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Early Childhood Head Teacher

Stevens Cooperative School
Hoboken, NJ 07030
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We are seeking Early Childhood Head Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year at our Hoboken Campus for our PreK3 and our Pre-Kindergarten 4 classrooms. Contract begins in August 2022 until June 2023 with the possibility of continuing into the next school year. Standard work hours and vacation as per the Faculty/Staff Handbook.

The Candidate

You have a passion for teaching and a love for young children. You can demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness and you are motivated to grow and to collaborate with others. You have a successful track record in teaching early years students. You bring creativity, excellent relationship skills and a collaborative approach to your craft. You also exhibit a passion for fostering a strong culture of student engagement in learning, in close alignment with our mission. Our faculty models a spirit of collaboration and inquiry to inspire students to explore, question and communicate in ways that will shape the future.

You are a professional who is energetic, has a positive attitude, and is a self-starter. You can work collaboratively with others in a small community and instill confidence in the program with parents and caregivers as required. You are creative, flexible and culturally competent with effective organizational and classroom management skills. You have strong verbal and written communication skills and can develop interpersonal relationships with faculty, parents/caregivers, and students.

Stevens Cooperative School

Stevens Cooperative School, which was founded in 1949, is the only nonsectarian independent elementary school with campuses in Hoboken and Jersey City. We imagine a world with well-informed, engaged citizens who are motivated to make a difference. In partnership with our diverse faculty, staff, families and the greater community, Stevens Cooperative School students explore, question and communicate in ways that will inspire and shape the future.

Stevens is the oldest parent cooperative school in New Jersey, and an excellent model of progressive education in action. Stevens serves 435 students from PreK 3 through 8th grade, of which 46% are ethnic minorities. Stevens is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and staff body and is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.


  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child development in the early years (4- 6 years age band).
  • Show ability to motivate and stimulate children's learning abilities through a range of exploratory and inquiry-based experiences
  • Is competent in motivating and stimulating children's learning abilities through a range of experiences.
  • Provide a secure environment to learn, care for and support for the developmental needs of each child - assisting the development of children's personal, social and language abilities, speech and communication, mathematical and creative development.
  • Shows confidence in planning and teaching the language arts, math, social studies and science scope and sequence.
  • Cultivates and maintain a safe and inclusive classroom culture that values various perspectives
  • Assess and maintains written records of individual student development, which including competency checklist, narrative comments on reports and leading parent/caregiver conferences
  • Works collaboratively and creatively with colleagues of diverse backgrounds on pedagogical approaches, curricular alignment and instructional strategies with flexibility and resourcefulness
  • Interacts effectively and sensitively with a diverse population of students, faculty and parent/caregiver body
  • Skilled writer and communicator with a focus on timely communications with families
  • Demonstrates flexibility and resourcefulness
  • Has experience developing curriculum.
  • Be motivated to grow and willing to collaborate with others.

  • Undergraduate degree required and completed masters degree preferred. A teaching certificate or credential or equivalent professional experience which would translate to successful classroom teaching.
  • Relevant classroom experience with similar age-group
  • Proficient with using technology (Google Suite and use of Smart Panels and Chromebooks)



Posted: 2022-04-22 Expires: 2022-05-23

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