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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

List of 10 items.

  • Head Teacher, Fifth Grade

    Start September 2016.

    This is a full-time, ongoing position. Fifth Grade homeroom teachers play a vital role in the lives of their students. The job requires mastery of teaching English, History and Geography to upper elementary students.  Equally significant is the teacher's work in preparing students for life in the Middle School, including instruction in time management and organizational skills as well as help with social and emotional concerns.  Candidates should possess stamina and patience, a compassionate and energetic approach to working with young people and an enthusiasm for close collaboration with colleagues.

    Master's degree and five years experience preferred.
  • Learning Skills Department: Part-time LS/MS

    Responsibilities include teaching language arts, working with Lower School students on mathand math remediation, and teaching writing, reading and study skills to Middle School students.  The department works with small, homogenous language arts groups in Classes I, II and III and with small writing groups in Class IV. The foundation of the Language Arts curriculum is phonetic, and each Lower School group meets once a day, five days a week.  Curriculum for Middle School focuses on reading comprehension, paragraph and essay writing and study skills.   The candidate should be trained to teach students with math and language difficulties; a Masters degree in reading/literacy and experience as a teacher in this area is required. The position requires the teacher’s presence in class or other duties five days a week and is eligible for all benefits.
  • Pianist/Accompanist

    Responsibilities include accompanying two choruses in several weekly rehearsals, both during the school day and after school, including performances throughout the academic year; accompanying school assemblies and community events throughout the school year; accompanying students in recitals; serving as pianist for an annual Gilbert & Sullivan production.  Duties are throughout the school day and after school. 
     
    Bachelor and/or Masters degree in Piano and/or Piano Accompanying is desired.  Candidate should demonstrate: a strong interest in accompanying choral ensembles; excellent sight-reading skills; a warm and collaborative nature; a love for education. 
  • Annual Fund Director

    Reporting to the Director of Development, the Annual Fund Director will be responsible for managing the annual giving program and will play a leadership role in Brearley’s new comprehensive fundraising campaign, which includes gifts for general operations. 
     
     
    Responsibilities include:
     
    • Lead a comprehensive fundraising program to meet the Annual Fund goal set by the Board of Trustees, currently at $3.5M in total gifts each year.   
    • Maintain and support Brearley’s strong volunteer cohort, recruiting and managing dedicated volunteers who assist with Annual Fund solicitations from all constituencies in the School.
    • With messaging derived from a new fundraising communications strategy and forthcoming campaign brand, devise and implement yearly Annual Fund communications schedules.
    • Produce all marketing and solicitation materials for the Annual Fund, including segmented direct mail, personalized appeal letters and email solicitations.
    • Experiment with crowd-funding, social media promotions, “text to give,” and challenge grants.  Adapt approaches in response to measured outcomes.
    • Working closely with the Alumnae Relations Manager, coordinate the reunion giving program and personally manage fundraising for a number of milestone reunion classes.
    • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure multi-year campaign commitments include an appropriate Annual Fund component, and assist in the Benefit Underwriting effort.
    • Oversee Annual Fund donor recognition to ensure proper acknowledgement and stewardship.  Assist in data collection and the production of the yearly Giving Report.
    • Generate and present Annual Fund progress reports throughout the year.  Analyze constituent income from various appeals and approaches, and segment or modify strategies as results indicate. 
    • Collaborate with colleagues in Development & Alumnae Relations to further the success of overall team goals, including staffing evening events and attending early morning meetings as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned. 
     
    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of fundraising or closely related professional experience, including volunteer or customer management.  Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficiency with development database software and Microsoft office programs, including Excel and Word.
     
    Preferred Qualifications:
    Prior experience with independent school fundraising through an annual fund program.  Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge database.  Knowledge of Brearley’s culture and community. 
     
     
    Competencies:
    The Annual Fund Director must be a dedicated, results-oriented professional with a passion for fundraising.  The successful candidate will be highly motivated, creative and eager to be part of a fast-paced, newly expanded fundraising program at the start of an ambitious capital campaign.
     
    We are seeking a team-player with an entrepreneurial approach, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, good judgment, and a positive outlook.
     
     
    To Apply:
    Please submit your cover letter and resume to development@brearley.org, using the subject line: “Application for Annual Fund Director.”
     
  • Assistant to the Director of Development

    Reporting to the Director of Development, the Assistant to the Director of Development will play a key role in Brearley’s fundraising and engagement efforts by administering fundraising initiatives in Brearley’s new comprehensive campaign and supporting the Director.
     
