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Employment Opportunities

The Dalton School actively seeks to forward equity and diversity in its programs and hiring.
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: May 8, 2017

Administration & Staff

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  • COLLEGE OFFICE ASSISTANT

    The Dalton School seeks an administrative assistant to the College Counseling office. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative position, and reports to the Directors of College Counseling. Anticipated start date: August 1, 2017.
     
    This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and integral part of an established, progressive independent school community. We seek someone who is eloquent, engaging, organized and who will work well within an intense, fast-paced office environment in which camaraderie is highly valued. Discretion and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality are paramount. Strong communication and technological skills are essential. An Associate degree is required, Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
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  • DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

    The Dalton School seeks a full-time Director of Human Resources.  This position will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer, and provide oversight of the School’s human resources management.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Provide training for department heads and team leaders on various HR topics including interviewing skills, performance reviews and employee coaching.
    • Ensure compliance with federal and state statutes/laws such as FMLA, ADA, Sexual Harassment, OSHA, Worker’s Compensation, Title VII, and ERISA.
    • Maintain employee handbook for the School and recommend changes.
    • Develop/edit/update job descriptions for all employees. 
    • Maintain periodic job description audit and reclassify employees as appropriate under the Fair Labor Standards Act (Exempt and Non-Exempt).
    • Complete annual compensation and benefits surveys.
    • Oversee employee separation on-boarding and off-boarding process.  Assist division and department heads to provide appropriate communication and oversight in recruitment lifecycle.
    • Oversee and develop appropriate compensation levels for all employees and overall budget. 
    • Ensure benefit plans comply with applicable laws and statutes (HIPPA, ERISA and IRS guidelines).
    • Research and implement new supplemental benefit programs as needed.
    • Assist in the development of the insurance budget and negotiate contracts on an annual basis. 
    • Manage attendance for faculty and staff.
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  • GENERAL INQUIRIES

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

First Program (Grades K-3)

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  • FIRST PROGRAM GRADE 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.
  • GENERAL INQUIRIES

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

Middle School (Grades 4-8)

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  • 4TH GRADE TEACHER AND HOUSE ADVISOR

    The Dalton School seeks a full-time 4th Grade Teacher and House Advisor to join the faculty for the 2017-2018 school year. The ideal candidate is passionate and knowledgeable about progressive elementary education and differentiation. We seek teachers who are enthusiastic about working collaboratively to improve pedagogy and to design innovative curriculum that addresses the whole child.
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  • MANDARIN CHINESE TEACHER FOR LEAVE REPLACEMENT

    The Dalton World and Classical Languages Department is currently looking for a Middle and High School Mandarin Chinese (grades 5-12) leave replacement teacher from May 1 - June 8, 2017. Teaching experience and native-like proficiency in Mandarin Chinese a must; language teaching/methodology training and understanding of ACTFL standards and proficiency guidelines also a plus.
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  • P/T MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL MANDARIN TEACHER (Grades 5-12)

    The Dalton School seeks a part-time Mandarin teacher to teach middle and high school classes. Native-like proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is a must and language teaching/methodology training and understanding of ACTFL standards and proficiency guidelines a plus.
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  • 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.

    Download a copy of this job description.
     
    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 (Grades 9-12)

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  • COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER

    The Dalton School’s Computer Science Department seeks a dynamic and collaborative teacher and department member for a full-time position beginning in September 2017. Based on the pedagogy outlined in The Dalton Plan, 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 standard workweek consists of instructional time, some curriculum development, preparation, and student evaluation.
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  • MANDARIN CHINESE TEACHER FOR LEAVE REPLACEMENT

    The Dalton World and Classical Languages Department is currently looking for a Middle and High School Mandarin Chinese (grades 5-12) leave replacement teacher from May 1 - June 8, 2017. Teaching experience and native-like proficiency in Mandarin Chinese a must; language teaching/methodology training and understanding of ACTFL standards and proficiency guidelines also a plus.
    Download the complete job description
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  • P/T MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL MANDARIN TEACHER (Grades 5-12)

    The Dalton School seeks a part-time Mandarin teacher to teach middle and high school classes. Native-like proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is a must and language teaching/methodology training and understanding of ACTFL standards and proficiency guidelines a plus.
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  • GENERAL INQUIRIES

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

After School

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General Substitute Teaching

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Athletics

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No Phone Calls Please

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.

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!

Non-Discrimination

The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability, or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.