Manlius Pebble Hill has a long-standing commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with this commitment, we will continue recruitment, employment, compensation, terms, conditions, and privileges of employment of qualified persons without regard to gender, race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Individuals shall be judged solely on their job-related aptitude, training, skills, and performance.
This policy also prohibits employees from harassing any other employees for any reason including, but not limited to, race, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disabled status.
1. Head of Upper School
Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) is seeking a forward-looking educational leader who, working closely with upper school (US) faculty and other administrators, will advance the School’s mission “to inspire our students to think critically, act responsibly, and discover a passion for lifelong learning.”
The head of the upper school reports to the head of school and serves as a member of the head of school’s administrative team. She or he is a 12-month administrative employee. This position begins July 1, 2019.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Act as the educational leader of the US and as an ambassador for MPH in the community at large
- Lead the US faculty to fulfill the School’s board-approved Mission and Core Values
- Lead the department chairs, Academic Council, and US faculty in developing, articulating, and implementing a curriculum and pedagogy that reflect the best educational research
- Supervise or share supervision of the school counselor, dean of students, department chairs, director of Academic Support, class advisors, team leaders, international student coordinator, college counselor, and two support staff
- Support the professional growth of US faculty and staff and evaluate their performance
- With the head of lower and middle school, provide an orientation program for new faculty and staff
- With the head of lower and middle schools, foster an aligned prekindergarten through grade 12 curriculum and environment
- Partner with students, parents, and faculty to resolve problems related to student academic and behavioral matters and school policies
- Oversee the academic progress of students, review grade reports and faculty-to-student comments at marking periods, and ensure appropriate follow up with students, faculty, and families
- Determine faculty assignments
- Participate in the US admissions process during enrollment and lead US family retention efforts
- Develop and manage the US budget
- Set priorities for the construction of the middle school/US yearly course schedule
- Oversee the safety and wellness of students, serve on the Crisis Response Team, and take a regular turn as the after-school administrator on duty
- Chair the US Curriculum Advisory Committee (USCAC) and play a leadership role in developing, reviewing, and revising US and school-wide curriculum policies
- Perform other projects as assigned by the head of school
Candidates must demonstrate the following Qualifications/Requirements:
- Ability to work with and enjoy a range of students
- Ability and eagerness to work as part of a team toward common, mission-oriented goals
- Successful educational leadership experience with adults and young people
- Personal and communication skills commensurate with a school leadership position
- Commitment to professional growth
- Currency with recent research on curriculum and pedagogy
- Combining an innovative spirit with attention to process and detail
- Successful teaching experience at the upper school level
- Appreciation for and understanding of the role of the arts and athletics in a school setting
- A Master’s degree in education or an academic discipline
- Understanding of and appreciation for the uniqueness of independent education
Interested candidates should provide application materials—resume, cover letter/personal statement, letters of recommendation—to Amy Critz, Executive Assistant to Head of School, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Academic Support/Learning Specialist (full-time, long-term sub)
Manlius Pebble Hill School is seeking an innovative and qualified long-term substitute learning specialist. Hours are full-time, Monday-Friday (7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.) and include scheduled appointments with students during school hours. The ideal candidate will be passionate about partnering with students, teachers, and parents to provide academic support to students, especially in English Language Arts, and also general organization, planning and time management. A bachelor’s degree is required. Graduate coursework in education, special education, or the humanities, and experience working with students at the middle or high school level, are preferred.
At Manlius Pebble Hill, the Academic Support Department provides services to students with a broad range of needs. The duties of this position will include working with teachers, maintaining communication with parents, and implementing academic support plans on short-term, as-needed and permanent bases. Candidates must be eager and able to engage a wide range of learners across the curriculum and grade levels. The position requires strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as competency with learning practices in the digital age. Candidates should understand best practices in the teaching of writing, grammar and critical analysis, and have the ability to implement multiple strategies to support instruction and good work/study habits.
Teachers at Manlius Pebble Hill School work with eager students and families to create a positive learning environment with small class sizes. Free from the restrictions of state testing and the Common Core, MPH teachers shape their curriculum and activities in order to challenge individual students to think creatively and to build problem-solving skills. An MPH education emphasizes a balance of challenging academics, social and emotional growth, athletics, and the arts.
If interested, send cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and list of 2-4 professional references to John Stegeman at email@example.com.