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.
- DIRECTOR OF FACILITY OPERATIONS
- TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST
- CUSTODIAN - Weekend
- MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER - Leave Replacement
- UPENN DAY SCHOOL TEACHING RESIDENCY
- BIOLOGY & MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER
- UPPER SCHOOL STEAM COORDINATOR
- UPPER SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER
- COACH - Head Varsity Girls' Volleyball
- COACH - BOYS' JV SOCCER HEAD COACH
- COACH - MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY HEAD COACH
- COACH - MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL HEAD COACH
- COACH - MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS' TENNIS HEAD COACH
- COACH - MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCCER ASSISTANT COACH
- SECURITY - Part Time
- EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM - TEACHER ASSISTANT
- Substitute Teachers
DIRECTOR OF FACILITY OPERATIONS
The Director of Facility Operations provides leadership, supervision and support of the Facilities Department which comprises Buildings & Grounds, Custodial Services and Rink Operations. This position works closely with many constituents of the School. 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 as well as improvement/deferred maintenance plans. The incumbent will develop strategic direction of the department and be accountable for implementation, with sustainability as a key component of both.
The school has engaged AUXS to manage the search for this position. Please use the link below to learn more and to apply.
JOB DESCRIPTION LINK:
Princeton Day School seeks a Technology Support Specialist (TSS) to join the IT team. The TSS is responsible for providing excellent service to our community. This is achieved by supporting the needs of faculty, staff and students in their use of computers, iPads, classroom and office technology, audio-visual/multimedia, and other technologies. This person will help plan and implement technology in a manner that minimizes difficulty. In addition, the TSS will effectively troubleshoot, resolve and document problems that do arise.
The role may also involve managing projects, planning, working with data and information systems, and managing devices and resources. The Technology Support Specialist may serve as IT lead and/or project manager as well.
ESSENTIAL GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
● Assist staff, faculty and students with support of computers, printers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, audio-visual equipment, and other hardware and software used throughout the school.
● Efficiently troubleshoot hardware, software and network issues, including Macs and PCs.
● Install, configure, maintain and repair all desktop computers, laptops, iPads and other technology devices used by students, faculty and staff (Macs and PCs).
● Diligently follow departmental change management protocols and procedures.
● Identify necessary user training, and assist in planning and implementation. May include hardware or software training, systems training, security awareness, etc.
● Develop and maintain documentation for all assigned systems and services.
● Maintain information security as a foundational concern in all tasks and responsibilities.
● Assist with imaging of and package delivery to end user devices.
● Assure inventory of hardware utilized by students, faculty and staff is updated to reflect all changes made.
● Update operating systems and other software as needed.
● Assist in researching and planning new initiatives.
● Implement annual replacement and proper disposal of computers and other devices. Assure secure destruction of data on outgoing devices; maintain detailed records.
● Answer help line, assist walk-in clients, and otherwise respond to requests for assistance. Escalate issues when necessary.
● With colleagues, staff distributed tech support locations across the campus.
● Support the use of Gmail, G-suite for Education, the school’s Learning Management System, Student Information System, and other information systems.
● Respond to and track issues and communicate with clients via online help desk system.
● Periodically provide technical support for after-hours functions and events.
● Willingness to work extended or unusual hours and respond to emergencies as required.
● Appropriate workplace attire is required.
● Stay abreast of current technologies, trends and practices.
● Other duties as assigned.
COMPUTING DEVICE MANAGEMENT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
● Properly and efficiently deploy, manage, maintain, and support classroom, lab, library and public computing devices.
● Maintain images and installation packages for various configurations of computing platforms.
● Ensure updates are performed to preserve functionality and security, always adhering to the department’s change management protocol.
AUDIO VISUAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
● Coordinate projects involving audio-visual and other classroom technologies.
● Oversee preparation of classrooms for successful start of school each year.
● Ensure that all members of IT Team are properly trained to support school A/V technologies.
● Ensure that A/V needs for school events are met. Coordinate IT colleagues in supporting such events.
● Ensure proper preventative maintenance and recommend refresh cycles for A/V and classroom technology.
ADMINISTRATIVE COMPUTING DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
● Assist with collection and analysis of user requirements for reports, forms, queries and data extraction.
● Provide end-user training as necessary with regard to the effective and efficient use of database tools and resources.
● Support administrative staff in the use of database, office suite and other software.
● Provide support for data integration between departments and systems.
● Troubleshoot and resolve problems with Windows PC, Mac, printers and other hardware for administrative users.
● Participate in selection and implementation of new administrative systems.
● Assist other departments in assuring that computing and data processing tasks are performed in accordance with established school policies and procedures.
● Provide front-end and limited back-end support for various information systems.
