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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 students of color. The Advent School is committed to the faculty’s professional growth, especially in regards to anti-bias and diversity work.

Current Openings

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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR

The Educational Technology Coordinator will be responsible for all curricular issues relating to technology at the School. They will assist the faculty in integrating appropriate and innovative technologies to support, enhance, and extend learning. The Educational Technology Coordinator will collaborate closely with the Head of School, Director of Communication & Community Engagement, the Department of Teaching and Learning, the School’s Technology Consultant Head, and other members of the admin team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The coordinator of educational technology will:

  • Spearhead technology initiatives that support teaching and learning.
  • Research and evaluate new and emerging educational technologies, remaining mindful of maintaining the School’s academic mission.
  • Collaborate with academic departments/discipline-specific coordinators and the Technology Consultant on specific needs and growth opportunities.
  • Develop, coordinate, and teach workshops and classes on the instructional and administrative applications of various technologies.
  • Provide technical curriculum assistance regarding device usage, software applications, and the general instructional use of technology in the classroom.
  • Assist in the deployment and integration of age-/grade-appropriate technology applications across the School.
  • Establish systems for educators to access, preview, or receive training in hardware usage and software applications.
  • Assist with the development of, and participate in, technology user groups.
  • Communicate information about training services and research, including preparing memos and making presentations, accompanied by handouts and/or training manuals.
  • In conjunction with Technology Consultants support and troubleshoot problems relating to hardware and software.
  • Promote the effort to stay current with technological knowledge and skills.
  • Network with local, regional, and national technology associations.
  • Facilitate personal growth through professional development opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, in Curriculum Design, Educational Technology, or similar discipline.
  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge
  • 5+ years of experience in curriculum coordination or educational technology
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional technology hardware, software, and related web-based or other tools, information technology, systems management, as well as network development and management
  • Demonstrated success working with faculty in all disciplines to identify instructional needs to enable/enhance student learning
  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Proven experience as a personnel supervisor
  • Fluency and proficiency with both PC and Macintosh operating systems
  • Fluency and proficiency with Google Apps for Education
  • Strong supervisory, organizational, technical, and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Problem solver
  • Able to work collaboratively
  • Passionate about working with and inspiring children

APPLY
Send a cover letter and resume to Nicole DuFauchard, Head of School, at ndufauchard@adventschool.org.

FIRST GRADE MATERNITY LEAVE CO-TEACHER

The Advent School seeks collaborative, passionate, and creative teachers for a First Grade Maternity Leave co-teaching position to begin the 2020-21 School year. The position begins in August 2020 and runs through November 2020.

First Grade teachers at The Advent School know their students well and use this knowledge to design and facilitate a thematic, student-centered curriculum that combines academic and social-emotional learning. The Advent School promotes progressive, hands-on, project-based teaching that interweaves the arts, academic skills, and social justice themes. The ideal candidate will have previous experience teaching emergent or project-based units and extensive knowledge of how to teach early literacy and numeracy skills using the workshop model.

We are looking for new teachers who are:

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS degree minimum
  • 2+ years of independent/public school teaching, or related experience

APPLY
Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty, at 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.