Working at Community Day School

Why Community Day School?

A Community Day School education aims to empower students to become leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.

Community Day School maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.

If you are interested in being part of the Community Day School difference, we encourage you to send your resume introducing yourself. For instructor positions, email teacherjobs@communityday.org. For non-instructor positions, email operationjobs@communityday.org.

I love teaching at CDS for a myriad of reasons. Our Project Based Learning approach allows us to deliver content, while meeting different learning styles and interests. As an independent school, our focus is teaching, instead of preparing constantly for testing. Most importantly, our community is strong: teachers collaborate and help each other, teachers form strong relationships with our wonderful students, parents and teachers have relationships based on respect and communication, and the administration is helpful and supportive.

-Community Day Middle School Teacher

Current Openings

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Admissions Coordinator

Interventionist/Special Ed Teacher

Spanish teacher sits and plays guitar surrounded by happy, engaged students.

 

Employee Benefits

In addition to good working conditions and competitive pay, it is Hershorin Schiff Community Day School's policy to provide a combination of supplemental benefits to all eligible employees. In keeping with this goal, each benefit program has been carefully devised. These benefits include time-off benefits, such as vacations and holidays, and insurance and other plan benefits. We are constantly studying and evaluating our benefits programs and policies to better meet your present and future requirements. These policies have been developed over the years and continue to be refined to keep up with changing times and needs.

I love teaching at CDS for a myriad of reasons. Our Project Based Learning approach allows us to deliver content, while meeting different learning styles and interests. As an independent school, our focus is teaching, instead of preparing constantly for testing. Most importantly, our community is strong: teachers collaborate and help each other, teachers form strong relationships with our wonderful students, parents and teachers have relationships based on respect and communication, and the administration is helpful and supportive.

-Community Day Middle School Teacher

Advantages to Working at an Independent School

There are many advantages of teaching in an independent school over a public school. The following guide from National Association of Independent Schools highlights some of the main rewards that come with a career at an independent school.

Satisfaction

  • 84% of independent school teachers are very satisfied with their teaching jobs and 90% plan to continue teaching
  • Teacher attrition is low in independent schools
  • Independent school teachers have high comfort levels with the subjects they teach and the students they teach.
  • Independent school teachers look forward to work each day, believe their teaching career has more advantages than disadvantages, would become a teacher again if they had a chance to start all over, and have a high level of influence on designing curricula.

Compensation

  • Many independent schools set the salary bar at 90% to 100%+ of the local public school benchmarks.
  • Teachers at independent schools are been willing to work for less cash compensation because of the advantages over teaching in public schools.
  • Independent schools tend to be competitive in terms of benefits, including health and life insurance, leave and vacation policies, and family-friendly policies

Climate

  • Teachers cite the quality of the students and the professionalism of the climate as key factors for why they choose to teach in independent schools.
  • Independent school teachers tend to be idealistic, passionate about teaching, and caring in their relationships with students and colleagues.

Diversity

  • Independent schools are committed to diversity and to creating an inclusive and multicultural environment.
  • On average, 25% of the student body of a typical independent school receives financial aid and around 20% of the student body is comprised of students of color.

Leverage

  • Almost 100% of independent school students attend college and graduate with a four-year degree; in comparison, only about 50% of public school graduates attend college, and only 50% of those graduate within six years of starting.

 

Equal Opportunity Statement

Hershorin Schiff Community Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived age, race, color, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, religion, disability/handicap, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirements of all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Our administrative team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.