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Employment

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. Director of Communications

The director of communications will serve to meet communications goals designed to advance the mission, educational program and strategic priorities of Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH).  As a senior administrator, reporting to the head of school, the director of communications will form strong positive working relationships with all members of the administration to understand, articulate, and express the integrated benefits of our comprehensive education.

In addition to overseeing all aspects of MPH’s communications program, which include supervisory responsibilities, the director of communications is an important liaison between all program departments, facilitating the community’s understanding of the synergistic benefits of meaningful collaboration.

As a community leader, our director of communications will be a conspicuous presence and positive influence on campus, will embody our school’s five core values – authenticity, respect, curiosity, kindness, and agency – and will demonstrate a high degree of energy and enthusiasm, possessing both a strong work ethic and a positive attitude.

The major responsibilities for this position include the following:

  • Lead and support all MPH communications efforts to ensure regular, consistent, and compelling stories and information reach various MPH constituent groups.
  • Provide leadership and assistance to the head of school in preparation for board meetings, advising on the development of agendas and the creation of presentations, as well as ensuring appropriate follow up.
  • Develop the School’s overarching communications plan with particular focus on major strategic and campus master plan goals, attendant fundraising goals, admissions objectives, and summer programming priorities.
  • Develop goals and implement strategies that advance the MPH brand and attendant marketing objectives.  Establish and foster productive relationships with media professionals and partners.
  • As the MPH webmaster, develop goals and manage timely content updates for the MPH website.
  • Help lead, develop, and articulate MPH’s strategic priorities, communicating existing and proposed initiatives that will advance the School’s mission and work.
  • In partnership with administrative leadership, act as liaison to the Board of Trustees to implement processes, develop agendas, and otherwise facilitate discussions and decision making.
  • Participate in meetings and conversations to help align and coordinate realized and potential benefits with the objective of developing cogent and effective programs and practices that advance strategic goals.
  • Serve on the Administrative Leadership Team to understand and inform school priorities and issues, assisting in decision making.
  • As a member of the Advancement Team, assist the Development and Admissions programs, ensuring accurate and compelling communications to the external community.
  • Participate in the full array of school and community activities, programs, and events, engaging in MPH life and the experience of our students.
  • Maintain equanimity and good humor throughout the inevitable highs and lows of life in our community, using humor and an abiding optimism for our mission and the good work on behalf of our students.

Abilities and Attributes:

  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, both as a manager and as a team member.
  • Excellent communication skills, including demonstrated strength in editing content, copyediting for grammar and style, and meticulous proofreading.
  • Results-oriented and success-driven outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire, and support colleagues.
  • Discretion and careful judgment.
  • Resilience and humor.

Requirements:

  • Five or more years of comparable professional experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with communications software programs.
  • Management experience desirable.
  • Independent school and/or nonprofit experience is beneficial.
  • Budgetary management experience a plus.

While MPH is an independent day school, the director of communications will understand and appreciate that our education, student life experience, and community programming will often happen outside of the school day. Therefore, there will be some evening and weekend responsibilities for this role.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, three writing and/or publications examples, and contact information for five professional references to Executive Assistant to the Head of School, Amy Critz, at acritz@mphschool.org.

 

2. Associate Director of Philanthropy and Engagement

The associate director of philanthropy and engagement is responsible for developing a comprehensive strategy to build meaningful relationships between our alumni and parent communities and the School, as well as support initiatives to increase philanthropic revenue for the institution.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee engagement events including but not limited to regional and virtual events, MPH Conversations speaker series, Homecoming/Reunion Weekend, Athletic Hall of Fame and fundraising events.
  • Support the development of an annual strategy and goals for MPH Rising (MPH’s annual fund) and oversee execution, including the management of the annual direct solicitation calendar.
  • Manage an engagement portfolio of current and potential MPH Rising leadership donors to support the School’s annual and major gift programs.
  • Assist with the production of the alumni magazine,
  • Work with director of communications to create content for social media platforms and departmental newsletters.
  • Develop a core set of high impact engagement initiatives and a comprehensive engagement strategy (reunion events, social media efforts, newsletter, etc.).
  • Manage a budget line associated with the work responsibilities assigned to this position.
  • Work with director of data management to maintain accurate constituent records by capturing personal profiles, career information, and correspondences with community members.
  • Develop innovative and strategic programing to connect current students and faculty with members of our alumni community to increase awareness of the department’s work and offer meaningful engagement opportunities for our alumni.
  • Manage and support the organization of the School’s memorabilia and archives.
  • Assist with other Advancement Office projects and events as needed.

Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated ability to develop and foster strong relationships with a wide variety of constituents.
  • A proven ability to think creatively and problem solve independently.
  • A desire to work in a goal-oriented environment with the flexibility to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise programming.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of and interest in social media.
  • An ability to manage several tasks simultaneously, with strong attention to detail.
  • Availability to travel and work weekends/evenings as needed.
  • A bachelor’s degree.
While MPH is an independent day school, the associate director of philanthropy and engagement will understand and appreciate that our education, student life experience, and community programming will often happen outside of the school day. Therefore, there will be some evening and weekend responsibilities for this role.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, two writing and/or publications examples, and contact information for three professional references to Director of Philanthropy and Engagement, Kelly Rose, at krose@mphschool.org.

 

3. Middle and Upper School Computer Technology Teacher

Manlius Pebble Hill (MPH) seeks a creative, innovative, and student-centered technology educator to join the Computer & Information Science (CIS) Department. 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. We seek candidates who can enhance our co-curricular offerings in athletics, the performing arts, and other activities within and beyond the school day. 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 needs and have a demonstrated willingness to participate in the life of the school.

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 media tools and make them accessible to students of varying skill levels while maintaining a stimulating, high-achieving, and respectful learning environment.

The Computer Technology Teacher will instruct courses for students ranging from 6th to 12th grade. Courses and projects aid students in learning new tools and seeing the real-world applicability of their studies. Class topics include programming, video production, 3D modeling, social media marketing, live streaming, productivity tools, and current trends in technology. The educator must be well versed in digital technology and demonstrate an enthusiasm toward learning new software and hardware. Teacher responsibilities will also include providing occasional professional support to colleagues.

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; a master’s degree with graduate coursework in media development, 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 divisionheads@mphschool.org.

 

4.  Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Assistant and Extended Day Teacher

Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) seeks an experienced and dynamic educator to join us in our PreK classroom for the 2021-2022 school year. The only Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12 independent school in Central New York, MPH provides the guidance and resources for students to develop and pursue their interests in a healthy and engaging educational setting. Our small class sizes result in transformative relationships between students and faculty, which strengthen character, build resilience, and foster self-confidence. Our mission is “to inspire our students to think critically, act responsibly, and discover a passion for lifelong learning.”

The responsibilities of this position will include working with Pre-K children, teachers, and parents to contribute to a supportive, dynamic environment that is responsive to student needs and interests. Please note that school day hours would be from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This candidate will work collaboratively with the lead Pre-K classroom teacher during the school day (from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and transition to our Lower School Extended Day Program (from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.). This candidate will also be a lead teacher at MPH Coverage Days during select school breaks, on select school days off, as well as during the MPH Kick-Off to Summer Program in June 2022. An associate’s degree is required; bachelor’s degree and/or teaching experience at the early-learning level is preferred.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for four professional references to Head of Lower School, Amy Terpening Abdo, at aabdo@mphschool.org.

 

5. Elementary Spanish Teacher

Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) seeks an experienced and dynamic early learning world language educator to join us as a lead Spanish teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 5 Lower School classrooms for the 2021-2022 school year. The only Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12 independent school in Central New York, MPH provides the guidance and resources for students to develop and pursue their interests in a healthy and engaging educational setting. Our small class sizes result in transformative relationships between students and faculty, which strengthen character, build resilience, and foster self-confidence. Our mission is “to inspire our students to think critically, act responsibly, and discover a passion for lifelong learning.”

With primarily in-person instruction, MPH teachers prioritize the importance of building relationships with students in an intellectually playful environment that seeks to deepen engagement and perspective. We seek candidates who can enhance our co-curricular offerings in athletics, the performing arts, and other activities within and beyond the school day. In addition to teaching, the ideal candidate will be creatively responsive to student needs and have a demonstrated willingness to participate in the life of the school.

