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Applicants for the positions listed below must submit a cover letter, professional résumé, references, and any other materials indicated in the position description.

Email: hrdept@germantownacademy.org

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Ms. Rachel Elwood
Director of Human Resources
Germantown Academy
340 Morris Road
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Open Positions at Germantown Academy

Database Administrator

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Database Administrator, beginning August, 2017. This is a 12-month position which offers an excellent array of benefits and a highly competitive salary. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part.We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

Position Purpose:

The Database Administrator is responsible for the performance, integrity, maintenance, and security of all school databases. They will also be involved in the streamlining of all data related processes and act as a resource for the training of end users and departments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Standardize, document, and maintain data handling procedures for all database users
  • Run regular reports to verify and ensure data integrity of all school databases
  • Create usernames, passwords and email addresses for new employees
  • Populate all school databases in preparation for the next academic year
  • Export student transportation data and email it to school district transportation coordinators
  • Provide database customization (i.e. create templates, run queries and special reports)
  • Provide support for all ancillary database systems
  • Serve as Assistant Registrar (report cards, course selection, transcripts, scheduling)
  • Serve as a liaison among database users of the student information systems
  • Provide formal and informal training to faculty, staff and administration
  • Develop and maintain electronic documents and records for providing up-to-date reference and audit trails for all database projects
  • Assist in the implementation of school-wide database upgrades
  • Assist with help desk tickets and calls when needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Information Technology related field
  • Three years of experience in the field or in a related area
  • Experience working with and maintaining complex relational databases
  • Experience using and maintaining Blackbaud databases
  • Experience using the Microsoft Office suite (Excel required)
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and resolve database problems
  • Proven ability to multi-task with a high degree of accuracy in a busy environment
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate within a diverse community and build strong working relationships
  • Crystal report writing experience is not required but preferred

Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three current references to:

Ms. Rachel Elwood
Human Resources Director
Germantown Academy
340 Morris Road
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Or to:

hrdept@germantownacademy.org

Age Group Swim Coach

Germantown Academy Aquatic Club seeks a part-time, experienced Age Group Swim Coach for the 2017-18 Season. The salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

Job Description:

  • Oversees the education and training of our mini’s (ages 8 yrs. old and younger)
  • Implements and oversees a year-round swim lessons program
  • Attends all Mini-meets that GAAC swimmers participate in
  • Directly assists with the groups that are assigned by the head coach
  • Provides input to coordinate stroke instruction and training principles for the age group program
  • Ensures that equipment is stored and maintained in an appropriate manner
  • Establishes an environment that fosters a positive team attitude, encourages self-discipline, sportsmanship, self-control, and personal responsibility
  • Supports the mission statement of GA
  • Assists the head coach with all recognition programs
  • Assigns lanes to athletes during workouts to ensure that all athletes get the most out of their training
  • Checks the facility both before and after practice to ensure that the deck is clean, secure, and organized
  • Makes recommendations to the head coach for athlete advancement within the age group program
  • Recruits new club members through professional and community contacts
  • Assists with the development and distribution of recruiting materials
  • Assists and attends all fund raising activities with the club
  • Actively involved in the planning, development and promotion of the club hosted swim meets, including GAAC hosted mini-meets
  • Provides input for the planning of the annual budget
  • Attends all meets that are assigned by the head coach
  • Provides specific meet information to athletes, parents, and staff members in a timely manner
  • Provides timely coaching instructions and feedback to athletes and is easily accessible throughout the entire meet
  • Remains at meets until all GAAC swimmers have completed their swims or until they are no longer needed or until they are released by the head coach
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • USA Swimming Coaching Certification is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree is recommended
  • Lifeguarding Certification is recommended
  • At least two years of coaching experience is recommended

Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Rachel Elwood
Human Resources Director
Germantown Academy
340 Morris Road
Fort Washington, PA 19034

or to: hrdept@germantownacademy.org

Upper School Math Teacher

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Upper School Mathematics Teacher, beginning August, 2017. The position is a one-year long-term substitute position which offers an excellent array of benefits and a highly competitive salary. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PreK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

Requirements:

  • MS/MEd or PhD in Mathematics
  • Minimum of 2 years teaching Mathematics at the high school level
  • Ability to teach a range of Mathematic course to 9th through 12th grade students. These should include levels of Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus and Calculus.
  • Experience teaching Statistics
  • Ability to serve as an Advisor to 8-10 Upper School students
  • Participation in Upper School life in meaningful ways outside the classroom (coaching, leading extracurriculars, etc.)

Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter, resume, transcripts and a list of at least three current references to:

Ms. Rachel Elwood
Human Resources Director
Germantown Academy
340 Morris Road
PO Box 287
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Or to:

hrdept@germantownacademy.org

Sports Information Assistant

Position Purpose: The Sports Information Assistant reports to the Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing in the Office of Institutional Advancement, and works collaboratively with the Athletics Department. This position will assist in coordinating the communications and marketing efforts of the athletics department through a variety of mediums, including web, print, electronic news, and social media, in order to advance the school’s mission. This is a 20-hour per week, 9-month position with a variety of responsibilities in a collegial environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the key contact for GA varsity coaches, collect and disseminate scores, rosters, feature stories, coach quotes and biographies, statistics, etc. during the 2017-18 school year
  • Create content for GA’s varsity athletics programs for dissemination through the web, social media, e-marketing and print
  • Provide support for the school’s social media presence for athletics teams and individual student-athletes

  • Prepare and distribute electronic communications promoting athletics department programs, ie. clinics, camps, auxiliary programs, etc. to internal and external constituencies

  • Create score-reporting templates for easy sharing with various media outlets

  • Create sport newsletter templates and oversee newsletter distribution to parents for coaches throughout their respective seasons

  • Create Middle School electronic newsletter three times per year with assistance from Middle School Athletics Director

  • Provide writing support for school publications, ie. The Patriot magazine, GA website, marketing collateral, etc. as needed

  • Assist with photography needs for the school that include photographing subjects or events for daily web features and social media sites that GA maintains

  • Catalog and maintain photo files (hard copy and electronic)

  • Assist with creation of videos for school website that promote athletics programs

  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing and the Director of Athletics

Qualifications:

  • Experience in writing for and editing CMS web sites preferred

  • Internet savvy with a high comfort level using social media, social networking and social bookmarking sites

  • One to two years of writing experience in marketing, communications, public relations, design and/or internet technical writing preferred; college newspaper writing experience preferred

  • Ability to foster new relationships with media outlets such as newspapers with the intent of gaining publicity for the school and its’ athletics programs

  • Strong writing, editing and interviewing skills

  • Self-starter

  • Photography skills and understanding of photo and video editing software necessary

  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, independently and collaboratively

  • Detail-oriented with sensitivity to deadlines and priorities

  • While special event experience is not necessary, candidate may be asked to assist on game days or at auxiliary program sports rentals when needed

  • Ability and enthusiasm to work evenings and weekends; work time for this job will generally run from 2-7pm, Monday through Friday

Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter, resume, writing samples, and related examples of multimedia work to Thomas McGlinchey at thomas.mcglinchey@germantownacademy.org.

UPPER SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY GOALIE (ASSISTANT) COACH

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Upper School Field Hockey Assistant Coach, beginning August 21, 2017. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. A founding member of the prestigious Inter-Academic Athletic League, Germantown Academy prides itself on a rich history of athletics, generations of talented student-athletes, and opportunities to explore an incredible array of athletic experiences for all interested students. Typically, almost one-third of each graduating class goes on to pursue athletics at the collegiate level.

The Upper School Goalie Coach reports to the Field Hockey Head Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the direction and instruction in the sport of field hockey.
  • Ability to mentor and motivate goalies in the sport of field hockey emphasizing the students’ holistic development.
  • Assist in the planning, organization and direction all US Field Hockey practices with a concentration on goalies.
  • Understanding of the rules governing the sport of field hockey.
  • Assist in contest management for all US Field Hockey contests.
  • Communicate regularly with student-athletes and parents.
  • Serve as a resource for the college selection process for Upper School Field Hockey student-athletes and their families.
  • Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
  • Meet with the Head Field Hockey Coach on a frequent basis to review the status of the program.
  • Communicate with the Associate Director of Athletics regarding scheduling and equipment needs.
  • Comply with all professional guidelines as listed in the GA Coaches Handbook.
  • Embody and embrace the GA mission, as well as uphold the standards established in the GA Staff/Faculty Handbook.
  • Attend professional development opportunities in the sport of field hockey (specific for goalies) and coaching.
  • Work with the Sports Information Assistant to report meet results and promote the program.

Qualifications:

  • Previous participation in field hockey at the high school level (goalies preferred).
  • Minimum 1 year coaching experience (within a school setting preferred)
  • Ability to travel to and from athletics contests and practices between the hours of 3pm-7pm.
  • Associate degree; bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Valid driver’s license

To apply for the position, please submit the following information:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • A contact list of at least 3 references, including at least one current supervisor

For electronic submission, please send your documents to hrdept@germantownacademy.org.

