Employment Opportunities

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The Rumson Country Day School was founded in 1926 as a not-for-profit, independent, non-sectarian, coeducational elementary school set on a 13.5-acre campus in Rumson, NJ.  RCDS seeks to fill the following positions.

Substitute Teachers

RCDS is looking for substitute teachers for daily placements in all grades. A bachelors degree is required, with NJ Teacher Certification preferred. NJ background check is required. Please submit a resume and cover letter to Casey McChesney at cmcchesney@rcds.org


Administration

          Assistant Director of Advancement 

Position Overview: 

An integral member of the Office of Advancement, the Assistant Director of Admission works full-time and reports to the Director of Advancement.  Assistant Director of Advancement will increase the capacity of The Rumson Country Day School’s admission and fundraising initiatives. The Assistant will help to build community engagement by providing comprehensive support within the Advancement Department.  The Assistant will assist with all aspects of the admission process as well as assist with fundraising campaigns, supporting special events and community engagement logistics, and other operational tasks within the office.  

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and accurate, with strong communication skills.  They will be able to work both independently and collaboratively with an internal team and with all members of the community, including prospective families, faculty, staff, external vendors and parents.  Exhibiting strong project management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to juggle multiple projects with a “can do” attitude. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Admission:

  • Researching, organizing, and implementing outreach efforts (including digital event strategies) aimed at attracting a diverse group of students to the School

  • Communicating the values of the School and providing information to prospective students and parents regarding all aspects of the admission cycle and the School

  • Cultivating strong relationships with educational consultants, feeder schools, local area community-based organizations and other sending organizations, parents, and students in order to increase qualified applications to the School

  • Providing applicant families with excellent customer service from their initial inquiry through to enrollment

  • Leading tours and conducting interviews and playgroups

  • Reading admission files and serving as a member of the admission committee

  • Organize and conduct both in-person and virtual admission Information Sessions

Development:

  • Provides support in cultivating a spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism and reinforcing the school’s warm, inclusive, and generous culture. 

  • Helps in the planning and coordination, and then later staffs and assists with the variety of events hosted by the Advancement office. 

  • Assists with the annual Gator Bash and Auction and related events to create a meaningful community experience of both fund and friend-raising. 

Requirements: 

  • Exhibits a cooperative team approach, complete with a good sense of humor and demonstration of a united front.

  • Displays initiative, internal motivation, a willingness to take on responsibilities beyond those explicitly defined, and an ability to learn new and established procedures. 

  • Executes responsibilities efficiently, accurately, and on or before deadlines. 

  • Demonstrates excellent and effective written and verbal communications with an array of constituents: administrators, faculty, parents, trustees, vendors, consultants, and friends of the school.

  • Exhibits sound judgment related to confidential conversations, projects, and information related to the School or any of its constituents including effective communication regarding such matters to the appropriate individuals.

  • Support and participate in Advancement Department and School-wide events and meetings, as needed.

  • Accepts and performs other duties, as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Possesses and provides evidence of a bachelor’s degree. 

  • Possesses experience in fundraising or admission preferred.

  • Possesses strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Google Drive, Rediker, or other Admission databases preferred

  • Able to work occasionally during events in the early morning, evening, and weekend.

Candidates are expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including editing and proofreading skills. Candidates should have the ability to exercise sound judgment and resolve complex problems quickly, creatively, and independently while collaborating with members of the Advancement team.  Candidates are expected to have experience managing and analyzing data, along with strong research skills. Proficiency using Microsoft Office and Google suite applications is expected. Prior experience using Rediker or a similar database-driven admissions platform is preferred. All resumes can be submitted to Tracey Wetmore at twetmore@rcds.org


Faculty

          Middle School Math Teacher

The Rumson Country Day School seeks a teacher for the Middle School Math Department.  The primary qualifications for this appointment are a love of educating young adolescents and a passion for teaching.   

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's Degree or higher in Math, education, or a related field
  • Content knowledge ranging from Arithmetic to Algebra I and Geometry
  • experience working with 10-14 year olds
  • a desire to work with students in and out of the classroom 

Valuable Attributes:
Technical proficiencies in classroom relevant technologies

Please send resume to Bill Lamb, Upper School Head at blamb@rcds.org

          Middle School English Teacher

The Rumson Country Day School seeks a teacher for the Middle School English Department.  The primary qualifications for this appointment are a love of educating young adolescents and a passion for teaching. 

Requirements:

  • a Bachelor's Degree or higher in English, education, or a related field
  • Skills in teaching reading, writing, grammar and public speaking
  • Content knowledge in Young Adult Literature
  • experience working with 10-14 year olds
  • a desire to work with students in and out of the classroom 

Valuable Attributes:
Technical proficiencies in classroom relevant technologies

Please send resume to Bill Lamb, Upper School Head at blamb@rcds.org

          Elementary and Middle School Science Teacher

The Rumson Country Day School seeks a teacher for the Science Department.  The primary qualifications for this appointment are a love of educating young adolescents and a passion for teaching. 

Requirements:

  • a Bachelor's Degree or higher in Math, education, or a related field
  • Proficiency in teaching laboratory science
  • Content knowledge in Earth Science, Ecology, and Astronomy
  • experience working with 9-14 year olds
  • a desire to work with students in and out of the classroom 

Valuable Attributes:
Technical proficiencies in classroom relevant technologies

Please send resume to Bill Lamb, Upper School Head at blamb@rcds.org      

          Lower School Teacher

The Rumson Country Day is seeking a full-time Lower School Teacher. In addition to relevant education and experience, this teacher must evince a love of working with elementary school aged children.  The candidate should be up to date with current best practices and knowledge of developmentally appropriate skills related to teaching social-emotional skills, reading, writing, social studies and mathematics.  A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required, while a Master’s degree is desirable. Independent School experience is preferred. Candidates should send a resume, letter of interest, and list of references. Please contact nholodak@rcds.org

          Part-Time Assistant Teacher of Early Childhood Education

The Rumson Country Day is seeking a part-time assistant teacher of Early Childhood Education. In addition to relevant education and experience, this teacher must evince a love of working with our youngest learners.  Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices, social/emotional growth and play based learning are equally important.  A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required, and a Master’s degree is a plus. Independent school experience is preferred. Candidates should send a resume, letter of interest, and list of references. Please contact nholodak@rcds.org

          Part-Time Teacher of Yoga for Young Children

The Rumson Country Day is seeking a part-time teacher of Yoga for Nursery through 1st Grade.  In addition to relevant education and experience, this teacher must evince a love of working with our youngest learners.  Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and social/emotional growth are equally important.  A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required.  Independent School experience is preferred. Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and list of references.  Please contact nholodak@rcds.org.


Staff

There are no openings at this time. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer
The Rumson Country Day School is a non-profit corporation accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. RCDS does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in its admissions or employment, or in the administration of any of its programs. Candidates are encouraged to apply directly by email, according to individual job descriptions.