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Head of Upper School

GERMANTOWN ACADEMY

HEAD of UPPER SCHOOL (GRADES 9-12)

Germantown Academy, located in the Philadelphia suburb of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Head of Upper School, beginning July 1, 2020. Founded in 1759, Germantown Academy is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,150 students in Grades PK-12, on a campus of 126 acres. The Upper School, housed in a 10 year-old facility with outstanding resources, comprises approximately 560 students in Grades 9-12. A talented faculty of 75 teachers pursue a developmentally appropriate and challenging curriculum geared toward educating the whole child, including extensive extracurricular, artistic, and athletic offerings.

The Head of Upper School reports to the Head of School. Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition, 100% tuition remission is available for a total of two children who qualify for admission and for whom space is available.

Mission Statement:

Germantown Academy inspires students to be: Independent in Thought, Confident in Expression, Compassionate in Spirit, Collaborative in Action and Honorable in Deed.

Divisional Responsibilities:

  1. Run daily operations and decorum of Upper School and the development and implementation of the social emotional, academic, and extracurricular programs within the framework of the school’s mission statement and goals.
  2. Develop a vision and identity for the Upper School which is developmentally appropriate and which fits into the sequence of the broader PK-12 community.
  3. Supervise the hiring process within the division.
  4. Provide supervision and evaluation of department heads, House Heads, faculty, and staff within the division.
  5. Meet regularly with department heads regarding the curriculum and oversee the academic life of the division.
  6. Meet regularly with the House Heads to manage the daily life of the school, oversee the House System, keep tabs on student matters, and plan student life events.
  7. Facilitate regular group and individual faculty meetings with meaningful, productive agendas which further the needs of the school and the professional needs of Upper School teachers.
  8. Develop positive relationships with students, faculty, parents, and the administration, which includes having a working knowledge of every student’s academic and extracurricular program and social and emotional health, fostering partnerships with parents, and developing collegiality among faculty.
  9. Handle all major disciplinary matters involving students.
  10. Work, in consultation with the Head of School, with current Upper School administrators to evaluate the existing administrative structure and to develop and enhance it as needed to lead, manage, and carry out the division’s needs.
  11. Create and oversee Upper School budgeting, including professional development.
  12. Oversee the division’s facilities, and work with the Director of Facilities to make sure needs are met.
  13. Be a visible presence in all areas of school life.

School Responsibilities:

  1. Meet regularly with the Head of School to keep him abreast of all relevant student, faculty, and parent concerns within Upper School. The Head of Upper School will also work with the Head of School to develop, monitor, and revise the academic program, and follow through on divisional and institutional goals.
  2. Consult with the Head of School regarding the hiring needs within the division to determine the needs of the division. The Head of Upper School will then coordinate with his or her department heads regarding the search process.
  3. Coordinate with the Head of School and the Director of Faculty Professional Development regarding the professional development opportunities within the school as well as opportunities outside of school, the management of faculty and staff issues, and faculty evaluation.
  4. Serve on the following committees: Heads of Schools, One School Learning, One School Committee, Admission, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team, and other division or ad hoc committees as relevant or required. The Head of Upper School is also expected to attend all Board of Trustee meetings.
  5. Collaborate with the Lower and Middle School Heads to develop and implement a school-wide educational vision and program.
  6. Approach the work at hand with a one-school, collaborative perspective, seeking to communicate effectively and proactively with all constituencies regarding divisional activities that may affect the community at large.
  7. Work collaboratively and proactively with members of the broader administration, including the Business Office, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Parents’ Committee representatives, Facilities, and the One School Committee to serve the mission and goals of the school.

Qualifications:

  1. A minimum of a master’s degree is required;
  2. 3-5 years of successful senior administrative experience as a school leader;
  3. Significant experience with and knowledge of Upper School students, their developmental needs, and Upper School curriculum;
  4. Outstanding teaching credentials and the ability to teach one course in the Upper School;
  5. Demonstrated experience as an academic leader;
  6. Flexibility, imagination, and outstanding communication skills.
To apply for the position, please assemble a portfolio including the following information and complete the application below:

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

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

GERMANTOWN ACADEMY

Athletic Director (Grades 6-12)

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a full-time position of Athletic Director, beginning July 2020. 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.

Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and a 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 in which we live. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking, and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.

