Welcome to Nueva's listing of current openings.

These are exciting times to consider a career at Nueva! We are developing and delivering new programs throughout the school and expanding our program to PK-12. We've opened a second campus, created new partnerships, and added new outreach initiatives, among many exciting developments. This dynamism and growth is creating many new employment opportunities at Nueva, recognized for nearly 50 years as a world leader in innovative and gifted education. Thank you for visiting.

About The Nueva School: The Nueva School, located in the San Francisco Bay Area and founded in 1967, is a nationally recognized independent school serving gifted and talented students. The school is a three-time winner of the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and winner of the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, as well as the Presidential Award for Teaching. The school was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his 2011 book That Used to Be Us, in the chapter "Average Is Over."

Nueva emphasizes integrated studies, STEM, creative arts, and social-emotional learning. The school offers a constructivist program with project-based learning and special-area teachers in all areas. Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind.  We believe in great teachers and in helping people learn and grow. Teachers and staff are supported both financially and through formative evaluation to continue their professional development.

Nueva’s middle and lower school are located in Hillsborough, CA, just off highway 280. The thirty-three-acre Hillsborough campus includes an innovation lab, library, cafe, organic garden, and extensive wooded areas. Nueva employees commute from San Francisco, communities throughout the Peninsula, and the East and North Bay.  Our high school campus opened in 2014 in a new 133,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art educational facility in San Mateo, three blocks from the Hillsdale CalTrain Station.

Applicants for teaching positions need to have a minimum of three years’ lead teaching experience and be conversant with current pedagogical and developmental research. The Nueva School is an equal opportunity employer.

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Upper School Teaching Positions

Founding of Nueva’s Upper School Division:

True to Nueva’s founding principles, our Upper School offers opportunities for deep, rigorous learning that includes inquiry-based, interdisciplinary studies as well as mastery of traditional disciplines. We offer accelerated and extended experiences where gifted and talented students design, discover, reflect, and apply their ideas in practical and real-world contexts. The physical proximity and institutional connections to world-renowned universities, cultural organizations, high-tech companies, healthcare institutions, and the can-do spirit of Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area offer a dynamic entrepreneurial community for collaborative partnerships.

We prepare our graduates to be leaders in their chosen fields, certain of what drives them, and ready to pioneer new paths to success. We have designed a high school that responds to the pressing social, emotional, and learning needs of today’s teens, preparing them to direct their college educations and to live well as responsible human beings and global citizens. Nueva students learn to address difficult challenges with optimism and resiliency. Our community is a personal and curricular partnership, where students encourage each other as they, alongside their teachers, continually think, construct, create, and re-think the best ideas and opportunities to explore their own passions and connect deeply with themselves and others.

Nueva’s Upper School opened in August 2013 after many years of discussion and comprehensive study, demographic analysis, feedback from alumni, consultation with educational and industry thought-leaders, and visits to more than 50 model high schools across the country and around the world. A seminal point of validation came from Nueva's 2011 Presidents' Roundtable, during which university presidents and college deans from some of the country's most respected institutions convened at our Hillsborough campus to discuss the future of education and affirmed the need for a new high school model like ours to better prepare students for this new century. The opportunity of a lifetime, to reimagine high school, is now a reality. We welcomed our inaugural ninth grade class of seventy-seven students in 2013. This year, we have a total of 236 students comprising our ninth, tenth and eleventh grades. Our extraordinary faculty models a spirit of deep inquiry and inspires students to be active and passionate learners. Teachers serve as mentors, guides and partners in the learning process, crafting and facilitating experiences through which students deepen their understanding and build transferable skills.

Part-time (50%) Division Certified Athletic Trainer (2016-17 School Year)

The Position:

The duties of the athletic trainer include, but are not limited to, prevention of athletic injuries, recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of athletic injuries, rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries, health care administration, and professional development and responsibility as specified in the Domains of the NATA Certified Athletic Trainer. The athletic trainer serves as a liaison between physicians, coaches, athletes, and parents. The athletic trainer ensures that players participate only when physically able and that any physician instructions are understood and followed. The athletic trainer will coordinate with the Athletic Director to ensure that the athletic trainer will attend to the athletic training room and all required events.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

  • Provide athletic training services under the direction of a designated team physician
  • Provide athletic training services for all home athletic contests
  • Practice attendance will be determined by the athletic trainer and athletic director and will typically include daily attendance of varsity and non-varsity sports.
  • Develop and maintain a budget for the athletic training program
  • Maintain accurate records of injuries, treatments, and physician referrals
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive emergency action plan
  • Assist in the administration of the Upper School Athletics program

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors Degree (or higher) in Athletic Training or related field
  • Current NATA BOC certification
  • Post certification experience desired
  • Demonstrated organizational, communication, and follow through skills
  • Flexible and adaptive

OTHER INFORMATION AND TO APPLY

This is a part time, 10-month, academic year position. Some paid summer planning and program design execution may be required. To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have specific questions, please contact Athletic Director, Amrit Chima (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Part-time Arabic Language (2016-17 School Year)

The Position:

We seek a teacher with expertise in Arabic language and Middle Eastern literature, culture and history. The ideal candidate will have experience in a variety of modes of teaching and be highly skilled at differentiated instruction. The candidate will have taught several years at the high school and/or university level, and will have knowledge of more than one academic discipline, as well as experience in and passion for building integrated, interdisciplinary programs of study. As we continue to build our founding Upper School faculty, we seek dedicated educators who have an interest in collaborating with our current faculty as partners in the ongoing design and implementation of Nueva’s curriculum and programs.

General Responsibilities for Founding Teachers

  • Develop and teach your courses expertly with the highest standards for each student
  • Convey enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and model lifelong learning
  • Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the development and execution of curriculum
  • Create hands-on, inquiry and project-based learning experiences
  • Collaborate effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the well-being of all students
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission:

“Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.”

Position Qualifications

  • Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
  • Bachelor's and advanced university degree
  • Minimum of three years’ teaching experience
  • Successful teaching experience in secondary school and/or university
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
  • A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Social-Emotional Learning Teacher/Science of Mind Specialist (2016-17 School Year)

The Position:

We are looking for an inspiring teacher with a background in psychology and/or counseling to build on Nueva’s nearly 50-year history pioneering the field of self-science and social-emotional learning in primary and secondary education as recognized in Daniel Goleman’s 1995 New York Times international best-seller Emotional Intelligence. The successful candidate will:

  • Plan and lead, along with colleagues, the signature upper school division social-emotional learning/science of mind course that embraces and promotes our mission, values, and school culture. The course will expose students to classic and contemporary research related to social-emotional intelligence as well as bring experts in the field to campus.
  • Collaborate across divisions as appropriate and with school and division administration, faculty, advisors, counselors, and external experts as necessary to shape a signature advisory program to promote a culture of reflection, honesty, and self-awareness in the upper school division.
  • Collaborate with upper school division administration and academic support teams to assess student academic and social-emotional capacities and needs as required. Collaborate with administration, faculty, advisors, counselors, and parents to recommend and support learning strategies and accommodations as needed.
  • Lead work with students and parents to shape a healthy, responsive, and supportive school culture (e.g., student life norms, social events and dances, mentoring, retreats) where relationships are valued as integral to the learning process and school culture.
  • Design parent, teacher, and advisor support and training.

