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 13 items.

  • Math Teacher (4-12)

    September 2015 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 Science

    September 2015 Position

    The Science Department seeks a full-time teacher of Lower and Middle School science (grades K-5). Elementary school teaching experience required.
  • Alumnae Relations Manager

    Position To Be Filled As Soon As Possible

    The Alumnae Relations Manager will join Brearley’s new Development and Alumnae Relations team as it prepares for a capital campaign and seeks to maximize the philanthropic support of Brearley’s alumnae and parent community.

    Reporting to the Assistant Director of Development, the Alumnae Relations Manager will be hired for the duration of the campaign to amplify Brearley’s engagement and fundraising efforts by directing alumnae programs and collaborating closely with volunteer leaders.  

    Responsibilities include:
    • Oversee Brearley’s strong Alumnae Relations program, sustaining and enhancing the relationships that are the foundation of our vibrant and generous alumnae community.
    • Staff the Alumnae Board, the governing body of Brearley’s Alumnae Association, which promotes Brearley’s welfare and interests, helps alumnae remain connected to each other and to the School, and encourages philanthropic support for Brearley.
    • Oversee and coordinate activities for the Alumnae Board’s 12 volunteer subcommittees, which organize alumnae panels, social gatherings, reunions and networking events.  This work includes arranging and attending planning meetings as well as staffing events in the evenings during the school year.
    • Collaborate with the Annual Fund Director to expand the Reunion Fundraising program and manage reunion activities for 13 reunion classes per year. 
    • Build relationships with alumnae volunteers and donors, and develop a portfolio of alumnae major gift prospects.
    • Collaborate with colleagues to create and implement practices to increase alumnae donor base, including marketing and communications strategies.
    • Expand opportunities for alumnae-student interaction and networking.  Manage Alumnae Relations activities designed to engage current Upper School students.
    • Participate in recruiting volunteers to serve as Class Notes Agents and Class Fundraising Agents for non-reunion classes, in addition to recruiting Reunion Class Agents.
    • Interface regularly with other offices in the School (Business Office, Technology, Food Services, Facilities, Reception) and President of the Alumnae Board for streamlined execution of alumnae events and development operations.
    • Field alumnae inquiries and communications.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    The Alumnae Relations Manager must have outstanding interpersonal skills and an interest in integrating fundraising into our alumnae engagement activities.  They must be a reliable team player with a positive outlook and be adept at leading meetings and running events.  The Alumnae Manager must use discretion with confidential or sensitive information and have the capacity to manage several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment.

    This position demands exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy, strong organizational and planning capabilities, a proactive approach to anticipating and solving problems, as well as flexibility and the ability to interface well with many different personalities. 

    A bachelor’s degree and familiarity with independent schools are required along with strong communication, writing and editing skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Excel and merging Word documents.  Expertise in volunteer management or customer service, experience fundraising, and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database preferred. 

    To Apply:
    Please submit your cover letter and résumé to development@brearley.org.
  • Department Head, Learning Skills

    September 2015 Position

    The mission of the Learning Skills Department is to ensure that every student receives the support she needs to have a successful educational experience at Brearley. The department provides assistance to students in all three divisions who are at risk for reading or math difficulties (Lower School) or who are currently having academic difficulties (Middle and Upper School) with language acquisition. All members of the department teach Language Arts to Classes I, II and III and some teach Math to these classes as well. The department offers classes for supplementary work in reading and writing for IV - VIII and works individually with students in the Upper School. Responsibilities include:

    • Arrange teaching assignments, in consultation with Division Heads
    • Assign shared duties equitably to department members: teaching, testing, scoring, record keeping and attendance at class meetings K to X
    • Arrange coverage for absent teachers when they cannot do so themselves and keep track of teacher absences
    • Encourage communication between department and Lower School and subject teachers
    • Oversee ordering of books and materials, work with assistant to the Head of the Lower School on NYSTL order, oversee distribution of books when they arrive
    • Write, with department, periodic and on-going documents: curriculum mapping, NYSAIS self-evaluation and response to evaluation, test result summaries and records over time
    • When hiring new teachers or sabbatical replacements, read resumes, conduct interviews, schedule and evaluate practice classes, schedule interviews with Division Heads, Head of School, Dean of Academic Life; coordinate results with candidates
    • Write department evaluations
    • Read and edit for brevity and errors reports written by department members
    • Keep records of department teaching assignments over the years
    • Keep Registrar informed of teachers, groups and changes as they occur for Senior Systems and Whipple Hill
    • Maintain a running record, as much as possible, of progress of all Learning Skills Department students
    • Oversee department budget
    • Consider new materials, space needs etc. of department
    • Review and reassess Testing, Language Arts and Middle School skills program: new materials, technology and methodology
    • Coordinate and participate in screening of all class K and approximately 2/3 of all girls in classes I to III for Lower School Language Arts groups every fall
    • Schedule and administer selected standardized testing, including preparation of test materials, oversight of accommodations, distribution of results and communication with relevant parties (Division Heads, parents, etc.)

