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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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  • 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.
  • Part-time Kitchen Porter

    Metairie Park Country Day School is currently accepting applications for a part-time kitchen porter position. The hours for this position are 11:00am to 2:30pm five days per week. Depending on the applicant’s availability, it may be possible to adjust the work schedule. Experience working in a school kitchen is preferred, but any related experience will be considered. All honest, hard-working applicants are encouraged to apply. Examples of work include washing dishes, removing trash, assisting with kitchen tasks, various cleaning and physical labor associated with dining services, standing, lifting up to 30lbs at a time, working with food in a sanitary manner, following all school and dining work policies, etc.
     
    Candidates must be able to arrive to work on time and must able to pass a criminal background check subject to compliance with LA R.S. 17:15 and all applicable state and federal law.
     
    Compensation: $11.50 per hour to start.
     
    Questions about the position will be accepted by Chef Mark Uddo at 504-849-3149.
     
    Additional information about Country Day is available on our website: www.mpcds.com
     
    Interested candidates may forward a resume to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com with "Kitchen Porter" 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.