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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  • Immediate Opening: Part Time Middle & Upper School Acting Teacher

    St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a talented Acting Teacher to begin immediately. This long-term substitute position is part-time and runs through June 10, 2020. Classes are held in the Wyckoff Blackbox Theater, a flexible, dedicated theater space with full theatrical sound and light capability. This teacher will join a dynamic and award-winning theater program with a vision for the role theater plays in the lives of teenagers. 

    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Teach Acting: one section, 8th grade
    • The curriculum for this class is flexible. It typically includes a mix of improvisational games, acting technique, and a focus on scene study.  
    • Class meets four days/week on a rotating schedule. 
    • Teach Advanced Acting: one section, grades 10-12
    • The 12 students in Advanced Acting make up the St. Luke’s Theater Company. This is a performance-based class where students will prepare a full production of Eric Ulloa’s play 26 Pebbles. Performances will be May 16 and 17. 
    • Class meets four days/week on a rotating schedule, plus tech week May 11-15. 

    Click here to learn more and submit your application.
  • 2020-2022 Job Opening: Upper School Science 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.
  • 2020-22 Job Opening: Middle School English 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 Middle School English Department.  A successful candidate will join a team of passionate teachers who bring literature and writing to life for students. Our English Department faculty are enthusiastic people who love teaching and learning and love being a joyful presence in the lives of “tweens” and teens.  

    Teaching Fellows are typically entering their first year in the education profession, and at St. Luke’s work with both the department chair and a mentor administrator to learn the craft of teaching. This is a two-year appointment with a reduced teaching load. 

    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Teach two Middle School English classes, most likely 7th grade
    • Participate in an after-school activity each season (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. 
    Click here to learn more and submit your application.
  • Upper School Mandarin Teacher

    Upper School Mandarin Chinese Teacher (St. Luke's School.; New Canaan, Connecticut): The Upper School Mandarin Teacher is responsible for teaching a full-time course load of four or five Upper School (Grades 9 to 12) Mandarin Chinese classes; participate in an after school activity for three seasons such as athletic coaching; serve as co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students; assist with duties such as lunchroom supervision, study hall and chaperoning events; and continuously develop and nurture a thriving Mandarin program at St. Luke’s beyond language acquisition, including exchange programs, clubs, and curricular connections.
     
    Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree in Teaching Mandarin as a Foreign Language or related field, or its equivalent, plus two academic years’ (18 months) of experience teaching at the high school level.
     
    Must have: Ability to be an inspiring, positive, flexible, collaborative teacher; excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Mandarin; experience using technology creatively and working in a 1:1 teaching environment where every student has access to a laptop; experience teaching in an independent school and/or teaching in online or blended environments; passion for innovation and creative problem solving; interest in and demonstrated enthusiasm for leadership education as defined above. Unless otherwise indicated, St. Luke's School is seeking the listed skills with no specific amount or years of experience required. All experience can be gained concurrently.

    Apply online at www.stlukesct.org/quicklinks-/career-opportunities or send resume to: Jim Foley, HR, St. Luke's Foundation, Inc. Ref: JL-USMCT-1119. An EOE.
     
    Notice(2019.12)

Administrative Opportunities

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  • Job Opening: Director of Counseling Services

    St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory, co-ed day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks an experienced, compassionate leader to serve as its inaugural Director of Counseling Services. In this full-time, year-round position you will join an exceptionally capable and caring team, to craft and direct a comprehensive student support program that is preventive in design, responsive and developmental in implementation, and fosters the academic, personal, and social-emotional development of our students. 

    The Director of Counseling Services will report to the Associate Head of School. They will manage a team of counselors and learning specialists, and work closely with colleagues such as the Division Heads of the Middle and Upper School, Deans of Students, Admissions officers, and the school Nurse. The successful candidate will be an energetic, empathetic team player and a skilled communicator.  Candidates must be committed to fostering adolescent development in the context of the St. Luke's mission.

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 foleyj@stlukesct.org.

For Athletic Department positions:
Mike West, at westm@stlukesct.org

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    Liz Perry, Head of Upper School
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    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.