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 have successfully expanded our program to prekindergarten-12. We've opened a second campus, created new partnerships, added new outreach initiatives, and continue to develop exciting and meaningful work for faculty. This dynamism and growth has created many new employment opportunities at Nueva, recognized for 50 years as a world leader in innovative and gifted education. Thank you for visiting.

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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.

2017-2018 Shop Manager & I-Lab Engineer

The Position:

As a Shop Manager at The Nueva school, you maintain the shop culture and shop space to ensure that it remains a productive and healthy learning environment.  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 kids 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 our gifted high school students. Engineers are especially invited to apply.

  • Full-time
  • Can include associate teacher training as part of Nueva's Innovative Teacher Program, depending on skills and interests of the candidate.
  • Includes great benefit package.
  • Bay Meadows Campus in San Mateo (easy CalTrain access)

General Responsibilities:

  • Work with 9th - 12th graders on individual or small group projects.
  • Support design and engineering classes in a 9th-12th grades.
  • Creating a welcoming, safe, and inclusive student culture in the shop.
  • Collaborate effectively with the I-Lab Faculty and Administration.
  • Maintain/arrange for service of all tools and equipment.
  • Enforce all shop safety rules.
  • Assist/Mentor with after-school programs, potentially including: First Robotics and MIT InvenTeams.
  • Current shop tools include:
    • Wood shop: bandsaw, scroll saw, drill press, panel saw,CNC router, stationary disc/belt sander, miter saw, spindle sander, misc. portable power tools and hand tools.
    • Metal shop: Tormach CNC Mill, bandsaw, manual mill, drill press, MIG welding, TIG welding, portable power tools and hand tools.
    • Digital Fabrication: laser cutter, 3D printers, other mill, carvey, soldering irons.
    • Textiles: sewing machine.
    • Electronics: function generators, power supplies, oscilloscopes, misc. test equipment.
  • Identify, organize, and maintain a stock of commonly used shop materials.
  • Create and maintain systems to keep the shop clean and organized.

Position Qualifications:

  • Has B.S. or higher in engineering or a comparable degree or equivalent experience
  • Hardworking, organized, and reliable with a steadfast focus on safety.
  • Passionate about broadening the skills and confidence of our students in the tech arena .
  • Demonstrates an interest in Design Thinking, if not expertise.
  • Can relate to and connect with gifted students.
  • Expertise in design, engineering, and making across multiple fabrication domains.
  • Loves to collaborate with an enthusiastic community of Design Thinkers, Designers, and Makers.
  • Has teaching, coaching, or educational experience (not required, but a plus).
  • Can guide a student from their initial idea to completion, while leaving locus of control in the student's hands.
  • Technologically savvy and can navigate (or learn to navigate) complex technological processes.
  • Has years of experience and confidence with multiple design and fabrication processes, including the aforementioned tools and:
    • CAD software, CAM software
  • Simple programming (i.e. Arduino, Scratch)
  • Electronics (simple DC circuits, breadboarding, Arduino sensors and motors, etc.)
  • Robotics and/or mechatronics
  • Learns new technologies as they emerge, and is excited to make recommendations for new purchases to keep the I-Lab cutting edge.
  • Has a 'fix-it' mentality and can find solutions to most shop problems. 

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio of work to sswaaley@nuevaschool.org and ksaxe@nuevaschool.org. Please be sure to note the position title in the subject of your email.

2017–2018 Cross-Country and Track & Field Head Coach

The Position:

The Nueva School seeks an experienced cross-country and track & field head coach.  Well-qualified candidates will be motivated, energetic, positive, and passionate people with experience coaching athletes from beginner level to college recruited.  Candidates will be interested in designing a comprehensive running program, including summer training and off-season workout opportunities.  They will be team-oriented and open to collaborating with coaches across divisions.  Prior collegiate running experience is highly valued, though not required.

Centrally located on the Peninsula, Nueva is a PK-12 school that draws from six different counties around the bay area.  Its runs an athletic program for grades 4-12, with over 100 athletes participating in cross-country and track programs in the Middle and Upper School.  This position provides the opportunity to develop talent and bolster participation across grade levels.  The Upper School cross-country program has experienced great success in its short four-year history, capturing 2 PSAL league titles (boys and girls), a CCS Championship (girls), and a third place finish in CIF Division V (girls).  Nueva competes in the following bay area high school athletic leagues: PSAL (cross-country) and WBAL (track & field), and is a Positive Coaching Alliance partner school.

