Middle School History and English, Long Term Substitute: 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, and service. Committed to character innovation since 1799, Westtown inspires and prepares graduates to become stewards and leaders of a better world.

The school seeks a Middle School teacher with experience teaching English and History 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 two to four years of experience teaching Middle School  English and History in a progressive educational environment
  • A desire to contribute to Westtown’s values and mission by fostering in students a joy of learning
  • Enthusiasm for full participation in the academic lives of their students.

This is position will teach English and serve as a student advisor from October 16th through December 11th and will teach History from April 22nd through June 7thInterested 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

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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