Employment

Founded in 1926, Wooster School is a co-educational, 5-12, college preparatory day school with an enrollment of approximately 350 students. The school is located in Danbury, Connecticut and, by design, educates students with diverse academic abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and ethnicities. Wooster is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.

While Wooster’s traditions of self-help and relationship-building have long been recognized as strengths, our more recent commitment to innovative approaches to teaching and learning are making us a leader in the independent school world. We are committed to a learner-centered environment for our students, and to exploring the full potential of competency-based and personalized teaching and learning.

Wooster School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we provide a work environment that welcomes diversity. In addition to a competitive salary, employees receive retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short and long term disability and life insurance benefits.

All employees are subject to a criminal background check before any contractual offer is final. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required by all employees.

Spanish Teacher - Temporary Leave Replacement

Position Description

Wooster School seeks a full-time Spanish teacher to fill a temporary leave, with a strong background and experience in the teaching of Spanish. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree, knowledge of and experience with ACTFL standards and competencies, teaching experience at both the Middle and Upper School levels, and a capacity, flexibility, and desire to teach across grade levels and divisions. Candidates should be curious students of the art and science of teaching and learning, particularly in the context of competency-based education and personalized instruction. They should demonstrate a flexible, positive, and can-do disposition, and should have experience and be interested in innovative teaching and the use of technology.

The Role

Full-time Wooster teachers:

  • Teach five sections of Upper or Middle School Spanish
  • Participate in student-focused programs such as: advisory, chapel, community meals, and clubs
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through continued professional development
  • Commit to designing culturally responsive curricula and experiences in collaboration with our Equity and Justice Center

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time temporary leave replacement position. Salaries are competitive with the local independent schools. All employees are subject to a criminal background check before any contractual offer is final. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required by all employees.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:

Diane Martin, Director of Divisions
diane.martin@woosterschool.org

Head Varsity Girls Soccer Coach

Position Description

Wooster School seeks a Head Varsity Girls Soccer Coach for the Fall 2022 Season running from 8/23/22 - 11/20/22. The ideal candidate will have coaching experience at the high school and/or club level. They should have experience working with students in grades 6-12 as a coach or teacher. The position is an extension of the classroom and the candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to teach players in a positive manner. Candidates should be interested in working and learning with other Wooster coaches and staff in a collegial manner to maximize the experience for the players. They should demonstrate a flexible, positive, can-do disposition that translates to the playing field.

The Role

Head Varsity Girls Soccer Coach:

  • Plan and attend Varsity practices Monday - Friday: 3:45 - 5:30 pm
  • Create daily practice plans
  • Attend all games as per the Wooster Varsity Girls Soccer schedule
  • Create a positive environment for players, coaches and parents
  • Manage daily practice and game days
  • CPR and First Aid Certification required

Salary & Benefits

This is a part-time position. Salaries are competitive with local independent schools. All employees are subject to a criminal background check before any contractual offer is final. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required by all employees.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Jeff Carone, Director of Athletics
jeff.carone@woosterschool.org

Assistant Varsity Girls Soccer Coach

Position Description

Wooster School seeks an Assistant Varsity Girls Soccer Coach for the Fall 2022 Season running from 8/23/22 - 11/20/22. The ideal candidate will have coaching experience at the high school and/or club level. They should have experience working with students in grades 6-12 as a coach or teacher. The position is an extension of the classroom and the candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to teach players in a positive manner. Candidates should be interested in working and learning with other Wooster coaches and staff in a collegial manner to maximize the experience for the players. They should demonstrate a flexible, positive, can-do disposition that translates to the playing field.

The Role

Assistant Varsity Girls Soccer Coach:

  • Plan and attend Varsity practices Monday - Friday: 3:45 - 5:30 pm
  • Assist the Head Coach in creating daily practice plans
  • Attend all games as per the Wooster Varsity Girls Soccer schedule
  • Create a positive environment for players, coaches and parents
  • Assist game management
  • CPR and First Aid Certification required

Salary & Benefits

This is a part-time position. Salaries are competitive with local independent schools. All employees are subject to a criminal background check before any contractual offer is final. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required by all employees.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Jeff Carone, Director of Athletics
jeff.carone@woosterschool.org

Assistant Volleyball Coach

Position Description

Wooster School seeks an Assistant Volleyball Coach for the Fall Season running from 9/6/22 - 11/18/22. The position includes coaching the Wooster 3rds volleyball team and also assisting coaching the Varsity team. The ideal candidate will have volleyball coaching experience at the high school and/or youth level. They should have experience working with students in grades 6-12 as a coach or teacher. The position is an extension of the classroom and the candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to teach players in a positive manner. Candidates should be interested in working and learning from the Head Coach in a collegial manner to maximize the experience for the players. They should demonstrate a flexible, positive, can-do disposition that translates to the playing field.

