Chapel Hill Early School seeks a full time Head Teacher to lead a school community committed to developing a child-centered and mission-driven curriculum for children ages 3-6. Ours is an emergent curriculum through which children construct their understanding of the world by experimenting, playing, questioning, discussing and wondering. This ten month position will include working with an in-house staff of 4 teachers, 27 children, their families, and UNC work study students as well as the leadership team at Carolina Friends School and the entire school community.
Responsibilities of the position include: Supervise and support teaching staff Supervise and support extended day staff Supervise and support college work study students Collaborate with teachers to plan and develop curriculum Build community among parents, teachers, and the School Provide care and activities for the children after lunch for approximately 1 1/2 hours Conduct admission visits and interviews and make admission decisions in collaboration with the Admissions Director and the teaching staff Supervise the maintenance and upkeep of the school building, including repair requests and the cleaning staff Make budgetary decisions concerning staffing, activities, and classroom needs Maintain a strong and collaborative relationship with the Chapel Hill Friends Meeting Consult with fellow administrators of the School to further the mission and philosophy of Carolina Friends School
Candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should supply the following materials within a single PDF file by March 24, 2017: letter of interest statement of educational philosophy resume writing sample three reference letters (may be sent separately)
Please submit to email@example.com and indicate Chapel Hill Early School Head Teacher in your subject line. Application materials should be submitted by March 24, 2017.
We are grateful for your interest in working for CFS. Please be advised that only candidates who submit all required materials and who meet the current needs of the School will be considered and, where appropriate, contacted for an interview.
All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of a background check prior to beginning work.
Carolina Friends School does not discriminate based on age, race, color, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, physical disability, genetic information, family status, socioeconomic background, national or ethnic origin, military service, or any other protected class in the administration of its policies and programs.
CFS is an equal opportunity employer in both policy and practice.
Strong candidates will possess: An understanding and strong affinity for Quaker philosophy and the School’s mission A degree in Early Childhood Education/ Child Development and experience working with preschool and kindergarten age children A respect and love of young children, with a view of children as being competent and capable A deep understanding of a variety of early childhood educational theories, practices, and approaches, such as the Project Approach, Reggio Emilia, and other early childhood practices Strong communication skills, along with a willingness to work flexibly and collaboratively with the whole teaching team Strong intra/interpersonal, organizational and time management skills Supervisory experience Ability to meet varied demands with integrity, enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor Willingness to understand how power and inequality, influenced by factors such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and learning and/or physical disabilities impact our students, families, and colleagues
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience; full benefits package offered.
Carolina Friends School is a vibrant and inclusive learning community empowering students to think critically, creatively, and independently. We foster active exploration and quiet reflection, individual endeavor and collaborative engagement. Inspired by Quaker values -- pursuit of truth, respect for all, peaceful resolution of conflict, simplicity, the call to service -- we teach our children that it is possible to change the world.