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Statement of Inclusivity and Non-Discrimination

Guided by the Quaker belief that there is that of God in all persons, Westtown School is a community of learners who value, and are themselves strengthened by, the rich diversity of its members. As a school, we seek to prepare students for living and leading in a diverse and complex world. As a community, we aspire to inclusivity and respect. In accordance with our Quaker heritage and identity, we welcome qualified students, faculty, staff, and trustees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, family structure including marital or parental status, and socioeconomic status. Westtown School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of these characteristics in any of its policies, procedures, or practices relating to admission, access to activities or programs, hiring, or other employment-related decisions.

As Westtown strives to fulfill our commitment to becoming an anti-bias, anti-racist (ABAR) school, we are seeking culturally competent candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion who are eager to engage in ongoing professional development in these areas. This will be evidenced in their approach to curriculum and pedagogy, their ability to foster and develop inclusive communities, and through their personal and professional interactions with diverse groups of students, families, faculty, and staff.

We strive towards every student, faculty, and staff member feeling a sense of belonging at Westtown and strongly encourage applications from candidates of color, LGBTQ+ candidates, and candidates from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools.

The following positions are available immediately:

Bus Drivers

Bus Drivers

Westtown School is currently seeking experienced bus drivers to transport students for the 2022-23 school year. Part-time bus drivers will transport students to athletics events and school trips during the academic year. We are seeking responsible drivers with part-time availability most days, including some evenings and weekends.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Transport students to and from events;
  • Assist students/passengers with proper seating and safety equipment with the purpose of providing safe loading and unloading of the bus or van during normal transport and emergency situations;
  • Ensure prompt pick-up and delivery of students;
  • Ensure luggage and sports equipment properly is stowed, following proper lifting procedures;
  • Communicate promptly and effectively with students/passengers, parents, and the school;
  • Maintain professional and appropriate relations with all students, parents, and others at all times;
  • Maintain vehicle mileage logs and other required documentation;
  • Ensure that vehicle interiors are clean and free of debris;
  • Monitor students and other passengers during transit for the purpose of maintaining order and discipline and ensuring the safety of all passengers;
  • Perform first aid as necessary for the purpose of meeting the immediate health care needs of passengers if properly trained and certified.  Current CPR certification is desired;
  • Understand and comply with all safety and vehicle regulations and emergency procedures;
  • Ensure that vehicles have adequate fuel for all trips;
  • Report all accidents, traffic violations, and safety concerns to the Transportation Manager;
  • Participate in all department meetings and required training.

Qualifications

  • Bus Drivers must possess a current valid PA commercial driver’s license, with air brake restriction removed, and current Passenger and School Bus endorsements.
  • Must maintain an acceptable safe driving record
  • Must have a current school bus medical certificate, may be required to have DOT certification
  • Able to work flexible hours in the early morning and afternoon
  • Some late-night and longer trips (to New York City, Washington, DC) including overnight trips are possible
  •  Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Able to lift, carry or otherwise move up to 40 lbs. regularly.  Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 50 lbs occasionally with assistance
  • Able to read and interpret maps and utilize navigation systems.

Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Coaching Opportunities

Westtown School anticipates the following openings for part-time coaches for the 2022-23 school year:

Winter Season

  • Middle School Boys Wrestling Assistant Coach
  • Upper School JVC Boys Basketball 

Spring Season

  • Middle School Co-ed Track Assistant Coach
  • Upper School Girls JV Softball Head Coach
  • Upper School Girls JV Lacrosse Head Coach

Middle School Details

  • Practices  meet from 2:30-3:30pm on Monday through Friday
  • There are 1-2 games per week with games usually beginning at 3:30pm.
  • Season Dates:  
    • Winter – November 7-February 17
    • Spring – February 20-May 19

Upper School Details

  • Practices  meet from 4:00-5:30pm on Monday through Friday 
  • There are 1-2 games per week with games usually beginning at 4:00pm.
  • Season Dates:
    • Winter – November 7-February 11
    • Spring – February 20-May 12

