Employment Opportunities

2018-19 anticipated teaching positions:

  • Technology Teacher (Grades 7-12)
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Literacy Teacher (Elementary)
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

Appropriate and current certification is required.  Apply on-line at www.olasjobs.org/southern

Please see below for complete descriptions of the teaching positions.


2018-19 anticipated non-instructional staff vacancies:

  • Bus Driver * (2 positions)
  • Bus Monitors (morning, afternoon or both)

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, district application to:  Amy Kukenberger, Business Administrator, Cooperstown Central School 39 Linden Avenue,  Cooperstown, NY 13326.  For questions call 607. 547-5364.

*This is a part-time, ten (10) month position with a competitive salary and benefits package.  Successful candidate must hold a valid CDL Certificate License and be available during the hours of 6:30-9:30 AM and 1:00-4:00 PM Monday through Friday, when school is in session.

 Deadline for all applications: March 31, 2018 or until filled.


Cooperstown Central School District has immediate openings for the following positions:

  • Boys’ Modified Baseball Coach for the Spring 2018 Season (April 3 thru June 1, 2018).  Appointment is contingent upon meeting the certification/ licensing requirements as a Coach set by the Commissioner of Education of the NYS Education Department.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, district application and proof of Coaching Certificate to:  Jim Brophy, Athletic Director, Cooperstown Central School 39 Linden Avenue,  Cooperstown, NY 13326.  For questions call 607. 547-2401.

 Deadline for all applications: Feb. 28, 2018 or until filled.


  • Summer Driver Education Driving Instructor. The successful candidate must have a valid NYS Driver Education Teacher Certificate (MV-283) and be available June 25 through August 6, 2018. The stipend is $6,618.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and district application to:  Donna Lucy, Secondary Principal, 39 Linden Avenue, Cooperstown, NY 13326. For questions call 607.547.8181. Applications may be obtained in any of the District Offices or on this website.

Deadline:  Feb. 23, 2018


  • School Nurse substitutes. The Cooperstown Central School District is seeking qualified candidates for School Nurse substitutes. Must have a NYS Registered Nurse License. Specific job qualifications can be found on the link below. Pay is $80 per day.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and district application to:  William Crankshaw, Superintendent, 39 Linden Avenue, Cooperstown, NY 13326.  For questions call 607.547.5364.  Applications may be obtained in any of the District Offices or on this website.


Various substitute opportunities

All substitute positions are on an as needed basis.  The pay rates are equal to the NYS minimum wage as set forth in the Minimum Wage Act (Article 19 of the New York State Labor Law) of $10.40 per hour for the following hourly positions:

  • Bus Monitor
  • Custodian
  • Cook
  • Food Service Worker
  • Secretary
  • School Monitor
  • Teacher Aide

Other Substitute Positions:

  • Bus Drivers – $26 per trip
  • Licensed Teaching Assistant – $11.24 per hour or $73.12/day
  • School Nurse – $80 per day
  • Teacher – $100 (retired teacher) & $90 per day (certified) & $75 per day (non-certified)
  • Teacher (Long-term) – $125 per day (certified) & $75 per day (non-certified)

2018-19 anticipated teaching positions, full descriptions

Technology Teacher (application deadline March 2, 2018)

Cooperstown CSD is seeking a highly skilled, energetic and motivated educator who will model for our students and staff the qualities of creativity, solution-based and critical-thinking, and innovation. 

This educator needs to be committed to continuous learning, and wish to develop rigor, relevance and relationships in learning and instruction through an interdisciplinary and integrated approach in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. 

The successful candidate will inspire in students to be students who are motivated, creative, and able to reason and think critically, persevere, reflect and collaborate. 

Certification in K-12 Technology or another appropriate NYS teaching certification area is sought to work with students, district-wide, at both elementary and secondary levels.  We desire a professional with value-added experience in programming, CAD CAM, G Suite, robotics and electricity/electronics.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The STEAM teacher engages with students through instruction through courses and experiences directly related to STEAM and computer science in classrooms, technology rooms, library-media centers, outside facilities and future Innovation Labs in both the CCS Elementary Building and CCS Secondary Building.  The STEAM teacher engages with faculty, staff and community partners through critical and frequent collaboration.

