Careers at Sussex

Faculty and staff at Sussex are highly engaged and enjoy the flexibility, challenge, and creativity associated with progressive education. "Thinking uncommonly and acting exceptionally” is a shared ethos of students and staff.

The following positions are open at Sussex:

Fifth–Eighth-Grade STEM Teacher

40 hours/week; Salary ranges depending on education and experience; position includes benefits 2021/2022 school year.

 

Major Duties

  • Teach two 5th/6th and two 7th/8th mixed-grade STEM classes

  • Lead an after-school STEM-oriented program (coding, robotics, etc.)

 

Required Qualifications

  • A degree in a science-related field and three or more years of teaching experience or

  • A teaching license with at least one year of STEM or STEM-related teaching experience 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in STEM education or science-related field;

  • Experience teaching middle school science;

  • Strong skills in teaching applications of science, including an emphasis on using appropriate technology and hands-on learning;

  • Passion for and a strong understanding of student-centered, differentiated instruction;

  • Commitment to progressive teaching/learning with or without the use of textbooks;

  • An ability to work closely and communicate effectively with all Sussex School community stakeholders.

If you wish to join our fun and hardworking team, please send a cover letter, résumé, and three references (names or letters are fine) to Co-Director Daphne Braun at employ@sussexschool.org.

 

Fifth-Eighth-Grade Social Studies Teacher

  • 35–40 hours/week; Salary depending on education and experience; position includes benefits 

Job Description

The social studies curriculum at Sussex School is centered on creating informed and participatory global citizens. To that end, students explore the past and its legacy, issues of power and governance, fundamentals of rights and justice, and how geography, the environment, and humans have shaped our world. Sussex students learn the interplay of the social sciences in society through inquiry-based projects grounded in essential questions that create depth and meaning.

 

Middle School social studies at Sussex School follows the idea that social studies is an interdisciplinary class that utilizes the social sciences to engage students in considered thought, critical analysis, and supported argument. Persuasive speaking and writing and using critical analysis frameworks are emphasized. Learning for Justice and Historical Teaching Standards are used to support curriculum decisions.  

 

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in education or social-studies-related academic field;

  • Two (2) years of experience teaching middle school students;

  • Passion for and a strong understanding of student-centered, differentiated instruction;

  • Commitment to progressive teaching/learning with or without the use of textbooks, and the ability to employ developmentally appropriate teaching methods, materials, and workload expectations for students in grades 5–8;

  • An ability to work closely and communicate effectively with all Sussex School community stakeholders;

  •  A commitment to appreciating a variety of perspectives offered by individual viewpoints, disciplines, identities, and cultural understandings;

  • Demonstrated ability to support a positive classroom and staff culture.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching license (any state);

  • Two years of middle school teaching experience in social studies;

  • Advanced degree in education or social-studies-related field.

 

If you wish to join our fun and hardworking team, please send a cover letter, résumé, and three references (names or letters are fine) to Co-Director Joellen Shannon at employ@sussexschool.org. Position is open until filled.

Advancement Manager

20 hours/week

Major Duties include:

 

FUNDRAISING/DEVELOPMENT:

  • Organize and coordinate all fundraising efforts at Sussex. 

  • Ensure that Sussex meets or exceeds the budgeted target for the annual fund.  

  • Plan and execute all fundraising events, including but not limited to the Winter Auction, Grandparent and Friend Day, Ecothon.

  • Create and distribute the school’s Annual Report.

  • Coordinate the Annual Letter Drive.

  • Write letters of appreciation to all benefactors and current parents who give to the school.

  • Participate in the Advancement Committee to deliver new fundraising ideas.

  • Actively engage alumni to help support fundraising efforts.

 

MARKETING:

  • Organize and lead all marketing efforts at Sussex. 

  • Oversee and implement all school marketing, including event marketing, utilizing social media platforms, website management, and enhancement and placement of Sussex stories in local media.

  • Ensure the school has a frequent presence on social media.

  • Distribute marketing information to local preschools.

  • Work with the Administrative Staff to ensure that the school’s office is professional and welcoming to prospective and current families.

  • Define and coordinate consistently branded internal and external communication strategies of the school.

  • Work with Head and faculty on consistent and effective internal messaging.

  • Oversee production and distribution of external school communications.

  • Lead the Advancement Committee to evaluate the effectiveness of school communications and marketing.

 

ADMISSIONS:

  • Generate potential new enrollees.

  • Provide information on Sussex and its enrollment policies to prospective students and families.

  • Attend and host recruiting events.

  • Create promotional literature for the purpose of admissions.

  • Lead and create opportunities for tours of the school.

 

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • 3-5 years experience in marketing, communications, and development/fundraising.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills.

  • Experience with fundraising software, CRM.

  • Experience in website editing, preferable the WIX platform.

  • A proven track record of successful fundraising.

  • Experience with graphic design and the Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Sales and customer service experience.

  • Experience managing social media and public relations for a mission-driven organization/non-profit.

  • An ability to work closely and communicate effectively with all school community stakeholders.

  • Enthusiasm for progressive education.

  • Possess an affable nature with the ability to build relationships with prospective families, team members, and donors.

 

If you wish to join our fun and hardworking team, please send a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Co-Director Joellen Shannon at employ@sussexschool.org.

Substitutes

Substitutes for all grades are needed at Sussex. Please send a resume to employ@sussexschool.org.

To Apply

 
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