About D-E

Employment

The members of the Dwight-Englewood School faculty and staff community are a lively, engaged group of exceptional individuals who passionately believe in "meeting the challenges of a changing world" and are committed to "mak(ing) it better." 

To learn more about being a member of our community click on the links listed below.

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  • Teaching at D-E


    • Faculty/Student Ratio is 1:9
    • Class Size: Average class size is 16. In all three divisions (Lower, Middle & Upper Schools), classes rarely exceed 18 students. 
    • Class load: Middle and Upper School teachers generally teach 18 50-minute periods per week, the equivalent of four-and-a-half courses. 
    • There is a strong teacher voice in curriculum planning, leading to many opportunities for cross-disciplinary teaching.
  • Support for Faculty

    • Funds for professional development and advanced education are available. 
    • A student-support team of trained professionals to which faculty may turn when they have concerns about the achievement or behavior of students in their classes. 
    • A program of faculty supervision whose specific focus is on professional growth. 
    • Opportunities for close interaction with other teachers. This includes specific programs in which faculty are organized in teams, as well as informal networks in which the faculty work together.
  • Quality of Life

    Limited subsidized housing, free lunch, computer loans, etc.

  • Salaries

    D-E Administration and the Board of Trustees are committed to a competitive salary schedule. Faculty new to the school are placed on a salary step commensurate with their teaching experience and educational background.

  • Benefits

    Dwight-Englewood's benefit package is competitive with other independent schools and provides the following:
    • Health benefits: comprehensive medical & dental coverage, wellness program, and fitness center. 
    • Financial Planning: TIAA/CREF 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, and professional development funds. 
    • Income protection: workers' compensation, disability benefits, life insurance, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment. 
    • Tuition Remission: 50% Discount for Employee Children; 50% - 100% for Summer Programs.
  • Questions?

    Email our Director of Human Resources, Lynda Soriano, at sorial@d-e.org

Current Openings

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  • Coaching Opportunities

    The Athletic Department at The Dwight-Englewood School is comprised of coaches that are either full time faculty members or of adjunct status.    At Dwight-Englewood School, we find that the relationships fostered through a role as a coach are truly special and rewarding.  The Department of Athletics is committed to providing an outstanding staff and quality facilities, all in an environment that fosters stronger and healthier bonds throughout the school community. Previous experiences with coaching or in playing the sport is preferred and will be among the primary criteria for the filling of these positions.
     
    Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to:  employment@d-e.org
     
    Upcoming Spring Season 2020
    Crew - Head Coach or Supervisor
    Girls’ Lacrosse  - JV Head Coach
    Girls’ Lacrosse  - JV Assistant Coach
    Girls’ Middle School Lacrosse  - Head Coach
     
    Fall Season 2020
    Boy’s Soccer - Head Freshman Coach
    Girls’ Soccer - Assistant Varsity Coach
    Girls’ Soccer - Head JV Coach
    Girls’ Soccer - Assistant JV Coach
    Boy’s Middle School Soccer - Head Coach
    Girls’ Middle School Volleyball- Assistant Coach


  • Communications Writing Associate - Part Time

    Dwight-Englewood School seeks a part-time Communications Writing Associate, who will report to the Director of Communications & Publications and join a team that also includes a Graphic Designer and a Design & Writing Associate.

    The ideal candidate for this position is someone who has a passion for writing and is detail-oriented, highly motivated, and extremely creative. You must have the ability to both initiate and take on writing assignments and projects requiring effective editorial copy following a specific, established voice, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

    A strong appreciation for brand is necessary, as is an inherent understanding of how copywriting and design together provide creative, compelling ‘solutions’ to communications challenges and opportunities.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Support the Director of Communications & Publications and Graphic Design Team in creating content that culminates in a broad variety of communications collateral for print and online use.
    • Provide original copywriting, copyediting and/or proofreading support for a broad variety of online and print media (magazines, postcards, paid advertising placements, etc.), and D-E School branded collateral of all types.
    • Supplement current work by the Communications Team to handle photography, videography, and social networking needs.
    • Support the Communications Director and Graphic Designer when we “inherit” and then integrate and/or directly apply creative assets that are developed externally, e.g., for client departments such as Advancement and D-E 360.

