Careers

Teaching at Princeton Day School

At Princeton Day School, the pursuit of excellence is a cooperative process nurtured by an outstanding faculty. Our experienced teachers believe in creating a classroom atmosphere where the learning process is valued. At PDS, the classroom extends beyond the walls of the school house and is equally regarded on the fields, courts, ice, and stage. The world-class faculty believes strongly in professional growth and development, and teachers routinely receive in-service training, participate in conferences, attend graduate courses, and travel for enrichment opportunities—all fully supported by the school.

We are always interested in meeting outstanding teachers who are looking to teach in a supportive community of learners. Professionals with a Master’s Degree and several years of teaching experience are encouraged to apply. Princeton Day School values the contributions of teachers who:

  • Demonstrate excellence in the classroom
  • Understand the powerful influence of technology on students’ lives
  • Enjoy connecting with students outside the classroom through: advising, coaching, attending games and concerts, chaperoning events, sponsoring activities
  • Have a sense of humor and like to laugh
  • Are strongly committed to their students and colleagues

Princeton Day School actively seeks students, families, and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. EOE.

GROUNDSKEEPER

Princeton Day School seeks a full-time Grounds Keeper who will work on multiple sites with responsibilities to include but not limited to cutting lawns and fields, operating equipment, caring for ornamental plants and trees, field painting and care, landscape maintenance, and pool care. 5-10 years landscaping/grounds experience (preferably in an academic setting), landscaping equipment operation experience/skills are required and experience with/knowledge of Athletic Field maintenance preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license and pesticide operator’s license. Must be able to work inside/outside - summer/winter, use ladders and lift 80 lbs. Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE HEAD OF US/ASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL FOR ACADEMIC LIFE

Princeton Day School has an opening for a 12-month, full-time, experienced staff member to provide administrative support to the Head of Upper School/Assistant Head of School for Academic Life. The successful candidate will have experience working in and managing a front office and will be responsible to provide all administrative support to the Division Head/Assistant Head of School.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Calendaring/Scheduling
  • Event Coordination
  • Communication with parents, students, faculty, administration
  • Faculty attendance, duty assignment, trip coordination
  • Bi-weekly expanse report processing
  • Fire Drill attendance
  • Student locker and parking assignments
  • Keeping the Division Head informed of need-to-know information
  • Acting as liaison between the Division Head and faculty/staff/administrators/parents and all other constituencies, when necessary
  • Screening phone calls
  • Organizing incoming mail and making sure that important information is immediately brought to the Division Head’s attention
  • Serving on committees, when needed
  • Providing support for general administration, when needed
  • Other duties as assigned/needed

In addition, a candidate will have the ability to work on multiple assignments with varying deadlines, to communicate effectively – both in written and oral formats - and to respond and follow through on all assignments and responsibilities in a timely manner. The successful candidate will have proficiency in word processing, EXCEL and email. The candidate should also possess a sense of humor, flexibility, energy, collegiality, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work effectively with a team.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at: mroach@pds.org.

SENIOR NETWORK & SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

PDS seeks a team-oriented and customer-focused individual. The SNE will work with the Director of Technical Services to plan, implement, manage, support and maintain all aspects of the school's network and server infrastructure. S/he will also act as the school's information security officer.

Qualifications/experience include but not limited to:
  • Experience in design and administration in a complex, high availability network environment; preferably on Mac OSX and Windows platforms supporting Windows, Mac OS and iOS devices.
  • Successful experience managing complex projects
  • A desire to innovate and to be a leader
  • Knowledge of network security and privacy considerations - possess or be eager to obtain a relevant security certification
  • Superior time management, organization and prioritization skills
  • Experience with virtualization preferred
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Willingness to take on diverse tasks and responsibilities wherever needed
  • Ability to work successfully with IT teammates, internal clients (technical and non-technical), and vendors

Bachelor's degree in computer engineering, information technology or a related field and/or relevant professional certifications (Network+, CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, MCSE, etc.) strongly preferred.

Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

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DIRECTOR OF FACILITY OPERATIONS

Princeton Day School seeks an experienced Director of Facility Operations to provide leadership, supervision and support of the Facilities Department which comprises Buildings & Grounds, Custodial Services and Rink Operations. This position works closely with many constituents of the School. Major responsibilities include: daily building operations for the facility (350,000 gsf), grounds and athletic fields management (100 acre campus) and capital repair and renewal projects. The incumbent will develop strategic direction of the department and be accountable for implementation, with sustainability as a key component of both. The Director will manage in a collaborative manner working alongside the staff on a daily basis serving not only as a mentor but as contributing team member in order to effectively monitor progress and ensure accountability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Include but not limited to the following:
~Collaborate with school leadership to develop and implement strategies for efficient operation of safe and sustainable facilities and grounds in support of Princeton Day School’s mission and financial goals.
~Strive for continuous improvement and innovation in facilities and grounds management and in departmental organization by setting appropriate standards and ensuring quality control.
~Responsible for all aspects of department personnel management including motivation/team-building, performance evaluations, training/development, productivity, accountability, discipline and mentoring.
~Create and maintain work environment that gives team members responsibility and authority to achieve goals, including encouragement of professional development through training, goal setting and performance evaluations, as well as delegation of responsibilities for independent work (as appropriate).
~Conduct regular inspection of all school facilities, grounds and equipment to ensure high standards of safety, attractiveness and cleanliness campus-wide.
~Responsible for the CMMS (computerized maintenance management system): assignment, oversight and follow-up to ensure quality control and the timely, cost effective execution of all work orders; management of the Preventive Maintenance programs to ensure Preventive Maintenance is performed and documented as required.
~Ensure cost effectiveness, sustainability, consistency, quality, accuracy and performance to school standards in all aspects of the management of facilities and grounds, including oversight of the energy management system.
~Plan and manage capital repair/renewal projects (quotable, deferred maintenance)
-Organize, schedule and supervise all repair projects with a sensitivity to school
seasonal and operational needs.
-Solicit quotes, evaluate and select outside contractors and manage the fulfillment of
the contract by monitoring performance and ensuring satisfactory completion
before authorizing final payment.
-Ensure compliance with building codes and other governmental (local and state)
regulations.
~Develop and maintain a consistent department image by implementing staff-wide initiatives and producing a quality customer-service-oriented maintenance service.
~Responsible for cost/budget control
-Monitor Operations spending for budget, choice of vendor, proper approval and
quotes, when applicable.
~Represent the department by building relationships with all constituencies: faculty, administration, staff, parents and students.
~Ensure effective customer satisfaction, service and relations.
~Responsible for on-site supervision of Facilities Operations staff working on unscheduled “school closed” days such as snow/severe weather days.
~Serve as the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator
~Responsible for ensuring that all staff adhere to all fire/life/safety and security programs implemented by the School.
~Ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulatory requirements
-Oversee inspections of all building systems as needed for compliance (boilers,
fire alarms, elevators, etc.)
-Management of code compliance programs: asbestos management, air quality, radon
and other health related issues
~Maintain confidentiality
~Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position directly supervises the Facilities Assistant, Building Operations and Grounds staff, Custodial Foreman, and Rink Coordinator and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these employees.

Competencies
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Demonstrated effective leadership and interpersonal skills: inspire respect, trust and loyalty; motivate others to perform well; build positive team spirit; build relationships with diverse constituencies; model and instill a strong customer service ethic
-Effective oral and written communication skills: confidence and clarity in conveying information to all members of the community, both individually and in groups
-Extensive knowledge of construction scheduling and cost estimating
-Ability to demonstrate initiative/innovation, meet challenges with resourcefulness and develop alternative solutions/ approaches
-Demonstrated strong attention to detail, organizational and problem-solving skills
-Extensive knowledge of and commitment to sustainability initiatives
-Ability to manage capital repair/renewal projects: develop, coordinate and communicate project plans, setting realistic expectations and monitoring progress and results
-Ability to respond and follow through on assignments/responsibilities in a timely manner and to work on multiple assignments with varying deadlines
-Proven effective personnel management and interpersonal skills
-Ability to objectively judge the quality of performance for staff and outside contractors
-Ability and willingness to provide not only “hands on” training but also assistance to all members of the Facilities staff
-Commitment to the School’s needs as demonstrated by readiness to respond 24/7/365 as reasonable and necessary
-Ability to adapt behavior to function effectively in the school’s culture
-Ability to demonstrate diplomacy and tact
-Ability to apply a differentiated management style among members of the department
-Ability to read and interpret construction and engineering documents, e.g. construction drawings, specification and shop drawings, and manufacturer maintenance manuals
-Competency in OSHA job site safety requirements
-Knowledge of Integrated Pest Management regulations and practices
-Ability to work in mechanical and electrical spaces
-Ability to exercise sound judgment in responding to situations to meet organizational needs on a daily basis

