Employment

The Park School is a college-preparatory day school serving 300 students in prekindergarten through grade 12. Through a rigorous and progressive curriculum, the School develops in students the habits of mind and essential skills that lead to success in college and life.

The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified professionals regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.

We are seeking applicants for the following positions:

Hebrew Teacher

Park will welcome members of the Kadimah Academy of Buffalo, a Jewish Community Day School, as part of an innovative new partnership. In support of a Kadimah Scholarship program, The Park School of Buffalo is seeking a Hebrew teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year. This position would be either part-time or full-time, depending on the candidate’s skills and the program’s needs.  This position may include educational time both during the regular school day and/or after school. We are looking for educators who are excited about student-centered learning, the creation of a classroom environment that is comprised of a community of learners, and who value creativity, innovation, and small class sizes.

This opening is more than a job. It's an opportunity to join a community of educators and families with the goal of helping children and young adults experience excellence in learning through hands-on, experiential instruction in world languages.

Roles and Responsibilities
The Park School of Buffalo engages the whole student in a diverse and creative community that nurtures the joy and responsibility of active learning in all, from our youngest learners to our graduates, who leave with the skills essential to college success and the confidence to serve and lead. And, it all starts with faculty such as a Hebrew teacher.
  • Providing direct instruction to K-12 students, individual or in small groups, during class and outside of the classroom.
  • Implementing strategies to help students with listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Hebrew, based on their individual needs.
  • Evaluating students’ Hebrew proficiency in alignment with ACTFL Proficiency Standards
  • Teaching an understanding of Israeli culture and exhibiting a strong passion for Judaism and Israel
  • Curriculum coordination for Hebrew language
Qualifications
  • Native Hebrew speaker, preferred. Proficiency in the Hebrew Language or teaching Hebrew as a foreign language preferred.
  • Training in Hebrew reading/writing programs
  • Knowledge of Hebrew proficiency
  • Experience teaching students with diverse learning styles and emotional/behavioral challenges.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexible, responsive work style
  • Demonstration of sensitivity toward each student’s academic, social, and emotional gifts and challenges, meeting each student where they are and challenging them to grow.
  • Willingness to seek out, value and implement cross grade-level opportunities throughout the year.
  • Successful experience teaching Hebrew in an elementary and/or middle school.
 Competencies
  • Positive
  • Creative
  • Energetic
  • Flexible
  • Organized
  • Resourceful
Additional Notes
  • Physical demands
  • Moderate amount of walking across campus is required
  • Able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
Education Requirements
  • Qualified applicants must have a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited educational institution and/or rabbinic ordination.
  • A teaching certificate: preferred
To apply please click here.

Judaic Studies Teacher

Park will welcome members of the Kadimah Academy of Buffalo, a Jewish Community Day School, as part of an innovative new partnership. In support of a Kadimah Scholarship program, The Park School of Buffalo is seeking a Judaic Studies teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year. This position would be either part-time or full-time, depending on the candidate’s skills and the program’s needs.  This position may include educational time both during the regular school day and/or after school. We are looking for educators who are excited about student-centered learning, the creation of a classroom environment that is comprised of a community of learners, and who value creativity, innovation, and small class sizes.
 
This opening is more than a job. It's an opportunity to join a community of educators and families with the goal of helping children and young adults experience excellence in learning through hands-on, experiential instruction in world cultures and traditions.
 
Roles and Responsibilities
The Park School of Buffalo engages the whole student in a diverse and creative community that nurtures the joy and responsibility of active learning in all, from our youngest learners to our graduates, who leave with the skills essential to college success and the confidence to serve and lead. And, it all starts with faculty such as Judaic Studies teacher.
  • Teaching Judaic studies (Torah, Talmud/Mishnah/Navi, Rashi, Parsha, Midrashim, holiday customs and rituals, Shabbat, Jewish values, Lifecycles, and Holocaust studies as appropriate)
  • Collaborating with colleagues when planning and leading holiday school programs.
  • Teaching students Jewish prayer services, ensuring daily prayer and the ability to lead services
  • Developing an understanding of Israel and Israeli culture
  • Designing and implementing lessons that motivate students and create active learning experiences.
  • Preparing and implementing differentiated instruction, activities, and assessments that meet the needs of every student.
  • Building relationships with all students, so they are actively engaged in the classroom activities
  • Coordinating and leading Jewish programming for the school and community.
Qualifications
  • Successful experience teaching Judaic studies in an elementary and/or middle school.
  • Proficiency in the Hebrew Language or teaching Hebrew as a foreign language preferred.
  • Personal religious observance required.
Competencies
  • Positive
  • Creative
  • Energetic
  • Flexible
  • Organized
  • Resourceful
Additional Notes
  • Physical demands
  • Moderate amount of walking across campus is required
  • Able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
Education Requirements
  • Qualified applicants must have a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited educational institution and/or rabbinic ordination.
  • A teaching certificate: preferred
To apply please click here.

