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Employment

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.


Employment Opportunities

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

Learning Specialist for 7th and 8th Grades

The Town School seeks an experienced Middle School educator to be our next 7th and 8th Grade Learning Specialist.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach 7th and 8th Grades Investigations to Learning classes

  • Serve as an 8th Grade advisor 

  • 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 7th and 8th Grade 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

  • 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

  • Establish and maintain connections with outside evaluators and tutors to maintain a dialogue of student support

  • 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

  • Assist families of rising 8th Graders in registering for accommodations for exmissions testing (ISEE, SSAT, and/or SHSAT)

  • Act as a resource for families of alumni/ae to disseminate information regarding evaluations and test accommodations from Upper School

  • Serve as a full community member by attending meetings and fulfilling various duties to supervise students

  • Contribute constructively to all faculty discussions and continue to grow professionally 


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

  • Experience incorporating technology in support of student learning

  • Supportive of Town’s mission and philosophy

  • Demonstrate a commitment to equity and support Town’s Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; demonstration of personal growth and accomplishment in this area preferred

  • Personal characteristics of an outstanding professional: warmth, tact, discernment, superb communication and organization skills, high energy, and 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: Candidates should send a letter of interest, resumé, and the names/contact information of three professional references to Carol Seeley, Head of Upper School, at employment@townschool.org.


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.     

Contact

540 East 76th Street
New York 10021
p 212-288-4383
f 212-988-5846
info@townschool.org