Employment Opportunities

The objectives of teaching at The Dalton School include: tailoring each student's program to his or her needs, interests, and abilities, promoting independence and dependability, and enhancing the student's social skills and sense of responsibility towards others.

Qualifications for teaching at Dalton include: BA required, MA preferred; strong background and knowledge of the desired discipline; ability to work well with a range of able, highly motivated children; ability to work well with a team; strong organizational skills, and high energy and creativity.

The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.


Updated: April 28, 2015




ADMINISTRATION/STAFF


ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Primary responsibilities involve supporting the Chief Financial Officer, who directly oversees both the school's financial activities and physical plant and participates in all aspects of the school's operation. The candidate will also be working closely with other business office personnel to support the general business office functions of the school.

The position offers the candidate the opportunity to be involved with a three-campus, 1300 student, K-12 school on multiple levels. The candidate will also be able to attend Board Committee meetings and school administrative meetings and gain insight to the working of independent schools in general. It is important for the candidate to have an interest in a career in education.

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Applicants should forward a cover letter and resume (must include GPA) to employment@dalton.org. Please list “Assistant to the CFO Position” in the subject line.


DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SERVICES
The Dalton School, an independent, co-educational, K-12, progressive school, seeks an experienced, visionary educator with library, media, technology, teaching, and management skills to fill the position of Director of Libraries and Information Services. The position requires an MLIS degree, five years of librarian experience and three years of administrative experience.
 
The candidate will have the ability to present ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing and will have demonstrated knowledge of collection development, budget planning, library automation technology, and information resources for three libraries, a museum program, and a school archive, as well as a proven interest in professional development and outreach. The candidate will also bring the capacity to engage in flexible, creative and constructive thinking around the integral roles of libraries and librarians in the digital age. In alignment with the Dalton Plan, the Director will effectively communicate the goals of the library program to students, teachers, administrators, parents, and alumni.

Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and sample letter of recommendation to: employment@dalton.org. Please include only DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES in the subject line of the email.


TECHNICAL SUPPORT - FULL TIME
The Dalton School is currently looking for a strong technical support person. This position works under the supervision of the Director of Technology. This person should demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment, show initiative, be organized, punctual, detail-oriented, have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills with exceptional technology skills. The support person is responsible for troubleshooting and resolving/repairing hardware, software, and A/V related issues. This person will provide support for students, faculty, staff, and administration, and provide support the 1:1 MacBook Air and iPad program. Strong working and troubleshooting knowledge of iOS, OSX and Windows operating systems is necessary. The candidate should also be familiar with cloud-based services and solutions (e.g. Google Apps). Experience with hardware, printers, projectors, digital cameras, and A/V systems are very important, as well as a basic understanding of wired and wireless networked environments. Special projects include building and deploying system images, as well as participation in school events, such as faculty professional development sessions.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume addressed to John Neiers, Technology Director to: employment@dalton.org. Please only include TECHNICAL SUPPORT POSITION in the subject line of the email.


GENERAL INQUIRIES
For general inquiries, send a resume and letter of interest to employment@dalton.org.





FIRST PROGRAM
(LOWER SCHOOL Grades K - 3)
 

SCIENCE ASSOCIATE TEACHER
Dalton's Science Associate teachers are an integral part of the First Program Science Department. Working with a team of two Head teachers, the two Science Associates support in the instruction of concepts and skills taught to students across grades K-3 by implementing lessons related to a range of science-based topics of study. A science education background and science teaching experience are preferred. A strong interest in science teaching and learning, and a developmental understanding of K-3 students are essential qualities sought.

Interested candidates should write a resume and cover letter addressed to Nora Elish, First Program Director, and attached to an email addressed to employment@dalton.org. Please only include Science Associate Teacher in the subject line of your email.


