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JOB TITLE: Advancement Associate – Events and Volunteer Coordinator 

REPORTS TO: Director of Advancement 

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: None 

STATUS: Salary, 40 hours/week, 12 Month Contract 

JOB SUMMARY: The Events and Volunteer Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Advancement. The Events and Volunteer Coordinator’s primary goal is to deliver results and to ensure that all projects, events, and initiatives advance the mission of the school and support the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship goals of the Advancement department. Responsible for the organization, planning, follow through on all school events, recruiting volunteers, and coordinating volunteer activities. Work closely with the Director of Advancement to ensure that all events advance the mission of The  Briarwood and Tuttle Schools, and supports the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship goals for schools, and to document and evaluate ways to improve upon fundraising events hosted or supported by  The Briarwood and Tuttle Schools. This position will play a critical role in partnering with the Director of Advancement and the Head of School.  

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES (Including Physical Function):

  • Commitment to Briarwood and Tuttle’s mission, purpose, and culture.
  • Assures that every Advancement fundraising project, event, and initiative has defined (external/internal) costs and articulated deliverables with the appropriate timelines and fundraising expectations.
  • Oversees the logistics and coordination of fundraising events and initiatives, including required scheduling, reservations, communication, ordering, and logistics for the following events: Benefit Gala (annual), Raffle Round-up (annual), Homecoming (annual) and other events and projects as assigned.
  • Works closely with the Director of Advancement and volunteer chairs to identify and secure underwriting and vendor reports and as such will serve as the primary solicitor for all event-based fundraising.
  • Serves as event consultant to all school-wide events and maintains a current list of approved vendors for use at events and a detailed event checklist to empower other departments to execute their event according to Briarwood and Tuttle standards.
  • Works with Business Office for vendor approval.
  • Works closely with the Executive Assistant to the Head of School for all events hosted by the Head of School. While the Executive Assistant will serve as the lead of all Head of School events, this position will be consulting on planning.
  • Assures that all projects, events, and initiatives conform to best practices, are accurate, and deadlines are met.
  • Manages the workflow of volunteers, including scheduling and coordinating special projects for advancement and maximizing efficiency across communication channels with the full scope of fundraising priorities in mind.
  • Evaluate events on a yearly basis looking for areas to maximize return and meaningfully steward volunteers and donors.
  • Works with the Director of Advancement and Business Office to deliver thoughtful and timely gift acknowledgements that provide necessary charitable deduction information including required Fair Market Value calculations, when necessary.
  • Responsible for confidential and time-sensitive material. Ensures data related to event prospects, sponsors, and donors is accurate, recorded, in ACS People, preserving in hard copy form as needed.
  • Works with Division Heads and Administrative Personnel on coordination of event-related purchases or experiences (i.e. Head of School for a day, free dress passes, Carpool line numbers, Coach for a Day).
  • Provides budgets to volunteer committee chairs, and monitors and reports deviations of budgets, expenditures, and timelines.
  • Meets with the Business Office on a monthly or quarterly basis to reconcile income and expenses.
  • Demonstrates initiative and completes assignments with minimal direction.
  • Utilizes effective communication with a high level of organization.
  • Is a highly collaborative team player, assisting co-workers, divisions, and departments as needed by the school.
  • Knowledgeable in or willingness to learn the school’s data management systems, including  People/Access ACS, or whatever platform is being used by the department. Training is provided.
  • Supports and adheres to the Employee and School Handbooks and assists with revisions and updates, when necessary, of the school’s policies and procedures for each department.
  • Commits to the Employee Professional Standards as posted, as the non-negotiable foundations for employment at The Briarwood and Tuttle Schools and complies with physical requirements and work environment requirements.
  • Occasionally required to work evenings and/or weekends.
  • Completes various tasks related to the employee’s yearly goals and the school’s long range and strategic financial plan.
  • Actively participates in the life of the school where appropriate and relevant to the priorities of  the admissions, advancement, and marketing/communication departments.
  • Participates in periodic performance reviews with the Director of Advancement or HOS.
  • Implements a focus on technology use and adoption within the school.
  • Represents the school at educational conferences and associations.
  • Participates in any accreditation process for the school.
  • Attends all staff meetings and staff retreats.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement or the Head of School. 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required 

Experience: 

  • Experience in independent schools 
  • Exceptionally capable in both written and oral communication 
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills 
  • Technologically savvy, Google Suite 
  • Proven success at working collaboratively 

Physical Abilities: Maintain physical ability to complete all essential functions and activities of the  position. 