General Responsibilities for Founding Teachers

  • Develop and teach your courses expertly with the highest standards for each student
  • Convey enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and model lifelong learning
  • Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the development and execution of curriculum
  • Create hands-on, inquiry and project-based learning experiences
  • Collaborate effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the well-being of all students
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to contribute beyond the classroom to support school programs and activities
  • Participate actively in other aspects of the student experience and school functioning: chaperoning trips and events, serving on committees, and developing new programs at the school
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission:

“Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.”

Position Qualifications

  • Demonstrated mastery in area of study: Extensive knowledge of research and practice in psychology, emotional intelligence, and different learning styles.
  • Bachelor's and advanced university degree
  • Minimum of three years’ teaching experience
  • Experience teaching high school (and/or university) students
  • Experience in assessing and identifying academic and social-emotional capacities of students and recommending appropriate learning strategies.
  • Advanced degree in psychology.
  • Excellent listening, writing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Friendly and warm demeanor.
  • Works calmly, effectively, and productively under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
  • A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.
  • Proactive in planning, problem solving, and communications.
  • Positive and optimistic.

Other Information

This is a full-time, salaried, benefited, 10-month academic year position. Any required summer planning and curriculum development work will be compensated. The Nueva School is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PK-12 Computer Science Teacher

The Position:

We seek an experienced teacher with expertise in teaching Computer Science across lower, middle or upper school grades, incorporating computer science within a rich, cross-disciplinary, project­based learning environment. This is a unique opportunity for a visionary educator to join our team of educators with backgrounds in mechanical, electrical, and software engineering in developing an innovative world class PK­12 computer science and design engineering program. Nueva is committed to implementing a broad, holistic and modern computer science program that teaches concepts through a myriad of programming languages and libraries, utilizing the recent thinking from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA).

In addition, the ideal candidate will have interest and experience in a variety of modes of teaching and be highly skilled at differentiated instruction. The candidate will have taught several years at the primary, high school, and/or university level, and will have knowledge of more than one academic discipline, as well as experience in and passion for building integrated, interdisciplinary programs of study. As we continue to build our founding upper school faculty, we seek dedicated educators who have an interest in collaborating with our current faculty as partners in the ongoing design and implementation of Nueva’s curriculum and programs.

General Responsibilities for Founding Teachers

  • Develop and teach your courses expertly with the highest standards for each student
  • Convey enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and model lifelong learning
  • Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the development and execution of curriculum
  • Create hands-on, inquiry and project-based learning experiences
  • Collaborate effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the well-being of all students
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to serve as an advisor to students, lead student activities, serve as a club advisor, and contribute beyond the classroom to support school programs and activities
  • Participate actively in other aspects of the student experience and school functioning: chaperoning trips and events, serving on committees, and developing new programs at the school
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission:

“Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.”

  • Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
  • University degree, ideally in a combination of computer science and education
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience
  • Successful teaching experience in primary, secondary school, and/or university
  • Thoroughly conversant with current thinking on teaching PK­12 computer science, including the CSTA curriculum and other resources
  • Strong hands-on programming and teaching skills using modern educationally interesting languages such as Alice, C, C++, Objective C, Java, JavaScript, Lua, Python, PHP, Scratch, and HTML/CSS/JS
  • Familiarity with advanced topics in computer science and electrical engineering such as algorithms, data structures, optimization, wearable electronics, microprocessors, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and modern software development practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
  • A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PK-12 I-Lab Engineer

The Position:

Do you love to tinker and build? Does the latest issue of Make Magazine send you to your workbench? The internationally-known Nueva School is looking for you! Our students love to invent and create. We’re looking for someone with a similar mindset (and a lot more years of training) to help assist and guide them. Working in our state-of-the-art Innovation Labs with a passionate team of teachers/engineers, you will have the opportunity to foster our students’ curiosity, design skills, and ability to create working solutions for real world problems through classes, clubs and open lab hours.

General Responsibilities

  • Develop and teach engineering classes in a variety of grades, elementary through high school
  • Work with students on individual or small group projects
  • Support open labs during lunch and other times
  • Provide expertise to other teachers about projects they would like to offer and co-teach as needed
  • Collaborate effectively with I-Lab team to develop engineering curriculum scope and sequence
  • Help support our FIRST Robotics teams
  • Work to keep I-Lab organized and well-stocked
  • Create and maintain a culture of tidiness and respect for the workspace
  • Maintain machine tools
  • Source and help students source and purchase materials and tools
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the well-being of all students
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to serve as an advisor to students, lead student activities, serve as a club advisor, and contribute beyond the classroom to support school programs and activities
  • Participate actively in other aspects of the student experience and school functioning: chaperoning trips and events, serving on committees, and developing new programs at the school
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission:

“Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.”

Position Qualifications

  • Passionate about working with kids, teaching and learning
  • Ability to relate to children of high potential
  • Teaching and education experience a plus, but not necessary
  • Enthusiasm and skill at helping children build their engineering skills over time
  • Ability to help guide a student from their initial idea to completion, while leaving locus of control in the students’ hands
  • Technologically savvy
  • Resourceful
  • Experience and confidence with wood- and metalworking machinery and hand tools
  • Interest in keeping abreast of new technologies as they emerge, promoting them at Nueva, training faculty and making recommendations for new purchases to keep the I-Lab cutting edge
  • Familiarity with some of these topics (all is a plus, but not necessary) and a desire to learn more:
  • Design Thinking
  • Arduino or other microcontrollers
  • VEX, FIRST Robotics Competition, or other robotics platforms
  • Electronics
  • CAD
  • CNC Machining
  • Welding
  • Laser cutting
  • 3-D printing
  • Architecture
  • Renewable energy/sustainable design
  • Hardworking, organized, and reliable with a focus on safety
  • Excitement to co-create the best Design/Engineering program possible for our students!
  • B.S. and/or experience in design and engineering

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and please reference “Innovation Lab” in the subject line.

Physics and Chemistry Teacher (2016-17 School Year)

The Position:

We seek an experienced high school teacher with expertise in teaching physics and/or chemistry. The ideal candidate will also have experience in the applications of the physical sciences in research, industry, and/or engineering. In addition, the candidate will have interest and experience in a variety of modes of teaching and be highly skilled at differentiated instruction. The candidate will have taught several years at the high school and/or university level, and will have knowledge of more than one academic discipline, as well as experience in and passion for building integrated, interdisciplinary programs of study. As we continue to build our founding Upper School faculty, we seek dedicated educators who have an interest in collaborating with our current faculty as partners in the ongoing design and implementation of Nueva’s curriculum and programs.

