Current Nationwide Search for Director of Equity and Inclusion

St. Luke’s School seeks a strategic leader to serve as its next Director of Equity and Inclusion. In this highly visible role reporting to the Head of School, the next Director will lead and guide the community forward towards St. Luke’s Vision for Inclusive Excellence, a school-wide priority endorsed by the Board of Trustees, expanding on the school’s active work in this area. The preferred candidate will be responsible for providing dynamic, collaborative leadership across the school in support of St. Luke’s mission and long-standing commitment to equity and inclusion. The Director will work closely with students, faculty, staff, parents, trustees, and other school leaders to further enhance a climate of equity and inclusion for all members of the school community and to foster a school environment equally conducive to the well-being and success of all members.

Detailed Job Description (downloadable). 


Working at St. Luke's

The talent, dedication and enthusiasm of St. Luke's faculty and staff define the experiences of our students and reputation of the School. We attract the best and brightest by creating a vibrant learning community and fostering professional growth and fulfillment. St. Luke’s offers competitive compensation as well as a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Retirement benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and Long-term disability benefits
  • Vacation, personal and sick days
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Educational expenses reimbursement
  • Healthy lunches and snacks, daily, for free
  • Partial tuition remission

St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke’s prides itself on being a forward-thinking school and home to the Center For Leadership - where students hone their own distinct leadership skills by developing a Design mindset, an Inclusive ethos, a Global perspective, and a Service orientation.
 

Teaching Opportunities

List of 3 items.

  • 2019-20 Job Opening: Full-Time Fifth Grade English Teacher

    St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a full-time teacher to join its fifth grade teaching team and Middle School English Department. As the entry year for the school, fifth grade at St. Luke’s focuses on building a kind and inclusive community, developing foundational academic and leadership skills, and creating a collaborative culture of confident, enthusiastic, creative inquiry and exploration. This is an exciting opportunity to extend your professional contributions to the life of a school in unique ways - as an Admissions ambassador for incoming and prospective families, a member of a highly collaborative grade-level team, and a member of a talented, deeply experienced Middle School English department.

    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Teach full-time course load of three to four English classes.
    • Participate in an after-school activity for three seasons (athletic coaching preferred).
    • Serve as a homeroom teacher and advisor for 12-15 students.
    • Assist with supervisory duties, such as study hall proctoring, lunchroom supervision, and chaperoning events outside of school hours. 
    • Contribute to the design and implementation of interdisciplinary units of study, project based learning, and experiential learning opportunities as a member of the fifth grade team.
    • Collaborate with the Office of Admission in representing the program, welcoming prospective students and their families, and participating in the process of assessing applicants and creating each new incoming fifth grade class.

    Key Skills and Qualities:
    • Inspiring, positive, adaptable, collaborative teacher - with fellow teachers and with children
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Understanding of early adolescent development
    • Familiarity with young adult literature and knowledge of current best practices in language arts instruction
    • Adept and creative implementation of technology in a 1:1 device learning environment
    • Passion for innovation and creative problem solving
    • Interest in and enthusiasm for leadership education as defined below

    St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.

    If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and references by email to Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation, at foleyj@stlukesct.org and Amber Berry, Head of Middle School, at berrya@stlukesct.org.
  • 2019-20 Job Opening: Head Debate Coach

    St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a talented Head Debate Coach to work directly with our Upper School program and support the Middle School program. The ideal candidate will also teach 2 academic classes. The St. Luke’s Debate program includes about 25 Upper School students and 20 Middle School students. The School competes in two leagues. The Debating Association of New England Independent Schools (DANEIS) offers Parliamentary (including Osterweis), Lincoln-Douglas, Cross-X, and Forensic Speech. The Connecticut Debate Association (CDA) offers Extemporaneous debate.

    In recent years, the St. Luke’s Debate team has qualified three students for the WIDPSC World Championships and has won the CDA High School State Championship. The program features older debaters mentoring and coaching the younger ones, a model that promotes the leadership skills we believe are fundamental to debate.
     
