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Join Our Vibrant, Supportive, and Inclusive Team

North Park Elementary School (NPES) is an independent non-sectarian day school serving students in Preschool-8th Grade located in the North Center-Ravenswood area of Chicago. We nurture curiosity, spark creativity, and cultivate a compassionate, vibrant, and equitable community that supports all members. NPES is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).

NPES is dedicated to creating an inclusive community of students and adults who respect, value, and appreciate diversity in all aspects of human identity, and who work together to advance equity and social justice. NPES does not discriminate in its employment, admissions policies, and school-administered programs. We are looking for exceptional faculty and staff who are passionate about education, committed to our school’s mission, and culturally-responsive in their practice.

Current opportunities to join our team are listed below. We also accept applications for employment on a rolling basis year-round. Please submit your cover letter and resume to Office Manager Kerry Maman at maman@npeschool.org. Your application will be retained in active status for two years. Meanwhile, check this page periodically for new listings.

Current Openings
Director of Development and Communications

Director of Development and Communications
A Full-Time, Benefits-Eligible Administrative Position

The Director of Development and Communications leads all school charitable initiatives, major gifts programs, and annual fundraising events and strategies for NPES. They also cultivate and develop a positive community presence and drive a culture of engagement for all philanthropic initiatives including grants, volunteerism, and in-kind support. The Director of Development and Communications will also develop and execute communications strategies in fundraising and in a handful of other areas, as assigned by the Head of School.

The Director of Development and Communications is responsible for both the strategic leadership of fundraising and the day-to-day operation of development programs and operations. Working closely with the Head of School and Board Development Committee Chair and members, this senior administrator is responsible for communicating the mission of NPES, building connections to constituents, and identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors to meet fundraising goals and foster lifelong relationships. The Director of Development and Communications reports directly to the Head of School. Their work is conducted with the support of and in collaboration with the Head of School, the Board Development Committee Chair and Committee, the Director of Business and Operations, other senior administrators, and parent/caregiver volunteers.

Last fiscal year, under the direction of the outgoing Director of Development and Communications, the school raised nearly $600k in charitable giving, including about $300k in annual giving and $300k from special events. The school raises charitable funds from a strategic mix of digital and in-person direct appeals, peer-to-peer solicitation, an annual spring gala, a handful of smaller community-building events (some including student participation), personalized mid-to-major gift solicitations, and existing relationships with a charitable foundations. NPES is seeking to expand its successful annual giving program, further develop special events where opportunities exist, and grow and sustain a larger major gifts program inclusive of individuals and foundations (gifts of $20,000+). NPES is also wrapping up a successful multi-million dollar capital campaign that made the interior remodeling of the school building possible over the past two years. The school currently is enjoying the highest enrollment in its history, with 248 students across preschool through eighth grade.

 Development Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and assess fundraising strategies
  • Achieve annual fundraising goals
  • Partner with the Development Committee in shaping the Committee’s work, designing fundraising strategies, and effectively utilizing trustees and other volunteers
  • Develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive annual development plan that includes fundraising (specifically, annual giving, capital campaigns, special projects, and other school-related solicitations), special events, parent relations, and alumni relations
  • Establish, maintain, and grow relationships with major donors, nurturing and expanding NPES’ nascent major gifts program
  • Build a culture of giving that inspires the community to give of their time, talent, and treasure to support the school’s mission and programs
  • Apply for grants to support the school
  • Help NPES diversify its fundraising support among individuals, foundations, and corporations, as well as asset mixes ranging from gifts of cash, stock, and other planned giving strategies.
  • Enter and maintain donor data into the school’s student information system, and develop, maintain and generate regular reports for admin, Board, and auditors
  • Plan and prepare the development calendar with the Head of School
  • Lead planning for the yearly Gala (auction), Fun Run, and other community fundraising events
  • Report at Board of Directors’ meetings and serve as a strategic thought partner to the Board
  • Coordinate with the leadership of the school–as well as with NPES parent club officers and other volunteers–to host friend-raising events (VIP Day, for instance)
  • Generate monthly development reports for the Board of Directors
  • Oversee all development communications related to the annual giving (NPES Fund), special funds, and specific campaigns
  • Maintain and update mailing lists and accurate donor records
  • Attracting, engaging, and managing volunteers, serving as the school’s liaison to parent clubs and room parents
  • Generates all donation acknowledgment and tax reporting letters for donors
  • Establishes and enforces gift policies and guidelines 
  • Engage with NPES alumni
  • Prepare and publish the Annual Report, as well as acknowledgements of all gifts for the Head of School
  • Prepares reporting for and has physical presence during annual financial audit
  • Manage external vendor relationships related to the work described above

