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KINDERGARTEN/TRANSITIONAL FIRST GRADE LEAD TEACHER OPENING (ONE YEAR POSITION)

KINDERGARTEN/TRANSITIONAL FIRST GRADE LEAD TEACHER OPENING (ONE YEAR POSITION)

Germantown Academy, a coeducational PreK-12 independent school with 1,100 students in Fort Washington, PA (suburban Philadelphia), seeks a full-time, experienced, dynamic Kindergarten/Transitional First Lead Teacher to start in August 2019. This is ten-month, long-term substitute position for the 2019-20 school year. 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. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in elementary education required; PA teaching certification and Master’s degree or enrollment in Master’s degree program preferred
  • Minimum two years public or independent elementary school teaching experience required; lead teaching experience preferred
  • Ability to work in a mission-driven, team-oriented, fast-paced, exciting environment that requires initiative, and a collaborative and innovative spirit; Ability to create a vibrant and inspiring learning community
  • Strong emotional intelligence: warm, kind, flexible, patient, sense of humor, active listener, empathetic, confidential
  • Strong cultural competency skills: ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures and diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent understanding and articulation of current educational theory and practice as it relates to: early childhood responsive classroom practices, balanced literacy framework, developmentally appropriate practices, cultural diversity, differentiated curriculum, project-based learning, service-learning, design-thinking, assessment and evaluation, technology integration, RTII, Common Core Standards, curriculum design and mapping
  • Experience with instructional technology (e.g. SMART, VLE, iPads, Google apps) required
  • Strong work ethic, attendance, and punctuality

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach co-ed class of up to 16 students in literacy, math, and interdisciplinary curriculum with a focus on 21st century skills
  • Collaboration with and direct assistant teacher to increase opportunities for differentiating instruction, small group work, ongoing assessment and active learning for students; Mentor and provide ongoing feedback to assistant teacher
  • Establish excellent parent partnerships and communication: Write detailed student progress reports, facilitate ongoing communication with parents including program information, newsletters, parent information evenings and scheduled parent-teacher conferences
  • Collaborate with grade level team and curriculum specialists to develop and implement literacy, math, social studies, and other integrated curriculum.
  • Collaborate and communicate with Student Support Team and administration as needed to support students’ learning and social success at school
  • Fulfill all supervisory duties as assigned before, during and after formal instructional times
  • Attend and wholeheartedly engage in professional development opportunities including grade level meetings, Professional Learning Communities, Think Tanks, all-school committees, networking with other schools, professional conferences, and all required in-service and faculty meetings
  • Opportunities for leading after-school activities and coaching available and encouraged

Application Deadline: 05/31/2019

Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

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

Lower School Psychologist

Lower School Psychologist

Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a full-time position of Lower School Psychologist, beginning August, 2019. This is a 10-month position which offers an excellent array of benefits and a highly competitive salary. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres.

Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking, and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.

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 a member of the 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

Qualifications:

  • PhD, PsyD, or EdD in School Psychology or Counseling/Clinical Psychology
  • 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 at:

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

    Computer Science Department Chair

    Computer Science Department Chair

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a full-time position of Computer Science Department Chair, beginning August, 2019. This is a 10-month position which offers an excellent array of benefits and a highly competitive salary. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres.

    Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking, and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Oversee curriculum development and implementation of computer science instruction for grades PreK-12
    • Teach AP Computer Science & Introduction to Computer Science (Upper School)
    • Collaborate with Lower School administrators and teachers in the development and teaching of elementary computer science
    • Collaborate with Middle School administrators and teachers in the development and teaching of computer science in grades 6-8
    • Fulfill Department Chair duties, including the supervision and evaluation of other teachers and participation in divisional and all-school curriculum committees
    • Participate in divisional and all-school STEAM program development and activities
    • Assist with the planning and effective implementation of a 1:1 tablet program in grades 7-12
    • Help plan and implement faculty professional development in computer science
    • Serve as a computer science resource for the following subject areas across the school: robotics, engineering, artificial/augmented intelligence
    • Serve as a Co-Advisor in the Upper School

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science strongly preferred
    • 2 years’ experience in an applicable setting (minimum)
    • Candidates should have working knowledge of contemporary programming languages (Python, Java, Processing, C+), application development (iOS or Android), and web development (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript).

