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Upper School English Teacher

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.

Current Openings

COACH - Assistant Varsity Girls' Lacrosse

Princeton Day School seeks a varsity girls’ lacrosse assistant coach for the Spring 2019 season.  The successful applicant will have experience coaching and playing lacrosse, the ability to physically train adolescents, goal keeper training experience required, and the ability to lead as well as work with the head coach.  The successful applicant will also have experience working with school-aged children, ability to manage groups, work within a team and within a dynamic department and possess exceptional communication skills.  Coaching season runs from February 27, 2019 through June 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 mroach@pds.org

 

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Princeton Day School seeks a Senior Development Officer to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward capital and planned gifts. The Senior Development Officer reports to the Director of Capital Giving.

Senior Development Officer responsibilities include but not limited to:
·          Cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors and prospective donors -through regular personal contact, written appeals, follow-up, outreach events, face to face meetings, and special events.
·          Being regularly "on the road" visiting past and prospective donors and volunteers.
·          Promote the School’s Planned Giving program to increase membership in the May Margaret Fine Society of planned giving donors.
·          Develop new and creative initiatives to engage donors and prospective donors.
·          Personally manage relationships with a portfolio of assigned prospective donors, including cultivating, soliciting and stewarding their relationship with the School.
·          Attend and assist with managing donor cultivation and recognition events and activities.
·          Coordinate Annual Fund solicitation of capital and endowment prospects with the Director of Annual Fund and the Director of Alumni Programs & Giving.

Required and Preferred Qualifications:
·          Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of professional success.
·          Successful experience (5 years or more) in developing and managing individual strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors.
·          Interest in independent school education and a dedication to promoting the School’s fund raising priorities by developing relationships with faculty, senior academic and administrative leaders, trustees, volunteers, and the advancement office team.
·          Must have excellent writing and interpersonal skills, reflect an optimistic and positive attitude and a have demonstrated record of completing assignments.
·          Willingness and availability to travel.
·          Bachelor’s degree required.

General:
·          Cooperate and work together with all managers, supervisors and co-workers; plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction.
·          Ability to prioritize and effectively manage diverse tasks, multitasking in a fast-paced sometimes stressful environment.
·          Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, which may be altered or redesigned as necessary.
·          Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement

Other Requirements:
·          Must possess good judgment, tact, sensitivity, and discretion in the handling of confidential information, materials and situations.
·          Must be detailed oriented, thorough and accurate.
·          Display the highest ethical and professional behavior.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume by March 8, 2019 to:  Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at mroach@pds.org.   Position is available immediately.  Start date is flexible. 

LOWER SCHOOL CLASSROOM ASSISTANT - Leave Replacement

Princeton Day School is seeking a Lower School Classroom Assistant to serve as a Leave Replacement from March 25, 2019 through June 14, 2019. Candidates should have knowledge of the general concepts of early childhood growth and development, have a working knowledge of computer operation skills and be comfortable using technology (i.e. mac computers, iPads, email, word processing, etc.)  Under general supervision of the Lower School Head and the specific supervision of the classroom teacher, the primary responsibility is to support academic and social skills instruction. This would be a full-time, temporary staff position.  Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE HEAD OF UPPER SCHOOL - Leave Replacement

Princeton Day School seeks an experienced staff member to provide administrative support to the Head of Upper School as a maternity leave replacement.  The successful candidate will have experience working in and managing a front office and will be responsible to provide all administrative support to the Division Head.   

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
·          Calendaring/Scheduling (daily/annual upper school events)
·          Event Coordination- April through June - to include but not limited to Awards Assembly, Commencement, Lifers Dinner, Baccalaureate Dinner
·          Coordinate prep for divisional faculty meetings
·          Communication with parents, students, faculty, administration
·          Reminders to faculty – daily/weekly
·          Logistics for visitors and candidates – scheduling, reservations, transportation, etc.
·          Keeping the Division Head informed of need-to-know information
·          Acting as liaison between the Division Head and faculty/staff/administrators/parents and all other constituencies, when necessary
·          Faculty attendance, trip coordination
·          Providing support for general administration, when needed
·          Screening phone calls
·          Liaison with contractors/vendors for events
·          Fire Drill attendance
·          Bi-weekly expense report processing
·          Other duties as assigned/needed
In addition, a candidate will have the ability to work on multiple assignments with varying deadlines, to communicate effectively – both in written and oral formats - and to respond and follow through on all assignments and responsibilities in a timely manner.  The successful candidate will have proficiency in Google Suite, word processing, EXCEL and email.  The candidate should also possess a sense of humor, flexibility, energy, collegiality, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work effectively with a team. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at: mroach@pds.org.

 

HEAD OF LOWER SCHOOL

Princeton Day School seeks an experienced administrator to serve as the Head of Lower School (PK through 4) beginning in the Fall of 2019 and has retained Wickenden Associates to assist in the search.  Interested candidates may contact Susan Walters, Senior Search Consultant, at swalters@wickenden.com or searches@wickenden.com

UPENN DAY SCHOOL TEACHING RESIDENCY

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.

Responsibilities
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 (mroach@pds.org). 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.

For more information, visit the GSE’s About page or Application page.

 

 

UPPER SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER

Princeton Day School is seeking a full-time, upper school Spanish teacher, beginning in the Fall, 2019.  The teacher 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. 
The candidate will preferably:
• be an experienced teacher
            — demonstrated experience at both introductory and AP levels
            — complete command of the language
            — strong background, beyond the language, in Spanish cultural traditions and literature
• have an advanced academic degree
            —in the language, literature, history, and/or culture
• 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: mroach@pds.org

UPPER SCHOOL BIOLOGY TEACHER

Princeton Day School is seeking an experienced upper school Biology teacher beginning in the 2019-20 school year.

