Charles River School is a unique, inclusive independent PreK-8 school that nurtures each student by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.

The faculty and staff at Charles River School are exceptionally talented, diverse, active individuals concerned with the development and education of children. The school community's culture and customs are rich and steeped in tradition, and also dynamic and inclusive. 

Charles River School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Available Positions

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  • Director of Facilities

    The Director of Facilities oversees the physical operation of all school facilities, including day-to-day campus use, buildings maintenance and groundskeeping, equipment, furniture, vehicles, and special projects, all with a hands-on approach. The Director of Facilities is a detail and systems-oriented professional with a demonstrated ability to manage and motivate staff and lead projects in the midst of a busy campus community. 

    The successful candidate will possess tremendous project management skills and have experience managing campus safety and security, custodial services, budgeting and planning, and various facilities projects. The Director of Facilities reports to the Director of Finance and Operations and works closely with the Head of School.

    Responsibilities
    Campus Facilities

    • Accountable for daily operations of the physical plant, ensuring pleasant communications and customer service-oriented relationships with faculty, staff, visitors, vendors, and others
    • Plans, manages, and oversees facilities and equipment for daily use and from inception to completion for special events, meetings, etc.
    • Solicits, reviews bids and negotiates contracts with vendors
    • Coordinates lock and key needs and maintains distribution of keys, door locks and padlocks on campus
    Preventative Maintenance
    • Manages, plans, and oversees a regular schedule of short and long-term maintenance of campus buildings/facilities and equipment including HVAC, lighting, elevators, and others
    • Maintains an adequate inventory of all necessary supplies and parts on-site
    • Manages tracking system for regular preventative maintenance schedules and ongoing requests
    Campus Security and Safety
    • Oversees and manages overall campus security and safety program and establishes and maintains security requirements and safety protocols
    • Serves as a strategic partner in the school’s Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Response programs in conjunction with the Head of School, Director of Finance and Operations and other school administrators
    • Helps to develop and manage Emergency Response Plan (ERP), including facilitation of drills
    • Maintains appropriate stock of emergency supplies and equipment
    • Oversees the school’s Fire/Life/Safety ensuring standards are met, updated and maintained
    • Provides first response for all campus facilities-related emergencies, on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for alarm and facilities-related emergency needs
    • Serves as a liaison to police, sheriff, and fire department personnel
    • Manages school’s federal and state regulatory compliance requirements, including OSHA, building codes, and all others.
    Budgeting and Planning
    • In collaboration with the Director of Finance, prepares the annual facilities budget
    • Manages the facilities budget on an ongoing basis, including accurate tracking and forecasting expenditures
    • Provides support for the Board of Trustees Buildings and Facilities Committee, Emergency Response Team, and other committees and attends such meetings, as required
    General Management
    • Supervises a full-time Facilities Associate
    • Prepares, updates and regularly communicates schedules for groundskeeping, maintenance and janitorial services
    • Provides general supervision and project management to facilities-related trades as needed including outsourced landscaping
    • Establishes and appropriately adjusts the timing of work and procedures to meet scheduled work requirements
    • Addresses, analyzes and resolves facilities issues and problems
    • Additional duties, as assigned. 
    Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of facilities management experience in a similar environment including maintenance skills and emergency preparedness operations. Ability to respond and effectively communicate firmly and calmly with campus constituents, colleagues, direct reports and visitors. Strong technology skills - Microsoft Office email, Word and Excel.

    Charles River School Quick Facts
    Founded: 1911
    Enrollment: 190
    Grades: PreK-8 (Day)
    Gender: Coed
    Teaching Faculty: 36

    Mission
    At Charles River, the school's mission guides the community every day, in all that they do. “Charles River School honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the joy of childhood. We nurture each child by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement.  Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.”

    Statement of Diversity and Inclusion
    At Charles River School, diversity, inclusivity, and cultural competency are essential parts of the curriculum and the community and are central tenets of the Mission Statement. Through their teaching practices and the authentic learning experiences provided for students each day, Charles River School shows a deep dedication to graduating well-rounded students. As stated by the school:

    We commit ourselves to:
    • Cultivating cultural competency and diversity throughout our curriculum, our student body, and our faculty and staff
    • Deepening our knowledge and appreciation of the many aspects of cultural identities, in ourselves, our local communities, and globally
    • Providing an environment and an education that equips children and adults to become successful, contributing members of a global society
    • Understanding both historical and current implications of diversity, power, and privilege
    • Engaging in this complex work with careful thought and enduring dedication.
    • And most of all, we commit ourselves to fostering a school community in which each of us is welcomed, recognized, and valued as an individual and as a member of the Charles River School family.
    Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy
    Charles River School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, personnel policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs and athletic and other school-administered programs. It is the policy of Charles River School to admit students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin.

    To Apply
    Candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF documents to dirfacilitiesjob@charlesriverschool.org
    • A cover letter expressing their interest in this position; 
    • A current résumé; 
    • A list of 3-5 professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission)
  • Extended Day Program Teacher (Multiple Positions Open)

    We are seeking energetic and creative educators to teach our after school program. Each teacher will be assigned to a home group (PreK-Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8), but will work collaboratively on programming. 

    Successful candidates will have experience in curriculum development and will work closely to plan and implement a series of enriching activities and projects, closely linked with the school’s philosophy, within the afterschool program.  

    This is a part-time position with hours of 2:30-6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year (September through mid-June), starting Wednesday, September 1, 2021. 

    Responsibilities Include:
    • Developing and implementing a wide range of engaging and age-appropriate activities and after-school classes for children from PreK through Grade 8, including STEM, arts, and movement-based Enrichment Activities 
    • Supervising free play and study 
    • Maintaining a warm, friendly and safe atmosphere within a structured program 
    • Ensuring that students adhere to the school’s Covid Protocol and adjusting programming and activities to be compliant with current protocol.  
    • Working with the Director of Auxiliary Programs and the Main Office to maintain accurate registration and attendance records
    • Regular check-in meetings with the Director of Auxiliary Programs.  
    Essential Skills:
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Adaptability and flexibility/ability to modify programming based on changing COVID protocol 
    • Ability to respond effectively and efficiently in an emergency 
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
    • Organization, attention to detail and impeccable follow-through
    • A well-developed sense of humor, patience and enthusiasm
    • Experience working with children between the ages of 4 and 14
    Charles River School actively seeks diverse, talented candidates. Interested individuals should send a resume and letter of interest to Netra Srikanth, Director of Auxiliary Programs. Please use the subject, “Extended Day Program Teacher” and indicate in your letter which age group is of most interest to you (PreK-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8) and why.
  • Substitute Teachers

    CRS is seeking qualified candidates for occasional substitute teaching in all grades and subjects, with the greatest need being in Early Childhood classrooms and specialists classes like art and music. Significant classroom teaching experience is required. Interested individuals should send a resume to our Associate Head of School, Elizabeth Clayton.

    Elizabeth Clayton
    6 Old Meadow Rd.
    P.O. Box 339
    Dover, MA 02030
    eclayton@charlesriverschool.org

    Charles River School actively seeks candidates who represent diversity.
Charles River School is a PreKindergarten through Grade 8 independent school that honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the joy of childhood. We nurture each child by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.

Charles River School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.