to be, and now needs to become, to prepare our children for the next century.

      If you’re interested please apply HERE

      This role will report to and work directly with CEO / School Parent / Co-Founder, Cameron Smith.  

      Equal Opportunity Employer / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities.

       

      Assistant Director of Marketing and Community Development

      Assistant Director of Marketing and Community Development

      We are currently seeking an Assistant Director of Enrollment and Marketing to support a rapidly growing school. The Assistant Director will be a data-driven, self-starter who can identify, analyze, and help implement outreach efforts to prospective students and families, feeder schools, community and professional groups and partners in Chicago. This position reports directly to the Director of Marketing and Community Development.

      You will assist in building relationships on behalf of Bennett Day School that strengthen the targeted applicant pool leading to the potential enrollment of qualified students (grades PK-12th).

      The Assistant Director is to be an outstanding ambassador on behalf of Bennett Day School. This position will be responsible for identifying and developing new relationships in the community and identifying new prospective families for our admissions funnel.

       

      About Us

      Bennett Day School is a PreK through 12th-grade progressive, independent school organization in Chicago, where students and teachers construct project-based learning together. Bennett Day School is located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood and serves families from all over the city.


      Job Specifications

      • Work with the team to create and implement an Outreach and Recruitment Plan outlining clear, data-driven strategies for lead generation for prospective new students 
      • Be an outstanding and productive member of our Enrollment Team as you help us all achieve our lofty, shared departmental and school goals for enrollment
      • Manage the recruitment calendar and steward inquiries from new lead generation
      • Maintain tracking, project management, and benchmarking on outreach/recruitment; Spreadsheets are familiar to you and you have a knack for attention to the details
      • Assist with content creation, email marketing, social media, blog, photography, and video
      • Assist the Enrollment Team on various touch points throughout the prospective parent experience and journey     
      • Assist with the development of targeted publications and admissions collateral
      • Eloquently communicate school mission and vision to prospective families at speaking engagements, school fairs, and other special events. These will be seasonal, but they do often occur on nights and weekends (particularly in the Fall).
      • Perform other related duties as assigned. Be comfortable with a fast-paced, changing work environment. All employees offer reasonable support to all phases of school life and share responsibility for the general welfare of the Bennett Day School community and its stakeholders.

      Job Qualifications

      Candidates should have experience in sales, marketing, or business development. We are looking for what you’ve achieved and how you’ll apply it versus your number of years of experience. The successful candidate for this position will have a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Strong candidates are team-oriented and exhibit curiosity, entrepreneurship, and analytical thinking. Equally important is a history of being organized, deft at project management and an excellent communicator. You must come with the ability to balance responsibilities as you meet and exceed your deadlines and goals. This person must be detail-oriented enough to manage a robust recruitment calendar all while being incredibly friendly, lending an empathetic ear to families in the school search process.

      The right candidate will be a digital and social expert. The right candidate has Hubspot or similar customer relationship software knowledge. The right candidate must write and edit impeccably. Experience in K12 education, ed tech, or a related field is beneficial.

      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
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        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.