COMMUNICATIONS

This Director is also responsible for planning, executing, managing, and assessing specific aspects of the schools communications, including all development-related communications (campaign-related written and video collateral and an annual report); the weekly Shark Bites e-newsletter for the school community; the school’s branding (on all collateral and the website); and any situation-specific public relations communications as needs arise, per the Head of School. This work is conducted with the support of and in collaboration with the Head of School, the Director of Admission and Marketing, and other administrators. The day-to-day management of the website is not included in this role; that work is carried out by a faculty leader, with the support of the school’s Director of Educational Technology.

Communications Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a communication plan to convey the value of NPES to various constituencies
  • Manage the school’s brand at npeschool.org and on NPES’ social media accounts, in collaboration with the Director of Admissions and Marketing and the faculty leaders who maintain/update the website and post to our social media accounts
  • Lead and cultivate a culture of engagement and giving at NPES reflective of our values and philanthropic goals
  • Produce and disseminate all development communications, our weekly Shark Bites e-newsletter, the Annual Report, and other publications as assigned
  • Maintaining the digital displays inside and on the exterior of the school building
  • Manage external vendor relationships related to the work described above
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have the following:

    • Bachelor’s Degree required (fields of study might include nonprofit management, administration, leadership, public relations, communications, marketing, finance, social sciences)   
    • A minimum three-years full-time experience in development/fundraising, with breadth, including annual giving, events, capital fundraising, and the recruitment and management of volunteers
    • Strong verbal, written, and digital communication skills, able to communicate confidently and effectively (and across cultural and identity differences), and to persuade, to make a compelling case for giving to the school  
    • Ability to work collaboratively and inclusively with colleagues
    • A love of children, and a commitment to their well-being and growth
    • Strong cultural competence and a commitment to contributing with intention to an affirming, inclusive, equitable, and just school community
    • Strong social-emotional intelligence and skills, with the ability to build positive and constructive relationships 
    • The capacity for flexible, creative, and expansive thinking
    • Experience collecting, maintaining, and using data to inform strategic thinking
    • A passion for detail, while still being able to see the big picture
    • A growth mindset, a hunger to learn and develop new understandings and skills
    • Experience in electronic publications and communications 

    Compensation and Benefits

    • A positive, engaging, and supportive work environment that values authenticity, collaboration, well-being, gratitude, and cultural competence.
    • A competitive salary commensurate with experience.
    • Access to relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities, with faculty voice in the process.
    • The opportunity to sponsor clubs and other groups with payment via stipends.
    • Leadership opportunities to serve on our Diversity Action Team, Student Advocacy Team, and in other programs (i.e., service learning, basketball coaching, advisory, affinity/ally groups, yearbook, social media, etc.). 
    • A present, accessible, and supportive administrative team with an open-door policy and an interest in considering and implementing faculty ideas when feasible.
    • A comprehensive benefits package that supports our faculty and staff, including: 
      • Health, dental and vision insurance, with most plans offered at little or no cost to employee 
      • Tuition remission (50%) for the children of full-time employees
      • 403(b) retirement program with employer match
      • Short-term/long-term disability plans and life insurance provided at no cost
      • Healthcare/dependent care/transportation flexible spending accounts (FSA)
      • Paid time off (holidays, personal, and sick days)
      • $2500 toward graduate school coursework in fields related to work at NPES

    About NPES

    North Park Elementary School is an independent school accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) located in Chicago’s North Center-Ravenswood community. North Park serves 249 students in Preschool through 8th Grade, and is dedicated to raising confident, self-reliant individuals in partnership with families, instilling a sense of curiosity, a passion for learning, and a commitment to impacting the broader community in positive ways. North Park seeks to nurture curiosity, spark creativity, and sustain a vibrant, inclusive, community that supports all students, helping them become the best version of themselves. North Park believes that diversity is a critical source of strength for all.  For more on the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, click here.

    Location/Accessibility

    NPES is located in Chicago’s North Center/Ravenswood community. We are accessible by the CTA Brown Line (the station is three blocks east of the school, on Montrose), the north-south CTA Damen Bus (#50 Bus), the east-west CTA Montrose Bus (#78), and the METRA train to both the suburbs and downtown Chicago (the Ravenswood Station is .8 miles from the school).  Ample free street parking is available within one block of the school.  The walkable community surrounding our school offers many amenities, including shopping, dining, parks and recreation.

