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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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  • Assistant Upper School Principal

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced teacher and administrator to fill the position of Assistant Upper School Principal. The full-time, 12-month position includes a comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays.
     
    The assistant principal reports to the upper school principal and is his key deputy in supporting the mission of the school. The assistant principal is a primary point of contact for interactions with students, and is primarily concerned with the communication and enforcement of school policies and standards for students.
     
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Enforcing Honor and Discipline standards to include supervising all activities of the Honor and Discipline Committees. Enforcing consequences, including weekday detentions, Saturday detentions, and in-school suspensions.
    • Tracking attendance and tardies; assign and enforce consequences.
    • Administering the Advisory Curriculum; oversee more than twenty advisor/teachers.
    • Overseeing student clubs and committees, to include the Student Senate, while working closely with faculty representatives/sponsors of each student group.
    • Assisting in the administration of standardized testing, such as PSAT, Pre-ACT, and AP Exams.
    • Tracking and enforcing Community Service requirements.
    • Teaching two upper school sections
     
    The successful candidate will have experience as a teacher and administrator with demonstrated abilities in:
     
    • Communicating with students, parents, faculty and staff.
    • Advising and counseling students individually and as a group.
    • Motivating students to do their best.
    • Problem solving and building consensus as a member of a team.
    • Teaching within an academic discipline offered by the school.
     
    Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and preferably, master's or comparable advanced degree.
     
    Information about Country Day is available on our web site: www.mpcds.com
     
    Interested parties may send an e-mail with cover letter and resume attached to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com 

    Although emailing is preferred, application materials may also be mailed to the following address:

    Paul Casadaban
    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.
  • H.V.A.C. / Maintenance Technician

    Metairie Park Country Day School is seeking a responsible and capable professional for an entry level position as an H.V.A.C. / Maintenance Technician. This position will work under the guidance of the Lead HVAC Technician involving the installation, repair, renovation, maintenance modification, etc. of Facility HVAC, Electrical, Structural and Plumbing systems. This full-time, 12-month position includes a comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays.

    Additional information about Metairie Park Country Day School can be found on our website here: www.mpcds.com
     
    Job Responsibilities: 

    1. Execute assigned duties to assure that required, requested and planned repairs, modifications, installations, renovations and other maintenance activities are properly accomplished in an economical, safe and timely manner.
    2. Execute specified work assignments, assuring that all parts of the assignments are completed in the most efficient, economical and timely manner.
    3. Coordinate the activities of assigned function(s) with the Lead HVAC Tech via the Director of Physical Plant, and with other Physical Facilities and Campus Departments as necessary.
    4. Perform planned preventive maintenance activities to insure prolonged life and usefulness of operating equipment and facilities and to minimize breakdowns or failures of such equipment and facilities.  This shall include irrigation systems, campus structures, residences, early learning centers, HVAC plants and equipment, grounds keeping equipment, building automation controls, etc.
    5. Maintain records, reports, recommendations, evaluations, etc., reflecting the conditions under which preventive maintenance is performed.
    6. Complete work assignments insuring satisfactory progress, work quality, operating procedures and/or practices, efficiency, safety and other work standards are maintained.
    7. Interpret, and abide by work rules, rules of conduct, performance standards, campus and departmental policies, procedures, regulations, etc.
    8. Maintain good safety and housekeeping practices.
    9. Determine the priority of work assignment and follow-up to assure such assignments are completed in an efficient, economical and timely manner.
    10. Sufficient strength and physical dexterity to perform duties and responsibilities of this job, including heavy lifting (up to 100 lbs. with assistance), working off of lifts, ladders or on roofs is imperative.
    11. Must be able to work without immediate supervision.
    12. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.
    13. A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required.
    14. Must complete background and drug / alcohol testing. 
    15. Other duties as assigned.
     
    Additional Qualifications and Position Information:
     
    Knowledge Requirement:  The position requires general knowledge and under-standing of all phases of HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical and Maintenance skills.  The position requires the ability to organize, prioritize and perform under pressure in both a public contact and internal capacity.  Minimum qualifications should include electrical, energy management, and HVAC experience, post secondary education in related area of specialization and five years experience in similar work. Experience with computerized maintenance management and JCI Building Automation Systems is preferred but not a requirement.  
     
    Responsibility:  Information and directions are given primarily by e-mail (work-order/PM system).  The coordination and review of work assignments are the responsibility of the incumbent.  All duties are performed within the scope of the objectives of the department as well as other applicable guidelines.
     
    Difficulty:  The position requires dealing with a wide range of tasks where frequent independent interpretation and decision is required.  The position directly affects the effectiveness of the Physical Facilities Department and the campus community as a whole.  Individual must be flexible with work assignments/duties, and able to perform in a multi-tasking environment.
     
    Personal Relations:  The position requires face-to-face, telephone and written communication with all levels of the campus community and a wide spectrum of outside agencies, schools, and vendors.  Said communications range from simple exchange of information, to requests for assistance or service, to more complicated inquiries related to proposed work or work-in-progress.
     
