Beaver is expanding the nature of school. Our mindset and approach to teaching places at the center the student experience by providing opportunities for them to be co-creators of their own learning. We are committed to providing an educational environment in tune with the real world and with doing real work. If a student’s passions and interests are ignited and fueled while they are here, we know they’ll go on to be the change-makers and future-shapers this world needs. We take that work seriously and we work diligently to promote success for everyone.
Beaver Country Day School is seeking someone to join our Support Staff Team to begin in the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a part-time position.
Members of the Support Staff Team work closely with our Upper School in supervising students and supporting programming. The ideal candidate is organized, flexible, curious, energetic, interested in being part of a team and working alongside the students. The position is 15 hours per week, and lunch is provided.
Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)
Support students and faculty during the academic day in classes and activities
Cover classes as a substitute teacher when needed (additional compensation provided)
Complete various administrative tasks for various departments
Provide a visible presence to common areas during unscheduled times for students
Assist academic department teachers to organize inventory and set-up and breakdown materials used for student labs and Research + Design Center activities
About Our School & Our People
We are not your typical independent school. Education is not traditionally seen as forward-thinking. But that's not the case at Beaver. We welcome change and seek feedback to continuously improve. Our "Launch, Test, Refine" mindset promotes flexibility, risk-taking, open-mindedness, and innovation. Our business is providing a future-focused education rooted in real world context and experience and our clients are our students.
The Beaver mindset and approach to teaching place our students at the center of learning experiences in all settings, curricular and co-curricular.
• Our students in grades 6-12 are interesting and passionate individuals, who, above all, are genuinely happy to be at Beaver. We provide students with opportunities to be co-creators of their learning, making it a deeper, more meaningful experience. We are committed to providing an educational environment in tune with the real world and doing authentic work.
• Our teachers and educational leaders are committed to—and excited about— expanding the nature of school, and igniting and fueling the passions of all our students.
• Our mindset is to make excellent mis...takes, launch/test/refine, and not be defined by binary thinking. Instead, we look to approach things from a both/and outlook: tradeoffs don’t have to be the answer and instead, that’s where creativity comes in. We are a community of creative thinkers and doers.
• Our values include collaboration, partnership, and above all, creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for our community. This work is a priority and steadfast commitment. It is never “done”, and we will always make decisions with this at the core of who we are. For all Beaver students, faculty, staff and parents to feel a sense of belonging, it’s important that they see themselves reflected in the community, curriculum, and all our programming.
Our goal every day is to create a school that is making an impact – for our students, and for education as a whole. We don’t take that work lightly, we need people that are relentlessly committed to it and excited to do this work—together.