Working at Westtown

 

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. 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. 

The following positions are currently available:

Administrative Assistant – Full-Time, Hourly

Westtown School, an independent, PK-12, day and boarding Quaker school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, seeks an Administrative Assistant to support our Advancement Team.
 
The School:
Westtown is a spirit-led school where students are empowered to discover their unique gifts and guiding purpose in a values-based community, while acquiring the skills and knowledge they will need to impact — and to better — the world they will inherit. Founded in 1799 by members of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Westtown educates not just for the sake of college preparation, but for an engaged and reflective life. The school’s academic program is rigorous, and its college admissions record is impressive. At the same time, the school places a strong emphasis on reflection and mindfulness, both in weekly Meeting for Worship and in students’ everyday lives. Westtown’s beautiful 600-acre campus, located just 25 miles west of Philadelphia, encourages investigation, relaxation, and play, as well as illustrating the school’s commitment to sustainability. 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.

Administrative Assistant Essential Functions:

  • Greet and assist all visitors to the Advancement Office. Serve as the first point of contact for general phone calls and requests to the Alumni Office and the Advancement Office.
  • Provide organizational support to the Advancement Department including: organizing and taking minutes at staff meetings, processing expenses and reimbursements, ordering supplies, reserving rooms for meetings etc.
  • Coordinate Head of School communications, Advancement events staffing etc. with the Head of School’s office.
  • Work with the communications office to facilitate the design of advancement materials for display and distribution
  • Assist Dean of Advancement with Board of Trustee meeting and event preparation, minute taking and follow up.
  • Assist Directors with volunteer committee work, preparation and follow up for on campus and traveling constituent visits, mailings.
  • Respond to general constituent requests in a timely manner.
  • Create and send bulk emails through Final Site and eNotify and execute mail merges, and material collation for printed mailings.
  • Enter information for the “Class Notes” and “In Memoriam” sections of the Westonian into Raisers Edge.
  • Update alumni records in Raisers Edge, obtain obituary online or from alumni relatives, and draft eNotify alumni death notices to classmates.
  • Attend and/or support all events sponsored by the Advancement Office (requires working some nights and weekends).
  • Support Advancement Office needs as necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 15 lbs. regularly. Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 30 lbs. occasionally with assistance.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, balance, stoop, and kneel for extended periods of time.

Other Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum one year experience in a similar position.  Experience in Advancement and/or Independent School environment preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced computer software skills, including Word, Adobe, Excel, and Google Drive. Previous experience with Raisers Edge or other relational databases preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task, manage multiple priorities, and work in an organized efficient manner.


Westtown welcomes diverse candidates and encourages them to apply. Westtown does not discriminate in hiring, and is committed to fostering an inclusive community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices.

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

After School Program Staff

Westtown School seeks staff for its after school program called Moosekids, for Grades PreK to 5th grade. The mission of the program is to offer activities, which feel like a neighborhood of children actively playing with the option of more structured experiences. The ideal candidate will understand how four- to ten-year-olds play and relax after school while facilitating ongoing communication with parents.
We are looking for candidates with interests in sports, music, art, the natural world and young children. Organizational skills, a love of children and flexibility are required. The program runs Monday to Friday, 3:30 to 5:00 or 6:00 with additional hours for in-service, partial school days and vacation breaks.
Specifically, the staff will:

  • Develop connections with the Lower School children who attend Moosekids
  • Support the work and report to the Director of Auxiliary Programming
  • Provide empathetic, attentive care for children
  • Organize outdoor games
  • Create open ended, creative art projects
  • Facilitate building community
  • Help resolve the inevitable conflicts of play and sports in ways that align with Quaker practices
  • Oversee homework
  • Coordinate with Lower School on attendance and enrollment tracking
  • Maintain shared space and respect established Lower School procedures and rules
  • Communicate closely with parents about daily interactions during Moosekids

Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree or working toward a Bachelors Degree
  • Experience organizing children
  • Ability to start in as soon as possible.

Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter & select Show All Job Openings. 

