Welcome to Nueva's listing of current openings.m

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.

2017–2018 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 . To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring at or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at .

2017–2018 English and Humanities Teacher

The Position:

We seek an experienced high school English and humanities teacher with expertise in teaching English language and writing as well as Western and world literature. 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 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 . To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at .

2017–2018 Upper School Advanced Physics Teacher

The Position:

We seek an experienced high school teacher with expertise in teaching physics. The ideal candidate will also have experience in the applications of the physical sciences in research, industry, and/or engineering. In addition, the candidate will have interest and experience in a variety of modes of teaching and be highly skilled at differentiated instruction. The candidate will have taught several years at the high school and/or university level and will have knowledge of more than one academic discipline, as well as experience in and passion for building integrated, interdisciplinary programs of study. As we continue to build our 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 . To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at .

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 . To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at .

2017–2018 Upper School Physics and Chemistry Teacher

The Position:

We seek an experienced high school teacher with expertise in teaching physics and/or chemistry. The ideal candidate will also have experience in the applications of the physical sciences in research, industry, and/or engineering. In addition, the candidate will have interest and experience in a variety of modes of teaching and be highly skilled at differentiated instruction. The candidate will have taught several years at the high school and/or university level, and will have knowledge of more than one academic discipline, as well as experience in and passion for building integrated, interdisciplinary programs of study. As we continue to build our 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 . To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at .

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 . To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at .

2017–2018 Upper School Chemistry Teacher

The Position:

We seek an experienced high school teacher with expertise in teaching chemistry, ideally bringing depth particularly in physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and/or material science. The ideal candidate will also have experience in the applications of the chemistry in research, industry, and/or engineering. In addition, the candidate will have interest and experience in a variety of modes of teaching and be highly skilled at differentiated instruction, and also be enthusiastic about supervising student research projects. The candidate will have taught several years at the advanced 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 . To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at .

2017–2018 Upper School History, Humanities, & Social Sciences Teacher

The Position:

We seek an experienced high school teacher with expertise in teaching U.S. history and/or world history, both Western and non-Western. We are also seeking candidates with experience teaching in the broader social sciences, including economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, and psychology. 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 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 . To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at .

2017–2018 Part Time Upper School Graphic Design Teacher

The Position:

We seek an experienced high school graphic design teacher with expertise in the teaching of branding design and typography. 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 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
  • 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 . To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at .

2017–2018 Middle and Upper School Journalism Teacher

The Position:

We seek an experienced middle school and high school teacher with expertise in teaching journalism. We are seeking candidates with experience teaching students to produce high quality student publications including yearbooks and newspapers. 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 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 . To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at .

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 . To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at .

Middle School Teaching Positions

2017–2018 Humanities Teacher

The Position:

Nueva seeks a Humanities teacher interested in working in the Middle School division. This constructivist educator with deep content knowledge will team with other motivated colleagues, creating dynamic curriculum on world topics. The right person for this position will have a passion for teaching gifted middle school students. Experience with project-based learning, technology integration, and curriculum development in the area of humanities and history are necessary. We value innovative, energetic, and flexible team players with the ability to work with adults and students in a collegial setting. Ability to lead Model United Nations and teach an elective are also desired but not required.

General Responsibilities for Teachers in Middle School Division:

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

Position Qualifications:

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

How to Apply:                                     

Interested candidates may apply by sending or emailing a cover letter, resume, and three references to: . When applying, please be sure to note the position you are applying for in the subject heading of your email.

2017–2018 Math Teacher

The Position:

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

Additional responsibilities include advising students, sponsoring a weekly academy (enrichment-type course), traveling overnight with students on a yearly trip, and facilitating a weekly literature club.

General Responsibilities:

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

Position Qualifications:

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

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email (preferred) to 

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

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

2017–2018 Part Time Middle School Spanish Teacher

The Position:

The Nueva Middle School is currently seeking a part-time Spanish teacher, with the possibility, but not guarantee, of growing to a larger role or even full-time role the following school year. In addition to specific subject matter experience and expertise, the ideal candidate would have interest in educational technologies, interdisciplinary approaches, and have flexibility and experience with a range of levels of instruction – beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The candidate should also have experience with differentiated instruction, as there will also be a range of ability within one class. In May, the eighth-grade travels to Spain on a cultural immersion/homestay trip and this teacher may chaperone. As a PreK-12 school, middle school teachers may also have the opportunity to cross over and teach in our Upper School as well. Additional responsibilities include advising students, and offering an academy (enrichment-type course), and/or facilitating a weekly literature club.

