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 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.

Available Positions

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  • Assistant Director of Admissions

    We are seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Admissions to support recruitment and retention of students at an exciting time for the school.  CRS is a committed, engaged community, and we have already surpassed our enrollment goals for next year. Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the successful candidate will be a team player who is detail-oriented, has very strong interpersonal skills, takes initiative, and is interested in being part of a collaborative, innovative and energized school environment.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
    • Greet visitors, answer initial admissions calls and provide prospective families with support and guidance throughout the admissions process
    • Lead admission tours, effectively communicating the school’s philosophy and programs
    • Assist with interviews of prospective applicants and families
    • Staff admissions events, both on and off campus, which may occur on weekends or evenings
    • In collaboration with faculty, perform academic screenings of prospective students
    • Schedule admission tours, parent interviews, and individual student visits to campus
    • Assist Director in planning and organizing special events for prospective families such as Open Houses, secondary school fair, information sessions and parent coffees, as well as events for new families
    • Assist with school communications efforts, content management for school website, social media presence, and targeted communications to engage current and prospective families
    • Manage inquiry pool and provide timely follow-up to prospective families, process applications for admission, enter data into database, and verify completeness of application folders
    • Exercise discretion and judgment while helping families through the admissions process, working as part of the team charged with maintaining full enrollment
    • Assist with school activities and community events as needed
    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and prior experience in a school setting preferred. Other demonstrated skills should include:
    • Courtesy, discretion and tact in working with prospective applicant families, current parents, students and faculty
    • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Competence and comfort working with, or learning to use, databases, design software (InDesign or similar), and online content management. Knowledge of SEO and Whipple Hill is a plus
    • Experience working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, with the ability to handle a high volume of work from time-to-time, while maintaining a sense of humor
    • Strong organizational skills
    Benefits: Charles River School offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees. Salary commensurate with successful applicant’s experience.

    Charles River School actively seeks candidates who represent diversity. Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter to Kat Whitten, Director of Admissions, at
  • Extended Day Program Teachers

    We are seeking two energetic and creative educators to co-teach our after school program. The successful candidates will have experience in curriculum development and will work closely to plan and implement a series of activities and projects within the afterschool program. This is a part time position with hours as follows: 2:30-6:00pm M, T, Th, F and 1:00-6:00pm W.
    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
    • Supervising free play and study
    • Maintaining a warm, friendly and safe atmosphere within a structured program
    • Working with the main office to maintain accurate registration and attendance records
    • Regular check-in meetings with the Associate Head of School
    Essential Skills:
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
    • Attention to detail and impeccable follow-through
    • A well-developed sense of humor
    Charles River School actively seeks candidates who represent diversity. Interested individuals should send a resume and letter of interest to Associate Head of School Elizabeth Clayton (
  • 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

    Charles River School actively seeks candidates who represent diversity.