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Help Desk Support

Help Desk Support

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a part-time position of Help Desk Support, beginning April, 2019. 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.

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

Position Purpose:

The role of the Help Desk Support person is to answer help desk calls, complete level one help desk requests and assist members of the GA community that visit the Technology Department seeking technical support.

Key Responsibilities:

Help Desk Support

  • Assist faculty and students on a variety hardware and software issues
  • Respond to telephone calls, email and user requests for technical support
  • Document, track and monitor technical issue to ensure a timely resolution
  • Complete help desk tickets as assigned
  • Provide courteous, efficient, and accurate customer service
  • Set up and support A/V Equipment for school events
  • Identify, research, and resolve technical problems
  • Image and/or reimage computers
  • Assist with data entry as needed

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in related field
  • 1-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area
  • Experience in troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of technical equipment
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

Part-Time Lower School Administrative Assistant

Part-Time Lower School Administrative Assistant

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Lower School Administrative Assistant, beginning August 1st, 2019. This is a 10-month part-time position which offers 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.

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

Position Purpose: The Lower School Administrative Assistant reports to the Head of Lower School and to the Assistant to the Head of Lower School. He/she supports general administrative tasks of the lower school; assists administrators, faculty, students and parents; welcomes visitors; and attends to the daily operations of the Lower School. This individual is responsive to concerns and needs as they arise, presenting a professional and gracious demeanor that reinforces the culture of Germantown Academy as a welcoming and friendly school.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be welcoming, kind, and helpful to the community
  • Sign-in visitors using the Raptor visitor management system when needed
  • Record attendance and oversee dismissal
  • Coordinate with after school program to confirm students’ attendance and dismissal plans
  • Input and update student record information in collaboration with school database manager
  • Purchase supplies for office and maintain closets
  • Manage and maintain student files
  • Prepare and process emails and multiple bulk mailings
  • Respond to parent phone calls and emails as needed
  • Support the head and assistant division head’s calendar as needed
  • Support divisional tasks, memos, and communications as needed by the office team
  • Proofread administrative communications, newsletters, and presentations as needed
  • Liaise with technology department as needed to support online and data management systems in lower school
  • Create, update, and manage the online lower school, master, family and web calendars, communicating updates to the communications department and to faculty as needed
  • Create, update, and manage online platforms with the updated policies, procedures, duties, and other logistics
  • Prepare and manage online sign-up system for meetings, field trips, conferences and other events
  • Coordinate with office team, faculty and other divisions/departments when scheduling meetings and events
  • Reserve facilities for meetings and special events using online scheduling system as needed

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate college degree
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Completes tasks with high level of accuracy
  • Can focus on and manage multiple tasks efficiently and productively
  • Demonstrates confidentiality and discretion with workplace information
  • Expertise with technology and with data-base entry in particular
  • Expertise with Microsoft Word, Google Apps, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to take direction and feedback
  • Able to work as part of team
  • Client centered orientation
  • A professional, friendly, patient, and welcoming presence

Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

College Counselor and Upper School History Teacher

College Counselor and Upper School History Teacher

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a full-time position of College Counselor and Upper School History Teacher, beginning August, 2019. The position involves providing college counseling for fifteen students from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes as well as teaching three sections of Upper School History. This is a 10-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.

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

Specific duties within college counseling include:

  • Working as part of a team with three full-time college counselors, one part-time college counselor, and an administrative assistant.
  • Writing college counselor recommendations for fifteen seniors each year.
  • Helping students identify an initial college list and appropriate college matches.
  • Establishing relationships with college and university representatives through meetings with college representatives who visit GA, visiting college campuses, and attending regional and national conferences.
  • Advocating for seniors in the admission process.
  • Fully utilizing the resources of Naviance to facilitate the college search and application processes.

Specific duties for History teaching position include:

  • Preparing and teaching three sections total of World History 9 and World History 10.
  • Attending and participating in regularly scheduled department meetings, as well as World History 9 and World History 10 team meetings.
  • Collaborating with and learning from members of both World History 9 and World History 10 teams.

