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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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  • Development Assistant

    A flexibly full- or part-time position, 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.  
     
     
    Responsibilities include:
     
    •   Conduct routine data processing, including ongoing gift entry and share “daily gift log”
    information with colleagues.
     
    •   Administer weekly gift acknowledgement process.
     
    •   Assist with Annual Fund and Alumnae Relations mailings, including merging and printing volunteer profiles, letters, labels, and envelopes; folding and stuffing letters and invitations; and preparing volunteer materials.
     
     
    •   Support a range of Development & Alumnae Relations activities by pulling lists, sending invitations both print and email, taking RSVPs, drafting briefings, making nametags, and helping with meeting materials
     
     
    •   Participate in event staffing as needed, including occasional evenings and weekends.
     
    •   Support the Assistant Director of Development by entering contact reports, pulling reports from the database and administrative work related to foundation reporting and planned gifts.
     
     
    •   Participate in database management, accurately inputting and editing contact information
    and ClassNotes details, and completing regular data updates.  
     
    •   General office management duties including answering the general extension and directing
    calls, ordering supplies and overseeing equipment maintenance.
     
     
    •   Other duties as assigned.
     
     
     
    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s degree.  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. Experience in fundraising and alumnae engagement.
     
    Competencies:
    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 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.
     
     
     
     
    The Brearley School values diversity and is an inclusive community with respect to age, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference and gender identity. Our hiring practices are consistent with our values. 
  • Head Coach: Varsity Tennis - Spring 2019

    Please send cover letter and résumé to registrar@brearley.org.
  • Head of the Physical Education Department

    The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 700 students K-XII, seeks candidates for the position of Head of the Physical Education Department.
     
    The Physical Education Department prepares students for a lifetime of meaningful movement by enhancing motor skills and fitness and fostering psychosocial development. Its program runs from Kindergarten to Class XII and includes not only a traditional physical education component but also dance, gymnastics, aquatics as well as courses for older students in health and wellness and CPR/First Aid.  In addition, the department oversees a variety of events that are central to the life of the school, including Mountain Day, Field Day and Red/White competitions. Its faculty also coach in the Athletics program. 
     
    The Head of the Department is an excellent teacher of physical education.  Strong communication skills are essential, as is experience in leading, motivating and engaging groups of people.  The Head will know how to promote collegiality through enthusiasm, compassion, humor, and respect for diverse approaches and points of view.  Efficiency and the ability to organize are essential qualities, as are kindness and reliability.
     
    A bachelor’s degree in physical education and at least five years of teaching experience are required.
     
    Administrative duties include:

           Facilitating and guiding the department’s review and development of its curriculum;

           Providing support to the members of the department, according to their needs, in areas regarding curriculum development, teaching strategies, collegial relations, evaluation and counseling of students;

           Managing departmental business, including ordering equipment and record-keeping, in particular, PE grades and comments

           Supervising the hiring of new teachers; mentoring new teachers and teachers taking on new responsibilities;

           Organizing and executing plans for major PE events in collaboration with the department and school staff and administration; ensuring transportation and booking facilities, anticipating rain or other contingencies;

           Assigning teaching duties in consultation with the members of the department and the Assistant Head of School for Academic Life;

           Evaluating department members in accordance with the school’s evaluation process

           Meeting with other department heads and administrators with the expectation that the Head will represent the opinions of the department to the school leadership and to the larger community; meeting regularly with the Assistant Head of School for Academic Life.
     
    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. 
     
    Brearley teachers love to teach students who love to learn.  They have the wisdom and skill to spark in students the ability to think critically and creatively. We count on our faculty to maintain an atmosphere of honesty and genuine respect for the thoughts of others.  We actively seek to build, 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.
     
    The Brearley School is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federally protected classification.
  • Head Teacher, Fifth Grade (Full-Time)

    The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 700 students K-XII, welcomes candidates for the position of Head Teacher in Class V.  This is a full-time, ongoing position.  We actively seek to build, nurture and sustain a diverse faculty and student body.
     
    Class V is the first year of Middle School at Brearley and, following the model of our Lower School, the Head Teacher is the major adult presence at School for both the student and her parent, serving as a guide, the primary educator and source of communication and organization.  The Class V Head Teacher oversees a homeroom of sixteen to nineteen fifth-grade students, teaches English, History, and Geography and nurtures the students as they develop greater responsibility, independence, and self-advocacy. An advanced degree in Education or a related field and 5 years of relevant teaching experience are preferred.
     
