Employment Opportunities

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Current Openings


POSITION: High School Principal (Grades 9-12)

The Charles Finney School is a board governed, independent, interdenominational day school dedicated to offering outstanding spiritual, educational, and extra-curricular programs. The Charles Finney School is in its 25th year of existence and offers educational programs with high academic standards for students in grades K-12. The school is accredited by ACSI and Middle States. The school is SEVP certified and enrolls approximately 25 international students.  

The school is located in Penfield, NY just east of Rochester.  We invite applications from committed Christians from all evangelical denominations for employment at the school. Please visit our website for a deeper understanding of The Charles Finney School.

Effective Date: July 1, 2017

General Description:

The High School Principal is responsible for all aspects of the academic program for grades 9 - 12 and will supervise 15-20 faculty members. The principal will help guide the spiritual and academic development of the high school students. He/she is responsible for the management and supervision of the High School which includes the administration, instruction, co-curricular programs, conducting classroom observations, conferences and parent/community relations as they pertain to grades 9-12.

This individual will monitor instructional progress through collaboration with the president and the Academic Committee to evaluate program goals. They will gather and analyze significant data relevant to the success of academic initiatives. They will develop and implement short and long-range plans to improve academic quality.  


Four year degree BS in Education; Master’s Degree in education preferred; Experience in school administration and/or teaching a must; Competence in the supervision and training of teachers and staff; Self-motivated, energetic, creative, organized, flexible individual who desires to relate, nurture, and minister to young people.

The candidate must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be involved in a local church (unless relocating). The candidate must accept without verbal or mental reservations the school’s “Statement of Faith”. The school has experienced tremendous growth the past 6 years. We are looking for someone who desires a long-term commitment to the Finney community as we enter our next 25 years.    

Application: Interested persons should email or mail a cover letter and resume to:

Michael VanLeeuwen: President
The Charles Finney School

2070 Five Mile Line Road

Penfield, NY 14526
 E-Mail: mvanleeuwen@finneyschool.org

Web-Page: www.finneyschool.org


The Charles Finney School is seeking a teacher who is skilled in teaching High School English. Other job responsibilities may include teaching the English portion of SAT Prep, 12th grade College and Careers and possibly monitoring a study hall.  Prior teaching experience is preferred, but not a requirement.  State certification, temporary or otherwise, is required.

This teacher must also be proficient in utilizing technology in the classroom. A passion for sharing Christ with teenagers, a loe of teaching writing, flexibility, and a positive attitude regarding professional development are all required. 

Credentials can be sent to Mr. VanLeeuwen at mvanleeuwen@finneyschool.org . Please review our website to gain a better understanding of the mission and vision of the school before sending a cover letter/resume. 


This teacher should also be proficient in utilizing technology in the classroom. A passion for sharing Christ with students, a love of teaching writing, flexibility, and a positive attitude regarding professional development are all required. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the ES/MS Principal, Mrs. Yvonne Paganelli: ypaganelli@finneyschool.org

POSITION: Substitute Teachers

If you are interested in Substitute Teacher Positions for grades K-12 (as needed) - Please complete the Teacher Application and send, with your resume, to Mrs. Charity Curtis (Adm. Asst. to the President) at ccurtis@finneyschool.org or by mail at 2070 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY 14526