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SUMMARY

This exempt position, in cooperation with the head librarian, is responsible for the information literacy curriculum, teaching and learning, information access and delivery, and library program administration. In addition, the teaching librarian assumes primary responsibility for delivering the library curriculum in a collaborative teaching model. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching responsibility for students in grades preschool through 8th grade

  • Collaborates as a partner with faculty in preschool – 8th grade to design, implement, and assess student learning experiences that involve the learning center and its resources as well as incorporate Information Literacy Skills 
  • Understands and promotes Information Literacy Skills  
  • Advocates teaching these skills at the point of need rather than in isolation 
  • Ensures that instruction in Information Literacy Skills makes interdisciplinary connections between subject areas in a meaningful way 
  • Models effective teaching 
  • Shares information about the instruction and students with the librarian 

Work with patrons (shared among librarians) 

  • Instructs and assists prekindergarten–12th grade students, faculty, staff, parents, and volunteers in the use of all learning center resources daily either one-on-one, in small groups, or occasionally with whole classes 
  • Provides reference assistance and instruction  
  • Encourages retrieval of information from a variety of resources, including both print and electronic 
  • Promotes the ethical use of information and the principles of intellectual freedom
  • Supports diverse learning abilities, styles, and needs 
  • Promotes literacy and the enjoyment of reading  
  • Provides readers’ advisory 
  • Promotes the learning center and its services internally and externally   
  • Assists with developing the collection and other resources 
  • Performs other duties as needed and as directed by the head librarian and director of technology 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • College degree required, MLS or Education degree preferred 
  • Experience in a school library setting 
  • Effective communication 
  • Strong interpersonal and intrapersonal skills 
  • Experience in use of online resources and automated library system 
  • Familiar with national and state Information Literacy Skills standards and benchmarks 
  • Familiar with literature for early childhood through adult 
  • Proficient with PC technology 
  • Physically able to perform essential functions in the library and greater school environment 

Qualified candidates should send materials by August 3 to John Kruzan, director of technology, at kruzan@wellington.org. All candidates should include:

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

SUMMARY

The lower school at Wellington is a joyful, positive, and vibrant place where 3-year old Little Jags to 4th graders are accepted, respected, encouraged, and challenged to learn and grow! In order for the lower school to establish the foundations of academic and social emotional success, Wellington seeks a warm, kind, organized, and culturally competent creative problem solver to be its next lower school administrative assistant. 
 
This is a full time, non-exempt position requiring friendliness, efficiency, and flexibility, as well as the capacity to multi-task in a fast paced ever-evolving environment. The goal of this position is to provide operational support for the lower school office and serve as the information and communication hub for the lower school. The lower school administrative assistant is responsible for a variety of administrative tasks such as answering telephone calls, greeting visitors, accessing, updating and filing student records, managing the lower school event and space calendars, providing general assistance to students, families, faculty and staff members and serving as the administrative assistant to the lower school administrative team. 

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work confidently with all constituencies and to complete special projects of varying sizes while keeping up-to-date on daily duties while dealing with potentially frequent interruption. The administrative assistant must be a strategic thinker, expert communicator, and tech savvy resource for all things lower school. This position is responsible for smooth day-to-day operations in the lower school. 
 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform a wide variety of specialized and responsible duties independently in support of functions delegated to assigned division; interpret and apply rules as appropriate; perform duties to assist the administrator with administrative details as appropriate.
  • Be a point of contact and an information hub for the lower school community  
  • Work independently with little direction, with confidentiality, and with discretion 
  • Meet schedules and deadlines 
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing 
  • Receive, process, and route mail; order, issue and maintain department supplies, forms and equipment 
  • Respond daily to requests for information from students, faculty and staff 
  • Coordinate space for all school-related classes, activities, meetings and events; set up hospitality as appropriate (e.g., food, signage, maintenance, etc.) 
  • Coordinate special schedules, field trips, service learning opportunities, special events, programs and gatherings, including winter Friday activities  
  • Accurately process attendance and other student data in a timely manner (e.g., permissions, health information, progress reports) maintaining appropriate levels of confidentiality with student information 
  • Coordinate substitute teacher needs and assignments 
  • Place, document, and report on divisional ordering 
  • Process and distribute lower school mail and packages 
  • Provide general office support (e.g., copying, filing, scanning, and faxing) and “customer service” 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrates initiative, curiosity, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively 
  • Experience thriving in a fast-paced environment 
  • Willingness to pursue ongoing professional development around (new) systems, techniques, and protocols 
  • Experience working with a broad diversity of people in a professional setting 
  • High school diploma, preferred associate or bachelor degree  
  • 3-5 years previous experience in office/school environment 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills 
  • Works effectively with a wide range of individuals, including children and adults 
  • Accuracy and precision in data management and proven attention to detail 
  • Familiarity with video conferencing software, Microsoft Office applications, and Veracross software preferred 
  • Knowledge of phone systems and multifunction printers preferred 
  • Capability to communicate and uphold the mission of the school 

