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Child Care Center Assistant Group Supervisor

Child Care Center Assistant Group Supervisor

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

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 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:

An 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, an 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


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


Lower School Assistant Teacher

Lower School Assistant Teacher

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

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

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 must contribute to after-school programming through coaching or leading after-school enrichment activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 4 year college degree required; degree in elementary education preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong collaboration, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • 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 send a cover letter, resume, school transcripts, a list of at least three current references, and a digital portfolio (optional) to:

    Ms. Rachel Elwood

    Human Resources Director

    Germantown Academy

    340 Morris Road

    PO Box 287

    Fort Washington, PA 19034

    or to: hrdept@germantownacademy.org


    Korman Family Pavilion Coordinator

    Korman Family Pavilion Coordinator

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

    Position Purpose: Reporting to the Director of Security, the Pavilion Coordinator will provide administrative support and be a visibly active presence in the Pavilion year round. The responsibilities of the Pavilion Coordinator are as follows:

    Greeting and Directing Visitors:

    1. Answer incoming phone calls and direct callers to the appropriate personnel or extension.
    2. Greet all visitors to Germantown Academy, issue visitor badges (ensure all visitors are processed through Raptor system) and contact the appropriate school representative.
    3. Respond to visitor concerns and special requests while utilizing exceptional customer service and conflict resolution skills.
    4. Maintain awareness of all events on campus and direct visitors to the appropriate location.
    5. Provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all community members.

    Administrative Tasks:

    1. Assist with administrative work as requested by other departments.
    2. Serve as the liaison with the Upper School and Athletics for registering student drivers, issuing parking permits, van scheduling and distribution of SEPTA bus passes and maintain an up-to-date database of student drivers and related information.
    3. Maintain and verify list of approved faculty, staff and coach driving requirements.
    4. Use facilities management software to assist with meeting space requirements and needs.
    5. Manage digital signage for Upper School messages.
    6. Complete special projects as assigned.

    Management of the Pavilion and Community Space:

    1. Ensure that the Pavilion and McVeigh Community Room are clean and neat at all times. Make sure chairs, tables and sofas are arranged appropriately. Remove debris on an ongoing basis throughout the day, paying particular attention to transition times.
    2. Make all-school announcements related to operational changes (i.e. early dismissal, bussing, etc.).
    3. Assist with monitoring of student behavior.
    4. Contact housekeeping and/or maintenance when necessary.
    5. Manage Lost & Found for Summer Programs and assist Security throughout the school year.

    Safety and Security:

    1. Act as a member of the Security team ensuring that all procedures for entering and exiting the school are followed.
    2. Must know how to operate all safety equipment in area and be knowledgeable of all safety and first aid protocols.
    3. Be aware of any safety or security concerns by paying attention to interactions between visitors and students in the area. Contact additional security or Director of Security as necessary.
    4. Must be willing to work weekends/evenings as needed for event coverage.

    Qualifications:

    1. Must possess competent computer skills, including all Microsoft Office programs.
    2. Must be able to bend and lift up to 25 pounds.
    3. Must possess an outgoing, friendly personality. Must be willing to initiate/engage in conversation with first-time or repeat visitors.
    4. Needs to be a motivated, self-starter who will run a smooth “front of the house” operation.

    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

    Email: hrdept@germantownacademy.org

    CROSS COUNTRY MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSISTANT COACH

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Middle School Cross Country Assistant Coach, beginning September 4, 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 MS Cross Country Head Coach. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Responsibilities:

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

  • Previous participation in track or cross country at the high school level (college preferred).
  • Minimum 1 year coaching experience (within a school setting preferred)
  • Ability to run a medium pace throughout a five mile workout
  • 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:

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

    Ms. Rachel Elwood

    Director of Human Resources

    Germantown Academy

    to: hrdept@germantownacademy.org

    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 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

    to: hrdept@germantownacademy.org


    Varsity Softball Head Coach

    Germantown Academy seeks a part-time, experienced, dynamic Head Coach-Varsity Softball to start in February 2018. Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

    Requirements:

  • Direct the instruction in the sport of Softball for the Upper School Varsity team.
  • Organize and run all Varsity Softball team practices.
  • Game management for all Varsity Softball games.
  • Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
  • Assist in attracting and supervising quality coaches for the Softball program.
  • Serve as a resource for the college selection process for all Upper School Softball players and their families.
  • Attend all league meetings of the Varsity Softball coaches.
  • Serve as a conduit of information regarding the Softball 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 softball and coaching.

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

    Ms. Rachel Elwood

    Director of Human Resources

    Germantown Academy

    to: hrdept@germantownacademy.org

    UPPER SCHOOL GIRLS WATER POLO ASSISTANT COACH

    Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Upper School Girls Water Polo Assistant Coach, beginning August 20, 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 Upper School Coach reports to the Girls 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 Girls Water Polo practices.
  • Understanding of the rules governing the sport of water polo.
  • Assist in contest management for all US Girls Water Polo contests.
  • Communicate regularly with student-athletes and parents.
  • Serve as a resource for the college selection process for Upper School Girls Water Polo student-athletes and their families.
  • Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to Germantown Academy.
  • Meet with the Head Girls 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 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 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

    Upper School Long Term Substitute Biology Teacher

    Germantown Academy, a coeducational PreK-12 independent school with 1,100 students in Fort Washington, PA (suburban Philadelphia), seeks an Upper School Biology Substitute Teacher to start in October 2018.The substitute will teach three Honors Biology classes and one Anatomy & Physiology class for approximately 12 weeks.

    Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

    • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Biology/Science Education strongly preferred
    • 5 years teaching experience (minimum)
    • Ability to teach first year Biology and Anatomy & Physiology

    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
    Germantown Academy
    340 Morris Road
    Fort Washington, PA 19034

    Or to

    hrdept@germantownacademy.org

    Lower School Substitute Teachers

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

    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.