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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

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

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

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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