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At the Harley School

Located in Brighton NY, and founded in 1917, Harley enrolls approximately 500 students in Nursery through Grade 12. Our rigorous academic programs and exceptional fine arts curriculum are combined with unique offerings (hospice, glass studio, biomimicry), a commitment to experiential service learning, a deep commitment to the centrality of the student voice, and a nurturing environment for young people. The School is committed to diversity and the education of students in a global perspective.

For most positions, resumes are reviewed until the successful candidate is found. Due to the volume of applications, we regret that we will not acknowledge receipt of every application. Only candidates of interest are contacted.

The Harley School is an Equal Opportunity employer and welcomes candidates who add to our diversity.

The following employment opportunities are available at The Harley School:

Enrollment Assistant

The Harley School seeks a full-time Enrollment Assistant to join the Advancement team beginning May 2022. The Enrollment Assistant will directly support the Director of Enrollment and the Associate Director of Enrollment. In addition, the role will also provide support to the Director of Development in prospect management. The Enrollment Assistant is a critical internal and external customer-facing role, who will work closely with prospective and current families. As with all of our positions, employees are expected to work to know the Harley community and culture and be an ambassador for our school at all times. The assistant will need to exhibit excellent customer service, be very detail-oriented and an excellent project manager. The Enrollment Assistant directly reports to the DIrector of Enrollment.

Details of position:

Effectively communicate, by word and action, the mission of Harley to prospective students and their families.

Develop and cultivate relationships with prospective parents and students throughout the application process while guiding them from inquiry to interview, interview to application, and ultimately, enrollment decision. Keeping track of details in BlackBaud for all of these areas is imperative.

Support our extensive admissions funnel through the processing of inquiries, applications, and submissions. Management of communication with families conveying School information and scheduling campus tours, applicant interviews, student testing, and Shadow Days.

Keep track of monthly and yearly data, and note trends as well as differences.

Collaborate with the Enrollment Office team to effectively coordinate all recruitment events (school fairs, open houses, receptions, etc.).

Manage prospect data including prospect research, profile development, and contact/action reporting.

Pursue professional development in the fields of enrollment and admission through webinars, podcasts, and attendance at conferences (as offered) to ensure that Harley implements best practices.

Be a contributor in developing and executing a strategic vision for recruitment and enrollment of qualified students from diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Assist Director of Marketing and Communications regarding enrollment statistics, anecdotal information from parent inquiries, and staffing offsite tables at community functions.  

Manage the look and appearance of the Enrollment Office including replenishing supplies and materials.

Other responsibilities as needed and requested by the Director of Enrollment and Head of School. This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours.

Requirements of applicants: 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for Harley’s Mission and independent school education
  • Experience with Excel spreadsheets, data input, record keeping, and data analysis
  • Experience with the Google Suite is preferable
  • Experience using a Customer Management System is preferable, experience with Blackbaud and Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • Dedication to accuracy, flexibility, excellence, and teamwork
  • 3+ years enrollment office experience or closely related field

To Apply:

In the interest of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, The Harley School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds. Our School’s mission statement begins, “We are a diverse, inclusive school.” Along with a cover letter and résumé, we ask that you provide a personal statement about how you see yourself promoting diversity and inclusivity if you join the Harley community. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@harleyschool.org.  The position will remain open until filled, but first-round interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of May 16th.  

    Executive Assistant to the Head of School

    Reports to:  Head of School

    Principal Responsibilities:

    • Represent the Head confidentially and discreetly to parents, faculty and staff, trustees, and external constituencies through written, telephone, electronic, and in-person contact; serve as ambassador for Harley.
    • Manage Head’s Office and support Head  – arrange meetings and appointments in a fast-paced environment; answer phones/screen calls/respond to email; edit large, school-wide reports; proof correspondence; arrange travel; maintain files and school records; organize hospitality for meetings, update designated web pages.
    • Board of Trustees Liaison:  including preparing and distributing meeting materials, attending meetings, recording minutes, and maintaining corporate records. Organize and staff (as requested) New Trustee Orientation, Board Retreat, and Board Social.  Provide support for initiatives as requested.  Support the Governance Committee of the Board. Organize all aspects of the Annual Business Meeting in May. Maintain records including School Bylaws and Policies.
    • Initiate and manage the creation and publication of the annual School Calendar. Take the lead on other school-wide publications, including annual Back to School document upload (August) and major community letters.
    • Model collaborative problem solving and support in coordination with other departments.
    • Organize school events including (but not limited to) New Faculty/Staff Orientation, Opening Faculty/Staff meeting, Welcome Back Social, Opening Day Assembly, Professional Days, Thanksgiving Assembly, Holiday Party, year-end Faculty-Staff Celebration, all-school faculty/staff meetings.
    • Support high-level initiatives as needed, including:
      • Decennial Re-Accreditation and Five-Year Review. Support writing and editing of Self-Study, organize all aspects of the Visiting Committee visit to the School.
      • Administrator searches
      • Strategic Planning
      • Fundraising campaign activity
    • Support the School and Business Office in recruitment, hiring, and creation and distribution of employee assignment sheets.
    • Coordinate employee recognition program (length of service awards presented annually in September and thank you gifts to departing employees in June).
    • Produce and distribute updates to Crisis Plan/School Safety Documents including Emergency Closing Procedures.

