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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.

Current Opportunities

Lower School Group Teacher (IVs Leave Replacement)

Job Description

City and Country School seeks a full-time Group Teacher to work with 4-5 year-old children from the last week of August through mid-December for the 2024-2025 academic school year.

The Lower School Group Teacher reports to the Lower School Division Director and is an integral part of the teaching faculty. The Lower School Group Teacher approaches 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. 

Responsibilities

  • Encourage lifelong thinking and exploration for students through various open-ended materials; blocks, paint, clay, paper, wood, sand, and water
  • Develop, revise, and teach lower school curriculum (nursery through second grade)
  • Collaborate with Specials Teachers, Specialists, and Division Heads to find ways to integrate instruction with other curricular subjects, namely social studies
  • Maintain an equitable and inclusive learning environment
  • Communicate effectively and establish strong working partnerships with families, students, colleagues, and administrators
  • Write reports and conduct Parent/Teacher conferences
  • Provide curriculum updates to Learning Specialists to support ongoing education
  • Attend weekly staff meetings

Requirements 

  • Master’s degree in Education or related field preferred
  • 3-5 years experience teaching with a progressive approach
  • Professional field experience is a plus
  • Developmental knowledge of and experience with elementary 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

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $29,094–$54,690. 

Candidates may apply here

The part-time Technology Associate reports to the Director of Technology and is an integral part of the Technology Department. 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. 

Responsibilities 

This individual will be a key member of the school’s technology team, reporting to the Director of Technology. The Technology Associate will help support C&C’s technology infrastructure, collaborating with the community to ensure its hardware and systems help bolster learning experiences. The applicant must have a basic knowledge of computer hardware and software. Good customer service skills are required. Experience working with children is desirable. It is essential for applicants to communicate effectively and listen perceptively to teachers, students, administrators, and team members. This job requires a set schedule, but there is flexibility in that schedule as long as the availability is between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. The pay range for this position is $26-$28 an hour (19 hours per week). 

Primary Functions 

  • Provide technical support to teachers and staff 
  • Install new workstations, laptops, printers, and peripherals, preparing them for use; including recycling dated machines 
  • Provide first-response technical support, including testing and troubleshooting workstations, laptops, printers, and peripherals; escalating response if needed 
  • Install, test and troubleshoot software applications 
  • Assist with Audio/Visual setups as needed 

Skills (Existing Knowledge or Interest in Learning) 

  • Knowledge of the Mac ecosystem – Macs and iPads, 
  • Knowledge of Google Suite ecosystem – GMail, Google Calendar, Drive, Docs 
  • Experience with evaluating devices that need attention, including Chromebook, iPads, Macs, PCs 
  • Basic networking/wifi troubleshooting skills 
  • General audio/visual equipment knowledge and setup experience 

Physical Demands

  • Being present and available at school during high-need times, such as the end of the school day and during special events 
  • Ability to climb stairs and move equipment 
  • Ability to occasionally balance, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, squat, grip, and grasp to service equipment and workstations 
  • Ability to lift, carry, and manipulate computer and audio visual equipment 
  • Perform repetitive motions such as typing, moving, manipulating computer equipment 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally  

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience. The salary range for this position is $26 –$28. 

Candidates may apply here

City and Country School seeks a Lower School Psychologist for the 2024–2025 academic year, beginning in late August 2024. 

Job Description

The Part Time Lower School Psychologist is a crucial member of the Lower School Student Support Team and is instrumental in fostering a supportive and nurturing environment for students’ academic, social, and emotional growth within the lower school. This role involves providing social and emotional student support, collaborating with teachers and families, implementing interventions, and promoting a positive school culture that prioritizes students’ overall well-being. The Lower School Psychologist works approximately 25 hours/week and reports directly to the Director of Lower School.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Student Support Team and teachers twice a week to monitor student development and progress; classroom observations of children to support this work
  • Observe and interact with children in classrooms for the purpose of advising the Student Support Team, teachers, and families
  • Lead supportive conversations and workshops for parents on developmental milestones
  • Provide individual and group sessions to support students in navigating personal challenges, developing coping skills, and enhancing self-esteem
  • Offer crisis intervention to students experiencing significant life events or emotional distress.
  • Together with the student support team, interpret neuropsychological test findings and provide recommendations for intervention plans, accommodations, and support services
  • Provide consultation and professional development and resources to support teachers’ work with students
  • Coordinate with outside service providers, community resources, and mental health agencies to ensure coordinated support for students and families
  • Develop and implement division-wide programs, workshops, and initiatives aimed at promoting mental health awareness, positive behavior, and social-emotional learning
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records of meetings with families, assessments, and interventions in compliance with ethical guidelines and legal requirements
  • Ensure adherence to state and federal laws related to student confidentiality, special education eligibility, and mental health services
  • Responsible for the CPSE process: support teachers to identify student needs, make recommendations to parents and support parents through the CPSE process, to include attending CPSE meetings
  • As needed, conduct psychological assessments to evaluate students’ cognitive abilities, emotional functioning, and behavioral concerns

