Teachers at Pine Point School

Employment

Pine Point School is a vibrant, energizing place to teach and work. The average tenure for faculty is 16 years and 70% of our faculty have earned advanced degrees. Resumes are accepted at all times.

Current Employment Opportunities

The Associate Director of Development, Annual Giving is in charge of the strategic planning, successful management, and execution of a comprehensive annual giving program and reports directly to the Head of Advancement. This work includes developing strategies, soliciting gifts, and managing volunteers to achieve Pine Point’s annual giving goals. Working within an advancement team, along with volunteers and development staff, this person will develop a comprehensive, multi-year plan to increase solicitation of financial support and annual giving contributions (both in dollars raised and participation percentages) of all Pine Point constituencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Advancement Team to execute and manage annual giving strategies, communications, and solicitations.
  • Identify, recruit, train, and manage volunteers to be effective ambassadors of Pine Point and confident in their assigned peer-to-peer solicitations.
  • Manage a portfolio of top annual fund prospects, including identification, personal solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Coordinate with the Advancement Team the timing of solicitations, reunions, and planned giving to coincide with the annual giving calendar.
  • Partner with the Director of Communications to ensure that the impact, integrity, and visibility of annual giving are maintained.
  • Provide organization, production, and maintenance of materials and data.
  • Create and execute special events appropriate to overall annual giving strategies.
  • Design and maintain a stewardship continuum for annual giving donors and volunteers, including acknowledging, reporting to, and honoring donors and volunteers as appropriate.

 

Skills and abilities:

  • Knowledgeable of current best practices in annual giving and fundraising, direct marketing, and volunteer management programs and practices used in the independent school environment.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Database management skills, Raiser’s Edge NXT preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of the Google platform (Docs, Sheets, etc.)
  • Strong analytical, organizational, time management, and collaborative skills
  • Excellent initiative and excellent and efficient follow-up skills
  • Strong capacity for discretion in handling confidential information
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively within the Advancement Team

 

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of fundraising experience
  • Prior demonstrated success in the coordination of an annual giving program
  • Prior experience in solicitation and volunteer management

 

If interested, please forward to Diana Owen, Head of School:

  • Current resume
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • List of professional references

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

Pine Point School is seeking a part-time teacher for our lower school (second through fifth grade) after school Evergreen program.  The purpose of the Evergreen Program is to support the students who stay beyond the end of our academic day.  The program’s goal is to provide a healthy, developmentally appropriate environment that allows for creative play, social interactions, and academic support consistent with the School’s mission.  The LS Evergreen teacher along with one of Pine Point’s LS teachers is responsible for providing academic support and planning activities for children from 3:00- 5:30, Monday through Thursday and until 4:30 on Friday.  The teacher represents the school to the parents of the children in the Evergreen Program and communicates the program and practices of the Evergreen Program to parents of students enrolled. 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Associates degree, Bachelors preferred 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in Elementary Education
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaborative worker and great member of a team
  • Able to react quickly and calmly in a variety of situations, as well as multi-task
  • First Aid/CPR certified

If interested, please forward to Diana Owen, Head of School:

  • Current resume
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • List of professional references

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

Pine Point School is seeking a part-time, enthusiastic, and experienced Learning Specialist to join our Center for Assessment and Learning and provide learning support to kindergarten through 9th-grade students. This position involves working with classroom teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians to identify and support individual learning plans. Candidates will perform both formal and informal assessments in order to monitor student progress and inform individual educational goals. Candidates will be expected to provide individualized and small group instruction, assist teachers with differentiating instruction, and participate in meetings regarding students of academic concern. Candidates should be able to collaborate with colleagues in a progressive learning environment and be dedicated to the Pine Point School mission.

Skills, Knowledge, and Attributes:

  • A degree in Special Education or equivalent in experience; Masters preferred; Educational Therapist certification or coursework
  • Experience working with students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities in reading and writing as well as math
  • Ability to administer basic screenings, progress monitoring, and benchmark testing to gather information about how best to support students and make recommendations for a more comprehensive evaluation when merited.
  • Experience with direct, explicit, multisensory, structured literacy teaching methods (e.g, Orton-Gillingham approach; Wilson Reading System); cert
  • Understanding of how to help students with executive function challenges to become more independent and confident students
  • Proven ability to modify instruction and materials to accommodate various student learning profiles
  • Evidence of the ability to engage, motivate, assess, and develop student learning
  • Proficiency and interest in technology to support differentiated learning
  • Experience providing parents and teachers with useful resources for the benefit of students

If interested, please forward to Diana Owen, Head of School:

  • Current resume
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • List of professional references

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

Pine Point School seeks substitute teachers throughout the school year. Substitutes for grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 9 are needed for variety of roles and classes including short-and-long-term, mornings, afternoons, and after school. Strong candidates will understand the cognitive and developmental needs of young children. Successful candidates will also have the ability to collaborate with colleagues in a progressive learning environment and be dedicated to the Pine Point School mission of helping students engage in developing a strong academic and ethical core, a lifelong curiosity about their world, and a commitment to reaching solutions creatively, collaboratively, and compassionately.

Skills, Knowledge, and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Warmth of personality, energy, a sense of humor and an interest in participating in school-wide events
  • Experience and comfort with hands-on, inquiry-based programs
  • Experience and comfort with managing diverse learning groups
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Desire and ability to engage and motivate student learning

If interested, please contact Maureen Gosselin (mgosselin@pinepoint.org) with (1) a letter of interest and (2) a current resume.

Review of applications is ongoing.

There is an opening for a part-time driver for occasional work including:

  • Daytime field trips
  • Shuttle van student transportation in the mornings and afternoons

Applicants must have an excellent driving record and a Connecticut V endorsement driver’s license. To apply please contact John Ong, Director of Finance and Operations or call (860) 535-0606 x 129.

Learn more about our story and our program to decide if Pine Point is a community you would like to join.

Pine Point School believes that a widely heterogeneous population brings richness and depth to a community and is committed to creating and sustaining an environment which embraces and celebrates social, racial and ethnic diversity. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the School are based on merit, qualifications and abilities.

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