Riverside seeks qualified teachers and staff who demonstrate a deep understanding of how to relate to elementary and middle school students and enjoy working within a dynamic and supportive community. The hiring process at Riverside begins with targeted electronic and print advertisements alerting job seekers to openings at the school, as well as postings here on our website. The head of school uses a rubric to screen all applicants for academic qualifications, and assesses them for personal initiative and leadership qualities. The head of school then convenes an interview committee comprised of current faculty members, trustees, parents, and herself. During the hiring process applicants are asked about flexibility and working within a community of students, faculty, and parents. They are also required to be fingerprinted and to complete a criminal background check. The applicants are instructed in the expectations of their position, especially the need to use their multiple talents to support the team in a small school. As the committee narrows down its choices, finalists are invited to the school to spend a day and to teach a class. We believe it is important for our school community to observe the candidate in this setting, and also for the candidate to see our program in action as the candidate meets students, observes classes, and models teaching.