An independent Preschool through Grade 12 school for gifted students.
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A Roeper education is characterized by outstanding and profound student-teacher relationships that foster mutual respect.  When children are genuinely offered a voice from young ages, they grow to become adults who will do the same for others.  This belief pervades every practice of the school and arises from our philosophical conviction that equal human rights breeds a valuable sense of justice and interdependence. We emphasize the importance of students doing their own thinking and making their own choices both in and out of the classroom, so that they become active stakeholders in their education and in their communities.

Current Openings

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  • Administrative Assistant to the Middle and Upper School Directors, Full-time

     
    The Roeper School is a co-educational independent school serving gifted students in grades Pre-K through twelve. We are seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to the Middle and Upper School Directors to join our Birmingham campus staff.
    We are seeking an engaging, collaborative, and highly organized person who has demonstrated successful experience supporting a school administrator.
     
    The Administrative Assistant supports the Directors and is responsible for ensuring the completion of all day-to-day administrative and clerical tasks related to the Middle and Upper School. Support of the Directors and the Middle and Upper School involves implementing and monitoring a wide range of administrative and operational systems, procedures, policies and projects. The position is full-time year round.

    Position Description:
    ● Establish and execute ongoing schedule to support Directors and Middle and Upper School program
    ● Pro-actively anticipate actions necessary to help Directors achieve program goals
    ● Meet regularly with Directors to provide assistance and discuss progress on initiatives and operations
    ● Manage and maintain calendar of the Middle and Upper School and Directors
    ●  Communicate information to faculty, staff, students and parents regarding initiatives, programs and events using varied mediums including Outlook, Net Community, website and blog
    ●  Greet and provide assistance as primary point of contact during the school day for teachers, students, parents and visitors, monitor building entry system
    ● Oversee and manage production, dissemination and collection of online back-to-school registration information
    ● Maintain all student files (paper and electronic)
    Coordinate logistics of key Middle and Upper School annual events
    ● Help facilitate weekly Administrative Council meetings and department meetings; prepare and update weekly agendas
    ● Maintain and update office procedures book
    ● Utilize  database to prepare class lists for staff and families
    ● Organize and process hiring searches for Birmingham campus faculty and staff
    ● Help facilitate and organize annual 9th Grade Trip to Washington, DC
    ● Work with Admissions Office with processing and placement testing for new students
     
    Credentials:
    The preferred candidate will have:
    ● Personable, professional and welcoming demeanor
    ● High level of interpersonal skills, poise, tact and diplomacy to handle sensitive and confidential situations
    ● Strong attention to detail in establishing priorities, meeting timelines and efficiently accomplishing duties
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills including composing and proofing materials
    ● Strong technical skills, including proficiency in MS Office, database management and website management
     
    Education and Experience: 
    A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Business, Administration, Communications, or other relevant field is required along with a minimum of three to five years of administrative assistant or related experience. Preference for candidates with experience supporting an administrator in a school setting.
     
    Application:
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and
    candidate inquiry answers to CareerBuilder
     
     
    Candidate Inquiry:
    1. Describe how your previous work experience and education have prepared you for this  position.
    2. Describe how you manage your workload to effectively execute multiple, diverse long and short-term projects.
    3. Describe your professional experience working in a position that utilizes marketing skills, the strategic process of school advancement or work in an independent school setting.


    About Roeper
    The School seeks faculty and staff who are outstanding educators, teachers and professionals. They are individuals who lead in the classroom and guide our students with respect for the mission and philosophy of the School.
     
    As a non-profit independent School, Roeper offers competitive salary and benefits. The School’s benefits program includes medical, dental, disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; flexible spending account for medical expenses and dependent care; 403(b) Savings and Match Plan and professional development funding.
     
    For more information about The Roeper School, visit our Website: www.roeper.org No phone calls please. 
    The Roeper School is deeply committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Chinese Teacher, Lower School, Part-time

    The Roeper School is a co-educational independent school serving gifted students in grades Pre-K through twelve. We are seeking a part-time (10% FTE) Chinese Teacher for the Lower School (Grades 4 – 5) to join our Bloomfield Hills campus faculty for the 2018 - 2019 school year.
     
