Location: New York, NY
The School at Columbia University is an independent K-8 school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Our intentional school culture embraces shared beliefs across disciplines and grades, which underlie important values expressed through everyday behaviors and visible symbols throughout our community.
We dedicate ourselves to fostering in our students personal resourcefulness and integrity, a sense of social responsibility, and a lifelong appreciation of learning through an innovative, socially and emotionally supportive, and academically challenging program. Our pedagogical and curricular philosophies embrace multicultural perspectives, which challenge educators and learners to examine their preconceived notions of race, gender, ethnicity, class, ability, religion, and sexual orientation. We adhere to a common code of civility among all constituents. We tailor our instruction so that the needs of the individual students are met. A committed faculty and administration strive to create a school that will stand as a model for what K-8 education can be, and serve as a genuine and enduring partnership between Columbia University and its neighbors.
Leading or co-teaching classes in the context of an integrated curriculum
Increasing the skill set of students to further their understanding of the importance of all aspects of wellness and the role it plays in other disciplines
Working to ensure academic excellence by fully knowing students and adapting curriculum to meet needs
Collaborating with a team of teachers in the design and implementation of integrated curriculum
Keeping careful anecdotal and assessment records and using them to write accurate, comprehensive reports
Fulfilling all duties, responsibilities, and commitments as outlined in the school's Guidebook and the organization's code of conduct
B.A./B.S. degree or an equivalent degree or educational qualification from an accredited college or university
Strong communication abilities, including speaking and writing
Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests
Commitment to equity and justice including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
Knowledge of Spanish
At least two years of full-time teaching experience in K-8 public or independent schools beyond student teaching
K-8 physical education teaching experience
Health education teaching experience
Familiarity with new technologies
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including
but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses,
specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and
reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Pay Transparency Disclosure
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
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About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.