This is an incredibly exciting time to be working at The White Mountain School. Because of our small size, rural location, and our curious, courageous, compassionate culture, we know we will emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic stronger than ever before. Throughout the pandemic, reckoning on race, and political unrest, what has remained core to our culture and identity is that we take seriously the idea that education must be driven by student inquiry: inquiry that extends beyond the classroom to the dorms, playing fields, and the mountains. We anchor learning in topics that are relevant—to students and the world—and then create space for students to drive their own learning by their own questions. Most importantly, we know real learning and belonging can only happen when all students and faculty are seen, valued, and engaged.
Who Are You?
At your core, you know that learning can and must be both joyful and relational. Your active engagement in conversations about equity, justice, and belonging and your multicultural fluency informs your work and guides your interactions. Deeply curious and resilient, you are excited to ask questions and seek answers to the following questions, among others:
- How might competency-based learning promote more equitable and student-driven learning?
- How might we inspire students to increase what they see as possible within themselves?
- How might we care for and educate the whole student?
You are an experiential, progressive educator—or someone with a willingness to learn. In fact, it is your willingness to learn that extends to all you do. You love challenges, thrive in collaborative environments, and balance the gravity and joy of working in a boarding school. You seek a deeply relational and intentionally small community where you will be encouraged and supported to bring your full self to all aspects of your work.
Interested in working at White Mountain? When we have openings, they are posted on the career board of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
Currently, we have finished the majority of our hiring for the 2021-2022 academic year. However, please check back beginning in November or December 2021 for openings for 2022-2023!
Interested candidates should submit their resume and answers to the questions below (in lieu of a cover letter) via email to WMShiring@whitemountain.org. Please choose four of the five questions below to answer and limit your answers for each question to 100-150 words:
- What about this job description resonated with you, and why are you interested in White Mountain?
- In what ways has your previous work (or studies) demonstrated a commitment to equity, justice, and belonging?
- What does student-driven inquiry mean to you, and why are you interested in a school committed to it?
- The work our teachers do in advising and in the dorm is often the most impactful work they do with students. As an educator, why do you believe this to be true?
- If you were encouraged and had permission to teach a course that is truly “outside of the box” in terms of what people expect to see in a high school, what would you teach and why?
The White Mountain School is an equal opportunity employer. The concepts of equal opportunity and diversity are understood as the right of all applicants and all hired employees to be treated with equal fairness and to have the opportunity to excel without bias due to their race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, physical ability or disability status, or protected veteran status.