General Responsibilities for Founding Teachers

  • Develop and teach your courses expertly with the highest standards for each student
  • Convey enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and model lifelong learning
  • Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the development and execution of curriculum
  • Create hands-on, inquiry and project-based learning experiences
  • Collaborate effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the well-being of all students
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to serve as an advisor to students, lead student activities, serve as a club advisor, and contribute beyond the classroom to support school programs and activities
  • Participate actively in other aspects of the student experience and school functioning: chaperoning trips and events, serving on committees, and developing new programs at the school
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission:

“Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.”

Position Qualifications

  • Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
  • Bachelor's and advanced university degree
  • Minimum of three years’ teaching experience
  • Successful teaching experience in secondary school and/or university
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
  • A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mathematics Teacher (2016-17 School Year)

The Position:

We seek an experienced high school teacher with expertise in teaching mathematics. The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in advanced fields of mathematics and be excited to participate in curriculum development, research effective instructional design, and test and iterate effective assessment models. The candidates must have experience incorporating effective feedback into their own teaching practice as well. In short, we are looking for a teacher eager to redesign the way high school math is taught and assessed. Because we are a school serving gifted learners in Silicon Valley and committed to an expansive electives program, many of our math offerings resemble undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. We are looking for teachers with expertise in one or more of the following fields: data analysis and probability, number theory, calculus and analysis, topology, computational thinking, information theory, combinatorics, differential equations, and logic. We also need teachers who are able to teach courses in our three-year integrated program (Math 1, 2, 3), which requires both a deep and general understanding of geometry, functions, number theory, computational thinking, data analysis and probability, and conceptual calculus. In addition to these content areas, the ideal candidate will have interest and experience in a variety of modes of teaching and be highly skilled at differentiated instruction. The candidate will have taught several years at the high school and/or university level, and will have knowledge of more than one academic discipline, as well as experience in and passion for building integrated, interdisciplinary programs of study. As we continue to build our founding Upper School faculty, we seek dedicated educators who have an interest in collaborating with our current faculty as partners in the ongoing design and implementation of Nueva’s curriculum and programs.

General Responsibilities for Founding Teachers

  • Develop and teach your courses expertly with the highest standards for each student
  • Convey enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and model lifelong learning
  • Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the development and execution of curriculum
  • Create hands-on, inquiry and project-based learning experiences
  • Collaborate effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the well-being of all students
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to serve as an advisor to students, lead student activities, serve as a club advisor, and contribute beyond the classroom to support school programs and activities
  • Participate actively in other aspects of the student experience and school functioning: chaperoning trips and events, serving on committees, and developing new programs at the school
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission:

“Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.”

Position Qualifications

  • Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
  • Bachelor's and advanced university degree
  • Minimum of three years’ teaching experience
  • Successful teaching experience in secondary school and/or university
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
  • A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Middle School Teaching Positions

Full-time First Semester Mandarin Maternity Leave Teacher (Aug-Dec)

The Position:

The Nueva Middle School is currently seeking a temporary full-time Mandarin teacher for a maternity leave replacement position from August through December. In addition to specific subject matter expertise, the ideal candidate would have interest and experience in interdisciplinary approaches, and have flexibility and experience with a range of levels of instruction – Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. The candidate should also have experience in differentiated instruction, as there will also be a range of ability within one class.

General Responsibilities for Teachers:

  • Teach expertly your course of study with the highest standards for each student
  • Convey enthusiasm for content and intellectual inquiry
  • Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving
  • Collaborate with colleagues to enrich curriculum and instruction
  • Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning
  • Create hands-on, project-based learning experiences
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the well-being of all students
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to lead student activities, coach, & contribute beyond the classroom
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's and advanced university degree, with a minimum of three years teaching experience
  • US work authorization required
  • Familiar with both traditional and simplified Mandarin
  • Successful teaching experience in secondary school and/or university
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively

How to Apply:
Interested candidates may apply by sending or emailing a cover letter, resume, and three references to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. When applying via email, please be sure to note the position you are applying for in the subject heading of your email.

Full time, Long Term Substitute Middle School Japanese Teacher (mid-April through June)

The Position:

The Nueva Middle School is currently seeking a full time long term substitute Japanese teacher. In addition to specific subject matter experience and expertise, the ideal candidate would have interest in educational technologies, interdisciplinary approaches, and have flexibility and experience with a range of levels of instruction – beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The candidate should also have experience with differentiated instruction, as there will also be a range of ability within one class. Teachers may also have the opportunity to crossover and teach in our new Upper School as well. There is potential to grow this long term temporary position into a full time faculty position for the 2016-17 school year.

General Responsibilities:

  • Teach expertly your course of study with the highest standards for each student
  • Convey enthusiasm for content and intellectual inquiry
  • Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving
  • Collaborate with colleagues to enrich curriculum and instruction
  • Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning
  • Create hands-on, project-based learning experiences
  • Collaborate effectively with students, teachers, and parents
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the well-being of all students
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to lead student activities, coach, and contribute beyond the classroom
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva's mission

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's and advanced university degree, with a minimum of three years teaching experience
  • Successful teaching experience in elementary, middle, secondary school and/or university
  • Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email with the subject line “MS Japanese” to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please send any paper materials (not required) via regular mail to:

Liza Raynal
Middle School Head
The Nueva School
6565 Skyline Blvd
Hillsborough, CA 94010

Part-Time (75%) Middle School Writing Teacher

The Position:

Nueva seeks an experienced educator to teach writing part-time in the middle school. The writing course emphasizes both creative and expository forms. Fictional and non-fictional mentor texts act as inspiration as students produce pieces in multiple genres. An emphasis on literary analysis builds student fluency and critical thinking skills. Many opportunities exist for cross-subject collaboration, particularly with humanities, world languages, art, and math. Additional responsibilities include advising students, offering an academy (enrichment-type course), traveling overnight with students on a yearly trip, and facilitating a weekly literature club.

General Responsibilities:

  • Teach expertly your course of study with the highest standards for each student
  • Convey enthusiasm for content and intellectual inquiry
  • Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving
  • Collaborate with colleagues to enrich curriculum and instruction
  • Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning
  • Create hands-on, project-based learning experiences
  • Collaborate effectively with students, teachers, and parents
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the well-being of all students
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to lead student activities, coach, and contribute beyond the classroom
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva's mission

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's and advanced university degree, with a minimum of three years teaching experience
  • Successful teaching experience in elementary, middle, secondary school and/or university
  • Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email (preferred) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Curriculum samples are also accepted.

Please send any paper materials (not required) via regular mail to:

Liza Raynal
Middle School Head
The Nueva School
6565 Skyline Blvd
Hillsborough, CA 94010

PK-12 Computer Science Teacher

The Position:

We seek an experienced teacher with expertise in teaching Computer Science across lower, middle or upper school grades, incorporating computer science within a rich, cross-disciplinary, project­based learning environment. This is a unique opportunity for a visionary educator to join our team of educators with backgrounds in mechanical, electrical, and software engineering in developing an innovative world class PK­12 computer science and design engineering program. Nueva is committed to implementing a broad, holistic and modern computer science program that teaches concepts through a myriad of programming languages and libraries, utilizing the recent thinking from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA).

