Welcome to Nueva's listing of current openings.

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

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

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

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

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

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Upper School Teaching Positions

Founding of Nueva’s Upper School Division:

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

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

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

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

The Position:

We seek an experienced middle and high school teacher with expertise in teaching Spanish language and literature. We seek world language teachers who have experience and enthusiasm in planning and implementing student trips to countries where the language of study is spoken. The candidate will have experience in a variety of modes of teaching and be highly skilled at differentiated instruction. The candidate will have taught several years at the high school and/or university level and will have knowledge of more than one academic discipline, as well as experience in and passion for building integrated, interdisciplinary programs of study. As we continue to build our upper school faculty, we seek dedicated educators who have an interest in collaborating with our current faculty as partners in the ongoing design and implementation of Nueva’s curriculum and programs.

General Responsibilities for Teachers

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

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

Position Qualifications

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

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references via email to usrecruiting@nuevaschool.org. To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at hfreeman@nuevaschool.org or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at sdunn@nuevaschool.org.

2017–2018 Upper School Biology and Life Sciences Teacher

The Position:

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

General Responsibilities of Teachers

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

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

Position Qualifications

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

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references via email to usrecruiting@nuevaschool.org. To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring at hfreeman@nuevaschool.org or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at sdunn@nuevaschool.org.

2017–2018 Upper School Advanced Mathematics Teacher

The Position:

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

General Responsibilities for Teachers

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

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

Position Qualifications

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

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references via email to usrecruiting@nuevaschool.org. To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at hfreeman@nuevaschool.org or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at sdunn@nuevaschool.org.

PK-12 Computer Science Teacher

The Position:

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

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

General Responsibilities for Founding Teachers:

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

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

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

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references via email to usrecruiting@nuevaschool.org. To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at jmin@nuevaschool.org.

Middle School Teaching Positions

2017–2018 Middle School Writing Teacher

The Position:

Nueva seeks an experienced educator to teach writing in the middle school. The writing course emphasizes both creative and expository forms. Fictional and non-fictional mentor texts act as inspiration as students produce pieces in multiple genres. An emphasis on literary analysis builds student fluency and critical thinking skills. Students practice sustained writing several times a week, deepen research skills, and learn organize information effectively on the page.

Fall semester begins with work on the summer reading books, Blood on the River, by Elise Carbone, and The Circuit, by Francisco Jimenez. Students then learn about and write folktales. The semester ends with the integrated Mathematician Biography unit. Second semester begins with a unit on historical fiction where students research a specific historical figure in nineteenth-century US history and create a fictional character that interacted with the historical figure in a short piece of epistolary fiction. 

The remainder of the semester focuses on poetry, a student-choice “passion project,” and a guide book with writing to prepare for and reflect on their trip to Washington D.C. Many opportunities exist for cross-subject collaboration, particularly with humanities, world languages, art, and math. Additional responsibilities include advising students, offering an academy (enrichment-type course), traveling overnight with students on a yearly trip, and facilitating a weekly literature club.

General Responsibilities:

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

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 msrecruiting@nuevaschool.org. Curriculum samples are also accepted.

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

Liza Raynal

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

2017–2018 Middle School Computer Science Teacher

The Position:

We seek a candidate with Computer Science expertise and an interest in teaching lower and/or middle school students. While the ideal candidate will have experience teaching, The Nueva School can also provide teacher training through our Innovative Teacher Preparation Program. This is a unique opportunity for a visionary educator or computer scientist to join our team of educators with backgrounds in mechanical, electrical, and software engineering in developing an innovative world class PK­12 computer science and design engineering program. Nueva is committed to implementing a broad, holistic and modern computer science program that teaches concepts through a myriad of programming languages and libraries, utilizing the recent thinking from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA).

General Responsibilities for Teachers

  • Convey enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and model lifelong learning
  • Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the development and execution of curriculum
  • Create hands-on, inquiry and project-based learning experiences
  • Collaborate effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the wellbeing of all students
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to serve as an advisor to students, lead student activities, serve as a club advisor, and contribute beyond the classroom to support school programs and activities
  • Participate actively in other aspects of the student experience and school functioning: chaperoning trips and events, serving on committees, and developing new programs at the school
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission: “Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.”

Position Qualifications

  • Demonstrated mastery in area of study through university degree program and/or industry experience.
  • Strong hands-on programming expertise and curriculum ideas using modern and educationally interesting languages such as Arduino, Processing, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Python, C, C++, and/or Scratch.
  • Familiarity with advanced topics in computer science, potentially including: algorithms, data structures, optimization, wearable electronics, microprocessors, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and modern software development practices.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
  • A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.

