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Work at Stevens

Stevens Cooperative School is an equal opportunity employer. We do not exclude anyone based on their race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.

Open Positions

Afterschool Supervisor

Stevens Cooperative School is seeking an Afterschool Supervisor for its Hoboken campus.

The ideal candidate will be organized, with the ability to manage others and work in a fast-paced environment. Must be flexible at times, managing both a large classroom and a staff of teachers.


Parent communication/customer service:

  • Parent correspondence regarding changes to pick-up and afterschool schedules
  • Point person for office manager to share incoming parent emails concerning alternate pick-up
  • Work along with Director of Auxiliary Programs (DoAP) on incident reports, responsible for writing the report and ensuring that calls are made or emails are sent when an incident occurs
  • Ensure that incident reports are reviewed by DoAP and/or Hoboken Principal before being shared with a parent

Staff Scheduling and Room Rotations:

  • Make or update daily schedules based on available teachers, available classrooms and current weather conditions
  • Work with DoAP to assign teachers to Newport campus or River St. when needed and communicate updated schedules to Newport supervisor and Hoboken afterschool teachers
  • Coordinate with DoAP any staffing and coverage needs for student transfer from River St. to Garden St.
  • Work with DoAP to capture and record staff absences
  • Periodic review of upcoming events and changes to room use and maintenance set-up needs

Afterschool Specials:

  • Ensure that afterschool vendors and teachers receive daily schedules and updated class rosters
  • Assist DoAP with assigning classrooms for specials, and facilitating turn down after specials

Classroom Management and Teacher Support:

  • Lead afterschool groups as substitute as necessary
  • Ensure that teachers have necessary supplies for aftercare management (clipboard, rosters, pens, pencils, hallway passes, post-it etc), 2nd Grade and up Study Group
  • Ensure that classroom spaces are kept tidy and that students and teachers have necessary materials for classroom clean up
  • Replenish afterschool room snacks as necessary
  • Communicate with Garden St. office manager when snacks need to be reordered
  • Communicate with DoAP when aftercare supplies need to be replenished
  • Assign and collect afterschool walkie-talkies
  • Management of afterschool room shelves, cupboards and closets
  • Work closely with other teachers to share storage space in afterschool room
  • Schedule, organize, attend and lead once-a-month staff meetings
  • Work with DoAP and Hoboken Campus Principal to schedule in-classroom observations throughout the school year

Term of Employment:

  • 10 Month
  • Work hours are 2:30-6:30pm
  • Standard work hours and vacation as per the Faculty/Staff Handbook

To Apply:

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Dan Weber, Direcror of Auxiliary Programs at dan@stevenscoop.org with subject: Afterschool Supervisor.

Afterschool Teachers

The Auxiliary department at Stevens Cooperative School seeks afterschool program teachers to supervise and insure the safety and well-being of the children, provide a fun and nurturing environment and attend to the needs of the children as individuals and as a group.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise children enrolled in the afterschool program
  • Interact with and provide attention to children at all times
  • Implement activities that reflect the mission and vision of the school
  • Set boundaries and activities for each day
  • Oversee homework time, snack time and planned activities
  • Set up activities and materials before each day's program and clean up before leaving each day
  • Check to make sure that homework is done and help children keep track of their belongings
  • Communicate daily with the program coordinator
  • Report in writing any injuries or illnesses to an administrator

Qualifications: Enrolled in or graduated from a bachelor's degree program in education or related field.

Hours: 3:00 - 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Locations: Jersey City and Hoboken
Start date: Immediate

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to dan@stevenscoop.org. Please include “Afterschool Teacher” in the subject line.

Associate Teacher

Stevens Cooperative School is seeking full-time Associate Teachers for its Hoboken and Newport campuses. Associate teachers are placed in our two-year-old program through 3rd/4th grades depending on skills and experience.

The ideal candidates will be passionate about working with children, have developed communication skills, and are committed to teaching and learning. As our associate teacher program is a mentoring program, it is important for candidates to be open to receiving feedback from head teachers and academic administrators. We are looking for a professional who is energetic, has a positive attitude, and is a self-starter. Working well with others in a small community and instilling confidence in the program with parents is required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with head teachers to develop curriculum and collaborate on all classroom duties.
  • Attend and run portions of parent-teacher conferences two times each year.
  • Assess and maintain written records of individual student development, which includes competency checklists and narrative comments on reports.
  • Follow and update current curriculum maps.
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings.
  • Communicate with colleagues and parents around student issues and needs
  • Seek professional development in the field.
  • Participate in the life of the school and be responsible for other duties as assigned by the principals and early childhood director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited school
  • Excellent character
  • Experience working with children

Term of Employment:

  • 10 Month
  • Standard work hours and vacation as per the Faculty/Staff Handbook

To Apply:

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Stevens Cooperative School, at jobs@stevenscoop.org with subject: Associate Teacher.

