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The Town School offers faculty and staff competitive salaries and benefits, a collegial and supportive work environment, and significant support for professional development. We seek educators who view their work as a calling, who work hard and are dedicated to their students, and who expect to continue to grow as professionals. Our ideal staff members have a flexible, team-oriented approach and a clear understanding of how their work supports the school's mission.

Town Faculty and Staff benefits include (for full time employees)
  • Medical and dental coverage for employees; partial subsidy towards family medical coverage with choice of plan
  • Optional flex spending, 403b plans
  • Pension plan
  • TransitCheks, qualified parking, and computer loan program
  • Long and short term disability and life insurance, plus the option for supplemental insurance at group rates
  • Additional benefits such as discounted health club membership, discounted Verizon personal wireless service for employees, and complimentary lunch
To apply

Unless otherwise noted, applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Douglas Brophy, Head of School at employment@townschool.org.

Resumes and inquiries are welcome at any time; our main hiring season takes place in early Spring for the following school year.

Employment Opportunities
Literacy Specialist and Department Coordinator Grades 2 - 4
Lower School Associate Teachers Grades 1 - 4
Librarian Position
Accounts Payable & Payroll Specialist
Upper School Learning Specialist

Literacy Specialist and Department Coordinator Grades 2 - 4

The Town School, a nursery through 8th Grade co-educational school of 320 students on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, seeks an experienced 2nd through 4th Grade Literacy Specialist. Town embraces high academic and ethical standards for each student, and all members of the community are guided by our school motto, “Let there be joy in learning.”    

The salary range for this position is $ $66,200,000 to $111,500. *Base salaries do not reflect additional compensation based on degree level, stipends, and years of service beyond step 20 on the salary scale.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement specific instruction for students in small pull-out groups as well as through push-in support.
  • Assess student progress regularly. Conduct observations and screenings to determine if a student is in need of additional literacy support.
  • Collaborate with teachers to support understanding of students’ learning needs and to differentiate classroom instruction.
  • Provide departmental leadership for grades 3-4.
  • Work with the Academic Dean to review/discuss curricular cohesion in your division and school wide.
  • Oversee classroom assessments.
  • In collaboration with classroom teachers, communicate with parents about individual student strengths and challenges, goal setting, and progress.
  • Collaborate with the Guidance Team.
  • Coordinate support with outside tutors and remedial specialists. 
  • Write mid-year and year-end summary reports for students taught.
  • Consult with the Admissions Office and assess applicants as needed.

Position Requirements:

  • Master's degree in relevant field required.
  • 3-5 years teaching experience in an elementary setting required.
  • Experience with Readers/Writers Workshop, Fundations, Words Their Way.
  • Experience with revising curriculum to meet the needs of current students.
  • Experience differentiating instruction to best support students.
  • Experience incorporating technology in support of student learning.
  • Supportive of Town’s mission and values, and a demonstrated commitment to the aspirations in our school’s Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.
  • Personal characteristics of an outstanding professional: warmth, empathy, discernment, strong organization skills, and a good sense of humor.
  • Commitment to continued professional development.

Town aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community and, therefore strongly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply: Applicants should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Dr. Janie Vance, Academic Dean at employment@townschool.org. No phone calls please.

 

Lower School Associate Teachers Grades 1 - 4

The Town School, a nursery through 8th Grade co-educational school of 320 students on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, seeks Associate Teachers in Gr. 1-4 for the 2024-25 school year. Town embraces high academic and ethical standards for each student, and all members of the community are guided by our school motto, “Let there be joy in learning.”    

The salary for this position is $50,000. *Base salaries do not reflect additional compensation based on degree level and stipends.

Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate closely with a Head teacher to:
    • implement a purposeful, aligned academic program in a nurturing environment
    • support understanding of students’ learning needs and differentiate instruction
    • create and maintain an effective classroom environment
    • keep accurate and thorough records about students’ progress
    • communicate with parents about individual students’ progress
    • prepare for and participate in Parent/Teacher conferences
    • assist in the writing of midyear and year-end reports
    • carry out classroom responsibilities as designated by the Head teacher
  • Meet regularly with the Head teacher and Academic Specialist teachers to:
    • review Associate teacher responsibilities, discuss teaching styles and techniques, and plan curriculum implementation
  • Communicate with colleagues across the grade, the division, and the School
  • Collaborate with the Guidance Team and participate in all Guidance meetings
  • Attend all employee, divisional, and committee meetings
  • Continue to grow professionally through in-service training, workshops or coursework
  • Support the spirit of community at Town
  • Embrace the School’s moral mission of “Taking Care of Town: Self, Others, and Surroundings”

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required 
  • Master’s degree in relevant field in progress or completed preferred
  • 1-3 years teaching experience in an elementary setting preferred
  • Support for Town’s mission and values, and a demonstrated commitment to the aspirations in our school’s Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Experience with Readers/Writers Workshop, Fundations, Words Their Way, TERC Investigations, Context for Learning
  • Experience with differentiating instruction and incorporating technology in support of student learning
  • Commitment to continued professional development
  • Personal characteristics of an outstanding professional: warmth, empathy, discernment, strong organization skills, ability to hold confidential information, a good sense of humor

Town aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community and, therefore strongly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply: Applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to David Andrew Wood, Head of Lower School at employment@townschool.org. No phone calls please.

 

Librarian Position

The Town School, a nursery through 8th Grade co-educational school of 320 students on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, seeks a Librarian for the 2024-25 school year. Town embraces high academic and ethical standards for each student, and all members of the community are guided by our school motto, “Let there be joy in learning.” 

The salary for this position is $55,000 - 65,000. *Base salaries do not reflect additional compensation based on degree level and stipends.

The Librarian reports to the Library Director and serves as a resource for the entire Town community. 

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Library Director to:
    • choose, purchase, and promote both print and digital resources
    • plan and teach daily classes in the library space
    • provide individual reader guidance and reference assistance
    • maintain library space, policies, and procedures with various patron groups
    • work closely with library volunteers
  • Collaborate closely with the Library Director and Technology Department to promote meaningful integration of digital literacy and technology
  • Order, catalog, and process books, and maintain online catalog/circulation system

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required 
  • Master’s in Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited university (or an equivalent combination of educational degrees and experience) in progress or completed preferred
  • Experience working in a library, school, or educational setting with Nursery-8th graders 
  • Knowledge of current library practices, children’s literature, educational resources and awareness of digital literacy trends in Nursery-8th grade
  • Facility with technology (including online library catalog, databases, LibGuides, Noodletools, office computer software, projection software, iPads and laptops, etc.)
  • Commitment to the development and implementation of a multicultural curriculum that includes diversity, inclusion, and social justice lenses 
  • Organization, self-initiative and ability to lift, stand, and perform light physical tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with classroom teachers on research, as well as with school administration and other specialist teachers
  • Ongoing commitment to professional development and growth in the field

Town aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community and, therefore strongly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply: Applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references with “Librarian Position” in the subject line to employment@townschool.org. No phone calls please.

Accounts Payable & Payroll Specialist

The Town School, which serves children from nursery school through eighth grade, is seeking to fill the Accounts Payable & Payroll Specialist position. This position reports to the school’s Finance Director. The Town School provides both a competitive salary and a robust benefits package.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years of experience with the accounts payable and payroll process. Experience in independent schools or non-profit settings and experience in state compliance and mandated service funds acquisition is preferred. The ability to collaborate, work within a team, demonstrate a commitment to equity, and interact effectively with multiple departments is a must.

The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $80,000 plus a generous benefits package.

