Employment Opportunities


Allendale Columbia School (AC) is a diverse, co-educational, independent school serving students in grades nursery through 12 that prepares students for the world they will inherit.

Thank you for your interest in employment at Allendale Columbia School. We are committed to attracting and maintaining an outstanding faculty and staff, realizing that the quality of the people who work at a school is central to its success.  Application for administrative, faculty, staff, and substitute positions includes a letter of interest and a resume addressed to the contact outlined within the descriptions below. We appoint administrators, faculty, staff, and substitutes on the basis of their experience, educational background, and potential to contribute to the education of our students and life of the school. We seek candidates with a strong background in their academic discipline or area of expertise, an interest in young people, and excellent communication skills. We do not require certification, and we do not use an application form. Allendale Columbia School is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity.

Administrative Positions

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Faculty Positions

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  • AC Little School Assistant (Full-time)

    Allendale Columbia’s Little School is a unique environment that provides children an early childhood education guided by the Reggio-Emilia Approach. We are seeking a creative, collaborative, energetic, and hard-working individual to be an assistant teacher in our Toddler (18 months through 3 years old) classroom for a full-time position. Our Reggio-Emilia approach believes that a child's development occurs through their interest, investigation, exploration, and experimentation of the world around them. We employ a combination of curriculum and guided projects allowing children to follow their natural curiosity while being introduced to new topics and ideas which we believe leads to a love of learning.

    Responsibilities include: 
    • Assist teachers with the implementation of learning activities and materials
    • Maintain a positive and engaging learning environment with teacher guidance
    • Greet students and families while assisting them with routine procedures such as arrival activities and breakfast monitoring, bathroom breaks, mealtimes and help at dismissal
    • Assist the teachers with administrative tasks such as attendance, documentation of the day (mealtimes, play, rest, bathroom) for families
    • Arranging center tables for activities and sitting with students to assist them with tasks
    • Encourages students to develop self-help skills and reinforce these skills as directed by the classroom teachers
    • Assist in the supervision of children during playtime while inside and outside

    Education and Experience:
    • Be at least 18 years of age 
    • Have a high school degree or equivalent education 
    • Have at least 1 year of experience working with children and/or a certificate in early childhood education or currently working towards the completion of one 
    • Submit to various background checks including those completed through the New York Department of Children and Family Services 
    • Be CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogen certified or obtain certification upon hire 
    • Complete a Tuberculosis test and physical and provide a physician’s documentation of both 
    • Possess a strong work ethic, be punctual, and have minimal absences 
    • Have an awareness of the unique needs of young children and have appropriate expectations of their abilities 
    • Be available for full time employment that could fluctuate between the hours of 7:30 am - 6:00 pm 
    • Have dependable transportation
    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@allendalecolumbia.org. Please do not send a fax or paper copy.

Staff Positions

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  • Assistant Director of Maintenance and Facilities (Full-time)

    Allendale Columbia School seeks an Assistant Director of Maintenance & Facilities able to strategically manage and steward our 33-acre campus and increase revenue with year-around use. The Assistant Director of Maintenance & Facilities will be responsible for overall campus and building operations. This individual will be responsible for supporting the strategic vision for our campus as well as the infrastructure and daily operations. The candidate for this position must have equal parts strategic capacity and operational acumen and should be effective at collaborating and executing with teams throughout the organization.

    The Assistant Director plays a vital role in the Allendale Columbia School community, reporting to the Director of Maintenance & Facilities. The Assistant Director is a critical and collaborative leader responsible for a team of colleagues that work year-round with all faculty and staff of the School. The Assistant Director should have knowledge and skill set to conduct repairs to buildings and grounds which can include carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, Mechanics, Drywall & Finishing, Painting, Snow Removal, and Operating Heavy Equipment.

    Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • strategically manage preventative maintenance of all mechanical equipment;
    • oversee efficient, and cost effective operations including management and adequate inventory of all necessary supplies and parts;
    • routine maintenance & repairs
    • serve as project manager for campus projects and work with outside contractors as needed;
    • ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local environmental and safety regulations;
    • manage the School’s security system;
    • ensure that the buildings are grounds are in safe working order;
    • work with the Director of Information Technology to maintain and upgrade the technology infrastructure;
    • manage shipping & receiving of packages;
    • perform hands-on facilities tasks as needed;
    • maintain the school’s HVAC system;
    • operate a 14 passenger bus for athletics if needed;
    • work with athletics for facilities and field needs during sports seasons;
    • perform all other duties as assigned by the Head of School or CFOO.
    • a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Engineering or Construction Management;
    • a minimum of three (3) years of experience in infrastructure and building management
    • a minimum of three (3) years experience as an effective leader in supervisory capacity;
    • excellent communication skills, a strategic and growth mindset;
    • knowledge of leading-edge technology, particularly its infrastructure;
    • a valid New York state driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record;
    • proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    • Be able to lift 75 pounds
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Martha Harvey, Director of Human Resources, at jobs@allendalecolumbia.org. Please do not send a fax or a paper copy.
  • Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Fund