Position Qualifications:

  • University undergraduate (or higher) degree
  • Successful athletic and/or coaching experience in secondary school and/or university
  • Positive, entrepreneurial, can do results orientation
  • To Apply:
    Please send a cover letter and resume to Amrit Chima (achima@nuevaschool.org), PK-12 Director of Athletics & Physical Education. 

    2017–2018 Middle and Upper School Spanish Language and Literature Teacher

    The Position:

    We seek an experienced middle and high school teacher with expertise in teaching Spanish language and literature. We seek world language teachers who have experience and enthusiasm in planning and implementing student trips to countries where the language of study is spoken. The 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 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 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 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 usrecruiting@nuevaschool.org. To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at hfreeman@nuevaschool.org or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at sdunn@nuevaschool.org.

    2017–2018 Upper School Biology and Life Sciences Teacher

    The Position:

    We seek an experienced high school teacher with expertise in teaching biology. The ideal candidate will also have experience and knowledge of microbiology, cellular biology, ecology, evolution, and/or neuroscience. 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 of 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 usrecruiting@nuevaschool.org. To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring at hfreeman@nuevaschool.org or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at sdunn@nuevaschool.org.

    2017–2018 Upper School Advanced Mathematics Teacher

    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 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 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 usrecruiting@nuevaschool.org. To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at hfreeman@nuevaschool.org or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at sdunn@nuevaschool.org.

    2017-2018 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 usrecruiting@nuevaschool.org. To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at jmin@nuevaschool.org.

    Middle School Teaching Positions

    2017–2018 Middle School Computer Science Teacher

    The Position:

    We seek a candidate with Computer Science expertise and an interest in teaching lower and/or middle school students. While the ideal candidate will have experience teaching, The Nueva School can also provide teacher training through our Innovative Teacher Preparation Program. This is a unique opportunity for a visionary educator or computer scientist 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).

    <p">General Responsibilities for Teachers

    • 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 wellbeing 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 through university degree program and/or industry experience.
    • Strong hands-on programming expertise and curriculum ideas using modern and educationally interesting languages such as Arduino, Processing, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Python, C, C++, and/or Scratch.
    • Familiarity with advanced topics in computer science, potentially including: 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 and resume to sswaaley@nuevaschool.org and ksaxe@nuevaschool.org. Please be sure to note the position title in the subject of your email.

    Head and Assistant Coaches

    The Position:

    We are seeking talented, enthusiastic, and experienced Head Coaches and Coaching Assistants to join Nueva Athletics 2016-2017. Nueva Athletics runs seasonally (Early Winter, Late Winter, and Spring). Nueva seeks to provide enriching team experiences for 4th-8th grade students. All Nueva athletic staff will have a strong commitment to quality sports programs that value creating a safe environment for our student athletes to compete with integrity and enrich their lives through sport. Please review our website www.nuevaschool.org to learn more about our programs.

    Head Coaching responsibilities include:

    • Develop sports program lessons/practices
    • Lead instruction for your sport
    • Manage any Assistant Coaches to support your sport
    • Mentor and supervise any youth leaders to assist your sport
    • In particular we are looking for coaches to lead our Early Winter Boys Basketball and Girls Soccer Teams. For the Late Winter we are looking for coaches to lead our Boys Soccer and Girls Basketball teams. In the Spring we are looking for coaches to lead our Tennis and Girls Volleyball teams.

    Minimum Qualifications for our Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches

    • Knowledge of the sport and desire to deepen your understanding
    • Experience and passion for working with children
    • Positive, enthusiastic, creative, and flexible outlook
    • Ability to manage and inspire support staff assigned to your sport
    • Excellent team working skills

    Hours and Compensation

    Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches will work for the duration of their sports season. Workdays include Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2:30-5:30pm. Workdays can go longer on game days. Preference will be given to those candidates who are able to meet the commitment. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

    To Apply

    Submit a resume and cover letter to the Nueva Athletics Directors, athletics@nuevaschool.org

    Please specify the following information in your letter: your particular interest in working for the Nueva School Athletics, the age groups with which you are interested in working (9-13 years old), and your coaching/playing experience (coaching resume). Outstanding applicants who meet the job requirements will be invited for an interview.

    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 usrecruiting@nuevaschool.org. To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at jmin@nuevaschool.org.