MATHEMATICS COORDINATOR, GRADES K-3
The First Program (K – 3) at the Dalton School is seeking a Mathematics Coordinator for the 2015-16 school year.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Review and continue to develop scope and sequence of the curriculum for kindergarten through third grade
  • Ensure that the scope and sequence of the curriculum allows for a smooth transition to fourth grade (Middle School)
  • Mentor and coach classroom teachers (working with grade levels, individual teachers and in faculty meetings)
  • Help teachers differentiate instruction, particularly for more advanced students.
  • Work with most advanced students in small group settings
  • Help teachers develop an understanding of how to implement different kinds of assessments to improve instruction
  • Work in concert with Assistant Directors and Director of First Program
Experience:
  • Understand and have taught using an inquiry-based, hands-on approach to learning
  • Familiarity with Bridges, Mathematics in the City, Singapore Math, TERC, Marilyn Burns and other best practices.
  • Knowledge of instruction that emphasizes problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Familiarity with the Common Core Standards
Education:
  • Degree in math or related area
  • Degree in or experience teaching elementary school
To Apply:

Interested candidates should write a resume and cover letter addressed to Nora Elish, First Program Director, and attached to an email addressed to employment@dalton.org. Please only include Mathematics Coordinator in the subject line of your email.
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GENERAL INQUIRIES
For general inquiries, send a resume and letter of interest to employment@dalton.org.



MIDDLE SCHOOL
(Grades 4-8)

MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC/CHORAL TEACHER
The Dalton School seeks .6 FTE Chorus Director and General Music Teacher for grades 4-6, beginning in 2015-2016 school year. The ideal candidate is an outstanding musician and passionate about working with children; experienced in developing a vocal ensemble with groups of mixed experience and skill; comfortable with a broad repertoire of music; and, enthusiastic about working collaboratively to build curriculum and improve pedagogy. A master's degree is strongly preferred with 3-5 years of experience. 

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume addressed to Christopher Landriau, Director of Music and email to: employment@dalton.org. Please only include MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER in the subject line of your email.


GENERAL INQUIRIES
For general inquiries, send a resume and letter of interest to: employment@dalton.org.





HIGH SCHOOL
(Grades 9-12)

COMPUTER SCIENCE POSITION
The Dalton School’s Computer Science Department is seeking a dynamic and collaborative teacher and department member for a full-time position beginning in August 2015. The standard workweek consists of instructional time, some curriculum development, preparation, and student evaluation. Significant office hours “Lab” as well as staff and departmental meetings are also expected.

Duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Teach software programming and hardware courses while demonstrating the importance of writing efficient and effective code
  2. Support students in fulfilling their maximum potential in mastering course content and assessing student achievement.
  3. Provide consistent critique of the efficacy of the existing curriculum as well as an awareness of the continually changing needs of industry.
  4. Maintain a currency in programming languages and computer technologies.
  5. Pursue professional development in the computer science education field.
Technical Qualifications:
  • Java, Scratch, Python, MatLab, R, Ruby, Git
  • Web frameworks; html5/JavaScript/CSS/Jquery/MySql
  • Linux/Unix, Android/iOS
  • Electronics/Circuits/Basic Gates, Arduino, Microcontrollers, Robotics, basic mechanical engineering
  • Fab: 3d printing, laser cutting, fabrication technique
  • CAD software, Drawing, 3d modeling
Minimum Qualifications
Masters Degree in computer science or computer engineering or related field is preferred.

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Applicants should include a cover letter and resume addressed to Gordon Campbell, Chair, Computer Science Department and email them to employment@dalton.org. Please only include COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER in the subject line of the email. 


HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY TEACHER
The Dalton school seeks a part-time history teacher for a possible opening in the 2015-2016 academic year. The candidate who fills this position will join an exceptionally collegial department with a strong commitment to collaboration, pedagogical innovation, and intellectual risk-taking.  Candidates must have a passion for working with and teaching adolescents, excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills and attention to detail, an ability to meet deadlines, a capacity to multitask and prioritize workload, and superior interpersonal and technological skills.
 
Candidates will teach an integrated 9th-11th grade Global History curriculum that includes both World and U.S. History.  A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is preferred.
 
Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and sample letter of recommendation to: employment@dalton.org. Please only include HS HISTORY TEACHER in the subject line of the email.


HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER
The High School English Department seeks qualified candidates beginning at the opening of school in September 2015. This full-time position consists of four courses and responsibility as a co-House advisor. Extensive training and experience in teaching writing and all genres of literature are expected as well as a commitment to working with students in all high school grades. The assignment will likely include one course in ninth grade that encompasses classical and contemporary texts along with significant emphasis on composition; two sections of tenth grade English, which divides by semester into Introduction to Poetry and Introduction to Drama; and one senior elective each semester —Literature of Alienation in the fall, The Short Story in the spring.
 
Applicants should include a cover letter and resume addressed to Dr. Andrew Glassman, Chair, English Department to: employment@dalton.org. Please only include FULL TIME ENGLISH TEACHER in the subject line of the email. For questions and further details, email: glassman@dalton.org.


HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH – MATERNITY LEAVE REPLACEMENT
The High School English Department seeks qualified candidates for a part time maternity leave position that will span twelve weeks beginning with the opening of school in September and running to Thanksgiving. This position includes four high school English courses exclusively. Again, a ninth grade course and two tenth grade courses are assigned. In this position an eleventh grade section of American Literature completes the assignment.
 
Applicants should include a cover letter and resume addressed to Dr. Andrew Glassman, Chair, English Department emailed to: employment@dalton.org. Please only include LEAVE ENGLISH TEACHER in the subject line of the email. For questions and further details, email: glassman@dalton.org.

HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHER
Dalton seeks an experienced math teacher to teach a broad range of topics and to be readily available to students beyond the classroom, in an active lab setting, for enhancement on a wide range of math topics. Master's degrees in mathematics or mathematics education strongly preferred, in addition to facility and experience teaching multiple levels of Algebra, Geometry and Calculus.

Interested candidates should submit to Employment@Dalton.org a resume and cover letter addressed to Lisa Borenstein, Mathematics Chair, outlining your experience and interest in this position. Please only include HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHER in the subject line of your email.


DEBATE COACH
Dalton is seeking a part-time Public Forum debate coach for the High School Debate Team. Responsibilities include attending debate team practices and meetings (approximately four to six hours per week) at the Dalton School. The coach will also accompany team members to all debate tournaments. There are two to four local New York City tournaments per month and five to six national tournaments per year at Wake Forest, Yale, Bronx Science, Princeton, Harvard and Stanford. Additional tournaments may include the New York State Championship, the Tournament of Champions and Nationals. Dalton's team has approximately 30 members and has over the past years had several teams that have reached the TOC. This past June, Dalton had its biggest success, with one partnership placing sixth at the National Speech and Debate Championship, in Kansas.

Interested candidates should send a resume, and letter of interest in pdf format to: employment@dalton.org. Please only include Debate Coach in the subject line of your email.


GENERAL INQUIRIES
For general inquiries, send a resume and letter of interest to employment@dalton.org.



AFTER SCHOOL
(Grades K-8)

There are currently no open positions in After School.


GENERAL INQUIRIES
For general inquiries, send a resume and letter of interest to employment@dalton.org.



GENERAL SUBSTITUTE TEACHING

GENERAL INQUIRIES
For general inquiries, send a resume, letter of interest to employment@dalton.org.





ATHLETICS

There are currently no open positions in Athletics.


COACHING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN ALL SPORTS
Please send all coaching materials to:
Teddy Frischling, Director of Athletics
The Dalton School
108 East 89th St
New York, NY 10128
Fax: (212) 410-4927

Email: Teddy_Frischling@Dalton.org


GENERAL INQUIRIES
For general inquiries, send a resume and letter of interest to employment@dalton.org.




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Please do not submit any of your materials to the Head of School's office, or any divisional office. You will not receive an email of acknowledgment and we cannot fully guarantee that we will receive and process your application unless you send your materials to employment@dalton.org.  Thank you!

*Upon receipt of your materials we will send an email confirmation and possibly a card in the mail. We will contact you for an interview if we decide your qualifications appear to match the position requirements. Thank you for your interest in the Dalton School.