Careers

Thank you for your interest in working at The Co-op School! We are in search of committed educators interested in working in a fun, highly collaborative, creative, and rewarding community. As a progressive, independent school, our staff members help to develop the foundation for achieving our mission and vision and guide students in the dynamic, life-long process of questioning and deepening connections.

Benefits of Being a Part of The Co-op School Staff

  • Play a role in building a school and contributing to its culture and curriculum.
  • Work in a collaborative environment with two teachers in each classroom.
  • Learn through ongoing professional development during our Summer Professional Development Week, weekly meetings with the Education Director, weekly planning sessions, Professional Development days 5 times a year, peer visitations, and off-site professional development workshops.
  • Receive a competitive salary package.

Hiring Process

  1. Once applications are submitted, they will be reviewed by one of the education directors and the executive director of the school. If a candidate meets our initial requirements, that person will be contacted to schedule a phone or in-person interview. We will ask questions such as:
    • Why do you want to work at The Co-op School?
    • How is your philosophy similar to the mission of The Co-op School?
    • What does progressive education mean to you?
    • How do you like to collaborate with your peers?
    • What makes you qualified for this position?
    • What strengths/unique skills do you think you can bring to the team?
  2. Candidates who appear to be a match with the school’s mission and vision will be invited to demonstrate their teaching practice through a demo lesson and debrief session. Final round candidates will receive an overview of the school and a school tour during their visit.

Current Openings

Middle School Spanish Teacher

We are seeking an experienced and passionate middle school teacher to join our team as we launch our first 8th-grade class. This is a truly unique opportunity to work closely with our team in shaping a brand new program with lots of room for professional growth. 

In addition to teaching middle school Spanish, the person hired will also serve as an advisor, and be an integral component of the school community. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop curriculum for middle school Spanish program
  • Teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade daily Spanish classes
  • Use a variety of assessments to measure student learning and drive instruction
  • Provide academic remediation and enrichment during Purposeful Learning Lab (PLL) periods
  • Assist with Advisory duties as needed
  • Plan for and lead monthly Town Hall meetings
  • Provide middle school coverage as needed, including weekly lunch/recess duties
  • Actively participate in a learning community, including teacher committees that meet on a monthly basis, peer observations, planning meetings, and staff meetings sometimes outside of school hours
  • Collaborate with middle school teachers, learning specialist, and division head to plan out and provide high-quality, differentiated, and relevant instruction to all children
  • Collaborate with lower school Spanish teacher on schoolwide scope and sequence
  • Regularly communicate with families through Edsby
  • Integrate The Co-op School Values into classroom culture, units of study, and interactions with staff, families, and students
  • Integrate the real world and surrounding community into units of study, lessons, and classroom culture
  • Maintain positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues
  • Maintain confidentiality with student information and records
  • Create a positive and safe classroom culture and community

We are looking for a candidate who possesses the following skills and qualities:

  • A commitment to working with middle school students and an enthusiasm for making real-world connections
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred; academic program focus in Spanish and/or education-related fields
  • 3 years experience teaching students in grades 6-8
  • Enthusiasm for the opportunities and challenges inherent in working with middle school students
  • A willingness to collaborate with others and continually inspire students to love learning
  • Experience working with children with special needs and students with IEPs
  • A commitment to social justice and anti-bias curriculum
  • A reflective practitioner in a state of constant professional growth and a willingness to share their craft with others
  • An ability and willingness to differentiate instruction
  • Commitment to and knowledge of experiential and inquiry-based teaching and learning
  • A positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, résumé, and statement of educational philosophy to Jen En, Middle School Director, at jennifere@thecoopschool.org.

