Careers At The New School

The New School is a progressive, independent high school providing a unique, student-driven, democratic learning experience for youth from Southern Maine and New Hampshire. Our campus is within walking distance of downtown Kennebunk, and it is a quick drive to the coast which often serves as a classroom.

Position Available: American Sign Language Instructor
The New School, a small private high-school in Kennebunk, Maine, is looking for someone to teach American Sign Language. The class meets in person or through Zoom: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:50-9:50 from January 19-May 21.
4 hours a week instruction + 2 hours a week prep time at $25 an hour
Interviews may be conducted in person or through Zoom
Interested? Please email your resume to christine.knowles@tnsk.org

Position Available: Long Term Humanities Substitute Teacher
The New School in Kennebunk, an innovative, democratic high-school, seeks a compassionate, dynamic, and motivated individual for a long-term substitute teaching position in the Humanities. Teachers at The New School trust and support the capacity of young people to be responsible for their own learning. The successful candidate will be passionate about learning and enjoy collaborating with both students and teachers to design student-centered curricula.

This position is full-time beginning March 1 and lasting through the end of the school year. Currently, The New School is meeting for in-person instruction 4 days a week with Wednesdays designated for remote learning. For the right applicant, this position could become permanent in the 2021-2022 school year.

Please submit an application, resume, letter of interest, credentials, and three references. Applications must be submitted by January 27, 2021. Interviews conducted in the first weeks of February.

Job qualifications and responsibilities include:

  • Hold a State of Maine Secondary Teaching Certificate (or actively engaged in working towards the certificate) Endorsement in Social Studies/History or English Language Arts
  • Design curriculum and assessments with student and faculty input
  • Be able to offer students an integrated, hands-on, minds-on curriculum
  • Be actively involved in each student’s learning on an individual basis
  • Help students to develop a sense of responsibility for their own learning
  • Collaborate with the teaching team to coordinate day-to-day logistics and create an inclusive, safe learning environment
  • Be an advisor to a group of students: helping each student design, navigate and succeed in their chosen path of study at The New School; helping students and their families plan for steps to graduation; helping students learn skills for building and participating in a strong democratic community.

Position Available: Administrative Assistant

The New School is a progressive, independent high school providing a unique, student-driven, democratic learning experience for youth from Southern Maine and New Hampshire. Our campus is within walking distance of downtown Kennebunk, and it is a quick drive to the coast which often serves as a classroom.

Our non-profit school is looking for a full time Administrative Assistant to support our growing needs. This position starts at 7 am during the school year.

  • Oversee and support all administrative functions in the office and ensure that school is operating smoothly
  • Develop office policies and procedures, and ensure they are implemented appropriately
  • Update and maintain educational records for students and faculty
  • Update and maintain all required federal and state reports and documents
  • Assist with managing and maintaining IT infrastructure
  • Manage HR paperwork, new hire documentation, ongoing HR paperwork
  • Assist with managing the school budget
  • Provide other administrative support as necessary, including scheduling group meetings, maintaining calendars, doing research, and creating reports
  • Support administrative tasks of thrift store and other fundraisers
  • Office related financial responsibilities
  • Perform receptionist duties as needed: greet visitors, and answer phone calls
  • Maintain websites and social media platforms
  • Serve as administrative liaison with students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, vendors, and/or other key constituents
  • Performs other duties as required

Qualifications

  • Enjoys working with youth
  • Able to work in an open, dynamic work environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, or a related field preferred
  • 2-5 years of work experience in an administrative/office/school management role preferred
  • Must have exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical abilities
  • Must be proficient with databases, WordPress, Microsoft Office, and Google products
  • Because this position works with students, background checks are mandatory
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs and do other physical tasks as necessary.

Please also provide a portfolio of office documents, spreadsheets, fliers, pamphlets, posters, etc. to demonstrate proficiencies.