    We seek a Modern World Language Teacher who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and will provide an intellectually challenging and creative program with developmentally appropriate and research based practices. Our excellent student-teacher ratios allow for individualized instruction and education of the whole child. We are looking for a highly motivated and creative person who works well as part of teams as well as independently. The ideal candidate will be familiar with American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards, methodologies of teaching language with comprehensible input, and be ready to work in a proficiency-based program with emphasis on oral and written communication. 
     
    Position Description:
    • Use Modern World Language best practices to teach Mandarin Chinese to 4th and 5th grade students
    • Implement an academically strong, child-centered and differentiated curriculum to gifted children
    • Identify and meet the diverse needs of learners by being flexible and using creative approaches
    • Use expertise in Asian culture to educate students and act as a resource for Lower School faculty
    • Collaborate with Lower School faculty to implement developmentally appropriate Asian culture curriculum
    • Collaborate with Middle and Upper School Chinese department faculty to develop scope and sequence of Chinese program
    • Facilitate the social and emotional development of the students in potentially mixed-age classes
    • Utilize a variety of instructional and assessment methods, integrated use of technology, and excellent communication skills
    • Share student progress with parents through communication including conferences and progress reports
    • Collaborate with classroom teachers on cross-curricular units to support student development
    • Maintain effective communication with teachers, colleagues and administration
    • Collaborate with Lower School faculty on school wide initiatives and support of education through varied activities including faculty meeting attendance and committee participation
    • Support World Languages program and the school to meet overall mission of The Roeper School
    Credentials:
    The preferred candidate will have:
    • Fluency in the Mandarin Chinese language is required
    • Experience teaching elementary school students
    • Knowledge/experience working with gifted learners
    • Excellent instructional and communication skills
    Education and Experience:
    A Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in Chinese, Education or other relevant field is required.   A Master’s Degree is preferred. A minimum of three to five years of teaching experience in an elementary school is preferred.
     
    Application:
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, candidate inquiry answers and list of three professional references to  lshiring@roeper.org

    Candidate Inquiry:
    1. What is your statement of educational philosophy?
    2. Describe how your previous work experience and education have prepared you for this position.
    3. Describe your professional experience working in a collaborative partnership in an educational environment. 
     
    About Roeper
    The School seeks faculty and staff who are outstanding educators, teachers and professionals. They are individuals who lead in the classroom and guide our students with respect for the mission and philosophy of the School.
     
    As a non-profit independent School, Roeper offers competitive salary and benefits. The School’s benefits program includes medical, dental, disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; flexible spending account for medical expenses and dependent care; 403(b) Savings and Match Plan and professional development funding.
     
    For more information about The Roeper School, visit our Website: www.roeper.org No phone calls please. 
     
    The Roeper School is deeply committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Maintenance Associate and Relief Bus Driver, Full-time

    The Roeper School is a co-educational independent school serving gifted students in grades Pre-K through twelve. We are seeking a full-time Maintenance Associate and Bus Driver to join our Bloomfield Hills campus faculty for the 2018 - 2019 school year.
     
    The preferred candidate will use their skills to enhance and maintain the facilities and grounds and help provide a safe environment for students and faculty.  The individual will have the opportunity to use general maintenance knowledge to positively impact this dynamic educational environment.
    The preferred candidate will also use their skills to safely and efficiently operate the bus and transport passengers for activity runs on an as needed basis. The relief bus driving schedule may include driving the shuttle between the Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham campus at the beginning and end of the school day, daytime field trips, evening and weekend sporting events.  
     
    We seek a candidate who is self-motivated, proactive and efficient. The preferred candidate must be able to complete assigned tasks safely and in a timely manner, modify priorities when urgent tasks arise and communicate about job progress. Responsibilities include assisting in preventative maintenance, general maintenance, minor repairs, custodial cleaning, facilities event preparation and transporting passengers by bus.
     
    The selected candidate must be willing to work a flexible schedule. Scheduled work times will primarily be during the day but some early morning, evening and weekend hours will be required. The start and end times may vary based on departmental needs.
     
