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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:

After School Program Staff

Westtown School is seeking part-time staff members for its “MooseKids” after school program, for the 2022-2023 school year. MooseKids is a student-centered after school program for students in Pre-K to 5th grade offering engaging age-appropriate activities, in a safe and supportive environment. The after school program runs weekdays from 3:30-6:00 pm, with some additional hours available during in-service days and school breaks. 

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of developmentally appropriate activities for children ages 4-10 and be willing to roll up their sleeves and play. We are looking for candidates with personal interest in sports, music, art, and the natural world along with a sense of humor and a love of working with young children. Classroom management skills and flexibility are required. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure safety and security of students while facilitating play-based activities;
  • Provide homework help and student enrichment programming;
  • Organize and lead games and activities;
  • Create and implement open-ended creative art projects;
  • Respond to the individual needs of students while providing a supportive and caring atmosphere;
  • Help resolve the conflicts of play and sports in ways that align with Quaker practices;
  • Coordinate with the Lower School regarding attendance and enrollment tracking;
  • Establish a healthy and consistent relationship with parents through open and timely communication;
  • Document incidents concerning student behavior and communicate incidents to other team members;
  • Work as a productive member of a collaborative team. 

Qualifications

  • Some college required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience teaching,organizing and or supervising children
  • Ability to interact and play with young children at their physical level
  • A strong character with a team-oriented spirit, and the ability to connect meaningfully with students throughout our diverse community
  • A deep commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices
  • Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and an educational philosophy consistent with 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 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.

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”.

Afternoon Receptionist

Westtown School has an immediate opening for an experienced part-time front desk Receptionist for our Main Building. We are seeking qualified candidates with superior customer service skills to answer phones, greet and direct visitors, process mail and packages, and assist various school constituents throughout the day. The part-time afternoon receptionist will work from 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM,  Monday – Friday. 

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer incoming telephone calls and assist callers 
  • Welcome visitors and guests, serving as the first impression-maker for the school 
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail to employees, residents, and students
  • Receive packages and deliveries and coordinate their pickup or distribution
  • Process outgoing mail and packages
  • Maintain postage supplies, postage machine, and administer “post office” function
  • Maintain and process petty cash
  • Create visitor name tags
  • Support annual weekend events such as Alumni Day and graduation
  • Serve as a notary
  • Provide other administrative assistance as needed

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
  • Must love kids and enjoy the lively atmosphere of a boarding school
  • Organized, dependable, and trustworthy
  • Careful attention to detail with the ability to manage periodic interruptions
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with G Suite
  • A sense of humor and can-do attitude
  • 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.

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

Assistant Director of Upper School Admission

Assistant Director of Upper School Admission

Westtown School is seeking a key contributor to join our dynamic admissions team as an Assistant Director of Upper School Admission. In collaboration with the Associate Directors of Upper School Admission, the Assistant Director will facilitate the recruitment, selection, and retention of boarding and day students in grades 9-12. 

Position Description

The Assistant Director will manage all aspects of the admission process and stewardship of assigned prospective families. As a primary point of contact for inquiring families, the Assistant Director will cultivate strong enduring relationships with families, students, feeder schools, and other local and regional constituents.  By clearly articulating all aspects of the Westtown School curriculum, mission, and educational experience, and working to discover the needs of the applicant, the Assistant Director will successfully convert inquiries into applications.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing and supporting all aspects of the admission and enrollment processes for students in grades 9-12;
  • Helping to develop, coordinate and implement the execution of all critical recruitment and enrollment events including both in person and virtual;
  • Representing Westtown at school fairs and other on and off-campus recruitment events;
  • Assessing student applications, conducting interviews, and supporting families throughout the enrollment and financial aid processes;
  • Managing the life-cycle of all applicant files;
  • Actively participating in selection committee meetings, providing relevant information and documentation for consideration; 
  • Assisting in creating, organizing, and preparing admissions materials, follow-up mailings, decision letters, and welcome packets for newly enrolled students;
  • Collaborating with other stakeholders to ensure retention and re-enrollment of Upper School students.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • 1-3 years of relevant professional experience (admission, sales, or other customer-facing roles);
  • Availability to attend evening and weekend events, as needed, with some travel
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and a commitment to providing outstanding customer service in a goal-oriented environment;
  • Must be empathetic and insightful with a natural sense of curiosity;
  • Cross-cultural competency and the ability to connect with people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds with respect and grace;
  • Impeccable professionalism with the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times;
  • A strong character with a team-oriented spirit, and the ability to connect meaningfully with all constituents throughout our diverse community;
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and prioritize a large volume of high-profile work; 
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and take initiative with proven analytical and problem-solving abilities;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; 
  • A deep commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices;
  • Enthusiasm for the mission and core values of Westtown School.
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”.

