The position on the scale will be based on years of teaching experience and education. Actual salary will be prorated based on part-time status.
Salary Range: $60,000 - $63,000. The position on the scale will be based on years of teaching experience and education.
The Dalton School, a K-12 independent, coeducational school located in Manhattan, is consistently recognized as one of the top independent day schools in the nation. It has a total enrollment of about 1,300 students and a faculty and staff of approximately 350.
The Associate Teacher program at The Dalton School provides a unique opportunity for beginning teachers to further their teaching skills by working closely with experienced teachers and mentors in a progressive educational setting. As full-time employees, the ideal Science Associate candidate has experience teaching science to young children and implementing an inquiry-based, experiential curriculum. Working collaboratively within a K-12 Science department, being invested in reflecting on one’s practice along with excellent communication skills, a passion for working with children and a positive attitude are essential. Candidates must demonstrate an investment in providing a learning experience that is equitable for all children through their lessons and in their communications with colleagues.
Associate Teachers are integral to the First Program community. Associate Teachers must demonstrate sensitivity to and awareness of the many kinds of diversity present within the First Program community (cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, learning style, etc.), as well as the social and emotional developmental needs of the students.
Collaborate with the Head Teacher in all classroom responsibilities, both academic and organizational
Plan and conduct small group or whole class lessons
Assess and document students’ needs
Develop and participate in classroom management
Supporting the Head Teachers in the daily maintenance of the classroom
MA or MS (or working toward it) in Early Childhood or Elementary Science Education, preferred
Experience working with elementary aged students in a school setting
An understanding of and appreciation for progressive education
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly in writing
Experience writing student reports preferred
Strong proficiency with technology is required
Strong work ethic with the ability to learn new skills quickly
Strong organizational and executive functioning skills
Has a disposition toward learning from and with colleagues about teaching practice
Approaches work with optimism, energy, kindness and a sense of humor
Demonstrates cultural competency and skills engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences and supports Dalton’s commitment to equity and inclusion
The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ease in effectively prioritizing multiple competing tasks and demands.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
We appreciate your interest in employment at The Dalton School. We would like to note that the School has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires all faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.