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Career Opportunities

Open Positions:

  • Special Education Teacher (K-5)
  • Music Teacher/Band Director (K-12)
  • School Nurse (K-12)
  • Middle School Math Teacher (Grades 6-8)
  • Teacher Assistant/Para-Educator/Extended Day Coordinator (K-8)

STATEMENT OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Chesapeake Bay Academy creates and fosters a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive and accepting environment for all those who engage in and with our community. We are committed to aligning our policies, programs, processes, and people with our core values of education and inclusion, integrity and respect. We actively stand against discrimination based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, and physical or cognitive differences. It is our intent that every individual who engages with CBA feels accepted, represented, and empowered to share their beliefs and opinions.        


Special Education Teacher (K-5)

Position: Full Time

Job Overview - The role of a classroom teacher at Chesapeake Bay Academy is to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages each student to develop and fulfill their academic, as well as social and emotional, potential. Faculty is responsible for executing individual plans of the students, delivering the curriculum in a differentiated and multi-sensory fashion, and enforcing the guidelines in the Student and Family Handbook. In conjunction with their appropriate division leader, teachers and advocates (MS) develop and ensure the implementation of Individual Instruction Plans (IIPs) for each student. The ideal candidate will be a creative, engaging, and innovative educator that has a strong passion for supporting children with learning differences.

This position reports to: Lower School Division Leader

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • To demonstrate mastery of the relevant academic content specific to their area of professional licensure.
  • To plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning.
  • To communicate regularly and effectively with all community members including fellow administrators, students, parents and non-CBA professionals.
  • To develop appropriate schemes of work and differentiated lesson plans.
  • To establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • To be well-prepared for classroom activities.
  • To provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
  • To identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs.
  • To instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  • To use relevant technology to support instruction and continue to explore the uses of technology through on-going professional learning.
  • To observe and evaluate student's performance and development.
  • To assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments.
  • To provide constructive feedback on student work-products.
  • To maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development.
  • To update all necessary records accurately and completely.
  • To complete all required documentation.
  • To manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  • To maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary philosophy of CBA.
  • To support students with through their academic challenges and provide appropriate encouragement.
  • To participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations, as agreed to.
  • To actively participate in regularly scheduled division and all-school meetings.
  • To maintain and update, as appropriate IIPs in collaboration with division leaders.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in special education or the appropriate content area and current teacher licensure is required. Previous teaching experience and experience teaching in a virtual environment is preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume electronically to Liana Nobre, lower school director - lnobre@cba-va.org.


Music Teacher/Band Director (K-12)

Job Type: Full-time

This position reports to: Head of School

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Overview:

The music teacher serves all students, K-12. The music teacher will inspire in students a love and appreciation of music and instill musical literacy through a variety of experiences including singing, playing instruments, listening, and performing. The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in music education with masters work preferred; hold current VA teacher licensure with endorsement in music; have a working knowledge of various pedagogical approaches to teaching music (e.g., Kodaly, Dalcroze, Orff); have successful experience as a band director.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach general music classes in grades K-5
  • Teach band grades 6-12
  • Develop curricula and implement multidisciplinary lessons
  • Provide a student-centered classroom environment with a positive approach to discipline
  • Prepare students and coordinating various performances and assemblies throughout the year
  • Demonstrate strong behavior management skills
  • Collaborate effectively with classroom and other specialist teachers
  • Communicate effectively with parents and outside community members
  • Fulfilling duties, responsibilities and commitments as outlined in the Employee Handbook

Qualifications

  • Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an approved program for special education or general curriculum music certification. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience with students with learning differences
  • Computer literate and technologically proficient. Prior use of a learning management system - Canvas preferred
  • Highly organized and motivated
  • Must be eligible for teacher licensure in Virginia

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Judy Jankowski, head of school, at jjankowski@cba-va.org.


School Nurse (K-12)

Job Overview - CBA is looking for an upbeat, energetic nurse, with pediatric experience preferred to manage and coordinate K-12 students’ healthcare based on school policies, procedures, and protocols, as well as, local, state, and federal laws.

Position: Full Time

This position reports to: Head of School

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitor compliance of school health program with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies
  • Serves as liaison to school personnel, school families and community healthcare providers to ensure a healthy school environment
  • Monitor immunizations, manages communicable diseases, and assess the school environment to prevent injury and ensure safety
  • Initiate emergency procedures for students and staff as needed
  • Maintain clinic equipment and supplies
  • Member of the school’s Crisis Management team
  • Provide healthcare to students and staff
  • Provides daily on-site health-care screenings to employees, students, and visitors prior to entry into the building
  • Coordinate curriculum and delivery of instruction of Family Life unit to MS and US students

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to use clinic/medical equipment
  • Possesses basic pharmacological, medical/surgical, and growth/development knowledge
  • Ability to assess emergency situations and act accordingly
  • Comfortable knowledge of universal procedures and ability to teach this to others
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills; willing attitude to be a part of the school team
  • Strong sense of management and organizational ability, common sense, motivation, positive attitude
  • Ability and willingness to participate in ongoing professional and staff development, both independently and through school offered opportunities

