Careers

City and Country School is a coeducational independent, progressive school for children ages 2-13 in Greenwich Village. Children at City and Country develop responsibility and a strong sense of community through group experiences such as block building and work with other open-ended materials in the Lower School, and group jobs in the Middle and Upper School. Through trips, books, and opportunities for other first-hand experiences, children learn to ask questions and conduct meaningful research. We believe the teacher's place is alongside the child, posing questions that elicit imaginative thinking, problem-solving and decision-making in pursuit of a deeper perspective. An underlying respect for children, the group process, and a social-studies driven, interdisciplinary approach are among the hallmarks of our program.

City and Country School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with interest in developing diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. City and Country School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, citizenship, or disability.

Associate Teachers

City and Country School seeks Associate Teachers for the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning in late August 2020.
 
Associate Teachers are needed in various Lower School classrooms to work with children ranging from two through seven years of age. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates looking to work in close partnership with individual Head Teachers in a progressive setting.
 
These are the key elements for these positions:
  • Ability to collaborate flexibly
  • Interest in progressive education
  • Experience working with young children
  • Committed to a graduate education program preferred
These positions offer part-time and full-time opportunities.

Candidates may apply here.

Floating Associate Teacher

City and Country School seeks a Floating Associate Teacher for the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning in late August 2020.

A full-time Lower School Floater is needed to work with two through seven-year-old children. Candidates should be energetic and possess good classroom management skills. This is a great position for someone who likes to work one-on-one with children or in small groups and who is comfortable with a flexible schedule; it is also an opportunity to learn more about our school. Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
 
These are the key elements for this position:
  • Ability to collaborate flexibly
  • Interest in progressive education
  • Experience working with young children
Candidates may apply here.

Middle School Shared Associate Teachers

City and Country School seeks Middle School Shared Associate Teachers for the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning in late August 2020.
 
The Shared Associate primarily works with either 3rd, 4th or 5th graders. With two groups at each age level, the Associate will be shared by two cooperating teachers. Each group has approximately 16 students. 

The job of the Shared Associate is two-fold: 
  • Four days a week the Shared Associate works with their cooperating teachers, supporting individual students, working within a small group setting and facilitating large group lessons.
  • One day a week the Shared Associate "floats," (or acts as a substitute) as needed, within the Middle and Upper School (3rd- 8th grade). If no coverage is needed on an Associate's "Float Day,” they remain in the classroom.
A Shared Associate responsibilities include:
  • Assists students and teachers with classroom instruction
  • Confers with students in Library each day
  • Facilitates a literature circle two or three times a week with a group of 6-7 students
  • Accompanies Groups on field trips
  • Meets regularly with teachers to confer and plan
  • Assists in the Play process
  • Helps draft student reports and participates in Parent Conferences
  • Covers Lunch/Yard at least once a week
  • Attends weekly Staff Meetings (Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.) 
  • Substitutes for cooperating teachers as needed
In addition to the classroom responsibilities the Middle/Upper School Associates share Morning Yard duties (M-F 8:00-8:30 a.m.) for additional compensation. The specific schedule is to be determined in August 2020.

Candidates may apply here.

Human Resource and Benefit Coordinator

City and Country School seeks a full-time Human Resource and Benefit Coordinator.

This is a great opportunity to be part of an established and reputable organization. Primary responsibilities for this position include oversight of all employee benefit programs, including health insurance, long-term disability, short-term disability and our retirement plans. Specific Human Resource and Benefits Coordinator duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Prepare of all faculty and staff employment contracts.
  • Process the school’s semi-monthly and bi-weekly payrolls, ensuring that accurate compensation and deductions are reflected. (Approximately 100 full-time employees)
  • Assure compliance with laws and regulations relating to all employee and employment matters and ensure timely filing of all regulatory reports with the appropriate agencies. 
  • Maintain secure and confidential human resource-related files and records. 
  • Administer employee benefits and ensure effective and timely communication. 
  • Meet with faculty and staff upon request related to human resource and benefit issues. 
  • Ensure that all necessary employee information is processed and transmitted to the Department of Health in a timely manner.
  • Work with the School’s Director of Communications to implement and maintain a robust HR related portion on the school’s website for faculty and staff, containing descriptions of available benefits, all benefit-related forms, relevant provider contact details, and monthly updates and benefit-related news. 
  • Ensure that all remittances and payments to benefit providers, including health insurance and retirement contributions, are timely and accurate. 
  • Process New Employee paperwork; oversee the employee orientation process and document completion. 
  • Coordinate and manage leaves as required by federal, state and local law and integrating these with the School’s internal policies. 
  • Complete notices and paperwork for existing faculty and staff and oversee the off-boarding process. 
  • Maintain and develop—when necessary—the School’s personnel policies and procedures, employee handbook, and personnel forms, as well as recommend changes to school administration.
  • Coordinate salary changes and oversee correct FLSA classification of jobs. Prepare and maintain accurate job descriptions for faculty and staff. 
  • Consult with administrators and employees to resolve personnel issues. 
  • Consult with legal counsel, as necessary, to minimize potential liability.
  • Prepare reports and internal communication. 
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

The Human Resource and Benefits Coordinator position requires an individual who is able to communicate tactfully and effectively, in addition to having strong technical skills in areas related to human resource principles, procedures, and practices. The position requires:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher. Human Resources certification such as PHR, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, etc. is a plus. 
  • At least 5 years of related experience. 
  • Working knowledge of FMLA, COBRA, ADA, ACA, ERISA, and FLSA and retirement plan and other (health insurance, disability, dental, etc.) benefit administration. 
  • High proficiency working with Microsoft Excel and Word and ability to work well in an automated environment. 
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team when necessary. 
  • Highly developed organizational skills with strong attention to detail and deadlines. 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, functions, and activities effectively. 
  • Ability to think logically, make decisions, exercise good judgement, and solve problems; must be able to handle confidential information with the utmost discretion and integrity. 
  • Experience with BeyondPay software or knowledge of Kronos a plus.

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits.

Candidates may apply here.
 

Middle/Upper School Substitute Teachers

City and Country School seeks Middle/Upper School Substitute Teachers for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Middle/Upper School Substitute Teachers work with grades 3-8.

Responsibilities may include:
  • Enacting lesson plans left by Group Teacher/Specials Teacher
    • Work may include Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Spanish, Technology, Art, Shop, Science, Music and Physical Education
  • Supporting students in the work of the classroom
  • Managing classrooms of children
  • Providing feedback to Group Teacher/Specials teacher with regard to the lesson and the group
  • Accompanying and overseeing children during Lunch, in the Library and in the Yard
  • Joining groups on trips
  • Overseeing Morning Yard
  • Supervising Afterschool Homework/Library

Key elements for candidates include:
  • Flexible approach  
  • Experience with the age range
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with progressive teaching approaches
  • Interest in working within a progressive teaching environment

Candidates may apply here.
 
 

City and Country School

146 W 13th Street New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212.242.7802