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The Shipley School is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

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Alumni Coordinator

Reports To: Associate Director of Development for Alumni Engagement
Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Administrative Staff
FTE: 1.0

Shipley’s Development Office strategy is guided by a collaborative, donor-centered approach to fundraising in which each donor relationship is cultivated and stewarded based on constituency. Aligned into alumni- and parent-related “pillars” that uphold the Office mission of supporting the School, staff members in each pillar are charged with developing constituency-based programs to identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors. While the constituencies served by each pillar are different, the goals remain the same: to cultivate relationships, build a sense of community, and generate annual, capital, and planned giving support for The Shipley School.

Working as a member of the Development Office and reporting to the Associate Director of Development for Alumni Engagement, the Alumni Coordinator supports all work of the Alumni Pillar, which encompasses trustees, alumni, honorary alumni, faculty, former faculty, and students.

Specific Responsibilities Associated with Gift Solicitation, Entry, and Acknowledgement:

Taking direction from and being assigned tasks by the Director of Alumni Giving and, to a lesser degree, the Director of Advancement Services and the Associate Director of Development for Alumni Engagement:

  • Process all annual, capital, and other gifts and generate acknowledgements for alumni pillar.
  • Reconcile alumni pillar gifts and gift batches with Business Office.
  • Query, export, and print mail-merged solicitation letters and envelopes.
  • Generate analytical database reports.
  • Organize and maintain all gift paperwork filing for pillar.
  • Assist with development of solicitations and acknowledgements.
  • Support volunteers as necessary.

Specific Responsibilities Associated with Programs and Events:

Taking direction from and being assigned tasks by the Director of Alumni Programs and Events:

  • Assist in planning and execution of Alumni Weekend, local alumni events, and regional alumni events.
  • Staff Alumni Weekend, as well as all local and occasional regional alumni events.
  • Process and record reservations, manage attendee lists, and produce name tags.
  • Generate profiles of registrants in advance of events, and assist in analyzing statistics about those who attend
  • Support volunteers as necessary.

General Responsibilities:

  • Perform ongoing and regular updates to the Alumni section of Shipley’s website, with content supplied by other members of alumni pillar and, when appropriate, self-generated.
  • Serve as alumni pillar’s liaison to the Communications Calendar, inputting all relevant pieces of Communication on behalf of the pillar.Help direct Student Interns in execution of their projects and tasks.
  • Update alumni pillar constituent database records as needed, both in development office software and elsewhere, e.g., mobile app vendor software platform.\
  • Maintain accurate and robust paper files on alumni.
  • Distribute to Development Office and Head of School Death Notices for alumni pillar.
  • Conduct ongoing research to find lost alumni.
  • Complete summer constituency change-over processes for pillar in coordination with the Director of Advancement Services.
  • Respond to alumni inquiries made through Net Community and update database records as appropriate with class notes or other demographic information.
  • Compile alumni class notes on an ongoing basis.
  • Produce mailing labels and reports as needed.
  • Process monthly credit card bills and submit reimbursement requests on behalf of Directors and Associate Director.
  • Maintain accurate budget for pillar and reconcile with Business Office.
  • Process travel receipts/reimbursement requests for Directors and Associate Director.
  • Manage incoming and outgoing mail for office, including postage and distribution.
  • Order office supplies for pillar and interface with vendors.
  • Support and staff events run by the Development Office, including but not limited to Shipley Shops and Spring Auction.
  • Provide assistance with other office mailings and projects.
  • Receive and welcome visitors to the Development Office including meeting, greeting, and directing constituents to the appropriate staff person.
  • Answer phones, direct callers, and distribute messages.
  • Staff central school switchboard on a weekly and as-needed basis.