Participating in Upper School life in meaningful ways outside the classroom (coaching, leading extracurriculars, etc.)

Candidates must have at least two years of experience in college counseling and two years of experience teaching History at the high school level. They must have at least a B.A. in History (M.A. preferred).

Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

Upper School Biology Teacher

Upper School Biology Teacher

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a full-time position of Upper School Biology Teacher, beginning August, 2019. This is a 10-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.

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

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Biology/Science Education strongly preferred
  • 5 years teaching experience (minimum)
  • Ability to teach both first year Biology (Biology 1 and Biology Honors) and AP Biology
  • Interest in working with students as an advisor and extracurricular sponsor/coach

Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

Lower School Science Teacher

Lower School Science Teacher

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a full-time position of Lower School Science Teacher, beginning August, 2019. This is a one year position for the 2019-2020 school year, 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.

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

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Science Education, Elementary Education, or related field
  • Background in a wide range of topics including animals, plants, dinosaurs, fossils, geology, energy, chemistry, simple machines, electricity, magnetism, ecology, astronomy, and simple machines
  • Fluent with technology integration into curriculum
  • Experience teaching science in a “hands-on” fashion
  • Experience working with children ages 7-11
  • Willing to care for and maintain health of classroom animals
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Enjoys working with children ages 7-11, science and nature

Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

Lower School Assistant Teacher

Lower School Assistant Teacher

Germantown Academy, a coeducational PreK-12 independent school with 1,100 students in Fort Washington, PA (suburban Philadelphia), seeks a full-time, experienced, dynamic Assistant Teacher to start in August 2019. Salary range is highly competitive and commensurate with experience. Germantown Academy offers an excellent array of benefits.

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

Position Purpose:

The Assistant Teacher (AT) is a full time, instructional position. The AT supports the classroom Lead Teacher in planning and executing the curriculum with students. The AT should be prepared to plan and execute small group instruction with students, as well as lead whole group lessons. The AT is responsible for supporting all aspects of the program, and should be collaborative and flexible. In addition, the AT is required to contribute to after-school programming through coaching or leading after-school enrichment activities at least 1 day/week.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 4 year college degree required; degree in elementary education preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong collaboration, organization, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Strong work ethic, attendance, and punctuality
  • Strong skills in using technology to support communications -google apps, Microsoft office, web-based applications
  • Strong aptitude for learning educational technology to support student instruction-Ipad applications, digital media, SMART
  • Strong interest in professional development
Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

Percussion Instructor, Assistant Band Director, Middle School General Music Teacher

Percussion Instructor

Assistant Band Director

Middle School General Music Teacher

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the full-time position of Percussion Instructor, Assistant Band Director and Middle School General Music Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a 10-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. Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. 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.

Job Description:

Germantown Academy uses a mallet-first approach to percussion pedagogy to ensure confidence in melodic/rhythmic reading. Qualified candidates should be well-versed on two and four mallet percussion instruments, symphonic snare and timpani, in addition to jazz and rock drum set. They would provide private lessons for up to 30 percussion students in grades 4-12 and prepare Upper School Honors percussionists for PMEA district band and orchestra auditions. As Assistant All-School Band Director, they will provide support in rehearsals including leading small group sectionals, guiding students through audition strategies, conducting seating placement testing, part writing, and perform in scheduled school concerts in all divisions. As Middle School General Music Teacher, they will implement a general music curriculum for students in grades 6-8 using music technology, chordal instruments including, but not limited to, guitar and piano, as well as a variety of percussion instruments. Additionally, there may be opportunities to assist the after-school Jazz Bands in the Lower School and Middle School.

Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

Assistant All-School Band Director Responsibilities

  • Organize percussion part assignments and provide instructional support to percussion sections in Lower School Concert Band, Sixth Grade Concert Band, Seventh and Eighth Grade Concert Band, Upper School Symphonic Band, as well as percussionists in Upper School Honors Symphonic Band.
  • Accompany bands in rehearsals and performances on percussion and rhythm section instruments.
  • Provide a positive classroom experience that incorporates effective classroom management techniques.
  • Knowledge and ability to teach, conduct, and mentor all sections of the ensembles preferred.

