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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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  • Associate Director/Director of College Counseling

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an Associate Director/Director of College Counseling who will support a growingly diverse community of students as they navigate their individual college searches, applications, and matriculation processes. The Associate Director/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 thirty to forty families per year. A department of two, the Director and Associate Director/Director, work in close collaboration. The ideal candidate 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 30-40 seniors and their families through the college search and application process beginning in the junior year
    -Group advising freshmen and sophomores
    -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 course selection
    -Hosting 100+ college representatives on-campus annually
    -Coordinating 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, the College Board, and ACCIS
    -Attending conferences and touring colleges throughout the year
    -Willingness to engage actively in the Metairie Park Country Day School community

    Qualifications:

    -A bachelor’s degree; 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/fluency 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
    -Excellent planning, prioritization, and organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks
    -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 existing culture and rich history of Metairie Park Country Day School and the unique culture of New Orleans
    -Willingness to serve as an ambassador for the School, both internally and externally
    -Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

    Application Instructions:

    Interested parties may forward a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three to five references to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “College Counselor Position” in the subject line of the email. Applicants should submit documents in PDF or MS Word format and label them 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.
  • Elementary and Middle School Learning Specialist

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced, technologically-astute educator who enjoys working with young people to fill the position of Elementary and Middle School Learning Specialist.  The full-time, 10-month position includes a comprehensive benefits package along with all school holidays.  The Learning Specialist reports to the Lower and Middle School Principals.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    -Working with students by identifying students at risk, developing RTI plans, ensuring accommodations are being met, helping students with learning strategies and organizational skills
    -Working with parents in supporting the academic needs of their children, acting as a liaison between home and school, leading academic support meetings
    -Working with faculty to support their work implementing accommodations as well as teaching strategies to meet the needs of varied learning differences; meet with grade-level teams on a weekly basis
    -Helping to coordinate accommodations for standardized testing, updating learning profiles online, communicating with outside support (tutors, therapists)

    Qualifications:

    -An undergraduate degree in a related field. Masters degree in moderate special needs preferred 
    -Experience working with elementary/middle school-age children
    -Knowledge and practice using a number of assessment tools to screen children at risk
    -Versed in interpreting data from psycho-educational evaluations as well as other standardized assessments
    -Experience with mentoring/coaching faculty 

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

    Application Instructions:

    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 a PDF or MS Word doc to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “Learning Specialist” 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.
  • Lower School Grade 5 Teacher

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced elementary grade teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the Full-Time position of Lower School Grade 5 Teacher. A Bachelor’s degree is required with an advanced degree preferred. Substantial experience teaching elementary-aged children is also preferred. This full-time, 10-month position includes eligibility to participate in our comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Lower School Grade 5 Teacher reports to the Lower School Principal.
     
    Information about Country Day is available on our webpage:www.mpcds.com
     
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
     
    -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, 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
    -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 explicit 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 for success
    -Using or creating evaluation tools to assess the progress of the students
    -Integrating technology into the curriculum
    -Communicating to 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 fifth grade, divisional and departmental team 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. Applicants should title their documents as their first and last name followed by the document type i.e John Doe - Resume, etc. Applicants may email application materials to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “LS Grade 5 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.

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  • Lower School Librarian

    Metairie Park Country Day School is seeking a service-oriented, nurturing, and knowledgeable individual to join the Lower School Library team. The Lower School Librarian will provide reader’s advisory, reference services, and instructional support to students and faculty from grades PreK-5. This full-time, 10-month position includes a comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Lower School Librarian reports to the Director of Libraries and the Lower School Principal.

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

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    -Oversee lower school library operations, including maintaining the Lower School Library budget and managing staff and volunteers
    -Maintain an atmosphere in the library that is welcoming to students, faculty, staff, and parents
    -Support the intellectual and aesthetic growth of all members of the community through informed development of library collections, programming, services, and policies
    -Model and instill a love of literature through read-alouds, book talks, library programming, dynamic book displays, author/illustrator visits, and other creative techniques
    -Plan and teach lessons in collaboration with faculty and library staff to support classroom learning, information literacy, and research skills
    -Collaborate with divisional and departmental teams to facilitate and promote curricular alignment, interdisciplinary learning, and enrichment opportunities
    -Model best practices in the use of educational technology and support students and faculty in the safe, responsible, effective, and creative use of technology applications in service of student learning
    -Support faculty and staff in pursuit of their professional learning goals
    -Promote the Lower School Library’s services and resources to the wider school community and be a proactive advocate for the Lower School Library program
    -Be an active member of the Country Day community, which could include activities such as coaching or sponsoring extracurricular school clubs
    -Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Libraries, the Lower School Principal, or Head of School
     
