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Employment Opportunities

As faculty and staff openings occur, they will be posted here. Our openings are also regularly posted in the Jobs in Education listings of the Sunday Week in Review section of the New York Times.
The Brearley School actively seeks diversity in its faculty and student body.

Current Openings

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  • Administrative Assistant to the Head of the Middle School

    This full-time position provides support to the Head of the Middle School, who oversees girls in Classes V- VIII.   The assistant’s responsibilities include but are not limited to arranging meetings, managing clerical tasks such as maintenance of the Head of Middle School’s calendar and files, responding to phone and email messages, staffing certain events, and interacting with Middle School students. The assistant also manages the calendar for the Director of Counseling and Wellness and will work closely on school projects with other administrative assistants. The job requires that the assistant interact regularly with students, faculty, staff and parents.
     
    Excellent writing skills and a keen sense of the English language are required along with a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
     
    The ideal candidate is well organized, eager to take the initiative, discreet and diplomatic, warm, kind and good humored, and will enjoy becoming a part of our School community.
  • Director of Counseling and Wellness

    July 2015 Position

    The School

    The Brearley School is a nationally respected learning community of 700 girls in K-12 and 200 faculty and staff members. An independent school that draws students from all five boroughs of New York City and beyond, Brearley is the center of extraordinary intellectual energy and exuberance.

    Opening Doors: A Strategic Vision for The Brearley School” which was approved by the Board of Trustees in October, is the blueprint for the next chapter in the School’s history of educational leadership. In addition to maintaining and enhancing Brearley’s exceptional teaching and curriculum and creating new space for the School, the plan’s key initiatives include an emphasis on balance in daily life and the redefinition of the model of healthy achievement and success for Brearley students and girls everywhere.

    The Position

    The new position of Director of Counseling and Wellness is an immediate outgrowth of Brearley’s vision for the future. The Director will serve as a vital nexus for all activities in support of the social and emotional wellbeing of our girls in Classes K – XII. S/he must embrace an inclusive and culturally-sensitive approach to wellness and will help provide the momentum needed to sustain and nurture a healthy, safe and caring school environment. In addition to providing traditional counseling services to students throughout all three academic divisions, the Director will work closely with the Division Heads, the School Counselor and the School Nurse, among others, to promote the health and wellness of our student body. As a leader in this thread of the School’s work, the Director must be comfortable balancing collaboration with colleagues, while working in an entrepreneurial and self-directed manner.

    This is a full-time staff position, reporting to the Director of Community Life.

    Responsibilities
    The position’s responsibilities include:
    •Developing, executing and overseeing social-emotional wellness programming in K-12;
    •Collaborating with Division Heads and Health Team to design and implement policies and procedures;
    •Providing direction, coordination of resources and leadership during school-related dilemmas or emergencies;
    •Providing training to administrators, faculty and staff on relevant social and emotional developmental issues, including, but not limited to, identity, safety and harm prevention;
    •Providing direct short-term counseling to students, referral services for families, and consultation to parents, faculty, and staff on an as-needed basis.

    Requirements
    •Must have a minimum of five years of experience post-licensure;
    •Ph. D. or Psy. D. in school or clinical psychology; LCSW will be considered;
    •Prior experience in a school setting;
    •Experience in the design and implementation of a social-emotional curriculum;
    •Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multicultural environments and administer culturally-competent and developmentally-appropriate support;
    •Crisis-management skills and experience facilitating crisis-preparedness training;
    •Experience in providing trauma support;
    •Strong writing, verbal and listening skills;
    •Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
     
  • Administrative Assistant to the Heads of Classes VIII and IX and Director of Community Life

    This full-time position provides support to three individuals: the Heads of Classes VIII and IX, and the Director of Community Life. The assistant’s responsibilities include but are not limited to managing schedules, arranging meetings, maintaining files, responding to phone and email messages, staffing events, and interacting with Middle and Upper School students and parents.
     
    Excellent writing skills and a keen sense of the English language are required along with a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
     
    The ideal candidate is well organized, eager to take the initiative, discreet and diplomatic, warm, kind and good humored, and will enjoy becoming a part of our School community.
  • Teacher of Art

    September 2015 Position
     
    Part-time, one year sabbatical leave replacement for Middle and Lower School Art classes.  The Art Department educates first through twelfth grade students in visual thinking and technical confidence through a dynamic curriculum of 2D and 3D design, photography, painting, printmaking, ceramics and carpentry. Planning and developing curriculum is an ongoing collaborative effort.
     
    Applicants must have strong drawing, color and design skills.  Fine arts background, with an MFA or M.Ed. and prior teaching experience with middle and lower school students required, as is basic computer proficiency.
  • Teacher of Math (4-12)

    September 2015. This is a part-time position.

    The members of Brearley’s Math Department teach grades 4 – 12 through BC Calculus and Linear Algebra and believe that cross-divisional teaching enhances the math program. Strong candidates should have the flexibility to teach Middle or Upper School and a commitment to inspiring an appreciation of mathematics at all levels. Experience with Middle or Upper School math teams a plus.
  • Teacher of Physical Education

    September 2015 Full-Time Position

    K-12; 3 years experience and degree in PE required
  • Teacher of Science

    September to November 2015 Position

    The Science Department seeks a full-time, maternity-leave teacher teacher of Lower and Middle School science (grades K-5). Elementary school teaching experience required.
Submitting Your Résumé 
Unless specified otherwise, please submit your cover letter and résumé to registrar@brearley.org
or by mail to Registrar, The Brearley School, 610 East 83rd Street, New York, NY 10028. No phone calls please.

Faculty Benefits

The School offers many benefits to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement annuity plans, long-term disability insurance, a flexible spending plan, a computer purchase loan plan, the City’s TransitChek program, and lunch and snacks for all employees without charge. New faculty may apply for housing in a Brearley-owned building on East 77th Street.