Employment Opportunities

Poughkeepsie Day School employs a diverse, talented, and enthusiastic faculty, administration, and staff. Job openings are posted as they become available.

We are currently hiring for the following position:

  • Part-Time Operations Manager

Full descriptions can be found below.

How to Apply

To express interest in posted positions and future employment* at PDS, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@poughkeepsieday.org

*Note: If you choose to submit an unsolicited resume in anticipation of a position becoming available, it will be kept on file for one year only.


Part-Time Operations Manager


In 1934, our founding families wanted something distinctly different for their children. They wanted a school that honored childhood, took notice of emerging theories about learning and respected creativity while fostering democracy and intellectual effort. 

Poughkeepsie Day School creates transformative learning experiences that inspire intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, and compassion. We believe that education is a pathway to a more just society and sustainable planet. Through discovery, analysis, and reflection, our intentional learning community brings each child to a greater understanding of self, society, and the universe.

Our school emphasizes cultural competence,  global citizenship, and centers an anti-oppression pedagogy. We are preparing a new generation of leaders to envision and create a more just world, and this will require deep respect and empathy for one another. To that end, we strive to create a community of students and staff with broad racial and economic diversity within a school that places equity, inclusion, and empowerment at its core.


Role Summary

The Operations Manager is a part-time (0.5 FTE), hybrid position that reports directly to our Head of School. The right candidate will have the opportunity to start immediately. We are looking for a leader who is excited about helping to lead Poughkeepsie Day School into our next great chapter. 

The Operations Manager will have a collaborative approach to project design, without being afraid of making decisions when necessary. They will be comfortable balancing multiple stakeholders, with strong and flexible communication skills. While prior experience in education is not a requirement, the right candidate will be excited to work around children, their education being our primary goal, as well as to collaborate with our faculty and staff who have devoted their lives to supporting children through education. 



The Operations manager, under the general direction of and in close consultation with the Head of School, is responsible for contracts, personnel, and non-instructional administration responsibilities of the School. 

  • They direct the administrative activities of the School, including:
    • School transportation
    • Personnel
    • Technology
    • Physical plant issues
    • Other related administrative matters
    • They may coordinate the duties of staff responsible for carrying out these above activities.
  • They Assist the Head of School in overseeing the administration of support activities related to the provision of:
    • School food services
    • Review and expedite all contracts and school purchases by utilizing contract vendors and online purchasing accounts
    • Review contracts and bids to ensure compliance with established purchasing procedures
    • Assist the Head of School in the preparation of grant applications for non-instructional items, such as those for personnel, supplies and equipment
    • Support instructional staff in grant administration, including the preparation of annual progress reports and demonstration of outcomes
    • Responsible for overseeing business and other administrative matters and implementing recommendations related thereto
    • Interface with school administrators and staff on administrative matters relating to personnel, business, contracts, and school operations
    • Serve as a point of contact regarding non-instructional matters for external constituents, including community groups and other agencies
    • Engage in quarterly reviews with the strategic planning committee to assess progress towards milestones
    • Prepare reports in response to requests for information.




  • Undergraduate Degree
  • 2-3 years of experience in Operations leadership or significant leadership/business management experience
  • Strong interest in Childhood Education
  • Strong interest Change Management 
  • Project/Program Management 

Helpful Qualifications: 

  • Degree in Business or Education Management
  • Experience in Facility Management 
  • Experience in Education
  • Contract Review


PDS strives to have its faculty, administration, and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which we live. The school is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of our school’s mission and to promoting an environment of equality, belonging, and respect for difference. Poughkeepsie Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The above job descriptions are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resumé to jobs@poughkeepsieday.org