Careers

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.

MIDDLE SCHOOL HOMEWORK CLUB ASSISTANT

Hours: 3:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Hourly rate: $14.85
Princeton Day School seeks a Homework Club Assistant to help supervise Middle School students after school from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. daily. The program consists of a short recess followed by a light snack and supervised study. Additional substitute opportunities may also be available outside this time frame for qualified candidates. Please send cover letter, resume and references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

GROUNDSKEEPER

Princeton Day School has an immediate opening for a full-time Grounds Keeper who will work on multiple sites with responsibilities to include but not limited to cutting lawns and fields, operating equipment, caring for ornamental plants and trees, field painting and care, landscape maintenance, and pool care. 5-10 years landscaping/grounds experience (preferably in an academic setting), landscaping equipment operation experience/skills are required and experience with/knowledge of Athletic Field maintenance preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license and pesticide operator’s license. Must be able to work inside/outside - summer/winter, use ladders and lift 80 lbs. Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO COLLEGE COUNSELING

Princeton Day School seeks an Assistant to College Counseling who is responsible for providing all administrative support to the Director and Associate Directors of College Counseling. In addition, the Assistant to College Counseling serves as the testing coordinator for PSAT and AP testing at PDS and assists the Registrar and Scheduler with various tasks throughout the year, particularly over the summer. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

The ideal candidate will possess meticulous organizational and time management skills, excellent customer service skills along with the ability to maintain a high level of enthusiasm, the ability to meet deadlines firmly, use time efficiently and complete all assignments /responsibilities in a timely manner with accuracy and thoroughness.

Excellent computer skills and ability to maintain confidentiality are essential. The candidate must also be able to work on multiple assignments simultaneously with varying deadlines, communicate effectively in both written and oral formats, work well with others, and demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of the job. The Assistant to College Counseling must also demonstrate a willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced environment and love working with many different types of teachers, students and parents.

Required computer skills include (but not limited to) familiarity with Naviance – or ability to learn the system quickly, confidence in using new technology, Word Processing and Gmail/Google Docs

Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Reporting to the Director of Admissions, Director of Advancement, and the Head of School, the Director of Communications will be responsible for all matters of institutional communication and will develop and disseminate content within the school, local, and national communities. Working closely with the Advancement and Admissions offices and, on occasion, the Head of School’s office, the Director will support the advancement of school-wide strategic initiatives and planning. Guiding and directing the efforts of two communications associates, the Director will enjoy primary responsibility for marketing, outreach and public relations; and all web, print, and social media content and communications.

The successful candidate will have broad experience in areas such as marketing, public relations, design, and advertising; will write well and convincingly; and will have demonstrated an interest and success in advancing the mission and goals of a business or not-for-profit enterprise.

To receive full consideration for this position, candidates should provide a resume, cover letter, copy of his/her undergraduate transcript, three writing samples, and a portfolio of creative/professional work product to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

REGISTRAR - Part-Time

Princeton Day School has an immediate need for a part-time registrar (15 bours/week). The Registrar is the primary keeper of students' academic records, both current and past. While working closely with the division heads, college counselors, and scheduler, s/he regularly interacts with students, faculty, parents, and alumni.

The ideal candidate will possess meticulous organizational and time management skills, a high level of enthusiasm and energy, effective communication skills, a love of working with many different types of faculty, students and parents, a willingness to work in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to meet deadlines firmly. Tech savvy is crucial, school experience a plus, and a sense of humor is helpful.

Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

UPPER SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST/COUNSELOR

The Upper School Counselor will join the Princeton Day School student services team and work primarily with students in grades 9-12 providing support to help them succeed socially and emotionally. A key member of the student services team, health and wellness committee and academic affairs committee, the Counselor plays an integral role in all aspects of school life and works cooperatively with the rest of the team to ensure that mental, emotional and psychological needs are addressed in an empathetic and therapeutic manner at school.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide acute and short-term mental health evaluation and counseling for students when needed.
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings with faculty and parents to gather information, assess student needs, and devise action plans as indicated.
  • Conduct preliminary assessment of students with areas of academic concern, which may include screening measures, classroom observations, and consultation with parents and teachers.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with professionals in the community. Make referrals to mental health professionals in the community for outside therapy and evaluation.
  • Help implement the health and wellness curriculum in the upper school.
  • Support the Dean of Students and the Upper School advising system.
  • Serve as a resource for committees and departments such as admissions, academic affairs, health and wellness, and student life.
  • Provide consultation and programming to parents and teachers regarding adolescent development, mental health issues and psychosocial pathology.
  • Provide ongoing faculty and parent professional development around topics of interest.