Middle School General Music Teacher Responsibilities

  • Teach a play-based and interactive General Music curriculum for grades 6-8 that incorporates music technology, percussion instruments, keyboards, guitars and folk instruments.
  • Introduce students to fundamentals of music appreciation through the study of world music and music history.
  • Help students explore basic music reading and composition techniques.

Private Lesson Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with ensemble directors to establish and maintain a percussion studio appropriately sized for ensemble balance and needs.
  • Prepare percussion students for ensemble rehearsals, performances, and auditions.
  • Prepare Upper School Honors musicians for PMEA district band/orchestra solos and auditions.
  • Support and instruct percussion students towards confidence in music literacy.
  • Implement a mallet-first curriculum for percussion musicians in grades 4-12.
  • Instruct student musicians on mallet, snare, timpani, drum set, etc.
  • Collaborate with Concert Band and Jazz Band directors to ensure student success in ensembles.
  • Ensure that all rules and policies of the private lesson program are followed judiciously.
  • Identify program needs (ie. instrument repairs and purchases) and possibilities for expansion as they arise.
  • Plan a yearly recital for percussion students.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music or music education is required.
  • Mastery of percussion performance on instruments including keyboard percussion and drum set.
  • Ability to teach a range of band classes, grades 4-12
  • Comprehensive knowledge of percussion education curriculum including best practices, philosophies, and methods.
  • Working knowledge of Finale and/or Sibelius music notation software preferred
  • Ability to work in mission driven, team-oriented, fast-paced, exciting environment that requires initiative, and a collaborative and innovative spirit.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills.
  • A demonstrated desire to work with middle school students.
  • Experience teaching general music preferred.
  • Previous experience as a percussion private lesson teacher preferred.

Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

Upper School English Teacher

Upper School English Teacher

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a full-time position of Upper School English Teacher, beginning August, 2019. This is a 10-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.

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

Upper School English Teacher

  • BA in English and MA/MEd or PhD in English
  • Minimum of 5 years teaching experience at the high school level
  • Ability to teach a range of English, from 9th grade to junior/senior electives
  • 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 apply online at:

https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

School Store Manager

School Store Manager

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of School Store Manager, beginning January, 2019. 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.

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

Position Purpose: Reporting to the Director of Operations, the School Store Manager will manage the daily financial and retail operations of the school store. He or she will promote GA-related items in the store and at special events. The School Store Manager will assist with Summer Programs as the Welcome Center Director as well as other administrative duties.

Key Responsibilities:

School Store Manager

1. Plan and direct the day-to-day operations of the School Store.

2. Develop strategies to improve customer service, drive sales and increase profitability.

3. Maintain standards of quality and affordability through agreed-upon pricing models to achieve the overall goal of revenue generation for the Academy.

4. Provide friendly and professional customer service when selling supplies and specialty items to all members of the community.

5. Ensure customer needs are met, complaints are resolved, and service is quick and efficient.

6. Ensure all products and displays are merchandised effectively to maximize sales and profitability.

7. Maintain awareness of events, meetings and other GA gatherings to make sure the School Store is fully stocked with short and long term items.

8. Supervise, mentor and support part-time and full-time staff.

9. Facilitate special interest orders for sports teams, clubs and organizations throughout the GA community.

10. Utilize electronic inventory tracking system to maintain accurate and updated inventories and process all in-store purchases.

11. Authorize payment for accounts receivable related to the School Store and maintain accounts payable records.

12. Work together with the Accounting Manager to ensure accuracy of record keeping and cash drawer. Close out cash drawer daily and make weekly deposits to the Business Office.

13. Assist with creation of overall marketing strategy for in-store sales and special events.

14. Coordinate satellite sales of store merchandise at appropriate venues/events throughout the school year.

15. Produce specialty items for promotion around special events such as GA-PC Day, winter holidays and graduation.

16. Establish close working relationships with various vendors to fulfill inventory needs and merchandise/product development.