The Briarwood Philosophy 

“Every student can learn, and every student has the right to be taught in the way he or she learns best.” 

The Briarwood Core Values 

Community through Connections 

Our school community is a diverse group of learners who treat each other with kindness and respect. 

We value the connections that our faculty and staff make with our students. 

We value our partnerships with families. 

We strive to ensure that our community offers opportunities for academic, social, and emotional growth. 

Transformation through Confidence 

Our faculty create a structured and challenging academic environment. They hold themselves and their students accountable as they build confident, self-advocating learners who are prepared for an ever-challenging and complex world. We set high expectations for social behavior and academic success, which students attain through perseverance and a growth mindset. 

Each candidate is expected to understand and support the Briarwood Teaching Philosophy and Core  Values. 

The Briarwood School offers a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off, and robust professional development opportunities. 

The Briarwood School is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the  workplace. Briarwood prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex,  sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal,  state, or local laws.  

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting,  promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and  apprenticeship. The Briarwood School makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and  business needs at the time. 

Updated March 2024

Job Title: Business Office Associate 

Position reports to: Director of Finance and Human Resources 

Directly Supervises: None 

Status: Full time, Salary, Exempt, 12 months

Job Summary: Complete accounts payable, provide accounting and administrative assistance  for Director of Finance and Human Resources and all auxiliary entities. 

Essential Functions, Responsibilities and Activities: 

  • Process and document authorizations for check requests, reimbursements, and credit  card user submittals 
  • Process accounts payable 
  • Document and file accounts paid with documentation 
  • Review, code financial information, and track expenses  
  • Assist in weekly count of checks and cash received 
  • Assist in the process of electronic billing and payments 
  • Deposit of funds 
  • Create, verify, and distribute monthly departmental reports 
  • Assist with auditing accounts and vendor files 
  • Compile and review information for accuracy and maintain records 
  • Assist in design and documentation of all financial procedures 
  • Assist with General Ledger reconciliations 
  • Assist with Student Accounts and Records 
  • Perform all other functions as necessary 

Minimum requirements: Accounting skills, computer software proficiency, organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail. Position requires good oral and written communications skills,  and necessitates professionalism, confidentiality, and reliability. Accounting Associate must be able to work as an integral part of a team. 

Education: Some college education in accounting or business required. College degree a plus. 

Experience: Previous experience in Accounts Payable and professional office environment required. Experience in a non-profit office environment a plus.  

Essential Physical Functions: Maintain physical ability to complete all essential functions and activities the position requires. 

Specific Technology Skills Required: Advanced understanding and ability with accounting software and all Microsoft Office applications. ACS Financial Software and FACTS a plus. 

The Briarwood School offers a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid  time off, and robust professional development opportunities. 

The Briarwood School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in  the workplace. Briarwood prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race,  color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic as  outlined by federal, state, or local laws.  

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting,  promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Briarwood School makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications,  merit, and business needs at the time. 

Updated November 2023

JOB TITLE: Director of Lower School 

REPORTS TO: Head of School 

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: None 

STATUS: Salary, 40 hours/week, 12 Month Contract 

JOB SUMMARY: The Lower School Director is a full-time, 12-month Administrator reporting to the Head of School. The Lower School Director serves as the educational leader, responsible for managing the policies, regulations, and procedures established by the Head of School and the board of trustees and ensures that all students are supervised in a safe learning environment that meets the approved mission of the school. Achieving academic excellence requires that the Lower School Director work collaboratively to direct all members of the school staff hired by the administration and to communicate effectively with all stakeholders. Inherent in the position are the responsibilities for scheduling, curriculum development, personnel management, emergency procedures, and facility operations as deemed by the Head of School. 