Westtown coaches create and promote a positive team culture, develop fundamental skills of the game, organize and enthusiastically run practices, and implement effective game strategies to realize a high level of individual and team success in their sport.  Successful coaching should lead to improved ability in the sport, as well as; good sportsmanship, self-discipline, self-confidence, a healthy attitude towards winning, and a sense of pride in the student-athlete’s accomplishments.  Westtown coaches promote the values of Westtown School and the Friends Schools League and consistently uphold expectations of proper student behavior.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Observe the rules of Westtown School, the FSL, and PAISAA  
  • Remain current with theories and techniques in their sport
  • Attend all coaches’ meetings
  • Evaluate players and select team
  • Plan and implement daily practices 
  • Be responsible for team equipment and uniforms
  • Be responsible for team discipline
  • Initiate appropriate and regular communication with student-athletes and parents
  • Follow school procedures regarding transportation, injuries, participation, meals 
  • Report and follow up with athletic trainer about injuries
  • Write and submit individual comments on each student as scheduled
  • Collaborate with assistant coach(es) and student manager
  • Keep the scorebook current and available 
  • Report areas of concern immediately to Athletic Directors –  fields, transportation, facilities, opposing teams, student behavior, parent issues, etc. 

Qualifications

  • Prior coaching experience required
  • Experience working with middle and high school-aged students
  • A positive student-centered approach to coaching
  • Ability to manage athletes at the appropriate level of the assigned sport
  • Demonstrated technical, theoretical, and applied knowledge pertinent to the assigned sport
  • CPR and first aid certified
  • A demonstrated commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices
  • A strong character with a team-oriented spirit, and the ability to connect meaningfully with students throughout our diverse community
  • Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s Quaker values.

Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Lower School Substitute Teacher

Lower School Substitute Teacher

Westtown School is seeking experienced substitute teachers for our Lower School. Qualified candidates should have an understanding of the cognitive and social-emotional development of elementary school children and be well-versed in interdisciplinary curriculum, project work, and anti-bias curriculum.  We are seeking experienced candidates for per diem substitute assignments for the remainder of the school year.
Students at Westtown are challenged to realize their intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual potential. A spirit of inquiry reigns in the classroom and students are encouraged to think creatively, to feel the condition of others, and to listen to their inner selves. Westtown expects students to be critical, independent thinkers who can work with a spirit of cooperation, understanding, and tolerance of the views of others. The Westtown experience is defined by rigorous academic preparation for college, community living in a diverse environment, weekly Meeting for Worship, and service. Quaker values and practices pervade the curriculum and culture, encouraging each community member to value diversity, to seek peace and justice, and to demonstrate respect for self and others.
Westtown School is an independent, Quaker co-educational, pre-K to 12, college preparatory day and boarding school located in suburban West Chester, PA, approximately 30 miles from Philadelphia.  Situated on a beautiful 600-acre campus, Westtown offers state-of-the-art facilities where our committed faculty and staff inspire and prepare our students to be stewards and leaders of a better world.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-3 years of classroom teaching experience, preferably in an independent school setting
  • Demonstrated passion and joy for working with Lower School students in grades PreK-5
  • Knowledge of child development and a commitment to social-emotional learning, differentiated instruction, and inquiry and project-based teaching
  • Strong verbal and written interpersonal communication skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices;
  • A strong character with a team-oriented spirit, and the ability to connect meaningfully with students throughout our diverse community;
  • Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s Quaker values.

Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Middle School Substitute Teacher

Westtown School is seeking experienced substitute teachers for our Middle School. Qualified candidates should have an understanding of the cognitive and social-emotional development of middle school students and be well-versed in interdisciplinary curriculum, project work, and anti-bias curriculum.  We are seeking experienced candidates for per diem substitute assignments for the 2022-23 school year.

Students at Westtown are challenged to realize their intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual potential. A spirit of inquiry reigns in the classroom and students are encouraged to think creatively, to feel the condition of others, and to listen to their inner selves. Westtown expects students to be critical, independent thinkers who can work with a spirit of cooperation, understanding, and tolerance of the views of others. Quaker values and practices pervade the curriculum and culture, encouraging each community member to value diversity, to seek peace and justice, and to demonstrate respect for self and others.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-3 years of classroom teaching experience, preferably in an independent school setting
  • Demonstrated passion and joy for working with Middle School students in grades 6-8
  • Knowledge of child development and a commitment to social-emotional learning, differentiated instruction, and inquiry and project-based teaching
  • Strong verbal and written interpersonal communication skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices;
  • A strong character with a team-oriented spirit, and the ability to connect meaningfully with students throughout our diverse community;
  • Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s Quaker values.

