Careers At The de Paul School

The de Paul School is a fully accredited and acclaimed independent school for children with learning differences such as dyslexia, ADHD, and central auditory processing deficit. Each de Paul School classroom is led by a credentialed, highly-qualified, enthusiastic, and specially-trained teacher who understands the joys – and challenges – associated with our field and our mission. We will accept applications from educators whose college degrees, training and instructional experiences reflect expertise and commitment to transformative student achievement. The candidate will articulate a resolution to supporting the school’s established instructional and cultural pillars.  We seek educators who are passionate about student success, resilient, superlative communicators, and models of civility and hopefulness. Our de Paul School teachers work in teams, so candidates must possess a commitment to collaboration and corporate problem-solving.

Interested professionals can send their letter of introduction to dpinfo@depaulschool.org.

 

*The de Paul School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, or disability in the administration of its policies, procedures, and programs.

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                                                                 A Message from our Principal

Lisa Stepp

When we first meet prospective faculty members, we emphasize the duty and the demands of instructing at The de Paul School.  We make it clear that this will be the most challenging teaching position you will ever hold. And yet, we can similarly affirm that teaching at The de Paul School will be the most rewarding, inspiring, and meaningful job one can ever have! We are always seeking our next outstanding teacher… so, reach out to us if you would like to learn more about our peerless students, faculty, curriculum, and school culture!

 

-Lisa Stepp, Principal

Available Faculty Positions

4th Grade Teacher

Our Mission: The de Paul School’s mission is to teach students with learning differences how to learn, how to become independent, and how to become successful.

Our Core Values: Dignity, Respect, Compassion, Restoration, and High Expectations

We seek talented and dedicated teachers to inspire bright students with learning differences. Extensive training and mentoring in our unique curriculum and pedagogy are provided.
We seek candidates who already have a solid foundation in instructional skills, rapport building, and professionalism.
Qualifications include:
  • Superlative teaching skills
  • Knowledge and/or experience in best instructional practices for students with LD
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Openness to continual learning and professional growth
  • Commitment to dignifying students
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
The de Paul School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, or disability in the administration of its policies, procedures, and programs.

To apply for a teaching position at de Paul, please submit a letter of introduction and resume to learning@depaulschool.org.

5th Grade Teacher

Our Mission: The de Paul School’s mission is to teach students with learning differences how to learn, how to become independent, and how to become successful.

Our Core Values: Dignity, Respect, Compassion, Restoration, and High Expectations

We seek talented and dedicated teachers to inspire bright students with learning differences. Extensive training and mentoring in our unique curriculum and pedagogy are provided.
We seek candidates who already have a solid foundation in instructional skills, rapport building, and professionalism.
Qualifications include:
  • Superlative teaching skills
  • Knowledge and/or experience in best instructional practices for students with LD
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Openness to continual learning and professional growth
  • Commitment to dignifying students
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
The de Paul School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, or disability in the administration of its policies, procedures, and programs.

To apply for a teaching position at de Paul, please submit a letter of introduction and resume to learning@depaulschool.org.

Visual and Performing Arts Teacher

Our Mission: The de Paul School’s mission is to teach students with learning differences how to learn, how to become independent, and how to become successful.

Our Core Values: Dignity, Respect, Compassion, Restoration, and High Expectations

We seek talented and dedicated teachers to inspire bright students with learning differences. Extensive training and mentoring in our unique curriculum and pedagogy are provided.
We seek candidates who already have a solid foundation in instructional skills, rapport building, and professionalism.
Qualifications include:
  • Superlative teaching skills
  • Knowledge and/or experience in best instructional practices for students with LD
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Openness to continual learning and professional growth
  • Commitment to dignifying students
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Trained in delivering visual and performing arts to students in grades K-8
The de Paul School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, or disability in the administration of its policies, procedures, and programs.

To apply for a teaching position at de Paul, please submit a letter of introduction and resume to learning@depaulschool.org.

Available Staff Positions

Executive Director, The Academy at The de Paul School Full-time Position (12 Month)

Our Mission: The de Paul School’s mission is to teach students with learning differences how to learn, how to become independent, and how to become successful.

Our Core Values: Dignity, Respect, Compassion, Restoration, and High Expectations

The de Paul School is seeking qualified candidates for the Academy’s Executive Director position starting July 1, 2021. The Academy is a self-sustaining organizational partner of The de Paul School. The Executive Director will lead the Academy in expanding The de Paul School Difference through a diverse collection of services which include community outreach, auxiliary educational services, parent and educator training/conferences, and professional development. Those services will generate revenue streams while advancing the school’s presence throughout the community. This position will report to the Head of School and will serve on The de Paul School’s Leadership Team.

