The Nightingale-Bamford School seeks a fourth grade homeroom teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with fourth grade students and an eagerness and ability to collaborate with others. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate a strong interest in and understanding of child development, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, take initiative, and display an innovative spirit. The candidate should be committed to applying an equity lens to their practice and driven to explore ways to reach all learners through differentiated instruction and student-centered practices. Finally, the candidate must be fluent in the use of technology and well-versed in positive classroom management techniques and a variety of assessment methods.
Teach reading, English, social studies, mathematics, and SEL
Participate in grade level, math, and reading meetings and collaborate as part of a grade-level team to continuously improve curriculum and instruction
Support a positive classroom environment and children’s social and emotional growth through developmentally appropriate and responsive practices
Foster strong communication and problem solving skills, creative thinking, ethical decision making, collaboration and innovation in students
Coordinate end of year capstone project for fourth grade students
Use grade-level guidelines to assess and evaluate students throughout the year, maintaining records and writing comprehensive reports accordingly
Build relationships with and maintain regular contact with fourth grade families.
Participate in conferences with fourth grade families
Participate in and contribute to the school community outside of the classroom
Attend school events, such as curriculum night and admissions events, as needed
Attend weekly meetings as a member of the professional community
Work with and mentor faculty fellows and associate teachers
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Lower School
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree is strongly preferred
Minimum of five years’ experience in elementary education
Strong communication (verbal, written, interpersonal) skills and leadership qualities
Demonstrated organization and planning skills; strong attention to detail, as well as follow-through skills to ensure completion of goals and objectives
Strong background and familiarity in teaching reading, writing, math, and social studies skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ease in effectively prioritizing multiple competing tasks and demands
A shared understanding of the mission of the School and a demonstrated commitment to the core principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Demonstrated cultural competence and a commitment to social justice
An ability to understand, appreciate, and work with constituents across varied backgrounds and cultures
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $70,000 - $85,000. Nightingale considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter and resume online athttps://www.nightingale.org/careers.
ABOUT THE NIGHTINGALE-BAMFORD SCHOOL
Founded by two bold, visionary educators in 1920, The Nightingale-Bamford School’s mission is to inspire girls to go beyond barriers. Tied to this mission is a broader vision of students who are joyful learners who have the intellectual depth and courage to be critical thinkers, compassionate citizens, and agents of their own lives. Nightingale educates girls’ minds and hearts and, in so doing, infuses their lives with meaningful relationships, teaching them to value difference as a means of growth and empowering them to question the status quo with confidence, empathy, resilience, and reason. Nightingale’s commitment to social justice and anti-racism requires that all community members engage actively and thoughtfully in work around diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of the School to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military status, marital status, familial status, caregiver status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The School’s employment practices and decisions adhere to the principles of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity. This commitment to equal opportunity applies to and is reflected in all School activities, including, but not limited to, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, staffing, training, promotions, compensation practices, employee benefits, social programs, discipline, and termination of employment. The School maintains zero tolerance for violations of this policy and expects all employees to abide by and support this policy without reservation.
Founded in 1920, Nightingale-Bamford is an independent school for girls, enrolling 679 students from Kindergarten through Class XII. The schoolhouse consistes of 97,000 square feet with a regulation-size gymnasium, auditorium with computerized sound and lighting systems, state-of-the-art science laboratories, computer rooms and library technology. The school is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools.Full-time faculty members:92 Average tenure at Nightingale: 11 years