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Instructional Positions

Ichabod Crane utilizes the secure Internet-based Online Application System for Educators (OLAS) to post teaching position openings and to accept applications and resumes. Additional credentials will be requested from the applicant upon approval for an initial interview.

Non-Instructional Positions

Director of Operations

Salary Range = $130,000 – $140,000 Annual
Start Date: July 1, 2024

Hiring is provisional and requires successful completion of a Civil Service exam.


  • The Director of Operations will manage the departments of Transportation and Facilities.
  • The Director’s primary responsibilities for each department will include: budget development, expenditure approvals, all state and federal regulatory oversight, long and short term capital planning, workflow systems, health and safety compliance and employee relations such as hiring and discipline.
  • The Director of Operations will directly supervise and disseminate departmental activities through the Head Bus Driver in Transportation and Head Mechanic in Facilities.
  • This position will report directly to the Business Manager II in the district’s Central Office and be an integral member of the Superintendent’s administrative team.


  • Graduation from High School or possession of a high school equivalency diploma AND
  • 8 years of management experience, 4 of those being in a supervisory capacity AND
  • 6 years of experience in school facilities maintenance, general building construction, building and/or grounds maintenance or repair work in two or more of the skilled trades, which include two years of employee supervision experience. AND
  • 6 years of work experience vehicle dispatching, and/or driving vehicles, route scheduling or fleet maintenance for a private or public enterprise such as trucking company, municipal transportation system, school bus system or similar activity.

Please forward your letter of interest and resume to District Business Manager Michael Brennan via email (mbrennan@ichabodcrane.org) by April 12, 2024.

Maintenance Department – Night Cleaner
40 hours/week
Start date: March 1, 2024

Required: High School Diploma
Additional details: Qualified candidates shall have an understanding of institutional cleaning, be able to work independently, as well as in groups, to complete assigned tasks. All candidates must be in good physical condition to meet the demands of the position (mopping, lifting, shoveling snow, grounds work).

Application for all Non-Instructional Positions

Substitutes for 2023-24

Instructional Substitutes

We are seeking Teacher and Teaching Assistant Substitutes. A high school diploma is required.

The rates for teachers are:

      • Uncertified teacher – $110/day
      • Certified teacher – $125/day
      • Uncertified Teaching Assistant – $100/day
      • Certified Teaching Assistants – $105/day

Please email, mail or drop off substitute application (see link below) to the Ichabod Crane Central Office, attention Angela Cowan. 

Email: acowan@ichabodcrane.org

Mail: ATTN Angela Cowan
Ichabod Crane District Office
2910 Route 9
Valatie, NY 12184

Substitute Teacher And Teaching Assistant Application 

What do I need to be a Substitute Teacher or Substitute TA?

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Enjoy working with children (or teens depending on the grade level.

Non-instructional Substitutes

These substitute positions include Secretary, Greeter, School Nurse and Bus Driver.

Substitute Non-Instructional Support Staff Application

Send substitute non-instructional applications to:

Email: acowan@ichabodcrane.org

Mail: ATTN: Angela Cowan
Ichabod Crane District Office
2910 Route 9
Valatie, NY 12184

What do I need to be a Substitute Secretary or Greeter?

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Good multi-tasker
  • Proficient computer knowledge

Substitute School Nurse Positions

Per-diem positions are available. Please note a current New York State Nursing License is required.
Please complete this application and submit by email to acowan@ichabodcrane.org or send by mail using the information below.

Address your application to: 

Lucas Christensen, Assistant Superintendent
Ichabod Crane Central School District
2910 Route 9
Valatie, New York 12184-0137
(518) 758-7575

Pay rate: $35/hour

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a School of Nursing approved by the State Education Department from a course approved by such department as qualifying for Registered Professional Nurse.
  • New York State License to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse. Possession of License is required at time of appointment.
  • First Aid / CPR Certification

Substitute Bus Drivers

Substitute Bus Driver Application