About

Careers

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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  • Lower School Substitute Teacher

    Substitute Teacher in the Lower School

    Metairie Park Country Day School is currently accepting experienced applicants who are willing to work as a Substitute Teacher in the Lower School (Grades Pre-K through 5th) 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 apply through Kelly Services 
     
    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.
  • Manager of Information Systems & Data Operations/IT Support Tech

    The Manager of Information Systems & Data Operations will oversee and coordinate all of the school’s databases ensuring effective integration, communication and application of all modules. He or she will work as part of The Technology Team and also provide end user IT support to faculty, staff, parents and students as needed.

    This individual must have a firm understanding of all of the  information systems used across the school and how they integrate with each other. This individual must also have a clear understanding of the processes and procedures affecting the flow of information across the school.

    Information Systems & Data Operations
    • Provide troubleshooting for all Blackbaud products internally and externally
      • Raiser’s Edge
      • onMessage (website platform)
      • onBoard (admissions platform)
      • onRecord (Student Information System)
      • onCampus (Learning Management System)
      • Core (on Product Central Database)
    Specifically:
      • Gradebook Set-up
      • Gradebook Troubleshooting
      • Attendance Reports and Custom Lists
      • Conduct Reporting and Infractions
      • Assessments and Rubrics
      • SmartGroup Lists
      • Assignment Center
      • Student Notification Settings in Core
      • Advisories
      • Class Pages
      • Community Groups
      • College Counseling Resource Pages
      • Official Notes Reporting
      • Community Service Tracking
      • Blackbaud Training Contract review and renewal
    • Serve as a liaison across users of the ECC, Lower, Middle and Upper School, Admission, Business Office, Development, Communications and Marketing, and all teacher, student, parent modules.
    • Coordinate integration and timeline of ongoing processes across all modules 
    • Continually analyze needs of the school as they relate to the SIS and implement strategies to improve efficiency and meet evolving database needs of the school
    • Standardize data handling procedures for SIS users
    • Create and maintain data queries and exports for faculty and administration
    • Serve as the primary school information system contacts for the school and act as liaison between the SIS vendor and end users
    • Coordinate the design of custom Forms as needed
    • Oversee training of new full-client student information system users and help users to assess and diagnose problems
    • Maintain data for student, faculty/staff, organization and individual records
    • Assist with creating and running of reports and queries
    • Support divisional and all-school Administrative Assistants
    • Maintain current student, parent and faculty information in the school database
    • Manage account credentials and assigning rights and permissions for all SIS users
    • Assist with schedule creation and enrollment across all divisions
    • Show an initiative to pursue on-going professional development and student information system skill-specific training to become more proficient regarding responsibilities associated with the position
    • Create instructions on how to perform all basic tasks in the SIS
    • Maintain integration and accurate records across all databases
    • Create policies and procedures for staff in administration to ensure consistent data entry and output
    • Oversee data entry of all users
    • Provide troubleshooting for various technology issues 

    Development
    • Assist with integration of records between Core (Central Database for Student Information System) and Raiser's Edge

    ECC
    • Maintain records of all ECC students and their relationships (parents and grandparents)
    • Online Re-enrollment for current ECC Students
    • Assist parents with online re-enrollment
    • Track status of Online Reenrollment
    • Produce Enrollment contracts for new students
    • Assist in running lists from Student Information System (SIS)
    • Assist ECC Director with onBoard (Admissions platform)

    Website
    • Platform Manager
    • General oversight
    • Provide troubleshooting for parents/alums who cannot complete forms or login
    • Assist Director of Marketing with any website issues
    • Oversight of website calendar
    • Review website in-depth yearly and make edits as needed
    • Assist Director of Marketing with website issues as needed
    Miscellaneous
    • Produce printed directory master file and send to marketing 
    • Produce monthly addendum to the directory and calendar to be distributed to parents and faculty
    • Assist School Nurses with Magnus Health
    • Reconciliation report to business office monthly regarding online transactions
    • Provide lists as needed to business office and aftercare with student information for new school year

    Admissions
    • Set up Online Reenrollment and New Student Enrollment contracts 
    • Assist parents with Online Re-enrollment questions
    • Track status of Online Re-enrollment contracts
    • onBoard implementation and oversight
    • Provide troubleshooting for admissions admin assistants and directors of admission

    IT Support Tech 
    Installs, maintains, tests, and repairs systems and networks. Utilizes basic  technical knowledge to support IT initiatives and provide first-level technical information systems  support to the Metairie Park Country Day community. Resolves routine technical problems. 
    Duties and Responsibilities 
    • Performs basic problem solving and assistance on various software applications and  hardware systems for school users and/or the school community. 
    • Provide individual instruction and/or training to users on new or updated technologies. 3. Performs routine technical assistance and maintenance duties. 
    • Maintains and updates record keeping system; may document projects and maintain user  instructions. 
    • Assists with tracking inventory levels of equipment and materials; performs data entry and  maintenance of records such as, but not limited to, project documents, user instructions,  general reports and/or systems errors. 
    • May input billing information into a record keeping system. 
    • Performs routine technological systems support, maintenance, and testing for proper  upkeep of systems; troubleshoots and resolves general system hardware, software, and  network failures and conflicts. 
    • Assists with the review, evaluation and recommendation of solutions relating to hardware  and software acquisitions and/or network updates. 
    • Assists with research and development initiatives and in the implementation of new  technologies. 
    • Assists with the implementation of technology projects with moderate scope and impact. 11. Assists with the installation, configuration and maintenance of computers, workstations  and/or other related equipment and devices. 
    • Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to technology, equipment, applicable laws,  regulations, standards and/or systems. 
    • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 


    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.
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  • 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 apply through Kelly Services 
     
    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.

How to Apply

  • Employment Application
    Please send an educational philosophy statement, cover letter, resume, and application to our HR Manager.

Contacts

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  • Photo of Julie Ibieta

    Mrs. Julie (Stempel) Ibieta 

    US Volleyball Head Coach, Grades 5 & 6 Girls Softball Coach, PE Teacher, Business Office
    (504) 849-3759
    Louisiana State University - BS
    2009
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.

Notice of Non-DiscriminationBased 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.