    Qualifications:

    • Human relations role model:  pleasant, positive, tactful, resourceful; able to work behind-the-scenes and stay a step or two ahead of emerging situations; detail-oriented and persistent.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for interpersonal relations as well as print and multi-media publications.  Precise with grammar and usage.
    • Comfortable with technology (proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Suite (Calendar, Slides, Sheets, Docs.), and  Adobe Creative Cloud (PDF & E-signature, Adobe Sign, Ai, ID, PS)

    To Apply: 
    Please Contact AP Professionals: 
    ann@rochesterap.com
    alanna@rochesterap.com

      Nursery Teacher

      The Harley School is seeking applications from qualified persons for an early childhood teaching position in the Lower School for the 2022-23 school year.  The position involves team-teaching in the Nursery program. The Nursery teacher will work closely with a co-teacher, the Lower School division head, the faculty, and parents. 

      Qualifications for the Nursery teacher position:   

      • A warm, caring individual who has demonstrated a specific interest in teaching young children through previous experience with this age group (3, 4 and 5-year olds).
      • Minimum of a BA, preferably in education, ideally with a concentration in early childhood or early childhood special education.

      •  Understanding of early childhood development (socio-emotional, physical, cognitive) and a commitment to play-based pedagogy.

      • Enthusiastic about collaborative learning; creative and innovative when working with diverse learners and faculty.

      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • 3+ years of teaching experience
      • Commitment to a responsive and community-centered classroom


      To Apply:

      In the interest of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, The Harley School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds.  Our School’s mission statement begins, “We are a diverse, inclusive school.”  Along with a cover letter and résumé, we ask that you provide a personal statement on how you see yourself promoting diversity and inclusivity if you join the Harley community. 

      Interested candidates should submit their materials to jobs-ls@harleyschool.org. The position will remain open until filled.  

        Civic Engagement Educator

        Set on 25 acres in suburban Rochester, New York, The Harley School campus features The Commons, a living building which represents the School’s commitment to the many facets of sustainability.  Framed from a repurposed 19th century barn, this structure houses The Briggs Center for Civic Engagement, a maker space, and the Center for Mindfulness and Empathy Education–home to Harley’s Hospice program.  Adjacent to The Commons are an organic micro-farm and a greenhouse–both integral to the mission of this facility and the faculty who teach in this space.

        Harley seeks a full-time Civic Engagement Educator to begin in the fall of 2022–a position grounded in The Commons.  Primary responsibilities include facilitating civic engagement programming, teaching Rights & Responsibilities–a signature course required of all students in ninth grade–co-leading the Grade 12 Capstone Program, teaching Commons Department electives, and supporting Commons initiatives. Although based in the Upper School, the faculty member will also teach a discovery block course in the Middle School.  Additional expectations include–but are not limited to–academic advising, chaperoning, extracurricular mentoring and supervision, and committee work.  Ideally, our Civic Engagement Educator will embrace opportunities to collaborate with Harley’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator, a position new to the School in 2021-22.   

        The ideal candidate will also:

        • Be an approachable, inspiring educator;
        • Have relevant teaching experience at the secondary or college level;
        • Be enthusiastic about collaborating with colleagues;
        • Demonstrate a commitment to advocacy work;
        • Coordinate and develop mission-aligned community partnerships; 
        • Support sustainability research and programming;
        • Possess an appropriate undergraduate degree (Master’s preferred);
        • Be familiar with independent school culture;
        • Promote open, dynamic, and critical discussion to engage students in disciplined project-based learning.  