In addition, the ideal candidate will have interest and experience in a variety of modes of teaching and be highly skilled at differentiated instruction. The candidate will have taught several years at the primary, high school, and/or university level, and will have knowledge of more than one academic discipline, as well as experience in and passion for building integrated, interdisciplinary programs of study. As we continue to build our founding upper school faculty, we seek dedicated educators who have an interest in collaborating with our current faculty as partners in the ongoing design and implementation of Nueva’s curriculum and programs.

General Responsibilities for Founding Teachers

  • Develop and teach your courses expertly with the highest standards for each student
  • Convey enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and model lifelong learning
  • Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the development and execution of curriculum
  • Create hands-on, inquiry and project-based learning experiences
  • Collaborate effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the well-being of all students
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to serve as an advisor to students, lead student activities, serve as a club advisor, and contribute beyond the classroom to support school programs and activities
  • Participate actively in other aspects of the student experience and school functioning: chaperoning trips and events, serving on committees, and developing new programs at the school
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission:

“Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.”

  • Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
  • University degree, ideally in a combination of computer science and education
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience
  • Successful teaching experience in primary, secondary school, and/or university
  • Thoroughly conversant with current thinking on teaching PK­12 computer science, including the CSTA curriculum and other resources
  • Strong hands-on programming and teaching skills using modern educationally interesting languages such as Alice, C, C++, Objective C, Java, JavaScript, Lua, Python, PHP, Scratch, and HTML/CSS/JS
  • Familiarity with advanced topics in computer science and electrical engineering such as algorithms, data structures, optimization, wearable electronics, microprocessors, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and modern software development practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
  • A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Part Time Middle School Social-Emotional Learning Specialist

The Position:

We seek an educator who has passion for developing social and emotional learning skills in adolescents including community building, cooperation, conflict resolution, positive communication, stress management, respect for others and awareness of different learning styles. The teacher must be familiar with the developmental stages of childhood and have knowledge of the particular needs of intellectually gifted children.

General Responsibilities:

We seek an educator who has passion for developing social and emotional learning skills in adolescents including community building, cooperation, conflict resolution, positive communication, stress management, respect for others and awareness of different learning styles. The teacher must be familiar with the developmental stages of childhood and have knowledge of the particular needs of intellectually gifted children.  

The part time SEL teacher will plan curriculum, facilitate weekly classes, and teach creative lessons for students in sixth grade. In addition to teaching weekly classes, the heart of the role is in responding to needs as they arise outside of the weekly SEL classes.

To do this effectively and integrate with the community, this teacher will attend weekly faculty and student meetings, help supervise recess play, assist in planning parent education and communicate SEL needs related to school-wide events.

In addition, the SEL teacher will communicate regularly with parents and teachers, and attend grade level specific meetings, events, field trips, and overnight experiences. Other expectations include coaching classroom teachers in curriculum and strategies to promote the school's commitment to social and emotional acuity while creatively integrating skills for greater social and emotional awareness across the school.  

Job Qualifications:

  • Teach expertly the course of study with the highest standards for each student
  • Convey enthusiasm for content and inquiry
  • Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving
  • Collaborate with colleagues to enrich curriculum and instruction
  • Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning
  • Create hands-on, project-based learning experiences
  • Collaborate effectively with students, teachers, and parents
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the well-being of all students
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva's mission to serve the needs of gifted students
  • Demonstrate and understanding of child development with an emphasis on the gifted
  • Design and lead parent and teacher educational workshops

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's and advanced university degree, with a minimum of three years teaching experience
  • Successful teaching experience in elementary, middle, or secondary school
  • Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter/statement of philosophy, resume, and three references via email to Liza Raynal, Head of Middle School, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Subject Line: MS SEL Position

Middle School Math: Long Term Maternity Leave Position for March to June (Part or Full Time)

The Position:

The Nueva School seeks a middle school math teacher for the second semester. Well-qualified candidates will be creative, energetic, and passionate people with experience implementing curricula that emphasize a constructivist, student-centered pedagogical approach. Candidates will be excited to do mathematics with students and colleagues, including daily short-term work and long-term projects. They will have experience collaboratively developing, adapting, and implementing curricula to appropriately challenge students with varied experiences and abilities. They will have a strong content and pedagogical background, allowing them to support students in discovering and applying concepts, and improving problem-solving abilities.

Additional responsibilities include (depending on percentage FTE): advising students, sponsoring a weekly elective course, offering an academy (enrichment-type course), traveling overnight with students on a yearly trip, and facilitating a weekly literature club.

General Responsibilities:

  • Teach expertly your course of study with the highest standards for each student.
  • Convey enthusiasm for content and intellectual inquiry.
  • Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to enrich curriculum and instruction.
  • Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning.
  • Create hands-on, project-based learning experiences.
  • Collaborate effectively with students, teachers, and parents.
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices.
  • Support the well-being of all students.
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to lead student activities, coach, and contribute beyond the classroom.
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva's mission.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's and advanced university degree, with a minimum of three years teaching experience.
  • Successful teaching experience in elementary, middle, secondary school, and/or university.
  • Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email (preferred) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please send any paper materials (not required) via regular mail to:

Liza Raynal
Middle School Head
The Nueva School
6565 Skyline Blvd
Hillsborough, CA 94010

PK-12 I-Lab Engineer

The Position:

Do you love to tinker and build? Does the latest issue of Make Magazine send you to your workbench? The internationally-known Nueva School is looking for you! Our students love to invent and create. We’re looking for someone with a similar mindset (and a lot more years of training) to help assist and guide them. Working in our state-of-the-art Innovation Labs with a passionate team of teachers/engineers, you will have the opportunity to foster our students’ curiosity, design skills, and ability to create working solutions for real world problems through classes, clubs and open lab hours.

General Responsibilities

  • Develop and teach engineering classes in a variety of grades, elementary through high school
  • Work with students on individual or small group projects
  • Support open labs during lunch and other times
  • Provide expertise to other teachers about projects they would like to offer and co-teach as needed
  • Collaborate effectively with I-Lab team to develop engineering curriculum scope and sequence
  • Help support our FIRST Robotics teams
  • Work to keep I-Lab organized and well-stocked
  • Create and maintain a culture of tidiness and respect for the workspace
  • Maintain machine tools
  • Source and help students source and purchase materials and tools
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the well-being of all students
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to serve as an advisor to students, lead student activities, serve as a club advisor, and contribute beyond the classroom to support school programs and activities
  • Participate actively in other aspects of the student experience and school functioning: chaperoning trips and events, serving on committees, and developing new programs at the school
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission:

“Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.”

