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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  • Director of Human Resources

    Allendale Columbia School (AC) seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and goal-oriented full-time Director of Human Resources to join the AC Leadership Team in the specific area of human resources administration and oversight. The ideal candidate for this position will have strategic capacity and operational acumen and should be detail and process oriented with experience in employee relations, employment law/compliance, employee recruitment and leave of absence administration.

    The Director of Human Resources will play a vital role in the AC community and will report to the Head of School. This Director will have the opportunity to contribute to a fun, entrepreneurial learning community that values creativity and innovative ideas. The position demands superior organizational and time management skills, flexibility and attention to detail with a constant focus on strengthening internal processes, employee benefits, human resources best practices, etc. This role is a full-time exempt position.

    Major Areas of Responsibility:
    • Oversee recruitment efforts to ensure that the organization is effectively and efficiently sourcing and selecting the right candidates. Guide supervisors and senior leaders through the recruitment process including job postings, interview process, and internal coordination on hiring decisions
    • Work with senior leaders to guide new employees through the onboarding process as well as conduct exit interviews with any outgoing employees. Use feedback from departing employees to strengthen school culture and accountability.
    • Benefits administration, including annual assessment of benefit offerings and compensation to attract and retain staff.
    • Lead the planning of and accountability for an annual review process school wide
    • Assist in planning for professional development process with supervisors and senior leadership
    • Responsible for annual FTE reporting to various agencies
    • Ensure legal compliance and implementation of the Allendale Columbia strategic priorities
    • Create and implement process improvements, selection tools and best in class practices to improve the recruitment process and employee retention
    • Maintain current knowledge and application of all relevant laws and regulations at the local, state and national level relating to employment and ensure organizational compliance. This includes educating and advising supervisors and senior leaders on HR-related legal and regulatory matters and ensuring HR programs, practices and policies are aligned. Ensure that employee files and records are properly and securely maintained. 
    • Lead the Allendale Columbia School safety team, coordinate all annual drills and safety evaluations, maintain records of drills and annual training sessions.

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Professional Human Resource Certificate (preferred)
    • 5+ years in a Senior HR generalist or management/leadership/supervisory role
    • Knowledge of employment laws and practices
    • Experience in the administration of employee benefits
    • Experience in the administration of compensation programs
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
    Salary and Benefit Information:
    The pay range for this role is $80,000 to $90,000 per year.

    Please send a resume and letter of interest to: Shannon Baudo, Head of School at sbaudo@allendalecolumbia.org. Write your full name and “Director of Human Resources” in the subject line. Please do not send a fax or a paper copy. For more information about the school, visit our website at www.allendalecolumbia.org.

Faculty Positions

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Staff Positions

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  • 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

    • 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)
    • Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)
    • 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
    • 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 Martha Harvey, Director of Human Resources, at jobs@allendalecolumbia.org. Please do not send a fax or 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.