North Cross School is growing and currently has, or may have, the following openings. All employees offered or accepting employment at North Cross School are required to submit to fingerprinting and provide personal descriptive information that will be forwarded along with the applicant's fingerprints through the Central Criminal Records Exchange to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal and sexual offender background check.
Working in Independent Schools
Teachers are drawn to work in independent schools because of the autonomy they have together with members of their departments to craft courses and instruction exactly as they think best, the support they receive from administrators and colleagues, and the high quality of the relationships they are able to have with students. For these reasons teachers in independent schools have a high level of satisfaction and a high level of responsibility in shaping the culture of a school and the content of its curriculum. Independent school teachers work very hard but stay in the field because the personal and professional rewards are correspondingly great.
Basic requirements for employment at North Cross School
North Cross School teachers must have at least a bachelor’s degree in their subject area, a passion for their discipline and a strong affection for young people. They must have a love of learning and creative energy so they can take advantage of the opportunities offered by our system and contribute to and further North Cross’s high standards. Ability to contribute outside the classroom, most especially in our athletic programs, is highly preferred. North Cross interviews both experienced teachers and those new to the field.
North Cross welcomes experienced teachers to the faculty by valuing the experience they bring with them and looking for ways we can learn from it. Each new teacher goes through a general orientation to help him or her get started and is assigned a member of the faculty who helps with getting adjusted to school life and teaching at this school. Each new teacher’s department head serves as support for all things related to the class room and Division Directors observe and meet with new teachers as well. Because of our size, new teachers gain responsibility quickly and are fully integrated into the faculty from the very first day.
North Cross School is an excellent place to begin your teaching career. The faculty is a good mix of experienced teachers to learn from and young teachers to share experiences with. As with experienced teachers who join the faculty, each new beginning teacher goes through a general orientation to help him or her get started and is assigned a member of the faculty who helps with getting adjusted to school life and teaching. At North Cross new teachers have the resources needed to help them getting started well in the wonderful career of secondary education.
Equal Opportunity Policy
It is the intent and resolve of North Cross School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity and affirmative action. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at North Cross School will be based on merit, performance, qualifications and abilities. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational, admission, scholarship or employment policies, or any other programs administered by the School.
Living in Roanoke
North Cross School is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwestern Virginia. Roanoke is a wonderful small city with great cultural opportunities (opera, symphony, ballet as well as numerous museums) and a great variety of outdoor recreation resources (hiking, camping, kayaking, rock climbing, etc.) It is a very affordable area.
North Cross offers competitive salaries and an excellent complement of benefits. Full-time teachers and staff with children who attend the school are offered 50 percent tuition remission (25 percent for part-time teachers and staff) and the opportunity to apply for Tailored Tuition in addition to reduced tuition.