Director of Facilities: Westtown School, a PK- 12, Quaker, college preparatory, day and boarding school of 695 students, located on a 600 acre campus in West Chester, PA, is seeking a Director of Facilities. The successful candidate will be an experienced, visionary leader with exceptional skills in managing people, projects, and budgets. They will also embrace Quaker values which include:

  • an understanding that each voice is valued and encouraged;
  • a profound respect for diversity;
  • a dedication to peace and justice in community and in the world; and
  • a special focus on service, stewardship, and social responsibility.

The Director of Facilities reports to the Dean of Finance. The Director will manage a staff of approximately 30 people, and will participate in short-term and long-term decision-making concerning 615,000 SF of campus buildings, and 600 acres of grounds. The Director will have the authority to execute their responsibilities in a supportive and collegial environment. We seek a leader who will work collaboratively to create unparalleled customer service by all facilities and housekeeping staff, ensuring that the thousands of annual visitors experience the unique splendor and remarkable beauty of our campus and facilities.

Duites and Responsibilities

  • Plans, schedules, and supervises regular and preventative maintenance and repair of campus buildings and grounds. Among other particulars: Oversees the maintenance of stormwater management on campus. Oversees the maintenance of roads, sidewalks, and parking lots on campus. Oversees the monitoring and maintenance of asbestos and mold abatement/prevention programs on campus. Oversees the maintenance of blueprints, specification, and operation/maintenance manuals for all buildings, systems, and equipment on campus in an organized manner. Oversees housing moves and required residence improvements for residential and newly hired faculty each summer. Establishes and ensures compliance with guidelines for employee residence maintenance.

  • Supervises, mentors, and supports facilities and housekeeping staff, providing inspirational, clear, and regular direction to two Assistant Directors and throughout the Facilities Department. Ensures all facilities and housekeeping staff receive necessary training throughout each year, especially related to health and safety and diversity and inclusion. In close collaboration with Human Resources, coordinates the selection, development, annual performance evaluation, and discipline of all direct reports and staff within the department.

  • Ensures effective, constant communication within the school community of all maintenance projects and related safety concerns. Oversees the school’s work order system so that work is prioritized effectively and completed in a reasonable timeframe to internal customers’ satisfaction.

  • Develops and monitors annual operating and capital budgets. Reviews and approves invoices to confirm that payments are made in accordance with contractual agreements. Creates and manages any capital equipment and special project budgets with input received from the Dean of Finance.

  • Supports Assistant Directors in managing all externally contracted vendors and staff involved in facilities and housekeeping functions. Utilizes a competitive RFP process for all vendor contracts to ensure fiscal responsibility.

  • Serves as a member of the Board of Trustees’ Buildings, Grounds, and Environment Committee, the School’s Safety Committee, and other committees as assigned.

  • Collaborates with the Director of Auxiliary Initiatives to provide support for all auxiliary functions.

  • Collaborates with the facilities team and Director of Sustainability to manage utility use and create conservation programs to improve sustainability across campus.

  • Collaborates with the Directors of Security and IT to ensure building entry systems and locking mechanisms across campus are operating properly.

  • Works effectively with Westtown Township, county, and state officials to obtain licenses and permits, as needed.

  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, including ADA, building occupancy, OSHA work safety, and fire safety.  Oversees inspections of all building systems as needed for compliance (boiler, fire alarms, elevators, etc.).

  • Serves in a rotation of personnel to provide 24-hour emergency on-call service.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional management and organizational skills necessary to effectively manage people, projects, and budgets.

  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to adapt behavior to function effectively in the school’s culture.

  • Knowledge of all phases of physical plant operation, maintenance and repair, planning, scheduling, management and administration of the plant, as well as, federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Knowledge and experience with state and local safety, fire, construction, and public access.

  • Ability to read architectural plans and interpret building codes.

  • Experience developing and monitoring budgets as well as creating cost estimates.

  • Ability to balance multiple competing projects on a daily and weekly basis.

  • Experience with various software packages such as G Suite, work order systems, maintenance scheduling, project management, etc.

  • Must be physically and mentally fit to respond to emergency situations.

  • Willingness to provide 24-hour emergency on-call service.

Qualifications

  • 10 or more years’ experience managing buildings and grounds operations.

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, architecture or related field of education and experience preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of skilled trade work requirements, including, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry, HVAC, masonry, roofing, and other building systems.

  • Excellent organizational skills and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated success in timely, efficient project management and budget oversight.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage, mentor, and motivate a diverse staff.

  • Appreciation and demonstrated understanding of Westtown’s mission and values, educational purpose, and Quaker community. Prior experience in an educational setting (independent school, public school, college or university) preferred.

  • Deep commitment to inclusivity and cultural competence.

  • Valid driver’s license.  