    QUALIFICATIONS:

    -The successful candidate must possess or be working towards completion of either the MLIS degree OR a school library certification. As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to complete either the MLIS degree or appropriate certification within a reasonable time period after starting employment   
    -Bachelor’s degree is required 
    -At least two years of experience working as an elementary or lower school librarian required.
    -Classroom teaching experience preferred
    -Excellent interpersonal skills with students, teachers, and parents. Ability to communicate and partner with teachers and parents in support of student learning
    -An adventurous spirit, someone who is excited to experiment with new ideas and engage in conversations about teaching and learning
    -Knowledge of classic and current literature for young people
    -Knowledge of literature by and about people of diverse backgrounds
    -Commitment to supporting the school’s work in diversity, equity, and inclusion through library programming, featured literature, and collection development
    -Commitment to ongoing professional learning, modeling active participation in school site learning communities and making use of external professional learning networks to explore new ideas
    -Ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships with colleagues
    -Ability to remain open-minded and flexible while managing multiple demands
    -Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
    -Demonstrate strong classroom management skills
    -Proficient in Google applications as well as a willingness and ability to learn new technologies and methodologies that support school libraries and classroom teachers
     
    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Interested parties may forward a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three to five references to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “LS Library Position” in the subject line of the email. Applicants should submit documents in PDF or MS Word format and label them 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.
  • Lower School Physical Education Teacher

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced elementary grade teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the full-time position of Lower School Physical Education Teacher. A Bachelor’s degree is required with an advanced degree preferred. Substantial experience teaching early childhood aged children is also preferred. This full-time, 10-month position includes eligibility to participate in our comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Lower School Physical Education Teacher reports to the Physical Education Department Head and the Lower School Principal.
     
    Information about Country Day is available on our website: www.mpcds.com
     
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    -Developing students' physical skills, abilities, strength, agility, poise, coordination, and teamwork 
    -Developing students' concepts in leadership, teamwork, responsibility and social skills
    -Providing individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
    -Planning and delivering learning instructions that are based on the needs of the students.
    -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.
    -Assuring the safety and physical well-being of each child under supervision.
    -Inspecting equipment and field areas used to ensure they are in good and safe working order
    -Communicating with parents and the school’s management on the progress of the children.
    -Completing formal progress reports throughout the school year
    -Working well with colleagues to research, collaborate and plan best practices of teaching and learning  
    -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. Applicants should title their documents as their first and last name - document type i.e. John Doe - Resume etc. Applications may be forwarded to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “LS PE 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.
  • Lower School Pre-K Teacher

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced elementary grade teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the full-time position of Lower School Pre-K Teacher. A Bachelor’s degree is required with an advanced degree preferred. Substantial experience teaching early childhood aged children is also preferred. This full-time, 10-month position includes a comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Lower School Pre-K Teacher reports to the Lower School Principal.

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

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
     
    -Co-teaching in a Pre-K classroom 
    -Collaborating with team members to develop dynamic lesson plans that promote academic and social/emotional learning
    -Individualizing the curriculum to meet the needs of each student
    -Facilitating and implementing cross-curricular units of study that utilize active pedagogy including the Project Approach curriculum
    -Creating stimulating environments to promote exploration, play, and learning for young children 
    -Integrating STEM into the curriculum
    -Assessing and defining student learning strengths and weakness; communicating these with the larger student support team (teachers, parents, tutors, and learning specialists) 
    -Using or creating evaluation tools to assess students’ progress
    -Effectively communicating and partnering with students’ families 
    -Collaborating with the divisional and departmental teams to maintain and promote curricular alignment and enrichment 
    -Being open-minded and flexible
    -Participating in professional learning 
    -Working with colleagues to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) goals for the Country Day community 
    -Being an active member of the 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. Applicants should title their documents as their first and last name, hyphen, document type. For example, John Doe - Resume etc.  Applicants may email applications to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “Pre-K Teaching 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.
  • Lower School Science Teacher

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced elementary grade teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the full-time position of Lower School Science Teacher. A Bachelor’s degree is required.  Science-teaching experience or a degree in a science-related field is preferred. This full-time, 10-month position includes eligibility to participate in our comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Lower School Science Teacher reports to the Lower School Principal.
     
