Employment

FAR BROOK SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND COMPLIES WITH ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS. WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, ETHNIC OR NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, DISABILITY, OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTIC OR STATUS PROTECTED BY LAW.

Now Accepting Inquiries for the Positions Below

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Office Administrative Assistant
Posted: May 2022

Position Summary: Far Brook School is seeking a qualified, flexible, and forward-thinking candidate to join our administrative support staff in the role of Office Administrative Assistant beginning August 1, 2022.  The Office Administrative Assistant will work with other support staff to help with organizing events and providing ongoing administrative support for the Directors.  A high degree of professionalism and discretion is required in this role. This is a full time, twelve-month position.

How to Apply: Send resume to employment@farbrook.org.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Understand and support the Far Brook School Statement of Purpose and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice.
  • Support the Upper School, Lower School, and Enrollment Management Directors in a high volume work environment 
  • Manage Directors’ schedules, calendars, correspondence, and announcements
  • Manage current student and applicant records 
  • Distribute documents needed for parents, including sending individual emails
  • Organize details for Directors’ meetings and family events
  • Coordinate classroom coverage and substitute teacher needs
  • Assist with School wide scheduling needs and manage use of meeting rooms
  • Support planning, prep, and administrative tasks related to school and admissions events including but not limited to performances, plays, fairs, festivals, etc. 
  • Register teachers/division directors for professional development 
  • Manage the implementation of re-enrollment procedures
  • Assist with scheduling applicant and family appointments
  • Assist with front desk coverage by answering high phone volume and greeting visitors
  • Perform other duties as may be required, appropriate to your position as a member of the professional staff of Far Brook School.

 

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Minimum 5 yrs experience as an administrative assistant required
  • Proficient in various web-based tools including Google suite, Microsoft suite, and Adobe Acrobat 
  • Experience working in Rediker Student Information system or of an equivalent student information system 
  • Reliable, patient, professional, flexible, and adaptable work style. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good organizational skills, with the ability to multitask, prioritize, and problem-solve
  • Minimum associate degree in Business Administration or related field

 

Reporting Relationship:

  • Reports directly to Directors of Upper and Lower School and Director of Enrollment Management. 
Director of Technology
Posted: March 2022

The Director of Technology serves as the Chief Information Officer and is ultimately responsible for all aspects of computer technology, digital communication, and electronic data storage on campus and the functioning of the technical systems on campus. 

By working with administrators and teachers, this individual is responsible for perceiving the administrative and academic needs of the community and for designing technology systems that help to meet those needs efficiently and effectively.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Understand and support the Far Brook School Statement of Purpose and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice.
  • Responsible for strategic planning related to all technology infrastructure design, budgeting, and upgrades.  
  • Responsible for strategic planning for educational technology offerings and programs, development, implementation, integration and pedagogy.
  • Develop a strategic and long-range technology plan for the school.
  • Provide leadership, vision, and day-to-day management of: data network and backup systems, firewall and security issues, databases, servers, printers, and telephone systems.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend new and emerging technologies for classroom and administrative uses or to improve the current infrastructure.
  • Make strategic decisions regarding hardware and software platforms.  
  • Build and manage annual budgets related to technology.  
  • Identify priorities and execute projects related to technology capital improvement.  
  • Participate as needed in the marketing of the school including admissions and alumni events.  
  •  With the Educational Tech Specialist, coordinate training for students and staff.  
  • In conjunction with the Educational Tech Specialist, promote the use of technology to support classroom learning and optimize student achievement.
  • Remain current on new developments in the areas of software, hardware, networks, security, telecommunications, training, and maintenance.
  • Manage inventory of all school-owned or leased equipment including desktops/laptops, iPads, SMART Boards, projectors, copiers, printers, etc.
  • Provide timely communication to families in relation to handling of school devices and technology use policies. Manage all application development and custom programming projects.  
  • Manage all outsourced network and systems upgrade & expansion projects.  
  • Engage and manage outside vendors as needed on technology-related projects.  
  • Tech support tasks and projects.
  • Maintain an active role in the local and state technology community.
  • Manage and support technology needs for school events. 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field (information technology, computer science, systems management, or related discipline); Industry certifications or Master’s degree preferred
  • Professional technical certifications from Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, etc., preferred
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in the development, installation, and maintenance of information systems
  • Current and in-depth knowledge of network architecture; telecommunication; wireless, mobile, and cloud technologies
  • Knowledge of administrative and academic database systems a plus
  • Demonstrated success in a supervisory/management role
  • Strong organizational, technical, and analytical skills
  • Proven success developing and balancing an annual budget
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong cultural competency and experience with DEI work
  • Problem-solver with a high degree of diplomacy
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Detail-oriented
  • Able to work collaboratively with a team

Reporting Relationship:

  • Reports directly to the Head of School and Director of Finance and Operations 

Please send resume and cover letter to: Melissa Williams, Director of Auxilliary Services, at mwilliams@farbrook.org.

Lower School Teaching Fellow at Far Brook’s Teaching Fellow Program

Far Brook School is seeking a motivated, innovative, and collaborative aspiring teacher in our Early Childhood program, who supports the Lead Teacher with the development and execution of reading, writing, math, and social-emotional learning. A strong candidate will embrace Far Brook’s unique, progressive, multidisciplinary, and collaborative approach. Far Brook teachers contribute to a supportive and caring environment in which students learn and interact positively with one another. 

Far Brook’s unique Teaching Fellow program is designed to help those that are new to teaching gain valuable experience and insight with the support and guidance of experienced teachers on classroom management, curriculum mapping, lesson planning, and best practices. Teaching Fellows begin their one or two-year commitment to the School in August with a week of orientation and planning before students arrive.  Except for school vacations, each Fellow is expected to work full-time until the end of the school year. It is a paid position with full benefits. 

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Work in partnership with Lead Teacher to plan and design lessons and curriculum content for math, reading, writing, phonics, social studies, social-emotional learning, and racial literacy curriculum.
  • Support students with their social-emotional development with a strong focus on health and wellness
  • Work closely with Curriculum Coordinator to research, learn, and implement various academic and SEL programs
  • Work closely with learning specialists to create and implement both learning support and enrichment activities
  • Conducting informal and formal learning assessments to be responsive to an individualized approach for student growth
  • Communicate with families about students’ learning through frequent updates, parent-teacher conferences, and student progress reports
  • Understand and support the Far Brook School Statement of Purpose and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Interest in professional growth and schoolwide initiatives
  • Some experience teaching students in grades Nursery 3s – Third Grade
  • Interest in the development and implementation of social and emotional curriculum, as well as social justice, diversity, and inclusivity
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient with technology

Desired Experience:

  • Training in diversity practices 
  • Teaching with a distance learning model or working on a virtual platform

Reporting Relationship:

  • Reports directly to the Director of Lower School 

Please send resume and cover letter to employment@farbrook.org 

Substitute School Nurse Position
Posted: Ongoing

Far Brook School seeks a substitute school nurse to work on a per diem basis. Candidates must possess a current NJ registered nurse license. Experience in a school environment preferred. Send resume and cover letter to employment@farbrook.org with “Nurse” in the subject line.

Substitute Teacher
Posted: Ongoing

Far Brook is currently accepting resumes for substitute teaching positions in Grades Nursery through Eighth. We are looking for energetic individuals who work effectively as part of a team and who are passionate about teaching and children.

Candidates with experience teaching French, Music, and Art are also encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to employment@farbrook.org.

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