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Job Board

Welcome to the Job Board for New Canaan, Darien & Rowayton Moms. On this page, you’ll find job opportunities available in the local area. If you’re an employer looking to hire and would like to submit a job listing, please email [email protected].

Cailini Coastal

Luxury Home Brand Cailini Coastal is Hiring!

California-born luxury home decor brand, Cailini Coastal, has moved its headquarters to Connecticut and is hiring for our growing team in Fairfield County!

Cailini Coastal is seeking enthusiastic candidates to join our growing e-commerce business.  This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing digital brand and work with beautiful home products as we expand our business in Fairfield County and beyond!

To view all job listings please visit: https://cailinicoastal.com/pages/careers

If you are passionate about working and growing with Cailini Coastal and feel you are an ideal candidate, please email [email protected]. Please include your resume along with a cover letter telling us why you would be a great fit for our team.  We look forward to connecting with you!

Carla Watson Tutoring Services

Carla Watson Tutoring Services
Carla Watson is a dually certified Special Education and English Education teacher at the middle grade and secondary levels. With over 10 years of teaching experience, Carla offers individualized tutoring in reading comprehension, study skills, and writing instruction. She specializes in writing instruction including research papers, literary essays, college essays (including supplementary essays required for college application process steps), and creative writing.

Carla also has extensive knowledge of history curricula, including Western Civilization, American History, and World Studies (300 level required classes). She can aid students with individualized study plans by focusing on study guide crafting, practice essay questions, and short answer brainstorming.

Carla’s dual MPS in English Education and Special Education make her both an advocate when it comes to her students, and also a strong teacher to help students understand and hone in on the way they learn best.

As a New Canaan mom herself, she understands the empowering nature of one’s own individual learning style. She offers one-to-one sessions in person or via zoom. Call (914) 525 6610 or email [email protected] to learn more

Chelsea Piers


HIRING ALERT: Have a passion for sports and fitness? Love working with kids? Join our Chelsea Piers team and be a part of the area’s leading sports and fitness club! Opportunities in coaching, hospitality, birthday parties, events, and more!

Fun + Energetic Environment
Growth + Training Opportunities
Competitive Salaries + Benefits
Multiple Scheduling Opportunities

Learn more and apply today!

Darien After School

Open Positions Available:

Site Director – Darien 
 
Looking for an organized and caring person to manage after school activities for Darien After School (www.darienafterschool.com).  Fun job & GREAT Pay! 
 
Contact us:  [email protected] / 888.212.3837

Darien Nature Center

Open Position Available:
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


The Darien Nature Center is seeking a dynamic leader to manage this successful community nonprofit organization focused on nature education and environmental protection. The Executive Director will work in partnership with the staff and Board of Directors to advance the mission and vision of the organization within the Darien community, and will ensure the continued excellence of the Nature Center’s programs which foster an interest in and respect for the natural world.

 

VISION, MISSION AND VALUES
The Darien Nature Center envisions a community that is deeply connected to nature and inspired to take action to preserve and protect it. We inspire passion and respect for the natural world through nature education, hands-on experiences with nature, and environmental action and stewardship.

We Value:

  • Nature. We appreciate nature’s beauty and complexity, and we foster strong and lasting connections to nature.
  • Nature Education. We are committed to experiential nature education that is accurate, empowering, and confidence building.
  • Integrity and Authenticity. We are a trusted source of information for our community. We treat all living things with respect.
  • Excellence and Quality in all that we do.
  • Collaboration. Working with other public and private organizations expands our reach into the community and provides us with valuable perspectives.
  • Our Leadership as stewards of the environment and sustainable practices.

BUDGET

Annual operating budget of approximately $900,000.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership and Management

 

  • Assure that the vision, mission, and values of the Darien Nature Center are consistently carried out with excellence throughout all programs.
  • Manage four administrative staff directly and approximately 20 program/teaching staff indirectly.
  • Lead staff successfully through mentorship, constructive feedback, team-building, and accountability. Foster a culture of trust, excellence, and collaboration among all staff.
  • Partner with the Program Director to develop, implement and assess programs to further the mission.
  • Interact with parents of the children enrolled in programs, and oversee communications about policies and procedures of the educational programming.
  • Be a visible leader in the community and nurture and expand partnerships.
  • Collaborate closely with the Board of Directors on governance matters.
  • Provide strategic leadership to the Board to maximize impact on fundraising, financial oversight, and overall impact of the organization in the community.
  • Oversee the implementation of a 3-year strategic plan. Refresh and revise to respond to the changing landscape.