17. Assist with textbook purchases for faculty.

Summer Programs Welcome Center Director

1. Work closely with the Assistant Director of Operations to ensure a smooth transition from school year to summer by supporting the camp planning process.

2. Assist with the management of the ACTIVE system by overseeing summer attendance and managing the Welcome Center.

3. Act as the Pavilion Coordinator by answering the phones, scanning IDs into the Raptor system, and other administrative tasks.

Other Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for appearance and cleanliness of School Store and surrounding space.

2. Establish good working relationship with Pavilion Manager and Housekeeping staff.

3. Work with the Office of Institutional Advancement to create advertising media.

4. Create an open, friendly atmosphere that is comfortable and inviting to all members of the GA community and visitors.

5. Some evening and weekend hours required as necessary for special events such as GA/PC day, open house events, etc.

Qualifications:

1. Retail management and marketing experience.

2. Competency in MS Office products and database and inventory software.

3. Strong accounting skills.

4. A friendly, outgoing manner and strong customer service skills.

5. Good organizational skills.

6. Ability to write and communicate clearly and effectively.

Candidates who meet these criteria should apply using the link below.

Rachel Elwood

Director or Human Resources

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

Apply Here


Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Executive Assistant to the Head of School, beginning June, 2019. 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.

Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. 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 Summary: Reporting to the Head of School, the Assistant will provide administrative support to the office. The Assistant will be expected to help create a sense of order and good humor in a fast-paced, high-demand work environment that requires discretion, good judgment, strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize. The Assistant will provide administrative support in the following areas:

Head of School Responsibilities:

1. Meet and welcome all visitors to the Head of School’s office. Answer the phone, make appointments, and maintain and update the Head’s calendar.

2. Assist with cross-divisional One School events when the facilitator does not have administrative assistant support and the Head of School is the key person.

3. Schedule One School Committee meetings for the year, take the minutes, schedule the meeting space and any technology needs, and make all food and beverage arrangements.

4. Schedule bi-weekly and monthly meetings for the year with the Head of School and his direct reports.

5. Make all travel arrangements and create the itinerary for all trips involving the Head of School.

6. Reconcile credit card purchases and help manage the Head of School’s budget.

7. Pay particular attention to the All-School calendar and maintain a proactive tickler file to prepare the Head for the next event or phase of school life.

8. Review all incoming emails when the Head of School is out of the office. Forward to other departments as needed, delete unnecessary emails, respond when able and notify the Head regarding those he or she needs to deal with.

9. Assist with the creation of PowerPoint (or other Microsoft Office software programs) presentations.

10. Work with the Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer to facilitate the calendar meetings with the other administrative assistants.

11. Lead monthly meetings with the assistants to the division heads to ensure each division and the Head of School’s office is appropriately supported during times of high activity.

Board of Trustee Responsibilities:

1. Schedule the Board of Trustee meetings, take the minutes, maintain the permanent record of the minutes, maintain the trustee website, assist in compiling the Board report, schedule the meeting space and any technology needs, and make all food and beverage arrangements.

2. Assist the Board subcommittee chairs in their trustee responsibilities.

3. Serve as the liaison with Board of Trustee Committee Chairs (Governance, Development and Communications, Finance, Investment, and Facilities). Make room reservations and order refreshments for meetings. Post committee meeting minutes on the Trustee web.

4. Distribute Board contracts annually to individual Board members for signature; store and maintain in file.

Other Responsibilities:

1. Provide support to the Director of Faculty Professional Development with regard to the administration of the following programs: Kast Grants, Endowed Faculty Chairs, End of Year Awards (Distinguished Achievement Awards and Mission Awards), Graduate Study, PAIS Accreditation and Act 48. Prepare the “Good News” PowerPoint presentation for Opening Day.

2. Provide administrative and logistical support to the Director of Equity and Inclusion.

3. Record staff attendance in the event of a fire drill.

4. Assist with all-school special events and projects as requested.

5. Attend administrative meetings as needed and coordinate administrative retreats.

6. Coordinate with the Archivist regarding documents and materials that need to be preserved. Provide relevant information to the Archivist.

