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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.

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

Since 1915, Roycemore created a griffin-like 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. That magic has been maintained by teachers and staff who have the Griffin-like spirit in them. In order to help encapsulate the unique spirit that Roycemore has and find a way to communicate that energy to others, the Senior Administrative team at the school created Griffinity, a word that captured the essence of Roycemore.  Learn more about Roycemore and Griffinity. 

 

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 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.

Middle School Math and Science Teacher

Roycemore School seeks a Middle School Math and Science teacher 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 Middle School Math and Science Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.

Essential Functions

– Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
– Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
– Evaluates and grades students’ class work, assignments, and papers
– Creates and teaches middle and high school level courses
– Compiles, administers, and grades examinations
– Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, 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 expertise in subject matter through professional development
– Performs other duties as assigned by the Middle School Head

Qualifications
– Bachelor’s degree in subject area required; a Master’s degree preferred
– A minimum of three years teaching experience at the middle and/or high school level, preferably in an independent school environment
– Exact classes taught will vary from year to year and could include: various middle school mathematics and science.
– Excellence in classroom management techniques
– Enthusiasm for professional development
– Ability to work with the mathematics and science departments to assess which courses are most needed and adapt teaching to meet the needs of the school
– Ability to maintain confidentiality
– Ability to interface and communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members
– Experience with G-Suite (Google Apps) for Education (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, innovative pedagogies, and project-based learning
– 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
Adrianne Finley Odell by April 15, 2020:

Afinleyodell@roycemoreschool.org:
Head of School and Interim Middle School Head
Roycemore School
1200 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201

Part-Time Middle School French Teacher

Roycemore School seeks a part-time Middle School French 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.

Position
We are currently seeking a part-time French teacher with experience in teaching introductory through intermediate French, for the 2020-21 school year.

Qualifications & Skills
– Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, (M. A. in Education preferred)
– Enthusiasm for professional development
– Experience with middle school students (preferred)
– Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
– Uses effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning
– Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
– Evaluates and grades students’ class work and assignments
– Embraces authentic assessment, innovative pedagogies, and project-based learning
– Working with the world language department, plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content and course materials and methods of instruction, at times developing courses that are brand new to the school
– Ability to maintain confidentiality
– Ability to interface and communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members
– Comfortable using online texts, iPads, student information system, and other computer systems
– Experience with G-Suite/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 to: afinleyodell@roycemoreschool.org by April 15, 2020

Innovation Coach and Teacher

Roycemore School seeks an Innovation Coach and Teacher 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 Innovation Coach and Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. The person in this position will:
1. work with faculty and students in all three divisions of the school to advance making and innovation
2. manage maker equipment, spaces, and curriculum
3. working with administration, plan future maker and innovation initiatives
4. teach technology/maker classes
5. teach 1-2 other classes as assigned (most likely math and computer science)

Essential Functions

– Designs and teaches lower, middle, and upper level technology/maker classes, including creating curriculum, scope and sequence, and integration with core subjects
– Designs and teaches middle or upper school class (most likely middle school math)
– Manages the use of maker equipment, including 3D printers, laser engravers, woodworking equipment, and other items
– Contributes to decision-making related to new maker equipment and spaces
– Develops enthusiasm for making among faculty and students through professional development, training, co-teaching, developing resources, and other creative means
– Collaborates with classroom teachers and students to promote making and use maker equipment
– Serves as a middle school P3 (personal passion project) coach and upper school JST (January Short Term) sponsor
– Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
– Evaluates and grades students’ class work, assignments, and papers
– 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 expertise in subject matter through professional development and professional learning network
– Performs other duties as assigned by administration

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
– Experience teaching middle or upper level math (preferred)
– Enthusiasm for making, problem-solving, and innovation in a school setting
– Exact classes taught will vary from year to year and could include: technology/making (all levels), middle and upper school math, science, and/or computer science
– Excellence in classroom management techniques
– Enthusiasm for professional development
– Ability to work with the Director of Curriculum and Innovation as well as the mathematics and science departments to assess which courses are most needed and adapt teaching to meet the needs of the school
– Ability to maintain confidentiality
– Ability to interface and communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members
– Experience with G-Suite (Google Apps) for Education (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, innovative pedagogies, and project-based learning
– 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
Elizabeth Shutters by April 15, 2020:

eshutters@roycemoreschool.org:
Director of Curriculum & Innovation
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