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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

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:

Darcy Aksamitowski, Lower School Division Head
Roycemore School
1200 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201

daksamitowski@roycemoreschool.org

Innovation Coach/STEAM Teacher

Roycemore School seeks an experienced Innovation Coach and STEAM Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. The person in this position will:
1. work with faculty and students school-wide to advance innovation and STEAM
2. manage maker equipment, spaces, and curriculum
3. supervise students while using maker equipment and spaces
4. working with administration, plan future maker and innovation initiatives
5. teach technology/maker classes
6. teach 1-2 other classes as assigned

The Innovation Coach and STEAM Teacher will play a vital role as a founding teacher in the School’s new 6,000 sq. ft. Innovation Center planned for construction in the summer of 2022 and once named, the STEAM Teacher will have the opportunity to weigh in on the development. The Innovation Center is envisioned as a space for students of all ages to authentically engage in a classroom topic through an authentic, hands-on approach. Students, teachers and mentors can collaboratively learn, problem solve, design and create. The space will be designed with maximum flexibility in mind, to include rooms separated by flexible walls such as clear garage doors or sliding walls that can allow the space to support large group functions or smaller group work. Whether used as an integral part of a class, an extension of a class, or as a space where students can tinker during their free time, the Innovation Center is envisioned as a facility that will support student learning and growth throughout the day and year.
Current plans for the 6,000 square feet call for a digital media studio, 2D and 3 D printers, a mechatronics lab, fabrication lab, low-tech makerspace, large format art form, student gathering spaces and more.

For best consideration please email or send cover letter and resume with three references ASAP but no later than December 31, 2021 to:

Beth Shutters, Director of Curriculum & Innovation
Roycemore School
1200 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201

eshutters@roycemoreschool.org

Summer Camp Head Counselor

6/13/22 – 8/5/22

Position Purpose: To inspire healthy, talented, and holistically positive young leaders through daily camp programming. Summer staff help campers build self confidence by allowing them to develop their skills and strive towards their potential. Camp Counselors lead by example when participating in camp activities by modeling Roycemore School’s core values. Under the direction of the Director of Camp Griffin and RoyceX, a successful camp counselor is respectful, mature, compassionate, and enthusiastic with all campers and staff.

Essential Functions
Monitor and engage campers in directed activities
Create a caring and nurturing environment for campers that encourage participation
Follow plans of the Director of Summer Camps to ensure campers are all engaged
Through encouragement, leadership and motivation, help campers to build self confidence and develop life long skills that campers can use outside of camp
Provide constant supervision, or appropriately delegate counselor supervision to ensure camper safety
Communicate effectively with parents and campers about day to day activities and off campus trips
Apply sound judgment to day to day camp operations and carry out instructions delivered in written and oral form
Report any infractions of rules by campers or fellow counselors to the Director of Summer Camps.
Maintain and uphold all of Roycemore School Safety Policies including but not limited to following safe work procedures, knowing and complying with all the laws and regulations, reporting any injury or illness immediately, reporting unsafe acts and conditions along with the overriding principle of taking reasonable precautions in the circumstances to protect oneself
Ensure a safe and enjoyable camp environment for all campers and their families
Performs other duties as assigned

Please send resume and 2 references, or any questions to: blong@roycemoreschool.org

For best consideration, please submit by March 15, 2022

Summer Camps Operations Manager

6/13/22 – 8/5/22

Roycemore School has an opening for a Summer Camp Assistant Director beginning Spring 2022 The ideal candidate will have significant summer camp and/or independent school experience, along with other relevant management experience.

The candidate will need to possess strong problem solving skills, work ethic, organizational skills, and attention to detail, decision-making skills, and ability to work with others. This is a seasonal (8 weeks) non-exempt position. Monday – Friday, some evening and weekend work included during camp preparation; Expected 8 hour work day. Schedules could adjust to meet needs or additional hours could be added with prior notice.

Expectations:
Maintain strictest confidentiality on all matters.
Help support the mission of the school and foster an atmosphere of respect, responsibility, and safety in every endeavor.
Communicate positively and in an open manner, both in writing and in speaking, to the Roycemore Community.
Contribute positively to the professional, mission-focused ‘sense of community’ with all school constituents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative Functions:
Assist in organizing, scheduling and staffing of Camp Griffin programs
Maintain/update registration database
Maintain accurate camp records and legal consent forms
Manage the creation and planning of counselor driven camp programs
Assist with counselor evaluation process including reviewing performance, goal setting and formal check in meetings
Assist with new hire training/orientation and on-boarding

Camp Operations Daily Functions:
Track daily camper and counselor attendance, help with morning drop off and afternoon pick up
Camp related errands and field trip staffing supervision, as needed
Monitor supplies and re-order as needed, ensure all programs have the necessary materials to operate
Onsite management of the day-to-day administrative activities for 4 camp programs of different age groups
Point of contact for Head Counselors, counselors, and campers
Help maintain parent relationships during the summer to ensure camp programs are meeting the needs of our community
Performs other duties as assigned

Please send updated resume and 2 references, or any questions to: blong@roycemoreschool.org

For best consideration, please submit by March 15, 2022.

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

School Social Worker

Roycemore School seeks a full-time School Social Worker 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.

The role of the School Social Worker is to enable students to achieve to their fullest potential academically by assisting students to develop coping skills, increase self-esteem, improve interactive skills, and facilitate environmental changes that will enable successful functioning within the learning setting. The Social Worker also provides crisis intervention as well as individual and group intervention services supporting mental health issues for students, as well as their community and family.

Essential Functions

Collaborate with Head of School, Assistant Head of School, and Division Heads on restorative justice and SEL topics to support teachers and students
Advise and coach teachers and staff in regards to each child’s individual therapeutic needs, the psychosocial curriculum and psychosocial clinical best practices; collaborate with other clinicians on students’ teams to determine best approach for each student
Facilitate parent meetings about student needs/ topics of mental health/ developmental transitions
Conduct comprehensive intake assessments to incorporate an understanding of family background and cultural diversity when implementing interventions
Observe students with diverse learning/ emotional/ behavioral needs to help with identifying accommodations and interventions in the classroom
Support teachers in creating and implementing positive guidance plans for student behavioral support
Participate in the socio-emotional assessment of students, and intervene in peer relational dynamics in the classroom environment as needed
Design and lead social groups
Write socio-emotional behavioral intervention progress reports for possible consideration for public school IEP/504, as needed
Provide support during family transitions (health, divorce, separation, death)
Consult with parents/ guardians and outside providers
Maintain appropriate records
Work in coordination with school personnel and parents to develop appropriate programming for students
Attend student team conferences and division meetings as needed to discuss a student’s socio-emotional needs and to provide recommendations
Connect students and their families with outside community and educational resources, as needed
Ensure all services are performed in accordance with state laws and regulations, and ethical mandates of the mental health profession
Perform other social work duties/ responsibilities required by the program and within the scope of maintaining licensure and/ or certification
Maintains and expands expertise in subject matter through professional development
Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School

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