        In the interest of building a diverse and inclusive workforce, The Harley School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds.  Our School’s mission statement begins, “We are a diverse, inclusive school.”  Along with a cover letter and résumé, we ask that you provide a personal statement on how you see yourself promoting diversity and inclusivity if you join the Harley community.  Please submit these materials via email to jobs@harleyschool.org.  Indicate “Civic Engagement Educator” in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

          Second Grade Teacher

          The Harley School seeks a full-time Second Grade classroom teacher for the 2022-23 school year. The Second Grade teacher will work closely with co-teachers, the Lower School division head, the faculty, and parents. 

          Requirements: 

          • Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (or related field); graduate degree preferred
          • Full understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum
          • Excellent written and oral communication skills
          • 3+ years of teaching experience
          • Commitment to a responsive and community-centered classroom
          • Enthusiastic about collaborative learning; creative and innovative when working with diverse learners and faculty.

          To Apply:

          In the interest of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, The Harley School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds.  Our School’s mission statement begins, “We are a diverse, inclusive school.”  Along with a cover letter and résumé, we ask that you provide a personal statement on how you see yourself promoting diversity and inclusivity if you join the Harley community. 

          Interested candidates should submit their materials to jobs-ls@harleyschool.org. The position will remain open until filled.  

            World Language Teacher

            The Harley School seeks a full-time Spanish/French teacher for the 2022-23 school year. The world language teacher works with Nursery – 4th Grade students and will work closely with the Lower School division head, the faculty, and parents. 

            Requirements: 

            • Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (or related field); graduate degree preferred
            • Experience speaking, writing, and teaching Spanish and French
            • Full understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum
            • Excellent written and oral communication skills
            • 3+ years of teaching experience
            • Commitment to a responsive and community-centered classroom
            • Enthusiastic about collaborative learning; creative and innovative when working with diverse learners and faculty.

            To Apply:

            In the interest of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, The Harley School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds.  Our School’s mission statement begins, “We are a diverse, inclusive school.”  Along with a cover letter and résumé, we ask that you provide a personal statement on how you see yourself promoting diversity and inclusivity if you join the Harley community. 

            Interested candidates should submit their materials to jobs-ls@harleyschool.org. The position will remain open until filled.  

              Athletic Director

              The Harley School seeks a full-time Athletic Director for the 2022-23 school year. The “AD” is a senior administrator at the school, overseeing all aspects of interscholastic athletic programs, including 

              • Hiring of staff and coaches 
              • Ordering equipment for teams 
              • Budget management 
              • Managing our relationship with leagues to which we belong 
              • Promoting athletic events 
              • Serving at Aquatics Director for the Harley School pool 
              • Arranging officials, transportation, entry fees, memberships, med kits, certifications, awards events or celebrations, etc. 

              Because Harley is the “H” in HAC, this position requires close cooperation with the AD at Allendale Columbia School. The AD is a member of, but not the chair of, the Physical Education Department at the School. 

              Requirements: 

              • Bachelors or Masters degree 
              • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
              • 3+ years of teaching experience 
              • Commitment to an inclusive athletic program that serves as a important educational component of our students’ development 
              • Strong collaborator, listener and leader 

              To Apply: 

              In the interest of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, The Harley School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds. Our School’s mission statement begins, “We are a diverse, inclusive school.” Along with a cover letter and résumé, we ask that you provide a personal statement on how you see yourself promoting diversity and inclusivity if you join the Harley community. 

              Interested candidates should submit their materials to jobs@harleyschool.org with “Athletic Director” in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled. 

                Extended Day/Vacation Camp Childcare Worker

                The Harley School seeks a Childcare worker in the Extended Day/Vacation Camp program. Extended Day is part-time Monday – Friday, 2:50- 6:00 p.m. Vacation camp hours are usually during school holidays and maybe in addition to regular Extended Day hours.

                Qualifications:

                • Over 18.
                • Experience working with children 3 yrs. – 11 yrs.
                • Dependability, communication skills, and an excellent work ethic.
                • Ability to accept guidance and supervision.
                • Current CPR and First Aid certifications are preferred but not required.
                • Must pass a criminal background check.
                • Creates a safe, friendly environment in the childcare area with quality supervision, focused attention, and caring service for the parents and their children.
                • Ensures registration and check-in/check-out procedures are followed.
                • Responds to each individual child’s needs promptly.
                • Supervises the use of toys and supplies and notifies the supervisor of supply needs, repairs, or replacements.
                • Maintains a clean, orderly area, picking up as needed and sanitizing toys as instructed.
                • Promotes a respectful community among the children, resolving conflict through appropriate words and actions.
                • Notifies supervisor of issues relating to each child (e.g. illness, crying, and conflict).
                • Promotes the health of all children by notifying the supervisor when child(ren) are ill and by being responsive to known health conditions such as allergies and asthma.
                • Exhibits good listening skills when conflict or discipline issues arise and problem solves professionally. Defers to the supervisor if issues need further resolution.
                • Reports any accidents or injuries immediately.

