Greens Farms Academy

An Independent Co-Ed Day School For Grades PreK-12

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Associate Director of Admission

Greens Farms Academy seeks an Associate Director of Admission to begin in the summer of 2019. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid and is part of a four-person admission team. This is a PreK-12 role. Key responsibilities include: heading up one of the key areas of enrollment management (e.g. data/statistics, communication/marketing, admissions systems, financial aid administration); participating in the admission process and interviewing candidates and families in all three divisions, and generally taking leadership responsibilities as they arise. Depending on the needs of the school and interest of the candidate, there may be opportunities for teaching, coaching, advising, chaperoning, club leadership, and other activities.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • an undergraduate degree or advanced degree
  • at least five years of enrollment management experience in independent schools
  • demonstrated capacity for leading admission teams, including in special projects
  • a familiarity with the PreK-12 environment
  • act as a spokesperson for the school’s enrollment management efforts
  • strategic vision and the ability to inspire others.

For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, who are flexible, creative, and organized, who embrace lifelong learning, who will fully engage in the life of the school, and who are committed to fostering an inclusive community.

The Associate Director is a twelve-month employee, and the position begins in the summer of 2019.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Ann Miller, Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid, to admissionjobs@gfacademy.org.

Lower School Associate Teachers

Greens Farms Academy is seeking Lower School Associate Teachers for the 2019-20 school year. The Associate Teacher program provides aspiring teachers with training and experience in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade classrooms under the guidance of a lead teacher. Associate Teachers are immersed in the daily life of the classroom through observation, supervised teaching, and small group work. There are also opportunities to lead after-school clubs in the Lower School and coach athletic teams in the Middle and Upper Schools. Typically, Associate Teachers spend two years gaining the experience necessary to move on to their own classrooms, and many pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from a nearby college or university while at Greens Farms. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, some experience in and a passion for working with young children, and a commitment to fostering an inclusive community.

Associate Teachers receive a competitive stipend as well as additional funding for coursework. There are also opportunities to supplement income through coaching and extracurricular activities.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Erin Thorkilsen, Director of the Associate Teacher Program, to associateteacherjobs@gfacademy.org.

Middle and Upper School Learning Specialists

Greens Farms Academy seeks applicants for a Middle (5-8) or Upper School (9-12) Learning Specialist position. For both positions, responsibilities include: meeting regularly one-on-one or in small groups to support students with a variety of learning styles; making recommendations to families about additional support (e.g. testing, tutoring, or outside professional support); reviewing and processing psycho-educational testing; maintaining the list of students with school-approved accommodations and sharing with faculty; working closely with teachers to determine student needs and offer advice about ways teachers can best support students; leading professional development for faculty around learning differences,  strategies, and trends; offering guidance to all students about learning strategies and study skills; partnering with the administration on relevant policy areas; thinking strategically about tutoring policies and practices; collaborating with the school’s student-staffed Writing Center and Math Center; and offering education and resources to the broader parent community. The Middle School Learning Specialist will oversee in-house standardized assessments (e.g. ERBs) in that division, while the Upper School Learning Specialist will also submit and support applications for standardized-testing accommodations. Depending on the needs of the school and interest of the candidate, there may be opportunities for teaching, coaching, advising, chaperoning, club leadership, and other activities.

The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in learning disabilities or a related field, at least three years experience in a similar position, and a passion for supporting middle and high-school aged children. For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, who are flexible, creative, and organized, who embrace lifelong learning, who will engage fully in the life of the school, and who are committed to fostering an inclusive community.

Interested candidates should email a resume, reference list (if available), and letter of interest addressed to Chris Kolovos, Associate Head of School, to learningspecialistjobs@gfacademy.org.

Substitute Teachers

Greens Farms Academy welcomes applications for substitute teachers in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience, expertise in their content area, the ability to teach across grades, a passion for working with students, and a commitment to fostering a diverse community.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Chris Kolovos, Associate Head of School, to substitutejobs@gfacademy.org.

Middle School Spanish Teaching Fellow

Greens Farms Academy seeks a Middle School Spanish Teaching Fellow to begin in August 2019. Teaching fellows teach a reduced courseload and contribute to other aspects of independent school life: leading clubs and activities, chaperoning trips, and possibly coaching. Teaching fellowships are generally two-year positions and offer relatively new teachers opportunities for mentorship and professional growth.

