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Employment 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.

Lower School Substitute Teachers - PreK-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:

Melinda Orzoff, Lower School Division Head
Roycemore School
1200 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201

morzoff@roycemoreschool.org

Assistant Teacher Position

Assistant Teacher Position

Summary
Roycemore School is currently seeking a dynamic assistant teacher for our Junior Kindergarten room starting in early January. Now in its 105ft year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, coeducational 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 including the Northwestern option, where high school students can choose to take college courses at the University as dual-enrolled students for no additional charge.

For more on Roycemore School, please visit the website at www.roycemoreschool.org

Responsibilities
The assistant should possess a holistic view of children, an understanding of the developmental issues of early childhood children and a willingness to work with and learn from an experienced teacher. The assistant will work with small groups and individual students, will accompany the children to their special teachers, and participate in lunch and recess.

Required Qualifications
Early Childhood Education Degree; preferred or an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.
Experience with early childhood children.
Patience, maturity, and a love of young children.
Competence in connecting with students and help creating a healthy classroom community.
Excellent communication skills, sound judgment, and emotional maturity.
Ability to take direction from supervising teachers and staff.
Ability to work cooperatively with other teachers and assistants.
Ability to relate effectively with children and their parents.
Ability to ensure the health and safety of the children in your care.
Roycemore School embraces diversity of people, cultures and ideas, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals interested should send a resume via e-mail to:

Melinda Orzoff
Lower School Division Head
morzoff@roycemoreschool.org

Athletic Director/Teacher/Coach

Roycemore School Athletic Director/Teacher/Coach

Summary
Roycemore School seeks a new Athletic Director/ Teacher/ Coach to join us for the 2020-2021 school year. Now in its 104th year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, coeducational 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 including the Northwestern option, where high school students can choose to take college courses at the University as dual-enrolled students for no additional charge.

The Athletic Director/ Teacher/ Coach is a full time professional employee.

The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace Roycemore’s mission, culture, and community in order to serve as an effective ambassador. The Director will report to the Head of School with a dotted line to the Upper School Head.

For more on Roycemore School, please visit the website at www.roycemoreschool.org

Responsibilities:
Plan, organize and oversee a comprehensive sports and physical education program at the school; ensure program objectives mirror the school’s mission, Athletic philosophy and values.
Teaches Physical Education and Wellness classes.
Coaches a minimum of one athletic team for at least one season. May coach additional teams.
Negotiate and schedule activities and schedules with sports league officials; attend league meetings as required or as appropriate.
Oversee the establishment of sports and physical education program policies, procedures and curriculum; monitor and adjust as necessary to ensure overall effectiveness.
Coordinate and oversee the recruitment, selection, orientation, supervision, evaluation and development of sport and physical education coaches and trainers.
Work in conjunction with the Director of Finance & Operations to ensure proper maintenance, repairs, staffing levels, travel schedules and the security and safety of students, players and visitors.
Work with the Director of Finance & Operations to plan an effective annual sports and physical education budget.
Oversee the preparation of sports publicity and information materials that enhance participation and accurately inform participants, spectators and the public.
Attends special events, officiates at school events and assemblies.
Builds community among students through presence, interaction in classrooms, teaching, coaching and organizing activities.
Ensures a safe environment for faculty, staff and students.
Maintains expertise through Professional Development.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Responsible for paying referees.
Arranges for yearly maintenance of gym floor.
Responsible for sound equipment, microphones, and gym set up for shows and events.
Responsible for coordinating annual Palio show.