    (Position begins July 2022)

    Allendale Columbia (AC) seeks a collaborative, goal-oriented Associate Director of Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement to work closely with AC’s Advancement Team to increase fundraising revenue from alumni through deeper engagement. The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 5-7 years of direct fundraising experience, preferably in an educational environment, and will excel in a small office environment.  

    The Associate Director will report to the Director of Advancement and will have significant input on the strategy for the annual campaign. Follow-up with AC alumni on each solicitation tactic will be handled by the Associate Director. Once a prospect is deemed to have major gift capacity, that individual will be added to the Director’s portfolio. 

    Major Areas of Responsibility:
    • Primary responsibility for raising unrestricted annual revenue from AC alumni through print and electronic mail, social media, phone, and personal solicitation; 
    • Serve as the staff liaison to the AC Alumni Board, including attending all Alumni Board meetings and keeping both the Director and the Chair of the Alumni Board apprised of activities and actions;
    • Work with the Alumni Board Chairs to execute Alumni Board initiatives including Reunion Weekend, Holiday Party, and Alumni Spotlight Series as well as other alumni-related events; 
    • In conjunction with the Director of Advancement, plan and execute alumni chapter events in Rochester and out-of-town;
    • Partner with the Manager of Gift and Donor Records to develop accurate reports, mailing lists, and acknowledgements; 
    • Serve as a member of the Advancement Team and work closely with the Director of Marketing on alumni communications;
    • Collect and write alumni class notes for inclusion on the AC website.

    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5-7 years of direct fundraising experience, preferably in an educational environment;
    • Enthusiasm for personal gift solicitation;
    • Experience engaging alumni through events and personal visits;
    • Demonstrated strength in working with teams;
    • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills;
    • Discretion for sensitive and confidential information;
    • AC alumni, and applicants who are committed to contributing to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Please send your resume, letter of interest, and salary requirements to Martha Harvey, Director of Human Resources, at jobs@allendalecolumbia.org. Write your full name and “Associate Director” in the subject line. Please do not send a fax or a paper copy.
  • Part-Time After School and Vacation Day Teacher

    Allendale Columbia, a diverse, co-educational, college prep independent school serving over 420 students in grades nursery through twelve, seeks an experienced, dynamic learner to join a team of professionals responsible for innovative and authentic programming! We are seeking to fill the position of Part-Time After School and Vacation Day Teacher in our Rainbow Room After School Program. Hours for this position are 2:30 – 6:00 p.m. after school days for the 2022-2023 school year, and 8-hour vacation days when school is not in session.

    The Rainbow Room teacher will be working with our Pre-Primary students. The teacher leading this group has a focus on reading stories, playing games, and doing projects that include arts and crafts.

    All Rainbow Room teachers help to generate games and projects; facilitate group games; play sports and engage in other types of play with the students; as well as lead projects such as cooking, writing, arts and crafts, photography, treasure hunts, and more. Important skills include the ability to help resolve conflicts and help students to try new things in the safety and comfort of our nourishing environment. Rainbow Room teachers instill cooperative community values, such as using manners and having empathy for their peers and community as a whole. Most importantly, Rainbow Room teachers try to make the after school time as fun as it can possibly be! A Bachelor's degree and experience with children are preferred.

    Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@alledalecolumbia.org with the subject line Rainbow Room Teacher for 2022-2023. Please do not send a fax or a paper copy.


Benefits for full-time Allendale Columbia School employees include medical and dental insurance for the individual, TIAA/CREF retirement plan contributions, life insurance, generous support for professional development, lunch in the Dining Commons, and partial tuition remission for qualified children. All faculty members are issued a laptop.

Allendale Columbia School, as an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in its hiring of employees on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital or veteran status, age or disability. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students.

To view our Title IX Compliance Policy Statement, click here.
At Allendale Columbia, we prepare students for the world they will inherit. In our trusting and responsive environment, students in nursery through grade 12 grow in confidence and develop scholastic independence.