Middle School Social Studies - Long Term SubstituteWesttown School, an independent, PK-12, day and boarding Quaker school in West Chester, Pennsylvania, seeks an experienced, dynamic Middle School Social Studies teacher to serve as a long-term substitute in 8th grade from April 15 to June 7, 2019.

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 school seeks a Middle School teacher with experience teaching Social Studies who has:

  • An outstanding academic background;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to connect meaningfully with students throughout our diverse community;
  • Willingness to engage with colleagues in a collaborative, interdisciplinary project;
  • Familiarity with Middle Eastern and/or African history

The Middle School Social Studies teacher is also a member of the core Middle School team. Core activities may 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.

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 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 History 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 History 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 three to five years of experience teaching high school History/Social Studies in a progressive educational environment
  • 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

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

Accounting Clerk, PT – Non-Exempt Hourly (15 - 20 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 an Accounting Clerk for the Finance 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

This responsibilities for this position will include preparing and posting journal entries, reconciling bank accounts, reconciling general ledger accounts, data entry, fixed assets management and special projects as required.

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 Senior Systems is desired but not required

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

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.

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


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