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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

Director of Equity and Inclusion

Germantown Academy is located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. We seek a visionary, committed leader to inaugurate our new Director of Equity & Inclusion position, beginning July 2018. The Director of Equity and Inclusion reports directly to the Head of School. This is a 12-month position which offers a highly competitive salary and an excellent array of benefits, including an outstanding retirement plan, significant funding for professional development, and 100% tuition remission in grades K-12 for one or two admitted children of faculty and administrators.

The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, approximately 25% of which are students of color. Located on a beautiful campus of 126 acres, Germantown Academy is 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. Please see our Diversity Commitment HERE.

Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment which is inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds.

Primary Responsibilities

  • In partnership with the Head of School, assist with the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and programs that sustain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community;
  • Provide strategic leadership in implementation of recommendations from the school’s recent strategic plan and diversity climate assessment;
  • In partnership with administration and Diversity Task Force, oversee the implementation of the school’s equity and inclusion goals and action plan;
  • Coordinate, lead, and supervise the seven Diversity & Community Life Coordinators across our three divisions and the Director of Community Outreach;
  • Co-lead the school-wide Diversity Task Force;
  • Coordinate and lead school-wide Community Conversations related to matters of equity and inclusion;
  • Partner with the Head of School, Division Heads, and senior administrators in the recruitment, hiring, mentoring, evaluation, and retention of faculty, administrators, and staff who reflect and support a diverse and inclusive school community;
  • Partner with the Head of School, Division Heads, Board Chair, and senior administrators in the creation and implementation of professional development related to equity and inclusion for faculty, administrators, staff, and trustees;
  • Collaborate with divisional academic leaders in the review and revision of curriculum and co-curriculum to reflect best practices in multicultural education;
  • Develop excellent working relationships with students, administrators, faculty, staff, trustees, and parents;
  • Oversee and expand affinity groups for students, employees, and families across the school as well as ally group efforts;
  • Serve as a resource for faculty, administration, parents, and students on issues of student support;
  • Assist the admission office and three divisions as needed in the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body;
  • Act as a liaison between the school and local communities to serve these communities better and to support the school’s outreach and admission recruitment programs;
  • Assist students and parents with the transition to our school and act as a mentor to families in need;
  • Work with Parents’ Committee to help expand involvement of parents from under-represented groups in the school’s parent organization;
  • Consult with student and faculty leaders involved with multicultural clubs or initiatives across the school;
  • Support and develop student diversity leadership, and help develop programs which enable all students to advocate for themselves and others;
  • Network with leaders at other independent schools and leaders around the country in multicultural curriculum, professional development, and diversity best practices;
  • Help plan and implement important community events related to diversity across the school year;
  • Manage diversity programming budgets carefully and effectively;
  • Serve on the school’s management team and other committees as requested;
  • Partner with the advancement office to extend outreach to graduates from under-represented groups;
  • Serve as a resource to the community for matters of diversity, inclusion, and multicultural practices.

Other Responsibilities

  • Teach one or two classes (any division) or administrate in a secondary area of the school (e.g. admission, advancement, athletics, etc.) based on experience and expertise.

Qualifications & Qualities

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree; advanced degree(s) preferred
  • Minimum of five years of administrative experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership preferred
  • Participation in in-depth training in diversity, inclusion and multicultural practices at nationally recognized seminars and workshops
  • Strategic thinking skills with a record of accomplishment in implementation of programs in diversity, equity, and inclusion in school settings
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills across a variety of constituencies (students, parents, trustees, faculty, community leaders, etc.)
  • Patience and humor
  • Superb organizational skills needed to interface with several academic and non-academic departments
  • A strong desire to collaborate with passionate educational leaders
  • Capacity to enjoy working with faculty and young people in a PreK-12 school environment
  • Knowledge of independent schools is preferred, but not required

To apply for the position, please assemble a portfolio including the following information:

  • Detailed letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • A contact list of at least 3 references, including at least one current supervisor
  • Portfolios may be submitted electronically or via regular mail. Applications received by December 1, 2017 will receive priority review, but all applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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

ATTN: Director of Equity and Inclusion


Lower School Substitute Teachers

Per-diem substitute teachers needed for PreK through 5th grade. Applicants need to have a teaching background or school or camp experience and be available from 7:45 AM-3:15 PM. Candidates may be called on short notice for daily needs or for longer term assignments. Clearances need to be up to date. If you are experienced and interested in subbing at GA, please email your resume to hrdept@germantownacademy.org.

General Maintenance

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of General Maintenance, beginning November, 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: Reporting to the Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds, the General Maintenance worker will support the overall well-being and upkeep of the facility to ensure a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and all members of the community.

General Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to perform maintenance and repair duties which assures the preservation and upkeep of the School, its buildings and fixtures. Provide physical services for all repairs and renovation programs not performed by others.
  • Respond to requests made through SchoolDude, by school administration and supervisor.
  • Observe all safety regulations and policies.
  • Perform routine checks on all school vehicles and recommend repairs as required.
  • In cases of emergencies, inclement weather or disaster, the General Maintenance worker will be required to report to work and work over time on weekends, holidays and snow days.
  • Maintain and provide inventory/order to supervisor for all related materials.
  • Supports department in all aspects of general maintenance as required for furniture set ups/breakdowns for School events, snow removal and snow maintenance; parking assistance and correction of emergency conditions such as sewer back-ups or water flooding of classrooms/other areas.
  • Provide written lists of noted deficiencies within the building to the Supervisor. Such lists should outline specific conditions or situations, exact locations, and recommendations for corrective action.
  • Daily performance of duties shall be carried out with respect for faculty, staff and the School community, its building and grounds.
  • Required to perform other related duties as assigned.


Required Physical Characteristics:

  • Ability to easily lift 40 pounds throughout the course of an eight - ten hour day.
  • Ability to walk, bend, stand, do manual labor throughout an eight – ten hour day.
  • Physical ability to complete grounds, fields and general maintenance projects.
  • Ability and agility to operate all maintenance equipment (i.e.: snow / leaf blower, hi-lift and ladders).
  • Visual acuity of at least 20/40 (with corrective lenses if needed) sufficient to maintain accurate records, read instructions and complete inventory and forms.
  • Ability to speak and understand English sufficiently to give directions and communicate with supervisor, vendors and contractors.
  • Ability to read and write English legibly and accurately and to utilize necessary computer maintenance programs.


Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have 5 years prior general maintenance experience in a school or similar environment.
  • Must Have High School Diploma.
  • Must have valid driver’s license & clean driving record.

  • Personal Attributes:

    • Must maintain a positive, can-do approach to the work at hand.
    • Must meet required standards of performance with minimum supervision.
    • Must be able to communicate comfortably with the full range of school staff, faculty, administration and students.
    • Needs to anticipate problems and undertake solutions without prompting.
    • Need to provide continuous attention to quality, detail and final results.

    Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter, résumé, 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:

    JV Girls Winter Volleyball Coach

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of JV Girls Winter Volleyball Coach, beginning November 17, 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 JV Coach reports to the Girls Winter Volleyball Head Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist in the direction and instruction in the sport of girls volleyball.
    • Ability to mentor and motivate student-athletes in the sport of volleyball emphasizing the students’ holistic development.
    • Assist in the planning, organization and direction all JV Girls Volleyball practices.
    • Understanding of the rules governing the sport of volleyball.
    • Assist in contest management for all JV Girls Volleyball contests.
    • Communicate regularly with student-athletes and parents.
    • Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
    • Meet with the Head Girls Winter Volleyball 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 volleyball and coaching.
    • Work with the Sports Information Assistant to report meet results and promote the program.

    Qualifications:

    • Previous participation in volleyball 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
    • Résumé
    • 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

    JV Boys Basketball Coach

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of JV Boys Basketball Coach, beginning November 20, 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 JV Coach reports to the Boys Basketball Head Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist in the direction and instruction in the sport of boys basketball.
    • Ability to mentor and motivate student-athletes in the sport of basketball emphasizing the students’ holistic development.
    • Assist in the planning, organization and direction all JV Boys Basketball practices.
    • Understanding of the rules governing the sport of basketball.
    • Assist in contest management for all JV Boys Basketball contests.
    • Communicate regularly with student-athletes and parents.
    • Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
    • Meet with the Head Boys Basketball 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 basketball and coaching.
    • Work with the Sports Information Assistant to report meet results and promote the program.

    Qualifications:

    • Previous participation in basketball 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
    • Résume
    • 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

    Van Driver for Squash Team

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Squash Van Driver, beginning November 13, 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 Van Driver reports to the Head Squash Coach.

    Responsibilities:

    • Drive van to practice on daily basis (Tu, W, Th).
    • Transport student-athletes from campus at 3:45pm to Gwynedd Racquet Club, then transport student-athletes back to campus around 4:45pm.

    Qualifications:

    • Ability to travel to and from athletics contests and practices between the hours of 3-5pm.
    • Valid driver’s license

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

    • Cover letter
    • Résume
    • 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

    Substitute Teachers - Upper School English

    Germantown Academy, a coeducational PreK-12 independent school with 1,100 students in Fort Washington, PA, seeks experienced, dynamic Upper School English Teachers to be available to substitute when needed. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

    Upper School English Substitute Teacher

    • Bachelor’s/Masters/MEd or PhD in English
    • Some teaching experience preferred at the high school level
    • Ability to execute lesson plan prepared by absent teacher

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

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

    Or to:

    hrdept@germantownacademy.org

    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.