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.

Dining Room Staff

Westtown School is currently seeking an energetic and customer-oriented person to assist with general food preparation and dining room service, general cleaning, and other support of the Dining Services Department. This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week,  with some evening and weekend work required. 

Position description

  • Provides friendly, efficient, and helpful service;
  • Assists with meal setup, service, and collaborating with student work program;
  • Assists with some daily food set-up according to the Assistant Kitchen Manager’s specifications;  
  • Performs food replenishes and displays food items;
  • Follows wrap, label, and date procedures for all food items;
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area and completes daily and weekly cleaning as assigned by Assistant Kitchen Manager;
  • Ensures that proper food handling practices are followed;
  • Notifies managers of all maintenance and safety issues;
  • Maintains knowledge of school property and staff as necessary to perform assigned duties;
  • Reports all accidents to the Kitchen Manager immediately;
  • Works efficiently and collaboratively with ither team members;
  • Participates in departmental meetings and all necessary training.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma required
  • Some prior food service experience is preferred
  • Experience in a customer service position is highly desirable
  • A team-oriented spirit and the desire to work in a team environment
  • Able to lift, carry or otherwise move up to 25 lbs regularly using proper moving and lifting procedures
  • Able to stand, walk, sit, and climb 
  • Able to push and pull heavy loads
  • Able to read, write and follow oral and written instructions required

Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter by selecting “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”.

School Nurse- Part-time Overnight

Westtown School is seeking an experienced licensed practical nurse (LPN) to work overnight in our Upper School Student Wellness Center. Beginning in late August, the part-time nurse will work overnight from 11:00 PM-8:00 AM on an alternating job-share schedule of three shifts one week (Mon, Wed, and Fri) and two shifts the second week (Tuesday and Thursday).  As a member of our dynamic team of healthcare professionals, the part-time nurse will oversee and support the various health and wellness needs of our Upper School boarding students. This is an academic year position from late August to early June.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provides quality medical care and first aid to students;
  • Arranges distributes and administers medications, as necessary;
  • Maintains security of all medical information, student health records, and school medical supplies;
  • Accurately documents all activities and procedures in a timely manner;
  • Serves as a resource for students’ physical and mental health concerns;
  • Provides timely communication regarding student health care to the Dean of Students, Dorm Parents, advisers, and parents, as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Current PA LPN license
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Strong assessment and triage skills
  • Current CPR and first aid certification
  • Prior school nurse experience preferred, preferably in an independent school or boarding environment
  • Experience with and commitment to working with high school-aged students, including an understanding of their developmental, social, and academic needs
  • A team-oriented spirit and the ability to connect meaningfully with students throughout our diverse community.

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.

School Nurse- Part-time Weekends Overnight

School Nurse- Part-time Weekends Overnight

Westtown School is seeking an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN, to work weekends in our Upper School Student Wellness Center. Beginning in late August, the part-time nurse will work overnight 8:00 PM-8:00 AM on alternating Saturdays and Sundays.  As a member of our dynamic team of healthcare professionals, the part-time nurse will oversee and support our Upper School boarding students’ various health and wellness needs on the weekends. This is an academic year position from late August to early June.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provides quality medical care and first aid to students;
  • Arranges distributes and administers medications, as necessary;
  • Maintains security of all medical information, student health records, and school medical supplies;
  • Accurately documents all activities and procedures in a timely manner;
  • Serves as a resource for students’ physical and mental health concerns;
  • Provides timely communication regarding student health care to the Dean of Students, Dorm Parents, advisers, and parents, as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Current PA LPN license
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Strong assessment and triage skills
  • Current CPR and first aid certification
  • Prior school nurse experience preferred, preferably in an independent school or boarding environment
  • Experience with and commitment to working with high school-aged students, including an understanding of their developmental, social, and academic needs
  • 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”.

School Nurse- Part-time Weekends

School Nurse- Part-time Weekends

Westtown School is seeking a part-time Registered Nurse for our Student Health Center to begin in late August. The part-time nurse will work 8:00 am-8:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays  2 alternating weekends per month.  As a member of our dynamic team of healthcare professionals, the part-time nurse will oversee the medical needs of our Upper School boarding students on the weekends. Responsibilities include: arranging and distributing student medications, assessing and triaging student health, maintaining and documenting student medical records, communicating student health needs with parents, and supporting the various health and wellness needs of our students. This is an academic year position beginning in late August through early June.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 1-3 years of medical surgical experience
  • Strong assessment skills 
  • Current CPR certification
  • Prior school nurse experience, preferably in an independent school environment
  • 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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