Stevens Cooperative School is seeking a full-time 2nd grade teacher for its Newport campus. We seek an experienced teacher with a successful track record to teach early elementary students. We are looking for candidates who bring creativity, excellent relationship skills and a collaborative approach to their craft. The Newport 2nd teacher will also exhibit 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.” Candidates will be culturally competent with effective organizational and classroom management skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary in order to develop interpersonal relationships with faculty, parents, and students.
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 with organizational and classroom management skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary in order to develop interpersonal relationships with faculty, parents, and students.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child development in the early years (6- 8 years age band).
Show ability to motivate and stimulate children's learning abilities through a range of exploratory and inquiry-based experiences.
Provide a secure environment to learn, care for and support the developmental needs of each child - using differentiation to assist the development of a child's personal, social and language abilities, speech and communication, mathematical and creative development.
Ability to cultivate and maintain an inclusive classroom culture that values all voices and appreciates various perspectives
Show confidence in planning and teaching the language arts, math, social studies and science scope and sequence with a focus on purpose and relevance
Proficient with using technology (Google Suite and use of Smart Panels and Chromebooks)
Assess and maintain written records of individual student development, which includes competency checklist, narrative comments on reports and leading parent conferences
Work collaboratively and creatively with colleagues of diverse backgrounds on pedagogical approaches, curricular alignment and instructional strategies with flexibility and resourcefulness
Interact effectively and sensitively with a diverse population of students, faculty and parent/caregiver body
Skilled writer and communicator with a focus on timely communications with families
Have a passion for teaching and a love for young children.
Be knowledgeable about best practices in early childhood.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
Undergraduate degree required and completed masters degree preferred. A teaching certificate or credential or equivalent professional experience which would translate to successful classroom teaching.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Standard work hours and vacation as per the Faculty/Staff Handbook
TO APPLY: Resumes and cover letters should be sent to email@example.com with "Newport 2nd Grade 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.