A family based in Southampton, NY is seeking a communicative, creative, and hardworking private educator to collaborate with them in designing a homeschool from the ground up for their family and a group around 10 elementary-aged children!
Their 6-year-old has been attending private school, and the family has been homeschooling since COVID began. They have prioritized a balance of progressive and traditional approaches to education that meet the New York state requirements and social-emotional learning. They are eager to bring on an experienced, innovative teacher to help them design and/or select a tailored curriculum and truly build a “classroom” from the ground up with them for roughly 10 children at a time. They value a classroom environment that is challenging yet warm and friendly, with differentiation of instruction to meet each child’s educational needs. The families take COVID-19 seriously and will be participating in regular testing and outside personal safety practices. However, the children and teacher will not be wearing masks in this homeschooling community.
This position is ideal for an experienced educator who is creative, organized, has excellent communication skills, and can take the wheels and run with creating a classroom from scratch, designed around meeting New York State’s homeschool requirements and learning objectives. This educator will be an integral piece of the classroom’s development, including designing/selecting a tailored curriculum and collaborating with the family to ensure the classroom is stocked (from desk chairs to books to art supplies!). Someone with strong administrative and interpersonal communication skills will be key as they will be charged with managing and meeting state requirements on schedule, as well as providing parent progress updates and participating in interviewing and training an assistant teacher. A collaborative mindset will be important! A candidate who is well-versed and highly experienced in elementary classroom education including all general ed courses and social-emotional learning, and who is passionate about staying up-to-date with the latest research will thrive in this role
This is a full-time position of 40-50 hours/week with private, separate accommodations provided. The general schedule will fall on Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 4pm. Flexibility will be essential to adapt alongside the position! The family is offering a competitive compensation package including $100k+/year that is commensurate with experience, health, dental, and vision insurance, 401k contributions, PTO, and a public transportation pass. The position will begin in late August/early September (start date is flexible), and the family hopes for a 1-year contract with the potential to extend.
This position is open to all Adventure Nannies candidates who are legally able to work in the US, and possess a valid driver’s license, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in an education-related field, and elementary classroom experience. This family is happy to consider relocation candidates for this position. Out of respect for the privacy of the families we work with, we cannot provide any additional information about this position other than what has already been provided in the job description. If you are interested in learning more about the position, please apply!
- Research, design/select, and implement a creative curriculum that is tailored to each student’s needs
- Provide regular progress reports to parents and collaborate on educational milestones
- Stay up-to-date with the latest research and state homeschool requirements
- Assist with interviewing and training an assistant teacher
- Research and coordinate extracurricular activities and specialized guest tutors
- Plan and carry out field trips and educational adventures
- Research, identify, and implement the best materials both online and offline to teach the children
- 3+ years of professional, full-time teaching experience
- Valid driver’s license
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in an education-related field
- Extensive experience working with elementary-aged students in a classroom environment
- Strong administrative and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability and confidence researching, selecting and/or designing tailored curriculum and staying up-to-date with state requirements
- Collaborative and able to work with other staff members and parents
- Comfortability with maintaining a quarantine bubble with the students and family, meaning that no masks will be required during school hours