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New Roads does not discriminate against its employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, gender identification, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, ancestry, age, physical/mental disabilities, or any other condition made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination.

New Roads offers a range of professional opportunities, as well as a competitive salary and benefits package for full-time employees.

Click the titles below to discover current employment opportunities:

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  • 1st Grade Lead Teacher

    The 1st grade Lead Teacher is a professional, experienced and passionate educator with teaching experience at the lower school level.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

     
    • Create age appropriate lesson plans
    • Attend and participate in curriculum planning meetings
    • Participate in committee work, faculty meetings, parent coffees and additional duties as assigned
    • Lead parent conferences and maintain weekly communication with parents throughout the year
    • Work in a highly collaborative community to develop and implement a creative and challenging curriculum
    • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads philosophy and approach to education
    • Demonstrate commitment to social justice and working with a diverse community
    • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of subject matter and effectiveness in teaching
    • Demonstrate an ability to assess students at their appropriate developmental levels
    • Ability to differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs so students are appropriately engaged and challenged
    • Maintain and communicate high expectations and boundaries in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner
    • Provide students with opportunities and support in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, the exploration of ideas, and the development of leadership qualities
    • Communicate with parents and students and the ability to collaborate with other members of the faculty

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Demonstrated knowledge of sound pedagogical skills
    • Strong background in math and reading instruction at the lower elementary level
    • Experience and interest in differentiated instruction and a project-based, constructivist approach to teaching and learning
    • Highly developed writing and organizational skills
    • Background/interest/passion for teaching language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science in a self contained classroom
    • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Strong foundation in child development
    • Possess excellent classroom management skills
    • Have passion for personal and professional growth
    • 3+ years teaching experience at the lower elementary level, preferably in an independent school
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related educational field required
    To Apply: submit Resume and Cover Letter describing your educational philosophy and how your experience and skills will contribute to the position.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY
  • 6th Grade Humanities Teacher


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Provide students with opportunities and support in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, the exploration of ideas, and the development of leadership qualities
    • Will maintain and communicate high expectations and boundaries in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner.
    • Maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect, which encourages students to risk asking questions, expressing their opinions, and making mistakes necessary to learning process.
    • Differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs so all students are appropriately engaged and challenged
    • Ensure students are engaged through activities and technology that accommodate various learning styles, personality styles, behavioral styles, and the need for physical movement
    • Collaborate with classroom teachers to create interdisciplinary units that teach grade-level content knowledge and skills through humanities
    • Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting big goals by frequently checking for understanding and formative assessment
    • Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parent/guardians remaining sensitive to different families cultures,values and needs.
    • Show concern for and nurture the student’s intellectual, social, emotional, ethical, and aesthetic development.
    • Show a commitment to supporting the holistic development of the student,both inside and outside of the class
    • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
    • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
    • Participate in department, school, and parent meetings
    • Other duties as assigned
    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads philosophy and approach to education.
    • Demonstrate commitment to social justice and working with a diverse community.
    • Experience and interest in differentiated instruction, project-based, constructivist approach teaching and learning, as well as portfolio, authentic, and performance assessment.
    • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of subject matter,including grammar, and effectiveness in teaching.
    • Desire to teach reading comprehension skills and building vocabulary.
    • Knowledge of supporting the metacognitive skills and learning strategies to access the disciplines
    • Knowledge of how to teach students to use textbooks,as well as other resources and genres of literature, as a tool for teaching themselves and comprehending the material
    • Desire to collaborate across disciplines
    • Solid organization,communication and writing skills
    • Excellent classroom management skills
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
    • Understand theories related to middle school students’ developmental milestones and socio-emotional lives
    • Passion for teaching and understanding of and respect for students’ individual learning styles
    • Passion for personal and professional growth
    • B.A. degree required/ M.A. degree preferred in Education or related field.
    • 3+ years teaching experience required
    To Apply: submit Resume and Cover Letter describing your educational philosophy and how your experience and skills will contribute to the position.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY
  • Admissions and Enrollment Administrative Coordinator

