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Athletic Director & Sports Teacher

Pine Cobble School, an independent day school in Williamstown, is seeking a rockstar Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Director to oversee and implement important aspects of the Pine Cobble School experience. The person hired will teach our physical education classes for three-year-olds – nine year olds (Preschool students – fifth graders) and will oversee:

(1) team athletics for all students in grades 6-8

(2) weekly winter sports program (downhill and nordic skiing, snowboarding, ice skating), which happens weekly during school hours for all students K-8

(3) special events, including Pine Cobble traditions like Mountain Day and Field Day

(4) continue the traditions of our summer camp, and what it means to really enjoy summer as a kid in the beautiful Berkshires, and start new adventures for the summers ahead. 

In these positions, you will be in charge of budgets, staffing, scheduling, transportation, communication with families, and connecting with students of different ages and interests. You’ll schedule games, design summer programs, hire and train coaches and staff, and make sure that Pine Cobble School lives its mission not only inside the classroom, but also on our fields, ski slopes and skating rinks, in the woods, and on top of mountains. 

This job is for you if: 

You’re eager to make a mark. You’re ready to roll up your sleeves and take a solid program to the next level. 

You can think big picture…You can see not only what’s there, but also what could be there. You’re committed to creating not merely good experiences, but awesome ones — the kind kids will still be smiling about decades from now. 

…And you also obsess over details. You’re organized, efficient, and thorough. You make lists (and check them twice), plan exhaustively, meet deadlines, and follow through.

You’re a leaderYour expectations are clear, your attitude is positive, you’re cool under pressure, and you can think on your feet. On top of that, you’ve also got that special something — elusive yet totally real —that makes the people around you excited to bring their best selves.  

…But you’re not afraid to jump in. You’re happy to lace up an ice skate, haul equipment, lead a cheer, and share hundreds and hundreds of words of encouragement. In other words, you do whatever needs to be done, whenever it’s needed.

You believe in the power of athletics… You know that the right sports experience can foster not merely skills, but also lifelong character and integrity. You know entire lives are transformed by those moments where a child takes a leap, plays hard, learns to be part of a team, and leaves everything on the field. 

…and you know it’s all about the kids. You never, ever lose sight of your purpose: helping one child at a time dare to aspire, to step out of a comfort zone, to push themselves, and to discover new sources of strength, courage, and confidence. 

If this sounds like you — and if you’re excited by the prospect of spending your days with passionate colleagues in a dazzling natural setting —  then send your resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to Sue Wells at hr@pinecobble.org.  Application deadline May 17, 2022.

Pine Cobble offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter.  Candidates who are committed to equity and justice in their work are especially encouraged to apply.  Pine Cobble School prioritizes amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom, ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to equity and justice are especially encouraged to apply. Pine Cobble School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other such characteristics. 

Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 8, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter. 

4th Grade Teacher

Pine Cobble is seeking a compassionate, dynamic, and thoughtful educator to become the school’s next 4th Grade lead teacher. 

This job is for you if: 

  • You have a lifelong passion for learning and want to cultivate that in your students. Fourth grade is an age where cognitive development is such that childhood imagination is at its apex and you want to take full advantage by creating a classroom that nurtures curiosity, builds creativity, and celebrates the wild journey from 9 to 10. 
  • You know how to foster a sense of self worth in your students. You understand that fourth grade is hard. Hard work and good habits must be developed by students, and that development is aided by patience, purpose, and day-in/day-out passion on the part of a teacher.
  • You believe in community. You know that a good education requires many partners working together constructively. You’re eager to collaborate and learn from colleagues, parents and students on the journey from student to teacher and back again. 
  • You work toward inclusion, equity and justice in your classroom. You are familiar with and leverage inclusive pedagogical practices and think about how you meaningfully engage all students in the classroom.  You are committed to literature in all your classes from authors of diverse backgrounds and thoughtful messages because literature and class discussion offer opportunities to examine biases and marginalization. You’re ready and willingly cover topics of race, racism, culture, personal identity, and more. 
  • You have ideas for learning in and from the natural world. Pine Cobble School has a stunning campus with fields, a frog pond, garden, old-growth trees, and even a Tiffany fountain. You’re brimming with ideas for how to use this campus in classroom activities. 

