The faculty at Country Day teach in small classes and have a great deal of autonomy in the classroom while also utilizing a team approach to planning curriculum. Teachers address many facets of students' lives and act in tandem with parents and fellow educators to do so. Collegial behavior at Country Day takes many forms. It can be the relationship between a master teacher and a mentee, a group of teachers working on strategies to help a student write better essays, or committees deciding to change curriculum. As part of this community, teachers find themselves surrounded by supportive colleagues and are involved in community life.

Job Openings

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  • 2022-2023 Lower School Teacher

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced elementary grade teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the position of Lower School Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. A Bachelor’s degree is required with an advanced degree preferred. Substantial experience teaching elementary-aged children is also preferred. This 10-month position includes eligibility to participate in our comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Lower School Teachers report to the Lower School Principal.
     
    Information about Country Day is available on our web site: www.mpcds.com
     
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
     
    • Co-creating a homeroom environment that supports our philosophy of strength of intellect and strength of character
    • Teaching all subjects including, but not limited to language arts, math, geography/social studies, and history.
    • Developing lesson plans, which provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
    • Developing and implementing cross-curricular units of study that utilize active pedagogy and learning in a classroom.
    • Assessing and defining student learning strengths and weakness; communicating with the larger student support team including teachers, parents, tutors, and learning specialists focused on progress and remediation 
    • Teaching concepts with direct instruction that reaches diverse learners
    • Providing learning environments that are stimulating where the children can develop their potential and also experience growth
    • Helping students gain the appropriate attitude, skills, and knowledge.
    • Using or creating evaluation tools to assess the progress of the students.
    • Integrating technology into the curriculum.
    • Communicating with parents and the school’s management on the progress of the children.
    • Working well with colleagues to research, collaborate and plan best practices of teaching and learning 
    • Collaborating with the grade level team, divisional and departmental teams as well as promoting and maintaining curricular alignment and enrichment
    • Being open-minded and flexible
    • Being an open and active participant in professional learning
    • Being an active member of the community as we work toward DEI goals
    • Being an active member of our Country Day community which could include some activities such as coaching, and/or after school clubs
    • Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School or a division principal.
    • Supporting the Mission of the school and its leadership. 
    Interested parties may send a resume, a cover letter with teaching philosophy, and a personal statement with a specific description of what we might see in a class taught by the candidate as an email to careers@mpcds.com Applicants should title all of their documents as their first and last name. 
     
    Metairie Park Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
     
    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
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  • After School Teacher

    •   Metairie Park Country Day School seeks experienced individuals who enjoy working with young people to fill the position of After School Teacher. Experience working with elementary age children is preferred, not required. This position will be available November 1,2021 through June 2, 2022. We would like for this individual to be available Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. for the remainder of the school year and 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for 3 5 days during the remainder of the school year. Dates for the 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. TBD. Information about Country Day is available on our website: www.mpcds.com
     
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
     
      • Supporting our school environment that supports our philosophy of strength of intellect and strength of character
      • Aftercare and Enrichment Class supervision
      • Provide care and engage with children in a fun and safe place
      • Helping students gain the appropriate attitude, skills, and knowledge
      • Communicate with leadership regarding progress, concerns and successes of the children
      • Working well with colleagues to collaborate and plan best practices of teaching and learning 
      • Being open-minded and flexible
      • Supporting the Mission of the School and its leadership. 
    Interested parties may send a resume and complete the online application located on the MPCDS website. www.mpcds.com
     
    Although emailing is preferred, application materials may also be mailed to the following address: deb_knight@mpcds.com
     
    Careers
    Human Resources Manager
    Metairie Park Country Day School
    300 Park Road Metairie, LA 70005
     
    Metairie Park Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
     
    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
  • Associate Director of College Counseling

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling who will support a growingly diverse community of students as they navigate their individual college research, application, and matriculation processes. The Associate Director of College Counseling is a full-time, 10-month position, reporting to the Director of College Counseling and can anticipate managing the college application process for approximately thirty-five families per year. A department of two, the Director and Associate Director, work in close collaboration. The ideal partner will be an effective counselor with a demonstrated interest in and capacity for working with high school students and their families as well as college representatives, faculty, and administrators. Essential skills include centering students in the process, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong public speaking and organizational skills, the ability to have honest and straight forward conversations, and the ability to meet, as well as support students and faculty in meeting deadlines. Expertise in college admission counseling and upper/high school college counseling is essential. Cultural competency, eagerness to collaborate, and respecting sensitive and confidential issues are vital in this role.

