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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

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

Open Positions at Germantown Academy

Part-Time Upper School Lab Assistant and Chemistry Teacher

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Upper School Part-Time Lab Assistant and Chemistry Teacher, beginning August, 2018. 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. 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.

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. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in chemistry
  • Ability to work in a mission-driven, team-oriented, fast-paced, exciting environment that requires initiative, and a collaborative and innovative spirit; Ability to create a vibrant and inspiring learning community
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with instructional technology (e.g. SMART, VLE, Google apps) required

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach two co-ed classes of up to 16 students in chemistry
  • Establish excellent parent partnerships and communication: Write detailed student progress reports, attend parent information evenings and scheduled parent-teacher conferences
  • Collaborate with department members to support and expand lab program
  • Collaborate and communicate with Student Support Team and administration as needed to support students’ learning and social success at school
  • Maintain chemical inventory and advise department head on chemical ordering
  • Understand relevant OSHA and EPA regulations and advise accordingly
  • Handle chemical waste disposal
  • Prepare chemicals and equipment for US science labs
  • Organize laboratory spaces and maintain an equipment inventory
  • Perform regular maintenance on equipment including cleaning two stills, updating software on Vernier LabPro’s and LabQuests and calibrating sensors

Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter and 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

Assistant Director of College Counseling

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Assistant Director of College Counseling, beginning August 2018. 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. 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.

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. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

The Assistant Director assists the Associate and Director of College Counseling with all operations of the office, works closely with students and parents, is responsible for guiding approximately 40 students per grades ten through twelfth through the college search and application processes, serves as an academic advisor, and either teaches one course a year, or serves as the testing coordinator, or as an admission officer.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Writing recommendations for approximately 1/3 of each graduating class
  • Teaching 2 sections of College Seminar for juniors.
  • 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.
  • Compiling and disseminating scholarship and summer program information.
  • Supporting divisional and school-wide initiatives through committee work as appropriate
  • Participating in faculty and staff meetings.
  • Contributing to the extracurricular life of the school through coaching or serving as and advisor to a club or activity.

Candidates must have at least one year of experience working in either college counseling at an independent school or in selective college admissions and be capable of teaching a class in his or her chosen field.

Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter, résume 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

Part-Time Upper School Computer Science Teacher

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Part-Time Computer Science 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.

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. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science strongly preferred
  • Ability to teach Introductory Computer Science, AP Computer Science A (Java) and AP Computer Science B (computing principles)

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

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.

Part-Time Upper School English Teacher

Germantown Academy, a coeducational PreK-12 independent school with 1,100 students in Fort Washington, PA, seeks a dynamic Upper School English Teacher to start in August 2018. This is a 10-month position. The position entails teaching one section of English 9 and one section of English 10. Salary will depend on experience. There are no health or tuition remission benefits associated with this position. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

Part-Time Upper School English Teacher

  • Bachelor’s degree in English Literature
  • Teaching experience at the high school level preferred

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

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

or to:

hrdept@germantownacademy.org

Middle School JV Girls Lacrosse Coach

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of MS JV Girls Lacrosse Coach, beginning March 5, 2018. 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 MS JV Coach reports to the Girls Lacrosse Head Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

Previous participation in girls lacrosse 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


Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of JV Girls Lacrosse Coach, beginning February 26, 2018. 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 Lacrosse Head Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

  • Previous participation in lacrosse 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

Low Brass Specialist

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Low Brass Specialist for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. The compensation is highly competitive and based on studio enrollment. 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.

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. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

Job Description:

  • Responsible for collaborating with ensemble directors to establish and maintain a low brass studio
  • Prepare brass students for ensemble rehearsals, performances and auditions
  • Support and instruct brass students towards confidence in music literacy
  • Recruit prospective student musicians
  • Develop and implement curriculum for brass musicians in grades 4-12
  • Instruct student musicians on tuba, trombone, euphonium, baritone horn, French horn, and trumpet
  • Demonstrate commitment to departmental engagements including collaborative interaction with performing arts faculty and staff
  • Collaborate with Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Pep Band directors to ensure student success in ensembles
  • Prepare Upper School brass musicians for PMEA district band solos and auditions
  • Respond to issues involving private lesson scheduling
  • Ensure that all rules and policies of the private lesson program are followed judiciously
  • Responsible for identifying new program needs and possibilities for expansion as they arise

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music required.
  • At least two years of teaching experience is required.
  • A current and valid PMEA membership is required.

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

Director of After School Programs

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Director of After School Programs, beginning as soon as possible. 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.

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. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

Reporting to the Head of Lower School and Director of Operations, the Director of Afterschool Programs (SPARK) is responsible for all aspects of the program during the school year and will provide leadership for key areas of summer Day Camp.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assure safety, care of, and well-being of all students enrolled in the SPARK/ASAP and Day Camp programs.
  • Develop and implement the structure, family handbook, student expectations, schedule and curriculum components for the programs.
  • Hire, train and supervise all program staff and faculty who participate in the program offerings.
  • Oversee and supervise student disciplinary issues including communication with parents regarding ongoing issues.
  • Assist with communication, marketing, programming and staffing for all Full Day SPARK programs.
  • Ensure that programs have appropriate spaces designated to meet program goals.
  • Ensure that SPARK areas are set up for activities and that areas are cleaned up and materials are put away at the end of the day.
  • Develop and implement attendance procedures for program by maintaining an accurate database of all program participants through the ACTIVE program (including student/parent information, registered activities, special dismissal arrangements and health and safety information)
  • Support parents in the use of the online system to assure that the registration process is accurate and user-friendly.
  • Oversee daily forms for class rosters, attendance and sign out.
  • Maintain daily financial records for all students and submit monthly reports to the Director of Operations detailing charges.
  • Submit employee time sheets to Business Office.
  • Assist, as a team member of Auxiliary Programs, as needed with the School Store, Child Care, and school functions.
  • Work cooperatively with the Auxiliary program staff on duties related to the operations of Summer Programs specifically related to human resources and personnel.
  • Assist in the direct care of students as well as other administrative duties including, but not limited to,
    • Budget
    • Staff scheduling and staff supervision
    • Ordering and maintenance of supplies
    • Developing and overseeing dismissal procedures
    • Providing clear and consistent communication to parents, participants and staff.

Qualifications:

  • Organized, professional and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to oversee multiple staff.
  • Administrative competence in human resources.
  • College degree in Education or Recreational Management or job related experience.
  • Proficient in office technology especially Microsoft Excel.

Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter and 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

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.