    Duties:
    The Writing Associate will provide a much-needed additional support to the D-E Communications & Publications Team, which provides full service, in-house creative design, marketing, branding, media/public relations, and other services to diverse areas and departments within the School, including all three (3) divisions (Lower; Middle; Upper): Advancement (which includes Admissions/Enrollment, Alumni Relations, and Development); College Counseling Office; and D-E 360° (which includes Summer Connections, D-E International, AfterCare & Enrichment, and DELTA). The Writing Associate will help with editorial that appears online on the D-E School website (www.d-e.org) and related microsites (e.g., www.d-etoday.org; de360.d-e.org); all divisional materials (e.g., Handbooks; Student Directory); event programs, invitations, posters, flyers, postcards; and internal/external campus signage.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Dwight-Englewood is proud of its broad interests and excellent reputation, and our brand must reflect that at all times. The Writing Associate candidate must have achieved a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or an applicable field. Minimum five (5) years professional writing and/or marketing communications experience is also required, as is a problem-solving, can-do attitude, a commitment to teamwork, and a sense of humor. Experience working in a services-oriented nonprofit organization is required. Experience with photography and/or in using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop is helpful but not required. Experience working for/with an educational institution / school is also helpful but not required.

    Terms of Employment:
    • This is a 12 month, 50% (Part-Time) position.
    • A minimum of 3 (three) eight-hour (8 hour) workday /week, as well as attendance at faculty meetings and other school-wide meetings and events.
    • Professional days are considered workdays and participation in planned activities is mandatory.

    Dwight-Englewood School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or military veteran status. The diversity of our student body supports our commitment to employ a diverse faculty and staff. Employees from all backgrounds who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity, and multiculturalism are especially encouraged to apply.

    Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter,
    and a minimum of three (3) writing samples to employment@d-e.org
     
  • Lower School Maternity Leave Replacement Positions

    Classroom Teacher - Maternity Leave Replacement Positions (2)
    1) Late August 2020 through February 2021
    2) Late August 2020 through November 2020

    Dwight-Englewood Lower School is a place where teachers encourage children to embrace every aspect of childhood, while paying close attention to each student’s academic growth and progress. Our faculty understands the importance of balancing explicit instruction with more open-ended inquiry, and they bring this perspective to their planning and work with students. They also understand the importance of observing and assessing students both formally and informally in all subject areas and throughout the day in order to plan instruction for whole groups, small groups and individuals. The ability to listen, work with a diverse community and a range of learners, as well as exhibiting a sense of humor and humility are essential. Dwight-Englewood encourages faculty to practice both the art and science of teaching, and we seek teachers who are excited by the opportunity to do so.

    It is our vision that a person joining the Lower School will provide continued instruction for a teacher stepping away for a maternity-leave will be able to demonstrate the following with fidelity and commitment:

    Responsibilities:
    ● Support and model the spirit of the Mission and Foundation Documents of the Dwight-Englewood School in working with students, faculty, parents and community members
    ● Demonstrate knowledge of the social, emotional and cognitive benchmarks for lower school aged students
    ● Model flexibility, resilience and respect for young children and with colleagues
    ● Plan with faculty and Lower School administration at the start and termination of the maternity-leave position to ensure a smooth transition for the students and families
    ● Implement daily schedule and lessons that are aligned with school philosophy, standards and curriculum.
    ● Use instructional strategies, structures, and curriculum including reading and writing workshop, guided reading, word study and Singapore Math
    ● Work collaboratively with grade level colleagues to plan consistent, though not necessarily identical, experiences
    ● Communicate with families about student progress, goals, and benchmarks, respectfully and openly, showing an ability to ask questions and work in partnership with families
    ● Work with learning specialists to develop and deliver vertically coordinated curriculum and meet the needs of a full range of students
    ● Collaborate with Special Area teachers in ways that deepen the learning experience
    ● Integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning
    ● Perform assigned supervisory duties that include, but are not limited to, recess, lunch and dismissal supervision

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    ● Advanced degree in Elementary Education, and/or Special Education required
    ● Anticipate and respond to predictable challenges of a leave replacement position
    ● Understanding of child development, curriculum expectations and benchmarks, for elementary school students
    ● Experience with and a commitment to diversity and equity work with young children
    ● Knowledge of Responsive Classroom or other philosophies that address building classroom community and shared respect
    ● Familiarity with reading and writing workshop, balanced literacy, Singapore Mathematics
    ● Ability to address a range of learners within the classroom with the support of learning specialists
    ● Familiarity with a range of formal and informal assessments including but not limited to the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark assessment tools, running records, Words Their Way spelling inventories, CTP 5 standardized testing
    ● Previous experience working in an elementary school setting

    Interested candidates should send covrer letter and resume to:  employment@d-e.org
     