Candidates should send materials before July 30 to Jessica Austin at austin@wellington.org.  All candidates should include:

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

SUMMARY

Wellington is accepting applications for a full-time director of summer programs and after school activities. The hours are 10 a.m.-6:15 p.m. September-May and 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m. June-August.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Summer Program:

  • Structure, develop, and organize summer classes and camps based on community interests including a balance of academics, arts, sports, and outdoor learning experiences.
  • Network with Wellington faculty and outside organizations to develop curriculum.
  • Hire, orient, and train summer programming staff.
  • Develop summer catalog, highlighting program offerings and summer calendar.
  • Coordinate with marketing and communications team to promote program and meet registration goals.
  • Analyze performance of individual camps and trends (e.g., enrollment, demographics, satisfaction) to inform programming for upcoming season.
  • Coordinate and plan facility use and transportation needs.
  • Inform parents about upcoming programs and registration process.
  • Manage enrollment database, payroll, and deposits.
  • Assist teachers as necessary and care for students.
  • Manage budget and purchase supplies as needed.
  • Evaluate and mentor summer program staff.

After School Program:

  • Oversee administration of the after school program including design, hiring, and curriculum.
  • Provide unique learning opportunities that extend beyond the school day.
  • Hire, orient, and train aftercare staff.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and faculty regarding daily logistics.
  • Establish routines, provide positive guidance, and enforce policies and procedures, including disciplinary policies, in accordance with the school’s stated values.
  • Manage registrations and payment plans.
  • Collaborate with faculty regarding room use.
  • Manage payroll as necessary.

Position Requirements:

  • Degree and experience in education-related field
  • Customer service approach
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Organization skills
  • Willingness to collaborate
  • Physical ability to perform essential duties
  • Strong technology skills in Word, Excel, and Google. Willingness to learn additional technology platforms.

Candidates should send materials before July 30 to Christine Conkle, executive assistant to the head of school, at conkle@wellington.org.  All candidates should include:

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

SUMMARY

The marketing & communications coordinator is an integral member of the marketing & communications department, working alongside the director and associate director of marketing & communications to help achieve the team’s goals. This is a dynamic position with opportunities to strengthen skills throughout the spectrum of responsibilities, and opportunity to work on a diverse set of projects and mediums.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with the development of an annual admissions strategy in alignment with enrollment goals, and oversee the tactical execution of this strategy.
  • Assist with the development of an annual development strategy in alignment with fundraising goals, and oversee the tactical execution of this strategy.
  • Assist with the development of an annual advertising strategy for the school in alignment with brand messaging and strategic goals, and oversee the tactical execution of this strategy.
  • Align brand voice and strategic goals through creative and consistent execution of a social media plan, actively engaging with followers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  •  Provide brand guidance for internal and external parties, upholding brand standards.
  • Oversee tactical execution for campaigns and deliverables outlined in the annual strategy and created in partnership with the admissions and development teams, and school-wide projects and events.
  • Select, coordinate, and manage production with vendors for design, photography, web development, digital, print, and merchandise.
  • Maintain brand messaging and voice through copywriting and editing support for print, web, and email for various projects.
  • Ensure consistent and engaging communication through our regular digital newsletter to parents and caregivers.
  • Oversee brand story on website, including regular maintenance and updates, special pages for events and campaigns, and form creation and management.
  • Manage private photo sharing platform through photo/album/group/user management.
  • Manage media opt-outs.
  • Provide photography support as needed. Photograph school events and classroom activities.
  • Oversee ordering of stationery, business cards, and other school collateral.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Capable of independent and strategic thinking
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in writing
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and trends
  • Basic knowledge of design principles
  • Basic photography skills
  • Working knowledge of MailChimp and Drupal a plus
  • Evidence of collaboration in a team culture
  • Engaged, flexible, motivated, and results driven
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends

Candidates should send materials by July 30 to Amanda Pierce, director of marketing & communications, at pierce@wellington.org. All candidates should include:

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

SUMMARY

The alumni relations & affinity officer is passionate about creating opportunities for Wellington alumni to be actively engaged in the current life of the school. This gregarious person will establish and nurture individual relationships through one-to-one contact, while executing a broad communication and event plan that embraces our 1,000+ alumni. As the chief liaison to our Alumni Advisory Board, this role will ignite strong volunteer leadership, empowering passionate graduates of Wellington to give back and impact the future of their alma mater. This advocate will proudly celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni through esteemed awards and by shining spotlights on those who have left our doors to truly shape the world. The joy of a vocation in K-12 education brings opportunity to be engaged in the community of upper school students as they prepare to make the leap from student to alumnus or alumna. Playing an active role in Wellington’s development program, this position will further develop our culture of gratitude and philanthropy. This role serves to implement and nurture the annual calendar for appeals by constituency, support our annual fund committee, and a possess a dogged commitment to a donor-centered approach to stewardship.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build relationships with alumni.
  • Lead the work of the Alumni Advisory Board, supporting their College Counseling Advisory Committee, Alumni Weekend Committee, Alumni Engagement Committee, and Black Wellington Alumni Group.
  • Lead the nomination process, selection, and celebration of the Distinguished Alumni Award and Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
  • Support faculty in bringing Wellington students on field trips hosted by alumni, bringing alumni on campus to speak to students, and coordinating alumni volunteer opportunities.
  • Author dynamic quarterly alumni newsletter and alumni content for each issue of The Jag magazine.
  • Manage the alumni Facebook page, Instagram account, and LinkedIn group.
  • Coordinate alumni events.
  • Work with the development team in the support of special events and meetings as needed, particularly by processing gifts, recording RSVPs, and providing staff support at events as requested.
  • Work with the development coordinator to ensure proper recording, acknowledgement, and collection of all annual fund contributions.
  • Work closely with the communications office on the writing, design, and printing of major fundraising communications.
  • Regularly track data-driven objectives and goals, action plans, and benchmarks relating to annual giving.
  • Maintain accuracy of donor society memberships as well as recognition and an ongoing expression of gratitude and investment impact of members.
  • Ensure that donors are recognized in every means appropriate such as prompt, personal, and dynamic acknowledgement letters and public recognition online, in print, and inside of Wellington.
  • Work closely with the communications office on the writing, design, and printing of major stewardship communications including an annual report.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of three years of experience in an advancement-related field
  • Enthusiasm, initiative, high energy level, sense of humor, and flexibility
  • Commitment to champion equity and inclusion initiatives with a demonstrated understanding of racial and social inequities
  • Passionate belief in the principles of donor-centered fundraising
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and commitment to providing timely, empathetic help that keeps Wellington families’ needs at the forefront of every interaction
  • Ability to track and coordinate event logistics, partnering with colleagues from multiple departments for event execution
  • High comfort level with a collaborative working environment
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends

Candidates should send materials by July 2 to Laurie Beth Sweeney, chief experience officer & director of development at sweeney@wellington.org. All candidates should include:

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

SUMMARY

Wellington is accepting applications for a full-time lead teacher in the lower school for the 2021-2022 academic year.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively embracing, demonstrating, and modeling equity, inclusivity, and cultural competence in all aspects of practice
  • Leading, organizing, and being responsible for developing and delivering an exceptional, engaging, forward-thinking, developmentally appropriate, research-based learning experience for lower school students
  • Providing leadership, commitment, expertise, and vision while serving as an enthusiastic ambassador for the Wellington Lower School program
  • Partnering effectively and actively guiding parents to maximize the school/home connection
  • Serving as an engaged, creative, energized, collaborative, and committed member of the lower school faculty
  • Eagerly participating in and actively pursuing professional development opportunities based on best practices as well as our school mission and goals ​​​

