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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:

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.


  • 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

    Middle School SSP Teacher & Advisor

    The Harley School seeks a full-time special educator/learning specialist for the 2021-22 school year in the Middle School (MS). The primary responsibilities for the position include providing support for students (5th-8th Grade) with learning differences, helping to develop and teach a reading/writing-intensive class to 5th Grade students, and serving as an advisor to a small group of students. The Middle School Supplemental Support Program Teacher and Advisor will work closely with the Middle School Division Head, the lead Middle School Learning Specialist, the MS faculty, MS counselor, and parents in order to support and empower students. 

    Essential duties and responsibilities:

    • Partner proactively with faculty and administration to support students with different learning styles, and teachers in their efforts to advance students with diverse learning needs. 
    • Observe and evaluate individual students displaying academic or behavioral difficulties and assess their learning strengths and challenges.
    • Participate in classroom instruction or small-group enrichment instruction, as needed.
    • Lead one-on-one or small-group instruction
    • Develop and write student accommodation and personalized learning plans with long-term goals and specific objectives.
    • Provide regular written student-progress reports to the school and parents with assessment results and recommendations of diagnostic testing and programs for learning-related issues.
    • Maintain confidential student records and keep accurate documentation of services, meetings, and assessments.
    • Work with MS advisory teachers to coordinate parent conferences, as needed.
    • Recommend in-school and community resources for identified students.
    • Work with professionals outside the school to support students.
    • Coordinate and facilitate communication between student, family, school, and other involved professionals.
    • Ensure seamless instruction and support throughout the day to benefit students receiving IEP and SSP services
    • Secure standardized testing accommodations for qualifying students.
    • Serve as homeroom/advisory teacher for a small group of students.
    • Network with learning specialists at other independent schools.
    • Pursue professional development opportunities; attend conferences and professional meetings in order to remain current with educational trends.
    • Participate in committee, department, and faculty meetings, as well as school-sponsored events that would benefit from your area of expertise. 
    • Be involved in the school community at large.
    • Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Head of School and Head of Middle School.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Education (special education, literacy, or related field); graduate degree preferred
    • Knowledge of and experience with developmental and learning differences (e.g. reading challenges, speech/language difficulties, autism, executive functioning challenges, etc.), psycho-educational tests, reports, and assistive technology
    • Knowledge of administering and interpreting assessments and test results, academic achievement and diagnostic testing
    • Adeptness at recording and collecting student data to identify specific learning needs and strategies
    • Strong networking skills to ensure access to resources in the broader community
    • Full understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • 3+ years of teaching experience and a learner’s mindset
    • Detail oriented, resourceful, discreet, and tactful
    • Enthusiastic about collaborative learning; creative and innovative when working with diverse learners and faculty
    • Proficiency with technology commensurate with student needs
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to be flexible; can “monitor and adjust” to promote optimal learning and a collegial atmosphere
    • Sense of humor, patience, and demonstrated ability to work with /relate to Middle School students

    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. 

    Submit cover letter, resume, and diversity statement to and include Middle School SSP in the subject line. 

    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

    • 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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