Working at Westtown

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. 

Assistant/Associate Director of Upper School Admission

Full Time, Salaried, Exempt

Westtown School, an independent, PK-12, day and boarding Quaker school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, seeks a key contributor who, based on background and experience, would join our team as either an Assistant or Associate Director of Upper School Admission.

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.

Position Summary: This position contributes to the recruiting, selection and retention process for boarding and day students, grades 9 – 12.

A successful candidate will display behavioral competencies in the following areas:

Strong Customer OrientationExperience with Relationship Building
Curious & Discovers NeedsInsightful & asks excellent questions
Competitive Drive / Results DrivenSolves Problems
Takes InitiativeHelpful Advisor
Strategic Thinker 

Other Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’ Degree in a relation field
  • A strong aptitude to assess the needs and aspirations of the family and the student
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Customer relationship and organizational skills
  • Independent and/or boarding school experience highly preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish and high level of cultural competency and acumen in relation to Spanish speaking cultures is preferred but not required
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Other assignments such as coaching and residential duties may be discussed.


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 – General

Westtown School, an independent, PK-12, day and boarding Quaker school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, seeks a groundskeeper to be responsible for the maintenance of Westtown School’s grounds and recreational play areas while also assisting in the overall maintenance of the school’s property.

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 snow blowers, chemical ice melters, truck mounted plows, shovels, and/or ice scraper 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.
  • 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 100lbs. 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.

Groundskeeper – Horticulture

Westtown School, an independent, PK-12, day and boarding Quaker school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, seeks a groundskeeper to be responsible for the maintenance of Westtown School’s grounds and recreational play areas while also assisting in the overall maintenance of the school’s property.

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 snow blowers, chemical ice melters, truck mounted plows, shovels, and/or ice scraper 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 100lbs. 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: 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. 

Lower School and Middle School Instrumental Music Teacher

Part Time; Exempt – Salaried

Westtown School, a diverse K–12 Quaker day and boarding school located in beautiful Chester County, PA., seeks a one-year, half-time Lower and Middle School Instrumental Music Teacher with experience working with children, ages eight to fourteen-years-old,  in developing their love of music.

The Lower and Middle School Instrumental Music Teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year will:

  • Provide progressive individual and group instruction for Lower School students. Aid students in selecting and learning to play woodwind, brass, percussion, and string instruments.
  • Provide instruction for Middle School wind and percussion students in developing their musical skills through ensemble classes.
  • Contribute to building and sustaining an inclusive community and a program which reflects diverse cultures and perspectives

Collaborations:

  • Work in coordination with the Lower, Middle, and Upper School Music Faculty to ensure coherence in the music program across the whole school.
  • Work with the all-school Arts Department
  • If interested, contract for private music lessons on campus with families of students in all three divisions of the school. 

Qualifications:

  • BA or BM degree; Advanced degree in Music Education preferred
  • Experience with and commitment to working with Lower and Middle School students, including understanding of their developmental, social, and academic needs
  • Classroom teaching and conducting experience
  • Expertise and experience in introductory teaching of band and string instruments
  • Expertise and experience in preparing students for performance, including selection of appropriate music and building skills in playing as an ensemble.
  • Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s values

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
by Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.



Lower School Assistant - First Grade

Part Time

Westtown School, a diverse K–12 Quaker day and boarding school located in beautiful Chester County, PA., seeks a Lower School Assistant for First Grade with experience working with children.

The Lower School Assistant will focus on the following areas:

  • Social and Emotional Learning:
  • Support children as the develop their friendship habits and skills
  • Facilitate children’s awareness of the uniqueness and diversity of their classmates
  • Listen with care to the worries and joys of students
  • Communicate positive resiliency when issues arise
  • Give attention to parents concerns and include the lead teachers in addressing these concerns
  • Act compassionately toward all members of the school community

Student Learning and Classroom Life:

  • Assist in two classrooms under the guidance of the lead first grade teachers
  • Lead small group work instruction in reading, math and writing
  • Provide feedback to teachers about students’ growth
  • Collaborate in designing curriculum and projects
  • Work individually in with students around Language Arts and Math
  • Supervise activities both inside and outside during recess and lunch times


Qualities and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a focus on education or developmental psychology
  • Deep respect and love for children
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to being a lifelong learner
  • Positive and expressive manner
  • Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries

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   

Lower School Learning Specialist

Full Time; Exempt – Salaried

Westtown School, a diverse K–12 Quaker day and boarding school located in beautiful Chester County, PA., seeks a Lower School Learning Specialist to lead our newly developed Child Study Team.