    Duties and Responsibilities


    • Creating a warm, responsive, and inclusive space for all Metairie Park Country Day community members and visitors
    • Working in collaboration with the college counseling team in the continued development of a comprehensive college counseling program that meets the needs of the MPCDS community
    • Counseling approximately 35 seniors and their families through the college search and application process beginning individually in the junior   year
    • Communicating regularly and effectively with parents regarding the college admission process
    • Writing compelling and authentic letters of recommendation for students
    • Working collaboratively with students, faculty, and administrators on the course selection process
    • Hosting 100+ college representatives on-campus annually and touring colleges throughout the year
    • Collaborate with the Testing Coordinator for PSAT, Pre-ACT, and AP Testing
    • Speaking and co-facilitating at college counseling, transition, and financial aid related programming as well as parent nights, panels and forums throughout the year
    • Participating in local and national associations relevant to the profession, including NACAC, SACAC, and ACCIS
    • Being willing to engage actively in the Metairie Park Country Day School community in an appropriate and visible way
    • Occasional travel to professional conferences and college progra
    Qualifications:
    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; master’s degree preferred
    • Experience in college counseling, college admissions, or school counseling with an understanding of the current college admission landscape
    • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion with a high level of cultural competency and willingness to support all students’ identities
    • Knowledge of financial aid processes across income levels; No need, middle and low income, and Pell Grant eligible
    • Interest and desire to know various college environments including selective, historically Black, community and state colleges and universities and understand the importance of community fit
    • Polished oral, written, telephone, and e-mail communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and a wide variety of   constituents
    • Exhibit strong public speaking skills and the desire to lead and participate in events for students, parents, and colleagues
    • Knowledge of independent high schools
    • Excellent planning, prioritization, and organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks
    • Partner with a positive attitude, proactive approach, a customer-service mindset and the ability to work as part of a collaborative administrative   team that values each member’s voice
    • Proficiency with essential Web-based platforms, such as SCOIR and Google Suite
    • Flexible and resilient problem-solver with a demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
    • A student-centered focus throughout the college admissions process with the ability to develop strong relationships with students and to assist them in relating their skills, aptitudes, and interests to current and future goals and college plans
    • Creativity and openness to innovation coupled with the capacity to understand the traditional history of Metairie Park Country Day School and the unique culture of New Orleans
    Information about Country Day is available on our web site: www.mpcds.com
    Interested parties may send a cover letter with resume to:
    Careers@mpcds.com

    Metairie Park Country Day School considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, or disability
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  • Maintenance/ Housekeeping

    Building and Grounds Housekeeping position
    Full Time, non-exempt, hourly
    Must be able to work flexible hours
    Excellent wages and benefits
    Must be able to perform the following duties:
     
    Carpet:  Spot vacuum on daily basis; thorough mop on weekly basis
    Restrooms:  General cleansing daily (mop floors & clean fixtures with germicide) Spot check twice on daily basis (paper and soap stock)
    Hardwood Floors:  Dust mop on daily basis; thorough mop on weekly basis
    Furniture:   Dust weekly
    Vinyl & Ceramic Tile:  Spot mop on daily basis, thorough mop on weekly basis; strip and wax floors annually

    Interested parties may send a cover letter with resume to:
    Careers@mpcds.com

    Metairie Park Country Day School considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, or disability.