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES (Including Physical Function):

  • Communicates with Head of School regularly about the needs, successes, and general operation of Lower School 
  • Hires, assigns, renews, and dismisses faculty and staff in accordance with the procedures established by Human Resources
  • Supervises all personnel assigned to Lower School, establishing clear expectations for role, responsibilities, and performance to ensure that all job responsibilities are met 
  • Conducts or attends all standing meetings, including internal leadership team meetings, budget meetings, CORE meetings (team leaders + admin.), grade level, team meetings, curriculum meetings, and staff meetings
  • Collaborates with all-school administration to make and support decisions related to school-wide policies
  • Ensures Lower School is following accreditation standards
  • Supervises the implementation of safety and security procedures and drills
  • Maintains high level of visibility with students, staff, and parents, attending school functions regularly to demonstrate a genuine interest in the students and staff
  • Collaborates with the Admissions Director to supervise the screening process of prospective Lower School students; participates in intake meetings 
  • Works closely with the Lower School Counselor to ensure the success of all students
  • Ensures the academic program is adhering to the school’s mission of providing a diagnostic-prescriptive education to students with language-based learning differences; ensures adherence to structured literacy and the science of reading
  • Ensures that faculty are trained in best practices for students with dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and other learning disabilities; identifies appropriate professional development opportunities and sends staff for trainings accordingly
  • Supervises the instructional programs of the school; evaluates the overall curriculum and leads curriculum teams in vertical alignment when necessary
  • Collects and analyzes data regarding the needs and strengths of students, including the M.A.P. assessment, outside testing provided by parents, and other pertinent information; uses the information to design and implement student groupings, schedules, services and programs
  • Observes classes and works with teachers to employ a variety of instructional strategies; works with teachers to troubleshoot if students are not progressing and makes adjustments in student programming when needed; organizes student staffing, and works with staff to create and implement a plan of action
  • Establishes an effective method for researching, acquiring, and introducing new technology in a way that is consistent with choosing evidence-based curricula
  • Oversees the development, editing, and completion of Lower School report cards
  • Staff Advocate and Educator
  • Displays the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards
  • Directs the onboarding of new teachers and maintains New Teacher Induction Guide
  • Organizes and nurtures an effective faculty and staff of teachers, team leaders, an assistant director, counselor, and registrar; provides clear expectations for responsibilities and performance, holding each individual accountable
  • Ensures that personnel evaluation procedures are accomplished in a fair and consistent manner that encourages accountability, growth, and excellence
  • Maintains high morale through relationship-building and nurturing, fairness, positive feedback, leadership opportunities, and maintaining an open-door policy
  • Provides and supervises in a fair and consistent manner effective discipline consistent with the philosophy, values and mission of the school
  • Work with parents, faculty, and division heads when academic concerns arise regarding students
  • Implement a focus on technology use and adoption within the school
  • Represent the school at educational conferences and associations
  • Participate in any accreditation process for the school
  • Attend all staff meetings and staff retreats
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School 

EDUCATION: Masters degree in education or related (counseling, speech and communication disorders) field 

EXPERIENCE: 

  • Experience in independent schools, with a strong background in Leadership
  • Exceptionally capable in both written and oral communication
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills
  • Technologically savvy, Google Suite
  • Working with students with diagnosed learning disabilities and dyslexia
  • Proven success at working collaboratively
  • Passionate about the chosen field of study 

PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Maintain physical ability to complete all essential functions and activities of the position. 

The Briarwood Philosophy 

“Every student can learn, and every student has the right to be taught in the way he or she learns best.” 

The Briarwood Core Values 

Community through Connections

Our school community is a diverse group of learners who treat each other with kindness and respect. 

We value the connections that our faculty and staff make with our students. 

We value our partnerships with families.

We strive to ensure that our community offers opportunities for academic, social, and emotional growth. 

