Employment

Founded in 1926, Wooster School, a co-educational, Pre K-12, college preparatory day school with an enrollment of approximately 375 students, is located in Danbury, Connecticut. Wooster educates a diverse population of students in academic ability, socioeconomic background, and ethnicity. The School is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools. Wooster is a community of thinkers, learners, and creators. By combining tradition, innovation, and the power of relationships, we produce curious, capable and compassionate learners who possess the skills and dispositions to be successful and fulfilled learners for life.

Director of Admission (Middle and Upper Schools)

Wooster School is seeking a Director of Middle and Upper School Admission. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Personal Characteristics

The Director of Middle and Upper School Admission will be an energetic and enthusiastic advocate for Wooster School and its mission. The successful candidate will be a creative and effective thinker and communicator, with excellent analytical and organizational skills. A commitment to Wooster's mission and vision, and an understanding of the science and belief system upon which they are based is essential. The Director must be able to show initiative, work independently, manage processes, and collaborate effectively across a number of constituencies. In addition to being highly organized, the Director should thrive in an environment in which a "persistent disquiet with the status quo," is the norm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the admission process from inquiry to enrollment for the Middle and Upper Schools.
  • Interviews and directs prospects as they proceed from inquiry to enrolled.
  • Actively communicates with prospects and referral sources.
  • Represents the school both on campus and off in his/her role as an Admission Director.
  • Responsible for all prospects (inquiry to enrolled) from assigned markets.
  • Actively recruits students from our local demographic.
  • Monitors and tracks the ongoing Enrollment Snapshot weekly.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Institutional Advancement.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Required

  • Outstanding oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Relevant experience in independent schools.
  • A clear understanding of and ability to articulate the mission of Wooster School.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use relevant tools and technology for communication and reporting.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and frequent deadlines.
  • Outstanding technology skills.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work required.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups.
  • Ability to engage in teamwork and work collaboratively.

How to Apply

Please submit a Letter of Application, Resume, and Philosophy Statement to:
Charlotte Wood
Assistant to the Head of School
Wooster School
91 Miry Brook Road
Danbury, CT 06810
charlotte.wood@woosterschool.org

Registrar

Wooster School is seeking a Registrar. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

The ideal applicant has significant experience working with Blackbaud's On products, and the academic administration of independent schools. Facility with technology, including Google Drive, is essential, as is having a curious, positive, active, and collaborative disposition.

Registrar Expectations

  • Assist in construction of the school's yearly academic calendar.
  • Collaborate on the creation of the master schedule and ensure its accuracy in the Blackbaud database.
  • Collaborate on the creation and distribution of the weekly, delayed opening, early dismissal, and special schedules.
  • Manage communication regarding student and faculty schedules.
  • Serve as a faculty resource for academic, grading, and scheduling systems.
  • Create, maintain, and communicate study hall schedules to students and faculty.
  • Review students' transcripts and schedules for conflicts and credit requirements.
  • Collaborate on transcript review, scheduling, and communication for new students.
  • Fulfill and facilitate transcript requests, including through Naviance as part of the college process.
  • Manage the administration of the grading process in Blackbaud.
  • Create and maintain physical student files.
  • Organize, file, and communicate about standardized test scores, using Naviance.
  • Create, post, and maintain the textbook list, including NY state's book purchasing program.
  • Manage the administration of course signups and online enrollment.
  • Ensure accuracy of course descriptions in Blackbaud database.
  • Manage the administration of academic awards.
  • Serve as the AP Coordinator and organize AP exams and process.
  • Collaborate on the organization and documentation of Clubs and PM Activities.
  • As needed, serve as an advisor to Middle or Upper School students.
  • Attend regular professional development surrounding Blackbaud and other administrative systems and software.

How to Apply

Please submit a Letter of Application, Resume, and Philosophy Statement to:
Charlotte Wood
Assistant to the Head of School
Wooster School
91 Miry Brook Road
Danbury, CT 06810
charlotte.wood@woosterschool.org

Upper School Spanish Teacher

Wooster School is seeking an Upper School Spanish Teacher. This is a full-time, 10-month position.

The ideal applicant is someone who is a native speaker or has experience living in a Spanish-speaking country. This person has the capacity to teach both Middle and Upper School students. Fluency is essential.

We seek a teacher with at least two years teaching experience and preferably a candidate with experience teaching advanced language courses (e.g., AP, IB). Wooster expects teachers to creatively collaborate across departmental lines and to build and integrate curriculum. A commitment to lifelong learning, building relationships, creating compassion, and developing community are the pillars of teaching and learning in this setting. Having a curious, positive, active, and collaborative disposition is essential to thriving in this learning environment.

