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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

1st Grade Head Teacher

Stevens Cooperative School is seeking a full-time 1st Grade Head Teacher for its Newport campus. We seek an experienced teacher with a successful track record to teach early 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 early years (5- 7 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:

  • 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: 1st grade Head Teacher Position.

Admissions Associate

The Admissions Associate plays a vital role in recruitment, selection, and enrollment of students. The Admissions Associate oversees the application process and coordinates the interview process for prospective students. This person also works closely with the Director of Admissions (DOA) and the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop and implement the strategic marketing plan for enrollment management. The Admissions Associate reports directly to the Director of Admissions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with a diverse population of families, students and staff
  • Point person for incoming queries both by phone and email
  • Oversee application portion of the school database
  • Maintain and organize applicant files electronically
  • Follow up with families/schools regarding applications
  • Participate in setting up strategic goals for moving families through the admissions funnel
  • Coordinate, in consultation with other members of the staff, the interview and evaluation process
  • Review and read applications and participate in applicant selection meetings
  • Coordinate parent volunteers (membership committee)
  • Assist in training and scheduling of student ambassadors
  • Work collaboratively with DOA to coordinate/plan all aspects of admissions events
  • Represent the school at admissions events, giving tours and speaking to groups of prospective families
  • Represent the school at school fairs and local events as needed
  • Work closely with the DOA to coordinate outreach to feeder schools and outside agencies
  • Participate in development of annual strategic marketing plans for enrollment management
  • Participate in the development of the School’s digital and traditional marketing plans
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Marketing and Communications to implement a social media marketing strategy
  • Support Director of Marketing and Communications on various writing projects, including admissions collateral, newsletter articles, promotional content and social media

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Superior interpersonal, writing and communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Work in a school environment is preferred
  • Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer applications (ex. Word, Excel, PowerPoint); willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed

Terms of Employment:

  • 12 Month employee
  • Flexible work hours
  • Vacation as per the Faculty/Staff Handbook
  • Some evening and weekend events with due notice

To Apply:

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Nancy Rossi, Director of Admissions at nancy@stevenscoop.org. Please include “Admissions Associate” in the subject line. This position will begin on July 1, 2018.

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.



Facilities Operations Manager

Stevens Cooperative School, a 2s through 8th grade independent day school with 47,000 sf of space in Hoboken and Jersey City, New Jersey is seeking a Facilities Operations Manager. The Manager reports to the CFO and will be responsible for over site of facilities maintenance and operations and campus safety and crisis management. The Manager will be responsible for implementing industry best practices, improving the operations of the Department, working along side of facility staff, and ensuring the successful stewardship of the physical assets of the campus to improve the enjoyment of our buildings and campus by our faculty, staff, and students.

This is a hands-on position. The Manager will be expected to work with facility staff and vendors to address the cleaning, preventative maintenance needs of our buildings, and to fulfill building and room requests generated by faculty, staff and administrators. This position requires a flexible work schedule to be able to properly supervise both day and evening staff, and may at times require weekend work.

Facilities Management

  • Plan, manage, and execute all activities of the department balancing the needs of the community within the context of the annual budget.
  • Manage and ensure proper cleaning of all buildings; develop time efficient and cost-effective procedures; assign frequency of cleaning tasks while maximizing performance of custodial staff.
  • Maintain integrity of the school’s physical assets, manage the maintenance of campus buildings, ensuring conditions for safe, clean and attractive operations.
  • Coordinate purchasing of furniture and equipment within budget.
  • Facilitate set ups for various school events and activities before and after school.
  • With a pro-active approach, plan, schedule, and oversee routine preventative maintenance tasks on buildings, HVAC, water systems, fire safety systems, etc.
  • Hire and manage the work of independent contractors and vendors including the solicitation, analysis, development, negotiation, and execution of contracts.
  • Troubleshooting of any facility issues and hands-on repair and maintenance work as needed to support facility staff, and per facility requests that arise.

Campus Safety and Crisis Management

  • Develop, implement, update, and execute campus safety procedures and crisis management plans and drills.
  • Chair of Crisis Management Committee, work with academic personnel to coordinate training, periodic drills and follow up meetings.
  • Maintain security logs and incident reports related injuries and property damage.
  • Cultivate relationships with local law enforcement and maintain open communication to ensure safety of our community on a secure campus.
  • Initiate, administer, manage, and monitor campus communication, access systems, key distribution.
  • Ensure proper procedures for opening and closing of buildings.
  • Facilitate training related to campus safety for all faculty and staff.