    Please submit a cover letter with resume to North Park Elementary School Office Manager Kerry Maman at maman@npeschool.org.

    Art Teacher-Grades 3-8

    Art Teacher (Grades 3 through 8) 

    A Full-Time Benefits-Eligible Faculty Position Beginning August 2023 

    NPES is looking for a multi-faceted, dynamic, engaging, and culturally-responsive Art Teacher to join our co-curricular team of teachers in Art, Music, Drama, Spanish, Library/Media Center, and Physical Education. In addition to teaching approximately ten Art classes weekly across grades three through eight in the school’s new art classroom (completed fall 2021)–that is a total of ten periods of formal art instruction per week–the Grades 3-8 Art Teacher engages in the additional responsibilities described below in the section entitled “Responsibilities Beyond the Art Classroom.” 

    Responsibilities Related to Classroom Instruction in Art 

    • Design, plan, and implement a culturally-diverse art curriculum that empowers students to express themselves authentically and creatively; that builds skills in various genres of visual art; and that assists students in exploring and developing their own identities while developing curiosity and knowledge about the identities of others (a curriculum that offers both mirrors and windows for all). 
    • Prepare and implement differentiated instruction, activities, and assessments that enable all learners to find success in Art, with honest effort and open-minds.
    •  Build relationships with students so they are actively and meaningfully engaged in their work, and integrate student choice (optionality) into at least three units at all grade levels. 
    • Utilize the new kiln safely and meaningfully integrate it into the 3-D art curriculum.
    • Create and maintain a welcoming, interesting, affirming, and safe classroom environment for all students, one in which listening, patience, sharing, and respect are valued and practiced. 
    • Differentiate instruction in visual art so all learners can learn and grow in their appreciation of art and in their skills. 
    • Collaborate with co-curricular colleagues and our Director of Educational Technology to plan and facilitate periodic cross-curricular units and activities throughout the school.
    • Assist the Preschool through 2nd Grade Art Teacher in teaching designated lessons requiring two instructors because of the process, challenge level, or safety concerns (and they do the same for you when possible). 
    • Collaborate with the Preschool through 2nd Grade Art Teacher to maintain a school-wide scope and sequence (skills, concepts) and culturally responsive visual arts program.
    • Support the school’s annual Gala by guiding students through collaborative class art projects for the auction (an ongoing project that requires attention throughout the year, through mid-March).

    Responsibilities Beyond the Art Classroom 

    • Curate rotating exhibits of student art throughout the school building, and in area galleries and other local spaces as opportunities arise.
    • Maintain the school’s online student galleries at Artsonia. 
    • Identify and implement opportunities for NPES students to experience and develop appreciation for the visual arts and for artists, drawing upon the rich cultural and artistic diversity of Chicago. 
    • Sponsor a Middle School Art Club during the students’ lunch/recess period 1x weekly from mid-0ctober through mid-May. 
    • Co-sponsor the school’s new visual arts and literary magazine with a colleague (The FIN).
    • Offer a Middle School Art elective course and serve as a Middle School advisor or co-advisor. 
    • Collaborate with fine arts colleagues in planning and hosting the school’s annual Faith Nielsen Fine Arts Night. 
    • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School 

    Qualifications include 

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Art Education, Fine Arts, or a related field; Master’s preferred
    • Experience teaching students Art, preferably in an elementary school setting.
    • Exemplary teaching skills focused with intentionality on preparation, process, purpose, adaptability, and a growth mindset. 
    • An understanding of the developmental needs of elementary school students at various stages (intellectually and social-emotionally) and the ability to structure and maintain a healthy, respectful, and positive classroom community.
    • Experience in and a commitment to including all learners in art instruction regardless of ability or differences in how one learns.
    • A commitment to and the cultural competence necessary to contribute with intention to an affirming, inclusive, equitable, and just community for all.
    • A growth mindset (seeing mistakes as opportunities for growth), an open-mind, and a belief that learning, while it involves struggle and the need for resilience, should also be a joyful experience.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with fine arts colleagues and other teachers to support and extend the objectives of the curriculum and to celebrate students’ creative self-expression.