In order to embrace the mission of the School and be successful in the position, the Alumni Coordinator must possess and exhibit the following skills:

  • Understanding of Shipley’s history as well as familiarity with and endorsement of Shipley’s mission, culture, and values
  • Personal and professional integrity as well as respect for the confidentiality of colleagues and constituents
  • Self-motivation, flexibility, problem-solving, and commitment to innovation
  • Cooperation, collegiality, and commitment to teamwork
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Excellent quantity, quality, accuracy, and timeliness of work produced
  • Excellent planning, prioritization, organization, multitasking, efficiency, and follow-through in execution of responsibilities
  • Dependability, punctuality, and attendance at all required and some optional meetings and events
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Commitment to professional development and self-improvement
  • Proficiency in use of technology: Raiser’s Edge database, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), and web editing software
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

Qualifications and Expectations:

The ideal candidate will possess superior knowledge of database management, attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. A proven track record of working collaboratively and cooperatively as a member of a professional team will, while maintaining a positive attitude, will be beneficial to candidacy.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Shipley offers a generous benefits package that includes school contributions to employees’ TIAA-CREF retirement plan, medical benefits and life insurance, professional development opportunities, and complimentary lunch.

Position Availability:

The position is available July 1, 2015 or sooner. Successful completion of state and federal clearances is a condition of employment.

Candidates should send a cover letter and résumé by post or email (no phone calls, please) to:

Ms. Karen Brown
Director of Advancement Services
The Shipley School
814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
kbrown@shipleyschool.org


Lower School Science Teacher (PreK-1st)/Librarian Position

The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and a compassionate participation in the world. The Lower School has 250 students in grades pre-K through 5th, and a faculty of 58.

The Shipley School is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Science Teacher (PreK-1st)/Librarian. Science teaching will constitute the primary responsibility with responsibilities in the library completing a full time position. The ideal candidate will:

  • Develop an intellectually challenging, creative and hands-on science program reflecting developmentally appropriate and research-based practices.
  • Differentiate instruction to address a range of learning profiles utilizing a variety of instructional and assessment methods.
  • Integrate technology to support student learning.
  • Help create and run a MakerSpace in Lower School (in collaboration with Science and Technology Departments)
  • Cultivate a sense of community, social responsibility, and an appreciation and respect for individual differences.
  • Demonstrate kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, willingness to learn and grow professionally, a cooperative spirit and a commitment to teamwork.
  • Collaborate with the other Lower School science teacher (2nd-5th grade) and participate in the Prek-12 Science committee.
  • Promote the Lower School library with students and colleagues.
  • Organize and maintain library materials.

Successful applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • 3-5 years’ teaching experience
  • BA in Education or related field; MA not required but preferred

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, a Philosophy of Education Statement, and complete the online application to Mary Lou Mangino at mmangino@shipleyschool.org


Lower School Substitute Teacher

The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Lower school substitute teacher.
The candidate will: Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree and certification in Education.Teaching experience of 1-2 years preferred. Ability to implement lesson plans in grades pre-k to 5th grade. Demonstrate kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, a cooperative spirit and a commitment to teamwork.
Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application to Dr. Usha Balamore at Ubalamore@shipleyschool.org


Lower School Music Teacher (Pre K-K)

The Shipley School is looking for a classroom music teacher for grades Pre-K and K. This is a part-time position that would involve morning classes. The music program at Shipley uses John Feierabend’s “First Steps in Music” and “Conversational Solfege” curricula. There is a full time Lower School music teacher for grades 1-5 that will serve as mentor and lead teacher. The successful candidate will have extensive experience with a Kodaly approach (not necessarily “First Steps in Music”), a warm and engaging affect with young children, the ability to work as part of a large music team, and a commitment to the idea that young children are capable of achieving musical excellence and having fun at the same time.

The ability to accompany and/or intersect with other areas of our music program is an added and desirable skill, and could lead to an expanded position in the future.

Essential Functions

  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities and adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and interaction while instructing students individually and in groups
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Use a variety of assessments to accurately observe student progress
  • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of early childhood music programs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in related subject (Masters preferred)
  • Three years’ teaching experience at the grade of age level preferably in an independent school
  • Experience implementing music curriculum
  • Excellent verbal and written skills with students, colleagues and parents
  • Demonstrated organizational skills

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment.

Middle School Science Teacher

The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and a compassionate participation in the world. The Middle School has 225 students in grades 6-8, and a faculty of 30.

