Work at FWCD
Our nationally recognized faculty members are extremely knowledgeable in their academic disciplines and devoted to the art of teaching.
More than teachers, faculty members are connected to all aspects of student life. They coach, mentor, advise and sponsor. Approximately 56 percent of the faculty hold advanced degrees, and the average tenure is 10 years.
Excellent educators from throughout the United States and with diverse backgrounds, our faculty members connect classroom ideas with real-world experiences. Through a comprehensive professional development program, faculty continue to grow in their insight and knowledge, benefiting all students and modeling active lifelong learning. Whether through experiential instruction, one-on-one tutoring or hands-on laboratory experimentation, Fort Worth Country Day teachers combine the best of established methodologies with instructional innovation and creativity to seek the most effective ways to work with their students.
Commitment to Inclusivity
Fort Worth Country Day is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. Employment decisions at FWCD are based on merit, qualifications, abilities, and performance and are subject to the academic and business requirements of the School.
At Fort Worth Country Day,
We believe that understanding and respecting differences
not only inspires compassion and empathy,
but also fosters intellectual curiosity and creativity.
We embrace the diverse cultures, experiences and perspectives
that comprise and enhance our learning environment.
We commit to sustaining and growing
an intentionally inclusive community.
If you are interested in a part-time coaching position, please fill out this application; be sure to specify the sport(s) you are qualified to coach. If you are interested in a full time job positions and are interested in coaching, please indicate which sports you'd like to work with when you fill out the full time application.
If you have questions about coaching positions, please contact Athletic Director Leigh Block at [email protected].
2023-24 Coaching Positions
- Track – Middle School and High School Assistant Coaches
- Tennis – High School JV Head Coach
- Tennis – High School Assistant Coach
- Boys lacrosse – Middle School and High School Assistant Coaches
Salaries for teachers at Fort Worth Country Day rank as some of the highest in NAIS, the National Association of Independent Schools. FWCD is committed to remaining competitive with national and regional faculty salaries. All teachers are expected to teach five classes and two extra activities. Teachers are paid for extra duties, beyond what is expected, and are paid for coaching assignments. Merit pay increases are determined by the Division Heads and the Head of School and are incorporated into the yearly salary increase.
- Retirement plan / 403(b) with a generous school contribution upon eligibility
- Two medical plans, utilizing the Blue Cross Blue Shield network of doctors
- Eligible on the first of the month following the full-time date of hire
- We offer a traditional copay plan and a high-deductible health plan
- The School contributes to both the employee and dependent monthly premiums
- Teladoc / 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified doctors by phone or video for many non-emergency illnesses
- Two PPO dental plans to choose from
- Vision insurance
- Employee assistance program
- School-paid life insurance
- Optional additional employee-paid life insurance for the employee and eligible dependents
- Short-term disability insurance
- Long-term disability insurance
- Health savings account (when enrolled in the high-deductible health plan)
- Flexible spending accounts for unreimbursed medical expenses and dependent care expenses
- Supplemental insurance policies for accident insurance, cancer, critical illness and hospitalization
- Norton LifeLock
- Paid time off (PTO) days each year
- Paid Parental Leave
- Unused PTO days can accumulate, up to the maximum, for either faculty or staff
- Faculty and staff wishing to have their children attend FWCD are invited to apply for admission and if necessary, for need-based financial aid as determined by Clarity
Each year the School sets aside funds for professional development. Faculty and staff attend conferences and seminars or visit places of educational interest using these funds. For those full-time employees who wish to pursue advanced degrees, the School has established the Advanced Degree Loan Program. There is a minimum of one year service requirement and an application process. The School will decide which applications to approve in a given year, given the limitations of the annual budget. Once a degree has been awarded, the employee will pay the loan back by continued employment at the School.
Teacher Induction Program
New faculty members participate in Fort Worth Country Day's Teacher Induction Program for their first two years at the School. This program helps new teachers learn about the School and its philosophy, mission and core values. Additionally, new teachers are paired with experienced members of the School’s faculty who mentor them throughout their first year.
The Endowed Master Teaching Chair Program
The Endowed Master Teaching Chair designation is the highest distinction given by Fort Worth Country Day to faculty members who have a sustained record of teaching excellence. While all FWCD faculty adhere to the Principles of Professional Excellence, Endowed Master Teachers are those who consistently go above and beyond what is expected of them.
Why Fort Worth?
Named the 12th-largest U.S. city in 2021, Fort Worth is a unique mix of 1800s western culture and a vibrant, modern city. Having come a long way since its founding in 1849, Fort Worth today boasts a population of over 900,000. No matter your interests, Fort Worth (and its surrounding neighborhoods) have something for everyone!
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