Middle School Math Substitute Teacher

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and plan lessons for 8th-grade math
  • Teach 8th-grade math
  • Use a variety of assessments to measure student learning and drive instruction
  • Provide academic remediation and enrichment during Purposeful Learning Lab (PLL) periods
  • Collaborate with middle school teachers, learning specialist, and division head to plan out and provide high-quality, differentiated, and relevant instruction to all children
  • Integrate The Co-op School Values into classroom culture, units of study, and interactions with staff, families, and students
  • Integrate the real world and surrounding community into units of study, lessons, and classroom culture
  • Maintain positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues
  • Maintain confidentiality with student information and records
  • Create a positive and safe classroom culture and community

We are looking for a candidate who possesses the following skills and qualities:

  • A commitment to working with middle school students and an enthusiasm for making real-world connections through the fields of science
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred; academic program focus and/or education-related fields
  • 3 years+ experience teaching students in grades 6-8
  • Experience working with children with special needs as some students have IEPs
  • A commitment to social justice and anti-bias curriculum
  • Enthusiasm for the opportunities and challenges inherent in working with middle school students
  • A willingness to collaborate with others and continually inspire students to love learning
  • A reflective practitioner in a state of constant professional growth and a willingness to share their craft with others
  • An ability and willingness to differentiate instruction
  • Commitment to and knowledge of progressive education and inquiry-based teaching and learning
  • A positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, résumé, and statement of educational philosophy to Jen En, Middle School Director, at jennifere@thecoopschool.org.

Middle School Science Teacher

Responsibilities:

  • Develop science curriculum for grades 6-8
  • Teach 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade science
  • Use a variety of assessments to measure student learning and drive instruction
  • Provide academic remediation and enrichment during Purposeful Learning Lab (PLL) periods
  • Collaborate with math and science teachers schoolwide
  • Assist with Advisory duties as needed
  • Provide middle school coverage as needed, including weekly lunch/recess duties
  • Actively participate in a learning community, including teacher committees that meet on a monthly basis, peer observations, planning meetings, and staff meetings sometimes outside of school hours
  • Collaborate with middle school teachers, learning specialist, and division head to plan out and provide high-quality, differentiated, and relevant instruction to all children
  • Regularly communicate with families through Edsby
  • Integrate The Co-op School Values into classroom culture, units of study, and interactions with staff, families, and students
  • Integrate the real world and surrounding community into units of study, lessons, and classroom culture
  • Maintain positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues
  • Maintain confidentiality with student information and records
  • Create a positive and safe classroom culture and community

We are looking for a candidate who possesses the following skills and qualities:

  • A commitment to working with middle school students and an enthusiasm for making real-world connections through the fields of science
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred; academic program focus and/or education-related fields
  • 3 years+ experience teaching students in grades 6-8
  • Experience working with children with special needs as some students have IEPs
  • A commitment to social justice and anti-bias curriculum
  • Enthusiasm for the opportunities and challenges inherent in working with middle school students
  • A willingness to collaborate with others and continually inspire students to love learning
  • A reflective practitioner in a state of constant professional growth and a willingness to share their craft with others
  • An ability and willingness to differentiate instruction
  • Commitment to and knowledge of progressive education and inquiry-based teaching and learning
  • A positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, résumé, and statement of educational philosophy to Jen En, Middle School Director, at jennifere@thecoopschool.org.

On-call Substitute Teachers
We are looking for energetic and dedicated individuals to serve as on-call Substitute Teachers in all Elementary and Middle School grades. Teaching experience is appreciated.

The ideal candidate would:

  • Love Elementary/Middle School students and learning
  • Deliver curriculum in a variety of disciplines
  • Have a positive outlook on the world and opportunities for young people
  • Be dedicated to social-emotional learning and positive discipline practices
  • Demonstrate a commitment to our school’s mission
  • Promote responsible citizenship and respect for diversity and differences

To apply, please contact Mandy Vadnai, Elementary School Division Head, at mandy@thecoopschool.org.

Special Education Teacher Support Services Providers
The Co-op School is an inclusive learning community and thus we are always looking to help connect our families to quality Department of Education–approved SETTS providers. Currently, we need providers for five 60-minute sessions for a second-grade student, a third-grade student, and a fourth-grade student. Email our Special Education Coordinator, Jenna Vitale, at jennav@thecoopschool.org, if you are interested.

The Co-op School is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit. discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, citizenship, national origin or ancestry, religion or religious practices, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic predisposition or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws. Our policy extends to all employment practices including but not limited to, hiring, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, lay-offs, and termination.