“The autonomy I enjoy at Rivermont allows me to leverage students’ interests and focus on creating a meaningful experience. I love that I can easily pivot to accommodate and maximize learning outcomes.”

Julia Durango – 3rd Grade

Why Our Teachers Choose Rivermont Collegiate

  • Autonomy in the classroom
  • Small class sizes
  • Small community & family atmosphere
  • Valued input & options for creativity
  • Flexibility in choosing materials and curriculum
  • Outstanding educators as coworkers
  • Potential to have your child receive top-notch education where you work
  • Beautiful campus in the heart of Bettendorf
  • Iowa teaching certificate not required

Full-Time Faculty & Staff Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Life & Long-Term Disability
  • 401k Retirement Plan with matching contributions
  • Personal Time & Sick Time
  • 125 Flexible Benefit Plan
  • AFLAC options available
  • Chef prepared free lunches
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • Discounted tuition for faculty and staff children
  • Free before & after school care for staff children

Join the highest-ranked private school in the State of Iowa and the Quad Cities area. Rivermont Collegiate is a unique learning community guided by the core values of Intellect, Character, and Creativity. Our students come from throughout the greater Quad Cities and various countries around the world to explore unique opportunities, programs, experiences, and challenging curriculum in a supportive, family-like atmosphere. Our students are free-thinking individuals who design their own Rivermont Experience.

Rivermont Collegiate is an independent, non-denominational, college preparatory school offering Pre-K through 12th-grade day programming as well as 5 and 7-day high school boarding.

Rivermont Collegiate does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, gender, or national origin. Rivermont Collegiate is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Job Openings

Guest Teachers

Become a substitute and join the friendly Rivermont team at the beautiful Bettendorf mansion on the hill!

Rivermont Collegiate – Iowa’s #1 ranked college preparatory school – is seeking talented, energetic, and creative substitute teachers. We have opportunities at every level – pre-school through high school. Hours are flexible. Class sizes are considerably smaller than public school.

Experience with children of varying ages strongly preferred, as well as background in the field of education. Background check required.

$100 per day/$50 per half day. Lunch provided.

If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher for Rivermont Collegiate, please submit the form below with a note in the “Your Message” field.

Chef's Assistant - Part-time, Evenings

Rivermont Collegiate is a co-educational, independent school offering an exclusively college preparatory program. Its eight and one-half acre campus is located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in Bettendorf, Iowa. Founded in 1884, Rivermont is the only Preschool through 12th Grade college preparatory, day, and boarding school in the Quad Cities.


The Chef’s Assistant is responsible for the planning, preparation, and service of evening meals for international boarding students as well as staff Dorm Parents five times a week. This is a part-time job with approximately 20-25 hours per week and two consecutive days off (to be determined at hire). The goals of this position are to provide healthy menu options with focus on quality, taste, and variety. The boarding student demographic is multi-cultural; the ideal candidate will have varied culinary skills and knowledge of ethnic, international, and intercontinental cuisines.

The Chef’s Assistant is an integral part of the residential community and boarding experience at Rivermont. A successful candidate must possess strong inter-personal skills with an ability to build rapport with culturally diverse students and adults.


The Chef’s Assistant reports directly to the Kitchen Manager/Chef. The Finance Director supervises and supports kitchen operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with the Kitchen Manager/Chef on menus as well as daily preparation and cleaning schedules.
  • Stocking and taking inventory as needed.
  • Maintaining standards of sanitation, safety, production, service, and food quality.
  • Managing/planning service for the evening dinner for approximately 20-30 boarding students and staff.
  • Prep work, cooking and cleaning
  • Maintaining compliance with all mandated health codes and applicable laws.
  • Working with the Kitchen Manager/Chef to adhere to the food budget.
  • Possess an attention to detail and a passion for cooking.
  • Assisting with occasional school special events.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, dorm parents, faculty, and supervisors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Kitchen Manager/Chef.
  • Strong attendance and punctuality are a MUST to ensure that the duties and responsibilities of the job are
  • performed successfully.

Professional Qualities of Rivermont Collegiate Faculty & Staff

  • Contribute to the delivery of the mission, vision, and values of the school community.
  • Follow community policies and procedures and models positive behavior.
  • Work effectively as a team member and develops professional and productive relationships with colleagues.
  • Understand boundaries and embraces responsibility for the care of students.
  • Promote a trust-based community by keeping appropriate confidences.
  • Manage time effectively and meets deadlines and commitments.
  • Communicate and respond to all school communications in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to change as needed.

Education and Experience

The optimal candidate will have an education in Culinary Arts – or equivalent experience in the industry – while maintaining high standards of sanitation, safety, production, service, and food quality. SERV Safe Sanitation certification– or willingness to obtain – is required.

Other Requirements and Skills

A current driver’s license will be required. A criminal multi-state background check is required and must be successfully completed before employment can begin.

Other Skills

A current driver’s license will be required. A criminal multi-state background check is required and must be successfully completed before employment can begin.

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Tia Green
Phone: 563-359-1366

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