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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 Positions

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

Upper School Principal

Carolina Day School seeks an innovative, dynamic, and compassionate academic leader for our Upper School division of approximately 220 students and 25 faculty members. The position will officially begin July 1, 2019.  


Carolina Day School is a Pre-K/12 secular, independent school in Asheville, North Carolina. CDS enrolls approximately 660 students across four divisions: Lower School (PreK-5), Middle School (6-8), Upper School (9-12), and Key School (for students with language-based learning differences in grades 2-8). 


Carolina Day Upper School is known for its strong, innovative college preparatory program and unique culture of learning. Relationships between and among students and faculty have been the heart of the school’s success since its inception. The school is in an exciting era of strategic growth as we continue to strengthen both our pedagogy and facilities. Carolina Day recently became a member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium and seeks a principal who is passionately invested in helping develop our culture of thinking by implementing a deep learning model of education. Carolina Day is in the process of designing new and innovative learning spaces that will enhance and support programs in the Upper School.


The Upper School principal works in partnership with the administration to develop and align strategic goals and vision for the future, as per the school’s mission and nine core beliefs.

We seek a collaborative learner and leader, passionate and supportive of our mission and culture, who is adept at leading a group of dedicated teachers with the ultimate goal of preparing our students “to make a meaningful difference in the world.”

The ideal candidate will have a successful track record as an independent school educator who is:

  • an instructional leader who is:

    • well-versed in current educational pedagogy and innovative program design;

    • skilled and experienced in furthering teacher professional growth and development;

    • knowledgeable of diverse learning styles and learning profiles.

  • a human-centered team leader who:

    • exemplifies a strong sense of empathy and compassion;

    • has a natural affability/instinct with young people;

    • is supportive and respectful of faculty experience and views;

    • demonstrates strong team-building ability.

  • a strong communicator and manager who:

    • listens and communicates effectively and consistently with all constituents (students, parents, teachers, etc);

    • displays excellent organizational skills;

    • collaborates with admission and marketing departments on special Upper School events and open houses;

    • works effectively with the school’s leadership team, especially in regard to attracting and retaining quality teachers, staff, and students.

We invite candidates to consider becoming part of the Carolina Day School community by submitting a:

  • résumé;

  • list of references;

  • compelling response to the following prompt: “Describe how you would implement an exciting new program or idea as principal of the CDS Upper School.”

Please submit information to by October 1, 2018.  This is a confidential process; Carolina Day will not contact references until finalist candidates are selected.  

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