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 Fieldston Middle campus located in Riverdale is comprised of approximately 400 students in Grades 6-8th.
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 Math Teacher. The ideal math candidate is knowledgeable about and has experience with differentiated instructional and assessment practices, is open to their own continued professional growth, and understands how to instruct students with a growth mindset in mathematics.
Responsibilities include teaching a course load of 4 sections; serving as an advisor to a group of 10-14 students, working as a member of a grade-level interdisciplinary team, attending faculty meetings, and other shared middle school responsibilities.
Ideal candidates have experience employing a range of pedagogical approaches and will be excited by the opportunity to teach a diverse student body in a values based community. The ideal candidate has also demonstrated a commitment to addressing issues of equity, belonging, and privilege, within and outside the classroom. A passion for working with middle school students, a flexible attitude, a commitment to lifelong learning, and a sense of humor are essential.
Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, mathematics education or a quantitative field required, Masters degree preferred.
Minimum 5 years of prior, relevant classroom teaching experience teaching math through at least Algebra 1 or higher preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
Prior work in a middle school environment.
Understanding of and desire to work with middle school aged students
Proficient in the use technology, including Smartboards and Google platform.
To be considered for the above mentioned position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, statement of your educational philosophy and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No phone calls, please.
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.