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North Country School is located in the heart of the six-million acre Adirondack Park, of which two million acres are forest preserve. Our 220-acre campus includes extensive vegetable and flower gardens, a working farm, a maple sugaring operation, a six-trail ski hill, a thirty-six-route rock climbing crag, two riding rings, and over 3 miles of recreational trails. North Country School has long practiced a progressive, hands-on, and place-based education, taking full advantage of its campus, the High Peaks region, and the cultural and recreational opportunities offered in nearby Lake Placid.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references to . Interviews including demonstration lessons will take place until the position is filled.

North Country School is seeking a Director of Admission who will support the evolution of our visionary educational philosophy, while preserving and adapting the purposeful traditions and second-to-none signature programs that for over 80 years have transformed our students’ lives. 

In 2021, North Country School is capitalizing on its current position of strength as a thought leader of the “in-between years” to pursue the ambitious strategic goal of expanding its reach, while also adapting and continuously improving on its approach to education. 

 Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Admission oversees North Country School’s recruitment strategy, enrollment, and financial aid. The Director of Admission is a key member of the institution’s senior administrative team. This thought-leadership position requires close collaboration with our school program to assure excellence in attracting, evaluating, and enrolling students in our unique boarding and day school for children in grades 4-9.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • With an emphasis on strategy and creativity, lead the school’s enrollment management process of attracting, enrolling, and retaining mission-fit students; develop and implement a data-driven, market-sensitive, goal-oriented enrollment plan to reach targeted audiences for grades 4-9
  • Cultivate relationships with families through articulating the benefits of a North Country School education, and involve the faculty and staff to act as ambassadors of the enrollment process
  • Develop deep knowledge of the NCS experience by collaborating with administrators to thoroughly understand the curriculum and unique programs
  • Optimize the financial aid process by adhering to established means of aid determination and an established budget   
  • Lead and engage direct reports by establishing performance expectations; analyze key performance indicators; coach and mentor; and provide constructive feedback
  • Provide meaningful reporting that will support strategic methods of improving recruitment and engagement with students/families
  • Connect with students, engage in academic life and extracurricular activities, and actively participate in the community

Qualifications

  • Passion for and commitment to working in a progressive educational environment that promotes hands-on, place-based learning for grades 4-9
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, a proven record of implementing best practices, fresh thinking, and an eye for innovation and creativity
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion
  • The ability to inspire and develop a rapport with students, faculty, and staff
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills including the ability to make clear and assertive decisions aligned with School’s mission and vision
  • A respect and understanding of confidentiality, particularly as it pertains to student/family information and school governance
  • Strong and clear written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Skills, talent, and flexibility for contributing to the independent school community in additional capacities such as attending school-wide events and activities
  • The ability to work weekends, evenings, and travel domestically and internationally
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5-7 years of independent school administrative, staff supervisory, and budget management experience required
  • Advanced degree and admissions experience preferred

Benefits include

  • Medical Insurance with Blue Shield Silver, Gold, or Platinum plans
  • 403b Retirement plan with vested employees receiving up to 5% match
  • High deductible health savings plans or Flexible Spending Account
  • Childcare out-of-pocket stipend for ages one to five
  • Tuition Remission for enrolled students or campers

Apply

With “Director of Admission Position” in the subject line, please email a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to:

Founded in 1938, North Country School (NCS) sits in the heart of the mountains in the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, of which two million acres is forest preserve. NCS has long practiced a progressive, hands-on, and place-based education for boarding and day students in grades 4-9. Programming is held in the summer months under North Country School’s sister organization, Camp Treetops. Our 220-acre campus includes extensive vegetable and flower gardens, a working farm, a maple sugaring operation, a six-trail ski hill, a thirty-six-route rock climbing crag, two riding rings, and over 3 miles of recreational trails, as well as a state-of-the-art performing arts center and teaching/learning kitchen. North Country School serves children who come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and countries and provides a humanistic education rooted in respect and responsibility for self and others. At NCS, the students are known well by the dedicated, multi-talented adults who teach and care for them. NCS’s unique academic programming includes an engaging traditional core curriculum and hands-on projects alongside signature programs in the arts, farm and garden, outdoors, and community life. With extensive offerings in studio and performing arts, outdoor activities from horseback riding to ice climbing, and barn and garden experiences like watching lambs give birth or harvesting vegetables, NCS provides a variety of venues in which every child can find success. 