    Reporting to the Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid and Director of Admissions, and working closely with the Associate Director of Admissions, the Admissions and Enrollment Administrative Coordinator is the initial contact for all admissions and enrollment inquiries made online, in-person, and over the phone. The position directly assists with coordinating all open houses, tours, and admissions events and is responsible for answering phones, taking and returning messages, and tracking RSVPs to admissions events. The position provides office support and customer service for the Admissions Office in all facets of the admissions process (from initial contact through acceptance and enrollment). The position is responsible for ordering supplies for the Admissions Office and all Admissions events. In addition to those responsibilities listed below, other miscellaneous duties or projects may be added at the discretion of the Director of Admissions and/or the Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Responding to general inquiries and requests for admissions applications
    • Managing RSVPs and inquiries for all admissions events
    • Scheduling meetings for the Admissions Department and interviews with prospective applicants/families
    • Entering applications in the admissions database as needed
    • Creating and maintaining files for applicants (electronic and hard copy files)
    • Ordering all supplies for Admissions Office
    • Supports, plans, and is responsible for ordering all items needed of Admissions Events
    • Managing mail and sending out mailings/correspondences for Admissions Office
    • In conjunction with the Associate Director of Admissions, communicates reminders regarding Admissions events
    • Assisting with follow up and reminders of enrollment contracts and deposits during re-enrollment and acceptance seasons
    • Assisting with financial aid inquiries and document uploading
    • Assisting with processing of enrollment contracts and deposits
    • Communicates re-enrollment deadlines to campus and parent community in a timely manner
    • Troubleshoots online admissions application and enrollment contract issues with prospective and current parents in a timely manner
    • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid and the Director of Admissions

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Demonstrated ability to proactively manage multiple deadlines
    • Detail-oriented, organized, and resourceful
    • Excellent planning and logistical skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all community members
    • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
    • Highly proficient Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel.
    • Whipple Hill experience a plus
    • Ability and willingness to learn new software applications
    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • 2-3 years of applicable experience in a school environment preferred

    VALUES AND LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT STYLE:
    • Operates with integrity and in the interest of the school.
    • Maintains a generosity of spirit toward colleagues, assuming best intentions.
    • Strives for sustainability
    • Proactive, continually looking for ways to avert problems and improve systems.
    • Approaches challenges with a problem solving, forward thinking, mindset – asks for help.
    • Demonstrate trustworthiness in dealing with confidential matters.
     
  • Director of Development

    Status: Full-Time
    Reports to: Head of School

    Please click on the link below:

    JOB SUMMARY


    To apply for this position, or for additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to Victoria Silverman at apply@cooksilverman.com.
  • Lower School/Middle School Counselor and Parent Education Coordinator



    JOB SUMMARY

    The Lower School/Middle School Counselor and Parent Education Coordinator is a full-time position and includes serving as the coordinator for the Parent Education Program, bringing in outside resources/presenters for students and parents. The Counselor works in collaboration with the Middle School Director, the Academic Dean, the MS Dean of Students and the Lower School Dean. The Counselor, who works directly with the Lower School/Middle School staff, students, parents, teachers, is the contact to outside resources for the emotional health and well-being of the students K-8. The Counselor is expected to model ethical and professional practices.

    The Counselor plays a significant role in addressing the social and emotional needs and challenges of the students, parents and at times, the faculty. The Counselor is available to meet with students, faculty and parents individually or in groups for consultation, assessment, therapeutic support and resource referral.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    COUNSELING
    • Work with individual students and their families on social, emotional, and behavioral issues that may affect their school experience.
    • Assess and counsel families as needed regarding issues that impact their child eg. divorce, loss of family member, significant transitions, social problems, trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues, parenting, etc.
    • Support teachers, students and families with crisis interventions and referrals.
    • Advise faculty regarding individual student issues, classroom behavior management tips and interventions, etc.
    • Collaborate with outside professionals as needed to support students and families.
    • Serve as a resource for parents, students, teachers and administrators for referrals and community resources.
    • Facilitate student support groups addressing issues of body image, self worth, respect and boundaries, identity, conflict resolution, loss/change, stress management.

