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.

Director of Alumni/ae/x Engagement

Westtown School is seeking an experienced Director of Alumni/ae/x Engagement. The Director of Alumni/ae/x Engagement is responsible for managing programming for alumni/ae/x and creating strategies that promote and deepen meaningful involvement with the school. The Director of Alumni/ae/x Engagement will focus on building, maintaining, and strengthening relationships with the school’s alumni/ae/x, and will foster philanthropic commitment to the school. This position reports to the Dean of Advancement.

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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership and direction for alumni/ae/x programming including: relationship building, program development, and volunteer management;
  • Collaborate with Advancement team and Communications team on annual messaging;
  • Work to identify and cultivate new alumni/ae/x prospects and manage existing relationships;
  • Research, implement, manage, and evaluate engagement platforms that maintain Westtown’s status as a leader in alumni/ae/x programming;
  • Strengthen the alumni/ae/x network and engage alumni/ae/x with each other and with Westtown’s internal community via meaningful, targeted events and programs;
  • Collaborate closely with Advancement Office colleagues to plan, implement, and promote Alumni/ae/x engagement that supports the school’s Strategic Vision, and annual philanthropic and capital campaign goals;
  • Design programming and events that engage and cultivate our parents of alumni/ae/x and current parent constituencies;
  • Engage and inform alumni/ae/x on a regular basis in a strategic, innovative, and personal manner using print publications, social media, and other forms of communication (e.g. the Westonian, periodic newsletters, digital messaging, alumni portals and platforms etc.);
  • Provide direction, guidance, and support for the Westtown Alumni/ae/x Association board and Class Connector program and produce measurable outcomes. Ensure productive and effective relationships between its members and the school’s leadership;
  • Develop strategy and oversee planning and execution of Reunion Weekend, the flagship event of the year, and other regional and local alumni/ae/x events with the support of the Director of Event Operations;
  • Expand opportunities for alumni/ae/x-student interaction and networking. Educate graduating students about alumni/ae/x benefits and engage them in programs;
  • Explore new opportunities and refine existing ones to engage alumni/ae/x affinity groups;
  • Refine and expand tools and metrics to measure effectiveness and track engagement;
  • Oversee the alumni/ae/x office budget;
  • Other duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, innovate, and take initiative;
  • Results oriented, with the ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately;
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in fostering productive relationships with alumni/ae/x and volunteers and developing volunteer leadership;
  • Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement, and build Alumni/ae/x engagement and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. The highly public nature of the duties of this position requires good communication and presentation skills which will be frequently tested. Writing/proofreading skills will need to be employed.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both written and oral;
  • Ability to listen carefully and understand constituents’ needs, both internally and externally, and proactively respond to those needs in a consistent and timely manner;
  • Curiosity and analytical thinking; complex problem-solving ability; ability to organize, prioritize, and complete multiple projects simultaneously with close attention to detail and accuracy; meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in the Advancement Office and across the school in a team environment; openness to new ideas and their implementation;
  • Conducts oneself professionally in all aspects of language, attitude, appearance, and deportment;
  • Ability to provide direction and motivation to others through communication, modeling appropriate behavior, optimism, and high achievement;
  • 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;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; proficiency with Raiser’s Edge software preferred;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends is required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five or more years of experience in alumni/ae/x relations/development preferred
  • Preference to candidates with virtual programming and engagement experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Valid driver’s license required

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

Housekeeper

Full time Housekeeper to help maintain cleanliness of the campus.

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.

Position Description:

  • Dust, sweep,mop or vacuum designated areas assigned by Housekeeping Manager
  • Pull trash, clean trash can inside/outside if needed and replace bags.
  • Clean glass on doors. Clean handprints on doors.
  • Disinfect bathrooms~ sinks, toilets,countertops, replace paper products, sweep/mop floors.
  • May have to assist with set ups / break down of tables~chairs~ for events
  • Perform duty of running the floor machines in the Athletic building.
  • Will be involved in weekend tournaments or events periodically. Removing trash, replacing paper products, checking areas and bathrooms for cleanliness. Working hours may change during these events.
  • Walk thru in boys/girls dorm areas. Checking for cleanliness and trash.
  • May be required to clean areas due to summer camps.
  • May assist in moving bed frames, mattresses,furniture.
  • Reporting any maintenance issues (furniture, lights, faucets, etc..) to Housekeeping Manager
  • Reporting any maintenance emergencies to Security/or mechanic on call.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Housekeeping Manager.
  • Dispose of trash at dumpster areas.
  • Maintain professional and appropriate relations with students, parents and staff at all times.
  • Emergencies contact Campus Security

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”.