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferably in one of the following disciplines: Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Facilities or Construction Management

At least 10 years of experience in facility/building/property management, construction management, and/or plant engineer (preferably in an educational setting), with a minimum of 5 years in a supervisory capacity

Experience in operation and maintenance of HVAC systems, utility networks and energy management systems strongly preferred

Personal experience in at least two technical trades (plumbing, carpentry, mechanical, electrical, roofing, HVAC and/or other building trades)

Training in and experience implementing and practicing energy conservation and sustainable building practices

Knowledge of landscaping, forest management, athletic field maintenance, pesticide management preferred

Language Skills
-Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
-Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals.
-Ability to speak effectively with employees, faculty, parents and students.
-Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from all constituencies

Computer Skills
Strong skills and demonstrated experience with Microsoft office suite (EXCEL, Word)
Experience in CMMS software programs (preferably SchoolDude)
Experience in operating Building Automation/Energy Management Systems
Familiarity with database management, data input, and MS Project would be an advantage

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Black Seal Boiler License
608 / Universal Refrigerant License
Integrated pest management operator’s license preferred
Membership in related professional organization(s) desirable
Valid driver’s license

Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org



HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Princeton Day School seeks a dynamic, energetic and organized individual to join our cross-divisional health and wellness and physical education departments. An experienced professional well practiced in working with varying ages of childhood from 4 years to high school who understands the varied physical, social and emotional needs of our students is essential for the day-to-day responsibilities for this position. This is a full-time, 10-month position.
Specific Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Health and Wellness

  • Teach middle school health and wellness
  • Teach several rotations of upper school health through out the academic year
  • Actively contribute to curricular programing in Health and Wellness by preparing, amending, and/or improving lessons to better meet the academic, physical and social emotional needs of the particular student body in both the middle and upper schools

Physical Education

  • Teach lower school physical education (grade specific, ages range from 4 years old to 10 years old)
  • Teach fifth grade physical education
  • May teach middle school physical education (mixed grades 6-8, ages 11-14) for one trimester/season

School Community

  • Student Advisor for either the middle school or the upper school; engage in those responsibilities associated with the position
  • Team player- must be able to work collaboratively and flexibly with multiple people in several different departments
  • Put the safety and security of our school community as it’s primary responsibility
  • Engage in thoughtful Professional Development to continue to grow individually and bring new skills to school
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • College Degree in Health Education and/or Physical Education
  • Teaching experience in both Health and Physical Education

Interested candidate should submit a cover letter, resume and list of references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at mroach@pds.org.

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

The School Psychologist will join the Princeton Day School student services team providing support to students to help them succeed academically, socially and emotionally. A key member of the student services team, health and wellness committee and academic affairs committee, the School Psychologist plays an integral role in all aspects of school life.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conduct preliminary assessment of students with areas of academic concern, which may include screening measures, classroom observations, and consultation with parents and teachers.
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings with faculty and parents to gather information, assess student needs, and devise action plans as indicated.
  • Develop, implement and oversee academic support plans for students facing academic challenges.
  • Provide acute and short-term mental health evaluation and counseling for students when needed.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with professionals in the community. Make referrals to mental health professionals in the community for outside therapy and evaluation.
  • Develop and implement the health and wellness curriculum in the middle school.
  • Support the middle school advising system.
  • Serve as a resource for committees and departments such as admissions, academic affairs, health and wellness, and student life.
  • Provide consultation and programming to parents and teachers regarding learning differences, child and adolescent development and mental health issues.
  • Provide ongoing faculty and parent professional development around topics of interest.
  • The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience and a graduate degree in school psychology or counseling.

    Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org



    DIRECTOR OF THE UPPER SCHOOL LIBRARY - Grades: 9 – 12

    Princeton Day School seeks a Director of the Upper School Library to lead a service-oriented, student-centered library program that is fully integrated into the academic life of the Upper School. The Director of the Upper School Librarian works collaboratively with colleagues, demonstrates a deep concern for students and their learning, and embraces the dynamic nature of libraries in independent schools.

    This faculty position oversees Upper School library operations, services, and technologies for 410 students and 65 faculty members. The Director reports to the Head of the Upper School / Assistant Head of School for Academics and the Head of Libraries, who oversees Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School Library operations. Ideal candidates will provide the leadership and expertise necessary to align a student-centered library program with the mission, goals and objectives of Princeton Day School; will have the technical expertise to ensure that students and staff are effective and ethical users of technology and information; and will empower students to be critical thinkers, skillful researchers, enthusiastic readers, and creative innovators. Princeton Day School offers an excellent working environment and motivated students who are intellectually curious.

    Among the qualifications for the position are an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent degree; experience at the high school or college level in library services; an ability to instruct and assess media/information literacy; expertise with computer systems and technologies appropriate to education and libraries; an ability to foster change and work collaboratively with members of the school community; a desire to embrace appropriate new developments in school library programs; and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

    Goals for the Director of the Upper School Library

    • To ensure the Upper School library program is aligned with the mission, goals and objectives of Princeton Day School;
    • To design and integrate a library and information literacy program that is student-centered, inclusive, and relevant;
    • To ensure that the Upper School library program is integral to the learning and instructional goals of Princeton Day School;
    • To collaborate with teachers, technology specialists, and other curricular leaders to design and implement instruction, assess student learning and instructional effectiveness, and utilize technology to transform learning in the Upper School;
    • To ensure that students and staff are effective, sophisticated, and ethical users of information in all formats;
    • To empower students to be critical thinkers, skillful researchers, enthusiastic readers and creative innovators.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    1. Leader: As the leader of the Upper School library program the Director will create a student-centered environment where collaboration and creative problem-solving thrive. The Director will develop and maintain a virtual presence for library services and resources and commit to ongoing professional development, innovation, and training. The Director will also play a leading role in aligning the library program with the school’s commitment to interdisciplinary studies, global awareness and the role of the library in a major institutional “STEAM” initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).

    2. Instructional Partner: The Director will work with faculty to build and strengthen connections between students’ informational needs, curricular content, and learning outcomes. S/he will participate in curricular development processes, collaborating with teachers and departments. A major task will be the implementation of a Research and Digital Literacy Curriculum that aligns with newly developed learning outcomes in our academic departments. As an instructor, the Director will apply the latest research on teaching and learning to instructional methods and actively embrace Princeton Day School’s commitment to interdisciplinary studies, global awareness and the role of the library in the newly developed STEAM center.

    3. Information Specialist: The Director of the Upper School Library will be an expert in an array of educational and library technologies. S/he will provide leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation and organization of information resources and technologies, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information. The Director will develop a collection that meets the diverse needs of the PDS community and will enthusiastically promote reading, creativity, literacy and intellectual pursuits through resources, services and curriculum.

    4. US Library Administrator: The Director of the Upper School Library will oversee the Upper School library facility and resources, ensuring that programs are continually improving and aligned with the current mission and goals of Princeton Day School by meeting regularly with the Library Team. As an Upper School faculty member, the Director of the Upper School Library will attend faculty and curricular meetings as necessary – and will have a demonstrated record of success in building positive relationships with students and colleagues.

    Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

    MIDDLE SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER

    Princeton Day School is seeking a full-time middle school Spanish teacher beginning in the Fall, 2017. The teacher should be able to teach middle school PDS students, from introductory level to intermediate, and contribute to the community life of PDS. Teaching responsibilities include 4 classes (2-3 preps). A full-time faculty member serves as a homeroom advisor (8-10 middle school students), has various duties, and is expected to contribute to the school life outside the classroom in an extracurricular activity.