General Responsibilities:

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

 Position Qualifications:

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

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email with the subject line “MS Spanish” to .

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

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

2017–2018 I-Lab Engineer

The Position:

I-Lab Engineer ... Teacher ... Student Project Facilitator … Tinkerer … Builder … Designer … Engineer …

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 middle school students. Working in our 3,500 square foot state-of-the-art Innovation Lab, designed by Stanford's d.school, you will have the opportunity to foster our students' curiosity, design skills, and ability to create working solutions for real world problems.

About the Innovation Lab:

In one day in the I-Lab, you might hear one group of students strategizing how to teach other teens to manage stress, help another student laser engrave a mirror for their own interpretation of Dante’s Inferno, see a student prototyping a better drill rack, and move through a crowded room as the robotics team teaches their new members how to commit their code to GitHub.  As an I-Lab engineer you create and maintain the classes and spaces that make those experiences happen.  The I-Lab was built on the realization that we do not know what specific skill will be most useful to someone graduating from high school in 2027, but that solving problems would never go out of style. In the I-Lab, students learn to embrace Design Thinking as a nonlinear process that provides mindsets and techniques to help solve open-ended problems. Through working with real problems and users, students develop their empathetic and questioning mindsets and learn how to brainstorm, prototype and iterate solutions. 

Job Description:

  • Job may include full-time or part-time work, including role(s) as: I-Lab Engineer (teacher), Associate Teacher, and/or Shop Manager, depending on skills and interests of the candidate.
  • May include associate teacher training as part of Nueva’s Innovative Teacher Program, depending on skills and interests of the candidate.
  • Includes great benefit package.

General Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach engineering classes in a variety of grades, elementary through high school
  • Work with students on individual or small group projects
  • Support open labs during lunch and other times
  • Provide expertise to other teachers about projects they would like to offer and co-teach as needed
  • Collaborate effectively with I-Lab team to develop engineering curriculum scope and sequence
  • Help support our FIRST Robotics teams
  • Work to keep I-Lab organized and well-stocked
  • Create and maintain a culture of tidiness and respect for the workspace
  • Maintain machine tools
  • Source and help students source and purchase materials and tools
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the 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

  • Is high energy, hardworking, organized, and reliable with a steadfast focus on safety
  • Is passionate about working with kids and able to relate to and connect with gifted students
  • Is passionate about design, engineering, and making across multiple fabrication domains
  • Is interested and able to support students social-emotional growth
  • Would enjoy being part of an enthusiastic community of Design Thinkers, Designers, and Makers
  • Is open to receiving constructive feedback
  • Has teaching, coaching, or educational experience (not required, but a plus)
  • Has B.S. and/or experience in design, engineering or a comparable degree (not required, but a plus)
  • Has the ability to help guide a student from their initial idea to completion, while leaving locus of control in the students' hands
  • Is 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:
    • Common woodworking machinery and hand tools
    • CAD software, laser cutters, and 3D printers
    • Simple programming (i.e. Arduino, Scratch)
    • Electronics (simple DC circuits, breadboarding, Arduino sensors and motors, etc.)
    • Robotics and/or mechatronics (i.e. Lego Mindstorms)
  • Is interested and caught up with new technologies as they emerge, and excited to make recommendations for new purchases to keep the I-Lab cutting edge.
  • Is familiar with Design Thinking (not required, but a plus)
  • Has a ‘fix-it’ mentality and can find solutions to most shop problems.

To Apply: 
Please send a cover letter and resume to and . Please be sure to note the position title in the subject of your email. Portfolios of design and engineering work are also encouraged as part of your submission.

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 . To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at .

2017–2018 Middle and Upper School Journalism Teacher

The Position:

We seek an experienced middle school and high school teacher with expertise in teaching journalism. We are seeking candidates with experience teaching students to produce high quality student publications including yearbooks and newspapers. 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 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 . To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at .