Requirements 

  • Doctoral or degree in School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or a related field
  • State licensure or certification as a school psychologist or licensed professional counselor (LPC) preferred
  • Experience with progressive education, its mission, and core values
  • Experience working with Lower School aged children in educational or clinical settings, with knowledge of child development, trauma-informed care, and mental health disorders
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build rapport with students, families, and colleagues, and to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills for effectively supporting students’ social-emotional well-being
  • Commitment to cultural competence, equity, and inclusion, with an understanding of how systemic factors impact students’ mental health and educational outcomes
  • Dedication to ongoing professional development and staying current with research-based practices in school psychology and mental health support

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $62,500–$68,750. 

Candidates may apply here

City and Country School seeks an Associate Director of Operations, for the 2024-2025 academic school year beginning July 1, 2024. 

Job Description

The Associate Director of Operations is a full-time, salaried position with a 12-month work schedule. The Associate Director will report to the Director of Finance.

The Associate Director of Operations leads all aspects of school operations, working passionately to ensure that our faculty maximizes time and energy on student achievement. 

The Associate Director designs, implements, and refines systems that ensure the organization’s operational success while performing administrative and supervisory functions in the non-academic operations of City & Country School. These include facilities management, cleaning/maintenance, security, food service program, data management including student records, health and safety, purchasing, school event planning and management, student transportation, school schedules, and archives.

The Associate Director leads a team of operations staff (including but not limited to Administrative Assistants, Registrar/Data Manager, Nurse, Archives, and Cleaning/Maintenance/Security staff). 

Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities of the Associate Director of School Operations are as follows:

Leadership

  • Assist in developing and maintaining a positive school/community climate and a safe and healthy environment conducive to academic success
  • Liaise with outside agencies, including, but not limited to, the NYC DOE, DOH, Local Fire and Police Departments, and local hospitals
  • Communicate regularly with families about school policies and security
  • Oversee logistics for school and division-wide events
  • Build and foster relationships with community leaders and organizations, including maintaining a robust database of community organizations
  • Implement and lead a continuous quality improvement process throughout the program and service areas, focusing on systems/process improvement

Administrative

  • Ensure school-wide compliance with health and safety laws, charter contracts, state education mandates, teacher certification, and federal and state workplace regulations
  • Establish and maintain health and safety protocols including school safety plan, evacuation and crisis plans and fire-drill routes
  • Maintain records and necessary reports for efficient operation of the organization and compliance with federal, state, and local requirements 
  • Supervise the maintenance of student records, including assessment results, test scores, discipline citations, medical reports and records, and other documents.
  • Manage procurement process by working with the all departments on vendor selection and contracts as needed
  • Assure all terms of the contracts held by the organization for outside vendors/contractors are being met, including insurance requirements
  • Ensure that the Principal and Administrative Team are informed of the operations of the school and any problems which arise
  • Oversee the student transportation program, including MetroCards and field trip travel
  • Oversee all food service and cafeteria activities
  • Plan and manage for efficient use and maintenance of the organization’s facilities, including cleaning services and building security
  • Ensure substitute teachers, temp nurses, temp cleaning staff, temp security staff, or temp front desk staff are in place in a timely matter if there are any absences for full-time employees 
  • Collaborate with the Technology Department to ensure a fully functioning technology infrastructure and security
  • Collaborate with the Auxiliary Services Department to ensure safe, well-functioning, mission-aligned auxiliary services and camps
  • Manage the school Operations team members and provide professional development

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, the individual must have knowledge of Google Workspace, order processing software, spreadsheet software, and word processing software.

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred 
  • Minimum of five (5) years related professional experience
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Proactive, strategic problem-solver who is able to work successfully in a fast-paced environment, often while balancing competing priorities
  • High-quality interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with multiple audiences, including teachers, students, families, vendors, and colleagues
  • Ability to use data to drive improvements in systems and operations
  • School-based or other educational experience preferred
  • Experience managing others preferred

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $100,000–$125,000. 

