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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 as indicated on each job posting. Interviews, including demonstration lessons, will take place until the position is filled.

North Country School is a junior boarding/day school for grades 4-9 located on a 220-acre campus in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Park in Lake Placid, New York. North Country School gives children a humanistic education rooted in respect and responsibility for self and others. Central to our academic program is a hands-on, place-based approach founded on the progressive tradition of John Dewey.

North Country School is seeking a dynamic and highly collaborative Director of Equity and Inclusion, teacher, and houseparent for the fall of 2022. In addition to serving as the Director of Equity and Inclusion, this candidate would also teach a reduced course load. In addition to the administrative and teaching responsibilities, this position would also include a role in the residential life program. 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.

Major Responsibilities

1) Equity and Inclusion Work

  • Superior communication, flexibility, and teamwork.
  • Experience in diversity programming and implementation.
  • Ability to inspire open, productive, and challenging conversations that support the EI mission.
  • Knowledge of current EI trends in research, data acquisition/analysis, and educational strategies.
  • 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.

2) Student Relationships

  • Create an inclusive, welcoming, learning-motivated classroom environment where student voices are 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.
  • Teach the equivalent of two sections.

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 families.
  • 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:

  • previous experience teaching at the elementary, middle school, or high school level
  • a Bachelor’s degree (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
  • 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 a junior boarding/day school for grades 4-9 located on a 220-acre campus in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Park in Lake Placid, New York. North Country School gives children a humanistic education rooted in respect and responsibility for self and others. Central to our academic program is a hands-on, place-based approach founded on the progressive tradition of John Dewey.

North Country School is seeking a dynamic and highly collaborative middle school mathematics teacher and houseparent for the fall of 2022. The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach middle school mathematics as well as Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.

This teacher will be responsible for teaching up to three sections of 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.

Major Responsibilities

1) Student Relationships

  • Creating an inclusive, welcoming, learning-motivated classroom environment where student voices are 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 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 families 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:

  • previous experience teaching math at the elementary, middle school, or high school level
  • 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 a junior boarding/day school for grades 4-9 located on a 220-acre campus in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Park in Lake Placid, New York. North Country School gives children a humanistic education rooted in respect and responsibility for self and others. Central to our academic program is a hands-on, place-based approach founded on the progressive tradition of John Dewey.

North Country School is seeking a dynamic and highly collaborative Sustainability Coordinator and Environmental Science Teacher for the fall of 2022. This candidate would be responsible for leading the school’s sustainability work, teaching middle school science and/or math, and 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 sustainability and environmentalism to students using multiple modalities and authentic applications in order to make learning relevant and meaningful for students.

Major 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

  • As the Sustainability Coordinator, this candidate would be responsible for educating the community–students, faculty, staff–about environmental stewardship and sustainability practices that would enhance our campus and world.
  • 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 families 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:

  • Lead and oversee sustainability efforts on campus and within the community
  • Previous experience teaching at the elementary, middle school, or high school level
  • Bachelor’s degree in science or a closely-related field (Master’s degree is preferred)
  • The ability to also teach math classes (Pre-Algebra or Algebra I)
  • Passion for interacting with middle level students in and outside of the classroom
  • 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 offering up to three one-year academic internships. The goal of the internship is to introduce aspiring teachers to North Country School’s unique teaching pedagogy and for individuals to develop the craft of teaching in a wide variety of areas in a supportive atmosphere.

Academic interns are actively involved in all parts of the North Country School program. Within the classroom, internships may be designed to support individual grade levels or various courses within a department. An academic intern will also have the opportunity to serve in the role of a chore supervisor, table head, out-time facilitator, tutor, and weekend trip leader. Interns will also work toward teaching an elective class, supporting in the teaching of an Edible Schoolyard class, and will assist in houseparenting.

An intern should expect to:

  • Plan and deliver lessons
  • Develop curriculum
  • Reflect on teaching and learning
  • Develop classroom management techniques
  • Develop skills to support differentiated instruction
  • Refine outdoor leadership skills
  • Meet weekly with mentor teacher and Director of Teaching & Learning
  • Develop a teaching portfolio

Internships at North Country School include a monthly stipend, health benefits, housing, and meals. Internship positions are filled on a rolling basis. If interested in being considered for an internship, please send a cover letter, resume and references to Matthew P. Smith, Director of School, at .