Qualifications:

1. A minimum of 7-10 years progressive experience in a non-profit or independent school.

2. Exceptional word processing skills, including a proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs.

3. Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately, verbally and in writing.

4. Must be able to write letters, answer emails, and generally assist in written communication occasionally in an effort to ease the correspondence load.

5. Must demonstrate initiative and understand the need for strict confidentiality in all matters.

6. Strong organizational skills required.

7. Knowledge of and/or familiarity with GA community a plus.

Candidates who meet these criteria should apply using the link below.

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

Apply Here


Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Germantown Academy seeks an experienced, dynamic Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach to start in August 2019. Full-time teaching position may be possible depending upon applicant’s qualifications and faculty openings. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

Requirements:

  • Direct the instruction in the sport of Boys Basketball for all of the Upper and Middle School teams.
  • Organize and run all Boys Basketball Varsity team practices.
  • Game management for all Upper School Varsity Boys Basketball team games.
  • Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
  • Assist in attracting and supervising quality coaches for the Boys Basketball program.
  • Conduct instructional clinics in order to recruit/develop internal GA players as well as the surrounding community.
  • Serve as a resource for the college selection process for all Upper School Boys Basketball players and their families.
  • Oversee all aspects of the GA Boys Basketball Camp (minimum two weeks) including, but not limited to: staff recruitment and evaluation, curriculum development, parent communication and marketing.
  • Attend all league meetings of the Varsity Boys Basketball coaches.
  • Serve as a conduit of information regarding the Boys Basketball program for all appropriate media sites, including working with the sports information assistant to report game results and promote the team.
  • Meet with the Director of Athletics 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 of the professional guidelines as listed in the GA Coaches Handbook.
  • Attend professional development opportunities in the sport of basketball and coaching.


Interested candidates should apply by using the link below.

Director of Facilities

Director of Facilities

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Director of Facilities, beginning June, 2019. 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.

Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. 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 Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Facilities will manage and oversee all aspects of facilities, parking, maintenance and security the Academy’s 126 acre campus.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Oversee the ongoing and planned maintenance, renovation and renewal of all buildings and grounds.

2. Manage the annual Lavino Trust including all required annual inspections and reports.

3. Serve as the Academy’s project manager for all capital projects.

4. Directly manage and evaluate the Supervisor of Building and Grounds, Mailroom Manager and Director of Security. Provide direction to establish work priorities.

5. Annually review employee performances for all direct reports; provide or request training programs as needed.

6. Monitor and maintain the Academy’s FMX software, a web-based maintenance and scheduling program. Provide FMX support and training to staff and the GA community as needed.

7. Organize and review bidding processes for any contracted services or projects.

8. Work with Chief Operating Officer in preparation and management of maintenance budget including monitoring of all related utilities and Facilities Committee project expenses.

9. Monitor performance of outside contractors and address any issues in a timely manner.

10. Prepare the agenda and required back up material for Facilities Committee meetings.

11. Serve as an integral member of special event planning and rental of facilities committees to include organization of set up/break down, staffing requirements and coordination of the involvement of other departments and outside contractors.

12. Ensure consistent, effective communication to the School community for all matters related to facilities/physical plant

Other Responsibilities:

1. Meet bi-weekly with COO and Director of Operations to review facilities related issues.

2. Meet formally, no less than weekly, with Direct Reports.

3. Serve as a member of Operations Committee, Plant Committee, Facilities Rental Committee, Safety Committee, and One-School Committee.

4. Work with Director of Safety, ensure all requirements are met to maintain certification by State of PA.

5. Be available to report to work at any time to handle emergency situations.

6. Participate in the development of policies and procedures that affect the use of facilities.

7. In conjunction with the Housekeeping manager and Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds, establish and implement an effective summer and non-school day program of specialized cleaning and repairs.

8. Work with the COO to develop the School’s five-year facilities plan.

Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree preferred along with a minimum of 10 years management experience.