● Assist in maintaining detailed documentation used for support and training.
● Work with colleagues to ensure appropriate integrity, accessibility, security and privacy of systems and data.
● Ability to respond and follow through on all assignments/responsibilities in a timely manner; use time efficiently.
● Superior customer service skills.
● Ability to troubleshoot complex problems.
● Ability to work on multiple assignments with varying deadlines.
● Ability to plan and manage projects.
● Ability to communicate effectively – Strong technical documentation skills.
● Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
● 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. Communicate in both written and oral formats.
● Ability to work independently, self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
● Ability to work effectively with a team providing back-up/support to team members when necessary.
● Ability to take direction and follow policies and procedures.
● Ability to maintain confidentiality.
● Possess strong computer skills especially for spreadsheet, word processing, database and other business applications.
● Working knowledge of information security, data privacy and risk assessment.
● Knowledge of cloud-based systems and risks, requirements and advantages specific to the cloud.
● Demonstrate dependability by consistent attendance and punctuality.
● Demonstrate an eagerness to learn; undertake professional development activities.
QUALIFICATIONS/ EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
● Bachelor’s Degree - in computer science or related field preferred.
● Certificate or equivalent experience considered.
● Relevant certifications preferred.
● Experience with complex network environments
● Experience working with PC/Windows and Mac OS X platforms.
● Demonstrated success in a role requiring excellent customer service skills.
● Experience leading initiatives and managing projects.
Applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, transcript, and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Princeton Day School has an immediate opening for a custodial worker for weekend hours. Responsibilities include but not limited to maintaining clean, orderly and safe environment.
- NJ Black Seal Low Pressure Boiler License REQUIRED
- Perform daily walk through, record all meter readings and boiler temperature.
- Know emergency procedures and where all emergency shut-offs are located.
- Clean, polish and disinfect bathroom fixtures, urinals, toilets and mirrors. Clean bathroom
- walls and floors. Replenish all bathroom supplies.
- Sweep, mop, scrub, and wax floors and stairs. Clean walls and baseboards. Wash windows; Vacuum all carpets.
- Collect trash and recycling and place in proper dumpster. Make sure dumpster area is neat and clean.
- Clean all desk tops and polish furniture. Wipe down all chalk boards and/or white boards.
- Set-up/break-down of Gymateria; Clean Campus Center.
- Respond immediately to all emergency situations in the school (floods, sick children, spills)
- Perform other duties as assigned or required.
Qualifications and Skills
- NJ Black Seal Low Pressure Boiler License REQUIRED
- Lift up to 50 pounds
- Experienced professional and goal oriented personality a must
- Self-starter, strong work ethic, ability to work productively with minimal supervision
- Need to be reliable and on time
Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.
Princeton Day School seeks experienced candidates for a one year, full-time Middle School English position beginning Fall 2019. Teaching responsibilities will include three sections of English 7 and one section of English 8. We are looking for teachers committed to the middle school aged student. Additionally, we seek candidates who are committed to our mission of educating and nurturing each student. PDS is particularly interested in teachers who engage diversity and environmental sustainability, and challenge students to relate literature studies to their local and global worlds. Strong candidates will be knowledgeable about and committed to best practices, including interdisciplinary collaboration 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.
A full-time faculty member serves as a homeroom advisor and has various duties including an extra-curricular activity. Our faculty are expected to contribute to the school life outside the classroom.
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in English, or related fields
• Affinity for working with Middle School students; also invite flexible applicants who have been successful teaching in Middle and Upper School
• 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
Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2016, Princeton Day School joined a consortium of leading independent schools and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education to create the Day School Teaching Residency Program (DSTR). DSTR is an innovative two-year fellowship program that enables aspiring and early career educators to receive a Master’s Degree in education while completing a teaching fellowship at Princeton Day School. Solidly grounded in both the theory and practice of teaching, DSTR is designed to integrate the expertise of professional educators from a host of leading institutions, drawing on the perspectives of a variety of scholar practitioners. With an inventive and comprehensive curriculum designed specifically for the day school environment, DSTR features intensive on-site sessions at the University of Pennsylvania in combination with innovative and collaborative distance learning opportunities.
The Princeton Day School DSTR program prepares participants to be:
- Outstanding teachers trained to (i) meet the growing needs of a dynamic teaching landscape, and (ii) provide outstanding instruction in a rigorous academic environment.
- Self-reflective professionals willing and able to develop strategies for studying and improving their own teaching.
- Effective Leaders equipped to plan, build, and evaluate new curriculum and programs.
DSTR confers a Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.) and requires the completion of 10 course units over a two year period. Fellows are expected to spend time at Penn each summer, as well as attend a number of weekend events at participating schools. It is also expected that fellows participate in online learning sessions with their cohort of fellows from other institutions. Additionally, fellows are required to perform the following community roles:
- To be involved with teaching a minimum of two courses per term.
