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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 values diversity and is an inclusive community with respect to age, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity.  Our hiring practices are consistent with our values.

*Current Openings*

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  • Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Head of School for Student Life; Head of the Lower School - Maternity replacement

    Temporary replacement from January 7- May 15, with potential to overlap with current 
    Administrative Assistant in January.  As a temporary assignment, the position will not be eligible to receive benefits or other considerations reserved for full time employees of The Brearley School.
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30-4:00
    Qualities needed:        
    The Administrative Assistant position requires an efficient, organized individual who has strong calendar and scheduling experience. The successful candidate will support the Lower School Head primarily by maintaining the Head’s appointment calendar, compiling daily attendance and dismissal reports for the Division, assisting with the preparation and distribution of student reports and other administrative duties. Experience in a school setting is desirable. Must enjoy working with children.
    The specific responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Scheduling all appointments for the Head of the Lower School and Educational Consultant
    • Coordinating the attendance and dismissal of all Lower School Students on a daily basis
    • Coordinating interviews and schedules for applying Faculty 
    • Assisting with student transportation for student field trips
    • Coordinating written communications to parents including student reports
    • Coordinating with the Assistant to the Head of the Lower School as needed
    • Assisting with editing reports for students in Classes K-IV
    • Coordinating with the afterschool program director and staff
    • Scheduling Lower School events and meetings including requesting setups and placing refreshment orders
    • Assisting with supply orders for the division
    Education:       BA and computer skills required
    Please send your resume to jdeodath@brearley.org
  • Director of Athletics

    The Director of Athletics oversees 36 teams in which 60-70% of Middle and Upper School students participate over the course of the academic year, and myriad community events that support the program. This position reports to the Head of School.  For full job description, click here

    The Director of Middle and Upper School Admission and Financial Assistance at the Brearley
    School works in tandem with the Director of Lower School Admission. Both positions report to the Head of School and are members of the senior administration. The Director of Middle and Upper School Admission and Financial Assistance oversees all aspects of the School’s V-XII enrollment and $6.1 million financial aid budget. 
    For full job description, click here
  • Head Coach: Varsity Tennis - Spring 2019

    Please send cover letter and résumé to registrar@brearley.org.
  • PE Teacher Maternity Leave (2/27/19 – 6/17/19)

    PE Teacher Maternity Leave (2/27/19 – 6/17/19)
    Kindergarten, Classes I, III, VIIII and Upper School

    The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 700 students K-XII, seeks candidates for a maternity leave replacement of Teacher of Physical Education in Classes K-12.

    Founded in 1884, the school is a center of intellectual exuberance, attracting students from across and beyond New York City. Its mission has long combined outstanding academics with an insistence on larger purpose:  we seek to prepare our students for principled engagement in the world.  

    A Brearley teacher loves to teach students who love to learn, and who has the wisdom and skill to spark in them an ability to think critically and creatively and to encourage a pioneering spirit.  We count on our faculty to create and maintain an atmosphere of honesty, generosity and genuine respect for the thoughts, efforts and feelings of others.  

    This position, like many at the school, entails teaching in three divisions (Lower, Middle and Upper School) specifically Kindergarten, Class I, Class III, Class VIII, and the Upper School (Classes IX-XII). Cross-divisional teaching is an essential part of our program.  Having teachers who are adept at teaching different ages reinforces Brearley’s respect for the extraordinary minds of its students.  We educate them with a network of teachers who know them for years, who recognize that students flourish in their own time, and who know where the curriculum begins and how it will proceed.

    The ideal candidate will have a genuine passion for and command of subject matter; a sincere interest in young people and an appreciation for the variety of ways in which they grow and learn; excellent communications skills; fairness, consistency and promptness in evaluating student work and in responding to students’ individual progress; desire to collaborate; a collegial spirit and a sense of humor; and a commitment to helping students think independently and develop confidence in their own abilities.

    An undergraduate/graduate degree in Physical Education or a related field is required.

    The Brearley School actively seeks to create, nurture and sustain a diverse faculty and student body.

    Interested candidates may apply for this position by sending a cover letter and resume to registrar@brearley.org.
  • School Counselor, Middle and Upper School (5-12)

    Brearley’s Counseling and Wellness Department is seeking a full-time school counselor to work primarily with our middle and upper school students (5-12). The ideal candidate will possess a solid understanding of children’s academic, social and emotional development at each grade level and will be able to support diverse learners, promote positive behaviors and mental health, create and maintain a safe, positive school culture and foster leadership opportunities. The position starts in January 2019 and reports directly to the Director of Counseling and Wellness.
    The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work, with 3-5 years minimum of relevant experience.  Other important skills include:
    • Solution-focused, problem-solving counseling techniques
    •  Willingness to develop curriculum on mental, social, and emotional wellness topics
    •  Ability to effectively present information to all constituencies of the school
    • Highly effective crisis management skills
    • Capacity to team-build
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Capacity to lead and inspire others
    Interested and qualified candidates should apply by emailing a résumé and cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as the skills you have that will serve well in this position to registrar@brearley.org by Thursday, December 13, 2018. Please place “MS/US School Counselor” in the subject line of your email.
Submitting Your Résumé 
See job descriptions for application instructions.

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 breakfast and lunch for all employees without charge. New faculty may apply for housing in a Brearley-owned building on East 77th Street.
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610 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028
(212) 744-8582
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