The position will involve teaching two or three sections of Middle School students in Spanish; the ability to teach Mandarin or French is a plus. The ideal candidate will have some experience working with middle-school-aged students and a strong background in Spanish. For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, who are flexible and creative, who will fully engage in the life of the school, and who are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable community. The new teacher will join a collegial Middle School faculty and a World Languages Department committed to target language-immersion, communicative teaching, thematic units, project-based learning, and technological integration.

Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12 co-educational day school of 715 students in the Greens Farms section of Westport, CT. We are a suburban school close to major transportation and a five-minute walk from the Greens Farms Metro North train station. The campus sits on the Long Island Sound, a half hour south of New Haven and an hour north of New York City by car or commuter train. Please visit www.gfacademy.org for more information.

Interested candidates should email a resume, reference list (if available), and letter of interest addressed to Drew Meyer, Head of Middle School, to middleschooljobs@gfacademy.org.

Upper School Life Science Teacher

Greens Farms Academy seeks an Upper School Life Science teacher to begin in August 2019. Coursework will likely include Biology (AP and non-AP levels); the ability to teach other science courses is a plus. GFA faculty are typically involved outside the classroom in a variety of ways, includingadvising, chaperoning trips and events, leading extracurricular clubs, and/or coaching. There may also be opportunities to advise students engaged in independent science research projects. The teacher will join a collegial Upper School faculty and PreK-12 science department that places significant emphasis on place-based and hands-on learning, design thinking, STEAM, and sustainability; the school sits at the junction of three ecosystems, all of which serve as outdoor classrooms. Please consult the school’s website for more information about the PreK-12 Sustainability signature program, as well as the Upper School capstone concentration in Human Ecology and Sustainability.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years of teaching experience, an advanced degree in biology or a related field, and a passion for working with Upper School students. For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, who are flexible and creative, who will fully engage in the life of the school, and who are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable community.

Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12 co-educational day school of 715 students in the Greens Farms section of Westport, CT. We are a suburban school close to major transportation and a five-minute walk from the Greens Farms Metro North train station. The campus sits on the Long Island Sound, a half hour south of New Haven and an hour north of New York City by car or commuter train. Please visit www.gfacademy.orgfor more information.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Andrew Jones, Head of Upper School, to sciencejobs@gfacademy.org.

Academic Technology Coordinator

Greens Farms Academy seeks an Academic Technology Coordinator to begin in the summer of 2019. The Coordinator will play several key roles in the community: working with faculty to integrate technology into their curricula; offering professional development to faculty and staff; responding to requests for technology support; collaborating with a seven-person technology team to manage hardware, software, infrastructure and systems; and collaborating with the academic technology team and the STEAM coordinators to design and implement vertically-aligned curriculum PreK-12. The role will likely focus on the Middle School (grades 5-8), but there is flexibility to work across divisions.

The Coordinator should be knowledgable about a range of classroom technologies, have experience working with secondary-school-aged children, have a deep familiarity with the Apple platform, and be fluent with the systems and infrastructure that power our campus. For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, who are flexible and creative, who will fully engage in the life of the school, and who are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable community.

This is an eleven-month position, reporting to the Director of Technology.

Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12 co-educational day school of 715 students in the Greens Farms section of Westport, CT. We are a suburban school close to major transportation and a five-minute walk from the Greens Farms Metro North train station. The campus sits on the Long Island Sound, a half hour south of New Haven and an hour north of New York City by car or commuter train. Please visit www.gfacademy.org for more information.

Interested candidates should email a resume, a letter of interest, and a list of references (if available) addressed to Chris Kolovos, Associate Head of School, to technologyjobs@gfacademy.org.

Greens Farms Academy (GFA) is coeducational, PreK-12, independent day school built around a diverse, collegial, and inspiring faculty. At all levels we look for teachers who have deep expertise in their disciplines, are passionate about working with young people, lean into technology, and value lifelong learning. We are particularly interested in candidates who bring a global outlook and recognize the strength inherent in a diverse, inclusive community.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and budgets generous funds annually for professional development. GFA is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms, and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of each and every member is respected and valued.