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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 Diversity and Community Engagement

    (Position begins July 1)

    The Director of Equity and Community Engagement will be a strategic member of the Allendale Columbia leadership team responsible for overseeing the creation, implementation, and ongoing review of the School’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy. AC believes that diverse experiences, identities, and perspectives are fundamental to academic, social and emotional growth, as well as preparing students for the world they will inherit. This person will be passionate about social justice and operationalizing practices that build equity for all marginalized groups. The Director of Equity and Community Engagement will educate, advise, coach, and collaborate with leaders, managers, staff, and students to develop an inclusive mindset. They will facilitate the sharing and fostering of best practices regarding DEI across all divisions of the organization.

    Major Areas of Responsibility:
    • Translate strategies into tactical plans with clear actions, accountability, and goals to promote equitable DEI practices
    • Work in conjunction with school leadership to develop institutional accountability metrics to evaluate progress on cultural and systemic change in DEI, and share progress with the AC community
    • Develop training opportunities to educate employees, managers, and students on how to recognize, accommodate and appreciate individual differences
    • Implement expectations for DEI skills for all faculty and staff, and establish systems of accountability
    • Support and expand the Board of Trustees understanding of DEI through a culture of continued education and growth
    • Collaborate with HR and school leadership on programs to attract, hire, retain, and promote a diverse workforce
    • Partner with the Senior Leadership team to integrate DEI and restorative justice practices into core decisions through the organization
    • Stay current on emerging issues and trends in DEI work and make recommendations as there are opportunities
    • Ensure the School’s climate and culture are healthy through the regular collection and analysis of data to inform strategic decision making
    • Work with the admissions office to recruit, welcome and support students and families from underrepresented backgrounds
    • Support Division Heads, Center Leaders, the Student Support Team (SST) and faculty in the development of curriculum to support the infusion of themes related to equity and justice
    • Coordinate and support student, parent and staff affinity groups to promote a more equitable school community
    • Coordinate events and programs within the school to educate the community and raise awareness of multiple perspectives, cultures and experiences
    • Create opportunities and connections with those outside of the school community, locally, nationally, and internationally
    • Track, document, and report on DEI priorities and established targeted growth goals 

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred)
    • Excellent communication skills including proven dispute resolution skills
    • Reflect strong organizational and interpersonal skills with exceptional listening skills and high emotional intelligence
    • Demonstrated experience presenting and leading equity education programming and professional development opportunities
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to adhere to the highest level of professionalism by demonstrating honesty, integrity, and maturity
    • Proven results related to diversity inclusion efforts, preferably in an educational setting
    • Ability to research, compile, and present data efficiently and effectively
    • Demonstrate knowledge of inclusive teaching practices and multicultural educational experiences
    • Demonstrated experience presenting and leading equity education programming
    • 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 a paper copy.
  • Director of Maintenance and Facilities

    Allendale Columbia School seeks a Director of Maintenance & Facilities able to strategically manage and steward our 33-acre campus and increase revenue with year-around use. The 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 Director plays a vital role in the Allendale Columbia School community, reporting to the Chief Financial & Operations Officer, providing leadership for and directing all aspects of campus usage and operations. The 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 Director will be responsible for taking initiative to lead a campus master plan, conduct research on best practices, collaborate with our Buildings and Grounds Committee, and be a leader in the field of facilities and operations.

    Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • develop & manage the budget for facilities and operations;
    • 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;
    • manage maintenance and environmental services staff insuring proper training and safety standards are adhered to;
    • focus on maximizing the use of our campus for alternative revenue in accordance with the School’s master calendar;
    • identify and develop specifications for capital maintenance projects, routine repairs and plans for deferred maintenance;
    • serve as project manager for campus projects;
    • ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local environmental and safety regulations;
    • manage the School’s security system;
    • 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
    • perform all other duties as assigned by the Head of School or CFOO.
    Qualifications:
    • 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 five (5) 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 driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. CDL is an advantage;
    • ability to manage personnel with diverse backgrounds
    • proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    Job Type: Full-time

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Martha Harvey, Director of Human Resources: jobs at allendalecolumbia.org. Please do not send a fax or a paper copy.

Faculty Positions

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  • Dean of Middle and Upper School Students (Grades 6-12)

    (Position begins July 2022)

    Allendale Columbia School seeks a dynamic, collaborative and experienced full-time Dean of Students (DOS) to serve as the leader of the Student Support Teams. The teams consist of the Dean of Students, The Middle and Upper School Learning Advocate, the Director of Equity and Community Engagement, the College Counselor, and the Middle and Upper School Counselor. The role of the Dean of Students is to work with teachers, students, and administration to maintain a strong student culture. The DOS is responsible for implementing a support structure and development programming that addresses the social, mental and emotional well-being of all students. In addition, the DOS will support a strong and positive staff culture. This role is intended to ensure we continue to focus on our mission of preparing students to be global citizens who set life goals, and prepare them for the next step beyond Allendale Columbia. The individual hired for this role will report to the Middle and Upper School Division Heads and work closely with students, faculty, the Director of Equity and Community Engagement, and Student Support Teams. This full-time position begins July 2022.

