Project Coordinator (Temporary Position) at theTang Institute

Apply to be a Project Coordinator! This is a temporary position affiliated with the Tang Institute, an on-campus ideas lab at Phillips Academy (Andover, MA) dedicated to strengthening teaching and learning at our school and beyond.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide pedagogical support and research for Tang Fellow projects. This may include collaborating with faculty, developing and revising curricular materials, researching external educational institutions, and surveying the educational literature and landscape for relevant projects. A background in DEI work is of particular interest here.
  • Help design assessment metrics for Tang Institute projects
  • Document and capture learning of past Tang Institute projects in a manner that can be easily shared with internal and external stakeholders
  • Beginning March 2023, Provide significant program coordination for the Workshop, a term-long experiential learning project: manage the Mastery Transcript process, support student research and learning, coordinate alumni guest speakers and help lead off-campus learning opportunities
    • As needed, drive students to off-campus research sites in academy-owned transportation and chaperone them for the duration of their stay
  • Provide relevant project coordination for Workshop 10, a pilot version of the Workshop for 10th graders
  • As needed, help with the preparation of visual materials such as pamphlets, brochures, and presentations

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 5-7 years of classroom teaching experience and a graduate degree
  • The ability to offer ongoing pedagogical coaching and support to Tang projects
  • Demonstrated background in DEI work
  • Capacity to help develop Tang Institute project assessment framework in collaboration with the Director of the Tang Institute and other members of the Andover community, especially the Assistant Head of School for Analytic Support and Assessment
  • Background in teacher coaching and professional development
  • Strong writing, research, and interview skills
  • Strong organizational skills

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • This person will drive students in Phillips Academy-owned vehicles, especially during the spring term of 2023. An up-to-date driver’s license is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, interest in related topics a plus
  • Three to five years’ experience with project coordination or other supportive and administrative roles
  • Basic research capacity, technical experience, and interest a plus

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, our top priority is safety.  Accordingly, the Academy will require, subject to disability and religious accommodation exceptions under federal and state law, that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI, ADP authorization form (for RMV record), and fingerprinting background checks, as well as unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

To apply, visit https://andover.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=890.

Boston Public Schools Early Hiring Pool Positions for SY23-24

Boston Public Schools (BPS) has recently launched their early hiring pool positions for SY23-24 for academic and non academic positions within our district so this would truly be helpful. 

For more information on academic positions, please visit: https://bostonpublicschools.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=30625

For more information on non academic positions, please visit: https://bostonpublicschools.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=30626

BPS also has open positions currently live on their TalentEd website.

Interim Percussion Ensemble Teacher

Position Type: Part-Time, exempt position

Dates: January 3rd, 2023 to June 15th, 2023

About Us

The Fessenden School is an all-boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 9th Grade in West Newton, MA.  The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community.  For more than 100 years, The Fessenden School has offered state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of boys.

Position Summary

The Fessenden School seeks a Percussion Ensemble Teacher to lead two sections of the Middle School Percussion Ensemble and two sections of the Upper School Percussion Ensemble for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year.  This position is part-time and will end on June 13, 2023. Each ensemble meets twice per week for 50 minutes. Students will study a variety of percussion repertoire from around the world and each section will prepare a piece for the Spring Concert performance in May. The teacher will collaborate with the other Music faculty team members to plan and execute those concert performances. The teacher will be responsible for assessing students twice during the Spring Semester, crafting a narrative comment and assigning an effort grade in March, and assigning a final Effort Grade in June. 

The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach eight 50-minute Percussion Ensemble classes per week in the Middle and Upper School 
  • Lead the Percussion Ensembles in performance at the Middle School Spring Concert and Upper School Spring Concert in late May
  • Partner with other members of the music faculty team to coordinate consistency in the curriculum and concert programming
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance or Music Education 
  • Two years of classroom music teaching experience
  • Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage and control a classroom
  • Ability to develop and provide differentiated instruction to meet learning needs of a range of students
  • Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, prioritization and problem solving with minimal supervision
  • Ability to serve in a diverse community of colleagues, students and parents
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, social justice, diversity and equity
  • A commitment to boys and boys’ education
  • Successful criminal background check, and pre-employment physical examination

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Music Performance or Music Education
  • Teaching certification 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows: 

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear 
  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

To Apply

Submit an application through Fessenden’s Career Site https://www.fessenden.org/about/employment.  A cover letter, resume and contact information for three references are required. 