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,

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 . To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at .

Lower School Teaching Positions

2017-2018 Kindergarten Lead Teacher

The Position:

The Nueva School seeks a talented and experienced lead kindergarten teacher to become part of our faculty. Nueva’s full-day, Reggio-inspired kindergarten program fosters students’ passion for learning by providing authentic, integrated contexts for learning. Social-emotional learning, design thinking, creativity, and intellectual engagement are at the core of the curricular program. The ideal teacher for this position is passionate about working with young gifted children, committed to innovative pedagogy, and demonstrates a personal commitment to lifelong learning. The candidate must have experience developing project-based curricula with a team; command of concept-based mathematics instruction; and the ability to develop students in areas of social-emotional learning. 

General Responsibilities:

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

Position Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree, with a minimum of three to six years teaching experience in an independent school with a progressive or constructivist approach, or serving a gifted population

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

2017-2018 Lower School Science Specialist and Garden Coordinator

The Position:

The Nueva School seeks a dynamic and experienced science and garden 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 curricula, 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:

  • Design and teach science classes for grades K, 1, and 3 (60% of the position).
  • 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 (40% of the position).
  • Design a dynamic, intellectually engaging, and relevant science curriculum.
  • 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.
  • Mentor an associate teacher and participate in reflection and coaching activities.
  • 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, with a minimum of three to six years teaching experience in an independent school with a progressive or constructivist approach, or serving gifted students. Advanced degree preferred. 
  • Prior experience with organic gardening and taking care of animals.
  • Prior experience teaching children in an outdoor setting. 

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

All-School Teaching Positions

PK-12 Academic Dean Grades 5-12

The Position:

The 5th–12th Academic Dean coordinates, inspires, and supports curricular and academic programs and initiatives of the Middle and Upper Schools. The Dean works closely with the Head of School, Middle School (MS) and Upper School (US) Division Heads and School faculty to create, strengthen and sustain programs, courses of study, systems and processes to provide innovative interdisciplinary and interdivisional learning opportunities for students. In addition, the Dean supports and fosters dialogue on teaching and learning amongst faculty. The Dean will also work with School leadership to ensure consistency of policy and mission across all aspects of the School. The Academic Dean is a full-time, twelve-month (July 1 – Juwne 30) administrative position and reports to the Head of School and the MS and US Division Heads.

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

Academic Advising — Upper School

  • Oversees academic advising to provide thoughtful and informed academic and course planning guidance for Upper School students, supporting pursuits of both learning passions and graduation requirements
  • Leads and trains faculty advisers on academic program allowing for broader academic support through advisory
  • Teams with College Counseling to support students in providing appropriate academic guidance for college application process, e.g. course requirements, standardized tests
  • Works closely with Learning Specialist to support students with learning differences
  • Participates in weekly Student Wellness Meetings to discuss students of concern regarding academic issues
  • Coordinates course planning and placement for incoming students and advises transfer students and families regarding transfer credits and requirements

Schedule and Course Registration

  • Leads the design and preparation of the master US class schedule, coordinating all courses and assigning all students and teachers to classes each semester
  • Teams with School Registrar to manage US course selection and registration process and all course change requests as needed
  • Works closely with MS Division Head and MS Assistant Head to coordinate all aspects of MS and US schedules, i.e. crossover faculty and students, assembly/community time
  • Leads team of MS and US faculty in the evaluation and refinement of weekly academic schedules, ensuring coordination across divisions, optimization of all resources (programs, people and facilities) and alignment with School values and mission

Academic Policies and Systems

  • With Head of School and Division Heads, refines academic policies and procedures
  • Leads refinement and improvement of Standards Based Grading (SBG) implementation to ensure consistency of purpose, values and communication to all constituencies
  • Leads communication and education of all academic policies and programs to students, parents and faculty
  • Coordinates US progress reports/evaluations, templates, grades/transcripts and parent-teacher conferences, working closely with US Division Head
  • Works closely with School Registrar for all academic needs, e.g. scheduling, transcripts, standardized testing
  • Leads and manages, with the Director of College Counseling, US Division Head and Head of School, the UC approval process and UC portal for US courses
  • Works with Technology Department to evaluate, choose, and implement scheduling software and student information systems to support the academic program

