August 1, 2020

Employment Opportunities

  • Director of Development
  • Program Director
  • Assistant Teacher/Paraprofessional (Part Time)
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Spanish Teacher (Part Time)
  • Tremont School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and participate in our weekly pooled testing program.
  • Tremont School offers a generous benefits package, including health care, 401(k) match, generous vacation and personal days, on-site fitness center and gourmet cafe.
  • Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and three references (at least one supervisory) to employment@tremontschool.org.
  • The Tremont School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity in its employment practices, administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Teaching and Learning at Tremont School

Tremont School is a strategically small, progressive middle school, high school and post graduate program (approx. 50 students). Our students are challenged to take ownership of their learning in our deliberately diverse and collaborative community. 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. At Tremont School, we use a combination of pedagogies centered around student-directed learning with a thematic curriculum. This Living Curriculum approach provides a personalized learning experience for each of our students. Our students and teachers learn together in a civic-minded community that highly values friendships and intellectual curiosity. 

Our Faculty and Administrators 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. Our Faculty possess broad knowledge, a collaborative spirit, interdisciplinary experience, and a desire to connect with each student’s interests. They have experience developing and implementing student-centric experiential learning opportunities for a wide range of learners. Working collaboratively with our 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. 

 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. 

Director of Development

The Director of Development position represents an outstanding career opportunity for the experienced fundraising leader who wants to build and drive a development program for a unique school with a truly inspirational and critical mission. Tremont School envisions a consummate fundraiser who possesses a solid track-record of generating and closing gifts while stewarding an Executive Director and active volunteer Board through the fundraising process. In addition, they should be able to make the case for support with enthusiasm, highlighting Tremont School’s recent successes, including its leadership in the academic realm of the “Living Curriculum.”

The new Director of Development will create, oversee and implement the Development Strategy, ensure continuity of development operations, manage an individual giving portfolio while working directly with the Executive Director, and create a foundation relations program. The successful candidate will relish taking a start-up fundraising program to the next level of excellence. In addition to being familiar with all facets of fundraising, s/he/they will have experience managing and building a strong department. This is an excellent career opportunity for an experienced professional to serve in this lead role.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will be tasked with cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts, corporate sponsorships, foundation funding, government grants, direct mail, donor events, and online appeals. As a member of the senior team, the Director of Development will set a positive example and work effectively throughout the school to build a culture of trust and collaboration. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Mission and Values

Expectations:

  • Gain an understanding of Tremont School’s culture and organizational goals and strategies to communicate funding priorities
  • Educate, cultivate, and grow the current donor base and advance fundraising strategy in innovative ways (e.g. web-based, social marketing, direct mail)
  • Capitalize on the Board of Trustees to expand the philanthropic network and achieve strategies for individual or foundation giving and major gifts
  • Expand the pipeline of individual donors and prospects for annual giving and sponsorships
  • Develop an Alumni giving program
  • Expect initially to spend 80 percent of time in direct fundraising — including solicitations and oversight of friend-raising and fundraising events — and 20 percent of time working on outreach efforts with the Executive Director

Long-term Expectations: 

  • Lead department to achieve fundraising growth in key areas, in particular major gifts 
  • Manage an ongoing successful program of annual giving and major gifts.  
  • Develop and manage corporate and foundation relations
  • Develop and structure a Planned Giving program/legacy gifts for families/grandparents
  • Increase communications to current donors, foundations and corporate partners resulting in strong and ongoing alliances
  • Create, implement, and take ownership of the annual development plan and operating budget line items regarding fundraising and regularly monitor and report on progress
  • Work with the Executive Director to make sure the development plan meets program and organizational needs.
  • Propose new fundraising techniques and audiences to expand and diversify Tremont School’s funding sources beyond established donor groups
  • Ensure best-practices, including accurate and timely gift processing, donor contact, and regular reconciliation between Development and Finance
  • Participate in Tremont School’s upcoming implementation of Salesforce software, including requirements, design, configuration and implementation, along with the Executive Director, Director of Admissions, Business Associate and an outside consultant
  • Work with faculty and staff to foster cross-department coordination and collaboration on donor engagement and communications
  • Retain and engage current list of donors for both ongoing fundraising and major events
  • Lead the ongoing identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of new and diverse individual, corporate, and foundation donors for both current fundraising and major events
  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in relationship building efforts
  1. Donor Campaigns and Cultivation
  • Create and implement print and on-line fundraising campaigns including fall appeal, end of year appeal, special appeals, and lapsed donor campaigns
  • Create a sustainer strategy (monthly donor) and employee giving program
  1. Donor Event Management:
  • Plan and coordinate the School’s Annual Celebration
  • Oversee communications with guests and sponsoring companies on visibility, event details, and payment logistics.
  • In collaboration with a volunteer Team, manage event logistics, including coordination with video production team (virtual events), honorees, host and entertainers, and venue, AV, photographers, and other details as needed
  • In collaboration with Board Advancement Committee, coordinates donor events including open houses, Lunch and Learns, and others, as required

