Full Time Position working with students in 7th-8th grades in an Adolescent Program. Applicant should have depth of knowledge related to US and World History as well as teaching writing. Candidate must enjoy collaborative work as this program is an educationally integrated experience with all subjects being inter-disciplinary. School serves children 18 mos - 8th grade.
Countryside Day School is a non-profit, independent school that just celebrated is 50th year, ISACS accredited for 15+ years. The school is located in a pleasant Chicago suburb, Northbrook, on 4 acres. Enrollment is 180 students. CDS is an amazing place to work. Staff are dedicated, joyful, and professional. Approximately 30 faculty and staff.
Candidate should have a vibrant and outgoing personality and be comfortable working with other strong personalities. Position involves working collaboratively with the director of the program to create an educational experience for students that emphasizes the development character in tandem with academic rigor. CDS considers its responsibility to students to offer a rigorous academic education while focusing on the development of agency, empathy, and accountability. We consider school an internship to adulthood. Our goal is helping young people get beyond being great students by providing an experience that will enable them to build the character that will make them exceptional adults.
Our staff is a professional and dynamic one. We work hard, and we love what we do. The average tenure for people at our school is ten to fifteen years, though many have been here longer. 100% of staff indicated they would recommend this school to peers for job placement on last ISACS survey. There are several defining qualities CDS staff have that make us who we are: grit, agency, creativity, collaboration, initiative, empathy, and sense of humor. We are not trying to convince anyone that these are important qualities. We are looking for people who already know that they are and want to be a part of an organization of people who know this as well. We love work because we value what we do and appreciate what we have.
Bachelor's Degree Required
Job Type: Full-time
Depth of knowledge related to US and World History as well as teaching writing
About Countryside Day School
Countryside is a progressive independent school founded in 1967. Serves students 18 months through middle school. Located in northern suburb of Chicago on 4 acres. Stable dynamic staff. Non-profit with Board of Trustees (no current parents on the board).