Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan. The Ethical Culture campus located on the Upper West Side at 63rd Street and Central Park West, is comprised of approximately 450 students Pre-K through 5th Grade.
What is essential about working at our school?
“The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and belief and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities, and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self.
We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic and progressive school a reality."
We are looking for passionate educators to join our community who are committed to progressive education, who consider ethics to be at the core of their work with students and colleagues, and who will contribute to the academic success of all of our students. Currently, we have a position as a Language Specialist at Fieldston Lower School.
Time frame: Beginning of March - June 15, 2018
The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team member who enjoys sharing and exchanging ideas, and who has patience, a sense of humor, and a flexible response to change to serve as a long-term substitute teacher for our K-3 language classes.
Responsibilities include teachingphonemic awareness, decoding, spelling, reading comprehension and writing across the grades, meeting regularly with the Language and Learning team and classroom teachers,working as a member of a grade-level interdisciplinary team, and other shared school responsibilities.
Ideal candidates will be energized by employing a range of pedagogical approaches and will be excited by the opportunity to teach a diverse student body in a values-based community.
Bachelor’s Degree- a degree in Literacy Education is a plus, Master’s preferred
Experience teaching in an elementary school
Confident in teaching lessons following PAF or Orton Gillingham based curriculum
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
Proficient in the use of technology, including Smartboards and Google platform
To be considered for the above mentioned position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references to the online employment site. Please generate all documents in one single MS Word or a converted .pdf file. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Please do not email the school directly.
About Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive preK-12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs. Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.