    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Run all Upper School debate practice sessions, Monday-Thursday, 3:00pm-4:30pm
    • Develop curriculum for both novice and experienced debaters
    • Coach and judge debaters at all Upper School and Middle School tournaments, typically 1-2 weekends/month from September through April
    • Coordinate and communicate about registration at tournaments, travel logistics, and parent and faculty judges
    • Manage the Debate Team budget for tournament entry and travel
    • Hold a Class A endorsement on driver’s license and be the primary driver in SLS vehicles going to and from tournaments
    • Work closely with the Middle School debate coach as well as assistant coaches with limited background in debate
    • Provide photos and write-ups about the debate tournaments for the SLS Communications Department
    • Continue to grow the Debate program and develop a vision for the future
    • Teach 2 academic classes in an area of the candidate’s expertise (e.g. history, literature, math, science)

    Key Skills and Qualities:
    • Strong knowledge of Parliamentary debate style (familiarity with other formats a plus)
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Flexible approach, able to adapt based on needs of students
    • Collaborative spirit and a desire to mentor student leaders
    • Cultural competency and a commitment to equity and inclusion
    • Effective organization skills
    • Experience teaching academic content in a middle school, high school, or college setting

    St. Luke’s attracts families from 25 towns throughout Connecticut and New York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional community support distinguishes St. Luke’s and encourages our students to go above and beyond their own expectations. St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke’s prides itself on being a forward-thinking school and home to the Center For Leadership - where students hone their own distinct leadership skills by developing a design mindset, an inclusive ethos, a global perspective, and a service orientation.

    St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.

    If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and references by email to Elizabeth Perry, perrye@stlukesct.org.
     
  • 2019-20 Job Opening: Upper School World Language Teacher (Spanish)

    St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a full-time teacher to join its award-winning World Language (WL) Department.  The WL team is comprised of 6 Spanish teachers, 5 French teachers, 3 Classics teachers, and 1 Mandarin teacher. The WL program is known regionally and nationally for its innovations, use of cutting-edge technology, blended/online course offerings, and total immersion modern language classes.  This position involves teaching 4 sections of upper school Spanish (through levels 3 or 4) as well as some extracurricular involvement.
     
    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Teach full-time course load of four or five upper school Spanish classes, from level I to IV. Ability to also teach upper school French at any level a big plus.
    • Participate in an after-school activity for three seasons (athletic coaching or debate preferred).
    • Serve as co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students.
    • Assist with supervisory duties, such as study hall proctoring, lunchroom supervision, and chaperoning events.
    • Contribute as member of grade level teaching teams designing interdisciplinary units of study.

    Key Skills and Qualities:
    • Inspiring, positive, flexible, collaborative teacher - equally with fellow teachers as with children
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Understanding of early adolescent development
    • Experience using technology creatively, and ideally working in a 1:1 teaching environment
    • Passion for innovation and creative problem solving
    • Desire to be a role model for young people
    • Interest in and enthusiasm for leadership education as defined below.

     St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.
     
    If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and references by email to Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation, at foleyj@stlukesct.org and Jon Shee, US World Language Dept. Chair, at sheej@stlukesct.org.

Administrative Opportunities

Coaching Opportunities

Faculty Growth & Renewal Program



Faculty Share Excitement Over New Wings



Contact Us

If you would like to be considered for future opportunities at St. Luke’s, please email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter:

For teaching positions:
Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership and Innovation, at foleyj@stlukesct.org.

For administrative or staff positions:
BJ Casey, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, at careers@stlukesct.org.

For Athletic Department positions:
Mike West, at westm@stlukesct.org
    Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation
    Liz Perry, Head of Upper School
    Amber Berry, Head of Middle School
    Michael Mitchell, Director of designLab
    Sonia Bell, Director of College Counseling
    Jim Yavenditti, Director of Studies




    Equal Opportunity Employer

    St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of each and every member is respected and valued.
    St. Luke’s School is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.