Employment Opportunities

Working at NCCL School

At NCCL, we have come to recognize that DEI in schools is not just about celebrating differences, it is about challenge, push, and justice.  We believe cultural competence at NCCL is essential to our DEI agenda and to the teaching and learning process, ensuring equitable opportunities and supports for each and every student. Cultural competence encompasses:

At NCCL, we now consider cultural competence just as critical to a teacher’s overall success as content knowledge and classroom management.  While none of us understands everything about what any given individual must deal with because of how society is structured around differences, it is essential that we grasp that there are ramifications to the ways people can be treated differently based on this structure. Understanding this means that we must consider these effects in dealing with our students, our parents, our community members, our stakeholders, and each other.

We are seeking culturally competent individuals who are able to design curriculum and choose activities that have the best chance of increasing the learning and engagement among a diverse group of students.

We are always looking for dedicated and talented professionals to join our community! 

Active vacancies are posted below. If there is nothing available now, please share your interest with us via this short survey. We will keep your information on file and reach out to you if we have any openings! 

Elementary School Teacher

2024-2025 School Year

NCCL School is seeking innovative, dynamic, collaborative K-4 teachers who will be responsible for  teaching reading with a phonics-based approach and / or conceptually based math with hands-on approach and co-teaching writing, social studies and science. It is important that the applicant has a background in education and understanding of child development, as well as strong communication skills. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a passionate teacher who views a child's social and emotional development as important as academic development. An individual that sees themselves as a change maker and is conscious of their role in society. We are seeking culturally competent individuals who are able to design curriculum and choose activities that have the best chance of increasing the learning and engagement among a diverse group of students. 

In its hiring practices, NCCL School deliberately seeks to maximize the diversity of the school (in terms of race, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, abilities/disabilities, age, religion, class, and language). We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. 

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to hiring@ncclschool.org.

Click here for the full job description.

Substitute Teachers


If you are interested in substitute teaching at NCCL School, please send a letter of interest and resume to hiring@ncclschool.org.

Extended Care Counselors 

2023-2024 School Year

Do you love working with children in a fun, welcoming environment? Join our team as an Extended Care Counselor! We are hiring Extended Care counselors for our after school program. We provide a friendly environment and flexible schedule at $13.25/hr.  Program hours are 3-6 pm every weekday with occasional 12-6 pm Friday hours, and we can offer a flexible schedule for those who cannot work every day.  Counselors are responsible for supervising and engaging with students.  They report to the Extended Care Director. To learn more about the program, visit our Extended Care page.

To apply, contact the Director, Ansleigh Datillo, at ansleigh@ncclschool.org

About NCCL School

Founded in 1971, and located in Newark, DE, NCCL School (Newark Center for Creative Learning) is an independent, progressive elementary and middle school with an enrollment of 80 students, kindergarten through 8th grade. Small, multi-age classes are led by expert teachers  (10:1 ratio). Graduates leave as creative problem-solvers prepared to thrive in our complex, 21st-century world. 

Our Mission is to provide a rich academic and cultural foundation, which insures the joy of discovery in each child and fosters curious, creative, critical thinkers.