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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.

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.

Director of Marketing and Communications

Director of Marketing and Communications

Roycemore School seeks a new Director of Marketing and Communications beginning immediately but no later than January 2021. Now in its 105th year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, coeducational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade. Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the northside of Chicago, Roycemore enjoys a long-standing relationship with Northwestern University with numerous partnerships including a dual enrollment option for high school students.

The Director of Marketing and Communication is a full time professional employee responsible for designing and implementing strategies and tactics to enhance the School’s enrollment efforts. As such, the Director will focus on brand management, external messaging, and a variety of marketing activities centered on new customer acquisition. Within this, the Director will also collaborate with the Director of Admissions to lead traditional admissions activities helping to welcome and evaluate candidates and their families for possible enrollment.

The Director will develop and oversee innovative recruitment, enrollment, and retention strategies. A proactive and driven leader, the Director will promote Roycemore and further strengthen its reputation in existing markets as well as establish a presence in new ones in order to attract and enroll mission-appropriate students. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace Roycemore’s mission, culture, and community in order to serve as an effective ambassador. The Director will report directly to the Head of School, and serve as a member of the Senior Administration Team.

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

Responsibilities:
· Formulate and execute forward-thinking, strategic recruitment, marketing, communications, and tactics to respond to the needs of the school and marketplace, reach targeted audiences and achieve enrollment goals
· Oversee all aspects of the School’s communications, marketing, advertising, and recruitment tools including print, video, digital, and online communication, event publicity, and media relations, including website management
· Evaluate and redesign, where appropriate, all aspects of admissions and marketing to attract a robust applicant pool representative of the demographic diversity of the area
· Develop and direct the vision and metrics for enrollment management ensuring they align with the strategic plan of the school
· Conduct periodic market and demographic research and educate colleagues about those findings.
· Develop and execute a communications strategy in partnership with the Director of Admissions in regards to feeder schools and counselor relationships
· Clearly and enthusiastically communicate with all of Roycemore’s constituents, including faculty, parents, students, alumni, administration, community members, and the Board of Trustees and keeping these groups appropriately informed of potential issues and accomplishments
· Create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere
· Monitor, identify, and analyze local and national trends in education, admission, and tuition programs that impact enrollment outcomes and provide meaningful
reporting to the Head of School and Board of Trustees to inform decision-making
· Recruit and manage student and parent volunteers in support of marketing and admissions
· In collaboration with Director of Development, develop a communication plan to engage alumni constituencies
· Be sensitive to economic, cultural, and other issues present in the enrollment of a diverse
student body
· Develop and engage in strategic partnerships, events, and activities designed to increase enrollment and visibility
· Represent the School at industry conferences, school fairs and other events.
· Coordinates with the Director of Admissions, the Director of Development, and the senior administration team, and may also oversee college work-study students
· Performs other related roles as assigned by the Head of School

Experience, Qualification & Attributes:
· B.S. or B.A. in marketing, communications, or a related field. Masters degree preferred.
· Prior experience in leading an independent school admissions/ marketing or in high-level sales and marketing, brand management, communications, financial aid and/or admission efforts, preferably at an independent school, college, university, or related experience.
· Leadership skills; ability to plan, organize, and direct multiple programs and activities, including the ability to develop and lead volunteer teams to support the plan.
· Driven, goal-oriented, industrious, and passionate about achieving results
· Outstanding communications, interpersonal, and public relations skills, including exceptional writing and speaking skills and facility with media of all forms (social, print, broadcast, etc.)
Good with managing and meeting deadlines, plus juggling multiple projects at one time
– Analytical skills; comfort with using data in developing and delivering presentations.
· Facility with data to inform strategic marketing decisions and use of current technologies including, but not limited to, Google Analytics.
· Strategic thinking and the ability to implement new initiatives and inspire the engagement of others in the implementation.
· Knowledge of effective communications and marketing strategies.
· Proficient, organized, detail oriented, and capable manager of people, program, and budgets
· Willingness to work a demanding and flexible full-time schedule, including evenings and weekends when needed in order to achieve goals.
· A clear understanding of and ability to articulate the mission, value, and unique niche of Roycemore School.
· Comfort with autonomy and responsibility in the framework of a high performing team.
· Ability to protect and handle student records and other highly confidential information.
· Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Adobe Creative Cloud with significant experience using social media and other web-based communication vehicles such as Constant Contact and Wordpress in a professional setting.
– Has graphic design editing skills or is willing to obtain them through professional development
· Proactive, optimistic, and positive attitude
· High emotional intelligence and cultural competency
· Sense of humor and balanced perspective
· Understanding of and appreciation for young students and adolescents
· High degree of integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness
· Professional demeanor and presentation
· Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and curiosity in order to improve performance and results.

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

Home Learning Teacher

Roycemore School seeks Home Learning Teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. Now entering its 105th 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 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.

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

Position
We are currently seeking experienced Elementary/ Middle School Teachers for the 2020-21 school year that will meet with students at their home to provide instruction and support.