    Compensation and Benefits 

    • A positive, engaging, and supportive work environment that values authenticity, collaboration, well-being, gratitude, and cultural competence. 
    • A competitive salary commensurate with experience. 
    • Access to relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities, with faculty voice in the process. 
    • The opportunity to sponsor clubs and other groups with payment via stipends.
    • Leadership opportunities to serve on our Diversity Action Team, Student Advocacy Team, and in other programs (i.e., service learning, basketball coaching, advisory, affinity/ally groups, yearbook, social media, etc.).
    • A present, accessible, and supportive administrative team with an open-door policy and an interest in considering and implementing faculty ideas when feasible.
    • A comprehensive benefits package that supports our faculty and staff, including:  Health, dental and vision insurance, with most plans offered at little or no cost to employee 
    • Tuition remission (50%) for the children of full-time employees 
    • 403(b) retirement program with employer match 
    • Short-term/long-term disability plans and life insurance provided at no cost
    • Healthcare/dependent care/transportation flexible spending accounts (FSA)
    • Paid time off (holidays, personal, and sick days) 
    • A 10-day paid parental leave benefit 
    • $2500 toward graduate school coursework in fields related to work at NPES 

    About NPES 

    North Park Elementary School is an independent school accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) located in Chicago’s North Center-Ravenswood community. North Park serves 249 students in Preschool through 8th Grade, and is dedicated to raising confident, self-reliant individuals in partnership with families, instilling a sense of curiosity, a passion for learning, and a commitment to impacting the broader community in positive ways. North Park seeks to nurture curiosity, spark creativity, and sustain a vibrant, inclusive, community that supports all students, helping them become the best version of themselves. North Park believes that diversity is a critical source of strength for all. For more on the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, click here. 

    Location/Accessibility 

    NPES is located in Chicago’s North Center/Ravenswood community. We are accessible by the CTA Brown Line (the station is three blocks east of the school, on Montrose), the north-south CTA Damen Bus (#50 Bus), the east-west CTA Montrose Bus (#78), and the METRA train to both the suburbs and downtown Chicago (the Ravenswood Station is .8 miles from the school). Ample free street parking is available within one block of the school. The walkable community surrounding our school offers many amenities, including shopping, dining, parks and recreation. 

    Please submit a cover letter with resume to North Park Elementary School Office Manager Kerry Maman at maman@npeschool.org.

    Middle School Science Teacher

    Middle School Science Teacher

    A Full-Time Benefits-Eligible Faculty Position Beginning August 2023

    NPES is seeking an engaging, experienced, collaborative, and culturally-responsive middle school science teacher with expertise across the physical, life, earth, and environmental sciences to teach sixth, seventh and eighth grades. We seek to teach a rigorous, interesting, and engaging project-based curriculum that integrates fundamental concepts and skills across the sciences named above, as well as from STEAM–including engineering, design thinking, coding, and robotics–to prepare our middle schoolers to thrive in high school and beyond.

    A successful candidate will be prepared to plan, implement, and maintain a challenging and relevant three-year science curriculum that teaches students to think critically and empathetically while applying the design-thinking process to real-world problems. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding science educator who understands and appreciates early adolescence as a stage of human development. This understanding, combined with a passion for challenging and supporting all learners, is essential to preparing our middle schoolers to reach their full potential as student-scientists.

    Our facilities include a new Middle School Science Lab and a new Innovation Lab completed in the fall of 2021.

    Responsibilities

    • Teach three middle school science classes, one section each of sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, with up to 24 students per class
    • Serve as advisor to a designated group of about a dozen middle school students across grades six, seven, and eight
    • Offer a fun and interesting science-related elective course during each trimester (includes students in grades six, seven, and eight)
    • Coach Middle School Science Olympiad (includes an additional coaching stipend)
    • Implement a skills-rich three-year science curriculum that builds on our preschool through 5th grade program 
    • Collaborate with the 4th and 5th grade STEM teacher to maintain an engaging, varied, and intentional scope and sequence over 4th through 8th grades
    • Align instructional and assessment practices with the latest brain science on teaching and learning, including the need for collaborative learning spaces, risk taking, and flexible thinking 
    • Create and maintain a welcoming, affirming, and safe classroom environment in which listening, patience, respect, student voice, and adaptability are valued and practiced
    • Plan field trips for students to experience and develop appreciation for science and scientists, drawing upon the rich scientific diversity of Chicago
    • Employ clearly-defined and equitable processes and structures for planning, teaching, assessing, and documenting (in trimester reports) student mastery and growth 
    • Differentiate instruction so all learners can grow their appreciation of science, their understanding of key concepts, their ability to think scientifically, and their confidence
    • Engage thoughtfully and respectfully with colleagues with an open mind during faculty meetings and professional development experiences
    • Reflect continually on one’s own practice and commit to professional growth informed by these self-reflections and the school’s collaborative faculty evaluation process 
    • Establish a trusting partnership with parents/caregivers and communicate regularly via Schoology, email, phone calls, conferencing and reporting
    • Create at least one opportunity per year for students to invite parents/caregivers into the science lab to share their learning and process
    • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in science or a related field; Master’s preferred
    • Experience teaching students science, preferably in a middle school setting
    • Exemplary teaching skills focused with intentionality on preparation, process, purpose, adaptability, skill development, and depth of understanding
    • An understanding of the developmental needs of early adolescents (intellectually and social-emotionally) and the ability to structure and maintain a healthy, respectful, and positive classroom community
    • A growth mindset, seeing mistakes as opportunities for growth, and a belief that learning, while it involves struggle and the need for resilience, should be joyful
    • The ability to facilitate a middle school classroom positively and effectively
    • An understanding of how to integrate STEAM and the design-thinking process intentionally and creatively into teaching to deepen conceptual understanding 
    • Strong executive functioning and communication skills (both written and oral)
    • Experience in and a commitment to including all learners in instruction regardless of ability or differences in how one learns
    • A commitment to the cultural competence necessary to contribute with intention to an affirming, inclusive, equitable, and just community for all
    • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and administration to support and extend the objectives of the curriculum and the well-being of students