The Athletic Director oversees 26 varsity sports, 3 club sports, and upwards of 78 teams with more than 800 student-athletes participating and competing at multiple levels in Middle and Upper School. In addition, the Athletic Director supervises an Associate Athletic Director, two Assistant Athletic Directors, an Athletic Department Assistant, an athletic training staff, and a strength and conditioning coach. The Athletic Director will not serve as a head varsity coach during his/her tenure in order to fulfill the many responsibilities of the position.

The Athletic Director reports to the Head of School. This is a 12-month position which offers an excellent array of benefits and a highly competitive salary. In addition, 100% tuition remission is available for a total of two children who qualify for admission and for whom space is available.

Responsibilities:

1. Program Oversight

  • Administer and supervise the entire 6-12 athletic program.
  • Coordinate the general needs of each sport individually and all sports collectively.
  • Lead and manage the development of new programs and/or significant changes to existing programs.
  • Take the lead in the fulfillment of GA’s strategic goals for the athletic department.
  • Exemplify the GA Mission Statement and the GA Civility Pledge.
  • Be a leader in good sportsmanship and positive coaching practices.
  • Liaise with Summer Programs and the Director of Operations regarding student recruitment and auxiliary income opportunities for GA athletics.

2. Budget & Fundraising Oversight

  • Manage the annual athletic budget carefully and accurately.
  • Work with the COO as needed to review or plan for annual program budget needs and capital expense requests and manage the Associate Athletic Director, who is in charge of the day-to-day budget.
  • Strategically advocate for budget changes as needed to ensure the development of successful programs, coaches, and student-athletes.
  • Work with the Office of Institutional Advancement to uphold fundraising policies and to identify capital needs for potential donor funding.

3. Policy Oversight

  • Ensure that the community in general and coaches, parents, and students in particular are familiar with athletic policies and athletics-related admission procedures.
  • Oversee the annual review, evaluation, and coordination of athletic policies.
  • Annually review the policies of each sport with the Upper School Varsity Head Coach.
  • Review and update the GA Coaches’ Handbook annually.
  • Review and update the GA Athletics Handbook annually.

4. Personnel Management

  • Recruit, hire, assign, and mentor coaches; oversee the general evaluation process for all coaches; directly evaluate all Upper School varsity head coaches.
  • Oversee the process of issuing coaching ECA contracts and/or work with HR regarding the inclusion of ECAs in the contracts for new faculty, staff, and administration where appropriate.
  • Regularly meet with Upper School Varsity Coaches regarding professional goals, program progress, areas of strength, areas for growth, and new opportunities.
  • Provide support to and facilitate professional development for coaches.
  • Directly supervise, mentor, and evaluate the Associate Athletic Director, Assistant Athletic Director, Assistant Athletic Director for Middle School, and Athletic Department Assistant.
  • Oversee the development of Vertically Aligned Programs and mentor and evaluate VAP Upper School Varsity Head Coaches.
  • Regularly communicate with division heads to share anticipated coaching vacancies.

5. Communication

  • Serve as the voice for GA athletics in community and individual settings.
  • Communicate proactively, both internally and externally, to share information about and advocate for GA athletics.
  • Establish and maintain high standards of communication for the Athletics Department and all teams 6-12, including practice schedules, games, and competition results.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Advancement to manage accurate reporting processes to ensure timely communication of team competitions, results, and sports news, and to promote upcoming events.
  • Share and review all major concerns with the Head of School.

6. Facilities, Equipment, & Transportation Supervision

  • Oversee the use and maintenance of athletic facilities and equipment.
  • Liaise regularly with the Director of Facilities regarding the needs of GA athletics and any potential overlaps with rentals to outside entities.
  • Ensure GA transportation policies are being followed and that teams have what they need in terms of travel to practices and games.

7. Student-Athlete Mentorship

  • Lead the Upper School Captains’ Council. Regularly meet with team captains to provide mentorship, gather ideas, and plan events.
  • Work with each coach to ensure that the election or appointment of team captains is fair and transparent.
  • Implement and supervise the student evaluation of coaches at the end of each Upper School season.
  • Participate in the recruitment of student-athletes in all sports.
  • Serve as a problem-solver and mentor for student-athletes and their families

8. League Responsibilities

  • Attend all Inter-Academic League and PAISAA meetings and serve as a thoughtful, proactive voice for the GA athletic community.
  • Serve as a moderator of League coaches’ meetings for specifically assigned seasonal meetings as requested.
  • Attend any other necessary or helpful state, regional, or national athletics meetings to promote GA athletics and to uphold or enhance our school’s policies.