Chief Financial Officer

Stevens Cooperative School, an independent, non-sectarian day school in Hoboken and Jersey City, New Jersey, is seeking an experienced finance leader to be its next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting to the head of school, the CFO provides leadership on business matters, human resources, facility management, technology and risk management.

The CFO supervises the controller and finance associate who staff the business office, as well as the director of technology and facility director. Working collaboratively with the head of school, the board of trustees and the leadership team, the CFO works to ensure congruence between the financial and business operations of the school, its mission, core values and strategic initiatives. The CFO understands and appreciates the balance between the business elements of the school and its educational purpose. The CFO provides school-wide leadership, analysis and management of the school’s finances, in addition to leadership of critical operational areas of the school and establishes financial and operational strategies that enhance the value proposition of the institution.

The right candidate for the position possesses strong financial acumen, excellent interpersonal skills, and both a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit. This individual will have the opportunity to support and develop a mission driven and dynamic school organization into the future.

The CFO:

  • Ensures that standard and accepted accounting and bookkeeping practices are in place to allow a continuous record of the financial position of the school, and to ensure the institution’s financial stability and tax-exempt status.
  • Is responsible for the timely preparation and distribution of financial reports and for ensuring that the school is in compliance with all legal requirements.
  • Oversees the school’s banking activities; payroll and benefits programs; school purchasing; the acquisition of bids for outside services of a certain level.
  • Maintains the school’s relationships with relevant financial institutions, the school’s legal counsel and independent auditors; reviews these relationships periodically; and secures an annual audit of the school’s financial records and position.
  • Establishes and manages a plan and schedule for the preparation of the succeeding year’s annual budget, including the setting of tuitions and other variables, to allow for the approval of the Board at the January meeting.
  • Works with budget managers to develop proposed office and department budgets for finance committee approval.
  • Collaborates on efforts in risk management at the school, establishing emergency protocols and plans to ensure, as possible, the safety of all staff, students and visitors in their use of the campus; ensures that appropriate levels of insurance are maintained to protect the school’s property and to cover the school’s liability.
  • Evaluates and adjusts as needed the system used in the billing and collection of accounts and timely payment of invoices; ensure that dealings with parents and faculty are done in a positive manner
  • Evaluates, assesses, and directs the negotiation of employee benefits and property and casualty insurance
  • Is responsible for timely upkeep and review of the Staff Handbook and for portions of the Faculty Handbook.
  • Stays abreast of policy developments, national, state and local labor law, and best practices in independent schools.
  • Ensures compliance with local, federal and state laws and regulations impacting compensation and benefit administration
  • Partners with the Advancement Office as a resource in the establishment and achievement of team objectives.
  • Partners with the Admissions Office in enrollment management and in the development of financial aid strategies.
  • Meets with each direct report and collectively as a department to establish and address key strategic and ground level issues and create action plans to fulfill them
  • Provides support and timely information to the Finance, Audit, Space and Investment Committees of the Board of Trustees.
  • Is responsible for the completion of annual surveys and other reports that are relevant to institutional bench-marking and data-driven decision making.
  • Seeks and participates in opportunities for professional growth and networking to be fully engaged in discovering, considering, pursuing and implementing, as appropriate, best practices in this role.
  • Attends board of trustee meetings and serves on the finance, audit, investment and facility committees.
  • The successful candidate will have:
  • At least eight years of financial management experience.
  • Working knowledge of benefit administration and federal and state employment law.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree in a relevant field and a CPA is preferred.

The CFO position starts immediately and candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the head of school’s attention, Dr. Sergio Alati, at CFOjob@stevenscoop.org.

About Stevens

Founded in 1949, Stevens is the oldest parent cooperative school in New Jersey, and an excellent model of progressive education. Originally an informal playgroup for children of the faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology, the School has grown into a full progressive nursery, elementary and middle school, with campuses in Hoboken and Jersey City. Today the school serves over 435 students from 2-years-old through the 8th grade, of which 46% are ethnic minorities and has a faculty and administration of 90. Stevens is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and staff body and is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups. Stevens’ enrollment is at capacity and has an annual operating budget of $11.5M.

