As one of the country’s most distinguished private schools, Hathaway Brown School, with nationally recognized programs, seeks full-time Early Childhood teachers for the 2021-22 academic year.The School seeks superior candidates to teach in our EC department. The ideal applicant will have prior experience in the areas of Early Childhood education. Dedication to the independent school setting is a must.
Hathaway Brown believes that a multicultural perspective is an essential element of a 21st century education, and values diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. Compensation and opportunities for professional growth are exceptional.
Summary Develops cognitive, social, and motor skills in early childhood students by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Include the following; other duties may be assigned.
Follows curricular guidelines as required to meet state and school standards
Uses a variety of teaching strategies to present subject matter to class
Prepares an attractive environment designed to stimulate play, nature and project based learning
Promotes problem-solving, conflict negotiation, and collaboration among students using Conscious Discipline
Maintains safety in the classroom and outside, following ODE guidelines
Develops a positive working relationship with parents through discussing a child’s cognitive, social, emotional and motor development via email, phone, in person and running parent-teacher conferences
Keeps attendance, documents student progress and delivers daily Seesaw posts as required by the school using technology
Coordinates class field trips, family traditions and partners with teachers in other divisions
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Uses intuition and experience to complement data
Design - Generates creative solutions
Exhibits strong positive interpersonal skills
Experience working with a diverse, multicultural population of students, and communicating with families from a range of backgrounds and experiences
Oral Communication – Addresses issues clearly and succinctly; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed
Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions
Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Measures self against standard of excellence
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans
Professionalism - Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality
Adaptability - Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time
Initiative – Engages in professional development activities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities
Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention
A 4-year degree in Early Childhood Education, a Master’s degree preferred
Minimum of 2 years of classroom experience, early childhood years preferred
Dedication to an independent school is a must
Teaching certification not required but is a plus
Training or knowledge of Conscious Discipline preferred
Understanding of play, project and nature based learning
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential job functions described in the job description. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and/or perform the essential functions
Hathaway Brown School Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
Hathaway Brown School is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning community through our admission policies, hiring practices, professional development, curricular and extracurricular programming, and school culture. The representation and full engagement of the diverse points of view of individuals with varied life experiences is a source of strength and wisdom that enriches the learning environment and fuels innovation and growth, particularly as students are prepared for lives of strong character, public service, and leadership. HB respects and affirms the dignity and worth of each member of our community. These values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are rooted in our mission; our motto, “We Learn Not for School but for Life”; and our Community Agreement, and it is our expectation that all those affiliated with the institution uphold and demonstrate these shared values both in spirit and in practice at all times.
Interested candidates and referrals should email resume, cover letter and educational philosophy to the email address listed.
Hathaway Brown School, 19600 North Park Blvd.,
Shaker Hts., Ohio 44122, Ref. ID #EC0331
Equal Opportunity Employer
About Hathaway Brown School
Hathaway Brown is a school for girls, and it's so much more. It’s a school for scientists and writers and artists and budding entrepreneurs. It’s a training ground for athletes and dancers and musicians and actresses. It’s a place where young people are empowered to ask questions, challenge conventions and explore opportunities.
And everything we do is guided by our motto: Non Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus - We Learn Not For School, But For Life.
Since 1876, HB has given students the tools they need to confidently embrace all the possibilities that exist for them beyond our Shaker Heights campus. The faculty’s dedication to hands-on experiential learning at all levels can be observed every day in the classrooms, libraries, science labs, theatres, dance studios and art rooms, as well as on the athletic fields. In addition to the superior academic preparation they receive, at every turn HB students are inspired to become the best people they can be. We encourage girls of all ages and boys in our Early Childhood program to take chances, stretch their minds, work together, and pick themselves up and start over when they need to. The results of this philosophical approach are both ...astounding and humbling. Through the years, we’ve amassed more than our fair share of awards and accolades in every discipline you can imagine. Students continually perform with notable distinction on high-level tests and in the rate at which they’re accepted to their first-choice, top-tier colleges and universities. But no matter how well they fare by these measures, all of our students are able to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to their lives. They know how to test theories, challenge conventions, find beauty in overlooked places, implement creative solutions, and lend a hand where it’s needed. Wherever they go from here, HB graduates bring strong character, unparalleled intelligence, unbridled enthusiasm, and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge along with them.