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

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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.

Executive Assistant/Team Leader

We are currently seeking an Executive level Administrative Assistant with previous experience, preferably in the school setting. This member of our community will provide administrative support to the Head of Lower School with the day-to-day operation of the division and serve as the point person for the office, assisting Lower School teachers, staff, students, and families. They are often the first point of contact between the Lower School and the wider community and will take joy in welcoming and assisting people in both predictable and unpredictable ways. The ideal candidate will take pride in professionally representing the Lower School with both internal and external constituents. Additionally, they will develop strong, trusting relationships with community members while also cultivating an appreciation for and understanding of Riverdale’s culture and community.

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.

Technology Support Specialist

The Technology Support Specialist is a helpdesk-based first responder who springs into action when technology issues interfere with school operations. You will work in a high-functioning and collegial Technology Department in which individuals contribute positively to its collaborative culture. We expect you to say “I’m not sure, I’ll find out who we should talk to” or “Let’s make sure I understand this…” as needed while working in our community. We hope you are a self-starter that sees problems, proposes solutions and is eager to learn new things. We have a diverse technological environment with iPads, Macs, Chromebooks, TVs, AppleTVs, interactive projectors, and more to maintain.

Lower School Art Associate Teacher

Assistant Teachers at Riverdale are full-time faculty members who play an important role in the experience of our students and colleagues. Assistant Teachers work alongside Head Teachers to support teaching and learning and are members of teams that engage in frequent collaboration related to planning, instruction, and assessment. During this unique year, Assistant Teachers in Art are leading lessons with half-sized groups (maximum of 12 students) on a daily basis. In addition to the intensive and hands-on teaching experience, Assistant Teachers also receive ongoing professional development. These opportunities are geared toward strengthening foundational teaching practices as well as supporting individuals in their pursuit of future career opportunities.

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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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