Digital Content Strategist

Full-Time, Exempt

Westtown School, a Quaker, Pre-K -12th grade, co-ed, private, college preparatory day and boarding school, located in Chester County PA., offers a challenging and diverse curriculum that emphasizes action-based education, critical thinking, collaboration, service, and social action. Committed to character innovation since 1799, Westtown is uncommonly invested in helping our students discover and explore their interests, talents, and sense of purpose.

Westtown School seeks an experienced Digital Content Strategist to join our Communications and Marketing team. The core function of this role is to oversee the school’s website and digital communications platforms, developing content strategy and related assets based on Westtown’s core marketing and communications objectives. This creative professional is enthusiastic about producing unique, mission-aligned, digital content in both written and video forms. If you are an out-of-the-box strategist with a passion for forward-thinking digital communications strategies, we would like to meet you.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage current website while developing future content and digital plans in a flexible framework
  • Envision, script, produce, and edit video content for use across the school’s digital platforms
  • Oversee and train website and email communication content contributors
  • Create and implement unique strategies to build upon current marketing priorities within the digital arena
  • Use practiced analytical abilities to gather key business and user insights and create a long-term vision for the school’s digital platforms
  • Keep up to date with audience preferences and proactively suggest new campaigns
  • Liaise with Admissions, Athletics, Advancement, and Leadership (including Lower,
  • Middle and Upper School) teams to optimize digital experience and ensure brand consistency
  • Supplement day-to-day photography work, as needed, and oversee the school’s branded photography library

Requirements:

  • BS degree in Marketing, Advertising, or relevant field
  • 3-5 years proven work experience in digital marketing or related fields
  • Extensive experience with content management systems and video production
  • Standout idea generator and problem solver with excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrable experience with SEO/SEM, analytics, and inbound marketing software
  • Experience implementing and optimizing Google Adwords campaigns
  • Must be an enthusiastic and creative team player

Westtown welcomes diverse candidates and encourages them to apply. Westtown does not discriminate in hiring, and is committed to fostering an inclusive community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices.

Interested, qualified candidates should apply via Westtown School ADP Employment portal and provide a cover letter, resume, links to recent video work, and three professional references with their application materials at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Director of Human Resources

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Westtown School, a diverse PK-12 day and boarding Quaker school located in beautiful Chester County, Pennsylvania, seeks a Director of Human Resources (HR).  Reporting to the Dean of Finance and Operations, the Director will oversee the HR office and will guide and manage employment-related services, policies, and programs for the entire School.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Recruitment
Partner with division and department heads at the School to build and maintain a deep pool of excellent candidates for teaching and staff positions.

  • Help attract strong, diverse, mission-aligned candidates by developing superior job postings and publishing them in the most advantageous locations;

  • Facilitate communication throughout the hiring process, and maintain efficient, thorough internal procedures;

  • Ensure the hiring process yields the most competitive applicants;

  • Deliver an onboarding process to new employees that is timely, informative, smooth, and welcoming.


Retention and Employee Community Support

Help create a positive work environment and strengthen employees’ commitment to the School.

  • Foster a culture of respect, inclusion, and compassion to build support for an increasingly diverse workplace;

  • Develop and communicate clear job descriptions and appropriate position classifications;

  • Work with division and department heads to provide staff and faculty with appropriate performance evaluations, support, and professional development opportunities.

HR Operations

Oversee day-to-day HR operations in an effective and efficient manner with a focus on excellent customer service.

  • Participate in the School’s overall annual HR planning process to prioritize and budget human capital needs;

  • Manage the HR department resources, and develop and manage the HR department budget based on the School’s priorities;

  • Manage key documentation including offer letters and contracts;

  • Author and implement employment-related processes including hiring, salary adjustments, performance reviews, and terminations.


Compensation and Benefits

Administer current compensation and benefits strategy, and provide ongoing consultation on how to stay competitive in the market.

  • Manage the payroll and timekeeping process across campus, including compliance matters related to the FLSA and DOL;

  • Serve as the School’s “Benefits Administrator” and as primary School contact with the PAISBOA HBT, brokers, and benefit vendors.


Employee Relations

Maintain policies and procedures and partner with managers to resolve disputes and performance issues among their reports. 

