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

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  • 2020-21 Job Opening: Middle School Mandarin Teacher

    St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks an inspiring, goal-oriented Mandarin teacher to helm the successful launch of our new Middle School Mandarin program. This full-time position is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated, creative professional to build from scratch a program that inspires and attracts students to the study of this rich language and culture during their most formative years. 

    The award-winning World Language (WL) team is currently comprised of 6 Spanish teachers, 5 French teachers, 3 Classics teachers, and 1 Mandarin teacher.  The program is known regionally and nationally for its innovations, use of cutting-edge technology, blended/online course offerings, and total immersion modern language classes.  Since 2015, the St. Luke’s French program has been awarded the status of “AATF Exemplary French Program with Distinction”: the highest rank of French programs nationally.

    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Develop an inaugural middle school Mandarin program to complement and continue growing a thriving upper school program. 
    • Create innovative experiences beyond language acquisition, including exchange programs, clubs, projects, rich cultural and curricular connections.
    • Teach full-time course load of Middle School Mandarin classes.
    • Participate in an after-school activity for three seasons (athletic coaching preferred).
    • Serve as an advisor or co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students.
    • Assist with duties such as lunchroom supervision, study hall and chaperoning events.

    Click here to learn more and submit your application.
  • 2020-21 Job Opening: Theater Teacher

    St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a talented and enthusiastic theater artist/teacher to begin July 1, 2020. The ideal candidate will have a diverse acting background, and will be comfortable instructing many different styles, techniques, and approaches to performance. Reporting directly to the Director of Theater Arts, this full-time position is an exceptional opportunity for a creative leader to help craft and implement the vision and direction for an award-winning Theater Arts program. St. Luke's Theater Department has won the "Best Play" Statewide Halo Award 3 out of the past 4 years, with a total of twelve awards in acting, tech, and overall production during that span. 
  • 2020-2022 Job Opening: Upper School Chemistry Teaching Fellow

    St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a full-time Teaching Fellow to join our Upper School Science Department.  A successful candidate will join a team of passionate teachers who bring science to life for students. In 2014, we opened a brand new science wing, including Harkness tables in each classroom along with ample laboratory bench areas and state-of-the-art technologies.  Our Science Department faculty are enthusiastic people who love teaching and learning, with two teachers each in the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics. We hold advanced degrees but wear our intellectualism lightly. We pride ourselves on professionalism, collegiality, and the supportive, innovative environment that is conducive to exceptional teacher development.  Our Upper School Science curriculum includes multiple advanced courses, as well as a capstone senior research project for our STEM Scholars.  

    Teaching Fellows at St. Luke’s work with both the department chair and the Fellows Program Director to learn the craft of teaching. This is a two-year program with a reduced teaching load. 

    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Teach two Upper School Science classes (10th grade Chemistry).
    • Meet regularly with Fellows Director and other members of the Fellows cohort.
    • Participate in an after-school activity each season (athletic coaching preferred).
    • Serve as a Co-Advisor for 5-8 Upper School students. 
    • Assist with supervisory duties, such as study hall proctoring, lunchroom supervision, detention duty, and chaperoning events.
  • 2020-21 Job Opening: Middle School Mathematics Department Chair

    St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12, seeks an exceptional and inspiring educator to lead a Middle School Mathematics department known for the extraordinary commitment of its teachers. Whether the content is 5th grade foundations or multivariable Calculus, St. Luke’s math teachers put students first.  It’s the culture of the department that any teacher will meet individually with any student for extra help, even if they’re not teaching the student that year. We welcome a range of instructional methods, including direct instruction, group work, inquiry-based, project-based and flipped classrooms - joining us means joining an ongoing conversation about how best to teach math, and how to do it in a way that inspires more of what Seymour Papert has called “hard fun.” 

    As Department Chair - with clarity, compassion, and creativity - you will lead the professional growth and development of your faculty; the appropriate annual placement of students matriculating from dozens of different feeder schools; and the ongoing design and delivery of a forward-looking mathematics curriculum that prepares students for advanced courses of high school study.