    ADMINISTRATIVE
    • Attend weekly Leadership Team Meetings.
    • Participate in weekly Staff Meetings
    • Attend and Represent Lower School/Middle School at Independent School Counselor Meetings
    • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings strategizing supportive interventions for students with serious academic and/or behavioral challenges
    • Serve as Coordinator for the Parent Education Program which includes bringing in outside resources/presenters for students and parents, scheduling and planning Parent Education events.
    HUMAN DEVELOPMENT/EDUCATION
    • Coordinate grade level seminars regarding Values Identification and Formation, Consent and Harassment, Growth and Development/Healthy Sexuality, Cyber Safety, Drug Ed.
    • Serve as liaison with community service providers
    • Develop and coordinate workshops and discussion groups for parents parallel to student seminars.

    QUALIFICATIONS


    • Master's Degree Required in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Related Field
    • 3+ years school working in a school setting
    • Licensed Mental Health Professional.
    • California State School Counseling Certification preferred, not required.
    • Positive attitude, excellent communication and organizational skills

    TO APPLY: Submit online application and upload resume and cover letter.
    CLICK HERE TO APPLY
  • Middle School Academic Dean

    In consultation with the Middle School Director, the Middle School Academic Dean, working collaboratively with the Department Coordinators, is charged with aligning the school's unique educational program with the vision of our Statement of Philosophy and coordinating and implementing strategic partnerships with for-profit, nonprofits, and universities to promote innovation in pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment. In this role, the Academic Dean will have primary responsibility for developing the capacity of Department Coordinators and Faculty to deliver New Roads’ incomparable approach to teaching and learning. To achieve this objective, the Academic Dean will chair the Department Coordinator meeting and guide the development of curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy. The Academic Dean will engage colleagues in substantive conversation about teaching and learning and will spearhead curriculum review and development, oversee academic planning, and coordinate professional development. The Academic Dean will partner with Administrators and Faculty at the Elementary and High School to articulate and implement a coherent K-12 approach to curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, professional development, and Faculty professional growth process. The Academic Dean reports to the Middle School Director and serves as a member of the Middle School Leadership Team. The Middle School Academic Dean will teach one or two classes in his or her area of expertise.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Curriculum
    • Maintains congruency between the School's board-approved philosophy and academic program, particularly the school's commitment to social justice, diversity, and environmental stewardship
    • Educates faculty about state, national, and international educational standards and brain-targeted teaching
    • Ensures that curriculum meets the needs of diverse learners
    • Supports the work of individual departments in balancing its curricular traditions and priorities with significant trends and developments in its field and the school’s educational vision
    • Facilitates efforts to improve curriculum coordination and innovation within and across grades
    • Articulates skills and habits across disciplines
    • Stimulates curricular innovation across and within traditional disciplines
    • Ensures a curricular continuum throughout the K-12 program
    • Serves as liaison to departmental coordinators in establishing and reviewing annual course offerings and developing new programs
    • Networks with Academic Deans at other independent schools, public schools, and universities, both within and outside of the United States
    • Publicizes within the school community the scholarship and endeavors of departments and gives recognition to exceptional achievements within departments
    • Reviews all proposed changes to the curriculum and provides updates on a yearly basis to the administrative leadership team
    • Develops instruments to evaluate the academic program
    • Works closely with the Middle School Dean of Students to align the curricular and co-curricular program within the framework of New Roads' educational vision
    Faculty
    • Provide support, supervision, and instructional leadership to the entire Middle School faculty
    • Create and implement professional embedded professional development plan to increase capacity of the teachers to deliver the mission
    • Develops orientation/transition program and evaluation system for new teachers, including leading New Teacher meetings
    • Manage, with Middle School Director, the evaluation of teachers
    • Model engaging, effective teaching and give teachers opportunities to observe this kind of teaching
    • Serves as a resource to teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures
    • Coordinates professional development activities (individual and collective) for the middle school faculty (including workshops, speakers, school observations, in-service training programs, and the like)
    • Serves as an advisor to teachers in all matters pertaining to curriculum development, effective pedagogy, and assessment
    • Observes, supervises, and helps evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum
    • Develops and coordinates the evaluation process for faculty
    • Assists teachers in matching appropriate assessment instruments to the school’s
    • Educates the faculty on an ongoing basis about constructivist approaches to pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment
    • Works with the Middle School Director and Department Coordinators in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of new faculty
    • Educates the faculty in the effective use of technology to support teaching and learning
    • Oversees and evaluates the Department Coordinators; Chairs meetings of Department Coordinators, deals with routine matters and opportunities for program, pedagogical, assessment, and curricular growth
    • Makes recommendations to Middle School Director on the hiring and retention of faculty
    • Coordinates the recruitment and hiring process and articulates procedures
    • Articulates with Department Coordinators the program section of WASC
    • Guides the use of data in improving curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment
    • Creates embedded opportunities to drive continuous professional growth by linking theory and practice and by modeling constructive practice
    Students
    • Seeks to understand, and to foster conversation about, the quality of students’ academic experience. Towards this end, the Academic Dean is specifically concerned with such issues as homework load, reading level appropriateness, effectiveness of course projects, coordination among grade-level teachers, portfolio assessment, and so forth
    • Works with students to articulate surveys to provide student feedback to teachers that informs instruction
    • Oversees standardized assessment programs at the Middle School
    • Gathers student feedback to assess how well the Middle School is achieving the goals stated in its mission
    • Ensures that standards, rubrics, narratives, and assessments empower students to drive their own improvement in learning; focusing on process and progress
    Parents
    • Educates parents about the roles of students, parents, and teachers in the teaching and learning process within the framework of New Roads' educational vision
    • Gathers feedback from parents on the academic experience of their children
    • Guides teachers in using the resources of parents to enhance the educational experience of students
    • Educates parents about new educational initiatives
    Administration
    • Maintains congruence between the school’s mission statement and all academic activities to ensure the implementation of the school’s educational values and policies
    • Works with the Assistant Middle School Director to ensure that the schedule reflects the educational priorities of the mission
    • Collaborates with strategic partners to coordinate and implement new educational initiatives
    • Serves as a spokesperson, in all relevant venues, for the Middle school’s academic program
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience
    • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred
    To Apply: submit Resume and Cover Letter describing your educational philosophy and how your experience and skills will contribute to the position.

