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

Director of Intermediate School

Director of Intermediate School

Bennett Day School is a progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with an innovative spirit and rich background in 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 hiring our first Director of Intermediate School. In this role, you’ll be part of the educational team and be responsible for helping to design and implement the core characteristics of our progressive, project- and competency-based intermediate school. 

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Director of Intermediate School position will evolve over the next three years. While the permanent role will oversee grades 3-7, in the 2019-20 school year, the Director of Intermediate School will be charged with the comprehensive responsibility for all activities involving students, faculty, and families in 1st – 5th grade, serving as the direct supervisor of the modified Intermediate School. The Bennett Day Middle School, grades 6 and 7, will open in 2020-2021 and you will take on the role of Director of Intermediate School, grades 3-7, in 2020-2021. As a director, you’ll play an essential role in the design of the middle years program as a member of the middle years design team.  Reporting to our principal, you’ll bring your experience to the team to build the middle years program that is true to our progressive mission.

As one of our Division Directors, you’ll be intimately involved in every aspect of the educational program of our school, and have input into major pedagogical and/or curricular decision that the school makes. You’ll simultaneously develop your design and administrative skills in the oversight of the intermediate school. You’ll have the opportunity to develop meaningful educational relationships with other administrators, including our education and executive team, as well as our intermediate school faculty. You’ll also learn from your colleagues during weekly education team meetings, as well as the 5+ hours per week of professional development, which occur on Wednesdays when students are released early.

THE ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

5+ years experience working with children and/or adolescents in an education setting
Experience in a school that uses an interdisciplinary or team-teaching approach
Interest in/Experience working in teams
Interest in/Experience designing innovative curriculum in a collaborative setting
Commitment to the continual development of one’s cultural competence
Commitment to ongoing professional development

THE SKILL SET

A desire to collaborate: to strive for unity, harmony, and cooperation through tact, helpfulness, respect, and a recognition of individual differences and the special abilities and strengths of each fellow faculty member.
An ability to organize and motivate through the articulation of the mission, vision, and values of the school while explaining how they manifest themselves in the intermediate school
A clear and coherent ability to relay the expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure that all constituencies are fully informed consistent with their individual roles.
A desire to rethink and redesign what it means to be a teacher in modern education
Dedication to designing and supporting innovative and nontraditional curriculum
Comfort in a startup culture
Interest in the science of the young brain/learning science
Working knowledge of the field of design in education, especially systems thinking

WITHIN ONE MONTH YOU’LL

Learn about all the major elements of the school, including its history, mission, vision and values to become acquainted with the school’s ethos by meeting with major stakeholders, including the CEO, Principal, faculty and parents
Learn about the day-to-day operations of the school by observing and/or shadowing a non-teaching faculty member
Teach us about successful models within a middle-years program based on your experience
Learn about our early childhood and high school programs so that you can better see the developmental arc of our students
Learn about legal requirements of government regulations and agencies; maintain the educational standards established by the State of Illinois and by those agencies that examine and accredit the school.
Attend professional development experiences to learn more about at least one area of our pedagogical model with which you feel you need assistance or guidance
Participate in programs for the orientation of new faculty, for in-service training of all faculty, and for the evaluation of grade 1-5 classroom teachers

WITHIN THREE MONTHS YOU’LL

Help convene the Middle Years Development team, consisting of members of the current education team as well as advisors from outside the school
Take on the management and oversight of individual behavior and learning plans for third through fifth grade students
Conduct regular meetings with faculty which will deal both with routine school matters and with the stimulating exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern.
Engage with parents as stakeholders and work with them to manage the process of their children’s learning experience at Bennett Day
Begin to function as the chief articulator of your division’s programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure that all constituencies are fully informed consistent with their individual roles.
Take the lead in the academic guidance of students in grades 1-5; maintain complete academic records on all students; oversee the assessments and the reporting of standards and methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement.
Maintain awareness of the educational, physical, social, and psychological needs of the members of our school community in grades 1-5 and develop plans for meeting these needs.
Identify core competencies to be contained in the middle years developmental map for all subjects by reaching out and getting feedback from others with expertise
Attend admissions and marketing events as needed to share the school’s story to potential Bennett Day families
Act as lead in the process of ensuring that teachers in grades 1-5 are familiar with and adhere to school policies in all areas of the school operation.

