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 is seeking part-time staff members for its “MooseKids” after school program, for the 2020-2021 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 3:00-5:30pm, with some additional hours available during in-service days and school breaks.

Westtown School is an independent, 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.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure safety and social distancing of children while facilitating play-based activities;
  • Provide homework help and student enrichment programming;
  • Organize and lead outdoor 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 inevitable 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;
  • Maintain appropriate cleanliness and sanitation standards;
  • Work as a productive member of a collaborative team.

Requirements:

  • 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

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 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.

Auto Mechanic

Westtown School, has a current opening for an experienced Auto Mechanic to join our Facilities Department. The full-time Auto Mechanic maintains the school’s on and off road vehicles and mechanical equipment, providing necessary repairs and maintenance.


The School:

Westtown School is an independent, co-educational, pre-K to 12, college preparatory day and Quaker 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 Functions:

  • Keep all fleet vehicles in excellent running condition and road ready at all times.
  • Service,repair and perform preventive maintenance on all campus vehicles, pool cars, busses and vans, plus other maintenance equipment including: tractors, backhoes, trucks, forklifts, and utility carts. Service and repair grounds equipment, which includes: power mowers, snow plows, blowers, vacuums, chain saws, spray equipment, etc.
  • Maintain service and repair records/logs.
  • Rebuild vehicles and fabricate parts when needed.
  • Repair other items on campus, such as bleachers, generators, fences fire pump, etc.
  • Perform groundskeeper duties as required.
  • Maintain knowledge of school property and staff as necessary to perform assigned
  • Practice energy conservation and safe work practices at all times.
  • Attend work on time as scheduled and adhere to attendance policy.
  • Provides support and manpower as directed to other School and Physical Plant

Departments

  • Participate in departmental meetings and training.
  • Adhere to all work rules, procedures and policies established by the school. This includes, but is not limited to those contained in the Employee Handbook and the Crisis Response Manual.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of emergency procedures.
  • Promote teamwork and a collaborative work environment.
  • Follow proper key control procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Materials/Equipment Handled: Automotive hand tools, air impact tools, welding equipment, floor jack, lift, landscaping tools and equipment, fertilizer, chemicals, gasoline, diesel fuel.

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 50 lbs. regularly. Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 100 lbs occasionally, with assistance, while using proper moving and lifting procedures.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl for extended periods of time.
  • May be required to occasionally climb ladders.
  • Must be able to tolerate lying under vehicles in enclosed spaces.
  • Must be able to tolerate weather variances and exposure to the elements.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years training at an auto mechanical technical school.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a journeyman auto mechanic at a dealership garage or equivalent. Completion of current auto trade extension courses on items such as auto electronics, transmissions, air conditioning, differentials, brakes and other related subjects.
  • Experience in small engine repairs is preferred.
  • Training and experience in oxy-acetylene and arc welding.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures related to hazardous materials.
  • Organized, dependable, and trustworthy.
  • Able to work independently without close supervision.
  • A can-do attitude and the ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Must have a valid Driver's and CDL B License.


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 send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Lower School Substitute Teacher

Substitute Teacher, Lower School

Westtown School is seeking qualified substitute teachers for our Lower School, beginning September 2020.

Westtown School is an independent, 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.

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.

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 1-3 years of classroom teaching experience at the elementary school level, an understanding of the cognitive and social-emotional development of children at this age, as well as a strong knowledge of instruction and assessment practices in Mathematics and English Language Arts. Ideal candidates will be versed in interdisciplinary curriculum, project work, and anti-bias curriculum. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

In addition, the candidate should demonstrate:

  • Joy working with elementary aged students;
  • Relevant classroom teaching experience required, preferably in an independent school setting;
  • Knowledge of educational technology to support teaching and learning both in the classroom and remotely;
  • Knowledge and commitment around diversity, equity, inclusion, and access practices and the impact it has on the classroom climate and curriculum;
  • A desire to continue seeking professional development;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues inside and outside of the curriculum;
  • Curriculum design and assessment experience;
  • 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 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.

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

Westtown School has an opening for a full time Night shift nurse in its Student Health Center. The nurse would work 40 hours a week as a member of a dynamic team of nurses and oversee the needs of our high school boarding population. A caring demeanor with strong assessment skills is desired.

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

Registered Nurse (Weekends)

Registered Nurse- Weekends

Westtown School has openings for Weekend Day and Night nurses as we expand our services in our Student Health Center. You would be a member of a dynamic team of nurses and oversee the needs of our high school boarding population. A caring demeanor with strong assessment skills is desired.

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

Upper School Administrative Assistant

Upper School Administrative Assistant

Westtown School is seeking an experienced, professional, part-time, 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. The Upper School Administrative Assistant is a part-time, 12-month position reporting to the Upper School Principal and supporting the Dean of Students, Dean of Academics and four grade level Deans. The part-time Upper School Administrative Assistant will work 8:00AM- 1:00PM, with flexibility to work occasional night and weekend hours in support of school events. 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.

Westtown School is an independent, 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.

Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Enter, update, and maintain daily student attendance records for all Upper School students utilizing Blackbaud and REACH, communicating with parents regarding all student absences via phone and email;
  • Greet and assists all visitors, serving as the primary point of contact for general phone calls and requests;
  • Provide clerical support to all Upper School administrators, as necessary;
  • Works 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;
  • Provide classroom support and student supervision, as necessary;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Upper School Principal.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience as an administrative assistant or similar position with a customer service focus
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with School administrators, co-workers, students, parents, alumnae, volunteers, and other school constituentsDemonstrated experience and proficiency with 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, all-in approach to problem solving with a high degree of confidentiality
  • 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 occasional night and weekend hours in support of critical school events.

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 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.

Teaching Assistant for Upper School

Teaching Assistant for Upper School

Westtown School is seeking a Teaching Assistant for our Upper School, beginning October 2020. The teaching assistant will support the upper school program by assisting with the management of the outdoor study and dining spaces, helping with shepherding students to locations, providing some technological assistance, if needed, and stepping in as a substitute teacher when needed. Responsibilities may include assisting with arrival and departure, overseeing lunch, and assisting in the classroom. Qualified candidates must be collaborative, proactive, and flexible to the various emerging needs of the school.

Westtown School is an independent, 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.

The ideal candidate should have 1-3 years relevant experience. Upper School school classroom experience and familiarity with Quaker education, interdisciplinary curriculum, project work, and anti-bias curriculum preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in subject area or related field;
  • 1-3 years professional experience.
  • Understanding of the academic, social-emotional development of students in grades 9-12;
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments;
  • Advanced knowledge of Google Suite, Canvas, and Blackbaud strongly recommended;
  • 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 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

Security Officer

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

Westtown School is an independent, 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:

●Prior security or related experience preferred

●CPR/AED Certification

●Valid Driver’s License

●Desire to contribute to Westtown’s mission and values

●Required clearances including PA Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse Certification and FBI fingerprints

●Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time

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 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”.

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