  • Part-time Lower and Middle School (K-8) Coding Instructor


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Teach 5 sections of Coding to K-4 students at the Lower School campus
    • Teach 4 sections of Coding to 5-8th grade students at the Middle School campus
    • Responsible for writing and developing new coding curriculum
    • Have a commitment to assisting in the assessment, growth and success of the Film and Digital Media Program.
    • Work cooperatively with the department, faculty and staff throughout the school in striving for educational excellence.
    • General involvement as a faculty member and in assessment of student learning.
    • Support and continuous quality improvement through participation.
    • Will maintain and communicate high expectations and boundaries in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner.
    • Maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect, which encourages students to risk asking questions, expressing their opinions, and making mistakes necessary to learning process.
    • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
    • Participate in department, school, and parent meetings
    • Other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • 2 years prior Lower and Middle School experience in Coding/Computer Science or 2 years of after school/camp experience preferred
    • Dynamic personality and enthusiasm for teaching
    • Interest in Coding/Computer Science
    • Tech savvy (hardware and software, PC and MAC)
    • Ability to teach Scratch or Tynker
    • Ability to teach basic fundamentals of coding (Must know HTML, CSS, and JS)
    • Strong collaboration skills
    • Commitment and respect for diversity
    • Understanding of and commitment to the school mission and goals
    • Understanding of and commitment to teaching and motivating students in ways appropriate to their diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
    • Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specification of the position
    • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth
    • Support and participation in the school’s commitment to continuous improvement

    APPLY: Please complete online application and upload your cover letter and resume. Optional documents to upload include Digital Portfolio/Reel/Website.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY
  • Part-time Upper School (9-12) Coding Instructor


