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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 employs two teachers 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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ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Job Description:

The Advent School, a progressive independent elementary school in downtown Boston, seeks candidates for an Administrative Coordinator position.

This is a full time administrative position, divided into morning and afternoon roles. The morning (7:45a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) role focuses on receptionist duties, and the afternoon (12:00 – 4:00 p.m.) role focuses on providing administrative support to the Office of Advancement and the Dean of Student Services. Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Administrative

  • Serve as a welcoming presence to children, parents, faculty, staff, and visitors
  • Serve as the administrative lead for daily drop off procedures
  • Answer main phone line and perform general administrative duties
  • Sort mail, maintain copy machine and postage meter supplies, coordinate mailings, create class lists, order supplies, and update phone listings
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to the Dean of Student Services (scheduling tutoring and parent academic meetings) and the Director of Advancement (gift processing, gift acknowledgement letters, mailing labels)

Health, Wellness, and Safety

  • Serve as lead liaison for student health management between School and families
  • Serve as member of the Emergency Preparedness Committee
  • Serve as a lead in safety procedures and protocols
  • Maintain all visitor log in and front desk support
  • Work in coordination with Enrichment Administrative Coordinator to provide data and support for Boston Public School bus transportation, drop off, and dismissal procedures

Data Services

  • Record student attendance and maintain accurate family, faculty, and staff information in the administrative database
  • Maintain accurate health and wellness data for documentation purposes, and local and national surveys
  • Serve as a lead coordinator of the School’s student database by maintaining student information records
  • In support of the Office of Advancement, process gifts and acknowledgement letters in Raiser’s Edge

Other

  • Work in conjunction with Enrichment Administrative Coordinator to transition to after-school program; provide support for after-school scheduling, data and transportation
  • Serve as an administrative team member, including duties such as lunch coverage and dismissal coverage

Qualifications:

  • Comfortable interacting with elementary school-aged children
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Be willing to take required training in order to be able to administer medication (e.g. EpiPens)
  • Ability to work effectively in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressure
  • Ability to communicate, advise, and persuade on matters that are highly complex and sensitive in nature
  • Prior experience in teaching and/or educational setting experience preferred

Contact:

Nicole A. DuFauchard, Head of School
15 Brimmer St, Boston, MA 02108
ndufauchard@adventschool.org

Application Notes:

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Nicole A. DuFauchard, Head of School, at ndufauchard@adventschool.org.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (ECC) TEACHER

Job Description:

The Advent School, a progressive independent elementary school in downtown Boston, seeks a collaborative, passionate, and creative teacher for an Early Childhood Center (ECC) co-teaching position.

ECC 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 promotes progressive, hands-on, project-based teaching that interweaves the arts, academic skills, and social justice themes.

The Advent School enrolls 185 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
  • An advanced degree is preferred
  • 2+ years of independent/public school teaching or related experience
  • 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

Our new Early Childhood teachers should be:

  • Lifelong learners
  • Advocates for anti-bias teaching, both for children and adults
  • Enthusiastic, caring practitioners who believe that their students are able to change the world
  • Strong writers, comfortable communicating with families and colleagues

Contact:

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

Application Notes:

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

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.