- To formally meet with the other DSTR Teaching Fellows and mentors once per week.
- Fellows are considered members of the faculty and are expected to participate in co-curricular responsibilities and opportunities as outlined by the Head of School.
Requirements and Application Process:
A bachelor’s degree in the target discipline (or a closely related subject) is required. Experience as a student teacher, teaching assistant, research assistant, coach, or tutor is desirable, but not required. Positions within specific academic departments are determined by community need and the quality of the applicants.
For the 2019-2020 academic year, Princeton Day School is specifically looking for one Teaching Fellow to join our Upper School, and one Teaching Fellow to join our Middle School.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of three references to the Director of Human Resources, Marybeth Roach (email@example.com). Once a school recommends a prospective fellow for consideration by Penn GSE, the prospective fellow must then (and only then) apply to Penn GSE. Applications submitted to Penn GSE without a recommendation from a partner school will not be considered.
Princeton Day School is seeking an experienced Biology and MS Science teacher for the 2019-200 school year and beyond. PDS is looking for collaborative teachers, who are willing to work on teaching teams and are committed to social-emotional growth of both middle school and 9th grade students. Primary Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Teach two sections of 9th grade Biology
• Teach two sections of 7th grade Earth and Space Science with a focus on earth as a dynamic system
• Serve as advisor in the middle school
• Assist in extra-curricular areas of the school
• Bachelor’s Degree in a science discipline (Masters preferred)
• Teaching experience in middle school and upper school
• Have knowledge of best practices in 21st century science instruction
• Proven success in teaching and curriculum development
• 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
• A passion for learning and a commitment to academic excellence and student achievement
• Commitment to collaborative and innovative teaching styles
Applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, transcript, and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Princeton Day School is seeking an upper school STEAM coordinator to provide general oversight over a vibrant, integrated, interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (“STEAM”) education program from grades 9-12. Reporting directly to the Head of Upper School, s/he will supervise the outfitting, scheduling, and deploying of the more than 2000 square feet of a newly constructed upper school STEAM center: a space designed to function as a hub of innovative teaching and learning efforts. In this role, the upper school STEAM coordinator will work closely with senior leaders of the school, with division heads, and with those department chairs whose faculty are engaged in teaching relevant courses in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Further, the upper school STEAM coordinator will identify with the fundamental mission of the school by using her/his background in digital fabrication/engineering and/or computer science to teach required or elective courses in the school’s expanding STEAM curriculum.
---teach two to three sections in such subjects as engineering, digital fabrication, computer science, and/or other STEAM-related subjects that reflect his or her educational background and interests
---develop and integrate STEAM-related required and elective courses in the Upper School
---generate interaction and involvement among department chairs and division heads concerned with STEAM education initiatives
---enrich the efforts of full-time in-house faculty by bringing in part-time or voluntary experts from nearby universities, colleges, or corporations, and by so doing, facilitate partnerships and collaborations
---supervise the activities of teachers and students working in the classroom, conference room, and workshop space constructed for STEAM programs
--- supervise the facilitation of communication and collaboration among teachers engaged in designing and implementing new required or elective STEAM courses
---supervise the development of intramural and extramural teams engaged in competition in such disciplines as robotics or engineering
---supervise students working on independent projects in a STEAM discipline
---involve the PDS STEAM program with those at other secondary schools
---Master’s degree, preferred, in Engineering or Computer Science
---teaching or real-life experience of 5 or more years
---passion for hands-on problem solving and for teaching and learning
---ability to work collaboratively within and across disciplinary lines
---understanding how educational programs in STEAM align with and differentiate from traditional educational efforts
---personal attributes including a strong work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills, a desire to catalyze change, and a willingness to take on new challenges
---proficiency with STEAM tools, devices, and implements (e.g. CAD software, raspberry Pi, 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, etc.)
Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com
PDS is seeking a full-time, upper school Spanish teacher, beginning in the Fall, 2019. Candidates should be experienced high school teachers who are well educated and equally passionate about their subject and students. Candidates must work well in a collaborative environment, they should have an interest in and understanding of interdisciplinary work, and be able to utilize technology to enhance student learning. Successful candidates will be eager to help students develop the skills to communicate in the target language, and will be invested in creating classroom opportunities for students to explore the Hispanic world and cultures.
Candidates should be able to teach the complete range of PDS high school students, from introductory level to Advanced Placement Language and Culture, and contribute to the community life of PDS. A full-time teacher teaches 4 classes (2-3 preps), is an advisor to 6-8 students, has various duties, and is expected to contribute to the school life outside the classroom in an extracurricular activity.
