PCDS Careers

Aspire and inspire. Together.

Together with our students, we talk, try, test, dance and demonstrate our way through ideas and concepts. We take full advantage of the social, interconnected nature of human learning to bounce ideas, pose questions, test hypotheses, handle materials, compare notes, and negotiate differences. Listening generously, we guide and coach our students and one another.

Current Openings

Lower School Librarian

PCDS is now accepting applications for a Lower School Librarian for the 2019/20 school year.

The ideal candidate will value supporting and nurturing the love of reading and have a deep commitment to creating a joyful, vibrant, and welcoming learning space that is a celebration of reading and learning.

Candidates for this position will have demonstrated the following characteristics: passion for teaching children, flexibility, patience, respect for the child and family, creativity, compassion, authenticity in all relationships, love of learning, high energy, sense of humor, and the ability to work collaboratively with other staff.

BA Required.

Please send a resume and letter of interest to: EmployeeResources@pcds.org

Middle School Counselor

PCDS is seeking a Middle School Counselor for the 2019-2020 school year.  The counselor will provide social and emotional support to students in grades 5 and 6 and serve the following roles:

  • Teach sections of You and Others (YO) - a social and emotional learning class, with a focus on topics pertaining to friendship, mindfulness, stress management, digital citizenship, identity, substance abuse, and human sexuality
  • Provide short-term counseling support to students in need, including social coaching and peer mediation
  • Consult with parents regarding social, emotional, and behavioral interventions
  • Work closely with faculty to ensure student adaptation to the academic and social challenges of middle school
  • Collaborate with outside providers to ensure student mental health support
  • Interpret psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations, distilling appropriate accommodations for teachers
  • Work closely with middle school administration to address crisis situations

The successful candidate will have a passion for working in an independent school environment and a drive to further their skills in supporting the mental health of all students. 

A master’s degree, or equivalent training experience, is required. 

Please send a resume and letter of interest to: EmployeeResources@pcds.org

Upper School Biology/Physics Teacher

PCDS is seeking a full-time Upper School (grades 9-12) Biology/Physics Teacher for the 2019-20 school year.  The position requires the ability to teach introductory-level courses in at least two of the three core disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

A successful candidate will have experience teaching science in a rigorous academic environment and be interested in curricular innovation.  He or she will be devoted to every student's learning, will have a positive attitude, and will be committed to constantly improving his or her craft.  He or she will model the qualities that we expect in our students: curiosity, hard work, collaboration, generosity, and integrity.   

Essential Duties Include

  • Teaching 4-5 sections of science courses
  • Being an advisor to 8-9 students
  • Attending regular department and faculty meetings
  • Participating as a sponsor or coach for an extracurricular activity, sport, or club
  • Using technology effectively to enhance student learning

A Bachelor’s degree in science or a related field is required.  A Master’s degree is preferred.  Teaching certification is not required.

Please send resume along with letter of interest to: EmployeeResources@pcds.org

Long-Term Substitute Upper School Chemistry

PCDS is seeking a Long-Term Substitute in the area of Upper School Science for the first three months of the 2019-20 school year. The position requires the ability to teach introductory and advanced levels of Chemistry. A successful candidate will have experience teaching science in a rigorous academic environment. Candidates will be devoted to every student's learning, will have a positive attitude, and will be committed to constantly improving their craft. Candidates will model the qualities that we expect in our students: curiosity, hard work, collaboration, generosity, and integrity.  

For consideration, please send resume along with letter of interest to: EmployeeResources@pcds.org

Substitute Teachers

Substitutes needed for all grades. Background in education and teaching experience required.

Unless otherwise directed, please feel free to email your letter of interest and resumé to EmployeeResources@pcds.org.

School employees or other community members interested in seeking more information about, or wishing to recommend others for these positions, should contact the Headmaster. In the interest of privacy and courtesy, we ask that employees who currently hold the listed positions not be contacted.

PCDS is an equal opportunity employer. This means that employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, religion, age, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, color, sex, sexual orientation, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, gender expression, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Further, it is the policy of PCDS that employees not discriminate against or harass each other or non-employees based on the above listed protected categories. Individual job performance and the needs of the School are the principal factors in decisions affecting contract offerings, salary adjustments, promotions, and all other terms and conditions of employment.