Careers at CSN
Position Description & Requirements
Community School of Naples, an independent, college preparatory school, is currently seeking a motivated and talented Upper School English teacher for freshmen and sophomore English. This is a growth position based on projected US enrollment. The minimum candidate qualifications are a bachelor’s degree in English Literature or a closely related field and at least three years’ teaching experience at the high school level. A graduate degree, more than five years’ teaching experience, previous experience within an independent school, and the ability to teach a variety of levels, including AP, are strongly preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include 5 sections of English, with a class size average of 14-16 students. Other responsibilities include serving as an advisor to a group of students and sponsoring English-related clubs as needed.
A CSN English teacher will demonstrate both passion and expertise in the teaching of English language and literature. Through careful, active reading and the respectful exchange of ideas in discussion, our students come to understand rich texts, recognizing the intentional choices of writers--from diction and syntax to patterns of allusion and figurative language--and appreciating how those choices create meaning. We want our students to become lifelong readers who reach for a book both for pleasure and for their own edification, acknowledging the many ways that literature allows us to explore the full scope of the human experience.
A focus on clear, effective critical reading, thinking, and writing skills is at the heart of what we do. To that end, requirements for qualified candidates include
- Experience teaching, evaluating, and responding clearly to student writing
- An understanding of and a commitment to each phase of the writing process
- Development of a vibrant, challenging curriculum, including a robust independent reading program
- Facilitation of meaningful, mature, student-centered discussion
- A willingness to advise student publications
- Balanced integration of technology
- A commitment to ongoing professional development
- The ability to work both independently and within a dynamic, forward-thinking, and cohesive team of fellow English teachers
Compensation and Benefits
This full-time, instructional position starts August 5, 2022 and is paid on an annual salary commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and qualifications. The competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, disability, AD&D, and life insurance, in addition to eligibility for the company’s 403(b) retirement program. Please visit our website for more details about the benefits of a career at CSN.
Please submit your electronic application at https://communityschoolnaples.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx where you can upload your cover letter, resume, teaching philosophy and other supporting docs. Please do not mail, fax, email or drop off your application/resume as applications will only be accepted via the link above.
Position Description & Requirements
Community School of Naples, an independent, college preparatory school, is seeking a motivated and talented English teacher for a full-time Middle School position.
The successful candidate will have background and expertise in content and competencies across Middle School English: reading, grammar, composition, literature, public speaking, cross-curricular lesson development, and differentiated instruction. A student-centered approach is expected. Previous experience working in an independent, college-preparatory school is preferred, and experience teaching honors sections will enhance consideration. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence; a verifiable, ongoing commitment to professional development; an ability to motivate and encourage middle school students; a facility with current teaching methodologies, instructional techniques and pedagogical principles; and the thoughtful integration of technology in the classroom.
The position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in English or a bachelor’s degree in education with an emphasis in language arts. An advanced degree is preferred. The successful candidate will have at least three years of teaching experience. This position will include a teaching assignment of five classes a day with an average class size of fifteen students—and the opportunity to teach electives. It also entails advisory responsibilities to approximately a dozen students a year and close, collaborative work with other advisors on a grade-level team. The grade-team works together to manage and attend grade-specific program and student initiatives and issues throughout the school year.
CSN is one of the top independent, non-sectarian day schools in Florida and maintains a PK-12 enrollment of 900+ students. CSN students are consistently top-ranked when compared to all other Southwest Florida students—whether test scores, extracurricular activities, or college acceptances.
Compensation & Benefits
This appointment is for the 2022/2023 academic year, starting with orientation on August 5, 2022, and is paid on an annual salary commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and qualifications. All employees are eligible to participate in CSN’s generous 403(b) retirement program as well as Aflac, Legal Shield and pet insurance. Full-time employees are eligible for our competitive benefits package, including medical, teledoc, dental, vision, disability, AD&D, life and pet insurance. Please visit our website for more details about the benefits of a career at CSN.
Only electronic applications will be accepted. Please do not mail, fax, email or drop off your application/resume. Please submit your application using only this link:
Although we welcome inquiries throughout the year, typically instructional vacancies are identified in late winter and posted on this website. A few requisite qualifications for faculty appointments are:
- Teachers are required to hold at least a Bachelor's Degree from a regionally-accredited institution of higher learning, with a majority of coursework in the subject they wish to teach.
- Transcripts from all degree programs will be requested as part of the hiring process.
- Previous teaching experience is expected, but can be supplemented by advanced degrees, overseas or college-level teaching experience. All applicable experience will need to be verifiable through the associated organizations.
- A demonstrated record of civic-mindedness, professionalism and integrity is essential. As such, CSN requires all employees, including substitute teachers and coaches, to undergo a thorough background check prior to employment. This background check is a criminal records check, in addition to reference and employment verification.
- Community School of Naples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Fingerprinting and background checks are required in CSN’s employment eligibility process.
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Community School of Naples is currently observing a Mask Optional protocol. We continue to ask all employees and students to stay home while sick and encourage frequent hand washing and good hygiene practices. As per established policy, school members who have been diagnosed with any type of infectious illness need a note from their health care provider to return. Teaching and learning will be in-person this year. At-Home-Learning will not be available.