Hiring Mandarin speaking ECE teachers— Arlington

Bear Cub Mandarin Immersion Preschool, Infant, & Toddler Center in Arlington is looking for native Mandarin-speaking teachers to join our early childhood education team in our Mandarin language immersion classrooms. We have had students start with CPT positions, and then transition into an OPT upon graduation. We are also able to sponsor H1b visas for teachers looking to pursue a longer term career path in the US.

We are looking for teachers and lead teachers to collaborate in designing our (Reggio Emilia inspired) emergent curriculum, establish close and effective relationships with our students and their families, provide an assessment of students through documentation, and contribute to cultivating the best schedules and opportunities for both our teachers and students.

** Our teachers must be native Mandarin speakers, have a degree and background in an early childhood related field, and be EEC certified.

If interested, please email contact@bearcubmandarin.org.

ELL Teacher— West Newton, MA

Position: English Language Learner Teacher

Position Details: Full time, exempt, from January 3, 2023 to June 15th, 2023

About Us

The Fessenden School is an all boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 9th Grade in West Newton, MA.  The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community.  For more than 100 years, The Fessenden School has offered state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of boys.

Position Summary

The Fessenden School’s Upper School seeks an English Language Learner (ELL) teacher for students who typically have intermediate proficiency in English for Grades 6-9.  The ELL teacher is responsible for teaching 4 classes of 8-10 boys in English, history and language, being a member of one of the Upper School grade teams, and teaching small group ELL tutorials as assigned.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach and stay current with curriculum and 21st century learning
  • Incorporate project based learning, educational technology, differentiated learning and cultural competency in lessons
  • Collaborate and facilitate character education and service learning programs with Upper School Head 
  • Assist Admissions with administering and scoring assessments, determining the skill level of candidates, and placing new students in their core classes
  • Exemplify the School’s mission and core values of honesty, compassion, and respect 
  • Participate in and help facilitate all division and grade level activities and meetings
  • Coach a sport and/ or supervise sports study hall as assigned
  • Collaborate with colleagues within grade level, division, department and student support services, including the Learning Resources Department
  • Perform duties such as supervising drop off and dismissal, recess, lunch; being an advisor, grade team member, student club facilitator: leading/assisting with fall orientation, grade trips, overnight grade trips and events.
  • Updating grades in our electronic gradebook (MyFessy)
  • Attend faculty meetings; typically on Mondays from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
  • Attend professional development meetings; three 8:30am to 4:00pm and three 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related subject
  • Experience working with English Language Learners
  • Ability to develop and provide differentiated instruction to meet learning needs of a range of students
  • Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships
  • Classroom management skills to set a respectful learning environment with students coming from various cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, prioritization, and problem solving 
  • Ability to serve in a diverse community of colleagues, students, and parents
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, justice, diversity, and equity
  • A commitment to boys’ education
  • Successful criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in education or related subject
  • TESOL or other ELL related certification
  • Two years of experience in instructing English Language Learners

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows: 

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear 
  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

To Apply

Submit an application through Fessenden’s Career Site. A cover letter, resume and contact information for three references are required. 

The Fessenden School encourages applications from candidates with diverse or minority backgrounds.

The Fessenden School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, ancestry, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, conditions, and privileges of employment.
We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

English Teaching Flagship (ETF) Scholarship Program:

We are offering 77 grantees a full scholarship of 11 months in Taiwan with a round-trip flight ticket between the US and Taiwan. The program requires 16-20 hours of co-teaching per week in the local elementary or junior high schools or assisting in the internationalization of the universities. 

Please see the attached PDF for further details. 

Website link of the program: https://taiwan-etaprogram.org/202324-etf-grant

English Teacher Trainer (TEFL Advisor) Program:

We have given this scholarship to 12 grantees during the year 2022-23. We provide 11 months of grant with a round trip flight ticket between the US and Taiwan. The grantees are invited to train the Fulbright English Teaching Assistants, Fellows, Local Taiwanese English Teachers, and international students in universities who are doing part-time teaching assistants in primary schools. There is more detailed information provided in the attached file. 

