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
     
    FALL SEASON (2021)
    * Girls Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach
    * Assistant Varsity Cross Country Coach
    * Middle School Girls Volleyball Coach
    * Middle School Boys' Soccer Coach
     
    WINTER SEASON (2021)
    * Middle School Boys "B-level" Basketball Coach
     
    SPRING SEASON (2022)
    * Head Crew (rowing) Coach
    * Girls Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach
    * Middle School Head Girls Lacrosse Coach
    * Middle School Track and Field Coach
    * Middle School Assistant Softball Coach
     
     
  • Director of College Counseling

    The Dwight-Englewood School College Counseling Office is seeking an experienced individual to join our successful six person team as a Director of College Counseling. Ideal candidates have at least three to five years’ experience in selective college admissions and/or college counseling in independent schools, and extensive knowledge about the college research, application, and selection process. Also required are exceptional communication and writing skills along with a desire to work with students and families in a collaborative setting. As an academically rigorous college preparatory institution which greatly values diversity and integrity, this work serves a vital role in our community.
     
    This role has the responsibility for counseling students and their families in grades 9 through 12 with regard to the college research, selection, application and admission process. The Director will provide support and guidance for college admissions, internships, gap-year experiences, trade schools, and entrepreneurship opportunities. Understanding that our student body is diverse in cultural background, the director must have the broadest possible knowledge and understanding of the possibilities for students. The four Directors of College Counseling work in collaboration with each other and the Dean, each reporting to the Dean of College Counseling and the Upper School Principal.
     
    Primary Responsibilities of the Director(s):
     
    • Guide students through the college application process
    • Teaching College Knowledge, the college counseling curriculum in during the spring semester of junior year
    • Establish, maintain, and develop relationships with college admissions professionals
    • Attend national and regional conferences
    • Meeting with parents/guardians individually about their children’s college process
    • Composing counselor recommendation letters for senior advisees
    • Organizing and hosting College Roundtable discussions for Upper School parents throughout the year 
    • Representing CCO at school wide admission open houses and other events as needed
    • Hosting over 100 colleges who visit campus, either in person or virtually each fall to recruit students
    • Assisting with annual Junior Families College Night and/or Virtual College Conference
    • Advising on course selection and its ramifications in the college selection process
    • Assessing students’ academic progress to meet requirements of specific colleges
    • Overseeing progress through the fall process of finalizing student college application lists and submission of applications
    • Organizing financial aid workshops, and  assist senior families in their understanding of financial aid packages
    • Guiding students and families on the college admissions software: Scoir, which serves as the central communication tool and application management database for students and the College Counseling Office
    • Maintaining the college counseling web pages, through our school's website
      
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
     
    • Desire to work successfully in a collaborative environment with an established team
    • Demonstrated understanding of the college application process
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of college options, and the ability to guide a diverse  student body with specific information about schools
    • Excellent communication ability including writing and presentation skills            
    • Superior organizational skills
    • Empathetic style and counseling expertise with both parents and students
    • Facility and experience with technology
    • Enthusiasm for working with adolescents and their parents
    • Humor, and grace under pressure, and the ability to work independently
      
    A commanding knowledge of college admissions and financial aid processes, an interest in remaining current on the admissions and higher education landscape, and a commitment to professional development. Essential skills include an excellent work ethic and the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty and other professional colleagues. 
     
    Terms of Employment:
     
    This administrative position begins each year in mid-August two weeks before school opens (one week before the faculty arrives) and lasts until mid-June, for a week after the faculty leaves. Specific dates are provided in each contract. 
     
    Please submit a resume and letter of interest to employment@d-e.org
      
  • Director of Equity & Diversity Engagement

    Dwight-Englewood School, a Pre-K through Grade 12 in   Englewood, New Jersey, which is located in  the greater New York City area, seeks to hire a Director  of Equity and Diversity Engagement to commence July 2021. This is a senior administrative position and will report directly to the Head of School. This exciting position  calls for a collaborative and visionary educational leader to oversee equity and inclusion initiatives and work with students, faculty, parents, administrators, and trustees. The Director will facilitate, promote, and supervise the work school-wide. The Director will have the opportunity to  make an impact both internally and externally.
     
