Welcome to Nueva's listing of current openings.

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

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

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Upper School Teaching Positions

Founding of Nueva’s Upper School Division:

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

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

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

Upper School Shop Manager (part-time)

The Position:

As a Shop Manager at The Nueva School, you work with students as a faciliator to help them manifest their ideas, learn to use tools, and learn what they can about engineering through the act of building. You also maintain the shop culture and shop space to ensure that it remains a productive and healthy learning environoment. 

Job Description:

  • Part-time (Collaborating with another 80% Shop Manager/Engineer to meet the needs of our students.)
  • Primary workplace is the Bay Meadows campus in San Mateo

General Responsibilities:

  • Work with 9th-12th graders on individual or small group projects
  • Support design and engineering classes in a variety of grades
  • Creating a welcoming, safe, and inclusive student culture in the shop
  • Indentify, organize and maintain a stock of commonly used shop materials
  • Collaborate effectively with the I-Lab faculty and administration
  • Maintain all tools and equipmnt, as well as the physical shop space. 
  • Enforce all shop safety rules
  • Source and/or create informational posters, references, and workflows that make use of the shop easier for students. this may include cling web resources, creating checklists, recommend machine settings, etc. 
  • Assist with after-school programs, potentially including: First Robotics and MIT InvenTeams

The Ideal Candidate...

  • Has Enjoys producing creative work in the fields of art, engineering, computer science, design, fabrication, or other related disciplines.
  • Has a degree in science or engineering or a comparable degree or has equivalent industry experience
  • Has multiple years experience working with children in a teaching, coaching, or mentoring capacity (not required, but a plus)
  • Is high energy, hardworking, organized, and reliable with a steadfast focus on safety
  • Is interested and able to support students social-emotional growth
  • Has teaching, coaching, or educational experience (not required, but a plus)
  • Has the ability to help guide a student from their initial idea to copletion, while leaving locus of control in the students' hands
  • Can demonstrate expertise and confidence with multiple, but not necessarily all, of the following design and fabrication processes and tools:
      • Design Thinking
      • Software: CAD and CAM
      • Simple programming (i.e. Arduino, Scratch)
      • Electronics (simple DC circuits, breadboarding, Arduino sensors and motors, etc.)
      • Robotics and mechatronics
      • Woodshop: bandsaw, scroll saw, drill press, panel saw, CNC router, stationary disc/belt sander, miter saw, spindle sander, misc. portable power tools and hand tools
      • Metal shop: Tormach CNC Mill, bandsaw, manual mill, drill, press, MIG welding, TIG welding, misc. portable power tools and hand tools
      • Digital Fabrication: laser cutter, 3D printers, Other Mill, Carvey, Soldering Irons
      • Textiles: sewing machine
      • Electronics: function generators, power supplies, oscilloscopes, misc. test equipment
  • 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.
  • Has a "fix-it" mentality and can find solutions to most shop problems. 

To Apply: 

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

2017–2018 Upper School Assistant Cross-Country and Track & Field Coach (part-time)

The Position:

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

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

Position Qualifications:

  • University undergraduate (or higher) degree
  • Successful athletic and/or coaching experience in secondary school and/or university
  • Positive, entrepreneurial, can do results orientation

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Amrit Chima (achima@nuevaschool.org), PK-12 Director of Athletics & Physical Education.

High School Design and Engineering Teacher

The Position:

As an Upper School Design & Engineer Teacher at Nueva, you will work closely with other I-Lab faculty to design curriculum that helps students develop their creative confidence and make meaningful change in the world. I-Labe curriculum is experiential in nature and often leverages student interests to create authentic learning experiences that include significant Design Thinking, engineering, and/or computer science project work. 

About the Innovation Lab:

The I-Lab was built on the realization that solving problems will 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. 

Students in the I-Lab also learn to flex their creative muscles through the process of design, prototyping, and making. The upper School Innovation Lab (I-Lab) is a world renowned Design Thinking program housed within a state-of-the-art fabrication facility and located on Nueva's brand new campus in San Mateo. The facilities include a woodshop, a welding and metal fabrication space, a digital fabrication space, electronics equipment, and a budding jewelry and textiles infrastructure. Students projects in the I-Lab vary and include everything from advanced robotics, CNC metal fabrication, and printed circuit board fabrication to simple carpentry, soldering, and vinyl cutting. 

The General Responsibilities for a Design Engineer are to... 

  • Build really cool things with really cool students and really cool colleagues. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop engaging design thinking and design engineering curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving.
  • Teach their courses in a differentiated and student-centered classroom
  • Convey enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and model lifelong learning
  • Collaborate effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators
  • Support the social and emotional 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 mision: "Our school community inspires passaion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student's imaginative mind."

The Ideal Candidate...

  • Enjoys producing creative work in the fields of art, engineering, computer science, design, fabrication, or other related disciplines. 
  • Has B.S. or higher in design or engineering or a comparable degree or has equivalent industry experience
  • Has multiple years experience working with children in a teaching, coaching, or mentoring capacity (not required, but a plus)
  • Can guide a student from their initial idea to completion, while leaving locus of control in the student's hands
  • Can demonstrate expertise and confidence with multiple, but not necessarily all, of the following designs and fabrication processes and tools: 
      • Design Thinking
      • Software: CAD and CAM
      • Simple Programming (i.e. Arduino, Scratch)
      • Electronics (Simple DC circuits, breadboarding, Arduino sensors and motors, etc)
      • Robotics and mechatronics
      • Woodshop: bandsaw, scroll saw, drill press, panel saw, CNC router, stationary disk/belt sander, miter saw, spindle sander, misc. portable power tools and hand tools
      • Metal shop: Tormach CNC Mill, bandsaw, manual drill, drill press, MIG welding, TIG welding, misc. portable power tools and hand tools
      • Digital Fabrication: laser cutter, 3D printers, Other Mill, Carvey, Soldering Irons
      • Textiles: sewing machine
      • Electronics: function generators, power supplies, oscilloscopes, misc. test equipment

     

  • Learns new tehcnologies as they emerge, and is excited to make recommendations for new purchases to keep the I-Lab cutting edge

  • Has the interest and ability to serve as an advisor to students, lead student activities, serve as a club advisor, and to contribute beyond the classroom to support school programs and activities. 