    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Collaborate as a member of the Middle School Council with the Division Head and fellow department chairs in the development and delivery of the Middle School program.
    • Work with the Upper School Math Department Chair and faculty to fully align our middle-through-high school mathematics course of study.
    • Conduct ongoing observations and evaluations of department teachers with an eye toward fostering their continuous professional growth and renewal.
    • Work with the Admissions team, department teachers, students, and families to apply consistent and appropriate placement standards for both returning and newly matriculating students. 
    • Teach a full-time course load of four Middle School mathematics classes to be determined, ranging from Grade 5 through Algebra and/or Geometry
    • Help lead or assist in an after-school activity for three seasons (athletic coaching preferred)
    • Serve as co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students
    • Assist with supervisory and other duties as assigned, such as lunchroom or chaperoning events
    Click here to learn more and submit your application.

Administrative Opportunities

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  • Job Opening: Human Resources Manager

    St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory, co-ed day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks an exceptional HR professional to become the school's inaugural full-time Human Resources Manager. Reporting to the Business Manager, in this year-round position you will join a thriving, forward-thinking learning community as an integral member of our Business Office Team. The successful candidate will be a proactive, strategic thinker and a skilled communicator.
    Primary Job Responsibilities: 
    • Determine and recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship, create and sustain an inclusive culture, and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation.
    • Guide leadership and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines in the employee handbook, communicating and enforcing the school’s values.  
    • Administer HR policies in a consistent and equitable manner.
    • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local legislation as it pertains to personnel, such as EEO, FMLA, ADA, OSHA, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment, ERISA, etc.
    • Successfully coordinate benefit programs (health, dental, vision, 403(b), LTD, Life, etc) for employees, including all employee communication, problem solving and claims resolution, and compliance with applicable laws and statutes (HIPAA, ERISA, IRS, etc.)
    • With the appropriate hiring administrator, support and continue to strengthen the recruiting lifecycle, including training faculty and staff on legal and best practices for interviewing job candidates, coordinating position advertisements, and preparing new hire contracts and information packets
    • Support and continue to strengthen the new hire orientation and onboarding and off-boarding process.  Conduct background and reference checks of prospective employees.
    • Process the school’s semi-monthly payroll.
    • Manage the annual 403(b) audit and serve as primary contact for the auditors.
    • Maintain secure and confidential human resource-related files and records.
    Click here to learn more and submit your application.
  • Job Opening: Marketing & Communications Specialist

    St. Luke’s School (SLS) is looking for a Marketing & Communications Specialist to help spread the word about this exceptional school. This full-time, year-round role reports to the Director of Marketing & Communications.

    St. Luke’s is a thriving, forward-thinking community distinguished by a distinctive blend of heart and ambition. We are known for the warmth and kindness of our community, but also for setting high expectations for faculty and students and blazing new trails in education. 

    You are...
    A writer at heart: You love to find the story and tell it superbly. You are an exceptionally strong writer. It’s your forte.  You understand how to generate compelling, authentic content. You quickly adapt your message to different media platforms and perspectives. You thrive on engaging with our wonderfully diverse community and creating content that resonates with families. 

    Fluent in digital marketing: You can leverage media tools and platforms to achieve objectives and offer experience developing and maintaining social media networks. You can monitor and measure the impact of social media efforts using dashboards and other management tools. You are comfortable learning about the technical side of our website (page building and design) and able to contribute to ongoing efforts to keep the site dynamic, streamlined and intelligent. You are tuned into inbound marketing and the digital landscape. You embrace the opportunity to shift gears as new tools emerge.
    Community-Minded: You understand that the heart of a school is its community. Joining events, celebrations, performances, awards and everyday life on the Hilltop will be your key to understanding and communicating “the special sauce” that makes St. Luke’s stand apart.
    Kind & Calm: Able to handle a multitude of projects, personalities and pressures with grace.
    What You’ll Do: Write impactful content aligned to brand strategy for a variety of audiences and platforms (website, social media, digital newsletter, news outlets).

    Click here to learn more and to submit your application.

Coaching Opportunities

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, administrative or staff positions:
Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership and Innovation, at

For Athletic Department positions:
Mike West, at

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    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.