    It is essential that the Director have an in-depth knowledge  of and deeply held commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice as demonstrated through practice and experience. The position allows for enormous growth and  the opportunity to build a team to help to sustain the work  throughout the school.
     
    Duties & Responsibilities
     
    Dwight-Englewood School offers a competitive salary and benefits, including a strong support for professional development,  to the new Director of Equity and Diversity Engagement who will be charged to:
     
      • Establish high visibility and presence throughout the community and foster strong relationships with and between faculty, staff, students, and families
      • Provide support to faculty, staff, and administration on equity and inclusion initiatives
      • Identify equity training needs of leadership/faculty/staff and coordinate/conduct training where appropriate, working across all divisions
      • Create an equity team, which will work to support the needs of the school community
      • Commit to active involvement in student life
      • Coordinate efforts and work with parent affinity groups and student affinity groups and clubs
      • Guide, support, and work with administrators and faculty on best practices of culturally relevant pedagogy
      • Lead and advise on hiring and retention efforts for faculty, staff, and administrators from underrepresented groups
      • With the Head of School, work through challenges to facilitate positive change
      • With the Head of School, consult with the Board of Trustees and with members of the Senior  Leadership team
     
    Required Skills & Knowledge
     
    • Knowledge of best practices in equity and inclusion work
      • A deeply held commitment to equity and inclusion on behalf of faculty, students, and families
      • Demonstrated experience presenting/leading equity education programming
      • Skill at working sensitively and effectively with a broad range of constituents
      • Ability to teach, persuade, build trust, and establish credibility
      • Ability to relate effectively with the wide range of communities, students, and school faculty and staff
      • Ability to affect change collaboratively and empathetically
      • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
      • Thoughtful listener, who listens to understand
      • Strong technology skills
     
    Desired Qualities & Traits
     
    • An empathic, self-assured, and strong leader who is able to work with broad constituencies and     who is approachable and diplomatic
    • A kind, adaptable, and visionary leader who is able to support, direct, and collaborate with all stakeholders
    • Strong character and impeccable integrity
    • Visionary—strategic and insightful—with the ability to frame and implement plans
    • A systematic thinker with excellent organizational skills and great follow-through
    • An inclusive, transparent, and trusted decision-maker
    • An educator at heart and in practice with knowledge of age-appropriate curriculum development
     
    To Apply
     
    Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents  a cover letter stating their interest and qualifications for this position and a résumé detailing work experience and education to:
     
     
     
  • Eighth Grade English/History Teacher

    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 Eighth Grade English/History teaching position.  Beginning work in our brand new Middle School building, the teacher will have the unique opportunity of developing the culture and systems of this new space in collaboration with the grade level team and administration. The teacher will work closely with teachers of other disciplines to provide age-appropriate instruction in reading, writing, and critical thinking.  We seek an energetic, curious teacher who wants to inspire students to learn more about themselves and the world around them.
     
    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Actively support the Mission of the School and put that vision into daily practice.
    • Teach four sections of class which meet for four fifty-minute periods per week, two in English and two in American History.
    • Meet weekly with the eighth grade team to discuss students and to coordinate instruction and curriculum.
    • Attend weekly departmental and/or divisional meetings after school.
    • Serve as an advisor to a small group (usually around ten) of seventh grade students
    • Participate in overnight field trips and day trips as a chaperone.
    • Provide extra help during TAG periods, before school, or other times as needed
    • Perform other duties as assigned, such as lunch supervision, etc.

    Desired Qualities:
    The ideal candidate will offer most or all of the following qualities as well as the qualifications that follow:
    • A true love of working with middle school students.
    • A personality that is approachable, encouraging, and positive.
    • Experience with cross-curricular instruction, project-based learning, and process-based feedback.
    • Clear, consistent, and dynamic communication with students, colleagues, and parents.
    • Experience leading advisory programs and/or other student-centered programs.
    • A growth mindset.
     
    Position Requirements:
    • A Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred).
    • At least three years of teaching experience, with a strong background in Middle School instruction.
    • 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).
     