Related duties shall be those inspired by the current ISTE Standards and those tasks assigned by the Building Principals, Director of Curriculum Development & Assessment, and Superintendent of Schools.

Instruction and Integration

The STEAM teacher shall:

  • Demonstrate the ability to model, deliver, and craft rich student-centered learning experiences around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create and implement strategies for weaving STEAM experiences into multi-disciplinary curricula from grades 5,6 and 9,10
  • Work in partnership with teachers and staff, modeling consistent effective teaching with technology, engagement, lesson plan design, use of technology, STEAM and online tools.
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the connection between technology, computer science, and other fields of study.
  • Understand and be able to design, develop, assess, and manage STEAM learning experiences.

Leadership and professional growth

The STEAM teacher shall:

  • Identify and apply educational and technology-related research, the psychology of learning, and instructional design principles in guiding use of technology in education.
  • Identify, implement, and investigate software in both classroom and administrative environments.
  • Identify resources, plan, and design staff development activities to support professional growth in learning technologies.
  • Participate in professional development experiences that allow him or her to observe, evaluate, and apply the use of technology to support instruction.

Core Competencies

  • Understand, help develop and support Cooperstown Central School District’s mission and vision.
  • Promote a positive image of the school.
  • Contribute to a harmonious school atmosphere by working cooperatively with all colleagues.
  • Respect the confidentiality of private information relating to students, colleagues and the operations of the school.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and punctuality.
  • Display flexibility in responding to new situations and expectations, a positive attitude and a helpful, nonjudgmental demeanor.
  • Show willingness to consider and implement suggestions for improvement.
  • Model the good character traits that CCSD students and staff are expected to embody.

Physical Education Teacher, Elementary (application deadline March 23, 2018)

The Cooperstown Central School District is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Elementary Physical Education Teacher. This is a full-time, ten (10) month position with a competitive salary and benefits package. Current NY State certification in Physical Education is required.

General Statement of Duties

The basic function of the position is to provide leadership in guiding the development of each child to the fullest extent of his/her ability in accordance with the principles prescribed by school philosophy and objectives.  The teacher is directly responsible to the Building Principal.

Responsibilities:

  1. Planning – It is the responsibility of the teacher, through thorough daily and long-range planning, to meet the educational needs of every child.
  2. Instruction – It is the responsibility of the teacher to provide educational experience for each child to encourage quality performance and growth consistent with his ability.
  3. Classroom Management – It is the responsibility of the teacher to establish a classroom climate that will facilitate the learning process and promote pupil development.
  4.  Professional and Personal Qualities – It is the responsibility of the teacher to possess those professional and personal qualities that will contribute to effective teaching performance.

Elementary Teacher (application deadline March 23, 2018)

Job Description:

The Cooperstown Central School District is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Elementary Classroom Teacher. This is a full-time, ten (10) month position with a competitive salary and benefits package. Current NY State certification in Childhood Education (Grades K, 1-6) is required.

General Statement of Duties

The basic function of the position is to provide leadership in guiding the development of each child to the fullest extent of his/her ability in accordance with the principles prescribed by school philosophy and objectives.  The teacher is directly responsible to the Building Principal.

Responsibilities:

  1. Planning – It is the responsibility of the teacher, through thorough daily and long-range planning, to meet the educational needs of every child.
  2. Instruction – It is the responsibility of the teacher to provide educational experience for each child to encourage quality performance and growth consistent with his ability.
  3. Classroom Management – It is the responsibility of the teacher to establish a classroom climate that will facilitate the learning process and promote pupil development.
  4. Professional and Personal Qualities – It is the responsibility of the teacher to possess those professional and personal qualities that will contribute to effective teaching performance.