    Position Description:
     
    Maintenance
    • Performs a variety of general maintenance activities requiring basic skills in carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing and HVAC for the facilities’ buildings and grounds
    • Performs preventative maintenance, trouble shoots problems and performs minor repairs
    • Assemble and repair furniture, office equipment, classroom equipment and machinery
    • Landscaping and grounds upkeep including cutting and manicuring lawns, snow and ice removal, salting outside surfaces, leaf and debris removal
    • Transport and deliver campus mail, office and school supplies and equipment
    • Facilities and event preparation for campus activities
    • Provides maintenance and custodial support for school sponsored events
    • General cleaning and upkeep including recycling items and trash disposal
    • Lift, insert and remove cleaning mechanisms and chemicals for upkeep in pool
    • Secures building, manages alarm system and responds to emergency situations involving security of buildings
    • Work safely, comply with the MIOSHA safety requirements and school policy
     
    Bus Driver
    • Responsible for safely transporting passengers to destinations including driving shuttles between school campus locations, sporting events and field trips
    • Perform daily pre-trip bus inspections
    • Safely operate passenger bus in accordance with traffic laws and regulations and school policies and procedures
    • Keeps the bus neat and orderly through good housekeeping
    • Monitors safety of bus equipment and reports possible mechanical issues to Transportation Supervisor
     
    Credentials:
    Preference given to candidates with the following credentials however, Roeper is willing to provide required training to obtain bus driving credentials for the selected candidate.
    • Experienced in variety of basic maintenance activities
    • Experienced in operation of motorized equipment and vehicles
    • Valid Commercial Driver’s License; Group Designation B or C with Passenger, Safety (S) and Air Brake Endorsement with No Restrictions
    • Satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record
    • Compliant with Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug and Alcohol Policy
    • Valid DOT Medical Card
    • Completion of Beginners Bus Driver Safety Course
    • Driver Safety Education Course Certification
     
     
     
    Education and Experience:
    A High School diploma or General Equivalency Degree is required.   A Completion of Beginners Bus Driver Safety Course; Driver Safety Education Course Certification with requisite renewals completed is preferred.
     
    A minimum of one to two years of facilities maintenance and bus driving is preferred.
     
    Application:
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, candidate inquiry answers and list of three professional references to resumes@roeper.org
     
    Candidate Inquiry:
    1. Describe how your previous work experience and skills have prepared you for this position.
    2. Describe your experience performing maintenance work for a school or a facility with multiple buildings.
    3. Describe how you manage your workload to effectively and safely execute multiple duties.
    4. Describe your professional experience working as a school bus driver and/or working in an educational environment.
    5. What is your desired salary for the position for which you are applying?

    About Roeper
    The School seeks faculty and staff who are outstanding educators, teachers and professionals. They are individuals who lead in the classroom and guide our students with respect for the mission and philosophy of the School.
     
    As a non-profit independent School, Roeper offers competitive salary and benefits. The School’s benefits program includes medical, dental, disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; flexible spending account for medical expenses and dependent care; 403(b) Savings and Match Plan and professional development funding.
     
    For more information about The Roeper School, visit our Website: www.roeper.org No phone calls please. 
     
    The Roeper School is deeply committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
      
     
     
     
  • Spanish Teacher, Lower School, Full-time

    The Roeper School is a co-educational independent school serving gifted students in grades Pre-K through twelve. We are seeking a full time, Spanish Teacher (Grades K – 5) to join our Bloomfield Hills campus faculty for the 2018 - 2019 school year.
     
    We seek a candidate who values the balance of an intellectually challenging and creative program with developmentally appropriate and research based practices. Our excellent student-teacher ratios allow for individualized instruction and education of the whole child. We are looking for a highly motivated and creative person who works well as part of teams as well as on individual basis. The ideal candidate will be familiar with American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards, methodologies of teaching language with comprehensible input, and be ready to work in a proficiency-based program with emphasis on communication. 
     
