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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:                            Middle School Social Studies Long-Term Sub

Office or Division:             Middle School

Reports To:                        Head of Middle School

Start Date:                          April-May 2024

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 we 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

Position Description 
Wellington seeks a dynamic, student-centered long-term substitute teacher for students in 5th and 7th grades. The successful candidate will have a love and passion for working with middle schoolers and supporting both their academic and social-emotional development. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to operate effectively in diverse environments, interact successfully with people from widely varying backgrounds, and employ culturally responsive pedagogy to create an inclusive and equitable classroom community. This position involves teaching four sections of social studies classes, serving as an advisor to middle school students, and contributing to a professional culture of care, collaboration, creativity, and collegiality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach three sections of 5th-grade social studies and one section of 7th-grade American History in the middle school.
  • Serve as an advisor to 10 5th-grade students and facilitate weekly advisory lessons.
  • Actively participate in the school community, collaborating with colleagues and contributing to a positive and dynamic academic environment.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and caregivers of students and advisees to keep them aware of student progress.
  • Model a growth mindset in all aspects of professional endeavors.

Position Requirements:

  • Experience working with middle-school students
  • A high level of content knowledge and proficiency in social studies and/or history (bachelor’s/master’s degree preferred)
  • Understanding of child development and educational needs for students in grades 5 through 8
  • Demonstrated experience in
    • cultural competency in teaching practices.
    • managing a classroom with a focus on creating a positive and inclusive classroom culture.
    • differentiating instruction to meet the diverse needs of students.
    • assessing and documenting student growth through observations, record-keeping, and various formal assessments.
    • implementing an integrated curriculum using informed and innovative approaches.

To Apply:

Send your materials to Jamie Fencl, middle school administrative assistant, fencl@wellington.org, by March 4, 2024. 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.

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.

    Job Title:                            Middle and Upper School Strings Teacher

    Office or Division:             Middle and Upper School

    Reports To:                        Head of Middle 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 we 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

    Position Description 
    Wellington seeks a dynamic, student-centered strings instructor to conduct all strings ensembles in grades 5-12 and to provide musical guidance and direction to our students. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in both sparking students’ passion in the strings classroom and supporting their social-emotional wellbeing. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to operate effectively in diverse environments, interact successfully with people from widely varying backgrounds, and employ culturally responsive pedagogy to create an inclusive and equitable classroom community. This position involves teaching four sections of strings classes, serving as an advisor to middle school students, and contributing to a professional culture of care, collaboration, creativity, and collegiality.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Conduct all strings (violin, viola, cello, and bass) in grades 5-12.
    • Arrange, in conjunction with the other members of the music department, concerts throughout the school year. Typically, all orchestras will have at least one winter concert and one spring concert.
    • Serve as advisor to 10-15 middle school students and contribute to a grade-level team.
    • Actively participate in the school community, collaborating with colleagues and contributing to a positive and dynamic academic environment.
    • Pursue and engage in ongoing professional development opportunities aligned with the school's mission and goals.
    • Communicate effectively with parents and caregivers of students and advisees to keep them aware of student progress.

    Position Requirements:

    • Passion and enthusiasm for music and teaching
    • Ability to teach multiple levels, starting with beginners
    • Experience working with middle and high school students as a teacher and conductor
    • Performance experience or current involvement in ensembles a plus
    • Patience, perseverance, and excellent communication skills
    • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in music education with orchestral emphasis
    • Successful candidates will bring demonstrated excellence in strings instruction, creative vision and flexibility in program development, and excellent organizational skills. A deep understanding of the developmental journey of students from grade 5 through grade 12 in both their social-emotional growth and musical development is a must
    • Demonstrated experience in
        • cultural competency in teaching practices.
        • managing a classroom with a focus on creating a positive and inclusive classroom culture.
        • differentiating instruction to meet the diverse needs of students.
        • assessing and documenting student growth through observations, record-keeping, and various assessments.

    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:

    Send your materials to Jamie Fencl, middle school administrative assistant, fencl@wellington.org, by February 15, 2024. All candidates should include:

    • Letter of interest
    • Resume
    • Statement of educational philosophy
    • Completed application

    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:                            After Hours Receptionist (part-time)

    Office or Division:             Security

    Reports To:                        Director of Technology

    Start Date:                          Immediately – June 30, 2024

    Position Summary
    This part-time position will staff the reception desk Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. The after-hours receptionist will provide information, assist with aftercare child pickup, and enforce building access procedures.

    General Responsibilities:

    • Provide information to visitors
    • Enforce the building access policies (visitor sign in, parent badges, door control, etc.)
    • Understand and operate door control system for after-hours events and check for door propping
    • Report suspicious activity
    • Act as point of contact for after hours needs, including aftercare child pickup
    • Additional organizational support tasks as assigned

    Position Requirements:

    • Ability to deal with the public in a positive and friendly manner
    • Ability to work cooperatively, effectively, and in a personable manner with faculty, staff, students, and parents
    • Ability to follow and carry out instructions with attention to detail
    • High School diploma
    • Minimum of one year of work experience in a role dealing with the public
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Skilled with PC technology

    To Apply:

    Qualified candidates should send materials to Director of Technology John Kruzan 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.

    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.