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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:

Upper School Registrar

This is an as-needed part-time position, reporting to the Head of Upper School. Hours per week range from 18 to 35 depending on the time of year. 

The Registrar is responsible for 

  • Designing and implementing processes to maintain and update demographic information on all current families
  • Helping to create Master Schedules
  • Setting up courses, students, faculty, and schedules in the Student Information System
  • Setting up courses, students, faculty, and schedules in the Learning Management System
  • Managing all aspects of the six-times-per-year grading and Report Cards system
  • Training new faculty and staff in the use of the Student Information System
  • Coordinating overall standards and processes of Lower School and Middle School administrative assistants/registrars to ensure consistency among divisions
  • Interacting with students, families, and faculty/staff to resolve questions regarding scheduling and records
  • Maintaining student records for current, graduated, and withdrawn students
  • Supporting the College Counselor by organizing and maintaining documents and transcripts on the College Application management system
  • Creating and filing reports for New York State, INDEX, other school districts, and census information
  • Managing all College Board testing in the Upper School including PSAT exams, special SAT exams for students with accommodations, and AP exams
  • Updating the school’s Profile and other related documents
  • Processing applications for National Merit Semi-Finalists and Finalists
  • Supporting college counselors, faculty, and the senior class in processing applications and meeting deadlines

Skills Required

  • Ability to work on a complex, integrated, multi-faceted computer system 
  • Strong word processing skills, particularly mail merge
  • Strong skills in Google tools (Drive, Docs), Word, and Excel
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Good writing and telephone skills
  • Ability to deal calmly and patiently with all constituencies
  • Prior experience in training others a plus
  • Prior experience in a secondary or collegiate educational setting preferred

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 Registrar” in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Chief Financial Officer

The Harley School Mission: We are a diverse, inclusive school. We provide a balanced education that prepares our students to meet the challenges of tomorrow and lead lives of great purpose.

Reporting to the Head of School, the Chief Financial Officer is a strategic, collaborative leader who oversees the School’s finances, facilities, auxiliary programs, security management, food service, information technology, and business operations. This position has the flexibility to begin in the spring to summer of 2021.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees many non-academic operations of the school, including accounting, budgeting, auditing, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, auxiliary programs, cash flow, financing, facilities, information technology, campus security, and the endowment.
  • Partners with the Head of School to set strategic vision for maintaining the financial sustainability of the School.
  • Develops and monitors annual operating and capital budgets, as well as the development and implementation of relevant aspects of long-term strategic planning.
  • Supports accreditation and membership in peer based organizations. 
  • Works with the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) for grants and State Aid
  • Works with Admissions to set policies and administer and award financial aid.
  • Reviews and negotiates contracts and purchase orders for the school.
  • Works closely with the Board of Trustees’ finance committee and the School’s retirement advisory committees. 
  • Coordinates independent auditors.
  • Manages relationships with external parties including financial consultants, investment advisors, bank representatives, attorneys, and others.
  • Works closely with architects, contractors, and Township officials during all major projects.  
  • Works with the School administrators to develop operating budgets and staffing plans. 
  • Supports the Head of School for developing compensation plans and implementing human resources policies and practices.  
  • Actively administers and structures the School’s welfare and benefits plans. 
  • Responsible for risk management; coordinates with insurance brokers.
  • Maintains a focus on the school’s mission and core commitments at all times.
  • Provides back up support to all business office functions and training as needed.

Skills / Qualifications:

    • MBA preferred, along with significant management experience
    • Demonstrated competency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines
    • Strong time management and organizational skills
    • Good interpersonal skills, with a strong focus on building a collaborative work environment
    • Experience working in diverse environments is preferred
    • Ability to operate accounting software when needed

In the interest of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, The Harley School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds. Along with a cover letter and résumé, we ask that you provide a personal statement discussing how you see yourself promoting diversity and inclusivity if you join the Harley community. To apply for the position, please send the following to Maria Sommerville, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, The Harley School. 

  • detailed letter of interest
  • resume
  • diversity statement 
  • list of references

Head of Middle School

The Harley School seeks a Head of Middle School to begin July 1, 2021. Just over a century old, Harley is a secular independent school in Rochester, New York, offering a college preparatory program for 500 students, Nursery through Grade 12, with 129 students in the Middle School. Rooted in the progressive tradition, Harley is a diverse, inclusive, and forward-thinking community. The Middle School program includes an innovative and challenging curriculum, enriching electives, modified sports and afterschool opportunities, all of which provide students a well-rounded school experience. Each child’s journey is different and our small class sizes allow students to grow positively as they develop. 

The Head of Middle School is responsible for the entire Middle School program and is a member of the school’s Administrative Team. The successful candidate will be a joyful educator who thinks both philosophically and practically about schooling, who loves young people and the surprises of adolescence, who can help build capacity in our program, and who is forward-thinking about teaching and learning.

We welcome, indeed seek, candidates who may add to our diversity. 

To apply, one should submit the following to jobs@harleyschool.org and include “Head of Middle School” in the subject line:

  • A cover letter outlining your interest in the position
  • A resume
  • A personal statement on how you see yourself promoting diversity and inclusivity if you join the Harley community. 
  • Optional: any other documents from your experience that you think represent you in an authentic way
  • At least three references, including name, title, relationship with candidate, and contact information

Upper School Mathematics Teacher

The Harley School seeks a full-time Upper School mathematics teacher to start in September of 2021.  Primary responsibility is for teaching five sections of mathematics to students in grades 9-12.  Courses may include Precalculus; Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry (FST); Algebra; Computer Science; and Coding.   Additional expectations include—but are not limited to—academic advising, chaperoning, extracurricular mentoring and supervision, and committee work.  

The ideal candidate should:

  •  Be proficient in the target discipline;
  • Possess an appropriate undergraduate degree (Master’s preferred);
  • Have high school teaching experience;
  • Be familiar with independent school culture;
  • Be eager to engage students in a meaningful, imaginative study of mathematics.

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 Mathematics” in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Part-Time Childcare Worker/Teacher’s Aid

The Harley School seeks a Childcare/ Teachers Aid worker in the Extended Day/Vacation Camp program. Extended Day is part-time Monday – Friday, 1:30 – 6:00 p.m. Vacation camp hours are usually during school holidays and may be 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 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, submit a resume and cover letter to: smurphy@harleyschool.org.

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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