At Town, we ask that all employees are:

  • Committed to promoting and maintaining a collaborative work environment with inclusive decision-making processes
  • Supportive of Town’s mission and philosophy
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to equity and is visibly supportive of Town’s Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
  • Outstanding professional with characteristics of warmth, empathy, tact, discernment, superb communication and organization skills, high energy, and a good sense of humor


Responsibilities:

  • Accurately manage the accounts payable process on a timely schedule while adhering to departmental procedures
  • Reconcile invoices, purchase orders, and check requests; obtain approvals for payment
  • Schedule payments and record them to the correct expense accounts in the accounting software
  • Familiarity with various methods of payment: checks, online bank bill pays, ACH, wire transfers, and credit card transactions
  • Responsible for monthly collection of receipts from credit card holders, reconciliation with credit card statements, and posting of transactions
  • Preparation of monthly bank reconciliations for various accounts
  • Assist certain departments with authorized credit card purchases
  • Prepare periodic journal entries
  • Maintain electronic/paper records, reports, and files
  • Ensure seamless execution of end-to-end payroll process (for approximately 100 employees), spanning the entire employee life cycle’ own the review and approval of each payroll cycle, as well as off-cycle payments
  • Maintain accurate and current employee payroll records, including tax withholding forms, payroll deductions, changes in employee status, and other payroll information
  • Ensure compliance with current federal, state, and local reporting, including mandated service reporting and tax regulations
  • Provide administrative support to the Finance Director as needed
  • Assist with Business Office projects and tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance Business or related field
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of accounting/finance experience required
  • Proficiency in accounting software programs required, including Excel, Word, Adobe, Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT, and/or ADP Workforce Now
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and highly attentive to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet required deadlines
  • Ability to work either independently or collaboratively as needed 
  • Ability to interact with vendors; collaborate with school staff, faculty, and administrators while maintaining a professional manner
     

Town aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community and, therefore, strongly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply: Unless otherwise noted, applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Jason Bossart at employment@townschool.org. No phone calls please.

Upper School Learning Specialist

The Town School is a coeducational Nursery through 8th Grade school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Town embraces high academic and ethical standards for each student, and all members of the community are guided by our school motto, “Let there be joy in learning.” We are committed to all aspects of diversity, teaching students to be inclusive and to respect themselves and others. Students leave Town well-rounded, articulate, resilient, morally responsible, and committed to a path of lifelong learning. We now seek an experienced Middle School educator to be our next Upper School (grades 5-8, approximately 125 students)  Learning Specialist. 

The salary range for this position is $66,200 to $111,500. *Base salaries do not reflect additional compensation based on degree level, stipends, and years of service beyond step 20 on the salary scale.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison between families and the school to coordinate educational evaluations, working alongside various members of the Upper School Student Support Team
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively and professionally with all subject area teachers as well as all divisional and school-wide colleagues for curriculum planning, student support, and mentoring
  • Observe students as necessary in various classrooms to gather specific information to inform discussions with teachers and families
  • Teach 7th and 8th Grades Investigations to Learning classes
  • Generate, maintain, and disseminate Student Education Plans for teachers and families
  • Participate in weekly Guidance and Student Support Team meetings and review specific student learning styles, needs, and accommodations
  • Generate and maintain a system to track the status of current evaluations in the Upper School, dates evaluations were conducted, and follow up on re-evaluations as necessary
  • Coordinate standardized testing (CTP5) for all Upper School students
  • Act as a resource for families of alumni/ae to disseminate information regarding evaluations and test accommodations from Upper School
  • Serve as an advisor to a group of upper-school students

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Education, Special Education or related field preferred
  • Possess 3-5 years of teaching experience and a passion for middle school-age children
  • Supportive of Town’s mission and values, and a demonstrated commitment to the aspirations in our school’s Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.
  • Personal characteristics of an outstanding professional: warmth, empathy, discernment, strong organization skills, and a good sense of humor.
  • Commitment to continued professional development.

Town aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community and therefore strongly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply: Applicants should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Alexis Williams, Head of Upper School at employment@townschool.org. No phone calls please.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Town School is strongly committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion or religious practices, color, gender, including gender identity/expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, creed, citizenship status, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic predisposition, status as a domestic violence or stalking victim, caregiver status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable state, federal, or local laws.