About Tenacre

Career Opportunities

Tenacre is a small school with 193 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade and a staff of 61. There are two teachers in every homeroom, plus special subject teachers for art, computer, library, music, P.E., science, and Spanish. Tenacre also has resource teachers for reading and math, a learning consultant and a technology coordinator. We have our own custodial/maintenance staff and also have our own food service staff. Supporting the operation of the school are the academic, admission, business and development offices.

Work Environment

Tenacre has a warm, friendly work environment. All staff are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities throughout the year, from community service projects with students to talking with the students about a hobby or trip during an assembly, or even attending "tadpole graduation" with the Third Grade in the Spring! Everyone on the staff works to enhance the learning experience of the children from direct teaching, to maintaining the facilities, to providing a nutritious lunch each day. All staff are considered valuable members of the Tenacre community.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. As an inclusive community, we welcome candidates who will increase the diversity of our school.

Benefits

The following are some of the benefits offered by Tenacre:
  • Health insurance - Blue Cross-Blue Shield
  • Dental - Delta Dental
  • Pension - John Hancock with a match of 7 - 10% based on years of service
  • Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, 125 Flex Plan, Flexible Spending Account for medical and dependent care expenses, and Professional Development opportunities and graduate work assistance.
  • Tuition Remission - automatic coverage of 50% of the annual Tenacre tuition for each child attending.  Plus, staff are eligible to apply for an additional award as determined by the annual SSS form.
Current employees may click on the following link to learn more about Tenacre's benefits program: Tenacre Benefits Website, Prospective employees, please contact the Business Office at 781-431-8575, x208 for a temporary password to access the Tenacre Benefits Website.

Current Openings

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  • Elementary Level Art Teacher, Full-time position

    Tenacre Country Day School nurtures and challenges each child, every day.
    Please visit our website at http://www.tenacrecds.org

    Qualifications:
    • Knowledge and expertise on engaging children in the creative art-making process through exposure and experience with a wide variety of art media
    • 3-5 years minimum of recent elementary level teaching experience in this field
    • Strong interpersonal skills for department, colleague, and parent communication
    • Ability to work collaboratively with homerooms and other Specials
    • Strong written and oral skills
    • Master’s preferred
    • Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

    Responsibilities:
    • Teach Art classes to elementary age children, offering breadth and depth in a variety of techniques and skills
    • Incorporate and modify a variety of options to match the learning needs within the class
    • Work collaboratively with co-teacher to oversee the department and tasks
    • Co-develop curriculum for Art in the elementary grades; collaborate with teachers in Homerooms and Specials to bring Art into existing or new curriculum
    • Collaborate with homeroom teams on class plays for scenery and props, as needed
    • Incorporate technology into your lesson design and instruction

    Please contact:

    Ann Sullivan
    Professional Development and Mentor Coordinator
    Tenacre Country Day School
    78 Benvenue Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781)-235-2282 X250
    Tenacre welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and encourages candidates of color to apply.
  • Facilities Manager – Part Time

    Exempt, part-time: Administrative salaried position, reports to Director of Finance & Operations
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 50% time, daily/hourly, schedule to be agreed upon
    Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience
    Summary: The Facilities Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the maintenance and repair of the building systems, including the custodial needs of the School, routine to complex maintenance and repair work in connection with HVAC, mechanical systems and equipment, fire protection systems, pools, building interiors and exteriors, all ADA, fire code and building code compliance, instructional equipment, furniture and furnishings, and grounds; custodial work; purchasing of supplies, and related work as required.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned)
    • Responsible for campus safety and compliance with Town of Wellesley Building, Health, Water, DPW and other departments, as well as other inspectors and contractors for fire sprinklers, fire alarm systems, elevator inspections. Maintains records for safety, preventative maintenance and regulatory issues; reports safety issues to attention of Director of Finance or Head of School.
    • Performs/oversees in-house maintenance & repair work including carpentry, plumbing & electrical.
    • Determines need for outside contractor when complexity of maintenance/repair work or time constraints warrant it. Prepares specifications, identifies contractors, obtains quotations, discusses projects with contractors and oversees their work.
    • Supervises Facilities staff and third party cleaning contractor. Sets up custodial and cleaning schedule and participates in keeping the buildings and grounds in a safe, clean, orderly condition.
    • Develops a preventive maintenance program and maintains buildings, equipment, and furniture in good working order.
    • Oversees maintenance of grounds and grounds equipment, and hires and monitors grounds contractors including snow removal, mowing, tree work among other things.
    • Serves on the School’s Building & Grounds Committee and coordinated the expenditure of the School’s Building Reserve Funds (PPRRSM) with the Director of Finance and B&G Committee.
    • Performs related work as required.

