The Greenwich Country Day School seeks an English/History Intern, Grades 7-9. Reporting to the Head of the Upper School, the Intern will have coaching and extracurricular responsibilities in addition to classroom teaching. Along with excellent writing skills, the ideal candidate will possess an interest in the Humanities, a demonstrated desire to share and inspire a love of learning, enthusiasm for collaboration, and the intention to become meaningfully engaged in the school community.
Co-teaching a section of 8th Grade U.S. History with Headmaster, Adam Rohdie
Observing a section of Upper School English in year one with the expectation of teaching a section in year two
Coordination and staffing of the Writing Lab, providing one-on-one support to students in Grades 7-9 for writing assignments (across the curriculum)
Coaching in all three seasons
Daily supervision of a table of Upper School students during our family style lunch
Supervision of study halls
Participation in Upper School extracurricular and social events throughout the year
Bachelor’s degree in English, History or related area
Demonstrated experience working with middle school aged children
Fluency with classroom technology including Google Docs and with internet resources for the teaching of English/History
Excellent communication skills
Personal traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children and working cooperatively with adults: kind, energetic, enthusiastic, creative, flexible, patient, the ability to communicate clearly and an inexhaustible sense of humor
The desire and ability to coach middle school athletics (see GCDS website for the range of sports offered)
Commitment to meaningful engagement in a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community
Cultural competency skills to successfully collaborate across difference
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Susan Fahey Khanna, Director of Recruitment and Outreach
About Greenwich Country Day School
The Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with current enrollment of 900 students in grades N-9 and a faculty and staff of over 200. As of September 2019, GCDS will expand to include a high school program (GCDHS) for grades 9-12, resulting in a projected overall school enrollment of up to 1200. The new high school will be housed on a separate campus, less than two miles from our existing property.
Founded in 1926, The Greenwich Country Day School is a traditional family school where creative teaching is encouraged and used to foster a love of learning and motivate children toward academic excellence. The school’s emphasis on developing the whole child results in attention to the development of character, values, creativity, and sportsmanship along with strong academic skills.
GCDS is fortunate to have built a large endowment, which helps to fund competitive salaries and benefits for faculty, including reimbursement for graduate school tuition. The school provides housing for over 70% of the academic faculty and offers a robust professional development program. GCDS has a major commitment to programs for diversity, as well as a substantial need-based financial aid program for students.