General Teacher Applications

Current Openings

US-MS Chemistry Teacher

The Browning School, a K-12 boys school located on 62nd Street in New York City, seeks a full-time experienced science educator for teaching Chemistry in Middle and Upper School classes, within the range of Grade 8 to Grade 12 for the 2018-2019 school year.

The ideal candidate will have the flexibility to teach levels of chemistry from introductory physical science to Advanced Placement chemistry. Three years teaching experience, an advanced degree in chemistry, and training in laboratory safety and chemical management are preferred. Browning science emphasizes a solid foundational experience intertwined with individual exploration and research. A dynamic, team-oriented teacher is sought to join a highly collaborative science department which has an emphasis on individual science research, experimentation, and environmental stewardship. Browning science teachers typically work with students across divisions, so an affinity for working with boys at different developmental stages is required. A Browning teacher engages with students beyond the classroom, advising clubs, affinity groups, advisory, field trips and taking part in extra-curricular events.

The Browning School seeks to promote diversity in its hiring process and is committed to building an inclusive community and culturally diverse faculty. The Browning School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital status, disability, or any other basis.

Please send resume and cover letter to Emilie Wolf, ewolf@browning.edu

US-MS Physical Science Teacher

The Browning School, a K-12 boys school located on 62nd Street in New York City, seeks a full-time experienced science educator for teaching Physical Science and Physics in Middle and Upper School classes, within the range of Grade 8 to Grade 12 for the 2018-2019 school year.

The ideal candidate will have the flexibility to teach levels of physics from introductory physical science to Advanced Placement physics.Three years teaching experience and an advanced degree in physical science or engineering are preferred. Browning science emphasizes a solid foundational experience intertwined with individual exploration and research. A dynamic, team-oriented teacher is sought to join a highly collaborative science department which has an emphasis on individual science research, experimentation, and environmental stewardship. Browning science teachers typically work with students across divisions, so an affinity for working with boys at different developmental stages is required. A Browning teacher engages with students beyond the classroom, advising clubs, affinity groups, advisory, field trips and taking part in extra-curricular events.

The Browning School seeks to promote diversity in its hiring process and is committed to building an inclusive community and culturally diverse faculty. The Browning School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital status, disability, or any other basis.

Please send resume and cover letter to Emilie Wolf, ewolf@browning.edu.

Middle and Upper School Librarian / Library Department Chair

The Browning School is seeking a librarian to lead the Middle and Upper School library programs and to serve as Library Department Chair. The Middle and Upper School Librarian will work with the Lower School Librarian to maintain print and nonprint collections that respond to student inquiry and interest, represent the diverse populations of our city and world, and support curricular work across divisions and departments. The Middle and Upper School Librarian will teach in all three divisions, with an emphasis on Grade 4 library and research, Grades 5 and 6 Media Literacy, and Upper School independent research. Both solo and co-teaching are required.

As chair of the library department, the librarian will manage the library budget, oversee the library program and its faculty and staff, and guide the department in review and implementation of curricular goals and library policy. The library department chair will oversee digital acquisitions, maintain digital resource management for all library patrons, and when needed provide access to Browning’s institutional archives. Department chairs attend regular meetings and serve on committees as requested. Department chairs participate in the ongoing work of program reflection, professional development, and faculty and staff evaluations.

A successful candidate will be eager to collaborate with colleagues across departments, and will be responsive to the informational and research needs of faculty and students alike.

The ideal candidate should be a graduate of an accredited MLS or MLIS graduate program, and have three or more years’ experience in school libraries. Experience with Follett Destiny, LibGuides, EBSCO Discovery Service, and familiarity with a wide range of databases and online resources is helpful. Expertise in media literacy and a willingness to continue one’s media education both formally and informally is essential.

The Browning School seeks to promote diversity in its hiring process and is committed to building an inclusive community and culturally diverse faculty. The Browning School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital status, disability, or any other basis.

Interested candidates should email a résumé, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to Sarah Murphy at smurphy@browning.edu.

 

Director of Alumni Affairs    

The Browning School seeks a talented and dynamic individual to lead its alumni program; this position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement. The successful candidate should enjoy working in a collaborative and supportive office on the heels of a nearly-complete strategic plan which will place increasing emphasis on engaging Browning graduates via events, fundraising and networking. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter and C.V. to Director of Institutional Advancement James Simon (jsimon@browning.edu). 

Qualifications:Candidates must possess a B.A. and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to work independently and as a member of a team in a busy and demanding advancement office is a prerequisite. A minimum of three to five years of prior fundraising or related experience is preferred as is experience in marketing and event planning. The candidate should be well-organized, pay keen attention to detail, and ideally have experience and proven success in managing, motivating and cultivating volunteers and donors. While familiarity/experience with an independent school or higher education setting is preferred, it is not mandatory. A high degree of computer literacy (fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) as well as knowledge of and experience using Raiser's Edge or similar database is preferred. 

Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing all aspects of alumni programming for a network of 3,500 alumni and producing an annual plan/calendar for all aspects of alumni engagement.
  • Planning and executing roughly 20 annual alumni events, ranging from Alumni Council meetings, sporting events, mixers/reunions with peer schools to the annual Alumni Reunion and Young Alumni Reunion, among others.
  • Managing Alumni Council of 25 board members and its sub-committees; includes creating agendas/minutes/meeting materials and running each meeting in conjunction with the Alumni Association president.
  • Driving all alumni fundraising efforts, working closely with Director of Annual Giving, to increase alumni participation each year in terms of dollars and number of donors and working to identify and qualify new alumni donor prospects.
  • Writing and producing communications material for direct mail marketing, invitations, social media outreach (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and the alumni website.
  • Collecting, writing and editing alumni section of the School’s magazine, published twice per year; assist with the alumni section of the Annual Report; oversee periodic polling and data gathering of the alumni community to assist in broader marketing efforts; and working with the Database Manager to maintain accurate contact, biographical and career information for the alumni community.
  • Organizing and implementing a sound Class Representative and Reunion Chair program.
  • Working with the Senior Class Gift program and broader transition efforts from current students to alumni.
  • Contributing to management of special fundraising initiatives as they arise. 
  • Coordinating special alumni projects/events/outreach efforts as necessary.
  • Participating in the New York Alumni Directors of Independent Schools group.

 

ADMISSION ASSOCIATE (Maternity Leave replacement)

Open: July 2018 - Early January 2019. Browning seeks an Admission Associate for a five-month period who is highly professional, diligent, organized, mature, steady and discreet, has familiarity with Blackbaud, Veracross and Ravenna, is willing to learn new systems and approaches, and to contribute in all ways to the smooth functioning of a very busy Office of Admission. A great degree of comfort with a school environment and interaction with students, parents, and prospective families, as well as a very professional and pleasant phone demeanor is a must, as are a positive, upbeat, can-do demeanor and a solid sense of humor. A background in education and/or admission experience is preferred.

The Admission Associate is responsible to both Directors of Admission with respect to all clerical matters for the Office of Admission including, but not limited to:

Admission Processes:

  • Processing all applications and preparing/maintaining admission files

  • Receiving and responding to inquiries

  • Scheduling appointments for prospective parents and applicants

  • Preparing weekly schedule of tours for distribution

  • Fielding scheduling issues regarding Parent Tour Guides

  • Maintaining and regularly updating database of admission information

  • Daily sorting and filing of all departmental mail and paperwork

  • Maintenance of the Admission Department calendar

  • Organizing and attending admission events (including those that occasionally occur in the evening)

  • Assisting with Kindergarten applicant assessment

  • Attending school placement fairs and other school events (including those that may occasionally occur in the evening), as needed;

Enrollment Management:

  • Updating and maintaining enrollment data

  • Preparing enrollment, attrition, applications and admission summaries, statistics and PowerPoint presentations

Other:

  • Communicating with the Department of Technology as needed to maintain smooth functioning of all computer, website and Department of Technology matters that pertain to the Office of Admission;

  • Coordinating with other administrative assistants in front desk coverage and various clerical tasks; and

  • Assisting Division Heads in preparing transcripts for current students applying to other schools.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and two references to kwest@browning.edu.

ADMISSION EVALUATOR (Maternity Leave replacement)

Open: September 2018 - November 2018. Browning seeks an Admission Evaluator for a three-month period who has experience in working with and assessing children aged 3-6, as well as prior experience working in admission. Candidates must be professional, organized and possess strong interpersonal, communication and computer skills, as well as a good sense of humor. The Admission Evaluator is responsible to the Director of Admission. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading daily playgroup sessions for Kindergarten applicants

  • Scheduling and conducting one-on-one assessments of applicants to Grades 1-4

  • Writing evaluation report about each applicant

  • Observing applicants in their early childhood settings

  • Conducting parent interviews as needed

  • Serving as a member of the Admission Committee (assisting in making

    decisions)

  • Assisting Director and Associate with data entry and clerical tasks as needed.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and two references to kwest@browning.edu.

part-time learning specialist

The Browning School,  an independent K-12 school for boys in New York City, is accepting applications for a part-time Reading/Learning Disabilities Specialist to provide 1:1 and small group reading, writing,  and study skills support for boys in 3rd-8th grade.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of experience and a Master’s Degree in Reading or Special Education

  • Familiarity with at least one Orton-Gillingham-based phonics program and be trained in The Hochman Method

  • Knowledge  of best teaching practices and the ability to engage boys

  • The ability to interpret scores from the CPT-IV, QRI, WJ, and tests administered during psychoeducational evaluations.  

The ability to work flexibly in a collegial, fast-paced school is imperative. Basic math instruction skills are a plus. The position will begin September 2018.

The Browning school seeks to promote diversity in its hiring process and is committed to building an inclusive community and culturally diverse faculty. The Browning School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital status, disability, or any other basis.

Please send all resumes to: Kristen Sheppard (ksheppard@browning.edu).