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.

REGISTRAR

Princeton Day School has an immediate need for a part-time registrar. The Registrar is the primary keeper of students' academic records, both current and past. While working closely with the division heads, college counselors, and scheduler, s/he regularly interacts with students, faculty, parents, and alumni.

The ideal candidate will possess meticulous organizational and time management skills, a high level of enthusiasm and energy, effective communication skills, a love of working with many different types of faculty, students and parents, a willingness to work in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to meet deadlines firmly. Tech savvy is crucial, school experience a plus, and a sense of humor is helpful.

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

PART-TIME SCHOOL NURSE

Princeton Day School anticipates an opening for a part-time, experienced school nurse to join the Health Office for the 2017-18 school year. The schedule for this position is to be determined but will be for a maximum of 29 hours/week, Monday through Friday. The successful candidate will be a licensed, registered nurse and possess CPR certification. The candidate should also possess excellent communication skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, energy, collegiality, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work effectively with a team. Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

HEAD OF UPPER SCHOOL 2018-19

Princeton Day School, a premier coeducational day school serving about 970 students in Pre-K through Twelfth Grade, invites nominations and applications for the position of Head of Upper School.

Founded in 1965 through the merger of Miss Fine’s School and Princeton Country Day School, PDS today offers a rigorous and broad program designed for motivated and academically-talented students, who are encouraged to explore their interests, to stretch and challenge themselves, and to build enduring relationships with classmates and teachers. The School welcomes and celebrates diversity of cultures, views, and talents, and remains steadfastly committed to creating a nurturing and rigorous learning environment for all of its students.

The Upper School is PDS’ largest division, enrolling 422 students in Ninth through Twelfth Grades. The division’s 59 full-time faculty serve as the backbone of the Upper School’s academic program, an innovative, intellectually stimulating, and fully supportive course of study. In recent years, the Upper School has pursued a number of curricular and programmatic innovations in alignment with the School’s commitment to interdisciplinary study and globalized learning, including the rollout of a new STEAM curriculum at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

Looking ahead, the division’s next leader will be expected to build upon the Upper School’s strong foundation and history of success, and should intend to make a meaningful commitment to the program’s future. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of administrative leadership, including experience with faculty recruitment and development, curricular and strategic planning, community building with colleagues and partnering with parents, and a passion for delivering unparalleled educational opportunities to students and families. In its next Head of Upper School, PDS seeks an enthusiastic leader and spokesperson for the division, an educator who, in collaboration with the Head of School and other members of the School’s leadership team, will continue the work of stewarding and strengthening the division going forward.

PDS has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of its next Head of Upper School. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to the search firm at www.imsearch.com/6351. The new Head of Upper School will begin on July 1, 2018. The deadline for submitting applications is October 20, 2017.

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.

MATH DEPARTMENT CHAIR

The Math Department Chair will guide the Department in the continued development of a strong and effective approach to teaching math, guided by four fundamental priorities:

- Create a vibrant curriculum that engages our students, stimulates their curiosity, and awakens them to the power and relevance of math in their future lives.
-Ensure that all students, regardless of their future college and career trajectories, acquire a baseline of mathematical literacy.
- Offer our most motivated, ambitious students a rigorous, dynamic experience that will propel them into future professional opportunities as leaders in mathematics.
- Teach math in an integrated, experiential fashion that mirrors the “interdisciplinary” connections between math, science, and technology in the actual world.

Primary Responsibilities:
Department Chairs have three primary areas of responsibility: facilitating the professional growth of their faculties; exercising curricular leadership; and performing managerial functions necessary for the efficient operation of each Department.

I.Facilitating the Professional Growth of Teachers.
The majority of a Department Chair’s time should be devoted to cultivating the human capital and professional excellence of the teachers within each Department.

Specific responsibilities of the Department Chair include:
×Supervision of teachers.
×Establish expectations for teaching, assessment, and classroom management.
×Engage in daily or weekly classroom observation of all teachers.
×Provide mentoring and professional development.
×Oversee the formal evaluation of faculty, in concert with Division Heads.

