Employment Opportunities at Roycemore

Director of Enrollment, Marketing and Communications

Summary

Roycemore School seeks a new Director of Enrollment, Marketing and Communications beginning immediately but no later than July 2018. Now in its 102nd year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, coeducational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade. Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore enjoys a long-standing relationship with Northwestern University including the Northwestern option, where high school students can choose to take college courses at the University as dual-enrolled students for no additional charge.

The Director of Enrollment, Marketing and Communication is a full time professional employee responsible for designing and implementing strategies and tactics to enhance the School’s enrollment efforts. As such, the Director will focus on brand management, external messaging, and a variety of marketing activities centered on new customer acquisition. Within this, the Director will also collaborate with the Director of Admissions to lead traditional admission activities helping to welcome and evaluate candidates and their families for enrollment.

The Director will develop and oversee innovative recruitment, enrollment and retention strategies. A proactive and driven leader, the Director will promote Roycemore and further strengthen its reputation in existing markets as well as establish a presence in new ones in order to attract and enroll mission-appropriate students. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace Roycemore’s mission, culture, and community in order to serve as an effective ambassador. The Director will report directly to the Head of School, and serve as a member of the Senior Administration Team.

Responsibilities

  • Formulate and execute forward-thinking, strategic recruitment, marketing, communications and enrollment policies and tactics to respond to the needs of the school and marketplace, reach targeted audiences and achieve enrollment goals
  • Oversee all aspects of the School’s communications, marketing, advertising and recruitment tools including print, video, digital and online communication, event publicity, and media relations
  • Evaluate and redesign, where appropriate, all aspects of admissions and marketing to attract a robust applicant pool representative of the demographic diversity of the area.
  • Develop and direct the vision and metrics for enrollment management ensuring they align with the strategic plan of the school.
  • Conduct periodic market and demographic research and educate colleagues about those findings.
  • Maintain and establish relationships with area feeder schools
  • Clearly and enthusiastically communicate with all of Roycemore’s constituents, including faculty, parents, students, alumni, administration, community members, and the Board of Trustees and keeping these groups appropriately informed of potential issues and accomplishments.
  • Create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere
  • Monitor, identify and analyze local and national trends in education, admission, and tuition programs that impact enrollment outcomes and provide meaningful reporting to the Head of School and Board of Trustees to inform decision-making
  • Recruit and manage student and parent volunteers in support of marketing and admissions
  • In collaboration with Director of Development, develop a communication plan to engage alumni constituencies
  • Be sensitive to economic, cultural, and other issues present in the enrollment of a diverse student body
  • Develop and engage in strategic partnerships, events and activities designed to increase enrollment and visibility
  • Represent the School at industry conferences, school fairs and other events.
  • Coordinates with the Director of Admissions, the Director of Development and the senior administration team, and may also oversee college work-study students.
  • Performs other related roles as assigned by the Head of School.
     

Experience, Qualifications & Attributes

  • B.S. or B.A. in marketing, communications or a related field. Masters degree preferred.
  • Prior experience in leading an independent school admissions/ marketing or in high-level sales and marketing, brand management, communications, financial aid and/or admission efforts, preferably at an independent school, college, university, or related experience.
  • Leadership skills; ability to plan, organize and direct multiple programs and activities, including the ability to develop and lead volunteer teams to support the plan.
  • Driven, goal-oriented, industrious, and passionate about achieving results
  • Outstanding communications, interpersonal and public relations skills, including exceptional writing and speaking skills and facility with media of all forms (social, print, broadcast, etc.)
  • Analytical skills; comfort with using data in developing and delivering presentations.
  • Facility with data and use of current technologies.
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to implement new initiatives and inspire the engagement of others in the implementation.
  • Knowledge of effective communications and marketing strategies.
  • Proficient, organized, detail oriented and capable manager of people, program and budgets
  • Willingness to work a demanding and flexible full-time schedule, including evenings and weekends in order to achieve goals.
  • A clear understanding of and ability to articulate the mission, value and unique niche of Roycemore School.
  • Comfort with autonomy and responsibility in the framework of a high performing team.
  • Ability to protect and handle student records and other highly confidential information.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Drupal with significant experience using social media and other web-based communication vehicles in a professional setting.
  • Proactive, optimistic and positive attitude
  • Energy and enthusiasm for the school
  • Confident but humble
  • High emotional intelligence and cultural competency
  • Sense of humor and balanced perspective
  • Understanding of and appreciation for young students and adolescents
  • High degree of integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness
  • Professional demeanor and presentation
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and curiosity in order to improve performance and results.