    Lower School Teaching Positions

    Full-time, Combined Library Assistant and After-care Lead Teacher

    The Position:

    (Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm)

    Nueva seeks a dynamic Library Assistant and After-care Lead Teacher who loves working with children, communicating with parents, and delivering student-centered curriculum. The ideal candidate has strong clerical skills, experience working with students, a warm and inviting demeanor, and a love for reading and learning.

    Library Assistant:

    Centrally located, the Nueva library is a hub of activity for the Hillsborough Lower and Middle Schools.  The library staff works actively to support our school’s mission and to support our faculty and staff in implementing best practices in constructivist, inquiry based learning.  In addition to curating a current, diverse library collection, the library staff also helps to cultivate curriculum resources for teachers and research materials for students. They work with classroom teachers to design lessons on research skills and assist individual students and teachers in their research interests. The assistant supports the program through:

    • Supervision of students
    • Library daily upkeep and maintenance and circulation management
    • Support for ordering, processing, and cataloging new materials for library and faculty
    • Readers advisory: helping students find interesting and appropriate books
    • Reference services and instruction to students and faculty: use of reference materials, books, databases, computers, etc.
    • Administrative support for librarian and faculty
    • Administrative support for Lit Club program
    • Support school projects and initiatives

    After-care Lead Teacher:

    Nueva’s aftercare program, designed to meet the needs of the whole child, provides a safe, comfortable, and enriching space for students to participate in a wide range of activities including child-centered project work, indoor and outdoor games, and arts and crafts. After-care offerings align with and extend Nueva’s commitment to providing and experience that inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. The aftercare teacher will:

    • Develop a positive culture and warm after-care classroom climate
    • Create and implement student-centered curriculum, providing inquiry-based learning opportunities
    • Facilitate indoor and outdoor games and arts and crafts choices
    • Coordinate drop off and pick up to and from afterschool enrichment classes, buses, and additional events
    • Maintain timely and professional communication with teachers, parents, colleagues, and students
    • Maintain care for classroom and materials
    • Participate in planning meetings and support preparation of after-care offerings

    Position Qualifications

    • Passion for and experience working with children
    • Love of reading and books
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Ability to work collaboratively across school constituencies
    • Strong communication and problem-solving skills with students, parents, faculty and staff
    • Welcoming demeanor
    • Strong technology skills
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; library and information science a plus or comparable education and experience

    Compensation:

    Competitive salary and full benefits

    To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to lscareers@nuevaschool.org. Please be sure to note the position title in the subject of your email.

    Full-time, Combined Extended Programs Coordinator and Pre-Kindergarten Aide

    The Position:

    Nueva seeks a leader who will develop robust, responsive after school programming, including a menu of regular enrichment classes and a high-quality aftercare experience. The coordinator will recruit enrichment, provide instructor and program feedback, actively seek parent input, create aftercare curriculum, deliver instruction as an aftercare/enrichment teacher, and team with the Nueva Summer Leadership to support summer camp programming. The coordinator will also collaborate with Nueva administration and faculty, ensuring the programs aligns with Nueva’s vision and mission to deliver a student-centered, project-based curriculum that inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind.

    A member of the Nueva faculty, the coordinator will also work as a part-time (20%) aide in the pre-kindergarten classroom, supporting instruction with the guidance of a mentor teacher and participating in faculty meetings and school-wide professional development.

    General responsibilities:

    • Recruit enrichment and summer teachers internally and externally, developing robust program offerings throughout the school year
    • Supervise enrichment program, ensuring program quality and consistency
    • Maintain timely, responsive communication with parents: marketing afterschool offerings, responding to questions, creating a seamless registration system, and seeking regular feedback
    • Collaborate with Nueva administration and faculty to ensure afterschool and summer program quality and consistency with Nueva’s mission and vision
    • Enhance aftercare program experience: developing and teaching curriculum, providing training and feedback to aftercare staff, maintaining professional communication with all constituents, and supporting general operations (coordinating pick up and drop off of students, set up and clean up, etc.)
    • Co-teach in prekindergarten class under the mentorship of a lead teacher
    • Participate in faculty meetings and school professional development

    Qualifications:

    • Experience working with children, both one-on-one and in groups
    • An understanding of the academic, social, and emotional needs of elementary and middle school age students
    • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills with students, parents, faculty and staff
    • Strong technology skills
    • Ability to work collaboratively across school constituencies
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Welcoming demeanor
    • Bachelor’s degree required

    Compensation:

    Competitive salary, full benefits, and robust professional development opportunities

    To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to lscareers@nuevaschool.org. Please be sure to note the position title in the subject of your email.