The responsibilities of this position will include working with Lower School children, teachers, and parents to contribute to a supportive, dynamic environment that is responsive to student needs and interests. The MPH Lower School World Language program follows Acquisition Driven Instruction (ADI) principles and Comprehensive Input (CI) instruction. Additional experience in teaching French is ideal, but not mandatory. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree and/or world language teaching experience at the elementary level is preferred.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for four professional references to Head of Lower School, Amy Terpening Abdo, at aabdo@mphschool.org.

 

6. Biology and Earth Science Teacher

Manlius Pebble Hill (MPH) seeks an innovative, well-educated, and empathetic teacher for its Biology and Earth Science 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. With primarily in-person instruction, MPH teachers prioritize the importance of building relationships with students in an intellectually playful environment. We seek candidates who can enhance our co-curricular offerings in athletics, the performing arts, and other activities within and beyond the school day. 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 needs and have a demonstrated willingness to participate in the life of the school.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach eighth grade Earth Science and ninth grade Biology. 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. With the possibility of occasional periods of distance learning and with some simulcasting students, comfort with teaching in a distance-learning environment is essential.

With Earth Science, the teacher will develop eighth graders’ ability to think as scientists. Encouraging the students’ spirit of inquiry and developing their laboratory skills are essential components of the classroom experience. In addition, the teacher prepares students to competently and independently write a lab report before joining the Upper School. Guiding eighth graders through the development of an authentic and independent project for STEM fair is a significant responsibility for the Earth Science teacher. In pursuing these aims, the teacher prepares students to leave middle school with a firm grasp on the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world.

For Biology, the teacher will introduce ninth graders to essential topics in the life sciences, including cell biology, genetics, and evolution, through laboratory activities. Essential for their studies in science in the Upper School, students learn that science is a process, and the teacher will challenge them to think critically about the larger significance of biology.

This full-time position 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 with high school or college students is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in biology, earth 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 divisionheads@mphschool.org.

 

7. Physics Teacher 

Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable, and caring teacher for its Physics, AP Physics C: Mechanics, and AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 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. With primarily in-person instruction, MPH teachers prioritize the importance of building relationships with students in an intellectually playful environment. We seek candidates who can enhance our co-curricular offerings in athletics, the performing arts, and other activities within and beyond the school day. 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 have a demonstrated willingness to participate in the life of the school.

Physics courses at MPH primarily enroll eleventh- and twelfth-grade students. 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. With the possibility of occasional periods of distance learning and with some simulcasting students, comfort with teaching in a distance-learning environment is essential.

The following qualities are also desired:

  • An 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 proven collaborative spirit

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package with the potential for growth depending on experience and qualifications. A bachelor’s degree is required; 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 divisionheads@mphschool.org.

 

8. Middle and Upper School Music Teacher

Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) seeks an innovative and accomplished music educator to join our Performing Arts Department for the 2021-2022 school year. 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. With primarily in-person instruction, 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.

Our vibrant performing arts program includes comprehensive instruction in band, chorus, orchestra, Suzuki strings, general music, music theory, theater, and dance. 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 have a demonstrated willingness to participate in the life of the school.

Due to changing schedule needs for Covid-19 accommodations and a growing student body, the position’s responsibilities are full-time but will be tailored to the ideal candidate’s experience and specialty. Responsibilities may include teaching small instrumental lessons, conducting instrumental or choral ensembles, and music theory. The candidate will work collaboratively with performing arts colleagues and work across departmental lines, fostering teamwork and cooperation amongst faculty, staff, and administration.

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 education or music performance is required, and a master’s degree is preferred. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, educational philosophy statement, and contact information for two professional references to divisionheads@mphschool.org.

 

9. Substitute/ Per Diem School Nurse

Manlius Pebble Hill School is seeking a Registered Professional Nurse to substitute as needed in the Health Office.  The hours are Monday-Friday (7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.).

Manlius Pebble Hill School works with eager students and families to create a positive learning environment with small class sizes. An MPH education emphasizes a balance of challenging academics, social and emotional growth, athletics, and the arts.  A Substitute School Nurse supports this by providing primary health and emergency care to students and staff, promoting wellness, and serving as a resource for health concerns in the school setting.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Hold current New York State license as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  2. Current certification in CPR.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or related field.
  2. Experience in pediatric nursing.
  3. Prior experience in School Nursing.

If interested, send cover letter, resume, and list of 2-4 professional references to Christine Civello, RN at ccivello@mphschool.org

 

Manlius Pebble Hill School 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.

 

 

 

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