Key Responsibilities
● Connect The Academy and The de Paul School with community groups and agencies through Academy-approved outreach programs. This position will require significant time off campus.
● Connect qualified de Paul educators in service to a range of community outreach services, such as assessments, presentations, and workshops.
● Design and direct tutorial programs, on and off campus, which leverage the qualifications and expertise of de Paul faculty.
● Oversee a communitywide screening program which helps to identify children at risk for learning differences.
● Oversee the development of the Academy’s Professional Library.
● Connect with local colleges and universities to identify interns who can provide instructional, clinical, and/or therapeutic support services for a determined period of service.

Skills and Knowledge
● Keen understanding of child development, learning differences, and assessment.
● An understanding of and commitment to The de Paul School’s mission and the de Paul Difference – the approved best instructional practices of the school
● Skill in assessing students through both formal and informal means; familiarity and working knowledge of assessment instruments utilized by the school.
● Experience and knowledge in administration and interpretation of standardized assessments.
● Ability to utilize technologies to create remote teaching and outreach programming.
● Strong organizational and managerial skills
● Professional and discerning oral and written communication skills
● Desire to work in a collaborative team environment.

Educational Background and Experience
● Degree in Education, School Psychology, Educational Psychology, or Speech and Language Pathology. Minimum of bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred.
● Educational or Clinical experience (5+ years) is a prerequisite.
● Proven record of presentations at conferences, seminars, training sessions, or conferences following instructional or clinical service to a family.
● Programmatic leadership/oversight preferred.

Legal Requirements
● All employees of The de Paul School must pass required criminal record checks and appropriate background checks, including proof of academic credentials.

Hours
● Monday-Friday: 7:30am-4:30pm. This position will also require significant time beyond the regular school day hours.

The de Paul School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, or disability in the administration of its policies, procedures, and programs.

To apply, please send resumes to our Head of School Tony Kemper at tony.kemper@depaulschool.org.

Development Coordinator

The de Paul School is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Development Coordinator.

The de Paul School is a fully accredited independent and non-sectarian special school which serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade school.  We were founded in 1970 to serve children with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and ADHD. The mission of de Paul is to teach students with learning disabilities how to learn, how to be independent, and how to be successful.

Our Core Values: Dignity, Respect, Compassion, Restoration, and High Expectations

Job Purpose
The Development Coordinator provides necessary technical support to all development efforts and assists in the coordination of a comprehensive program:

● Maintain database, including constituent records, process all gifts, provide queries for analysis.
● Manage development operations, including mailings, records, and event logistics.
● Coordinate volunteer and development efforts in major events and annual fundraising.
● Coordinate and execute communications with various constituencies.

Duties and Responsibilities
● Track, manage, and update philanthropic solicitations, pledges, contributions. Create constituent reports and queries in Raiser’s Edge.
● Reconcile gifts monthly with Finance Office.
● Prepare mailing data and materials such as acknowledgment letters, solicitations, and e-blasts and execute in a timely manner.
● Support annual Gala event platforms and logistics and other special event needs.
● Attend various committee meetings, take minutes/notes and prepare for distribution.
● Other duties as assigned by the Chief Development Officer.

Qualifications include:
● Raiser's Edge experience required; proficiency preferred. Working knowledge of Raisers Edge to Financial Edge Integration. Raiser’s Edge NXT desired.
● Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office and knowledge of donor data bases, eblast formats, social media posting.
● Highly detail-oriented, creative, and flexible in a fast-paced environment.
● Bachelor's degree or applicable experience with non-profit experience preferred.
● Excellence in organizing projects, with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities, and meet deadlines with grace under pressure.
● Ability and willingness to work independently.
● Strong interpersonal skills. Must maintain a level of professionalism and confidentiality of constituent information.

Working Conditions
This job requires the staff person to be available to faculty, staff, and outside donors/constituents. Some weekend and weeknight work is required, occasionally. Some work may take place off-site.

Physical Requirements
This job requires some standing and lifting light objects, as needed for event planning and coordination.

Legal Requirements
All employees of The de Paul School must pass required criminal record checks and appropriate background checks, including proof of academic credentials.

The de Paul School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, or disability in the administration of its policies, procedures, and programs.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to business@depaulschool.org.