2. Preference for individual who has management experience in an Independent School.

3. Demonstrated facilities management experience.

4. Able to interact effectively with a wide variety of audiences including school administrators, vendors, and board members.

5. Budget management and budget analysis skills required.

6. Strong organizations skills with ability to effectively manage projects and priorities and ability to adjust to ever changing demands.

7. Demonstrated competency in Excel, and Word.

8. Must possess strong interpersonal skills.

9. Strong verbal presentation and written communication skills.

10. Proven ability to supervise and manage a large team and to build strong working relationships.

Candidates who meet these criteria should apply with the link below.


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

Apply Here

Email: hrdept@germantownacademy.org

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

Associate Director of Admission

Associate Director of Admission

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Associate Director of Admission, beginning July 2019. 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.

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

Germantown Academy seeks a qualified Associate Director of Admission, with a minimum of five years’ experience in admission, financial aid or a related field in an independent school or college setting. This person will be an integral member of the admission team, overseeing the financial aid process, assisting in the admissions application process and contributing to an effective enrollment management program. The Associate Director of Admission will be expected to participate in all phases of the admission, financial aid and enrollment programs. Reports to the Director of Admission.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Financial Aid:

a) Oversees the allocation of the financial aid budget.

b) Administers the financial aid program: guides prospective and current families through the financial aid process; directs and processes financial aid for all programs; chairs Financial Aid Committee; sends financial aid materials; prepares financial aid decision letters; and communicates financial aid decisions to families.

c) Creates and produces accurate financial aid budgets for the total cost of education for financial aid families.

d) Serves as a resource for the Director of Admission to ensure that Germantown Academy’s financial aid policy remains current and the administration of financial aid follows the NAIS Principles of Good Practice.

e) Creates, publishes materials and presents information about Germantown Academy’s Financial Aid Program to prospective families.

f) Maintains all records, files and databases pertaining to financial aid information and reports on these statistics as necessary.

g) Works with Director of Admission and Chief Operating Officer to identify trends in enrollment and financial aid.

h) Works to ensure that the financial aid application process is a positive experience for students and their families.

2. Enrollment Management:

a) Conducts admission interviews, and completes interview summary, thank you note, Parent Ambassador phone call; guides these families through the admission process from inquiry through decision and enrollment of admitted students.

b) Assists with admission and outreach events including Open Houses, am@GA events, feeder school and off campus events, and other events as created.

c) Assists the Director of Admission in creating and coordinating new student recruitment and retention initiatives.

d) Assists the Director of Admission with all admission reporting and research including compiling, preparation and compilation of data for spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.

e) Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies.

f) Assist the Director of Admission as needed.

g) Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

1. Minimum 5 years of experience in independent school admission, financial aid or related field preferred.

2. Experience working with children and parents, preferably in an independent school environment.

3. Warm, welcoming, and outgoing individual who can reach out to families from a wide variety of backgrounds.

4. Ability to multitask and prioritize work, take direction, but also contribute ideas to the overall enrollment strategy and execution.

5. Excellent communication skills, including strong writing and editing abilities; strong attention to details.

6. Knowledge of the larger independent school community and the work of NAIS.

7. Strong computer skills with knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite programs.

8. Impeccable professional and personal integrity.

9. Creative thinking and a sense of humor.

10. BA/BS Degree required, MA/MS preferred.

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

  • Detailed letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • 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 January 15, 2019 will receive priority review, but all applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

    Please send your documents to hrdept@germantownacademy.org.

    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 résume to hrdept@germantownacademy.org.

    Child Care Center Substitute Teacher

    Child Care Center Substitute Teacher

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Child Care Center Substitute Teacher, beginning August 2018. This is a 10-month position which offers 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.

    Position Purpose: Reporting to the Director, a substitute teacher will assist in his or her room on an on-call, as needed basis.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. A substitute will assist and implement the daily activities of the group under the guidance and direction of the Group Supervisor, or an assistant group supervisor.

    2. He or she is responsible for the health, safety and care of the children enrolled in the child care center, which includes but is not limited to feeding meals and snacks, potty training, changing diapers and any other bathroom needs, washing hands and faces to ensure the cleanliness of the children.