Education and Experience

  • Graduate from an accredited nursing program required, Bachelor of Nursing Degree preferred.
  • Must be licensed as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in good standing with the Virginia Board of Nursing
  • Minimum of one to three years nursing experience in pediatrics, emergency care/triage, medical/surgical preferred
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification (Infant/Child/Adult)

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume electronically to Jared Setnar, Upper School Division Director – jsetnar@cba-va.org 


Middle School Math Teacher (Grades 6-8)

Position: Full Time

Salary: Commensurate with experience

This position reports to: Middle School Division Director

Subjects Taught: 6th Grade Math, 7th Grade Math, 8th Grade Math (Pre-Algebra), Algebra, Geometry

Description: The role of a classroom teacher at Chesapeake Bay Academy is to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages each student to develop and fulfill their academic, as well as social and emotional, potential. Faculty is responsible for, delivering the curriculum in a differentiated and multi-sensory fashion, and enforcing the guidelines. A bachelor’s degree in special education or the appropriate content area, and current teacher licensure is required.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To demonstrate mastery of the relevant academic content specific to mathematics.
  • To plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning in both an on-campus and virtual environment.
  • To communicate regularly and effectively with all community members including fellow administrators, students, parents and non-CBA professionals.
  • To develop appropriate schemes of work and differentiated lesson plans.
  • To establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • To be well-prepared for classroom activities.
  • To provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
  • To identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs.
  • To instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  • To use relevant technology to support instruction and continue to explore the uses of technology through on-going professional learning.
  • To observe and evaluate student's performance and development.
  • To assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments.
  • To provide constructive feedback on student work-products.
  • To maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development.
  • To update all necessary records accurately and completely.
  • To complete all required documentation.
  • To manage appropriate student behavior in the classroom
  • To maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary philosophy of CBA
  • To support students with through their academic challenges and provide appropriate encouragement.
  • To participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations, as agreed to.
  • To actively participate in regularly scheduled division and all-school meetings.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume electronically to Ann Marie Hohman Middle School Division Director - ahohman@cba-va.org.


Teacher Assistant/Para-Educator/Extended Day Coordinator (K-8)

Job Overview – Para-Educators work collaboratively with grade-level teachers in all day-to-day aspects of classroom management: teaching, supervision, assisting students, grading papers, organizing classroom activities, etc. Additional involvement includes curricular planning, consulting with other faculty, and contributing to student evaluation, and serving as a substitute teacher as needed. A bachelor’s degree is required. Para-educator’s report to division leaders.

The extended day program is designed to enrich CBA students academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. The coordinator is responsible for maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for students by successfully implementing a highly organized program providing curriculum support and daily activities. The coordinator will lead participating students in games and art activities, supervise snack and outdoor play, assist children with day-to-day needs, and maintain a clean and safe environment.

This position reports to: Division Leader & Director of Enrollment Management

Job Type: Full-time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of higher education coursework related to education, child development, and/or related field.
  • Experience implementing educational programming and working with students as a teacher, educational aide, or after-school care provider.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement the program curriculum to ensure a quality experience for all participants.
  • Work with program personnel to implement engaging, developmentally appropriate educational enrichment curriculum and programming which expands and supports student learning experiences.
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships through effective and timely communication with other program personnel and school staff members.
  • Effectively address the ongoing needs of students and parents.
  • Implement program procedures effectively to ensure the safety of all participants.
  • Observe, monitor, and participate in children's play activities.
  • Promote a safe and healthy environment based on safety standards set within the program.
  • Appropriately redirect negative student behaviors.
  • Report any concerns and questions regarding the program (students, parents, equipment needs, supplies, other staff, volunteers, etc.) to the Director of Enrollment Management.
  • Maintain accurate and organized records such as attendance records, timesheets, incident reports and all other paperwork to ensure program compliance and quality operations.
  • Prepare snacks for the children.
  • Responsible for cleaning and maintenance of the extended-care classroom and equipment before, during and after the program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume electronically to Ann Marie Hohman, middle school director - ahohman@cba-va.org AND Liana Nobre, lower school director - lnobre@cba-va.org.


Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the CBA family!

Our faculty and staff come to us from diverse life experiences and have a wide range of academic and professional credentials. However, they all have one thing in common - a passionate commitment to empowering students by nurturing their independence, self-esteem and personal pride. We offer an opportunity for educators and staff to work in a unique learning environment, sharing their gifts and talents with exceptional students who work hard to succeed and families committed to supporting that goal. Our teachers match instruction to individual learning styles, and share a personal commitment to support each student socially and emotionally. At Chesapeake Bay Academy our educators aren’t just teachers, but also advocates, mentors, and most importantly, champions for their students.

For administrative and support staff, CBA is a collaborative, welcoming environment where students, parents, and staff work together to achieve success. Our staff play a key role in fulfilling CBA’s mission.

CBA is proud to be a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified organization. The V3 community is represented by a wide range of industries across the Commonwealth, from large and small businesses alike. These companies have demonstrated to the Commonwealth that they Value Veterans, and have made a public commitment to hire Veterans into their workforce.

Chesapeake Bay Academy will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age (as defined by applicable law), religion, gender, race, color, national origin, sexual preference, disability, equal pay, genetic information, or any other protected classification.