Location: New York
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Who we are?
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. 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.
We are seeking a passionate Third Grade Head Teacher who considers ethics to be at the core of their work with students and colleagues, and who will contribute to the academic success of all students.
The hiring range for this position is $68,212 - $161,916.
Specific responsibilities of the Third Grade Head Teacher is being responsible for the social, emotional and academic growth of a class of 3rd Grade students.
The successful candidate will possess:
- A Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred;
- At least 1-3 years teaching third grade;
- Prior experience in teaching with a variety of strategies and approaches to literacy and math instruction;
- Experience with a variety of reading assessments
- A proven track record in developing and implementing social studies curricula with a hands-on, developmentally appropriate focus, and through a DEI lens;
- Ability to establish rapport with families, children;
- Willingness to collaborate with peers;
- Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills;
- The ability to be comfortable and eager to lean into lessons and conversations centering different identities, perspectives, and experiences throughout history;
- Experienced and enthusiastic about designing integrated curriculum with SEL, ethics and service learning at the center
- Respect and appreciation for diversity in all of its forms;
- The ability to listen effectively and be open to feedback.
All candidates should visit our employment page at www.ecfs.org to apply. Please send a resume, and contact information for three references.
ECFS is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to be a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the metropolitan New York City area, our students, and families. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. ECFS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.
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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.