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. 

Director of Capital Giving

Westtown School, a Quaker, co-ed, private, college preparatory day and boarding school with 700 students from Pre-K through 12th grade, 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.

Reporting to the Dean of Advancement, the Director of Capital Giving will be responsible for cultivating relationships that engage prospective donors in our mission and lead to philanthropic support of Westtown School’s operating and capital opportunities. This is an opportunity for a frontline fundraiser to join a collaborative team of 10 highly-motivated advancement professionals. The Director of Capital Giving will identify, cultivate, and solicit leadership annual and major gifts supporting Westtown’s mission.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five (5) years of major gift experience required (equivalent experience may be considered). The successful candidate will have an appreciation and passion for the mission of Westtown School, a commitment to the traditions and philosophy of a Quaker educational community and a working style consistent with Quaker values. Must have experience in organizing and working with capital campaigns. A track record of success with securing gifts at $100,000 and above is preferred. She/he must know how to effectively market and communicate the values and mission of the School both internally and externally. Experience managing volunteers, including members of governing boards is essential. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Must be willing and able to travel: 50% of the time (local and national).

For a complete position description, listing of qualifications and additional information on Westtown School, visit our website at www.lambertassoc.com.

Westtown welcomes diverse candidates and encourages them to apply. Qualified candidates may send resume and salary history to:

Tara Sweeney
Lambert & Associates
222 S Manoa Road, Suite 201
Havertown, PA 19083
tsweeney@lambertassoc.com

Director of Upper School Learning Resource Center

Westtown School, a diverse K–12 Quaker day and boarding school located in beautiful Chester County, PA., seeks a full-time Director of Upper School Learning Resources Center with previous experience supporting Upper School students, exceptional interpersonal skills, strong facility with technology, and the ability to connect meaningfully with students and families throughout our intentionally diverse community.
 
The Upper School Learning Center Director is responsible for leading the Upper School academic support program. The ideal candidate will have a vision for fostering academic success for all students, with an emphasis on designing programs that help all students achieve success.
 
The Upper School Learning Resource Center Director will:

  • Develop a program to provide individual and group academic support for students in organization, executive functioning skills, study habits, note-taking, and other learning skills.
  • Provide professional development and support for teachers in furthering teaching skills to support a variety of learning styles within the classroom setting.
  • Formulate a learning support plans for students with demonstrated need (cognitive or medical) in collaboration with the Student Support Team
  • Work with faculty to identify students who struggle with learning differences and develop action steps
  • Develop and deliver, along with 9th grade teachers, advisors and the 9th Grade Dean, a study skills curriculum (SMARTS) focusing on executive functioning tools such as planning, organization, and test-taking.
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop, deliver and monitor interventions and support for students with demonstrated need, which includes a wide range of strategies to address the many ways of learning

 
Collaborations:

  • Serve as part of a student support team including the School Psychologist, Counseling Psychologist, Health Center Director, Dean of Academics, Dean of Students
  • Participate in weekly grade-level students-of-concern meetings
  • Participate in weekly Upper School faculty meetings
  • ollaborate with Learning Specialists from all three divisions to facilitate consistent support and smooth transitions for students between divisions

 
The Learning Resource Center Director supervises staff in the Learning Resource Center, as well as faculty and externs who provide support to students in the Learning Resource Center. In addition Learning Resource Center Program direction, the Learning Resource Center Director participates in a broad range of activities, including advising, supervising afternoon study halls, evening study hall supervision and other activities that contribute to the well-being of the residential community.
 
Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree; Advanced degree in Special Education
  • Experience with and commitment to working with High School-aged students, including understanding of their developmental, social, and academic needs
  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Expertise and experience in teaching high-achieving students with diverse learning profiles
  • Commitment to building and sustaining an inclusive community and a program which reflects diverse cultures and perspectives
  • 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 send a cover letter and resume by Monday, April 22, 2019 to: Lana Valenzuela, Director of Human Resources, 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.

Health & Wellness Educator

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.

Westtown School is seeking a dynamic, culturally competent health & wellness educator to lead and to teach in its K-12th grade health department. We are seeking a candidate who is able to create, deliver and oversee classroom lessons in all 3 divisions in the areas of social emotional health, stress management, drug and alcohol education, sexuality education, nutrition etc.

This person will work directly with administration, the school’s health center staff and other department chairs to advocate for the health and wellness of Westtown’s student body as it relates to current health and wellness trends.

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Teach at least one section of 9th grade health - our signature upper school course. This course covers all areas of personal wellness - stress management, nutrition, sexuality education, drug education, etc.
  • Oversee and coordinate the curriculum of all other health-related courses in the LS/MS/US.
  • Stay up to date on current health trends in the adolescent community.
  • Coordinate with US dean on health and wellness related initiatives on dorm.

Candidates should have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Health Education, (Advanced degree preferred)
  • Ability to utilize classroom technology.
  • A strong command of communication skills to bring various constituencies together around a common goal.
  • Experience teaching “sex positive” sexuality education in an independent school setting.
  • The ability to create a safe space for students of all cultural backgrounds to explore and discuss sensitive topics.

Interested qualified candidates 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.

Junior Varsity Head Coach – Girls Lacrosse – PT

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

The school seeks a part-time Junior Varsity Head Coach for our Girls Lacrosse team.


Position Description: The Junior Varsity Head Coach - Girls Lacrosse reports to the Co-Director of Athletics. The successful coach will instruct athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary to realize a high level of individual and team success in their sport. Instruction should lead to improved ability in the sport as well as good sportsmanship, self-discipline, self-confidence, a healthy attitude towards winning, and a sense of pride in the student-athlete’s accomplishments. A Westtown School coach will also promote the values of Westtown School and the Friends School League and uphold Westtown’s expectations of proper student behavior.


