Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) seeks a supportive, collaborative middle and upper school counselor to join our school community for the ‘23 – ‘24 school year. MPH places the health and well-being of its students at the center of its program, and the successful candidate will be able to reflect and demonstrate those priorities in their practice and pedagogy. In addition, MPH educators prioritize the importance of building strong, meaningful relationships with students in a trusting environment. At Manlius Pebble Hill, a student’s social and emotional well-being is central to our Mission of inspiring students to think critically, act responsibly, and discover a passion for lifelong learning.
The ideal candidate will:
- Work collaboratively across division and departmental lines, fostering teamwork and cooperation amongst faculty, staff, and administration.
- Collaborate with others to develop programming that promotes social, emotional, and mental health in our PreK-12 community.
- Collaborate and consult with faculty, administration, and staff regarding student mental health needs, including serving as a member of the School’s Student Support Team.
- Assess and help manage student mental health crises.
- Consult with mental health professionals in the community to help support students.
- Serve as a resource and contact point for parents regarding their children’s mental and emotional health.
- Help organize parent seminars and discussion regarding social, emotional, and mental health topics.
- Counsel students as needs occur and recommend outside resources to families.
- Take an active role and participate in the life of the school.
- Collaborate with the Director of Academic Support to review and implement students’ psychological evaluations and learning plans.
MPH offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package with the potential for growth depending on experience and qualifications. A master’s degree and experience as a school or mental health counselor is required. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, educational philosophy statement, and contact information for three professional references to email@example.com.
Upper School Physics Teacher
Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable, and caring teacher for its Physics classes. Our school places the health and well-being of its students at the center of its program, and the successful candidate will be able to reflect and demonstrate those priorities in their pedagogy. MPH teachers prioritize the importance of building relationships with students in an intellectually playful environment. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will advise a group of 8-12 students and facilitate or co-facilitate two clubs. The ideal candidate will be creatively responsive to student interests and needs and demonstrate a willingness to participate in the life of the school.
Physics courses at MPH primarily enroll eleventh- and twelfth-grade students. For 2023-2024, these courses include an experiment-driven, graphics-based physics course, a traditional general physics course, and AP Physics C: Mechanics. We especially welcome applications from candidates with an interest and ability to teach courses related to computer science, engineering, data science, and other STEM fields. The successful candidate will be a member of a Science Department that is committed to hands-on, data-focused, and inquiry-driven learning, and will need to guide and supervise students skillfully as they collect data. Cooperation and coordination with the Mathematics Department is essential for using similar language and course sequencing.
The following qualities are also desired:
- The ability to enrich the Science Department’s elective offerings
- An appreciation of physics’ interdisciplinary applications
- An elevated pedagogical competence
- At least two years of classroom experience with high school or college students
- A demonstrated collaborative spirit
- The ability to coach a sport offered at MPH
This full-time position offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package with the potential for growth depending on experience and qualifications. A bachelor’s degree is required, but a master’s degree in physics or a related field is preferred. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for four professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instrumental Music Teacher
Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) seeks an innovative and accomplished music educator to join our Performing Arts Department and lead our Lower, Middle, and Upper School band programs for the 2023-2024 school year. Our vibrant performing arts program includes comprehensive instruction in band, chorus, orchestra, Suzuki strings, general music, music theory, drama, and dance. MPH places the health and well-being of our students at the center of our program, and the successful candidate will be able to reflect and demonstrate those priorities in their pedagogy. In addition, MPH teachers prioritize the importance of building relationships with students in an intellectually and creatively playful environment. At Manlius Pebble Hill, arts education is central to our mission of inspiring students to think critically, act responsibly, and discover a passion for lifelong learning.
In addition to teaching band and instrumental lessons, this teacher will support students’ preparation for and accompany students to NYSSMA-sponsored festivals, and support students and Performing Arts colleagues at some evening and weekend MPH performances. Based on the candidates’ interests and expertise, additional responsibilities may include teaching music theory, keyboarding, jazz band, or a role in a theatrical production. The candidate will work collaboratively with Performing Arts colleagues and work across departmental lines, fostering teamwork and cooperation amongst faculty, staff, and administration. The ideal candidate will be creatively responsive to student interests and needs, and demonstrate a willingness to participate in the life of the school.
MPH offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package with the potential for growth depending on experience and qualifications. At least two years of classroom experience is preferred. A bachelor’s degree in music is required, and a master’s degree is preferred. Proficiency with Google Classroom and incorporating music technology is desirable. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, educational philosophy statement, and contact information for three professional references to email@example.com.
Per Diem Performing Arts Substitute Teacher
Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) seeks an innovative and accomplished music educator to join our Performing Arts Department as needed during the 2022-2023 school year.
Our vibrant program includes comprehensive instruction in band, chorus, orchestra, Suzuki strings, general music, music theory, drama, and dance. The candidate will have an expertise in one or more of the following: band, chorus, orchestra, general music, music theory, drama, and/or dance. The ideal candidate will be creatively responsive to student interests and needs. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Candidates should email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computer and Information Science Teacher
Manlius Pebble Hill (MPH) seeks a creative, innovative, and student-centered technology educator to join the Computer and Information Science (CIS) Department. MPH teachers prioritize the importance of building relationships with students in an intellectually playful environment. The ideal candidate will be creatively responsive to student needs and have a demonstrated willingness to participate in the life of the school.
