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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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.
Teaching Fellow/Penn Residency Master’s in Teaching Program for 2020-2022 (Anticipated Opening in Mathematics, Spanish or French)
North Shore Country Day School, a vibrant JK-12 independent school near Chicago, is one of eleven independent day schools that has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania’s Independent School Teaching Residency (ISTR) program. The ISTR program is an exceptional opportunity for aspiring teachers, combining theory and practice during a two-year commitment after which Fellows will have gained invaluable teaching experience at North Shore and earned an M.S.Ed. from Penn. We are currently seeking candidates for an anticipated opening within one of the following subject areas - mathematics, Spanish, or French. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in the subject area they would teach.
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.