Transformation through Confidence 

Our faculty create a structured and challenging academic environment. They hold themselves and their students accountable as they build confident, self-advocating learners who are prepared for an ever-challenging and complex world. We set high expectations for social behavior and academic success, which students attain through perseverance and a growth mindset. 

Each candidate is expected to understand and support the Briarwood Teaching Philosophy and Core Values. 

The Briarwood School offers a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off, and robust professional development opportunities. 

The Briarwood School is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Briarwood prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Briarwood School makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. 

Updated March 2024

​JOB TITLE: Upper School History Teacher

REPORTS TO: Director of Upper School

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: None

STATUS: Salary, 40 hours/week, Teacher Contract

JOB SUMMARY: The Briarwood School is a K-12 independent school specializing in educating children with diagnosed learning disabilities. We believe that every child CAN learn and deserves to be taught in the way he or she learns best.  

The Upper School History Teacher reports to the Director of Upper School and is tasked with teaching history courses in the Upper School at Briarwood. This position is teaching history, but also places a high emphasis on writing and literacy to support intervention efforts schoolwise, and develops critical thinking in their students. This opening is for the 2024-25 school year. 

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES (Including Physical Function):

  • Experience teaching 9th Grade students and detailed knowledge of the World Geography course
  • Creating a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement, and self-motivation 
  • Experience developing student-centered, differentiated lessons that provide students multiple venues to acquire and demonstrate knowledge
  • Excitement for and a growth-mindset of continuous development as a teacher through professional development opportunities both internal and external
  • A mind toward contributing to school life through coaching, clubs, and advising
  • Willingness and experience in interdepartmental and cross-curricular collaboration with fellow members of the History department and/or divisional colleagues
  • Encouraging the use of technology as a teaching and support tool in the classroom
  • Exhibiting punctuality as observed in arrival and departure times from building and required meetings
  • The candidate must be able to meet all of the physical requirements of the position with reasonable accommodations
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

The Upper School History Teacher demonstrates flexibility, perseverance, resourcefulness, critical thinking and creativity, collaboration, self-awareness, the ability to listen well and seek understanding, strong organizational skills, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.  

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Relevant teaching certification preferred (Texas or other State Certification in History or Social Studies)
  • Willingness to work with students in grades 9-12 with learning disabilitie3+ years of teaching experience required; experience teaching in independent schools and in an LD environment preferred

The Briarwood School offers a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off,  and robust professional development opportunities. 

The Briarwood Philosophy 

“Every student can learn, and every student has the right to be taught in the way he or she learns best.” 

The Briarwood Core Values 

Community through Connections 

Our school community is a diverse group of learners who treat each other with kindness and respect. 

We value the connections that our faculty and staff make with our students. 

We value our partnerships with families. 

We strive to ensure that our community offers opportunities for academic, social, and emotional growth. 

Transformation through Confidence 

Our faculty create a structured and challenging academic environment. They hold themselves and their students accountable as they build confident, self-advocating learners who are prepared for an ever-challenging and complex world. We set high expectations for social behavior and academic success, which students attain through perseverance and a growth mindset. 

Each candidate is expected to understand and support the Briarwood Teaching Philosophy and Core  Values. 

The Briarwood School is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the  workplace. Briarwood prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex,  sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal,  state, or local laws.  

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting,  promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and  apprenticeship. The Briarwood School makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and  business needs at the time. 

Updated March 2024

JOB TITLE: Long Term Substitute – After School

REPORTS TO: After School Coordinator

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: None 

STATUS: Part-time, $15.00-$16.00/hr, 18 hrs/week

JOB SUMMARY: As a long term substitute for After School, you’ll follow After School Coordinator plans to support students from 1st to 8th grade, ensuring safety and managing behavior. With strong classroom management and communication skills, along with experience in various teaching strategies, you’ll collaborate with staff to create a positive learning environment across different grade levels.

