Riverdale Country School is a preK - 12 day school in New York City that combines both traditional and innovative practices to provide an excellent Liberal Arts learning environment. Through our guiding principles - developing minds, building character and creating community - we aim to shape disciplined and flexible individuals who will change global and local communities for the good.
Riverdale’s Language Department seeks an enthusiastic and collegial teacher of Spanish with native or near-native fluency who can teach a wide range of students at the novice and honors levels in both the Middle and Upper School. Our curriculum emphasizes developing oral, written, and intercultural competencies. A passion for language learning and world cultures characterizes our ideal candidate. This may be demonstrated through speaking multiple languages or travel abroad.
All candidates for Riverdale teaching positions should demonstrate interest in engaging students in an environment that is both supportive and rigorous, and will participate in community activities including advising groups, service opportunities, or other co-curricular programs. Our Middle School and Upper School are located together on the Hill Campus, so candidates who demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching across the divisions are especially attractive. A Bachelor's degree is required; Masters and Doctoral degree holders will receive additional consideration, as will those with prior teaching experience.
Riverdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national and ethnic origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital or partnership status, caregiver status, predisposing genetic characteristics, disability, active military or veteran status, actual or perceived status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
In order to apply, please use the Job Openings tab under Careers on our website. Please note that we are both looking for an immediate replacement as well as hiring full time for next year. If interested in applying to both positions, please submit your material through both job descriptions on the portal.
About Riverdale Country School
Riverdale Country School is a Pre-K through grade 12 independent school in New York City committed to empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good. Riverdale seeks to reflect the diversity of the New York metropolitan area in its students, faculty, and staff. The school enrolls about 1,100 students who collectively reside in 104 different zip codes. Approximately 37% of our student body are students of color. The school spans two separate campuses that comprise 27.5 acres in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.