Employment

Welcome to Carroll School! We’re happy you are interested in working in our community. Located in Waltham, Lincoln, and Wayland, Massachusetts, Carroll School is an independent day school that serves students from grades 1-9, who have language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia.

In an effort to address the greatest need of each child, we recognize that diversity and inclusivity are essential to a child’s learning experience. Our work is important, and we welcome candidates who add to the diversity of our community and demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in their work.

Therefore, we seek teachers, tutors, administrators, and staff who are:

  • Dedicated to supporting the educational needs of children with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia.
  • Excited to collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Eager to contribute and grow as a member of a vibrant school community.

 


Employment Opportunities

Middle School Division Head (for July 2020)

Carroll School is seeking a terrific communicator who is a student-focused administrator to lead an exceptional team of middle school professionals who are dedicated to serving each child in their classroom, the division, and the school.

Located in Waltham, Lincoln, and Wayland, Massachusetts, Carroll is a dynamic independent day school that serves 442 students from grades 1-9, who have been diagnosed with specific learning difficulties in reading and writing, such as dyslexia. Carroll believes dyslexia allows children to see the world differently, and they’ve created an entire curriculum, teaching mindset, and community to support each child’s unique perspective. At Carroll, the overarching promise is to “Give Each Child What They Most Need” and this rings true every day, where the focus is on each student.

In an effort to address the greatest need of each child, Carroll recognizes that diversity and inclusivity are essential to a child’s learning experience. The school welcomes candidates who add to the diversity of the community and demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in their work. This is a well-organized, high-performing organization that is both casual and intense while being deeply passionate about their transformative work with students, families and teachers.

The Middle School, located on the Lincoln campus with 239 students in Grades 6 – 8 and a faculty of 83 teachers and tutors, is the largest division in the school. The MS Division Head reports directly to the Head of School and works closely with functional leaders including the Assistant Head of School, the Director of Enrollment & Marketing, and the directors of information and academic technology, advancement, facilities, human resources, and finance. As a senior administrator, the MS Division Head serves on both the lead administrative team and the lead academic team. The MS Division Head holds primary responsibility for the MS academic leadership team, all MS teachers, and the safety, well-being and learning of all MS students. The MS Division Head leads the division in partnership with a Curriculum Director, Director of Counseling, Nurse Manager, Director of Athletics, and six content area Department Heads. There are grade-level teams for sixth, seventh, and eighth, that meet regularly to review student progress and to ensure curricular coherence between grade levels. Learn more about the Middle School program here.

The MS Division Head collaborates to oversee and manage the annual planning, the day to day operations of the division, and serves as a shepherd, problem solver, and lead team builder. In this role, the MS Division Head is an important conduit between and among parents, students, and faculty. The MS Division Head has overall responsibility for monitoring student progress from year-to-year in the Carroll curriculum. The MS Division Head works with the Head of School to hire, support, and retain the best possible faculty for the School. Carroll School offers an exceptional program that gets amazing results. Along with the day-to-day work, Carroll School is engaged in professional development opportunities offering teacher training, workshops, and a Master’s program (for more information look here). Carroll is also pioneering an individualized, computer-based training program designed to strengthen particular cognitive skills and their underlying neurological pathways. Targeted Cognitive Intervention (TCI) has been developed to get to the underlying causes of a child’s specific learning challenges and strengthens brain circuits that promote effective and efficient learning.

Opportunities and Responsibilities for the next Middle School Division Head:

Students:

  • Understand the Carroll School student profile: strengths and weaknesses, and appropriate instructional or strategic techniques, services, or program modifications
  • Chair the Behavior Review Committee and play a significant role in student discipline
  • Stay informed regarding academic, social, and emotional issues that may affect student performance or behavior
  • Oversee duties such as morning welcome, recess, lunch, and afternoon carpool
  • Collaborate with outside professionals working with students
  • Work with teaching team, counselors, Speech & Language Pathologists, and others, as necessary, to respond to concerns of the teachers, parents, evaluators, and/or students
  • Be available to students to receive feedback about their school experience, problem solve and help them advocate for what they need
  • Approve arrangements for overnights and field trips that occur in the division

Faculty:

  • Collaborate with the Head of School and Department Heads to hire teachers for openings within the division, organize new faculty support systems and evaluate teacher performance, and work collaboratively with the Director of Human Resources on all personnel matters
  • Assist with the development and review of Professional Development Plans for all faculty
  • Cultivate, lead and respond to the culture of the Division, ensuring developmentally appropriate experiences for each student
  • Lead MS Division Faculty Meetings; attend grade level team meetings and team leader meetings to help problem solve as needed.