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

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

Head and Assistant Coaches

The Position:

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

Head Coaching responsibilities include:

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

Minimum Qualifications for our Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches

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

Hours and Compensation

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

To Apply

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

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

PK-12 Computer Science Teacher

The Position:

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

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

General Responsibilities for Founding Teachers:

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

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

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

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references via email to usrecruiting@nuevaschool.org. To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at jmin@nuevaschool.org.

Lower School Teaching Positions

Lower School Art Specialist

The Position:

The Nueva School seeks a dynamic art educator to become part of our faculty for the 2017-2018 school year. The art specialist will design and deliver an integrated, differentiated, and challenging visual arts curriculum for grades 1-5, and to work with middle and upper school art teachers to maintain vertical articulation within the art curriculum across the school. The ideal candidate will be passionate about cultivating in students a deep sense of wonder and guiding them through meaningful experiences with materials.

Nueva provides students a dynamic, constructivist education, and authentic, project-based learning. In addition, the school has a deep commitment to social-emotional learning that pervades the culture of the school.

General Responsibilities:

  • Design and teach an experiential visual arts curriculum for grades 1-5.
  • Act as a core advisor for an advisory group of 10-12 5th grade students.
  • Maintain art lab materials and equipment.
  • 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 integrated curricular projects.
  • Write narrative student evaluations twice per year.
  • Collaborate with a team to produce Nueva’s annual art appreciation event.
  • Participate in after-school meetings, some evening/weekend events, overnight trips, and committee work.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in fine arts or art education; advanced degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with the Reggio Emilia and 100 Languages approach.
  • Experience teaching in an independent school with a progressive or constructivist approach, or serving gifted students preferred.

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

All-School Teaching Positions

PK-12 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 usrecruiting@nuevaschool.org. To address specific questions, please email Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at sdunn@nuevaschool.org or Liza Raynal, head of middle school, at lraynal@nuevaschool.org.

PK-12 Athletics and Physical Education Assistant Director

The Position:

The PK-12 Athletics and Physical Education (PE) Assistant Director will:

  • Support and partner with the PK-12 Athletics and PE Director
  • Help oversee the interscholastic athletics, club sports, and PE programs that comprise the comprehensive health and wellness, sound body and sound mind, PK-12 program across all divisions and both campuses of the school.
  • Help identify and support strategic sports and activities, hire coaches and other staff, identify and manage on / off site facilities, ensure appropriate uniforms and equipment, coordinate scheduling, ensure transportation, lead and manage parent volunteers, budget, manage league memberships (WBAL & PSAL)/ relations, ensure appropriate professional development in their organizations, etc.
  • Help ensure that all students have (and all coaches deliver) meaningful and successful interscholastic athletics, club sports, and physical education experiences consistent with Nueva’s health, wellness, and resiliency goals as well as PCA and league values for skills development and competitive success.
  • Help ensure comprehensive and coordinated lower to middle through upper school programs of skill development and competitive success in collaboration with appropriate school wide and division leadership and staff.
  • Help support the range, from beginner to championship caliber and university scholarship eligible scholar athletes and teams. Value participation and development as well as performance and competitive success.
  • Help supervise other athletics and PE administrators, trainer(s), coaches, and staff.
  • Coach and teach as time, qualifications, needs, and interests require and permit.
  • Collaborate with the PK-12 Athletics and PE Director; School administration; division administration, faculty, and staff; parents; and student athletes.
  • Represent the programs across all divisions and both campuses. Represent the school in relevant local, league, regional, state, and national associations and responsibilities.
  • Coordinate with admissions, college counseling, and advancement functions in identifying, recruiting, and supporting student athletes.
  • Manage the hiring and onboarding of coaches. Supervise employee and contract coaches seasonally.
  • Manage operating and capital budgets in conjunction with the business office.
  • Maintain all appropriate coach, student athlete, and competition / school records.
  • Report to the PK-12 Athletics and PE Director.

Qualifications:

  • University undergraduate (or higher) degree.
  • Demonstrated personal mastery and accomplishments in athletics at the secondary school and /or university levels.
  • Demonstrated teaching and/or coaching experience in secondary school, university, or equivalent environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience, including at least 5 years as an Athletics and/or PE Director or Assistant Director at the secondary or college level.
  • Demonstrated experience in hiring and professional development.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, communication, and follow through skills.
  • Commitment to diversity.
  • Familiarity, alignment, and commitment to school culture and values. High expectations for personal and team conduct among coaches, student athletes, staff, other students, and parents.
  • Flexible and adaptive.
  • Can do results orientation.
  • Entrepreneurial.
  • Positive.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Genuine and warm personality.

Additional Details

This is a full-time, salaried, benefited, 10-month academic year position available for hire effective August 15, 2017. To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for at least three professional references via email to: recruiting@nuevaschool.org.