Physical Requirments

This position is required to lift up to 50 pounds. While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, crouch, sit, bend, stretch, climb and crawl. The specific vision requirements include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus in dimly lit areas.  Reasonable accommodation may be considered so long as the employee can perform the essential functions of the job. Ability to work in hot and cold environments.

To Apply: Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit the Career Center section of Westtown School’s website. 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. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position.

Registered Nurse, Part-Time: Westtown School, a PK- 12, Quaker, college preparatory, day and boarding school of 695 students, located on a 600 acre campus in West Chester, PA, is seeking a registered nurse to fill a part-time position in our Student Health Center. 

The nurse would join our nursing team.  The regular shift would be Monday through Friday from 7 AM – 2 PM.  This position would also be part of the weekend and weeknight on-call rotation for the high school boarding population. 

A caring demeanor with strong assessment skills is needed to treat students from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.  One year medical surgical experience and current CPR certification is required.

This is a 9 month, hourly position and is not eligible for benefits.

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. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at: http:/tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter.

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.  


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.

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.

Middle School Social Studies Teacher: 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, Part-time Financial Aid Analyst: Westtown School, a PK- 12 Quaker college preparatory day and boarding school of 695 students located on a 600 acre campus in West Chester, PA, is seeking a seasonal, part-time Financial Aid Analyst who will report to the Dean of Enrollment Management. This position’s hours will be 10-20 per week from December 15 through February 28. The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of federal tax forms, and excellent communication skills.

The primary responsibility of this position is to recommend financial aid award amounts to the Dean of Enrollment Management. Key steps in this process include:

1) Reviewing financial aid applications for accuracy and completeness,
2) Identifying issues that require additional review, and
3) Resolving as many of these as possible.

Required skills include but are not limited to:

  • In-depth knowledge of federal income tax forms
  • Excellent telephone and email communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to simplify complex information
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately
  • Discretion in handling confidential information

To Apply: This is a seasonal, part-time, non-exempt position. Westtown School is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diverse candidates of all backgrounds, faiths, and persuasions, and seek to foster an inclusive, welcoming community environment. Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Upper 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 Upper School Principal. The principal will provide strategic guidance for the Upper 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 school-wide strategic priorities that further the school’s mission, and will ensure the alignment of Upper School initiatives with those priorities.

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 Upper School (grades 9-12) provides an outstanding education for a diverse population of 370 students, of whom 32% are of color and 16% are international. Westtown students are engaged, active, and aware, committed to learning and self-discovery. In addition to a rigorous curriculum featuring numerous distinctions and a broad array of inspiring and challenging co-curriculars, 74% of Upper School students board in a residential program that forges life skills and lifelong friendships. Sixty-one Upper School teachers are themselves lifelong learners who take full advantage of Westtown’s commitment to professional development in order to hone their craft and provide thoughtful, intentional learning experiences for young people. Our faculty believe passionately that within each student there is a special Light, a unique wisdom, and an evolving purpose. A strong sense of community at the school helps every student feel known, understood, and capable of effecting positive change in the world.

Upper School Principal:
The Upper School Principal reports to the Head of School and is charged with comprehensive responsibility for all activities involving students and faculty in the Upper School. As the division’s educational leader, the principal is afforded a high degree of autonomy, while partnering closely with other senior administrators, including the principals of the Lower and Middle Schools, to further school-wide initiatives. Within a collaborative culture based on Quaker decision-making, the principal provides the Upper School’s primary voice regarding expectations for students, faculty, and staff, oversees the development and implementation of curriculum, supervises teachers and the teaching process, and reviews and evaluates academic and co-curricular programs. The Upper School Principal makes recommendations to the Head of School regarding the hiring and retention of division faculty and staff, and supervises the Dean of Students, Dean of Academics, Director of College Counseling, Upper School faculty, academic department chairs, and Upper School office staff. In partnership with these and other colleagues, the principal attends to both daily school matters and issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern among the faculty, oversees the academic guidance of students and the methods and standards used by teachers to measure student achievement, and establishes and maintains community standards in both the academic and residential life of the Upper School. As a school and as a community, Westtown proceeds from a spiritual center, and the Upper School community relies on its principal to provide visible leadership in this regard, and to work in a compassionate and collaborative way towards the resolution of all challenges, both routine and unique. 

Qualifications:

• Advanced degree;
• At least seven years teaching experience and at least five years administrative experience;
• Demonstrated track record of leadership and change management;
• Demonstrated understanding of opportunities and challenges in independent schools;
• Demonstrated success supervising and supporting teachers and other professional staff;
• 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;
• Ideally, experience in a residential program; at minimum, strong appreciation of the value of a residential program and a demonstrated understanding of its opportunities and challenges;
• Collegial and supportive management style, with a commitment to collaborative decision-making;
• Appreciation and robust support for Quaker education and Quaker spirituality;
• Excellent judgment in all situations, with the ability to respond to urgent and crisis situations calmly and efficiently;
• Excellent communication skills, initiative and follow-through;
• Diplomacy, tact, and discretion with confidential information.