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of experience working with upper school students and a graduate degree in school psychology or counseling.
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

Princeton Day School anticipates needs in its Upper School Math program (Grades 9-12) beginning Fall 2018.
Candidates should be experienced teachers who can teach a range of high school math courses, as well as have an interest in the possibility of crossing over and teaching middle school students.
The Upper School Math curriculum runs from Algebra I to BC Calculus and includes Accelerated, Honors, and AP classes. In addition to the “core” Upper School mathematics curriculum, the school has recently launched an ambitious “STEAM” initiative, with new interdisciplinary courses (Robotics, Engineering, Coding, Design Thinking), all of which are taught in a newly-constructed 2000 square foot STEAM Center. Candidates with an interest in STEAM and experience teaching math in an interdisciplinary way are of particular interest to the school.

PDS seeks candidates who are well educated, equally passionate about their subject and their students, work well in a collaborative environment, and integrate technology into their teaching.In addition to classroom teaching, faculty contribute 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 PHYSICS TEACHER

Princeton Day School is seeking an experienced upper school Physics teacher for the 2018-19 school year and beyond.

Primary Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Teach Upper School Physics and/or engineering courses
  • Assist in extra-curricular areas of the school
  • Serve as an advisor in the upper school
  • Commitment to collaboration
  • Have knowledge of best practices in Science instruction and assessment
  • Integrative STEAM experience preferred

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Advanced degree preferred)
  • Teaching experience (5+ years)
  • Proven success in teaching
  • Background in computer science and the ability to teach programming/coding a plus
  • Forward thinking and creative teacher
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
  • Experience with technology integration
  • Creative and resourceful, with a sense of humor and strong work ethic

PDS seeks candidates who are well educated, equally passionate about their subject and students, work well in a collaborative environment and integrate technology into their teaching.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and list of references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at: mroach@pds.org

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER

Princeton Day School is seeking an experienced Science teacher for the 2018-19 school year and beyond. PDS is looking for teachers committed to the Middle School aged student. Primary Responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Teach two sections of 6th grade Life Science with a focus on genetics, human body systems and plants
• Teach two sections of 7th grade Earth and Space Science with a focus on earth as a dynamic system
• Teach Health and Wellness or an enrichment class (DaVinci Period)
• Serve as advisor in the middle school
• Assist in extra-curricular areas of the school

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in math or a science discipline (Masters preferred)
• Teaching experience in middle 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 mroach@pds.org

MIDDLE SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS TEACHER

Princeton Day School is seeking a dynamic and experienced Grade 5 through Grade 8 Visual Arts Teacher beginning Fall of 2018.
Working in an exciting and creative environment that enjoys a long-standing commitment to artistic excellence, the ideal candidate will possess the interest, ability and vision to enhance our program and expand on its current offerings. This full-time position involves instruction of Middle School students in our well-equipped studios. The successful candidate will show flexibility and creativity and be able to work collaboratively while making cross-curricular connections with different disciplines, grade levels and divisions.

Primary Responsibilities:
●Teach 5th through 8th Grade Visual Art
●Demonstrate extensive knowledge of Middle School Art techniques and pedagogy in a studio setting
●Actively engage students in curriculum through varied and differentiated instruction
●Present various experiences and approaches to art in a wide range of media and foundational skills
●Incorporate technology, digital art and new media into studio and lessons
●Commitment to collaborative and innovative teaching styles
●Display flexibility, resilience and a sense of humor
●Continued professional development
●Serve as an Advisor in the Middle School

Qualifications:
●Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art or Education, MFA preferred
●Successful teaching experience, preferably Middle School
●Evidence of continued work as an active studio artist, and a commitment to growth, both as an artist and as an educator
●Ability to manage all aspects of a Visual Arts studio, including equipment, materials, equipment and budget
●Experience and evidence of technological integration
●Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
●Experience with differentiated instruction
●Effective communication skills
●Creative and resourceful, with a strong work ethic

Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TEACHER

Princeton Day School is seeking an experienced Math teacher for the 2018-19 school year and beyond. Primary Responsibilities include but not limited to:
•Teach middle school math classes.
•Ability to teach the most gifted students in the school.
•Serve as advisor in the middle school.
•Assist in extra-curricular areas of the school
•A passion for learning and a commitment to academic excellence and student achievement
•Commitment to collaboration
•Have knowledge of best practices in math instruction and assessment
•Integrative STEAM experience preferred

Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred)
•Teaching experience (5+ years)
•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

PDS seeks candidates who are well educated, equally passionate about their subject and students, work well in a collaborative environment and integrate technology into their teaching.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at: mroach@pds.org.

