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Rossman School is currently seeking candidates for the following positions. Click a link or scroll down for more information.

Sixth Grade Math Teacher
Facilities Manager
Lower School Director

 

SIXTH GRADE MATH TEACHER
2018-2019

Rossman School is searching for an experienced upper elementary math teacher to assume homeroom responsibilities for its sixth grade for the 2018-2019 academic year. The ideal candidate will be paired with another sixth grade teacher to form the sixth grade homeroom team.

Working collaboratively, the sixth grade homeroom team jointly plans and teaches the mathematics and language arts curriculum, designing and assessing an effective and challenging program for talented students. The mathematics curriculum is based on a two-tiered system of teacher-led Everyday Mathematics and an independent program using Transition Mathematics (both from the Chicago Math Project). The math teacher will support the language arts curriculum, including the study of multiple novels, an independent reading program, reading comprehension activities, and Wordly Wise vocabulary.

Along with the school’s administration, the sixth grade homeroom team is involved in the secondary school application process. In addition to traditional report card comments, the sixth grade homeroom team collaboratively completes a common recommendation for each student for secondary school admission and meets with each school’s admissions director to elaborate on the gifts of each child. During the later part of the school year, the homeroom team plans and leads the sixth grade’s graduation from Rossman School.

The homeroom team is also responsible for character building activities based on the four key tenets of Rossman School: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Kindness. One such activity is a rustic camping adventure in the fall that the homeroom teachers experience with the students. Teamwork and personal character building are emphasized on this trip. On another sixth grade adventure, teachers and students participate in a four-day journey to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama as well as visiting Helen Keller’s birthplace, Shiloh National Battlefield, and lastly visit the National Civil Rights Museum.

This individual will also demonstrate a dedication to honesty, kindness, respect, and responsibility – the pillars of Rossman’s character program – in his/her interactions with children and adults. He/she will possess poise, a strong work ethic, a love of children and for teaching, the ability to effectively interact with parents, and a good sense of humor.

Experience in an independent school is not required. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with other area independent schools and an applicant's experience.

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FACILITIES MANAGER

REPORTS TO: Director of Business and Finance

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Directs, coordinates and supervises facilities and maintenance staff. Exhibits understanding and support of the school’s mission and goals, in personal conduct and management of others.

Essential Functions

  • Schedules and supervises all building and grounds maintenance staff at the school. Responsible for department personnel management, training, and development.
  • Manages responses to all facility work orders originating from building users, using established processes.
  • Schedules and performs regular preventive maintenance on all building systems, including MEP, roofs, finishes, safety and monitoring systems, and equipment.
  • Selects 3rd-party maintenance contractors and manages the fulfillment of their contract obligations, including quality control of their work.
  • Oversees regular cleaning of the school, supervises day custodians and manages staff of custodians performing building cleaning on an evening shift.
  • Organizes, schedules and supervises all repair and construction projects, with sensitivity to school seasonality and operational needs.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, including work safety regulations. Oversees inspections of all building systems as needed for compliance (boiler, fire alarms, playground equipment, etc.). Serves as point of contact with regulatory bodies having jurisdiction.
  • Creates and manages annual operating budget and capital renewal (PPRRSM) budget for facilities department, in conjunction with Director of Business and Finance and with advice of the Building and Grounds Committee, and controls facilities expenditures.
  • Monitors and analyzes campus energy consumption, identifies energy conservation measures, and proposes changes for adoption. Calculate impacts of improvements and reports to Director of Business and Finance. Adjusts operations as indicated to reduce energy expenditures.
  • Collaborates with program and staff leadership, to understand special needs and maintain quality of support to the mission (e.g. academic leaders, food service, athletics, and technology). Provides facilities support to campus events (e.g. setups and takedowns).
  • Participates constructively in the strategic development and management of the campus (e.g. master plan, zoning compliance, utilities services, energy management). Reports to Director of Business and Finance and, when required, to Buildings and Grounds Committee with analysis of department activity, measures of facility performance, and is expected to identify opportunities for improvement on an ongoing basis.

Qualifications

  • Five years of related technical work experience is required, including a minimum of two years of experience in an educational setting. Related experience could entail construction, plant engineer, or facility management.
  • Proven personnel management skills and contractor management experience, with aptitude to judge quality of performance in all major technical trades and personal experience in at least one technical trade (carpentry, mechanical, electrical, structural). Technology user skills sufficient to prepare reports in Excel and Word, and aptitude to operate BAS (building automation system).
  • Communication skills (oral and written) and confidence in conveying information to all types of members of the community, including teachers, administrators, trustees, parents, students.
  • Ability to adapt behavior to function effectively in the institution’s culture.
  • Commitment to the institution’s needs and readiness to respond 24/7/365 as reasonable and necessary.
  • College or trade school degree or equivalent experience required, preferably in one of the following disciplines: Industrial Management, Construction Management, Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or Architecture.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Frequently lift equipment and materials weighing 50 pounds or more.
  • Crawl, climb ladders, twist, turn and reach in completing a variety of job duties.
  • Work outside in hot or cold conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Work in wide variety of environments as found in all areas of the school.

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LOWER SCHOOL DIRECTOR
2018-2019

Rossman School is seeking an experienced leader for its Lower School (grades JK-2), beginning August 1, 2018. The Lower School Director works closely with the Head of School, the Upper School Director and the senior administrative team to fulfill the school’s mission — Rossman School provides a strong, well-balanced education in a nurturing school community committed to excellence.

The Lower School Director works collaboratively with the Upper School Director to ensure that the school’s curriculum and programs support the school’s mission and standards of excellence. The directors provide leadership for curriculum reviews, maintain the Curriculum Guide, and support the faculty in carrying out the curriculum. Rossman School uses Educational Records Bureau Comprehensive Testing Program 4 (ERB CTP-4) as a tool to assess the progress of individual students and classes as well as the overall academic program. The Upper and Lower School directors carefully analyze school-wide test results on an annual basis and share their findings with the Board, faculty and parent body. They engage in regular professional development in order to stay abreast of current best practices and thoughtfully apply this knowledge to the school’s curriculum.

Strong relations between the Lower School Director and faculty are critical to the school’s continuing growth. The Lower School Director supports homeroom and specialty teachers for JK through second grade as they carry out the curriculum by observing classes and providing consistent feedback. The Upper and Lower School Directors encourage the growth of all faculty members by organizing in-service workshops, leading division meetings, and informing the faculty of external professional development opportunities. They also support teachers new to Rossman School through the New Teacher Program.

Rossman School believes in meeting the needs of individual children. The school’s unique team teaching model supports this goal by lowering student-teacher ratios and enabling teachers to differentiate curriculum on a daily basis. The Upper and Lower School Directors work collaboratively with the faculty to develop productive “team teaching” as defined by the school and maximize differentiation of curriculum. Additionally, the Lower School Director works closely with the Learning Specialist and Lower School faculty to meet more specific needs of individual children. This work includes facilitating student review meetings, communicating with parents, providing a historical perspective of children’s progress, and determining action plans for individual students.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience as an elementary school teacher and possess a love and understanding of lower school children. This individual will demonstrate a dedication to honesty, kindness, respect, and responsibility — the pillars of Rossman’s character program — in his/her interactions with children and adults. He/She will have a record of collaborative leadership working with teachers and administrators to further a school’s mission. He/She will possess strong written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to successfully and wisely navigate student/teacher, parent/teacher and teacher/teacher issues. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong work ethic, flexibility, adaptability, poise, and an overall commitment to a child’s academic and social growth. Experience in an independent school is not required. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with other area independent schools and an applicant’s experience. A master’s degree is preferred.

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