To Apply

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

Upper School English Associate Teacher

The Position

We seek an Upper School Associate Teacher in English Language and Literature. The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in English literature and writing and be excited to work with upper school students. Experience working with youth is preferred. Position begins mid-August 2018 and runs through the 2018-2019 school year. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with strong literature and writing foundation
  • Strong interest and desire to work with middle and upper school students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to learn by doing and to learn with and from others
  • A desire 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

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Jennifer Min - Director, Innovative Teacher Program
itp@nuevaschool.org
(650) 350-4575

Thank you for your interest in Nueva's Innovative Teacher Program. For more information about The Nueva School, please view our website: www.nuevaschool.org

Upper School Associate Teacher in Mathematics

The Position

We seek an Upper School Associate Teacher in Mathematics. The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in the field of mathematics with a strong math foundation and comfort with calculus is required. Candidates with experience in one or more of the following fields preferred: data analysis and probability, number theory, calculus and analysis, topology, computational thinking, information theory, combinatorics, differential equations, and logic. The candidate will also be excited to work with high school students and prior experience working with youth is preferred. Position begins mid-August 2018 and runs through the 2018-2019 school year. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with strong math foundation; comfort with calculus required
  • Strong interest and desire to work with upper school students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to learn by doing with and from others
  • A desire 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

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to: 
Jennifer Min - Director, Innovative Teacher Program
itp@nuevaschool.org
(650) 350-4575

Thank you for your interest in Nueva's Innovative Teacher Program. For more information about The Nueva School, please view our website: www.nuevaschool.org

Middle and Upper School History and Humanities Associate Teacher

The Position

We seek a Middle and Upper School Associate Teacher in History and Humanities. The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in history and humanities and be excited to work with middle and upper school students. Experience working with youth is preferred. Position begins mid-August 2018 and runs through the 2018-2019 school year. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with strong history and humanities foundation
  • Strong interest and desire to work with middle and upper school students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to learn by doing and to learn with and from others
  • A desire 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

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to: 
Jennifer Min - Director, Innovative Teacher Program
itp@nuevaschool.org
(650) 350-4575

Thank you for your interest in Nueva's Innovative Teacher Program. For more information about The Nueva School, please view our website: www.nuevaschool.org

Middle and Upper School Mathematics Associate Teacher

The Position

We seek a Middle and Upper School Associate Teacher in Mathematics. The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in the field of mathematics and be excited to work with middle and upper school students. Experience working with youth is preferred. Position begins mid-August 2018 and runs through the 2018-2019 school year. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with strong math foundation; comfort with calculus required
  • Strong interest and desire to work with middle and upper school students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to learn by doing and to learn with and from others
  • A desire 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

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to: 
Jennifer Min - Director, Innovative Teacher Program
itp@nuevaschool.org
(650) 350-4575

Thank you for your interest in Nueva's Innovative Teacher Program. For more information about The Nueva School, please view our website: www.nuevaschool.org

Middle and Upper School Spanish Associate Teacher

The Position:

We seek a Middle and Upper School Associate Teacher in Spanish Language and Literature. The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in Spanish language and literature and be excited to work with middle and upper school students. Experience working with youth preferred. Position begins mid-August 2018 and runs through the 2018-2019 school year. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with strong Spanish language and literature foundation
  • Strong interest and desire to work with middle and upper school students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to learn by doing and to learn with and from others
  • A desire 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

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to: 
Jennifer Min - Director, Innovative Teacher Program
itp@nuevaschool.org
(650) 350-4575

Thank you for your interest in Nueva's Innovative Teacher Program. For more information about The Nueva School, please view our website: www.nuevaschool.org

Upper School Tennis Head Coach

Position Summary
The Nueva School seeks an experienced tennis head coach. Well-qualified candidates will be motivated, energetic, positive, and passionate people with experience coaching athletes from beginner level to college recruited. Candidates will be team-oriented and open to collaborating with coaches across divisions. Prior collegiate tennis experience is highly valued, though not required.

Centrally located on the Peninsula, Nueva is PK-12 school that draws from six different counties around the Bay Area. It runs an athletic program for grades 4-12. This position provides the opportunity to develop talent and bolster participation across grade levels. Nuevacompetes in the West Bay Athletic League (WBAL) in tennis and is a Positive Coaching Alliance partner school. The Spring high school season begins January 29th.

Position Qualifications
• University undergraduate (or higher) degree
• Successful athletic and/or coaching experience in secondary school and/or university
• Positive, entrepreneurial, can-do results orientation

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Amrit Chima (achima@nuevaschool.org), PK-12 Director of Athletics & Physical Education.

Upper School English Teacher

The Position:

We seek an experienced high school English and humanities teacher with expertise in the teaching of English language and writing, and 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

• 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 emotion 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 iterations are embraced
• A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area
• An openness to teaching cross-divisionally at the middle school level.

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.

 

Upper School Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Teacher

The Position:

We seek an experienced high school teacher with expertise in teaching physics, chemistry, and/or biology. The ideal candidate will also have experience in the applications of the 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

• 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 emotion 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 iterations are embraced
• A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area
• An openness to teaching cross-divisionally at the middle school level.

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.

Upper School History & Social Science Teacher

The Position:

We seek an experienced high school teacher with expertise in teaching United States 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

• 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 emotion 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 iterations are embraced
• A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area
• An openness to teaching cross-divisionally at the middle school level.

