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.
As of February 2015, the following positions are available:
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.
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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER PROGRAMS COUNSELOR COORDINATOR
Princeton Day School seeks a Counselor Coordinator to join its Summer Programs team. In addition to scheduling, training and supervising student counselors, the Coordinator’s responsibilities will also include but not limited to:
-oversight of the daily Summer Programs office activities
-acting as liaison between SP Director and faculty
-ensuring adherence to DOL regulations with respect to student counselor’s employment practices
-overseeing early dismissal or late arrival of campers
-providing assistance to teachers, counselors, and campers as needed
-assist with drop-off, pick-up, and lunchroom duty
-assist the SP Director in ensuring that all classes are appropriately staffed with instructors and students
-coordinate substitutes when needed-ensure that pre-camp is staffed and running on time each day
-assign student staff for regular duties as well as the transition times (attendance, pick-up/drop off assignments, distribution of lunch/snack bands)
-coordinate and direct all drop-off and pick-up times and areas, including buses
-direct the supervision of the lunchrooms and transition to afternoon programs
-work with the technology team in the coordination of use of computers and labs
-assist SP Director in camp inspection readiness for State and/ACA/health inspectors
-coordinate with SP Director to ensure administrative coverage until all children are picked up from extended day and late afternoon programs
-maintain Safety Check log of common spaces
The successful candidate will be a self-starter, highly organized, reliable, energetic, personable and possess a sense of humor, flexibility, collegiality, patience, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work effectively with a team. Familiarity with the Campwise database a plus. This is a seasonal, full-time position. Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.
SUMMER PROGRAMS STUDENT COUNSELORS
PDS is seeking student camp counselors for Summer Programs 2015.
Please visit http://cwngui.campwise.com/Customer/PDS/browser-check-staff.html to apply.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Princeton Day School seeks an experienced, full-time member of the custodial staff 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. Shift hours are 3:30 pm - Midnight, Monday-Friday. 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.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
COACH – GIRLS’ LACROSSE ASSISTANT COACH
Princeton Day School is seeking an assistant coach for the girls’ varsity lacrosse team. Coaching season runs from March 2nd through May 30th . Practices/games are held Monday through Saturday with a time commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week. Candidate with playing/coaching experience and experience working with high school athletes preferred. Candidate should have comprehensive knowledge of the sport, be an effective communicator, a self-starter, highly organized, reliable, energetic, personable and possess the ability to collaborate to create practice and game plans. Associate's/Bachelor's degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
•Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred)
•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: email@example.com
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.