• Bachelor’s degree in the Spanish language, literature, history and/or culture
• Minimum 3 years of proven success teaching high school students
• Demonstrated experience at both introductory and AP levels
• Complete command of the language
• Strong background, beyond the language, in Spanish cultural traditions, history and literature
• Proven ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, and to communicate and lead through strong interpersonal skills
• Advanced Degree in in the Spanish language, literature, history and/or culture
• Instructional design, curriculum development and assessment experience (developing, delivering, and assessing)
• Experience with interdisciplinary work
• Experience teaching in independent schools
For this position, the ideal candidate is expected to:
• Foster a learning environment that is student centered and that supports students’ social and emotional needs
• Employ teaching practices rooted in current brain-based research
• Differentiate teaching and learning based on students’ cognitive needs and learning style
• Develop creative formative and summative experiences and assessments to evaluate student learning
• Provide opportunities for student self-assessment and engagement in the learning process
• Provide consistent oral and written communication to students and families
• Develop curriculum with department members
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Princeton Day School seeks a varsity girls’ volleyball coach and head of program. Our next coach will build upon a tradition of excellence and lead the program forward in developing individual and team success. The successful applicant will have an expert knowledge of the sport of volleyball, the ability to properly condition athletes in a healthy and safe way, and the ability to structure daily practices and match strategy in a competitive and positive manner. The applicant will be expected to demonstrate excellent administrative and communication skills for interaction with players and families as well as the ability to create and maintain a sense of program from middle school to varsity teams. In addition, experience playing and coaching volleyball at a high level, college and/or high school experience, is preferred. Coaching season runs from August 19, 2019 through November 1, 2019 with practices/games held 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday with some weekend games. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.
Princeton Day School seeks a head coach for the JV Boys’ Soccer team for Fall 2019. The successful applicant will have experience coaching and playing soccer, the ability to physically train adolescents and the ability to work under the direction of the Varsity Head Coach. The successful applicant will also have experience working with school-aged children, ability to work with a wide range of skill levels, ability to be creative/flexible and possess exceptional communication skills. Coaching season runs from August 19, 2019 through November 1, 2019 with practices/games held on Monday – Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with some weekend games. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PDS is seeking an experienced head coach for the middle school girls’ field hockey team. Coaching season runs from September through November. Practices are held Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. plus games. Candidate should have experience coaching and playing and working with middle school aged children. The successful applicant will also have the ability to physically train adolescent athletes, to work with a wide range of skill levels, to be creative/flexible and possess exceptional communication skills. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.
PDS is seeking an experienced head coach for the middle school girls’ volleyball team. Coaching season runs from September through November. Practices are held Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. plus games. Candidate should have experience coaching and/or playing and working with middle school aged children. The successful applicant will also have the ability to physically train adolescent athletes, to work with a wide range of skill levels, to be creative/flexible and possess exceptional communication skills. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PDS is seeking an experienced head coach for the middle school girls’ tennis team. Coaching season runs from September through November. Practices are held Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. plus games. Candidate should have experience coaching and playing and working with middle school aged children. The successful applicant will also have the ability to physically train adolescent athletes, to work with a wide range of skill levels, to be creative/flexible and possess exceptional communication skills. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.
PDS is seeking an experienced assistant coach for the middle school soccer team. Coaching season runs from September through November. Practices are held Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. plus games. Candidate should have experience coaching and/or playing and working with middle school aged children. The successful applicant will also have the ability to physically train adolescents, to work with a wide range of skill levels, to be creative/flexible and possess exceptional communication skills. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Princeton Day School seeks an experienced candidate to join the Security team. Nights, weekends, holiday hours are available. General responsibilities include but not limited to performing security tours, traffic, monitor activities of visitors/staff/renters, and serve as an emergency responder. Valid driver’s license and background check required. Previous institutional security experience and retired law enforcement candidates preferred. Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.
Princeton Day School seeks Part-Time Assistants for the Extended Day Program. Under general supervision of the Director of After-School Programs, the position’s primary responsibility is ensuring a safe and orderly environment for after school care.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Experience and/or interest in working with children ages 4 – 11 years. General duties include: providing assistance to the Director of After School Programs in the implementation of the after school care including effective management of large groups, small groups, and individual children both indoors and out-of-doors. Ability to work independently, understand and carry out oral and written directions and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, students, and parents. Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Princeton Day School seeks substitute teachers for all grade levels and subject areas. A substitute teacher is responsible for providing instruction, managing the classroom environment, and promoting student learning in the absence of the regular classroom teacher. Substitute teachers must implement teacher lesson plans, assign student class work and homework, maintain classroom control and discipline. Substitutes must have teaching capabilities and able to follow oral and written directions. Bachelor’s Degree required. Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com
Director of Human Resources
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.