  • History Teacher and Possible Department Head

    For Middle School and Upper School (6-12).  Full time. Advanced degree required. 

    The successful candidate will teach three or four classes per year, including at least two stages of the core curriculum, which includes a four-year survey of world history in grades 6-9 and U.S. history in grade 10.  Brearley History courses emphasize writing, research, and intensive work with primary sources.  Department members also develop advanced electives for students in grades 11-12 and participate in the wider life of the Brearley School.
  • Associate Director of Admission

    September 2015 Position 

    The Brearley School, an independent day school for 698 girls, K-12, seeks an Associate Director of Admission for September 2015.  The Associate Director of Admission reports to both the Director of Lower School Admission and the Director of Middle and Upper School Admission and Financial Assistance.

    The Associate Director is a member of the admission team and assists in the coordination, promotion and execution of all admission activities, events and initiatives. This position demands excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as the ability to effectively articulate and inspire others about Brearley’s mission, culture and program in both oral and written communication. A warm, welcoming manner, ability to work as a team member, self-motivation and a sense of humor are essential.
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    --Interviewing Kindergarten applicant parents
    --Assessing Kindergarten applicants
    --Scheduling Lower School admission visits
    --Organizing and training adult tour guides
    --Organizing and training staff for Kindergarten assessments
    --Organizing and attending admission events
    --Collecting and analyzing statistical data
    --Organizing and conducting exit interviews
    --Outreach Coordination:
    The Associate Director takes the lead in designing and implementing a thoughtful and robust program of outreach to broaden awareness of the School across all neighborhoods in the city, with particular attention to increasing the number of underrepresented students in the applicant pipeline.

    The position is full-time (Monday-Friday 8:30 am -4:30pm with occasional evening and weekend events).

    A Master’s degree is preferred.  At least three years experience in admissions as well as experience in elementary education, preferably at an independent school, is required, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Librarian

    September 2015 Position

    Full-time K-12 librarian with a focus in early childhood education and a full-time, one year sabbatical leave replacement K-12 librarian for the 2015-2016 school year.  An MLS/MLIS degree is required.
  • Teacher of French

    September 2015 Position 

    Full-time teacher of French for Classes V-XII.  The successful candidate will have three years of teaching experience, a strong interest in the use of technology in the classroom and be an eager, willing collaborator.  A Bachelor of Arts degree and native or near-native proficiency are required.
  • Teacher of Music (Cello)

    September 2015 Position

    Full-time, one year sabbatical leave replacement for group cello lessons.  In addition to having solid performing experience, the successful candidate will be versed in a variety of pedagogical approaches and musical styles, and will have a strong background in teaching young musicians age 7 - 18.  Five years of teaching experience and strong writing skills are preferred.
  • Head Teachers (K-4)

    September 2015 Positions

    M.A. preferred; permanent and 1-year sabbatical replacement positions.
  • Associate Teachers

    September 2015 Positions

    The Associate Teacher Program at The Brearley School is a unique opportunity for new teachers to strengthen their teaching skills by working closely with experienced teachers and mentors in a structured and rich environment. Learning through observations and conversations with the other teachers is one of the Program's main characteristics. As the year progresses, Associate Teachers have ample opportunities to teach, following their Room Teachers’ guidance and using their own ideas and style. In addition to teaching, the Associate Teachers join the rest of Brearley's faculty by participating in Professional Development Days and special events with parents and other teachers.
    The Associate Teacher Program is a one-year, full-time position that requires a high degree of professionalism, commitment and responsibility. Candidates may apply for a second year. Associate Teachers are invited for a second year of teaching at the discretion of the school.

    For K-5; some relevant experience preferred; Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Teacher of Physical Education

    September 2015 Position

    Full-time teacher of Physical Education K-12.  A degree in Physical Education and three years of experience are required.  The candidate will be also expected to coach.
  • Coaches

    Fall and Winter 2015 Positions

    Coaches for Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Squash and Swimming. 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.