The Role

Assistant Volleyball Coach:

  • Attend 3rds team practices Monday - Thursday; 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Attend all 3rds team games as per the Wooster athletics schedule
  • Create daily practice plans
  • Manage daily practice and game days
  • CPR and First Aid Certification required

Salary & Benefits

This is a part-time position. Salaries are competitive with local independent schools. All employees are subject to a criminal background check before any contractual offer is final. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required by all employees.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Jeff Carone, Director of Athletics
jeff.carone@woosterschool.org

School Psychologist - Temporary Leave Replacement

Position Description

The ideal applicant is someone who has experience with and a passion for working with Middle and Upper School students. Candidates should have at least two years counseling experience and preferably possess specific experience with adolescents. Wooster expects teachers to collaborate across departmental lines and to build and integrate curriculum. A commitment to lifelong learning, building relationships, creating compassion, and developing community are pillars of teaching and learning in this setting.

Expectations

  • Deliver direct social and emotional support for students through scheduled regular meetings, drop-ins as needed, and group conversations.
  • Support students in communicating their needs with peers, teachers, and family members.
  • Facilitate and support the use of strategies to regulate emotional concerns.
  • Work with and support teachers in developing classrooms that support student needs.
  • Work with admissions to review files and interview parents, students, outside providers.
  • Collaborate with families to assess and meet the social and emotional needs of their students.
  • Facilitate communication with families regarding crisis interventions, including medical leaves and return to school plans.
  • Provide direct SEL instruction for Middle School students.
  • Collaborate with outside mental health clinicians to support students in school.
  • Collaborate with multiple parties in the creation of Wooster Education Plans.
  • Work with the Student Life team, Deans and Director of Divisions, to support students re: behavioral concerns.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, coordinators, and directors for the well being of students.
  • Attend weekly student support meetings.

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time temporary leave replacement position. Salaries are competitive with the local independent schools. All employees are subject to a criminal background check before any contractual offer is final. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required by all employees.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:

Diane Martin, Director of Divisions
diane.martin@woosterschool.org

Athletic Trainer

Position Description

Wooster School is currently seeking a full-time Athletic Trainer to oversee all aspects of the athletic training needs of the Upper and Middle Schools. We seek a candidate with outstanding people skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment, prioritize and complete work with minimal supervision, while working closely as a team member in a school community. We value those who are curious about advancements in the athletic training field and want to work collaboratively with our staff, students, coaches, parents, and opponents. The ideal candidate will have the ability to maintain a professional code of conduct and be a positive role model for students

Responsibilities

  • Provide preventative care to Wooster School student-athletes and support coaches by caring for players’ sports-related injuries.
  • Administer primary clinical evaluations and subsequent treatment and rehabilitation programs.
  • Assess, treat, and manage concussions.
  • Partner with the athletic department regarding on-field protocols such as severe weather plans, concussion protocol, cervical spine injuries, emergency action plans, etc.
  • Supervise Middle and Upper School practices and home athletics events as well as some select away games.
  • Verify, review, and organize student physicals, health records, and parental release forms in conjunction with school nursing personnel and the athletic department to determine athletic eligibility.
  • Manage medical inventory and budgetary items.
  • Maintain a clean, professional, and welcoming training room.
  • Work closely with the athletic department administration in determining safety and medical concerns for athletics events, including EMS coverage, COVID-19 contract tracing/protocols, etc.
  • Administer and coordinate the ImPact testing for all student/athletes.
  • Coordinate and Instruct CPR/AED/First Aid certification classes for all coaches.
  • Works weekend, evening, and holiday hours as required during sports seasons.
  • Hands-on involvement with the rehabilitation process by performing a variety of treatments and rehabilitation procedures consistent with orthopedic care.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the athletic director.

