Employment Opportunities

Nestled between two large cities, Chicago and Milwaukee, you’ll find an academic gem along the shores of Lake Michigan in Wind Point, Wisconsin. With a Frank Lloyd Wright architectural design, the 365,000 square foot campus welcomes you with 32 acres of green space. The Prairie School is a student-centered, college preparatory, independent day school currently serving 650 students from age three through 12th grade.  With a team of outstanding faculty from all over the world, a joyous, collaborative work environment, and small classes, the school prides itself on excellent working conditions, with a competitive salary and benefit package that commensurate with experience and degree.

The Prairie School is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on qualifications and abilities. The Prairie School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Prairie School is seeking to add a strategic, creative, detail-oriented team player to its fundraising staff. The Director of Advancement oversees the internal operations of the school’s Advancement Office, develops and executes sophisticated annual giving and alumni programming, manages a comprehensive stewardship program, directs the execution of advancement events, and grows and maintains volunteer relationships.  He or she will report to the Assistant Head of School for Community Relations and will directly supervise both the Advancement Database Assistant and the Assistant Director of Advancement. He or she will have highly-developed relationship-building skills, demonstrated success in managing both programs and people, and excellent oral and written communication skills.  The successful applicant will exhibit a growth mindset and a passion for continuous improvement and innovation. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree and seven or more years of fundraising experience.

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The Prairie School is searching for a highly organized Communication Manager with impeccable writing skills. This individual is primarily responsible for The Prairie School’s online and electronic communication vehicles while also supporting all other marketing functions of the school. Reporting to the Director of Communication, he or she will work closely with the entire Advancement team as well as with the school’s agency of record. He or she will have excellent written communication skills, the ability to write for a variety of audiences, a capacity for critical thinking and data analysis, and the ability to manage and meet multiple competing deadlines. Proficiency in basic HTML, WordPress, digital email platforms, Google analytics, and all major social media platforms is required. The successful applicant will exhibit a growth mindset and a passion for continuous improvement and innovation.  

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of experience in a communication role, preferably with a digital emphasis.

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The Prairie School is seeking to add a new program to our curriculum for the 2018-2019 school year. We are searching for an experienced, growth mindset faculty member, with an expertise in teaching programming across our middle and upper school divisions.  This is a unique opportunity for a visionary educator to develop an innovative world class 7-12 grade program by building on the strong foundations of a solid program in our early grades.

The Prairie School is committed to implementing a broad and modern program that teaches and encourages students to practice logical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills through a multiple of programming languages and platforms. Prairie is committed to diversity, leadership, inclusion and equity. The ability to collaborate with parents and colleagues and contribute to a strong learning community is important.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree and 5-10 years experience teaching are preferred.

Our Primary School Division is searching for a passionate, creative, collaborative, and articulate teacher to join our Program for the 2018-2019 school year.  The ideal candidate must have a growth mindset, possess strong classroom management skills, an excitement for teaching, and knowledge of the developmental age of the Primary School students. The ideal candidate will have the skills necessary to differentiate instruction, taking students at their developmental levels and supporting growth academically, socially, and emotionally.

The candidate should also be committed to issues of diversity, leadership, inclusion, and equity. The ability to collaborate with parents and colleagues and contribute to a strong learning community is important.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in education is required along with a certification in elementary education or equivalent; a master’s degree and 3-5 years experience teaching are preferred.

The Prairie School, a child-centered, college-preparatory day school is seeking a part-time assistant to work Monday thru Friday, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. The Primary School seeks an energetic, outgoing professional to support our extended day program as an assistant.

Responsibilities include organizing and supervising programs that will engage students ages 3-13 years of age. Candidate must be flexible to changing situations, with the ability to multi-task. The successful candidate will work well in a professional environment, be flexible in schedule, a team player with good verbal communication skills and have basic computer skills including entry level Word & Excel. Candidate must be a self-starter and maintain excellent attendance. Hourly wage is based on experience.

The Substitute Teacher will take the place for the primary teacher during their absence.

Required Professional Qualities:

  • Hold a valid State of Wisconsin teaching license (Substitute or Standard).
  • Possess evidence of other adequate preparation, background, or experience as determined by the Division Head.
  • Manage the classroom environment according to the current school ethos and culture.
  • Promote student learning in the absence of the current subject-area teacher.
  • Provide guidance as an advisor/advocate.

The Prairie School, an equal opportunity employer located in Racine, Wisconsin, is a college preparatory, independent day school.  The Prairie School serves an average of 700-students from early school through 12th grade. The school provides excellent working conditions with small classes. Salary and benefits are competitive.  Salary is subject to experience and degree.