Position Qualifications

  • Passionate about working with kids, teaching and learning
  • Ability to relate to children of high potential
  • Teaching and education experience a plus, but not necessary
  • Enthusiasm and skill at helping children build their engineering skills over time
  • Ability to help guide a student from their initial idea to completion, while leaving locus of control in the students’ hands
  • Technologically savvy
  • Resourceful
  • Experience and confidence with wood- and metalworking machinery and hand tools
  • Interest in keeping abreast of new technologies as they emerge, promoting them at Nueva, training faculty and making recommendations for new purchases to keep the I-Lab cutting edge
  • Familiarity with some of these topics (all is a plus, but not necessary) and a desire to learn more:
  • Design Thinking
  • Arduino or other microcontrollers
  • VEX, FIRST Robotics Competition, or other robotics platforms
  • Electronics
  • CAD
  • CNC Machining
  • Welding
  • Laser cutting
  • 3-D printing
  • Architecture
  • Renewable energy/sustainable design
  • Hardworking, organized, and reliable with a focus on safety
  • Excitement to co-create the best Design/Engineering program possible for our students!
  • B.S. and/or experience in design and engineering

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and please reference “Innovation Lab” in the subject line.

Lower School Teaching Positions

3rd Grade Lead Teacher

The Position:

The Nueva School seeks a talented and experienced lead 3rd grade teacher to become part of our faculty. Nueva’s elementary program fosters students’ passion for learning by providing authentic, integrated contexts for learning, valuing multiple approaches to the learning process, and creating hands-on and cooperative learning experiences. Social-emotional learning, creativity, and design thinking are at the core of the curricular program. The ideal teacher for this position is passionate about working with gifted elementary school students, committed to innovative pedagogy, and demonstrates a personal commitment to lifelong learning. The candidate must have experience developing project-based curriculum with a team and without textbooks; command of concept-based mathematics instruction; and the ability to develop students in areas of social-emotional learning.

General Responsibilities:

  • Work with the grade-level team to develop challenging, differentiated curricula
  • Use documentation to make learning visible to the children, parents, and larger community, and as the basis of your own reflection and professional growth
  • Communicate an image of the child as curious, competent, and capable of building knowledge
  • Communicate an image of the teacher as a careful listener, a co-researcher, and a responsible guide
  • Create a classroom space that is accessible, provocative, responsive, and beautiful
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively and happily with colleagues and with parents
  • Model flexibility and a willingness to take risks and try again
  • Mentor an associate teacher and participate in reflection and coaching activities
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and professional growth
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to contribute beyond the classroom (to the school, the community, and the field)
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva's mission

Position Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree, with a minimum of three to five years teaching experience in a progressive, constructivist, and/or gifted education setting

To Apply:
 Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please be sure to note the position title in the subject of your email.

All-School Teaching Positions

PK-12 Computer Science Teacher

The Position:

We seek an experienced teacher with expertise in teaching Computer Science across lower, middle or upper school grades, incorporating computer science within a rich, cross-disciplinary, project­based learning environment. This is a unique opportunity for a visionary educator to join our team of educators with backgrounds in mechanical, electrical, and software engineering in developing an innovative world class PK­12 computer science and design engineering program. Nueva is committed to implementing a broad, holistic and modern computer science program that teaches concepts through a myriad of programming languages and libraries, utilizing the recent thinking from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA).

In addition, the ideal candidate will have interest and experience in a variety of modes of teaching and be highly skilled at differentiated instruction. The candidate will have taught several years at the primary, high school, and/or university level, and will have knowledge of more than one academic discipline, as well as experience in and passion for building integrated, interdisciplinary programs of study. As we continue to build our founding upper school faculty, we seek dedicated educators who have an interest in collaborating with our current faculty as partners in the ongoing design and implementation of Nueva’s curriculum and programs.

General Responsibilities for Founding Teachers

  • Develop and teach your courses expertly with the highest standards for each student
  • Convey enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and model lifelong learning
  • Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the development and execution of curriculum
  • Create hands-on, inquiry and project-based learning experiences
  • Collaborate effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the well-being of all students
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to serve as an advisor to students, lead student activities, serve as a club advisor, and contribute beyond the classroom to support school programs and activities
  • Participate actively in other aspects of the student experience and school functioning: chaperoning trips and events, serving on committees, and developing new programs at the school
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission:

“Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.”

  • Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
  • University degree, ideally in a combination of computer science and education
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience
  • Successful teaching experience in primary, secondary school, and/or university
  • Thoroughly conversant with current thinking on teaching PK­12 computer science, including the CSTA curriculum and other resources
  • Strong hands-on programming and teaching skills using modern educationally interesting languages such as Alice, C, C++, Objective C, Java, JavaScript, Lua, Python, PHP, Scratch, and HTML/CSS/JS
  • Familiarity with advanced topics in computer science and electrical engineering such as algorithms, data structures, optimization, wearable electronics, microprocessors, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and modern software development practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
  • A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Staff and Administrative Positions

Executive Assistant to Head of School

The Position:

The executive assistant to the head of school provides confidential, consistent, positive, and professional support to the head of school. Possessing excellent organizational, diplomatic, writing, and oral communication skills and an ability to anticipate the needs of the office, the executive assistant is dedicated to supporting the efficiency and effectiveness of the head.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent and support the head of school and organization positively, efficiently, and effectively with all board, colleague, community, partner, and other constituents.
  • Efficiently and effectively manage and support a busy calendar and schedule as well as staff the offices of the head of school at both the Hillsborough and San Mateo campuses.
  • Serve as a key team member supporting the administrative leadership team, the execution of the strategic plan, and the daily operations of the entire organization for the success of the school.
  • Communicate and collaborate extensively with the administrative leadership team, the board, staff, faculty, parent leaders, partners, vendors, and the public.
  • Partner extensively with administration colleagues, including division assistants and executive assistants, to support the leadership team and success of the school in daily operations as well as in executing special projects, events, etc.
  • Coordinate and proofread board packet materials; make catering arrangements for board meetings.
  • Support new program and partner development.
  • Coordinate logistics for a high volume of calls and meetings.
  • Respond to and generate a large volume of telephone and email correspondence.
  • Ensure that confidential school information and materials are handled with excellent judgment and appropriate discretion.
  • Ensure that inquiries and initiatives are addressed with an appropriate sense of urgency and ownership.
  • Coordinate extensive events and travel, including complex special school events and trips – domestic and international.
  • Process expense reports.

Other duties and projects as required and/or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including maintaining well-organized digital and physical files.
  • Proactive in planning, problem solving, executing, and communicating.
  • Trustworthy and loyal. Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality.
  • Friendly and warm demeanor with ability to appropriately and effectively balance own workload and meet deliverables.
  • Works calmly, effectively, and productively under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Can-do results orientation.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial.
  • Positive and optimistic.
  • High-volume meeting and complex event management experience.
  • Highly efficient and effective, able to prioritize and execute to accomplish objectives.
  • Experience creating and managing budgets.
  • Experience managing vendors, service providers, and partners.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and a proven ability to learn and use relevant and new technology quickly.
  • 10 or more years of professional experience.
  • University undergraduate (or higher) degree.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

This is a 12-month, full-time exempt position. Nueva School offers competitive compensation and benefits commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nueva School is an equal opportunity employer.

