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.

High School Basketball Assistant Coach (2016-17 School Year)

General Statement of Duties:

  • Attend all practices and games from November 1, 2016, until the completion of the team’s playoff run.
  • Implement the school, program, and team’s philosophy and expectations.
  • Work with players to help them improve on a daily basis.

Additional Duties:

  • Help develop the team’s practice plans.
  • Help create and implement individual player development plans.
  • Attend all team functions and gatherings.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Will have played high school and college basketball.
  • Will have previous independent school experience.
  • Will be available to attend offseason practices and summer league games.
  • Can teach a sports conditioning class two days per week during the fall.
  • Has AAU experience.
  • Is interested in helping to develop a non-school affiliated AAU program beginning April 2017.
  • Will transition into the head coach of the JV team.

To Apply:

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 any questions, please contact the Assistant Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach, Chris Brandin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

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.).

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.

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

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.

Lower School Teaching Positions

All positions in Lower School for the 2016-17 school year are currently filled.

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

Digital Videographer/Storyteller and Communications Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Creates videos that represent the school, its mission, goals, and activities: plans, films, produces, and postproduction process. This is the sole videographer for the school and is the principal function of this role.
  • With other members, creates photos, audio, video, graphic, and other multimedia content for website, social media, digital signage, email, 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 and external 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..
  • Collaborates, teaches, mentors, and supervises, as appropriate, communications colleagues, faculty, staff, students, contractors, volunteers, and others to achieve school content creation and presentation goals.
  • Assists in developing and implementing strategic communications, branding, and public relations plans and programs for the school.
  • Helps manage annual communications editorial calendar for web, print, social media, etc.
  • Maintains and organizes media archives – including video, photo, audio, text, graphics, etc. content.
  • Helps maintain, evolve, and ensure compliance with the school’s media content creation, distribution, and privacy policies and practices, including the Nueva style guide.
  • Helps recommend, acquire, use, and maintain photographic, audio, video, graphic, and related designing, photographing, videoing, filming, editing, mixing, compressing, and producing equipment and software.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 3 years of videography work experience in a relevant field, and must have own digital 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 hardware and software technologies and an interest and capacity to stay abreast of new advances.
  • Certificate, associate’s, and/or bachelor’s degree in relevant field — media arts, communications, graphic design, web design, video production, etc.
  • Excellent videography skills with a keen eye for photography and graphics as well.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Self-starter able to work independently.
  • Strong team player and active collaborator.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience with relevant equipment and software, including Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro, and all media channels, including web, social media, print, etc.
  • Interest in and understanding of education broadly and independent school, college, and nonprofit environments specifically preferred.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

This is a full-time, year-round position. 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..

Director of Human Resources

The Position:

The Nueva School is seeking a dynamic human resources leader to help recruit, retain, and develop our exceptional team. The position will report to the Associate Head of School and work closely with the Head of School, the administrative leadership team, hiring managers, and the business office team including 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
  • PHR/SPHR certifications preferred
  • 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. 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..

To learn about and apply for positions in Nueva's Associate Teaching Program, click here.

To learn about and apply for positions in Nueva's Summer Camp Programs, click here.