Speech Language Pathologist (application deadline March 9, 2018)

The Cooperstown Central School District is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of  This is a full-time, ten (10) month position with a competitive salary and benefits package.  A current NY State certification is required.  The successful candidate builds relationships with students and their families, enculturing academic success for students.  The Speech – Language Pathologist must possess the ability to make decisions, be highly organized, professional, and firmly focused on results.  The successful candidate must also operate with a high level of emotional intelligence and connection with students.

The primary function of the Speech-Language Pathologist is to identify, diagnose, and remediate speech and language deficits of children.  In order to carry out the primary function of the position, the Speech-Language Pathologist will perform the following responsibilities:

For all children:

  1. Provide speech, hearing, and language screening for new entrants and for those students already listed as needing assistance in therapy.
  2. Provide speech and language assessment and diagnosis for children with speech, language, and/or hearing disorders.
  3. Schedule students for therapy by working in collaboration with the classroom teacher and the Building Principal.
  4. Provide appropriate individualized programs of therapy to meet the needs of children with speech, language, and/or hearing disorders.  Home programs for pre-school children and summer programs for current roster students may be requested.
  5. Provide referrals of individuals to agencies and specialists in the community as appropriate.
  6. Assist and guide teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech, language, and/or hearing disorders.
  7. Collaborate with classroom teachers and other school staff members to develop activities in the classroom for individual students’ speech and language programs as appropriate.  Consultative services and congruence activities are expected.
  8. Provide information and assist as a resource person to parents groups, teachers, and school staff members on topics covering normal speech and language development and remediation of communication disorders.  Membership in a related services group and parent advisory council is expected.
  9. Maintain records of student progress and complete student progress reports in accordance with written procedures.
  10. Confer with parents and teachers regarding the results of student evaluations and student progress in accordance with written procedures.  Video and audio parents programs may be presented at Open House or throughout the school year as in-service.
  11. Assume primary responsibility for requisitioning and maintaining needed equipment and supplies.
  12. Perform other such tasks, duties, and responsibilities related to speech/language therapy as requested by the Building Principal.

For students with suspected or identified speech language and/or hearing handicaps:

  1. Be knowledgeable of and follow the referral, classification, and placement procedures utilized by the Committee on Special Education.
  2. Present student diagnostic information and recommendations for speech/language services to the Committee on Special Education upon request.
  3. Provide appropriate speech/language services to students identified as Speech Impaired or Hearing Impaired as recommended by the Committee on Special Education and approved by the Board of Education.
  4. Develop Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for each student for whom the Speech and Language Therapist is responsible.
  5. Be knowledgeable concerning legislation and regulations related to handicapping conditions.
  6. Act as a resource for district staff and the Committee on Special Education in regard to Speech/Language services.

Elementary Literacy Teacher (application deadline March 16, 2018)

Job Description:

The Cooperstown Central School District is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Elementary Literacy Teacher. This is a full-time, ten (10) month position with a competitive salary and benefits package. Current NY State certification in Literacy (Birth – Grade 6) is required.  The successful candidate must have a solid background and training in reading instruction, including utilizing multi-sensory approaches for individual learning styles, Fountas and Pinnell guided reading instruction, Lucy Calkin’s reading and writing workshops.

The successful candidate builds relationships with students and their families, enculturing academic success at the school.

General Statement of Duties

The basic function of the position is to provide leadership in guiding the development of each child to the fullest extent of his/her ability in accordance with the principles prescribed by school philosophy and objectives.  The teacher is directly responsible to the Building Principal.

Responsibilities:

  1. Planning – It is the responsibility of the teacher, through thorough daily and long-range planning, to meet the educational needs of every child.
  2. Instruction – It is the responsibility of the teacher to provide educational experience for each child to encourage quality performance and growth consistent with his ability.
  3. Classroom Management – It is the responsibility of the teacher to establish a classroom climate that will facilitate the learning process and promote pupil development.
  4. Professional and Personal Qualities – It is the responsibility of the teacher to possess those professional and personal qualities that will contribute to effective teaching performance.