                To Apply:

                In the interest of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, The Harley School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds.  Our School’s mission statement begins, “We are a diverse, inclusive school.”  Along with a cover letter and résumé, we ask that you provide a personal statement on how you see yourself promoting diversity and inclusivity if you join the Harley community. 

                Please send all inquiries and/or resumes to Sarah Murphy at smurphy@harleyschool.org.

                  Upper School Social-Studies Teacher

                  The Harley School seeks a full-time Upper School social studies teacher to start in September of 2022.  Primary responsibility is for teaching five sections of social studies to students in grades 9-12 with a focus on American culture, politics, and society.  Courses will include AP US History and a series of topical courses on America, such as Dissent in America and America in the World.  Additional responsibilities include—but are not limited to—academic advising, chaperoning, extracurricular mentoring and supervision, and committee work.   

                  The ideal candidate should:

                  • Be passionate about teaching students and helping them become informed, engaged global citizens;
                  • Possess an appropriate undergraduate degree (Master’s preferred); 
                  • Have teaching experience, either at the secondary or college level;
                  • Be familiar with independent school culture;
                  • Promote and welcome open, dynamic, and critical discussions to engage students in a meaningful study of our past, present and future.

                  In the interest of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, The Harley School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds.  Our School’s mission statement begins, “We are a diverse, inclusive school.”  Along with a cover letter and résumé, we ask that you provide a personal statement on how you see yourself promoting diversity and inclusivity if you join the Harley community.  Please submit these materials via email to jobs@harleyschool.org.  Indicate “Upper School History” in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.    

                  Maintenance Worker – Day Shift (5:00 AM – 1:00 PM)

                  Responsibilities:

                  • Performs all care and cleaning functions of the facilities including but not limited to: sweeping, vacuuming, shampooing, mopping, scrubbing, and polishing using industrial type equipment both inside and outside the building.
                  • Services, cleans, and supplies restrooms.
                  • Gathers and empties trash.
                  • Follows procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
                  • Mixes water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
                  • Cleans windows, glass partitions, or mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, or squeegees.
                  • Dusts furniture, walls, machines, or equipment.
                  • Assists with the renovation/remodeling of buildings; repair drywall; painting.
                  • Moves furniture, equipment, or supplies.
                  • Set up tables and chairs
                  • Operates grounds maintenance equipment.
                  • Removes snow from sidewalks, using snow shovels, or spread deicers.

                  Qualifications and Education Requirements

                  • Strong communication skills to be utilized with team members, students and staff
                  • Ability understand and follow multi-step written and oral instructions under minimum supervision
                  • Attention to detail and accuracy
                  • Reliable 

                  Preferred Skills

                  • 1-2 years previous maintenance experience

                  Application Procedure

                  In the interest of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, The Harley School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds. Please submit your résumé via email to jobs@harleyschool.org. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

                  All Divisions – Instructional Substitutes

                  The Harley School is seeking substitute teachers to provide per diem instructional services in various subject areas for its Lower, Middle and Upper School Divisions (Nursery (age 3) through Grade 12). Bachelors degree required. New York State teacher certification preferred, but not required. Candidates must be punctual and dependable; demonstrate professional demeanor; possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills; and the ability to interact effectively with faculty and students.

                  To apply, submit the following to jobs@harleyschool.org:

                  • Cover letter indicating the grade levels and subject areas in which you prefer to work
                  • Resume
                  • At least one reference letter
                  • Proof of completion of Bachelor’s degree (transcript or the degree certificate itself)
                  • If applicable, New York State teaching certificate or valid certification from another state
                  • Equal Employment Opportunity

                  The Harley School is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status in recruiting, hiring, training and promoting. All other aspects of employment such as compensation, benefits, terminations, training, tuition assistance, etc., shall continue to be administered so as to reflect the above policy.

                  The Harley School

                  1981 Clover Street
                  Rochester, NY 14618
                  (585) 442-1770

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