The Shipley School is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Middle School Science Teacher to work with our existing science team to expand and strengthen our science program Pre-K to 12th Grade. The ideal candidate will:

  • Share a deep passion for science
  • Have an excellent background in earth science, life science, and physical science
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop curriculum focused on hands-on, inquiry-based learning encouraging students to think deeply and creatively
  • Have experience creating authentic formative and summative assessments
  • Be comfortable using technology
  • Act as an advisor and be committed to playing an active role in the MS

Successful applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Maturity, collegiality, flexibility, humor
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • 3-5 years teaching experience
  • BA in science or related field (advanced degree preferred but not required)
  • An appreciation for the unique qualities of the typical young adolescents found in middle school settings
  • A willingness to employ differentiated instruction to meet learners at their level of need

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application for the attention of Shane Kinsella (Head of Middle School) at skinsella@shipleyschool.org


Upper School History Co-Chair

Position Title: Upper School History C0-Chair
Reports To: Upper School Division Head
Status:Exempt
Classification: Faculty
FTE: 1.0

Summary
The Shipley Upper School seeks an experienced high school history teacher who would also be able to co-chair the Upper School History Department. The candidate will have a clear educational philosophy, which is consistent with the mission of the school; experience teaching history at the high school level is essential as is an understanding of and experience with building curriculum.

Key Responsibilities

  • The teacher reports to his or her Division Head

  • Works in tandem with the US Co-Chair and PK-12 History Co-Chair

  • Creates a supportive atmosphere and rigorous academic program in which all students will thrive

  • Oversees scope and sequence of the US curriculum with Co-Chair

  • Consults with the US division head and Academic Dean on the program

  • Leads ongoing curricular work for the department with Co-Chair

  • Is the US Co-Chair on the PK-12 Curricular Committee and represents the Upper School department.

  • Works with the PK-12 Co-Chair to examine and develop scope and sequence of the program PK-12

  • Advises students and attends faculty meetings

  • Provides positive and frequent communication with faculty, administration and families

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work well with varied individuals

  • Some leadership/program oversight experience

  • Experience teaching history at the high school level

  • Degree in history preferred

  • Experience in studying and or teaching non-western history a plus

  • Must be creative, energetic, and positive as he or she encourages, instructs and evaluates the students in his or her care. 

Contact Information
Interested candidates should send materials by February 6, 2015 to Margaret van Steenwyk, Head of Upper School at mvansteenwyk@shipleyschool.org.


Upper School Modern Language Teacher

Position Title: Language Arts Teacher
Reports To: Upper School Division Head
Status:Exempt
Classification: Faculty
FTE: 1.0

Summary:
The Shipley Upper School seeks an experienced high school Spanish/French teacher. The candidate will have experience teaching in both languages and a clear educational philosophy consistent with the mission of the school.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The teacher reports to his or her Division Head and PK-12 World Language Chair
  • Works closely with the US Modern Language department and the PK-12 World Language Chair
  • Creates a supportive atmosphere and rigorous academic program in which all students will thrive
  • Advises students and attends faculty meetings
  • Provides positive and frequent communication with faculty, administration and families

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching Spanish and French at the high school level

  • Degree in language preferred

  • Fluency in English is requisite

  • Should possess a creative, energetic, and positive approach to teaching and learning

  • Must have knowledge of ACTFL Standards and the most current practices in the teaching of modern language

  • Must posses an educational philosophy consistent with the mission of the school

Contact Information:
Interested candidates should send materials by February 6, 2015 to Margaret van Steenwyk, Head of Upper School at mvansteenwyk@shipleyschool.org

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Diversity

Shipley upholds and promotes the integrity of each individual. We nurture a concern for others, self-worth, and personal achievement. The School is dedicated to the ongoing process of creating a safe and accepting environment for all people. We value and honor differences in ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Shipley is committed to sustaining a vibrant, inclusive, and caring multicultural community. The goal of raising cultural awareness and understanding is reflected in many areas of school life.

In seeking to fill faculty and staff positions, we encourage all applicants. We particularly encourage applicants who will enrich the diversity of our community.

The Shipley School

814 Yarrow Street, Bryn Mawr PA 19010
T: 610.525.4300 F: 610.525.5082
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