Employment Opportunities

Male faculty member teaching in front of class.
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 jobs@rcds.org

Administration
There are no openings at this time. 

Faculty
5th and 6th Grade Language Arts & Literature Special Education Teacher
(Temporary 6-Week Leave Coverage)
Division: Upper School
Reports To: The Head of the Jayne S. Carmody School/Director of Student Services
 
Job Description: Provide special education students with learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to student ability levels in the areas of reading and writing.
 
Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in special education from accredited university.
• Teaching experience and demonstrated knowledge and practice of language arts and reading preferred.

Special Knowledge/Skills:
• Deep understanding of scientifically-based reading and writing research and evidence-based practices for teaching reading, writing and assessing student progress toward achievement of benchmarks.
• Knowledge of research-based strategies in literacy.
• General knowledge of curriculum and instruction.
• Conduct reading assessments, gather and assist in analyzing data, and write reports related to literacy.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:
• Implement an instructional or skill development program for assigned students.
• Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
• Employ a variety of instructional techniques to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned.
• Use technology in the teaching/learning process.
• Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
• Be a positive role model for students; support the mission of The Rumson Country Day School.
• Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
• Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials as required.
• Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, administration, and teachers.
• Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, and parents.
• Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly. Participate in professional development activities to improve job-related skills.
• Attend and participate in faculty meetings. 

Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and list of references to Natalie Diehl at ndiehl@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.

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.