Middle and Upper School Counselor

The Position:

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

The Counselor responsibilities will include: 

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

Qualifications

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

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to msrecruiting@nuevaschool.org.  The Nueva School is an equal opportunity employer.

PK-12 Computer Science Teacher

The Position:

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

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

General Responsibilities for Founding Teachers:

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

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

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

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references via email to usrecruiting@nuevaschool.org. To address specific questions, please email Jennifer Min, director of upper school hiring, at jmin@nuevaschool.org.

Staff and Administrative Positions

Director of Development

The Position:

The Director of Development will be responsible for establishing the strategic goals and implementation plans for the Development Department in collaboration with the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Head of School, the Advancement Committee, and the Board. The Director will also be responsible for managing day to day development operations.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

The Director of Development reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement, and will manage a team of talented staff in various roles including alumni relations, major gifts, annual fund, events and administration.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build, lead, and manage the development team of employee staff, contractors, and volunteers.
  • Lead and manage staff and volunteers in the building and execution of a robust major gifts program.
  • Lead and manage staff and volunteers to ensure timely and successful execution of the annual fund.
  • Lead and manage staff, volunteers, partners, and vendors to execute the annual auction event.
  • Lead and manage staff and volunteers in coordination with the Admissions department to ensure timely and successful onboarding of new families.
  • Lead and 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.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Institutional Advancement/Campaign Director and Campaign Consultants as/if applicable to coordinate and support an anticipated capital campaign.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of all school and department initiatives to make the best decisions for department and donors.
  • Manage the Development office budget relative to annual fund, annual auction, alumni relations, data management, etc. with the Director of Institutional Advancement and the Business office.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A proven track record of progressively challenging fundraising success, including in annual fund, annual event, major gifts, planned giving and/or capital campaigns
  • Vision, creativity, flexibility, and the capacity to execute the school and department’s strategic plan
  • Strong major gifts experience
  • Capital campaign experience
  • Database (CRM) and general technology experience and utility required – Raiser’s Edge experience strongly preferred
  • Understanding of independent school communities and culture
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong and demonstrated 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
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality
  • 10+ years of relevant post graduate institutional advancement experience
  • Bachelor degree required and relevant advanced degree preferred

TO APPLY

To apply for this position, or for additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to Victoria Silverman at apply@cooksilverman.com.

Director of Communications

The Position:

The Director of Communications will be responsible articulating and promoting, in partnership with the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Head of School, the school’s leadership team, and other colleagues, the unique mission, pedagogy, and program of the school to internal and external constituents.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

The Director of Communications reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement, and will manage a team of talented staff in various roles including digital assets, editorial, and several full time and part time writers.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build, lead, and manage the communications team of employee staff, contractors, and volunteers.
  • Maintain, evolve, and implement communications policies and practices.
  • Oversee all content creation, including written, graphic, photographic, audio, video, and multimedia, distributed through all channels, including web, email, print, social media, digital signage, etc.
  • Oversee and maintain all content archives.
  • Oversee all internal and external communications, including weekly, seasonal, ad hoc, and special event communications and presentations reinforcing the mission, pedagogy, program, “Notably Nueva” characteristics and experiences, and life of the school through the creation of the website, Nueva Digest, Nueva Notes, Nueva Journal, magazines, annual report, annual calendar, school letters, speeches, and other vehicles.
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategic communications, branding, and public relations plans and programs for the school.
  • Support admissions, development, faculty/staff recruitment, college relations, outreach, publications, advertising, media relations and capital campaign needs.
  • Oversee and manage annual communications calendar for all key web, print, and social media.
  • Promote consistent communications, messaging, branding, etc., as appropriate, across all departments, divisions, campuses, and programs.
  • Provide crisis communications support as needed, including the utilization/management of the rapid notification system. Serve as spokesperson in times of crisis or controversy when appropriate.
  • Serve as the media liaison with print, online, TV, Radio and other media outlets.
  • Monitor media coverage and social media outlets; track and provide notifications.
  • Manage the department budget.
  • Solicit input from stakeholders on major initiatives, manage data collection, and 
evaluate tactics in support of communications plans.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven strategic and creative communications and marketing thinker.
  • Excellent “hands-on” storyteller with a passion for entrepreneurism and education.
  • Outstanding public relations and marketing abilities using multiple media including social media, internet, and print.
  • Strong experience with video and multimedia storytelling, messaging, content creation, and production.
  • Demonstrated success managing acquisition and retention campaigns.
  • Experience building teams and working in fast-paced, dynamic, start-up type environments preferred.
  • Actively engaged in professional development and best practices.
  • Interest in and understanding of education broadly and independent school, college, and nonprofit environments specifically.
  • Familiarity with current software, technologies, and practices including extensive use of website and social media platforms.
  • Experience working in a nonprofit and during a capital campaign, strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated planning and project management skills.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Experience leading and engaging all stakeholders – trustees, colleagues, parents, students, alumni, donors, partners, volunteers and other staff.
  • Proven successful experience working with volunteers required.
  • Diplomacy and the ability to multitask and manage multiple, conflicting, and changing needs.
  • Personable, positive, helpful personality with a customer service mindset.
  • A sense of humor.
  • Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality.
  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience, including portfolio of relevant work.
  • Bachelor’s degree required in relevant field - English, communications, journalism, digital / media arts, graphic design, web design, video production, etc.
  • Master’s degree preferred.

