The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Employment Opportunities

The Pathfinder School is a wonderful place to pursue a career dedicated to children and families.  We offer an enriched professional environment, on a beautiful campus, with a legacy of success. Our status as an independent school allows faculty a great deal of instructional creativity, matched with high expectations for success in teaching and learning.  

Please review the listings below:     

CURRENT LISTINGS:

Extended Day Assistant Coordinator

The Pathfinder School is seeking an EXTENDED DAY ASSISTANT to support children and learning through our after school program. Candidates must be creative, responsive to the needs of individuals, and build positive relationships with students and families. Typical work hours are 3:00-no later than 6:00 pm on school days. Term begins in Fall 2017  

Requirements:

  • Respect for young children and a passion for their social, emotional, and intellectual development.
  • Friendly and flexible disposition.
  • Great attention to child safety.
  • Able to represent the mission of The Pathfinder School on and off campus.
  • Experience with care of pre-kindergarten and school aged children.
  • Demonstrated agility to engage children’s interests and skills.
  • Commitment to outdoor play/activities.
  • Ability to plan activities for students (crafts, art, games, etc).
  • Commitment to the conflict resolution process as an instructional tool for children.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues to coordinate after school schedules and facility use.
  • Respect for parenting and inherent partnership of school and home. 
  • Experience in communicating with parents.
  • College degree or enrolled in college program preferred. 
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid (or willing to obtain before hire).
  • Successful clearance of FBI background checks, and iCHAT (State Police) and Clearance through the Michigan Department of Human Services Central Registry.

Please send letter of intent and resume to rhansen@thepathfinderschool.org, or 11930 S. West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City MI  49684.

 

Physical Education Long Term Substitute (~Sept 6 –Oct 20, 2017):

The Pathfinder School is seeking a long term substitute to provide PHYSICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTION during the first 7 week of the 2017-18 school year.  The candidate will be able to cooperate with the regular teacher on curriculum and support during the term.  Candidates must be creative lesson designers, agile in methods of physical education instruction, and responsive to the needs of individual learners.   

Requirements:

  • Respect for children and a passion for their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.
  • Confident in direct instruction of prekindergarten-middle school aged children (planning lessons, preparing materials, differentiating instruction, assessment).
  • Demonstrate ability to engage students with their passion for teaching, learning and physical fitness.
  • Commitment to the utilization of the outdoors.
  • Commitment to the conflict resolution process as an instructional tool for children.
  • Respect for parenting and inherent partnership of school and home.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues across content-areas to support the student body and provide special programming.
  • Excellence in communication (verbal and written; formal and informal).
  • Bachelor’s degree desirable
  • Experience in PE teaching, desirable.
  • Early childhood experience, desirable.
  • Successful clearance of FBI, state police, and DHS background checks.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Robert Hansen rhansen@thepathfinderschool.org, or 11930 S. West Bay Shore Dr. Traverse City, MI. 49684.

 

Guest Teachers:

The Pathfinder School is looking for guests to serve our children as substitute teachers.  Applicants should have experience in education and be able to operate consistently within our educational philosophy.  Applicants can specify their grade-level and subject area preferences.  The Pathfinder School's guest teacher list is independent from other regional placement services.  All applicants are subject to a background check and an initial interview with the Head of School.

Please send resume/inquiries to receptionist@thepathfinderschool.org or 11930 S. West Bay Shore Dr., Traverse City, MI, 49684.