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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  • 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.
  • Early Childhood Teacher

     
    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced early childhood teacher who enjoys working with young children to fill the full-time position of Early Childhood Co-Teacher. A Bachelor’s degree with teaching experience is strongly preferred. This 10-month position includes eligibility to participate in our comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays.

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

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Planning and executing developmentally appropriate activities using resources such as Creative Curriculum.
    • Creating a child-centered learning environment that fosters learning about the world and exploring interests.
    • Attending to the needs of all children and meeting Type III licensing requirements.
    • Communicating clearly and effectively with parents through Brightwheel, emails, and in-person meetings. Working to establish a team approach with families.
    • Effectively collaborating with a co-teacher to distribute classroom responsibilities.
    • Providing individualized student support including assisting children with self help skills, toileting, and diapering as needed.
    • Engaging in developmentally appropriate play with children in order to extend it and facilitate growth.
    • Maintaining positive interactions with children, parents, faculty, and administrators.
    • Using TSGold as an evaluation tool to assess the progress of the students and inform classroom planning.
    • Working well with age-level, divisional, and cross-divisional colleagues to research, collaborate, and plan best practices of teaching and learning.
    • Being an open and active participant in professional learning.
    • Being an active member of the community as we work toward DEI goals.
    • Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School or Director.
    • Supporting the Mission of the school and its leadership.

    Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume to Careers@mpcds.com with "CDECC Teacher" as the subject of the email. 
     
    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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  • 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 2022-2023 school year. Individuals should have experience working with 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 website: www.mpcds.com 

    Interested candidates should send resume to careers@mpcds.com

    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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  • Middle School Athletic Director/Coordinator

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced physical education teacher to fill the full-time position of Middle School Athletic Director/Coordinator.   A Bachelor’s degree with teaching and coaching experience at the Middle School or High School level is strongly preferred. This is a 10-month position and includes eligibility to participate in our comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays.
     
    Information about Country Day is available on our website:www.mpcds.com.
     
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Full-time physical education teacher
    • Work hours: 9:30am-6:00pm
    • Oversee 5th-8th grade sports programs
      • Supervise coaching staffs
      • Maintain inventory of uniforms and equipment
      • Oversee field and gym usage
      • Communicate with LS & MS administrators, parents, students, coaches and NOAL
    • Become a member of the NOAL (New Orleans Athletic League)
    • Attend competitions
    • Hold parent meetings for each season and sport
    • Hold coaches’ meetings
    • Oversee contest logistics
      • Competition schedules
      • Officials
      • Competition sites
      • Transportation
      • Early Dismissals
    • Oversee CD Connect
      • Enter & update schedules/results
      • Enter rosters & coaches
    • Work with Public Relations Director to promote sports
    • Oversee grades and comments
     
    Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume to Careers@mpcds.com with "Middle School Athletic Director/Coordinator " as the subject of the email.
     
    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.
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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.