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.


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 or 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

• 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 emotion 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 iterations are embraced
• A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area
• An openness to teaching cross-divisionally at the middle school level.

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.

Middle School Teaching Positions

Middle and Upper School History and Humanities Associate Teacher

The Position

We seek a Middle and Upper School Associate Teacher in History and Humanities. The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in history and humanities and be excited to work with middle and upper school students. Experience working with youth is preferred. Position begins mid-August 2018 and runs through the 2018-2019 school year. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with strong history and humanities foundation
  • Strong interest and desire to work with middle and upper school students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to learn by doing and to learn with and from others
  • A desire 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

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Jennifer Min - Director, Innovative Teacher Program
itp@nuevaschool.org
(650) 350-4575

Thank you for your interest in Nueva's Innovative Teacher Program. For more information about The Nueva School, please view our website: www.nuevaschool.org

Middle and Upper School Mathematics Associate Teacher

The Position

We seek a Middle and Upper School Associate Teacher in Mathematics. The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in the field of mathematics and be excited to work with middle and upper school students. Experience working with youth is preferred. Position begins mid-August 2018 and runs through the 2018-2019 school year. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with strong math foundation; comfort with calculus required
  • Strong interest and desire to work with middle and upper school students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to learn by doing and to learn with and from others
  • A desire 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

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Jennifer Min - Director, Innovative Teacher Program
itp@nuevaschool.org
(650) 350-4575

Thank you for your interest in Nueva's Innovative Teacher Program. For more information about The Nueva School, please view our website: www.nuevaschool.org 

 

Middle and Upper School Spanish Associate Teacher

The Position:

We seek a Middle and Upper School Associate Teacher in Spanish Language and Literature. The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in Spanish language and literature and be excited to work with middle and upper school students. Experience working with youth preferred. Position begins mid-August 2018 and runs through the 2018-2019 school year. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with strong Spanish language and literature foundation
  • Strong interest and desire to work with middle and upper school students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to learn by doing and to learn with and from others
  • A desire 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

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Jennifer Min - Director, Innovative Teacher Program
itp@nuevaschool.org
(650) 350-4575

Thank you for your interest in Nueva's Innovative Teacher Program. For more information about The Nueva School, please view our website: www.nuevaschool.org

2018-2019 Middle School Spanish Teacher

The Position

The Nueva Middle School is currently seeking a full time Middle School Spanish teacher (there may be opportunitites to teach in our upper school as well). 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 rane of ability within one class. 

In May, the eigth-grade travels to Spain on a cultural immersion/homestay trip and this teacher will attend. Teachers may also have the opportunity to crossover and teach in our new Upper School as well. Additional responsibilities for all full-time teachers include advising students, offering an academy (enrichment-type course), 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 curricula 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 Spanmish" to msrecruiting@nuevaschool.org

Please send any paper materials (not required) via regular mail to: 
Liz Raynal
Middle School Head
The Nueva School
6565 Skyline Blvd
Hilsborough, CA 94010

 

Middle School Physics Associate Teacher

The Position:

We seek a Middle School Associate Teacher in Physics. The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in the field of physics and/or engineering and be excited to work with middle school students. Experience working with youth is preferred. Position begins mid-August 2018 and runs through the 2018-2019 school year. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with strong physics and/or engineering foundation
  • Strong interest and desire to work with middle and upper school students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to learn by doing and to learn with and from others
  • A desire 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

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Jennifer Min - Director, Innovative Teacher Program
itp@nuevaschool.org
(650) 350-4575

Thank you for your interest in Nueva's Innovative Teacher Program. For more information about The Nueva School, please view our website: www.nuevaschool.org

Middle School Computer Science Teacher

The Position:

As a Middle School Computer Science Teacher at Nueva, you will work with other I-Lab faculty to design curriculum that helps students develop their creative confidence and make meaningful change in the world. I-Lab curriculum is experiential in nature and often leverages student intersects to create authentic learning experiences that include significant Design Thinking, engineering, and/or computer science project work. 

We seek an individual with computer science experience and a passion for working with children in a cross-disciplinary, project-based learning environment. This is a unique opportunity for a visionary educator to join our team of mechanical, electrical, and software engineers as we continue to develop and refine an innovative and world class PK-12 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, libraries, and methodologies. 

About the Innovation Lab:

The I-Lab was built on the realization that solving problems will 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. 

The General Responsibilities for a Computer Science Teacher are to...

  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop engaging computer science curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving
  • Teach self-designed courses in a differentiated and student-centered classroom
  • Convey enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and model lifelong learning
  • Collaborate effectively with students, parents, teachers, and administrators
  • Support the social and emotional 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 suport 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 devlops the student's imaginative mind."

The Ideal Candidate...

  • Enjoys producing creative work in the fields of art, engineering, computer science, design, fabrication, or other related disciplines. 
  • Has B.S. or higher in computer science or a comparable degree or has equivalent industry experience
  • Has multiple years experience working with children in a teaching, coaching, or mentoring capacity (not required, but a plus)
  • Can guide a student from their initial idea to completion, while leaving locus of control in the student's hands
  • Can demonstrate expertise and confidence with multiple, but not necessarily all, of the following languages:
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      • Java
      • HTML/CSS
      • SCRATCH
      • C
  • Has familiarity with advanced topics in computer science such as algorithms, data structures, optimization, wearable electronics, microprocessors, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and modern software development practices
  • Can connect computer science skills and topics to student interests and other academic disciplines
  • Is oepn to working with students of different ages
  • Has the interest and ability to serve as an advisor to students, lead student activities, serve as a club advisor, and to contribute beyond the classroom to support school programs and activities. 

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. 

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 roll 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 crossover 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 msrecruiting@nuevaschool.org.

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

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.

