Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive Pre-K-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. Ethical Culture School, located on the Upper West Side at 63rd Street and Central Park West, is comprised of approximately 450 students Pre-K through 5th Grade and 80 faculty members.
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 beliefs 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.
Ethical Culture Fieldston Lower and Middle After School program is currently seeking an experienced Robotics Instructor for K-8th grade. The instructor must have experience working with lower and middle school students, possess the ability to work with and teach Lego Mindstorms to prepare our lower and middle school students to participate in the First Lego Robotics competitions; also demonstrate strong problem-solving skills, and have experience teaching robotics, technology, engineering, or science.
Essential Job Functions:
Teach 1+ after school class a week in Fieldston Lower and Middle Schools
Familiar with First Lego Robotics.
Build a curriculum with interactive lessons that meet specific learning objectives, which inspires students to have fun while building robotics
Maintain a safe and organized classroom with clear expectations and learning goals and objective
A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
The instructor must have experience working with middle school students and 2+ years of teaching experience.
To be considered for the above-mentioned position, please submit the following 4 items: a letter of interest, a resume, and email and phone contact information for five professional references to the ECFS employment portal. Incomplete and late applications will not be reviewed. Please do not contact the school.
About Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK to 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.