School Nurse

The Position:

We are seeking a school nurse to provide care for PK-12 grade students beginning in August of the 2016-17 school year. Summer 2016 work may be available as early as June. The school nurse will care for our students who may be sick, injured, or in need of other medical support; coordinate with parents, science of mind / social emotional learning teachers, counselors, advisors, and other faculty and staff to facilitate quality of care; coordinate health screenings; provide relevant and timely continuing education opportunities for students, parents, and colleagues; and help supervise and direct emergency drills and resources and coordinate relationships with third party resources and services. The successful candidate should have experience with patient care and with adolescents.

Responsibilities

  • Provides first aid care to students, staff, and faculty.
  • Maintains immunization, medical, emergency, and other relevant information in HIPAA compliant manner.
  • Ensures that records are kept up to date and appropriately secured and shared in compliant manner before the beginning of each school year and in support of school activities including trips and other field / offsite activities.
  • Maintains medicines for students - epi pens, asthma inhalers, etc. – including monitoring use instructions, expirations, etc.
  • Coordinates with parents, science of mind / social emotional learning teachers, counselors, advisors, and other faculty and staff to facilitate high quality of care.
  • Provide or coordinate relevant and timely professional development and continuing education opportunities – cpr, first aid, lice check, etc. - for employees, students, and parents.
  • Provide and coordinate relevant and timely community health services – hearing and vision screenings, flu shots, lice checks, other – for students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Inform and train faculty/staff on general and specific risk situations and appropriate response protocols.
  • Serves as a resource to colleagues and the broader community on health and safety.
  • Order and maintain first aid supplies for health rooms on campus(es), emergency bunker(s) and backpacks on campus(s), and emergency kits for trips.
  • Help supervise and direct emergency drills and resources and coordinate relationships with third party resources and services.
  • Prepare all medical information for domestic and international school sponsored trips.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree of Science, Nursing.
  • Experience with pediatrics a plus, but not required.
  • Current license.
  • Personable, positive, helpful personality; customer service mindset.
  • Sensitivity, discretion, and a sense of humor.
  • Maturity and emotional stability; calm and effective presence even in emergency situations.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple, competing, and changing responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and community members.
  • Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality.
  • Some summer work may be required (to prepare for subsequent / new school year). Additional summer work may be available subject to school needs (e.g. to support summer student programs, etc.).

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and email and phone contact information for at least three professional references via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include “School Nurse” in the subject. Compensation commensurate with experience. The Nueva School is an equal opportunity employer.

Director of Finance and Administration

The Position:

The Nueva School is seeking an experienced professional to lead our business office team. The position will report to the Associate Head of School and work closely with the Head of School, the administrative leadership team, Board, and key Board committees. This full time position is available for immediate hire.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities and desired experience will include but not be limited to:

  • Support the distinctive mission of the school and its long serving, dynamic, and successful Head of School.
  • Collaborate with an engaged and experienced Board, committee, and task force members, including those representing Finance, Endowment, Buildings and Grounds, Technology, and other related priorities.  
  • Supervise a five person team including a Controller, Administrator, Manager, Senior Accountant, and Accounting Associate as well as Trinet, a professional employer organization (PEO) partner.
  • Collaborate closely with the Director of Technology, Director of Facilities and Operations, and the senior leadership team of the School.
  • Maintain relationships with auditors, lenders, government agencies (including at the federal, state, and local levels), lawyers, insurers, transportation providers, food service providers, emergency services, and other service providers.
  • Manage the endowment, implementing endowment and investment policies, monitoring compliance, and reporting under the supervision of the Board, Finance, and Endowment committees and in collaboration with consultants, managers, and staff.
  • Manage the retirement plans, implementing retirement plan advisory committee programs and priorities under the supervision of the Board and Finance committees and in collaboration with third party consultants and managers.
  • Design, implement, and manage internal controls to protect and preserve all organizational assets - financial, physical, digital, personnel, etc.
  • Manage legal, insurance, and financial (bond and loan) covenant compliance and risk management.
  • Implement best employment practices, policies, staffing, compensation, benefits, etc. in relation to hiring, compensation, retention, development, and separation in conjunction with staff Administrator and PEO partner, Trinet. Supervise human resource and payroll administration functions including maintenance of employee, contractor, and family / student handbooks and files.
  • Manage financial aid in conjunction with Admissions and Head of School.
  • Support monthly Board and committee meeting agenda requirements and preparatory work.
  • Supervise and implement extensive cash and budget management process and procedures.
  • Supervise and implement school staff, team, and individual performance management and development. programs including annual evaluations process and maintain appropriate records.
  • Prepare, file, and maintain timely and accurate financial, regulatory, and informational reports and audits.
  • Oversee monthly account reconciliations, financial reporting, and variance analyses.
  • Maintain best practice safety, security, and emergency plans and procedures in conjunction with other school facilities and operations, technology, health, and school leadership team members.

Other Opportunities and Priorities

  • Adoption of electronic signatures.
  • New bank line of credit loan agreement.
  • Trademark renewal.
  • Additional property tax exemptions.
  • Expanded food service options.
  • Expanded transportation and reporting options.
  • New processing and reporting systems and partners if / as required.
  • Continue to investigate, expand, and extend employee recruitment and retention programs.

Other Qualifications

  • Interest, commitment, and capacity to execute the School’s mission and strategic plan.
  • Successful administrative experience and the proven ability to motivate others.
  • Relationship builder; able to develop and cultivate internal and external relationships and inspire trust and collaboration.
  • Creative problem-solver.
  • Strong team orientation.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities simultaneously and adapt to frequent or unexpected changes.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and follow-through execution skills.
  • Extensive project management experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion of people and program.
  • Demonstrated ability to distinguish and function effectively in multiple, sometimes conflicting roles and situations, including as a friend, colleague, supervisor, and leader.
  • Personable, positive, helpful personality; customer service mindset.
  • Maturity and excellent judgment.
  • Sensitivity, discretion, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • A sense of humor.
  • Expert knowledge of accounting and financial best practice principles, procedures, and practices.
  • Expert knowledge of and experience with other relevant standards, policies, pronouncements, laws, and guidelines.
  • At least 15+ years of relevant financial experience, including leadership, management, and team development experience.
  • Bachelor degree required and advanced degree preferred in relevant field.
  • Experience working with education, independent school, nonprofit, and/or small to medium size organizations and boards preferred.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and email and phone contact information for at least three professional references via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include Director of Finance and Administration in the subject. Compensation commensurate with experience. The Nueva School is an equal opportunity employer.

