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Career Opportunities at Roycemore

Roycemore is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, gender preference or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies.

Griffinity: (noun) The quality of being Roycemore-Griffin-like.

Since 1915, Roycemore created a culture that intertwines with the school’s mission and vision. The infinite possibilities, creativity, strength, and individuality of a Griffin is what made Roycemore a unique and magical school when it was founded and continues today. That magic has been maintained by teachers and staff who have the Griffin-like spirit in them. Read more about our culture and Griffin spirit below.

Why Roycemore? 

“First and foremost, Roycemore prioritizes students; the best interest of students is the basis of every decision. Roycemore is a community that fosters individual growth and believes in the possibility of success for each student. It is a transforming environment! The Administration supports the faculty’s growth, providing amazing opportunities to learn new technologies and to participate in interest-based professional development. Finally, Roycemore is an inclusive family; a place that leaves an indelible mark on all Griffins.” 

– Wendy Griffin, Middle School Teacher and Learning Specialist

Advancement Coordinator

Essential Functions:
To be successful in this role, the individual should be a self-starter, a team player, and have the ability to contribute to a joyful work environment. Detail orientation, proactivity, and the ability to multitask while working independently are a must. This role will support the Admissions, Communications/Marketing, and Development Divisions of the school.

Key responsibilities:
Writing, editing, and distribution of school information including but not limited to newsletters, event invitations, drip email campaigns, website content, social media, and blog posts
Serve as a point of contact for parent ambassadors, volunteers, and alumni, especially when organizing events
Track, input, and analyze data in order to inform ongoing marketing and communications strategy
Manage contact lists for Admissions/Marketing as well as Development

Admissions duties will include but are not limited to:
Provide communication and follow-up throughout the admissions process via email and phone
Assisting with merit-based scholarship application collection and processing
Scheduling and providing tours, student visits
Assisting with in-person and virtual admissions events, school fairs, and other event planning and staffing

Development duties will include but are not limited to:
Alumni and community relations
Data entry and database management/reporting
Coordinating mass mailings
Management of Annual Report publication

Marketing duties will include but are not limited to:
Social media posting, engagement, and reporting
Event graphics and promotion via online websites
Online reputation monitoring and engagement
‘Brand Journalism’ including story development, interviews, writing, and event photography/videography

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate in a professional manner with prospective and current families, students and alumni, staff, vendors, and others
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, Google Suite, and ability to quickly learn new software applications
Must be able to perform data entry quickly and accurately
1+ years of professional work experience required, prior school experience is a plus
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Constant Contact, and social media marketing is a plus
Ability to work occasional nights or weekends preferred (1-2 times/month during admissions season)

Individuals interested should send a cover letter and resume via mail or e-mail to Morgan Graff, Director of Marketing & Communications, at mgraff@roycemoreschool.org.

Lower School Teacher

Roycemore School seeks a Lower School Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Now in its 106th year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, co-educational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade. Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore enjoys a long-standing relationship with Northwestern University.

Essential Functions:
Develops curriculum, prepares materials and classrooms for class activities
Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet student’s varying needs and interests
Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, collaborate and investigate
Instructs students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods
Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicates those objectives to students
Prepares, administers, and assesses assignments and grade level assessments in order to evaluate student’s progress
Uses effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning
Sponsors a student club and/or coaches an athletic team
Meets with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs
Provides a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play
Collaborates with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of Lower School programs
Maintains expertise in subject matter through professional development
Regularly attends faculty meetings
Communicates with families regularly via class website, social media, and/or newsletters, and as needed to promote the growth of each child.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Early Childhood and Lower School Division Head

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or post graduate work in subject matter and/or education
A minimum of three years teaching experience at the grade of age level preferred, ideally in an independent school environment
Embraces implementing a multicultural classroom and a social emotional curriculum
Experienced teaching Lucy Calkins’ reading and writing workshops preferred
Experience with project-based teaching
A strong passion for teaching and commitment to student learning and development
Excellence in classroom management techniques
Ability to interface and communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members
Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside the classroom
Embraces authentic assessment, innovative pedagogies, and project-based learning
Enthusiasm for professional development
Comfortable using online texts, iPads, Learning Management System, and computer systems
Working knowledge of Macintosh operating systems
Experience with G-Suite (Google Apps) for Education (preferred)
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Commitment to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
Ability to use basic office equipment

For best consideration please email or send cover letter and resume with three references to
Darcy Aksamitowski, Early Childhood & Lower School Division Head, by April 1, 2022: daksamitowski@roycemoreschool.org

