Employment Opportunities

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Nantucket Lighthouse School is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law.  The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.  It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law.

Head of School (Interim) Administrative/Full Time/Interim (6-12mo)

 

NLS seeks an Interim Head of School who will be enthusiastic about joining this established community as it moves through a transitional period. This is a 6-12 months contract with the potential to become permanent Head of School for the right candidate. We are seeking an individual who is committed to the mission-centered educational programs, one who has experience in and/or understanding of Waldorf education, i.e. someone who respects the pace of childhood and understands the importance of modifying a “standard curriculum” to be hands-on, story-based, experiential. Additionally, our best candidate is one who takes leadership in fundraising, administration, financial health, and professional development for faculty and staff. This position requires energy, passion, and a willingness to do "whatever it takes" to engage with the school community – students, families, teachers, staff and Board of Trustees. The position will report directly to the Board of Trustees, while all staff reports to Head of School (barring any conflicts of interest, which are to be disclosed to the Board immediately).

 

The Priorities

  1. The Head of School will promote best practices in Waldorf-inspired project-based learning while honoring the long history of traditions that are so valued at NLS.
  2. The Head of School will support a talented faculty and staff by working closely with lead teachers to review the curriculum and pedagogical practices to ensure an exceptional educational experience for students. The Head will work to clearly define outcomes for the students in order to enhance the retention of families through the fifth grade. This will include looking at the professional growth opportunities for administrators, faculty, and staff (consistent feedback, assessments, and professional development).
  3. The next Head of School needs to be a confident and effective communicator with all stakeholders: the Board, administrative and teaching staff, and families. The Head will pacify the school community during this transitional period while upholding the message that NLS is a progressive, holistic choice for whole child education in Nantucket.
  1. The Head of School will take on financial responsibilities to ensure the viability of NLS by carefully weighing income and expenses, including tuition assistance, faculty and staff compensation, other revenue opportunities, and annual fundraising.
  2. The Head of School will take on executive responsibility to distribute leadership roles clearly and act decisively in a transparent fashion that builds a shared sense of purpose and vision.

 

Requirements

Appropriate Master’s Degree in education, or a relevant field.
The desire to have an active involvement in the Nantucket community.
Prior teaching, leadership and/ or school administrative/management experience. Excellent organizational and operational skills.
Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.

 

Compensation

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience

 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: admin@nantucketlighthouseschool.org
Please include at least three references.
Position to start on or before July 1, 2022

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Nantucket Lighthouse School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the school’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, military status, citizenship status and other status protected by federal, state or local law. The school provides equal opportunities in employment, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to make reasonable accommodations as required under the law.

 


Development Director

 

The Nantucket Lighthouse School (NLS) Development Director reports to the Head of School (HOS) and is an integral part of the administrative team. S/he works closely with the Board of Trustees and the Development Committee to coordinate fundraising events, run annual and capital campaigns, cultivate donors, secure major gifts, and write grant proposals.

 

The Development Director should have strong writing skills and excellent interpersonal skills. S/he should have a positive and collaborative approach in his/her ability to promote NLS awareness in the community and work with our Communications and Event Director.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to

Charity Grace Mofsen, NLS Board Vice Chair

1 Rugged Road, Nantucket, MA 02554 or admin@nantucketlighthouseschool.org

Please include at least three references.

 


Substitute Teachers and Enrichment Unit Teachers

 

Nantucket Lighthouse School is occasionally in need of substitute teachers and/or enrichment unit teachers across all subjects.

 

If you wish to be considered as a substitute or enrichment teacher at Nantucket Lighthouse School, submit a resume along with a cover letter indicating your interest to

 

Charity Grace Mofsen, NLS Board Vice Chair
1 Rugged Road
Nantucket, MA 02554

admin@nantucketlighthouseschool.org

All staff members are required to submit to Criminal and Sexual Offender Record Information queries.