Pine Cobble offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter.  Candidates who are committed to equity and justice in their work are especially encouraged to apply.  Pine Cobble School prioritizes amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom, ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to equity and justice are especially encouraged to apply. Pine Cobble School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other such characteristics.

Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 8, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter. 

Reading Specialist

Pine Cobble is seeking a compassionate, dynamic, and thoughtful Reading Specialist to support students with learning differences through direct literacy instruction, collaboration with faculty, and push in support during ELA classes. 

This job is for you if: 

  • You have a lifelong passion for learning and want to cultivate that in your students. You know the well practiced skills needed to change reading from chore to joy.
  • You know how to foster a sense of self worth in your students. You understand that hard work and good habits must be developed by students, and that development is aided by patience, purpose, and day-in/day-out passion on the part of a teacher.
  • You believe in community. You know that a good education requires many partners working together constructively. You’re eager to collaborate and learn from colleagues, parents and students on the journey from student to teacher and back again. 
  • You work toward inclusion, equity and justice in your classroom. You are familiar with and leverage inclusive pedagogical practices and think about how you meaningfully engage all students in the classroom.  You are committed to literature in all your classes from authors of diverse backgrounds and thoughtful messages because literature and class discussion offer opportunities to examine biases and marginalization. You’re ready and willingly cover topics of race, racism, culture, personal identity, and more. 
  • You have the tools for success. You have training in a program like Orton-Gillingham or Wilson, and know how to make their techniques your own.

If this sounds like you — and if you’re excited by the prospect of spending your days focused on reading instruction and making a difference in students’ lives —  please submit a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and three references to Sue Wells at hr@pinecobble.org, by April 15th, 2022. 

Pine Cobble offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter.  Candidates who are committed to equity and justice in their work are especially encouraged to apply.  Pine Cobble School prioritizes amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom, ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to equity and justice are especially encouraged to apply. Pine Cobble School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other such characteristics.

Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 8, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter. 

Day Camp Counselor

Pine Cobble Day Camp is hiring for our 2022 summer season!

Pine Cobble Day Camp is looking for enthusiastic and responsible lead and assistant counselors to work in the summer of 2022. Camp runs for 10 weeks, from the week of June 20 through the week of August 26th, from 8:00 a.m. 4 p.m., and serves groups of children ages two years nine months through 10+ years.  We are focused on creating a meaningful summer experience where children can learn, grow, and challenge themselves, all while being supported by our wonderful staff.

Overview: Both lead and assistant Pine Cobble Day Camp counselors are responsible for organizing, participating in, and leading camp activities throughout the day. All counselors will manage individual and group behavior, and create memorable and meaningful experiences for every camper.  Lead counselors will be directly in charge of a program and will organize activities for the upcoming week.  Assistant counselors will support in running a successful program.

One of these positions could be a fit for you if:

·      You enjoy working with children and/or have experience mentoring youth.

·      You are looking for job experience in education and childcare.

·      You welcome collaboration and open communication.

·      You are open to feedback and thrive in a group setting.

·      You have a large and wild imagination.

·      You are committed to creating a nurturing environment for kids to grow, learn, lead, and discover.

Responsibilities:

·      Lead and assist in leading camp activities with enthusiasm, intention, and clarity.

·      Supervise and ensure the safety of campers at all times.

·      Manage group and individual behaviors.

·      Actively engage with both campers and families.

·      Actively participate and assist in daily camp set up, clean up, and break down.

·      Be a positive role model for fellow staff and campers.

If you are interested in either of these positions, please send a resume, cover letter and two references to Daniel Weissbrodt at summers@pinecobble.org any time before April 1st.