Experience, Qualification & Attributes:
Bachelor’s degree
A minimum of five years teaching and coaching experience, ideally in an independent school environment
Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
Ability to communicate effectively with constituents from the entire school community
Experience with successful athletic programs and teams with experience in gymnastics and dance a PLUS
Well-rounded knowledge of physical conditioning methods
A valid First Aid Certificate from the American Red Cross, including CPR training
Strategic thinker who sees the larger picture
Ability to understand and embrace Roycemore School’s mission
Ability to balance and prioritize the needs of the school
Ability to define problems and implement appropriate solutions
Superb people skills; compassionate
A strong, team player
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Must demonstrate competency with basic computer and word processing applications
Able to use basic office equipment
Proficient in using technology and web-based tools
Demonstration of the School’s core values
Committed to diversity and inclusion

Roycemore School embraces diversity of people, cultures, and ideas and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals interested should send a cover letter and resume via mail or e-mail
to: afinleyodell@roycemoreschool.org For best consideration, apply by January 15, 2020.

Director of Summer Programs

Roycemore School Director of Summer Programs

Summary
Roycemore School seeks a new Director of Summer Programs to join us for the 2020-2021 school year. Now in its 104th year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, coeducational 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 including the Northwestern option, where high school students can choose to take college courses at the University as dual-enrolled students for no additional charge.

The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace Roycemore’s mission, culture, and community in order to serve as an effective ambassador. The Director will report to the Head of School with a dotted line to the Lower School Head.

For more on Roycemore School, please visit the website at www.roycemoreschool.org

Responsibilities:

Create, operate and coordinate Summer Programs
Administer the recruitment, interviewing, hiring, orientation and evaluation of employees for programs
Maintain and expand Summer Programs
Assess and enhance current programs. Develop new programs
Plan and coordinate budgets for programs and monitor all revenue and expenses and works with the Business Office to ensure proper month end closing of books and billing to families. Assists in resolving any billing issue families may have
Collaborates with the Athletic Director, Division Heads, and Marketing Director
Coordinate with the Business Office on any injuries or liability issues and scheduling space
Organize and coordinate the marketing of the programs, which includes, but is not limited to, the Summer Program catalogue, advertising opportunities, and brochures and web page information
Over-see registration and processing of all forms and confirmation letters for these programs
Respond in a timely fashion to all inquiries regarding the programs
Plan and coordinate the recruitment of program participants
Coordinate the collection of payments and deposits with the business office utilizing the Active Software
Handle the processing of all checks requests and invoices with the Business Office
Oversee contracts for programs including those with off-campus organizations
Maintain database on programs
Prepare appropriate summary reports
On-campus supervision of day-to-day aspects of all Summer Programs
Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Experience, Qualifications & Attributes:

Bachelor’s degree preferred in related field
Previous experience in related fields a plus
Ability to read and interpret documents and to write routine reports and correspondence
Proficient in Excel and Word Programs
Able to use summer camp software
Must demonstrate the ability to work under pressure and in a very busy and highly involved environment
Ability to communicate effectively with parents, students and visitors in person, by telephone or electronic communication
Ability to apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions furnished in written and oral form. Ability to ascertain which people may need immediate assistance and to act accordingly
Must demonstrate competency with basic word processing and internet functions; as well as all applications used in the regular functioning of the school
Must have good working knowledge of bookkeeping
A valid First Aid Certificate from the American Red Cross, including CPR training
Ability to understand and embrace Roycemore School’s mission
A strong, team player
Demonstration of the School’s core values
Committed to diversity and inclusion

Roycemore School embraces diversity of people, cultures, and ideas and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals interested should send a cover letter and resume via mail or e-mail
to: afinleyodell@roycemoreschool.org For best consideration, apply by January 31, 2020.

Lower School Head

Roycemore School Lower School Head

Summary
Roycemore School seeks a new Lower School Head to join us for the 2020-2021 school year. Now in its 104th year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, coeducational 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 including the Northwestern option, where high school students can choose to take college courses at the University as dual-enrolled students for no additional charge.

The Lower School Head is a full time professional employee and serves on the senior administrative team of the school along with two other Division Heads and administrators. The Lower School Head oversees PK (3 year old) through Fourth grade with enrollment of approximately 100 students. For more information on Roycemore School and specifically its Early Childhood and Lower School, visit: https://roycemoreschool.org/academics/early-childhood/ and https://roycemoreschool.org/academics/lower-school/

Roycemore’s mission is to inspire and nurture excellence and prepare each student for success in higher education and in a dynamic and complex world.

