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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.

College Counselor and Teacher

Roycemore School seeks a College Counselor and Teacher 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.

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

Essential Functions

– Leads College Counseling Office in developing 21st Century College Counseling environment for students, parents, and school
– Counsels students and their parents, individually and in groups, regarding college selection, application/ financial aid process and admission procedures
– Advise, guide and write for members of the senior class
– Teach students to write effective college essays and advise teachers about writing recommendations
– Oversees and coordinates the standardized testing calendar, arranges for review sessions, testing dates; provides pre and post–test counseling
– Coordinates accurate records of student testing and academic work with the Systems & Operations Coordinator
– Oversees the timely completion of faculty recommendations and reports for college applicants
– Develops reports for the Head of School, key administrators and Board of Trustees regarding student progress and college placement statistics
– Oversees visits to and from college representatives
– Maintains an informative and up-to-date college guidance center on campus
– Establishes relationships with college admission staffs organizes in house visits by college reps, and maintains communication with and knowledge of appropriate colleges
– Adopts and implements the most up-to-date college guidance technology, including the use of Common Application, College Board etc.
– Teaches an Upper School English course
– 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
– Instructs students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods
– Uses effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning
– 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
– Maintains expertise in subject matter through professional development
– Regularly attends faculty meetings
– Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications
– Bachelor’s degree or post graduate work in subject matter and/or counseling. A Masters degree is preferred
– A minimum of three years administration experience in independent school college counseling. Experience in college admissions preferred
– Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
– Experience with international students attending US universities
– 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

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

For best consideration please send cover letter and resume with five references by July 1, 2020.

Adrianne Finley Odell
Head of School
afinleyodell@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

Lower School Learning Specialist

Roycemore School seeks a Lower School Learning Specialist Teacher 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 an experienced Lower School Learning Specialist Teacher for the 2020-21 school year. This person will be working with children from Kindergarten through Fourth Grade.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Identifies, monitors, and remediates students who learn differently
Conducts informal screenings and assessments
Works with Grade Level teachers to ensure optimal learning of students being served. This includes assisting with implementation of models of differentiated instruction which provide specialized, small-group instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics
Works with students who qualify for support in reading, writing, and mathematics by creating a 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
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 occasionally reading 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

Qualifications & Skills
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Reading, Special Education; ( M.A. in Education preferred with a special education endorsement or a M.Ed in Special Education)
Possess a math aptitude
Demonstrate understanding of early intervention, RTI, assessments, acquisition of reading, and be current on the general teaching of reading, writing, and mathematics
Trained and certified in multi-sensory approaches to reading interventions such as SLANT, Wilson Language Program, Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Program; and background with the Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing programs
Working knowledge of Individuals with Disabilities Act, including Individual Education Plans, 504 plans, etc.
A very high level of energy, creativity and flexibility
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills as well as a proven ability to work with a diversity of colleagues and stakeholders at all levels
Enthusiasm for professional development
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
Working knowledge of Windows and/or Macintosh operating systems
Experience with G-Suite/Google Apps for Education (preferred)
Comfortable using online texts, iPads, student information system, and other computer systems
Able to use basic office equipment

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

Darcy Aksamitowski
daksamitowski@roycemoreschool.org:
Lower School Division Head
Roycemore School
1200 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201

Middle School and Upper School Spanish Teacher

Roycemore School seeks a new Middle and Upper School Spanish Teacher 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.

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 middle and upper school Spanish teacher with experience introductory Spanish through AP Spanish, for the 2020-21 school year. Along with extra curricular activities.