Qualifications & Skills
– Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, (M. A. in Education preferred)
– 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
– Adept at working with students as an online instructor
– Experience with G-Suite/Google Apps for Education including Google Classroom
– 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
– Comfortable using online texts, iPads, student information system, and other computer systems
– Able to use basic office equipment
– Means of transportation; Driver’s License and insurance

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

For best consideration please email cover letter and resume with three references to:

For Lower School:
Darcy Aksamitowski
daksamitowski@roycemoreschool.org:
Lower School Division Head

For Middle School:
Adrienne Floro
afloro@roycemoreschool.org
Middle School Division Head

Lower School Extended Day Lead Teacher

Roycemore School Lower School Extended Day Lead Teacher

Summary
Roycemore School is currently seeking a lead teacher for our Lower School Extended Day program for the 2020-2021 school year. Now in its 105th 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 teacher should possess a holistic view of children, and an understanding of the developmental issues of Lower School children. The assistant will work with small groups and individual students, creating and implementing programs for elementary students after school.

Required Qualifications
– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
– Strong passion for teaching & commitment to student learning & development
– Ability to develop and design curriculum and lesson plans
– Excellence in classroom management techniques
– Outstanding ability to collaborate with colleagues
– Enthusiasm for professional development
– Ability to maintain confidentiality
– Excellent verbal, written and observational skills
– Demonstrates patience, good listening skills, and the ability to multi-task
– Strong organizational and time management skills
– Flexibility in addressing the children’s as well as the school’s needs
– Working knowledge of Macintosh operating systems
– Experience with G-Suite (Google Apps) for Education (preferred)
– Comfortable using Learning Management System, and computer systems
– Able to use basic office equipment
– A valid First Aid Certificate from the American Red Cross, including CPR training
– Prepare materials and classroom for extended day
– Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate
– Performs other duties as assigned by the Lower School Division Head

Roycemore School embraces diversity of people, cultures and ideas, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals interested should send a resume and cover letter expressing interest via e-mail to:

Darcy Aksamitowski
Lower School Division Head
daksamitowski@roycemoreschool.org

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

Part-Time Middle School Drama Teacher (Temporary)

Roycemore School seeks a part-time, temporary Middle School Drama Teacher for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Now entering its 105th 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 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.

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

Position
We are currently seeking an experienced Middle School Drama Teacher for the 2020-21 school year.

Qualifications & Skills
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
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 G-Suite/Google Apps for Education (preferred)
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
Comfortable using online texts, iPads, student information system, and other computer systems
Able to use basic office equipment

The successful candidate will:
– Work collaboratively with MS colleagues to create opportunities for elements of drama to be embedded in the curriculum for Humanities and other Fine Arts courses.
– Teach voice projection, enunciation, diction, tone, pacing & voice development for improvisational and planned public speaking opportunities.
– Facilitate, rehearse, and present “performances” : radio shows, monologues, scenes, poetry slams, etc.
– Assist Science teacher with preparing students for the science fair presentations in the Spring.
– Work with students & advisors to help prepare and rehearse students as they prepare for their student-led conference in the Spring.
– Serve as a mentor to MS P3 students with related/relevant topics of study

Drama Schedule for 2nd Trimester: November 17 – February 25 (11 weeks)
A Block – Grades ⅞ – 9:00 am – 10:30 Mon./Wed.
G Block – Grades ⅚ – 12:40 pm – 2:00 Mon./Wed.
C Block – Grades ⅚ – 10:20 am – 11:05 Friday

Drama Schedule for 3rd Trimester: March 2 – June 1 (11 weeks)

A Block – Grades ⅞ – 9:00 am – 10:30 Mon./Wed.

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

For best consideration please email or send cover letter and resume with three references to:

Adrienne Floro
afloro@roycemoreschool.org:
Middle School Division Head
Roycemore School
1200 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201

Part-Time Physical Education Teacher

Roycemore School seeks a part-time physical education teacher. Now entering its 105th 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 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.

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

Position
We are currently seeking a part-time physical education teacher for grades Kindergarten- second grade.

Essential Functions:
– Teaches Physical Education classes
– Prepares lessons that are age appropriate, engaging, and meets the needs, interests and abilities of students
– Designs and plans a child centered, differentiated PE curriculum and assessments grounded in best practices and guided by the National PE Standards
– Plans, evaluates, revises curricula, course content, course materials and methods of instruction based upon movement concepts and desired fitness
– Uses effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning
– Assesses and documents student growth. Writes narrative progress reports on students and provides grades for effort and conduct
– Maintains expertise in physical education and pedagogy through professional development
– Ensures a safe environment for faculty, staff and students
– Collaborates with other faculty, staff, and specifically the PE Department as a whole
– Engaged in the life of the school beyond professional responsibilities
– Communicates and meets with families, returns phone calls, and emails and sends notes in a timely manner

Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree or post graduate work in Physical Education and/or related field
– An affinity for working with children
– Prior experience teaching or coaching
– A valid First Aid Certificate from the American Red Cross, including CPR training
– Ability to understand and embrace Roycemore School’s mission
– Ability to define problems and implement appropriate solutions
– Superb people skills; compassionate
– Positive, high energy and demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
– Passionate about teaching and learning
– A strong, team player
– Must demonstrate competency with basic computer and word processing applications
– Able to use basic office equipment
– Proficient in using technology and web-based tools
– Committed to diversity and inclusion

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

For immediate consideration please email cover letter and resume with three references to:

Darcy Aksamitowski
daksamitowski@roycemoreschool.org
Lower School Division Head

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