Overall Leadership & Communication:

  • Work collaboratively to uphold the mission of the school
  • Partner with the Head of School to ensure focus on “Giving Each Child what They Most Need” throughout the Middle School
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to multicultural and inclusive practice in all aspects of the role and the division
  • Serve as a member of the Administrative Communication Team (ACT) and communicate to faculty regarding information coming from ACT
  • Act as chief organizer of the division, attending team meetings, chairing division meetings, scheduling events and scheduling regular parent meetings
  • Develop and implement plans for each new year in accordance with overall institutional objectives
  • Act as divisional crisis manager coordinating appropriate personnel including the nurse, counselor and/or other key support systems
  • Work closely with and support the activities of all other school leaders and functional directors to help ensure their success. This includes directors of enrollment, marketing, equity & inclusion, advancement, information technology, and facilities
  • Serve on the admission committee and consult on admission decisions
  • Assume primary responsibility for the condition and working environment of teaching spaces within the division
  • Attend events in support of family involvement in Carroll such as new parent dinners, parent grade dinners and Parent Association initiatives
  • Work cooperatively with the Head of School, and the Lower & Upper School Division Heads, and all functional directors to ensure that all operations are coordinated and efficient across all three campuses.

Qualities of the Ideal Candidate:

Carroll School seeks an educational leader who enjoys working with students who look at the world differently and has a desire to collaborate with like-minded professionals. This person should enjoy supporting families and helping students develop their unique abilities and skills to successfully take on high school, college, and beyond. The administrative team, faculty and staff at Carroll are deeply committed to serving their students, families and each other in a high performing environment with a remarkable focus on collaboration and teamwork.

The team seeks an individual who has some, if not all, of the following:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree; though an advanced degree is preferred
  • Exceptional organizational, problem solving and communication skills
  • Experience in the field of learning differences is preferred, including knowledge and understanding of dyslexia/language-based learning disabilities and/or special education
  • 5-10 years of experience in education and proven success as an administrator
  • A track record of contributing to creating a diverse, culturally responsive school environment

Candidates are strongly encouraged to explore the Carroll School website.

Application Process: 

Carroll School has engaged Educational Directions to assist with the search. Nominations can be made, and all interested candidates can inquire, in confidence to both: 

Sam Richards – srichards@edu-directions.com

Jerry Larson – jlarson@edu-directions.com

Candidates are encouraged to start the application process as soon as possible. We ask that candidates submit as Word documents or PDF files:

  • Letter of Interest specifically stating your interest in Carroll School and the opportunity 
  • Resume with at least five (5) references including email, phone and relationship to the candidate (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s knowledge) 
  • Brief personal statement which might include your philosophy of education and leadership
  • Any additional information you believe would be of interest to the search committee 

The process might include several conversations with the search consultants and a video conference interview.

Search Calendar:

This will be a fast-moving search with completed applications due by the end of October, first round interviews in November, finalist visits to the school and an appointment in December 2019. 

  • Application completed by Friday October 25, 2019
  • Candidates notified of their status by Friday November 1, 2019
  • Semifinalist interviews November 4 – 20, 2019
  • Finalists on-campus interviews December 4 – 18, 2019 

Finalists will be expected to undergo a third-party background check and the appointed candidate will be subject to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts mandated background checks. 

Carroll School reserves the right to accelerate the search process for exceptional candidates. 

Carroll School is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive salary and benefits, including a strong professional development program. 

Carroll School and Educational Directions do not discriminate against qualified applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual identity, religion, age, or physical disability. 

Upper School Division Head (for July 2020)

Carroll School is seeking an energetic, student-focused administrator to lead a remarkable team of professionals who are dedicated to serving each child, and their family in a truly unique Upper School (grades 8 & 9 with 43 students).

Carroll School, with campuses in Waltham, Lincoln, and Wayland, Massachusetts, is a dynamic independent day school that serves 442 students from grades 1-9, who have been diagnosed with specific learning difficulties in reading and writing, such as dyslexia. Carroll believes dyslexia allows children to see the world differently and they’ve created an entire curriculum, teaching mindset, and community to support each child’s unique perspective. At Carroll, the overarching promise is to “Give Each Child What They Most Need” and this rings true every day, where the focus is on each student.

In an effort to address the greatest need of each child, Carroll recognizes that diversity and inclusivity are essential to a child’s learning experience. The school welcomes candidates who add to the diversity of the community and demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in their work. This is a well-organized, high performing organization that is both casual and intense while being deeply passionate about their transformative work with students, families and teachers.

Carroll's Upper School is located on the Wayland campus, in a former expansive residential property that accommodates the division with its 42 students. This close-knit faculty and staff, which is comprised of 10 full-time teachers, which includes the US Division Head, 4 part-time tutors, 2 interns from Lesley College, and a campus administrator, works intimately every day to run an efficient, well-organized program. In the Upper School all of the students and their families are new to Carroll School in the eighth grade, and about 10-15% of the ninth graders come from the Carroll Middle School for a transition year before high school.

