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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. 

CDS supports the National Association of Independent School's anti-discrimination policy - The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, NAIS 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.


How to Apply

To apply, please send a current resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications to employment@carolinaday.orgPlease include the position title in the subject line. 

Application For Employment


Current Jobs at Carolina Day School

Upper School Mathematics Teacher

Carolina Day School seeks a dynamic Upper School Mathematics teacher to join our faculty. Specific courses will be determined based on the school’s needs while considering the candidate’s skills, knowledge, and interests. Additional responsibilities extend outside the classroom to include advising and involvement in student life.

Carolina Day emphasizes a collaborative, inquiry-based, and experiential approach to teaching and learning. CDS faculty are passionate about teaching and inspiring high school students—raising the bar for them to think critically and creatively and to excel in and out of the classroom. Candidates should demonstrate content expertise along with the ability to design varied, differentiated learning experiences and assessments. Competitive candidates are practitioners focused on professional growth who value designing and implementing innovative pedagogical initiatives.  Strong interpersonal, organizational, and management skills are essential, along with the willingness to participate fully in the community beyond the classroom.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

Must possess a bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree 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.

Grade 4 Lead Teacher

For the 2018-19  school year, Carolina Day School is seeking an experienced, energetic, and dynamic Grade 4 lead teacher for our Lower School division of approximately 225 students and 25 faculty members. Responsibilities will include recess, lunch, and carpool duty; serving on school committees; planning and supervising grade-level and division-level special events; and the opportunity to coach a team or teach an after-school class.  Candidates should be well versed in Inquiry-Based Learning teaching pedagogy, innovative program design, and diverse learning styles and profiles.

Our ideal candidate will:
  • Instruct students in the areas of math, science, and social studies with a strong emphasis on the foundational math skills students need to be successful in the global community
  • Experience with the Orton-Gillingham method of instruction and Multisensory Math is preferred, but not required
  • Develop a strong partnership with the other Grade 4 lead teacher
  • Facilitate student learning in a supportive classroom environment that promotes and models creative and innovative thinking
  • Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems
  • Understand various learning styles and differentiate instruction accordingly
  • Experience with Responsive Classroom is preferred, but not required
  • Provide extra support to students as needed
  • Work collaboratively and communicate well with parents, students, staff and administrators
  • Possess strong writing skills
  • Engage in professional development
  • Teaching experience in an independent school is preferred, but not required
  • Master’s degree preferred, but not required


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.

Learning Specialist (Grades 3–5)

For the 2018-19 school year, Carolina Day School is seeking a full-time Learning Specialist for students in grades 3 - 5 in our Lower School division of approximately 225 students and 25 faculty members. Additional responsibilities will include recess, lunch, and carpool duty, serving on school committees, planning and supervising grade-level and division-level special events, and the opportunity to coach a team or teach an after-school class.  Candidates should be well versed in Inquiry Based Learning teaching pedagogy, innovative program design (such as project-based learning), and diverse learning styles and profiles.

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Certified Academic Language Practitioner (Orton Gillingham certified)

  • Multi-sensory Math trained

  • Extensive experience working with students who have learning differences

  • Excellent written communication skills

  • Proven experience in working with classroom teachers to meet student learning goals

  • Proven experience in navigating and creating accommodation plans; understanding of the laws regarding these plans, can parse details from psychological evaluations, and is capable of educating staff members on all of the above

  • Proven experience communicating with parents and serving as a liaison between classroom teachers, parents, administrators, and students

  • Experience with and knowledge of available technology supports for students who have learning differences

  • Seasoned teacher with at least 7+ years experience

  • Perform other expectations of Lower School teachers including help with morning duty, rotating lunch duty, other team duties, and attend required meetings

  • Develop a strong partnership with the lead teachers in grades 3 - 5

  • Understand various learning styles and differentiate instruction accordingly

  • Experience with Responsive Classroom is preferred, but not required

  • Engage in professional development

  • Teaching experience in an independent school is preferred, but not required

  • Master’s degree preferred, but not required


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.



Grade 8 Middle School Science Teacher

Carolina Day School seeks a dynamic Middle School Science teacher to join our 8th-grade team. Specific curricular units will be determined based on the school’s needs while considering the candidate’s skills, knowledge, and interests. Additional responsibilities extend outside the classroom to include advising and involvement in student life.

Carolina Day emphasizes a collaborative, inquiry-based, and experiential approach to teaching and learning. CDS faculty are passionate about teaching and inspiring early adolescents- raising the bar for them to think critically and creatively and to excel in and out of the classroom. Candidates should demonstrate content expertise along with the ability to design varied, differentiated learning experiences and assessments. Competitive candidates are practitioners focused on professional growth who value designing and implementing innovative pedagogical initiatives. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and management skills are essential, along with the willingness to participate fully in the community beyond the classroom.

Additional Duties And Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

Must possess a bachelor's degree; with a master’s degree preferred. NC certification/licensure is not required.

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.

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