- Careers at Pingry
- Benefits: Caring for Our Employees
- Professional Development Opportunities
- EEO Statement
The first thing you need to know about working at Pingry is this: We love school and have a lot of fun. Every employee brings a wide range of talents and experiences that enrich the experience for those around us.
To work here means that you’re joining a community of curious, dedicated people who create an inspiring, dynamic learning environment for our students. You will find colleagues whose work, no matter their role, is guided by a love of inquiry, integrity, and compassion. Integrity, in particular, comes from Pingry’s Honor Code, which guides our experiences in the classrooms and labs, as well as on our playing fields and stages. Our commitment to creating a challenging, rewarding, and supportive experience for students shapes every interaction.
If you love school like we do, and would like to inquire about joining us, see below for open positions.
Pingry provides generous benefits that meet the needs of our faculty and staff at all stages of their lives. We believe in rewarding employees for jobs well done and offer some of the most competitive salaries in the region. The following benefits are provided to full-time employees:
Medical and prescription drug insurance
Retirement plan and school matching program
Group life insurance with AD&D coverage
Supplemental employee-paid life insurance
Short-term and long-term disability
Medical/dependent care flexible spending accounts
Health savings accounts
Financial support for advanced degrees and other approved classes or workshops
For children of employees: tuition remission and summer camp discount
Wellness program and free use of School’s state-of-the-art athletics center
Fitness, yoga, and mindfulness classes
Free lunch on campus
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Pingry encourages its teachers to continue growing, supporting their ability to keep up with the latest in best pedagogical practices."Dr. Reid Cottingham, Upper School Director
Pingry cultivates a commitment to life-long learning in our faculty and staff by fostering a culture of intellectual engagement, inquiry, and personal empowerment. We encourage employees to discover professional growth opportunities through conferences and workshops, visits to other schools, summer fellowships, and the pursuit of advanced degrees. To support ongoing personal and professional growth, the following offerings are available to full-time Pingry employees:
- Financial Support for Advanced Degrees
- Endowed Chairs for Teachers
- Plus-One Initiative
- Summer Fellowships
- Conferences and Workshops
All newly hired faculty who hold bachelor’s degrees will continue their education with a master’s or other advanced degree within four years of their start of employment. In turn, Pingry provides full financial support in the form of a loan that the School forgives at a rate of 20% per year for a five-year period (faculty who remain at the School for the full five years receive 100% forgiveness). Currently, approximately 70% of Pingry faculty members have earned a master’s degree or higher and more than 20 of our teachers have earned doctorates.
Pingry encourages teachers to pursue their passions and get to know their students outside the classroom by coaching a team, advising a club, or assisting with a drama production (to name a few examples). In every instance, we encourage teachers to strike a balance between “investing” (trying something new) and “harvesting” (working with an existing passion).
All full-time Pingry faculty members are eligible to apply for summer fellowships, which typically involve a summer project or trip aimed at enhancing their understanding of the subject area they teach. Teachers have the flexibility to propose their own ideas for approval one year in advance of their summer program.
The Pingry School aspires to be an anti-racist community and is committed to the principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Pingry is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Pingry School’s employment policy is that individuals will receive equal opportunity in all matters pertaining to recruitment, employment, salary, promotion, and assignment, regardless of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran, or other basis proscribed by federal, state, and local laws. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business needs.