• Full Time
  • San Mateo
  • This position has been filled

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The Nueva School

Internship and Service Learning Coordinator

Start date in January or February 2024


The Nueva School seeks applications for an Internships and Service Learning (CSL) Coordinator working in the Upper School (Grades 9-12). This person will lead, coordinate and organize a robust and well-established Internship program, along with fostering and growing an intentional culture of community service with Upper School students. Candidates should embrace the culture of innovation encouraged at Nueva and possess a radical imagination, an inquisitive spirit, a can-do attitude, and interest in working with gifted students.


We are seeking applicants who represent the full diversity of our community in the Bay Area. Our ideal candidate will possess a deep appreciation for the diverse socioeconomic, racial, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, academic, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. In joining our team at Nueva, you will become a part of an inclusive, iterative and equity-minded community that recognizes that equity and social justice is a lens with which we examine all aspects of our school community in order to ensure an educational experience where all students and colleagues can thrive. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Nueva, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with Nueva’s Mission, Vision, and Values.


General Responsibilities

  • Develop emerging service learning opportunities for US students
    Work with faculty to prepare students for CSL-oriented field trips
    Liaise with the Academic Council (discipline leads) to envision the role of CSL in academic disciplines and coursework
    Develop relationships with local community partners
    Support individual student-led CSL activities on-campus and off-campus
    Meet with Nueva Parent Association volunteer/CSL planning team
    Scheduling CSL-oriented field trips and learning opportunities
    Revisit Task Force recommendations and consider implementing recommendations when appropriate
    Work with Task Force to revise and envision future opportunities
    Oversee a CSL budget
    Coordinate with StuCo and club leaders to develop and support CSL opportunities
    Collaborate with Equity and Inclusion team, Environmental Citizenship teams, SEL, and I-Lab/Quest teams to develop opportunities for CSL programs and internships
    Collaborate with the Internship Parent Committee to obtain internship opportunities and to market the program.
    Represent Nueva and work with potential and actual employers.
    Maintain the internship database (Airtable) and program websites.
    Coach and support students as they develop LinkedIn profiles, resumes, and cover letters.
    Teach students interviewing skills, decision-making processes, email etiquette, workplace behavior/etiquette, and how to interact with employers.
    Ensure that government-required forms are completed and filed.
    Develop and implement the annual division-wide Internship Expo.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
    Successful teaching experience at high school level highly desired
    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.
    Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.


The full-time salary range for this staff position is from $65,000 – $90,000. The starting salary is based upon, but not limited to, several factors that include type and years of creditable experience, education level, and expertise.


We offer a full benefits package that includes fully paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance for employees, employer contribution toward dependent insurance premium, a generous match on our retirement plan, long-term and short-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, and free lunch. Eligibility rules must be met.


To Apply

Please send a your application information (cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references) at Nueva Employment Website. To address specific questions, please email Lauren Pool, at lpool@nuevaschool.org or Katie Saylor, at ksaylor@nuevaschool.org


The Nueva School is an Equal Opportunity Employer – we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability or sex. We welcome applications from people of color and those with experience outside the education field.


About The Nueva School

The Nueva School, an internationally-recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves nearly 1000 students PK-12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.


A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award, the US Department of Education National Green Ribbon Award, and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability; has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School; co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series; hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”


For more information about The Nueva School, visit our website: www.nuevaschool.org