North Country School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and colleague 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 a junior boarding/day school for grades 4-9 located on a 220-acre campus in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Park in Lake Placid, New York. North Country School gives children a humanistic education rooted in respect and responsibility for self and others. Central to our academic program is a hands-on, place-based approach founded on the progressive tradition of John Dewey. Math students learn measurement and computer skills by tracking the weights of newborn lambs. Science students study anatomy by reassembling chicken skeletons from birds they harvest. English students write persuasive letters to elected officials about environmental issues they research. Arts students restore rowboats, knit scarves from wool from our own sheep, and create sculptures and murals that decorate our campus.

Since 1921, Camp Treetops has enriched the lives of children, ages 8 through 14, through a seven-week program offering a wide range of creative and challenging activities in a simple, unhurried, child-centered environment. Treetops is set on a 220-acre property surrounded by pristine mountain wilderness in the heart of the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, ample space to experience firsthand the beauty of rivers, lakes, and mountains. Our campus includes a lake free of motorboats, a large organic garden, and a working farm. Treetops gives children a summer unplugged—to experience the natural world, to foster meaningful relationships, and to grow in self-confidence, independence, and creativity.

Camp Treetops seeks a full-time, year-round Camp Director to oversee all aspects of the organization, while ensuring alignment with the spirit and values of the program. Treetops shares its campus and mission with North Country School (est. 1938), a junior boarding school founded with the intention of extending Camp’s philosophy to the classroom. The Camp Director reports directly to the Executive Director of Camp and School.

This position is currently open and will remain open until filled. Compensation will be based on the level of experience and knowledge of the candidate.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Camper Recruitment

  • Engage current and prospective families and children through the enrollment and financial aid process. This includes regular communication with families, enrollment visits, and campus tours. Collaborate with in-house communications staff to develop compelling digital and print marketing collateral.

Staff Recruitment and Management

  • Recruit and retain talented camp counselors and other staff. Conduct staff training sessions prior to Camp opening. Support staff success throughout the program. Provide constructive feedback and evaluations. Develop and maintain strategies to ensure a diverse staff population.

Program Direction

  • Oversee all aspects of the program in collaboration with Junior and Senior Camp program directors, counselors, and staff. Troubleshoot as necessary while demonstrating flexibility and compassion in managing issues raised by campers or counselors.
  • Lead by example and encourage all staff to understand and embrace the philosophy, mission, and values of program
  • Develop and implement crisis and risk management procedures

Administration and Communications

  • Engage in frequent communications with current and prospective Camp families, as well as counselors and staff, administrators, and Board of Trustees.
  • Prepare quarterly reports and annual board presentations to Trustees
  • Participate as a key member of the administrative leadership team for Camp Treetops and North Country School.
  • Manage all aspects of Camp’s budget including approval of expenditures, financial planning, wage management for summer hires and recommending capital spending needs.
  • Work collaboratively with year-round and seasonal staff to assure proper camp planning, facilities development and maintenance, and compelling Camp marketing and communications, as well as alumni engagement.
  • Take advantage of professional development opportunities
  • Assure compliance with accreditation standards, health department initiatives as well as more broad employment practices.
  • Quickly develop an understanding of the complex systems, policies and agreements in place to help manage a very diverse institution.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 2 years’ experience in the management of a summer camp operation
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, excellent communication and organizational skills
  • A detailed background check
  • Knowledge of regulations and laws that may impact a summer camp operation
  • Ability to multitask and a willingness to get their hands dirty
  • Computer proficiency and Google workspace knowledge
  • Experience with camp management software, like CampMinder, a plus.

To apply, or for more information, send an email to: , or send a request via U.S. mail to: Attention: Director of Camp Treetops Search Committee, North Country School and Camp Treetops, 4382 Cascade Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Cover letter and resume 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 identity or expression, 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.

Now hiring a full-time/year-round Maintenance Technician for North Country School/Camp Treetops.

Starting pay is commensurate with experience. We provide benefits including health insurance from day 1. We seek an independent maintenance technician who will be responsible for a variety of hands-on tasks related to buildings and grounds maintenance.

The ideal candidate will have worked with hand tools, power and carpentry tools and various maintenance vehicles safely.  Candidate must present a positive attitude, and enjoy working in a school community.

If you are interested, please contact us with a resume with job experiences.

Education: High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience: Have worked performing similar tasks before

Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist wastewater treatment operator with required tasks
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks including waste removal, grounds work, maintaining fleet vehicles and managing various tasks as they come up.
  • Perform most maintenance tasks as assigned by a computerized maintenance management system
  • Safely operate hand tools, power tools and machinery including tractors and mowers
  • Perform landscape improvement including tree removal

Benefit Conditions: Only full-time employees eligible

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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