The Junior Varsity Head Coach for Girls Lacrosse will:

  • Observe the rules of Westtown School, the FSL, and PAISAA
  • Present themselves with professional and appropriate attire
  • Attend Coaches Meetings
  • Evaluate Players and Select Team
  • Plan and Implement Daily Practices
  • Be responsible for team equipment and uniforms
  • Be responsible for team discipline
  • Initiate appropriate and regular communication with student-athletes and parents
  • Follow school procedures regarding transportation, injuries, participation, and meals
  • Report and follow up with athletic trainer about injuries
  • Will maintain current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Remain current with sport theories and techniques
  • Oversee assistant coach(es) and student manager
  • Keep scores and records current and available
  • Promote program via Twitter and other social media outlets
  • Assist in the enrollment of qualified student-athletes
  • Initiate program building activities with Middle and Lower School students
  • Report areas of concern immediately to Co-Directors of Athletics
  • Evaluate and Communicate program needs to Co-Director of Athletics at the end of the season
  • Write and submit individual comments on each student as scheduled
  • Qualifications and Skills:
  • Previous Successful Lacrosse Coaching Experience
  • Has the ability to manage and develop athletes at all levels
  • Demonstrates pertinent technical, theoretical and applied knowledge of lacrosse

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous Successful Lacrosse Coaching Experience
  • Has the ability to manage and develop athletes at all levels
  • Demonstrates pertinent technical, theoretical and applied knowledge of lacrosse

A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, is available. Interested qualified candidates 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 Principal

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

To be considered for the positions please send resume/CV, letter of intent, list of five references with contact information (references will not be contacted until the candidate is notified), and statement of philosophy of education and leadership to John Faubert, jfaubert@carneysandoe.com, or Sloane Meyer, sloane.meyer@carneysandoe.com.

For more information on this position please see linked document.

Middle School Learning Specialist and Teacher

Westtown School, an independent, PK-12, day and boarding Quaker school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, seeks an experienced, dynamic Middle School Learning Specialist
 
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.
 
The Middle School Learning Specialist will:

  • Help students develop the growth mindset they need to persevere and succeed in all aspects of school and life.
  • Develop and deliver, along with 6th grade teachers, advisors and the Middle School Counselor, a study skills curriculum (SMARTS) focusing on executive functioning tools such as planning, organization, and test-taking.
  • Provide individual and group academic support for students in organization, executive functioning skills, study habits, note-taking, and other learning skills.
  • Provide professional development and support for teachers in furthering teaching skills to support a variety of learning styles within the classroom setting.
  • Work with faculty to identify students who struggle with learning differences and develop action steps
  • Formulate a learning support plan for identified students, in collaboration with the Student Support Team
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop, deliver and monitor interventions and differentiated instruction, which includes a wide range of strategies to address the many ways of learning

Collaborations:

  • Serve as part of a student support team including the School Psychologist, Middle School Counselor, and Middle School Principal.
  • Participate in weekly grade-level team meetings
  • Participate in weekly Middle School faculty meetings
  • Collaborate with Learning Specialists from all three divisions to facilitate consistent support and smooth transitions for students between divisions

The Middle School Learning Specialist teaches one section of a Middle School academic class and is also a member of the core Middle School team. Core activities include advising, participating in lunch, supervision of recesses, chaperoning field trips or canoe trips, and other activities that contribute to the well-being of the community. Core teachers also engage in at least one season of coaching or an equivalent activity such as advising the yearbook.
 
Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree; Advanced degree in Special Education
  • Experience with and commitment to working with Middle School aged children, including understanding of their developmental, social, and academic needs;
  • Classroom teaching experience;
  • Expertise and experience in teaching high-achieving students with diverse learning profiles;
  • Commitment to building and sustaining an inclusive community and a program which reflects diverse cultures and perspectives;
  • 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 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.

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Middle School Social Studies Teacher: Westtown School, an independent, PK-12, day and boarding Quaker school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, seeks an experienced, dynamic Middle School Social Studies teacher.

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.

The Middle School Social Studies teacher works as part of both a cohort of Middle School Social Studies teachers and a grade level team. Teaching assignments will include a 6th grade Social Studies curriculum that focuses on topics including archaeology, current events and the five themes of geography. The 6th grade Geography and Culture course works collaboratively with 6th grade science on topics related to the science and social impacts of climate change. Teaching assignments may also include 7th grade US History and/or 8th grade Regional Studies. The Middle School Social Studies teacher is also a member of the core Middle School team. Core activities include advising, participating in lunch, supervision of study halls and recesses, chaperoning field trips or canoe trips, and other activities that contribute to the well-being of the community. 6th grade core teachers support students and parents in the transition to Middle School. Core teachers also engage in at least one season of coaching or an equivalent activity such as advising the yearbook.

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree; Advanced degree preferred;
  • Experience with and commitment to working with Middle School aged children, including understanding of their developmental, social, and academic needs;
  • Classroom experience;
  • Commitment to building and sustaining an inclusive community and a program which reflects diverse cultures and perspectives;
  • 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 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.

Seasonal Groundskeepers

May thru August 23, 2019

Westtown School two openings for FT Groundskeepers for the summer, (working May until August 23, 2019).   Responsibilities include the maintenance of the school's landscaping and grounds & other grounds keeping tasks to maintain a safe & attractive environment. Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.   

Upper School Mathematics 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 Math teacher who has:

  • An outstanding academic background
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • The ability to connect meaningfully with students throughout our diverse community

Candidates should have:

  • At least five years of experience teaching in a progressive educational environment and the ability to teach Algebra I through Calculus
  • 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.
 

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.

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