August 1, 2020

Employment Opportunities

Director of Teaching and Learning

The Director of Teaching and Learning is the lead program administrator of Tremont School, an independent day school for grades 5-12 and post graduates located in Concord, MA. Tremont School’s vision is to be an industry leader in the educational landscape and a model learning community that embraces diverse capabilities and empowers students to access their capacity as engaged, joyful, global citizens. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Tremont’s mission is to provide an innovative approach to education that (re)ignites a passion for learning, honors and embraces students’ individuality, and empowers them to be critical thinkers and compassionate citizens. The Tremont School learning community values developing trust, building connections and fostering independence.

The Director of Teaching and Learning is responsible for advancing and developing all facets of Tremont School’s educational program, overseeing faculty and program staff, delivering a program that is supportive and responsive to student needs, and communicating closely with all school constituents. The Director of Teaching and Learning oversees student and teacher progress, reports on successes, challenges, and opportunities, and promotes a school culture that prioritizes inclusion, collaboration, kindness and excellence. The Director of Teaching and Learning reports to the Executive Director.

At Tremont School, we use a Living Curriculum approach that combines student-directed learning with teacher-guided, project-based, thematic curriculum. Students and teachers learn together in a civic-minded community that highly values friendships and intellectual curiosity. Tremont is a progressive school and seeks candidates who appreciate and want to be part of a dynamic learning environment that emphasizes expertise in learning to learn over content learning, and approaches curriculum as evolving, flexible, and responsive to what is relevant. Tremont is a highly inclusive school community and creates a learning environment for all students, regardless of race, religion, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or economic background.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Educational Program

  • Ensure that all constituents have a deep understanding of our Living Curriculum approach to teaching & learning 
  • Document our teaching & learning continuum, 5th through 12th grade and Post-Graduate
  • Assess and report on our educational program to address current and future school needs
  • Oversee the design and implementation of these current program initiatives: expansion of the student advisory program, student engagement in community service, social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion, and a comprehensive Post-Graduate program
  • Serve as a lead steward of our NEASC Accreditation

Faculty and Program Staff

  • Supervise all faculty and program staff while working closely with the Executive Director on hiring and HR evaluations
  • Oversee and collaborate with instructional staff to develop and evaluate Tremont’s educational program to meet student learning needs and enhance student engagement and growth
  • Model and coach instructional staff for effective teaching & learning
  • Design and implement a comprehensive program for faculty professional development 
  • Create a professional working and learning environment that encourages a high level of discourse and innovation, and a culture among instructional staff of mutual respect, trust and integrity

Student Relations

  • Steward our culture of students “learning how to learn” in a way that is challenging and allows for the growth of independence through trust and building connections
  • Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students
  • Develop systems for effective communication with students about their academic, social and emotional goals and learning needs
  • Engage the students in the ongoing building of their community
  • In collaboration with instructional staff, including the Learning Support Specialist, measure outcomes and student growth by collecting appropriate data and using the data to improve teaching & learning

Parent Relations

  • Effectively communicate to our parent body about our educational program and Living Curriculum approach to teaching & learning
  • Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with parents, including regular meetings with leaders of the Tremont Parent Association (TPAC)
  • Send weekly parent newsletters to keep the parent body informed about school events, updates and programs
  • Serve as liaison between the instructional staff and parent body
  • Consult with parents to enhance the school experience for their child

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND INTERESTS

  • A master’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Three or more years of school leadership experience
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Strategic thinking and planning experience
  • Dynamic presence with the ability to create a strong inclusive community
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit, excited to be part of a growing school
  • Experience in a non-traditional learning environment
  • Experience in making expectations clear and strong follow-through
  • A history of successfully working with a community of committed educators, students and families to build success

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and three references to employment@tremontschool.org.

Middle School Educator (Grades 5-8)

Tremont School is growing and is exploring qualified candidates for a Middle School opening for the 2021-2022 school year. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented teacher to utilize their ideas, passions and experience to create a learning environment where all students thrive! The successful candidate will become part of a warm and inclusive community that encourages professional and personal growth while providing a collaborative and supportive learning environment.