The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace Roycemore’s mission, culture, and community in order to serve as an effective ambassador. The Lower School Head will report to the Head of School.

For more on Roycemore School, please visit the website at www.roycemoreschool.org

Responsibilities:
– Exercises vision and provides leadership that appropriately involves members of the school community
– Supervises, manages and oversees the development of the Division teachers and support staff
– Oversees the evaluation and professional development of Division faculty, assesses faculty performance and reviews with faculty
– Serves as a consultant to Division faculty in matters of classroom management, teaching methods and school procedures
– Conducts regular staff meetings; ensures communication of information that impact department members and students
– Assists the Head of School with recruitment and selection of new and replacement faculty
– Provides orientation and support to new teachers
– Attends all special events, officiates at school events and assemblies
– Builds community among students through presence, interaction in classrooms, teaching and organizing activities
– Organizes and coordinates arrival and dismissal
– Provides academic guidance to students, handles major discipline issues
– Reviews student assessment/ documents
– Coordinates all standardized testing for the Lower School
– Organizes events such as Miniature School Night, Pumpkin Carving, Culmination Night, Theme Week etc.
– Ensures safe environment for faculty, staff and students
– Collaborate with Head of School and Senior Admin team to update Student and Parent Handbook, and Employee Handbook
– Communicates regularly with parents in writing and meets individually with parents at their request
– Facilitates dialogue and communication with parents and teachers and the administration
– Involves parents in achieving the School’s mission by organizing parent workshops, curriculum education evenings, classroom rep meetings, and volunteer opportunities
– Oversees curriculum development, supervises scheduling of classes, provides for in-service of faculty as needed, provides for extra curricular learning activities for students, supports grade level programs
– Interfaces with the Learning Specialists and Gifted Coordinator in support of student growth
– Oversees textbook and teaching material selection and recommends library books, materials and other learning media additions
– Serves on the Senior Administrative Team
– Interfaces with the Director of Admissions in all aspects of admissions, meets with all applicant families, participates in the evaluation of applicants, facilitates orientation for new students and families
– Assists with Open House and other admissions activities
– Develops and Manages the Division Budget
– Collaborates with the Director of Curriculum and Innovation to assess, document, and develop curricular alignment
– Collaborates with the Director of Curriculum and Innovation to recommend teacher professional development
– Maintains expertise in subject matter through Professional Development
– Researches and recommends the addition of new courses or curriculum modifications to support student achievement
– Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Experience, Qualification & Attributes:
– Master’s Degree or post graduate work in subject matter or equivalent with a preference in education, educational administration, or instruction
– A minimum of five years teaching and leadership experience in an independent school environment, preferably with early childhood and elementary school aged children
– Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
– Ability to communicate effectively with constituents from the entire school community
– Ability to supervise and manage multiple functions and activities
– Strategic thinker who sees the larger picture
– Ability to understand and embrace Roycemore School’s mission
– Ability to balance and prioritize the needs of the school
– Ability to define problems and implement appropriate solutions
– Pedagogical background to evaluate curriculum
– Collaborates well with colleagues of diverse backgrounds on pedagogical approaches, curricular alignment and instructional strategies
– Superb people skills; compassionate
– A strong, team player
– Excellent verbal and written communications skills
– Proficient in using technology in instructional and web based tools
– Demonstration of the School’s core values
– Committed to diversity and inclusion

Policy of non-discrimination:
Roycemore School does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, order of protection status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other legally protected category in connection with its activities as an employer. Roycemore also subscribes to the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (“ISACS”) and the National Association of Independent Schools’ (“NAIS”) principles of good practice regarding admission of students and employment of personnel.

To Apply:

Roycemore School embraces diversity of people, cultures, and ideas and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Individuals interested should send a cover letter expressing their interest in the position and articulating their philosophy of education, resume and three to five references to:
to: afinleyodell@roycemoreschool.org For best consideration, apply by February 15, 2020.