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.


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

After-School Program Teacher
Poughkeepsie Day School is seeking a teacher for our after-school program serving children aged 4 to 9 (PreK – grade 4). Hours are from 2:45 pm to 5:45 pm; the program begins at 3:00 pm and all children are picked up by 5:30 pm. This is a part-time position, running daily whenever 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 experience, athletic skills, practice in any of the visual arts and crafts, etc.

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

Poughkeepsie Day School 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 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.

 

Part-Time School Nurse
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 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 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.

 

Upper School Spanish Teacher
Poughkeepsie Day School seeks an experienced educator for Upper School Spanish (part-time). PDS values an inquiry-based, constructivist approach to instruction; responsiveness to student exploration; and the role of teacher as a guide to student learning. Teachers are expected to design engaging, developmentally appropriate learning experiences for our students. Our faculty work collaboratively and develop an integrated approach to curriculum development. Candidates should have a deep understanding of child development with experience working with grades 5 – 12 and strong written and interpersonal communication skills. Strength and experience in working with grades 5 – 8 and an appreciation for the middle-school-aged child is required. A commitment to ongoing professional growth is essential.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum, built on social, emotional, and academic goals.
  • Plan lessons and tailor instruction to meet students’ individual needs, based on classroom scope and sequence.
  • Coordinate with the school faculty, families, and outside support specialists to best support student growth.
  • Communicate student progress and goals through family conferences, student reports, and parent meetings and emails. 

Poughkeepsie Day School 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 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.

B.A. required. M.A. preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.

Previous teaching experience required.

Qualifications include: 

  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • Experience and comfort differentiating instruction. 
  • Committed to using a variety of instruction and assignment strategies.
  • Experience in inquiry-based learning and teaching methodologies.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, verbal skills. 
  • Passion for the age group, subject matter, and for the craft of teaching. 
  • Curiosity, collaboration skills, flexibility, and a sense of humor.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice.
  • Interest in professional growth and school-wide initiatives.

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.