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • College degree and 5+ years of development or related experience with demonstrated success in progressively responsible positions. Experience in mission-driven organizations 
  • At least five years’ managerial experience and a track-record of launching new giving programs. 
  • A background working in partnership with and staffing a top institutional leader and performing as a strategic member of a senior staff
  • Proven success in major gifts and corporate/foundation relations—with demonstrated history of personally closing five- and six-figure gifts.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of fundraising—annual giving, major/planned gifts, corporate and foundation relations, events, communications, as well as board relations
  • Excellent organizational skills and confidence in building relationships with a high-degree of discretion and poise
  • Commitment to the overall mission and values of Tremont School.
  • Commitment to equity and eagerness to learn
  • Demonstrated success in networking to build mutually beneficial business relationships within the corporate, public and nonprofit sectors
  • Experience working with senior level executives in nonprofit and corporate environments (C-suite level/VP)
  • Proven track record of achieving annual revenue targets
  • Demonstrated abilities to prospect, cultivate, and manage new donors
  • Demonstrated ability to both plan and think strategically and offer “hands-on” productivity
  • Superior communication skills, time management, and attention to detail
  • Proven relationship-building skills with a record of working effectively in a highly collaborative environment
  • Knowledge of foundation landscape is a plus
  • Proficient in Google Suite, Salesforce, Microsoft Office, and fundraising database management. 

Hours: 32-40 per week

Work Location: Mix of Onsite and Remote

Please send a letter of interest and CV as a PDF to developmentsearch@tremontschool.org.

Program Director

The Program Director 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 Program Director 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 Program Director oversees student and teacher progress, reports on successes, challenges, and opportunities, and promotes a school culture that prioritizes inclusion, collaboration, kindness and excellence. The Program Director 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

  1. 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
    • Serving as the key administrator overseeing the scheduling of classes
    • Serve as a lead steward of our NEASC Accreditation
  1. 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
  1. 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 team and School Counselor, measure outcomes and student growth by collecting appropriate data and using the data to improve teaching & learning
  1. 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
  • Experience working with a neurodiverse population
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Strategic thinking and planning experience
  • Familiarity with Collaborative Proactive Solutions (CPS) preferred
  • 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 (at least one supervisory) to employment@tremontschool.org.

Assistant Teacher/Paraprofessional (Part Time)

Tremont School is growing and is exploring qualified candidates for Assistant Teacher/Paraprofessional for the current school year. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated adult to share their passions and experience as they support a learning environment where all students can 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. 

We are seeking an outstanding Assistant Teacher/Paraprofessional with background working with students with diverse learning profiles, a collaborative spirit, interdisciplinary experience, and a desire to connect with each student’s interests. 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. Our students have a range of learning profiles and this person would help provide individualized support when needed as well as facilitate some small group work. S/he would also serve as general support for the lead teachers to help better differentiate within the classroom. The ideal candidate should have experience developing and implementing student-centric experiential learning opportunities for a wide range of learners. 

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. 

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with students with varying learning needs, ASD and mild self-regulation challenges is preferred
  • Classes in education, special education, psychology or related fields are required
  • Familiarity with Collaborative Problem Solving or Collaborative Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach to student management is highly desirable.
  • Written language, technology skill, and interpersonal communication skills to support communication among team members, with community contacts, school staff and parents is required.
  • Associate’s degree or minimum of 60 college credit hours (classes in education, special education, psychology or a related field preferred). Successful completion of ParaPro Assessment may be substituted for educational requirements.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, special education, psychology or other related field preferred.
  • Experience working with Middle and High School students in a school setting or recreation setting is preferred.

Essential Job Duties (not limited to):

  • Assist the classroom teacher as needed in their efforts to help students in need of individual attention throughout the school day.
  • Implement academic and social programming and strategies as developed by the team.
  • Implement accommodations and modifications as outlined on the student Personal Learning Plan as developed by the team and/or an IEP.
  • Help foster an inclusive and supportive learning environment 
  • Serve as a key partner for teachers in their efforts to differentiate and address individual and small group learning needs.
  • Assist in data collection to support student growth and progress.
  • Promote social interactions throughout the day.
  • Support individual needs of students as they experience difficulty in the classroom setting to ensure they are able to more successfully engage, sometimes working with individual students outside of the classroom.
  • Maintain confidentiality about all personal information regarding the student, programming and family.
  • Assist in all aspects of the school day whether or not such aspects directly pertain to the individual student, this includes supervision at breaks, lunch or other “duties.”
  • Responsible for implementing “other job related duties” as assigned by the Director of Teaching & Learning or Executive Director.
  • Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students.
  • May be expected to provide substitute educator services.
  • May be expected to attend training related to position.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and three references (at least one supervisory) to employment@tremontschool.org.

