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Eagle Hill School, Greenwich, CT

 

An independent school for children with learning disabilities

 

"The children here are very capable…it's our task to help them

 

realize their potential.”

 

Marjorie Castro , Ph.D., Head of School

 

Fact Sheet

Total enrollment: 250 students

 

Lower school (ages 6-12): 119 students

 

Upper School (ages 12-15): 131 students

 

Boarding students (five-day boarding): up to 35 students

 

Number of teaching faculty: 75

 

Student-teacher ratio: ranges from 1:1 – 12:1

 


  

DEVELOPMENT OFFICE:  MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Major Gifts Officer will demonstrate proven skills in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors ($10,000+). This confident and engaging person will manage a portfolio of 100+ prospects, and be held accountable for annual fundraising goals, in addition to working as part of a team on the creation and implementation of overall fundraising strategies. Responsibilities also include: leading one-on-one solicitations, writing and editing proposals and reports for potential donors, assisting in development projects and efforts as needed. Bachelor’s degree required; CFRE preferred. Minimum of five years of demonstrated success as a front-line fundraiser, including success in closing 6 & 7-figure gifts.  Experience in an education organization is strongly preferred. Must demonstrate well-honed skills in development long-term donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies. Position involves working early mornings, evenings, and weekends upon occasion.
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Lisa Ferraro, Director of Development, at: l.ferraro@eaglehill.org.

DEVELOPMENT OFFICE: ANNUAL GIVING MANAGER
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Annual Giving Manager directs and administers the annual giving program, including direct mail, donor databases, gift processing and accounting, special events, donor recognition and stewardship, and more. This position works closely with the Major Gifts Officer to identify, cultivate and solicit major annual gifts, and with the development team on overall fundraising strategies. In addition, the person is responsible for management of all aspects of the direct mail program, research and screening of major gift donors and profile preparation, maintaining and updating the database, donor recognition and stewardship, and regular reports on fundraising activity. Minimum two years’ direct experience with fundraising, especially individual solicitation. Bachelor’s degree required; experience in education preferred. Must be proficient in MS Office, Raiser’s Edge, database management, and computer-related skills, with strong experience in analyzing and interpreting data. Will require early mornings, evenings, and weekends upon occasion.
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Lisa Ferraro, Director of Development, at: l.ferraro@eaglehill.org.

DEVELOPMENT: DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE-COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS
Under the direction of the Director of Communications & Events, the Development Associate will handle special event logistics for this busy school (room bookings, food orders, RSVPs, name tags, signage, etc), coordinate the advertising campaign and eblasts, collect/write copy for various internal and external publications (Friday Announcements, press releases, magazine articles as needed), write and post social media for the school, post eblasts and maintain accuracy of school calendar on website. Fluent written and spoken English, plus strong writing, special event management, and social media skills required, as is a bachelor’s degree in a communications-related field (writing assessment will be part of interview process). Proficiency with MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint required. Must be willing to work early mornings, occasional nights and weekends in support of events and efforts supported or sponsored by the Development Office. 
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Kathleen Rinaldi, Director of Communications & Events, at k.rinaldi@eaglehill.org.


DIRECTOR OF DINING SERVICES

Eagle Hill, an independent school for children with learning disabilities, seeks a Director of Dining Services for its campus dining hall. The school serves lunch to approx. 250 students (K through 8) and 120 faculty and staff from Monday to Friday. In addition, breakfast is served to approx.. 50 students and staff from Monday to Friday, as well as dinner from Monday to Thursday. There are also many catered events throughout the school year, sometimes in the evening and on weekends.

The Director of Dining Services will be very hands-on and participate daily in food preparation, menu development and catering, as well as guiding and directing a staff of five in all aspects of food service operations. This is a full-time position for 42 weeks annually, with summers off. Additional time off coincides with school breaks, including all national holidays, two weeks off at Christmas, and two weeks in March.

The ideal candidate will be open, friendly, enjoy being around students, and love to cook delicious food. Previous experience (5-7 years) is preferred, preferably in an independent/boarding school dining service situation. Humor, adaptability, and a “can-do” attitude are a must as school environments often have unexpected events and last-minute schedule changes.

The food service operation not only provides healthy, nutritious meals but also partners with the school to create educational, food-related opportunities for learning outside the classroom. The school is very excited about welcoming the next chef to the Eagle Hill family.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Chris Gearin, Recruiting Manager, Brock and Company, at cgearin@brockco.com.


We are currently looking for Permanent Substitute Teachers: special education degree preferred, but elementary certification is okay.


Actively looking for candidates with special ed and literacy certification (experience with 4- 8 grade students preferred)


 

THE SCHOOL

Eagle Hill School, founded in 1975, provides individualized, intensive, remedial programs to capable children diagnosed with learning disabilities. The mission of the school is to help students develop academic skills, learning strategies, and self-advocacy skills in preparation for their return to a more traditional learning environment.

 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

No specific single remedial technique is followed exclusively at Eagle Hill. Rather, each child's educational program draws from as many different approaches as needs demand. Classes are ungraded; children learn and advance at their own pace. Children have a daily language arts tutorial as the core of their instructional program. Math, writing, literature, science, history, and study skills are also included in a student's schedule. Classes are 40 minutes and students change class for each subject.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • School day is from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • After 2 p.m., when the academic day ends, teachers get involved in coaching, teaching an afternoon activity (i.e. cooking, drama, photography), or proctoring study halls.
  • All first year faculty are required to participate in dormitory supervision one evening per week. (Hours from 4 p.m.-10 p.m.)
  • Two-week spring break - the last two weeks of March.
  • Each new teacher is assigned a veteran Master Teacher as a mentor.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR AN EAGLE HILL TEACHER?

HOUSING: When available, there are often opportunities to live in school- owned housing both on and off Eagle Hill campus. There is a charge for housing which is generally far below market value. Faculty who are returning for a subsequent year may retain their housing at no cost during the summer months. All faculty members who do not live in faculty housing are given a cash housing stipend dependent upon years of service. This stipend is added to cash compensation.

GRADUATE SCHOOL REIMBURSEMENT: The school reimburses graduate school coursework in a related field up to $3,000 per year.

WEEKLY IN-SERVICE PROGRAMS: Each Friday, classes are dismissed at 12:35 p.m. and faculty have an opportunity to meet together from 1:30-4 p.m. This time is used for staff development and in-service programs encompassing a wide variety of subjects. (CEU's are offered.)

 

MEDICAL/DENTAL BENEFITS /DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PENSION PLAN

Eagle Hill provides a comprehensive medical, dental and defined contribution pension plan.

SALARY SCALE: Based on credentials and experience

 

Click here for the Online EHS Employment Application.

 

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HOW TO APPLY:

Contact Wendy Breakell, Director of Personnel

45 Glenville Road

Greenwich, CT 06831

Email: w.breakell@eaglehill.org

(203) 622-9240