    Terms of Employment:
    • This is a 10-month teaching position.
    • Teachers commit to eight-hour workdays 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. 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
     
  • Eighth Grade Science/Math Teacher

    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 Eighth Grade Science/Math teaching position.  Beginning work in our brand new Middle School building, the teacher will have the unique opportunity of developing the culture and systems of this new space in collaboration with the grade level team and administration. The teacher will work closely with teachers of other disciplines to provide age-appropriate instruction in reading, writing, and critical thinking.  Grounded in the school’s mission statement, the Middle School faculty are further characterized by the following traits: student-centered, collaborative, engaging, and process over product oriented.  We seek an energetic, curious teacher who wants to inspire students to learn more about themselves and the world around them.
     
    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Actively support the Mission of the School and put that vision into daily practice.
    • Teach four sections of class which meet for four fifty-minute periods per week, two in 8th grade Math and two in 8th grade Science.
    • Meet weekly with the eighth grade team to discuss students and to coordinate instruction and curriculum.
    • Attend weekly departmental and/or divisional meetings after school.
    • Serve as an advisor to a small group (usually around ten) of eighth grade students
    • Participate in overnight field trips and day trips as a chaperone.
    • Provide extra help during TAG periods, before school, or other times as needed
    • Perform other duties as assigned, such as lunch supervision, etc.
     
    Desired Qualities:
    The ideal candidate will offer most or all of the following qualities as well as the qualifications that follow:
    • A focus on student-centered, collaborative, engaging, and “process over product” in their professional practice.
    • A true love of working with middle school students, and 13-14 year olds specifically.
    • A personality that is approachable, encouraging, and positive.
    • Experience with cross-curricular instruction, project-based learning, and process-based feedback.
    • Clear, consistent, and dynamic communication with students, colleagues, and parents.
    • Experience leading advisory programs and/or other student-centered programs.
    • A growth mindset.

    Position Requirements:
    • A Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred).
    • At least three years of teaching experience, with a strong background in Middle School instruction.
    • 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).
     
    Terms of Employment:
    • This is a 10-month teaching position.
    • Teachers commit to eight-hour workdays 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. 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
  • First Grade Lead Teacher

    Dwight-Englewood Lower School teachers encourage children to embrace every aspect of childhood play and exploration, while paying close attention to each students’ growth and progress. Our faculty understand the importance of balancing explicit instruction with more open-ended inquiry, and they bring this perspective to their planning and work with students. In addition, faculty 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 humor and humility are essential. Dwight-Englewood encourages faculty to practice both the art and science of teaching, and we seek out teachers who are excited by the opportunity to do so.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Support and model the spirit of the Mission and Foundation Documents of the Dwight-Englewood School in work with students, faculty, parents and community members.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of, experience with, the developmental, social, emotional and cognitive issues of the primary early grades.
    • Create differentiated, challenging lessons aligned with school philosophy, standards and curriculum. 
    • Utilize reading and mathematical instructional strategies and structures, including balanced literacy, 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, benchmarks respectfully, openly and showing an ability to ask questions and listen with empathy.
    • Work with learning specialists to develop and deliver vertically coordinated curriculum and meet the needs of 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.
    • 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 based on engagement in learning and shared respect
    • Familiarity with reading and writing workshop, balanced literacy, Singapore Mathematics
    • Ability to address range of learners, including those who are not meeting benchmarks, within the classroom and with support of reading 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 and
                Standardized testing
    • Previous experience working in an elementary school setting.
     
    Interested Candidates:
    Please forward a cover letter, resume and portfolio to:
    Employment@d-e.org
     
     
     
