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
Middle School Science Teacher

Position

The Montclair Cooperative School (the Co-op) is seeking an experienced Learning Support Specialist for students in elementary grades through middle school.

About the School

Founded in 1963, the Montclair Cooperative School (the Co-op) is an independent, progressive, co-educational school, serving approximately 125 students from early ages through eighth grade. We are a community of students, teachers and parents dedicated to creating a diverse and nurturing environment where children flourish intellectually, creatively and emotionally while developing exceptional social skills and a deep sense of community responsibility. The Co-op’s whole-child curriculum is interdisciplinary, emphasizing inquiry, diversity, critical thinking and deep understanding, while supporting individualized social and emotional growth.

Reporting to the Co-Heads of School, the Science Teacher is responsible for planning and
implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and differentiated science instruction for
students in fifth through eight grades.

Specific Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the middle school team, and under the supervision of the Co-Heads of
School, the Science Teacher’s responsibilities include:

  • Teach earth, life, and physical science courses to fifth through eighth grade students;
  • Organize and provide developmentally appropriate educational programs and instruction;
  • Plan and implement science curriculum and differentiated instruction for middle school
    students;
  • 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;
  • Continue to develop professionally by actively participating in professional development
    opportunities within the independent school community;
  • Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays,
    bulletin boards, and interest centers;
  • 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;
  • Assist in student arrival and/or departure, transitions between class periods;
  • Participate in faculty and curriculum development meetings and committees as requested;
  • Provide regular communication to students and parents regarding class assignments, homework, assessments, performance progress, and behavior;
  • Assess students’ academic and social growth, keep accurate records and prepare progress reports;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • At least 2-4 years of teaching experience in science at the middle school level; an
    additional background in math instruction at the middle school level is preferred
  • Master’s degree preferred or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent work experience
  • Ability to use and integrate computer applications into the teaching of the curriculum
  • A working knowledge of and an embracing of a progressive educational approach
  • Demonstrated commitment to educational goals that align with the mission and core
    values 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 Co-Heads of School , at careers@montclaircoop.org . Only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

 

CAREERS
Learning Specialist

Position

The Montclair Cooperative School (the Co-op) is seeking an experienced Learning Support Specialist for students in elementary grades through middle school.

About the School

Founded in 1963, the Montclair Cooperative School (the Co-op) is an independent, progressive, co-educational school, serving approximately 125 students from early ages through eighth grade. We are a community of students, teachers and parents dedicated to creating a diverse and nurturing environment where children flourish intellectually, creatively and emotionally while developing exceptional social skills and a deep sense of community responsibility. The Co-op’s whole-child curriculum is interdisciplinary, emphasizing inquiry, diversity, critical thinking and deep understanding, while supporting individualized social and emotional growth.

Qualifications

The Co-op is seeking candidates who have worked with children in these age groups, who have an in-depth knowledge of a range of learning profiles, who are resourceful, flexible and have a desire to work collaboratively. Candidates must have a Masters degree, preferably in learning differences and/or related study in learning differences and specialized programs of instruction including multi-sensory learning and math instruction from elementary through middle school.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and a statement of educational philosophy to careers@montclaircoop.org with Learning Support Specialist in the subject line. Only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please. To learn more about the Montclair Cooperative School, go to montclaircoop.org.

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.