Interested, qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, by visiting http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and selecting “Show All Job Openings”.

Part-time Upper School Administrative Assistant

Westtown School is seeking an experienced, professional Administrative Assistant with exceptional interpersonal communication skills, outstanding facility with technology, and the ability to connect meaningfully with students and families throughout our intentionally diverse community. Reporting to the Upper School Principal, the Administrative Assistant provides support to the Dean of Students, Dean of Academics, and four grade-level Deans. Additionally, the Upper School Administrative Assistant is the primary attendance manager, coordinating communication with families and maintaining daily attendance records for all Upper School students. The successful applicant will have three or more years of experience in an administrative assistant or similar role with a positive, can-do approach to their professional responsibilities, the desire to acquire new skills, and the ability to solve problems in a collaborative, collegial manner. Experience working in an independent school is highly desired. This is a 10-month (mid-August through mid-June), part-time position, Monday-Friday 7:45 am -2:15pm, with some additional hours required during the beginning and end of the school year and for special events.

Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  •  Enter, update, and maintain daily student attendance records for all Upper School students utilizing Senior Systems and REACH, communicating with parents via phone and email regarding all student absences;
  • Greet and assist all visitors, serving as the primary point of contact for general phone calls and requests;
  • Provide clerical support to the Upper School Principal and other Upper School administrators;
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Administrative Assistant to create a warm and welcoming Upper School office environment;
  •  Coordinate, plan, schedule, and communicate Upper School events, meetings, and daily schedules both internally and externally through email and the school’s various online calendars and databases;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Upper School Principal.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3 or more years’ of relevant experience as an administrative assistant or similar position with a customer service focus
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with school administrators, colleagues, students, parents, alumnae, volunteers, and other school constituents
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency with all Microsoft Office products and Google drive
  •  An open and honest communication style with a courteous and calm approach to all interpersonal interactions
  • A hands-on, innovative, and all-in approach to problem-solving with a high degree of confidentiality is a must
  •  Great attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment with inherent interruptions
  •  A desire to grow and learn through on-the-job experiences with a willingness to accept constructive feedback
  •  Must enjoy working with students and embrace the challenges and joys of working in an independent school office, a sense of humor is a plus!
  • Flexibility to work an occasional night or weekend in support of critical school events
  • A deep commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community, for children and adults, based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices
  • Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and the school’s Quaker values.

 

Guided by the Quaker belief that there is that of God in all persons, Westtown School is a community of learners who value, and are themselves strengthened by, the rich diversity of its members. As a school, we seek to prepare students for living and leading in a diverse and complex world. As a community, we aspire to inclusivity and respect. To these ends, we welcome qualified students, faculty, staff, and trustees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, family structure including marital or parental status, and socioeconomic status. Westtown School does not discriminate against individuals based on these characteristics in any of its policies, procedures, or practices relating to admission, access to activities or programs, hiring, or other employment-related decisions.

Interested, qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, by visiting http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and selecting “Show All Job Openings”.

Per Diem School Nurses

Westtown School is currently seeking per diem Registered Nurses and LPNs to join our dynamic team of nursing professionals. We are seeking experienced nurses to work a variety of per diem shifts, evenings, nights, and weekends in our school Wellness Center.  Our evening, night, and weekend nurses are responsible for providing care to our upper school boarding students which includes, medication administration, assessment, and treatment of minor illnesses, also providing care to our students with chronic illnesses based on their Action Plan. 

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides quality care to students seeking assistance with health and wellness concerns
  • Provides first aid care and medically prescribed services
  • Maintains security of student medical information as well as school health supplies
  • Documents all activities and procedures accurately and in a timely manner
  • Collaborates with other members of the nursing staff, the Dean of Students, Dorm Parents, Advisers, and Parents on identified health needs, as well as other community members as needed in the student’s best interest.