9. Professional Responsibilities

  • Regularly engage in professional development to ensure that GA remains a leader in the field of athletics.
  • Remain apprised of athletics trends in high school and colleges in order to offer recommendations for program improvements or additions as needed.

10. College Recruiting Advisor

  • Serve as a resource for student-athletes (and their families) who are exploring the pursuit of college athletics.

11. GA Athletic Hall of Fame Director

  • Serve as Chair of the GA Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee and as Master of Ceremony for the Athletic Hall of Fame biannual event.

12. Event Supervisor

  • Serve as the event supervisor for the various athletic activities on campus.
  • Report all violations of the GA’s Civility Pledge to the Head of School.
  • Be present at as many athletics events as possible.

13. Athletic Trainer

  • Coordinate and communicate with the Athletic Trainer regarding all new legal and health-related information, communicate these to the GA Community, and arrange for athletic training coverage at all GA home athletic events.

14. Athletic Awards

  • Oversee the process for the determination of all athletic awards and their distribution at post-season ceremonies.

15. Committee Participation

  • Serve on the One School Committee and the GA Safety Committee.

16. Travel Oversight

  • Oversee athletics-related off-campus trips and mentor coaching in upholding school trip policies.

17. Additional Responsibilities

  • Fulfill additional responsibilities upon consultation with the Head of School.

Qualifications:

  1. A minimum of a master’s degree is required;
  2. Demonstrated administrative experience as a leader and supervisor;
  3. Significant experience with and knowledge of Middle and Upper School students and their developmental needs;
  4. Experience in a wide range of relevant athletic programs;
  5. Superior coaching skills and a history of excellence as a varsity head coach in one or more sports;
  6. Outstanding teaching credentials and the ability to teach one course in the Middle or Upper School;
  7. Vision, flexibility, and imagination;
  8. Exceptional communication skills.

To apply for the position, please assemble a portfolio including the following information and complete the application below:

  • 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

  • Applications received by December 16, 2019 will receive priority review, but all applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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

    Administration

    Administration Positions

    FULL-TIME UPPER SCHOOL INTERIM COUNSELOR

    Germantown Academy, a coeducational PreK-12 independent school with 1,100 students in Fort Washington, PA, seeks a Full-Time Upper School Interim Counselor to start ASAP through June 12, 2020. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

    Upper School Counselor

    • Master’s or Doctoral Degree preferred in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, School Psychology
    • 2-5 Years’ experience as a counselor

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE COUNSELING

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a Full-time Associate Director of College Counseling beginning August 2020. 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.

    Position Purpose:

    Germantown Academy seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling to work collaboratively with the Director and a team of three other college counselors to assist with all operations of the office, work closely with students and parents, and manage a caseload of 35-40 students in each of the sophomore, junior, and senior classes.

    Specific duties include:

    • Working collaboratively as a member of an energetic team;
    • Writing recommendations for approximately 35-40 students in each graduating class;
    • Teaching 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;
    • Serving as the point person for underclass students and parents who have questions about the college counseling process prior to being assigned a counselor in April of the sophomore year (developing programming and/or exercises for younger students to reflect and make the most of their school resources);
    • Compiling and disseminating scholarship and summer program information;
    • Supporting divisional and school-wide initiatives through committee work as appropriate;
    • Serving as an advisor in one of seven houses;
    • Assisting with coordination of a spring college fair and other college counseling programing;
    • Managing the office and attending administrative meetings in the absence of the Director;
    • Participating in professional development;
    • Participating in faculty and staff meetings.

    Requirements and Skills:

    • A minimum of three years’ experience in high school college counseling and knowledge of independent schools;
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
    • Strong organizational and presentation skills with an ability to meet deadlines;
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently;
    • Deep knowledge of admission trends and policies, financial aid, and individual colleges;
    • A love for teenagers and a good sense of humor.
    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at: https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

    DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

    Director of Operations

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a full-time position of Director of Operations. 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 Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Operations will oversee many non-academic operations of the school, specifically auxiliary programs. The Director of Operations will maintain existing and create new revenue-producing programs, while keeping the school’s Mission at the forefront of decision making. The Director of Operations will assist in the overall business operations of the school, specifically in the creation and maintenance of budgets and income goals, oversight and development of professional and hourly staff, and formation and delivery of project-based assignments. This position does not qualify for tuition remission.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Oversee several non-academic operations of Germantown Academy.
    • Provide direct supervision for Germantown Academy’s Health Office, Childcare Center, School Store and Auxiliary Programs, which include Day Camp & Summer Programs, Rentals, and Auxiliary Chinese Programs, ensuring that all operational and financial aspects of these entities are functioning efficiently and are in line with the school’s mission.
    • Initiate and maintain new revenue generating opportunities for the school.
    • Act as liaison with the school’s food service provider to achieve financial, operational, and health & wellness goals for the dining program.