    Major Areas of Responsibility:
    • Oversee and coordinate the Student Support Teams (SST) in Middle and Upper School divisions, as well partner with SST members to assist them in their roles (college counseling, learning advocate) 
    • Oversee student conduct, discipline, attendance, and student activities programming 
    • Help maintain a discipline system that embraces restorative practices, always with the goal of ensuring our students are developing into people of strong character;
    • Create and perpetuate a culture where students feel agency in their daily life and security in knowing their social, emotional, and physical needs will be met;
    • Work with Division Heads and SST Team to develop the programs, policies, and culture to support student wellness, growth, and achievement in line with the school’s mission;
    • Partner closely with the Director of Equity & Inclusion to ensure that diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice are a critical component of all areas of the Upper & Middle School
    • Facilitate consistent communication with parents, specifically around student issues, plans, and progress;
    • Oversee and coordinate the grade level advisory program with advisors, including the development of advisory programming and communicating advisor expectations;
    • Support the community in conversations about upholding the school’s core values and help students align their actions to those values;
    • Responsible for and facilitating the annual review and updating of the Student-Parent Handbook.

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelors’ Degree in Education (required)
    • Master’s Degree (preferred)
    • Five years full-time classroom teaching experience is strongly preferred, preferably in grades 6-12
    • School administration experience (preferred)
    • A team player, with a strong work ethic, and consistent follow through
    • Very strong understanding of the social and emotional development of teenagers
    • Exceptionally effective at building lasting and meaningful relationships with Middle- and Upper School-aged students and their families
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Strong track record of student achievement in past roles
    • A strong sense of personal accountability for school-wide student achievement and social-emotional growth
    • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

    Interested candidates should send a resume to Martha Harvey, Director of Human Resources, at jobs@allendalecolumbia.org. Please include your full name and “Dean of Middle and Upper School Students” in the subject line. Please do not send a fax or a paper copy. 
  • Lower School Classroom Assistant

    (Position begins August 2022)

    Allendale Columbia School (AC) seeks a collaborative and creative teaching assistant to be part of AC’s Lower School team. The person who is hired for this position will work collaboratively with other Lower School teachers, specialists, and the Head of Lower School to provide a strong inquiry-based and student-centered program. This full-time appointment will begin in August 2022.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Assist teachers with 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, including arrival activities and organization of materials, bathroom breaks, mealtimes, and help at dismissal
    • Assist teachers with administrative tasks such as attendance, documentation of the day for families on the SeeSaw platform
    • Arrange activities and sit with students to assist them with tasks
    • Encourage 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; during specialist classes
    Qualifications:
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Have a high school degree or equivalent education
    • Have at least one year of experience working with children and/or a certificate in childhood education or currently working towards the completion of one
    • Be CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogen certified or obtain certification upon hire
    • Possess a strong work ethic, be punctual, and have minimal absences
    • Have an awareness of the unique needs of elementary-aged children and have appropriate expectations of their abilities
    • Be available for full-time employment that could fluctuate between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@allendalecolumbiaschool.org. Please do not send a fax or paper copy.
  • Lower School Teacher (Grade 1-5)

    Allendale Columbia School (AC) seeks a collaborative and creative teacher to be part of AC’s Lower School team. The person who is hired for this position will co-teach and work collaboratively with other teachers, specialists, and the Head of Lower School to provide a strong inquiry-based and student-centered program. The ability to assess and address individual needs in foundational skills and facilitate inquiry/project-based learning are qualities that the successful candidate will possess. This full-time appointment will begin August 2022.
     
    Major Areas of Responsibility:
    • Teaching a Lower School class using a collaborative, co-teaching model
    • Working in collaboration with the Head of Lower School, other teachers, specialists, and staff members to ensure curriculum alignment and appropriate implementation of student-centered and personalized learning with familiarity of project and inquiry-based learning
    • Effectively communicating with parents, AC leadership, faculty, and staff about student needs and progress
    • Reporting on student progress through parent/teacher & student-led conferences, as well as, written reports
    • Other responsibilities include: participation in a family-style lunch with students, assisting with dismissal, and attending faculty meetings and participating in school-wide events throughout the school year.

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred)
    • Minimum of two years of experience teaching elementary school-level students
    • Must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with parents and the greater community
    • Must have a passion for inquiry-based, student-centered programs and project-based learning
    • Demonstrate proficiency using digital and online platforms
    • Be a team player willing to try innovative and creative ways to bring excitement to learning and the classroom
    • 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 a paper copy.
  • Middle and Upper School Artist Educator

    (Position begins August 2022)

    Allendale Columbia School seeks a committed, enthusiastic studio art teacher for a full-time position. Candidates should have hands-on classroom teaching experience with Middle and/or Highschool level students.  This dynamic educator will be responsible for innovative, authentic, and student-centered learning for middle and high school art electives during the school year.  We are looking for an educator with a background in:
    • Digital Design - including digital imaging, publication, and interactive design with Adobe Creative Suite;
    • Photography - traditional darkroom and digital;
    • Sculpture including but not limited to, ceramics; 
    • Traditional studio arts classes including drawing, painting, and printmaking;
    • Yearbook design and publication.