Qualifications

  • Experience working on and/or leading a team of sports medicine support staff in partnership with an athletic department.
  • NATABOC certification. Licensed, or eligible to be licensed, as an athletic trainer in CT.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a health-related course of study.
  • Current CPR/AED/First Aid certification required.
  • Physical requirements include lifting (up to 75 pounds), carrying, driving, climbing, the ability to move distances within and between buildings and fields, and the ability to work in extreme heat and cold temperatures

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time, 10 month exempt position. Salaries are competitive with local independent schools. A competitive benefits package includes retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short and long-term disability, and life insurance. All employees are subject to a criminal background check before any contractual offer is final. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required by all employees.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:

Jeff Carone, Director of Athletics
jeff.carone@woosterschool.org

Spanish Teaching Fellowship

Position Description

Wooster School seeks aspiring Spanish teaching candidates to participate in our Teaching Fellowship Program. The Teaching Fellowship Program is a supportive program designed to equip Teaching Fellows with the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become a transformational teacher. Candidates for the Teaching Fellowship will commit to a two-year program and participate in the academic, student-life, and extracurricular activities of Wooster School. Of particular interest are recent college graduates of color from our local geographic area, who feel the call to teach.

Teaching Fellows commit to a full-time role in our two-year program, which includes preparation for and teaching of 2-3 classes per trimester under the supervision of a Mentor Teacher, participation in Wooster’s Teacher Learning Program, and additional responsibilities such as coaching, club supervision, and tutoring. Fellows will be expected to work for Wooster School’s typical teacher school year, with additional summer work for those who choose to pursue their Master’s degree.

Deep curiosity about the science and practice of teaching and learning, affinity for young people, flexibility and collaborative skills are essential. For the cohort starting in the 2022-23 school year, Wooster is particularly interested in teachers of Middle School level Spanish.

The Role

The Teaching Fellow will

  • Teach 2 or 3 Spanish courses with support from a Mentor Teacher
  • Participate in student-focused programs such as: advisory, chapel, community meals, and clubs
  • Play a role in our extracurricular and athletics programming
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through continued professional development
  • Commit to designing culturally responsive curricula and experiences in collaboration with our Equity and Justice Center

Salary & Benefits

Teaching Fellows will receive a $30,000 stipend and full health benefits.

Master’s Degree

Teaching Fellows have the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in the Independent Schools Teacher Leadership Program at Mount Holyoke College, funded by Wooster School.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Joulé Bazemore, Director of The Equity and Justice Center
joule.bazemore@woosterschool.org


The Independent Schools Fellowship at Mount Holyoke College is a specialized course of study designed for full-time educators working in independent schools who want to enhance their teaching and/or prepare for leadership roles. Enrolled students choose from two tracks: one focused on teaching pedagogy and the other centered on honing leadership skills.

Spanish Teacher

Position Description

Wooster School seeks a full-time Spanish teacher with a strong background and experience in the teaching of Spanish. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree, knowledge of and experience with ACTFL standards and competencies, teaching experience at both the Middle and Upper School levels, and a capacity, flexibility, and desire to teach across grade levels and divisions. Candidates should be curious students of the art and science of teaching and learning, particularly in the context of competency-based education and personalized instruction. They should demonstrate a flexible, positive, and can-do disposition, and should have experience and be interested in innovative teaching and the use of technology.

The Role

Full-time Wooster teachers:

  • Teach five sections of Upper or Middle School Spanish
  • Participate in student-focused programs such as: advisory, chapel, community meals, and clubs
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through continued professional development
  • Commit to designing culturally responsive curricula and experiences in collaboration with our Equity and Justice Center

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salaries are competitive with local independent schools. A competitive benefits package includes retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short and long-term disability, and life insurance. All employees are subject to a criminal background check before any contractual offer is final. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required by all employees.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:

Diane Martin, Director of Divisions
diane.martin@woosterschool.org

Teaching Fellowship

Position Description

Wooster School seeks aspiring teaching candidates to participate in our Teaching Fellowship Program. The Teaching Fellowship Program is a supportive program designed to equip Teaching Fellows with the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become a transformational teacher. Candidates for the Teaching Fellowship will commit to a two-year program and participate in the academic, student-life, and extracurricular activities of Wooster School. Of particular interest are recent college graduates of color from our local geographic area, who feel the call to teach.

Teaching Fellows commit to a full-time role in our two-year program, which includes preparation for and teaching of 2-3 classes per trimester under the supervision of a Mentor Teacher, participation in Wooster’s Teacher Learning Program, and additional responsibilities such as coaching, club supervision, and tutoring. Fellows will be expected to work for Wooster School’s typical teacher school year, with additional summer work for those who choose to pursue their Master’s degree.