Website link of the program: https://taiwan-etaprogram.org/202324-advisor-grant

Academic Tutor Needed ASAP at the Fessenden School

Position: Academic Tutor

Start Date: As soon as possible

Schedule: School year (September to June), Part-time, daily schedule is determined by the number of sessions per day (Mon – Fri 8:00am-3:00pm and selected afternoons).

About Us

The Fessenden School is an all boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 9th Grade in West Newton, MA. The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For more than 100 years, The Fessenden School has offered state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of boys.

Position Summary

The Fessenden School seeks a full-time Academic Tutor November 2022 to June 2023 . The Academic Tutor provides one-on-one support for boys in Grades 5–9 who have been identified as needing additional support in any of a variety of subject areas. Full time Academic Tutors typically meet one-on-one with 8-10 students two to three times per week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with individual students in a tutorial setting to provide support with assignments and organization
  • Provide differentiated instruction to meet the learning needs of a range of students
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with parents, both orally and in writing through emails and bi-annual narrative reports
  • Communicate and partner regularly and effectively with classroom teacher(s), both orally and in writing
  • Collaborate with teachers and colleagues in the Learning Resources Department
  • Facilitate parent-teacher conferences and attend Student Support Team meetings as needed
  • Incorporate educational technology in tutorial lessons and support student use of assistive technology in the classroom
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Attend Learning Resource Department meetings
  • Attend professional development meetings (three full day and three afternoon)
  • Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training
  • Exemplify the School’s mission and community principles
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Director of Learning Resources or the School

Desired Qualities

  • Commitment to inclusion, social justice, diversity, and equity
  • Enthusiasm and skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, collaboration, prioritization, and problem solving
  • Ability to serve among a diverse community of colleagues, students, and parents
  • Commitment to boys and boys’ education
  • Current with curriculum and 21st century learning and teaching

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related subject
  • Experience in supporting children in one-to-one or small group settings
  • Successful criminal background check

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows: 

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear 
  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

To Apply

Submit an application through Fessenden’s Career Site. A cover letter, resume and contact information for three references are required. 

Director of Athletics Needed at The Fessenden School

Position Title: Director of Athletics

Type of Position: Full-Time, Exempt, 12 month, Permanent

Start Date: July 1, 2023

Summary

Fessenden’s Director of Athletics oversees the implementation of the School’s athletic philosophy including the Middle School (Gr. 5 – 6) and Upper School athletic programs (Gr. 7 – 9), and the Lower School physical education program (Pre-K – Gr. 4). The Director of Athletics works with faculty, coaches, students, and parents to ensure a positive, healthy, and joyful athletic and physical education experience for all Fessenden students. The Director of Athletics must display a passion for elementary and middle school physical fitness and athletics, a healthy and age-appropriate approach to competition, an ability to lead colleagues in support of the School’s athletic and physical education programs, and a commitment to boys and boys’ education.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of the Administrative Council, the Calendar Committee, and work in direct communication with the Head of School and Assistant Head of School
  • Manage the daily operation of the program including scheduling all interscholastic games, oversight of the purchasing and management of equipment and uniforms, transportation for games and practices, and hiring of officials
  • Oversee coaching assignments, orient new coaches, and manage, support, and evaluate all coaches and physical education faculty
  • Ensure that character education and lessons of equity and inclusion are core components of the School’s athletic program
  • Lead on-campus professional development efforts for coaches and provide guidance for off-campus opportunities
  • Manage the program’s Administrative Assistant, Equipment Manager, and Athletic Trainer
  • Ensure that all students are meeting the requirements of attendance and participation, and communicate with administrative colleagues if they are not
  • Communicate with parents individually and by team so they are aware of program and team philosophies, policies, and schedules
  • Develop and maintain department budget as well as oversee usage schedules for the Pallotta Athletic Center, fields, rink, and tennis and squash courts
  • Coordinate with administrative colleagues around athletic facilities management and upkeep
  • Maintain an up-to-date athletics portion of the website including game schedules
  • Coach at least one season

Qualifications

  • Five years of independent school experience and a history of athletic involvement
  • A love of sports and physical fitness
  • Strong communication skills and a collegial manner
  • An ability to lead and support colleagues simultaneously
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and multicultural education
  • Integrity, a strong work ethic, and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Discretion and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters discreetly
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • A commitment to boys and boys’ education

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows: 

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear 
  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to athletics_jobs@fessenden.org (no phone calls, please) by Friday, December 2, 2022.