Candidates may apply here.

City and Country School seeks an Upper School Group Teacher (8th Grade) for the 2024–2025 academic year, beginning in late August 2024. 

The Upper School Group Teacher reports to the Middle/Upper School Division Director and are an integral part of the teaching faculty. The Upper School Group Teacher 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. 

Responsibilities

  • Encourage lifelong thinking and exploration for students through various avenues for developing and consolidating skills in mathematics, social studies, writing, reading, and group problem solving
  • Develop, revise, and teach Upper School curriculum (eighth grade)
  • Collaborate with Specials Teachers, Learning Specialists, Director of Curriculum and Division Heads 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

Requirements 

  • Master’s degree in Education or related field
  • 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

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $67,660–$127,185. 

Click here to apply

City and Country School seeks a Lower School Associate Teacher for as a temporary leave replacement for the 2024 academic year, beginning in late August 2024 and ending December 2024. 

Job Description

The Lower Associate Group Teacher reports to the applicable division director and is an integral part of the teaching faculty. The Lower School Associate Teacher partners on 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. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Group Teacher in encouraging lifelong thinking and exploration for students through various open-ended materials; blocks, paint, clay, paper, wood, sand, and water
  • Assist the Group Teacher in developing, revising, and teaching of lower school curriculum (nursery through second grade)
  • Collaborate with Group Teachers, Specials Teachers, Specialists, and Division Heads to find ways to integrate instruction with other curricular subjects, namely social studies
  • Assist the Group Teacher in maintaining an equitable and inclusive learning environment
  • Communicate effectively and establish strong working partnerships with families, students, colleagues, and administrators
  • Assist the Group Teacher in writing reports and conducting Parent/Teacher conferences
  • Assist the Group Teacher in providing curriculum updates to Learning Specialists in supporting ongoing education
  • Attend weekly Staff Meetings

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Education or related field
  • Prior teaching experience and/or professional field experience is a plus
  • Developmental knowledge of and experience with elementary 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

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $20,142–$21,734. 

Candidates may apply here

City and Country School seeks a part-time Lower School Associate Teacher for the 2024-2025 academic school year. The part-time Lower School Associate Teacher reports to the applicable division director and is an integral part of the teaching faculty.  This position is 25 hours per week. The Lower School Associate Teacher partners on 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. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Group Teacher in encouraging lifelong thinking and exploration for students through various open-ended materials; blocks, paint, clay, paper, wood, sand, and water
  • Assist the Group Teacher in developing, revising, and teaching of lower school curriculum (nursery through second grade)
  • Collaborate with Group Teachers, Specials Teachers, Specialists, and Division Heads to find ways to integrate instruction with other curricular subjects, namely social studies
  • Assist the Group Teacher in maintaining an equitable and inclusive learning environment
  • Communicate effectively and establish strong working partnerships with families, students, colleagues, and administrators
  • Assist the Group Teacher in writing reports and conducting Parent/Teacher conferences
  • Assist the Group Teacher in providing curriculum updates to Learning Specialists in supporting ongoing education
  • Attend weekly Staff Meetings

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Education or related field
  • Prior teaching experience and/or professional field experience is a plus
  • Developmental knowledge of and experience with elementary 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

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $29,668–$31,590. 

Candidates may apply here

City and Country School seeks Lower School Associate Teachers for the 2024–2025 academic year, beginning in late August 2024. 

Job Description

The Lower Associate Group Teacher reports to the applicable division director and is an integral part of the teaching faculty. The Lower School Associate Teacher partners on 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. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Group Teacher in encouraging lifelong thinking and exploration for students through various open-ended materials; blocks, paint, clay, paper, wood, sand, and water
  • Assist the Group Teacher in developing, revising, and teaching of lower school curriculum (nursery through second grade)
  • Collaborate with Group Teachers, Specials Teachers, Specialists, and Division Heads to find ways to integrate instruction with other curricular subjects, namely social studies
  • Assist the Group Teacher in maintaining an equitable and inclusive learning environment
  • Communicate effectively and establish strong working partnerships with families, students, colleagues, and administrators
  • Assist the Group Teacher in writing reports and conducting Parent/Teacher conferences
  • Assist the Group Teacher in providing curriculum updates to Learning Specialists in supporting ongoing education
  • Attend weekly Staff Meetings

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Education or related field
  • Prior teaching experience and/or professional field experience is a plus
  • Developmental knowledge of and experience with elementary 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

City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits. The salary range for this position is $47,470–$50,545. 

Candidates may apply here.