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 May 2015, the following positions are available:

Senior Network Engineer
Part-Time School Nurse
Administrative Technology Support Specialist
Part-Time Security

 

Middle School Humanities Teacher
Middle/Upper School Spanish Teacher
Lower School - Reading Specialist
Upper School Dance Teacher/Choreographer


 

 

 

SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER
Princeton Day School 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·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·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.

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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

ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Princeton Day School seeks a service-oriented full-time Technology Support Specialist to focus on supporting administrative offices.  Some areas of responsibility will include, but not be limited to, technical support, project management, product/vendor selection, database administration. The Support Specialist will be an integral part of the IT team as well as partnering with internal clients, therefore interpersonal skills are critical.

Qualifications include (but not limited to):·
  -  Excellent customer service skills.·
  -  Experience supporting computers and software.  
  -  Experience with administrative/business information systems and databases preferred.·
  -  Interest in managing projects and working with internal clients to identify and implement new systems (including cloud-based technologies).·
  -  Strong organization, communication and documentation skills.·
  -  Associate or Bachelor’s degree and/or relevant technical certifications preferred.

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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.


SEC
URITY GUARD – PART-TIME
Princeton Day School seeks an employee for 12 month opportunity – nights, weekends, holiday hours are available.  Responsibilities include performing security tours, traffic, monitor activities of visitors/staff/renters, and serve as an emergency responder.  Valid driver’s license and background check required.   Retired law enforcement candidates preferred.  Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Human Resources Manager, 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
 

SPANISH TEACHER - ONE YEAR LEAVE REPLACEMENT
Princeton Day School seeks a full-time Spanish teacher in the Middle and Upper School Foreign Language department beginning in Fall 2015 as a one year leave replacement.  Teaching responsibilities and specific courses to be determined.  
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 submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at: mroach@pds.org

LOWER SCHOOL – READING SPECIALIST  
Princeton Day School seeks an experienced reading specialist beginning in the Fall 2015. Qualified candidate will have specialization in elementary teaching of reading; theoretical understanding and experience in the administration and interpretation of reading assessment tools; knowledge of specific reading programs; and experience in organizing, implementing, and maintaining an effective, collaborative program with both pull-out and push-in models of reading instruction. Responsibilities include implementing a reading program of effective and developmentally appropriate practices; collaborating with teachers, learning resource center colleagues and other support personnel to ensure academic and social success for each student; create meaningful learning experiences that help all students understand and develop reading skills; integrate technology into planning and teaching; regularly communicate with parents to provide and explain information regarding students’ social, academic, and behavioral progress; participate in school-wide, divisional, learning resource center and staffing meetings; use multiple approaches to assess student abilities, evaluate and report on student performance. Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org
 


UPPER SCHOOL DANCE TEACHER/CHOREOGRAPHER - MATERNITY LEAVE REPLACEMENT
Princeton Day School seeks an experienced dance teacher/choreographer for a maternity leave replacement from September 2015-February 2016.  Responsibilities include teaching 4-5 classes/week of beginning/intermediate dance and 2 classes/week of advanced dance.  Additional option may be to teach “movement for the actor” for 2 classes/week.  All classes are for grades 9-12. Though a concentration or fusion of modern, jazz and ballet technique is preferred, dancers of other cultures and styles are also welcome to apply.  This teacher will be required to choreograph 1-3 dances for a spring performance as part of teaching duties.  Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Human Resources Manager, 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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