Employment

Chapin’s faculty is the enduring heart, mind and soul of our school.  Chapin is deeply committed to attracting and retaining teachers of the highest quality.  For when all is said and done, no factor contributes more significantly to the quality of a school’s educational program than the quality of its teachers. 

Director of Development  

Chapin School, a coeducational three-year-old through eighth grade independent school located in Princeton, NJ, seeks an energetic, dynamic, and collaborative professional for the position of Director of Development. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Development is responsible for designing and implementing a fundraising plan to meet the school’s financial goals. The Director of Development is a member of the Administrative Team. 

Candidates are able to:  

  • Research, identify, and lead the implementation of a diverse and multifaceted fundraising program, to support the school’s strategic plan. 

  • Cultivate a culture of giving and gratitude across all constituencies and socio-economic strata. 

  • Engage in active stewardship by forging strong relationships with diverse constituencies of the school to influence and maximize contributions. 

  • Develop plans for the Annual Fund. 

  • Cultivate and direct solicitation of donors. 

  • Work with the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees. 

Qualifications sought: 

  • Five years of experience in an educational setting or other relevant organization (with preference for independent school experience). 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Familiarity with best practices in social media and digital marketing. 

  • Experience with fundraising databases. 

  • Good judgement, confidentiality, integrity, and a sense of humor.  

Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred. To apply, please visit chapinschool.org to electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to khepburn@chapinschool.org. Communication should be addressed to Karen Hepburn, Assistant to the Head of School. No telephone inquiries, please. All submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt, and those candidates who best match the qualifications will receive an interview. 

Chapin is committed to achieving the school’s mission to provide each student with a richly-textured education that inspires academic achievement and builds strength of character.  

Respecting the policy of equal employment opportunities, Chapin School and its representatives adhere to the laws governing hiring practices. Fair and consistent practices are followed for every applicant. 

Elementary Spanish Teacher (Prekindergarten-Fifth Grade) 

Chapin School, a coeducational three-year-old through eighth grade independent school located in Princeton, NJ, seeks an energetic, caring, and collaborative World Language Spanish teacher to join our teaching team. Chapin School values the role all teachers have in achieving the school’s mission to provide a richly-textured education that inspires academic achievement and builds strength of character. Chapin is committed to each child’s academic, emotional, ethical, creative and social development through inquiry-based, experiential learning activities that fully engage our students in the collaborative learning process.  

Candidates are able to: 

  • Nurture the natural curiosity of young learners 

  • Use diverse and age-appropriate instructional practices to ensure both language acquisition and academic success 

  • Analyze student learning and plan a variety of engaging learning activities that respond to assessment data 

  • Fluently use both Spanish and English, while conducting classes primarily in the target language 

  • Collaborate and be flexible with colleagues and students 

  • Integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning  

  • Ensure effective and positive parent communication 

  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity work with young children 

  • Knowledgeable of social-emotional learning philosophies that foster a strong, caring classroom community based on student engagement in learning and shared respect 

Bachelor’s degree required. To apply, please visit chapinschool.org to electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to khepburn@chapinschool.org. Communication should be addressed to Barbara Pasteris, Head of School. No telephone inquiries please. All submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt, and those candidates who best match the qualifications will receive an interview. 

Chapin School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities. The school and its representatives adhere to the laws governing hiring practices. Fair and consistent practices are followed for every applicant. 

Director of Buildings and Grounds

Chapin School, an independent co-educational day school for students Age 3 to 8th grade, seeks an experienced individual to serve as the Director of Buildings and Grounds. This is a 12-month, full-time position reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations and responsible for facilities management and maintenance department supervision. The successful candidate will exhibit understanding and support of the Chapin School mission and goals in personal conduct and management of others.

Director of Building and Grounds Responsibilities

•       Hire, schedule, and supervise all building and grounds maintenance staff at the school. Responsible for department personnel management, including performance evaluation, salary administration, training and development, and discipline.

•       Manage responses to all facility work orders originating from building users, using established processes and develop new processes as needed.

•       Plan, schedule and supervise regular preventive maintenance on all building systems, including MEP, roofs, finishes, safety and monitoring systems, school vehicles and other equipment.

•       Use RFP process to select 3rd-party maintenance contractors and manage the fulfillment of their contract obligations, including quality control of their work.

•       Oversee regular cleaning of the school, supervise day custodians, and manage any contracted cleaning services.

•       Organize and manage all repair and construction projects, with sensitivity to school seasonality and operational need.

•       Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, including work safety regulations. Oversee inspections of all building systems as needed for compliance (boiler, fire alarms, elevators, etc.).

•       Assist the Director of Finance in creating annual operating budget and capital renewal budget for facilities department.

•       Develop and execute strategy for maintenance and operation of the campus.

•       Collaborate with Administration to understand special needs and maintain quality of support to the mission (e.g. academic leaders, food service, athletics, technology, security).

•       Provide facilities support to campus events (e.g. setups and takedowns).

•       Participate constructively in the strategic development and management of the campus (e.g. master plan, zoning compliance, utilities services, energy management).

 

Qualifications

•       Ten years of related technical work experience is required, including a minimum of two years experience in an educational setting. Related experience could entail construction, plant engineer, or facility management.

•       Proven personnel management skills and contractor management experience, with aptitude to judge quality of performance in all major technical trades and personal experience in at least one technical trade (carpentry, mechanical, electrical, structural). Technology user skills sufficient to prepare reports in Excel and Word.

•       Communication skills (oral and written) and confidence in conveying information to all types of members of the community, including teachers, administrators, trustees, parents, students.

•       Ability to adapt behavior to function effectively in the institution’s culture, including those specific to the Chapin School tradition.

•       Commitment to the institution’s needs and readiness to respond 24/7/365 as reasonable and necessary.

 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

•       Frequently lift equipment and materials weighing 50 pounds or more.

•       Crawl, climb ladders, twist, turn and reach in completing a variety of job duties.

•       Work outside in hot or cold conditions for extended periods of time.

•       Work in wide variety of environments as found in all areas of the school.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Chapin School

Minnie Deshpande, Director of Finance and Operations 4101 Princeton Pike

Princeton, NJ 08540

Information may also be sent via email to mdeshpande@chapinschool.org. No phone calls please.

 

Chapin School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities. The school and its representatives adhere to the laws governing hiring practices. Fair and consistent practices are followed for every applicant.

Substitute Teachers

Chapin School is looking for substitute teachers. In the absence of full time classroom teacher, substitute teachers provide instruction using existing lesson plans, encourage student progress, and manage the classroom learning environment.  Interested candidates should have an earned college degree. Experience in the classroom is preferred. 

Substitute Nurse

Substitute nurse needed per diem. RN or LPN licensed in New Jersey required. CPR/AED certification should be up to date .Call 609-924-4839 if you have questions or are interested/

How to Apply

To apply for an open position at Chapin,  send a letter, resume, and three professional references to Karen Hepburn. Chapin welcomes candidates who would add to the diversity of our school community.

Karen Hepburn
Chapin School
4101 Princeton Pike
Princeton, NJ 08540

khepburn@chapinschool.org