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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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  • H.V.A.C. / Maintenance Technician

    Metairie Park Country Day School is seeking a responsible and capable professional for an entry level position as an H.V.A.C. / Maintenance Technician. This position will work under the guidance of the Lead HVAC Technician involving the installation, repair, renovation, maintenance modification, etc. of Facility HVAC, Electrical, Structural and Plumbing systems. This full-time, 12-month position includes a comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays.

    Additional information about Metairie Park Country Day School can be found on our website here: www.mpcds.com
     
    Job Responsibilities: 

    1. Execute assigned duties to assure that required, requested and planned repairs, modifications, installations, renovations and other maintenance activities are properly accomplished in an economical, safe and timely manner.
    2. Execute specified work assignments, assuring that all parts of the assignments are completed in the most efficient, economical and timely manner.
    3. Coordinate the activities of assigned function(s) with the Lead HVAC Tech via the Director of Physical Plant, and with other Physical Facilities and Campus Departments as necessary.
    4. Perform planned preventive maintenance activities to insure prolonged life and usefulness of operating equipment and facilities and to minimize breakdowns or failures of such equipment and facilities.  This shall include irrigation systems, campus structures, residences, early learning centers, HVAC plants and equipment, grounds keeping equipment, building automation controls, etc.
    5. Maintain records, reports, recommendations, evaluations, etc., reflecting the conditions under which preventive maintenance is performed.
    6. Complete work assignments insuring satisfactory progress, work quality, operating procedures and/or practices, efficiency, safety and other work standards are maintained.
    7. Interpret, and abide by work rules, rules of conduct, performance standards, campus and departmental policies, procedures, regulations, etc.
    8. Maintain good safety and housekeeping practices.
    9. Determine the priority of work assignment and follow-up to assure such assignments are completed in an efficient, economical and timely manner.
    10. Sufficient strength and physical dexterity to perform duties and responsibilities of this job, including heavy lifting (up to 100 lbs. with assistance), working off of lifts, ladders or on roofs is imperative.
    11. Must be able to work without immediate supervision.
    12. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.
    13. A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required.
    14. Must complete background and drug / alcohol testing. 
    15. Other duties as assigned.
     
    Additional Qualifications and Position Information:
     
    Knowledge Requirement:  The position requires general knowledge and under-standing of all phases of HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical and Maintenance skills.  The position requires the ability to organize, prioritize and perform under pressure in both a public contact and internal capacity.  Minimum qualifications should include electrical, energy management, and HVAC experience, post secondary education in related area of specialization and five years experience in similar work. Experience with computerized maintenance management and JCI Building Automation Systems is preferred but not a requirement.  
     
    Responsibility:  Information and directions are given primarily by e-mail (work-order/PM system).  The coordination and review of work assignments are the responsibility of the incumbent.  All duties are performed within the scope of the objectives of the department as well as other applicable guidelines.
     
    Difficulty:  The position requires dealing with a wide range of tasks where frequent independent interpretation and decision is required.  The position directly affects the effectiveness of the Physical Facilities Department and the campus community as a whole.  Individual must be flexible with work assignments/duties, and able to perform in a multi-tasking environment.
     
    Personal Relations:  The position requires face-to-face, telephone and written communication with all levels of the campus community and a wide spectrum of outside agencies, schools, and vendors.  Said communications range from simple exchange of information, to requests for assistance or service, to more complicated inquiries related to proposed work or work-in-progress.
     
    Schedule:  The position is an hourly full-time non-exempt position, (8.5 hours per day with a ½ hour lunch) 40 hours per week.  The position will require flexibility with work schedule and hours, but the primary time schedule is from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm.  The position will entail after hours work assignments / duties and periodic “call-outs” for emergency services when necessary.

    Application Instructions:

    Interested parties may send a resume as a single MS Word or PDF file and list their first and last name as the title of the file. Applicants may email that single file to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “HVAC 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.

  • Part-Time Early Childhood Teacher

    The Early Childhood Center at Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced early childhood educator to fill the position of Part-Time Early Childhood Teacher from January 2019 through May 2019. The successful candidate will be an organized and enthusiastic educator who thrives on working closely with young people in a collaborative and forward-thinking environment. A Bachelor’s degree and experience in early childhood education is required with an advanced degree preferred. The ability to work positively with children, parents, teachers, and school leadership is essential. This part-time position includes eligibility to participate in our benefits package along with all school year holidays. The Co-Teacher reports to the Director of the Early Childhood Center.  
     
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
     
    ·         Maintaining all paperwork associated with Type III License standards
    ·         Attending all staff meetings
    ·         Earning 12 clock hours of training per year, 3 hours of Health and safety training, and CPR/First Aid training
    ·         Maintaining written and oral communication with families
    ·         Maintaining communication with team members and Director
    ·         Consistently arriving to work on time and staying until the appointed departure time
    ·         Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School or Director
    ·         Maintaining organized and clean classroom environments
    ·         Planning and executing developmentally appropriate activities
    ·         Attending to all needs of the children and maintaining focus on them at all times during work hours
    ·         Assist children with all self-help skills including toileting and diapering as needed
     
    Qualifications:      
         

    ·      College Degree and experience in early childhood education.
    ·      Positive interactions with children, parents, teachers, Director, and Head of School.
    ·      Effective written and oral communication skills
    ·      Organized and enthusiastic with a positive attitude
    ·      An ability to work effectively as a member of a teaching team

    Additional information about Country Day is available on our web site: www.mpcds.com
     
    Interested parties should forward 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 may email materials to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com and should include “ECC Teacher Position” in the subject line of the email.
    Although emailing is preferred, application materials may also be 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 University of New Orleans - Juris Doctor
    Loyola University of New Orleans - Fellow of the Institute of Politics
    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.