Founded in 1907, Trinity-Pawling School is an all-boys college preparatory school located in Pawling, New York (60 miles north of NYC). We’re proud of each other and the goals we are working toward, independently and collectively. Our students are from all across the nation and the world. We are a community that values and inspires leaders, friends, athletes, and global citizens.
From our working farm to our maker spaces, our mountain bike trails to our pond house classroom, our students embrace the natural world and learn from experience. Also, Trinity-Pawling is a member of the Founder’s League, nationally recognized as one of the most competitive and respected leagues in the country.
For the 2023-2024 academic year, we are searching for a motivated, talented, experienced individual to teach Economics at the Trinity-Pawling School. Depending on the student enrollment, this position may also include teaching classes in either history of mathematics.
How You Will Help the School: You will teach and innovate an economic curriculum that helps students develop critical thinking skills to understand the world around them and make informed decisions about their own lives. Also, you will be an Advisor, Dorm Parent, and Coach (2-3 seasons).
What You Will Be Doing:
Using a variety of teaching methods and strategies to develop the students’ knowledge, skills and abilities to understand and apply the principles of economics.
Engage students by implementing meaningful project-based and experiential learning activities and designing projects/classroom activities using 21st-century learning objectives (critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, reflective learning, and interdisciplinary thinking).
Deliver instruction where students are asked to remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and create. This includes small group work, meaningful homework assignments, and a tiered level of choices in assessments.
Manage students’ behavior by having systems in place that allow students to grow their best selves both academically and behaviorally, and collaborating with administrators/parents on holding students accountable.
Measures students’ progress by using a variety of valid assessment models, designing assessments to match curriculum objectives, using Bloom’s taxonomy as well as rubrics.
Advise students to meet academic objectives and age-appropriate life skills (interpersonal, conflict resolution and time management) by meeting one-on-one on a regular basis; providing and obtaining updates from other faculty and sharing
Build relationships with students, parents and colleagues by providing regular updates to parents and faculty, having meaningful conversations, providing feedback and being accountable.
Develop personal mastery by participating in professional development, networking to incorporate best practices, and reading professional publications.
Coach athletic teams by planning and attending all practices; teaching students strategies and techniques and ensuring there is sportsmanship throughout the season.
Connect with students by fully participating in campus life and engaging in extracurricular activities.
Promote the interest of students by being a good role model, establishing and reinforcing clear boundaries and guidelines, encouraging students’ autonomy and independence, and acting in a transparent manner.
Follow procedures by adhering to the School’s policies, creating and inputting student-specific comments/grades/attendance into the database; and communicating in an efficient & professional manner.
Performs other duties as may be required.
You will be good at your job if you have an undergraduate degree in Economics and you can teach students to use the principles of economics to analyze historical trends, interpret today’s headlines, make predictions and make informed decisions. It would be great if you have prior experience in an independent school setting, teaching AP courses and you can coach wrestling, tennis or basketball.
(By the way, we want to hear about any sport you can coach and/or any interesting skill or hobby that might enhance the student experience!)
And you can:
motivate and engage teenage boys: (the over and underachiever, the super-focused and the unfocused, the gifted and the learning disabled)
incorporate differentiated instruction and project-based learning techniques;
integrate a thoughtful pedagogy that aligns with the mission and vision of the School;
communicate clearly, effectively, and compassionately (orally and in writing) with students, parents, and colleagues;
deal effectively with ambiguity and change;
build relationships with students, parents, and colleagues;
give and receive constructive feedback;
demonstrate a clear interest in being part of a community that is committed to diversity and inclusion;
coach athletics and/or lead extra-curricular activities;
participate in and support the residential life curriculum;
establish and reinforce clear boundaries while being a positive role model for students;
meet the physical demands which may include traveling on uneven terrain, climbing/descending stairs, standing for long periods of time, and carrying up to 50 pounds.
Why you will like working here:
You’ll have an opportunity to influence young men - the future changemakers in our society.
You can grow and develop professionally (tuition assistance, conferences, seminars, training, mentor program).
You can be creative! Incorporate your gifts and talents in and out of the classroom to enhance the educational experience.
We will take care of you with Medical, Dental, Retirement, and Life Insurance Benefits.
Build relationships and develop lifelong friendships
60 miles from New York City and a 10-minute walk to the train station (did someone say Broadway?)
Walking distance to a quaint village with Zagat-rated dining
All job offers are contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of a background & fingerprint check, reference checks, and pre-employment screening, as applicable. In addition, all eligible employees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Trinity-Pawling School is an independent college prep school located on 230 acres overlooking the beautiful Hudson River Valley, just 60 miles north of New York City. Founded in 1907, the School offers boarding and day programs serving 300 boys in grades 7-12 and offers a postgraduate program.
The goal of a Trinity-Pawling education is to unlock the potential for greatness that exists in each boy. The School pursues this goal through a vigorous learning environment that emphasizes innovation, creativity, and critical thinking. Our commitment to project-based and experiential learning acknowledges the research that has identified learning paradigms that prove to be successful for boys, therefore students are taught in an active, engaging environment, in and out of the classroom. The Trinity-Pawling learning experience combines a timeless commitment to character with a dedication to prepare young men for an ever-changing world.
With 90% of faculty living on campus, students learn and grow in a close-knit community. Students are guided by teachers who are also their coaches and dorm parents, establishing strong faculty-student collaboration and providing for 24/7 learning. A ca...maraderie of “brotherhood” is enhanced by the mutuality of a family of educators and students who are dedicated to building a culture of excellence and a commitment to honor.
Each new academic year brings new commitments—to curiosity, community, communication, and character. These focus points are what gives Trinity-Pawling its distinctive culture. They allow our employees to be life-long learners, to develop individual self-awareness, and creativity in a community that is supportive and caring. This ethos allows our entire community to communicate openly and build meaningful relationships, and enables us to recognize and celebrate the gifts and talents in our students — and in each other.