    Other Responsibilities:

    • Assist with all special projects as requested by the Chief Operating Officer and Head of School.


    Key Capacities:

    • Program Leader: Lead auxiliary programs by leveraging team skills, talents, strengths and available resources to maximum potential in achieving strategic objectives.
    • Effective Communicator: Interact with school community leaders, administrators, and staff members by using written and oral presentations to articulate program needs, capabilities, and opportunities.
    • Accomplished Team Builder: Advocate staff professional development through goal setting, mentoring and encouragement.
    • Focused Project Manager: Make personal investment in achieving results and desired outcomes through disciplined approach in tackling tough issues and challenging opportunities.
    • Business Acumen: Work with the Academy’s administrative team to develop a strategic plan for Auxiliary programs to ensure growth that is consistent with the Academy’s overall goals. Build an operating budget for Auxiliary programs and maintain the financial records necessary to provide monthly analysis, reconciliations and variance analysis of the cost and income centers.


    Skill Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA preferred.
    • Minimum of 5 years management experience.
    • Experience managing a wide array of programs and staff.
    • Quantitative skills and experience with accounting, budgets, and financial management.
    • Preference for individual who has experience in running school-based programs.
    • Demonstrated competency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to represent Germantown Academy positively to internal and external constituents.


    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at: https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

    ADMISSION, ENROLLMENT AND FINANCIAL AID OFFICE MANAGER

    Admission, Enrollment and Financial Aid Office Manager

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a Full Time Admission, Enrollment and Financial Aid Office Manager. 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 Admission, Enrollment and Financial Office Manager supports the Director of Admission, Enrollment and Financial Aid in coordinating the daily operations of the department related to admission processes, admission marketing and outreach efforts, financial aid, and research. With a focus on internal and external communication, this person will assist with Admission Committee planning and preparation, admission marketing and outreach communication, and financial aid organization and implementation. He/She will also assist the Director with Enrollment Management research, data, reports and special projects. He/She may be asked to support the Assistant Directors of Admission and the Admission Officers. This position does not qualify for tuition remission.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Provide Financial Aid management and support:

    a. Maintain Admission components of FA records

    b. Schedule FA Preliminary Family Meetings and confirm appointments

    c. Manage FA reports for Director of Admission

    d. Create award letters

    2. Supervise the day to day operations of the Admission, Enrollment and Financial Aid Office, and administrative staff.

    3. Provide Admission decision support:

    a. Assist with Admission Committee preparation

    b. Assist with Admission Reports

    4. Coordinate details related to all Recruitment & Retention initiatives:

    a. Attend admission recruitment events

    b. Assist with Patriot Ambassador and Admission Parent Partner Programs

    5. Support Admission Marketing communication:

    a. Develop admission external marketing communications in collaboration with Director and Assistant Directors

    b. Distribute communication emails per Admission Communication Plan

    c. Update web information as needed

    6. Conduct Research for admission data needs:

    a. Support student benchmarking data

    b. Assist Director w/ all special projects and provide reports as requested

    7. Manage departmental budget.

    8. Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    1. Must be accurate, detail oriented, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills

    2. Must exercise sound judgment and discretion in communicating with the public and the school community fully honoring the confidentiality required in admission work.

    3. Must be able to work independently, take initiative and assume responsibility for all components of the position.

    4. Must be able to multi-task, monitor deadlines and complete a variety of assignments on time.

    5. Must possess strong interpersonal skills, have the ability to work as a team player, and have supervisory experience.

    6. Must have strong computer skills with knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite programs.

    7. BA/BS required.

    8. Minimum 5 years administrative experience. Experience in independent school/college admission preferred.

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at: https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

    Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing

    Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a full-time position of Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing, 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.

