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Carolina Day School, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, is an independent, Pre-K/12, secular, college preparatory school. CDS enrolls approximately 658 students across four divisions: Lower School (Pre-K/5), Key School (2-8, for students with language-based learning differences), Middle School (6-8), and Upper School (9-12). 

Working at Carolina Day School means being part of a strong community steeped in a passion for learning. We are committed to our students and families, and to each other. We recruit only the best and brightest for our team of professional educators and administrative staff. 

At Carolina Day, we are committed to building a faculty, student body, and school culture which reflect the diversity of the greater world around us. Diversity adds quality to our community by cultivating a richness of ideas, a broadening of perspectives and a respect for others. 

How to Apply

To apply for positions listed here, please send a current resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications to employment@carolinaday.org.

Please include the position title in the subject line.

Application for Employment

Current Positions

Lower School Principal

Carolina Day School seeks an innovative, dynamic, and compassionate academic leader for our Lower School division of approximately 210 students and 30 faculty and staff members. The position will officially begin July 1, 2020.  

The Lower School principal works in partnership with the school’s leadership team to develop and align strategic goals and a vision for the future, as per the school’s Mission Statement and nine core beliefs. We seek a collaborative learner and leader, passionate about elementary-age students, excited about and supportive of our mission and culture, who is adept at leading a group of dedicated teachers with the ultimate goal of preparing our students “to make a meaningful difference in the world.” Find out more about the Lower School at CDS.

The ideal candidate will have a successful track record as an independent school educator. This candidate will be:

  • an instructional leader who is

    • well-versed in current educational pedagogy and innovative program design;

    • skilled and experienced in furthering teacher professional growth and development;

    • a promoter of developing a strong curriculum and skills for success; and

    • knowledgeable of diverse learning styles and learning profiles.

 

  • a human-centered team leader who

    • exemplifies a strong sense of empathy and compassion;

    • has a natural affability and instinct with our youngest learners;

    • is supportive and respectful of faculty experience and views; and

    • demonstrates strong team-building ability.

 

  • a strong communicator and manager who:

    • listens and communicates effectively and consistently with all constituents (students, parents, teachers, etc);

    • makes well-informed, student-centered decisions and follows through to get the job done;

    • displays excellent organizational skills;

    • collaborates with admission and marketing departments on special Lower School events and open houses; and

    • works effectively with the school’s leadership team, especially in regard to attracting and retaining quality teachers, staff, and students.

We invite candidates to consider becoming part of the Carolina Day School community by submitting a:

  • résumé;

  • list of references;

  • compelling response to the following prompt: “Describe how you would implement an exciting new program or idea as principal of the CDS Lower School.”

Materials should be submitted to employment@carolinaday.org. This is a confidential process; Carolina Day will not contact references until finalist candidates are selected.   

Upper School Music Director

Carolina Day School is seeking a full-time Upper School music director to continue building a growing music program. The position is a 10-month faculty position, starting in January of 2020.

The job will entail:

  • Teach 4 to 5 classes each semester as determined by the school – current classes are Guitar, Music Cultures of the World, and two Instrumental Ensemble classes comprised of a variety of instrumentalists (adapting music to fit the students in the class).  In addition, the music director is an instrumental teacher in the Middle School Deep Dive program on Friday afternoons.

  • Serving as an advisor to 8 - 12 students (beginning fall of 2020).

  • Encourage and guide students in arranging music and expanding their musical horizons

  • Showcase Fall and Spring concerts

  • Provide music for special school events (Convocation, Commencement, Awards ceremony, Homecoming, etc.)

  •  Rehearse and conduct a Community Chorus of staff and faculty musicians as needed (one or two songs a year for all-school celebrations).

  • Maintain school instruments and equipment

Every other year, the Upper School students present a musical. Duties for the music director for these productions:

  • Vocal coach for cast members individually and collectively in learning songs

  • Attend all rehearsals weekdays after school 3:45-6:45 for 10 weeks, and on a few weekends as needed just prior to a show.