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

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

    Part-Time Private Voice Instructor and MS Choir Rehearsal Assistant

    Part-Time Private Voice Instructor and MS Choir Rehearsal Assistant

    Germantown Academy, a coeducational PreK-12 independent school with 1,100 students in Fort Washington, PA, seeks a part-time, experienced private voice instructor and middle school choir rehearsal assistant to start in August 2019. This is a 10-month position. Compensation for private lessons is based on studio enrollment.

    Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking, and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.

    Job Description:

    Organize weekly studio schedules, working closely with students to set a lesson time

    Promote singing, bringing excitement and energy to students and their music learning

    Implement a wide array of voice pedagogy

    Organize yearly studio recital

    Collaborate with Choir Director and Musical Theatre Director on preparing students for joint performances

    Assist middle school choir director with three classes a rotation

    Work closely with the Private Music Lesson Coordinator to help lead a growing studio

    Contribute meaningfully to the larger school community

    Candidates will demonstrate excellent work ethic, positive attitude, energized teaching, flexible collaboration, and empathy

    Qualifications:

    A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in vocal music performance or music education with voice emphasis, or equivalent teaching/performance experience

    Exhibit master vocal performance skills, including classical, popular, and jazz styles

    Ability to develop meaningful and constructive relationships with students

    Demonstrate proficient piano skills, as needed for teaching one-on-one vocal instruction

    Previous experience as a voice instructor and a significant choral background strongly preferred

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

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

    Private Music Lesson Instructor - Part-Time Suzuki Cello Instructor

    Private Music Lesson Instructor

    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 2019-2020 school year. Compensation is based on studio enrollment.

    Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part.We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking, and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.

    Job Description:

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    • 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 apply online at:

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

    Varsity Ice Hockey Head Coach

    Varsity Ice Hockey Head Coach

    Germantown Academy seeks a part-time, experienced, dynamic Head Coach-Varsity Ice Hockey to start in November 2019. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

    Requirements:

    • Direct the instruction in the sport of Ice Hockey for the Upper School Varsity team.
    • Organize and run all Varsity Ice Hockey team practices.
    • Game management for all Varsity Ice Hockey games.
    • Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
    • Assist in attracting and supervising quality coaches for the Ice Hockey program.
    • Serve as a resource for the college selection process for all Upper School Ice Hockey players and their families.
    • Attend all league meetings of the Varsity Ice Hockey coaches.
    • Serve as a conduit of information regarding the Ice Hockey program for all appropriate media sites, including working with the sports information assistant to report game results and promote the team.
    • Meet with the Director of Athletics on a frequent basis to review the status of the program.
    • Communicate with the Associate Director of Athletics regarding scheduling and equipment needs.
    • Comply with all of the professional guidelines as listed in the GA Coaches Handbook.
    • Attend professional development opportunities in the sport of ice hockey and coaching.

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

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

    Middle School Art Intern

    Middle School Art Intern

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Middle School Art Intern, beginning August, 2019. This is a 10-month position. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.

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

    The Art Intern will be working for the Middle School art teachers. Duties vary depending on the needs of each teacher. The work ranges from general classroom prep duties to highly specialized assistance. This position will include the photography, mounting, and display of student artwork.

    We are seeking an individual with a fine art background and experience working with clay, various drawing materials, paper, wood, printmaking and technology. Sharp attention to detail and strong communication skills are a must.

    The position is for school year 2019-20. This position is for 15 hours a week, and may include opportunities for additional hours as a substitute.

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

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

    Help Desk Support

    Help Desk Support

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a part-time position of Help Desk Support, beginning April, 2019. This is a 12-month position which offers an excellent array of benefits and a highly competitive salary. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres.

    Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking, and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.

    Position Purpose:

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

    Key Responsibilities:

    Help Desk Support

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

    Qualifications:

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

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

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

    Part-Time Lower School Administrative Assistant

    Part-Time Lower School Administrative Assistant

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Lower School Administrative Assistant, beginning August 1st, 2019. This is a 10-month part-time position which offers a highly competitive salary. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres.

    Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking, and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.

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

    Key Responsibilities:

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

    Qualifications:

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

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

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

    Lower School Science Teacher

    Lower School Science Teacher

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for a full-time position of Lower School Science Teacher, beginning August, 2019. This is a one year position for the 2019-2020 school year, which offers an excellent array of benefits and a highly competitive salary. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres.

    Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking, and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.

    Qualifications:

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

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

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

    Lower School Assistant Teacher

    Lower School Assistant Teacher

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

    Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking, and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.

