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Carolina Day School, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, is an independent, Pre-K/12, secular, college preparatory school. CDS enrolls approximately 658 students across four divisions: Lower School (Pre-K/5), Key School (2-8, for students with language-based learning differences), Middle School (6-8), and Upper School (9-12). 

Working at Carolina Day School means being part of a strong community steeped in a passion for learning. We are committed to our students and families, and to each other. We recruit only the best and brightest for our team of professional educators and administrative staff. 

At Carolina Day, we are committed to building a faculty, student body, and school culture which reflect the diversity of the greater world around us. Diversity adds quality to our community by cultivating a richness of ideas, a broadening of perspectives and a respect for others. 

Carolina Day School has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, Carolina Day School does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender, or any other characteristic.


How to Apply

To apply, please send a current resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications to employment@carolinaday.orgPlease include the position title in the subject line. 

Application For Employment


Current Jobs at Carolina Day School

Lower School Music Teacher (PK-Grade 5)

For the 2018-19  school year, Carolina Day School is seeking an experienced, energetic, and dynamic Lower School Music Teacher (PK-Grade 5) for our division of approximately 225 students and 25 faculty members. In addition to teaching music, responsibilities will include recess, lunch, and carpool duty, serving on school committees, planning and supervising grade-level and division-level special events, and the opportunity to coach a team or teach an after-school class.  Candidates should be well versed in Inquiry Based Learning teaching pedagogy, innovative program design, and diverse learning styles and profiles.

Our ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Understand various learning styles and differentiate instruction accordingly

  • Experience managing and directing large-scale music productions with multi-age students

  • Strong understanding of music pedagogy & integrating music into the regular classroom

  • Willingness to collaborate with other music professionals, both on and off campus

  • Experience with Responsive Classroom is preferred, but not required

  • Provide extra support to students as needed

  • Work collaboratively and communicate well with parents, students, staff and administrators

  • Possess strong writing skills

  • Engage in professional development

  • Teaching experience in an independent school is preferred, but not required

  • Degree in Music Education (Elementary)

  • Master’s degree preferred, but not required


Americans with Disability Specifications:

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.





 

Key School Administrative Assistant and Key Learning Center Logistics Coordinator

The Key School Administrative Assistant will represent Key by creating a welcoming, professional environment in the Key School office. The administrative assistant will report directly to the Key School principal and represent our philosophy with the highest integrity.

This person (1) is committed to lifelong learning and is willing to embrace a philosophy of continuous improvement in our office systems, (2) seeks to stay informed about dyslexia / ADHD,  and, (3) possesses strong technology skills to maximize efficiency with Key School data management, communication, and the problem-solving requirements of the job that position us as a visionary learning environment.

Dependability, efficiency, empathy, creativity, integrity, people-skills, self-confidence in implementing high standards in office practices, and the ability to juggle several parcels of incoming information simultaneously are essential.  

This position will work full-time (40 hours a week) and will work year-round.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree as a minimum

  • 5 or more years experience in a school or office setting

  • Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Apps required

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are a must

  • References that verify integrity and professional confidentiality

 

Middle School Cross-country Coach

Carolina Day School (CDS) seeks a Middle School cross-country coach for the fall of 2018.

Job Classification: Part-time, stipend, seasonal

Supervisor: Athletic Director

Job Summary

The Middle School cross-country coach develops and upholds CDS mission and program philosophy while cultivating relationships within the CDS community. In this important role, the Middle School head coach works with the athletic director, middle school administrative staff, and varsity coaches to ensure our running program remains not only an important part of our middle school community but also helps to shape the path forward for our dynamic middle school student-athletes. Our next middle school head cross-country coach will be an energetic, compassionate, focused, and organized individual.

Essential Middle School Head Coach Duties

  • Instructs runners in techniques, strategy, and purpose of the sport.

  • Works directly with the varsity cross-country staff to align practice goals and training regimens to ensure our running program meets the emotional, competitive, and physical needs of our student-athletes.

  • Supervises student-athletes during practice and competition.

  • Working with our athletic training staff, follows established protocol in the event of an injury.

  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Models appropriate behavior and maintains professional conduct towards student-athletes, officials, parents, and spectators at all times.

  • Participates, as directed by the CDS athletic department, in special activities which include, parents nights, award ceremonies, and pep spirit assemblies.

Other Duties

  • Attends staff development meetings, clinics and other professional activities to improve coaching performance.

  • Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Athletic Director or other appropriate administrator.

  • Will be required to drive Carolina Day buses to and from athletic events, contests, practices, etc.

Job Specifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions. 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)

  • Experience as a cross-country coach at the middle school or high school is required.

  • Experience in the independent school world preferred.

  • Must possess effective coaching techniques and skills.

  • Must possess strong knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport.

  • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, parents, and students.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height; and to bend, to stoop, to sit on the floor, to climb stairs, to walk and to reach overhead. 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school environment or outdoors. Duties may be occasionally performed on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Supervision Exercised: Assistant Middle School Cross-Country Coach

Supervision Received: Athletic Director


Middle School Spanish Teacher

Carolina Day School seeks a dynamic Middle School Spanish teacher to join our World Language team for the 2018-19 school year. Specific curricular units will be determined based on the school’s needs while considering the candidate’s skills, knowledge, and interests. Additional responsibilities extend outside the classroom to include advising and involvement in student life.

Carolina Day emphasizes a collaborative, inquiry-based, and experiential approach to teaching and learning. CDS faculty are passionate about teaching and inspiring early adolescents- raising the bar for them to think critically and creatively and to excel in and out of the classroom. Candidates should demonstrate content expertise along with the ability to design varied, differentiated learning experiences and assessments. Competitive candidates are practitioners focused on professional growth who value designing and implementing innovative pedagogical initiatives. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and management skills are essential, along with the willingness to participate fully in the community beyond the classroom.

Additional Duties And Responsibilities

Accomplishes all tasks as appropriate. Other duties outside this description may be assigned as necessary.

 

Qualifications

Must possess a bachelor's degree; with a master’s degree preferred. NC certification/licensure is not required.

 

Americans with Disability Specifications:

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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