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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:

Mathematics Teacher at The Harley School; Upper School, Part-Time

Rochester, New York

 The Harley School seeks a part-time Upper School mathematics teacher to start in September of 2021.  Primary responsibility is for teaching mathematics to students in grades 9-12.  Courses may include Precalculus; Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry (FST); Algebra I; Algebra II; and Computer Science.

 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.  

Lower School SSP (special educator/learning specialist)

The Harley School seeks a full-time special educator/learning specialist for the 2021-22 school year. The primary responsibility for the position is providing support for students (Nursery-4th Grade) with learning differences. The learning specialist will work closely with the Lower School division head, the faculty, school counselor, and parents. 

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 different 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.
  • Direct one-on-one or small-group instruction
  • Develop and write student accommodation/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.
  • Initiate and schedule 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.
  • Secure standardized testing accommodations for qualifying 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 Lower School.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education (or related field); graduate degree preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience with developmental and learning differences, psycho-educational tests, reports, and assistive technology
  • Knowledge of administering and interpreting assessments and test results, academic achievement and diagnostic testing
  • Proven success as a leader in program development and growth
  • 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
  • Detail oriented, resourceful, discreet, and tactful
  • 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. 

Submit cover letter, resume, and diversity statement to jobs-ls@harleyschool.org and include LS Learning Specialist 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 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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