Budget Management

  • Develop and manage annual facilities and campus safety budget including equipment purchases and replacements.
  • Contract services and purchase materials and cleaning solutions acceptable for school use at best price.

Regulatory

  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, including work safety regulations.
  • Oversee inspections of all building systems as needed for safety and compliance (boiler, fire alarms, fire safety equipment, asbestos management, water systems, etc.).

Staff Supervision & Hiring

  • Supervise and collaborate with Assistant Facilities Manager and oversee the custodial staff of 3 in a manner that includes the staff's professional growth, accountability, teamwork, evaluation and scheduling.
  • Hire staff and replace staff as needed.

Procedures and Organization

  • Define and oversee policies and procedures to ensure thoughtful and effective documentation, management, and service of facilities and equipment.
  • Organization of manual and electronic documents, files and records for the purpose of documenting inspection records, time sheets, work orders and requisitions, supplies, chemical storage, crisis management data, key controls, etc. for accountability and up-to-date reference.

Communication

  • Ensure effective and open communication of all maintenance, construction, and related projects and issues with relevant community stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate interest in proactive discussion and decision-making on facilities-related issues.
  • Communicate status of facilities requests by the constituents of the school and other parties to ensure clarity of need and accountability.

Board Relations

  • Lead administrator and liaison to the Space Committee. Make presentations to committees and to the Board of Trustees as needed.

Qualifications:
The following are minimal requirements to be considered for this position:

  • Five years of related technical work experience is required, ideally including experience in an educational setting. Related experience could entail construction, plant engineer, project management, or facility management, ideally in a multi-building campus setting like an independent school, college, or university.
  • Working knowledge of various trades and building maintenance, exceptional attention to detail, ability to manage projects and related budgets.
  • Proven personnel management skills and contractor management experience, with aptitude to judge quality of performance in all major technical trades and personal experience in at least one technical trade (carpentry, mechanical, electrical, structural).
  • Technology user skills sufficient to prepare reports in Excel and Word.
  • Proven ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of members of the community, including teachers, administrators, trustees, parents, and students.
  • Proven project management skills, including ability to navigate a project from concept to completion on a timely basis within budget, and respond quickly and effectively in times of emergency.
  • Commitment to the institution’s needs and willingness and ability to respond 24/7/365 and be on-site as is reasonable and necessary.
  • Knowledge of crisis or emergency management or background in law enforcement or fire safety is a plus along with awareness and readiness to act in an emergency situation or crisis.
  • The position requires an extensive amount of walking. The position may require lifting and carrying objects weighing greater than 50 pounds.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume to Angela M. Artale, CFO via email to Angela@stevenscoop.org. Please include “Facilities Operations Manager” in the subject line.

Information Technology Director

The IT Director is the leader and decision maker related to all campus technology. He or she is primarily responsible for making all decisions related to the school’s computer network and technology platform. Additionally, this person is responsible for the management of the school’s relationship with all technology vendors including the monitoring of performance and SLA compliance of the school’s outsourced tech support provider. This person will work with the CFO and various stakeholders to set the annual technology budget and to identify major projects to be undertaken each year. Finally, this person will ensure the smooth operation of technology throughout the school year organizing inventory, fleet turnover, and ensuring that regular maintenance is completed appropriately. Working with building-centric technology teachers, this person will assist in handling in-house technical support issues as needed. The IT Director reports to the CFO and meets regularly with various members of the leadership team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with Vendor Support as needed, resolve all technical problems related to technology hardware, software, and network connectivity
  • Meet regularly with administrative stakeholders to identify technical needs
  • Meet regularly with technology teachers to identify academic technology needs
  • Coordinate the deployment and regular upgrades of all end-user workstations, laptops, and mobile devices
  • Implement and maintain an end-user support system ensuring that technical problems are resolved in a timely way
  • Review performance of vendor providing outsourced IT support
  • Build and manage annual technology budget
  • Facilitate training for new administrative employees
  • Establish and manage an inventory management system for all IT hardware
  • Provide after­-hours on­call support for critical systems
  • Work with facility manager to evaluate and recommend security systems, telephone and telecommunications systems and provide oversight to all replacements, installations, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in managing network infrastructure in a small to ­medium size network environment preferably with multiple sites
  • Work in a school environment is preferred
  • Detailed understanding of networking technologies (e.g. ethernet, TCP/IP, Wireless)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with audio­visual hardware (SMART Board, projector installation and cabling)
  • Broad technical fluency in the area of computer networking and systems interoperability
  • Creative problem solver
  • Technical leader with demonstrated ability to chart a course for network growth and sustainability