Tremont School is a strategically small progressive middle school and high school (approx. 45 students) seeking an outstanding Middle School Educator with broad knowledge, a collaborative spirit, interdisciplinary experience, and a desire to connect with each student’s interests. The successful candidate will be an important member of our team and will have a significant role in our school community. They should ideally have experience developing and implementing student-centric experiential learning opportunities for a wide range of learners.

At Tremont School, we use a Living Curriculum approach that combines student-directed learning with teacher-guided, project-based, thematic curriculum. Our students and teachers learn together in a civic-minded community that highly values friendships and intellectual curiosity. Working collaboratively with our Middle School team of skilled educators, you will have a unique opportunity to help shape an evolving program that encourages creativity, builds confidence and fosters compassionate and thoughtful engagement in the world around us. 

Tremont School is a deliberately diverse and collaborative community that challenges students to take ownership of their learning. We create a real-world, interdisciplinary context that fosters joyful exploration and develops students’ natural curiosity, personal interests, and individual potential. Tremont graduates are critical thinkers, problem solvers, and compassionate and dynamic citizens.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a motivated and creative educator to become part of a devoted team and a warm school environment that encourages creative expression, celebrates each person’s individuality and values the unique role we each play in our community.

CORE BELIEFS:

  • Students thrive when they feel connected to what they are learning and contribute to a community.
  • Strong communities are built on a foundation of respect for diversity of thought, learning styles, personality, and culture.
  • Students need to learn how to navigate their own learning in order to become life-long learners.
  • The richest learning environment integrates physical, social, emotional and cognitive lives.
  • Tremont School is a collaboration among students, teachers, parents, and the community. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teachers at the Tremont School – in addition to traditional teaching responsibilities – will have a high level of responsibility for the creation of the curriculum of the school. Teachers take on an advisory role and are required to take Collaborative Problem Solving training (a.k.a. Collaborative Proactive Solutions).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A strong commitment to Tremont School’s mission and vision
  • Highly energetic, highly motivated individual
  • A sense of humor, an optimistic outlook, a love of kids, an open mind and a desire to make a difference with an innovative school
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and flexible environment
  • Strong team player and collaborator
  • Familiarity with Living Curriculum and/or other experiential learning approaches 
  • Experience with project-based, thematic, and integrated learning
  • Experience with a wide variety of assessment approaches
  • An ability to discern students strengths and challenges; to build on strengths and to support challenges to help move students toward thoughtful self-determination
  • An ability to assist learners in finding learning paths that build upon their passions and interests
  • Willingness to take student perspectives seriously in solving problems
  • Interest in social/emotional learning as an important part of daily classroom life
  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred 
  • Salary and benefits commensurate with experience

For immediate consideration, please forward your resume, cover letter and three references to: employment@tremontschool.org.

STEM Coordinator

Tremont School is looking for a full-time STEM Coordinator for the 2021-2022 school year. We are seeking an outstanding STEM educator with deep subject knowledge, a collaborative spirit, interdisciplinary experience, and a desire to connect with each student’s interests. This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled STEM instructor to utilize their ideas, passions and experience to create a learning environment where all students thrive. 

Job Responsibilities:

The STEM Coordinator is an important member of our team, serving our Middle School, High School and Post-Graduate programs, teaching some classes, and encouraging interdisciplinary opportunities that promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math integration. Working collaboratively with our HS Science and Math faculty and our MS team, you will have a unique opportunity to help shape an evolving program that encourages creativity, builds confidence and fosters compassionate and thoughtful engagement in the world around us. We are interested in applicants with broad capacity to guide and teach various STEM-related courses as part of a collaborative and supportive team. 

At Tremont School, we use a Living Curriculum approach that combines student-directed learning with teacher-guided, project-based, thematic curriculum. Our students and teachers learn together in a civic-minded community that highly values friendships and intellectual curiosity. Tremont is not a traditional school and seeks candidates who appreciate and want to be part of a dynamic learning environment that emphasizes expertise in learning to learn over content learning, and approaches curriculum as dynamic, changeable, and responsive to what is relevant. Tremont is a highly inclusive school community and creates a learning environment for all students, regardless of race, religion, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or economic background.

