Stevens Cooperative School, which was founded in 1949, is the only nonsectarian independent elementary school with campuses in Hoboken and Jersey City. Stevens is the oldest parent cooperative school in New Jersey, and an excellent model of progressive education in action. Originally an informal playgroup for children of the faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology, the School has grown into a full progressive nursery, elementary and middle school, with campuses in Hoboken and Jersey City.
Historically, Stevens has been located in Hoboken since its inception. In 2005, the board of trustees approved and opened a parallel campus in the fast growing Newport area of Jersey City. Today we operate four buildings in total with three of them located in Hoboken and one in Newport. Stevens serves over 435 students from 2-years-old through the 8th grade, of which 46% are ethnic minorities. Stevens is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and staff body and is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Stevens Cooperative School seeks a 3rd-8th grade science teacher at our Hoboken campus for the 2019-2020 school year. Qualifications for this position include:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience teaching science to these grade level/age ranges
Understanding of progressive education practices and hands-on, inquiry-based approach
Previous experience in an independent school or excitement to join an independent school community
Undergraduate degree required and completed masters degree preferred in science content area
Proficient with using technology (Mac-based, Google Suite and use of Smartboard and Chromebooks)
Understanding and commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) integration
Ability to cultivate and maintain a safe and inclusive classroom culture that values various perspectives
Flexibility and resourcefulness
Skilled writer and communicator
Experience developing curriculum
Knowledge of assessment practices
Motivated to grow and willing to collaborate with others
Terms of Employment:
Standard work hours and vacation as per the Faculty/Staff Handbook
Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Science position".
Internal Number: G4559
About Stevens Cooperative School
Stevens Cooperative School is a private (independent) school for two-year-olds through 8th grade with campuses in Hoboken and Newport, Jersey City, NJ. Founded in 1949, Stevens is the oldest parent cooperative school in New Jersey. Originally an informal playgroup for children of the faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology, the school has grown into a full nursery, elementary and middle school, with more than 430 students. The school’s model for education fosters creativity and depth of thinking where the student voice can flourish. Stevens is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. The Stevens community consists of a diverse population of families representing a broad range of towns including Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Bayonne, West New York, Cliffside Park and other NJ locations and Manhattan.
For more information about Stevens, please visit www.stevenscoop.org.