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES (Including Physical Function):

  • Follow plans and instructions provided by the After School Coordinator
  • Provide instruction and support to students of various grade levels (1st-8th)
  • Manage behavior and ensure student safety
  • Collaborate with other After School staff to ensure a safe and responsible environment
  • Maintain physical ability to complete all essential functions and activities of the position

EXPERIENCE: 

  • Experience working with children in a classroom or childcare setting
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Knowledge of various teaching strategies and techniques
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, and staff
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in different settings and grade levels 

The Briarwood School is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the  workplace. Briarwood prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex,  sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal,  state, or local laws.  

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting,  promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and  apprenticeship. The Briarwood School makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and  business needs at the time.

Updated February 2024 

JOB TITLE: Lower School Art Teacher 

REPORTS TO: Director of Lower School 

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: None 

STATUS: Salary, 40 hours/week, Teacher Contract 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Lower School Art Teacher has the responsibility of providing in-depth knowledge of Art and the best teaching practices for students with learning differences.  This position will play a critical role in partnering with the Department Chair and the Lower School Director. 

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES (Including Physical Function):

  • Commitment to Briarwood’s mission, purpose, and culture
  • Strive to inspire a love of the field of study in students.
  • Partner proactively with faculty and administration to support students with Dyslexia and LD and teachers in their efforts to advance students with learning differences.
  • Observe and evaluate individual students displaying academic or behavioral difficulties and assess their learning strengths and challenges.
  • Enthusiastic collaboration with the Grade level team.
  • Direct one-on-one or small-group instruction.
  • Prepare lesson plans
  • Document progress, assist goals for students.
  • Developing and issuing educational content including notes, tests, and assignments.
  • Supervising classes to ensure all students are learning in a safe and productive environment.
  • Organizing supplies and resources for lectures and presentations.
  • Delivering personalized instruction to each student by encouraging interactive learning.
  • Planning and implementing educational activities and events.
  • Ensuring your classroom is clean and orderly.
  • Preparing and distributing periodic progress reports and semester report cards.
  • Attending parent-teacher meetings.
  • Evaluating and documenting students’ progress.
  • Experience and/or training in OG-related curricula (e.g., Wilson Language Systems, BLS, Fundations).
  • Experience and/or training in the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy.
  • Allocating and grading homework, assignments, and tests.
  • Work with parents, faculty, and division heads when academic concerns arise regarding students.
  • Implement a focus on technology use and adoption within the School.
  • Represent the school at educational conferences and associations.
  • Participate in any accreditation process for the school.
  • Attend all staff meetings and staff retreats.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Lower School or the Head of School.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Teacher Certificate, with a Specialty in Art or Equivalent 

Experience: 

  • Experience in independent schools, with a strong background in Art
  • Exceptionally capable in both written and oral communication
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills
  • Technologically savvy
  • Proven success at working collaboratively
  • Passionate about the chosen field of study 

Physical Abilities: Maintain physical ability to complete all essential functions and activities of the position. 

The Briarwood School offers a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off, and robust professional development opportunities. 

The Briarwood Philosophy: “Every student can learn, and every student has the right to be taught in the way he or she learns best.” 

The Briarwood Core Values: 

Community through Connections 

Our school community is a diverse group of learners who treat each other with kindness and respect. We value the connections that our faculty and staff make with our students. We value our partnerships with families. We strive to ensure that our community offers opportunities for academic, social, and emotional growth. 

Transformation through Confidence 

Our faculty create a structured and challenging academic environment. They hold themselves and their students accountable as they build confident, self-advocating learners who are prepared for an ever-challenging and complex world. We set high expectations for social behavior and academic success, which students attain through perseverance and a growth mindset. 

Each candidate is expected to understand and support the Briarwood Teaching Philosophy and Core Values. 

The Briarwood School is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Briarwood prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Briarwood School makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. 

Updated April 2024 

 JOB TITLE: Lower School Math Teacher 

REPORTS TO: Director of Lower School 

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: None 

STATUS: Salary, 40 hours/week, Teacher Contract 

JOB SUMMARY: Teacher has the responsibility of providing in-depth knowledge of subject content and the best teaching practices for students with learning differences. This position will play a critical role in partnering with the Lower School Director and Assistant Director. 