Associate Director of Admissions – Upper School

The Position:

The Associate Director of Admissions is responsible for supporting the admissions process and procedures and accurate file keeping for candidates, PK-12. This position will primarily focus on the 9-12 admissions process. He or she provides appropriate and accurate information to applicant parents and interested educators, as well as to faculty and staff. Some evening and weekend work is required. The Associate Director of Admissions reports to the Director of Admissions and works closely with the entire admissions team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the admissions process and procedures.
  • Provide appropriate, accurate, and timely information to applicant families and interested educators.
  • Provide accurate and timely information to the staff and faculty.
  • Support appointment scheduling for student and parent visits/interviews.
  • Accompany and/or lead parent tours.
  • Conduct parent and student interviews.
  • In collaboration with the communications team, oversee the Admissions pages of the external website and the creation of admission videos and supporting materials.
  • Manage the internal and external website pages for new families.
  • Revise and update admissions documents and reports.
  • Participate in/lead on-site observations and visits.
  • Participate/lead in Admissions Committees.
  • Prepare applicants’ folders for admission committee members.
  • Maintain accurate database of applicant information.
  • Update and input admissions information, data, and statistics.
  • Oversee international student applications.
  • Maintain accurate and complete current and inactive student files.
  • Assist with the Admissions volunteer program and training.
  • Assist in coordination and implementation of outreach strategies and events.
  • Other special projects and duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of high school admissions experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to details.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously and prioritize.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional people skills and phone etiquette.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Sensitivity, discretion, and a sense of humor.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Teaching experience a plus.
  • Working knowledge of FileMaker Pro or Ravenna Solutions a plus.
  • Bilingual abilities– Spanish/English or Mandarin/English a plus.

Terms & Compensation:

This is a full-time, 1X month, exempt position.

Compensation commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please note the position title in the subject heading, and email cover letter, resume, start availability, and three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Nueva School is an equal opportunity employer.

Middle and Upper School Counselor

The Position:

This 80% time Middle School and Upper School Counselor will be the first and primary resource for designing, delivering, and coordinating counseling services for students, in conjunction with parents, faculty, staff, administration, and outside partners. The Counselor will report to the Head of School and collaborate with and facilitate collaboration among division heads, deans, social emotional learning faculty, advisors, college counselors, the nurse, and health and wellness faculty and coaches.

The Counselor responsibilities will include:

  • Working collaboratively with school staff and teachers to identify students in need of counseling services.
  • Meeting one-on-one or in groups with students in need on a short-term basis to provide appropriate therapeutic support. Helping students develop coping strategies, resiliency, and communication skills through that work.
  • Partnering with administrators, faculty, staff, parents, students, and outside agencies or specialists to design, implement, monitor, and adjust educational plans for groups and individual students.
  • Partnering with other wellness staff (student advisors, lower and upper school counselors, social emotional learning teachers, upper school learning specialist) to create a unified and holistic plan for students in need of counseling support in alignment with the School’s mission and social emotional learning values.
  • Acting as proactive and responsive resource for students, parents, colleagues, and outside partners on emerging issues of emotional well being in the community.
  • Addressing topics including, but not limited to, family issues, abuse or neglect, attendance, behavioral issues, failure, social or peer problems, sex education, substance abuse, coping strategies, goal setting, communication skills, and organizational skills. Bringing this expertise to the classroom setting when appropriate.
  • Providing support for child abuse concerns, communication with child protective services, and other crisis intervention.
  • Where appropriate, referring students and parents to outside agencies, programs, and specialists as necessary, including individual and small group counseling and individual/family/school crisis intervention, in consultation with appropriate administrators and colleagues.
  • Attending weekly student wellness meetings with middle school and upper school teaching teams.
  • Continuing professional development for self and colleagues.
  • Conducting or providing in-service training for faculty and staff.
  • Conducting or providing opportunities for parent education programs.
  • Contributing articles to the school’s publications.
  • Regular review of the counseling program with administrators and appropriate colleagues.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

Qualifications

  • Master or Doctoral Degree from an accredited college or university in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field.
  • Currently licensed to practice in California.
  • Expertise, experience, and compliance with the legal, professional, and ethical obligations of counseling, social work, and psychology practice.
  • At least 5 years of post graduate relevant work experience in a school setting, PK-12.
  • Able to provide proactive leadership that engages all stakeholders – students, parents, consulting counselors, social workers, and psychologists, as well as colleagues in the delivery of programs and services.
  • Deep understanding of independent school communities and culture, PK-12.
  • Aligned with the school’s mission and committed to supporting the academic, extracurricular, social, and emotional success of students.
  • Able to manage student case load and to engage with the community responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Personable, positive, helpful personality; service mindset.
  • Sensitivity, discretion, and a sense of humor.
  • Maturity, excellent judgment, and emotional stability.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage competing demands, and adapt to frequent or unexpected changes.
  • Trustworthy and loyal. Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Director of Human Resources - Part Time

The Position:

The Nueva School is seeking a dynamic human resources leader to help recruit, retain, and develop our exceptional team. The position is currently expected to be part time 50% FTE with potential for growth. The position will report to the Associate Head of School and work closely with the Head of School, the administrative leadership team, hiring managers, the Director of Finance and Administration, and the HR / Payroll Administrator. Desired experience and potential responsibilities may include but not be limited to:

Talent Management

  • Assist colleagues as needed in sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, selecting, and onboarding qualified candidates
  • Assist with developing recruiting sources, including referrals, recruiters, online, internet, social media, events, etc.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining compelling and up to date job announcements
  • Assist with maintaining postings on school and third party sites
  • Investigate and, if appropriate, implement and administer an employee referral program
  • Help identify and maintain partnerships with key organizations (e.g. recruiters, professional associations, universities, other education and training organizations, etc.)
  • Help represent the school at career fairs and recruitment opportunities
  • Help build name recognition and understanding among candidates and sourcing partners
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop relationships, strategies, policies, and processes that will be sustainable and scalable to support our evolving and growing needs
  • Track metrics associated with hiring – successful and unsuccessful outcomes
  • Help recruit, cultivate, and manage substitute teacher and temporary employee partnerships, agencies, and resources

Training and Development

  • Help assess, facilitate, and enhance professional development resources, programs, and practices as needed

Employee Relations

  • Collaborate with administration on assessing, refining, and maintaining a strong employee, contractor, and volunteer relations program including training, communications, development and feedback, special events, and recognition programs
  • Maintain policies, procedures, and handbooks as appropriate for employees, contractors, and volunteers
  • Ensure alignment with the School’s strategic plan and, priorities and compliance with applicable laws

Compensation

  • Assist with researching and analyzing competitive private and public school compensation programs
  • Help develop, implement, and maintain a competitive compensation program
  • Help with annual contract renewal process for employees and contractors and recommend changes as appropriate
  • Help with annual performance feedback systems and process
  • Help support all personnel actions as required, including hiring, terminations, promotions, etc.

