Working at Westtown

The following positions are currently available:

After School Program Staff

Westtown School seeks staff for its after school program called Moosekids, for Grades PreK to 5th grade. The mission of the program is to offer activities, which feel like a neighborhood of children actively playing with the option of more structured experiences. The ideal candidate will understand how four- to ten-year-olds play and relax after school while facilitating ongoing communication with parents.
We are looking for candidates with interests in sports, music, art, the natural world and young children. Organizational skills, a love of children and flexibility are required. The program runs Monday to Friday, 3:30 to 5:00 or 6:00 with additional hours for in-service, partial school days and vacation breaks.
Specifically, the staff will:

  • Develop connections with the Lower School children who attend Moosekids
  • Support the work and report to the Director of Auxiliary Programming
  • Provide empathetic, attentive care for children
  • Organize outdoor games
  • Create open ended, creative art projects
  • Facilitate building community
  • Help resolve the inevitable conflicts of play and sports in ways that align with Quaker practices
  • Oversee homework
  • Coordinate with Lower School on attendance and enrollment tracking
  • Maintain shared space and respect established Lower School procedures and rules
  • Communicate closely with parents about daily interactions during Moosekids

Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree or working toward a Bachelors Degree
  • Experience organizing children
  • Ability to start in as soon as possible.

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

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

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.

Human Resources Clerk, PT

Non-Exempt Hourly (10 Hours per week, 12 month Position)

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 Human Resources Clerk for the Human Resources office who:
  • Will provide excellent customer service with a positive attitude
  • Has a great attention to detail and strong oral and written communication skills
  • Has the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Has the ability to think analytically and work independently or as part of a team

The duties for this position will include:

  • Process and maintain personnel related documentation, including staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations, classifications, and employee leaves of absence.
  • Explain company personnel policies, benefits, and procedures to employees or job applicants.
  • Record/ enter data for each employee
  • Compile and prepare reports and documents pertaining to personnel activities.
  • Request information from law enforcement officials, previous employers, and other references to determine applicants' employment acceptability.
  • Assist with departmental projects, audits and mailings
  • Assist with filing and scanning of employee paperwork
  • Volunteer Background Checks
  • Retiree Insurance and Reimbursement Billing

Candidates should have:

  • 2 – 5 years of related experience
  • Data Entry Experience
  • Knowledge of Google Suite
  • Familiarity with computers and computer programs such as Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of ADP WorkForce Now is preferred but not required

Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit: http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter & 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.

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.

Varsity Head Coach - Girls Basketball - 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 Varsity Head Coach for our Girls Basketball team.
 
Position Description: The Varsity Head Coach - Girls Basketball 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 Varsity Head Coach for Girls Basketball 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 Basketball Coaching Experience
  • Has the ability to manage and develop athletes at all levels
  • Demonstrates pertinent technical, theoretical and applied knowledge of basketball

A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, is available.

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