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.

Employment Opportunities

As of March 2015, the following positions are available:

Director of Wellness Services
Senior Network Enginee
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Part-Time School Nurse
Technology Support Specialist - Admin Computing

 

Middle School Humanities Teacher
Upper School History
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Middle School Science Teacher
Upper School English Teacher


 

 

DIRECTOR OF WELLNESS SERVICES
Princeton Day School seeks a Director of Wellness Services to lead and guide all school-wide curricular and co-curricular initiatives touching upon student physical and emotional health.  This full-time position, unique within the independent school community, highlights Princeton Day School’s commitment to preparing students to meet the rigorous demands of both its own program and those of the world in which they will be called upon to play a variety of leadership roles.  


Responsibilities and Reports:
The Director of Wellness Services will advise the Head of School and his leadership team on all matters pertaining to student physical and emotional well-being.   Reporting to the Assistant Head of School, s/he will be responsible for all aspects of staffing and program for the health centers and counseling office.  S/he will direct the school’s health and wellness initiative and teach in that program. The Director of Wellness Services will provide ongoing support of – and direction for – physical education and peer group programs and their staff; and work closely with the athletic coaching and athletic training staffs.  S/he will design and implement professional development opportunities for members of the faculty and staff, as well as educational programming for parents.


Qualifications:
The Director of Wellness Services will hold a medical degree from an accredited university program and will have been in medical practice – preferably in pediatrics – for not fewer than five years.  S/he will have demonstrated an understanding and appreciation of childhood, pre-adolescent, and adolescent development; an enthusiasm for working with parents and faculty; and a strong desire to lead a critical endeavor within a PreK-12 community.


This is a full-time, 10-month position.  Compensation and benefits (including tuition remission) are competitive.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and statement of interest to Director of Human Resources Marybeth Roach at: mroach@pds.org.

 

SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER
The Senior Network Engineer will be responsible for planning and implementing a network to support the School’s goals as well as for ensuring its effective operation and maintenance.   Reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer and working closely with the Director of Technical Services, s/he also performs hands-on network administration, and provides high level technical expertise and support to teammates and customers.  Serving as the organization’s information security officer, the Senior Network Engineer develops security policy, assures that solutions adhere to policy, assesses and communicates risk, educates the school community on matters of information security, and performs other security related tasks.  The Senior Network Engineer is a service-oriented team player who embraces both strategy and operations.  S/he welcomes new ideas, seeks out technologies that will best serve the school, and thoughtfully proposes, implements, secures, maintains and supports these technologies.

Qualifications include but not limited to:
●    Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, information technology or a related field.
●    Relevant professional certifications preferred (Network+, CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, MCSE, etc.)
●    Must hold information security certification or obtain within agreed timeframe upon accepting position (Security+, CASP, SSCP, or CISSP).
●    Excellent customer service skills; effective communication skills, written and oral.
●    Superior time management, organization and prioritization skills.
●    Experience in enterprise system administration in a complex, high availability environment; preferably on Mac OSX and Windows platforms supporting Windows, Mac OS and iOS devices.
●    Experience with LAN/WAN routing and switching technologies, and wired and wireless network infrastructure.  Must include network design, management and support.
●    Thorough understanding of security issues and best practices.
●    Knowledge of enterprise backup and disaster recovery solutions.
●    Ability to solve complex technical problems efficiently and completely.
●    Experience with virtualization technology and storage area networks.
●    Ability to negotiate with, work with, and manage vendors.
●    Maturity of judgment; ability to resolve/mediate problems in a timely and effective manner.
●    Experience effectively documenting IT systems and procedures.
●    Ability to present and explain technical material to a non-technical audience.
●    Able to maintain calm and focus under pressure.
●    Successful experience in planning and managing projects.

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

PART-TIME SCHOOL NURSE
Princeton Day School has an opening for a part-time, experienced school nurse to join the Health Office during the after school program, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 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, Human Resources Manager, at mroach@pds.org

 TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST-ADMINISTRATIVE COMPUTING
Princeton Day School seeks a full-time Technology Support Specialist to provide technical support for all administrative offices, concentrating on database systems and operations. Responsibilities include but not limited to serving as IT lead and/or project manager for administrative technology-related projects; analyzing user requirements for reports, forms, queries and data extraction;  providing end-user training and support with regard to the effective and efficient use of database tools and resources; assisting the Communications Office with web site data integration; providing support for various business and administrative systems (student ID card database, POS terminals, health center/content management/scheduling systems, student/ financial information systems as well as other systems used for day-to-day operations); providing support for data integration between departments and systems; assist with the selection and implementation of new administrative systems;  assisting other departments in the design, documentation and support of ongoing operations for data entry, manipulation and reporting and assure they are performed in accordance with established school policies and procedures; creating detailed documentation used for support and training; and work with colleagues to ensure integrity, accessibility, security and privacy of systems and data.   

 Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Certificate/Degree in computer science, related field or equivalent experience.
  • Relevant certifications preferred
  • Experience managing Mac-based desktop
  • Experience working with PC platform
  • Experience managing Apple servers, and using workgroup manager
  • Experience in a role requiring excellent customer service skills
  • Experience managing projects
  • Knowledge of cloud-based systems and risks, requirements and advantages specific to the cloud
  • Strong technical documentation skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with computer users of all skill levels, and to present technical concepts and ideas in language easily understandable to non-technical colleagues
  • Strong computer skills especially for spreadsheet, word processing, database and other business applications.
  • Working knowledge of information security, data privacy and risk assessment

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    The successful candidate will also possess a sense of humor, flexibility, energy, collegiality, patience, 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.

 

FACULTY OPENINGS
An Equal Opportunity Employer, Princeton Day School seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds who bring with them significant experience and responsibility and who wish to use their talents and skills on behalf of an outstanding student body, in a vigorous, vital school community. Salary, benefits, and opportunities for professional development are generous.




 

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL HUMANITIES TEACHER
Princeton Day School seeks a creative and energetic Middle School Humanities teacher beginning Fall 2015. We seek candidates who are committed to our mission of educating and nurturing each student. PDS is interested in teachers who challenge students to examine diversity, environmental sustainability, and the development of cultures through an interdisciplinary approach to language arts and ancient History. Strong candidates will be knowledgeable about and committed to best practices, including the development of critical reading and writing skills and the use of technology to enhance student learning. In developing and sharing curricular ideas, PDS teachers strive to create a coherent experience, full of supportive challenge, for all students. In addition to teaching, faculty members participate in school programs, which may include advising students, coaching, running clubs, or participating in other co-curricular activities.

Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in English, History, or related fields

•Affinity for working with Middle School students
•Innovative and forward thinking approaches to instruction
•Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
•A strong investment in professional growth
•Experience with technology integration
•Experience with differentiated instruction
•Creative and resourceful, with a sense of humor and strong work ethic

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


UPPER SCHOOL HISTORY
Princeton Day School seeks experienced candidates for a full-time teaching position in our History Department.  Teaching responsibilities include four sections of Upper School History.  Candidates with experience teaching U.S. History, World Studies, AP European History and/or Economics are preferred.  Candidates should be experienced teachers who are well educated, equally passionate about their subject and students and who integrate technology into his/her teaching. Advanced degree preferred.  A full-time faculty member serves as an advisor to 6-8 students, has various duties, and is expected to contribute to the school life outside the classroom in an extra- curricular activity. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at mroach@pds.org

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE
Princeton Day School seeks a creative, experienced, full-time middle school Science teacher, beginning September, 2015.  Teaching responsibilities include two sections of 6th grade science (life science, with a focus on human body systems and plants), and two sections of 8th grade (introductory physical science, IPS). Candidates should be experienced teachers who are well educated (advanced degree preferred), equally passionate about their subject and students, work well in a collaborative environment, and integrate technology in their teaching. Other responsibilities include advising and extra-curricular activities. Applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

 

UPPER SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER 
PDS seeks an experienced, creative full-time upper school English teacher beginning Fall 2015.  Candidates should be experienced high school teachers who are well educated, equally passionate about their subject and students,  work well in a collaborative environment and integrate technology into his/her teaching.   Successful candidates will be eager to help students develop the skills to read and write with imagination, passion, reflection, and insight, who empower students to engage the diversity that makes a community strong, and are invested in creating classroom opportunities for students to explore their thinking in English class in relation to their local and global worlds.  PDS offers year-long courses in 9th and 10th grade, and two-term electives for juniors and seniors organized around themes, authors, social identities, time periods and genres. The third term of the school year features Spring Writing Seminars for juniors and a culminating course in the English Department, A Life that Works, for seniors. Teaching assignments reflect the training and interests of the teacher coupled with the needs of the students.
In addition to classroom teaching, a full-time teacher contributes to the community life of PDS as an advisor of 6-8 students and in extra-curricular activities such as coaching or clubs.
Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred)
•Teaching experience
•Proven success in teaching
•Forward thinking and creative teacher
•Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
•Experience with technology integration
•Experience with differentiated instruction
•Creative and resourceful, with a sense of humor and strong work ethic 
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 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.



“Princeton Day School has been my home for many years. As a student, I was inspired by the teachers in the Upper School. These professionals encouraged me to be at my best in the classroom and on the basketball courts. PDS saw my love for children and encouraged me through professional development both within and outside of the school. Today, I am honored to be teaching some of our youngest students, as well as developing my love for basketball by coaching our Varsity boys team. Teaching second grade and coaching high school all under the same roof has been an incredibly rewarding experience.”

--Paris McLean ’00
Lower School Teacher

 

 

“I believe in the collaboration of students and teachers, who develop shared questions in a lively exchange that deepens understanding and builds community. We inspire each other to become more engaged readers and writers in a classroom environment that is as productive as it is lively. PDS continually encourages and supports me to create this type of classroom.”


--Bette Solloway
Middle School English Department Chair
25 years at PDS

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