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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, organic farming, chess), 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 Learning Specialist

​The Harley School, an independent college-preparatory school in Rochester, NY, seeks an Upper School Learning Specialist to begin in the fall of 2018. We seek an educator who can support individual students, but who can also help our entire faculty get better in the area of differentiated instruction and working with students with learning differences.

The successful candidate should be Special Ed Certified through Grade 12; have a minimum of three years teaching experience; have strong organizational and communication skills; familiarity with writing and maintaining IEP’s and 504 plans; and a deep commitment to working with teenagers, especially those with learning challenges.

Our learning specialist works with small groups of students (1-6) throughout the day, communicates with classroom teachers about the special needs of students, maintains Harley learning plans and IEP’s, and is a leading advocate for working creatively with students who have distinctive intellectual character.

Founded in 1917, The Harley School offers a college preparatory program for 525 students in Nursery through Grade 12. Our rigorous academic programs and exceptional fine arts curriculum are coupled with unique offerings (hospice, glass studio, maker ed, organic farming, chess, robotics), and a commitment to education for a sustainable future.

To apply, please send a letter and resume to Harley welcomes candidates who may add to our diversity. 


School Counselor/Psychologist

The Harley School, a Nursery  through Grade 12 independent school in Rochester NY with approximately 500 students ( seeks a part-time School Counselor/Psychologist to support Grades N -4 (~190 students).

The School Counselor/Psychologist will work with students, faculty, staff, parents and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections among home, school, and community.  This twenty hour, five-day-per-week position promotes the social, academic, and emotional success of students. Candidates already in private practice are encouraged to apply.


  • Offer expert consultation, direction, and support to faculty, staff, and families regarding children’s social-emotional growth, physical and emotional well-being, and academic strengths and differences
  • Serve as a resource and consultant on mental health, child/adolescent psychology, and learning differences; conduct in-service programs as requested
  • Evaluate students in crisis or at-risk to guide emergent problem-solving by faculty, staff and parents
  • Provide referrals to outside services and collaborate with school staff, parents, and outside professionals/agencies in planning to meet the needs of individual students
  • Serve as a liaison between the school and outside agencies to direct a counseling intern program
  • Provide  wellness programs that help students develop healthy coping and decision-making skills


  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or social work from an accredited institution of higher education; must possess or have the ability to obtain New York State Certification
  • Previous experience working with children and youth; experience in a school setting is preferred
  • A commitment to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and diverse learning community
  • The ability to interpret educational and psychological testing results and help others do so
  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility within the school day for student, team, and administrative meetings

The Harley School welcomes candidates who add to our diversity. Please email with your resume, letter of interest, licensure, and reference names and contact information.  Thank you for your interest in The Harley School.


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.

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