Lower School Teaching Positions

K–4th Associate Teacher

The Position

We seek a Lower School Associate Teacher to work in a kindergarten, first, second, third, or fourth grade classroom. The ideal candidate will have experience with and knowledge of the developmental stages of young children and an interest in childhood education. Experience working with young students is preferred. Position begins mid-August 2018 and runs through the 2018-2019 school year. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience working with young students preferred
  • Experience with and knowledge of the developmental stages of young children
  • Strong interest in childhood education and desire to work with young students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A desire to learn by doing and to learn with and from others
  • A desire to teach collaboratively
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment whee 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

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Jennifer Min - Director, Innovative Teacher Program
itp@nuevaschool.org
(650) 350-4575

Thank you for your interest in Nueva's Innovative Teacher Program. For more information about The Nueva School, please view our website: www.nuevaschool.org

All-School Teaching Positions

PreK–12 Mathematics Coordinator

The Position:

We seek someone who is both a mathematics teacher and an educational leader for a newly created position that will begin July 1, 2018. This position reports to the Head of School, works closely with each division head, and serves on the extended leadership team. The candidate should have demonstrated experience and commitment to teaching mathematics in both developing and evaluating integrated math programs. The successful candidate must be flexible and thrive in a highly collaborative work environment.

Since Nueva is a school committed to serving gifted learners and committed to an expansive electives program, many of our upper school math offerings resemble college-level courses: data analysis and probability, number theory, calculus and analysis, topology, computational thinking, information theory, combinatorics, differential equations, and logic.

The PreK–12 Mathematics Coordinator will have experience in and/or be prepared to apply expertise in the following areas:

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

• Oversee continuous mapping and evaluation of the PreK–12 mathematics program
• Review the resources used across PreK–12 courses (including textbooks, online resources, and Nueva-developed curriculum)
• Share and model best practices in backwards design
• Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving
• Have experience in intentional curriculum development, such as Understanding by Design
• Work alongside other teachers to create hands-on, inquiry and project-based learning experiences
• Be experienced in and committed to standards-based assessment
• Evaluate and refine the standards and competencies defined for Nueva's standards-based assessment, as well as the strategies for compiling evidence
• Ability to work across disciplines to help refine competency-based assessment.

Teaching

• Alternate years teaching a class in the Upper School and in Middle School
• Have the flexibility and expertise to teach a range of classes
• Have interest and experience in a variety of modes of teaching and be highly skilled at differentiated instruction
• Experience curating courses and assessing work on a Learning Management System (ideally Canvas)

Educational Leadership

• Curate and share current research on gifted education, mathematics, and the education of mathematics
• Have knowledge of best practices around tracking and placement; review Nueva's practices and implement change as necessary
• Frame, articulate, and evaluate the pedagogical approach for working with gifted learners in "stage not age" classrooms
• Develop partnerships across schools with innovative math programs
• Visit classes across all divisions, followed by sharing in-person observations
• Be up to date on current research on cognitive development
• Convey enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and model lifelong learning
• Collaborate with the Mastery Transcript Consortium (www.mastery.org) working group
• Support the well-being of all students and faculty
• 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."

Management

• Oversee the advisors of the student math clubs and promote and facilitate math competitions
• Mentor teachers and oversee professional development and teacher-development trainings
• Facilitate teacher-mentorship groupings for the purpose of sharing best practices
• Initiate and sustain cross-divisional working groups to build deeper consistency in our math program
• Assist the Dean of Academics in yearly staffing decisions
• Assist the division heads with hiring and on-boarding new math teachers

Communication

• Excellent oral and wirtten communication skills
• Capture and share a comprehensive scope and sequence of Nueva's PreK–12 mathematics program
• Lead and communicate diagnostic results and placement decisions with families, teachers, and advisors
• Conduct and share research on mathematics for gifted educations
• Represent and present our mathematics program to both internal and external audiences

The candidate must have:

• A minimum of ten years of teaching mathematics to multiple ages and levels in a PreK–12 learning environment
• A minimum of five years in a leadership/managerial role (such as department chair or dean of academics)
• Bachelor's and advanced university degree
• Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
• A profound openness to feedback and improvemenet, 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 Mike Peller, interim 5–12 Math Coordinator Director and Assistant Head of Upper School (mpeller@nuevaschool.org).

 

Director of the Innovative Teacher Program

The Position:

The Innovative Teacher Program (ITP) is designed to provide classroom teaching experience, mentorship, and professional development opportunitites for new and developing teachers. Each year, the ITP supports over 20 Associate Teachers in a two-year structured apprenticeship program. Associate Teachers are paired with a lead teacher in grades kindergarten through 12, and participate in all aspects of school life, including faculty/staff meetings, school events, parent-teacher conferences, co-curricular activities, community consevations, and school trips. They also participate in regular professional development workshops focused on curriculum development and design, classroom strategies and innovative and reflective teaching practices. 

Associate Teachers are members of the Nueva community of educators, one defined by collaboration, inquiry, and excellence. During their second year, Associate Teachers participate in a Reflection-Observation Cycle, supported by their mentor teacher, ITP director and other lead teachers, to look deeply into specific areas of their teaching practice. In addition, they receive support in applying for positions, building a resume, and preparing for interviews. 

The Director of the ITP is a PreK–12 position, managing all aspects of the program as described above. The Director is responsible for hiring, placement, workshop facilitation, mentorship training, job search support, and continued development of the program. 