Middle School Learning Specialist Teacher

We are currently seeking an experienced Middle School Learning Specialist Teacher for the 2022-23 school year. This person will be working with children from grades five through eight.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Identifies, monitors, and remediates students who learn differently
Conducts quarterly formal screenings & assessments as well as informal screenings and assessments, on a regular basis.
Actively participate in weekly/bi-weekly student-support team meetings with teachers, the School Social Worker, and Division Head.
Assume an active role in Learning Development and Student Support Team meetings.
Collaborate with Roycemore School Social Worker to support studentsʼ social-emotional needs.
Works with Grade Level teachers to ensure optimal learning of students being served. This includes assisting with the implementation of models of differentiated instruction that provide specialized, small-group instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics
Support teaching staff by offering resources, assistance, advice, and training to enable
faculty to better meet the needs of all learners.
Works with students who qualify for support in reading, writing, and mathematics by creating a learning plan while progress monitoring to ensure targeted goals are being met (push-in/pull-out, 1:1/small group)
Works with faculty, parents, and private contractors on behalf of students who require specialized academic instruction
Read and summarize neuropsychological evaluation reports for faculty as necessary.
Works with the Student Support Team at Roycemore, especially during the transition to Middle School, for students who have Individualized Learning Plans and/or students for whom faculty have growing concerns
Supports Admissions by reading and consulting with the division head and admissions director on incoming student evaluations when asked
Offers occasional faculty and parent educational programs or training
Establishes and maintains frequent communication with parents about their child’s academic, social and emotional, progress and needs. This includes Progress Reports, phone calls, and emails
Makes recommendations for home interventions
Fulfill assigned duty responsibilities [ morning arrival, lunch/recess, and or dismissal duty]
Sponsor and facilitate a club or sport after school.
Teach a class

Roycemore is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

For best consideration please email or send a cover letter and resume with three references to
Adrienne Floro, Middle School Division Head, by April 30, 2022: afloro@roycemoreschool.org

Middle & Upper School Humanities-English Teacher

2022-2023 school year

Essential Functions

Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet student’s varying needs and interests
Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
Evaluates and grades students’ class work, assignments, and papers
Compiles, administers, and grades examinations
Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
Creates and teaches semester-length or year-long English and Humanities courses
Instructs students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods
Uses effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning
Sponsors a student club and/or coaches an athletic team
Serves as an adviser to students, guiding them in academic, extracurricular, social and personal development and acting as primary liaison to parents/ guardians
Meets with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs
Collaborates with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of Middle/ Upper School programs
Maintains expertise in subject matter through professional development
Regularly attends faculty meetings
Performs other duties as assigned by Middle and Upper School Division Heads

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or post graduate work in subject matter and/or education
A minimum of three years teaching experience teaching middle/high school Humanities/English courses, preferably in an independent school environment
Strong background in teaching of writing and literary analysis
Ability to leverage a strong background in social studies/history to build on students’ curiosity and increase motivation and confidence to engage in deep, Socratic discussions and thoughtful responses to compelling, authentic questions.
Experience leading seminar style discussions
A strong passion for teaching and commitment to student learning and development
Excellence in classroom management techniques
Ability to interface and communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members
Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside the classroom
Embraces authentic assessment, innovative pedagogies, and project-based learning
Enthusiasm for professional development
Comfortable using online texts, iPads, Learning Management System, and computer systems
Working knowledge of Macintosh operating systems
Experience with G-Suite (Google Apps) for Education (preferred)
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Commitment to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
Ability to use basic office equipment

For best consideration please email or send cover letter and resume with three references to
Stefanie Rivera by March 18, 2022: srivera@roycemoreschool.org:

Middle & Upper School STEM Teacher

Roycemore School seeks a Middle & Upper School STEM Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Now in its 106th year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, co-educational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade. Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore enjoys a long-standing relationship with Northwestern University.

Essential Functions

Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
Evaluates, provides rich feedback and grades students’ class work, assignments, and papers
Creates and teaches middle & high school level math, science and technology courses
Compiles administers, and grades examinations
Plans, evaluates, and revises curricular, course content and course materials and methods of instruction, at times developing courses that are brand new to the school
Uses effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning.
Sponsors a student club and/or coaches an athletic team
Serves as an adviser to 10-14 students, guiding them in academic, extracurricular, social and personal development and acting as primary liaison to parents/ guardians
Maintains and expands expertise in subject matter through professional development
Performs other duties as assigned by the Middle School Head or Upper School Head

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in subject area required; a Master’s degree preferred
A minimum of three years teaching experience, preferably in an independent school environment
While exact classes taught will vary from year to year, they could include: Algebra I, Geometry, Computer Science, Robotics, Video Game Design, Engineering, or Middle School Science
Excellence in classroom management techniques
Enthusiasm for professional development
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to interface and communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members
Working knowledge of Windows and/or Macintosh operating systems
Experience with Google Workspace (preferred)
Strong passion for teaching & commitment to student learning & development
Committed to curriculum design and growth
Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside the classroom
Embraces authentic assessment, mastery learning; innovative pedagogies, and project-based learning
Comfortable using online texts, iPads, Learning Management System, and computer systems
Able to use basic office equipment

For best consideration please email or send cover letter and resume with three references ASAP but no later than January 30, 2022 to:
Adrienne Floro
afloro@roycemoreschool.org
Assistant Head of School for Academics

Substitute Teachers (Lower School Pre-K to Grade 4)

Seeking subs for elementary education, specifically Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 4. Substitute teachers must have teaching capabilities in multiple areas, the ability to establish effective working relationships with staff and students, the ability to address the various learning styles of students, and the ability to maintain effective classroom management strategies. Substitute teachers are called on an as needed basis and may be needed for one day, one week or a long term position. Substitute teachers arrive by 8AM, with classes beginning at 8:30AM, and generally ending by 3:30PM.

Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to mgraff@roycemoreschool.org.

Morgan Graff, Director of Marketing & Communications
Roycemore School
1200 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201