Spanish Teacher Expectations

  • Deliver high quality, rigorous, student-centered instruction
  • Lead in the development of language curriculum and innovative pedagogy
  • Collaborate with colleagues, coordinators, and directors
  • Participate in student life and extra curricular activities
  • Act as an advisor to an assigned group of students
  • Assist in the implementation of the DLI Spanish program (DLI, which stands for the Deep Learning Initiative, is Wooster’s college-level coursework for advanced students)
  • Chaperone school trips and attend school events (e.g., dances, grade level field trips)
  • Incorporate online or blended strategies into the curriculum

Teaching

Full-time Wooster teachers are asked to teach 4 or 5 sections.

Professional Development

Wooster teachers are empowered to take initiative in developing innovative curriculum and best practices in their disciplines. This is likely to include experiential, interdisciplinary, and collaborative learning. An understanding of Making Thinking Visible, Harvard Project Zero, metacognition, and John Hattie’s research are important elements of being a teacher at Wooster, and one through which the School supports its teacher-learners. Ongoing learning in your content area, mindfulness, regular reflection, and cognitive science are integral aspects of the teacher-learner story at Wooster.

How to Apply

Please submit a Letter of Application, Resume, and Teaching Philosophy Statement to:
Charlotte Wood
Assistant to the Head of School
Wooster School
91 Miry Brook Road
Danbury, CT 06810
charlotte.wood@woosterschool.org

Middle School Math Teacher

Wooster School is seeking a Middle School Math Teacher. This is a full-time, 10-month position.

The ideal applicant is someone who has significant experience with and a passion for working with Middle School students. This person has a curious mind and constantly is looking for ways to engage all students, while developing innovative and progressive curriculum and pedagogy. We seek a candidate who has a persistent disquiet with the status quo and will join us in challenging traditional methodologies for math instruction. While this role is at present for Middle School, this person has the capacity also to teach Upper School students. Familiarity with Singapore Math, which our Lower School uses, is a positive. Having a curious, positive, active, and collaborative disposition is essential.

Candidates should have at least two years teaching experience and preferably possess specific experience teaching pre-algebra and algebra to Middle Schoolers. Wooster expects teachers to creatively collaborate across departmental lines and to build and integrate curriculum. A commitment to lifelong learning, building relationships, creating compassion, and developing community are pillars of teaching and learning in this setting.

Math Teacher Expectations

  • Deliver high quality, rigorous, student-centered instruction
  • Lead in the development of math curriculum and innovative pedagogy
  • Collaborate with colleagues, coordinators, and directors
  • Participate in student life and extra curricular activities
  • Act as an advisor to an assigned group of students
  • Chaperone school trips and attend school events (e.g., dances, grade level field trips)
  • Incorporate online or blended strategies into the curriculum

Teaching

Full-time Wooster teachers are asked to teach 4 or 5 sections.

Professional Development

Wooster teachers are empowered to take initiative in developing innovative curriculum and best practices in their disciplines. This is likely to include experiential, interdisciplinary, and collaborative learning. An understanding of Making Thinking Visible, Harvard Project Zero, metacognition, and John Hattie’s research are important elements of being a teacher at Wooster, and one through which the School supports its teacher-learners. Ongoing learning in your content area, mindfulness, regular reflection, and cognitive science are integral aspects of the teacher-learner story at Wooster.

How to Apply

Please submit a Letter of Application, Resume, and Teaching Philosophy Statement to:
Charlotte Wood
Assistant to the Head of School
Wooster School
91 Miry Brook Road
Danbury, CT 06810
charlotte.wood@woosterschool.org

Assistant Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach

Wooster School is looking for a qualified person to coach our varsity girls lacrosse team. Practices run Monday through Friday from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Game days are generally Wednesday's and Saturday’s. The season begins Wednesday, March 8, 2017 and ends on May 26, 2017. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and a letter of recommendation to the Director of Student Life, Brian Hastings at brian.hastings@woosterschool.org.

Substitute Teachers

Wooster School is looking for substitute teachers with teacher training and experience with students in grades Pre-K through 12th. For those interested in Pre-K through Grade 5, please send resumes and letter of interest to Mary Beth Brady at mary.beth.brady@woosterschool.org. For those interested in Grades 6 through Grade 12, please send resumes and letter of interest to Gaynor O'Neill at gaynor.oneill@woosterschool.org.

Wooster School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we provide a work environment that welcomes diversity. In addition to a competitive salary, employees receive retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short and long term disability and life insurance benefits.

All employees are subject to a criminal background check before any contractual offer is final.

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