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Ethical Culture Fieldston School
New York, Iowa, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Academic / Research
Social Science / Humanities
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Full time
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Job Description
This is a year-round open position for ongoing recruitment purposes.

Who are we?
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses-one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and the other in Manhattan.

What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and belief and seek a student body and faculty who reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students' cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives and see the world beyond the self. We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work with its creative tensions as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic, and progressive school a reality.

Ethical Culture Fieldston School is looking for qualified Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches for our Varsity, JV, and Middle School teams.

Sports currently offered at ECFS: Football, Field Hockey, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Girls Tennis, Boys Tennis, Cross Country, Water Polo, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Swimming, Squash, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Softball, Girls Lax, Boys Lax, Track, Golf, and Ultimate. Please also see our website for most up-to-date information on our Athletics program.

The applicant will have knowledge of any sport listed above and the ability to teach fundamental skills, tactics and strategies of the game to ECFS students. Prior playing and coaching experience is preferred.

Our program competes in the IVY Preparatory School League, The Athletic Association of Independent Schools of NYC, and is a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools. The school has fielded a highly competitive program for many years and continues to strive for excellence in its coaches and players.

This is a seasonal part-time position that begins with pre-season practice as required per seasonal calendar. The candidate should be available during the week in the late afternoons.

  • Develop effective job coaching
  • Communicate with students to understand their goals and ambitions
  • Assist students to discover and overcome their personal barriers and set goals
  • Assess the strengths of individuals and teach them to use them effectively
  • Guide clients in learning to complete job tasks
  • Help in the development of motivation and skills
  • Monitor and evaluate progress of students
  • Keep records and documentation and prepare appropriate reports

  • Proven job experience as a coach
  • Experience in working with students 6-12
  • Ability to adhere to regulations and standards
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving ability
  • Respect to diversity
  • Ability to inspire and motivate

To be considered for the above mentioned position, please submit a resume, and contact information for three references. Please do not email or call the school directly.

ECFS is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to be a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the metropolitan New York City area, our students, and families. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. ECFS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.
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