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in education, with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience as a lead teacher.
  • Formal training in the teaching of reading is required.
  • The position requires extensive knowledge of current research in all aspects of an exceptional lower school curriculum, complemented by exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Formal training in Orton-Gillingham will significantly strengthen the candidacy.
  • Experience with the following:
    • Demonstrating cultural competency in all aspects of practice
    • Creating and delivering an engaging, age-appropriate, hands-on, project-based curriculum
    • Assessing and documenting children’s growth through informed observations, detailed record-keeping and a variety of formal assessments
    • Demonstrating strong skills in classroom management and developing positive classroom culture
    • Differentiating instruction to support each child’s development
    • Teaching and assessing reading skills reflective of best practices in literacy
    • Communicating with parents through forward-thinking use of technology complemented by proactive communication in other formats
    • Utilizing an informed process for planning and implementing an integrated curriculum
    • Actively engaging in ongoing professional learning
  • Candidates should demonstrate the following characteristics:
    • A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity in all aspects of professional practice
    • A deep understanding of child development while embracing the unique potential of each child
    • A commitment to the exchange of ideas, benefits from sharing, and receiving feedback
    • An understanding of how to create a well-prepared environment to promote learning and engagement
    • A view of learning as a collaborative, ongoing process
    • Proven collaboration skills
    • The ability to work effectively as a valued and collaborative team member

Candidates should send materials before June 30 to Jessica Austin, lower school administrative assistant, at austin@wellington.org. All candidates should include:

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

SUMMARY

Wellington is accepting applications for an experienced, dynamic, full-time lower school learning guide for the 2021-22 academic year.

The learning guide at Wellington plays an essential role in the differentiated instructional program. The ability to design instruction, assess, document progress, lead small group instruction, and step in for the lead teacher is imperative. The qualities of collaboration, commitment, professionalism, and deep care for the whole child are necessary for the educator in this position. The learning guide must be able to take initiative while also maintaining a significantly collaborative relationship with the lead teacher(s) and the grade-level team. Each learning guide is expected to be a culturally competent professional who is a positive, joyful, and independent worker. The learning guide is a part of a vibrant lower school team, reports directly to the teacher(s) to whom they are assigned, and is under the supervision of the head of lower school.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Classroom organization, instruction, discipline, communication with parents, and curriculum design are primary responsibilities of the lead teacher. The learning guide:

  • Actively embraces, demonstrates, and models equity, inclusivity, and cultural competence in all aspects of practice
  • Facilitates student academic and social learning one-on-one or in small/large groups
  • Collaborates on the design of and delivers instruction in math, reading, and spelling
  • Facilitates formal and informal assessments in both math and reading
  • Communicates effectively with the grade level team and with parents, as needed.
  • Eagerly participates in and actively pursues professional development opportunities based on best practices as well as our school mission and goals.
  • Serves as an extension of the lead teacher in maintaining the classroom culture.
  • Supports student learning during large group instruction.
  • Collaborates actively with the lead teacher and grade-level team in all lesson preparation.
  • Supports differentiated instruction through student assessment.
  • Supervises students throughout the day in multiple settings.
  • Contributes positively to the overall school community.
  • Assumes the role of lead teacher when necessary.
  • Professionally represents the division and the school in all settings and circumstances.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 
We are looking for a joyful, dynamic, and motivated individual who is energized by young children and is dedicated to creating dynamic and engaging learning experiences each day. Candidates should recognize the importance of the elementary school foundation and actively participate in a collaborative team.

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree would strengthen the candidacy
  • Knowledge of and professional experience with childhood development and the unique educational needs of diverse learners
  • Formal teaching experience
  • Knowledge and skills to work with, teach, and lead groups of diverse individuals in respectful, equitable, and inclusive ways
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a willingness to engage in thoughtful reflective practice and a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional growth
  • Formal experience in being a successful and effective team member in multiple team experiences
  • Compatibility with Wellington’s mission

Candidates should send materials before June 30 to Jessica Austin, lower school administrative assistant, at austin@wellington.org. All candidates should include:

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

SUMMARY

The Wellington After School Activities office has part-time opportunities for aftercare teachers. The hours are school calendar days Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. with additional hours on professional days and late start mornings as needed. 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops themed after school activities
  • Leads and supervises age-appropriate activities for students in prekindergarten-4th grade
  • Prepares and serves snacks
  • Establishes rapport and trust with parents
  • Reinforces the values and social skills emphasized during the school day
  • Provides a safe, compassionate, and enjoyable after school experience
  • Assists director of after school activities with administrative duties
  • Communicates with director about medical, behavioral, or social issues that may occur 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or person with extensive childcare experience
  • Specialization in early childhood or elementary education is strongly preferred
  • Minimum six months formal experience working with children 3-10 years old preferably in a group setting
  • Must be energetic, creative, and physically able to engage in recreational activities
  • This position requires a background check and references.

Please send the items listed below to Becca Kelly, director of after school activities, at kelly@wellington.org.

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.