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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

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Princeton Day School has an immediate opening for a Director of Human Resources responsible for all aspects of the human resources function including benefit administration, recruitment, payroll, regulatory compliance, mandatory reporting, personnel issues/investigations, mediation, problem solving, committee participation, departmental reorganizations, as well as administrative functions relating to HR.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
*BENEFIT ADMINISTRATION:
-     Successfully manage and coordinate benefit programs - Health, Dental, Vision, FSA, 403(b) Retirement Plan, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D and COBRA - for employees, including all employee communication, problem solving and claims resolution.
-     Reconcile and process invoices for all benefit programs on a monthly/quarterly basis
-     Ensure compliance of all plans with applicable laws and statutes (HIPPA, ERISA and IRS guidelines).
-     Maintain secure and confidential benefit related files and records.
-     Communicate plan changes/comparisons during Open Enrollment periods to assist employees in becoming educated consumers
-     Manage annual open enrollment for Health, Dental, Vision and FSA Plans.
-     Coordinate logistics and schedule semi-annual TIAA consultant visits
-     Ensure Summary Plan Descriptions are in legal compliance
-     Manage Worker’s Compensation program

*EMPLOYEE RELATIONS:
-     Maintain/edit/update job descriptions for all employees.  Complete periodic job description audit and ensure appropriate classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
-     Maintain secure and confidential personnel files
-     Manage and maintain the faculty/staff directory, both hard copy and electronic database.
-     Manage recruitment lifecycle, including placement of opportunities in appropriate venues; managing the receipt, acknowledgement and dissemination of all candidate materials; management of the search process and maintenance of search documentation to ensure EEOC compliance.
-     Responsible for maintaining the Careers page of the school website
-     Revise/update employee handbook and maintain current file of Acknowledgments
-     Ensure compliance with federal and state statutes/laws such as ACA, FMLA, NJFLA, ADA, Anti-Discrimination/Harassment, Worker’s Compensation, Title VII, and ERISA.
-     Complete/manage issuance of annual employment contracts and compensation statements
-     Oversee the contract/paperwork portion of the hiring process for the Athletic Department (seasonal coaches) and Summer Programs (faculty/students) to ensure compliance with school/DOL requirements
-     Manage employee separation process for both voluntary/involuntary terminations
-     Participate in new faculty/staff orientation as needed
-     Ensure all new employment paperwork and background check requirements are satisfied prior to commencement of employment.
-     Consult/counsel school administrators and employees regarding disciplinary problems, resolving personnel issues and providing mediation when necessary.
-     Conduct internal investigations relating to complaints, when necessary
-     Provide training, when necessary, on various HR topics including interviewing skills, employee coaching and performance reviews.
-     Main point of contact for retirees with questions regarding benefit issues
-     Provide a resource for any/all employee questions/concerns

*PAYROLL
-     Responsible for the oversight of the payroll function; provide processing coverage for absences

*REPORTING/GOVERNMENT COMPLIANCE
-     Responsible for completing required (governmental) reports including EEO-1, OSHA
-     Complete the Human Resources portion of the annual INDEX report

*EVALUATIONS
-           Provide technical support for the FOLIO system used in the faculty professional growth program
-           Establish and maintain annual, school-year database for use in evaluation process and student survey process for academic and athletic programs
-           Coordinate the process and maintain files related to the annual performance appraisals for staff

*STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
-           Responsible for the annual enrollment in Student Accident Insurance coverage for Summer Programs and School Year plans
-           Maintain records/files on student accident/incident reports

*Serve on Compensation Committee, Pension Oversight Committee, Stipend Committee and other committees at the invitation of the Assistant Head of School for Finance & Operations and/or the Head of School

*Liaison with legal counsel, as needed

*Responsible for coordinating and implementing annual school-wide shredding program