     
  • Middle School 8th Grade Dean

    Overview: Dwight-Englewood School, the largest independent school in Bergen County, NJ, and a growing, vibrant, and diverse learning community in the New York City metro area, is seeking to fill one of the three Middle School Grade Level Dean positions. The position requires an outstanding individual with a big picture perspective of schools, learning, and children who can lead and support students and work collaboratively with colleagues. Beginning work in our brand new Middle School building, the Grade Level Dean will have the unique opportunity of developing the culture and systems of this new space. The Dean is also expected to work collaboratively across divisions to maintain an integrated K-12 organization with strong, functional, student-focused systems.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Actively support the Mission of the School and put that vision into daily practice.
    • Work closely with the Middle School Principal and the Middle School Admin team to develop the future direction of the Middle School as well as facilitating the daily implementation of the program.
    • Lead the grade level group of students and oversee them in all aspects of their life at school.
    • Lead the grade level advisors in dealing with student academic, social, and emotional concerns including counseling students and working closely with the student support team to support and ensure student growth.
    • Act as point person for the grade with regard to student discipline and parent communication.
    • Help plan and execute the daily events of the grade level, as well as coordinate the student overnight trips for that grade level.
    • Teach two sections of class (or their equivalent) in the Middle School.

    Desired Qualities:
    The ideal candidate will offer most or all of the following qualities or characteristics as well as the qualifications that follow:
    • A true love of working with Middle School aged students.
    • Be visible, approachable, encouraging, and positive.
    • Experience with restorative justice, conflict mediation, or similar student-growth-based discipline models.
    • Authenticity in engagement and being part of the internal and external community.
    • Clear, consistent, and dynamic communication with the ability to genuinely connect and listen to students, teachers, and parents.
    • Balanced in leadership philosophy; using both one’s heart and head when making decisions.
    • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse educational environment.
    • Experience leading teams of students and adults.
    • A growth mindset.

    Position Requirements:
    • A Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred).
    • At least five years of teaching experience, with a strong background in Middle School instruction (Some school leadership experience preferred).
    • Personal and professional alignment to the school’s mission, vision, and values.
    • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and anti-bias education in all aspects of the work with Middle School students, families, and colleagues.
    • Excellent oral, written, and electronic communication skills.
    • Leadership of after-school activities (in athletics, the arts, or other programs).
    • Fulfill certain night and weekend responsibilities that support the School and help build its community.

    Terms of Employment:
    • This is an extended teaching position with administrative duties. Deans return to school one week before the faculty arrive in August, and remain one week after the faculty depart in June.
    • Professional days are considered work days and participation in planned activities is mandatory.

    Dwight-Englewood School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or military veteran status. The diversity of our student body supports our commitment to employ a diverse faculty and staff. Educators from all backgrounds who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity and multicultural education are especially encouraged to apply.

    Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: employment@d-e.org
     
  • Middle/Upper School Physical Education & Wellness Teacher

    This is a full time teaching position for a passionate educator with a strong background in physical education, health and fitness/wellness programs at both the middle and upper school levels. The position also includes two seasons of coaching in the athletic department, which may require the candidate begin in mid-August, 2020. The department philosophy encompasses the common goal for teaching students to live healthy and active lifestyles within a positive and diverse learning environment. Individuals who apply should be extremely responsible and highly motivated to teach and to make interdisciplinary connections across the various divisions of the school.

    In addition to teaching, our faculty members are involved in a variety of activities critical to the education of students at Dwight-Englewood School. 

    Responsibilities:
    In addition to teaching a full load of classes, the position includes:
    Teaching middle school health and physical education classes
    Teaching upper school courses related to group exercise and fitness
    Serve as an advisor to a small group of middle school students
    Coach two seasons of athletics (options include: Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Softball)
    Supervision of the girl’s locker room
    Other duties, as assigned

    Qualifications:
    The ideal candidate should have excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills; demonstrate the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse educational environment, and have strong interpersonal skills, warmth, humor and energy.
    B.S. in health and physical education or its equivalent is required. Experience in developing or working in a wellness environment is advantageous as well as candidates who enjoy working with young adolescents. Candidates having certifications in the areas of health education, Yoga and Meditation, Strength and Conditioning, spinning and, in the playing or coaching of multiple sports will be given extra consideration, especially those who have experience in the areas of diversity and cultural competency work.

    The application process for all interested candidates requires that a cover letter, resume, references and copies of college transcripts be sent to employment@d-e.org by the deadline of April 6th.

    General Information:
    An independent school with selective admissions standards, Dwight-Englewood seeks motivated students and faculty with the ability to be successful in a demanding academic environment.

