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Employment

The Advent School, located in the Beacon Hill section of Boston, serves 200 students in pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. A mission-focused school founded in the principles of social justice, Advent has served the students and families of Boston since 1961. Through its Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, Advent’s faculty deliver authentic, rigorous, and experiential learning opportunities that encourage students to “learn with passion, act with courage, and change the world.”

Advent 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 Teaching and Learning, Enrichment department, Head of School’s office, and the Business office.

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. 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 the application. We expect teachers to be competent at curriculum design and current in the teaching of literacy and mathematics.

The Advent School enrolls approximately 200 students, 35% of which self-identify as people of color. Twenty percent of Advent’s faculty self-identify as people of color. The Advent School is committed to the faculty’s professional growth, especially in regards to anti-bias and diversity work.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Advent School is committed to equal employment opportunity in hiring, compensation, promotion, training, and all other terms and conditions of employment. There will be no discrimination or harassment against any person in any aspect of employment because of sex, race, color, age, religion, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Current Openings

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PART-TIME SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Advent is looking for a School Counselor to join its team. The School Counselor will be an integral member of the school’s Department of Teaching and Learning (DTL) and a member of Advent’s leadership team. The individual will be responsible for providing individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, social and emotional wellness education, and mental health outreach services to enhance Advent’s students’ mental health and well-being. Advent’s School Counselor will be proactive, visible, and deeply connected across all areas of the school community.

Responsibilities

  • Lead crisis intervention related to mental health concerns
  • Lead classroom lessons on social-emotional learning across all grade levels
  • Ensure all classrooms embed social-emotional learning and culturally-responsive practices
  • Maintain regular and routine communication about students with administrators and teachers
  • Maintain close communication and positive collaboration with faculty, staff, parents, and outside treatment providers regarding student mental health concerns, as needed, within the limits of the law and the ethical parameter of confidentiality
  • Develop social-emotional support plans for students requiring counseling services, and action plans for teachers to support the individual social-emotional health of students with counseling plans
  • Refer students requiring additional mental health supports to outside mental health professionals, as needed, and create clear boundaries for your role as School Counselor
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of programming to enhance a culture of wellness that fosters student support and self-advocacy
  • Create and disseminate educational content, provide consultation, and run workshops on issues relative to childhood/adolescent/pre-adolescent mental health for a variety of groups, including students, parents, and faculty
  • Work with school leadership to normalize conversations in the greater community regarding mental health and social-emotional wellness
  • Maintain records on all counseling sessions and parent communications
  • Assist the Head of School, DTL, and other members of the counseling team in the development of health programs, policies, and protocols

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in school counseling, social work, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years’ post-masters clinical or school counseling work
  • Appropriate state licensure for school counseling
  • Experience working with early childhood children and preadolescents in an educational setting

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Nicole A. DuFauchard P’20 ndufauchard@adventschool.org.

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER (PRE-KINDERGARTEN–SECOND GRADE)

The Advent School, a progressive independent elementary school in downtown Boston, seeks collaborative, passionate, creative teachers for anticipated Early Childhood co-teaching positions (pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade).

Early Childhood 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.

Advent’s 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

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.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and  the names of three references to careers@adventschool.org attention Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty. In your cover letter, please include your connection to the mission of The Advent School.

UPPER ELEMENTARY TEACHER (THIRD - SIXTH GRADE)

The Advent School, a progressive independent elementary school in downtown Boston, seeks collaborative, passionate, creative teachers for anticipated Upper Grades co-teaching positions (Third through Sixth Grade).

Upper Grade teachers at The Advent School know their students well and use this knowledge to design and facilitate thematic, academically rigorous, student-centered curricula. The Upper Grades program, designed specifically to promote collaborative problem solving and student-directed project work, includes an advisory model rooted in principles of social justice for the support of social-emotional learning.

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

Advent’s  new Upper Grades 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

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 thematic or project-based units and extensive knowledge of how to instruct students in the development of literacy and mathematics skills using the workshop model.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and  the names of three references to careers@adventschool.org attention Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty. In your cover letter, please include your connection to the mission of The Advent School.