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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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  • Director of Marketing & Communications

    Allendale Columbia (AC) seeks a dynamic, collaborative, creative, and goal-oriented Director of Marketing & Communications to join the AC Leadership Team, and work closely with AC’s Advancement Team and Admissions Team as well as all members of the community in various communication efforts. The ideal candidate for this position will have strategic capacity and operational acumen and should be effective at collaborating and executing with teams throughout the organization.
     
    The Director of Marketing & Communications will play a vital role in the AC community during an exciting time in the school's history. They will report to the Head of School and have the opportunity to contribute to a fun, entrepreneurial learning community that values creativity, innovative advancement, and communication ideas. The Director of Marketing & Communications guides everything from strategy to implementation for school-wide messaging and public relations. This role demands excellent strategic thinking and project management as well as considerable writing and editing.

    Key Areas of Responsibility:
    • The Director of Communications guides the strategic direction of the essence and brand of the school in partnership with the Head of School.They are responsible for maintaining a consistent brand image for the school, internally and externally and understands and embraces the school’s mission, vision, approach, and philosophy and can convey it articulately to a diverse audience
    • Designs and implements the communication strategy for the school using all platforms including (but not limited to) print, website, and social media and is responsible for seeking out public relations and communications opportunities to further the brand and key messages of the school
    • Leads the creation and development of communications materials including the school magazine, postcards, posters, brochures, view books, and print communications 
    • Consults on the AC’s brand standards, visual identity, graphic design, messaging, and integrated marketing plans
    • Manages media relations and serves as a resource to all areas of the school in editing/reviewing materials, ensuring consistent messaging and well-coordinated communication efforts
    • Collaborates with Division Heads and Leadership Team members to manage communication messaging to all internal constituent groups including (but not limited to) parents, faculty and staff, Board of Trustees, etc. 
    • Oversees planning and execution of day-to-day internal communications efforts, including email communications, presentations, announcements/postings, material updates and revisions, and proofreading
    • Partners with the Director of Advancement and Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid to support the marketing and/or communications efforts of each department for donor and student recruitment and retention 
    • Website content management experience, including content creation and maintenance
    • Develop compelling content related to the life of the school, school culture and events, our AC community members, and the interests of our prospective families, and actively participate in telling the school’s story for the purposes of achieving admissions and development targets
    Skills and Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5-10 years working in marketing and communications
    • Experience working within a team to develop targeted messaging and compelling content to be used across multiple channels and for various audiences
    • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
    • Proofreading and editing skills required
    • Demonstrated strength in working with teams, handling multiple projects simultaneously, and meeting deadlines with the ability to be flexible and shift priorities
    • Discretion for sensitive and confidential information
    • High comfort level with using new technology, and experience working in a website CMS (Blackbaud experience preferred but not required) and/or email systems
    • Excellent customer service skills required
    • Photo, video, and media editing proficiency preferred
    • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop preferred but not required
    • Excellent project management skills required 
    Salary and Benefit Information:
    The pay range for this role is $85,000 to $95,000 per year. 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.
       
    How to apply:     
    Please send your resume and letter of interest to jobs@allendalecolumbia.org. Write your full name and “Director of Marketing & Communications” in the subject line. Please do not send a fax or a paper copy.


Faculty Positions

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  • Dean of International Students & House Parent

    Allendale Columbia School (AC) seeks a dedicated, responsible, enthusiastic, and student-centered Dean of International Students and House Parent to join our academic and residential team. AC offers an extraordinary, personalized boutique residential opportunity for students to live in a home away from home while receiving their education at the school.

    The Dean of International Students and House Parent will be responsible for working closely with all International students at AC as well as the day-to-day running of the house in addition to coordinating all necessary school services. The Dean will work with other faculty and staff involved in the residential program to provide services and programming for these students while communicating with their families abroad. 

    Administrative Responsibilities
    • Design and implement Allendale Columbia’s unique “boutique” Residential Program  
    • Create and manage the International Houses weekend coverage and Administrative backup duty schedule
    • Bi-monthly residential reporting to all International student’s agencies
    • Assist with Allendale Columbia’s Global Initiatives
    • Serve as Faculty Advisor for both Allendale Columbia’s International Club
    • Plan Monthly activities for the International Student Community
    • Submit grades/progress reports to all of the International Students agencies (in synch with AC’s grading times)
    • Work with the Head of Upper School regarding disciplinary actions for all International Students
    • Serve as a core member of the Upper School Student Support Team (SST)
    • Work with Admissions to arrange house visits for International and local agencies
    • Cultivate a communications plan for open interaction with all current International families
    • Responsible for the managing of the International Student and Residential Program budget
    • Create summer program/activities for early returning International athletes
    • Work with Admissions regarding International recruitment
    • Coordinate programming with the Head of the Upper School
    • Arrange International student trip(s) during school breaks
    • Chaperone International student trips
    • Hold Faculty training session for weekend coverage (duties/responsibilities) at the International Houses

