Thank you for your interest in Ross as a potential employer. We hope you will take a moment to explore the job opportunities listed here. We encourage you to review our professional development opportunities. In addition to providing excellent support for our faculty, the Ross Institute has a number of opportunities for teaching professionals from all over the world.

 

FACULTY POSITIONS

All faculty have responsibilities in our Student Life programs. Preference is given to candidates who act as boarding parents, living in boarding houses with students. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@ross.org.

Mandarin Teacher
Media Studies and Technology Teacher
Strings/Orchestra Teacher

Mandarin Teacher
The Mandarin Chinese Teacher works under the direction of the Dean of the World Language and Literature Domain and the Coordinator for World Languages, who oversee all curriculum and faculty in our Mandarin program serving students K-12.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Curriculum development, sequencing and integration, student evaluation, and placement.
  • Teach a program that emphasizes the integration of culture into the language program, and able to help students appreciate the need for language learning in today's world.

Qualifications

  • Candidates should have grades 7-12 teaching experience as well as the ability to teach advanced courses.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.

Media Studies and Technology Teacher
The Ross School is seeking one full-time faculty member to implement the Ross Media Studies and Technology curriculum, beginning August 2017.

Ross’s K–12 program comprises theory, history, and ethical practice. Students explore the political, social, economic, and psychological effects of media while gaining production skills. Media Studies faculty are responsible for implementing and refining this curriculum in core courses and electives. To deepen the interdisciplinary of this unique curriculum, faculty collaborate with scholars from fields including cultural history, world languages and literature, visual arts, the sciences, and mathematics.

The largest boarding/day school in New York, the Ross School is one of the only K–12 institutions featuring Media Studies and Technology in its core curriculum. Students gain a variety of skills — technical and critical, traditional and innovative — while working on projects ranging from documentaries to data visualizations. The Media Studies and Technology curriculum draws upon 21st century media literacy scholars such as Henry Jenkins to ensure students are endowed with cutting-edge media competencies.

The Media Studies and Technology Department strongly emphasizes the critical analysis of media. We seek a faculty member dedicated to teaching the political, social, and environmental responsibilities of using media, rather than solely developing media production skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement an interdisciplinary Media Studies and Technology curriculum in grades K–12, teaching critical studies- and production-based core courses and electives
  • Collaborate with faculty from cultural history, world languages and literature, visual arts, the sciences, and mathematics to enhance integrated learning experiences for students
  • Prepare students to critically examine how media operate in their lives and surrounding world with social, political, psychological, and environmental ramifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies, Communication, Rhetoric, Design, History (or related discipline)
  • 2 years’ teaching experience at the Upper School Level (Grades 7–12)
  • Knowledge of politics and current events
  • Demonstrated strength in curriculum writing and revision
  • Knowledge of key media historians and theorists including Elizabeth Eisenstein, Marshall McLuhan, Henry Jenkins, Jonathan Sterne, Wiebe Bijker, and Jonathan Crary
  • Production skills enabling multimedia creative work
  • Willing to support independent, student-driven media projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Media Studies, Communication, Rhetoric, Design, History, Political Science (or related discipline)
  • 4 years’ teaching experience at the Upper School Level (Grades 7–12)
  • Multilingual (Mandarin preferred)
  • Expertise in one of the following: media history, digital citizenship, multimedia journalism, design, or computer science
  • Experience teaching an integrated, project-based curriculum

Candidates with experience teaching Lower School-level students (Grades K–6) are especially encouraged to apply.

Strings/Orchestra Teacher
The Strings/Orchestra Arts Teacher creates and implements curriculum under the direction of the Head ofLower and Middle School and Domain Dean.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Teacher designs and implements lessons and projects in a manner consistent with the Ross School mission and philosophy and provides students with age-appropriate activities and feedback.
  • The Teacher composes learning evaluations and prepares for and participates in parent-teacher conferences, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Applicants should be highly accomplished on a principal instrument and capable of playing violin, viola, cello, and bass.
  • The ideal candidate has experience teaching elementary, middle school and high school students, including beginners through NYSSMA level 6 players.
  • Piano and/or guitar skills are a plus.

STAFF POSITIONS

Preference is given to candidates who act as boarding parents, living in boarding houses with students. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@ross.org.