II.Exercising Curricular Leadership.
×Lead Departmental conversations about teaching, learning, pedagogy, and curriculum. Ensure that the PDS Department is a leader in education and is conversant with “best practices” in the field.
×Develop and articulate “Departmental Priority Learning Outcomes” for the PDS Department
×Regularly review and assess the entire curricular sequence of courses from Grades 5-12.
×Ensure that all course offerings align with the Department’s Priority Learning Outcomes.
×Foster a curriculum – and a teaching culture – which is both “challenging” and “supportive,” with a special emphasis on cultivating a “growth mindset” in students.

III.Managing the Day-to-Day Functioning of the Department
×Lead regular Department meetings with clearly developed, organized agendas.
×Assist with interviewing, hiring, and training of new faculty
×Oversee the course placement process. Determine staffing and sectioning requirements in concert with the Division Heads. Coordinate the process of placing students – both new and returning -- in appropriate courses. Administer placement tests to facilitate this process, as necessary. Work with course scheduler. Respond to student and parental questions about the placement process.
×Attend Department Chair Meetings and Academic Affairs Meetings.
×Develop and manage the Department Budget.
×Find substitute teachers when faculty are away from school.
×Communicate with parents when subject-related questions and concerns arise
×Teach at least two courses.

Qualifications:
×Master’s Degree
×Teaching experience (10+ years).
×Proven success in mentoring faculty.
×A passion for learning and a commitment to academic excellence and student achievement
×Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting, facilitate discussion, and lead groups to consensus
×Expertise and experience with curriculum design, development, implementation and assessment.
×Knowledge of “best practices” in both content-specific instruction and teaching more broadly.
×Experience with integration of technology.
×Experience with differentiated instruction.
×Creative and resourceful, with a sense of humor and strong work ethic
×Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

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.

COACH - VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL HEAD COACH

Princeton Day School seeks an experienced varsity boys basketball coach and head of program. The successful applicant will have an expert knowledge of the sport of basketball, the ability to properly condition athletes in a healthy and safe way, and the ability to structure practices and games in a competitive and positive manner. The applicant will be expected to demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to create and maintain a sense of program. In addition, experience playing and coaching basketball at a high level, College and/or high school experience, is strongly preferred. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required.

Qualifications:
  • Possesses an expert knowledge of the sport of basketball including, but not limited to, current training and teaching techniques, the ability to properly condition athletes in a healthy and safe way, and the ability to structure practices and games in a competitive and positive manner.
  • Experience playing and coaching basketball at a high level. College and/or high school experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills with players, parents and the athletic department.
  • The ability to create and maintain a sense of program from middle school through varsity teams.
  • The ability to create strong relationships in the community to foster a strong admissions pool for potential student-athletes.
  • Experience helping student-athletes through the college recruiting process.
  • Possesses and maintains a moral character that is in accordance with the mission of Princeton Day School.
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR skills.

Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

COACH - GIRLS' VARSITY BASKETBALL ASSISTANT

PDS is seeking an assistant coach for the varsity girls’ basketball team. Coaching season runs from November through February. Approximate time commitment is Monday through Friday 4:00p.m. – 7:00 p.m. plus some weekends. Candidate should have experience playing and coaching interscholastic athletes, ability to work as part of a team, be an effective communicator, highly organized, reliable, energetic, personable, and able to use email effectively. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR - MIDDLE SCHOOL

PDS is seeking an energetic and knowledgeable fitness instructor who will lead a group of 12-20 middle school students (ages 11-14) in an age-appropriate fitness based program that will focus on athletic training principles of cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, strength, agility and some sport specific skills. Time commitment is Monday through Friday 2:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. during the winter season. Successful candidate will have experience working with this age group and have excellent communication skills. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

DANCE INSTRUCTOR - MIDDLE SCHOOL

PDS is seeking an energetic and knowledgeable dance instructor who will lead a group of 12-20 middle school students (ages 11-14) in an age-appropriate dance program that will incorporate cardiovascular fitness through the teaching of modern dance, individual and group sequences while focusing on postural alignment. Time commitment is Monday through Friday 2:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. during the winter season. Successful candidate will have experience working with this age group and have excellent communication skills. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter 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.

Powered by Finalsite