TO APPLY

To apply for this position, or for additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to Victoria Silverman at apply@cooksilverman.com.

Assistant Director of Admissions

The Position:

The Assistant Director of Admissions is responsible for supporting the admissions process and procedures and serves as an administrative support to the Admissions Office. He/She provides appropriate and accurate information to applicant parents, interested educators, and faculty and staff. This position will support both the middle and upper school programs/campuses. He/She will be required to travel between campuses as scheduled. Some evening and weekend hours for events are required.

The Assistant Director of Admissions reports to the Director of Admissions and works closely with the Associate Directors of Admissions and the entire admissions team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the admissions process and procedures.
  • Provide appropriate, accurate, and timely information to applicant families and interested educators.
  • Provide accurate and timely information to the staff and faculty.
  • Support appointment scheduling for student and parent visits/interviews/testing.
  • Accompany and/or lead parent and/or student tours/information sessions.
  • Conduct parent and/or student interviews.
  • Work as the liaison with the Communications Department – oversee special projects with communications as needed.
  • Participate in/lead on-site activity sessions and visits.
  • Participate/lead in Admissions Committees.
  • Manage and co-lead the Student Ambassador Program.
  • Prepare applicants’ folders for admission committee members.
  • Maintain accurate database of applicant information.
  • Update and input admissions information, data, and stats.
  • Maintain accurate and complete current and inactive student files.
  • Assist in management of the parent volunteer program.
  • Assist in coordination and implementation of outreach events.
  • Plan and execute, summer, fall, and spring outreach to “feeder” schools and programs.
  • Work with consulting psychologists (PK-8).
  • Other special projects and duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

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

Terms & Compensation:

Full time

Non-Exempt Position

Compensation commensurate with experience

To Apply:

Please note the position title in the subject heading, and email cover letter, resume, start availability, and three references to admissionsposting@nuevaschool.org.

Nueva Fund and Alumni Relations Manager

The Position:

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

To Apply

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

Editor/Writer

The Position

Editor

  • Reviews, updates, creates, and maintains the school’s media, digital, editorial, and style guides for content creation, presentation, distribution, and privacy.
  • Supports all internal and external communications by editing content created by colleagues, faculty, staff, students, contractors, volunteers, and others to ensure compliance with the school’s media and digital content creation, presentation, distribution, and privacy policies and practices, including the Nueva style guide.
  • 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.
  • Helps maintain and organize media archives – including video, photo, audio, text, graphics, etc. content.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Writer

  • 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 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.
  • 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, journalism, digital / media arts, graphic design, web design, video production, etc.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in a relevant editing and writing field, including portfolio of relevant work.
  • Excellent communicator — listener, writer, and multimedia storyteller. Understanding of creative, storytelling, and production theory and techniques. Ability to be innovative, creative, and think inside and outside the box.
  • Familiar with current and emerging technologies and applications; interest and capacity to stay abreast of new advances.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience with relevant software and equipment, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and Final Cut Pro, and all media channels, including web, social media, print, etc.
  • Experience with photography and graphics preferred.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple initiatives.
  • Self-starter able to work independently.
  • Strong team player and active collaborator.
  • Interest in and understanding of education broadly and independent school, college, and nonprofit environments specifically preferred.

To Apply

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

Writer/Storyteller

The Position

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

Qualifications

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

To Apply

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

Director of Student Information and Registrar

The Position:

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

Student Information Data

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

Academic Management

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

Registration, Enrollment, and Schedule Management

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

Transcript Management

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

Other

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

Qualifications

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

To Apply

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

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 recruiting@nuevaschool.org. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Substitute Teachers

Requirements:

Substitutes at Nueva will need the following:

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

Four year college degree required. Elementary teaching credential preferred.

Compensation:

Competitive

To Apply:

Send Cover Letter and Resume to Emily Kolatch, Lower School Head, lshead@nuevaschool.org.

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