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. The Middle and Upper Schools, located in the Bronx, are comprised of approximately 400 and 600 students respectively.
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 belief 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 looking for passionate educators to join our community who are committed to progressive education, who consider ethics to be at the core of their work with students and colleagues, and who will contribute to the academic success of all of our students. Currently, we have two temporary full-time positions as PE Teacher for our middle and upper divisions to cover leave. The dates are: September 1 - November 25th, 2019, and September 9 - October 18, 2019.
Responsibilities include teaching physical education classes in Grades 6-12, teaching one section of 9th grade Health, and coaching a variety of varsity and/or middle school interscholastic teams. Physical Education classes include: sports skills, fitness classes, recreational activities and swimming. The successful candidate should be dynamic, creative and experienced in best practices. This individual will join a team of committed and collaborative colleagues.
Bachelor’s degree in PE; masters degree preferred
Experience teaching PE classes
Capable of coaching one or more middle school or varsity sports
Capable of teaching Health
Eligible for certification in CPR, First Aid, and Life guarding
Excellent management skills
Sense of humor and passion for teaching
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.