    Compensation and Benefits

    • A positive, engaging, and supportive work environment that values authenticity, collaboration, well-being, gratitude, and cultural competence
    • A competitive salary commensurate with experience
    • Access to relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities, with faculty voice in the process
    • The opportunity to sponsor clubs and other groups with payment via stipends
    • Leadership opportunities to serve on our Diversity Action Team, Student Advocacy Team, and in other programs (i.e., service learning, basketball coaching, advisory, affinity/ally groups, yearbook, social media, etc.)
    • A present, accessible, and supportive administrative team with an open-door policy and an interest in considering and implementing faculty ideas when feasible
    • A comprehensive benefits package that supports our faculty and staff, including: 
      • Health, dental and vision insurance, with most plans offered at little or no cost to employee 
      • Tuition remission (50%) for the children of full-time employees
      • 403(b) retirement program with employer match
      • Short-term/long-term disability plans and life insurance provided at no cost
      • Healthcare/dependent care/transportation flexible spending accounts (FSA)
      • Paid time off (holidays, personal, and sick days)
      • A 10-day paid parental leave benefit
      • $2500 toward graduate school coursework in fields related to work at NPES

    About NPES

    North Park Elementary School is an independent school accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) located in Chicago’s North Center-Ravenswood community. North Park serves 249 students in Preschool through 8th Grade, and is dedicated to raising confident, self-reliant individuals in partnership with families, instilling a sense of curiosity, a passion for learning, and a commitment to impacting the broader community in positive ways. North Park seeks to nurture curiosity, spark creativity, and sustain a vibrant, inclusive, community that supports all students, helping them become the best version of themselves. North Park believes that diversity is a critical source of strength for all.  For more on the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, click here.

    Location/Accessibility

    NPES is located in Chicago’s North Center/Ravenswood community. We are accessible by the CTA Brown Line (the station is three blocks east of the school, on Montrose), the north-south CTA Damen Bus (#50 Bus), the east-west CTA Montrose Bus (#78), and the METRA train to the suburbs and downtown Chicago (the Ravenswood Station is .8 miles from the school).  Ample free street parking is available around the school.  The walkable community surrounding our school offers many amenities, including shopping, dining, parks and recreation.

    Please submit a cover letter with resume to North Park Elementary School Office Manager Kerry Maman at maman@npeschool.org.

    School Counselor

    School Counselor
    A Full-Time Benefits-Eligible Faculty Position Beginning August 2023

    The School Counselor reports to the Head of School, and is supported by an assigned admin coach from the school’s administrative team.

