Stevens Cooperative School is seeking a full-time Kindergarten teacher for its Newport campus. We seek an experienced teacher with a successful track record to teach early years students. We look for candidates with intelligence, energy, optimism, creativity, excellent relationship skills, a collaborative approach and a passion for fostering a strong culture of student engagement in learning, in close alignment with our mission. Our faculty models a spirit of collaboration and inquiry to inspire students to “explore, question and communicate in ways that will shape the future.” Administrators and faculty work together to fulfill the school’s mission of “a world of well-informed, engaged citizens who are motivated to make a difference.”
We are looking for a professional who is energetic, has a positive attitude, and is a self-starter. Working collaboratively with others in a small community and instilling confidence in the program with parents is required. Candidates should be creative and flexible, and have strong organizational and classroom management skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary in order to develop interpersonal relationships with faculty, parents, and students.
Have a passion for teaching and a love for young children.
Be knowledgeable about best practices in early childhood. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child development in the early years (4- 6 years age band).
Demonstrate understanding of progressive practices.
Show the ability to motivate and stimulate children's learning abilities through a range of experiences.
Provide a secure environment to learn, care for and support for the developmental needs of each child - assisting the development of children's personal, social and language abilities, speech and communication, mathematical and creative development.
Show confidence in planning and teaching the language arts, math, social studies and science scope and sequence.
Cultivate and maintain a safe and inclusive classroom culture that values various perspectives.
Demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness
Be a skilled writer and communicator.
Have experience developing curriculum.
Demonstrate knowledge of assessment practices and experience with reporting.
Be motivated to grow and be willing to collaborate with others.
Undergraduate degree required and completed master’s degree preferred.
Relevant classroom experience with similar age-groups.
Proficiency with the use of technology (Mac-based, Google Suite and use of Smartboard and Chromebooks).
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Standard work hours and vacation as per the Faculty/Staff Handbook
Interested candidates should send their resumes and cover letters to email@example.com. Please “Kindergarten Head Teacher” in the subject line.
Stevens Cooperative School is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and staff body and is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.
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.