  • Recruit, rehearse and conduct pit orchestra

  • Coordinate with theatre teacher regarding all musical details

  • In alternate years, when there isn’t a musical, the music director may still need to assist in the play if there is a song in the production, and will also need to assist with Arts Day with the other members of the Arts Department

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Accomplishes all tasks as appropriate and contributes positively to the school culture as defined in the faculty handbook. Other duties outside this description may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

Must possess a bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 3 years of experience working with high school students preferred.

Americans with Disability Specifications:

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Varsity Swim Coach

Carolina Day School invites applications for a Varsity Swim Coach. This position requires substantial knowledge of the technical aspect of the sport of coaching swimming and the ability to manage the day-to-day operations of the Carolina Day School Swim Program. The coach should provide an atmosphere in which each student is treated with respect and dignity, create an opportunity to improve skill development and provide a positive and supportive environment for a diverse group of swimmers. 

Essential Functions:

  • Overseeing the Upper School swimming programs, teams, and coaches

  • Instructing athletes in the fundamental skills, strategies, and physical conditioning necessary for individual and team success

  • Preparing, organizing, and supervising all practices

  • Abiding by all school and conferences rules and policies

  • Developing and establishing open communication with parents and athletes

  • Submitting information to the Director of Athletics including, but not limited to, season results, inventory of uniforms and equipment, award nominations, grading information, and program needs for the following season

  • Driving teams and/or equipment to and from Carolina Day School and practices or competitions; must meet Carolina Day’s requirements to be cleared to drive (does not require a CDL)

  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications/Experience:

  • High school diploma, bachelor’s degree preferred

  • At least three years of experience in coaching swimming, or similar relevant experience

  • Basic understanding and ability to use computers and technology including (e.g., Microsoft Windows and Office products, basic office equipment, etc.)

  • Well-developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment, including students, co-workers, parents, alumni, volunteers, and the public

  • Adaptability, honesty, self-reliance, teamwork, dependability, flexibility, willingness to listen and learn, work ethic, determination, persistence, problem-solving skills, loyalty, and congeniality are essential

  • Must successfully complete background screening and verification


Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Regularly uses close and distance vision, ability to observe students from various distances

  • Ability to move in a manner that provides effective demonstration of movements required in the sport of swimming

  • Sometimes works in a stressful environment, effectively dealing with a diverse array of contacts; stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions, particularly with respect to adequate supervision and safety of student-athletes

  • Ability to frequently work flexible hours to support before or after-school practices and other weekend events as scheduled for the season

Assistant Varsity Swim Coach

Carolina Day School invites applications for an Assistant Varsity Swim Coach. This position requires substantial knowledge of the technical aspect of the sport of coaching swimming and the ability to manage the day-to-day operations of the Carolina Day School Swim Program. The coach should provide an atmosphere in which each student is treated with respect and dignity, create an opportunity to improve skill development and provide a positive and supportive environment for a diverse group of swimmers. 

Essential Functions:

  • Overseeing the Middle School swimming programs, teams, and coaches

  • Instructing athletes in the fundamental skills, strategies, and physical conditioning necessary for individual and team success

  • Preparing, organizing, and supervising all practices

  • Abiding by all school and conferences rules and policies

  • Developing and establishing open communication with parents and athletes

  • Submitting information to the Director of Athletics including, but not limited to, season results, inventory of uniforms and equipment, award nominations, grading information, and program needs for the following season

  • Driving teams and/or equipment to and from Carolina Day School and practices or competitions; must meet Carolina Day’s requirements to be cleared to drive (does not require a CDL)

  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications/Experience:

  • High school diploma, bachelor’s degree preferred

  • At least three years of experience in coaching swimming, or similar relevant experience

  • Basic understanding and ability to use computers and technology including (e.g., Microsoft Windows and Office products, basic office equipment, etc.)