*Manage Recruitment budget; process bi-weekly expense reports

*Other duties as assigned or required

COMPETENCIES
*   Ability to maintain confidentiality
*   Engage in Professional Development to remain current on legal compliance/best practices
*   Strong customer service skills
*   Strong organizational skills
*   Ability to respond and follow through on all assignments/responsibilities in a timely manner; use time efficiently
*   Attention to detail; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness
*   Comfortable working with/learning new technologies
*   Self-starter who can work independently to problem-solve
*   Flexibility to multi-task, problem-solve, reorganize and reprioritize, in order to attain satisfactory results
*   Excellent oral and written communication skills
*   Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of the job

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
*   College degree required
*   Certification (PHR/SHRM-CP) preferred
*   Proficiency with Excel and Word required. 
*   Knowledge of HRIS / payroll systems a plus. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position supervises the Bookkeeper-Payroll position

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

BUILDING OPERATIONS MANAGER

Princeton Day School seeks an experienced Building Operations Manager to join the Facilities team.  This is a working supervisor position with primary responsibility of Service Response Coordinator providing the customer service interface between the Facilities Department and the campus community, providing technical resource to the building staff and the Director of Facilities on daily service items as well as small project management.  This is a full-time, twelve month position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
§  Develop and maintain a safety culture that is reflected in how work orders are issued and performed
§  Assists in reporting/communicating with campus community and Facilities Department.
§  Receive, review and approve work requests to be entered into the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
§  Work with other supervisors and the Director of Facility Operations to prepare and communicate estimates of time and materials required to accomplish jobs. Ensure that continuous and closed loop communications take place with all requestors.
§  Provide first level assessment of work requests and route/assign appropriately.
§  Communicate backlog reports regularly to Director of Facilities.
§  Operate and manage a complete computerized database of all work requirements and inputs data, produces reports and schedules.
§  Coordinate with all supervisors and keep Director of Facilities informed of work plans and status of ongoing work.
§  Provide feedback to Facilities management team coming from the campus community.
§  Develop solid financial acumen/cost analysis and office supervisory experience.
§  Work with multiple departments in setting up, tracking, and reporting Key Performance Indicators.
§  Promote a good working relationship with Administrative Assistants and department managers across campus to understand other department’s work flow
§  Assist with special event planning and setup.
§  Provide analysis of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to help build, confirm, and plan routine and scheduled maintenance as well as develop a fiscal analysis of work flow.
§  Conduct one-on-one Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) refresher training on job specific roles annually with facilities staff, as well as users in school community.
§  Attend school wide calendar meetings to help Director allocate appropriate resources to provide coverage for all applicable school events.
§  Mange small projects.
§  Coordinate facilities resources with Special Projects Director and the Director of Facility Operations
§  Snow removal including shoveling, plowing and operating other snow removal equipment.
§  Order materials following department guidelines and follow purchase order procedures.
§  Commitment to continuous improvement through professional development

Education and/or Experience                                                   
§   Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field and/or completion of an accredited trade school program
§   2-3 years of technical experience in a facility services environment required
§   Working knowledge of all trades; HVAC knowledge a plus
§   Prior supervisory experience required

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
§   Valid driver’s license
§   Black Seal Low Pressure Boiler License required (or to be obtained within a reasonable time frame as determined by the School)

COMPUTER SKILLS                                            
§   To perform this job successfully an individual should have strong computer skills 
§   Proficient in Goggle Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, email
§   Strength in data analysis, report preparation and data interpretation skills are necessary
§   Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) required

Interested candidates should submit their resume and references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org. EOE 

DIRECTOR OF FACILITY OPERATIONS

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:

https://auxs.org/operational-positions/princeton-director-facility-operations/

HOMEWORK CLUB ASSISTANT - Part Time

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

SCHOOL COUNSELOR - LEAVE REPLACEMENT

Princeton Day School seeks a School Counselor to join the Princeton Day School student services team and work primarily with students in grades PreK-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. This position is a leave replacement commencing in early February 2020 through the end of the 2019-20 academic year.