Terms of Employment:

  • 12 Month
  • Standard work hours and vacation as per the Faculty/Staff Handbook
  • On­-call for technical emergencies

To Apply:

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to the CFO Angela Artale at angela@stevenscoop.org. Please include 'Information Technology Director' in the subject line. This position begins either on July 1, 2018 or earlier if the identified candidate is available.

Interim Kindergarten Head Teacher

Stevens Cooperative School is seeking and Interim Kindergarten Head Teacher for its Hoboken campus for September 2018 through January/February 2019.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child development in the early years (4- 6 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 children'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
  • Be a skilled writer and communicator.
  • Have experience developing curriculum.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of assessment practices and experience with reporting.
  • Be motivated to grow and willing to collaborate with others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Undergraduate degree required and completed masters degree preferred.
  • Relevant classroom experience with similar age-group.
  • Proficiency with the use of technology (Mac-based, Google Suite and use of Smartboard and Chromebooks).

Term of Employment:

  • September, 2018 through January/February, 2019
  • Standard work hours and vacation as per the Faculty/Staff Handbook

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to jobs@stevenscoop.org with the subject heading Kindergarten Interim-head Teacher.

Interim Science Teacher, Hoboken Campus

Stevens seeks a 3rd-8th grade Interim Science Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year from late August to the beginning of April 2019 for a maternity leave position. There is an option to continue employment from April 2019 through the end of the 2019 school year in an alternate position.

In close collaboration with their Jersey City, Newport campus colleague, the interim science specialist will ensure that curriculum is taught in an engaging and progressive manner to the students.

For this position, an established curriculum has been created, and the responsibility of the interim would be to ensure its successful implementation and to adjust as specific class and student needs arise.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience teaching, preferably science or related content, is highly desirable.
  • Excitement for teaching using a hands-on, inquiry based approach.
  • Knowledge of and comfort with elementary and middle school science content is required.
  • Degrees in science content area highly desirable.
  • Proficiency using technology (Mac-based, Google Suite and use of Smartboard and Chromebooks) or a willingness to learn to incorporate these tools.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain a safe and inclusive classroom culture that values various perspectives.
  • Flexibility and resourcefulness.
  • Motivated to grow and willing to collaborate with others.

Terms of Employment:

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

To Apply:

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to the Hoboken Principal, Josh Marks at josh@stevenscoop.org. This position begins on August 28, 2018 and concludes on April 5, 2019.

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.

Physical Education Teacher

Stevens Cooperative School is seeking a full-time Physical Education Teacher for its Hoboken campus to teach grades 1st through 8th.

The ideal candidate will be passionate and committed to promoting a healthy, active lifestyle and working with students in this capacity. A Physical Education Teacher at Stevens is excited and willing to be innovative and incorporate new ideas into the physical education program, as well as continuing with what already is successful. 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.

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:

  • Implement and hone the school’s already successful PE program ensuring that it is mission-aligned
  • Teach grades 1st through 8th grade, in a physical gym and outdoor setting
  • Devise lessons and plan for classes at the outdoor and indoor spaces
  • Use physical activities and teamwork to foster social emotional skill development and strength of character lessons
  • Assess and maintain written records of individual student development, which includes competency checklists and narrative comments on reports
  • Use technology and additional resources to enhance the learning experience in a 21st Century PE class setting
  • Follow and update current curriculum maps
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings
  • Collaborate with fellow PE teacher to create consistency in program
  • Communicate with colleagues and parents around student issues and needs
  • Opportunity to coach a minimum of two athletic seasons (practice and games after school with possible weekend commitments at times) for additional compensation
  • Seek professional development in the field
  • Participate in the life of the school and be responsible for other duties as assigned by the Hoboken principal
  • Possibility to apply for Athletic Director position if candidate possess requisite skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited school
  • Coaching/teaching skills
  • Excellent character
  • Experience working with children in a formal athletics or PE program

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: PE Teacher Position.