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.

Application process:
Preference will be given to applications received by November 26, 2018. 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.

Please do not contact the school directly.

Kitchen Staff: 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 energetic experienced person to assist with cold and hot food prep work for the food service program, line replenishing for meals and customer service.

The kitchen staff will:

  • Provide the highest quality of service to customers at all times.
  • Complete set up, service and closing duties in all areas of operation.
  • Prep daily menu items according to assistant kitchen manager’s specifications. 
  • Perform food preparation and display food items as trained. Replenish as needed.
  • Follow wrap, label, date procedures for all food products and return to designated areas.  Practice FIFO procedure on all products.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.  Complete daily and weekly cleaning as assigned by Assistant Kitchen Manager.
  • Ensure that food sanitation practices are followed. Carry and distribute food supplies and equipment and assist others in preparation of food.
  • Notify managers of maintenance issues.
  • 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 kitchen manager immediately.
  • Ensure security and confidentiality of all student information.
  • Attend work on time as scheduled and adhere to attendance policy.
  • Participate in departmental meetings and trainings.

Candidates should be able to:

  • Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 50 lbs. regularly.    Follow proper moving and lifting procedures.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, and climb.
  • Must be able to push and pull heavy loads.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Some foodservice experience preferred.
  • High School graduate.

Interested candidates qualified candidates should apply at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter.

Health Center Driver, 10 month On-Call 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 Health Center Drivers transport students/passengers to and from scheduled health care appointments.  They ensure the vehicle is in safe operating condition, that the students/passengers are safe during transport and that the confidentiality of the passengers is maintained.

Candidates must:

  • Have a valid/current driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Successfully obtain PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Fingerprint Background Check
  • Be able to complete First Aid and CPR certification
  • Be able to successfully complete Westtown School driver training course

Interested candidates qualified candidates should apply at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter.

Assistant Director of Facilities for Capital Projects and Plant Services: Westtown School, a diverse PK–12 Quaker day and boarding school located in beautiful Chester County, PA., seeks a Full Time Assistant Director of Facilities for Capital Projects and Plant Services.

Position Description:  The Assistant Director of Facilities for Capital Projects and Plant Services oversees capital improvement projects throughout the Westtown School campus. This individual is responsible for reviewing project specifications and establishing timelines and schedules. During any given project, this individual is responsible for ensuring efficiency, high quality of work, and timely completion. The Assistant Director of Facilities for Capital Projects and Plant Services will report to the Director of Facilities. The ideal candidate will be an experienced project manager, a team-builder, and an excellent communicator.

The Assistant Director of Facilities for Capital Projects and Plant Services will:

Prepares for upcoming capital projects.

  • Reviews job orders, blueprints, and specifications.
  • Prepares budgets. For in-house projects, estimates materials, equipment, performance requirements and delivery schedules.
  • Follows Westtown School calendar and develops project schedules to minimize disruptions.
  • Prepares rough sketches or plans to scale from oral or written instructions.
  • Ensures the effective utilization of staff, materials and equipment and completion of the project on schedule.
  • Coordinates campus housing moves.
  • Supports a positive and collegial working environment and team.

Oversees projects in process.

  • Observes and inspects work while in progress and when completed.
  • Ensures that specific codes and regulations are followed, materials and equipment are used properly, schedules are met, and work is performed according to plan and safe practices.
  • Oversees and reports on construction progress so projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget.
  • Tracks project costs and performance. Maintains scheduling reports and records of contract budget (actual/projected).
  • Coordinates design and construction review meetings between architect, contractors and school representatives.
  • Coordinates, as necessary, between Westtown School community and outside vendors. Acts as liaison between School personnel and contractors.
  • Give functional direction to others in support of contracts or projects.

Strategic oversight of capital improvement issues:

  • Evaluate facilities condition data and conduct annual audits to identify needed repair and maintenance projects.
  • Prepares and maintains written records of work performed and completed, and accounts for labor and material used.
  • Recommends changes in procedures.
  • Produces analyses, reports and presentations of budgets, performance, forecasts, etc. as required.
  • Maintains up-to-date building files, prints, spreadsheets and databases.