Teaching and Learning

  • Leads and organizes One School curriculum strands work, helping to articulate and document curricular goals and learning outcomes for each discipline PreK–12
  • Works with the MS and US Division Heads and faculty to develop clear and deliverable curriculum goals, objectives, and guidelines for each course and grade level
  • Leads efforts to inspire and instigate interdivisional and interdisciplinary programs and studies
  • Leads and organizes faculty discussions, professional development, and sharing of teaching practices and curricular models
  • Works with LS, MS, and US Division Heads to shape and organize New Teacher Orientation activities 

Schoolwide Administration

  • Supports and helps to implement One School initiatives and programs
  • Assists in Admissions process and attends Admission events, including Open Houses, New Student and Parent Information Sessions as determined by the Director of Admissions and Head of School
  • Attends School and Division community events as needed to represent the School and academic program
  • Assists in the recruitment of new faculty and staff

Position Qualifications

  • The ability to imagine, implement, and be a strategic thinker who embraces Nueva’s mission
  • The desire to educate talented students using constructivist practices
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise working with and creating interdisciplinary programs
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience as a teacher, coach, advisor, and administrator
  • Relationship-builder; able to develop and cultivate internal and external relationships and inspire trust and collaboration
  • Excellent organizational skills to help coordinate and schedule the School’s complex curricular and co-curricular programs
  • Effective communication skills with all constituents, including colleagues, administrators, faculty, and staff as well as students, parents, partners, and other community members
  • Experience fostering a positive school culture
  • A track record of commitment, engagement, and participation in the life of the school
  • 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 parent, friend, colleague, supervisor, and leader
  • At least five years teaching experience
  • At least three years educational leadership experience
  • Secondary education experience required; independent school and PreK-12 experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree required and advanced degree preferred in a related field

Personal Qualities

  • Intellectual curiosity, a quick and agile mind, and a demonstrated passion for lifelong learning
  • The confidence to hold one’s own in a community of bright, accomplished, passionate, strong-minded individuals
  • Flexibility, adaptability, resourcefulness, and openness to the ideas of others
  • The ability to embrace change and tolerate ambiguity, and the capacity to see uncertainty, unfamiliarity, or risk as opportunity
  • A profound openness to feedback and improvement, embracing mistakes and learning from failure
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Kindness, compassion, and authenticity
  • A genuine love of young people and a desire to support their aspirations
  • Stamina and demonstrated ability, energy, and enthusiasm to work hard
  • Discretion, trustworthiness, and loyalty; demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • A sense of humor

To Apply

Please send a cover letter expressing interest, resume, statement of purpose, and the names and contact information of three references via email to . To address specific questions, please email Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at or Liza Raynal, head of middle school, at .

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 . To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at .

Staff and Administrative Positions

Interim Director, Innovative Teacher Program

The Position:

The Innovative Teacher Program (ITP) is designed to provide classroom teaching experience, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for new and developing teachers. Each year, the ITP supports over 25 associate teachers in a two-to-three year structured apprenticeship program. Associate teachers are paired with lead teachers in grades kindergarten through 12, and participate in all aspects of school life, including parent-teacher conferences, staff meetings, school events, community conversations, and trips. Associate teachers become members of the Nueva community of educators, one defined by collaboration, inquiry, and excellence. During their final year, associates develop a teaching portfolio and receive support in applying for positions, building a resume, and preparing for interviews. The director of the ITP is responsible for hiring, placement, workshop facilitation, mentorship training, job search support, and continued development of the program.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Recruit, hire, and place associate teachers in Lower, Middle, and Upper School
  • Facilitate and coordinate professional development workshops focused on curriculum design, instruction, classroom culture, and innovation in education
  • Provide support for portfolio development and job search
  • Facilitate mentorship development
  • Observe and coach new and developing teachers in line with a student-centered, constructivist approach
  • Develop reports and presentations and communicate the goals of the program to faculty and parents
  • Report to and work with head of school and division heads to coordinate program alignment and development
  • Embrace and reflect Nueva’s mission and vision throughout the program