Key Responsibilities:

• Recruit, hire, and place associate teachers in Lower, Middle, and Upper School
• Facilitate and coordinate professional development workshops focused on curriculum design, instruction, classroom couture, and innovation in education
• Provide support with teaching portfolio development and job search
• Facilitate mentorship development for mentor teachers
• Observe and coach new and developing teachers in line with a student-centered, constructivist approach
• Develop reports and presentations to communicate the goals of the program to faculty, parents, and broader community
• Report to and work with the Head of School, Associate 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

• 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
• Commitment to educating gifted learners using inquiry-based, constructivist practices
• Experience working with and creating interdisciplinary programs
• Excellent oral and written communication and facilitation skills
• Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion of people and program
• 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 of three references via email to Jennifer Min at jmin@nuevaschool.org

PreK-12 Social-Emotional Learning Coordinator (Full Time)

The Position:

The PreK–12 SEL coordinator is the face of one of our seminal programs. Nueva is more than 50 years old, but as we are just in our second year as a PreK–12 school, this position is a new one. We seek a dynamic coordinator with deep background knowledge in psychology and child development to inaugurate this key role. This educator must be familiar with the developmental stages of childhood and adolescence and have knowledge of the particular needs of gifted learners. Working closely with the division heads and our wellness team, this coordinator will lead the PreK–12 integration of our SEL/SoM scope and sequence, strengthening the foundations of the 50-year-old program with the latest research from neuroscience, psychology, education, and other fields. 

We seek an educator who has passion for creating positive culture and climate, who is eager to simultaneously lead program development and stay connected to the students through teaching. This coordinator will be involved in the broader life of the school – for example, by teaming with the Dean of Students and Academic Dean on our 5–12 advisory program, helping build and maintain a robust SEL capacity in the advisory team. With division heads and partners, this coordinator will plan parent education, enhancing the home-school professional development, the Innovative Teacher Project, and the New-toNueva teacher onboarding and training. 

The heart of any student wellness role is in responsive work, attending to issues as they arise. Working with the team of more than five SEL teachers and four counselors, the coordinator will consult on these student needs, helping students and families integrate skills for greater social and emotional awareness acorss their lives. 

Job Responsibilities:

• Integrate with SEL/SoM scope and sequence across PreK–12
• Work with the team of SEL teachers, counselors, and division heads to support the integration of SEL into the fabric of the school
• Collaborate with colleagues outside the wellness team to enrich the SEL components of thier curriculum and instruction
• Teach weekly SEL classes
• Support faculty and staff with SEL-based professional development, for example through new teacher or associate teacher training, small weekly working groups, or whole-school PD in-service days
• Collaborate effectively with students, teachers, and parents
• Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
• Support the well-being of all students through responsive work outside the classroom
• Lead by example in the commitment to the Nueva's mission to serve the needs of gifted learners
• Design and lead parent and teacher educational workshops

Position Qualifications:

• Bachelor's and master's degrees required (PhD in psychology or related field preferred)
• Minimum of 3–5 years of experience in the field of education
• Demonstrated mastery in area of study; interest and experience across academic disciplines
• Excellent communication skills
• Demonstrated understanding of child development with an emphasis on gifted learners
• A desire to integrate SEL/SoM curriculum with other subjects

To Apply:

Please email cover letter/statement of philosophy, résumé, and three references to Liza Raynal, Head of Middle School, at msrecruiting@nuevaschool.org

 

Staff and Administrative Positions

Facilities Maintenance Technician

The Position:

The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves more than 700 students PK–11 and is expanding to 900+ students PK–12 over the next few years. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley in the Bay Area of Northern California.

A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”

Primary Responsibilities

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

Position Qualifications

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

To Apply

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

Bridge Experience Facilitator

The Position:

Nueva is exploring offering a gap year program (currently named the “Bridge Experience”) for Nueva graduating seniors, starting with the class of 2018. A gap year program would support the school’s mission of fostering passionate, self-motivated, lifelong learners and potentially allow students to engage even more deeply in some of Nueva’s signature programs like Quest, electives, trips, and internships. The Bridge Experience is a highly personalized experience that aims to support students in the pursuit of their goals as they transition to life in college. Over time, this program may even enable Nueva to explore a broader and more flexible path through high school — for example, a five-year track through Upper School, gap years taken at different points during the high school years (i.e., not necessarily after senior year but maybe in other years prior to graduation from Nueva), potentially dovetailing a Bridge Experience with Senior Spring, and/or developing more global partnerships within the curriculum.


We are seeking a Bridge Experience Advisor, a quarter-time FTE position, to help pilot, develop and manage the program. This person would be responsible for working with a cohort whose classroom is the world. We anticipate that the role will evolve as the program grows over time.

Program Description

Our research indicates that an ideal gap year experience
• provides choice, flexibility, and/or personalization
• fosters independence
• provides access to a counselor or advisor
• establishes a cohort or community of students
• offers travel planning or a global component
• offers an applied component outside of the classroom
• requires some sort of capstone or conclusion
 
Currently, this program is only available to Nueva students. The students’ experience would be customized to their individual goals and needs. Goal setting, advising, and coaching, along with research support, experience scaffolding, and coordination will be provided by the Bridge Experience Advisor.
 
Depending on the student's needs, components could include:
• Advising
• Academics (Nueva electives, Nueva upper-level courses, Studying for AP tests, Intersession, Possible study at CSM, San Jose State, UC Extension, etc.)
• Internship (support from the Nueva Internship Program)
• Travel through partner programs, Nueva faculty-sponsored trips, and other Nueva-related or Nueva-developed trips
• Possible TA experiences
• Possible internships
• Possible curriculum( e.g. life skills, leadership training, living in community)
• Cohort with some regular gathering
• College counseling offered on a case-by-case basis, if the college guidance team feels like they can help the student
• Access to campus – writing staff, I-Lab, café, etc.
 