After School Teachers

Pine Cobble School seeks after-school teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. Please consider applying if you:

  • Have a knack for getting the best out of children of all ages. You’re able to keep them engaged, anticipate when they’re on the verge of the wiggles, and you’re proactive, clear, and warm in your approach.
  • Are responsible but not rigid; organized but not inflexible; and you have high standards.
  • Value and model Pine Cobble’s character pillars: compassion, respect, honesty, awareness of others, courage, gratitude, responsibility, and perseverance.
  • Understand that children are individuals. You’re eager to get to know what makes each tick, and you’ll adjust your own approach if it helps a child thrive.
  • Have a keen sense of humor (and you’re not afraid to use it!).
  • Know that childhood matters. You give 100% when you’re around children, because you know there’s no such thing as an insignificant moment in the life of a child.

If this sounds like you, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Dan Weissbrodt at hr@pinecobble.org, by September 3, 2021.  Pine Cobble School has a deep commitment to ensuring that our diverse community is inclusive.  We are also committed to social justice. We ask faculty/staff applicants to submit a statement that includes one or more of the following components: a discussion of how you will uphold Pine Cobble’s values of, diversity, equity and inclusion; discussion of personal experiences and their effects on your thinking about equity, diversity and inclusion; examples of equity, diversity and inclusion issues at play in teaching you have done and how you’ve embraced them. 

Pine Cobble offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter.  Candidates who are committed to equity and justice in their work are especially encouraged to apply.  Pine Cobble School prioritizes amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom, ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to equity and justice are especially encouraged to apply. Pine Cobble School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other such characteristics.

Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 8, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter. 

Reading Specialist

Pine Cobble School is seeking a person who loves the magical power of words, wants to share that love with others, and wants to be part of a team of dedicated educators. This person will work closely with students and teachers in every aspect of reading at Pine Cobble – from helping deliver our program and coaching others to do the same, to analyzing data, to showing students what a love of reading unlocks for them in school and in life.

This job is for you if:

  • You know the key to helping young readers see reading as a joy, not a chore.
  • You relish working with reluctant learners; in fact, they are the highlight of your day.
  • You have training in a program like Orton-Gillingham or Wilson and know how to make their techniques your own.
  • You excel with out-of-the-box thinkers.
  • You thrive teaching both one-on-one and in small groups.
  • You connect with learners as young as three years old and as old as fourteen and believe in your heart that age and reading ability often are not a direct correlation.
  • You understand that reading support requires not only working directly with students, but also collaborating with teachers and communicating with parents.
  • You know a difficult conversation becomes easy with open dialogue, a clear plan, and a whole lot of love.
  • You’re a terrific teacher who is positive, upbeat, collaborative, and has that special ability to inspire students to work hard, believe in themselves, and achieve more. 
  • You’re aspirational, as you set big, lofty goals for yourself and for your students, and you’re always looking for ways to up your own game.
  • You’re willing to get in the trenches, because you understand that making progress in reading, or anything in life, takes not only hard work and good habits on the part of a student, it also requires patience, purpose, and day-in/day-out passion on the part of a teacher.
  • You believe in community, and you know that a good education requires many partners working together constructively. You’re eager to collaborate and learn from colleagues, and you’re as excited to share ideas with colleagues as you are about working with students.  
  • You have a proven track record of doing hard things, and as a result you know how to plan exhaustively, collaborate with others, persevere, and stay positive.
  • You have a wide range of interests, and you’re also eager to jump into other activities, like coaching, running an after-school club, or organizing special events on campus.

If this sounds like you — and if you’re excited by the prospect of spending your days with passionate colleagues in a dazzling natural setting —  please submit a cover letter, resume, statement of purpose and references to Sue Wells at hr@pinecobble.org, by May 21, 2021.  

Pine Cobble offers an outstanding education, while actively fostering creativity, curiosity, hard work, integrity, community, and laughter.  Candidates who are committed to equity and justice in their work are especially encouraged to apply.  Pine Cobble School prioritizes amplifying historically marginalized voices in the classroom, ensuring that all intellectual inquiry both reflects and promotes broad perspectives and cultures; candidates who are committed to equity and justice are especially encouraged to apply. Pine Cobble School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other such characteristics.

Pine Cobble School is an independent day school, Pre-K through 8, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We offer an outstanding education, and we actively foster creativity, curiosity, hard work, community, and laughter. 

Pine Cobble School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.