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
– Experience with G-Suite (preferred)
– Experience with Google Apps for Education (preferred)

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

For best consideration please send cover letter and resume with five references ASAP to: afloro@roycemoreschool.org

Music Teacher, Long-Term Sub Position

Roycemore School seeks a Long-Term Sub for a music teacher beginning in August 2020. 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 Music Teacher as a long term substitute for the fall. This person will be working with children from first through 12th grade.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
– Provides music instruction to students in first through twelfth grade.
– Integrates class piano into grades 1-8, while individualizing instruction for different skill levels.
– Plans child-centered, culturally responsive, and developmentally appropriate music curriculum and assessments that include songs, movement, games, listening, and rhythmic work
– Teaches Music Theory/Composition, and Piano to Upper School students, while individualizing instruction for different skill levels.
– Prepares lessons, activities and observes in order to evaluate student’s progress
– Implements age-appropriate lessons that introduce students to diverse and multicultural aspects of music
– Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects
– Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet student’s varying needs and interests
– Instructs students in large and small groups and individually, using various teaching methods
– Writes narrative progress reports on students and provides “grades” for effort and conduct
– Communicates with families, returns phone calls, writes weekly blog/ social media, and emails and notes in a timely manner
– Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills
– Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred)
– Prior experience teaching music to elementary-high school aged students
– Ability to develop lesson plans
– Excellence in classroom management techniques
– Excellent verbal, written and observational skills
– Demonstrates patience, good listening skills, and the ability to multi-task
– Strong organizational and time management skills
– Working knowledge of Macintosh operating systems
– Experience with G-Suite (Google Apps) for Education (preferred)
– Able to use basic office equipment

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

For consideration please email or send cover letter and resume with three references to
Adrienne Floro
afloro@roycemoreschool.org

Middle School Head
Roycemore School
1200 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201

Physical Education, Nutrition, Wellness Teacher and Coach

Roycemore School seeks a Physical Education, Nutrition, Wellness Teacher and Coach for the 2020-2021 school year. Now in its 104th 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 Physical Education, Nutrition, Wellness Teacher and Coach for the 2020-2021 school year.

Essential Functions
– Physical Education Teacher and Coach
– Provides physical education and wellness classes to students in alignment with the mission and philosophy of Roycemore School.
– Develops and implements the school’s tumbling program.
– Designs and teaches physical education and wellness courses for grades 3-12.
– Collaborates with the Athletic Director to design and plan a child centered, differentiated PE curriculum and assessments grounded in best practices and guided by the National PE standards.
– Maintains expertise in physical education and pedagogy through professional development.
– Coaches a minimum of one athletic team for at least one season. May coach additional teams.
– Serves as an advisor in the Middle School.
– Uses effective class management techniques that are aligned with Roycemore’s student-centered approach to ensure effective learning.

Nutrition and Wellness
– Works collaboratively to develop an experiential and blended curriculum to engage students in learning the balance between the four pillars of health: sleep; exercise, nutrition for body and mind; and dealing positively with stress.
– Plans, evaluates, revises curricula, course content, course materials and methods of instruction based upon holistic mental, physical, and nutritional wellness.
– Collaborates with the Director of Lower, Middle, and Upper School, student Advisors, and the Athletic Director, to develop programming for health and wellness.
– Prepares nutrition and wellness lessons that are age appropriate, engaging, and meet the needs, interests and abilities of students.
– Ability to teach students in grades 3-12 about food and nutrition by delivering engaging, hands-on lessons & activities.
– Integrates technology seamlessly into teaching strategies and practices.
– Fosters the academic, social, and character development of each student. Writes narrative progress reports on students and provides insight on the student’s development along their journey in the wellness program.
– Engaged in the life of the school beyond professional responsibilities.
– Communicates and meets with families, returns phone calls, responds to emails and notes in a timely manner.
– Ensures a safe environment for faculty, staff and students.
– Maintains expertise through Professional Development.

Qualifications

– Bachelor’s degree or post graduate work in Physical Education and/or related field
– A minimum of three years teaching experience, ideally in an independent school environment
– An affinity for working with children
– Ideally has some experience with tumbling/ gymnastics/ dance
– A valid First Aid Certificate from the American Red Cross, including CPR training
– Ability to understand and embrace Roycemore School’s mission
– Positive, high energy and demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
– Strong 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 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
Both Long by June 15, 2020:

Blong@roycemoreschool.org
Athletic Director
Roycemore School
1200 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201

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