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 the 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 with 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

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.

Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School Music Teacher
The Co-op School is seeking committed educators to join our team as our preschool, elementary, and middle school music teacher. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred
  • 3 or more years of relevant lead teaching experience preferred
  • Educational philosophy aligns with the mission and vision of The Co-op School
  • Reflective practitioner in a state of constant professional growth and a willingness to share their craft with others
  • Has own passions and interests
  • Experience working with children with special needs as some students have IEPs
  • Experience planning music curriculum 
  • Commitment to and knowledge of experiential and inquiry-based teaching and learning
  • Commitment to diverse learning environments
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience collaborating with children, families, colleagues, and administrators

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with teachers, coordinators, and Education Director to provide high-quality, relevant instruction to all children
  • Actively participate in a learning community
  • Use a variety of assessments to measure student learning and drive instruction
  • Use student performance data to tailor and differentiate curriculum to individual students and to determine small groupings and modifications
  • Regularly communicate with families, students, and community partners through phone, face-to-face conversation, email, list serves and blogs
  • Integrate The Co-op School Values into music room 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
  • Create school wide events, such as school sings
  • Run a weekly chorus class for upper grades
  • Maintain positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues
  • Maintain confidentiality with student information and records
  • Create a positive and safe classroom culture and community
  • Maintain clean/tidy/well organized music room
  • Maintain music room budget with supply orders and upkeep 
  • Monthly bulletin board updates in the music room

How to Apply

  • Send your resume and cover letter to mandy@thecoopschool.org. Please include “Music Teacher” in the subject line of the email.
  • Your cover letter should include a statement of your educational philosophy and also state why you are interested in becoming part of the team
  • If you have questions about any of our positions, please feel free to email Mandy Vadnai, Education Director, at mandy@thecoopschool.org.

Cooperative Coordinator

The Cooperative Coordinator manages all required parent committee work and responsibilities as outlined below:

Committee Roles

  • Signing all parents up for committee roles
  • Meeting with Project Managers to oversee all projects for the school year
  • Work with Project Managers to arrange for meetings—location, attendance, etc.
  • Tracking all committee responsibilities and making sure parents are fulfilling requirements
  • Troubleshoot changes/alterations in committee members for timely execution of committee goal
  • Offer guidance and support to all committee leaders and crew members as a representative of the school and its values

Work Shift

  • Tracking all parent work shift hours
  • Communicate with business office for families who have not fulfilled their annual work shift commitment
  • Troubleshoot changes/alterations in sign-up and tasks for most productive work shift
  • Oversee, offer guidance and support on all work shifts

Budget

  • Work with Office Manager to approve committee spending
  • Tracking/monitoring/updating spending budget for community and school events
  • Monitors and budgets for all costs around work shifts and committee supplies
  • Collaborate with Business office to track, monitor and analyze Fundraising proceeds

Communications

  • Researching, organizing, and implementing school-wide communication database
  • Collaborate with administration to update Family & Staff Handbooks
  • Updating Edsby with upcoming and events and working with Communications project manager to update website pages
  • Support Faculty Committees with scheduling, supplies, and publicity
  • Working with school’s social media committee to make sure events are posted

Community

  • Liaise with community partners in regards to partnerships with the school

How to Apply

  • Send your resume and cover letter to meredith@thecoopschool.org Please include “Cooperative Coordinator” in the subject line of the email. 

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.