The US Division Head reports directly to the Head of School. As a senior administrator, the US Division Head serves on both the lead administrative team and the lead academic team. The US Division Head holds primary responsibility for the Upper School program, safety, well-being and learning of all Upper School students. The US Division Head is a hands-on administrator who teaches a class and serves the US team, students, and parents of the Upper School program by conducting meetings to review students' progress and ensuring the curricular coherence between grade levels and divisions. Learn more about the Upper School program here.

The US Division Head collaborates to oversee and manage the annual planning and the day to day operations of the division, and serves as a shepherd, problem solver, and lead collaborator. In this role, the US Division Head is an important conduit between and among parents, students, faculty and staff at Carroll. The US Division Head has overall responsibility for monitoring student progress from year-to-year in the Carroll curriculum. The US Division Head works with the Head of School to hire, support, and retain the best possible faculty for the School. The Division Head works closely with colleagues in the lower and middle divisions, functional leaders including the Assistant Head of School and Director of Enrollment & Marketing, and the directors of information and academic technology, advancement, facilities, human resources, and finance. As the primary admissions contact for the Carroll Upper School, the US Division Head cultivates relationships by meeting each family that visits the school.

Carroll School offers an exceptional program that gets transformational results. Along with the day-to-day work, Carroll School is engaged in professional development opportunities offering teacher training, workshops, and a Master’s program (for more information look here). Carroll is also pioneering an individualized, computer-based training program designed to strengthen particular cognitive skills and their underlying neurological pathways. Targeted Cognitive Intervention (TCI) has been developed to get to the underlying causes of a child’s specific learning challenges and strengthens brain circuits that promote effective and efficient learning.

Opportunities and Responsibilities for the next Upper School Division Head:

Overall Leadership & Communication:

  • Work collaboratively to uphold the mission of the school
  • Partner with the Head of School to ensure focus on “Giving Each Child what They Most Need” throughout the Upper School
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to multicultural and inclusive practice in all aspects of the role and the division
  • Serve as a member of the Administrative Communication Team (ACT) and communicate with faculty regarding information coming from ACT
  • Act as chief organizer of the division, conduct regular divisional team meetings, schedule events and schedule regular parent meetings
  • Develop and implement plans for each new year in accordance with overall institutional objectives, which includes the entry and onboarding of new students and their families
  • Act as divisional crisis manager coordinating appropriate personnel including the nurse, counselor, teachers, and/or other key support systems
  • Work closely with and support the activities of all other school leaders and functional directors to help ensure their success. This includes directors of enrollment, marketing, equity & inclusion, advancement, information technology, and facilities
  • Serve as the lead admission counselor and regularly consult others on admission decisions
  • Attend events in support of family involvement at Carroll such as new parent dinners, parent grade dinners and Parent Association initiatives
  • Work cooperatively with the Head of School, the Lower & Upper School Division Heads, and all functional directors to ensure that all operations are coordinated and efficient across all three campuses.

Students:

  • Understand the Carroll School student profile: strengths and weaknesses, and appropriate instructional or strategic techniques, services, or program modifications
  • Stay informed regarding academic, social, and emotional issues that may affect student performance or behavior
  • Oversee duties such as morning welcome, recess, lunch, and afternoon carpool
  • Collaborate with outside professionals working with students
  • Work with teaching teams, counselors, Speech & Language Pathologists, and others, as necessary, to respond to concerns of the teachers, parents, evaluators, and/or students
  • Be available to students and their parents to receive feedback about their school experience, problem solve and advocate for what is needed
  • Approve arrangements for overnights and field trips that occur in the division

Faculty:

  • Collaborate with the Head of School and Department Heads to hire teachers for openings within the division, organize new faculty support systems and evaluate teacher performance, and work collaboratively with the Director of Human Resources on all personnel matters
  • Assist with the development and review of Professional Development Plans for all faculty
  • Cultivate, lead and respond to the culture of the Division, ensuring developmentally appropriate experiences for each student
  • Serve as Team Leader, regularly coaching faculty on their work with students and help to problem solve as needed

Qualities of the Ideal Candidate:

Carroll School seeks an educational leader who has a desire to work with like-minded professionals who enjoy working with students who look at the world differently. This person should enjoy supporting families and helping students develop their unique abilities and skills to successfully take on high school, college, and whatever lies beyond. The administrative team, faculty and staff at Carroll are deeply committed to serving their students, families and each other in a high performing environment with a remarkable focus on collaboration and teamwork.

The team seeks an individual who has some, if not all, of the following:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree; though an advanced degree is preferred
  • Exceptional organizational, problem solving and communication skills
  • Experience in the field of learning differences is preferred, including knowledge and understanding of dyslexia/language-based learning disabilities and/or special education
  • 5+ years of experience in education and experience leading school initiatives [this is an excellent opportunity for a first time, hands on, divisional leader who has a desire to work hard to serve students, faculty, and families]
  • A track record of contributing to creating a diverse, culturally responsive school environment

Candidates are strongly encouraged to explore the Carroll School website.