    Lower School Garden Coordinator

    The Position:

    The Nueva School seeks a dynamic garden and science educator to become part of our faculty. Nueva is continuing to build a preeminent science/technology/engineering/math (STEM) program, with a specialty in design thinking. We seek a science and garden specialist to collaborate with a team of science teachers, classroom teachers, and other specialists to design and deliver integrated, differentiated, and challenging curriculum, and to work with middle and upper school science teachers to maintain vertical articulation within the science curriculum across the school. The ideal candidate will also be passionate about cultivating in students a deep sense of stewardship of the natural world through meaningful experiences in Nueva’s organic garden and throughout its natural campus.

    We are committed to constructivist education, authentic, project-based learning, and an inquiry science and garden program that features hands-on investigations, experiential education, and authentic problem solving opportunities. In addition, the school has a commitment to social-emotional learning that pervades the culture of the school.

    General Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an organic garden taking responsibility for all aspects of the site including administering the garden program, care of chickens, planting and harvesting crops, and maintaining shed and greenhouse (50% of the position).
  • In collaboration, design a dynamic, intellectually engaging, and relevant science curriculum for lower school grades.
  • Help maintain science lab, equipment, curriculum materials, and consumables.
  • Use documentation to make learning visible to the children, parents, and larger community, and as a basis of your own reflection and professional growth.
  • Communicate with parents and colleagues through regular curricular updates and individual student feedback.
  • Collaborate with teachers and students across disciplines and grade levels to develop garden-based programs.
  • Help write narrative student evaluations twice per year.
  • Participate in after-school meetings, some evening/weekend events, overnight trips, and committee work.
  • Position Qualifications:

  • Science degree and experience working in and maintaining an organic, educational garden.  
  • Prior experience teaching children in an outdoor setting.
  • Experience teaching in an independent school with a progressive or constructivist approach, or serving gifted students preferred. 
  • To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references via email to lscareers@nuevaschool.org. 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 usrecruiting@nuevaschool.org. To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at jmin@nuevaschool.org.

    Staff and Administrative Positions

    Digital Media Producer

    The Position:

    The Digital Media Producer (DMP) will be our digital Swiss-army knife, equally adept at strategy, design, multimedia production and website management. This creative and web-savvy team player will work closely with writers, editors, videographers, photographers, student storytellers and other contractors to produce engaging multimedia content for our website and digital publications.  In collaboration with outside vendors and our internal technology and communications teams, the DMP will play an instrumental role in reimagining and redesigning a beautiful, modern website that captures the spirit of innovation and lifelong learning at the heart of the Nueva community. In step with this redesign, the DMP will also help lead the management and evolution of best practices to promote a consistent and compelling brand across all our platforms. The DMP will report to the Director of Communications. The DMP’s responsibilities may include but not be limited to:  

    Strategy, Design, and Implementation

    • Manage the implementation of Finalsite and the transition of our existing sites and content to the new platform in conjunction with vendor implementation consultants and our internal technology team.
    • Assist in developing and producing strategic communications, branding, and public relations plans and programs for the school. 
    • Promote consistent production and presentation across all departments, divisions, campuses, and programs.

    Website Management

    • Maintain the external website as a dynamic, informative, and up-to-date multimedia website.
    • Monitor channels, programs, and content for accuracy, relevance, completeness, consistency, timeliness, and impact.

    Multimedia Production

    • Oversee all content production and presentation, including written, graphic, photographic, audio, video, and multimedia, distributed through all channels, including web, email, print, social media, digital signage, etc. 
      • Produce all internal content and communications, including on the internal website as well as weekly, seasonal, ad hoc, and special event communications and presentations reinforcing the mission, pedagogy, program, Notably Nueva characteristics and experiences, and life of the school [Nueva Digest and Nueva Notes, annual report, annual calendar, school letters, speeches, etc.].
      • Produce external content and communications that communicates the mission, pedagogy, program, Notably Nueva characteristics and experiences, and life of the school.
      • Coordinate production with content owners and creators
    • Support admissions, development, faculty/staff recruitment, college relations, outreach (Innovative Learning Conference, Common Ground, summer student programs, summer teacher training programs, etc.), publications (Journal, etc.), advertising, media relations, and capital campaign needs.

