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. 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. 

The following positions are currently available:

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. 

Electrician

Position Summary:  
 
The Electrician will be responsible for installation, repair and maintenance of electrically powered systems, and equipment including distribution systems and equipment. The electrician is responsible for following accepted procedures and techniques of the electrical trade as well as the NFPA National Electrical Code.  
 
Essential Functions: 

  • Repairs and performs preventative maintenance on electrical equipment, distribution system, controls and signal equipment.  
  • Inspects the work site and determines material and tool requirements, and method of repair.  
  • Lays out work, assembles equipment, and fabricates distribution runs.  
  • Transports tools, materials and equipment to the work site.  
  • Installs new work and completes small remodeling work.  
  • Inspects the work site and determines material, equipment, and tool requirements and method to be used.  
  • Plans, lays-out, installs and assembles materials and fixtures as required by scope of work.  
  • Repairs, maintains and calibrates electrically operated controls and devices, such as communication devices, signal devices, etc.  
  • Performs related duties as required within classification specifications.  

Additional Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Knowledge of electrical principles and NFPA National Electrical Code and their application to the maintenance, repair and installation of electric distribution systems, devices and electrical generation systems.  
  • Knowledge of the application and use of testing equipment utilized in checking, testing, and analyzing electrical systems such as Volt-Ammeters, Voltage testers, Phase and Rotation testers, Multimeters, etc.  
  • Knowledge of fabrication and installation of materials and equipment required by electrical distribution systems including special application such as High   Hazard areas, Medical applications, etc.  
  • Ability to apply electrical formulas and conversion tables to job requirements.  
  • Knowledge of regulatory codes and requirements such as National Electric Code, Applicable Local Codes, NACUBA and BOCA Codes.  
  • Skill in interpreting schematic drawings, charts and technical instructions.  
  • Skills normally attributed to a Journeyman Electrician who has completed an apprenticeship or   vocational program.  
  • Must follow uniform policy and wear steel toed work shoes.  
  • This position is part of the on-call rotation.  
  • This position is considered essential personnel.  

Materials/Equipment Handled:  

Drills, saws, power tools, hand tools, grinder, threader, plumbing equipment, torch, jack hammer, electrical meters and equipment, ladders, high lift, sewer machine, trucks and scooters. 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 50 lbs. regularly. Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 200 lbs occasionally with assistance.  
  • Follow proper moving and lifting procedures.   
  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb or balance, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk and hear, taste and smell, use fingers to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to bend, stoop and lift for   long periods of time.  
  • May be required to climb ladders.  
  • Must be able to work in steam tunnels and pits in accordance with prescribed safety standards and work practices.

Qualifications: 

  • High School graduate.  
  • Minimum of three years of experience in the electrical trade in the care and maintenance of similar facilities.  
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills and be able to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to express ideas effective and concisely.  
  • Must be able to read and understand blueprints, structural drawings and schematics.  
  • Knowledge of safety procedures related to hazardous materials.  
  • Should be able to prioritize work and work independently without close supervision.  
  • Must be able to maintain calm composure in stressful situations.  
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License in order to drive school vehicles.  
  • Preferred: Attendance at a trade school (Electrical Journeyman’s license) as well as experience with electronic controls, fire alarm systems, and experience with educational campuses.  

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 at:  http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Groundskeeper

Westtown School, an independent, PK-12, day and boarding Quaker school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, has an immediate opening for a FT, 12 month Groundskeeper.

Responsibilities include the maintenance of the school's landscaping and grounds, minor repair to grounds equipment, and other grounds keeping tasks to maintain a safe and attractive environment. Minimum one year experience in the care and maintenance of similar facilities or equivalent education or training in grounds keeping. Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings. 

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.  

 
Groundskeepers Essential Functions:  

  • Mows grass and trim with power mowers and other power tools.  
  • Prunes and mulches trees and shrubs.  
  • Operates a tractor, loader, and other grounds vehicles.  
  • Weeds flower beds, around shrubs and trees, and as directed.  
  • Plants trees/shrubs and annuals as directed.  
  • Assists in maintaining athletic fields and recreational play areas for all users including layout, lining, mowing, seeding, fertilizing, etc.  
  • Assists with removal and disposal of trash and debris.  
  • Removes snow and ice using power snowblowers, chemical ice melters, truck mounted plows, shovels, and/or icescraper and must be available for early morning and/or late night hours when snow or ice is forecasted.  
  • Rakes leaves and grass.  
  • Maintains streets in the immediate vicinity of the campus.  
  • Has a thorough knowledge of trees and plants.  
  • Ability to design new plantings.  
  • Ability to diagnose and treat insect and disease problems on trees and ornamental plants.  
  • Maintains parking lots.  
  • Provides support and manpower as directed to other School and Facilities Departments.  
  • Maintain communications according to school radio policy.  
  • Maintain professional and appropriate relations with all students and parents at all times.  
  • Maintain knowledge of school property and staff as necessary to perform assigned duties  
  • Report all accidents to the Assistant Director and Director of Facilities.  
  • Ensure security and confidentiality of all student information.
  • Report unsafe conditions or suspicious activity to the Assistant Director and Director of Facilities.  
  • Practice energy conservation at all times.  
  • Attend work on time as scheduled and adhere to attendance policy.  
  • Participate in departmental meetings/training.  

Physical Requirements:   

  • Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 50 lbs. regularly. Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 100 lbs. occasionally with assistance.  
  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl for extended periods of time.  
  • Must be able to climb ladders.  
  • Must be able to push and/or pull heavy loads.  

Other Requirements:   

  • High School Diploma or GED  
  • Minimum one year experience in the care and maintenance of similar facilities or equivalent education, training or experience.  
  • Ability to work within the overall organization of the Facilities department and work with skilled and unskilled personnel.  
  • Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.  
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.  


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. 

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: Michele Underhill, Interim 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: Michele Underhill, Interim Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings. 

Middle 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 Middle School Principal. The principal will provide strategic guidance for the Middle 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 Middle School initiatives with those priorities.

Position Description (PDF)

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.

Registered Nurse

Westtown School has an opening for a part-time RN in its Student Health Center.  The nurse would work 10 hours per week  from 7am- 12pm on Tuesday and Thursday as a member of a team of nurses and be part of a weeknight and every 6th weekend on-call rotation for the high school boarding population.  A caring demeanor with strong assessment skills is needed to treat students from Pre K through 12th grades.  It is a 9 month, hourly position with no benefits.

One year medical surgical experience is required with current CPR .

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

Security Officer

Westtown School has openings for part-time security officers.  Various shifts to be covered are weekends (either 6am-2pm or 2pm-10pm) and weekdays (2pm-10pm) with occasional variations as needed by the department.  EMT  preferred. Must be able to pass First Aid/CPR training test. Driver's license & reliable transportation required.  Base pay starting at $15/hr.

Qualified candidates who wish to apply should visit - 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.

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