  • Operations Coordinator for D-E 360° Programs

    Job Summary:
    Dwight-Englewood School is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented, self-motivated, individual with experience to fill the position of Operations Coordinator for D-E 360° Programs. The 360° Programs offer a unique blend of exploratory learning and academic enrichment courses that provide children with dynamic hands-on learning experiences. Preparation for the programs requires intense coordination between the Programs Director and the Operations Coordinator as well as collaborative work with the D-E 360° Programs team. Potentially, the D-E 360° Programs population range from 1,000 to 1,200 students ages three to eighteen. The Operations Coordinator is responsible for providing the team with administrative support in areas such as registration and other data entry, guiding faculty and staff through the hiring process, submitting documents to the business office (HR and financial), processing payments, answering parents’ questions, maintaining family account information, generating and managing leads, and keeping the Programs Director up-to-date on important issues. The position is year round - Monday through Friday - with some flexible hours during non-peak seasons. Occasional weekend or evening is required.

    Administrative Tasks
    1. Enter data of enrollment, billing, reimbursements, scheduling
    Receive and record student account payments and submit daily to business office
    Comply with all cash and credit card handling procedures
    Follow up on any delinquent accounts to collect outstanding balances
    Generates and organizes purchase orders
    2. Compose memos and letters
    3. Answer phones (must be familiar with D-E 360° Programs materials)
    4. Answer questions for families who visit the office
    5. Attendance phone calls
    6. Train and manage office support staff
    7. Collect and archive enrollment data at the end of each session
    8. Prepare grade reports for internal registrar

    Leads Management
    1. Supports programming for all D-E 360° offerings, including hiring faculty and teacher assistants as well as managing student volunteers
    2. Recruits prospective families for Open Houses and campus tours
    3. Generates and tracks leads and maintains a reliable database
    4. Maintains database information, oversees, creates and performs data entry of data records daily, develops and maintains information lists and records
    5. Acts as liaison on interfacing with Registrar, Admissions, and external partners on the coordination and synchronization of programs and data

    Human Resources
    1. Account for faculty and staff employment paperwork
    2. Serve as a liaison with the Business Office
    3. Collect updated course syllabi, exams, and grade books from faculty

    Mailings
    1. Print progress reports and mail to families
    2. Print transcripts and mail to schools
    3. Continuously record inquiries (by e-mail, phone, or walk-in) electronically

    Account Management
    1. Use the database software to answer families’ questions
    2. Enter new registrations into the database
    3. Generate reports, applications for those who register on-line, class lists, and student schedules
    4. Update the database regularly
    5. Support the Director in collecting, recording, and reconciling income/expenses with the Business Office

    Website and Communication
    1. Listen to and make a record of messages for the Program
    2. Respond to families who have questions, requested information, registered for the open house, or other requests
    3. Respond to staff and faculty who have submitted applications for employment

    Transportation
    1. Answer parents’ questions about transportation
    2. Work with the transportation coordinator to arrange routes
    3. Communicate these routes to the parents
    4. Keep in direct contact with the transportation coordinator and parents to account for every child

    Qualifications:
    The position requires a minimum of two years of comparable experience at a public or private school or youth-serving organization. Commitment to and experience in working with young people, organizational skills, proficient technological skills (Microsoft Word and Excel are required), strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a commitment to the Dwight-Englewood School vision are essential. The capacity to build relationships, enjoy interaction with a wide range of people, and the ability to collaborate are also desired qualities. The ideal candidate will also have bilingual skills in English as well as Spanish, Korean, or Mandarin. The Operations Coordinator is expected to make a commitment of at least three years.

    Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to: employment@d-e.org
     
  • Upper School English Teacher

    This is a position teaching Upper School English in a dynamic, supportive environment. We are looking for someone who can work closely with colleagues and the department chair to help students develop as readers, writers, and thinkers.

    Responsibilities:
    The position entails: teaching four sections of English, each meeting for four 50-minute periods per week; attending weekly departmental or divisional meetings after school and occasional lunchtime meetings to coordinate instruction with colleagues; supervising students outside of class one or two periods per week.

    Qualifications:
    The ideal candidate will have prior experience as a teacher and advisor, a focus on student-centered instruction combined with a strong background in the subject, an interest in contributing to the full life of the school, and a robust commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to employment@d-e.org

    DWIGHT-ENGLEWOOD SCHOOL
    Dwight-Englewood School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or military veteran status. The diversity of our student body supports our commitment to employ a diverse faculty and staff. Educators from all backgrounds who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity and multicultural education are especially encouraged to apply.
     
  • Upper School Science Teacher

    This is a full-time teaching position in science for someone with strong knowledge of both physics and chemistry. Courses would include at least two sections of introductory physics and two other courses within our innovative upper school science department. Our program emphasizes conceptual understanding, quantitative reasoning, experimental design, and real-world examples. A significant laboratory component stresses hands-on learning and in-class use of personal computers for data collections, visualizations, and research. The position may also include teaching Advanced Placement Physics or Chemistry, a semester elective for 11th and 12th graders, and our integrated biology and chemistry sequence for grades 9 and 10, and/or advising our independent research program.
    We seek energetic, curious teachers who want to inspire students to think scientifically. Teachers work collaboratively using a custom curriculum which focuses on the skills and fundamental understandings associated with science. Faculty are expected to pursue professional development opportunities and expand their teaching portfolio both within and outside the science department.

    We moved into a new facility in 2015. The Hajjar STEM Center houses the science and mathematics departments, complete with 8 science labs, 7 mathematics classrooms, and an innovation lab for robotics and other programs. This 30,000 square foot facility was designed with purposeful collaboration between the architects and the faculty and represents the best in planning for the future of science and mathematics education.

    Therefore, we seek a creative science teacher who will be challenged and captivated by the possibilities of forwarding our curricula in a building designed to facilitate innovation, expansion, and growth.

    Responsibilities: Teaching four sections of science. Additional responsibilities include being a student advisor, attendance at periodic faculty meetings, and weekly planning meeting with other science teachers, and other campus-wide supervisory duties.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have a strong background in chemistry and physics, enough to teach at the AP level in one or both fields. We expect candidates to be willing and able to integrate computer applications into the curriculum. Individuals who apply should be extremely responsible, highly motivated, and excited by the potential of teaching in an integrated program and be open to expanding their own teaching. Experience in teaching at the high school level and an advanced degree are preferred.
    In addition to teaching, our faculty members are involved in a variety of activities critical to the education of students at Dwight-Englewood School. Strength in coaching and leadership of co-curricular activities is an important qualification in the hiring process. Coaching opportunities exist in a variety of sports at the Middle and Upper School levels.

    Dwight-Englewood School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or military veteran status. The diversity of our student body supports our commitment to employ a diverse faculty and staff. Employees from all backgrounds who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity and multiculturalism are especially encouraged to apply.

    Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to: employment@d-e.org
  • Substitute Teachers

     
    Independent coeducational day school
    on a 41-acre campus in northern New Jersey suburb seeks:

    SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

    Lower School (Pre-K – 5th Grade)
    Middle & Upper Schools

    If you are interested in applying, kindly send your resume to

    employment@d-e.org


    Dwight Englewood School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    One Community – Infinite Possibilities

Questions?

Dwight-Englewood seeks resumes only for positions posted on its website. The address is on each opening. Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to answer phone queries.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Dwight-Englewood is a non-profit corporation accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. Dwight-Englewood School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or military veteran status. The diversity of our student body supports our commitment to employ a diverse faculty and staff. Educators  and staff from all backgrounds who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity and multicultural education are especially encouraged to apply.
 
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Summer Grants 2019

Ellie and Dick Phayer Adventure Endowment for Curricular Development


Diane Christian and Joan Maffetone
– will be attending the Road Scholar program in Newfoundland and Labrador. The trip will provide the opportunity to learn about different peoples and cultures, providing immersion in words and phrases, stories and songs that are influenced by the dialects of the English, Irish, and Scottish immigrants. $2500 grant.

Frimi Sagan Summer Grant


Wendy Blasius
- will be furthering her knowledge of Ancient Roman and Greek history by travelling in Southern Italy and visiting many of its architectural and historical sites. Requested and received $2000.

Daniel Carragher – plans to drive a part of the U.S. Civil Rights Trail (https://civilrightstrail.com/), focusing primarily on cities in Alabama (Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, and Tuskegee), but starting in Memphis, TN, and ending in Atlanta, GA, in order to visit places he has lectured about for years. Requested and received $2350.

Talya Kagedan – will be attending the Embodied Positive Psychology Summit: Leadership in Education. Topics explored include the importance of meaning to create connectedness within the learning environment, the science of character education, whole-person engagement in lessons, and stress resilience and its impact on educators’ engagement and work longevity. Requested and received $1752.

Varun Khattar - plans to read historical, sociological, psychological, and educational literature and conducting exploratory research into existing school and community-based programs focused on Asian American identity and leadership development. Requested and received $2000.
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Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Dwight-Englewood is a greater New York City area private school with a rigorous college prep curriculum for boys and girls in preschool through grade 12.