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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.

Faculty

Faculty 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

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.

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

School Store Supervisor

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a full-time position of School Store Supervisor, beginning as soon as possible. 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: Reporting to the Director of Operations, the School Store Supervisor will manage the daily financial and retail operations of the school store. He or she will promote GA-related items in the store and at special events. The School Store Manager will assist with Summer Programs as the Welcome Center Director as well as other administrative duties.

Key Responsibilities:

School Store Supervisor

  1. Direct the day-to-day operations of the School Store.
  2. Maintain standards of quality and affordability through agreed-upon pricing models to achieve the overall goal of revenue generation for the Academy.
  3. Provide friendly and professional customer service when selling supplies and specialty items to all members of the community.
  4. Ensure customer needs are met, complaints are resolved, and service is quick and efficient.
  5. Maintain awareness of events, meetings and other GA gatherings to make sure the School Store is fully stocked with short and long term items.
  6. Supervise, mentor and support part-time and full-time staff.
  7. Assist in inventory tracking system to maintain accurate and updated inventories and process all in-store purchases.
  8. Work together with the Accounting Manager to ensure accuracy of record keeping and cash drawer. Close out cash drawer daily
  9. Assist with creation of overall marketing strategy for in-store sales and special events.
  10. Coordinate satellite sales of store merchandise at appropriate venues/events throughout the school year.
  11. Establish relationships with various vendors to fulfill inventory needs and merchandise/product development.

Other Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for appearance and cleanliness of School Store and surrounding space.
  2. Establish good working relationship with Pavilion Manager and Housekeeping staff.
  3. Work with the Office of Institutional Advancement on special events.
  4. Create an open, friendly atmosphere that is comfortable and inviting to all members of the GA community and visitors.
  5. Some evening and weekend hours required as necessary for special events such as GA/PC day, open house events, etc.

Qualifications:

  1. Experience in retail or food service sales and management.
  2. Competency in MS Office products and point of sale software.
  3. A friendly, outgoing manner and strong customer service skills.
  4. Good organizational skills.
  5. Ability to write and communicate clearly and effectively.

Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

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

Part-Time Admission and Financial Aid Office Assistant

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a one-year part-time position (20-25 hours per week) of Admission and Financial Aid Office Assistant, beginning as soon as possible. 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:

The Admission and Financial Aid Office Assistant supports the Director of Admission in the daily operation of the Admission Office around admission processes, financial aid and outreach. With a focus on internal and external communication, this person will assist the Director 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 and special projects. He/She may be asked to support the Assistant Directors of Admission and the Admission Officers.

Key Responsibilities:

1.Provide Admission decision support:

a.Assist with Admission Committee preparation

b.Assist with Admission Reports

2.Help with all Recruitment & Retention initiatives:

a.Attend admission recruitment events

b.Assist with Patriot and Parent Ambassador Programs

3.Conduct Research for admission data needs:

a.Support student benchmarking data

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

4.Support Admission Marketing communication:

a.Manage admission external marketing communications

5.Provide Financial Aid management and support:

a.Maintain FA records

b.Schedule FA Preliminary Family Meetings and confirm appointments

c.Manage FA reports for Director of Admission

d.Create award letters

6.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 and ability to work as a team player.

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

7.BA/BS required.

PART-TIME LOWER SCHOOL LIBRARY ASSISTANT

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Part-Time Lower School Library Assistant, five days a week, beginning as soon as possible. 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.

Position Purpose: Under the direction of the Lower School Librarian, the assistant will help students and faculty with book and resource requests, perform a variety of library and circulation desk duties, and maintain a friendly and welcoming environment. The ideal candidate will have previous library experience, a willingness to stay abreast of changing technologies, and a familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, and other database software.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Order supplies and maintain supplies budget
  • Process new books
  • Maintain library catalog
  • Maintain collection (includes repairing, shelving, weeding, updating labels, and inventory)
  • Maintain patron records
  • Assist students with catalog use, book location, check out
  • Assist teachers with resource requests
  • Check books in and out
  • Create book displays
  • Assist librarian in preparing library class materials
  • Maintain magazine subscriptions

Qualifications:

  • Ability to exercise good judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions
  • Good customer service skills
  • Passion for working with children
  • A good sense of humor
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to juggle multiple-projects
  • Genuine excitement for the development of an innovative library program

Administration

Administration Positions

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

Athletics

Athletics Positions

Upper School Boys Water Polo Assistant Coach

Upper School Boys Water Polo Assistant Coach

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Upper School Boys Water Polo Assistant Coach, beginning August 19, 2019. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. A founding member of the prestigious Inter-Academic Athletic League, Germantown Academy prides itself on a rich history of athletics, generations of talented student-athletes, and opportunities to explore an incredible array of athletic experiences for all interested students. Typically, almost one-third of each graduating class goes on to pursue athletics at the collegiate level.

The Upper School Coach reports to the Boys Water Polo Head Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

  • Previous participation in water polo 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 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.

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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.