  • Middle / Upper School Substitute Teacher

    Substitute Teacher in the Middle and/or Upper School

    Metairie Park Country Day School is currently accepting experienced applicants who are willing to work as a Substitute Teacher in the Middle School (Grades 6 through 8) and/or Upper School (Grades 9 through 12) for the 2020-2021 school year. Individuals should have experience working with young children in the classroom and should have a flexible schedule to be available readily. Upon completing the application process and approval, you will be added to our substitute list and will be contacted by faculty members for full or half-day coverage, with advanced or short notice, depending on the situation.

    Information about Country Day is available on our web site: www.mpcds.com

    Interested candidates should send resume to careers@mpcds.com
     
    Notice of Non-Discrimination
     Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CAREs Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities.  Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed Mike McGuire, Athletic Director (Title IX), mike_mcguire@mpcds.com, 504-849-3190, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005; Jen Sciortino, Director of Academic Excellence (Section 504), jen_sciortino@mpcds.com, 504-838-3304, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005; Bonnie LaGraize, Chief Financial Officer (Title IX and Section 504), bonnie_lagraize@mpcds.com, 504-849-3106, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA.  Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.
    This notice will remain in effect until the School has satisfied and paid off the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan.  


    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
  • Upper School English Teacher

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced, enthusiastic teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the position of Upper School English Teacher. The full-time, 10-month position includes a comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    ? Teaching five sections of English
    ? Focusing on active reading, text-based discussion in a seminar format, and analytical writing, revision and editing
    ? Serving as an advisor to roughly a dozen students, monitoring the students' progress in all facets of school life and assisting the student in making
       goals, plans, and decisions
    ? Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School or a division principal
    ? Supporting the Mission of the school and its leadership The goals of the Country Day English curriculum are to teach students to read and think
       critically, to write with clarity and insight, to listen and speak mindfully, and to value reading both for its intrinsic pleasure and its ability to help
       shape one’s conscience. Information about Country Day is available on our website: www.mpcds.com Interested parties may send a resume, a
       cover letter with teaching philosophy, and a personal statement with a specific description of what we might see in a class taught by the
       candidate.


    The goals of the Country Day English curriculum are to teach students to read and think critically, to write with clarity and insight, to listen and speak mindfully, and to value reading both for its intrinsic pleasure and its ability to help shape one’s conscience.

    Information about Country Day is available on our website: www.mpcds.com

    Interested parties may send a resume, a cover letter with teaching philosophy, and a personal statement with a specific description of what we might see in a class taught by the candidate.  Please send resume and cover letter to careers@mpcds.com
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How to Apply

  • Employment Application
    Please send an educational philosophy statement, cover letter, resume, and application to careers@mpcds.com.  Please include the position title you are applying for in the subject line of your email.
Mentors
Each new faculty member is assigned a fellow teacher as a mentor. This person functions as part of a larger support structure for new teachers, which includes the New Faculty Committee, the administration, and all other faculty members. Mentors are paired with new faculty to help new teachers learn the culture of the school and grow professionally. These experienced and respected members of the Country Day community are a "friendly face" for teachers on campus. Mentors help teachers grow professionally by partnering with them to evaluate their work.

Professional Development
Professional Development opportunities are often fully funded by Country Day because we believe that ongoing training is crucial to teacher growth and development. Annual ISAS and NAIS conferences, workshops in a teacher's subject or grade area and specialized training with the newest researchers in learning and child development are resources that faculty take advantage of to continue to improve their craft as teachers.

On campus, opportunities for professional growth abound. Department chairs, mentors, division heads, and other administration observe classes and meet with faculty about their professional growth. At the end of each school year, every faculty member meets with the Head of School to discuss their professional development over the past year. This is an opportunity for teachers to bring up concerns with the Head, review their accomplishments, and discuss goals for the coming year. In addition to the ongoing individual professional development during the year, at the beginning and end of each school year, faculty gather to discuss important curricular matters, work together in cross-divisional groups, and meet with experts in the field of education, curriculum, diversity, and child development.

Metairie Park Country Day School considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, or disability.
300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 837-5204
Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a coed private school for New Orleans area students in early childhood through Grade 12. From the elementary grades through upper school, the care and cultivation of each child comes to life in our exciting academic program, creative arts, and competitive athletic offerings.

Country Day accepts qualified students without regard to race, color, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin.