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5 days ago(1/12/2018 11:42 AM)
We are currently in search of an afternoon Teaching Assistant. This is a part time position working 6 hours daily Monday - Friday between the hours of 12:00pm - 6:00pm. With occasional adjustments of start and end times by 30 minutes or so.   About Harker Preschool: At Harker Preschool, you will find an innovative and immersive experience unlike any other program. We combine top teaching talent with a blend of the best practices from a variety of philosophies and pedagogies, both project-based and play-based. Our formula is unique because we layer everything with an approach that is quintessentially Harker: the ability to ignite in children of all ages a fervent love of learning that sets them apart. How do we do it? Learn more about preschool academics.   Position Summary To assist classroom teachers, plan, organize and implement a developmentally appropriate early childhood program in an environment which guides and encourages children to develop cognitively, emotionally, and physically.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities - Uphold the mission of the school and act as a positive ambassador for the school. - Have a firm grasp of knowledge of early childhood education and related pedagogy; such knowledge should be apparent to the children and to a classroom observer. - Carry out all duties assigned by the classroom teacher during your given schedule. - Maintain respectful and cooperative interactions with children, parents, teachers, co-workers, and administrators. - Collaborate with teachers to create a classroom environment of respect where the social and emotional welfare of the children is protected to the best of a teacher’s abilities. - Be a positive role model for students, taking into account the teacher’s influence on each child’s personal growth, academic ability and passion, and emotional stability. - Efficiently manage the children and maintain an age appropriate standard for classroom behavior. - Inform teachers of children who exhibit academic, social, or emotional concerns. - Maintain clear age-appropriate communication with children regarding expectations, and behavior. - Plan and implement activities and experiences for children as assigned - Attend meetings as directed by the director or school administration. - Participate in school functions that extend beyond normal school hours but are necessary for the welfare of the school. Such functions include but are not limited to Back to School Nigh   Our Mission: Our mission is to educate students for success at college and beyond, and to foster kindness, respect and integrity within a safe and nurturing environment. We achieve academic excellence through the development of intellectual curiosity, personal accountability and love of learning. Our comprehensive program and exceptional faculty and staff help students discover, develop and enjoy their unique talents. We honor individuality, embrace diversity, and promote leadership and service, preparing students to take their place as global citizens. If you would like to complete an application in person, please visit one of our four campuses to obtain an application from the reception area.
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Preschool
2 months ago(11/10/2017 5:15 PM)
We are seeking a preschool assistant director to assist the director in the day-to-day operations of the Harker Preschool on the Union campus. The asst. director will work closely with the director, teachers, staff, children and families to uphold the mission of the school and provide safe and nurturing programs for our preschool students. This opening is for the 2018/2019 school year.   About us: The Harker School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school serving preschool through grade 12. Harker has four campuses (preschool, lower, middle and upper schools) located within minutes of each other in San Jose. For more than 100 years, Harker's mission has remained constant: to create an environment that promotes academic excellence, inspires intellectual curiosity, expects personal accountability and forever instills a genuine passion for learning. We’re tremendously proud of our century-old tradition of excellence in education, and the international recognition our students, faculty and programs have earned.   Kindness, respect, honesty, integrity and personal accountability have been at the heart of a Harker education since the school’s founding in 1893. Students encourage and support one another and celebrate each other’s efforts and successes with hugs and high-fives. It’s a supportive, safe, fun and nurturing place where kids make friends for life with their peers, their teachers and the staff.   For additional information about our preschool program, please visit our website at www.harker.org/preschool  
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2 months ago(11/10/2017 5:07 PM)
We are seeking a visual arts teacher to join our lower school team from January 2nd, 2018 through February 28th, 2018. For additional information about our Visual Arts program, please visit our website: Viual Arts at Harker   The Harker School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school serving preschool through grade 12. Harker has four campuses (preschool, lower, middle and upper schools) located within minutes of each other in San Jose. For more than 100 years, Harker's mission has remained constant: to create an environment that promotes academic excellence, inspires intellectual curiosity, expects personal accountability and forever instills a genuine passion for learning. We’re tremendously proud of our century-old tradition of excellence in education, and the international recognition our students, faculty and programs have earned.   Kindness, respect, honesty, integrity and personal accountability have been at the heart of a Harker education since the school’s founding in 1893. Students encourage and support one another and celebrate each other’s efforts and successes with hugs and high-fives. It’s a supportive, safe, fun and nurturing place where kids make friends for life with their peers, their teachers and the staff.
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Lower School
3 months ago(10/27/2017 6:21 PM)
We are currently in search of an afternoon Extended Care Teaching Assistant. This is a part time positon working 3 hours daily Monday - Friday between the hours of 3:00pm - 6:00pm. With occasional adjustments of start and end times by 30 minutes or so.   Position Summary To assist classroom teachers plan, organize and implement a developmentally appropriate early childhood program in an environment which guides and encourages children to develop cognitively, socio-emotionally, and physically.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities - Understand and uphold all policies and procedures outlined in the personnel, faculty, and student/parent handbook. - Uphold the mission of the school and act as a positive ambassador for the school. - Have a firm grasp of knowledge of early childhood education and related pedagogy; such knowledge should be apparent to the children and to a classroom observer. - Carry out all duties assigned by the classroom teacher during your given schedule. - Maintain respectful and cooperative interactions with children, parents, teachers, co-workers, and administrators. - Collaborate with teachers to create a classroom environment of respect where the social and emotional welfare of the children is protected to the best of a teacher’s abilities. - Be a positive role model for students, taking into account the teacher’s influence on each child’s personal growth, academic ability and passion, and emotional stability.  - Efficiently manage the children and maintain an age appropriate standard for classroom behavior. - Inform teachers of children who exhibit academic, social, or emotional concerns. - Maintain clear age-appropriate communication with children regarding expectations, and behavior. . - Be punctual and have a good attendance record. - Attend meetings as directed by the director or school administration. - Plan and implement extended day activities and experiences for children as assigned - Participate in school functions that extend beyond normal school hours but are necessary for the welfare of the school. Such functions include but are not limited to Back to School Night, Parent-Teacher Conferences, The Family Picnic, and Open House for prospective parents. - Carry out supervisory duties as directed by the Preschool director.  
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Preschool
3 months ago(10/10/2017 3:36 PM)
Harker School, a private, non-sectarian, coeducational day school in Silicon Valley for students in preschool through grade 12 has earned international recognition for its top level academics, quality teachers, outstanding facilities, and student achievements. Educating 2,000 students, Harker is the largest independent school of its kind in California, serving families of preschool, elementary, middle, and high school-aged children on its four attractive San Jose campuses.   Harker School seeks an experienced leader to join the School’s senior administration and to oversee Advancement operations. The duties of the Director of Advancement require that she or he partner directly with the Head of School, fellow administrators, members of the Board of Trustees, and the Committee on Advancement, exchanging guidance and support, while developing and executing near and long-term advancement strategies for the school. Analyses of current Advancement programming and resource allocations will be expected, as will be assessment for additional and/or substitutional opportunities for fundraising and constituency outreach enhancements.   This position will report directly to the dynamic, new Head of School, Brian Yager. Mr. Yager brings with him outstanding successes and experience at some of the country’s finest independent schools and a strong, collaborative approach to management and constituent engagement. The new Director of Advancement will be one of Mr. Yager’s first senior appointments.   Specific Responsibilities   Fundraising - Work closely with the Head of School, the Board of Trustees, the Committee on Advancement, the Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, and the school administration to identify and implement strategies to increase support from new and existing donors.   - Direct the School’s ongoing Capital Campaign: - Manage the prospect research and identification process - Train and manage the capital campaign staff and volunteer solicitors - Assign and monitor portfolio assignments for staff and volunteers - Establish capability and readiness ratings for prospects - Oversee cultivation and solicitation strategies - Conceive capital campaign collateral and presentations - Plan and coordinate cultivation events - Track and analyze campaign actions and a moves management process - Regularly report campaign status the Head of School and the Board - Ensure proper stewardship of donors and volunteers   - Manage a portfolio of leadership and major gifts prospects and donors   - Coordinate and leverage synergies among Annual Giving, Capital Giving, Endowment Giving, and Planned Giving   Advancement Operations - Serve as a member of the School’s senior administrative team - Supervise, manage, coach, and evaluate members of the Advancement Team - Manage the annual operating budget for the Advancement Office - Supervise the advancement services operation and the efficient use of the Raiser’s Edge database, gift reporting, acknowledgements, accounting, and data sharing - Understand and keep current on fundraising regulations and audit requirements; develop policy and/or protocol changes when needed - Track, monitor, analyze, and report on key metrics regarding fundraising, community-building, and alumni engagement   Qualifications - Bachelor’s degree required - Advanced degree and/or professional certification preferred - Commitment to independent school education   Experience and Skills - Seven to ten years of progressively challenging demonstrated fundraising success in nonprofit organizations, preferably in educational institutions - Experience designing and implementing comprehensive fundraising plans - Previous experience managing a campaign, development office, and/or an advancement team - Excellent leadership, management, organizational, analytical, and entrepreneurial skills - Ability to effectively engage senior staff, volunteers, students, and faculty in solicitation and cultivation activities - Exceptional communication skills, with proven ability to write effectively, speak persuasively, and listen attentively - Analytical skills and great attention to detail - Entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to evaluate activities and initiate action - Ability to work well with both students and adults representing a range of socio-economic groups - Proficiency with information technology including Microsoft Office Suite and Database Management; experience with Raisers Edge preferred   To Apply Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:   - A cover letter expressing interest in this particular position - A current résumé - A list of five (5) professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each to:   Gary Dicovitsky Search Consultant gary.dicovitsky@carneysandoe.com
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Corporate
4 months ago(10/2/2017 2:57 PM)
We are currently seeking a Vocal Music Teacher for a temporary, full time position at The Harker Lower School begining in February, 2018 through the end of the school year in June 2018.   The Harker School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school serving preschool through grade 12. Harker has four campuses (preschool, lower, middle and upper schools) located within minutes of each other in San Jose. For more than 100 years, Harker's mission has remained constant: to create an environment that promotes academic excellence, inspires intellectual curiosity, expects personal accountability and forever instills a genuine passion for learning. We’re tremendously proud of our century-old tradition of excellence in education, and the international recognition our students, faculty and programs have earned.   Kindness, respect, honesty, integrity and personal accountability have been at the heart of a Harker education since the school’s founding in 1893. Students encourage and support one another and celebrate each other’s efforts and successes with hugs and high-fives. It’s a supportive, safe, fun and nurturing place where kids make friends for life with their peers, their teachers and the staff.
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Lower School
4 months ago(9/25/2017 12:17 PM)
We are seeking a visual arts teacher to join our upper school team from April 9, 2018 through the end of the school year, June 8, 2018. The upper school art teacher will teach a section of visual arts, as well as stone cutting and sculpture. For additional information about our Visual Arts program, please visit our website: Viual Arts at Harker   The Harker School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school serving preschool through grade 12. Harker has four campuses (preschool, lower, middle and upper schools) located within minutes of each other in San Jose. For more than 100 years, Harker's mission has remained constant: to create an environment that promotes academic excellence, inspires intellectual curiosity, expects personal accountability and forever instills a genuine passion for learning. We’re tremendously proud of our century-old tradition of excellence in education, and the international recognition our students, faculty and programs have earned.   Kindness, respect, honesty, integrity and personal accountability have been at the heart of a Harker education since the school’s founding in 1893. Students encourage and support one another and celebrate each other’s efforts and successes with hugs and high-fives. It’s a supportive, safe, fun and nurturing place where kids make friends for life with their peers, their teachers and the staff.
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Upper School
7 months ago(6/28/2017 11:24 AM)
The Harker Preschool is currently seeking an experienced substitute teacher for our preschool program.   About Harker Preschool: At Harker Preschool, you will find an innovative and immersive experience unlike any other program. We combine top teaching talent with a blend of the best practices from a variety of philosophies and pedagogies, both project-based and play-based. Our formula is unique because we layer everything with an approach that is quintessentially Harker: the ability to ignite in children of all ages a fervent love of learning that sets them apart. How do we do it? Learn more about preschool academics.   About Harker: The Harker School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school serving Preschool through 12 grade. Located in San Jose, Harker has four campuses located within minutes of each other. For over 100 years, Harker's mission has remained constant: to create an environment that promotes academic excellence, inspires intellectual curiosity, expects personal accountability, and forever instills a genuine passion for learning. For more information on The Harker School, please visit the website at www.Harker.org.   Terms of Employment: This is an on call, hourly position. Must be available to work between 4 and 8 hours within the time frame of 7:45am -- 5:30pm. There are no benefits associated with this position. Shift times vary based on daily schedule of the school.
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Preschool
7 months ago(6/23/2017 10:25 AM)
The Harker School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school serving preschool through grade 12. Harker has four campuses (preschool, lower, middle and upper schools) located within minutes of each other in San Jose. For more than 100 years, Harker's mission has remained constant: to create an environment that promotes academic excellence, inspires intellectual curiosity, expects personal accountability and forever instills a genuine passion for learning. We’re tremendously proud of our century-old tradition of excellence in education, and the international recognition our students, faculty and programs have earned.   Kindness, respect, honesty, integrity and personal accountability have been at the heart of a Harker education since the school’s founding in 1893. Students encourage and support one another and celebrate each other’s efforts and successes with hugs and high-fives. It’s a supportive, safe, fun and nurturing place where kids make friends for life with their peers, their teachers and the staff.   We are currently seeking Substitute Teachers for all subjects, grades K-12th, for the 2017/2018 school year. This posiiton is a part time, on call position, scheduled as needed.
1 year ago(11/4/2016 12:38 PM)
The Harker School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school serving preschool through grade 12. Harker has four campuses (preschool, lower, middle and upper schools) located within minutes of each other in San Jose. For more than 100 years, Harker's mission has remained constant: to create an environment that promotes academic excellence, inspires intellectual curiosity, expects personal accountability and forever instills a genuine passion for learning. We’re tremendously proud of our century-old tradition of excellence in education, and the international recognition our students, faculty and programs have earned.   Kindness, respect, honesty, integrity and personal accountability have been at the heart of a Harker education since the school’s founding in 1893. Students encourage and support one another and celebrate each other’s efforts and successes with hugs and high-fives. It’s a supportive, safe, fun and nurturing place where kids make friends for life with their peers, their teachers and the staff.   We are currently seeking Substitute Teachers for grades Kindergarten through 2nd, for the 2016/2017 school year. This posiiton is a part time, on call position, scheduled as needed.
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Lower School