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: January 22, 2015




ADMINISTRATION/STAFF

COLLEGE COUNSELOR

The Dalton School seeks a College Counselor. The successful candidate will have at least three years experience in selective college admissions or college counseling in independent schools. The candidate will work closely with the Director of College Counseling, Associate Director of College Counseling, college office assistant, and high school administration to guide 11th and 12th grade students through all aspects of the college exploration and application process. This is a twelve-month administrative position, and reports to the Director of College Counseling and Head of School. Anticipated start date: August 1st, 2015.

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Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and sample letter of recommendation to: employment@dalton.org. Please list “College Counseling Position” in the subject line of the email.
 
Questions may be directed to: Celeste Herrera, Director of College Counseling:

TECHNICAL SUPPORT - PATERNITY LEAVE REPLACEMENT POSITION/POSSIBLE 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 include “TECHNICAL SUPPORT - PATERNITY LEAVE REPLACEMENT” in the subject line of the email.


CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
The Dalton School seeks a dynamic and experienced financial and business leader with superb financial, strategic and operating skills to fill the key position of CFO. Dalton’s CFO will work closely with the Head of School on long-range planning while keeping a tight grasp on the day-to-day financial, facilities and security management of the school. Responsibilities include management of all financial and business operations of the $55 million dollar operating budget, accounting, facilities/construction, food services, human resources, risk management and support services. Endowment is presently $82.3 million dollars. The CFO reports directly to The Head of the School, and works closely with the Board of Trustees and other senior administrative staff and faculty.

Position is available and targeted for hire in July 2015. Excellent compensation and benefits package. EOE Employer. A full search description may be viewed under CURRENT SEARCHES at www.deerfieldassociates.com

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To explore this excellent opportunity on a confidential basis please send letter of interest and resume (both as WORD documents) to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: 781-237-2800. Email: jobs@deerfieldassociates.com


DIRECTOR OF MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
The Dalton School is seeking a Director of Middle School and High School Admissions, who is responsible for all aspects of the admissions process for its Middle and High School divisions. The Director of Middle School and High School Admissions reports directly to the K-12 Director of Admissions, supervises a three person Admissions Office, sits on the Financial Aid Committee, works closely with faculty, staff, divisional directors, other administrators, as well as with additional constituencies of the school community. The ideal candidate must be well organized, possess excellent communication skills (written and oral), be well versed in education and be able to articulate and inspire others about the school’s philosophy, mission, and goals. Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate experience and success assessing the capabilities of young people and enjoy interacting with adolescents as well as with parents. A warm, welcoming manner and a good sense of humor, are essential. The candidate should  have five years of administrative admissions experience in an independent school.  A master’s degree is preferred. Interested candidates should send a resume, and letter of interest to the Director of Admissions, Elisabeth Krents, at the following address: employment@dalton.org


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





FIRST PROGRAM
(LOWER SCHOOL Grades K - 3)

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING K/1 OR 2/3
Contribute to a strong administrative team. In addition to curriculum oversight and parent education, the position includes supporting classroom and specialist teachers and working with the learning support team.

Responsibilities:
  • Promote and support excellent teaching
  • Participate in the recruitment, hiring and ongoing evaluation of Head teachers and Associate teachers
  • Keep track of the progress and needs of students and plan for their continued growth
  • Be the go-to person for teachers who may need assistance with difficult student or parent situations
  • Oversee the implementation of an innovative curriculum
  • Remain current on best practices in teaching and curriculum design
  • Monitor curriculum delivery in accordance with school-wide decisions, approving any changes in curriculum, identifying areas that need strengthening and planning for subsequent changes
  • Vigorously support diversity and equity
  • Create and support cohesive teaching teams
  • Support the mission of the school through team building, writing, meetings, and conversations
  • Initiate and respond to communication with parents
  • Ensure that assessment reports are accurate, timely and substantive
Qualifications:
  • Thorough knowledge of technology, mathematics, science, social studies and literacy learning
  • Strong communication skills, including demonstrable strength in writing
  • Commitment to team work and to facilitating collaborative decision making
  • Ability to have difficult conversations and provide feedback in a way that results in enhanced faculty and student performance
  • Track record of professional development, instructional excellence, and willingness to grow and learn
  • Previous experience in school leadership
  • Affection for young children and enjoyment of teaching
  • Abundance of creativity, intelligence, warmth, accessibility, flexibility, energy, humor and organization
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Interested candidates write a resume and cover letter addressed to Nora Elish, First Program Director, and attached to an email addressed to employment@dalton.org. Please include FIRST PROGRAM ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING in the subject line of your email.