Position Overview
 
• Further define and refine the program, with the help of the Bridge Experience Task Force
• Craft a path to long-term sustainability through a financial model that will break even, with the help of the Task Force, if desired
• Counsel and advise involved students and parents to help create an individualized plan for the student's Bridge Experience
• Guide the students to help realize their plans by providing the right structure – this might be regular check-ins with self-motivated and execution-oriented students, or unearthing opportunities, seeking introductions, and structuring experiences for those seeking more hands-on guidance
• Nurture relationships and work across divisions to create a support structure for the program
• Develop curriculum for the program – cohort experiences, life skills seminars, leadership training, etc.
• Research and vet other programs and partners that may meet students' needs and desires
• Develop partnerships and working relationships with other organizations that will help provide the opportunities that our students sake
• Work with college counseling office to help advise and inform the student-college counseling partnership if the student is using college counseling services
• Follow up with students in the year or two following completion of the Bridge Experience to provide a smooth transition and assess impact of their experience.
 
Qualifications and Required Skills
 
The ideal candidate for this position will have a history of working collaboratively with others and can develop partnerships to achieve desired experiences. The candidate will connect deeply with students, be intimately familiar with Nueva, develop relationships across divisions, think creatively, and work independently. He/she should be a flexible problem-solver and an excellent communicator with colleagues, students and parents.
 
Education and Work Experience
 
• At least one year of teaching experience at Nueva
• Experience with upper school students

To Apply
Please indicate interest by February 16 and submit cover letter and resume to Terry Lee at tlee@nuevaschool.org.

THRIVE Program Coordinator

The Position:

As Nueva has expanded into a PreK-12 school, the effort to diversify our community continues to be a key priority. Diversity of all kinds – socio-economic, racial, gender, religious, and ability, among others – enriches our school and deepens our understanding of each other as human beings. To that end, the school seeks to provide support for all students and families as they join our community.

The THRIVE Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the administration and facilitation of support services for THRIVE students and families. As this is a new position, the Coordinator would manage the design and implementation of the program. Along with appropriate faculty, administration and staff, they will identify specific support areas and needs for student academic, social, and emotional success in our program. The Coordinator will work closely with Admissions, Division Heads, Dean of Student Life, the Social Emotional Learning Faculty, Learning Specialists, and the Equity & Social Justice Faculty. The THRIVE Coordinator will report to the Equity & Social Justice Coordinator.

The THRIVE Program would specifically support students and families who are not of the majority within our indpendent school community.

Some of the qualifiers of THRIVE include:

• Families that are receiving a certain level of financial assistance
• Students who may need social-emotional and/or academic scaffolding and support as they transition to Nueva's program
• Students from Nueva partner outreach programs and community-based organizations
• Families that may need translation services

The THRIVE program will ultimately increase the diversity of our community: programmatic elements would be more easily accessible to families, areas of support and onboarding would be clearly defined, and students and families would make stronger connections within the community. Our mission – to develop a passion for lifelong learning, foster social and emotional acuity, and develop the student's imaginative mind – would extend to many more families in the Bay Area.

Primary Responsibilities

• Partner with the Admissions office for outreach and recruitment of gifted students in understerved areas or underfunded schools
• Sit on the admissions reading committee to identify potential THRIVE students
• Partner with the division heads, faculty, and advisors of THRIVE students to support student academic, social and emotional success
• Maintain regular communication with THRIVE families
• Develop a systematic on-boarding process for THRIVE participants
• Identify and implement systems for translation services for parent-teacher conferences, student support meetings, and other key events and meetings
• Work with the Nueva Parents Association and affinity group leaders to establish THRIVE liasons based upon language and culture needs for families
• Work with Financial Assistance officers to develop systematic support for families with school-related expenses
• Create a sustainable system of support for THRIVE as the program grows and needs increase
• Other special projects and duties as assigned

Qualifications

• Two or more years of school, independent school, or community organization experience
• Two or more years of middle or high school teaching experience
• Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously and prioritize
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Exceptional people skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Cultural sensitivity and a commitment to equity and inclusion
• Sensitivity, discretion, and a sense of humor
• Bilingual abilities preferred but not required (Spanish/English or Mandarin/English)

Terms and Compensation

Part-time position split (60/40) between teaching/staff duties and managing the THRIVE program. 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 recruiting@nuevaschool.org. To address specific questions, please email Taryn Grogan, Director of Admissions, tgrogan@nuevaschool.org or Alegria Barclay, Social Justice and Equity Coordinator, abarclay@nuevaschool.org.

Support Tech

The Position

The Support Technician will report to the Senior Manager of Technology, and has as its core objective the health of the school’s computers and end-user devices.  The Support Technician should have some experience supporting many types of technology needs for many types of users. This position is key to maintaining the productivity of users in a highly visible, successful, and collaborative school.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • As the Technology Office’s support point person, this position is responsible for initial prioritization, troubleshooting, resolution, escalation, and timely response to user requests and issues.
  • Provide in-person, email, and phone support for faculty, staff, students, parents, and board members.
  • Troubleshoot and repair Windows and Macintosh OS computer hardware and software issues.
  • Provide classroom technology support (including, but not limited to: Smart Boards, projectors, document cameras, web services).
  • Deploy and modify standardized installation images for the deployment, maintenance and upgrade of devices.
  • Provide internal website support for password resets, new accounts, permissions, and general troubleshooting, escalating as needed.
  • Coordinate, setup, and support A/V equipment for school events.
  • Troubleshoot basic networking issues, escalating as needed.
  • Maintain documentation for network, user applications and software.
  • Work with interns.
  • Work with Tech Office to spot trends, roll out proactive projects, and other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Strong people skills are needed. The candidate must be able to support a diverse and creative community of students and adults of various skill levels, and interact smoothly with others in the Technology Office.  The position must also be able to remain supportive and patient, yet efficient, thorough and nimble, in a fast-paced, energetic environment. The candidate must also be able to provide complex information in understandable format to members of the Nueva community in written and spoken form.  Finally, the candidate must be scrupulously detail-oriented, have strong and quick troubleshooting abilities, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills with a dedication to follow-through, while possessing a demonstrated ability and willingness to learn quickly and independently.

Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years experience with the following:

  • Troubleshooting and/or repairing Mac OS X devices (10.11, 10.12, MBPro).
  • Troubleshooting and/or repairing Windows devices (Windows 7, 10).
  • Troubleshooting iOS devices.
  • Used imaging tools for mass deployment & upgrades.
  • Administer user and mailbox accounts in Active Directory and/or Exchange.
  • A/M/C phones on VOIP systems.
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting network printers and copiers.
  • Troubleshooting projectors and interactive whiteboards.
  • Supporting MS Office, iLife, iWork, Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Preferred: Apple Certified Macintosh Technician and familiarity with Apple GSX.
  • Certifications Preferred: ACMT, A+

The physical demands described here are representative of the essential functions of this position:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Bending, stooping, crawling, and reaching.
  • Repetitive (keyboard) motion

OTHER INFORMATION

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position available for immediate hire. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email to echen@nuevaschool.org

Full-time Extended Day Lead Teacher and Summer Program Assistant

The Position(Monday-Friday, 10am-6:30pm)

Nueva seeks a dynamic Extended Day Lead Teacher who loves working with children, communicating with parents, and delivering student-centered curriculum. The ideal candidate has experience working with students, a warm and inviting demeanor, and strong communication skills.

Extended Day Lead Teacher:

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

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

Summer Program Support and Special Projects: (part-time during school year, full-time during July)

  • Partner with Summer Director to develop and refine summer programming
  • Maintain summer email and registration database
  • Assist with logistics of lead up, launch, and execution of camp
  • Support with school-wide special projects

Position Qualifications

  • Passion for and experience working with children
  • Experience with curriculum design
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across school constituencies
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills with students, parents, faculty and staff
  • Welcoming demeanor
  • Strong technology skills
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Compensation:

    Competitive wage and full benefits

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

    Registrar and Student Information Manager

    The Position:

    The Registrar and Student Information Manager (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:

    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.

    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.

    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.
    • 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.

    Health Administrative Assistant

     

    Position Summary
    We are seeking a part-time (24 hours/week) Health Aide to provide first aid for PK-12 grade students. This position may become a full-time position over time. Under the direction of a School Nurse, the Health Aide is a member of the Health Office, providing direct patient care. The Health Aide will care for our students who may be sick, injured, or in need of other medical support; coordinate with science of mind / social emotional learning teachers, counselors, advisors, and other faculty and staff to facilitate quality care; and help coordinate health screenings and other health related administrative and organizational responsibilities. The successful candidate should have recent experience with patient care and with adolescents, be able to adhere to Health Office guidelines/protocols, 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.
    • Communicate and notify the School Nurse and teachers regarding serious injuries or illness in a timely manner.
    • File/organize student immunization records, update, medical, emergency, and other relevant information in HIPAA compliant manner.
    • Ensures that records and student medications 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.
    • 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 School Nurse is in a meeting or off campus.
    • Provide assistance to the School Nurse 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 School Nurse.
    • Distribute and retrieve all student medications, emergency information forms and first aid kits, before and 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.
    • Assist in maintaining faculty and staff TB clearance data.
    • Maintain a neat and cleanly Health Office.
    • Restock supplies and compile a list of items for School Nurse to reorder.

    Qualifications
    • Valid license / certificate as a Medical Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant or Health Aide.
    • Minimum of one year experience working with students in a School Health Office, Pediatric Clinic, or Health and Wellness setting.
    • Training or college course work in nursing, health, biology, physiology, or related field is highly desirable.
    • Ability to follow written and oral instructions as provided by School Nurse.
    • Current CPR / First Aide certification or willingness to complete certification.
    • Current TB clearance.
    • Computer literate with Apple products (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.
    • Reliable, 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 in a fast paced setting.
    • Ability to develop positive working relationships with students, School Nurse, and community members.
    • Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality.
    • Must have valid driver’s license and 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 recruiting@nuevaschool.org. Please include “Health Aide” in the subject. Compensation commensurate with experience. The Nueva School is an equal opportunity employer.

    Major Gifts Officer

    Position Summary
    The Major Gifts Officer will secure funds for the Nueva School by managing a group of assigned, qualified donors, assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to the organization and are upgraded in their giving and involvement. S/he will report to the Director of Institutional Advancement.

    Primary Responsibilities
    The Major Gifts Officer will qualify donors. S/he will create individual goals for each person or family based on the donor's history of giving and the organization's knowledge of that donor's potential. The Officer will create a plan for each donor that will serve as a foundational communication and marketing plan for each person. S/he will faithfully and on a timely basis execute that plan so individuals are retained, upgraded, and stewarded.

    The Major Gifts Officer will create proposals and stewardship materials. S/he will create monthly reports as required by leadership that accurately reflect activity and performance. S/he will perform other major donor activities as may be required.

    The Officer will develop, implement and lead a successful and integrated donor relations program that strategically targets all levels of giving as defined by the Development team, and ensures donors are acknowledged and recognized to strengthen their financial support for Nueva. This will include, but not be limited to the Annual Report, impact and endowment reports, gift acknowledgements, and invitations to events.