The Lower School Learning Specialist will focus on /provide direction for the following areas:

Academic Learning Support:

  • Coordinate Child Study Team, working closely with School Psychologist, Math Specialist, and Lower School Principal
  • Collaborate in developing and monitoring student Learning Support Plans
  • Facilitate team meetings with families and teachers
  • Manage communications with tutors and Intermediate Unit
  • Coordinate administration of standardized benchmark assessment process

Literacy Support and Assessment:

  • Review and oversee literacy curriculum ensuring consistency and continuity across Lower School grades
  • Collaborate with faculty to deliver differentiated literacy instruction
  • Provide specialized small-group reading, spelling, and writing support
  • Administer screenings and standardized reading assessments
  • Collaborate with Admissions to determine range of literacy knowledge and skill for Lower School applicants
  • Actively communicate with teachers and families about student progress

Professional Development:

  • Model instruction and help assist with faculty professional development in the areas of reading, spelling, and writing
  • Maintain a curiosity and commitment to latest literacy educational research
  • Participate annually in professional development related to literacy


Qualifications:

  • 5+ years working with Lower School students
  • BA or BS degree in Special Education, Reading Specialist, or related Education field; Advanced degree preferred
  • Training in an evidence-based, multisensory, structured literacy program, such as
  • Orton-Gillingham or Wilson Reading. Certification preferred.
  • Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s values


Experiences in the following areas will lead to successful candidates:

  • Classroom teaching or educational support
  • Working with diverse learners using a diagnostic and prescriptive model
  • Productive collaboration with faculty and partnering with parents
  • Classroom literacy curricula, such as Teachers College Reading and Writing, Wilson Foundations, Words Their Way
  • Reading assessments, such as reading inventories and WRMT-III
  • Commitment to building and sustaining an inclusive community and a program which reflects diverse cultures and perspective


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 and three professional references with their application materials by May 28, 2019 at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.




Physical Plant Manager

Full Time, Salaried Exempt

Westtown School, an independent, PK-12, day and boarding Quaker school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, seeks a Physical Plant Manager to join are team of highly qualified and dedicated Facilities staff.

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.

Position Summary:
The Physical Plant Manager ensures all building mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems are well maintained and are operated in a manner which reflects the excellence of Westtown School.  To that end, directs the maintenance, operations and updating of these systems in all campus buildings plus campus utility systems which include electrical, geothermal, water, storm and sewer drainage systems.  Manages mechanical and electrical mechanics, the mechanic on call program, and an operating budget of $600,000.  Implements and directs programs to ensure effective and efficient operation of Physical Plant shop and promotes steady incremental improvement.  Immediately responds to all emergencies during both normal and off duty hours to ensure safe and timely operations to cover all campus commitments.  This position is considered essential personnel and must report to campus during inclement weather.

Essential Functions:
Manages area of responsibility within established programs, policies, and guidelines in order to provide quality service to Westtown.  Manages the Physical Plant mechanics, the mechanic on call program and the 24/7 operation of the HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Boiler room.  Directs the workforce to maintain, operate, and update the campus’ related building and utility systems.  Primary responsibilities include:

  • Supervise, direct and coordinate direct reports, which include physical plant mechanics in the technical fields of electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and fire and life safety systems, to proactively maintain, operate and update the campus’s electrical, HVAC. plumbing and fire and life safety systems.
  • Develop, monitor, analyze and manage the budget for personnel, supplies, equipment and contractual services to support Departmental objectives.  Approve requests for major expenditures.
  • Administer personnel programs, including: recruitment, hiring, retention, training, safety, attendance, discipline, performance evaluations, recognition, staffing and setting of individual work standards
  • Manage equipment resources so they are available when needed, used properly and achieve a maximum useful life.
  • Resolve internal and external customer concerns, issues and problems.  Ensure area of responsibility provides outstanding customer service and communications by keeping the customers informed on the progress of work in their area.
  • Write and supervise annual and one time preventative, repair and maintenance contracts.
  • Immediately responds to all emergencies during normal and off duty hours to ensure safe and timely operations so campus operations can continue without interruption.  Serves as a backup to the mechanic on call program.
  • As an active member of the Facilities and Westtown management team, serves on various committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other Duties:

  • 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 associate morale.
  • Follow proper key control procedures.

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 50 lbs. regularly.  Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 100 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 or each 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.
  • Must be able to push/pull heavy loads

Qualification:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in the mechanical trades; five years of experience as a skilled tradesperson with appropriate experience which will vary based on the assigned responsibilities in the mechanical, electrical building or other trades.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of management or equivalent experience overseeing mechanical, electrical, plumbing trades.
  • Working knowledge of NFPA codes, Life Safety 101, BOCA building codes
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills and be able to follow oral and written instructions.  Ability to express ideas effectively and concisely.
  • Must be able to train, evaluate, counsel and discipline staff as needed to ensure cooperation and teamwork.
  • Must possess computer skills to work in Microsoft Office, Google Suite and navigate and distribute work in Westtown CMMS program (SchoolDude preferred).
  • Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and/or building trades.
  • Working knowledge of applicable agency standards and appropriate building and construction code regulations.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures related to hazardous material.  Must adhere to the safety standards and work practices established by OSHA.  Must ensure direct reports follow safety guidelines.
  • Ability to use tools, machine equipment and materials of the mechanical, electrical and/or building trades.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, diagrams, architectural blueprints and specifications.
  • Preferred but not required to possess certifications in:  Refrigerant, Wastewater Operations, Water Operations, and Pool Operations.  Position will be responsible for in house or contractual operation of these systems.
  • Must be able to prepare reports to regulatory agencies as needed (PaDEP, Chester County Health Department, EPA, etc.)
  • Should be able to prioritize work and work independently without close supervision.
  • Must be able to maintain calm composure in emergency and stressful situations.
  • Must be available for on backup on call, weather and emergencies.
  • Must have a valid Driver 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 apply at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Upper School Spanish and French Teacher

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 and French 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:

  • At least five years of experience teaching in a progressive educational environment and the ability to teach all levels of Spanish and French
  • 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.

Interested, qualified candidates should apply at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

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