    Responsibilities

    • Teaching social-emotional skills to all classes Preschool-8, creating and implementing a school-wide scope and sequence in partnership with faculty and admin colleagues
    • Offering faculty and staff training and support in social-emotional learning and well-being for children (and guidance in working with individual and groups of students, as needed)
    • Providing crisis intervention and support services on a temporary basis for students as needs arise (whether referred by school personnel, requested by parents, or sought by students themselves)
    • Advising and supporting parents on developmental and mental health issues faced by their children
    • Coordinating student support with the Director of Learning Services for students experiencing emotional or psychological challenges as a result of academic struggles
    • Facilitating support groups for students as circumstances warrant on social skills, attentional challenges, grief, and other issues
    • Assisting the admin team with engagement with students, families, and employees on wellness issues facing the school (and in assessing prospective students, when appropriate)
    • Maintaining on-going confidential records of students served and tracking the emotional well-being of students
    • Planning and hosting occasional parent-education seminars on mental health and wellness for elementary school students and parents
    • Keeping the Head of School and appropriate members of the admin team informed of student issues and concerns
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Head of School or his delegate

    Qualifications

    • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or school counseling (master’s degree preferred)
    • Experience providing individual and group therapy to elementary and middle school students
    • Experience and/or training in a school setting
    • Outstanding social-emotional skills and attunement
    • Demonstrated record of developing one’s own cultural competency and incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion in practices and curriculum
    • Adept at clear and tactful communication with students of various ages, their families, and colleagues 
    • An understanding of the developmental needs of elementary school students and early adolescence
    • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, administrators, and parents
    • The ability to teach various elementary school age groups effectively
    • A commitment to contributing with intention to an affirming, inclusive, equitable, and just community for all students
    • Strong verbal, written, and digital communication skills
    • Enthusiasm for professional development and continuing to grow knowledge about student well-being and growth

    Compensation and Benefits

    • A positive, engaging, and supportive work environment that values authenticity, collaboration, well-being, gratitude, and cultural competence.
    • A competitive salary commensurate with experience.
    • Access to relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities, with faculty voice in the process.
    • The opportunity to sponsor clubs and other groups with payment via stipends.
    • Leadership opportunities to serve on our Diversity Action Team, Student Advocacy Team, and in other programs (i.e., service learning, basketball coaching, advisory, affinity/ally groups, yearbook, social media, etc.). 
    • A present, accessible, and supportive administrative team with an open-door policy and an interest in considering and implementing faculty ideas when feasible.
    • A comprehensive benefits package that supports our faculty and staff, including: 
      • Health, dental and vision insurance, with most plans offered at little or no cost to employee 
      • Tuition remission (50%) for the children of full-time employees
      • 403(b) retirement program with employer match
      • Short-term/long-term disability plans and life insurance provided at no cost
      • Healthcare/dependent care/transportation flexible spending accounts (FSA)
      • Paid time off (holidays, personal, and sick days)
      • $2500 toward graduate school coursework in fields related to work at NPES

    About NPES

    North Park Elementary School is an independent school accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) located in Chicago’s North Center-Ravenswood community. North Park serves 249 students in Preschool through 8th Grade, and is dedicated to raising confident, self-reliant individuals in partnership with families, instilling a sense of curiosity, a passion for learning, and a commitment to impacting the broader community in positive ways. North Park seeks to nurture curiosity, spark creativity, and sustain a vibrant, inclusive, community that supports all students, helping them become the best version of themselves. North Park believes that diversity is a critical source of strength for all.  For more on the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, click here.

    Location/Accessibility

    NPES is located in Chicago’s North Center/Ravenswood community. We are accessible by the CTA Brown Line (the station is three blocks east of the school, on Montrose), the north-south CTA Damen Bus (#50 Bus), the east-west CTA Montrose Bus (#78), and the METRA train to both the suburbs and downtown Chicago (the Ravenswood Station is .8 miles from the school).  Ample free street parking is available within one block of the school.  The walkable community surrounding our school offers many amenities, including shopping, dining, parks and recreation.

    Please submit a cover letter with resume to North Park Elementary School Office Manager Kerry Maman at maman@npeschool.org.

    Substitute Teacher

    We are seeking thoughtful, engaging, adaptable, reliable, and professional substitute teachers to work across all grade levels at NPES, a wonderful opportunity to gain experience with a variety of subject areas and age groups in a welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant school community. The compensation is $18.00 per hour, or $135 for a full day, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The ideal candidate will have:

    • A Bachelor’s degree (in education preferred but not required)
    • Teaching experience in a school setting, camp setting, or other organization with an educational aspect to its work
    • A commitment to creating an affirming, inclusive, equitable, and just learning space for all students
    • An understanding of the developmental needs of children at various ages and the ability to manage a classroom positively and effectively
    • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and administration
    • Strong cultural awareness and competence
    • Experience providing a nurturing, creative, challenging, and supportive environment that fosters mutual respect and age-appropriate levels of independence
    • Strong technology, executive functioning, and communication skills (both written and oral)

    If you would like to be considered for substitute teaching, please complete this application and send us your resume. You may send these documents via email to Kerry Maman.

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