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.

ALL POSITIONS AVAILABLE ARE POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE. THERE ARE NO OTHERS AVAILABLE.

CAREERS
Primary Grades Assistant Teacher

Position

The Montclair Cooperative School is seeking a full-time primary grades assistant teacher (grades 1-4) 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

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
Upper School Assistant Teacher

Position

The Montclair Cooperative School is seeking a full-time upper school assistant teacher (grades 5-8) for the upcoming 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

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.

Bachelor’s degree in education or other relevant major plus familiarity with upper elementary school math skills is required.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@montclaircoop.org   with Upper School 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
Director of Enrollment Management

Position
The Montclair Cooperative School, a progressive independent day school, early ages through 8th grade, seeks a part-time or full-time Director of Enrollment Management to join our admissions team, starting immediately. As the first point of contact for prospective families the Director of Enrollment Management is the face of the school and an ambassador for the school in the community. We are seeking a candidate who understands and can convey the richness of the Co-op’s progressive curriculum, the engagement of its students, families and teachers and the sense of community which permeates all aspects of Co-op life. A full job description and requirements for success are below. 

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.

Specific Responsibilities:

The Co-op seeks candidates experienced in independent school admissions with either a Masters degree or a BA and at least 4 years work experience.

STUDENT RECRUITMENT/SCHOOL OUTREACH

  • Direct the admissions process from point of inquiry through enrollment, including organized and efficient handling of applications, communication with prospective families; securing of necessary application materials; maintaining files and communicating final decisions to the appropriate individuals
  • Organize, publicize and lead open houses and personal tours
  • Oversee admissions outreach plan, including publications, events and invitations, advertising, social media with awareness of local market and competitors
  • Coordinate faculty’s participation in assessments and classroom visits
  • Conduct student and parent interviews
  • Develop relationships with preschools and other area schools
  • Oversee admissions decisions and committee process
  • Oversee parent and staff volunteers for admissions events

ADMISSIONS OFFICE MANAGEMENT

  • Collaborate with Co-Heads of School on FA Budget and Admissions Budget
  • Collaborate with Co-Heads of School on Marketing Efforts 
  • Collaborate with Co-Heads of School on Financial Aid Committee decisions
  • Collaborate with Director of Technology to maintain and improve Website
  • Collaborate with Co-Heads of School on High School Transition Process 
  • Maintain content of admissions aspects of the website 
  • Manage the TADS relationship for online Applications and Enrollment 
  • Maintain daily data and statistics on all aspects of the admissions and re-enrollment process from year to year (inquiries, yield, enrollment, retention, attrition etc.)

SCHOOL GOVERNANCE SUPPORT

  • Prepare admissions and enrollment reports monthly for the Board of Trustees 
  • Attend Board of Trustees meetings, as required, to provide periodic admissions updates and interpretations of data and trends to guide policy and programs.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to careers@montclaircoop.org with Director of Enrollment Management in the subject line. Only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please. To see further details about the position and 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.