Career Opportunities

About Ridgefield Academy
Ridgefield Academy is an independent day school in Ridgefield, CT with students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Our Landmark Preschools have programs for children ages one - five at our Ridgefield, Redding and Westport, CT locations and Bedford, NY.

Faculty Assignments
All faculty are expected to have expertise at the grade level and/or within the subject areas for the position. In addition, it is essential to have demonstrated the ability to create a flexible educational program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth. In addition, it is expected that all employees agree to perform additional assigned duties such as coaching, supervision of student activities and trips, attendance at school events and assignments supporting our service learning program.

Additional Information

Ridgefield Academy offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Ridgefield Academy is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws, which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Openings On The Ridgefield Campus

Manager of Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement

As a resourceful and energetic fundraiser, you are invited to apply to Ridgefield Academy as the Manager of Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement. In this role, you will plan and execute a comprehensive Annual Fund campaign that aims to renew, engage and grow the school’s donor base.

Your role will be comprehensive and will have you helping to identify prospective donors,  conducting personal visits to cultivate donors within our Patriot’ and Founders’ Giving societies, entering gifts, preparing gift acknowledgement letters, contributing to the accuracy of our Raiser’s Edge database, and producing our annual report.

You will collaborate with the Director of Development to strategize donor centric messaging and segmentation. From there, you will take the lead for producing Annual Fund collateral and solicitation letters, demonstrating the impact the Annual Fund has on students and mobilizing Class Captain volunteers to inspire peer to peer parent giving.

Additionally, you will work with the Director of Development to build alumni relationships and increase Annual Fund giving through a variety of events, programs and communications.

Ridgefield Academy is a vibrant, young private school operating on four campuses. Our 42-acre Ridgefield campus features a Landmark Preschool and a thriving  K - Grade 8  school. Three additional  Landmark Preschools are located in Westport and Redding CT and Bedford, NY.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-4 years fundraising experience; independent school experience a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to make connections and communicate effectively with donors, students, parents, faculty, and staff
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to operate with ease Blackbaud Raiser's Edge, G Suite, and Microsoft office
  • A good sense of humor and a positive attitude
  • An appreciation for both the art and science of fundraising

Interested candidates should submit their resume, along with a cover letter and salary requirements, to: Carol Forth, Human Resources Director, at cforth@ridgefieldacademy.org.

Learning Specialist - Leave Replacement

Ridgefield Academy, a Preschool – Grade 8 school in Ridgefield, CT, is looking for a Learning Specialist to join the faculty as a maternity leave replacement. The Learning Specialist will start in February 2019 and stay on through mid-June 2019, with a focus on supporting teaching and learning in Grades 3 - 8.

The Learning Specialist’s primary goal is to support students by providing intervention and remediation for students as well as working with teachers and division heads on developing and implementing enrichment strategies and programs as needed. The position will also require working closely with parents, other student support services staff on campus, and outside professionals in support of student learning and growth.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in special education and/or another academic discipline and have demonstrable experience teaching students of varying abilities within the same classroom. Patience, collegiality, and an eagerness to collaborate are qualities that a successful candidate will possess, as is a willingness to be an active part of the Ridgefield Academy community beyond the classroom.

Candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Basil Kolani, Director of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.

Substitute Teaching Assignments

Ridgefield Academy/Landmark Preschool is currently seeking substitute teachers for Preschool (Redding, Ridgefield, Westport and Bedford, NY Campuses) and Kindergarten through 8th Grade (Ridgefield Campus only). Most assignments will be on a daily basis but there are occasional opportunities for longer term assignments.

We are seeking candidates with general subject matter experience for all age and grade levels as well as those who have experience in specific subject areas for our middle and upper schools. Subject areas include: Math, Science, History, English, Technology, World Languages (Spanish and French), Music and Art.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, along with a cover letter and salary requirements, to: Carol Forth, Human Resources Director, at cforth@ridgefieldacademy.org.