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES (Including Physical Function):

  • Commitment to Briarwood’s mission, purpose, and culture. 
  • Strive to inspire a love of the field of study in students. 
  • Partner proactively with faculty and administration to support students with different learning styles and teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs. 
  • Observe and evaluate individual students displaying academic or behavioral difficulties and assess their learning strengths and challenges. 
  • Direct one-on-one or small-group instruction. 
  • Prepare lesson plans. 
  • Document progress, assist goals for students. 
  • Developing and issuing educational content including notes, tests, and assignments. 
  • Supervising classes to ensure all students are learning in a safe and productive environment. 
  • Organizing supplies and resources for lectures and presentations. 
  • Delivering personalized instruction to each student by encouraging interactive learning. 
  • Planning and implementing educational activities and events. 
  • Ensuring your classroom is clean and orderly. 
  • Preparing and distributing periodic progress reports and semester report cards. 
  • Attending parent-teacher meetings. 
  • Evaluating and documenting students’ progress. 
  • Allocating and grading homework, assignments, and tests.
  • Experience and/or training in OG-related curricula (e.g., Wilson Language Systems, BLS, Fundations). 
  • Experience and/or training in the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy. 
  • Work with parents, faculty, and division heads when academic concerns arise regarding students. 
  • Implement a focus on technology use and adoption within the school. 
  • Represent the school at educational conferences and associations. 
  • Participate in any accreditation process for the school. 
  • Attend all staff meetings and staff retreats. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Lower School or the Head of School. 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Teacher Certificate 

Experience: 

  • Experience in independent schools, with a strong background in Math 
  • Exceptionally capable in both written and oral communication 
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills 
  • Technologically savvy 
  • Proven success at working collaboratively 
  • Passionate about the chosen field of study 

Physical Abilities: Maintain physical ability to complete all essential functions and activities of the position. 

The Briarwood School offers a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off, and robust professional development opportunities. 

The Briarwood Philosophy: “Every student can learn, and every student has the right to be taught in the way he or she learns best.” 

The Briarwood Core Values: 

Community through Connection 

Our school community is a diverse group of learners who treat each other with kindness and respect. We value the connections that our faculty and staff make with our students. We value our partnerships with families. We strive to ensure that our community offers opportunities for academic, social, and emotional growth. 

Transformation through Confidence 

Our faculty create a structured and challenging academic environment. They hold themselves and their students accountable as they build confident, self-advocating learners who are prepared for an ever-challenging and complex world. We set high expectations for social behavior and academic success, which students attain through perseverance and a growth mindset. 

Each candidate is expected to understand and support the Briarwood Teaching Philosophy and Core Values. 

The Briarwood School is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Briarwood prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Briarwood School makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. 

Updated February 2024 

JOB TITLE: Lower School Science/Social Studies Teacher 

REPORTS TO: Director of Lower School 

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: None 

STATUS: Salary, 40 hours/week, Teacher Contract 

JOB SUMMARY: The Lower School Science/Social Studies Teacher has the responsibility of providing in-depth  knowledge of Science and Social Studies and the best teaching practices for students with learning differences. This position will play a critical role in partnering with the Department Chair and the Lower School Director. 

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES (Including Physical Function:

  • Commitment to Briarwood’s mission, purpose, and culture
  • Strive to inspire a love of the field of study in students
  • Partner proactively with faculty and administration to support students with Dyslexia and LD and teachers  in their efforts to advance students with learning differences
  • Observe and evaluate individual students displaying academic or behavioral difficulties and assess their  learning strengths and challenges
  • Enthusiastic collaboration with the Grade level team
  • Direct one-on-one or small-group instruction 
  • Prepare lesson plans
  • Document progress, assist goals for students
  • Developing and issuing educational content including notes, tests, and assignments
  • Supervising classes to ensure all students are learning in a safe and productive environment
  • Organizing supplies and resources for lectures and presentations
  • Delivering personalized instruction to each student by encouraging interactive learning
  • Planning and implementing educational activities and events
  • Ensuring your classroom is clean and orderly
  • Preparing and distributing periodic progress reports and semester report cards
  • Attending parent-teacher meetings
  • Evaluating and documenting students’ progress
  • Experience and/or training in OG-related curricula (e.g., Wilson Language Systems, BLS, Fundations)
  • Experience and/or training in the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy
  • Allocating and grading homework, assignments, and tests
  • Work with parents, faculty, and division heads when academic concerns arise regarding students
  • Implement a focus on technology use and adoption within the school
  • Represent the school at educational conferences and associations
  • Participate in any accreditation process for the school
  • Attend all staff meetings and staff retreats
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Lower School or the Head of School