    Information about Country Day is available on our webpage:www.mpcds.com
     
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
     
    -Fostering the innate curiosity of our lower school students while developing their scientific knowledge
    -Creating an engaging and supportive classroom environment where students are able to observe, ask questions, and conduct experiments
    -Facilitating and inspiring student learning and creativity through the applied use of computational technology for digital age learning
    -Managing the physical resources in accordance with the science department budget
    -Supporting the vertical alignment of content and skills within the science curriculum, PK-12
    -Working well with colleagues to research, collaborate and plan best practices of teaching and learning 
    -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 division principal
    -Supporting the Mission of the School and its leadership
     
    Interested parties may send a resume, a cover letter with teaching philosophy, list of three references, and a personal statement with a specific description of what we might see in a class taught by the candidate. Applicants should submit their documents in MS Word or PDF format and title their documents as their first and last name followed by the document type i.e John Doe - Resume, etc. Applicants may email application materials to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “LS Science 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.
  • 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.
  • Nurse Substitute

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced and capable nursing professional who enjoys working with young people to fill the part-time position of Nurse Substitute. As a Nurse Substitute, the successful candidate will provide health services and related intervention to students and/or employees in the absence of the campus nurse. Candidates should be a graduate of an accredited nursing school and hold a current nursing license (RN) from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. Experience in school nursing is preferred. Also, candidates should be available to work on short notice. This position is part-time and is expected to work on an as-needed basis when the campus nurse becomes unavailable. Compensation is $25 per hour. The nurse substitute reports to the campus nurse.  
     

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

    Responsibilities:
    Responsibilities of the Nurse Substitute include, but are not limited to:

    -Providing accurate and professional health appraisals to students and/or employees to identify and address health concerns, injuries, and conditions.
    -Follow all school-related policy and procedure related to student health and the school in general.
    -Maintaining confidentiality in accordance with applicable law and school policy
    -Provide first aid to students and employees as may be necessary
    -Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
    -Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
    -Performing additional related tasks as necessary or assigned
    -Available to work on short notice
     
    Application Instructions:
    Interested parties may forward a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “Nurse Substitute 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.
  • Part-Time Lower School Science Teacher

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced elementary grade teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the part-time position of Lower School Science Teacher. A Bachelor’s degree is required.  Science-teaching experience or a degree in a science-related field is preferred.   This part-time, 10-month position includes eligibility to participate in our comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Lower School Science Teacher reports to the Lower School Principal.
     
    Information about Country Day is available on our webpage:www.mpcds.com
     
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
     
    -Fostering the innate curiosity of our lower school students while developing their scientific knowledge
    -Creating an engaging and supportive classroom environment where students are able to observe, ask questions, and conduct experiments
    -Facilitating and inspiring student learning and creativity through the applied use of computational technology for digital age learning
    -Managing the physical resources in accordance with the science department budget
    -Supporting the vertical alignment of content and skills within the science curriculum, PK-12
    -Working well with colleagues to research, collaborate and plan best practices of teaching and learning 
    -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 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. Applicants should title their documents as their first and last name followed by the document type i.e John Doe - Resume, etc. Applicants may email application materials to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “PT LS Science 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.
  • Upper-Middle School Spanish Teacher

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced, technologically astute teacher who enjoys working with young people to fill the position of Upper-Middle School Spanish Teacher. The full-time, 10-month position includes a comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Upper-Middle School Spanish Teacher reports to the Upper and/or Middle School Principal. An undergraduate or graduate degree in Spanish is strongly preferred.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    -Teaching four or five sections of Spanish
    -Developing students’ skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking at the
    target level
    -Integration of public speaking and presentation skills, in Spanish
    -Teaching using Spanish exclusively in the classroom
    -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
    -Integrating technology in pedagogy and the classroom

    The goals of the Country Day Spanish curriculum are to teach students to read and think critically, to write with clarity and insight, to listen and speak mindfully, and to value learning Spanish both as a discipline and as a window into global cultures and diversity.

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

    Application Instructions:

    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 to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “US-MS Spanish Teacher” in the subject line of the email. Applicants should label attached documents as follows: "Full Name-Document Type". For example, John Doe-Resume, Jane 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.

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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.