HEAD TEACHER – GRADE 3
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, and the willingness to collaborate and reflect on one’s practice 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 teaching and three years of teaching experience are preferred.
 
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: employment@dalton.org. Please include “HEAD TEACHER” in the subject line of your email.


ASSOCIATE TEACHERS K-4
Ideal candidates are eager to learn about all areas of classroom life, working alongside a more experienced teacher. Candidates should be committed to Dalton’s progressive philosophy and child-centered, differentiated instruction. In addition, good communication skills, a positive attitude and delight in working with young children are essential. Candidates have already attained, or will be working toward, their Master’s degree in education.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:
employment@dalton.org. Please include “ASSOCIATE TEACHERS K-4” 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 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)

7TH GRADE MATHEMATICS TEACHER
The Dalton School seeks a full-time Middle School mathematics teacher to join the faculty beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. The ideal candidate is passionate and knowledgeable about mathematics and mathematics education. The Dalton math program seeks to have students practice and develop skills in number sense, abstract reasoning, computation, and spatial awareness, with an emphasis on discovery and problem solving. We hope our students develop into analytical thinkers who enjoy mathematics and are capable solving problems in novel situations and comfortable communicating effectively using the language of mathematics. We seek teachers enthusiastic about working collaboratively to design curriculum and to improve pedagogy to meet these goals. Full-time teachers also serve as House Advisors, working with a group of 7th graders as the primary point of contact for the students and parents. This role also includes collaborating with 7th grade colleagues on grade-specific topics and community building programs. Master's degrees in mathematics or mathematics education strongly preferred, in addition to facility and experience teaching Algebra and Geometry.

Interested candidates should write a resume and cover letter addressed to Lorri Hamilton Durbin, Middle School Director, and attached to an email addressed to employment@dalton.org. Include 7th Grade Mathematics Teacher in the subject line. Please outline your experience and previous work.


MATH TEACHER FOR ENRICHED 4TH GRADE CURRICULUM
The Dalton School seeks a part-time Math Teacher to begin immediately. Class sessions meet daily each morning. This is an opportunity to teach an enriched 4th and 5th grade curriculum with a small number of students. The ideal teacher enjoys inquiry and insights by very able math learners and is familiar with curricular enrichment to enhance math learning beyond traditional methods. Course content includes topics such as: alternative base systems, cubed sequences, geometric sequences, GCF, LCM, measures of central tendency, fraction concepts & operations, decimal concepts and operations, area and perimeter, coordinate geometry, percent, linear equations and inequalities, functions and probability and chance.

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Interested candidates should write a resume and cover letter addressed to Lorri Hamilton Durbin, Middle School Director, and attached to an email addressed to employment@dalton.org. Please include Math Enrichment Teacher in the subject line. Please outline your experience with similar math content and previous work with strong math learners. Please note that class sessions are from 8:15 to 9:00 AM and this is not flexible; please only apply if you are available for these times.


CHORAL TEACHER

The Dalton School seeks a part-time Music Teacher to begin immediately. This is an opportunity to teach a Chorus of about twenty 6th Grade students with mixed experience and skill level. The ideal candidate has experience developing a vocal ensemble, including vocal technique, music reading, and is comfortable with a broad repertoire of music. *Class sessions meet at 9:00 AM Mondays and 1:40 PM Wednesdays. Candidates should be passionate and knowledgeable about progressive education. We seek teachers who are enthusiastic about working collaboratively to design curriculum and to improve pedagogy. Experience with middle school aged children a must and strong piano skills preferred. Master degree in education or music strongly preferred, in addition to experience teaching similar content.

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Interested candidates should submit to Employment@Dalton.org a resume and cover letter addressed to Lorri Hamilton Durbin, Middle School Director, outlining your experience and interest in this position. Include Choral Teacher in the subject line of your email.

* Please note that class sessions are not flexible; please only apply if you are available for stated class times.


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





HIGH SCHOOL
(Grades 9-12)

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 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 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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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.