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree, Teacher Certificate, with a Specialty in Science or Equivalent 

EXPERIENCE: 

  • Experience in independent schools, with a strong background in Science/Social Studies
  • Exceptionally capable in both written and oral communication
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills
  • Technologically savvy
  • Proven success at working collaboratively
  • Passionate about the chosen field of study 

PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Maintain physical ability to complete all essential functions and activities of the position. 

The Briarwood School offers a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off, and robust professional development opportunities. 

The Briarwood Philosophy: “Every student can learn, and every student has the right to be taught in the way he or she learns best.” 

The Briarwood Core Values: 

Community through Connections 

Our school community is a diverse group of learners who treat each other with kindness and respect. We value the connections that our faculty and staff make with our students. We value our partnerships with families. We strive to ensure that our community offers opportunities for academic, social, and emotional growth. 

Transformation through Confidence 

Our faculty create a structured and challenging academic environment. They hold themselves and their students accountable as they build confident, self-advocating learners who are prepared for an ever-challenging and complex world. We set high expectations for social behavior and academic success, which students attain through perseverance and a growth mindset. 

Each candidate is expected to understand and support the Briarwood Teaching Philosophy and Core Values. 

The Briarwood School is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Briarwood prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Briarwood School makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. 

Updated February 2024 

​JOB TITLE:Structured Literacy Interventionist

REPORTS TO:Director of Middle School/Director of Upper School

DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: None

STATUS:Salary, 40 hours/week, Teacher Contract

 

JOB SUMMARY:The Structured Literacy Interventionist uses research and evidence-based methodology infused with joyful learning to support students in their reading and literacy development, use of technology, and positive self-identity. The Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist provides intensive, targeted reading intervention that reflects the principles and practices of Structured Literacy to small groups of students. Strives to work as a collaborative team member to instruct and support students in Middle and/or Upper School grades with moderate to severe learning disabilities by utilizing curriculum materials adopted by the school as well as appropriate supplemental and teacher-made materials. This position will play a critical role in partnering with the Middle and Upper School Directors.

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES (Including Physical Function):

  • Creating a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement, and self-motivation
  • Analyzing and utilizing screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring data (including psycho-educational evaluation reports) to develop appropriate lesson plans
  • Delivering prescriptive, explicit, systematic, structured, multi-sensory language instruction
  • Documenting and communicating student progress in written and verbal form to parents and administrators
  • Assisting registrar and administration in class assignment and grouping of students
  • Participating in and providing on-going professional learning related to structured literacy instruction and intervention
  • Collaborating with colleagues in school and student-improvement activities
  • Encouraging the use of technology as a teaching and support tool in the classroom
  • Maintaining regular attendance as documented by the number of days present and required meetings
  • Exhibiting punctuality as observed in arrival and departure times from building and required meetings
  • Maintain physical ability to complete all essential functions and activities of the position
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

The Structured Literacy Interventionist demonstrates flexibility, perseverance, resourcefulness, critical thinking and creativity, collaboration, self-awareness, the ability to listen well and seek understanding, strong organizational skills, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.  

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Certification and/or training in Orton-Gillingham methodology required; Wilson Reading System Level 1 Certification preferred.
  • Extensive experience and training with dyslexia, progress monitoring measures (such as Acadience or DIBELS), executive functions, and assistive technology strongly preferred.
  • 3-5 years as a learning specialist, dyslexia interventionist, or related role.
  • Willingness to work with students in grades 6-12 with learning disabilities.
  • Affiliation with professional organizations including but not limited to ASHA, IDA, HBIDA, etc., preferred.

