Employment

Pine Cobble School Employment Opportunities

Director of Athletics/Camp Director

Pine Cobble School seeks a rockstar Director of Athletics and Camp Director — someone who will create outside-the-classroom memories that stick with children for the rest of their lives. The right candidate will be both inspired and inspiring as they oversee and implement four integral aspects of the Pine Cobble School experience:

(1) team athletics for all students in grades 6-9 (soccer and field hockey in the fall, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse in the spring)

(2) weekly winter sports program (downhill and nordic skiing, ice skating), which happens weekly during school hours for all students K-9

(3) our summer day camp programming (we currently offer programs for ages 3-12)

(4) special events, including Pine Cobble traditions like Mountain Day and Field Day

In this position, you will be in charge of budgets, staffing, scheduling, transportation, communication with families, and connecting with students who have a wide range of athletic backgrounds and skills. You’ll schedule games, design summer programs, hire and train coaches and staff, and make sure that Pine Cobble School lives its mission not only inside the classroom, but also on our fields, on ski slopes and skating rinks, in the woods, on top of mountains, and during summer breaks.

This job is for you if:

You can think big picture…You can see not only what’s there, but also what could be there. You’re committed to creating not merely good experiences, but awesome ones — the kind kids will still be smiling about decades from now.

…And you also obsess over details. You’re organized, efficient, and thorough. You make lists (and check them twice), plan exhaustively, meet deadlines, and follow through.

You’re a leader…. Your expectations are clear, your attitude is positive, you’re cool under pressure, and you can think on your feet. On top of that, you’ve also got that special something — elusive yet totally real —that makes the people around you excited to bring their best selves.  

…But you’re not afraid to jump in. You’re happy to search for a lost ski, lace up an ice skate, haul equipment, drive a bus, lead a cheer, apply sunscreen, and give hundreds and hundreds of high fives. In other words, you do whatever needs to be done, whenever it’s needed.

You believe in the power of athletics and camp… You know that the right summer and sports experience can foster not merely skills, but also lifelong character and integrity. You know entire lives are transformed by those moments where a child takes a leap, plays hard, learns to be part of a team, and leaves everything on the field.

…and you know it’s all about the kids. You never, ever lose sight of your purpose: helping one child at a time dare to aspire, to step out of a comfort zone, to push themselves, and to discover new sources of strength, courage, and confidence.

If this sounds like you — and if you’re excited by the prospect of spending your days with passionate colleagues in a dazzling natural setting —  please submit a cover letter, resume, statement of purpose and references to Christy St. John at hr@pinecobble.org, by January 23, 2018.  Candidates who are committed to equity and justice in their work are especially encouraged to apply.  

 

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Pine Cobble School, an independent day school, Pre-K through 9, seeks an experienced, enthusiastic Director of Admissions and Marketing. At Pine Cobble School, working hard and playing hard go hand-in hand; spontaneity and laughter have a place in every classroom; and gifted teachers have the flexibility to foster not just robust intellectual growth, but also curiosity, wonder, and compassion. The Director of Admissions and Marketing will help families discover and access this one-of-a-kind school experience. You’ll oversee admission for every student, age 3 through 9th grade. This includes creating admission materials, launching marketing campaigns (both print and online), giving tours, communicating with prospective and current families, managing the financial aid process, and engaging in a wide array of community outreach.

This job is for you if:

  • You believe in the power of wonder, enchantment, and deep joy - and you’re ready to advocate for a school that is both increasingly rare and deeply needed in today’s world. 
  • You’re organized and systems-oriented, and outstanding at working with a wide variety of people. 
  • You believe in, and are willing to advocate for, diversity in every sense of the word. You know that when children really get to know people whose experiences are different from their own, they become smarter, more thoughtful and empathetic, and better able to navigate a complex world. 
  • You have experience in independent schools, admission, marketing/communications, social media, and/or community outreach.