Associate Director of Institutional Advancement
Institutional Advancement Liaison for China
Manager of AV Systems and Telephony

Associate Director of Institutional Advancement
The Associate Director of Institutional Advancement at Ross School will provide guidance and oversight to a comprehensive resource development program. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Associate Director will be responsible for the planning, execution, and growth of the school’s annual giving campaign and its leadership gift component.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Board of Trustees and the school’s administration to create and implement an annual institutional advancement plan and long---term resource development strategy.
  • Assist in leading and managing the Ross School’s overall development efforts to achieve its annual development targets.
  • Cultivate prospective donors and solicit gifts directly; prepare those at the Ross Institute/School involved with philanthropic giving for major gift cultivation and solicitation.
  • Write proposals and reports for corporate sponsorship and private/individual family foundations.
  • Develop and grow the Ross School’s individual donor base; manage the annual giving campaign paying strict attention to annual fund leadership donors of $10,000 or more.
  • Cultivate volunteers to support the work of the Advancement Office.
  • Serve as a representative of the school to current and prospective donors, effectively communicate Ross School’s unique approach and record of success as well as students’ future needs.
  • Oversee and manage of the Ross School Alumni Association and the school’s alumni and parent engagement efforts.
  • Solicit and steward existing and prospective donors using a multi---channel approach to include social media and face---to---face solicitations.
  • Together with the Special Events Coordinator plan and manage the school’s signature special events to include receptions, annual golf outing, donor recognition, and benefit events.
  • Oversee the school’s donor recognition program.
  • In collaboration with members of the Advancement Office team and the school’s publication department, prepare fund raising materials, including solicitation letters, funding proposals and stewardship reports.
  • Plan and execute international travel to include events and solicitations in support of the school’s Advancement goals.

Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of institutional advancement principles and best practices (CFRE a plus).
  • Minimum of 7–10 years of experience with increasing responsibilities in all aspects of resource development, including a demonstrated track record of 5–6-figure gift solicitation and office management.
  • Bachelor's degree required, master's strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and its advanced features

Institutional Advancement Liaison for China
The Institutional Advancement Liaison for China at the Ross School will provide support and guidance to a comprehensive development program. The Liaison, in collaboration with the Director of Institutional Advancement and Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement, will be responsible for planning, executing and growing the school’s overall advancement programs operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the Ross School’s overall advancement efforts to achieve its annual development targets
  • Assist in preparing those at the Ross Institute/School involved with philanthropic giving for major gift cultivation and solicitation
  • Engage ambassadors in their support of the work of the Advancement Office
  • Serve as a representative of the school at all special and signature advancement events, effectively communicate Ross School’s unique approach and record of success
  • Assist in the management of the Ross School Alumni Association
  • Assist in identifying, cultivating and stewarding existing and prospective donors from China
  • Assist in communicating with families from China using a multi-channel approach to include social media (WeChat)
  • Assist in planning and managing the school’s signature special events as necessary
  • In collaboration with members of the Advancement Office team and the school’s publication department, help prepare fund raising materials, including solicitation letters, funding proposals and stewardship reports
  • Help plan international travel to include events in support of the school’s Advancement goals

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with increasing responsibilities in all aspects of office management.
  • Will be willing and able to attend evening and weekend performances and special events on a as needed.
  • Proficiency in database management, Microsoft Office Suite and other technological skills, is required.
  • Fluent in Mandarin
  • Available part-time

Manager of AV Systems and Telephony
The primary objective of this position is to manage the Audio/Visual systems installed on campus. Audio/Visual systems include: electronic media acquisition, playback, editing and display systems, remote and networked control of Audio/Visual equipment, telephone, voice mail, public address system, and campus bell system. Management includes the planning of new systems, upgrades to existing systems, maintenance and repair of installed systems and components, training of users and creation and maintenance of documentation for use by end-users and technology staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the training, scheduling and maintenance of all Audio/Visual systems at the school.
  • Support and maintain all editing and production systems used for instruction.
  • Review and assess evolving Audio/Video production hardware and hardware for use in the classroom.
  • Review and assess new technologies for remote control and centralized control of equipment.
  • Create and maintain user guides and other documentation relating to the Audio/Visual systems as required.
  • Create and maintain technical documentation relating to the Audio/Visual systems for use by technology staff as required.
  • Prepare and support special events that utilize the school’s Audio/Visual systems.
  • Consult with external engineers, manufacturers and consultants to design/redesign Audio/Visual systems as needed.
  • Conduct training as needed for students and employees on the use of Audio/Visual systems in support of clubs, projects or special events.
  • Maintain components of Audio/Visual systems through in-house repair, manufacturer field service calls or factory depot repair.
  • Maintain inventory of spare projector bulbs.
  • Maintain inventory of wire, cable and cable terminations to fabricate cables as required.
  • Facilitate and support special events, such as but not limited to fund raisers and concerts, with regard to Audio/Visual needs.
  • Administer telephone and voicemail accounts.
  • Coordinate vendor work on campus for troubleshooting, or installation of new hardware or software for telecommunications and related systems.
  • Stay abreast on industry trends in order to make informed recommendations on system upgrades and acquisitions.
  • Prepare acceptable use policies for all Audio/Visual systems.

Qualifications

  • BSEE (or equivalent) required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a fast-paced production or broadcast environment preferred.
  • A thorough understanding of technology concepts and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the use of test equipment, such as VOMs, oscilloscopes, etc.
  • A thorough understanding of electronics and electronic trouble shooting techniques.