South Kent School, established in 1923, is a college preparatory school for boys in grades 9 through 12 nestled in the hills of picturesque northwestern Connecticut.  South Kent School prepares young men to succeed in college and thrive as thoughtful and engaged citizens in a rapidly changing and intensely competitive world.

Stand-out features of South Kent:

  • Challenge-based learning techniques encourage students to solve real-world problems by employing the principles they learn
  • 600 acre campus with 10 miles of bike trails, two ponds, a working farm, and a teaching kitchen
  • A strong international student presence offers unique opportunities for cross-cultural learning and the development of international contacts
  • Elite level athletic programs that foster an overall environment of physical and mental fitness

If you are interested in employment opportunities, please submit your resume to Phil Darrin, Director of Student Success, at [email protected]

Open Faculty and Staff Positions:

South Kent School will be hiring for the following positions beginning in July of 2019

Education and Training

Must have at least a bachelors degree in science or related major, masters preferred.  Additional experience teaching, living in a boarding school community, and coaching athletics also preferred but not required.  

Responsibilities

Teach a range of science courses with a focus on Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Science - Biology being most important.

To fulfill other customary duties of teachers at the school:

  • dormitory supervision
  • dining hall supervision
  • Coaching sports/supervising afternoon activities
  • weekend duties
  • advisor to students
  • communication with parents of students and advisees
  • participation in all other co-curricular programs of the school, including chapel

Qualifications and Skills Needed

In addition to proficiency in science and a strong background in technology, the instructor must:

  • Work well with, and relate to high school boys
  • Convey enthusiasm and excitement to help instill a desire to learn  
  • Teach adolescents the fundamental aspects of the science and associated skills
  • Commit to helping our boys thrive
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Use effective classroom management techniques
  • Understand how to improve and assess student progress
  • Employ effective strategies for integrating students of any skill level
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the head of school
  • Support the school and its leadership

Compensation

The full-time position comes with a competitive compensation package, including:

  • $40,000 salary
  • Housing
  • Meals while school is in session
  • Health Plan
  • Retirement Plan (for qualified applicants)
The primary goal of our mathematics program is to develop flexible, creative, and confident problem solvers who feel challenged at the appropriate cognitive level.  The curriculum requires each student to think logically, critically, and analytically. Teachers model resourceful and creative ways to approach unfamiliar problems so that students can become independent.  Students learn to articulate their steps in problem solving as well as how to assess correctness and appropriateness of solutions.

Ideal candidates are those who seek to partner with parents, collaborate with team members, demonstrate a commitment to professional growth, motivate students academically, and support students in developing their moral character.  A firm understanding of differentiated instruction and 21st century skills should drive this candidate’s instruction. Qualified candidates should have the understanding and ability to respond to the distinct needs of high school boys.

Preferred Professional Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in secondary math education, a degree in mathematics, or a related field.  Advanced degrees preferred.
  • Ability to manage a classroom while pulling small groups to differentiate instruction.
  • Previous high school teaching experience.
  • Familiarity with independent school culture.

 

Responsibilities

Teach a range of math courses with a focus on Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus.  Ability to teach higher level maths is a plus.

To fulfill other customary duties of teachers at the school:

  • dormitory supervision
  • dining hall supervision
  • coaching sports/supervising afternoon activities
  • weekend duties
  • advisor to students
  • communication with parents of students and advisees
  • participation in all other co-curricular programs of the school, including chapel

 

Qualifications and Skills Needed

In addition to proficiency in Math and a strong background in technology, the instructor must:

  • Work well with, and relate to high school boys
  • Convey enthusiasm and excitement to help instill a desire to learn  
  • Teach adolescents the fundamental aspects of the Math and associated skills
  • Commit to helping our boys thrive
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Use effective classroom management techniques
  • Understand how to improve and assess student progress
  • Employ effective strategies for integrating students of any skill level
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the head of school
  • Support the school and its leadership

Compensation

The full-time position comes with a competitive compensation package, including:

  • $35,000 base salary - additional compensation based upon degrees and experience
  • Housing - depending on availability
  • Meals while school is in session
  • Health Plan
  • Retirement Plan (for qualified applicants)

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Phillip Darrin, Dean of Student Success, at [email protected]

Ideal candidates are those who seek to partner with parents, collaborate with team members, demonstrate a commitment to professional growth, motivate students academically, and support students in developing their moral character.  A firm understanding of differentiated instruction and 21st century skills should drive this candidate’s instruction. Qualified candidates should have the understanding and ability to respond to the distinct needs of high school boys.

Preferred Professional Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in secondary English education, a degree in English, or a related field.  Advanced degrees preferred.
  • Ability to manage a classroom while pulling small groups to differentiate instruction.
  • Previous high school teaching experience.
  • Familiarity with independent school culture.

Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a team in the 4th form core, teaching up to 5 sections.
  • Focus on theme: Who am I in the Community?
  • Work with other English teaching faculty to build a skills-based English program.
  • Design course using modern concepts and research
  • Fulfill other customary duties of teachers at the school:
    • dormitory supervision
    • dining hall supervision
    • Coaching sports/supervising afternoon activities
    • weekend duties
    • advisor to students
    • communication with parents of students and advisees
    • participation in all other co-curricular programs of the school, including chapel

Qualifications and Skills Needed

In addition to proficiency in English and a strong background in technology, the instructor must:

  • Work well with, and relate to high school boys
  • Convey enthusiasm and excitement to help instill a desire to learn  
  • Teach adolescents the fundamental aspects of the English and associated skills
  • Commit to helping our boys thrive
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Use effective classroom management techniques
  • Understand how to improve and assess student progress
  • Employ effective strategies for integrating students of any skill level
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the head of school
  • Support the school and its leadership

Compensation

The full-time position comes with a competitive compensation package, including:

  • $35,000 base salary - additional compensation based upon degrees and experience
  • Housing - depending on availability
  • Meals while school is in session
  • Health Plan
  • Retirement Plan (for qualified applicants)

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Phillip Darrin, Dean of Student Success, at [email protected]

Ideal candidates are those who seek to partner with parents, collaborate with team members, demonstrate a commitment to professional growth, motivate students academically, and support students in developing their moral character.  A firm understanding of differentiated instruction and 21st century skills should drive this candidate’s instruction. Qualified candidates should have the understanding and ability to respond to the distinct needs of high school boys.

