Trinity-Pawling is seeking Department Chair to lead our Foreign Language Department and can also teach Spanish. This full-time position will be responsible to teach students who possess a wide range of abilities as well as lead and mentor the faculty. Candidate should understand the developmental and cognitive needs of high school boys as well as being energetic, flexible & positive. He or she should be committed to creating and sustaining a collaborative and creative learning environment for the students.
In addition to teaching, the candidate will be responsible to fully participate in our community with assignments in our residential, advising and co-curricular programs (coaching 2-3 seasons or the equivalent).
The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree (Master’s Degree preferred), 5+ years of teaching experience, a proven ability to lead and mentor faculty, a clear understanding of differentiated instruction and be familiar with project-based learning techniques.
In addition, the qualified candidate is able to:
integrate a thoughtful pedagogy that aligns with mission and vision of the School;
inspire students with a sense of humor, flexibility, high energy and collegiality;
coach athletics or lead an extracurricular activity (prior experience preferred)
leverage technology to enhance instruction;
communicate clearly, effectively and compassionately (orally and in writing) with students, parents, and colleagues;
motivate teenagers: (the over and the underachiever, the super-focused and the unfocused, the gifted and the learning disabled);
demonstrate a clear interest in being part of a community that is committed to diversity and inclusion;
establish and reinforce clear boundaries while being a positive role model for students;
meet the physical demands which include travel on uneven terrain, climbing/descending stairs, standing for long periods of time and carry up to 50 pounds.
The School is eager to consider applications from applicants who identify with groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
To submit an application for this faculty position at Trinity-Pawling School, please send a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to Todd Hoffman, Dean of Faculty.
Note: All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background check.
Trinity-Pawling School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability or veteran status. Discrimination based on any of the above groups is strictly prohibited. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, transfer, training, leave of absence, and termination.
About Trinity-Pawling School
Trinity-Pawling School is an independent college prep school located on 230 acres overlooking the beautiful Hudson River Valley, just 60 miles north of New York City. Founded in 1907, the School offers boarding and day programs serving 300 boys in grades 7-12 and offers a postgraduate program.
The goal of a Trinity-Pawling education is to unlock the potential for greatness that exists in each boy. The School pursues this goal through a vigorous learning environment that emphasizes innovation, creativity, and critical thinking. Our commitment to project-based and experiential learning acknowledges the research that has identified learning paradigms that prove to be successful for boys, therefore students are taught in an active, engaging environment, in and out of the classroom. The Trinity-Pawling learning experience combines a timeless commitment to character with a dedication to prepare young men for an ever-changing world.
With 90% of faculty living on campus, students learn and grow in a close-knit community. Students are guided by teachers who are also their coaches and dorm parents, establishing strong faculty-student collaboration and providing for 24/7 learning. A ca...maraderie of “brotherhood” is enhanced by the mutuality of a family of educators and students who are dedicated to building a culture of excellence and a commitment to honor.
Each new academic year brings new commitments—to curiosity, community, communication, and character. These focus points are what gives Trinity-Pawling its distinctive culture. They allow our employees to be life-long learners, to develop individual self-awareness, and creativity in a community that is supportive and caring. This ethos allows our entire community to communicate openly and build meaningful relationships, and enables us to recognize and celebrate the gifts and talents in our students — and in each other.