About D-E


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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  • Director of Finance

    Employment Opportunity
    July 1, 2019
    Director of Finance
    Dwight-Englewood School is a co-educational independent day school with over 1000 students in preschool through Grade 12. Located in Northern New Jersey, Dwight-Englewood School draws a ethnically diverse population from over 80 communities in New York and New Jersey. The School is a growing organization that is experiencing strong enrollment trends. The next several years will continue to be ones of growth and development. In 2017, the School launched a continuing capital campaign that will provide for the construction of a new Middle School and a new Performance Hall along with renovations of athletic fields and buildings. The School issued tax exempt bonds in December of 2017 to fund these projects. The Director of Finance will have the opportunity to lead the strategic financial efforts to support this work.

    The next Director of Finance will be an experienced financial executive who is adept at dealing with a dynamic, mission-driven organization that is constantly evolving and broadening its scope.

    The successful candidate will be a strategic financial professional who will understand, embrace and contribute to the school’s mission and will continue a tradition of responsiveness and understanding. He or she will be an individual who will successfully partner with a strong, collaborative school leadership team in providing day-to-day management, as well as the strategic visioning to continue to move the School forward.

    • Partner with the Head of School and the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees on all issues of strategic import concerning school finances; providing recommendations, financial analysis, financial models and projections;
    • Prepare operating budget, with input from key administrators and department heads to ensure expenses are managed efficiently and budget goals are met;
    • Ensure that necessary and efficient systems, processes, and controls are in place to carry out all financial functions of the School;
    • Collaborate on efforts in risk management to ensure the safety of all staff, students and visitors in their use of the campus; ensure that appropriate levels of insurance are maintained;
    • Serve a key role in the employee and vendor contract processes as well as in legal matters and employee benefits;
    • Lead the financial relationship with Board Committees: Finance, Investment, 403(b) Fiduciary, and Audit;
    • Develop and manage cash management practices and strategies; 
    • Manage debt issuance and continuing debt compliance;
    • Prepare and present accurate, timely, clear, and concise financial reports; 
    • Oversee all fiscal reporting activities for the School, including financial audits and legal and regulatory compliance;
    • Supervise a Business Office team of six, and ensure that high quality customer service is provided to all constituents;
    • Develop and maintain positive, respectful, and collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and parents; 
    • Act as a mentor to twenty-five budget managers to advise and educate on financial strategies and decisions;
    • Complete annual surveys and other reports that are relevant to institutional benchmarking and data-driven decision making;
    • Seek and participate in opportunities for professional growth and networking to be fully engaged in discovering, considering, pursuing and implementing, as appropriate, best practices in this role.
    • Strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills that will ensure the effective stewardship of a strong, forward-looking school;
    • A critical business thinker, capable of providing positive and proactive solutions to business issues;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and develop genuine relationships throughout the School and building upon them to exercise leadership among the Board, administrators, faculty, staff, and parents;
    • Ability to teach, persuade, build trust, and establish credibility;
    • Strong natural competencies in verbal and written communications that allow one to educate others about the importance of sound financial management and to explain complicated fiscal matters to non-financial constituencies;
    • Broad and deep knowledge of financial management and skill in both implementing a budget and developing long-range forecasting models; 
    • A results-oriented person who is able to balance multiple projects effectively and to prioritize competing demands;
    • Keen analytical and quantitative skills and a demonstrated attention to detail;
    • A willingness to embrace technological change to achieve a more efficient and cost effective business office;
    • An understanding of the financial and strategic decisions that are encountered in a not-for-profit, mission-driven institution;
    • Strong negotiation skills in establishing contracts with outside vendors.
    • An empathic, self-assured, and strong leader who is able to work with broad constituencies and who is approachable and diplomatic; 
    • A strategic thinker who sees the “big picture,” anticipates future needs, and is able to articulate a well-conceived plan to achieve goals;
    • An accessible and approachable person with a “service ethic” who demonstrates sincerity, caring, and sensitivity in his or her interactions with others;
    • An innovative thinker who is willing to explore new ideas and to embrace change;
    • An individual of honesty and integrity who exercises sound judgement in both day-to-day decisions and strategic issues;
    • One who is self-directed and well-organized, with the flexibility and practicality to respond to unexpected situations;
    • A thoughtful listener, who listens to understand.
    • Bachelor’s degree required, CPA or MBA in Finance/Accounting preferred. 
    • A minimum of five years of experience in senior-level finance position, ideally in an independent school, a not-for-profit institution, or an organization that requires a skill set that could be transferable to the unique nature of an independent school;
    • Non-profit GAAP fund accounting knowledge will be helpful.
    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.

    Interested candidates should forward a cover letter stating interest and qualifications for this position and resume detailing work experience and education to the attention of:
    Lynda Soriano, Director of Human Resources
  • History Department Chair

    The History Department Chair provides leadership and direction to the history 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 history.

    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 “founding 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 history in students as well as an understanding of how best to learn history.
    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 history 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.
    • 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 history 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 History or related fields.
    • Knowledge of and experience in curriculum development, including emerging paradigms, pedagogy and methods for the study of history.
    • Flexibility, strong communication skills and ability to be a collaborative team leader in the department and across the School generally.
    • Sound technology skills.
    • Advanced degree preferred.

    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
  • Upper School Coaching Positions 2018-19

    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
    Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach
    JV Girls Softball Coach
    Middle School Assistant Girls Lacrosse Coach
    Middle School Assistant Boys Lacrosse Coach
  • Substitute Teachers

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


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

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


    Dwight Englewood School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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.
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.