    Candidates should be comfortable communicating with and scaffolding lessons for a diverse group of students including the use of web-based technology and learning management systems. Additional duties will include supervising students in a variety of settings and participating in the many aspects of daily school life with the art department and other faculty. 

    Major Areas of Responsibility:
    • Teaching Middle and Upper School Art Electives;
    • Working in collaboration with the Head of the Middle School and AC Center Leaders, and art colleagues to ensure curriculum alignment and appropriate implementation of student-centered learning;
    • Duties that engage the student body, including a family-style lunch, being an advisor, and sponsorship of student activities like clubs or other student-run events;
    • Organizing art shows both on and off campus;

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in an art field required with a Master’s Degree in art education
    • Preference to those with current NYS certification;
    • Minimum of two years experience teaching and advising students;
    • Artist engaged in their own studio practice and the arts community;
    • An extensive desire to learn and collaborate as well as a willingness to design new courses and curriculum;
    • Passion for student-centered programs, interdisciplinary collaboration, and project-based learning;
    • Be a team player willing to try innovative and creative ways to bring excitement to the art program and the AC Center for Creativity and Entrepreneurship.
    • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to Amy Oliveri, Director of Creativity and Entrepreneurship, at aoliveri@allendalecolumbia.org. Please do not send a fax or a paper copy.

Staff Positions

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  • 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.

    Qualifications:
    • 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 Karen Higman, Director of Advancement and Alumni Engagement at khigman@allendalecolumbia.org  Write your full name and “Associate Director” in the subject line. Please do not send a fax or a paper copy.
  • Food Services Staff Member

    Allendale Columbia School is seeking a full time employee to work in the Food Service Department from 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m, Monday through Friday, on school days only. The award-winning Allendale Columbia Food Service Department is committed to providing nutritious, sustainable meals to our community of students, faculty, and staff.

    Major Areas of Responsibility:
    • Meal/snack preparation for students in grades nursery-12 and employees as assigned by the Food Service Director
    • Meal/snack preparation and delivery of food to AC’s The Little School
    • Delivery of meals to specific locations when necessary
    • Put away deliveries as needed with items weighing up to 50 pounds
    • Work with kitchen equipment including, but not limited to, ovens, steamer, slicer, dish machine, and steam jacket kettle
    • Work in the dish room and wash pots and pans as needed
    • Maintain a clean work environment
    • Clean kitchen equipment
    • Sweep and mop the floor as needed
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Food Service Director
    Qualifications: 
    • A positive attitude and ability to work as a member of our team
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Ability to read and comprehend a standardized recipe
    • Strong preference will be given to those who possess ServSafe certification
    • Ability to work in the hot environment of the dish room/kitchen
    • Ability to stand, lift, and bend for most of the shift
    • Ability to, with advance notice, work evening functions
    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

    Please send resume to Martha Harvey, Director of Human Resources, at jobs@allendalecolumbia.org. Please include your full name and “Food Service” 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.
  • Lower School Counselor

    Allendale Columbia School is a diverse, co-educational, independent school serving over 385 students in grades nursery through 12. We are seeking a full-time, experienced, and dynamic school counselor to join a team of professionals responsible for innovative, authentic, and student-centered learning. This full-time appointment to our Little and Lower School begins in August 2022.

    The Lower School Counselor will coordinate with the Middle and Upper School Counselor and the Head of Lower School to manage support primarily in the Lower School division (Nursery - 5th grade), but also in our Little School as needed. Primary responsibility is for individual counseling and referral for students as appropriate and coordination for support with teachers,
    administrators, parents and outside professionals.The Lower School Counselor will also teach
    and participate in curriculum development for social emotional learning in the division and plan
    and produce parent education opportunities. The ideal candidate will be experienced and
    expert at providing psychological support in a diverse and inclusive community.

    Major Areas of Responsibility:
    • Provide individual counseling to students, management of referrals and outreach to families
    • Coordinate with Student success team to develop plans of support for students in need using the RTI (Response to Intervention) process
    • Collaborate with homeroom teachers, specialists and other administrators on student support services
    • Collaborate in design and delivery of SEL education and prevention programs around mental health concerns
    • Provide professional development workshops and support for teachers in both the Responsive Classroom and Restorative Circles framework.
    • Develop parent programming on relevant Lower School issues
    • Provide support and education for faculty on student psychological concerns
    • Participation in community activities
    • Provide crisis response as needed
    • Additional responsibilities as required

    Qualifications:
    • Masters or doctoral degree required as well as three years post-graduate school
    • counselor or other clinical and diagnostic experience
    • Experience in an educational setting; independent school preferred
    • 3 to 5 years’ experience with elementary age students preferred
    • Experience working with students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD preferred
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Comfortable with technology
    • Candidates must be New York State licensed or license-eligible
    • 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 include your full name and “Lower School Counselor” in the subject line. Please do not send a fax or a 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.