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 January 2015, the following positions are available:

Senior Network Engineer
Part-Time School Nurse
Custodian
Technology Support Specialist - Admin Computing
COACH - Girls LAX Varsity Assistant

 




 

 

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

 

CUSTODIAN
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 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.

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 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.




 

 

 

 

 

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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