  • Maintain clear policies regarding community standards, and facilitate prompt, fair, and thorough processes to resolve conduct issues and interpersonal conflicts;

  • Participate in consultations with the School’s outside employment attorney;

  • Partner with supervisors to identify under-performance issues and assist in creating improvement plans or exit strategies accordingly.


Safety and Risk Management

Support workplace safety and participate in risk improvement planning.

  • Manage the School’s workers compensation issues;

  • Participate as an active and engaged member of the Safety Committee;

  • Ensure employees are current with required and baseline training such as mandatory reporting, anti-harassment, and CPR.


Compliance

Ensure that employee policies, including grievance and dispute resolution procedures, are accurate, up to date, and reflect the core values and mission of the School.

  • Ensure clearances are properly processed and maintained for all employees and volunteers;

  • Protect the interests of the School by complying with applicable governmental laws and regulations.


EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field;

  • PHR/SPHR highly desirable;

  • Ten years of progressively responsible generalist experience;

  • Five years of supervisory experience.


SKILLS / ABILITIES
Skills including, but not limited to:

  • Stellar written, verbal, and interpersonal skills;

  • Exceptional change management skills;

  • Highly developed technological skills;

  • Excellent data manipulation, analysis, and reporting skills.


Ability to:

  • Deliver superior customer service within an approachable HR environment;

  • Guarantee absolute confidentiality, security, and integrity of employee records and sensitive information;

  • Multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously;

  • Be both hands-on and strategic;

  • Form and maintain positive relationships with a broad range of individuals;

  • Develop and implement solutions that are grounded in facts, not emotions, while still being empathetic;

  • Facilitate best practices and policies;

  • Comfortably manage conflict and be direct.

TO APPLY


Westtown welcomes diverse candidates and encourages them to apply. Westtown does not discriminate in hiring, and is committed to fostering an inclusive community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices. Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Housekeeping PT Temporary

The housekeeper helps to maintain the cleanliness of the campus including the offices, classrooms, public areas, rest rooms, auditoriums, theaters and laboratories.   
 
Monday through Friday  
 
  • Sweep, mop and scrub floors, stairs (inside and outside buildings) & other surfaces.
  • Vacuum rugs in offices & public areas.  Shampooing rugs periodically using heavy vacuum cleaner & rug shampooing machine.
  • Clean classrooms:dust furniture, exhibit cases, pictures, door trim & chalkboards.
  • Wash window sills, glass in corridor doors.
  • Wash glass and trim in entrance doors.
  • Wash and/or clean interior wall spaces by hand or with powered wall washing machines, working on ladders, as required.
  • Climb into and clean sky beds before and after summer camps.
  • Clean and service lavatories, showers, toilet rooms and rest rooms.
  • Collect and place in containers or plastic bags trash and debris, place trash in collection area for removal by sanitation trucks.
  • Replace liners in wastebaskets and trash containers and clean inside containers.
  • Move heavy furniture, metal bed frames, mattresses, supplies and miscellaneous equipment.  Always seek assistance for anything over 25 pounds.
  •  Notify Housekeeping Supervisor of maintenance issues (doors, door checks, furniture lights, faucets, etc.).
  • Sweep or shovel snow from steps and walks at building entrances and connecting walks.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
  • Maintain communications according to school radio policy.
  • Maintain professional and appropriate relations with all student and parents at all times.

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


Housekeeping PT Weekends

Saturday and Sunday

The housekeeper helps to maintain the cleanliness of the campus including the offices, classrooms, public areas, rest rooms, auditoriums, theaters and laboratories.  