  • Lower School Assistant Teacher

    The Lower School assistant teachers are a vital part of the grade-level team. Working closely with the classroom teachers, learning specialists and administration, the assistant teachers support the children and the classroom teachers in all aspects of their Lower School experience. Assistant teachers set goals alongside their cooperating teachers and participate in the full life of the school. We value their contributions and support their continued professional development.
    Primary Responsibilities
    • Support and model the spirit of the mission and founding documents of the Dwight-Englewood School
    • Collaborate and communicate with teachers to know and support the academic, social, physical and emotional needs of children
    • Work with classroom teachers to create a classroom/learning environment that is developmentally appropriate and supports a range of learners
    • Continue to grow as a professional through internal and external professional development opportunities and participation in learning communities
    Specific Duties
    • Support the range of students through work with whole groups, small groups and individual children across the curriculum. This may require work with students who need remediation or more challenging material, as needed and determined alongside the classroom teacher and the student support team
    • Assist in planning and implementation of curriculum for individual, small and large group activities, both indoors and outdoors, that promote learning in the areas of social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development, and that motivate children’s enthusiasm for active participation in the learning process
    • Develop curriculum and lead lessons in areas of interest
    • Work with classroom teachers to assess and collect information about students using a variety of tools including formal and informal assessments. Use information to inform instruction and share with classroom teachers, administrators, and parents during conferences
    • Supervise children during non-academic times such as snack, recess and dismissal
    • Ensure safety and well-being of students in the classroom, as well as in the lunchroom, play spaces and on field trips
    • Participate in school and classroom events such as Back-to-School night and parent conferences, grade-level planning meetings and faculty meetings
      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • MA in early childhood and/or elementary education and understanding of current practices in early childhood and elementary education
    • Understanding of developmental and curricular expectations and benchmarks for particular grade levels
    • Previous teaching experience in a lower school setting
    • Familiarity with a variety of instructional strategies including, but not limited to, Reggio-inspired educational settings, reading and writing workshop, and problem-based mathematics programs such as Singapore math
    • Desire to work in a community committed to professional development and a willingness to learn
    Qualified applicants should send cover letter and resume to: employment@d-e.org
  • Maintenance/Custodial Worker - 2nd Shift

    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 a Maintenance/Custodial Worker for our second shift: 3PM – 11PM, Monday through Friday. This position will report to the Facilities Manager, Custodial Manager and Director of Operations.

    Summary:
    Provides for the general maintenance of school buildings and grounds.
    General Responsibilities

    • General maintenance duties including sheetrock repair and spackling,
    • Minor plumbing and electrical work,
    • Custodial work,
    • Landscaping and snow removal, 
    • Painting, 
    • Other duties as assigned.
     
    Qualifications: 

    • Experience in building and grounds operations preferred,
    • Willing to learn various trades,
    • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds,
    • Valid driver's license required,
    • Must be a team player with effective communications skills.


    If you are interested in applying for the above job vacancy and meet the minimum requirements for the position, please send resume to: employment@d-e.org 
     
  • Upper School History Teacher - One Year Appointment (2021-22)

    This is a one year, full-time position teaching Upper School history in an exciting, multicultural environmentThe department is committed to a global approach to its survey courses, to an elective-based program for juniors and seniors, and to flexible and responsive pedagogies; it increasingly relies on the integration of technology into instruction. 
     
    Responsibilities: The position entails (a) teaching Modern World History and Modern World seminars to 10th graders (based on staffing needs, potentially a US history class to 11th graders, or an elective course), (b) participation in weekly divisional or departmental meetings; (c) extra help and supervisory duties. Opportunities exist as well for coaching and leading clubs, publications, or other student activities.
     
    Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an MA in history, social science, or education, and previous teaching experience, as well as a good range of undergraduate coursework in history. A strong background in world history and/or regional studies is essential. A strong commitment to equity and diversity in education, along with the ability to advise a club or coach a sport will strengthen the applicant’s candidacy.
     
    DWIGHT-ENGLEWOOD SCHOOL
     
    Dwight-Englewood is a coeducational, college preparatory school for students in preschool through grade twelve. 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. Our school community draws together students, faculty, administrators, staff, and parents of varied religious, ethnic, cultural, and family backgrounds.  The school combines a rigorous academic program with a wide range of artistic, athletic, and intellectual activities.  D-E is committed to providing students with the skills and experiences needed to thrive in a world marked by diversity in race, religion, national origin, and point of view.  In small classes the teachers create an environment that promotes ethical decision-making centered around the school’s core values:  respect, honesty, good judgment, commitment, courage, and community.
     