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

    Qualifications
    • A track record of fundraising success in principal and major gift solicitation and also in some or all of annual giving, auctions, capital campaigns, and planned giving.
    • Expert experience with CRM databases - Raiser's Edge or comparable systems – and application software including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint or their equivalents
    • Detailed understanding and experience administering, processing, and supporting the complete fundraising lifecycle from relationship management, solicitation, and recognition in coordination with colleagues within and across departments (including, for example, the business, technology, communications, alumni, and human resources departments), vendors and partners as applicable, organization leadership, trustees, and volunteer leaders.
    • Understanding of independent school communities and culture in a PK–12 environment
    • Experience leading and engaging all stakeholders – leadership, trustees, colleagues, parents, students, alumni, other donors, partners, and volunteers
    • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
    • Active engagement in professional development and current on best practices
    • Personable, positive, helpful personality; customer-service mindset
    • Sensitivity, discretion, and a sense of humor
    • Maturity, excellent judgement, 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 judgement and maintain confidentiality
    • At least 3-5 years of relevant postgraduate advancement experience
    • Bachelor's degree

    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 recruiting@nuevaschool.org. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The Nueva School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Director of Communications

    Position Summary
    You are a strategic integrated marketing and communications leader who has a passion for story telling across multiple platforms. You are an expert in building communications programs that reach multiple internal and external audiences. Being surrounded by exceptiona and gifted students, faculty, parents, and alumni is invigorating rather than intimidating. Purpose and mission is what makes you thrive – when you are in a role that so clearly aligns with your own values, every day is exciting and never feels like work. 

    Candidate Attributes
    • Strategic Thinker/Tactically Skilled – As a player/coach you can see the forest through the trees and know how to craft strategic short and long-term programs that are aligned with business goals. At the same time, you can't wait to roll-up your sleeves and be part of the team to get the work done.
    • Collaborative – You are able to quickly gain the respect and trust of your direct reports, peers, and leadership team. You are a true team player who listens, asks probing questions, and allows others to be heard. 
    • Curious – You have natural curiosity, so you research on your own, ask probing questions and take little for granted. You master a situation and learn new things fast. Continuous learning is an essential part of your life.
    • Nimble – You can quicly adapt to change, pivot based on the needs of the organization and team, feel confident in your decisions, but not afraid to adjust quickly when needed. 
    • Creative/Risk Taker – While there are tried-and-true tactics in your toolbox, you explore new ways of thinking and continually strive to create best-in-class programs that move your organization forward. The entrepreneurial spirit shines in your willingness to experiment with new approaches and take action even though the outcome is uncertain
    • Results Driven – You find ways to succeed no matter what the challenge, taking ownership of responsibilities by evaluating, selecting, and employing various methods and strategies for solving problems and meeting objectives. You are self-directed. And most importantly, you know how to deliver expected or agreed upon results
    • Optimisitic Enthusiast – In your mind, every challenge is really an opportunity. You always work towards and expect the best outcomes. You show passion and excitement because this is more than just a job. 

    Key Responsibilities
    The Director of Communications will be responsible for articulating and promoting, in partnership with 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. The Director of Communications will manage a team of talented staff in various roles including digital assets, editorial, and several full time and part time writers. 
     
    Integrated Communications
    • Assist in developing and implementing strategic communications, branding, and public relations plans and programs for the school
    • Promote consistent communications, messaging, branding etc., as appropriate, across all departments, divisions, campuses, and programs.
    • 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. 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. 
    • 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
    • Provide crisis communications support as needed, including the use/management of the rapid notification system, and serve as a spokespersion 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. 
     
    Communications Team Leadership
    • Build, lead, and manage the communications team of employee staff, contractors, and volunteers
    • Maintain, evolve, and implement communications policies and practices
    • Manage the department budget
    • Solicit input from stakeholders on major initiatives, manage data collection, and evaluate tactics in support of communications plans
    • Able to anticipate trends, manage issues, and advise colleagues and leadership accordingly

    Organization culture, values
    • Ensures school culture, values and beliefs are integrated into all communications efforts and that it is consistent across channels

    Key Qualifications
    • Experience building teams and working in fast-paced, dynamic, start-up type environments preferred
    • Interest in and understanding of education broadly and independent school, college, and nonprofit environments specifically (preferred)
    • Familiarity with current software, technologies, and practices including extensive use of website and social media platforms
    • Experience working in a nonprofit during a capital campaign, strongly preferred. 
    • Demonstrated planning and project management skills
    • Actively engaged in professional development and current on best practices
    • 10+ years of relevent experience; post-graduate/institutional advancement experience a plus
    • Bachelor degree required; relevent advanced degree preferred
     

    To Apply
    Qualified applicants, please submit your resume and cover letter to resumes@linseycareers.com. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The Nueva School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Alumni, Alumni Parent, and Grandparent Relations Manager

    Position Summary
    The Alumni, Alumni Parent, and Grandparent Relations Manager will report to the Director of Institutional Advancement and will be responsible for the strategic and tactical execution of the school's goals towards maintaining an engaged and loyal alumni base. S/he will plan collaboratively with leadership to maximize potential impact and benefits in critical areas of alumni relations. S/he will ensure that Nueva priorities, mission, and stewardship components are reflected in all work. 

    Primary Responsibilities
    • Help, create, implement, and maintain a strong alumni, alumni parent, and grandparent relations program
    • Identify alumni cohorts and constituencies
    • Maintain an effective and accurate alumni tracking system
    • Manage alumni and grandparent annual fund solicitations, including direct mailings and class gifts
    • Help create a pipeline for alumni giving
    • Assist in acknowledging all donations and pledges by written correspondence or other means
    • Plan, organize and implement receptions, reunions, meetings, and special events both at the school and more remote locations for alumni and grandparents
    • Establish and maintain a broad and successful communications network
    • Work with the Director of Institutional Advancement and communications department to create appropriate alumni and grandparents relations collateral material.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Institutional Advancement or Head of School

     
    Qualifications
    • Facility with Raiser's Edge or comparable CRM software
    • Proven alumni relations experience
    • Vision, creativity, flexibility, and the capacity to execute the school's strategic plans
    • 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 judgement, 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 judgement and maintain confidentiality
    • At least three years of fundraising and/or communications experience
    • Bachelor's degree required

    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 recruiting@nuevaschool.org. Compensation will be 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 Megan Terra, Interim Lower School Head, mterra@nuevaschool.org.

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

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

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