North Country School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

North Country School is seeking a dynamic and highly collaborative middle school history teacher and houseparent for the fall of 2021. The successful candidate will join a community of dedicated, compassionate, energetic, and experienced faculty who are committed to the mission to “create a community that gives children the self-confidence, knowledge, skills, and values to lead satisfying and productive lives while contributing to their world.” Our goal is to build a joyful, inclusive, and respectful learning community.

This teacher will be responsible for teaching up to four sections of middle school history courses as well as living in a house and serving as a houseparent. The successful candidate must be able to transfer an enthusiasm for and a deep understanding of history to students using multiple modalities and authentic applications in order to make learning relevant and meaningful for students. Differentiation, such that students are appropriately challenged within their developmental level, and a meaningful approach to homework are expected instructional strategies. Experience with technology integration and implementation of innovative learning strategies is highly desired. A candidate must also demonstrate excellent communication and collaboration skills, creativity, and a high degree of self-direction and flexibility.

Main Responsibilities

1) Student Relationships

  • Creating an inclusive, welcoming, learning-motivated classroom environment where student voice is celebrated.
  • Be attuned to the specific learning needs and social and emotional development of each student.
  • Serve as a houseparent in a house of 8-12 students; provide instruction in health, wellness, and character education while coaching, mentoring, and counseling.
  • Provide academic support for students outside of class time (answering homework questions, providing extra writing help, etc.), as needed.

2) Learning

  • Facilitate age-appropriate exploratory, investigative, and challenging instruction.
  • Plan instruction that inspires enthusiasm, confidence, and a deep understanding of history.
  • Create learning experiences by incorporating a range of instruction modalities.
  • Assess understanding using a variety of formative and summative assessments.
  • Utilize assessment feedback to adjust instruction and continuously improve student learning.
  • Use technology creatively and effectively in a one-to-one laptop environment.
  • Attend and collaborate in the organization of annual overnight educational trips.
  • Actively pursue student-centered professional learning opportunities aligned with school goals and initiatives.

3) Community

  • Active collaboration with other middle school teachers, educators, and specialist teachers to develop curriculum, plan trips, interdisciplinary learning opportunities, and special projects.
  • Communicate regularly with parents regarding curriculum, student progress, and course placements.
  • Be a positive and contributing member of the school community.
  • Supervise students in other roles such as recess, lunch, field trips, etc.
  • Participate actively in department, grade-level team, and faculty meetings as scheduled.
  • Pursue relevant opportunities for professional growth and development.

Requirements and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in history or a closely-related field (Master’s degree is preferred)
  • a passion for interacting with middle-level students in and outside of the classroom
  • the desire for a highly collaborative work environment that values innovation and creativity
  • a sense of humor and a pitch-in, can-do, “yes…and” attitude
  • the ability to use technology to enhance the classroom experience
  • the desire to use a range of resources that represent diverse cultures, experiences and viewpoints
  • the desire to partake in community work with students and engage with students in outdoor trips like rock climbing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, overnight hiking and camping, and many other activities that support our co-curricular focus on experiential learning
  • satisfactorily completed a nationwide criminal background check

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references to . Interviews including demonstration lessons will take place until the position is filled.

North Country School is seeking a dynamic and highly collaborative middle school mathematics teacher and houseparent for the fall of 2021. The successful candidate will join a community of dedicated, compassionate, energetic, and experienced faculty who are committed to the mission to “create a community that gives children the self-confidence, knowledge, skills, and values to lead satisfying and productive lives while contributing to their world.” Our goal is to build a joyful, inclusive, and respectful learning community.