  • Well-developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment, including students, co-workers, parents, alumni, volunteers, and the public

  • Adaptability, honesty, self-reliance, teamwork, dependability, flexibility, willingness to listen and learn, work ethic, determination, persistence, problem-solving skills, loyalty, and congeniality are essential

  • Must successfully complete background screening and verification


Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Regularly uses close and distance vision, ability to observe students from various distances

  • Ability to move in a manner that provides effective demonstration of movements required in the sport of swimming

  • Sometimes works in a stressful environment, effectively dealing with a diverse array of contacts; stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions, particularly with respect to adequate supervision and safety of student-athletes

  • Ability to frequently work flexible hours to support before or after-school practices and other weekend events as scheduled for the season

School Nurse

Carolina Day School invites applications for a School Nurse. This person is responsible for the health and well-being of Carolina Day School’s students, faculty and staff. The position is a full-time,10-month position, paid over 12 months. The position is benefits-eligible.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Serve as the “first responder” for any injuries or health needs that arise, administering first aid and contacting parents or health professionals if the situation requires this.  This requires a level of physical fitness that enables the nurse to move quickly to any area of campus when there is an emergency and to squat or bend down to ground level if someone is injured and lying on the ground.

  • Assists in ensuring that all student medical and immunization records are current per school policy and as required by the state of North Carolina. Follow all reporting procedures as required by state law.

  • Assists in maintaining emergency information for each student and ensure each division has copies.

  • Assist in identifying students who have special health needs (such as allergies, diabetes, etc.) or who need daily medications and/or monitoring.  Share this information before school starts with the appropriate teachers and administrators. Administer medication as ordered. Train additional personnel as authorized medication administration providers.

  • Assist in training teachers and administrators who might need to deal with an emergency due to the ongoing needs of a particular child (e.g. food allergy, asthma, insect sting allergy, diabetes or epilepsy).

  • Prepare for the medical needs of students attending field trips. 

  • Assist in managing all aspects of the Food Allergy Policy. 

  • Prepare first-aid kits for classrooms and for athletic teams, and keep them stocked.

  • Record any student injuries or illnesses.  

  • Work closely with the athletic department and teaching faculty to monitor and support students who have sustained concussions.

  • Work closely with school counselors on student issues as they arise.

  • Be proactive in staying current on school health issues and in sharing them with administrators.

Additional Duties And Responsibilities 

• Accomplishes all tasks as appropriate. Other duties outside this description may be assigned as necessary. 

Qualifications

• Experience, Education and Licensure

Must Possess a current licensure to practice nursing in North Carolina.
Minimum of three year’s experience as a professional registered nurse.
Minimum one year’s experience as a pediatric nurse.
Bachelor’s degree preferred
 

• Skills

Proficient with Google platform and Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Word) 
Proven ability to work collaboratively with others
Excellent communication and time management skills

Americans with Disability Specifications

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Carolina Day School invites applications for a Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Coach. This position requires substantial knowledge of the sport and the ability to manage the day-to-day operations of the JV Boys Basketball program. CDS coaches provide an atmosphere in which each student is treated with respect and dignity. CDS coaches create opportunities to develop individual student skills within a team setting and provide a positive and supportive environment for a diverse group of players.

Essential Functions

  • Overseeing the JV basketball program, working closely with Varsity coaches to ensure program needs are met
  • Instructing athletes in the fundamental skills, strategies, and physical conditioning necessary for individual and team success
  • Preparing, organizing, and supervising all practices
  • Abiding by all school and conferences rules and policies
  • Securing, caring for, cleaning, and inventorying all uniforms and equipment each season
  • Developing and establishing open communication with parents and athletes
  • Submitting information to the Director of Athletics including, but not limited to, season results, inventory of uniforms and equipment, award nominations, grading information, and program needs for the following season
  • Driving teams and/or equipment to and from Carolina Day School practices or competitions
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Experience

  • High school diploma, bachelor’s degree preferred

  • At least three years of experience in coaching basketball, or similar relevant experience

  • Basic understanding of and ability to use computers and technology including (e.g., Microsoft Windows and Office products, basic office equipment, etc.)

  • Well-developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment, including students, co-workers, parents, alumni, volunteers, and the public

  • Adaptability, honesty, self-reliance, teamwork, dependability, flexibility, willingness to listen and learn, work ethic, determination, persistence, problem-solving skills, loyalty, and congeniality are essential

  • Must successfully complete background screening and verification

Carolina Day School has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, Carolina Day School does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender, or any other characteristic.