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.

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.

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.