    During the Middle School years, we embrace a student's right to ask questions and not always have the answer, to experience the joy of discovery through process and to challenge both her own opinions and those of her peers.  Middle School is a time of spontaneity and joy, of encountering adversity and exploring avenues to overcome it, of mentorship from cherished adults, of forging life-long connections with friends new and old.
     
    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.  She or he has the wisdom and skill to spark in them a pioneering spirit as well as the ability to think critically and creatively. 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.  Many are scholars, artists or athletes. A Brearley education is rooted in ideas and practices that have been developed over time and through thoughtful, deliberate collaboration. We encourage new faculty to bring new ideas and fresh insights that might enhance a strong, beloved foundation.
     
    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; the 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.
     
    Interested candidates may apply for this position by sending a cover letter and resume to registrar@brearley.org.
     
    The Brearley School is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federal protected classification.
  • Middle and Upper School Teacher of English (Full-Time)

    The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 700 students K-XII, welcomes candidates for the position of Teacher of English in Classes VI-XII.  This is a full-time, ongoing position. We actively seek to build, nurture and sustain a diverse faculty and student body.
     
    Beginning with Class VI, the English Department introduces students to major literary works; it instructs students in close reading, clear writing, literary analysis, formal grammar, creative expression, oral communication of ideas, and thoughtful debate. All English teachers teach in both the Middle and Upper School.
     
    The English Department is especially interested in candidates with expertise in the ethnic literatures of the United States, diasporic or transnational literature, or the writing of fiction. An advanced degree in English or a related field and 6 years of relevant teaching experience are required.
     
    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.  She or he has the wisdom and skill to spark in them a pioneering spirit as well as the ability to think critically and creatively. 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.  Many are scholars, artists or athletes.
     
    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; the 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.
     
    Class size averages 13-16 students.  A Brearley teacher also educates students through service in other areas, such as advising a small group of students, for example, guiding a club or chaperoning trips, and attending extracurricular events in which the students take part.
     
    Interested candidates may apply for this position by sending a cover letter and resume to registrar@brearley.org.
     
    The Brearley School is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federal protected classification.
     
  • Middle and Upper School Teacher of French

    The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 700 students K-XII, welcomes candidates for the position of Teacher of French in Classes V-XII.  This is a one-year, full-time position.
     
    The successful candidate will be able to teach from Class V to Class XII, 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.
     
    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.  She or he has the wisdom and skill to spark in them a pioneering spirit as well as the ability to think critically and creatively. 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.  Many are scholars, artists or athletes. We actively seek to build, nurture and sustain a diverse faculty and student body.
     
    This position, like many at the school, entails cross-divisional teaching, which is an essential aspect of our program.  We educate our students with a network of teachers who know them for years, who recognize that they flourish in their own time, and who know where the curriculum begins and how it will proceed.  A Brearley education is rooted in ideas and practices that have been developed over time and through thoughtful, deliberate collaboration. We encourage new faculty to bring new ideas and fresh insights that might enhance a strong, beloved foundation.
     
    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; the 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.
     
    A Brearley teacher also educates students through service in other areas, such as advising a small group of students, for example, guiding a club or chaperoning trips, and attending extracurricular events in which the students take part.
     
    Interested candidates may apply for this position by sending a cover letter and resume to registrar@brearley.org.
     
    The Brearley School is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federally protected classification.
  • Teacher of Ceramics (Part-Time)

    The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 700 students K-XII, seeks candidates for the position Teacher of Ceramics in Classes IV-XII.  This is a one-year, part-time sabbatical replacement position. We actively seek to create, nurture and sustain a diverse faculty and student body.
     
    The ideal candidate will have experience in creating sculptural and functional ceramics with students from ages ten to eighteen.  The program includes hand-building, wheel-throwing, and glazing.and requires teaching classes both during and after the academic day. Other duties include firing the kiln, studio maintenance and writing narrative student reports twice a year.
     
    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.
     
    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.
     
    A Brearley teacher educates students through service in other areas, such as advising a small group of students, for example, guiding a club, or chaperoning trips, and attending extracurricular events in which the students take part.
     
    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.
     
    Interested candidates may apply for this position by sending a resume and cover letter to registrar@brearley.org.
     
    The Brearley School is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federal protected classification.
     
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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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