Full Job Description
This is a year-round open position for ongoing recruitment purposes.
Who we are?
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive Pre-K-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses - one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and the other in Manhattan. The Lower School, located in the Bronx, is composed of approximately 400 students and 50 faculty members. The Middle School is comprised of approximately 400 students and approximately 55 faculty members.
What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and beliefs and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities, and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self.
We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic, and progressive school a reality.
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is looking for qualified After School Instructors for our Fieldston Campus programs.
We currently offer the following programs within our After-school program: Model UN, Lego Robotics, Science Olympiad, Coding, Art, Sports, Lower School Assistants.
Do you have a niche, an expertise you would like to offer as a program for our Lower or Middle school students? We would love to hear about it!
The applicant will have knowledge of any area/expertise listed above and the ability to teach in a school setting. Prior teaching experience is strongly preferred.
This position is September - June based on ECSF school calendar.
Create, plan and develop monthly parent engagement activities as appointed by site supervisor
Plan and submit lesson plans on a regular basis as required by site supervisor
Support youth development through academic, health and wellness, sports, or arts programming
Effectively develop a rapport with participants and parents, maintaining safety and confidentiality
Supervise participants during program hours, ensuring student safety and the development of positive relationships
Keep daily attendance records, attend regular supervision and participate in evaluation processes
Willingness to work extended hours when school is not in session (i.e. Winter Recess, Mid-Winter Recess, Spring Recess, etc.)
Must adhere to agency, and site specific safety standards
Comply with city and departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Maintain clean and safe work environment, notify supervisor of any hazardous issues
Participate in professional development, including a pre-program training the last week of August, in addition to various trainings throughout the year
Perform special projects and other related duties as assigned by supervisors
Must attend monthly staff meetings and project meetings
A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
The instructor must have experience working with lower or middle school students
Some teaching experience strongly preferred
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
Working knowledge of MS Office and Google platform
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
Respect to diversity
Ability to inspire and motivate
Must be available to work Monday through Friday during program hours as per campus requirements
CPR/First Aid Certifications or the ability to obtain one
Flexible team player, with the ability, and willingness to work with adolescents, staff, and families
Ability to be a mentor and be a resource to students, staff, families and embrace/foster cultural inclusiveness
Inspired through creativity and able to bring these talents to the work site
To be considered for the above mentioned position, please submit a resume, and contact information for three references. Please do not email or call the school directly.
ECFS is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to be a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the metropolitan New York City area, our students, and families. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. ECFS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.