Primary Responsibilities would include but not limited to:
·   Teach Upper School biology, AP biology and possibly a biology-related upperclassmen elective.
·   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

Qualifications:
·   Bachelor’s Degree (Advanced degree preferred)
·   Teaching experience (5+ years preferred)
·   Proven success in teaching
·   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

 

UPPER SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER

Princeton Day School seeks an experienced, creative full-time upper school English teacher beginning Fall 2019.  Candidates should be experienced high school teachers who are well educated, equally passionate about their subject and students, work well in a collaborative environment, have an interest in and understanding of interdisciplinary work, and can utilize technology to enhance student learning. Successful candidates will be eager to help students develop the skills to read and write with imagination, passion, reflection, and insight, will 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 second term of the school year features writing seminars for juniors and a culminating course in the English Department, Senior Reading and Writing Intensive, 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.

For this position, the ideal candidate is expected to:
•      Demonstrate knowledge of literature and writing instruction across grades 9-12
•      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 and grade level teaching teams

Required Qualifications:
•      Bachelor’s Degree in English
•      Minimum of 3 years of proven success teaching upper school students
•      Ability to teach multiple forms of literature from a range of periods and genres
•      Comfort with forward thinking and creative approaches to teaching
•      Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
•      Ability to partner with teachers in other disciplines
•      Experience with technology integration
•      Experience with differentiated instruction
•      Dedication to professional development and growth
•      Creative and resourceful, with a sense of humor and strong work ethic     

Preferred Qualifications:
•      Master’s Degree in English
•      Advising/mentoring experience
•      Experience with interdisciplinary work
•      Experience implementing inquiry-based or project-based learning
•      Experience teaching in independent schools

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

UPPER SCHOOL RELIGION / HISTORY TEACHER

Princeton Day School seeks experienced candidates for a religion/philosophy focused full-time teaching position in our History Department.  Teaching responsibilities include four sections of Upper School History/Philosophy. Possible courses to be taught are: Philosophy, Comparative Religion and Freshmen World History.   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 and has various duties including an extracurricular activity. Our faculty are expected to contribute to the school life outside the classroom.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at mroach@pds.org

UPPER SCHOOL MATH TEACHER

Princeton Day School is seeking an experienced Upper School Math teacher beginning in the 2019-20 school year. The mission of the PDS Mathematics Department is to “develop a mindset of mathematical thinking that is essential to understanding the world around us”. With that in mind, PDS welcome candidates who are equally passionate about their subject and students and are committed to high-school aged learners and the craft of teaching. Strong candidates will work well in a collaborative environment and utilize technology to enhance student learning. PDS is particularly interested in teachers who integrate diversity and service learning in the classroom and expose students to the application of mathematics to their local and global worlds.

All faculty contribute to the community life of PDS as advisors and have various duties, including leading an extra-curricular activity. For this position, the ideal candidate is expected to:
●      Demonstrate mathematical knowledge and understanding across grade levels and content strands
●      Implement culturally relevant pedagogy and foster a learning environment that supports students’ social and emotional needs and their development as independent math learners
●      Differentiate teaching and learning based on students’ cognitive needs and learning styles
●      Independently and actively prepare curriculum that balances content mastery, conceptual understanding, and the development of mathematical literacy
●      Develop creative formative and summative assessments and experiences to evaluate student learning
●      Employ innovative student-centered teaching practices rooted in brain-based research
●      Create and scaffold rigorous, higher-level thinking tasks that emphasize critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and problem-solving
●      Provide opportunities for student self-assessment and engagement in the learning process
●      Exhibit a passion to teach and learn from young people and colleagues

Responsibilities Include:
●      Teach upper school math classes to students with a range of academic aptitudes
●      Serve as an advisor to 7 - 9 students in the Upper School
●      Assist in extra-curricular areas of the school
●      Assess students’ academic and social development
●      Provide consistent oral and written communication to students and families
●      Collaboratively work on grade-level, department, and interdisciplinary faculty teams 

Required Qualifications:
●      Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics or related field
●      Minimum of 5 years of proven success teaching Upper School students
●      Affinity for working with upper school students
●      Comfort with innovative and forward-thinking approaches to instruction
●      A strong commitment to professional growth
●      Personal characteristics suitable for motivating, inspiring and nurturing young people: enthusiasm, adaptability, patience, creativity, and a boundless sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications:
●      Advanced degree in mathematics or related field
●      Capacity to teach computer science and/or engineering
●      Integrative STEM/STEAM experience
●      Advising and/or mentoring experience
●      Experience implementing inquiry-based or project-based curriculum
●      Experience teaching in independent schools

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

MIDDLE SCHOOL HUMANITIES TEACHER

Princeton Day School seeks experienced candidates for a full-time Middle School Humanities position, beginning Fall 2019. Teaching responsibilities may include two sections of 5th or 6th grade Humanities, an interdisciplinary English and History course. 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, environmental sustainability, and global learning. We seek teachers who challenge students to apply critical thinking skills to both our studies and the world around them. 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. 

Qualifications:
●        Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in English, History, or related fields
●        Affinity for working with Middle School students
●        Innovative and forward-thinking approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment
●        Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
●        A strong writing ability and experience with writing and grammar instruction
●        A strong investment in professional growth
●        Experience with technology integration
●        Experience with differentiated instruction
●        Experience with instructional strategies that promote key competencies, such as collaboration, communication, and critical thinking

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

 

ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM TEACHER

Princeton Day School seeks an experienced elementary school teacher to join the Lower School beginning in the Fall 2019. 

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, literacy, and math
· 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 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

 

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM - TEACHER 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

 

SECURITY - Part Time

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 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

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.

Marybeth Roach
Director of Human Resources
mroach@pds.org

Application Details

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.

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