Qualifications

  • Current CPR certification
  • A minimum of three years of clinical nursing experience,  prior experience in a school setting is highly desirable
  • Strong assessment skills and sound clinical judgment
  • Proficient with EMR documentation
  • Ability to work independently and take direction.
  • The desire to work with high school students 
  • A team-oriented spirit and the ability to connect meaningfully with students throughout our diverse community.

Interested, qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, by visiting http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and selecting “Show All Job Openings”.

Security Officer

Security Officer

Westtown School is seeking a part-time Security Officer for the following overnight shifts; Friday and Saturday 10:00 pm to 6:00 am, additional shifts may be available. The part-time Security Officer is responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the school community, buildings, and 600-acre campus. Security Officers are considered essential personnel and, as such, are expected to be available during inclement weather and other school-closing situations.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent, some college preferred
  • Prior security or related experience preferred
  • Valid PA driver’s license
  • Well organized and able to prioritize work
  • Able to work independently without close supervision
  • Calm under pressure and able to respond to a variety of situations
  • Able to stand and walk for short periods of time, a golf cart can be used for campus transportation between buildings
  • A commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices;
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Westtown School and a personal philosophy consistent with the school’s Quaker values.
  • Required clearances including PA Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse Certification, and FBI fingerprints
Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select “Show All Job Openings”.

Security Officer/EMT

Security Officer/EMT 

Westtown School is seeking an experienced full-time Security Officer/EMT to work 10:00 pm- 6:00 am Sunday through Thursday. School Security Officers are responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the school community, campus buildings, and surrounding campus. Security Officers provide on-campus security through regular rounds and camera surveillance.  Security Officers are essential school personnel and, as such, are expected to be available during inclement weather and other school-closing situations. Some occasional weekend hours may be required for events.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required, some college preferred
  • Current EMT certification required
  • CPR/AED certification
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Prior security or related experience preferred
  • Well organized and able to prioritize work
  • Able to work independently without close supervision
  • Calm under pressure and able to respond to a variety of situations
  • Able to stand and walk for extended periods of time indoors and outside, a golf cart can be used for campus transportation between buildings
  • A commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Westtown School and the school’s Quaker values.
  • Required clearances including PA Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse Certification, and FBI fingerprints.
Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select “Show All Job Openings”.

Van Drivers

Van Drivers

Westtown School is currently seeking experienced van drivers to transport students to and from school on scheduled routes, for the 2022-23 school year. We are seeking experienced drivers to work part-time mornings and/or afternoons during the academic year. Some additional driving mid-day, evenings, and weekends may also be available.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Safely transport students to and from the school on a designated route;
  • Assist students/passengers with proper seating and safety equipment with the purpose of providing safe loading and unloading of the van during normal transport and emergency situations;
  • Ensure prompt pick-up and delivery of students;
  • Ensure all belongings and sports equipment are properly stowed, following proper lifting procedures;
  • Communicate promptly and effectively with students/passengers, parents, and the school;
  • Maintain professional and appropriate relations with all students, parents, and others at all times;
  • Maintain vehicle mileage logs and other required documentation;
  • Ensure that vehicle interiors are clean and free of debris;
  • Monitor students and other passengers during transit for the purpose of maintaining order and discipline and ensuring the safety of all passengers;
  • Perform first aid as necessary for the purpose of meeting the immediate health care needs of passengers, if properly trained and certified.  Current CPR certification is desired;
  • Understand and comply with all safety and vehicle regulations and emergency procedures;
  • Ensure that vehicles have adequate fuel for all trips;
  • Report all accidents, traffic violations, and safety concerns to the Transportation Manager;
  • Participate in all department meetings and required training.

Qualifications

  • Van Drivers must possess a current valid PA driver’s license
  • Must maintain a safe driving record
  •  Able to work flexible hours in the early morning and afternoon
  •  Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Able to lift, carry or otherwise move up to 40 lbs. regularly 
  • Able to read and interpret maps and utilize navigation systems

Interested, qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, by visiting http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and selecting “Show All Job Openings”.

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