Position Qualifications:

  • Commitment to educating gifted learners using constructivist practices
  • Experience working with and creating interdisciplinary programs
  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships and inspire trust and collaboration
  • Effective communication skills with all constituents, including colleagues, administrators, faculty, and staff as well as students, parents, and partners
  • Excellent oral and written communication and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion of people and programs
  • At least five years teaching experience required and leadership experience preferred
  • Independent school and PreK–12 experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree required and advanced degree preferred in a related field

Personal Qualities:

  • Intellectual curiosity and a demonstrated passion for lifelong learning
  • Flexibility, adaptability, resourcefulness, and openness to the ideas of others
  • The ability to embrace change and tolerate ambiguity, and the capacity to see uncertainty, unfamiliarity, or risk as opportunity
  • Openness to feedback and improvement
  • Kindness, compassion, and authenticity
  • Discretion, trustworthiness, and loyalty; demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references via email to Diane Rosenberg, head of school, at .

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

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.
  • 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.
  • Promotes consistent communications, messaging, branding, etc., as appropriate, across all departments, divisions, campuses, and programs.
  • 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.
  • Drives community and target constituent engagement through creation and presentation of digital content through multiple channels in a frequent, timely, and engaging manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field — english, communications, 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.
  • 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 .  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 .  Compensation commensurate with experience.  The Nueva School is an equal opportunity employer.

Executive Assistant

The Position:

This position will report to the Associate Head of School. Working in a highly collaborative and innovative culture, this position offers the opportunity to engage with faculty, staff, parents, students, trustees, partners, vendors, and the public.  Responsibilities may include but not be limited to the following:

  • Represent and support the Associate Head of School and organization positively, efficiently, and effectively with all board, colleague, community, partner, and other constituents.
  • Efficiently and effectively manage and support a busy calendar and schedule as well as staff the offices of the Associate Head of School at both Hillsborough and San Mateo campuses.
  • Serve as a key team member supporting the administrative leadership team, the execution of the strategic plan, and the daily operations of the entire organization for the success of the school.
  • Communicate and collaborate extensively with the administrative leadership team, the board, staff, faculty, parent leaders, partners, vendors, and the public.
  • Partner extensively with administration colleagues, including division assistants and executive assistants, to support the leadership team and success of the school in daily operations as well as in executing special projects and events.
  • Support new program and partner development.
  • Coordinate logistics for a high volume of calls and meetings.
  • Respond to and generate a large volume of telephone and email correspondence.
  • Ensure that confidential school information and materials are handled with excellent judgment and appropriate discretion.
  • Ensure that inquiries and initiatives are addressed with appropriate urgency and ownership.
  • Coordinate extensive events and travel, including domestically and internationally.
  • Extensive event planning and orchestration, including professional development institute registration and communication with attendees, in addition to site logistics/catering
  • Responsible for supporting the human resources efforts including recruitment.
  • Schedule and confirm committee/task force meetings.
  • Help manage facility rentals, working with operations and business office.
  • Help manage all transportation services, working with the business office to ensure best routes, service, and pricing are in place annually; communicate with parents/students throughout the year regarding transportation matters; and serve as a primary point of contact for transportation vendors
  • Help manage a team of administrative assistants.
  • Process expense reports, records and internal documents.
  • Coordinate campus visits for national and international groups.
  • Other duties as required and/or assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree preferred.
  • At least 5+ years of executive administrative experience required.
  • Understanding of independent school communities and culture, preferably in a PreK-12 environment, preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong proficiency with computer applications including scheduling, word, powerpoint, excel, and/or equivalent and ability and willingness to learn new applications and technologies as required.
  • Personable, positive, helpful personality; customer service mindset.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Sensitivity, discretion, and a sense of humor.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues, partners, vendors, and volunteers. Meeting and event management experience.
  • Maturity and excellent judgment.
  • Trustworthy and loyal.  Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Application Process

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and three references via email to: .  Compensation will be commensurate with experience.  The Nueva School is an equal opportunity employer.

