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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ted Corvino, Assistant Headmaster of our Short Hills Campus (K through 5) at email@example.com.
For the following positions, please contact Ted Corvino, Assistant Headmaster, Short Hills Campus (K-5) at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Lead Teacher, Grades K-2 [Posted: April 1, 2013]
Upper Elementary Social Studies, Grade 4 [Posted: April 1, 2013]
For the following positions, please contact Jon Leef, Assistant Headmaster, Basking Ridge Campus (6-12) at email@example.com:
Science Teacher, Grades 6-8 [Posted: April 1, 2013]
Assistant Director of Athletics [Posted: June 18, 2013]
Under the immediate supervision of the Director of Athletics, the Assistant Director will:
- Be a well-organized person.
- Be interested in and comfortable working with students, coaches and parents.
- Be able to work independently of direct supervision; capable of complete follow through; and be proficient at managing several projects simultaneously.
- Have earned a bachelor’s degree and be proficient with technology.
Specific Duties May Include:
1. Teaching two sections of Grade 6 P.E.
2. Developing a program in cooperation with the Director of Athletics for the care, preservation, inventory, and replacement of all athletic equipment and uniforms.
- Keep records of uniform inventory for each team
- Keep a list of suppliers of uniforms and equipment to include all contact and purchasing information
- Keep records for billing students
- Put in place distribution and return system for the coaching staff for all equipment and uniforms
- Properly mark, prepare, and store all new athletic equipment as it arrives on campus
- With the approval of the Director of Athletics, prepare all purchase orders and purchase all necessary equipment and uniforms
- Develop storage system with computer records of equipment and uniform locations
- Oversee “spirit items” orders (online or off-line)
3. Setting up game preparation to include proper equipment on the fields and in the gyms before all home games.
4. Coaching up to two seasons per school year.
5. Supervising Pingry athletics events that the Director of Athletics is unable to attend. Such supervision will include at least one weekend of coverage per month and one complete day of coverage per school week.
6. Representing Pingry at all league meetings and away playoff contests that the Director of Athletics cannot attend.
7. Scheduling Middle School and Upper School games and contests.
8. Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Qualified candidates should submit resumes to: Gerry Vanasse, Director of Athletics, The Pingry School, 131 Martinsville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Admission Associate [Posted: May 7, 2013]
The Pingry School seeks a full-time Admission professional for the Admission Office at the school’s Short Hills campus (grades K-5). This ten month position provides administrative, clerical and organizational support to the Associate Director of Admission/Director of Admission Short Hills Campus in the marketing and admission process for students applying to Kindergarten through Grade 5. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic team player, detail oriented and use discretion in a confidential work environment. Excellent communication and writing skills as well as the ability to manage multiple tasks are essential. The nature of this position demands the highest degree of accuracy and confidentiality. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resumé to Sheila Ramirez by email to: email@example.com.
- This position draws heavily on knowledge of database applications (Blackbaud a plus), Microsoft Word and Excel, Final Site and Infosnap software
- Create mail merge documents using Microsoft Word and Excel
- Greet and interact with all visitors in a friendly and welcoming manner
- Respond promptly to all inquiries and questions
- Retrieve inquiry and application data from InfoSnap software application, check the data for accuracy, and input any additional required information
- Review applications as they are received and create the applicant’s folder
- Confirm by email all appointments for class visits, testing, and parent/guardian interviews
- Track progress of incoming application materials with follow-up as appropriate
- Maintain a log of classroom visitors and teacher evaluations
- Advise the Short Hills Campus community about upcoming visitors
- Facilitate the one-on-one kindergarten evaluations
- Assist the Director of Admission Short Hills Campus in the planning, coordination and execution of all Admission Office events including Open Houses, Information Sessions, testing sessions, kindergarten and first grade group visitation sessions, and other various events
- Participate in evening and weekend admission functions where needed
- Create statistical reports as needed
- Create time-sensitive decision letters and prepare contents of acceptance packets
- Prepare admission materials for mailing to all families of prospective applicants
- Receive, read, route and/or file incoming mail
- Coordinate, organize and maintain an inventory of all necessary supplies
- Attend Admission office meetings at Short Hills and Basking Ridge
- Attend professional organizational meetings such as SSATB and NJAIS
- Other responsibilities as determined by the Director of Admission and Enrollment and the Director of Admission, Short Hills Campus
Experience and Skills Required:
- Superior telephone and reception manner
- Very strong keyboarding and computer skills; working knowledge of MS Word and Excel are required. Experience with Blackbaud or other relational databases is preferred.
