Benefits

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List of 10 items.

  • TIAA Retirement Plan

    North Shore's retirement plan is organized through TIAA-CREF and is mandatory for all eligible employees. The joint annual employee/North Shore contribution is a constant 12% of salary with the employee’s share of the contribution decreasing based on years of service from a high of 6% to a low of 2%. Additionally, TIAA-CREF provides basic retirement/financial counseling to its participants.
  • Health and Dental Insurance

    Employees are offered their choice of one of three Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois health plans (Blue Print PPO, Blue Advantage HMO or BlueEdge HSA) as well as one of two Guardian Dental Insurance plans (Dental PPO or Dental DHMO). North Shore works to keep employee deductibles, premiums and co-payments low.
  • Life and Disability Insurance

    North Shore provides life and total disability insurance coverage to employees.
  • Paid Time-Off / Vacation

    Leave for vacation, school holidays, sickness, maternity/paternity, personal matters and bereavement are all offered to faculty and staff members.
  • Tuition Remission

    Full-time faculty are eligible for tuition remission at 100% for their 1st child, 50% for their 2nd child, and 33% for each subsequent child enrolled. Part-time faculty/staff remission is prorated according to the FTE percentage employed.
  • Professional Development

    North Shore provides regular support for faculty professional enrichment including grants to attend workshops and conferences and to support special projects. As well, North Shore assists select faculty with their graduate education, funding up to 80% of the cost. Additionally, North Shore sponsors a sabbatical program that pays one-third salary for a full year’s leave or full salary for a trimester’s leave. Finally, North Shore’s Benefit Board provides support for Summer Grants.
  • The Wavering Sabbatical

    The Vera D. Wavering Sabbatical was established to renew the spirit, invigorate teaching and enhance the School community.  The program is open to teachers and administrators.  Sabbaticals are available for a full year, semester or part-time commitment.  Plans can include study, teaching, travel, or a special project, and should have the potential to enrich not only the recipient, but also the wider School community.
  • Free Lunch

    All faculty receive an annual credit of $400 and a 30% discount on purchases in the cafeteria.
  • Emergency Loan Program

    Upon employee request, North Shore may provide an emergency loan or payroll advance at no interest to be repaid through payroll deduction.
  • Computer/Technology

    North Shore equips faculty with a school-owned MacBook Pro and iPad to support their teaching.  Employees may also finance the purchase of a personal computer at no interest to be repaid through payroll.

Current Job Openings

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  • Assistant Head of School

    North Shore Country Day School seeks a dynamic leader as its next Assistant Head of School starting July 2020. The successful candidate will be an experienced educational leader devoted to the school’s mission and programs. The incoming Assistant Head of School will serve as both academic dean and chief of staff, playing an essential role in implementing the current strategic plan and its subsequent iterations, revising the curriculum JK-12, supporting the growth and development of faculty, serving as thought partner to the Head of School, and stepping in as de facto Head of School as necessary. This is an exceptional opportunity to lead the strategic and academic work at a high-quality independent school with an unwavering commitment to student success. A complete job opportunity statement can be found HERE.
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  • Director of Equity, Inclusion & Community Engagement

    North Shore Country Day School (NSCDS), a vibrant junior kindergarten to 12th grade college preparatory school in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka, Illinois, seeks a Director of Equity, Inclusion & Community Engagement to begin July 1, 2020.  A complete job opportunity statement can be found HERE.
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  • Lower School Visual Art Teacher

    North Shore Country Day School, a JK‐12 independent school near Chicago, seeks candidates for a Lower School Visual Art Teacher opening beginning at the start of the 2020-2021 Academic Year.  While a bachelor’s degree is required, a MAT, MFA, or MAAE is preferred.  North Shore is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
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  • Upper School Mathematics Teacher

    North Shore Country Day School, a JK-12 independent school near Chicago, seeks a dynamic, full-time Upper School Mathematics teacher opening beginning at the start of the 2020-2021 Academic Year. While a bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree is preferred. North Shore is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
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  • Lower School After Care Teacher (Multiple Anticipated Positions)

    North Shore Country Day School, a JK-12 independent school near Chicago, seeks candidates for teaching positions in our Lower School Later Raiders Program (after school care) for the 2019-20 Academic Year. Preferred candidates will be able to work Monday – Friday from 2:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., though the program is flexible in regards to scheduling.
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  • Substitute Teachers for the 2019/20 Academic Year

    North Shore Country Day School welcomes resumes from individuals interested in
    substitute teaching in our Lower (Junior Kindergarten – 5), Middle (6 – 8), and Upper (9-12) Schools during the 2019/20 Academic Year. State certification is not a requirement, but candidates should possess an educational and/or work background in teaching.
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North Shore Country Day School is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school founded in Winnetka, Illinois in 1919.  With rigorous academic pursuit as the cornerstone, North Shore provides many opportunities for all students to excel – in the classroom and the laboratory, on the stage and the playing field, in their communities and beyond.

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