    Position Description:
    • Use Modern World Language best practices to teach Spanish to Lower School students
    • Implement an academically strong, child-centered and differentiated curriculum to gifted children
    • Identify and meet the diverse needs of learners by being flexible and using creative approaches
    • Collaborate with Lower School and Upper School Spanish department faculty to develop scope and sequence of Spanish program
    • Work closely with a team of language and homeroom teachers to coordinate horizontal and vertical curricular approaches
    • Facilitate the social and emotional development of the students in potentially mixed-age classes
    • Utilize a variety of instructional and assessment methods, integrated use of technology, and excellent communication skills
    • Share student progress with parents through communication including conferences and progress reports
    • Collaborate with classroom teachers on cross-curricular units to support student development
    • Maintain effective communication with teachers, colleagues and administration
    • Collaborate with Lower School faculty on school wide initiatives and support of education through varied activities including faculty meeting attendance, committee participation and providing supervision for lunch, recess, and after school duty
    • Support World Languages program and the school to meet overall mission of The Roeper School
    Credentials:
    The preferred candidate will have:
    • Fluency in the Spanish language is required
    • Experience teaching elementary school students
    • Knowledge/experience working with gifted learners
    • Excellent instructional and communication skills
     
    Education and Experience:
    A Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in Spanish, Education or other relevant field is required.   A Master’s Degree is preferred. A minimum of three to five years of teaching experience in an elementary school is preferred.
     
    About Roeper
    The School seeks faculty and staff who are outstanding educators, teachers and professionals. They are individuals who lead in the classroom and guide our students with respect for the mission and philosophy of the School.
     
    As a non-profit independent School, Roeper offers competitive salary and benefits. The School’s benefits program includes medical, dental, disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; flexible spending account for medical expenses and dependent care; 403(b) Savings and Match Plan and professional development funding.
     
    For more information about The Roeper School, visit our Website: www.roeper.org No phone calls please. 
     
    The Roeper School is deeply committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
     
    Application:
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and candidate inquiry answers via CareerBuilder
  • Bus Drivers, Special Events, Part time

    The Roeper School, a co-educational independent school serving gifted students in grades Pre-K through twelve, is seeking a part-time, Bus Driver to provide transportation for Roeper students.
     
    The Bus Driver under the direction of the Transportation Supervisor, will be responsible for safely and efficiently operating the bus and transporting passengers to authorized destinations. The Bus Driver will also help maintain a safe, secure and positive environment for students during transport. The part-time bus driver schedule includes driving the shuttle between the Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham campus at the beginning and end of the school day, day time field trips, evening and weekend sporting events.
     
    The Bus Driver position offers flexible work hours. Individuals interested in the part-time, hourly position must be available to work a variable shift during the day, evenings and weekends. If you’re interested in supplementing your income with a rewarding job that allows you to maintain a healthy work life balance, consider this one.
     
    Position Description:
    • Responsible for safely transporting passengers to destinations including driving shuttles between school campus locations, sporting events and field trips
    • Perform daily pre-trip bus inspections
    • Safely operate passenger bus in accordance with traffic laws and regulations and school policies and procedures
    • Follows pre-planned route and pre-determined time schedule
    • Maintains a secure environment by communicating policies and reporting unruly behavior to appropriate School personnel
    • Keeps the bus neat and orderly through good housekeeping
    • Monitors safety of bus equipment and reports possible mechanical issues to Transportation Supervisor
    • Ensures that appropriate safety equipment is available and in working condition
    • Assist in parking lot traffic control
    • Prepares reports to document accidents or incidents
     
    Credentials:
    Preference given to candidates with the following credentials however, Roeper is willing to provide required training to obtain bus driving credentials for the selected candidate.
    • Valid Commercial Driver’s License; Group Designation B or C with Passenger, Safety and Air Brake Endorsementwith No Restrictions
    • Satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record
    • Compliant with Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug and Alcohol Policy
    • Valid DOT Medical Card
    • Completion of Beginners Bus Driver Safety Course
    • Driver Safety Education Course Certification
     
    To Apply:
    Individuals interested in the position should email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to resumes@roeper.org No phone calls please.
     
    For more information about The Roeper School, visit the website. www.roeper.org
     
    The Roeper School is deeply committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
     
BLOOMFIELD CAMPUS
Lower School and Administrative Offices
41190 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills MI 48304

PHONE 248 203 7300
BIRMINGHAM CAMPUS
Middle School and Upper School
1051 Oakland Avenue
Birmingham MI 48009

PHONE 248 203 7300