Qualifications:

●         The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of experience and a graduate degree in school psychology or counseling.
●         Preference and disposition to work as a team player in a collegial environment.
●         Excellent communication (written and oral) and human relations skills.
●         Understanding of culturally diverse children, parents and school personnel.
●         Experience with the culture and standards of an independent school is preferred but not required.
Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at: mroach@pds.org  

COACH - VARSITY FENCING ASSISTANT

Princeton Day School seeks an experienced assistant coach for the varsity fencing team.  The successful applicant will have an expert knowledge of the sport, experience playing and coaching and experience working with school-aged children.  The applicant will be expected to demonstrate excellent communication skills, ability to work with a wide range of skill levels, ability to work within a team, and ability to physically train athletes.  Coaching season runs from November 1 through March 1 with practices/matches Monday through Friday 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with occasional 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 - MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSISTANT FENCING COACH

Princeton Day School seeks an experienced assistant coach for the Middle School fencing team.  The successful applicant will have an expert knowledge of the sport, experience playing and coaching and experience working with school-aged children.  The applicant will be expected to demonstrate excellent communication skills, ability to work with a wide range of skill levels, ability to work within a team, and ability to physically train athletes.  Coaching season runs from November 11 through March 1 with practices/matches Monday through Friday 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  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 - VARSITY GIRLS' ICE HOCKEY HEAD COACH

Princeton Day School seeks a varsity girls ice hockey 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 ice hockey, the ability to properly condition athletes in a healthy 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 ice hockey at a high level, College and/or high school experience, is strongly preferred.  Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. 
Interested candidates should send their resumes to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at mroach@pds.org

 

COACH - MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE

Princeton Day School is seeking an energetic and knowledgeable dance instructor who will lead a group of 12-20 middle school students (ages 11-14) in an age-appropriate dance program that will incorporate cardiovascular fitness through the teaching of modern dance, individual and group sequences while focusing on postural alignment.  Time commitment is Monday through Friday 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  during the winter season which runs from November 11th - February 25th.  Successful candidate will have experience in performing and coaching, working with school aged children with a wide range of skills,  and have excellent communication skills.  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 - VARSITY BASEBALL HEAD COACH

Princeton Day School seeks a positive, dynamic, and energetic coach to lead its boys’ varsity baseball program.  The coach will build upon a tradition of excellence and lead the program forward in developing individual and team success by focusing on building young men of character through the values taught by athletics.  The successful candidate will embody the PDS Athletics’ Mission Statement of “a sound mind in a sound body” in the daily interactions with players and when planning practices.
The successful candidate will possess expert knowledge of the game, the ability to properly condition athletes in a healthy and safe way, and the ability to structure practice and game strategy in a competitive and positive manner. The applicant will demonstrate excellent administrative and communication skills for interaction with players and families, manage a staff of assistant coaches as well as provide a vision for the baseball program from middle school to varsity teams. In addition, experience playing and coaching baseball at a high level (college and/or high school) is strongly preferred.  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 - VARSITY SOFTBALL HEAD COACH

Princeton Day School seeks a varsity softball 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 softball, the ability to properly condition athletes in a healthy 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 softball at a high level, college and/or high school experience, is strongly preferred.  Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Coaching season runs from February 26 through May 18 with practices/games held on weekdays from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and occasional weekends.  Interested candidates should send their resumes to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at mroach@pds.org

 

COACH - VARSITY GOLF HEAD COACH

Princeton Day School seeks a varsity golf 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 golf, the ability to properly condition athletes in a healthy and safe way, and the ability to structure practices and matches 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 work with local courses to plan practices and matches.  In addition, experience playing and coaching golf at a high level, college and/or high school experience, is preferred.  Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required.  Coaching season runs from February 26 through May 18 with practices/matches on weekdays from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and occasional weekends.
Interested candidates should send their resumes to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at mroach@pds.org

COACH - VARSITY BOYS' TENNIS HEAD COACH

Princeton Day School seeks a coach for the boys’ varsity tennis team 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 tennis, the ability to properly condition athletes in a healthy and safe way, and the ability to structure 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 and/or high school experience, is preferred.  Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. Coaching season runs from February 26 through May 18, with practices/matches on weekdays from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm as well as occasional weekend matches.
Interested candidates should send their resumes to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at mroach@pds.org

CUSTODIAN - Weekend

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.

Key duties/responsibilities:

  • 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 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.

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

 

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

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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