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Employment

Teachers at Advent are collaborative members of a learning community, who are expected to participate actively in professional development and the documentation of student learning.

The Advent School follows a co-teaching model in every classroom, pre-Kindergarten (ECC) through Sixth Grade. Specialists teach art, library, music, physical education, science, Spanish, and yoga. The Advent School’s administrative team includes the office of Advancement, Department of Learning Services, Head of School’s office, and the Business office.

For teaching candidates it is preferred that they have a master’s degree and a minimum of two to three years experience in a school with a comparable program, but a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for application. We expect teachers to be competent at curriculum design and current in the teaching of literacy and mathematics.

Current Openings

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

The School is seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator to join the Advancement team.

The Community Engagement Coordinator will oversee the School-wide parent volunteer program, support the Parents Association, and create content for the School’s marketing efforts. The ideal candidate is able to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines, in addition to being a strong writer and editor.

This is a full-time, mid-level position that reports to the Director of Advancement. The Community Engagement Coordinator is a member of both the Administrative and Advancement teams, and works collaboratively with all members of the community. Evening and weekend hours are required.

Responsibilities

Volunteer & Event Management (75%):

  • Work with the Head of School, Director of Enrollment Management, Director of Advancement, and Department of Learning Services to provide support for on and off-campus events, including, but not limited to, Spring Benefit, Book Fair, and Grandfriends’ Day
  • Provide administrative and event support to the Parent Association chairs and Class Parents
  • Recruit parents from all grade levels to participate in School volunteer program
  • Create a volunteer action plan for benchmarking volunteer engagement
  • Maintain records of training and volunteer hours
  • Plan annual volunteer recognition event
  • Maintain event financial records, including revenue and expense reports
  • Additional duties as assigned

Marketing & Communications (25%):

  • Advance the School’s mission by being an active and engaged member of the community
  • Collaborate with the Director of Advancement, Director of Enrollment Management, and the Marketing Committee to develop a multi-year communication and marketing strategy
  • Manage and develop content for the School’s social media channels; interact with users on the sites to drive engagement and interest in the School’s programs
  • Use Google Analytics and other evaluation tools to create campaigns that engage prospective parents and prospective community partners
  • Integrate organic marketing across SEO, content, social media, and digital advertising

Requirements:

  • Able to work collaboratively
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Able to find creative solutions to challenges that may arise
  • Fluency in all major social media platforms and Google Analytics

Preferred, but not required:

  • Experience in the independent school or college environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, or a related field

Application Details

In lieu of a cover letter, please read the following case study and include your responses to the questions with your resume: Advancement Application Case Study (click to download).

Please send the case study responses, along with your resume, to Abigail Hayhurst, Director of Advancement, at ahayhurst@adventschool.org.

MATERNITY LEAVE POSITION – KINDERGARTEN (December–June)

The Advent School, a progressive independent elementary school in downtown Boston, seeks collaborative, passionate, creative teachers for Kindergarten maternity leave position.

Kindergarten teachers at The Advent School know their students well and use this knowledge to design and facilitate thematic, student-centered curriculum that combines academic and social-emotional learning. The Early Childhood program, designed specifically to promote our youngest students as advocates of their own learning, is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy and rooted in principles of social justice.

The Advent School enrolls 187 students, of which 35% self-identify as students of color. The Advent School is committed to the faculty’s professional growth, especially in regards to anti-bias and diversity work.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree minimum.
  • 2+ years of independent/public school teaching or related experience.
  • An advanced degree is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have previous experience teaching emergent or project-based units and an extensive knowledge of how to teach early literacy and numeracy skills using the workshop model.

Send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to careers@adventschool.org. In your cover letter, please include your connection to the mission of The Advent School.

Contact & Application Notes:

Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty
15 Brimmer St, Boston, MA 02108
careers@adventschool.org

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

The Advent School accepts resumes for substitute teachers on an ongoing basis.

Substitutes at Advent may teach alongside another teacher in the homeroom or fill in for a specialist. They are expected to provide instruction and implementation of lesson plans, manage the classroom, and ensure student learning.

Experience teaching or working with elementary age students is preferred, and candidates should demonstrate a history of flexibility, punctuality, and responsibility.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty, at careers@adventschool.org.

PART-TIME AFTER-SCHOOL POSITIONS

The Advent School seeks makers, artists, chefs, dancers, scientists, and athletes to teach in our After-School Program for the 2018-19 school year. We are currently looking for staff interested in teaching classes to children in pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade. This is an independent contractor position and the pay range is $15 to $20 per hour.

Candidates must commit to a schedule of Monday-Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to  5:15 p.m. from September 2018 through mid June 2019. Some staff members may be considered for the Friday session from 12:15 to 5:15 p.m.

The School is specifically seeking candidates who are skilled and passionate about teaching:

  • Athletics: circus arts, dance, yoga, sports
  • Arts: Beading, cooking, painting, sewing
  • STEM: Hands-on science, gardening, robotics, coding, stop motion animation, videography
  • Creative problem solving, chess, strategy games
  • Bring us your ideas!

Qualifications:

  • Education and experience in the given subject area
  • Willingness to undergo a background check and fingerprinting
  • At least one year of experience working with elementary-aged children
  • The ideal candidate will be able to commit their time and skills for the entire school year, and have strong group management and relationship-building skills. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree are strongly preferred.

Contact:

Evan Roman, Director of Enrichment
eroman@adventschool.org

Application Notes:

Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to eroman@adventschool.org. In your cover letter, please include your expertise and availability.