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.
- ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE HEAD OF US/ASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
- VOCAL/CHORAL/MUSIC TEACHER - GRADES 5-12
- DIRECTOR OF FACILITY OPERATIONS
- COACHES - FIELD HOCKEY POSITIONS
- COACHES - MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS' SOCCER
- COACH - MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS' TENNIS
- COACH - GIRLS' VARSITY BASKETBALL ASSISTANT
- Custodian - Temporary/Substitute
- Part-Time Rink Attendant
- After School Assistant
- Substitute Teachers
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:
- 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: email@example.com.
Princeton Day School is seeking a 5-12 Vocal/Choral/Music Teacher beginning Fall of 2017. This full-time position will involve instruction of students in both the Middle and Upper Schools. This instructor will have teaching responsibilities as detailed below. Candidates should be dedicated teachers with a minimum of three years’ experience teaching students in grades 5-12. Evening commitments are required periodically throughout the year.
Specific duties include:
-Middle School Beginning and Intermediate Choir
-8th Grade Elective Chorus (semester)
-8th Grade Musical Director
-Upper School Beginning and Intermediate Choir and Advanced A Cappella Groups
-US Musical Director
-Coordinate Music for Special School Events
PDS 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, and sponsoring activities; have a sense of humor and like to laugh; and are always willing to “go the extra mile” for their students and colleagues. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
~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
~Perform other duties as assigned or required.
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.
-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
-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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Princeton Day School is seeking candidates for the following Field Hockey coaching positions: Varsity Assistant Coach; JV Assistant Coach and Middle School Assistant Coach. Coaching seasons runs from August 18th through November 1st (depending on the team/position). Season commitment is from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Monday through Friday with occasional weekends. Candidate should have experience as a coach/player, experience working with school aged children, ability to manage groups, ability to work as part of a team, ability to lead and take direction, be energetic, highly organized and have effective communication and program management skills. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.
Princeton Day School is seeking an experienced head coach and an assistant coach for the middle school boys’ soccer team. Coaching season runs from September 1st through November 1st. Practices are held Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. plus games. Candidate should have experience playing/coaching, experience working with middle school aged children, ability to manage groups, ability to lead and take direction, ability to build and be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PDS is seeking an experienced head coach for the middle school girls’ tennis team. Coaching season runs from September through November. Practices are held Monday through Friday from 2:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. plus games. Candidate should have experience teaching skills and working with middle school aged children, ability to manage groups, 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.