    Responsibilities Include:
     
    • Coordinate meetings for the Development and Trusteeship Committees of the Board of Trustees, as well as the Campaign and Facilities Councils.  This work requires interface with the School’s leadership volunteers, and includes scheduling, agendas, RSVPs, meeting materials and minutes.
    • Coordinate with the Head of School’s office, the President of the Board of Trustees and campaign volunteers to schedule leadership donor meetings.  Manage the Director of Development’s calendar.
    • Draft prospect briefings, incorporating research and summarizing recent activity.
    • Administer prospect pipeline for rated donors and ensure that visit contact reports by volunteers, Head of School, and the Director of Development are recorded in the Raiser’s Edge database.
    • Prepare campaign gift agreement letters and track progress of campaign commitment process from start to finish.  Manage campaign pledge thank you letters for Head of School and Board President.
    • Oversee prospect research process in conjunction with consultants and Major Gifts Officer.
    • Track campaign progress: pulling, formatting and reviewing relevant reports and ensuring accuracy.
    • Monitor gift income and alert relevant staff or donors upon receipt of gifts and pledge payments.
    • Oversee the production and proofing of the annual Giving Report, including donor lists and content.
    • Coordinate “Class Notes” for twice yearly school magazine, the Brearley Bulletin, gathering submissions from volunteer class notes agents and compiling initial edit.
    • Assist with special events, including preparing invitations, tracking RSVPs and writing briefings.
    • Track campaign and development operating budgets, review expenses and process invoices.
    • Other duties as assigned.
     
     
    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s degree and related experience.  Capacity to draft well-written correspondence and proofread documents.  Aptitude for and experience with development database software or other data management tool.  Proficiency with Microsoft office programs, including Excel and Word.  Appreciation for Brearley’s educational mission.
     
     
    Preferred Qualifications:
    Prior experience with Raiser’s Edge database. Knowledge of Brearley’s culture and community. 
     
     
    Competencies:
    The Assistant to the Director must have excellent organizational and communications skills, strong attention to detail, interpersonal skills, a positive outlook, good judgment and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment.
     
    The position requires the ability to interface professionally with high level donors and volunteers and discretion with confidential or sensitive information. 
     
    The successful candidate will be a motivated professional who is eager to be part of a newly expanded fundraising program at the start of an ambitious capital campaign.
     
     
     
    To Apply:
    Please submit your cover letter and resume to development@brearley.org using the subject line: “Application for Assistant to the Director of Development.”
  • Development Assistant

    Reporting to the Assistant Director of Development, the Development Assistant will be hired for the duration of the campaign to play a key role in Brearley’s fundraising and engagement efforts by providing administrative support to the Development & Alumnae Relations team.  

    Bachelor’s degree and aptitude for and experience with development database software or other data management tool required.  Prior experience with Raiser’s Edge database a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft office programs, including Excel and Word required.  
     
    The Development Assistant must be an efficient, reliable team player with a positive outlook and a welcoming demeanor.  The position requires the ability to interface professionally with alumnae, donors and volunteers, and discretion with confidential or sensitive information. 
     
    The Development Assistant must have excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, interpersonal skills, good judgment, and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment.

    To Apply:
    Please submit your cover letter and resume to development@brearley.org.
     
  • Lower School Music Teacher (K-4)

    Start September 2016


    Responsibilities will include the teaching of Music to students in grades K-4. Classroom instruction and group conducting. 
     
    Qualifications:  Master's degree preferred. Three to five years of experience teaching. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are required, as are piano skills. Kodaly and Orff training are a must.
  • Middle/Upper School Spanish Teacher

    September 2016 position

    Middle and Upper School Spanish Teacher, Part-time

    MA in Spanish preferred; three years' experience in teaching Middle or Upper School; native or near native fluency.


  • Security Guard – School Field House

    Supports the efforts of the School, and the Department of Facilities Management to maintain a secure and appropriate environment at the school Field House.  Must be well versed and have a background in security, operational management, or like specialties.  
    Must be a self-motivated individual to support the operation of our facility by maintaining building security and safety.  Must be trustworthy and accountable to the staff and students of the school.  Hours for the position are flexible.
  • Violin Teacher (2-12)

    Start September 2016

    Responsibilities will include the teaching of violin students in grades 2-12. Classroom instruction (grades 3-8) and group coaching for Middle and Upper School Orchestras. 
     
    Qualifications:  Master's degree preferred. Three to five years of experience teaching. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are required. Kodaly training and piano skills are greatly appreciated.
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.
 
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