    All Communications

    • Maintain, evolve, and implement all content production and presentation policies and practices.
    • Help maintain all content archives.
    • Help manage the annual communications calendar.
    • Other duties as required / assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Proven strategic and creative thinker, producer, and hands on doer..
    • Exceptional hands-on communications skills including production, presentation, and design. 
    • Outstanding public relations and marketing abilities via social media, internet, and print. 
    • Experience with video and multimedia content creation and production. 
    • Demonstrated success supporting acquisition and retention campaigns.
    • Experience working independently and collaboratively in fast-paced, dynamic, start-up type environments preferred. 
    • Familiarity with current software, technologies, and practices including use of web and social media platforms.
      • Finalsite, WordPress, and Joomla
      • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
      • Digital asset management and photo archives
      • Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, InDesign
    • Actively engaged in professional development and current on best practices .
    • Interest in and understanding of education broadly and independent school, college, and nonprofit environments specifically.
    • Demonstrated planning and project management skills.  Organized and detail oriented.
    • Strong team player.  Experience leading and engaging all stakeholders – trustees, colleagues, parents, students, alumni, other donors, partners, and volunteers.
    • Ability to multitask and manage multiple, conflicting, and changing needs.
    • Personable, positive, helpful personality; customer service mindset.
    • A sense of humor.
    • Demonstrated ability to use good judgment.
    • At least 5 years of relevant work experience, including portfolio of relevant work. 
    • Bachelor’s degree required in relevant field - digital / media arts, graphic design, web design, media production, communications, journalism, English, etc. 

    To Apply

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to recruiting@nuevaschool.org.  Compensation commensurate with experience.

    Nueva Fund and Alumni Relations Manager

    The Position:

    The Nueva Fund and Alumni Relations Manager will report to the Associate Director of Institutional Advancement and will be responsible for the strategic and tactical execution of the Advancement department’s goals in these areas. S/he will plan collaboratively with leadership to maximize potential impact and benefits in critical areas of fundraising, alumni relations, and donor stewardship and recognition. S/he will ensure that Nueva priorities, mission, and stewardship components are reflected in all work.

    The Manager will work with senior leadership to develop strategies and implement tactics that will successfully increase philanthropic support from key constituencies. S/he will collaborate with colleagues in Advancement in order to maximize potential and meet department goals and objectives and will work with Nueva’s volunteers to facilitate all meetings, call nights, solicitations, communications, and stewardship related to the Nueva Fund.  The Manager will maintain a comprehensive stewardship program that includes acknowledgments, donor signage, gifts, and recognition events.

    A critical member of the Advancement team, the Manager must be hyper-organized, creative, and a doer. S/he must be a proven and excellent volunteer manager and have an adaptable personality. S/he will work closely with colleagues to maintain donor files, financial records, and other documentation.

    The Manager will help create, implement, and maintain a strong alumni relations program by establishing robust and effective tracking systems. S/he will work with leadership to establish programs that address and satisfy the needs of our various alumni groups. S/he will build networking opportunities for alumni and the student body in order to benefit them all through maintenance of the alumni website, print publications, coordination of events, social media communications, and an internship program, and generate and execute other ideas as practical.

    This is a full-time, salaried, benefited, 12-month position for immediate hire. 

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • At least five years of fundraising and/or communications experience
    • Proven alumni relations experience
    • Facility with Raiser’s Edge or comparable CRM software
    • Vision, creativity, flexibility, and the capacity to execute the school’s strategic plan
    • Effective administrative experience and the proven ability to motivate others
    • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
    • Experience leading and engaging all stakeholders — trustees, colleagues, parents, students, alumni, other donors, partners, and volunteers
    • Personable, positive, helpful personality; customer service mindset
    • Sensitivity, discretion, and a sense of humor
    • Maturity, excellent judgment, and emotional stability
    • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
    • 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 recruiting@nuevaschool.org.

