Careers at GCDS

We welcome your interest in joining us at GCDS and making a difference in the lives of the children here! GCDS faculty and staff share the school's longstanding commitment to excellence, and we believe exceptional faculty and staff are essential to upholding the school's mission of helping "all students in our care to discover and to develop what is finest in themselves."

There is a special family feeling at GCDS that is unique. You will find a culture of collaboration among colleagues and a deep connection with students that brings our alums back to campus year after year. This sense of community is strengthened by the fact that more than 60% of GCDS teachers live in campus housing.

We encourage you to explore the job openings and to contact our Office of Outreach and Recruitment with any questions.

Administration / Faculty Openings

Associate Director, Advancement Services

The Greenwich Country Day School seeks an Associate Director, Advancement Services, to be an integral part of the Development and Alumni Relations team to oversee day-to-day operations of the advancement function. The Associate Director will manage all aspects of the school’s Raiser’s Edge database and use it to its fullest capabilities for research and reporting. The Associate Director will ensure the integrity of our gift processing, acknowledgement system, and revenue reporting.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Receive and enter all gifts into database with appropriate coding
  • Facilitate and accurately record the gift acknowledgement process
  • Manage all aspects of Raiser’s Edge database, Financial Edge, and Blackbaud Net Community information systems, maintaining accuracy and integrity and performing continuous updates and corrections as needed
  • Assist in creating, updating and managing Blackbaud Net Community websites
  • Maintain donor stewardship and process online donations through Online Express
  • Manage the department’s hard copy and electronic donation files
  • Manage check, credit card, stock and online donation processes
  • Work with Director to define, recommend and implement policies and procedures to support fundraising effort, systems support, data integrity and security and gift processing and oversight
  • Convey cash, check and credit card receipts to Finance Office on a timely basis
  • Complete monthly reconciliation reports and work closely with Finance Office to ensure accurate and timely recording of fundraising income and expenses
  • Work with Finance Office to ensure compliance with IRS regulations
  • Provide data and support to Finance Office for annual audit
  • Process and track all department invoices against department budget and provide monthly expense report
  • Provide ongoing end-user training and support
  • Manage data transfer between InResonance and Raiser’s Edge platforms
  • Create all queries, reports and lists needed to support Development activities of the Development and Alumni Relations office
  • Occasional evening and/or weekend availability for ‘day of’ special event support

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 5 years of successful leadership in an educational or non-profit environment managing and administering relational database management systems (RDBMS) as well as other information systems
  • Skill in strategic database segmentation
  • Familiarity with Cristal Reports in Prospect/Events/Tribute modules in Raiser’s Edge
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Google Suite, Excel
  • Experience in alumni relations, annual giving, capital campaigns, special events and/or constituent relations preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • High level of organization and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Extraordinary attention to detail

With an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, GCDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, gender, or other characteristic.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to
Laura Brantley
Assistant Director, Recruitment and Outreach
HR@gcds.net


Lower School Head Teacher - 3rd Grade Classroom

The Greenwich Country Day School seeks a Head Teacher - Grade 3 to join our Lower School team.

Lower School Head Teacher - 3rd Grade Classroom

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Lesson planning and teaching of the mapped curriculum
  • Selecting appropriate materials and resources to enhance curriculum
  • Regular communication with parents and administration
  • Assessment of all students’ progress in both written and verbal reports
  • Coordinating DLP recommendations
  • Supervising students on the playground, hosting a lunch table
  • Maintaining neatness, organization, and decoration of classroom
  • Mentoring assigned co-teacher/ utilizing him or her effectively to enhance classroom environment

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree preferred; Bachelor’s required
  • Relevant coursework in elementary education
  • Minimum experience of 3 years working with children this age
  • Ability to develop trusting, supportive relationships with students
  • Dedication to and belief in the philosophy and values of GCDS
  • Ability to work as member of the grade-level team
  • Willingness to take on multiple roles within the school
  • Openness to professional and personal growth
  • Creativity, flexibility, and patience
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Must have an inexhaustible source of energy and sense of humor

With an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, GCDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, gender, or other characteristic.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to
Susan Fahey Khanna
Director, Recruitment and Outreach

HR@gcds.net

Student Support Learning Specialist

The Greenwich Country Day School seeks a Student Support Learning Specialist to serve as a member of the Student Support Team, working specifically with students in grades 6-9 and faculty members serving those students.

