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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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Academic Technology Integrator - Middle and Upper School (Anticipated Opening)
North Shore Country Day School, a JK-12 independent school near Chicago, seeks candidates for an anticipated Academic Technology Integrator opening slated to start in July of 2019. The position will be focused on working with teachers and students in our Middle (Grades 6-8) and Upper School Divisions (Grades 9-12). While a bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree in a related area such as educational technology or instructional/curriculum design is preferred. North Shore is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
North Shore Country Day School, a JK-12 independent school near Chicago, seeks one or more full-time Lower School Assistant Teachers for the 2019-20 Academic Year. Each new staff member will be assigned to either the 1st and 2nd Grade classes, the 3rd and 4th Grade classes, or the 5th Grade Classes.
North Shore Country Day School, a JK-12 independent school near Chicago, seeks a full-time Senior Kindergarten Teacher for the 2019-20 Academic Year. Senior Kindergarten at North Shore is typically comprised of five-year-olds.
University of Pennsylvania Independent School Teacher Residency Fellows Anticipated Openings in English, Life Sciences and/or Spanish
North Shore Country Day School, a vibrant JK-12 independent school near Chicago, is one of eleven independent day schools that have partnered with the University of Pennsylvania’s Independent School Teacher Residency (ISTR) program. The ISTR program, an exceptional opportunity for aspiring teachers, combines theory and practice for a two-year commitment after which Teaching Fellows will have gained invaluable teaching experience at North Shore and earned an M.S.Ed. from Penn.
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 2018/19 Academic Year. State certification is not a requirement, but candidates should possess an educational and/or work background in teaching.
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.