    The school enrolls over 900 students from 89 communities in Bergen and northern Hudson Counties in New Jersey and southern Rockland County in New York, with a significant number who live in New York City.  Dwight-Englewood School offers a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salaries.  Dwight-Englewood’s forty acre campus is in a quiet suburb, close to New York City by car or public transportation.  Our convenient location accommodates both urban and suburban residential choices, provides a wide variety of cultural opportunities, and offers easy access to nearby athletic and outdoor experiences
     
    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.
     
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: employment@d-e.org
  • Upper School Science Teacher

    This is a full-time position in science for someone with strong knowledge of both biology and chemistry, to teach in our innovative integrated biology and chemistry program for 9th and 10th graders. This two year sequence emphasizes environmental application, 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 will include teaching advanced courses such as AP Biology, and semester electives for 11th and 12th graders at the college placement or honors level, and/or advising our independent research program. 
     
    The five year old 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 has been 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 integrated curricula in a building designed to facilitate innovation, expansion, and growth. 
     
    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Actively support the Mission of the School and put that vision into daily practice.
    • Teach four sections of science, mainly in our IBC Integrated Biology and Chemistry program, with upper level electives including AP Biology
    • Communicate and collaborate with colleagues who are teaching the same course
    • Attend weekly departmental and/or divisional meetings after school.
    • Serve as an advisor to a small group (usually around ten) of Upper School students
    • Participate in co-curricular activities, such as club advising or coaching
    • Provide extra help for students as necessary
    • Perform other duties as assigned, such as lunch supervision, etc. 
     
    Desired Qualities:
    The ideal candidate will offer most or all of the following qualities as well as the qualifications that follow:
    • A true love of working with upper school students.
    • A personality that is approachable, encouraging, and positive.
    • A strong background in chemistry and biology (enough to teach advanced courses at least in biology); familiarity with molecular biology and ecology would also be helpful
    • Clear, consistent, and dynamic communication with students, colleagues, and parents. 
    • Experience leading advisory programs and/or other student-centered programs.
    • A growth mindset.
     
    Position Requirements:
    • A Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred), with a strong emphasis on degrees in related fields.
    • At least three years of teaching experience, with a strong background in Upper School instruction.
    • 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 Upper School students, families, and colleagues.
    • Excellent oral, written, and electronic communication skills, in both English and the target language.
    • Leadership of after-school activities (in athletics, the arts, or other programs).
     
    Terms of Employment:
    • This is a 10-month teaching position.
    • Teachers commit to eight-hour workdays 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.

    Candidates should send cover letter and resume to:  employment@d-e.org
  • World Language Department Chair

    The World Language Department Chair provides leadership and direction to the department in alignment with the school’s mission, values, and educational goals and priorities. The chair is held as the expert in implementing the vertical curriculum of the department, including the support of critical questions and innovative pedagogical models in the study of language.
     
    Primary Responsibilities:
     
    • Leads department’s faculty members in ongoing curriculum review and design, and instructional strategies, based on a strong understanding of best practices, in partnership with the Middle School and Upper School Principals.
    • Supports and evaluates in an ongoing way teachers in grades 6 - 12 in conjunction with the Middle and Upper School Principals.
    • Provides curriculum leadership within the department, and consults with the Lower School when requested.
    • Works with the Head of School, Principals, the Chairs and Principals’ Committee, and the Program Committee to plan and implement an excellent overall educational program across all three divisions in alignment with the school’s “foundation documents.”
    • Articulates the department’s strategies in achieving the mission and goals of the School and sets departmental objectives, assessments, and policies accordingly in cooperation with the members of the department and in concert with the Principals and Head of School.
    • Strives to inspire a love of language in students as well as an understanding of how best to learn language.
     
    Specific Duties:
     
    • Together with the Principals, the Director of Equity and Diversity Engagement, and the Director of Human Resources, the chair implements hiring procedures to fill language openings in the Middle and Upper Schools.
    • Makes recommendations to the Principals for staffing assignments of teachers.
    • Provides specific professional development in the discipline and coordinates that professional development with ongoing all-school professional development efforts.
    • Administers all aspects of departmental spending, including preparation of budget and supervision of expenditures.
    • Performs general professional activities common to department chairs.  These include, but are not limited to, the following: managing placement of current and entering students, ordering texts and supplies, participating in the orientation of new faculty, developing summer reading lists, supporting the ongoing activities of the admissions office, and supervising the exam and grading procedures of departmental faculty
    • Teaches two class sections, modeling best practices in language instruction and inspiring a love of language learning in students.
    • Participates productively as a member of the Chairs and Principals Committee and the Program Committee in order to ensure academic integration of the school’s program and to exchange information and ideas regarding the total school program.
    • Holds regularly scheduled department meetings, maintains records of such meetings, and provides minutes of the meetings to the Principals.
    • Serves as a role model to encourage faculty self-evaluation, professional growth, scholarship, and effective training.
    • Involves the department in developing and mapping the scope and sequence of the language curriculum.
    • Conveys information to members of the department regarding plans, curriculum development and assessment, resources, facilities, and activities which affect department members.
    • Is aware and coordinates the teaching objectives; materials; methods and means of assessment; used by each teacher within the department, and maintains records relating to standardized test scores and course grades in department courses.
    • Publicizes  within the school community the scholarship and endeavors of the department and gives recognition to exceptional achievement within the department.
    • Supports the School and its leadership.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
     
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
     
    • At least five years of successful teaching experience in language or related fields.
    • Knowledge of and experience in curriculum development, including emerging paradigms, pedagogy and methods for the study of language.
    • Advanced degree preferred, in language or language education
    • Flexibility, strong communication skills and ability to be a collaborative team leader in the department and across the School generally.
    • Sound technology skills.
     
    Terms of Employment:
     
    • This is an extended teaching position with administrative duties. Chairs return to school one week before the faculty arrives in August, and remain one week after the faculty departs 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.
     
    Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to: employment@d-e.org
  • Writing & Media Communications Associate

    Dwight-Englewood School is hiring a part-time Writing & Media Communications Associate, who will report to the Director of Communications & Publications and join a team that also includes a Senior Graphic Designer/Media Producer and a Graphic Designer/Media Producer.
     
    The ideal candidate for this position is someone who has a passion for both creating digital media and (text) content and writing and editing of both online and print media. This person is detail-oriented, highly motivated, and extremely creative. You initiate and take on projects requiring media components and editorial, including writing copy following a specific, established voice. You also manage multiple projects simultaneously.  Clients you partner / collaborate with and who are your primary customers include the School’s faculty/staff who are involved in academic and administrative leadership; advancement; college counseling; special events; student activities; D-E 360°; as well as parents/volunteers; alumni; etc.
     
    A strong appreciation for brand is necessary, as is an inherent understanding of how online and print media together provide creative, compelling ‘solutions’ to communications challenges and opportunities. 
     
    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Support the Director of Communications & Publications and Communications Team in creating content that culminates in a broad variety of communications for print /online use.
    • Provide original copywriting, copyediting and/or proofreading support for a broad variety of online/print media (e.g., D-E Today/Class Notes, flyers, postcards, direct mail pieces, paid advertising placements, etc.), and branded collateral of all types.
    • Supplement current work by the Communications Team to handle storyboarding, photography, drone recording/ ‘flying’, 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.
     
    Duties: The person 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). This position’s outputs will create content and assets that are printed and/or that appear online on the D-E School website (www.d-e.org) and all related D-E 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 Media & Writing Communications Associate candidate must have achieved a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or an applicable field.  Ideally the candidate has had one - three (1-3) years minimum of professional marketing communications experience. A can-do / proactive attitude of problem-solving, a commitment to teamwork, and a sense of humor are all essential. Experience with photography/videography and/or in using Illustrator, Photoshop, and/or InDesign design software is strongly preferred. Experience working in a services-oriented nonprofit organization or an educational institution/school is also preferred.
     
    Terms of Employment:
    • This is a 12-month exempt, part-time position, approximately 50% of full time.
    • Professional days are considered workdays and participation in planned activities is mandatory.  
    • Weekend and evening work may be required.
    Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three (3) writing samples and links of portfolio and/or video projects completed 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?

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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.
Mailing Address: 315 East Palisade Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631
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201-569-9500 Email: d-e@d-e.org
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.