Administrative Assistant

The Position:

The Administrative Assistant is the point of contact for general questions pertaining to The Nueva School and handles clerical duties related to the operation of the front desk and support of the School.

General Responsibilities for Administrative Assistant:

  • Be the primary person at the front desk at Nueva’s San Mateo campus; responsible for answering phones and receiving visitors. Welcome visitors with warmth and enthusiasm – be comfortable with lots of interruptions and juggling multiple conversations with visitors, callers, and email communicators simultaneously.
  • Keep the administrative offices and campus common areas stocked and organized. Ensure all team and community members have the tools, supplies, food, and snacks to be successful. Help people understand where they can find the items they need, and who to go to for what
  • Manage vendors, shipments/deliveries, office supplies, general voicemail box, faxes, and other administration needs of the school’s administrative office/leadership team
  • Coordinate campus tours for national and international groups who want to visit with school leaders and observe classroom/learning activities. Coordinate with various staff/faculty members to develop itineraries for visitors that work for everyone involved.
  • Maintain & organize mail room and guest reception area on a daily basis.  Disseminate mail, packages, overnight deliveries, faxes, etc.
  • Attend to minor first aid needs for students
  • Work on the team that manages all transportation logistics for students/staff/faculty, including buses, shuttles and vans. Transportation responsibilities include scheduling, sign-up’s, payment tracking systems, etc. Data entry and support for Nueva Calendar updates & changes
  • Support & coordination for Facilities Use Request (FUR) processing
  • Log and assign Purchase Orders for Staff and Faculty
  • Assist in event planning and coordination
  • Assist various departments within The Nueva School on an as-needed basis as well as other special projects and duties as assigned.

Additional Qualifications:

  • You should LOVE connecting with people. Must be an excellent communicator, both verbally and written.
  • Must be highly collaborative, forward-thinking, and flexible, with a cross-functional/cross-departmental mindset and capacity
  • Ideally you have experience working in a school.
  • Someone who thrives in a fast-paced, quickly-growing, evolving, creative learning environment.
  • Comfortable being a Jill/Jack-of-all-trades – can jump from the mundane to the deeply complex and back again, with a smile on your face; and have that constant shift feel energizing rather than stressful. (i.e. you might spend a particular morning refilling the coffee machine, helping a parent get a message to their child on campus, helping a Board member find a room location, signing for multiple shipment delivery, getting checks signed and back to accounting, all while trying to coordinate plans with staff for a complex emergency exercise or a special fundraising event)

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to . Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

School Health Aide

The Position:

We are seeking a part-time licensed nursing assistant or health aide to provide first aid for PK-12 grade students beginning in April (or sooner) of the 2016-17 school year. This position may become a full-time position over time. The Health Aide is a member of the Health Office, providing direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse. The health aide will care for our students who may be sick, injured, or in need of other medical support; coordinate with parents, science of mind / social emotional learning teachers, counselors, advisors, and other faculty and staff to facilitate quality of care; and help coordinate health screenings and other health related administrative and organizational responsibilities. The successful candidate should have experience with patient care and with adolescents, be comfortable working independently and collaboratively with colleagues, and be able to support Health Office needs as required at both of our Hillsborough and San Mateo campuses.

Responsibilities

  • Provides first aid care to students, staff, and faculty.
  • File/organize immunization, medical, emergency, and other relevant information in HIPAA compliant manner.
  • Ensures that records are kept up to date and appropriately secured and shared in compliant manner before the beginning of each school year and in support of school activities including trips and other field / offsite activities.
  • Coordinates with parents, science of mind / social emotional learning teachers, counselors, advisors, and other faculty and staff to facilitate high quality of care.
  • Sort all medical information for domestic and international school sponsored trips.
  • Coordinate relevant and timely professional development and continuing education opportunities – cpr, first aid, lice check, etc. - for employees, students, and parents.
  • Cover the Health Office when RN is in a meeting or off campus.
  • Provide assistance to the RN during emergency situations.
  • Call parents for early pickup and help collect belongings for student to take home.
  • Take student temperature, BP, HR, SPO2, RR as directed by RN.
  • Retrieve all medications, emergency information forms and first aid kits, after field trips
  • Help with projects: assemble OTC medication packets and replenish first aid kits.
  • Follow up with faculty/staff regarding first aid/cpr training certificates.
  • File faculty and staff TB Questionnaire forms, update excel spreadsheet and send names of faculty that have completed the questionnaire to Human Resources.

