Full Job Description
This is a year-round open position for ongoing recruitment purposes.
Who we are?
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-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. Ethical Culture School, located on the Upper West Side at 63rd Street and Central Park West, is comprised of approximately 450 students Pre-K through 5th Grade and 80 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.
We are looking for passionate educators who are committed to progressive education, who consider ethics to be at the core of their work with students and colleagues and who will contribute to the academic success of all students, to join our community.
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is looking for associate teachers to work at our Ethical Culture division in Manhattan. Our associate teacher program is an apprenticeship program that offers current Master’s degree candidates and recent Master’s program graduates the opportunity to learn under a seasoned classroom teacher and gain some hands-on experience in the classroom.
The ideal candidate will have completed or be pursuing a Master’s in education, have a demonstrated commitment to progressive education and a passion for working with young children. A flexible attitude, punctuality, and a sense of humor are essential.
To be considered for the above mentioned position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references to the online employment site. Please generate all documents in one single MS Word or a converted .pdf file. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Please do not contact 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.