  • Sweep, mop and scrub floors, stairs (inside and outside buildings) & other surfaces.
  • Vacuum rugs in offices & public areas.  Shampooing rugs periodically using heavy vacuum cleaner & rug shampooing machine.
  • Clean classrooms:dust furniture, exhibit cases, pictures, door trim & chalkboards.
  • Wash window sills, glass in corridor doors.
  • Wash glass and trim in entrance doors.
  • Wash and/or clean interior wall spaces by hand or with powered wall washing machines, working on ladders, as required.
  • Climb into and clean sky beds before and after summer camps.
  • Clean and service lavatories, showers, toilet rooms and rest rooms.
  • Collect and place in containers or plastic bags trash and debris, place trash in collection area for removal by sanitation trucks.
  • Replace liners in wastebaskets and trash containers and clean inside containers.
  • Move heavy furniture, metal bed frames, mattresses, supplies and miscellaneous equipment.  Always seek assistance for anything over 25 pounds.
  •  Notify Housekeeping Supervisor of maintenance issues (doors, door checks, furniture lights, faucets, etc.).
  • Sweep or shovel snow from steps and walks at building entrances and connecting walks.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
  • Maintain communications according to school radio policy.
  • Maintain professional and appropriate relations with all student and parents at all times.

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

Security Officer - Full-Time

Westtown School, a Quaker, Pre-K -12th grade, co-ed, private, college preparatory day and boarding school, located in Chester County PA., offers a challenging and diverse curriculum that emphasizes action-based education, critical thinking, collaboration, service, and social action. Committed to character innovation since 1799, Westtown inspires and prepares graduates to become stewards and leaders of a better world.  

The school seeks a full-time Security Officer who has:  

  • EMT Certification  
  • CPR/AED Certification  
  • Valid Driver’s License  


This position will primarily cover the Monday through Friday 2 – 10 PM shift with occasional variations as needed.  

Candidates should have:  

  • A desire to contribute to Westtown’s values and mission  
  • Dedication to ensuring the safety and security of Westtown students, faculty and staff  


Competitive salary and benefits package are available.  

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

Security Officer - Part-Time

Westtown School, a Quaker, Pre-K -12th grade, co-ed, private, college preparatory day and boarding school, located in Chester County PA., offers a challenging and diverse curriculum that emphasizes action-based education, critical thinking, collaboration, service, and social action. Committed to character innovation since 1799, Westtown inspires and prepares graduates to become stewards and leaders of a better world.

 The school seeks a part-time Security Officer who has:

  • EMT Certification*
  • CPR/AED Certification*
  • Valid Driver’s License

This position will cover various shifts and weekends as needed.

*Westtown School will provide training and certification for otherwise qualified candidates.  

Candidates without current EMT and CPR/AED certification will be required to complete certification within six months of being hired.

Candidates should have:

  • A desire to contribute to Westtown’s values and mission
  • Dedication to ensuring the safety and security of Westtown students, faculty and staff

Competitive salary.

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

Upper School Principal

Westtown School, an independent, PK-12, day and boarding Quaker school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, seeks an experienced, dynamic educational leader to serve as Upper School Principal. The principal will provide strategic guidance for the Upper School, support its faculty, oversee its daily operations, and guide the division through both joys and challenges with skill, sensitivity and grace. The principal will partner with other senior administrators to develop and implement schoolwide strategic priorities that further the school’s mission and will ensure the alignment of Upper School initiatives with those priorities.

For a full description of the school, position, qualifications and information on the application and hiring process please visit the Carney Sandoe and Associates website.

Upper School Spanish Teacher - Part Time

Westtown School, a Quaker, Pre-K-12th grade, co-ed, private, college preparatory day and boarding school, located in Chester County PA., offers a challenging and diverse curriculum that emphasizes action-based education, critical thinking, collaboration, service, and social action. Committed to character innovation since 1799, Westtown inspires and prepares graduates to become stewards and leaders of a better world.

The school seeks an Upper School Spanish teacher who has:

  • An outstanding academic background
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • The ability to connect meaningfully with students throughout our diverse community
  • Is a native speaker in either Spanish or French and fluent in other language.

Candidates should have:

  • Three to five years of experience teaching in a progressive educational environment and the ability to teach all levels of Spanish
  • A desire to contribute to Westtown’s values and mission by fostering in students a deepening sense of civic understanding, involvement and activism
  • Enthusiasm for full participation in the coaching, advising and residential duties required of a full-time faculty member


Westtown welcomes diverse candidates and encourages them to apply. Westtown does not discriminate in hiring, and is committed to fostering an inclusive community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices.

Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter & select Show All Job Openings.

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