Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and the other in Manhattan. Ethical Culture School, located on the Upper West Side at 63rd Street and Central Park West, is comprised of approximately 450 students Pre-K through 5th Grade and 80 faculty members.
What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and beliefs and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities, and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self.
We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic, and progressive school a reality.
Serve as social studies instructional leader for the EC division
Member of the EC admin team
In collaboration with admin team and faculty, develop grade level expectations and benchmarks Pre-K through 5th Grade
Work on refining the continuum of grade level expectations and content
Meet with teachers and take ownership of creating and maintaining a live curriculum map for all grades
Works to align social studies curriculum vertically and horizontally grades pre-k through 5th
Ensure social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, service, ethics and our Lerata partnership are at the heart of the social studies curriculum
Model lessons for teachers
Provide feedback to teachers on social studies lessons
Advocate and plan for integration of all specials around social studies topics
Attend and lead team meetings around integration
Liaise with counterparts at Fieldston Lower and Fieldston Middle
Meeting and Planning
Meet with DEI coordinator on a regular basis
Meet with EC admin team once a week
In collaboration with the DEI Coordinator, creates agendas and runs one grade level a month in grades pre-k through 5th where the focus is on Social Studies/DEIJ
In collaboration with the DEI Coordinator, creates agendas and runs one team meeting a month in grades pre-k through 5th where the focus is on integration with special subjects
Coordinate PD visits around Social Studies
Coordinate field trips
Facilitates PD on best practices and curricular design, development and evaluation specific to Social Studies
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice in their social studies teaching
Demonstrated commitment to personal and professional development related to diversity, equity and social justice
Experience creating and aligning social studies curriculum in multiple grades.
Willingness and ability to collaborate with, advise, and learn from teachers with different levels of experience
Strong written and oral communication skills and experience communicating with constituents in various racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups
Initiative, creativity, and flexibility
To apply please visit our school website www.ecfs.org by Monday, May 10th. Only complete applications including resume, cover letter and philosophy of education will be reviewed.
ECFS is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to be a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the metropolitan New York City area, our students, and families. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. ECFS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.
About Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK to 12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs.
Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.