Director of Major and Planned Gifts [Posted: April 29, 2013]
Founded in 1861, The Pingry School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Situated on two spacious campuses in Short Hills (grades K-5) and Basking Ridge (grades 6-12), New Jersey, the school enrolls approximately 1,000 students from over 100 communities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Pingry students participate in a rigorous academic program, complemented by extensive co-curricular opportunities.
The Pingry School’s Office of Alumni and Development is responsible for the outreach to the School’s internal and external constituencies while embarking on a multi-year, $65MM Campaign. Through community outreach, relationship building and general awareness activities, the department motivates Pingry’s constituencies and the community at-large to financially support the school. By obtaining the financial resources required by The Pingry School to carry out its educational objectives, the department plays a vital role in contributing to the overall education and personal development of Pingry students and maintaining Pingry’s position as an outstanding educational institution.
Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Director of Major and Planned Gifts will successfully identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors with the potential to make outright gifts ranging from $50,000 to more than $1 million and/or deferred major gifts. The Director will manage the School’s gift planning program by proposing, structuring and closing outright and deferred gifts of assets. The Director will function as a leader on the development team and will work regularly with the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Senior Management team, and the Board to coordinate Campaign and major and planned gift initiatives, and proposals.
- Plan and implement strategies developed to successfully position The Pingry School for successful public launch of Campaign, meet the School’s overall major and planned giving goals and objectives.
- Serve in a management capacity, supervising two major gifts officers, overseeing major gift research and prospect assignments, managing donor files and the gift stewardship process in coordination with Donor Relations, and, may include endowment reporting and events.
- Assist the Director and Associate Director of Institutional Advancement with the implementation of the major and planned gift portion of a campaign.
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors and donor prospects, who are capable of making gifts between $50,000 and $1 million+, for planned and/or major gifts.
- Meet regularly with staff to review prospect cultivation and solicitation strategies; monitor officers’ progress toward goals and ensure that follow-up activities (proposals, contacts, and other tasks) are completed in a timely and effective way.
- Staff the Headmaster, Director of Institutional Advancement, Board members, and fundraising volunteers on selected donor initiatives and solicitations. Accompany them as appropriate on important calls. Develop briefing materials to support their productivity in development work.
- In partnership with the Director of Institutional Advancement, prepare and monitor annual operating plans, donor strategies, and goal projections that culminate in the successful achievement of fundraising goals.
- Form productive partnerships with faculty, staff, trustees, and volunteers that demonstrably lead to satisfying, useful gifts.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Institutional Advancement.
- Commitment to embracing the mission of The Pingry School.
- Clear understanding and deep appreciation of the mission, values, organization and traditions of an independent school.
- Five (5) or more years of experience in managing, planning and implementing major gift programs.
- Success in all areas of institutional development, including but not limited to: annual giving, major gift solicitation and planned giving.
- Experience managing a major gifts staff and ability to create a team-centered approach with the staff, volunteers and the larger school community.
- Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in developing and accomplishing organizational and financial goals.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to work quickly and effectively with trustees, faculty, administration, staff and volunteers.
- Demonstrated ability to work well with both internal and external constituencies and to meet with constituents and friends of The Pingry School, effectively representing the School.
- Superior organizational, oral and written communications skills.
- Strong work ethic, evidence of good judgment, attention to details, and personal integrity.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Willingness and ability to travel regularly.
- Ability to manage a defined portfolio of major and planned gift prospects to closure.
- Broad capital campaign exposure.
Qualified candidates may send a resume and salary history to: Rob Schur, Associate Director of Advancement, The Pingry School, 131 Martinsville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 908-647-7058.
Part-Time Athletics Coaches
- Varsity Wrestling Assistant Coach
- Middle School Wrestling Head Coach
Contact Gerry Vanasse, Director of Athletics, at 908-647-5555 ext. 1357, email email@example.com.
The Pingry School offers a comprehensive program of benefits to all full-time employees:
- Medical and Prescription PPO plan
- 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