    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 Director of Communications and Marketing reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing and serves as a team member in the Office of Institutional Advancement. The main objective of this position is to develop, implement and direct a strategic marketing plan that focuses on fundraising. This position will take a leadership role in coordinating the marketing efforts of the annual fund, planned giving, parent events, small campaigns, etc. through a variety of mediums, including web, print, electronic news and social networking services, in order to achieve annual fundraising goals. This is a full-time, 12-month position with a variety of responsibilities in a collegial environment. This position does not qualify for tuition remission.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with development team to implement marketing strategy to meet or exceed annual giving goals
    • Provide creative support for annual giving solicitations that will include writing, graphic design and video
    • Create and implement online strategy for Annual Fund giving that includes creation of video, ads, first person interviews, new initiatives, etc.
    • Design video projects for all-school promotions and fundraising campaigns
    • Provide writing support for a variety of communications vehicles, including but not limited to, web, school magazine, educational publications, Annual Fund pieces, etc
    • Coordinate the development of new web and social media initiatives for turning constituents into donors
    • Provide support for the school’s social media marketing presence for all GA constituents
    • Support parent fundraising efforts for the school through event planning, backend database work, and volunteer management
    • Assist with photography needs for the school that include photographing subjects or events for daily web features, alumni events and annual giving pieces
    • Catalog and maintain photo files (hard copy and electronic)
    • Ability and enthusiasm to work evenings and weekends as needed
    • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Communications and Marketing and the Director of Institutional Advancement

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Detail-oriented with sensitivity to deadlines and priorities
    • 2-4 years of experience in marketing, communications, fundraising, and/or public relations experience preferred
    • Proficiency in video editing software necessary
    • Expertise in a design/publication program such as QuarkXpress or InDesign preferred
    • Knowledge or ability to acquire knowledge of web integration as it applies to marketing and back-end applications and databases
    • Strong writing, editing and social media skills
    • Self-starter
    • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, independently and collaboratively

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:
    https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

    LOWER SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

    Lower School Psychologist

    Germantown Academy, a coeducational PreK-12 independent school with 1,100 students in Fort Washington, PA (suburban Philadelphia), seeks a full-time, experienced Lower School Psychologist to start in August 2020. 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 Lower School Psychologist serves and collaborates with PreK-5th Grade students, parents, faculty and administration.

    Key Responsibilities include:

    • Develop and teach health and wellness programming for PreK-5th classes
    • Work as member of Student Support Team to review evaluations, student data and observations; consult on and support intervention strategies; communicate with parents, faculty/administration, and outside clinicians/ as needed in the process
    • Coordinate learning support and implementation of psycho-educational evaluation recommendations
    • Provide short-term counseling and consultation to students, parents, faculty, and administration
    • Initiate outreach and prevention programs focused on social and emotional skill building with children
    • Collaborate with the team of Upper and Middle School psychologists and counselors to ensure smooth transitions for our students from PreK-12
    • Assist with planning and participate in school-wide health and wellness initiatives

    Qualifications:

  • PhD, PsyD, or EdD in School Psychology or Counseling
  • Licensed Psychologist; School Psychology Certification Preferred
  • Several years of proven successful work with children and families in a clinical setting, school, or private practice
  • Strong knowledge of social and cognitive developmental stages of childhood
  • Strong cultural competency skills: ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures and diverse backgrounds
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Proactive in organizing tasks and priorities and strong follow through with communications and interventions
  • Strong ability to collaborate with all school constituents
  • Fluent with and willing to continue learning technology to manage calendar, communications, and data collection -Google apps, Outlook apps, Microsoft office, Educational software
  • Strong background and interest in professional development in social and emotional learning, differentiating curriculum, executive functioning, and parenting education
  • Strong work ethic, attendance, and punctuality

  • Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online by December 1st at: https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

    Staff

    Staff Positions

    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 online at:

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

    Faculty

    Faculty Positions

    LOWER SCHOOL LIBRARIAN & MEDIA SPECIALIST

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Lower School Librarian & Media Specialist, beginning August 2020. 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. Please find the job description below.

