Working at Unquowa
The Unquowa School prides itself on dedicated and talented faculty and staff who are committed to working together to develop an unafraid spirit in each and every student. Unquowa seeks individuals who are committed to our Mission and values and who understand the power of a collaborative and diverse learning community.
Full Time Middle School Humanities Teacher & Advisor (Grades 6-8), 2021-22 School Year
The Unquowa School seeks an experienced and enthusiastic middle school humanities teacher and advisor for the 2021-22 school year. Successful candidates will have extensive experience in the classroom teaching 6th, 7th, or 8th grade humanities, weaving history with literature, writing, and public speaking into their curriculum. The passionate teacher for this position will have experience with innovative curriculum development, visual arts collaboration and an understanding of a theme-based approach. Experience overseeing literary magazine preferred.
Responsibilities include co-teaching humanities with a colleague, serving as an advisor to a small group of students, and participating in all aspects of faculty life. This position is full-time, and salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and provides excellent benefits.
- Bachelor Degree required; Master’s Degree strongly preferred
- Minimum 4-6 years teaching experience in humanities or English/history preferred
- Experience with hands-on learning
- Clear understanding of differentiated instruction
- Effective oral and written communication with parents
- Commitment to professional development
- Experience using technology to enhance instruction
- A clear interest in being part of a community that is committed to diversity and inclusion
Individuals interested in being considered for this position should send:
- Current resume
- Letter of interest
- Personal Statement
- At least two letters of recommendation
- List of three references
We are looking for dedicated and caring individuals who have experience with children to work as substitute teachers.
Experienced candidates should hold degree and/or certification in field; knowledge of, experience with or training in education is highly desirable; all positions require team teaching and strong collaborative skills. To apply, please send a current resume along with a letter of interest to email@example.com.
Administrative and Staff Opportunities:
Advancement Team Assistant:
The Unquowa School is seeking a highly organized individual to serve as Advancement Team Assistant.
He or she will work most closely with the Director of Admissions to maintain full enrollment and to strengthen recruitment efforts. They will guide families as they navigate the inquiry and application process. He or she will occasionally give parent tours and manage student visits. They will maintain all electronic admissions records and must be able to learn and navigate related software.
As a member of the advancement team, the Assistant will also provide significant support in the areas of school-wide communications and event planning. Strong writing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or Google Workspace are necessary; experience working with WordPress is a plus.
The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and have experience in independent school admissions, communications and database management. The ability to be flexible and to manage projects independently is key. He or she will have a genuine desire to become an integral member of our school community and enjoy working directly with children and families.
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Unquowa School offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits to eligible employees including:
- Health, dental and vision insurance
- Employer contribution to a TIAA-CREF 403(b) retirement plan
- Group life insurance
- Long-term disability
- Funding for professional development, including summer travel grants
- Tuition remission for the children of full-time faculty, administrators and staff
It is the policy and practice of the School to hire and employ individuals without regard to gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran status national origin, ancestry, genetic information, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability, physical disability, age or any other protected characteristic.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:
Name: Janice Cerone, Business Manager/HR
Office Address: 981 Stratfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06825
Telephone Number: 203-362-2561
Email Address: email@example.com
For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact ODICR at (202)205-6750 or https://www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/odicr.