Application Process: 

Carroll School has engaged Educational Directions to assist with the search. Nominations can be made, and all interested candidates can inquire, in confidence to both: 

Sam Richards – srichards@edu-directions.com

Jerry Larson – jlarson@edu-directions.com

Candidates are encouraged to start the application process as soon as possible. We ask that candidates submit as Word documents or PDF files:

  • Letter of Interest specifically stating your interest in Carroll School and the opportunity 
  • Resume with at least five (5) references including email, phone and relationship to the candidate (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s knowledge) 
  • Brief personal statement which might include your philosophy of education and leadership
  • Any additional information you believe would be of interest to the search committee 

The process might include several conversations with the search consultants and a video conference interview.

Search Calendar:

This will be a fast-moving search with completed applications due by the end of October, first round interviews in November, finalist visits to the school and an appointment in December 2019. 

  • Application completed by Friday October 25, 2019
  • Candidates notified of their status by Friday November 1, 2019
  • Semifinalist interviews November 4 – 20, 2019
  • Finalists on-campus interviews December 4 – 18, 2019 

Finalists will be expected to undergo a third-party background check and the appointed candidate will be subject to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts mandated background checks. 

Carroll School reserves the right to accelerate the search process for exceptional candidates. 

Carroll School is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive salary and benefits, including a strong professional development program. 

Carroll School and Educational Directions do not discriminate against qualified applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual identity, religion, age, or physical disability. 

Buildings and Grounds Crew Member (Temporary)

School Overview:

Located in Waltham, Lincoln, and Wayland, Massachusetts, Carroll School is an independent day school that serves 442 students in grades 1-9, who have language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia.

In an effort to address the greatest need of each child, we recognize that diversity and inclusivity are essential to a child’s learning experience. We welcome candidates who add to the diversity of our community and demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in their work.

Carroll School is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive salary and benefits.

Position Summary:

This temporary position reports to the Director of Facilities and will be part of a team that maintains and improves the campus buildings and grounds. The Buildings and Grounds Crew Member will assist in the maintenance of plumbing, carpentry, boiler systems, landscaping, and snow removal and in the improvement of all of the School’s physical assets.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform preventive and planned maintenance duties in all areas of the building and grounds work in its entirety, including maintaining records consistent with the maintenance work order system.
  • Repair or make recommendations to supervisor on any defective equipment in his/her area of responsibility.
  • Perform a variety of building maintenance tasks across 3 campuses.
  • Complete projects requiring light carpentry, minor building repairs and assist with the upkeep of the buildings and grounds.
  • Perform seasonal grass cutting, snow removal, and overall maintenance of grounds as required.
  • Maintain excellent communication practices with supervisor and all others as designated during performance of duties.
  • Maintain proper documentation practices for all assigned tasks, emerging issues, new discoveries and work related discussions.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and a minimum of 3 years’ direct experience in building maintenance
  • Strong knowledge of carpentry, electrical and plumbing systems and equipment
  • Ability to perform basic general maintenance i.e. carpentry, painting, and landscaping
  • Good communication and documentation practices by using basic computer skills
  • Must be able to push, pull, lift up to fifty pounds and routinely walk to and from various buildings carrying tools, equipment and other essentials to the job site
  • Must be able to stand, walk, carry, stoop, kneel, bend, and reach overhead, climb and focus both near and far
  • Must be able to work outside in varying weather conditions
  • Ability to shovel snow when asked, knowledge of snow plow equipment preferred
  • Knowledge of Bobcats and various landscape equipment preferred
  • Ability to effectively perform work in accordance with governmental and other regulatory agencies including EPA, OSHA, DEP etc.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Current state issued driver's license and clean driving record

This position is considered essential staff and is required to report to duty when scheduled or as needed even when the School is otherwise closed due to weather or another emergency. Workdays and hours are subject to change to meet the needs of Carroll School.


Carroll School is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive salary and benefits, including a strong professional development program.

In the first year, each new faculty member takes the following courses led by Carroll School professionals: (1) Orton Gillingham, (2) The Child with Dyslexia, (3) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, (4) Data-Informed Instruction, and (5) Pedagogy- The Science of Teaching.


How to Apply

School Year and Staff Positions:

Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@carrollschool.org to apply to the relevant positions.

Summer Camp Positions:

Complete this Summer@Carroll Application form and email it with your resume to summer@carrollschool.org or send to:

Summer@Carroll
Carroll School-Attn: Donna Brown
25 Baker Bridge Road
Lincoln, MA 01773-3199

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Middle School Dean of Students, 7th Grade Team Lead, History Teacher

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