    The candidate will preferably:

    • be an experienced teacher
    — complete command of the language
    — strong background, beyond the language, in Spanish cultural traditions and literature

    • have an advanced academic degree
    —in the language, literature, history, and/or culture

    • contribute to school life outside the classroom
    — coaching or other extracurricular activities

    Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

    MIDDLE/UPPER SCHOOL FRENCH TEACHER

    PDS is seeking a part-time, middle and upper school French teacher as a one-year replacement, beginning in the Fall, 2017. Candidates should be able to teach 6th grade and the complete range of PDS high school students, from introductory to advanced level and contribute to the community life of PDS. The position includes teaching 3 classes (1 in the middle school, 2 in the upper school), being an advisor to 6-8 students (in the middle school), fulfilling various duties, and contributing to the school life outside the classroom.

    The candidate will preferably:
    • be an experienced teacher
    — demonstrated experience at both introductory and advanced levels
    — complete command of the language
    — strong background, beyond the language, in French and Francophone cultural traditions and literature
    • have an advanced academic degree
    —in the language, literature, history, and/or culture

    Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org


    LOWER SCHOOL ART TEACHER

    Princeton Day School seeks an experienced, full-time PreK through Grade 4 Art teacher. Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in Art or Fine Arts, minimum two years of successful classroom teaching, extensive knowledge in a wide range of art forms, theoretical understanding and classroom experience in applying developmentally appropriate practices, have knowledge of effective teaching strategies and experience in organizing, implementing, and maintaining an effective, collaborative instructional program. Responsibilities include but not limited to developing an arts curriculum with a high level of creative engagement, constructing age-appropriate lesson plans with a mastery of different teaching techniques for different ages, teaching children by connecting art history to studio art through play and exploration, working with classroom teachers for curriculum integration, exhibiting student art work throughout the school and integrating technology into planning and teaching. Part of this integration involves STEAM. Applicants should submit resume, cover letter, examples of their work and their students' work and references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

    Custodian - Temporary/Substitute

    Princeton Day School seeks an experienced custodian to join the maintenance staff on a temporary/substitute basis. The custodial staff is responsible for keeping the building in a clean and orderly condition by performing the general cleaning duties in assigned areas including but not limited to: vacuuming, dusting, trash removal, recycling, carpet/floor maintenance. Candidate should be a self starter with the ability to work independently. Must be able to lift 60 lbs. Valid driver’s license and background check required. Interested candidates should submit their resume and references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

    Part-Time Rink Attendant

    PDS seeks an employee for a part-time, 12 month opportunity – weekend and holiday hours are available. Responsibilities include but not limited to operating the Zamboni (will train), cleaning of rink facility, sharpening ice skates. Valid driver’s license and background check required. Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

    After School Assistant

    Princeton Day School seeks Part-Time Assistants for the Extended Day Program. Under general supervision of the Director of After-School Programs, the position’s primary responsibility is ensuring a safe and orderly environment for after school care.

    Working days/hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Experience and/or interest in working with children ages 4 – 11 years. General duties include: providing assistance to the Director of After School Programs in the implementation of the after school care including effective management of large groups, small groups, and individual children both indoors and out-of-doors. Ability to work independently, understand and carry out oral and written directions and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, students, and parents. Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

    Substitute Teachers

    Princeton Day School seeks substitute teachers for all grade levels and subject areas. A substitute teacher is responsible for providing instruction, managing the classroom environment, and promoting student learning in the absence of the regular classroom teacher. Substitute teachers must implement teacher lesson plans, assign student class work and homework, maintain classroom control and discipline. Substitutes must have teaching capabilities and able to follow oral and written directions. Bachelor’s Degree required. Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

    Required Materials: Princeton Day School requires of all employment applicants (1) a resume and (2) a cover letter that helps us understand more about you and your interest in our school. If you have a personal statement or copies of reference letters, we welcome these, as well.

    Submitting Your Materials: Please submit your materials via email to the designated recipient. Those without internet access may mail their employment materials to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources.
    We do not guarantee return of submitted materials.

    No phone calls, please. We acknowledge receipt of online applications within 2 business days and mailed applications within two weeks. When we fill an open position, we remove the listing from this employment page. Thank you for respecting our No Calls policy.

    Princeton Day School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for service in the Armed Forces, or any other protected status as defined by federal, state, or local law.

    If you have questions, please email Marybeth Roach. We appreciate your interest in Princeton Day School.

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