Employment Opportunities

The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.

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.
 
Updated: January 15, 2017
STAFF AND ADMINISTRATION
Educational Technologist (K-5/6-12) - FULL TIME
The Dalton School seeks a full-time Educational Technologist for grades *K-5/6-12. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for education, innovation, working with teachers and students, and working with a team of other dedicated educational technologists. This is a full-time, 12-month, staff position. 
Responsibilities and experience include: 
  • Understanding the school’s mission and technology vision and working with faculty to integrate technology that supports the mission/vision.
  • Collaborating with teachers in planning the integration of technology into the curriculum and assisting teachers with class projects that incorporate technology. 
  • Training faculty and staff in technology competencies needed for classroom teaching and for the fulfillment of administrative duties.
  • Staying current with the available and constantly-changing technologies for teaching and learning. 
  • Providing technology support for faculty, students, and staff.
  • Working cooperatively with the technology director and other department members to meet other needs of the school as directed.
  • Support for Dalton's one-to-one program (iPads K-3/laptops 4-12)
*NOTE: We currently have an open position for Grades 6-12, however, we do have a talented team in place and flexibility within our current Educational Technologists to shift internally if needed. Therefore, we are accepting inquiries for K-5 Educational Technologists as well. We hope to find the right talented person to be part of the team rather than someone to fill a particular position.
 
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume addressed to John Neiers, Technology Director to john@dalton.org. Please only include Educational Technologist 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 (K-3)
First Program (K - 3) Head Teacher
The First Program at the Dalton School seeks a full-time head teacher to join the faculty beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. The ideal candidate understands progressive education and has experience with child-centered, differentiated curricula. S/he brings a positive attitude to the classroom and greater community and looks forward to overseeing an academically rigorous, creative classroom that validates and supports each child. Excellent communication skills, a passion for working with young children and their families, the willingness to collaborate and reflect on one's practice, and a sense of humor are essential. In addition, candidates should be invested in supervising and mentoring an Associate Teacher, helping her/him become experienced in all areas of life in a classroom. 

A Master's degree in education and three years of head teaching experience are preferred.

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.

The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:employment@dalton.org. Please include “FP HEAD TEACHER” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

K - 3 Associate Teachers
The Associate Teacher program at The Dalton School provides a unique opportunity for new teachers to further their teaching skills by working closely with experienced teachers and mentors in a progressive educational setting. Associate Teachers are integral to the First Program community. Duties include collaborating with the Head Teacher in all classroom responsibilities, both academic and organizational: planning and conducting small group or whole class lessons, assessing and documenting studentsí needs, developing and participating in classroom management, and supporting the Head Teachers in the daily maintenance of the classroom. Associate Teachers must demonstrate sensitivity to and awareness of the many kinds of diversity present within the First Program community (cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, learning style, etc.), as well as the social and emotional developmental needs of the students.

Candidates must possess a passion for working with young children, excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching. Associate Teachers are full-time employees and generally spend two years in First Program.  Associates are invited for a second year of teaching at the discretion of the school. A Bachelors degree is required and work towards an advanced degree in education is preferred.  

The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to employment@dalton.org. Please include “K-3 Associate Teacher” in the subject line of the email.

FLES Spanish - Grades K - 3
The Dalton World and Classical Languages department seeks an FLES teacher for the 2016-2017 academic year. Candidates must have early childhood/elementary experience and native-like proficiency in Spanish. FLES and language teaching/methodology training is a plus. We are seeking creative, positive, enthusiastic, and collaborative, applicants who are interested in working with similar professionals in a supportive educational environment. 

Interested candidates should write a resume and cover letter addressed to World and Classical Languages Department Chair Lori Langer de Ramirez, and attach them to an email addressed to employment@dalton.org. Please only include FLES Spanish in the subject line of your email.

General Inquiries
For general inquiries, send a resume and letter of interest to employment@dalton.org.
MIDDLE SCHOOL (4-8)
Middle School Assistant Director, Curriculum & Teaching, Grades 4-6
The Dalton School seeks a Middle School Assistant Director. This role focuses primarily on 4th, 5th, & 6th grades and incorporates all aspects of administrative leadership including: teacher support and evaluation, parent communications, student discipline, curriculum development, and special projects. We seek a leader with expertise in middle school curriculum and instruction, as well as an appreciation for and understanding of the social and emotional development of children in grades 4-8. Candidates should be committed to and knowledgeable about progressive education, differentiated instruction, and innovative pedagogy. We seek candidates with the following: 
  • Ability to interact effectively and positively with students, parents, faculty, and staff
  • Dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning and work environment 
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills 
  • Deep knowledge of current educational research, theory and best practices
  • Demonstrated experience with team-building and collaborative leadership
  • Interest and experience in developing transdisciplinary/design thinking and social-emotional learning-related programs and curriculum
  • Flexibility, optimism, and a sense of humor
A minimum of five years of teaching and administrative leadership experience in schools is required; a graduate degree is preferred. Interested candidates should apply via email at employment@dalton.org. Please note MS Assistant Director in the subject line. Applications should include a cover letter, résumé, one-page statement of educational philosophy, and a list of at least four references.

Makers and Robotics Teacher
The teacher will lead and co-­lead programs as part of a 4th to ­8th grade progression in engineering & robotics. Courses are currently offered after school and include Maker workshops, Arduino-­based robosoccer tournaments, Lego EV3 building and programming, and the FLL team challenge. All courses emphasize collaboration and aim to strike a balance between direct instruction and inquiry-driven project work.
 
Individual responsibilities will vary based on the teacher’s particular skills and interests. Technical experience with at least a few of the following: fabrication and design (laser cutter, 3D printer), coding (Arduino or EV3, Scratch, electronics (sensors, dc motors/drivers, basic circuitry) and mechanical design or Lego Technic building is desired.  Experience working with 10­-14 year old students is strongly preferred. Working collaboratively as part of a group of enthusiastic educators is essential. Sense of humor is required.

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Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to employment@dalton.org. Please include “MS Robotics 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 (9-12)
There are currently no positions open in the High School.

General Inquiries
For general inquiries, send a resume and letter of interest to employment@dalton.org.
AFTER SCHOOL
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.
PE & 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.
GENERAL INQUIRIES
General Inquiries
For general inquiries, send a resume, letter of interest to employment@dalton.org.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
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.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward equity and diversity its programs and hiring.