Employment


We welcome your interest in a career at The Oakwood School, an independent, non-sectarian, college preparatory school. We are committed to attracting and retaining exceptional faculty and staff to carry out our mission. We seek talented and experienced individuals who celebrate and respect childhood, know how to blend traditional teaching methods with 21st century resources, and are excited about incorporating character education and service learning in their work with students.


Current Employment Opportunities

Upper School History Teacher - Temporary

Position is temporary for maternity leave from August 19, 2019-November 5, 2019

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Deliver relevant lessons that the current teacher will provide that maximize student engagement and achievement in the areas of United States history.
  • Deliver lessons to 8th graders, 11th graders, and 12th graders.
  • Create a positive educational climate for students to learn in an atmosphere of respect and rapport.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching practices and methodologies that incorporate various learning modalities. Teacher will leave lesson plans to follow for the length of leave.
  • Observe, evaluate and monitor student performance and mastery of standards. Substitute will need to grade assessments left by primary instructor.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by utilizing effective classroom management strategies.
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust, understanding and respect.


Qualifications:

  • Background in teaching history preferred;
  • excellent understanding of the social, emotional, and academic needs of Upper School students and how to enthusiastically provide for them;
  • the ability to differentiate a rich, varied, and developmentally appropriate curriculum based on best practices and current research;
  • a desire to work in a diverse and inclusive school environment;
  • ability to communicate respectfully, proactively, and honestly both verbally and in writing with parents, colleagues, and administrators.

Part-Time School Librarian

A school librarian who will work collaboratively with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process to help promote a love of reading and lifelong learning while fostering a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders.
  • Review, evaluate, and select resources in collaboration with other teachers.
  • Process, organize, and classify resources to ensure access to materials.
  • Maintain an automated library management and information access program.
  • Maintain a current, functional library collection through data analysis, inventory, weeding, updating, and replacement of resources.
  • Provide information about copyright law and fair-use practices.
  • Share responsibility for student learning and the achievement of schoolwide instructional goals.
  • Facilitate learning through resource-based instruction by providing access to and promoting the use of resources in all formats.
  • Analyze, promote, and coordinate access to resources outside of the school library: including to model and promote the use of the Shepard Library Information Management System .
  • Analyze and correlate the content of resources to the curriculum.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate instruction in collaboration with teachers.
  • Serve as Battle of the Books Coach.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

  • Hold or pursuing a Masters Degree in Library Science
  • Hold a current 076 School Media Coordinator License

Lower School Lead Teacher

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Model and instill a love of learning.
  • Design and implement appropriate instruction of content area(s) assigned in with the school standards, curriculum, and student needs.
  • Create a positive educational climate for students to learn in an atmosphere of respect and rapport.
  • Create and deliver relevant and rigorous lessons that maximize student engagement and achievement.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching practices and methodologies that reflect diverse educational cultural and linguistic backgrounds in order to meet the individual needs of students.
  • Effective facilitation and personal use of technology as a communication and educational tool to improve student achievement and manage tasks.
  • Observe, evaluate and monitor student performance and mastery of standards.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by utilizing effective classroom management strategies.
  • Implement a clear and consistent behavior management system that aligns to Oakwood’s initiatives while developing students’ character and sense of community in the classroom.
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust, understanding and respect.
  • Participate in grade-level, division meetings, before and after-school duties, faculty meetings, Oakwood functions, clubs and athletic events.
  • Take all responsible precautions to provide for the health and safety of students and protect equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Appropriately maintain and secure confidential records, inquiries, and data.
  • Maintains appropriate certifications and professional development hours as required.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

  • a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Education, or a related field; reading certification preferred
  • at least three years of teaching in lower school grades;
  • excellent understanding of the social, emotional, and academic needs of lower school students and how to enthusiastically provide for them;
  • the ability to differentiate a rich, varied, and developmentally appropriate curriculum based on best practices and current research;
  • a desire to work in a diverse and inclusive school environment;
  • a commitment to work collaboratively and innovatively with colleagues; and
  • ability to communicate respectfully, proactively, and honestly both verbally and in writing with parents, colleagues, and administrators regarding curriculum, students, and child development issues.

Lower School Teacher Assistant

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work under the supervision of lead teachers, including following lesson plans prepared by teachers and to work effectively with individual children and small groups, meeting the instructional objectives as established by the lead teachers;
  • Ability to take initiative in recognizing an immediate need and meeting it without specific instructions;
  • Excellent understanding of the social, emotional, and academic needs of lower school students and how to joyfully, and enthusiastically provide for them;
  • Ability to differentiate a rich, varied, and developmentally appropriate curriculum based on best practices and current research;
  • Willingness and ability to reflect on one’s own lessons and teaching and adapt them to meet the different needs of students;
  • Desire to work in a diverse and inclusive school environment;
  • Commitment to work collaboratively and innovate with colleagues;
  • Ability to communicate respectfully, proactively, and honestly both verbally and in writing with parents, colleagues, and administrators regarding curriculum, students, and child development issues.
  • Participate in grade-level, division meetings, before and after-school duties, faculty meetings, Oakwood functions, clubs and athletic events, and any other duties as assigned.
  • Maintain strong, professional relationships with colleagues in an environment where listening, critical thought, respectful debate and compromise is welcomed and essential.
  • A minimum of a college degree in a relevant field and experience as an assistant teacher or working with children in a classroom environment.


Interested candidates should email a cover letter, résumé and list of three references with telephone numbers to Dan Quesnel, Head of School, at dquesnel@theoakwoodschool.org.