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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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  • Part-Time Director of After School and Conference Camp Programs

    Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an experienced and youth-oriented professional to fill the part-time position of Director of After School and Conference Camp Programs. A Bachelor’s degree is required with an advanced degree preferred. A minimum of 2 years of related program management experience is also preferred. This part-time, 10-month position includes eligibility to participate in our comprehensive benefits package along with all school year holidays. The daily hours of the position will be from 2pm to 6pm during the school year and approximately 10 full days to cover conference camp programs.

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

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    - Managing the day-to-day operations of the after school program and before school program to include scheduling and tracking of student and staff activity, assuring student and staff safety and well-being, and keeping precise records of student attendance. 
    - Planning and delivering age-appropriate programming where children remain engaged in productive and stimulating activity to further develop their potential and growth. 
    - Training and managing all after school and conference camp program staff to assure compliance with school policy. 
    - Developing and overseeing procedures to assure successful program operation. 
    - Coordinating and assisting with the planning of special events and school related activities, including full oversight of planning and managing schools conference camp program.
    - Communicating with parents, faculty, and staff when necessary. 
    - Working with the CFO and other staff to monitor financial performance, organizational compliance, and other related matters. 
    - Performing other duties as assigned. 
    - Supporting the Mission of the school and its leadership.

    Interested parties may send a resume and cover letter as a single MS Word or PDF file to Paul_Casadaban@mpcds.com. Applicants should include “After School Programs 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.

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.