    Position Purpose:

    The Lower School Librarian & Media Specialist (LMS) works with Lower School library staff, faculty, students, and parents to create an inviting, energizing, dynamic, and inspiring hub for lifelong learning. This position is an opportunity to create and implement a vision for the 21st century library and learning commons in a new space designed to nurture a love of reading, inspire creativity, encourage collaboration, and instill a spirit of innovation. The Lower School Library & Learning Commons (LLC) requires a strong teacher-librarian-innovator who is able to build and execute Pre-K through 5th grade information and reading literacy curriculum, promote media and digital literacy, a reader who is passionate about sharing children’s literature in a variety of formats, and a motivated self-starter with successful experience working collaboratively with all school constituents. We are seeking a professional with strong interpersonal skills who is knowledgeable of emerging trends as reflected in the Future Ready Librarian framework and in lower school literacy curriculum, the administration of libraries, and is eager to learn, use, and teach technology-related skills. This person is an organized multitasker who is excited to lead and collaborate with the school community on short and long-term projects in every area of librarianship, literacy, and learning.

    Key Responsibilities:

    LITERACY

    • Inspires and supports the reading lives of both students and teachers by curating inclusive collections that acknowledge and celebrate diverse experiences and provide instructional opportunities to empower learners as effective users and creators of information and ideas.
    • Supports the leadership and development of the Lower School literacy curriculum, including independent book selection and direction, supporting and creating leveled classroom libraries using the Fountas and Pinnell system, and overall program literacy goals.

    CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND ASSESSMENT

    • Curates digital resources and leads in the selection, integration, organization, and sharing of digital resources and tools to support transformational teaching and learning. Models and develops digital curation skills for faculty and students.
    • Teaches PreK-5th weekly classes in the Library and Learning Commons and supports book direction and selection.
    • Builds instructional partnerships with educators to design and implement evidence-based curricula and assessments that integrate elements of deeper learning, critical thinking, information literacy, digital citizenship, creativity, innovation, and the active use of technology.
    • Empowers students as creators by encouraging and facilitating students to become increasingly self-directed as they create digital products reflective of their learning. Creates opportunities that engage students in critical thinking, collaboration, and authentic real-world problem solving.

    COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

    • Cultivates community partnerships within the school and local community, including families and caregivers and Middle School/Upper School librarians, to promote engagement and a community of readers and critical thinkers.

    COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP

    • Leads beyond the library and collaborates with the Lower School Innovation Leadership Team and other divisions of the GA Libraries to foster and promote 21st century learning and programming.

    USE OF SPACE AND TIME

    • Utilizing the new A-Z Learning and Library Commons, creates collaborative and flexible spaces that promote inquiry, creativity, collaboration, and community. Recognizing the community investment in this innovative space, supports students, faculty and other stakeholders' access and use of the Library Commons and its resources to their full potential.
    • Fosters an atmosphere of creativity, academic and developmental growth through reading, storytelling, in-class activities, vibrant and rotating displays, and Lower School events.

    BUDGET AND RESOURCES

    • Invests strategically in digital and print resources and leverages an understanding of school and community needs to identify and invest in digital and print resources such as books, databases, e-books, and audio books to support student learning.
    • Curates, catalogs, and promotes a robust, diverse, and current fiction and nonfiction collection utilizing the Alexandria system, as well as online subject resources appropriate for the Lower School community.
    • Evaluates and integrates existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning in collaboration with Lower School ed-tech coordinators and technology staff.

    SUPERVISOR

    • Manages library paraprofessionals and library volunteers.
    • Directs the recruiting, hiring, and training process of new Lower School library personnel.

    Qualifications:

    • Master of Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited program is preferred.
    • 3-years' experience working in a lower school library, or equivalent significant work experience as a professional librarian within a school setting preferred
    • Experience with library administration, staff supervision, and budgeting is preferred.
    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

    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.

    UPPER SCHOOL MATH SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

    Germantown Academy, a coeducational PreK-12 independent school with 1,100 students in Fort Washington, PA, seeks experienced, dynamic Upper School Math Teachers to be available to substitute when needed. There are no health or tuition remission benefits associated with this position. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

    Upper School Substitute Math Teacher

    • Bachelor’s/Masters/MEd or PhD in Math
    • Minimum of 1 year teaching experience at the high school level
    • Ability to teach a range of math classes from Algebra 1 through Calculus
    • Ability to teach Statistics preferred

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at: https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

    Athletics

    Athletics Positions

    UPPER SCHOOL ROWING COACH

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Upper School Rowing Coach, beginning February 3, 2020. 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 Head Coach of Rowing. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Responsibilities:

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

    Qualifications:

    • Previous participation in rowing at the high school level.
    • Minimum 1 year coaching experience (within a school setting preferred)
    • Ability to travel to and from athletic practices between the hours of 3pm-7pm, and to and from regattas on weekend days.
    • Associate degree; bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Valid driver’s license