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Teach 3 sections of Coding to Upper School students (9th-12th grade), including (x2) intro level classes and (x1) advanced class.
    • Responsible for writing and developing new coding curriculum
    • Have a commitment to assisting in the assessment, growth and success of the Film and Digital Media Program.
    • Work cooperatively with the department, faculty and staff throughout the school in striving for educational excellence.
    • General involvement as a faculty member and in assessment of student learning.
    • Support and continuous quality improvement through participation.
    • Maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect, which encourages students to risk asking questions, expressing their opinions, and making mistakes necessary to learning process.
    • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
    • Participate in department, school, and parent meetings
    • Other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • 2 years prior Upper School teaching experience in Coding/Computer Science or 2 years of after school/camp experience preferred
    • Dynamic personality and enthusiasm for teaching
    • Interest in Coding/Computer Science
    • Tech savvy (hardware and software, PC and MAC)
    • Ability to teach basic coding class (Must know HTML, CSS, Java, and JavaScript)
    • Ability to teach an advanced coding class.
    • Commitment and respect for diversity
    • Understanding of and commitment to the school mission and goals
    • Understanding of and commitment to teaching and motivating students in ways appropriate to their diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
    • Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specification of the position
    • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth
    • Support and participation in the school’s commitment to continuous improvement

    APPLY: Please complete online application and upload your cover letter and resume.  Optional documents to upload include Digital Portfolio/Reel/Website.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY
  • Spectrum Program Coordinator


    The Spectrum Program is a unique program designed to create educational options and interventions, within a regular school environment, for students that meet the diagnostic criteria specified in the revised DSM-5 for Autism Spectrum Disorder; formally categorized as Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism. The program targets academically capable students diagnosed with ASD and takes a fresh approach to addressing their needs by both: a) including them in neurotypical academic classes and campus activities, and b) providing concentrated, daily focus on improving our students’ social and real-world functioning skills within the specialized Spectrum Life Skills Program. The Spectrum Program offers the following accommodations: extended time on tests, extended time on large projects, and preferential seating at the front of the room. Our main goal is to provide support to our students in developing executive functioning skills, organization, time management, calendaring, and self advocacy these life skills can be translated into students’ everyday lives and beyond graduation.

    Reporting directly the Spectrum Program Co-Director, the Spectrum Coordinator is responsible for communicating the spirit and values of New Roads and managing the daily operations of and providing comprehensive administrative support for the Spectrum Program. The Spectrum Coordinator will also function as the administrative assistant to the Spectrum Program Co-Director as well as assisting the Upper School and Middle School teachers with organizational support of lesson plans and assignments.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


    Communication Verbal
    • Greet and welcome Spectrum Program visitors and prospective families
    • Schedule Spectrum Program admissions meetings/interviews
    • Answer phones, screen calls, take messages, including gathering all pertinent information for Spectrum Program Co-Director. Follow-up and direct messages to appropriate school personnel; providing updates on the status of important calls and initiating the appropriate follow-up in a timely manner.
    Communication Written
    • Compose, update, edit, print, file and distribute correspondence and documents
    • Using the school’s database manage a report of all Spectrum Program outstanding and incomplete student work and and communication the status of all student work to the Spectrum Program teachers and the Spectrum Program Co-Director.
    Calendar
    • Coordinate Spectrum Program events for the school’s master calendar
    • Coordinate appointments and manage Spectrum Program calendar, anticipating and resolving scheduling conflicts and prioritizing appointments
    Faculty
    • Attend Spectrum Program faculty meetings, taking notes and follow up on action items
    • Assist all Spectrum teachers with organizational tasks and recording of student progress
    Students
    • Assist Spectrum Admissions in scheduling student shadow days and other visiting students
    • Work with Spectrum Co-Director and Spectrum teachers to coordinate details for Spectrum events, staff for special events including, when necessary, invitations, menu planning, volunteers, facility reservations and rental of supplies.
    • Maintain and manage Spectrum Study Hall daily
    General
    • Serve as a member of the Emergency Response Team
    • Support Emergency protocol
    • Perform other duties as directed by the Spectrum Program Co-Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to work with a diverse community of students, parents, and faculty
    • Ability to think quickly in high pressure situations
    • Collaborative work style leading to effective decision making and leadership
    • Strong technology skills- familiarity with using technology as a supportive tool for teachers, students, and parents
    • Enthusiasm for working with highly-motivated faculty and students

    To Apply: submit Resume and Cover Letter
    CLICK HERE TO APPY

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New Roads School is a college preparatory K-12 private independent school in Santa Monica, CA, serving over 650 school age children from the greater Los Angeles area. New Roads School provides an inspired educational program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, and an expanding curiosity about the world and its people.