Lower School Classroom Support

Lower School Classroom Support

Westtown School is seeking qualified candidates for Lower School classroom support positions for the 2020-2021 school year. Responsibilities may include; supporting teachers with small group instruction and classroom projects, relieving classroom teachers when needed, assisting with arrival and dismissal duties, overseeing lunch and supervising outdoor recess. Qualified candidates must be flexible to the various emerging needs of the school and have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across grade levels. Candidates with prior teaching experience may also serve in a substitute teaching role as needed.

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 committee faculty and staff inspire and prepare our students to be stewards and leaders of a better world.

Ideal candidates will bring:

  • Patience, flexibility and a love of working with young children
  • A commitment to health and safety best practices, including the ability to gently and effectively enforce social distancing and other safety guidelines
  • Openness to collaboration and planning with Lower School colleagues and faculty across all grade levels
  • A genuine understanding of child development and age-appropriate classroom management strategies
  • The ability to differentiate teaching strategies to support a variety of learning styles and needs
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with integrating technology in the classroom
  • Commitment to professional learning and the application of current research
  • An ability to meet a variety of responsibilities with integrity, enthusiasm, creativity, and a sense of humor.

Requirements:

  • Some college required, Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Experience teaching and/or supervising children
  • 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.

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.

Lower School Assistant Teachers

Lower School Assistant Teachers

Westtown School is searching for Lower School Assistant Teachers to join our faculty for the 2020-21 school year. Our Lower School serves students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Applications are invited from qualified candidates with experience and interest in working with Lower School students.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Supporting young students’ social-emotional and identity development
  • Teaching developmentally appropriate academics in the areas of literacy, math, and thematic studies with a culturally responsive and inclusive lens
  • Implementing curriculum for remote/distance learning and in-person classrooms
  • Collaboration with classroom and special area faculty
  • Divisional community duties (e.g. arrival, recess, dismissal)

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in Education or related field; new educators are encouraged to apply
  • Demonstrated passion and joy for working with Lower School students
  • Commitment to teaching with a lens toward child development, social-emotional learning, differentiated instruction, and inquiry- and project-based teaching
  • Experience and proficiency using technology to support instruction and essential job responsibilities
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • A deep commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community, for children and adults, based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices
  • Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and 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.

Lower School Teacher

Lower School Teacher

Westtown School is searching for a full-time Lower School Classroom Teacher to join our faculty for the 2020-21 school year. Our Lower School serves students in pre-K through 5th grade. Applications are invited from qualified candidates with expertise and interest in teaching grades pre-K to 5th.

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.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Teaching core academic subjects in the areas of literacy, math, and thematic studies with a culturally responsive and inclusive lens;
  • Developing engaging curriculum that can be implemented for in-person instruction as well as remote/distance/learning;
  • Supporting students’ social-emotional and identity development;
  • Narrative report writing and parent/teacher conferences;
  • Collaboration with classroom and special area faculty;
  • Divisional community duties (e.g. arrival, recess, dismissal);
  • Serving on committees.

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in early-childhood education or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • 1-3 years of classroom teaching experience; experience in an independent school environment preferred
  • Demonstrated passion and joy for working with Lower School students
  • Knowledge of child development and a commitment to social-emotional learning, differentiated instruction, and inquiry- and project-based teaching
  • Strong collaboration and oral and written communication skills
  • A deep commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community, for children and adults, based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices
  • Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and 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_careercenterand 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

Part-Time Receptionist

Part-Time Receptionist

Starting Early October, 2020

Westtown School, an independent, PK-12, day and boarding Quaker school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, has two current openings for experienced front desk receptionists with superior customer service skills to answer the telephone, greet visitors, process mail and packages, and communicate with various constituents throughout the day. Constituents include faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and other visitors. The part-time shifts include 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM,
Monday - Friday.

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.

Essential Functions:

  • Answers incoming telephone calls and directs them, as needed
  • Welcomes visitors and guests, serving as the first impression-maker for the school
  • Distributes incoming mail to employees and students
  • Receives packages and deliveries and coordinates their pickup or distribution
  • Processes outgoing mail and packages
  • Maintains postage supplies, postage machine, and administers “post office” function
  • Serves as a notary
  • Maintains petty cash
  • Creates Westtown-branded name tags and distributes parking stickers
  • Supports annual weekend events such as Alumni Day and graduation
  • Provides assistance to the Associate Head of School, Dean of Finance and Operations, and other departments, as needed

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organized, dependable, and trustworthy
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with G Suite
  • A sense of humor and can-do attitude

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.

Resident Co-Teacher for Middle School

Resident Co-Teacher for Middle School

Westtown School is seeking a resident co-teacher for our Middle School, beginning October 2020. The resident co-teacher will support the middle school program by partnering with faculty on the social-emotional curriculum, assisting with shared responsibilities, and stepping in as a substitute teacher when needed. Responsibilities may include assisting with arrival and departure, working with homerooms, supervising outdoor recess, 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. Middle 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 experience.
  • Understanding of the academic, social-emotional development of students in grades 6-8;
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments;
  • 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.
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