This teacher will be responsible for teaching up to four sections of middle school mathematics courses as well as living in a house and serving as a houseparent. The successful candidate must be able to transfer an enthusiasm for and a deep understanding of mathematics to students using multiple modalities and authentic applications in order to make learning relevant and meaningful for students. Differentiation, such that students are appropriately challenged within their developmental level, and a meaningful approach to homework are expected instructional strategies. Experience with technology integration and implementation of innovative learning strategies is highly desired. A candidate must also demonstrate excellent communication and collaboration skills, creativity, and a high degree of self-direction and flexibility.

Main Responsibilities

1) Student Relationships

  • Creating an inclusive, welcoming, learning-motivated classroom environment where student voice is celebrated.
  • Be attuned to the specific learning needs and social and emotional development of each student.
  • Serve as a houseparent in a house of 8-12 students; provide instruction in health, wellness, and character education while coaching, mentoring, and counseling.
  • Provide academic support for students outside of class time (answering homework questions, providing extra writing help, etc.), as needed.

2) Learning

  • Facilitate age-appropriate exploratory, investigative, and challenging instruction.
  • Plan instruction that inspires enthusiasm, confidence, and a deep understanding of mathematics.
  • Create learning experiences by incorporating a range of instruction modalities.
  • Assess understanding using a variety of formative and summative assessments.
  • Utilize assessment feedback to adjust instruction and continuously improve student learning.
  • Use technology creatively and effectively in a one-to-one laptop environment.
  • Attend and collaborate in the organization of annual overnight educational trips.
  • Actively pursue student-centered professional learning opportunities aligned with school goals and initiatives.

3) Community

  • Active collaboration with other middle school teachers, educators, and specialist teachers to develop curriculum, plan trips, interdisciplinary learning opportunities, and special projects.
  • Communicate regularly with parents regarding curriculum, student progress, and course placements.
  • Be a positive and contributing member of the school community.
  • Supervise students in other roles such as recess, lunch, field trips, etc.
  • Participate actively in department, grade-level team, and faculty meetings as scheduled.
  • Pursue relevant opportunities for professional growth and development.

Requirements and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or a closely-related field (Master’s degree is preferred)
  • a passion for interacting with middle level students in and outside of the classroom
  • the desire for a highly collaborative work environment that values innovation and creativity
  • a sense of humor and a pitch-in, can-do, “yes…and” attitude
  • the ability to use technology to enhance the classroom experience
  • the desire to use a range of resources that represent diverse cultures, experiences and viewpoints
  • Partake in community work with students and engage with students in outdoor trips like rock climbing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, overnight hiking and camping, and many other activities that support our co curricular focus on experiential learning.
  • satisfactorily completed a nationwide criminal background check.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references to . Interviews including demonstration lessons will take place until the position is filled.

North Country School is seeking a part-time registered nurse to assist in coverage for our school health program. We currently have two full-time nurses and seek a third person who can be available to fill in as needed or be on call.

The ideal candidate would be flexible and available as needed to help do the following tasks:

  • Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by the full-time nursing staff
  • Direct and monitor personal well-being of students and troubleshoot any issues related to their health care or physical needs
  • React to health emergencies and make appropriate decisions on health actions
  • Control the use and storage of medications during their coverage period
  • Document any health interaction issues or health needs to the full-time nursing staff

An ideal candidate will also have the following qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) credentials with a current NYS state license
  • Training and work experience in school setting preferred
  • Ability to work well with school staff and faculty
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing
  • Caring, respectful attitude toward students is required
  • Physical stamina for constant activity required

EOE Statement: WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other protected federal, state/province or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

North Country School is seeking a dynamic and highly collaborative middle school science teacher and houseparent for the fall of 2021. The successful candidate will join a community of dedicated, compassionate, energetic, and experienced faculty who are committed to the mission to “create a community that gives children the self-confidence, knowledge, skills, and values to lead satisfying and productive lives while contributing to their world.” Our goal is to build a joyful, inclusive, and respectful learning community.