For regular mail submission, please send your documents to:
Human Resources
Germantown Academy
340 Morris Road
Fort Washington, PA 19034

For more information about our school, please refer to www.germantownacademy.net.

UPPER SCHOOL 3rd TEAM BOYS SOCCER ASSISTANT COACH

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Upper School Boys Soccer Assistant Coach, beginning August 21, 2017. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. A founding member of the prestigious Inter-Academic Athletic League, Germantown Academy prides itself on a rich history of athletics, generations of talented student-athletes, and opportunities to explore an incredible array of athletic experiences for all interested students. Typically, almost one-third of each graduating class goes on to pursue athletics at the collegiate level.

The Upper School Coach reports to the Boys Soccer Head Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the direction and instruction in the sport of boys soccer.
  • Ability to mentor and motivate student-athletes in the sport of soccer emphasizing the students’ holistic development.
  • Assist in the planning, organization and direction all Upper School Boys 3rd Team Soccer practices.
  • Understanding of the rules governing the sport of soccer.
  • Assist in contest management for all Upper School Boys 3rd Team Soccer contests.
  • Communicate regularly with student-athletes and parents.
  • Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
  • Meet with the Head Boys Soccer Coach on a frequent basis to review the status of the program.
  • Communicate with the Associate Director of Athletics regarding scheduling and equipment needs.
  • Comply with all professional guidelines as listed in the GA Coaches Handbook.
  • Embody and embrace the GA mission, as well as uphold the standards established in the GA Staff/Faculty Handbook.
  • Attend professional development opportunities in the sport of soccer and coaching.
  • Work with the Sports Information Assistant to report meet results and promote the program.

Qualifications:

  • Previous participation in soccer at the high school level (college preferred).
  • Minimum 1 year coaching experience (within a school setting preferred)
  • Ability to travel to and from athletics contests and practices between the hours of 3pm-7pm.
  • Associate degree; bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Valid driver’s license

To apply for the position, please submit the following information:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • A contact list of at least 3 references, including at least one current supervisor

For electronic submission, please send your documents to hrdept@germantownacademy.org.

For regular mail submission, please send your documents to:
Human Resources
Germantown Academy
340 Morris Road
Fort Washington, PA 19034

For more information about our school, please refer to www.germantownacademy.net.

JV BOYS SOCCER ASSISTANT COACH

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of JV Boys Soccer Assistant Coach, beginning August 21, 2017. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. A founding member of the prestigious Inter-Academic Athletic League, Germantown Academy prides itself on a rich history of athletics, generations of talented student-athletes, and opportunities to explore an incredible array of athletic experiences for all interested students. Typically, almost one-third of each graduating class goes on to pursue athletics at the collegiate level.

The Upper School Coach reports to the Boys Soccer Head Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:
• Assist in the direction and instruction in the sport of boys soccer.
• Ability to mentor and motivate student-athletes in the sport of soccer emphasizing the students’ holistic development.
• Assist in the planning, organization and direction all JV Boys Soccer practices.
• Understanding of the rules governing the sport of soccer.
• Assist in contest management for all JV Boys Soccer contests.
• Communicate regularly with student-athletes and parents.
• Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
• Meet with the Head Boys Soccer Coach on a frequent basis to review the status of the program.
• Communicate with the Associate Director of Athletics regarding scheduling and equipment needs.
• Comply with all professional guidelines as listed in the GA Coaches Handbook.
• Embody and embrace the GA mission, as well as uphold the standards established in the GA Staff/Faculty Handbook.
• Attend professional development opportunities in the sport of soccer and coaching.
• Work with the Sports Information Assistant to report meet results and promote the program.

Qualifications:
• Previous participation in soccer at the high school level (college preferred).
• Minimum 1 year coaching experience (within a school setting preferred)
• Ability to travel to and from athletics contests and practices between the hours of 3pm-7pm.
• Associate degree; bachelor’s degree preferred
• Valid driver’s license
To apply for the position, please submit the following information:

• Cover letter
• Resume
• A contact list of at least 3 references, including at least one current supervisor

For electronic submission, please send your documents to hrdept@germantownacademy.org.

For regular mail submission, please send your documents to:
Human Resources
Germantown Academy
340 Morris Road
Fort Washington, PA 19034

For more information about our school, please refer to www.germantownacademy.net.