    Physical Requirements and Work Environment
    The physical requirements and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job, unless those accommodations would impose an undue hardship upon the School. The employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts, occasionally works with ladders or a Genie lift and also works in outside weather conditions. The employee has to ascend and descend stairs. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

    Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform these essential duties as well as the physical requirements. This list is intended to be illustrative, but not exhaustive. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job, unless those accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the School.

    Education/Experience:
    • High school level education, including appropriate training, certificates or degrees in facilities management
    • Experience with carpentry, plumbing, electrical, general repair/maintenance work, painting and cleaning procedures preferred
    • ten or more years of “hands on” experience, “jack of all trades” a plus
    • demonstrated lifelong learner with deep building trades experience

    Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Experienced department leader and manager
    • Strong organizational skills required to complete tasks on schedule and to follow up as required
    • effective communicator, both verbally and in writing
    • supervises facilities staff and any temporary/summer maintenance and custodial workers
    • maintains an orderly “work order” environment to track project to completion

    Judgment and Complexity:
    • Successful troubleshooter who anticipates problems and solutions, and can be flexible as necessary
    • refers only unusual situations to supervisor
    • work encompasses diverse maintenance, repair and custodial duties involving all buildings & grounds
    • includes responsibility for purchasing maintenance and custodial supplies and parts
    • work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Finance & Operations and Head of School, with significant autonomy commensurate with experience.

    Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
    • safety and compliance with regulations
    • building mechanical systems such as fire alarm & sprinklers, HVAC etc,
    • ability to exercise initiative in making regular repairs and doing preventive maintenance
    • manual dexterity coupled with mechanical aptitude and skill in performing carpentry, plumbing, electrical and painting tasks, demonstrated competency by trade license or certifications preferred
    • ability to work with and supervise third party contractors in more complex repair work

    Personal Contacts:

    • Ability to work effectively in a diverse community, values collaboration, effectively uses computer technology, comfortable with written communication, budgets and record keeping.
    • Work involves constant contact with other members of the school staff as well as students and parents
    • Pitches in to support the needs of the whole school, not just facilities, reasonable and trustworthy
    • Work also involves frequent contacts with vendors and contractors, in-person and by telephone, generally of a routine nature for the purpose of obtaining necessary materials or arranging for work to be done.
    Tenacre welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and encourages candidates of color to apply.

    Interested Candidates should submit their letter of intent, supporting documents including resume to:
    Rod Fletcher
    Director of Finance & Operations
    Tenacre Country Day School
    78 Benevnue Street
    Wellesley MA 20482
    rfletcher@tenacrecds.org
    Please do not call. For more information about Tenacre please refer to our Website www.tenacrecds.org
  • Learning and Enrichment Specialist (PK-6), Full-time Position for One Academic Year/Maternity Leave

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Reading
    • Teach 2 or more sections of reading/spelling depending on student/classroom needs
    • Administers assessments with the Director of Educational Support and Reading Coordinator
    • Works with faculty providing in-service training and coaching as needed
    • Contacts parents regularly on their child’s progress
    • Provides resources to parents to assist their child with reading practice at home

    Educational Support

    • Is responsible for organizing and delivering student support services for various grade levels
    • Communicates regularly with parents, administration and faculty related to student needs
    • Distributes student profile information to teachers as needed
    • Is well versed in current instructional strategies and interventions to help diverse learning styles
    • Works with the Director of Educational Support to make recommendations to families; provides families with resources; reads and interprets evaluations
    • Works with homeroom teachers to complete student academic/behavioral forms
    • Oversees Occupational Therapy (OT)

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    • 3-5 years of experience preferred
    • Education/Experience: Advanced course work in Reading, Speech and Language or Special
    Education
    • Master’s Degree in one of the aforementioned areas
    Special Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
    • Must be able to administer and interpret a variety of standard assessments
    • Has strong communication skills
    • Maintains a high standard of confidentiality and professionalism

    As a community of children and adults, we strive to work hard, to find joy, and to be kind. Please visit our website at http://www.tenacrecds.org

    Please contact:
    Ann Sullivan
    Professional Development and Mentor Coordinator
    Tenacre Country Day School
    78 Benvenue Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781)-235-2282 X250
    ann_sullivan@tenacrecds.org

    Tenacre welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and encourages candidates of color to apply.
  • Substitute Teachers, Grades PK-6

Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.