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.
Central to our mission and philosophy is our deep commitment to community. Creating meaningful connections inspires us and centers our work with each other and with the children. Click here to learn more about our community.
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.
Director of Communication
City and Country School seeks a Director of Communications for the 2023-2024 academic year, beginning in January 2024.
A full job description can be found here.
The salary range for this position is $175,000-$205,000.
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to contact the consultants in confidence. Candidates will ultimately need to submit the following materials as separate PDF documents:
- A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
- A current résumé;
- A list of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:
XIs (6th Grade) Group Teacher
City and Country School is seeking a temporary 6th grade head teacher to serve as a leave replacement from November 27th, 2023 to June 18th, 2023.
Upper School Group Teachers report to the Upper School Division Director and are an integral part of the teaching faculty. Upper School Group Teachers approach instruction with an interdisciplinary approach, finding authentic ways to connect course materials to student’s understandings of social studies. Our Teachers bring warmth, patience, and understanding to the classroom every day, encouraging children to learn and grow.
- Encourage lifelong thinking and exploration for students through various avenues for developing and consolidating skills in mathematics, writing, reading, and group problem solving.
- Develop, revise, and teach 6th grade curriculum
- Collaborate with Specials Teachers, Specialists, and Division Director to find ways to integrate instruction with other curricular subjects, namely social studies and Jobs Program
- Maintain an equitable and inclusive learning environment
- Communicate effectively and establish strong working partnerships with families, students, colleagues, outside service providers, and administrators
- Write reports and conduct Parent/Teacher conferences
- Provide curriculum updates to Learning Specialists to support ongoing education
- Attend weekly Staff Meetings (Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.)
- Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field, Masters preferred
- Professional field experience is a plus
- Developmental knowledge of and experience with middle school aged children
- Experience developing and revising curriculum with an integrative approach
- Willingness to work in close collaboration with colleagues and children
- Familiarity with project-based, experiential teaching and lesson development
- Commitment to creating a culture of equity and inclusion
- Effective classroom management skills
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
- Valid First Aid, Adult and Infant CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Work
City and Country is committed to creating a more just society and community through our DEI work. Employees must be willing participants in supporting this.
Salary and Benefits
This position has a prorated salary range of $67,000 – $125,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Candidates may apply by emailing email@example.com.
Please include a cover letter with your application. All applicants’ names will be held in confidence, and no references will be contacted without an applicant’s express permission.
Middle School (5th-8th Grade) Coaches
City and Country School seeks Middle School (5th-8th grade) Coaches (volleyball and soccer) for the 2023-2024 academic year.
The Coach reports to the Athletic Coordinator, and Division Director and is an integral part of the educational support team.
- Ensuring that students are in good physical condition, staying healthy, and avoiding injuries.
- Maintaining positive relationships with parents, teachers, and other school staff members.
- Scheduling practices and games, ensuring that all players are on time and prepared for practice or competition.
- Communicating with parents about progress on the team and answering any questions they may have about their child’s performance or behavior on the team.
- Providing instruction on techniques and strategies for playing particular positions within the team’s scheme of play.
- Motivating students to perform their best and work hard during practices and games.
- Evaluating students’ performance during practices and games and providing feedback on areas for improvement.
- Accounting for students participation and attendance during travel for games and matches.
- Hours: 3:15 – 6pm (hours may vary)
- Pay: $45/hour head coach, $35/hour assistant coach
- Prior experience coaching or directing athletics in school settings is preferred
- Good organizational, people, leadership, and public relation skills
- Should be in good physical condition
- Track record of demonstrated sportsmanship
- Should have knowledge of the sport and/or experience playing the sport
- Bachelor’s degree is a plus
- Valid First Aid, Adult and Infant CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency
Apply directly to:
Director of Human Resources
City and Country School seeks a Director of Human Resources for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Reporting directly to the Principal and serving on the School’s senior leadership team, the Director of Human Resources provides leadership and support in the key areas of policies, benefits, employee relations, recruitment, onboarding and offboarding, employee training, community engagement, and school culture. They will apply an overarching equity lens to all HR policies and decisions, and provide guidance and oversight to ensure fairness and consistency in HR policies, taking into consideration the needs of both teaching and non-teaching staff. The Director of Human Resources will partner with the Director of Finance and Operations to streamline processes and procedures related to the employee experience. The ideal candidate is insightful, visionary, analytical, and detail-oriented, while being mindful of the importance of building meaningful relationships with the school’s various constituents.
- Manage and oversee the School’s recruiting and hiring processes, with a focus on equity
- Develop and execute an inclusive onboarding and orientation program for all new hires
- Partner with payroll, technology, communications, and operations to ensure a smooth onboarding process for new staff
- Provide end-to-end ownership of everything related to benefits, including creating materials, answering queries, and supporting staff and faculty in all benefits needs; serve as primary point of contact for all benefit questions and inquiries
- Create, monitor, and update HR policies, including maintaining the Employee Handbook, standardizing policies, and monitoring for compliance
- Coordinate administration of collective bargaining agreement, including grievance and arbitration procedures
- Serve as primary School liaison with Union leadership
- Serve as point person for all employee relations matters and serve as an impartial resource for conflict resolution
- Work with school leadership to develop and implement performance management processes that fit the needs and culture of the School, including expectations setting, feedback, and professional development
- Focus on culture and employee engagement; explore opportunities to build culture and strengthen community among faculty and staff in collaboration with the Director of Community Life, Equity, and Inclusion
- Manage and Oversee Payroll Processing
- Collaborate regularly with the Director of Community Life, Equity and inclusion to evaluate the current and future HR Policies and practices to ensure our protocols and systems are aligned with our DEIB goals
- You possess the ability to remain calm in stressful situations and deal well with conflict
- You are a strong communicator with the ability to listen to the needs of others
- You have strong mediation and facilitation skills
- You possess strong morals and ethics and sound judgment
- You are able and committed to upholding confidentiality and privacy
- You have the ability to influence and facilitate change
- You are able to align with C&C’s educational and workplace philosophies
- You have demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships and influence at all levels of the organization
- You have strong strategic skills and the ability to act as a visionary
- You have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or equivalent, with 7+ years of progressive HR experience and 3–5 years in an HR leadership role
- You have earned a HR professional certification (preferred)
- You have experience working with the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene as it relates to childcare certifications and requirements (preferred)
- You are experienced in benefits administration including working with brokers to find affordable plans and ensuring ACA and COBRA compliance
- You have a demonstrated understanding of all HR functions and proven experience in driving a strategic workforce plan
- You have in-depth knowledge of labor laws and HR practices
City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $110,000–$150,000.
Candidates may apply here.
Middle/Upper School Substitute Teachers
City and Country School seeks Middle/Upper School Substitute Teachers for the 2022-23 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.