Requirements:

  • Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 50 lbs. regularly.  Lift, carry or otherwise move up to 100 lbs occasionally with assistance.  Follow proper moving and lifting procedures.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb or balance, bend stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl for long periods of time.
  • Must adhere to all safety standards and work practices established by OSHA.
  • Should be well organized and able to prioritize work; able to work independently without close supervision.
  • Must be able to climb ladders.
  • College Degree preferred with a discipline in Engineering, Construction or Construction  Management
  • 5+ year’s progressively responsible experience in project management. This includes a comprehensive, in-depth working knowledge of standard project management concepts, practices, and procedures including basic accounting, personnel management, purchasing, contract administration, general administration, etc.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years’ experience in the care and maintenance of similar facilities, including the supervision of a team of diverse tradespersons. 
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and understanding of construction and the building trades.
  • Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the building trades.
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills and be able to follow oral and written instructions.  Ability to express ideas effectively and concisely.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License in order to drive school vehicles.
  • Working knowledge of applicable agency standards and of appropriate building and construction code regulations, including ADA codes.
  • Ability to train and supervise others.
  • Ability to use the tools, machines, equipment and the materials of the building trades. 
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, diagrams, architectural blueprints and specifications.
  • Ability to make standard arithmetic computations to calculate the dimensions of the project or building that is under construction, identify the proper placement of important structural components of the project or building, and calculate the quantity of materials and labor required to complete the project or building.

A competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience, is available. 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.

Director of Capital Giving: Westtown School, a diverse PK–12 Quaker day and boarding school located in beautiful Chester County, PA., seeks a full time Director of Capital Giving.

Candidate Description:  The ideal candidate is a professional, thoughtful, articulate and experienced major gifts officer who demonstrates the ability to organize a dynamic constituency towards a common goal. The Director of Capital Giving is strategically oriented, knowledgeable about capital campaigns, and has a track record of success in securing six figure gifts. The Director of Capital Giving must be able to develop strong relationships with prospective donors and to work with trustees and other volunteers, to secure Capital Gifts that will help ensure the School’s future.

The Director of Capital Giving will:

  • Manage a pool of approximately 125 prospects and has an annual goal of 132 visits.  S/he will be on the road about 50% of the time (locally and nationally), visiting with key prospects who have been rated by capacity and inclination.
  • Achieve 250 Quality Contacts annually (Quality contacts are interactions with donors that move the relationship forward in a meaningful way.)
  • Play a key leadership role in organizing and executing capital campaigns
  • Responsible for soliciting gifts of $10,000 and higher
  • Develop and implement prospect solicitation strategies in partnership with development officers and Advancement Committee.
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward these very important prospects.
  • Manage a portfolio of Westtown Fund Leadership donors:  cultivate, solicit, steward.
  • Manage the gift strategy for 2-3 key reunion classes.
  • Attend Westtown School events, both local and regional, to network with capital gift prospects.

Skills and Abilities Required:  

  • Experience in organizing and working with Capital Campaigns.
  • Track record of success with securing gifts over $100,000.
  • Knowledge and experience in Planned Giving preferred.
  • Interest and willingness to travel:  off-campus 50% of the time (local and national)
  • Experience managing volunteers, including members of governing boards
  • Knowledge of how to effectively market and communicate the values and mission of the School both internally and externally to Major Gift’s constituency.
  • Highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts in the six-figure range. 
  • Ability to interact in a positive manner with all the constituencies of the School community: The Head of School, the administration, staff, faculty, the Board of Trustees, alumni, parents, and friends of the School.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • High level of confidence and good oral presentation skills  
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Ability to develop excellent rapport with donors and volunteers, and to interact with them on a professional and social basis with ease and comfort.
  • Integrity, warmth, confidence, a positive outlook and a good sense of humor.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to a co-ed independent and boarding school education.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to complete projects and established goals on time.
  • Ability to use sound judgment to handle confidential information appropriately.

Qualifications Desired:

  • 5+ years of major gift experience required (equivalent experience may be considered)
  • Bachelor’s degree required.  
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including Word, Powerpoint, and Excel programs.
  • Experience with relational databases – knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Able to assist with the set up and tear down of events.

A competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience, is available. 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.

Housekeeper:  Westtown School has an immediate opening for a FT, 12 month Housekeeper.  Responsibilities include the maintaining the cleanliness of the campus, offices, classrooms, public areas and rest rooms.   Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter & select Show All Job Openings.

School Van and Bus Drivers: Westtown School is seeking Regular Part Time Van or Bus Drivers am/pm. Salary commensurate with assignment. Current State mandated clearances and Motor Vehicle Record check required before hire. Desire experience transporting students of various ages, good oral communication skills, ability to work independently, read a map and follow written directions. Demonstrate ability to work, interact, and cooperate with others. SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS must have Class B, CDL license with current “S” endorsement and clean driving record. Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Substitute Teachers and US Tutors:  Westtown School is seeking short and long term substitute teachers, PK-12, and Upper School tutors for the 2017-2018 school year.  All subject areas are welcome.  Must have appropriate clearances. Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

 

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