Francis W. Parker School is a renowned JK-12th grade independent day school. Founded in 1901 on the tenets of progressive education, the school currently enrolls 935 students and employs 200 dedicated faculty and staff members who, in addition to assistant teachers, substitute teachers and coaches, work together to ensure that the School lives up to its Mission to “educate students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse, democratic society and global community.”
We are currently seeking an in-person lead assistant teacher for a Junior Kindergarten classroom (4-5 year olds) divided into two pods. This assistant teacher will be responsible for the day to day activities of the students, coordinating two assistant teachers and collaborating with the JK team of one lead teacher, another lead assistant, and two remote lead teachers for the three classrooms (6 pods).
The assistant teacher is scheduled to work on campus Monday through Friday beginning 7:30am and ending at 3:15pm. Arrival, dismissal and lunch duties are as assigned.
This is a temporary position through November 25, 2020, with the possibility of extension.
To apply: please submit cover letter with resume by email or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):
The faculty, staff and administration of Francis W. Parker School are integral parts of the School's community. Through their passion, dedication and commitment to the School's mission, they create and support an environment where exceptional child-centered learning can occur.
Francis W. Parker School is committed to cultivating a community of dedicated students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, administrators and alumni, who acknowledge, respect, and esteem diversity in our school; and who reflect, through their presence, the diversity of Chicago communities and the wider world.
Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer.
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education required
Early childhood experience required
Strong organizational and follow-up skills
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
Reliable, responsible and extremely flexible
Additional Salary Information: $135 per day; this position is not eligible for benefits.