LOWER SCHOOL CLASSROOM TEACHERS (Grades 3 & 4)

Princeton Day School seeks two full time experienced elementary classroom teachers to join the Lower School beginning in the Fall 2018.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Experienced elementary lead teacher with at least 4-5 years of successful classroom teaching is preferred
  • Lower School teaching experience at Grade 2 or above
  • BA+ preferred with coursework in elementary teaching and learning, math or literacy
  • Theoretical understanding and classroom experience in applying developmentally appropriate practices and a broad knowledge of effective teaching strategies
  • Experience in organizing, implementing, and maintaining an effective, collaborative instructional program within a school setting

Responsibilities:

  • Create a classroom environment that reflects and promotes the mission of Princeton Day School
  • Implement a program of effective and developmentally appropriate practices in the elementary classroom based upon current research
  • 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
  • Understand and apply the principles of differentiation, inquiry based instruction, and curriculum integration
  • Understand and apply the principles of literacy and mathematical acquisition
  • Use multiple approaches to assess student abilities and the merit of a student's work
  • Integrate technology into planning and teaching
  • Help students access and use information technology and other resources to become independent learners and problem solvers
  • Collaborate with grade level colleagues, Learning Resource Center, and other support personnel to develop and implement plans to ensure academic and social success for each student
  • Demonstrate a global and multicultural perspective
  • 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
  • Participate fully and cooperatively in a professional learning community
  • Demonstrate a willingness to implement new initiatives in curriculum
  • Understand growth mindset and work to instill this idea in our students

Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

LOWER SCHOOL GENERAL MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS TEACHER (Grades PK-4)

Princeton Day School is seeking a Pre-K through Grade 4 General Music and Performing Arts Teacher beginning Fall of 2018. The Music Teacher reports to the Head of Lower School and to the Director of Fine and Performing Arts/ Design, works closely with the Coordinator of Music and with the Arts Faculty. This full-time position will involve instruction of students in the Lower School. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education (Master’s preferred) with a minimum of three years’ experience teaching elementary students preferred. Level certification in Orff-Schulwerk and/or Kodaly is recommended and piano skills are essential. Experience teaching elementary theatre and dance is highly desirable, with an emphasis on storytelling and creative movement. The candidate will show flexibility and creativity and be able to work collaboratively when making cross-curricular connections with different grade levels.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
●Teach daily lessons for Pre-K through Grade 4, integrating Music, Theater and Dance
●Conduct the Fourth Grade Chorus
●Coordinate and lead various concerts and performances throughout the year, including LS Assemblies, Holiday and Special Programming, as well as the Closing Ceremony
●Coordinate and Produce the Fourth Grade Operetta
●Lead Players’ Circles
●Collaborate with other PDS Arts disciplines, including Dance, Theater and Visual Arts
●Coordinate and Direct parent booster groups

PDS 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 and sponsoring activities; have a sense of humor and like to laugh; and are always willing to go the extra mile for their students and colleagues.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and list of references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at: mroach@pds.org

Substitute Teachers

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 mroach@pds.org

PART-TIME SCHOOL NURSE

Princeton Day School anticipates an opening for a part-time, experienced school nurse to join the Health Office for the 2017-18 school year. The schedule for this position is to be determined but will be for a maximum of 29 hours/week, 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, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

After School Assistant

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.

Working days/hours: 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 mroach@pds.org

Custodian - Temporary/Substitute

Princeton Day School seeks an experienced custodian to join the maintenance staff on a temporary/substitute basis. The custodial staff is 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. 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.

COACH -- FALL 2018 -- JV/VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY ASSISTANT

Princeton Day School seeks an assistant coach for the Varsity/JV Field Hockey teams for the Fall 2018 season. The successful applicant will have experience playing and coaching, experience working with school-aged children, possess exceptional communication skills and the ability to lead, work with the Varsity Head Coach, manage groups, and work within a team. Coaching season runs from August 20, 2018 through November 4, 2018 with practices/games held on Monday – Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and some weekends. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

COACH -- FALL 2018 -- GIRLS'VARSITY TENNIS

Princeton Day School seeks a varsity girls’ tennis coach/head of program for the Fall 2018 season. 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 expert knowledge of the sport of tennis, the ability to properly condition athletes in a health 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 tennis at a high level (college &/or high school) is preferred. Coaching season runs from August 15, 2018 through November 1, 2018 with practices/matches held on Monday – Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with some weekend matches. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org.

COACH -- WINTER 2018 -- GIRLS' VARSITY BASKETBALL

Princeton Day School seeks a varsity girls’ basketball coach/head of program for the Winter 2018 season. 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 expert knowledge of the sport of basketball, the ability to properly condition athletes in a health and safe way, and the ability to structure practices and games 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 basketball at a high level (college &/or high school) is strongly preferred. Coaching season runs from November 1, 2018 through February 22, 2019 with practices/games held on Monday – Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with some weekends. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

COACH -- SPRING 2019 -- BOYS' VARSITY LACROSSE

Princeton Day School seeks a varsity boys’ lacrosse coach/head of program for the Spring 2019 season. 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 expert knowledge of the sport of lacrosse, the ability to properly condition athletes in a health and safe way, and the ability to structure practices and games 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 lacrosse at a high level (college &/or high school) is strongly preferred. Coaching season runs from February 15, 2019 through May 26, 2019 with practices/games held on Monday – Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with some weekends. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter 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.