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Working at Pingry

The Pingry School seeks dynamic and intellectually engaging teachers to join a diverse academic community. While our hiring season tends to run from late January through early April, we are always excited to make connections with outstanding candidates. Teaching candidates should be committed to helping young people construct their understanding of the discipline in a student-centered classroom environment. We are searching for collaborative teachers with an eye for the teachable moment when moral and ethical questions arise in and out of the classroom. Subject area expertise and an excitement for sharing passions with young people are expected. A willingness to embrace additional duties typical of a “country day” philosophy such as advising students, coaching, or directing or supervising clubs and activities is also required. A Bachelor’s degree in the subject area is expected with a Master’s degree preferred. (Funding support for work towards a Master’s degree is available to faculty beginning in their second year at Pingry.) The school has a strong commitment to support on-going professional development, and an expectation that faculty members will actively seek professional growth opportunities.

Download our Professional Opportunity and Personal Growth brochure!

We invite applicants with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to reach out to Jon Leef, Assistant Headmaster of our Basking Ridge Campus (grades 6 through 12) at, or Ted Corvino, Assistant Headmaster of our Short Hills Campus (K through 5) at

Job Listings

Advancement Services Associate  [Posted: March 27, 2014]

The Pingry School’s Office of Alumni & Development is responsible for raising awareness and funding for the School from its various constituencies including alumni, parents, past parents, grandparents, students, faculty, staff and friends. By engaging and building relationships with the Pingry community, the department motivates the various constituencies to financially support the school. By obtaining the financial resources to carry out Pingry’s educational objectives, the department plays a vital role in contributing to the overall education and personal development of Pingry students and faculty while maintaining Pingry’s position as an outstanding educational institution.

The Development Systems area of the Alumni and Development Office supports all development program areas. Focus is primarily on gift recording and acknowledgement, database maintenance, computer report generation and departmental budgeting. The Advancement Services Associate reports to the Director of Development Systems. This is a full-time, twelve-month position.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Under guidance of Assoc. Director of Advancement Services, process all gifts using The Raiser’s Edge database
  2. Under guidance of Assoc. Director, process all daily acknowledgement receipts
  3. Perform all constituent record data changes – address, phone, business, and other updates
  4. Perform various data coding, cleanup, and maintenance projects as assigned
  5. Assist in maintenance of prospect and batch files
  6. Provide occasional backup phone coverage as necessary
  7. Support and/or attend events as necessary including, but not limited to, Homecoming Day (fall) and Reunion Weekend (spring)
  8. Provide general administrative support to the Director of Development Systems
  9. Other duties as assigned


  1. Experience in relational databases, strong preference given to candidates with experience in The Raiser’s Edge
  2. Organized and detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills
  3. Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities
  4. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent strongly preferred

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Rob Schur, Associate Director of Advancement at

Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs  [Posted: March 4, 2014]

The Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs provides the school with key leadership in an area critical to its long-term success by designing, building and managing all of its Summer and Auxiliary Programs. This would include but not be limited to:

  • Summer camps, sports and academic programs,
  • After school, evening and weekend enrichment offerings,
  • Before and after care offerings,
  • Third-party facility and field rentals,
  • Development of new offerings, and
  • Partnerships with other organizations

The Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs should be an entrepreneur comfortable and experienced in working in a large, multi-campus independent school environment. Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer & Director of Operations, the Director has significant visibility throughout the school community and plays an important role in enhancing Pingry’s brand, while also broadening the school’s revenue base beyond its traditional sources.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibility of this position is to generate additional net revenues for the school by providing additional programs and services, consistent with the school’s mission and reputation, to both existing students as well as individuals outside of the school’s current community. The director will have a significant leadership role and latitude in designing, developing, staffing and managing these programs.

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • A passion for education, in particular emerging models for delivering educational experiences outside of a traditional classroom and school setting.
  • Demonstrated success building an educational program (summer program, sports camp, enrichment program, etc.) from small beginnings to a significant size.
  • Experience managing a temporary summer and/or night school workforce.
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships in a community of multiple stakeholders.
  • Prior personal experience managing the revenues and expenses of an educational program and building a lasting program brand would be a significant asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work proactively to set and meet aspirational growth targets, as well as a high attention to detail.
  • Hands-on experience in an educational setting as a teacher, coach or program director would be a significant asset.
  • Certification as a teacher and/or principal in New Jersey would be a significant asset.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Olaf J. Weckesser, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations at

Latin Teacher for Upper School    [Posted: February 21, 2014]

  • Ability to teach through the AP curriculum required
  • Ability to contribute to another language program preferred
  • Contact Jon Leef, Assistant Headmaster, Basking Ridge Campus

Spanish Teacher for Middle School  [Posted: February 21, 2014]

  • Passion for both the discipline and skill building required
  • Commitment to the middle school age group required
  • Ability to contribute to another language program preferred
  • Contact Jon Leef, Assistant Headmaster, Basking Ridge Campus

History Teacher for Upper School  [Posted: February 21, 2014]

  • Solid World History background required
  • Experience collaborating across disciplines strongly preferred
  • Contact Jon Leef, Assistant Headmaster, Basking Ridge Campus

Science Department Chair for Middle and Upper Schools  [Posted: December 17, 2013]

  • Masters degree (or above) in the field required
  • Strength in Physics and/or Chemistry preferred
  • Experience in STEM curriculum preferred
  • Leadership or administrative experience strongly preferred
  • Contact Jon Leef, Assistant Headmaster, Basking Ridge Campus

Educational Technology Integrator  [Posted: December 17, 2013]

  • Experience with effective integration of technology in an instructional setting required
  • Experience and aptitude troubleshooting basic hardware and software issues relevant to the classroom use of technology required
  • Advanced degree or equivalent in educational/instructional technology preferred
  • Classroom teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Contact Jon Leef, Assistant Headmaster, Basking Ridge Campus

Part-Time Athletics Coaches

  • Varsity Girls' Basketball Assistant Coach
  • Varsity Boys' Lacrosse Assistant Coach
  • Varsity Girls' Lacrosse Assistant Coach

Contact Gerry Vanasse, Director of Athletics, at 908-647-5555 ext. 1357, email


Employee Benefits

The Pingry School offers a comprehensive program of benefits to all full-time employees:

  • Medical and Prescription PPO plan
  • Dental
  • Employer paid and supplemental life insurance  and long term care coverage
  • Matching TIAA-CREF 403(b) retirement and supplemental plan
  • Tuition remission and professional growth opportunities


Short Hills Campus (Lower School)
50 Country Day Drive
Short Hills, NJ 07078
P (973) 379 4550 | F (973) 379 1861
Basking Ridge Campus (Middle & Upper Schools)
131 Martinsville Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
P (908) 647 5555 | F (908) 647 3703
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