Sound like you? Then send your resume, cover letter, educational philosophy and two letters of recommendation to hr@pinecobble.org. Pine Cobble School offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter. We have a 20+ acre campus, weekly skiing/skating in winter, and a healthy lunch program that you’ll have to see to believe. We will accept applications through December 20, 2017.

 

School Coordinator

Pine Cobble School, an independent day school in Williamstown, seeks an efficient, organized, and professional School Coordinator. It’s a role that involves a dizzying array of tasks, so a spirit of adventure comes in handy. In this role, you’ll greet visitors; answer phones; track down students and teachers; manage the calendar; oversee newsletters and website updates; manage spreadsheets and databases; serve as an information hub for students, families, and faculty; and even apply band-aids and soothe upset tummies…and that’s all by 10:00 AM!

This job is for you if:

  • You thrive on bringing order to chaos.

  • You understand that in every task, there’s an element of fun.

  • You’re simultaneously no-nonsense and nurturing, unflappable and friendly, and you want to be part of a team.

  • You’re a proven and composed problem-solver, and your ability to multi-task wows others.

  • You enjoy children and adults in equal parts, and you’re happiest when you’re helping out.

  • You can write, edit, and proofread; you’re proficient with spreadsheets; and you pick up new systems with ease.

  • You like hats; you’ll wear a lot of them here.

College degree preferred; sense of purpose and mission a must.  Sound like you? Then send your resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to hr@pinecobble.org.  Application deadline December 23, 2017.Pine Cobble School offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter. We have a 20+ acre campus, weekly skiing/skating in winter, and a healthy lunch program that you’ll have to see to believe.


Housekeeper/Janitor

Believe it or not, schools don’t clean themselves. That’s why we’re looking for someone to help us keep our 20-acre, 5-building campus looking sharp.

We seek a housekeeper/janitor to work later in the school day (late afternoons and evenings). You’ll clean classrooms and common spaces, performing both daily and seasonal tasks, as well as tackling new challenges as they arise.

This job is for you if:

  • You know how to keep a school looking clean and attractive on a daily basis. You can sweep, mop, vacuum, dust, haul trash, rake, and do some basic lawn upkeep.

  • You can also do heavier cleaning tasks as needed. Shampooing carpets? Waxing floors? The occasional kitchen deep clean? You’re all in.

  • Enjoy the challenge of caring for a historic building. Our campus was originally a private home, built in the early 1900’s. It has high ceilings, crown moldings, and plenty of nooks and crannies.

  • When something needs to get done, you do it. You show initiative, dive into whatever tasks needs to be done, accept responsibility, and do high quality work without people peering over your shoulder.

If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to Christy St. John at hr@pinecobble.org, by December 23, 2017.

Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 9, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter.

 

After School Teacher / Substitute Teacher

Pine Cobble School seeks after-school teachers and substitute teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. Please consider applying if you:

  • Have a knack for getting the best out of children of all ages. You’re able to keep them engaged, anticipate when they’re on the verge of the wiggles, and you’re proactive, clear, and warm in your approach.

  • Are responsible but not rigid; organized but not inflexible; and you have high standards.

  • Value and model Pine Cobble’s character pillars: compassion, respect, honesty, awareness of others, courage, gratitude, responsibility, and perseverance.

  • Understand that children are individuals. You’re eager to get to know what makes each tick, and you’ll adjust your own approach if it helps a child thrive.

  • Have a keen sense of humor (and you’re not afraid to use it!).

  • Know that childhood matters. You give 100% when you’re around children, because you know there’s no such thing as an insignificant moment in the life of a child.

Pine Cobble School has set as a strategic priority amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom and ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to equity and justice are especially encouraged to apply.  If you are interested, please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to Christy St. John at hr@pinecobble.org.

 

Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 9, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter. We have a 20+ acre campus, weekly skiing/skating in winter, and a healthy lunch program that you’ll have to see to believe.

Pine Cobble School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
 
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