Science/STEM Teacher

The Park School is seeking an experienced Science Teacher with STEM focus to teach courses in middle and upper school and to develop new programming in engineering and STEM. Park offers a wide range of science programming, beginning with introductions to Physical and Life Sciences in the 7th and 8th grades and moving to a progression of Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in the Upper School. Electives in a wide variety of science topics are offered, based on student interest and instructor capabilities. The Park School has recently opened a state-of-the-art science building that includes a Field Station and a Center for Campus Inquiry that will highlight naturalist collections from our 34-acre school campus and connect with the wider community through innovative programming.
 
This opening is more than a job. It's an opportunity to join a community of educators and families with the goal of helping children and young adults experience excellence in learning through hands-on, experiential instruction in the sciences.
 
Roles and Responsibilities
The Park School of Buffalo engages the whole student in a diverse and creative community that nurtures the joy and responsibility of active learning in all, from our youngest learners to our graduates, who leave with the skills essential to college success and the confidence to serve and lead. And, it all starts with faculty such as Science/STEM teacher.
  • Teach courses in middle school (Physical/Life Science) and upper school (Physical Science electives and/or STEM-focused) courses.
  • Develop and implement curriculum and lesson plans that will foster knowledge and skills essential to effectively teach students in each grade level.
  • Create hands-on, inquiry-based, project-based lessons that build excitement for science.
  • Collaborate with faculty across content areas to create cross-curricular opportunities for students in science classes.
  • Demonstrate scientific concepts using models, technology, and other standard or teacher-prepared instructional aids.
  • Evaluate each student’s progress in their scientific knowledge and skills.
  • Communicate with parents to discuss the individual student’s progress.
  • Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  • Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school.
  • Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Physical Science field
  • Additional coursework and/or experience teaching STEM content preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience at the 7-12 level
  • Ability to contribute to school community outside of the classroom as an athletic coach, student advisor, student club leader, and/or otherwise preferred
  • Geographic flexibility is preferred
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Competencies
  • Positive
  • Creative
  • Energetic
  • Flexible
  • Organized
  • Resourceful
Additional Notes
  • Physical demands
  • Moderate amount of walking across campus is required
  • Able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
Education Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Science required; Master’s Degree preferred
To apply please click here.

Per Diem Substitutes

The Park School seeks qualified teachers for our Per Diem Full-Day and Half-Day Substitute Teacher List. We seek candidates in the following disciplines: elementary education, art, music, physical education, computers, mathematics, science, social studies, English, Spanish, French, and TESOL.
 
Candidates must:
  • Have a bachelor's degree; certification required for elementary education.
  • Demonstrate an affinity for and experience working with children and young adults.
  • Indicate in your cover letter which grades (PK-Grade 6 or Grades 7-12) and subject areas you have an interest in.
To apply please, send cover letter, resume, and list of three references via email ONLY to Angela DiSalvo, Director of Academic Operations at adisalvo@theparkschool.org.
Founded in 1912, The Park School of Buffalo has the distinction of being one of the oldest Progressive schools in the country. Park is an independent, co-educational school serving approximately 300 students enrolled in prekindergarten (3 and 4 year olds), lower school (kindergarten through grade 4), middle school (grades 5 through 8), and upper school (grades 9 through 12). Park is uniquely situated on 34 beautiful acres in Amherst, New York. The School’s campus – formerly a farm – includes a pond, marsh, gardens, and a greenhouse while being located just minutes from downtown Buffalo and easily accessible from many communities throughout Western New York. Park’s educational philosophy embraces active, student-centered learning, delivered by exceptional teachers who design and continuously update a robust curriculum. Faculty members approach each student as an individual within the context of a kind and respectful community. From the preschool years through college preparation, The Park School of Buffalo helps learners realize their own unique potentials and prepares them to be confident, successful, life-long learners.

The Park School Of Buffalo

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Snyder, NY 14226
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