WITHIN SIX MONTHS YOU’LL

Oversee the day-to-day operation of grades 1-5
Observe, supervise, and help evaluate grades 1-5 faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum; supervise the teaching process, and review and evaluate the academic programs.
Take a more prominent role as leader of the Middle Years Development team, becoming the chair and/or lead designer of that team
Make recommendations to the principal regarding the hiring and retention, and the grade-level assignment, of faculty in grades 1-5
Plan and present to prospective families at information sessions
Be a part of admissions events for the purpose of vetting of student applications for admissions
Oversee the interview and vetting process for middle years faculty
Serve as a consultant to teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures.
Assist in the admission process for interviewing and evaluation of applicants for enrollment.

BY  THE END OF  2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR, YOU’LL

Help make enrollment decisions to finalize our first cohort of students for admission in 6th and 7th grade in the fall of 2020
Oversee finalization of the full grade 6 and 7 developmental map for the 2020-2021 school year
Contribute to the master school class schedule and to assign teachers and students to classes and other obligations.
Be a visible presence in all areas of the school; work toward a resolution of all problems – both routine and unique – as they arise in grades 1-5; keep the principal informed of the general programs, activities, and problems of the school.
Work with the principal and director of early childhood to transition your responsibilities from grades 1-5 to grades 2-7.

DURING THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR, YOU’LL

Act as the educational leader of the school division head of 2nd-7th Grade, responsible for its day-to-day operation; direct the activities of the members of the school instructional faculty in the performance of their duties.
Oversee the coordination of the co-curricular and extra-curricular activity programs of the school; to assist in the planning and presentation of school assemblies and programs; to assist in maintaining a comprehensive calendar of school events; to keep the entire school community informed of various school programs and activities.
Perform other duties as assigned by the head of school.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities.

    If you’re interested please apply HERE

    Equal Opportunity Employer / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities.

     

    Front Office Administrator

    Front Office Administrator

    Job Description:

    The Front Office Administrator is the face of the school, responsible for the first impression and sets the stage for a friendly, welcoming and safe school environment. Responsible for handling front office reception and administrative duties including; greeting students, families, faculty and visitors, answering phones, handling school inquiries/communication and sorting/distributing mail. Coordination and management of calendars as needed to support Executive and Education faculty. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

    Job Specifications:

    • Greet students, parents, faculty and visitors warmly and make sure they are comfortable.
    • Answer phones, operate a switchboard and route calls/messages to appropriate parties.
    • Answer inquiries about the school or direct appropriately.
    • Coordinate mail and parcel flow in and out of office.
    • Send confirmations of student absences and pick up changes.
    • Management of visitor check-in process.
    • Perform filing and clerical duties.
    • Ability to securely handle confidential information.
    • Attend Administrative and Executive Team meetings as secretary.
    • Manage Registrar and Operations email accounts.
    • Manage calendar for Principal and Assistant Principal.
    • Manage the appearance of the Front Office and all public areas of the building.
    • Responsibilities are not all-inclusive and will include other duties as assigned.

    Job Qualifications:

    • Ability to perform bookkeeping procedures and knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
    • Ability to maintain clerical records and prepare reports within established timelines.
    • Ability to learn and interpret rules, regulations, laws and instructions.
    • Fluency in English and ability to speak and write correctly and appropriately.
    • Ability to operate office machines, software packages and spreadsheets.
    • Ability to meet and interact with the public and employees with courtesy and discretion.
    • Ability to compile information from various sources and type on a variety of forms.
    • Ability to use independent judgment as it applies to standard practices and procedures.
    • Normal hours: Monday – Friday 7:30-4:30, one hour lunch break, with flexibility as needed to support school related seasonal functions or events outside of school hours

    Physical Demands:

    • Physical ability to perform the above listed essential functions with or without reasonable  accommodation.
    • Physical strength to independently lift up to 30 lbs.

    Education and experience:

    • Advanced computer skills.
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
    • Two years clerical/secretarial experience preferred.
    • Courses in Early Childhood and Elementary Education a plus.
    • Previous experience in a school setting a plus.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and help others.
    • Flexibility/adaptability within your work style.
    • Successful work history.
    • Experience working with students and parents.

      If you’re interested please apply HERE

       

      Equal Opportunity Employer / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities.

      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.

         

        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

          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.

             

            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.

              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

              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.