Preferred Professional Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in academic support or a related field.  Advanced degrees preferred.
  • Previous school support experience.
  • Familiarity with independent school culture.

Responsibilities

The learning specialist will:

  • Partner proactively with faculty and administration to support students with different learning styles and teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs.
  • Observe and evaluate individual students displaying academic or behavioral difficulties and assess their learning strengths and challenges.
  • Direct one-on-one or small-group instruction.
  • Develop and write student accommodation/learning plans with long-term goals and specific objectives.
  • Provide regular written student-progress reports to the school and parents with assessment results and recommendations of diagnostic testing and remedial programs for learning-related issues.
  • Maintain confidential student records and keep accurate documentation of sessions, meetings, and assessments.
  • Initiate and schedule parent conferences as needed.
  • Recommend in-school and community resources for identified students.
  • Work with professionals outside the school to support students.
  • Coordinate and facilitate communication between student, family, school, and other involved professionals.
  • Secure standardized testing accommodations for qualifying students.
  • Network with learning specialists at other independent schools.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities.
  • Attend conferences and professional meetings in order to remain current with industry trends.
  • Participate in committee, department, and staff meetings as well as school-sponsored events that would benefit from your area of expertise.
  • Be involved in the school community at large.
  • Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Head of School.
  • Fulfill other customary duties of teachers at the school:
    • dormitory supervision
    • dining hall supervision
    • Coaching sports/supervising afternoon activities
    • weekend duties
    • advisor to students
    • communication with parents of students and advisees
    • participation in all other co-curricular programs of the school, including chapel

Qualifications and Skills Needed

In addition to proficiency in academic support and a strong background in technology, the Director must:

  • Work well with, and relate to high school boys
  • Convey enthusiasm and excitement to help instill a desire to learn  
  • Teach adolescents the fundamental aspects of the English and associated skills
  • Commit to helping our boys thrive
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Use effective classroom management techniques
  • Understand how to improve and assess student progress
  • Employ effective strategies for integrating students of any skill level
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the head of school
  • Support the school and its leadership

Compensation

The full-time position comes with a competitive compensation package, including:

  • $35,000 base salary - additional compensation based upon degrees and experience
  • Housing - depending on availability
  • Meals while school is in session
  • Health Plan
  • Retirement Plan (for qualified applicants)

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Phillip Darrin, Dean of Student Success, at [email protected]

This position is an entry level position ideal for a recent graduate looking to gain experience working for a private school or to build a portfolio of professional work. Strong writing skills and the ability to tell a compelling story are a must. In this position you will be expected to be an active member of the South Kent School community and to produce content that reflects the activities and spirit of the school. A background in communications is a plus, and candidates will be expected to improve their talents and acquire new skills throughout their employment at SKS.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills with keen attention to detail
  • Creative flair
  • Copywriting experience
  • Videography experience
Beneficial
  • Experience in managing social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram)
  • Proficiency in video, web, and print production software
Software knowledge preferred includes:
  • Final Cut/Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator/Acrobat)
  • Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Powerpoint
  • Mac and Windows OS
  • Standard Web Browsers

Responsibilities include:

Writing (1-3 per week)
  • Short articles about SKS happenings
  • Articles for The Hillside
  • Press Releases
  • Student, Alumni, and Faculty Interviews
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Coordinate Email Newsletter
Video (1-3 per month)
  • Development videos (About 4 per year)
  • Youtube ads
  • Documenting SKS happenings
  • Student, Alumni, and Faculty Interviews
Student Broadcasting and Instruction (5-6 per week)
  • Instruct students on:
    • Broadcast techniques
    • Video Editing
    • Social Media
  • Coordinate broadcasts
Social Media (Daily)
  • Document and post school happenings
  • Promote upcoming events
  • Plan and coordinate schedule
  • Track performance and interact with community
Website (Ongoing/as needed)
  • Publish content
  • Edit pages
  • Monitor and update content as needed
  • Manage Athletic/Academic Calendar
Photography (Bonus skill but not most important)
  • Community events
  • Supporting photos for writing and video projects
Community
  • Dorm Duty
  • Participate with
    • Classes and academic events
    • Alumni Events
    • Community Events
    • Athletic Events
  • Assist with preparations for the School’s centennial, SKS: The First Century
  • Assist with Archives Room
  • Driving (Must get Public Service License)
  • Coordinate and Implement Programming (Depending on ability)

Compensation

This full-time position qualifies for medical and retirement benefits as well as paid time off (vacation, personal, holiday, and sick), working a flexible schedule based on the need, including occasional weekend work. The starting rate of pay for this position will be based on experience and may include housing.

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]

We want to see a wide range of your work, please include the following if you have them:

  • Print (or multimedia with heavy print element) stories
  • Press release
  • Marketing copywriting
  • Video
  • Photo gallery or series of photos with captions