For the spring semester, the CIS Department is looking for someone to teach an Advanced Studies Programming Lab and a Computer Graphics course in the Upper School. Candidates should also be willing to assist the department and colleagues in tech-related areas. Depending on the candidate, this position may be full-time or part-time, and in-person or virtual.
The CIS Department offers project-based courses designed to teach students the value of technology as it relates to self-expression, entrepreneurship, and engineering. Additional focus is also placed on productivity and online safety, to ensure that students understand the impact digital interactions have on the real world. The position requires the ability to contextualize digital tools and make them accessible to students of varying skill levels while maintaining a stimulating, high-achieving, and respectful learning environment.
This position offers a competitive salary and, for full-time candidates, a comprehensive benefits package. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree with graduate coursework in computer science or a related field is preferred. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for four professional references to email@example.com.
Director of Finance and Operations
Reflecting a commitment to the responsible and strategic management of financial resources and business activities, Manlius Pebble Hill School seeks an experienced professional with a demonstrated record of effective leadership, operations, communications, and interpersonal skills.
Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) will oversee the development and management of the operating budget, proactively collaborating with school leaders to create and deploy financial resources in a manner that aligns fully with our school’s Mission, Core Values, and articulated educational goals.
Managing a four-person office, the DFO will provide leadership and active oversight in all financial and business-related areas, as well as facilities management, risk management, legal affairs, safety and security, accounting and payroll, human resources, Community Programs, transportation, information technology, and dining services.
As a member of the MPH administrative leadership team, the DFO will, on occasion, be asked to represent the school in the MPH and Central New York communities, fostering mutually beneficial relationships. In support of the governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the board of trustees, partnering with committee chairs to develop goals, prepare meeting agendas and informational resources, and otherwise attend board and committee meetings, as appropriate.
The DFO will provide conspicuous leadership throughout the community to ensure both the implementation of best practices in the operational functioning of the school and the strategic development of a business model that ensures long-term financial sustainability.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Budget oversight – Lead and administer the annual operating budget process to support the educational, student life, and administrative priorities of the school.
- Compliance and reporting – Lead and oversee all school compliance and reporting activities to ensure proper maintenance of business account records; adherence to federal, state, and local regulatory laws and reporting; compliance with insurance requirements; and otherwise manage all professional and contractual relationships, as appropriate.
- School leadership – Serve on the administrative leadership team, board of trustees committees, as designated, and advance other school and community initiatives, as appropriate, collaborating in support of the MPH Mission and strategic priorities.
- Attend to professional development opportunities and thus ensure that MPH is current with best practices in the area of school finance and administration, and conforms to federal, state, and local legal requirements.
- Oversee all school security protocols and staffing.
- Oversee MPH Health Office practices and staffing.
- Financial planning and reporting – Create, maintain, distribute and present financial forecasting and management reports, on a scheduled basis, and in support of the head of school, the board of trustees, and other MPH priorities.
- Develop and oversee financial policies, procedures, and internal controls to safeguard assets, protect confidential information, and ensure accurate financial reporting;
- Oversee the administration and reporting of MPH endowment funds;
- Oversee the development of capital budgets, providing ongoing administrative updates and timely reporting, as appropriate;
- Oversee school business functions, including tuition billing and collection, accounts payable, vendor and service contracts, payroll, human resources, and annual audit.
- Technology – Support the integrity and maintenance of the school’s technological infrastructure, as well as management of the annual process for hardware and software renewal and vendor services.
- Plant and facilities – Provide administrative leadership and oversee the maintenance of the buildings, grounds, and equipment. Discern appropriateness of MPH contractual relationships with vendors, actively managing these relationships to ensure mutual understanding of responsibilities, accountability, and open, clear communications.
- Management – Lead, support, and supervise business office colleagues (currently three members) to ensure an efficient and effective staffing model that serves the mission and education of MPH. Delineate responsibilities, set clear goals, underscore and model professional standards, while providing opportunities for mentoring and professional development.
Ideal Candidate Will Possess
- Five to ten years of relevant professional experience, demonstrating effective leadership and the ability to motivate others.
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or business. Master’s degree preferred. Knowledge of Blackbaud a plus.
- Excellent financial acumen and technological proficiency (e.g., with financial management and reporting spreadsheet applications, presentation software, financial management database software, etc.).
- Experience with, and knowledge of, technology infrastructure, network systems, software applications and appreciation for the evolving nature of cyber security.
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
- Human resources experience, including an understanding of compensation and employee benefits considerations.
- Ability to lead and motivate a small staff, work independently, and collaborate as a thoughtful and enthusiastic member of a team.
- Ability to serve as a critical business thinker, capable of providing positive and proactive solutions to business matters.
- Ability to set goals, develop strategies, determine priorities, meet deadlines, and carry out multiple tasks with attention to detail.
- Personal and professional values of integrity, kindness, and empathy, and a fundamental understanding of the supportive nature of the DFO function. Given the challenges and complexity of the role, a healthy sense of humor, abundant energy, a resourceful and creative orientation, and a positive attitude will be assets.
TO APPLY: In one PDF, email cover letter, résumé and list of references to Amy Critz, HR Director & Executive Assistant to the Head of School, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.