Qualifications

  • Licensed as a Certified Nursing Assistant or Health Aide.
  • Experience with pediatrics a plus, but not required.
  • Current BLS and First Aide certification or willingness to complete certification
  • Computer literate preferred (Internet, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint and Excel)
  • Personable, positive, patient, helpful personality; customer service mindset.
  • Sensitivity, discretion, and a sense of humor.
  • Maturity and emotional stability; calm and effective presence even in emergency situations.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple, competing, and changing responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and community members.
  • Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and email and phone contact information for at least three professional references via email to .  Please include “Health Aide” in the subject.  Compensation commensurate with experience.  The Nueva School is an equal opportunity employer.

Associate Director of Institutional Advancement

The Position:

Collaborating with the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Head of School, the Advancement Committee, and the Board, the Associate Director will manage day to day operations of the Institutional Advancement Department, including managing employee staff, volunteers, partners, and vendors supporting the annual fund, annual auction, alumni relations, data management, and communications functions.  The Associate Director’s responsibilities may include but not be limited to:   

  • Manage staff and volunteers to ensure timely and successful execution of the annual fund.
  • Manage staff, volunteers, partners, and vendors to execute the annual auction event.
  • Manage staff and volunteers in coordination with the Admissions department to ensure timely and successful onboarding of new families.
  • Manage staff and volunteers to further develop and execute the school’s alumni relations efforts including cultivation of its traditional middle school graduates and their families as well as its inaugural high school graduates and their families.
  • Manage staff, databases, and partner / vendor services in coordination with the Business Office, Technology Department, Admissions, and Registrar to maintain and manage data resources, research, gift accounting and acknowledgment, pledge collection, and creation of financial and other records that support the department’s initiatives. 
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of all school and department initiatives to make the best decisions for department and donors.
  • Manage the Advancement office budget relative to annual fund, annual auction, alumni relations, data management, and communications with the Director of Institutional Advancement and the Business office.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree required and relevant advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 10+ years of relevant post graduate institutional advancement experience.
  • A track record of fundraising success, including in annual fund, annual event, major gifts, and/or capital campaigns.
  • Vision, creativity, flexibility, and the capacity to execute the school and department’s strategic plan.
  • 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 – trustees, colleagues, parents, students, alumni, other donors, partners, and volunteers.
  • Actively engaged in professional development and current on best practices.
  • 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 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 .  Compensation commensurate with experience.  The Nueva School is an equal opportunity employer.

Nueva Fund and Alumni Relations Manager

The Position:

The Nueva Fund and Alumni Relations Manager will report to the Director of Institutional Advancement and will be responsible for the strategic and tactical execution of the Advancement department’s goals. 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.

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 the Database Associate 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 a new alumni group. S/he will build networking opportunities for alumni and the student body in order to benefit them all through maintenance of the alumni website, coordination of events, social media communications, and an internship program, and generate and execute other ideas as practical.

The Manager will maintain a comprehensive stewardship program that includes acknowledgments, donor signage, gifts, and recognition events.

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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least five years of fundraising 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 .

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 and employee, contractor, and partner policies and programs in support of the mission and goals of the School and each of its divisions, departments, functions, programs, and campuses. The position will report to the Associate Head of School and work closely with the Head of School, the administrative leadership and support team, hiring managers, and the business office team including the human resources / 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.
  • 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

Compensation

  • 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

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

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

Recordkeeping, Reporting, Compliance, and Legal

  • Serve as a resource to administrators and employees regarding personnel issues
  • Help maintain required documentation and files (i.e. federal, state, accreditation, medical, background, training, etc.)

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 . 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, .

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GRADES PK-8

HILLSBOROUGH
CAMPUS

6565 Skyline Blvd.
Hillsborough, CA 94010

650-350-4600

GRADES 9-12

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BAY MEADOWS
CAMPUS

131 E. 28th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403

650-235-7100

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