    Writer/Storyteller

    The Position

    • Researches, identifies, and conceptualizes relevant stories.
    • Responsible for planning, researching, writing, and producing.
    • Contributes photos, audio, video, graphic, and other multimedia content to complement writing for website, social media, digital signage, email, and other electronic and print publications and distribution.
    • Works efficiently and effectively, producing a high volume of informative, engaging, timely, and relevant content consistent with constituent and customer needs, ranging from reporting the daily/weekly life of the school in brief vignettes to special event productions.
    • Supports all internal communications, including weekly, seasonal, ad hoc, and special event communications and presentations reinforcing the mission, pedagogy, program, characteristics and experiences, and life of the school Nueva Notes, annual report, annual calendar, website, school letters, speeches, etc.
    • Supports all external communications, including content creation for a dynamic, informative, and up-to-date multimedia website that communicates the mission, pedagogy, program, characteristics and experiences, and life of the school.
    • Supports fundraising, stewardship, admissions, faculty/staff recruitment, college relations, outreach (Innovative Learning Conference, Common Ground, summer student programs, summer teacher training programs, etc.), publications (Nueva Journal, etc.), advertising, media relations, and social media needs.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field — English, communications, journalism, digital / media arts, graphic design, web design, video production, etc.
    • At least 2–3 years of work experience in a relevant writing field, including portfolio of relevant work.
    • Excellent communicator — listener, writer, and multimedia storyteller. Understanding of creative, storytelling, and production theory and techniques. Ability to be innovative, creative, and think inside and outside the box.
    • Familiar with current and emerging technologies and applications; interest and capacity to stay abreast of new advances.
    • Demonstrated expertise and experience with relevant software and equipment, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and Final Cut Pro, and all media channels, including web, social media, print, etc.
    • Experience with photography and graphics preferred.
    • Demonstrated project management skills.
    • Ability to multitask and manage multiple initiatives.
    • Self-starter able to work independently.
    • Strong team player and active collaborator.
    • Interest in and understanding of education broadly and independent school, college, and nonprofit environments specifically preferred.

    To Apply

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to recruiting@nuevaschool.org.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience.  The Nueva School is an equal opportunity employer.

    Director of Student Information and Registrar

    The Position:

    The director of student information & registrar (“registrar”) is responsible for the timely and accurate maintenance of all current, incoming, and prior student academic records, including all registration, enrollment, transcript, and testing information.  The registrar, in conjunction with division and academic leadership, admissions, college counseling, advancement / alumni relations, business office, and technology, share responsibility for managing the records of course and testing offerings, requirements, schedules, changes, and transcripts for students and faculty.  More specifically, the registrar’s duties may include but not be limited to:

    Student Information Data

    • Maintain the student information data / database (including biographical, academic, and other data).

    Academic Management

    • Maintain daily and annual calendars and schedules including special / alternative schedules.
    • Manage standardized, AP, and college-related testing and associated record keeping.

    Registration, Enrollment, and Schedule Management

    • Coordinates with Admissions to ensure timely and accurate registration of new students and graduation / withdrawal of departing students and appropriate transfer of records.
    • Coordinate with division and academic leadership to maintain and manage the core curriculum guide and seasonal course catalogs.
    • Coordinate with division and academic leadership, deans, advisors, parents, and students to manage and communicate student enrollment, including compliance with prerequisites, and course schedules.
    • Coordinate with division and academic leadership to manage and communicate course and faculty room assignments.
    • Coordinate with division and academic leadership, deans, advisors, parents, and students to ensure each student’s compliance and progress against graduation requirements.

    Transcript Management

    • Compile and manage student narratives, grades, and transcripts.
    • Collaborate with Admissions, College Counseling, Advancement / Alumni Relations, and the Business Office to support students through their primary, secondary, college (including NCAA requirements as applicable), graduate, and post graduate professional needs.

    Other

    • Coordinates with the Technology, Admissions, College Counseling, Advancement / Alumni Relations, and Business Office to ensure the appropriate selection, implementation, use, and maintenance of technologies to support the needs of the student information and registrar functions.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor degree required and advanced degree preferred.
    • At least 5+ years of relevant progressively responsible post graduate experience required.  Database, records management, and/or scheduling experience in an education, corporate, and/or non-profit environment preferred.
    • Familiarity and experience with FERPA regulations.
    • Familiarity and experience with NCAA athletic eligibility requirements.
    • Understanding of independent school communities and culture, preferably in a PreK-12 environment.
    • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
    • Experience leading and engaging all stakeholders –colleagues, parents, students, alumni, partners, vendors, and volunteers.
    • Strong proficiency with computer technologies including database, scheduling, and productivity applications.
    • Actively engaged in professional development and current on best practices.
    • Personable, positive, helpful personality; customer service mindset.
    • Creative problem solver.
    • Sensitivity, discretion, and a sense of humor.
    • Maturity, excellent judgment, and emotional stability.
    • Detail oriented with excellent organizational and planning skills.
    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
    • 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 recruiting@nuevaschool.org.  Compensation commensurate with experience.  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, lshead@nuevaschool.org.

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