Additional Terms: Exempt, 10-month faculty position, occasional travel and ability to drive required for attendance as community events, professional development and the occasional chaperoning of student activities.
Position Start Date: August 15, 2023
The Upper School library serves a diverse body of students, faculty, staff, and families, providing support to all segments of the community related to information literacy (research skills, readers advisory, media literacy, digital citizenship, technology, etc.). The Upper School Librarian in conjunction with the Upper School Director, will create, provide, and support programming and services to ensure best outcomes in academic, social, and community success and growth for students.
The Upper School Librarian, as directed by the Upper School Director, will oversee their assigned divisions’ student support needs by:
Providing a usable and inclusive library space and collection
Maintaining/developing expertise in current literature to better serve students
Keeping up with current research, trends, and issues in information literacy
Collaborate with faculty to facilitate research projects including: setting objectives, planning, instruction, and evaluation
Maintain a circulation of books
Communicate and collaborate with Technology Department to provide technology support for students and
Serving as an advisor for Upper School students
Exceptional communication skills, written and verbal
Serve as a strong supporter for diversity and inclusion and be a constant champion for student belonging
Maintain confidential information as appropriate
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Candidates will possess appropriate expertise and experience for an applicant able to perform the duties as outlined in this posting and deliver consistent and excellent outcomes.
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and have some experience working in libraries with school-aged children. Preferred candidates will hold or be seeking a Master’s degree in a related field and hold significant experience working as a librarian for school-aged children in independent school settings.
Qualified candidates will possess a strong commitment to experiential education, serve as a champion of diversity and inclusion and cultural competency, possess the ability to inspire and challenge young people, the capacity to work cooperatively with peers, a keenness for working with school-aged children, a strong work ethic, and a joyful sense of humor. Candidates should be able to work flexibly with various educational technologies and an ability to navigate Google Google Workspace and Mac hardware/systems is preferred.
Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time;
Must be able to move easily around a classroom, accessing materials and assisting students as needed;
Must be able to communicate and exchange information with students, other teachers, and families with appropriately sensitive and accurate communication skills.
Salary & Benefits
This position has a salary range between $60,000 and $80,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits available are subject to plan and candidate eligibility.
Insurance: Medical, Vision, Dental; Basic Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and Long Term Disability; Health Care FSA; and Dependent Care FSA may be available to employees, subject to the terms of the applicable benefit plan.
Retirement Plan: CWA offers an employer and employee contributed 403(b) plan, subject to the terms of the applicable benefit plan.
Paid Sick Leave: Employees receive 116 hours of paid sick/wellness leave per year.
Personal Leave: Employees will receive 3 days of personal leave per year.
Paid Holidays: CWA offers 12 paid holidays per year.
Other Benefits: EAP (Employee Assistance Program), Tuition Assistance for employees seeking advanced degrees, Professional Development opportunities, Child Tuition Remission of 50% for those choosing to enroll eligible students at CWA, 50% discount of Extended Day child care services and Summer Camp programming for eligible enrolled students.