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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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  • Engineering Lab Manager (Part-Time)

    Metairie Park Country Day School is seeking a Lab Manager for the Lydia Sneed Engineering Lab. Reporting to the chairman of the Department of Applied Technology, this position works in collaboration with faculty, students, and IT staff. The Engineering Lab Manager is responsible for the maintenance of all lab equipment in the physical lab and ensures that parts and materials are up to date and available. Under the purview of the Engineering Lab Manager, staff and students will be trained to operate the machines effectively and safely. Collaborating with educators in the Department of Applied Technology, this position may be involved in educational programming and activities related to the lab.  The start date of this position is immediate; this position is approximately 15-20 hours per week during the academic year; the hourly rate of pay is commensurate with experience not to exceed $25 per hour.

    Additional information about Country Day can be found on our website at www.mpcds.com 
     
    Duties and responsibilities:

    -Ensure all fabrication needs of users of the Engineering Lab are met, including but not limited to managing the lab facilities and supporting educational experiences for the users of the lab through use of rapid prototyping, material needs assessments, and other digital technologies.
    -Provide general instruction, assistance, and advice to lab users on the proper and safe use of equipment as necessary.
    -Work closely with, and facilitate access to, traditional and digital fabrication technologies for students and faculty, including but not limited to 3D printers, laser cutter, CNC router, and vinyl cutters.
    -Work closely with, and facilitate access to, coding and robotic technologies for students and faculty, including but not limited to VEX robotics, Parrot drones, Spheros, Hummingbird Duos, Finch robots, LEGO NXT, and AR/VR equipment.
    -Conduct instructional training sessions on the use of equipment and related software and lab use policies and procedures.
    -Assist users in the use of software for respective equipment, addressing technical questions or needs, troubleshooting user problems, diagnosing and correcting the problem, or securing additional assistance to address issues.
    -Provide accessible instructional materials (digital and analog), guidelines, specific tutorials, and examples. Maintain records of faculty and students who have received training procedures and are authorized to use specific facilities and equipment.
    -Maintain a safe, clean, and well-organized working environment with short and long-term storage in the lab.
    -Maintain comprehensive inventory of equipment, spare parts, and expendable materials.
    -Monitor facilities and equipment, addressing any identified problems. Arrange appropriate vendor to secure repair quotes and services. Inform supervisor of any issues or concerns related to facilities or operations.
    -Additional assignments and job duties as needs arise.

    Requirements:

    -Minimum of two years’ experience working with a studio/lab/study environment represented at Country Day’s Engineering Lab
    -Previous related Lab Management and experience in machining operations, especially experience teaching fabrication applications and prototyping in an educational environment, preferred
    -Ability to communicate effectively in demonstrating skills, assigning responsibility, and collaborating on tasks associated with the Engineering Lab
    -Ability to understand budgets with accuracy and to present numerical information effectively
    -Ability to identify and analyze problems, collect and provide information, work under pressure while assessing multiple demands and supervising others
    -Operational knowledge and skill in the use of fabrication equipment (CNC router, 3D printer, laser cutter, vinyl cutter), power tools, and computer applications
    -Exceptional organizational and communication skills, outstanding written communication skills, strong analytical skills, ability to manage competing deadlines and track reports, collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills managing internal and external relationships
    -Available to work and/or participate in school events and activities on weekends and evenings on an occasional basis with advance notice
    -Understanding and appreciation of the visual arts, computational thinking and education a plus

    Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com with "PT Lab Manager" as the subject 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.
  • Lower School Substitute Teacher

    Substitute Teacher in the Lower School

    Metairie Park Country Day School is currently accepting resumes for experienced individuals who are willing to work as a Substitute Teacher in the Lower School (Grades Pre-K through 5th) for the 2019-2020 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 may forward a cover letter and resume to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com with "LS Substitute Position" as the subject 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 / Upper School Substitute Teacher

    Substitute Teacher in the Middle and/or Upper School

    Metairie Park Country Day School is currently accepting resumes for experienced individuals 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 2019-2020 school year. Individuals should have experience working with middle to upper school-aged students 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 may forward a cover letter and resume to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com with "MS/US Substitute Position" as the subject 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.
  • Upper School Principal

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced and capable educator who enjoys working with young people to fill the position of Upper School Principal. As a senior academic administrator, the Upper School Principal will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Upper School in a manner consistent with direction from the Head of School. We are seeking an inspired professional who will manage pedagogy and constituent relationships with emotional intelligence, cultural awareness, and professionalism. The successful candidate will also be an excellent communicator with strong organizational skills necessary to lead within a collaborative and forward-thinking environment. The Upper School Principal reports to the Head of School and serves as a key member of the school’s administrative leadership team. An advanced degree in education or educational leadership is preferred, along with Upper School leadership experience in an independent school environment. This full-time 12-month position includes a highly competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The expected start date for this position is July 1, 2020. 

    About Metairie Park Country Day and the Upper School:
    Additional information about Country Day and the Upper School is available on our website at: www.mpcds.com

    Responsibilities:
    Specific Responsibilities of the Upper School Principal include:

    -Assisting the Head of School in implementing the strategic vision of the School and the fulfillment of the School’s Mission
    -Serving as both the educational and instructional leader of the Upper School, contributing to all decisions regarding curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the Upper School
    -Working alongside the Academic Leadership Team to ensure coherence across all educational programming, from curricular scope and sequence to pedagogical integrity and authentic assessment of student achievement
    -Contributing to the hiring of all Upper School faculty and staff. The Upper School Principal takes the lead role in supporting, supervising, managing and evaluating all Upper School faculty and staff. In conjunction with the Academic Leadership Team, addresses personnel issues and staffing for the division
    -Participating in all admission decision-making processes for the Upper School from class size to student enrollment and retention
    -Ensuring that the Upper School student body pursues the mission of the School, cultivating strength of character and strength of intellect as they yearn to live, learn, and lead well
    -Supervising and leading all aspects of student life, from student activities and service to the School’s varied discipline processes
    -Maintaining a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment throughout the campus
    -Additional related duties as assigned by the Head of School


    Qualifications:
    The ideal Upper School Principal will have the following traits and assets:

    -Proven success at working collaboratively in school leadership at multiple levels
    -A passion for creating a curious, engaged faculty culture through faculty development, conversation, and community
    -A strong understanding of adolescent development and a genuine love of working with teenagers
    -A demonstrated commitment to leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion
    -Proven skills in written and oral communication across school constituencies, including faculty, staff, parents, and students
    -A keen understanding of the nuances of independent schools, including their mission and function
    -A willingness to learn about the Country Day and New Orleans cultures while contributing to the ongoing evolution of those cultures
    -A positive attitude, a growth mindset, and a sense of humor
    -Strong listening skills accompanied with the ability to move groups forward
    -Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
    -An advanced degree in education or educational leadership is preferred. 
    -Substantial teaching and leadership in an Upper School and independent school environment is preferred. 

    Application Instructions:
    Interested parties may forward a cover letter, a resume, an educational philosophy, and a list of references to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “US Principal Position” in the subject line of the email. Applicants should label attached documents as follows: "Full Name-Document Type". For example, John Doe-Resume, John Doe-Cover Letter, etc.  

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

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