Work at Gordon

Mission


The Gordon School is a racially diverse nursery through eighth grade coeducational independent school in East Providence, RI. The curriculum is rooted in multicultural practice and social justice, with an emphasis on developing intellectual leadership, active imagination, and a child’s natural inquisitive nature. Students are challenged and inspired to be active workers toward their own education and teachers strive to develop meaningful relationships with each child and family.

Substitute Teachers

Gordon School is always looking to increase its pool of substitute teachers for all grade levels, particularly in first through eighth grade. Personal attributes we are looking for in substitutes include:

  • Appreciate and enjoy working with children
  • Be energetic, flexible, resilient and open to change and new ideas
  • Possess good organizational capabilities and be able to implement these effectively
  • Have strong interpersonal skills which support and engender trust
  • Have a deep sense of community, be respectful of adults and children, understand and respect human differences and support multicultural practice and pedagogy
  • Have experience working in a racially diverse community
  • Be a thoughtful and effective listener
  • Be able to communicate with parents, colleagues, and students clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing
  • Have a strong sense of self and a good sense of humor

As with all teachers at Gordon, substitutes are required to hold a college degree and be fully vaccinated against COVID. As with students and teachers, masks are also required to be worn both indoors and outside.

If you are interested in applying to the sub pool, please send a cover memo and resume to Cheryl Fanti, Assistant to the Director of Early Childhood and Lower School at cfanti@gordonschool.org

After school staff

Gordon School's After School Program is seeking part-time staff to work with students ages 3-14. Gators (Nursery through fourth grade) and Young Adult Place (YAP – fifth through eighth grade) are the core of the after school programs every day that the school building is open. 

Gators offers younger children the opportunity to play with their classmates in a fun, safe, supervised environment. The responsibilities of the Gator staff include creating and supervising activities, games, and projects for students in the same cohort; group management, tracking attendance and inventory of supplies, and communicating with families. The Gators program takes place both indoors and outdoors. 

Middle school students in YAP primarily participate in a supervised study hall, working individually or in small groups. YAP staff assists with questions, engages in activities and conversations with students, and tracks attendance. YAP is mainly an indoor program but may utilize outdoor spaces as available.  

The ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, responsible, and flexible and have experience working with children. After school hours are Monday through Thursday from 3:00pm to 5:30pm and Friday 1:45pm to 5:30pm. 

Gordon School is taking all the precautions necessary to keep students, faculty, staff and families safe during this time of COVID 19. All employees and students will wear masks and adhere to physical distancing guidelines. Employees and students are required to complete a daily health screening. All employees must share proof of COVID vaccination.

Interested candidates should send a resume to Jenny Alario, Director of After School and Summer Programs, at jalario@gordonschool.org

Coaching opportunities

We are seeking qualified coaches to fill positions within the following athletic programs for the 2021-2022 school year: Field Hockey assistant coach (1), Middle School Boys soccer coach (1), Middle School Cross Country head coach (1), and Middle School Cross Country assistant coach (1).

Fall athletic practices run Mondays through Thursdays from 3:15-5:15 p.m. for approximately eight weeks. Game locations and times vary. Stipend is commensurate with experience. Assistant coaching positions range from $1,375 - $1,500, and head coaching positions range from $1,750 - $2,000. Applicants must have a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, the ability to build positive rapport with adolescents, and be knowledgeable in the fundamentals of the sport for which they are applying. Coaching or playing experience is preferred. 

Interested candidates should contact Damon Ray, Director of Athletics via at dray@gordonschool.org

Buildings and grounds assistant

We are seeking a full time Buildings & Grounds Assistant who will assist the maintenance team with the daily operations of the school.  The ideal candidate is someone who is flexible, accommodating, and adaptable with a willingness to get the job done with a positive attitude.  This person will also possess the ability to work well with various constituents (i.e., teachers, parents, students).

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in building and grounds operations or similar work
  • Ability to initiate and complete work orders
  • Hands on experience with power tools
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have a valid driver’s license

Please see full job description here

Interested candidates should send an introductory email and resume to Joe Almeida, Director of Buildings and Grounds at jalmeida@gordonschool.org