Middle School Varsity Field Hockey Coach

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Middle School Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach, beginning September 5, 2017. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. A founding member of the prestigious Inter-Academic Athletic League, Germantown Academy prides itself on a rich history of athletics, generations of talented student-athletes, and opportunities to explore an incredible array of athletic experiences for all interested students. Typically, almost one-third of each graduating class goes on to pursue athletics at the collegiate level.

The Middle School Coach reports to the Field Hockey Head Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:
• Direct the instruction in the sport of field hockey.
• Ability to mentor and motivate student-athletes in the sport of field hockey emphasizing the students’ holistic development.
• Plan, organize and direct all MS Varsity Field Hockey practices.
• Understanding of the rules governing the sport of field hockey.
• Assist in contest management for all MS Varsity Field Hockey contests.
• Communicate regularly with student-athletes and parents.
• Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
• Meet with the Head Field Hockey Coach on a frequent basis to review the status of the program.
• Communicate with the Associate Director of Athletics regarding scheduling and equipment needs.
• Comply with all professional guidelines as listed in the GA Coaches Handbook.
• Embody and embrace the GA mission, as well as uphold the standards established in the GA Staff/Faculty Handbook.
• Attend professional development opportunities in the sport of field hockey and coaching.
• Work with the Sports Information Assistant to report meet results and promote the program.

Qualifications:
• Previous participation in field hockey at the high school level (college preferred).
• Minimum 1 year coaching experience (within a school setting preferred)
• Ability to travel to and from athletics contests and practices between the hours of 3pm-7pm.
• Associate degree; bachelor’s degree preferred
• Valid driver’s license
To apply for the position, please submit the following information:

• Cover letter
• Resume
• A contact list of at least 3 references, including at least one current supervisor

For electronic submission, please send your documents to hrdept@germantownacademy.org.

For regular mail submission, please send your documents to:
Human Resources
Germantown Academy
340 Morris Road
Fort Washington, PA 19034

For more information about our school, please refer to www.germantownacademy.net.

MIDDLE SCHOOL JV GIRLS TENNIS ASSISTANT COACH

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Middle School JV Girls Tennis Assistant Coach, beginning September 5, 2017. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. A founding member of the prestigious Inter-Academic Athletic League, Germantown Academy prides itself on a rich history of athletics, generations of talented student-athletes, and opportunities to explore an incredible array of athletic experiences for all interested students. Typically, almost one-third of each graduating class goes on to pursue athletics at the collegiate level.

The Middle School Coach reports to the Middle School Varsity Girls Tennis Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:
• Assist in the direction and instruction in the sport of girls tennis.
• Ability to mentor and motivate student-athletes in the sport of tennis emphasizing the students’ holistic development.
• Assist in the planning, organization and direction all MSJV Girls Tennis practices.
• Understanding of the rules governing the sport of tennis.
• Assist in contest management for all MSJV Girls Tennis matches.
• Communicate regularly with student-athletes and parents.
• Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
• Meet with the Middle School Varsity Girls Tennis Coach on a frequent basis to review the status of the program.
• Communicate with the Associate Director of Athletics regarding scheduling and equipment needs.
• Comply with all professional guidelines as listed in the GA Coaches Handbook.
• Embody and embrace the GA mission, as well as uphold the standards established in the GA Staff/Faculty Handbook.
• Attend professional development opportunities in the sport of tennis and coaching.
• Work with the Sports Information Assistant to report meet results and promote the program.

Qualifications:
• Previous participation in tennis at the high school level (college preferred).
• Minimum 1 year coaching experience (within a school setting preferred)
• Ability to travel to and from athletics contests and practices between the hours of 3pm-7pm.
• Associate degree; bachelor’s degree preferred
• Valid driver’s license

To apply for the position, please submit the following information:

• Cover letter
• Resume
• A contact list of at least 3 references, including at least one current supervisor

For electronic submission, please send your documents to hrdept@germantownacademy.org.

For regular mail submission, please send your documents to:
Human Resources
Germantown Academy
340 Morris Road
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Equal Opportunity Employment

Germantown Academy believes that equal opportunity in all aspects of employment supports the mission of the school and the successful attainment of our strategic objectives. It is the policy of Germantown Academy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status, and to seek candidates who will further diversify our community. GA will take positive action to ensure fulfillment of this policy in all areas, including hiring, placement, promotion or transfer, recruitment, employment ads, salary and other compensation, and selection for training and development opportunities.

For more information about hiring policies and practices, contact Rachel Elwood, Director of Human Resources, 267-405-7222 or EMAIL.