Employee Benefits

  • Administer and maintain (with colleagues and partners) a desirable, cost effective, and competitive employee benefits program, including retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, and health and welfare plans
  • Create, update, and maintain appropriate policies and procedures consistent with best practices and in compliance with the law
  • Work with partners (professional employer organization (PEO), retirement benefits consultant, brokers, other consultants, and auditors to monitor, maintain, and review plans for consistency and compliance with Board, administration, and regulatory design and reporting goals, guidelines, and requirements
  • Assist with benefit communications.
  • Assist with open enrollment
  • Monitor unemployment, disability, and other leave claims
  • Monitor paid time off (PTO) programs including sick, vacation, personal, and /or other time

Budgeting and Financial Reporting

  • Help maintain, monitor, and refine compensation, benefits, recruitment, and retention budgets

Safety and Workers Compensation

  • Help develop, implement, update, and administer school safety policies and procedures
  • Help monitor and administer all work related accident/injury claims and reporting

Recordkeeping, Reporting, Compliance, and Legal

  • Serve as a resource to administrators and employees regarding personnel issues
  • Help consult with legal counsel, as necessary, for risk management
  • Help maintain required documentation and files (i.e. federal, state, accreditation, medical, background, training, etc.)
  • Help serve as a resource for employee questions and issues
  • Help ensure compliance with all federal and state laws and requirements, including mandatory reporting

Other Qualifications

  • Vision, creativity, flexibility, and capacity to execute the school’s strategic plan
  • Successful administrative experience and the proven ability to motivate others
  • Relationship builder; able to develop and cultivate internal and external relationships and inspire trust and collaboration
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Strong team and mission orientation
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities simultaneously and adapt to frequent or unexpected changes
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and follow-through execution skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion of people and program
  • Demonstrated ability to distinguish and function effectively in multiple, sometimes conflicting roles and situations, including as a friend, colleague, supervisor, and leader
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Personable, positive, helpful personality; customer service mindset
  • Maturity and excellent judgment
  • Sensitivity, discretion, and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • A sense of humor
  • Education, independent school, and/or non-profit experience preferred
  • Expert knowledge of human resource best practice principles, procedures, and practices
  • Expert knowledge of relevant laws and guidelines
  • Expert knowledge of and experience with contemporary technologies in HR recruitment, relations, and management
  • At least 10+ years of relevant HR experience, including leadership and management experience
  • Bachelor degree required and advanced degree preferred in relevant field

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Associate Director of College Counseling

The Position:

The Nueva School seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling to help guide its inaugural high school classes through the college admission process. The Associate Director will report to and work closely with the Director of College Counseling, Head of School, and Upper School Division Head in creating and executing a comprehensive and dynamic program supporting the college search and application process.

Nueva expanded its PK-8 program in fall 2013 to include a grade 9-12 upper school. The inaugural class of 77 students will graduate in 2017. This is a foundational opportunity to help build Nueva’s college counseling program and represent its PK-12 program to colleges and universities across the country and world.

Responsibilities:

  • Educate students and parents about the search/application process through programs, individual meetings, and seminars from grades 9 to 12.
  • Communicate options to individual students based on interests and profile; help students discover fit.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with college and university representatives.
  • Attend professional conferences, travel to campuses, and promote Nueva as appropriate.
  • Write comprehensive letters of recommendation and serve as students’ advocate throughout the application process.
  • Assist students in all aspects of the application process.
  • Assist with course approval processes for the UC and NCAA.
  • Support programs (such as advisory, admissions, and/or chaperoning trips/events) as requested.

Qualifications:

A qualified candidate must have a strong background in college counseling in independent schools or experience in selective college admissions (5+ years in either environment, a combination of the two preferred), as well as be comfortable engaging with a diverse, high achieving student body and their parents. It is essential that applicants understand and appreciate Nueva’s unique educational philosophy.

Additional qualifications include:

  • BA/BS required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Strong public speaking and written communication skills.
  • Deep knowledge of all aspects of the college admissions process.
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Strong sense of initiative.
  • Robust technology skills, including facility with Naviance.
  • Unwavering sense of ethics and impeccable integrity.
  • Demonstrated intellectual drive and curiosity.

Additional details:

This is a full time position available for immediate hire.

Application process:

To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé via email to:

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Facilities Maintenance Technician III-V

The Position:

The Nueva School seeks a Facilities Maintenance Technician.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform general building maintenance, carpentry, repair, and fabrication of existing and new facility equipment and systems.
  • Operate and maintain major building systems, including HVAC, plumbing, water, locks, and keys.
  • Perform minor electrical maintenance to include but not be limited to replacement or repair of fixtures (e.g. wall switches and outlets, incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and tubes, ballast, sockets, fuses, minor appliances, cords, etc.).
  • Perform minor plumbing maintenance (e.g. replacement and/or repairs of leaks in drains, faucets, unplugging of drains when necessary).
  • Help maintain good subcontractor relationships and safe working environment at all times.
  • Complete daily work orders in timely manner.
  • Order and/or pick up parts/materials and maintain required documents.
  • Maintain preventive maintenance schedules for all critical building systems.
  • Coordinate and supervise contractors and vendors as appropriate.
  • Assist with operations and production of school events and activities, including scheduling and planning for receiving, returning, and relocating furniture and equipment (including, for example, chairs and tables), managing traffic, and executing and /or coordinating pre-event and post-event clean-up and inspections.
  • Ability and willingness to work during and outside normal school hours(when safety and other practical considerations warrant, including weekends.
  • Support facilities and systems across all school properties including school campuses and residential properties.
  • Provide heroic customer service.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong knowledge and 5+ years of work experience in facilities, operations, and maintenance of buildings and building systems.
  • Knowledge and experience with common building hardware such as locks, doors, door openers, lavatory fixtures, lighting fixtures and equipment, plumbing, electrical, appliances, light construction, wall patching and painting, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to cover multiple locations and facility sites needing repairs and maintenance.
  • Demonstrable skills with tools, including hand and power tools, and in repair and fabrication.
  • Understanding of basic OSHA requirements.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work occasionally in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, and rain.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Team player with the ability to take and give clear instructions.
  • Self-starter; ability to work independently.
  • Possess strong initiative and positive attitude towards all work.
  • Proactive in identifying and soliciting work and addressing in a timely manner.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work well with colleagues, customers, and the public.
  • Background/fingerprint check required.
  • California Motor Vehicle operator's license.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Nueva School is an equal opportunity employer.

Substitute Teachers

Requirements:

Substitutes at Nueva will need the following:

  • Experience working with children, both one-on-one and in groups
  • An understanding of the academic, social, and emotional needs of elementary age students
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills with students parents, faculty and staff
  • Skill with computers and related technology
  • Ability to work on cue and collaboratively with teachers and teaching assistants

Four year college degree required. Elementary teaching credential preferred.

Compensation:

Competitive

To Apply:

Send Cover Letter and Resume to Emily Kolatch, Lower School Head, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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