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.


Princeton Day School has an immediate opening for a full-time Lower School Spanish teacher as a leave replacement beginning January 2017. A full-time faculty member in addition to classroom teaching has various duties..

The candidate will preferably:
• be an experienced teacher with students in grades PK through 4 with complete command of the language
• 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


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

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Princeton Day School is seeking a Director of Safety and Security to perform supervisory and administrative tasks in developing, implementing and managing programs designed to address security and safety needs for the Princeton Day School community. The Director is responsible for coordinating comprehensive school safety and security programs which includes working with the local first responders. The Director works with school administrators, faculty and staff on all areas and matters concerning school safety and security. The Director will ensure that all policies and procedures for a safe and secure environment are adhered to during all activities on campus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directly manage the safety and security staff (hire, train, assign, schedule, discipline and evaluate).
  • Maintain an active presence on all parts of campus.
  • Patrol campus, as needed, following an orderly route to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows and gates.
  • Build positive, strong and friendly relationships with all School constituents, engendering trust and open communication.
  • Develop, establish and enforce visitor management procedures, parking control and traffic enforcement programs.
  • Develop and implement proactive methods to anticipate, recognize and assess security risks in order to take action or to mitigate them.
  • Conduct safety and security assessments and update / revise the Crisis Response Chart if necessary.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of security plans for special events involving all Princeton Day School facilities.
  • Serve as a liaison with the Princeton Police Department, Princeton Fire Department and the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad.
  • Prepare emails related to safety and traffic issues on campus and forward them to Facilities or other appropriate locations.
  • Receive and review all reports for incidents that occur on or off campus that may influence or disrupt the safety and security of the PDS community.
  • Communicate with other schools on matters related to school safety and security.
  • Maintain record of fire and other emergency drills and conduct drills according to State regulations and when necessary.
  • Maintain security systems, building access control and fire alarms for all PDS facilities.
  • Conduct and coordinate safety, security and emergency preparedness training by developing, scheduling and / or facilitating training for administrators, faculty, staff, students and first responders.
  • Coordinate school safety compliance with state and local regulations by studying existing and new requirements and overseeing school wide adherence to them.
  • Work with appropriate departments to meet operational security needs within budget.
  • Member of the Crisis Response Team
  • Coordinate safety planning and practice to support academic processes of school by creatively implementing best practices in safety, security and emergency preparedness with proper adaptation to the environment, so the process of education can be enhanced rather than impeded by safety efforts.
  • Conduct full campus (buildings and grounds) security risk assessment annually or when needed.
  • Conduct monthly inspections to ensure compliance with local fire code.
  • Arrange with the Princeton Police Department a periodic patrol program during special events with larger than usual crowds or extraordinary circumstances.
  • Work collaboratively with local first responders in developing educational activities where the first responders have an area of expertise.
  • Conduct a risk assessment in the planning and building of any campus buildings and grounds projects.
  • Provide assistance/service for lockouts, dead batteries, lost persons, etc.
  • Serve as first point of contact for Central Station alarms
  • Manage a Security budget.
  • Review CCTV when requested/necessary
  • Snow removal including shoveling, plowing and operating other snow removal equipment

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Law enforcement or related experience strongly preferred
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of school safety/security practices and procedures required
  • Experience writing and effectively communicating policies, procedures and drills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • CPR Certification (preferred)

Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at


Princeton Day School seeks a Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward capital and planned gifts. The Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer reports to the Director of Individual Giving & Campaign Manager.

Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer responsibilities include:

  • Cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors and prospective major donors -through regular personal contact, written appeals, follow-up, outreach events, face to face meetings, and special events.
  • Being regularly "on the road" visiting past and prospective donors and volunteers.
  • Personally manage relationships with a portfolio of assigned prospective donors, including cultivating, soliciting and stewarding their relationship with the School.
  • Attend and assist with managing donor cultivation and recognition events and activities.
  • Ensure accurate processing and tracking of major gifts and donor acknowledgements.
  • Promote the School’s Planned Giving program to increase membership in the May Margaret Fine Society of planned giving donors.
  • Coordinate Annual Fund solicitation of capital and endowment prospects with the Director of Annual Fund.
  • Required and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of moving potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure.
  • Successful experience (5 years or more) in developing and managing individual strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects and planned giving prospects.
  • Interest in independent school education and a dedication to promoting the School’s fund raising priorities by developing relationships with faculty, senior academic and administrative leaders, trustees, volunteers, and the advancement office team.
  • Must have excellent writing and interpersonal skills, reflect an optimistic and positive attitude and a have demonstrated record of completing assignments.
  • Willingness and availability to travel extensively.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • General:

  • Cooperate and work together with all managers, supervisors and co-workers; plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction.
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage diverse tasks, multitasking in a fast-paced sometimes stressful environment.
  • Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, which may be altered or redesigned as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement
  • Other Requirements:

  • Must possess good judgment, tact, sensitivity, and discretion in the handling of confidential information, materials and situations.
  • Must be detailed oriented, thorough and accurate.
  • Display the highest ethical and professional behavior.
  • Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to: Marybeth Roach, Human Resources Director at Princeton Day School PO Box 75 Princeton, NJ 08642 or at Position is available immediately. Start date is flexible.

    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

    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

    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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