Careers

Approximately 300 people work at Riverdale, finding professional and personal fulfillment through working alongside creative and committed colleagues, pursuing opportunities for professional development, and enjoying benefits such as health/dental care, retirement plan, on-site daycare, and yoga.

Lee Pearson is a fifth-grade teacher and a Lower School parent. He has worked at Riverdale for seven years.
298Riverdale Employees
140Zip Codes Represented
120passion grants awarded
37Employees with 10+ Years here

Featured Jobs

Systems and Communications Administrator

The Systems and Communications Administrator is a core member of our all-school technology team and reports to the Director of Technology. This full-time, in-person, 12-month position is available immediately. The successful candidate is a team player, willing to pitch in to serve the overall needs of the school as necessary. They will be ambitious, creative, self-motivated, and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. There are many opportunities to interact with the community beyond these key responsibilities and we value those who wish to immerse themselves in our community.

Middle School/Upper School Technology Specialist

The Academic Technology Specialist is a core member of our all-school technology team and reports to the Director of Technology. This full-time, 12-month position is available July 1st, 2022, is based at our Hill campus, and works with our Middle & Upper School communities. You will work in a high-functioning and collegial Technology Department in which individuals contribute positively to its collaborative culture.

Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Coach – Head Coach

The Riverdale Country School Athletics Department is looking to hire a qualified Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Head Coach. This is a program draws large numbers, so the candidate must be a qualified teacher of soccer skills and strategies. The candidate must be comfortable with working with high school aged students, while being aware of the demands of a culture of high academic expectations. The salary is reflective of the expectations and demands of a junior varsity coaching position.

Director of Alumni Engagement

Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Director of Alumni Engagement is responsible for planning, implementing, and coordinating programs for alumni in the New York metro area and beyond, providing support of Annual Fund solicitation activities for the broad alumni community and facilitating the volunteer activities of the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC) and other alumni volunteers. In addition, the Director will serve as the primary liaison to the key stakeholders in the Parents Association. The Director’s primary goal is to build and sustain an innovative program that strengthens connections among alumni, families, students, faculty, and administrators and supports the school’s development and engagement efforts.

Girls Middle School Soccer Coach

The Riverdale Country School Athletics Department is looking to hire a qualified Girls Middle School Soccer Coach. This is a program draws large numbers, so the candidate must be a qualified teacher of soccer skills and strategies. The candidate must be comfortable with working with middle school aged students, while being aware of the demands of a culture of high academic expectations. The salary is reflective of the expectations and demands of a middle school coaching position.

Varsity Water Polo Coach

The Riverdale Country School Athletics Department is looking to hire a qualified Varsity Water Polo Coach. The candidate must be a qualified teacher of water polo skills and strategies. The candidate must be comfortable with working with high school aged students, while being aware of the demands of a culture of high academic expectations. The salary is reflective of the expectations and demands of a varsity coaching position.

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Professional
& Personal
Development

A generous professional-development budget provides for conferences, skills training, and onsite training in areas such as mindfulness, coaching, classroom technology, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Zagat Global Fellows program pays for faculty to make extended visits to schools overseas — teachers have gone to England, China, New Zealand, and South Africa.


Grants &
Stipends

All employees are eligible for Frankel Fellow grants, known as “passion grants,” which pay for enrichment activities. More than 120 grants have been made to faculty and staff since the program started in 2014. Stipends are available for coaching, advising clubs with significant out-of-school time, and chaperoning trips (including global trips!). After 10 years, faculty are eligible for a sabbatical. You can take a half-year sabbatical at full pay or a full-year sabbatical at half-pay. (Or, you can take a payout of a half-year’s salary while you continue working.)


Age Smart
Employer

In 2018, the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center presented us with an Age Smart Employer Award for offering programs to support workers of all ages. The Selection Committee took note of the grants established by the Frankel family that allow faculty and staff to explore personal passions during the summer recess.


Transportation

Faculty shuttles are offered from Manhattan and from the 242nd St/Broadway subway station, making stops near transit hubs including the MetroNorth – Harlem Station, subway lines – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, A, B, C, and D, and the Henry Hudson Parkway at the 246th St bus stop, connecting to #7 and #10 bus and Express Buses from Manhattan.


Equal Opportunity
Statement

Riverdale Country School seeks diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In admission and employment policies and practices, in financial aid and loan programs, and in all its educational programs, Riverdale does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, and any other protected categories under applicable law.

It is the policy of Riverdale Country School to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national and ethnic origin, citizenship, marital status, disability, military status, or any other basis protected by applicable law to all qualified employees and applicants for employment.


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Portrait of Pablo MartinezDr. Pablo Martinez, a Middle and Upper School language teacher and assistant tennis and fencing coach, received the honor posthumously…
Phil Mapfumo from Ridgeway College in South Africa teaches a Middle School math class during his visit to Riverdale.

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