Middle School Teacher

The Tremont Middle School Teacher  inspires, guides, and supports our students’ passions and curiosities. Utilizing a diverse array of pedagogy, the Teacher helps students think deeply about the world through a variety of reading, writing, design and problem solving tasks and presentation opportunities. 

The position requires maintaining a full teaching load, serving as an advisor to a small cohort of students, and actively supporting various student activities. The Teacher works collaboratively and creatively with colleagues in various curricular areas and divisions.

Tremont encourages collaborative teamwork in the classroom, focusing on Executive Function skill development, how to communicate effectively and thoughtfully, justify reasoning, and consider multiple perspectives when solving problems. Teachers invest in the life of the school by participating in the advising program, social and emotional learning, weekly team meetings, collaborative problem solving training, committee work, after-school clubs, and other aspects that support the overall student experience. 

Under the general supervision and guidance of the Director of Teaching & Learning, teachers are responsible for preparing lesson plans, educating students, and collaborating with colleagues. Their duties include assessing student work and performance through a mastery-based model, providing feedback, documenting student progress, and assigning appropriate learning extensions. Teachers serve as key mentoring figures who help provide a safe and supportive learning environment. While expectations should be consistent, we recognize that some students may require certain accommodations. We believe that providing each student what they need best helps each student find success. 

Teachers reach students with an engaging and flexible curriculum that prioritizes the unique contributions of each individual and their involvement in our community. Teachers are responsible for creating and maintaining a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential and accomplish the learning goals of Tremont. Teachers are expected to understand and utilize various pedagogical approaches including Teaching for Understanding, Understanding by Design, Universal Design and our own Living Curriculum as a process and integrated ethos across our program.  

Expectations/Responsibilities – A Tremont School Middle School Teacher…

  • Embodies Tremont’s principles of trust, connection, and independence in all work activities and actions.
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset and seeks to continuously learn and improve.
  • Creates daily lesson plans with student-choice assignments connected to the human experience that are engaging, educational, and exciting for the students.
  • Plans, prepares and delivers instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences.
  • Thrives in an environment that is both structured and flexible, offers consistent expectations yet personalizes each student’s experience.
  • Displays enthusiasm and interest in their curriculum and their students while exhibiting patience and understanding and a willingness to learn new things with their students.
  • Incorporates goals, competencies, and objectives into lesson plans in ways that directly apply to the student’s life.
  • Recognizes that each student’s perspective adds value to the educational tapestry.
  • Collaborates with colleagues on over-arching Middle School curricular objectives.
  • Creates course-wide performance goals for every student.
  • Assesses and tracks student work regularly to keep students and families updated on their progress.
  • Identifies students who are struggling with learning, emotional problems, or situations at home, and helps them find the appropriate resources.
  • Communicates often and meaningfully with parents/guardians.
  • Engages in ongoing professional learning and development per the school’s professional growth framework.
  • Supports the work of School Leadership in reaching strategic goals.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned and required by the position, their direct supervisor or the Executive Director.
  • Actively participates on at least one strategic planning committee.
  • Develops and runs at least one Club or activity per semester.
  • Seeks to make a meaningful difference in the lives of their students and our school.

Qualifications

  • Ability to teach fifth – eighth grade Science, Math and Humanities subjects.
  • Passionate about, and extensive experience teaching, neuro-diverse middle school students.
  • Ability to create a welcoming and supportive community for a neuro-diverse student body.
  • Ability to work with professionalism, discretion, sound judgment, equity, honesty, and personal accountability at all times.  
  • Proficient knowledge of teaching strategies and methods for neuro-diverse students.  
  • Ability to incorporate goals, competencies, and objectives into lesson plans in ways that directly apply to students’ lives.  
  • Ability to use technology effectively in teaching, learning, and administrative functions and willingness to stay current in technology skills and learn emerging technologies as needed.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Strong administrative and organization skills.  
  • Strong creative and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively manage their own time and others’.  
  • Understanding of and adherence to applicable laws, codes, policies, regulations, and safety practices and procedures.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least three years of lead teaching experience with neuro-diverse middle school students, and/or students with special needs.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and three references (at least one supervisory) to employment@tremontschool.org.

Spanish Teacher (Part Time)

Tremont School is growing and is seeking a Part Time (0.3 FTE/12 hrs per week, onsite) Middle & High School Spanish Teacher 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 can 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. 

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 
  • Familiarity with Collaborative Problem Solving or Collaborative Proactive Solutions (CPS) is desirable  
  • 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 
  • This is a .3 FTE position (approximately 12 hours per week onsite) 

Ideal Experience and Personal Characteristics 

  • Master’s level or terminal degree 
  • At least 3-years of experience working in school settings 
  • Experience in working with a diverse student population 
  • Experience in working collaboratively with teams 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Dedication to strong ethics and a compassionate demeanor 

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and three references (at least one supervisory) to employment@tremontschool.org.