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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. Core Health Educator

Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) invites creative, collaborative, and experienced wellness educators to apply to join its faculty and contribute meaningfully to the School’s vision of a holistic approach to raising healthy individuals. Our Core Health Program, beginning in the 2021-22 school year, will promote health and well-being beyond traditional physical education and health classes by addressing the many and varied dimensions of wellness including social, emotional, intellectual, physical, ethical, and environmental. Core Health will integrate this multi-dimensional approach throughout the overall Pre-K through Grade 12 curriculum through classes, activities, and transdisciplinary coordination.  Core Health will value diversity, practice equity, and cultivate belonging to nurture the healthy core – not only of each individual, but also of our School community.

Throughout an MPH student’s experience, Core Health will provide age-appropriate lessons and practices that honor the full range of human experience – body, mind, and spirit. A sampling of curricular areas to be included by might be:

  • healthy relationships
  • responsible navigation of social media
  • development of useful stress-management tools
  • nutrition and body image
  • physiology of the brain
  • effective communication
  • substance use and abuse
  • nature’s role in healthy living
  • physical development and fitness
  • creativity and risk-taking
  • responsible stewardship of resources

The Core Health educator will be responsible for reinforcing and supporting our Advisory Program and other areas of MPH life where there are natural and beneficial connections to be made. In addition to leveraging their personal and professional expertise and experience, our Core Health educators will demonstrate:

  1. An enthusiastic commitment to individual health and well-being, which underpins student engagement and learning, thus establishing a lasting and solid foundation for future growth
  2. Effective communication skills with people of all ages
  3. A conspicuous commitment to our school’s core values:
  • RESPECT: Eagerness and ability to collaborate with colleagues
  • AGENCY: Confidence to independently plan and deliver relevant and engaging learning experiences
  • CURIOSITY: Interest in exploring innovative strategies to further enhance and develop the program
  • AUTHENTICITY: Creative and compelling approaches to engage students in their learning and growth
  • KINDNESS: Balance, perspective, confidence, humility, optimism, and the joy of good humor

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package with the potential for professional growth depending on experience and qualifications. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in a field that aligns with the program description is preferred. Ideal candidates will have experience teaching students and training adults in diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and in social-emotional learning concepts. Candidates should email a cover letter that includes a statement of educational philosophy, resume, and contact information for four professional references to divisionheads@mphschool.org.

 

2. Lower School Teaching Assistant

Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) seeks an experienced and dynamic educator to join us in a Lower School 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 Lower School students, teachers, and parents to contribute to a supportive, dynamic environment that is responsive to student needs and interests. 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.

 

3. Chemistry and Earth Science Teacher

Manlius Pebble Hill (MPH) seeks an innovative, well-educated, and empathetic teacher for Chemistry 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 Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and Earth Science. 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.

Chemistry, which is taken primarily by tenth graders, covers the basic concepts of inorganic chemistry. The major units are: matter and energy, atomic structure, the periodic law, chemical bonding and reactions, stoichiometry, solutions, gases, and the reactions of acids and bases. The course encompasses both the conceptual aspects of chemical theories, and the application of mathematical formulas to the course concepts. Involving both quantitative and qualitative methods, laboratory exercises reinforce the course content and allow hands-on experience with each of the topics. For AP Chemistry, the course largely follows the College Board AP Curriculum, preparing students for the AP Chemistry exam.

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 chemistry 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. Visual Arts and Design Long-Term Substitute Teacher

Manlius Pebble Hill School (MPH) seeks a flexible and enthusiastic teacher of Visual Arts and Design for Middle and Upper School. This is a long-term substitute appointment from August 26 to December 17 that includes a full course load along with the attendant duties of a faculty member.

The successful candidate must be a dedicated educator who embraces cooperative effort and productivity across all artistic disciplines. In addition, as the visual arts are an essential component of the MPH curriculum, this instructor will work to advance the development of MPH’s student artists within the academic program as a whole. The teacher will instruct the following courses: Art 6, Art 8, Elemental Studio, Introduction to Digital Photography, and Advanced Studio and Portfolio Development. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, portfolio preparation, and National Portfolio Day is preferred.

Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree in art education or fine arts (an advanced degree is strongly preferred) and experience working in a school setting.

Send cover letter, résumé, statement of teaching philosophy, the names and contact information of three references, 15-20 images of recent students’ work, and 5-10 images of the candidate’s personal work to divisionheads@mphschool.org.

 

5. 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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