    3. He or she will help coordinate the activities.

    Qualifications:

    A Substitute must possess the minimum of:

    1. A high school diploma or a GED certificate and two years of experience with children.

    In addition, a substitute teacher must be warm and enjoy working with young children. He or she must be willing to assist the children in all aspects of their personal care and hygiene, proper nutrition and interactions with other children. Working cooperatively with other members of the Child Care team is necessary for the well-being and safety of the children.

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply using the link below.

    Ms. Rachel Elwood

    Director of Human Resources

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

    Apply Here


    Upper School Softball Assistant Coach

    GERMANTOWN ACADEMY

    UPPER SCHOOL SOFTBALL ASSISTANT COACH

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Upper School Softball Assistant Coach, beginning February 25, 2019. 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 Softball Head Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the direction and instruction in the sport of softball.
  • Ability to mentor and motivate student-athletes in the sport of softball emphasizing the students’ holistic development.
  • Assist in the planning, organization and direction all US Softball practices.
  • Understanding of the rules governing the sport of softball.
  • Assist in contest management for all US Softball contests.
  • Communicate regularly with student-athletes and parents.
  • Serve as a resource for the college selection process for Upper School Softball student-athletes and their families.
  • Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
  • Meet with the Head Softball 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 softball and coaching.
  • Work with the Sports Information Assistant to report meet results and promote the program.
  • Qualifications:

  • Previous participation in softball 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

  • Candidates who meet these criteria should apply using the link below.

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

    Apply Here


    Assistant Age Group Coach

    Germantown Academy Aquatic Club seeks a part-time, experienced Age Group Coach for the 2018-2019 Season. The salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Job Description:

  • Directly assists with the groups that are assigned by the age group 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
  • 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 age group 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 apply using the link below.

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

    Apply Here


    Germantown Academy Aquatic Club - Assistant Diving Coach

    Germantown Academy Aquatic Club - Assistant Diving Coach

    With the recent growth of our diving program and expansion of our dryland equipment, Germantown Academy Dive Club is looking for an assistant coach to maintain a high level of individual attention to athletes within our program. Maintaining the philosophy and vertical integration set forth by Germantown Academy the assistant coach will actively work with the head coach on the daily operations of the club.

    Previous coaching experience preferred but not required with NCAA and USA Diving competition experience. This part-time coaching position comes with a competitive hourly rate.

    Reporting to the Head Coach, the responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    ● Supervising training groups during both water and dry land sessions.

    ● Assist in all assigned training duties across all programs with the following qualifications;

    • ○ Personable and innovative coaching strategies.
    • ○ Fundamental skill development with an emphasis on dry land training.
    • ○ Pulling belts in all directions – or the desire and ability to be trained.

    ● Assist in program planning and organization.

    ● Ability to lead training sessions while head coach is traveling to competitions.

    ● Assist in recruitment of new developmental and beginner divers at the local level adding to the club’s grassroots approach.

    ● Communicate effectively with head coach, aquatics staff, athletes, and parents.

    ● Setting up, organizing, and assisting in diving clinics.

    ● Active recruitment of members interested in joining the Germantown Academy community.

    Requirements:

    ● Strong desire to learn and advance knowledge within coaching.

    ● Preferred minimum of 2 years coaching experience.

    ● Preferred experience competing at USA Diving Junior Olympic and NCAA level.

    ● Basic knowledge and understanding of diving mechanics.

    ● Basic knowledge and understanding of competitive diving.

    ● Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and enjoyable training environment.

    ● Experience pulling belts – or the desire and ability to be trained.

    A review of application material will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

    Please email Tom Henninger, Head Coach, Germantown Academy Dive Club at thomas.henninger@germantownacademy.org.

  • Resume and/or CV-Coaching and competitive background.
  • Coaching goals and philosophy.

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

    Apply Here

    Email: hrdept@germantownacademy.org

    Post:
    Ms. Rachel Elwood
    Director of 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.