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We welcome curiosity, stir passion, and embrace a diversity of thoughts and experiences. We encourage original thinking and innovative ideas. The result: The Wellington School was named a Top Workplace by Columbus CEO magazine in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. 

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Job Title:                            Lower School Learning Guide

Office or Division:             Lower School

Reports To:                        Head of Early Childhood and Lower School

Start Date:                          2024-2025 school year (10-month; FTE 1.0)

Founded in 1982 by a group of local entrepreneurs as Columbus’ first coeducational independent school, The Wellington School is dedicated to helping students find their purpose and realize their potential for tomorrow’s world. Students in preschool through grade 12 have freedom to delve into interests that spark their curiosity, all while building a solid academic foundation through challenging and engaging curriculum. We believe that every form of diversity makes us stronger and strive for each member of our learning community to share their individual voice and have a deep sense of belonging.

Mission
We help students find their purpose and realize their potential for tomorrow's world. 

Values
Be Curious
Be Yourself
Be Ambitious
Be Empathetic
Be Responsible

Wellington is accepting applications for an experienced, dynamic, full-time lower school learning guide for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Position Summary:
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 and is under the supervision of the head of early childhood and 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

Benefits:

  • Medical insurance with health savings account
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 403b with employer matching
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Critical Illness and Accident insurance
  • Paid time off (sick and personal days)

To Apply:

Candidates should send materials before June 30, 2024, to Cindy Hahn, lower school administrative assistant, at hahn1@wellington.org. All candidates should include:

  • Completed application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Statement of educational philosophy

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.

More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

Job Title:                            Lead Kindergarten Teacher 

Office or Division:             Early Childhood and Lower School

Reports To:                        Head of Early Childhood and Lower School

Start Date:                          2024 - 2025 school year (10-month, FTE 1.0)

Founded in 1982 by a group of local entrepreneurs as Columbus’ first coeducational independent school, The Wellington School is dedicated to helping students find their purpose and realize their potential for tomorrow’s world. Students in preschool through grade 12 have freedom to delve into interests that spark their curiosity, all while building a solid academic foundation through challenging and engaging curriculum. We believe that every form of diversity makes us stronger and strive for each member of our learning community to share their individual voice and have a deep sense of belonging.

Mission
We help students find their purpose and realize their potential for tomorrow's world. 

Values
Be Curious
Be Yourself
Be Ambitious
Be Empathetic
Be Responsible

The Wellington School is accepting applications for a full-time kindergarten teacher for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading, organizing, and being responsible for developing and delivering an exceptional, engaging, forward-thinking, developmentally appropriate, research-based learning experience for kindergarten students in a child-centered classroom
  • Actively embracing, demonstrating and modeling equity, inclusivity and cultural competence in all aspects of practice
  • 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 early childhood education, with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience as a lead kindergarten teacher
  • Expertise in teaching reading using a structured and explicit literacy approach; OG certification would strengthen the candidacy
  • The position requires extensive knowledge of current research in all aspects of an exceptional early childhood curriculum, complemented by exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • 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
    • The ability to work effectively as a valued and collaborative team member
    • 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 

 

Benefits:

  • Medical insurance with health savings account
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 403b with employer matching
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Critical Illness and Accident insurance
  • Paid time off (sick and personal days)

To Apply:

Candidates should send materials before June 1, 2024, to Cindy Hahn at hahn1@wellington.org.  All candidates should include:

  • Completed application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Statement of educational philosophy

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.

More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

Job Title:                            Maintenance Technician (with MEP focus) $1000.00 Sign on bonus after 6 months

Office or Division:             Facilities

Reports To:                        Director of Facilities

Effective Dates:                 start date January-February 2024
                                                FTE 1.0/12-month
                                                Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  (Occasional flexibility needed to support morning and evening events)

Position Summary
Wellington seeks a skilled maintenance technician with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing expertise. This individual will serve as a member of the Facilities team and will complete a variety of daily tasks under the direction of the Maintenance Coordinator and Director of Facilities. The overall purpose of the facilities department is to maintain and enhance the physical environment of the school, and to ensure a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and the entire Wellington community. The ideal candidate will be highly collaborative and willing to handle situations on-demand in a frequently fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

Technical skills to maintain and repair a variety of areas:

  • HVAC and plumbing preferred
  • Electrical and lighting
  • Doors, hardware, access controls, and security devices
  • Kitchen and dining equipment
  • Interior construction, finishes, casework, and furnishings
  • Exterior building envelope (walls, windows, doors, roof, etc.) and grounds

Facilities assistance:

  • Perform interior and exterior event setup and takedown including, but not limited to chair, table, and equipment movement, arrangement, and set up in preparation of and after events.
  • Complete work orders for a variety of interior and exterior projects as assigned

Contributes to the overall school community

  • Performs any other reasonable duties related to school operations which are requested by the Director of Facilities, Chief Operations Officer, or the Head of School. 