The Briarwood School offers a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off,  and robust professional development opportunities. 

The Briarwood Philosophy 

“Every student can learn, and every student has the right to be taught in the way he or she learns best.” 

The Briarwood Core Values 

Community through Connections 

Our school community is a diverse group of learners who treat each other with kindness and respect. 

We value the connections that our faculty and staff make with our students. 

We value our partnerships with families. 

We strive to ensure that our community offers opportunities for academic, social, and emotional growth. 

Transformation through Confidence 

Our faculty create a structured and challenging academic environment. They hold themselves and their students accountable as they build confident, self-advocating learners who are prepared for an ever-challenging and complex world. We set high expectations for social behavior and academic success, which students attain through perseverance and a growth mindset. 

Each candidate is expected to understand and support the Briarwood Teaching Philosophy and Core Values. 

The Briarwood School is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the  workplace. Briarwood prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex,  sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal,  state, or local laws.  

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting,  promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and  apprenticeship. The Briarwood School makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and  business needs at the time. 

Updated February 2024

Reports to: Head of School and Department Director

Job Summary: Meaningful instruction for students, to facilitate learning in the absence of the regular teacher. Flexible, creative, and willing to fill in for various subjects and grade levels.

Detailed Responsibilities & Activities (Including Physical Function):

  • Provide classroom instruction to students as outlined in lesson plans
  • Manage the classroom in a way that encourages students
  • Create a classroom that is conducive to learning
  • Supervise students in and out of the classroom, monitor appropriate use and care of equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Implement plans for curriculum program which provide for effective teaching strategies
  • Maintain appropriate records and follows required procedures and practices in the absence of the teacher
  • Presents for students a positive role model that supports the mission of the school
  • Communicates and interacts with students, parents, and staff in a positive manner
  • Other duties assigned to help and assist the School, Directors, and Staff

Minimum Requirements: Experience teaching in a classroom setting, good interpersonal skills, attention to detail, organization, ability to multi-task, and be able to pass a Background check.

Education: College education, Bachelor’s Degree.

Physical Abilities: Maintain physical ability to complete all essential functions and activities of the position.

Documentation Required: College Transcripts, teaching certificate, and documentation of experience.

The Briarwood and Tuttle Schools offer a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off, and robust professional development opportunities. The Briarwood School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Briarwood prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Briarwood School makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Updated October 2023

The Briarwood school is seeking highly qualified applicants for teaching positions, grades K-12, to join our team of highly trained teachers. The Briarwood School is a K-12 independent school specializing in educating children with diagnosed learning disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia).  We believe that Every child CAN learn and deserves to be taught in the way he or she learns best.  

Teachers report to their Division Director and facilitate the growth of students through direct, multi-sensory instruction utilizing evidenced-based curriculum. Teaching positions at the Briarwood School are full-time positions. We are now accepting applications for anticipated openings in the near future.

Applicants to Briarwood will have their resume kept on file and contacted for a screening interview if and when a relevant position becomes available.

Desired Skills and Knowledge

  • Commitment to Briarwood’s mission, purpose, and culture.
  • Passion for working with students who learn differently.
  • Eagerness to continue learning through robust professional development opportunities.
  • Provides a safe, nurturing, inclusive, and structured classroom environment.
  • Develops strong rapport with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Enthusiastic collaboration with a department/team.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Follows evidence-based curriculum and strategies adopted by the school.
  • Aligns routines and procedures across grade level and maintains a structured and consistent classroom environment.
  • Skilled at differentiating instruction and providing individualized accommodations.

Required and preferred Educational Background and Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Current teaching certification preferred
  • Prior teaching experience, preferably in an Independent School setting 
  • Coaching experience in traditional sports preferred
  • Experience teaching students with learning disabilities strongly preferred
  • Strong content knowledge
  • Proficient with technology, especially Google Workspace
  • Strong work ethic

Additional Salary Information: The Briarwood School offers a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off, and robust professional development opportunities. Relocation compensation is not included in any position.

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