Interim 2nd Grade Head Teacher - Newport Campus

Stevens Cooperative School is seeking an Interim 2nd Grade Head Teacher for its Newport Campus from December 1, 2018 through June 14, 2019.

We seek an experienced teacher with a successful track record to teach elementary students. We look for candidates with intelligence, energy, optimism, creativity, excellent relationship skills, a collaborative approach and a passion for fostering a strong culture of student engagement in learning, in close alignment with our mission. Our faculty models a spirit of collaboration and inquiry to inspire students to “explore, question and communicate in ways that will shape the future.” Administrators and faculty work together to fulfill the school’s mission of “a world of well-informed, engaged citizens who are motivated to make a difference.”

We are looking for a professional who is energetic, has a positive attitude, and is a self-starter. Working collaboratively with others in a small community and instilling confidence in the program with parents is required. Candidates should be creative and flexible, and have strong organizational and classroom management skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary in order to develop interpersonal relationships with faculty, parents, and students.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child development in the primary years (6-8 years age band).
  • Demonstrate understanding of progressive practices.
  • Show ability to motivate and stimulate children's learning abilities through a range of experiences.
  • Provide a secure environment to learn, care for and support for the developmental needs of each child - assisting the development of child's personal, social and language abilities, speech and communication, mathematical and creative development.
  • Show confidence in planning and teaching the language arts, math, social studies and science scope and sequence.
  • Cultivate and maintain a safe and inclusive classroom culture that values various perspectives.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness.
  • Assess and maintain written records of individual student development, which includes competency checklists and narrative comments on reports.
  • Work collaboratively and creatively with colleagues of diverse backgrounds on pedagogical approaches, curricular alignment and instructional strategies.
  • Interact effectively and sensitively with a diverse population of students, faculty and parent body.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Have a passion for teaching and a love for young children.
  • Be knowledgeable about best practices in early childhood.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Undergraduate degree required and completed masters degree preferred. A teaching certificate or credential or equivalent professional experience which would translate to successful classroom teaching.

Term of Employment:

Standard work hours and vacation as per the Faculty/Staff Handbook.

To Apply:

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Stevens Cooperative School, at jobs@stevenscoop.org with subject: Interim 2nd Grade Head Teacher Position.

Per Diem Teachers

Stevens Cooperative School is seeking substitute teachers on an "as needed basis."

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@stevenscoop.org. Please include “Per Diem” in the subject line.

Technology Teacher and Integrator for Grades 1st-8th

Stevens Cooperative School is seeking a full-time technology teacher/integrator to begin August 2018. The position is at our Hoboken campus and involves teaching grades 1st through 8th, one time per week and working with teachers on technology integrations and professional development for grades PreK-8th. Working with the Principal and the IT Director, this position also provides basic tech support to teachers. This position reports to the Principal and is a full-time position.

Essential Duties:

  • Plan a technology education program involving demonstrations, student-led discussions, hands-on activities, and direct application of skills consistent with the school’s technology curriculum; organize activities for optimal learning.
  • Instruct students in the proper use, care and safe handling of equipment.
  • Monitor student progress and maintain relevant evidence of student learning.
  • Evaluate the growth of students in their understanding and use of technology with regards to knowledge, skills and attitude and prepares reports.
  • Meet regularly with campus principal to set goals for working with teachers on technology integration.
  • Meet regularly with teams of teachers to identify upcoming projects in order to suggest ways that technology might be integrated.
  • Coach and assist teachers as they use new technologies in their classrooms.
  • With assistance from IT Director provide technical support to teachers and students in assigned campus.
  • Provide opportunities for professional development throughout the year.
  • Communicates with parents and appropriate school personnel on student progress.
  • Participate in faculty committees and other required duties.
  • Work effectively with all members of the staff.
  • Exhibit an outstanding level of teacher support and collaborative spirit.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Will have knowledge and experience with the use of a wide range of tools, media and learning environments for teaching, learning and assessing.
  • Will have the ability to identify appropriate technology to meet a particular pedagogical needs.
  • Will have experience with and knowledge of curriculum development.
  • Will have strong classroom management and pedagogy skills.
  • Will possess a bachelor’s degree in education or a technology related field (Master’s preferred).
  • Will be proficient in Chromebook, Mac, ipad, and 3-1 integrated board (Epson Brightlink 595wi) and Smartboard usage.

To Apply:

Resumes should be emailed with a cover letter to jobs@stevenscoop.org with the title “ Technology Teacher Hoboken Campus.”