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

Employment Opportunities

As of April 2014, the following positions are available:

Director of Facility Operations
Director of Technology



 

Upper School English Teacher
Upper School Math Teacher
Middle School Art Teacher (P/T)
Grade 4 Teacher - Leave Replacement

 

 

DIRECTOR OF FACILITY OPERATIONS
The Director of Facility Operations provides leadership, supervision and support of the Facilities Department which comprises Buildings & Grounds, Custodial Services, Rink Operations and Security.  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.  
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. 
- Collaborate with school leadership to develop/implement strategies for efficient operation of a 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 performance evaluations, training/development, motivation, productivity, 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 computerized work order system: assignment and oversight 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)
- Develop and maintain a consistent department image by implementing staff-wide initiatives and producing a quality 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 hourly, Facilities Operations staff working on unscheduled “school closed” days such as snow/severe weather days.
- 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
COMPETENCIES
- Demonstrated effective leadership skills: inspire respect, trust and loyalty; motivate others to perform well; build positive team spirit; model and instill a strong customer service ethic
- Effective oral and written communication skills and confidence in conveying information to all members of the community
- 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
- Familiarity with 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 skills 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 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
- Ability to work in mechanical and electrical spaces
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 one technical trade (plumbing, carpentry, mechanical, electrical, roofing, HVAC and/or other building trades)
- Training in and experience implementing and practicing energy conservation and sustainable building practices
COMPUTER SKILLS
- 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 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 mroach@pds.org

 

DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY
The Director of Technology will manage all aspects of the school’s PK-12 academic technology integration and IT services for academic and administrative departments. The Director will serve as a member of the senior academic team.   Responsibilities will include meeting the needs of all technology end-users (students, faculty, administration, staff, and external users); managing the technology systems currently in place; leading the planning, design, renovation, or new construction of technology infrastructure; collaborating with librarians to evaluate, refresh, and renew the multiple systems, platforms, and technologies supported and used in the division libraries.  The Director will also provide leadership in technology education and the integration of technology into the classroom; lead, support and assess a staff consisting of network and computer services technicians and faculty technology coordinators; supervise the deployment and maintenance of network servers, services, and network software; and  monitor the School's network in order to ensure efficient operation and expansion as needed.

Qualifications include but not limited to:
• Demonstrated successful experience in meeting the complex needs of demanding end-users in an educational environment.
• Forward thinking, visionary leader of both people and programs.
• Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree in Computer Science/Technology and/or Apple Distinguished Educator designation preferred)
• Specialization in IT Management a plus
• Strong skills in organization, time management, and both written and oral communication. 
• Extensive familiarity with both Windows and Macintosh platforms, as well as, Blackbaud and other administrative software.
• Technical skill and experience with networks and related hardware, and a proven ability to diagnose and solve network problems.
• Knowledge and experience in teaching adults and leading professional development programs.
• Record of creative and innovative applications of technology in education
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.




 

 

 

UPPER SCHOOL ENGLISH  TEACHER
PDS is seeking an experienced upper school English teacher beginning Fall 2014.  English teachers teach in the core programs at the 9th or 10th grade and offer electives to Juniors and Seniors.  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.   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.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at: mroach@pds.org 

 

UPPER SCHOOL MATH TEACHER
PDS is seeking experienced full-time upper school Math teacher beginning Fall 2014.  Teaching load is four classes from Algebra I to BC Calculus.  Math teachers teach in the core programs from 9th to 12th grades.  Candidates should be experienced teachers who can teach the range of high school math as well as have an interest in the possibility of crossing over and teaching middle school students.  PDS seeks candidates who are well educated, equally passionate about their subject and students,  work well in a collaborative environment and integrates technology into his/her teaching.   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.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL ART TEACHER (part-time 50% FTE)
Princeton Day School is seeking an experienced Art teacher for the 2014-15 school year and beyond.
Primary Responsibilities:
• Teach 5th Grade Art (painting, drawing, ceramic sculpture)
• Teach 6th Grade Art (painting, drawing, 2-D design)
• Serve as advisor in the middle school.
• A passion for learning and a commitment to academic excellence and student achievement
• Commitment to collaborative and innovative teaching styles
• Have knowledge of "best practices" in instruction

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.

 

LOWER SCHOOL – GRADE 4 CLASSROOM TEACHER  - ONE YEAR LEAVE REPLACEMENT
PDS seeks an experienced, full-time fourth grade classroom teacher as a one-year leave replacement. Qualified candidate will have specialization in early childhood or elementary teaching and learning or literacy; theoretical understanding and classroom experience in applying developmentally appropriate practices; knowledge of effective teaching strategies; and experience in organizing, implementing, and maintaining an effective, collaborative instructional program.   Responsibilities include implementing a program of effective and developmentally appropriate practices; understanding and applying the principles of differentiation, literacy acquisition, and inquiry-based instruction and curriculum integration; collaborating with grade level colleagues, LRC and other support personnel to develop and implement plans to ensure academic  and social success for each student; create meaningful learning experiences that help all students understand the subject matter based on their abilities, attitudes, effort, and achievement in a heterogeneous classroom environment; 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, and grade level meetings; use multiple approaches to assess student abilities, evaluate and report on student performance on classroom work. Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and 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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