Roycemore School embraces diversity of people, cultures, and ideas and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals interested should send a cover letter and resume via mail or e-mail to: afinleyodell@roycemoreschool.org

First Grade Teacher

Summary

Roycemore School is currently seeking a dynamic, innovative, and experienced First Grade Teacher to join our expert faculty starting in August 2018.  Now in its 102nd year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, coeducational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade. Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore enjoys a long-standing relationship with Northwestern University including the Northwestern option, where high school students can choose to take college courses at the University as dual-enrolled students for no additional charge.

Responsibilities

The First Grade Teacher should possess a holistic view of children, an understanding of the developmental issues of 1st grade students, a passion for integrated learning, a thorough understanding of differentiation on a gifted model, and strong communication skills.

The First Grade Teacher must be talented in teaching math, reading, writing, science and social studies, and oriented toward experiences with art, music, and drama. A commitment to experiential learning is also important. The First Grade teacher must also be able to modify curriculum for different types of learners and write narrative report cards.

Required Qualifications

  • Elementary Education Degree; M.A. in Education preferred

  • Significant classroom teaching experience; 3-year minimum preferred

  • Experience in explicit math and reading instruction

  • Competence in connecting with students and creating a healthy classroom community

  • Competence in connecting with parents

  • Organized and purposeful about materials and lesson plans  

  • Collaboration with faculty and administration

  • Excellence in classroom management techniques

  • Enthusiasm for professional development and further knowledge about pedagogy

  • Superior communication skills (both oral and written), sound judgment, and emotional maturity

Roycemore School embraces diversity of people, cultures and ideas, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals interested should send a cover letter and resume via mail or e-mail to: Melinda Orzoff, Lower School Division Head, at morzoff@roycemoreschool.org

Media Center Specialist

Summary
Roycemore School seeks a new Media Center Specialist beginning July 2018. Now in its 102nd year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, coeducational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade.  Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore enjoys a long-standing relationship with Northwestern University including the Northwestern option, where high school students can choose to take college courses at the University as dual-enrolled students for no additional charge.

The Media Center Specialist will provide the leadership and expertise to ensure the library media program is aligned with the mission, vision and goals of Roycemore School and is an integral component of the school’s instructional program.

The Media Center Specialist will report to the Director of Curriculum & Innovation.

For more on Roycemore School, please visit the website at www.roycemoreschool.org

General Responsibilities
Create a school “learning commons” by developing and administering an integrated school library media program. Instruct students and staff in effective use of the media center, information and technology literacy skills, and use of equipment. Evaluate, select and procure print and digital resources and related equipment. Develop policies and procedures to ensure efficient operation, services, and facility use for a 21st century school library media program. Implement a results-oriented information and technology literacy skills curriculum integrated with subject area curriculum through partnerships with teachers. Instruct teachers, administrators, and other staff in the use of new information technologies. Recommend and procure resources for staff for use in meeting their instructional objectives.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree, advanced degree in library science preferred

Experience, Qualifications & Attributes

  • Experience with instruction on information and technology literacy skills, including the research process
  • Experience in evaluating and selecting print and digital resources
  • Expertise in basic technology, including computer operation, productivity software, and basic network knowledge • Communication skills, including the ability to proactively collaborate with students and staff
  • Knowledge of instructional methods, strategies, and pedagogy
  • Knowledge of curriculum development processes and learning theories
  • Ability to successfully interact with students and staff from various disciplines and with differing skill levels
  • Familiarity with national and state standards for information and technology literacy, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards.
  • Knowledgeable about the use of various technology tools tools for instruction.
  • Proactive, optimistic and positive attitude
  • Energy and enthusiasm for the school
  • Confident but humble
  • High emotional intelligence and cultural competency
  • Self-Directed and yet embraces the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues
  • Understanding of and appreciation for students from a young age through adolescence
  • High degree of integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness
  • Professional demeanor and presentation
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and curiosity in order to improve performance and results.


Position Goals

  1. To ensure staff are effective users of information, ideas, and effective users of technology for instruction.
  2. To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and discerning, technologically literate, ethical users of information.
  3. To instill a love of lifelong learning in all students.
  4. To ensure equitable access to information and learning resources.
  5. To collaborate with teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and instructional units.
  6. To collaborate with teachers and specialists to assess student learning and instructional effectiveness.