Deep curiosity about the science and practice of teaching and learning, affinity for young people, flexibility and collaborative skills are essential. While open to candidates interested in all academic disciplines in either the Middle or Upper Schools, for the cohort starting in the 2022-23 school year, Wooster is particularly interested in teachers of Spanish and Mathematics.

The Role

The Teaching Fellow will

  • Teach 2 or 3 courses with support from a Mentor Teacher
  • Participate in student-focused programs such as: advisory, chapel, community meals, and clubs
  • Play a role in our extracurricular and athletics programming
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through continued professional development
  • Commit to designing culturally responsive curricula and experiences in collaboration with our Equity and Justice Center

Salary & Benefits

Teaching Fellows will receive a $30,000 stipend and full health benefits.

Master’s Degree

Teaching Fellows have the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in the Independent Schools Teacher Leadership Program at Mount Holyoke College, funded by Wooster School.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Joulé Bazemore, Director of The Equity and Justice Center
joule.bazemore@woosterschool.org


The Independent Schools Fellowship at Mount Holyoke College is a specialized course of study designed for full-time educators working in independent schools who want to enhance their teaching and/or prepare for leadership roles. Enrolled students choose from two tracks: one focused on teaching pedagogy and the other centered on honing leadership skills.

Director of College Guidance

Position Description

Wooster School is currently seeking a full-time Director of College Guidance to oversee all aspects of the Office and ensure a comprehensive process for grades 8-12. We seek a candidate with a can-do disposition, who is positive and flexible in the myriad ways a small independent school necessitates. A thorough understanding of selective college admissions processes and trends as they relate to financial aid, the visual and performing arts, and athletics, is a must, and experience as a classroom teacher is preferred. We value those who are curious about how the changing landscape of higher education may change our responsibilities as 5-12 educators. Candidates must be willing to be flexible with evening commitments as needed. A Master's degree is preferred, as is experience managing personnel in a College Guidance Office. A minimum of five years experience in College Guidance is required.

Responsibilities

Leadership and Representation

  • Prepare extensive summary reports analyzing college admissions results for Wooster students.
  • Travel to national and regional conferences, and visit colleges in order to stay current in the field.
  • Supervise the Associate Director of College Guidance.
  • Co-construct and lead student, parent, faculty, and Board of Trustees education, including evening seminars, designed to assist in understanding and navigating the college admissions process.
  • Oversee and coordinate college guidance events: e.g., Senior College Application Workshop Day, spring College Fair and Interviewing Session, fall speaker series, the spring/summer college tour, etc.

Manage Caseload of Juniors and Seniors

  • Manage a caseload of approximately 30-40 juniors and 30-40 seniors to provide individualized and comprehensive support focused on helping students enroll in a great fit college.
  • Develop college lists to meet student (and family) needs and expectations, and advise students on the best potential college fit as linked to their academic, athletic, artistic, and family outlook.
  • Review, edit, and support the development and writing of resumes, college essays, and scholarship applications.
  • Write and coordinate student profiles/recommendations for each senior applying to college.

Teach Courses Related to College Process and Wayfinding

  • Coordinate and co-teach our Junior College Guidance Seminar and Senior College Guidance Seminar courses, in collaboration with the Associate Director of College Guidance and other colleagues.
  • Elective offerings in specific areas of expertise or interest are also encouraged.

Other Responsibilities

  • Oversee and facilitate standardized testing for 9th - 12th grade students, and coordinate accommodations for those with learning plans.
  • Participate in various student-focused programs such as: advisory, chapel, community meals, and clubs.
  • Commit to designing culturally responsive curricula and experiences in collaboration with our Equity and Justice Center.
  • Establish and maintain lines of communication with national and international colleges and universities.
  • Coordinate college admissions visits to school.
  • Other duties as assigned: e.g., direct or shared coordination of School Profile.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through continued professional development.

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salaries are competitive with local independent schools. A competitive benefits package includes retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short and long-term disability, and life insurance. All employees are subject to a criminal background check before any contractual offer is final. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required by all employees.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:

Diane Martin, Director of Divisions
diane.martin@woosterschool.org

Substitute Teachers

Wooster School is looking for substitute teachers with teacher training and experience with students in grades 5th through 12th. Please send resumes and letter of interest to Mary Beth Brady at mary.beth.brady@woosterschool.org.

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