Student Support Learning Specialist, Grades 6-9

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide direct instruction to students in both Language Skills classes and Upper School Study Lab
  • Work with faculty to develop skills and strategies that support student learning
  • Provide resources to teachers that help accommodate student needs
  • Identify student needs and develop programs that support the academic experience of all students
  • Design, implement and monitor programs and accommodations that support student learning
  • Coordinate and manage the resources needed to support students: teachers, specialists, tutors
  • Help families access appropriate support for students both within and outside the school community
  • Serve as a communication link with students, parents, teachers, specialists and administrators
  • Work with Division Heads and faculty to make referrals for psychoeducational evaluations when appropriate
  • Interpret and communicate test results
  • Manage the administration of the standardized testing program

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 10-years of meaningful experience in a role(s) supporting specialized learning
  • Understanding of student learning styles and learning differences
  • Knowledge of techniques, programs and resources that support student learning
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to express ideas to students, teachers, parents and administrators
  • Leadership skills that facilitate the process of program development and support
  • Knowledge of Executive Function skills
  • Knowledge of adolescent growth and development
  • Ability to interpret results of psychoeducational testing
  • Ability to design, coordinate and implement learning plans
  • Ability to train classroom teachers in the development of instructional practices that support student learning
  • Ability to advocate for students and services that will help them become successful learners
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Upper School and Middle School colleagues and with the broader school community
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree in the field of learning differences preferred
  • Classroom teaching experience preferred
  • Personal traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children - must be energetic, creative, flexible, patient, and have an inexhaustible sense of humor

With an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, GCDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, gender, or other characteristic.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to
Susan Fahey Khanna
Director, Recruitment and Outreach
HR@gcds.net

Staff Openings

There are currently no staff openings.

Co-Teacher Program

About the Program


The Greenwich Country Day School
Co-Teacher Program 2017-18 Academic Year

Gain Invaluable Teaching Experience at Its Best

The GCDS co-teacher program employs 25 college graduates in a one- or two-year placement, facilitating entry into the elementary and early childhood teaching profession. The program offers opportunities to explore all aspects of an elementary classroom, while teaching under the mentorship of a lead teacher.



In addition to placement in a nursery through grade 3 classroom, co-teachers gain broad professional experience working with multiple age groups as responsibilities include coaching athletic teams in grades 6–9 or teaching in the after-school enrichment program for grades 1–3.

Classroom experience is supplemented with a professional development program featuring noted guest speakers and a seminar series.

Greenwich, CT, is within easy commuting distance to numerous graduate programs and New York City.

Co-Teacher Program includes:

  • Housing on campus or nearby
  • $26,000 annual stipend
  • Full medical and dental benefits
  • Tuition assistance for graduate school

How to Apply

As of April 18, 2017, all anticipated openings for the 2017-18 co-teacher program have been filled. Interested candidates are still welcome to submit a resume and cover letter, which will be considered if additional positions become available.

Send a resume and cover letter to:

Laura Brantley, Assistant Director, Outreach and Recruitment
hr@gcds.net
The Greenwich Country Day School
P.O. Box 623 Greenwich, CT 06836

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About GCDS

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Our Teachers

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Questions?

Contact us at hr@gcds.net.

Meet the Team

GCDS has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion. GCDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, gender, or any other characteristic.

GCDS at a Glance

Founded in 1926

Co-Educational

Grades: Nursery - 9

Enrollment: 907

Faculty/Staff: 236

Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1

Campus: 92 acres in central Greenwich

Students of Color: 18.4%

50% of Faculty hold advanced degrees

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