Stevens Cooperative School is seeking a 2s Head Teacher for its Hoboken campus. This is a half-day program. 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.
Engage in practice that reflects knowledge and understanding of child development in the early years (2- 5 years age band).
Demonstrate understanding of progressive practices, matching teaching approaches to the learning and development of curriculum and the age of the students.
Provide a safe and stimulating environment for young children that facilitates learning through a range of experiences.
Organize experiences so children can learn about the world, explore interests and develop interests.
Maintain a secure environment to enable young children to make good progress in their learning by building upon their skills
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.
Foster and maintain a safe and inclusive classroom culture that values various perspectives.
Assist all children to develop a love of learning and an excitement about coming to school each day.
Keep records of the students’ progress, routines, and interests, and keep parents informed about their child’s development through regular communications, parent conferences and narrative reports.
Demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness.
Be a skilled writer and communicator.
Have experience developing curriculum.
Be motivated to grow and willing to collaborate with others.
Undergraduate degree required and completed master’s degree preferred.
Relevant classroom experience with similar age-group.
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 include “2s 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.