Career Opportunities

Tower School, an independent day school serving children in Pre-K through grade 8, welcomes inquiries from applicants at any time. Most often, job openings are posted on our website in the spring for the following fall, but applicants are invited to contact us at any time.

Contact Dean sidell, ASSOCIATE HEAD OF SCHOOL, CFO.

We are currently seeking an Executive Assistant to the Head of School, and a part-time Spanish Teacher. Please see below for details.

Tower School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, disability, sexual orientation, nationality or ethnicity in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Tower School currently seeks an Executive Assistant to the Head of School. The person in the role will play a key part in the functioning of a dynamic, effective administrative team. Please send resumes to Head of School Tim Delehaunty.

tim.delehaunty@towerschool.org


Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Reports to
Head of School

Job Description
Tower School seeks an Executive Assistant to the Head of School. This person is a key contributor to the administrative functioning of the school. The role requires a desire to participate in a community of colleagues who can collaborate and enjoy their work in a busy, demanding school environment. The role suits a person who takes initiative and is well organized and who shows kindness and poise with colleagues, parents and children. The role requires a person with project management skills as well as the ability to follow through on the day-to-day and month-to-month items of an active and dynamic organization.

Responsibilities
The Executive Assistant to the Head of School performs responsibilities to the Head as well as to the Administrative Team of the school and the Board of Trustees. Along with the Head, the Executive Assistant helps manage and oversee workflow for the administrative tasks of the school. In that role, the Executive Assistant helps to set tone for the school. Tasks center on overseeing or providing assistance in:

  • Communication to the full community, Board and faculty
  • Event management
  • “Gatekeeping”
  • Personnel
  • Organization of records
  • Hiring processes
  • General administrative tasks as assigned by head of school

Skills
The Executive Assistant role requires a person who brings many of the following skills along with a mindset to continually increase those skills, including:

  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication in person, in writing and on the phone
  • Flexibility
  • Managing several tasks concurrently
  • Technology skills, including Google Drive, Veracross, Finalsite
  • Ability to maintain strictest confidentiality

Spanish Teacher, Part-Time, Maternity Leave

Spanish Teacher, Part-Time, Maternity Leave

Reports to
Head of Upper School

Classification
4 months (March-June); Exempt

Start Date
Early March 2019

Job Description
Tower School seeks teaching faculty who demonstrate an interest in participating fully in the life and activities of a highly creative and joyful elementary and middle school, and will contribute to furthering Tower’s mission. Successful candidates will exhibit a great work ethic, a good sense of humor, strong written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to inspire young people.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

INSTRUCTIONAL

• Teaches two Spanish classes: one 6th grade class and one 7th/8th grade class

• Prepares motivating and stimulating lessons that reflect knowledge of the curriculum, child development, and student interests and abilities

• Employs a variety of teaching methods to engage different learning styles and ability levels in the classroom

• Commits to preparation and communication with lead teacher before maternity leave in order to ensure a seamless transition for students

• Writes year-end student reports for two sections of Spanish

• Encourages an inclusive classroom that accepts the diverse perspectives and backgrounds of the students and elicits a greater understanding of the world

• Analyzes classroom data to develop lessons and instructional activities

• Demonstrates a desire to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom

• Updates curriculum and materials as needed

• Takes on other work-related duties (lunch duty, recess, homeroom coverage, service programming, etc.)

TEACHING AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

• Creates a learning environment that is motivating and age appropriate

• Embraces the tenets of student-centered teaching and learning

• Sets clear expectations for class work, homework, and behavior in the classroom

• Demonstrates effective classroom management skills

• Maintains current books and instructional resources that support classroom learning

• Seeks to actively know students’ strengths and weaknesses

• Responds promptly and with care to parent concerns

• Communicates effectively with parents, colleagues, and administrators

• Maintains an accurate and organized system for monitoring student records

• Prepares well-thought out and thorough conference notes, report cards, and other written documentation on student progress

• Maintains substitute plans and engages substitutes in advance when possible

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

• Demonstrates a willingness to learn, grow, and improve as a teacher

• Continues to update knowledge of content areas taught

• Strives to set meaningful and challenging goals as part of the goal setting and review process with the Head of Upper School

• Attends and participates appropriately in full, divisional, and departmental/team faculty meetings

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY

• Maintains a positive attitude and approach

• Supports colleagues

• Represents Tower School in a positive and mature manner throughout the greater community

• Participates in Admission and other events as needed

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree (minimum) with prior Spanish teaching experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching middle school Spanish (Grades 6-8), especially those familiar with the Vista Higher Learning curriculum. Native or near-native fluency is preferred. Candidates also must demonstrate excellent writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and possess the ability to work with independence in dealing with the diverse elements of the academic environment. This position requires confidentiality and professionalism.

Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the individual must be able to walk frequently. The individual may frequently be required to bend or stoop. The individual may frequently be required to lift objects up to 10 pounds.

Please send your resume and a statement of your teaching philosophy to Ryan Buckley, Head of Upper School, Tower School, 75 West Shore Drive, Marblehead, MA 01945 or email materials to Ryan Buckley.

ryan.buckley@towerschool.org

Extended Day Program Teacher, Part-time


Extended Day Program Teacher, Part-Time

Reports to: Tower’s Head of Lower School

Classification: Part-Time Hourly, 10.5 hours/week

Start Date: Immediately

Tower School seeks teaching faculty and staff who demonstrate an interest in participating fully in the life and activities of a highly creative and joyful elementary and middle school, and will contribute to furthering Tower’s mission. Successful candidates will exhibit a great work ethic, a good sense of humor, strong written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to inspire young people.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

INSTRUCTIONAL

  • Together with the other Club T.E.D. teachers, manages Club T.E.D. routines and manages students effectively
  • Prepares motivating and stimulating activities that reflect knowledge of Tower’s curriculum, child development, and student interests and abilities
  • Encourages an inclusive classroom setting that accepts the diverse perspectives and backgrounds of the students and elicits a greater understanding of the world
  • Updates curriculum and materials as needed

CLUB TED ENVIRONMENT

  • Creates and maintains an after school environment that is motivating, clean, organized, and age appropriate
  • Sets and maintains clear expectations for behavior and routine
  • Demonstrates effective classroom management skills
  • Communicates effectively with parents, colleagues, and administrators as needed
  • Helps to maintain an accurate and organized system for monitoring student attendance
  • Helps to maintain substitute plans and engages substitutes in advance when possible

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn, grow, and improve as a teacher
  • Attends and participates as possible in full, divisional, and departmental/team faculty meetings

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY

  • Maintains a positive attitude and approach
  • Supports colleagues
  • Represents Tower School in a positive and mature manner throughout the greater community

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Experience working with elementary-aged children required. Experience working in a school setting preferred. Bachelor's degree or working toward a Bachelor's degree preferred.

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the individual must be able to walk frequently. The individual may frequently be required to bend or stoop. The individual may frequently be required to lift objects up to 10 pounds.

Please send your resume to Liz Buchan, Head of Lower School, Tower School, 75 West Shore Drive, Marblehead, MA 01945 or email materials to liz.buchan@towerschool.org.


liz.buchan@towerschool.org



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