This teacher will be responsible for teaching up to four sections of middle school science courses as well as living in a house and serving as a houseparent. The successful candidate must be able to transfer an enthusiasm for and a deep understanding of science to students using multiple modalities and authentic applications in order to make learning relevant and meaningful for students. Differentiation, such that students are appropriately challenged within their developmental level, and a meaningful approach to homework are expected instructional strategies. Experience with technology integration and implementation of innovative learning strategies is highly desired. A candidate must also demonstrate excellent communication and collaboration skills, creativity, and a high degree of self-direction and flexibility.

Main Responsibilities

1) Student Relationships

  • Creating an inclusive, welcoming, learning-motivated classroom environment where student voice is celebrated.
  • Be attuned to the specific learning needs and social and emotional development of each student.
  • Serve as a houseparent in a house of 8-12 students; provide instruction in health, wellness, and character education while coaching, mentoring, and counseling.
  • Provide academic support for students outside of class time (answering homework questions, providing extra writing help, etc.), as needed.

2) Learning

  • Facilitate age-appropriate exploratory, investigative, and challenging instruction.
  • Plan instruction that inspires enthusiasm, confidence, and a deep understanding of science.
  • Create learning experiences by incorporating a range of instruction modalities.
  • Assess understanding using a variety of formative and summative assessments.
  • Utilize assessment feedback to adjust instruction and continuously improve student learning.
  • Use technology creatively and effectively in a one-to-one laptop environment.
  • Attend and collaborate in the organization of annual overnight educational trips.
  • Actively pursue student-centered professional learning opportunities aligned with school goals and initiatives.

3) Community

  • Active collaboration with other middle school teachers, educators, and specialist teachers to develop curriculum, plan trips, interdisciplinary learning opportunities, and special projects.
  • Communicate regularly with parents regarding curriculum, student progress, and course placements.
  • Be a positive and contributing member of the school community.
  • Supervise students in other roles such as recess, lunch, field trips, etc.
  • Participate actively in department, grade-level team, and faculty meetings as scheduled.
  • Pursue relevant opportunities for professional growth and development.

Requirements and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in science or a closely-related field (Master’s degree is preferred)
  • a passion for interacting with middle-level students in and outside of the classroom
  • the desire for a highly collaborative work environment that values innovation and creativity
  • a sense of humor and a pitch-in, can-do, “yes…and” attitude
  • the ability to use technology to enhance the classroom experience
  • the desire to use a range of resources that represent diverse cultures, experiences and viewpoints
  • the desire to partake in community work with students and engage with students in outdoor trips like rock climbing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, overnight hiking and camping, and many other activities that support our co-curricular focus on experiential learning
  • satisfactorily completed a nationwide criminal background check

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references to . Interviews including demonstration lessons will take place until the position is filled.

North Country School is committed to providing a working and living environment that fosters mutual respect and relationships free of discrimination based on a protected characteristic, and to complying with the spirit and letter of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to equal employment opportunity. For purposes of subsection A and B below, protected characteristics at North Country School are an individual’s race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition to the guidance set forth below, a full explanation of equal employment opportunity and harassment prevention requirements, as defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is available in the business office of North Country School.

A. Non-Discrimination

North Country School is committed to:

  • Administering all personnel actions, including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, work assignments, classification, discipline, termination, compensation, benefits, training, education, tuition assistance and social and recreational programs, without regard to any protected characteristic;
  • Administering all human resources policies, processes, and/or procedures without regard to any protected characteristic; and
  • Making required reasonable accommodation for the physical and/or mental disabilities of qualified employees and job applicants.

B. Harassment

North Country School is committed to providing a harassment-free work environment, which includes time an employee spends interacting with co-workers in work-related settings such as during business-related travel, as well as meetings, conferences, training sessions and social events sponsored by North Country School.

Impermissible harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Making an individual’s terms or conditions of the provision of their services to North Country School contingent on rendering sexual favors,
  • Insinuating or conducting oneself in a manner that suggests that the submission to or rejection of sexual favors by any individual covered by this policy will in any way influence decisions concerning the employment or contractual relationship between North Country School and the individual; or
  • A comment, material, gesture or any other communication or conduct, which is unwelcome and offensive, demeaning, or derogatory towards any person or group of persons, based on a protected characteristic.
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