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

    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 2, 2020. 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

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

    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 January 25, 2020. 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 online https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

    TRACK AND FIELD ASSISTANT COACH

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Track & Field Assistant Coach, beginning January 1, 2020. 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 Assistant Coach reports to the Track & Field Head Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist in the direction and instruction in the sport of track and field. The ideal candidate will have experience with sprinters, hurdlers or vaulters.
    • Ability to mentor and motivate student-athletes in the sport of track emphasizing the students’ holistic development.
    • Assist in the planning, organization and direction all track and field practices.
    • Understanding of the rules governing the sport of track and field.
    • Assist in meet management for all track and field meets.
    • Communicate regularly with student-athletes and parents.
    • Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
    • Meet with the Head Track and Field 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 track and field and coaching in general.
    • Work with the Sports Information Assistant to report meet results and promote the program.

    Qualifications:

    • Previous participation in track and field 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 online https://www.germantownacademy.net/about/work-ga

    Beijing - China

    BEIJING, CHINA POSITIONS

    AP CALCULUS - CHINA

    AP CALCULUS TEACHER

    CAPITAL NORMAL UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL

    BEIJING - CHINA

    The Curriculum Partnership Program at Capital Normal University High School, a coeducational program that follows an AP curriculum, seeks a full-time, experienced, dynamic calculus teacher to start in August 2015.Salary is commensurate with experience. CNUHS offers an excellent array of benefits, including housing, health insurance, and a travel stipend. In addition to an interest in Chinese culture, excellent communication skills and the desire to be a part of a dynamic team, qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

    • BS in Mathematics or related discipline (minimum)
    • AP AB and BC Calculus teaching experience
    • Two years teaching experience or secondary school teacher’s certification
    • Experience teaching AP Statistics preferred
    • In addition to classroom instruction, teachers are expected to supervise weekly study halls, act as a sponsor for one of the many student run clubs, and attend all school wide functions.

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

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

    AP CHEMISTRY - CHINA

    AP CHEMISTRY TEACHER

    CAPITAL NORMAL UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL

    BEIJING - CHINA

    The Curriculum Partnership Program at CNUHS, a coeducational program that follows an AP curriculum, seeks a full-time, experienced, dynamic Chemistry teacher to start in August 2019.The program prepares students for bachelor’s degree programs and life at North American colleges and universities through a western style curriculum where at least half of their course load is taught entirely in English. Students are expected to engage in classroom discussions and demonstrations, create and execute presentations, and visit teachers during office hours. In addition to classroom instruction, teachers are expected to supervise weekly study halls, act as a sponsor for one of the many student run clubs, and attend all school wide functions.

    Salary is commensurate with experience. CNUHS offers an excellent array of benefits, including housing, health insurance, and a travel stipend. In addition to an interest in Chinese culture, qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

    • BS in Chemistry (minimum)
    • AP Chemistry teaching experience
    • Applicants must have two years teaching experience or a secondary school teacher’s certification
    • Flexibility, creativity, patience and outstanding communication skills are a must

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

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

    AP PHYSICS – CHINA

    AP PHYSICS TEACHER

    CAPITAL NORMAL UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL

    BEIJING – CHINA

    The Curriculum Partnership Program at Capital Normal University High School (Beijing, China), seeks a full-time, experienced, dynamic Physics teacher to start in August 2019. The program prepares students for bachelor’s degree programs and life at North American colleges and universities through a western style curriculum where at least half of their course load is taught entirely in English. Students are expected to engage in classroom discussions and demonstrations, create and execute presentations, and visit teachers during office hours. In addition to classroom instruction, teachers are expected to supervise weekly study halls, act as a sponsor for one of the many student run clubs, and attend all school wide functions.

    Salary is commensurate with experience. CNU High School offers an excellent array of benefits, including housing, health insurance, and a travel stipend. In addition to an interest in Chinese culture and the desire to be a part of a dynamic team, qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

    • Applicants must have two years teaching experience or a Master’s Degree in a related discipline
    • Bachelor of Science degree in Physics is required
    • Preference will be given to teachers who have an international background or experience and two years teaching experience
    • Advanced Placement or English as a Second Language teaching experience is highly desirable
    • Flexibility, creativity, patience and outstanding communication skills is a must

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

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

    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.