Development and Fundraising

  • Manage a vibrant annual appeal and event schedule to achieve budgeted fundraising targets.
  • Identify new fundraising opportunities and outreach strategies to enhance the Nature Center impact in the community.
  • Identify and nurture donor relationships from existing and new constituents to develop a major gift culture in the organization.
  • Research, write and manage grants, mostly to private foundations. Operations and Finance
  • Assure the financial health of the organization and provide strict oversight of the budget.
  • Develop an annual budget with the Finance Director and Finance Committee of the Board for discussion and approval by the Board.
  • Ensure that Office of Early Childhood licensure standards are met.
  • Attend and present updates and financial results at Board meetings.
  • Identify and recommend capital improvement projects and organizational initiatives to the Board.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL

 

  • Have significant experience leading and developing a team of individuals.
  • Possess excellent time-management and interpersonal skills, including the ability to juggle multiple timelines and priorities.
  • Have senior level work experience in the nonprofit and fundraising realm.
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to Darien Nature Center’s mission and a passion for nature and the environment.
  • Possess outstanding oral and written communications skills.
  • Meet education standard: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

 

COMPENSATION

The position is a full-time salaried position. Salary range is $85,000 – $90,000, depending on relevant qualifications.

 

**Please submit cover letter and resume to: [email protected]**

Debbie Seaman: French Tutor

Debbie Seaman: French Tutor
French tutor, Debbie Seaman of New Canaan (pictured at Versailles) is offering tutoring for new students at all levels.
Email [email protected] or call 203-858-7953 to learn more.

First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan

Sunday School Teacher/Coordinator job opening. 

 
First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan is looking for someone ASAP to help with our Sunday School program. Must be qualified to work with children and called to service and faith.  $40/hour, on Sundays from 9:30 to 11:30am, plus travel time. All materials and resources will be provided. Contact [email protected] if interested.
 
@firstpresnewcanaan 178 Oenoke Ridge in New Canaan. 

Maureen Bloom Playdates: Staff Employment Opportunities

PLAYDATES STAFF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Join a tradition of excellence in play-based education at Playdates;
the premier at-home socialization program for children 18-36 months
of age.

DARIEN, ROWAYTON, NEW CANAAN
Celebrating 29 Years and Counting!
Voted “Best of the Gold Coast”

2023 Winter-Spring Session
STAFF OPENINGS!

• Winter’Spring+Session+Dates:+January+17+–+June+8,+2023
• Town:+Darien+and+Rowayton+
• Days:+Monday/Wednesday++and+Tuesday+&+Thursday
• Class+Time:+9:30+–+11:30a.m.+*Staff+arrives+20+minutes+prior+to+class+start+time.
• Salary+Range:+$75+’+$85+per+morning+
• *+Playdates+Follows+the+Darien+Public+School+Schedule+for+Vacations,+Holidays+and+
Weather+Related+Closings!

Required Skills and Experience:
• A love for young children and a strong desire to make a difference every day.
• Ideal candidates will have experience working with toddlers and preschool age children individually or in a group setting, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work on a team. Warmth, caring, flexibility and a passion for young children is a MUST!
• Ability to build relationships with families and coworkers and create a dynamic environment where socialization, play and learning happen.
• Outstanding communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multitask and manage multiple situations effectively.
• CPR & First Aid Certification or willing to participate in training
• CDA or Teaching Certification a plus.

When you join our Playdates Staff team you will:
• Create a safe, nurturing environment where children can play, learn and grow.
• Partner and communicate with parents, with a shared desire to provide the best care and education for their children.
• Support the Playdates Program’s success; partner with Playdates Staff and Director to
achieve goals around enrollment, and engagement.
• Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers and community contacts.

ABOUT US: Playdates, LLC, Fairfield County’s innovative leader in home-based early
childhood socialization programing for children 18 – 36 months of age. We nourish curiosity
through purposeful experiences with the mission of creating social, confident, compassionate
children. We’re united by a passion to create a safe atmosphere full of joy, learning, risk taking
and discovery while developing first friendships. The drop-off Playgroup class locations rotate
among the participants homes and are facilitated by 2 trained staff. The groups consist of 6-7
children. Sensory-rich, nature based activities include free play, art, music, movement and
outdoor exploration.

ABOUT OUR STAFF: Playdates teachers foster a sense of wonder, social connections and a
love of learning through play. They combine the best of being highly educated professionals and
are warm, caring and supportive. Our staff shares a common bond of dedication to family, love
of learning, and service to the community. With excellent staff training provided, a teaching
credential is not required (though we have plenty of professional educators in our ranks).

We’d love you to join our team!

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Maureen Bloom,
Playdates Founder/Director: [email protected]
Call/Text Maureen: 203-505-0502

 

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