    Residential Responsibilities
    • Provide and arrange week night duty coverage 
    • Oversee House Parents performance and evaluate annually
    • Assist House Parents with weekend activity planning
    • Meetings with Allendale Columbia’s Maintenance Department to ensure facility needs are met
    • Weekly meeting with the Residential Team to discuss students and possible concerns.
    • Assist House Parents with scheduling and providing vacation transportation for all students
    • Create all relevant student-housing forms
    • Work with the House Parents for in-house disciplinary actions
    • Draft all residential disciplinary letters and correspondences with agencies and families. 
    • Attend house meetings when needed
    • Assist the House Parents with in-house grocery upkeep/shopping
    • Scheduling and transporting students to doctor/medical visits 
    • Serve as the Host Parent/Guardian for all residential students on all school and non-school related forms
    • Transportation to all after school activities
    • Assist in the creating and maintaining of a “house” like atmosphere
    • Any and all other duties/responsibilities that come with the daily upkeep/maintenance of living “in loco parentis”
    Please note: Houseparents come on duty at 3:00 p.m. everyday and are off two weekends each month from 3:00 p.m. of that Friday until 6:00 p.m. that Sunday. There is always a houseparent on duty in one house while the other house has a “ coverage” person. 

    Salary Range:
    $55,000 - $65,000
       
    How to apply:     
    Please send your resume and letter of interest to jobs@allendalecolumbia.org. Write your full name and “Dean of International Students & House Parent” in the subject line. Please do not send a fax or a paper copy.



  • Little School Teaching 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 employment between the hours of 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
    • Have dependable transportation
    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    Salary and Benefit Information:
    The salary for this role is $16/hour.

    How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@alledalecolumbia.org with the subject line “Little School Teaching Assistant.” Please do not send a fax or a paper copy.
  • Little School Teaching Assistant (Part-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 employment between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
    • Have dependable transportation
    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    Salary and Benefit Information:
    The salary for this role is $16/hour.

    How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@alledalecolumbia.org with the subject line “Little School Teaching Assistant.” Please do not send a fax or a paper copy.

Staff Positions

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  • 2024 AC Summer Day Camp Lead Teacher (2 spots available)

    Allendale Columbia School is seeking (2) lead teachers to join our summer community for one to four weeks (instructors have flexibility on which and how many weeks they teach) between July 8th - August 2nd. 
     
    This position will include working with children between the ages of 5 - 12 and between the hours of 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., with the opportunity of extra hours in our afternoon extended care program from 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
     
    AC Day Camp consists of four week-long programs, and each week is a different theme. You will have the opportunity to plan structured lessons and projects around these themes and build a daily schedule. Some weeks we will go off campus for various field trips. AC Day camp is run by two lead teachers with two or three junior student counselors as well. 
     
    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Prepare daily plans that take into account age, theme of the week, weather etc.
    •  Communicating materials / supplies needed and submit wish list to Director of Summer Programs well in advance
    • Delegate responsibilities to junior counselors
    • Ensure the safety of all campers
    • Maintain strong relations with junior counselors, Director, and parents through clear communication 
    • Report all safety and health issues in a timely manner to the Director
    • Maintain awareness of all emergency procedures
    • Fill out accident reports on the day of the incident and submit to the Director
    Qualifications: 
    • Minimum age 18 years old
    • Current (or willing to obtain) CPR and First Aid certification
    • Experience working with children
    • Excellent at communication and punctual 
     
    How to Apply:
     
    Interested candidates should submit the following to Julie Barrett, Director of Summer Programs, at jbarrett@allendalecolumbia.org, with "AC Day Camp Lead Teacher" indicated in the the subject line:
    • Resume
    • Letter of Interest
    • Weeks that you are available 
    *Please Note: New summer instructors will need to submit to a background check and fingerprinting.
  • Part-Time After School and Vacation Day Teacher

    Allendale Columbia, a diverse, co-educational, college prep independent school serving over 385 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 2023-2024 school year and 8-hour vacation days when school is not in session.

    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 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 treating others the way one wants to be treated. 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.

    Job Type: Part-time
    Pay: From $16.00 per hour

    Schedule:
    • After school
    • Monday to Friday
    COVID-19 considerations:
    Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required.
    Ability to commute/relocate:
    • Rochester, NY 14618: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
    Experience:
    • Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)
    License/Certification:
    • First Aid Certification (Preferred)
    • CPR Certification (Preferred)
    Work Location: In person

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to  jobs@allendalecolumbia.org. Please do not send a fax or paper copy.
  • Substitute Teacher

    Allendale Columbia is seeking experienced and dynamic educators to join a team of professionals responsible for innovative, authentic, and student-centered learning in various subject areas for Lower, Middle and Upper School grade levels (Nursery - Grade 12).

    Duties to Include the Following:
    • Carry out lesson plan instructions from the classroom teacher, and/or create lesson plans in absence of a prepared lesson
    • Take attendance according to school procedure each morning
    • Supplement lesson plans with your own class activities if lessons end early
    • Create and maintain a discipline and classroom control that fosters a safe and productive learning environment
    Qualifications:
    • Experience working with students
    • Experience/skills in working with collaborative relationships
    • Good knowledge of behavior management techniques with children
    • Flexibility and patience with an ever-changing schedule day to day
    • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with teachers, administrators, and family members
    • Ability to use good judgment
    • Be available for full-time employment that could fluctuate between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to  jobs@allendalecolumbia.org with the subject line "Substitute Teacher". Please do not send a fax or paper copy.

Benefits

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.