    Schedule:  The position is an hourly full-time non-exempt position, (8.5 hours per day with a ½ hour lunch) 40 hours per week.  The position will require flexibility with work schedule and hours, but the primary time schedule is from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm.  The position will entail after hours work assignments / duties and periodic “call-outs” for emergency services when necessary.

    Application Instructions:

    Interested parties may send a resume as a single MS Word or PDF file and list their first and last name as the title of the file. Applicants may email that single file to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “HVAC Position” in the subject line of the email.
     
    Although emailing is preferred, application materials may also be mailed to the following address:
     
    Paul Casadaban
    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.

  • Middle and Upper School Art Teacher

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced arts teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the position of Middle and Upper School Art Teacher. The full-time, 10-month position includes a comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Middle and Upper School Art Teacher reports to the Middle and Upper School Principals.
     
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Teaching middle and upper school art classes as assigned by the department chair
    • Supervision of extracurricular activities
    • Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School or a division principal
    • Supporting the Mission of the school and its leadership.
     
    The successful candidate will be an experienced teacher with the background to teach a range of levels and a variety of techniques relevant to the artistic process including but not limited to the following: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, as well as some experience with digital arts.  Applicants should also have a willingness to experiment and be able to deliver effective critiques of student work in both group and individual settings, interacting with students in a way that engages them in problem solving and risk taking. Applicants should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts or Art Education. In addition, every member of the Country Day arts faculty is expected to be a professional artist working in his or her own field, thereby demonstrating our belief that art is not an esoteric pursuit.
     
    Information about Country Day is available on our web site: 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. Applicants should combine all documents into a single MS Word or PDF file and list their first and last name as the title of the file. Applicants may email that single file to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “Art Position” in the subject line of the email. Although emailing is preferred, application materials may also be mailed to the following address:
     
    Paul Casadaban
    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.
  • Middle School Science Teacher

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced, technologically-astute teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the position of Middle School Science Teacher. This 10-month position includes eligibility to participate in our comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Middle School Science Teacher reports to the Middle School Principal.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Teaching four to five sections of middle school science
    • Developing and carrying out an age-appropriate, innovative science curricula
    • Serving as an advisor for a small group of middle school students
    • Supervision of extracurricular activities
    • Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School or a division principal including lunch, recess, and study hall
    • Supporting the Mission of the school and its leadership
    • Integrating technology in pedagogy and the classroom

    Qualifications:
    • Experience teaching middle school science (Physical Science) and developing related curricula
    • A degree in science education, biology, environmental science, geology, physics, chemistry (or related field)
    • Knowledge and interest in utilizing design thinking, the engineering design process, project-based learning or other innovative pedagogical approaches
    • Demonstrated skills in team-based, collaborative projects and initiatives

    The goals of the Country Day Science curriculum are to aid students in understanding and making connections to the world around them, as well as gaining intellectual curiosity and scientific literacy by using science practices such as inquiry, design, problem-solving, data analysis, and modeling.

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

    Interested parties may send an e-mail with a resume, 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 to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com. Applicants should title all of their documents as their first and last name. Applicants should also include "MS Science Position" as the subject of thier email.

    Although emailing is preferred, application materials may also be mailed to the following address:

    Paul Casadaban
    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.
  • Upper School Mathematics Teacher

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced teacher who will enjoy working as a member of a dedicated, student-centered faculty to fill the position of full-time Upper School Mathematics Teacher. The ideal candidate will hold an undergraduate degree in mathematics, is comfortable with the use of educational technology, and is able to engage students with a wide variety of teaching methods and learning strategies. This full-time, 10-month position includes a comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Upper School Mathematics Teacher reports to the Upper School Principal.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    -Teaching four to five sections of mathematics courses 
    -Developing differentiated lessons that provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the established curriculum to the needs of each student
    -Identifying the learning needs of individual children
    -Fostering students’ academic independence and organizational skills
    -Helping students gain the appropriate attitude, motivation, skills, and knowledge
    -Collaborating with fellow colleagues to promote student success
    -Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School or Upper School Principal
    -Supporting the mission of the school and its leadership

    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. Applicants should combine all documents into a single MS Word or PDF file and list their first and last name as the title of the file. Applicants may email that single file to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “U.S. Math Position” in the subject line of the email. Although emailing is preferred, application materials may also be mailed to the following address:

    Paul Casadaban
    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.

How to Apply

  • Employment Application
    Please send an educational philosophy statement, cover letter, resume, and application to Paul Casadaban.

Contacts

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  • Mr. Paul Casadaban 

    Metairie Park Country Day School
    Human Resources Manager
    Loyola Law School - JD
    Louisiana State University - B.S. Biological Sciences
    2018
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. $100,000 is budgeted each year for the faculty's professional endeavors. 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.