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:

Humanities Teacher

Park is seeking a full-time humanities instructor for the 2018-19 academic year who would teach in both the English and History departments (grades 7-12). Teaching experience in both English and History is preferred but not required.
 
The successful candidate will put a premium on effective written and oral communication; be committed to developing students into critical readers, writers, and thinkers; and embrace the opportunity to prepare students for a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world. They will also exhibit enthusiasm for teaching across grade levels and working collaboratively with colleagues across content areas.
  
Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and names of three references to Charlie Hartney, English Department Coordinator, at chartney@theparkschool.org.
 

Events Coordinator

Do you want to love what you do?
Come join our mission-driven team and spend your day working on and walking throughout a beautiful 34-acre campus filled with the contagious energy of delighted families and students.
 
We have an opening in one of the most critical functions of our community - the Development team. Our team is responsible for building and maintaining a broad-reaching foundation of supporters who generously help Park continue to nurture the joy and responsibility of active learning in all our students, from our youngest learners to our graduates.
 
Are you looking to join a small community where you can have a big impact? Are you a mission-driven team player? Do you want to love what you do? This is your chance! Apply today and send us your outstanding resume and cover letter!
 
Roles and Responsibilities
The Park School seeks an experienced, take charge professional with the ability to manage administration, logistics, and volunteer involvement in support of a busy special events environment.
 
The Events Coordinator must be highly organized and comfortable working autonomously and sees a task or project through from beginning to end while staying within budget and on deadline.
 
The Events Coordinator is expected to have impeccable communication skills, both written and verbal. They will have the opportunity to showcase these skills via correspondence with alumni, volunteers, donors, parents, vendors, and their colleagues.
 
Responsibilities for all Events
  • Develop and implement event plans, and work back schedules to allow for smooth, well-coordinated execution of events
  • Encourage volunteer involvement from parents, alumni, faculty/staff and other friends of the School
  • Coordinate with other employees regarding their involvement in various events allowing for adequate lead time
  • Manage and control event expenditures within agreed budgets and track event finances including check requests, invoicing, and reporting
Auction
  • Work with volunteer leaders to establish theme, recruit committee chairs (Acquisitions, Ads-Sponsorships, Set-up & Clean-up, On-line presence), and committee members
  • Coordinate other volunteers including faculty, staff, parents, and students
  • Oversee ads/sponsorships committee
  • Plan and coordinate Gift Gathering events
  • Manage solicitation of previous donors and identify and solicit new donors
  • Coordinate communications – invitations, catalog design, web messaging
  • Prepare catalog ads, item descriptions, committee listings, and manage printing
  • Input and track pertinent event details in Auction Maestro software (e.g. items, donors, correspondence, reports, bids, post auction input)
  • Prepare invoices for all necessary individuals or organizations
  • Send thank you letters to all necessary individuals or organizations
  • Handle vendor management
  • Coordinate support from maintenance staff for set-up, tear-down, and storage of event paraphernalia
  • The bulk of the planning for this event happens Oct – Feb with the event being held in Mar
Reunion
  • Manage all event details – catering, set-up, takedown, decorations, audio-visual
  • Build relationships with class agents and special reunion classes to help plan reunion weekend
  • Work with Annual Fund Coordinator to establish Reunion class gifts
  • Develop, schedule, and manage communications (electronic, hardcopy)
  • Process registrations and responses for welcome reception
  • Coordinate post-event activities – thank you letters to volunteers, invoicing, photography
  • This event occurs in June
Alumni Association
  • Plan the annual holiday party and other social events
  • Organize annual sporting events – soccer game, basketball game, etc.
  • Work with Alumni Association President to schedule, coordinate, and communicate meetings and events
Other Annual Events
  • Golf outing
  • Board of Visitors events
  • Thanksgiving Feast
Collaborative Events
  • School assemblies
  • Concerts
  • Commencement
  • Holiday at the Park
  • Country Fair
  • And other LS, MS, US or school-wide events
 Qualifications
  • 4-6 years experience in event planning
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, proofreading, and speaking
  • Experience in education, non-profit, or similar environments
  • Proficient with MSOffice, mail merges, cloud-based database system, Google products
  • Must be able to multi-task, prioritize, and maintain a positive attitude during times of stress
  • Willingness to take ownership of tasks, projects, commitments
  • Willingness to build relationships with team and other departments
  • Proficiency with multi-tasking, follow-thru and follow-up
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment
  • Familiar with Auction Maestro or other fundraising or major events software
Competencies
  • Planning/organizing
  • Follow through
  • Customer focus
  • Flexibility
  • Teamwork
  • Decision making
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-solving
  • Setting priorities
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Political Savvy
Additional Notes
  • Physical demands
    • Able to walk throughout 34 acre campus
    • Able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
  • Able to work occasional evenings, approximately 1-2 times a month
  • Able to work extended hours in Jan & Feb leading up to Auction
Education Requirements
Minimum
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
To apply, click here

French Teacher

Our World Languages Department is seeking one full-time French teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. We offer French to students in grades K-12. We embrace active learning, and a collaborative and communicative approach to language teaching. 
 
The successful candidates will have an enthusiasm for teaching across grade levels, a record of success using a communicative approach, incorporating instructional technology, and collaborating with colleagues across content areas.  Dual language capability is preferred but not required.
 
If you are seeking a teaching position that supports innovative curriculum, opportunities for school exchanges, and a sense of community, Park is the place for you!
 
Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and names of 3 references to the World Language Coordinator, Kennedy Schultz, at kschultz@theparkschool.org.

4th Grade Long Term Substitute Teacher

We are currently seeking a long term substitute teacher for our 4th grade class. Placement is needed from late August 2018 to December 2018. The substitute teacher will be responsible for providing daily instruction to students, lesson planning and development, maintaining classroom behavior and safety, student evaluation, communication with parents and participation of school events.  A Bachelor’s Degree in Education and prior substitute teaching experience is preferred.

Interested applicants please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Valerie Rico, Lower School Dean of Faculty via email at vrico@theparkschool.org.

Per Diem Substitutes

The Park School seeks qualified teachers for our per diem substitute 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 and subject areas you have an interest in.
To apply for this position, send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to:

Lower School Positions
Valerie Rico, Lower School Head
vrico@theparkschool.org

Middle School Positions
Angela Pileri, Middle School Head
apileri@theparkschool.org

Upper School Positions
Jeremy Besch, Upper School Head
jbesch@theparkschool.org

The Park School of Buffalo
4625 Harlem Road
Snyder, NY 14226
(716) 839-1242
Founded in 1912, The Park School of Buffalo has the distinction of being one 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.

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