Position Requirements:

  • Candidates should have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Candidates should have 2+ years of experience in facilities, maintenance, renovation, and/or construction field
  • Confidence working independently to repair and maintain mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems

Additional competencies:

  • Self-motivated
  • Results-driven
  • Ethical and honest
  • Effective communicator

Characteristics:

  • The ability to work effectively as a valued and collaborative team member
  • A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in all aspects of professional practice
  • A commitment to the exchange of ideas, benefits from sharing, and receiving feedback

Benefits:

  • $1,000 Sign on bonus after 6 months
  • Medical insurance with health savings account
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 403b with employer matching
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Critical Illness and Accident insurance
  • Paid time off (vacation, sick and personal days)
     

    Qualified candidates should send materials to Vanessa Wolfe, Human Resources Coordinator, wolfe@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.

    More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

    Office or Division:       Early Childhood/Lower School

    Reports To:                  Director of Experiential Learning

    Effective Dates:           August 2022-June 2023, part-time 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Position Summary:

    Wellington’s Early Childhood and Lower School Aftercare Program supports three-year-old students through fourth grade. It is a fee-based program designed to provide a safe, positive, and fun transition between the school day and home. The Aftercare Program is available from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Indoor/outdoor recess, snacks, and themed activities are just a few of the experiences for the students while in Aftercare.      

    Aftercare teachers are responsible for supervising and providing a positive and safe experience for students after school. Students are in smaller groups based on age, and each group is supported by dedicated staff through the afternoon. Students’ interests guide some of the activities and teachers’ interests can also guide the offerings for students.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Be accountable for students arriving to the program
    • Active supervision of students
    • Positively engage with students during snack, structured activities, and unstructured play
    • Help plan and implement games, crafts, read-alouds, and other indoor/outdoor activities
    • Hold students accountable to follow behavioral expectations
    • A positive sense of humor, enthusiasm, and effective communication and written communication skills

    Qualified candidates should send materials to Gina Spicer, Director of Experiential Learning, at spicer@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.

    More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

    Wellington fills our substitute needs through the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO).  Apply to be a substitute through the ESC of Central Ohio

    Questions regarding the application process, may be addressed by contacting the ESCCO at substitute@escco.org or 614-445-3750. 

    Wellington offers competitive daily pay rates and a free lunch to substitutes. 

    Job Title:                               School Nurse Substitute

    Office or Division:                Operations

    Reports To:                           Chief Operating Officer/Director of Athletics

    Effective Dates: ­­                   2023-24 school year (hours 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon-Fri)

    Salary:                                   $125/day for short term assignments

    Key Responsibilities
    The school nurse substitute works in partnership with the full-time school nurse and the school to create a healthy environment and to respond to the individual needs of children. Training will be provided for specific responsibilities and procedures.
     

    Position Requirements
    The school nurse substitute assists in the management of school health services, is responsible for the health needs of students ranging from three to eighteen years of age and provides care and health advice for employees.

    School Health Services

    • Assists in providing individualized care for each student. 
    • Ensures the continuity of care for students with health needs while the school nurse is absent.
    • Protects confidential health information as it pertains to HIPAA and FERPA requirements. 
    • Plans, delivers, and documents the care given.  
    • Communicates with parents about any situation that may be serious or affect their child’s ability to learn. 
    • Dispenses prescription medication according to physicians’ orders. Dispenses over-the-counter medication according to standing orders with parent permission. 
    • Follows the guidelines for crisis/emergency care. 
    • Ensures compliance with regulations governing programs and facilities as related to health, wellness, and health services. 

    Other Duties 

    • Maintains the highest standards of nursing practice and ethics.

    Preferred Educational and Experiential Preparation

    • Current RN License in the state of Ohio (will accept LPN License)
    • Experience with adolescent diabetic care
    • At least 2 years of working experience as a registered nurse
       

    All qualified candidates should submit the following to Vanessa Wolfe, Human Resources Coordinator at wolfe@wellington.org:

    Cover letter
    Completed application
    Resume

    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.