As the Tremont School curriculum is dynamic and changing, each educator, including the STEM Coordinator, has a high level of responsibility for the creation of the evolving curriculum of the school. Most educators also serve in an advisory role and are required to participate in Collaborative Proactive Solutions training. 

Qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to Tremont School’s mission and vision
  • Highly energetic, highly motivated individual
  • A sense of humor, an optimistic outlook, a love of kids, an open mind and a desire to make a difference with an innovative school
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and flexible environment
  • Strong team player and collaborator
  • Experience with project-based, thematic, and integrated learning
  • Experience with a wide variety of assessment approaches
  • An ability to discern students strengths and challenges; to build on strengths and to support challenges to help move students toward thoughtful self-determination
  • An ability to assist learners in finding learning paths that build upon their passions and interests
  • Willingness to take student perspectives seriously in solving problems
  • Interest in social/emotional learning as an important part of daily classroom life
  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred. 
  • Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and three references to employment@tremontschool.org.

Learning Support Coordinator

The Learning Support Coordinator helps build the learning environment by working with teachers and students to support access to learning at Tremont School, providing individualized or small group instruction, and working closely with parents and external service providers to ensure clear expectations and high-quality support.

At Tremont School, we use a Living Curriculum approach that combines student-directed learning with teacher-guided, project-based, thematic curriculum. Our students and teachers learn together in a civic-minded community that highly values friendships and intellectual curiosity. 

We are a progressive student-centric school community and are seeking candidates who appreciate and want to be part of a dynamic learning environment that emphasizes expertise in “learning to learn” over content learning, and approaches curriculum as dynamic, changeable, and responsive to what is relevant. 

As a highly inclusive school community, we strive to provide an engaging and welcoming learning environment for all students, regardless of gender, race, religion, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or economic background. We value teachers who are:

  • self-reflective and have a growth mindset for teaching and learning
  • at ease and celebrate working both independently and with a team of teachers
  • adept at understanding and appreciating a diversity of learners with varying abilities and interests
  • ready to be part of a faculty committed to the continued growth of the school
  • cognizant and enthusiastic about serving as a key representative of the school 
  • passionate about fostering a learning environment that empowers students to be independent, caring and socially engaged global citizens who are motivated to make a difference
  • willing and able to take on areas of responsibility beyond their specific subject areas

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supporting Curriculum Design, Instruction, and Student Achievement:

  • Provide direct student support through small group and one-on-one instruction within the classroom
  • Collaborate with teachers to develop effective whole group practices, small group interventions, and individualized learning activities
  • When needed, offer one-to-one support outside of the classroom to support individual needs
  • Support teachers in differentiating plans for students based on their unique learning profiles so that all students are engaged and challenged and each student achieves dramatic gains
  • Experience interpreting neuropsych evaluations and other testing to help personalize plans for each student
  • Familiarity with Assistive technology software such as Co-writer and Google Text-to-Speech.
  • Assist teachers with tracking data to determine the effectiveness of support and progress
  • Serve as a key liaison for school when interacting with with any external service providers
  • Lead professional development for teachers as it relates to learning success
  • Collaborate with Middle School and High School faculty to promote an environment of student engagement and progress
  • Deliver content and instruction to students with purpose, passion, and a willingness to “go the extra mile” to help students succeed
  • Play a key role on the Admissions Team as we interview students to determine eligibility and fit
  • In collaboration with teachers, provide updated information for parents about student progress
  • Serve as a key liaison facilitating cooperation of parents, outside service providers, administration and faculty in the development and implementation of  Personalized Learning Plans (PLP) 
  • Experience with Public Funding opportunities preferred 
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director or Director of Teaching & Learning

Building School Culture:

  • Use your own authentic professional persona to build strong relationships with students and engage students in deep learning
  • Believe deeply in the mission of Tremont School and that all children can meet high and reasonable expectations 
  • Partner with key administration and faculty to ensure we are effectively serving the needs of our students
  • Serve as an mentoring figure for students and faculty
  • Discuss, celebrate, and reinforce the school’s mission and core values
  • Implement school-wide policies consistently with all students
  • Be accountable for student’s mastery of academic, social and emotional goals
  • Embrace feedback and constructive criticism in the spirit of constant improvement
  • Demonstrate maturity, humility, professionalism, confidence, and a strong work ethic inside and outside the classroom

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree or higher is strongly preferred
  • Minimum of five years of teaching/coaching experience in a special education setting with a record of measurable student progress high student achievement
  • Experience supervising others in the pursuit of providing learning support services
  • Extensive knowledge of learning differences and strategies
  • Significant familiarity with the IEP process and reporting
  • Deep understanding of Executive Functioning & approaches to supporting a diverse student population
  • Ability to receive feedback constructively and implement changes effectively 
  • Acute attention to detail coupled with the ability to think and act strategically
  • Entrepreneurial energy and experience being a leader in an independent school
  • Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor in the face of competing demands and external pressures
  • Experience applying for accommodations on standardized tests or assessments
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work effectively with students, teachers, parents, and school administration
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Skilled presenter and comfortable leading webinars and internal and external presentations  
  • Passion for helping students reach their potential through a student-centric approach

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and three references to employment@tremontschool.org.

School Counselor

Tremont School seeks a School Counselor to oversee the social and emotional growth of our student body and act in a leadership role while creating and sustaining an atmosphere of emotional wellness among Middle School, High School, and Postgraduate students. Reporting to the Executive Director, the counselor utilizes collaboration, leadership, and advocacy skills to promote the social, emotional, and academic success of our students.

The role collaborates with our Student Support Team to plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive programming to ensure our students reach their full potential. This position requires a strong commitment to promoting the overall well-being and growth of the student body.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Providing short-term solution-focused clinical support to students as needed
  • Overseeing emotional crisis situations 
  • Maintaining appropriate documentation 
  • Collaborating with caregivers and students to ensure outside therapeutic supports are in place when needed
  • Supporting positive, healthy social connections between students 
  • Being a key liaison for outside clinical providers and Tremont administration, teachers, and support staff 
  • Serving as a liaison for parents and Tremont administration, teachers, and support staff regarding the social and emotional well-being of students 
  • Supporting the Advisory Program to ensure effectiveness and students, families, and teachers experience success 
  • Providing regular consultation to teachers 
  • Collaborating with the Learning Support Specialist to ensure social, emotional, and academic supports remain integrated 
  • Being an active member of the Student Support Team, which includes Learning Support Specialist, Student Life Coordinator, Clinical Consultant, and Aspire School Program Manager    
  • Supporting the implementation of the new Executive Functioning Program and supporting the students in utilizing the Executive Functioning strategies  
  • Providing clinical insights in the development and implementation of Learning Plans 
  • Collaborating with Admin team to ensure social and emotional supports are in place 
  • Collaborating with Executive Director to ensure school policies support the social and emotional needs of the students 
  • Providing clinical insights to the Director of Enrollment Management regarding the admissions process 
  • Creating a Professional Development Program for teachers, students, and parents to ensure the community is aware of mental health issues and how to support our student body
  • Ensuring the community is inclusive and emotionally safe  
  • Guiding the communitys diversity and inclusion initiative  
  • Supporting the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model within our community (CPS Training will be provided )
  • Developing reportable means to measure the social and emotional progress of students  
  • Adhering to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession and Tremont School policies
  • Other duties related to the health and well-being of our student body and/or professional team or as directed by the Executive Director

Ideal Experience and Personal Characteristics

  • Masters or Doctoral level clinical degree (Social Work, Mental Health, Psychology, Counseling, etc.)
  • At least 3-years of experience working clinically in school settings 
  • Experience in working with a diverse student population 
  • Experience in working collaboratively with teams 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Experience in leadership positions 
  • Dedication to strong ethics and a compassionate demeanor  

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and three references to employment@tremontschool.org.