Tasks

  1. Develop a school library media program that addresses 21st Century skills, including life and career development, learning and innovation, and information, media, and technology literacy.
  2. Create and maintain a media center that provides a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, readily accessible, and conducive to student learning.
  3. Actively promote reading, information literacy skills, and information resource use through activities including book clubs, reading programs, reading initiatives, and other special events.
  4. Instruct students and staff in information and technology literacy skills, including reading for understanding, the research process, engaging inquiry, collaboration, critical thinking, developing multiple literacies, and understanding copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property. This includes planning and teaching several Lower and Middle School Library classes.
  5. Cooperate and network with other libraries, librarians, and agencies to provide expanded access to resources for students and teachers.
  6. Develop policies and procedures that ensure maximum accessibility, efficient operation, effective services and facility use. This includes policies and procedures for physical access, electronic access, selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, and materials challenges.
  7. Establish annual and long-term measurable goals for the school library media program that are aligned with the school mission and vision.
  8. Lead colleagues through staff development programs that incorporate best practices in the use of information resources, multimedia technology applications, and online learning.
  9. Work as an instructional partner by collaborating with teaching staff in preparing and delivering lessons that incorporate effective use of information resources and build information literacy and reading skills.
  10. Develop and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, students, and teaching and learning styles inherent within the school community.
  11. Implement and maintain automated catalog, circulation system, and textbook check-out services, including student obligations and responsibilities for materials.
  12. Prepare a program budget that supports the school library media program goals.
  13. Collect and analyze data to periodically evaluate the school library media program for continuous improvement against measurable goals and communicate program results with administrators, staff, and the community.
  14. Supervise support staff, which may include work study students and volunteers.
  15. Oversee the school’s textbook purchasing program by working with the vendor and assisting parents and teachers as needed.
  16. Assist the records department in organizing, archiving, and obtaining student files as needed.

Roycemore School embraces diversity of people, cultures, and ideas, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals interested should send a cover letter and resume via mail or e-mail to: afinleyodell@roycemoreschool.org

Middle & Upper School French Teacher

Roycemore School seeks a new Middle and Upper School French Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. Now in its 102nd year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, coeducational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade.  Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore enjoys a long-standing relationship with Northwestern University including the Northwestern option, where high school students can choose to take college courses at the University as dual-enrolled students for no additional charge.

Our mission is to inspire and nurture excellence and prepare each student for success in higher education and in a dynamic and complex world.

Position
We are currently seeking an Upper School French teacher with experience introductory French through AP French, for the 2018-19 school year. Along with extra curricular activities.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, (M. A. in Education preferred)

  • Excellence in classroom management techniques

  • Enthusiasm for professional development

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to interface and communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members

  • Working knowledge of Windows and/or Macintosh operating systems

  • Experience with G-Suite (preferred)

  • Experience with Google Apps for Education (preferred)

Roycemore is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities. For best consideration please send cover letter and resume with five references to: srivera@roycemoreschool.org by April 30, 2018.

Middle & Upper School Spanish Teacher

Roycemore School seeks a new Middle and Upper School Spanish Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. Now in its 102nd year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, coeducational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade.  Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore enjoys a long-standing relationship with Northwestern University including the Northwestern option, where high school students can choose to take college courses at the University as dual-enrolled students for no additional charge.

Our mission is to inspire and nurture excellence and prepare each student for success in higher education and in a dynamic and complex world.

Position
We are currently seeking an Upper School Spanish teacher with experience in introductory Spanish through AP Spanish, for the 2018-19 school year. Along with extra curricular activities.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, (M. A. in Education preferred)

  • Excellence in classroom management techniques

  • Enthusiasm for professional development

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to interface and communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members

  • Working knowledge of Windows and/or Macintosh operating systems

  • Experience with G-Suite (preferred)

  • Experience with Google Apps for Education (preferred)

Roycemore is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities. For best consideration please send cover letter and resume with five references to: srivera@roycemoreschool.org by April 30, 2018.

Lower School Substitute Teachers - PreK-Grade 4

Seeking subs for elementary education, specifically Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 4. Substitute teachers must have teaching capabilities in multiple areas, the ability to establish effective working relationships with staff and students, the ability to address the various learning styles of students, and the ability to maintain effective classroom management strategies. Substitute teachers are called on an as needed basis and may be needed for one day, one week or a long term position. Substitute teachers arrive by 8AM, with classes beginning at 8:30AM, and generally ending by 3:30PM.

Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to:

Melinda Orzoff, Lower School Division Head
Roycemore School
1200 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201

morzoff@roycemoreschool.org

Roycemore is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, gender preference or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies.