Work at Corlears

All employees at Corlears are part of a commitment to creating an environment that embraces difference and values the importance of educating young children. The Corlears workplace is a dynamic and challenging setting where everyone has a voice in shaping the school, and everyone’s dignity is valued equally. All of this makes working at Corlears both exciting and an opportunity for growth. Along with this rewarding workplace environment, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and employees. The School does not discriminate on an individual’s race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, sex, or on any other classification protected by law.

This policy governs all aspects of employment at the School, including hiring, assignments, training, promotions, compensations, employee benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms, and conditions of employment. Further, the School will reasonably accommodate an individual’s physical or mental disability when appropriate.

Current Openings

Director of Equity Inclusion and community life

Please view the opportunity statement for this position here.

Corlears School seeks a Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Life, to develop, lead, and oversee the schoolwide implementation of our goals for diversity, social justice, equity, and inclusion. This inaugural position will be supporting the school’s long standing core values and mission.


The Director will play an essential role of leadership within our school community, partnering with other leaders to support across the development of the curricular program, business operations and the community life of the school. The Director will report to the Head of School and will benefit from the collaboration and support of trustees, faculty, staff, school leadership, and families to support the ongoing development of the identity and social justice curriculum, and the cultivation of a truly inclusive and equitable school for the children and families of Corlears, as well as a workplace that embraces inclusivity and provides an equitable and rewarding experience for every employee.

Position Requirements

The Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Life must have successful experience in collaboratively developing curriculum and pedagogy in independent school settings. The Director will also need to be skilled in working with culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population. This person will work to build a sense of shared values and serve as an educational leader with the ability to plan, organize, and communicate about a broad range of projects and programs.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Participate in Administrative Leadership Team and meetings

  • Participate in administrative strategic planning and quarterly meetings

  • Review and collaborate to revise and implement best practices in hiring

  • Partner with hiring teams to recruit, welcome, and retain faculty and staff from a diversity of backgrounds and identities

  • Participate as a member of the Partnership for Equity and Inclusion board task force

  • Review and collaborate to revise and implement best practices in school admission and financial aid practices

  • Work with the admission office to recruit, welcome, and retain students and families from a diversity of backgrounds and identities

  • Collaborate with Dean of Students, faculty and Student Support Team to implement the most equitable approaches to supporting student needs

  • Collaborate with Head of School and Director of Human Resources to support the most equitable, inclusive and rewarding workplace environment

  • Serve on the school’s Institutional Advancement Team to provide partnership and support in guiding the school’s communication and advancement practices.

  • Partner with the administrative leadership team to develop and execute programs and events for students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni

Curriculum Development

  • Support curriculum development for social justice both taking the lead and in collaboration with Director of Teaching and Learning

  • Work with faculty to develop curriculum that explores issues of identity, social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Support classroom Social Justice Meetings as needed

  • Support and help lead 5th grade service learning project

Faculty and Staff Development

  • Partner with the Director of Teaching and Learning to support implementation of professional development in social justice, equity and inclusion, for faculty and staff.  

  • Support affinity spaces for faculty and staff people of color

  • Support the Peer Mentor Program in partnership with faculty member and Director of Teaching and Learning

  • Provide counsel and support to faculty and staff in interpersonal issues of equity and inclusion

Student Support

  • Support the long term goal of developing affinity space for students

  • Serve as a resource to students in processing issues related to equity and inclusion

Parents

  • Collaborate with the Parents Association (PA) to support inclusive and equitable approach to PA operations

  • Partner with Director of Teaching and Learning to support Parents of Students of Color (POSOC) group

  • Partner with Director of Community Engagement and committee of parents to support the Community Forum

  • Partner with the Director of Teaching and Learning and the PA to develop and implement parent events, workshops and educational opportunities

  • Serve as a resource to parents in processing issues related to equity and inclusion

Qualifications

  • Required BA and preferred masters degree in education

  • Experience in early childhood or elementary settings

  • Three or more years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership

  • Experience in independent school settings or demonstrated capacity to learn to lead in a new setting with a vibrant culture

  • Commitment to building a school culture rooted in diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Willingness and motivation to be involved in all aspects of the life of an independent school.

  • Proven capacity to build rapport across diverse stakeholder groups

  • Training and experience in cross-cultural competence, including working with under- represented or historically marginalized groups

  • Project management skills in implementing complex programs, supervising personnel, and managing a budget

  • Ability to have consistent presence in community events

  • Availability to support unexpected community needs outside of regular school hours  

  • Outstanding organizational, written and oral communication, interpersonal and listening skills

  • Strong work ethic and ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and tact


Interested candidates should submit the following materials confidentially as separate PDF attachments in one email:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the Corlears School’s position

  • Current resume

  • Statement of educational philosophy and practice

Please send your resume, cover letter and educational philosophy to search@corlearsschool.org, attention David Egolf, Head of School.

To learn more about the position, email Orpheus Crutchfield orpheus@strategenius.org and Mary Rose Fernandez maryrose@strategenius.org with the subject line: “Corlears School: Director of Equity, Inclusion and Community Life” with any inquiries.

Search Calendar

  • Applications due: April 5, 2019

  • Semifinalists interviews: Mid-April 2019

  • Finalists interviews: Late April 2019

  • Hiring announcement: Late April 2019


Librarian - Leave Position

Corlears School, a small New York City independent school located in the lively Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, is seeking a full-time Librarian for 8-10 weeks in Fall of 2019 (September-November/early December), to support the library program while the librarian is on leave. The library is an integral part of the Corlears educational program, with a developed but flexible curriculum and a small, well-circulating collection. The Librarian works with all students at Corlears (grades N-5), and primary duties involve read alouds with the younger grades, research curricula with the older grades, collection development, circulation, and reader’s advisory.

The successful Librarian candidate at Corlears will:

  • Be passionate about supporting and developing the reading practices of elementary school children, and understand of the wide variety of needs present in a wide age range.

  • Maintain the Library’s role to support teachers, parents, and children.

  • Have strong written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Value the school's mission to support students who are economically, racially and ethnically diverse, as well as those coming from diverse family structures

  • Have an interest in progressive/constructivist practices and principles

  • Collaborate with classroom teachers around integrated curriculum units / projects and themes

Qualifications:

  • Completed or in-progress MLIS (ideally focusing on children’s/youth services or literature)

  • Experience working with young children (including nursery aged children, preferably)

  • Excellent classroom management skills

  • Skilled in adapting instruction for multiple cultural and learning perspectives

  • Ability and desire to work with children ages 2 through 10

The Corlears Community:

Corlears is a warm and nurturing community dedicated to the educational excellence of young children through the elementary grades. Corlears is committed to creating an environment and shaping a curriculum that embraces differences. Our small and dynamic community makes working at Corlears both exciting and an opportunity for growth. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Amy-Marie Rivera, Assistant Head of School and Director of Teaching and Learning

jobs@corlearsschool.org

Please include the job title in the subject line.




Science Teacher- One Year Leave Replacement

August 26th-June 19th

Corlears School, a small New York City independent school located in the lively Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, is seeking a full-time Science Teacher for a one year. The Science Teacher is an integral part of the Corlears educational program, with a highly integrated curriculum that often connects to the work students are doing in social studies, art and other areas. The Science Teacher works with students age 3 through 5th grade at Corlears, working in life and physical sciences through an inquiry based and scientific exploration approach. In addition to utilizing the school’s science lab, the Science teacher also visits younger age students in their classrooms to facilitate lessons and explorations.

The successful Science Teacher candidate at Corlears will:

  • Value the school's mission to support students who are economically, racially and ethnically diverse, as well as those coming from diverse family structures

  • Have a thorough grounding in progressive / constructivist practices and principles

  • Have a passion for the importance of science education for young learners, and understanding of the development of children’s conceptual understanding of science concepts.

  • Have the desire to collaborate with colleagues to develop and evolve the integrated curriculum

  • Have strong written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Be committed to ongoing professional growth

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of Science specific teaching experience, with young children

  • Responsive Classroom training / exposure

  • Excellent classroom management skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Skilled in adapting instruction for multiple cultural and learning perspectives

  • M.ED, MA or MS in science education

  • Ability and desire to work with children age 3 through 5th grade

The Corlears Community:

Corlears is a warm and nurturing community dedicated to the educational excellence of young children through the elementary grades. Corlears is committed to creating an environment and shaping a curriculum that embraces differences. Our small and dynamic community makes working at Corlears both exciting and an opportunity for growth. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Amy-Marie Rivera, Assistant Head of School and Director of Teaching and Learning

jobs@corlearsschool.org

Please include the job title in the subject line.