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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 send a cover letter and resume to:

    Ms. Rachel Elwood

    Human Resources Director

    Germantown Academy

    At: hrdept@germantownacademy.org


    GERMANTOWN ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOL JV GIRLS TENNIS ASSISTANT COACH

    GERMANTOWN ACADEMY

    MIDDLE SCHOOL JV GIRLS TENNIS ASSISTANT COACH

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Middle School JV Girls Tennis Assistant Coach, beginning September 11, 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 Middle School Coach reports to the Middle School Varsity Girls Tennis Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Responsibilities:

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

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

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • A contact list of at least 3 references, including at least one current supervisor
  • Please email your documents to hrdept@germantownacademy.org.

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

    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.

  • 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 Suzuki Cello Instructor

    Germantown Academy, a coeducational PreK-12 independent school with 1,100 students in Fort Washington, PA, seeks a part-time, experienced Suzuki Cello Instructor for the 2018-2019 school year. Compensation is based on studio enrollment.

    Job Description:

    ● Develop and implement Suzuki Cello curriculum for 1st and 2nd grade program

    ● Recruit, instruct and retain students annually

    ● Collaborate with Private Lesson Coordinator and other instructors on curriculum, scheduling, and enrollment management

    ● Demonstrate commitment to departmental engagements including collaborative interaction with performing arts faculty and staff

    ● Responsible for collaborating with ensemble directors to ensure student success in performance groups

    ● 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:

  • Suzuki Cello training is required
  • At least two years of teaching experience is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in music performance or music education is required
  • Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter and resume to:

    Ms. Rachel Elwood

    Human Resources Director

    Germantown Academy

    Fort Washington, PA 19034

    To: hrdept@germantownacademy.org

    Part-time Child Care Center Assistant Group Supervisor

    Part-time Child Care Center Assistant Group Supervisor

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Part-time Assistant Group Supervisor, 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, the Assistant Group Supervisor will assist in his or her room as directed by the Group Supervisor.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. The Part-time Assistant Group Supervisor will assist and implement the daily activities of the group under the guidance and direction of the 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 coordinate the activities and supervise the aides in absence of the group supervisor.

    Qualifications:

    A Part-time Assistant Group Supervisor must possess one of the following qualifications:

    1. A high school diploma or a GED certificate and 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field; or

    2. A high school diploma or a GED certificate including 600 or more hours of secondary training related to age and training; or

    3. A high school diploma or GED certificate 15 hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and one year experience with children; or

    4. A high school diploma or a GED certificate and completion or a post-secondary training curriculum described in section 3270(c) of the DPW handbook; or

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

    In addition, a Part-time Assistant Group Supervisor 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 email a cover letter and resume and a list of at least three current references to:

    Ms. Rachel Elwood

    Human Resources Director

    Germantown Academy

    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 send a cover letter and resume and a list of at least three current references to:

    Ms. Rachel Elwood

    Human Resources Director

    Germantown Academy

    To: hrdept@germantownacademy.org


    MIDDLE SCHOOL & UPPER SCHOOL SOCCER ASSISTANT COACHES

    The Assistant Coaches report to the Head Soccer Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Responsibilities:

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

  • Qualifications:

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

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

    Ms. Rachel Elwood
    Human Resources Director
    hrdept@germantownacademy.org

    MIDDLE SCHOOL & UPPER SCHOOL TENNIS ASSISTANT COACHES

    The Assistant Coaches reports to the Head Tennis Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Responsibilities:

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

  • Qualifications:

  • Previous participation in tennis at the high school level (college preferred).
  • Minimum 1 year coaching experience (within a school setting preferred)
  • Ability to travel to and from athletics contests and practices between the hours of 3pm-7pm.
  • Associate degree; bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three current references to:

    Ms. Rachel Elwood
    Human Resources Director
    hrdept@germantownacademy.org

    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

    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.