    Position Purpose:

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

    Key Responsibilities:

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

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

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

    Percussion Instructor

    Assistant Band Director

    Middle School General Music Teacher

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the full-time position of Percussion Instructor, Assistant Band Director and Middle School General Music Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a 10-month position which offers an excellent array of benefits and a highly competitive salary. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking, and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.

    Job Description:

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

    Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

    Assistant All-School Band Director Responsibilities

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

    Middle School General Music Teacher Responsibilities

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

    Private Lesson Responsibilities

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

    Qualifications:

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

    Candidates who meet these criteria should apply online at:

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

    Lower School Substitute Teachers

    Per-diem substitute teachers needed for PreK through 5th grade. Applicants need to have a teaching background or school or camp experience and be available from 7:45 AM-3:15 PM. Candidates may be called on short notice for daily needs or for longer term assignments. Clearances need to be up to date. If you are experienced and interested in subbing at GA, please email your résume to hrdept@germantownacademy.org.

    Child Care Center Substitute Teacher

    Child Care Center Substitute Teacher

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Child Care Center Substitute Teacher, beginning August 2018. This is a 10-month position which offers a highly competitive salary. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking, and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.

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

    Key Responsibilities:

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

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

    3. He or she will help coordinate the activities.

    Qualifications:

    A Substitute must possess the minimum of:

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

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

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

    Ms. Rachel Elwood

    Director of Human Resources

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

    Apply Here


    Upper School Softball Assistant Coach

    GERMANTOWN ACADEMY

    UPPER SCHOOL SOFTBALL ASSISTANT COACH

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Upper School Softball Assistant Coach, beginning February 25, 2019. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. A founding member of the prestigious Inter-Academic Athletic League, Germantown Academy prides itself on a rich history of athletics, generations of talented student-athletes, and opportunities to explore an incredible array of athletic experiences for all interested students. Typically, almost one-third of each graduating class goes on to pursue athletics at the collegiate level.

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

    Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

    Apply Here


    Assistant Age Group Coach

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

    Job Description:

  • Directly assists with the groups that are assigned by the age group head coach
  • Provides input to coordinate stroke instruction and training principles for the age group program
  • Ensures that equipment is stored and maintained in an appropriate manner
  • Establishes an environment that fosters a positive team attitude, encourages self-discipline, sportsmanship, self-control, and personal responsibility
  • Supports the mission statement of GA
  • Assigns lanes to athletes during workouts to ensure that all athletes get the most out of their training
  • Checks the facility both before and after practice to ensure that the deck is clean, secure, and organized
  • Makes recommendations to the head age group coach for athlete advancement within the age group program
  • Recruits new club members through professional and community contacts
  • Assists with the development and distribution of recruiting materials
  • Assists and attends all fund raising activities with the club
  • Actively involved in the planning, development and promotion of the club hosted swim meets, including GAAC hosted mini-meets
  • Provides input for the planning of the annual budget
  • Attends all meets that are assigned by the head coach
  • Provides specific meet information to athletes, parents, and staff members in a timely manner
  • Provides timely coaching instructions and feedback to athletes and is easily accessible throughout the entire meet
  • Remains at meets until all GAAC swimmers have completed their swims or until they are no longer needed or until they are released by the head coach
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Qualifications:

  • USA Swimming Coaching Certification is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree is recommended
  • Lifeguarding Certification is recommended
  • At least two years of coaching experience is recommended

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

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

    Apply Here


    Germantown Academy Aquatic Club - Assistant Diving Coach

    Germantown Academy Aquatic Club - Assistant Diving Coach

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ● Assist in program planning and organization.

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

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

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

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

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

    Requirements:

    ● Strong desire to learn and advance knowledge within coaching.

    ● Preferred minimum of 2 years coaching experience.

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

    ● Basic knowledge and understanding of diving mechanics.

    ● Basic knowledge and understanding of competitive diving.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Apply Here

    Email: hrdept@germantownacademy.org

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

    Equal Opportunity Employment

    Germantown Academy believes that equal opportunity in all aspects of employment supports the mission of the school and the successful attainment of our strategic objectives. It is the policy of Germantown Academy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status, and to seek candidates who will further diversify our community. GA will take positive action to ensure fulfillment of this policy in all areas, including hiring, placement, promotion or transfer, recruitment, employment ads, salary and other compensation, and selection for training and development opportunities.

    For more information about hiring policies and practices, contact Rachel Elwood, Director of Human Resources, 267-405-7222 or EMAIL.