Employment

Employment


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 positions:

  • Part-Time Lower School Art Teacher
  • After-School Program Teacher
  • Part-Time School Nurse

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.


Positions

Part-Time Lower School Art Teacher

Poughkeepsie Day School (PDS) is a progressive, coeducational, PreK–Grade 12 school. PDS distinguishes itself from other Hudson Valley independent schools by a commitment to a highly differentiated and interdisciplinary curriculum that is catered to each and every student. The school is committed to building a diverse and equitable community, based on inclusivity, accountability, and mutual respect.

Poughkeepsie Day School is seeking a part-time Lower School Art Teacher to join our team beginning September 2022. This faculty member will lead mixed age art classes in PreK-Grade 8 and collaborate with PDS’s Lower and Middle School teams to ensure delivery of an interdisciplinary arts program that explores a wide variety of 2-D and 3-D media as the lives of a diverse range of artists. We seek an experienced teacher who practices a materials-based, process-oriented art education philosophy and engages in a multicultural pedagogy. The successful candidate will track students’ progress, needs, and report clearly and effectively in written and verbal form.

Qualified candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree and, preferably, a Master’s degree in Art Education or a related field and significant teaching experience in art.

Responsibilities include:

  • Instructing students in Lower and Middle School, ages 4 through 13
  • Keeping a tidy and organized classroom
  • Displaying students’ artwork for the PDS community to view
  • Collaborating with teachers in other subjects to promote interdisciplinary creativity
  • Ability to organize lessons or trips with art and nature groups in the Hudson Valley
  • Written evaluations of students’ work and progress

Ideal candidates should possess:

  • Experience with teaching the artistic process with school-age children
  • Ability to collaborate closely and communicate effectively with a team
  • The desire to encourage lifelong learning through fostering artistic habits of mind and cultivating creative expression
  • Encouragement of the process of art making and problem solving over the end product
  • Experience in leading artistic explorations across a variety of 2-D and 3-D mediums and processes
  • Ability to collaborate across disciplines and to integrate artistic expression
  • A dedication to fostering students’ social and emotional well-being
  • A sense of humor, an interest in professional growth, a commitment to school wide initiatives, and the ability to be both the lead and a team player

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 description is 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.

After-School Program Teacher

Poughkeepsie Day School (PDS) is a progressive, coeducational, PreK–Grade 12 school. PDS distinguishes itself from other Hudson Valley independent schools by a commitment to a highly differentiated and interdisciplinary curriculum that is catered to each and every student. The school is committed to building a diverse and equitable community, based on inclusivity, accountability, and mutual respect.

Poughkeepsie Day School is seeking a teacher for our after-school program serving children ages 4-9 (PreK-Grade 4). Hours are from 2:45pm to 5:45pm; the program begins at 3:00pm and all children are picked up by 5:30pm. This is a part-time position, running daily whenever the school is open.

Important qualifications, along with a genuine interest and delight in the wellbeing and happiness of children, include the ability to:

  • take responsibility and work as a team
  • recognize how and when to offer support and guidance
  • maintain calm in periods of intense activity
  • interact and communicate well with parents

Personal hobbies and skills are helpful, including: musical ability, theater experiences, athletic skills, practice in any of the visual arts and crafts, etc.

Previous experience working with children is essential. The position offers excellent experience for applicants seeking a career in education.

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 description is 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.

Part-Time School Nurse

Poughkeepsie Day School (PDS) is a progressive, coeducational, PreK–Grade 12 school. PDS distinguishes itself from other Hudson Valley independent schools by a commitment to a highly differentiated and interdisciplinary curriculum that is catered to each and every student. The school is committed to building a diverse and equitable community, based on inclusivity, accountability, and mutual respect.

The Poughkeepsie Day School Nurse will be responsible for the healthcare of our students and employees, general management of the health office, and ensuring the health and safety of students by providing immediate medical care and accurate administration of medication when needed. Candidates should have an understanding of child development with experience working with children in PreK through grade 12.  A commitment to ongoing professional growth is essential.

General Responsibilities:

  • Promote and protect the optimal health of PDS students and employees including providing emergency and preventative medical care
  • Monitor procedures for the safe storage and administration of student medication for those with chronic physical concerns or conditions and medication for general dispensing in line with health regulations
  • Ensure the school is equipped with first aid to be used in classrooms and field trips, as well as specialty first aid equipment such as EpiPens
  • Provide health assessments
  • Maintain up-to-date health history for each student
  • Observe students for development and health patterns in making nursing assessments
  • Promote and assist in the control of communicable diseases; including ongoing assistance with safety protocols related to COVID-19
  • Maintain school health policies in line with New York laws and health mandates
  • Be mindful of the emotional and mental health needs of growing children
  • Coordinate and provide nursing care for students with chronic health conditions
  • Interpret the health status of students and communicate assessments to parents and school personnel
  • Provide age-appropriate health education and anticipatory guidance to students
  • Administer medications as prescribed by healthcare providers and authorized by parents in accordance with state and local laws
  • Collect student immunization records and ensure that records meet state health requirements
  • Submit reports to state licensing and health departments, as required by law
  • Plan and implement school health management protocols
  • Engage in research and evaluation of school health services to act as a change agent for school health programs and school nursing practices
  • Utilize existing health resources to provide appropriate care of students
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years of clinical nursing experience
  • Specific Skills: High-level interpersonal skills with students, employees, and parents. Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Organizational and crisis management skills, with the ability to multitask and remain calm in a high-pressure environment
  • Health assessment skills with the ability to intervene appropriately in emergency circumstances
  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate services between the School, local health agencies, and other community resources
  • Understand and maintain confidentiality and implement this within the School health office
  • Certifications/Licenses: Registered Professional Nurse, CPR/First Aid/AED

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

The above job description is 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.