Careers

Founded in 1963, the Montclair Cooperative School (the Co-op) is an independent progressive, co-educational day school educating children from preschool through eighth grade. For more than 55 years, the Montclair Cooperative School has been dedicated to providing engaging, creative, multi-disciplinary learning as a rigorous preparation for high school and beyond. Today, the Co-op remains deeply committed to creating a diverse and nurturing environment where children flourish intellectually and develop exceptional social skills, along with a deep sense of community and social justice.

The Montclair Cooperative School fully and actively supports equal opportunity for all people. We comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

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CAREERS
Primary Grades Assistant Teacher

Position

The Montclair Cooperative School is seeking a full-time primary grades assistant teacher (grades 1-4) for the 2022-2023 school year.

About the School

The Montclair Cooperative School is an independent Early Ages through Eighth grade school founded in 1963 and located in Montclair, NJ. We have an enrollment of  approximately 140 students, a program that is progressive and a community that is highly collaborative.

Qualifications

The Co-op seeks candidates who have a rapport with and appreciation of children in this age group, an ability to be resourceful, flexible and creative and a desire to work collaboratively.  An understanding of progressive education practices and an undergraduate degree in education or other relevant major is required

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@montclaircoop.org   with Primary Grades Assistant Teacher in the subject line. Please understand that due to volume, only candidates selected to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

CAREERS
5th Grade Teacher

Position
Montclair Cooperative School is seeking a 5th Grade Teacher.

About the School
The Montclair Cooperative School is an independent nursery through eighth grade school founded in 1963 and located in Montclair, NJ. We have an enrollment of 143 students, a program that is progressive and a community that is highly collaborative.

Reporting to the Co-Heads of School, the 5th Grade Teacher is responsible for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and differentiated instruction for students.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Plan and design developmentally appropriate educational programs and lessons for math, reading, writing, phonics, social studies and social-emotional learning;
  • Support students with their social-emotional development with a strong focus on health and wellness;
  • Work closely with learning specialists to create and implement both learning support and enrichment activities;
  • Provide opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, problem-solving, and the use of technology;
  • Create and provide a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students can learn and interact positively with one another;
  • Conduct informal and formal learning assessments to be responsive to an individualized approach for student growth;
  • Assess students’ academic and social growth, keep accurate records and prepare progress reports;
  • Communicate with families about students’ learning through frequent updates, parent-teacher conferences, and student progress reports;
  • Continue to develop professionally by actively participating in professional development opportunities within the independent school community;
  • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials that support individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student;
  • Use a variety of instructional strategies;
  • Participate in faculty and curriculum development meetings and committees as requested;
  • Assess students’ academic and social growth, keep accurate records and prepare progress reports;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Education 
  • Effective organizational skills including but not limited to lesson planning, implementing units of study, differentiating instruction, designing and implementing assessments
  • A working knowledge of and an embracing of a progressive educational approach
  • A clear commitment to the mission of the Montclair Cooperative School
  • Excellent time management skills and be detail and goal oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; must be a strong team player and have some experience working collaboratively with peers to implement an academically robust, engaging, and integrated curriculum
  • Solid organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly resourceful and motivated – a “self-starter” with initiative, energy and enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to interact well with people from a wide diversity of backgrounds and cultures

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and a statement of educational philosophy to careers@montclaircoop.org. Only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.

CAREERS
Substitute Teacher

Position

The Montclair Cooperative School is seeking substitute teachers for the 2021-2022 school year.  

About the School

The Montclair Cooperative School is an independent Early Ages through Eighth grade school founded in 1963 and located in Montclair, NJ. We have an enrollment of  approximately 140 students, a program that is progressive and a community that is highly collaborative. 

Qualifications

Substitute Teacher candidates should have past experience as a teacher, or working in a school setting, or in other programs with children such as camp or childcare.  The ideal candidate is positive, fun, flexible, open-minded, patient, with a good sense of humor, and a genuinely child-centered approach.  We are searching for substitute teachers who are self-starters and can lead a class with a given plan independently or in partnership with an assistant teacher.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@montclaircoop.org. Please indicate how you learned of the opportunity and with which age groups of children you feel confident working.  Please understand that due to volume, only candidates selected to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls, please.