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
  • facility 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.

Director of Technology

The Director of Technology is the member of the senior administrative team tasked with leading the school’s school’s strategic technology efforts to foster and inspire this “innovative community” -- a key priority in the School’s mission. The Director plays two critical roles: ensuring that the technology systems, infrastructure, and team are best in class, providing our community the support we need to fulfill our mission; and driving the school’s efforts, through technology integration and dedicated technology curriculum, to give every student, PreK-12, the knowledge, skills, and habits they will need in the 21st century.

The Director reports to the Head of School and serves on the Academic Committee and Administrative Team. The Director partners with all school constituencies, manages a budget of over $500K, is responsible for all technology infrastructure, systems and policies, and oversees a technology team of six. The Director typically serves as the Upper School Academic Technology Coordinator and teaches one academic class in that division. Depending on the needs of the school and interest of the candidate, there may be opportunities for leadership of the Computer Science department, coaching, advising, chaperoning, club leadership, and other activities. The Director will also partner with members of the faculty and leadership team on the school’s PreK-12 STEAM program; that program features a vertically-aligned design-focused curriculum across divisions, an Upper School concentration and capstone design-and-build experience for students with a special passion in that area, and several dedicated maker spaces.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • an advanced degree in a relevant field (computer science, instructional technology, educational leadership, etc.)

  • at least five years of technology leadership in schools

  • demonstrated capacity for budgeting

  • experience managing systems and networks in a complex organization

  • familiarity with Senior Systems, the Google suite, and Haiku/PowerSchool

  • the capacity to execute large-scale projects

  • the ability to manage and inspire a team

  • a love for tinkering and technology

  • a passion for teaching and working with young people

  • a familiarity with the PreK-12 environment

  • facility as a spokesperson for the school’s technology and innovation efforts

  • strategic vision and the ability to inspire others with that vision.

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 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 Chris Kolovos, Associate Head of School, to technologyjobs@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 School Earth Science Teacher

Greens Farms Academy seeks a Middle School Earth Science Teacher to begin in August 2019. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience teaching science at the middle school level, a passion for working with middle school students, and a demonstrated capacity for designing and implementing place-based-learning projects. An advanced degree in a related field is a plus. 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 position will involve teaching four or five sections of sixth grade Earth Science as part of a collegial Middle 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. Candidates should be prepared to participate in the many facets of independent school life, including leading an advisory group, leading clubs and activities, chaperoning trips, and coaching.

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.

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.

Middle School Counselor

Greens Farms Academy seeks a Middle School Counselor (grades 5-8). Responsibilities include: meeting regularly one-on-one or in small groups to support students with a variety of social and emotional needs; making recommendations to families about additional outside support; engaging students in wellness education; collaborating with the Middle School team to design a social-emotional-learning curriculum; working closely with teachers to determine student needs and offer guidance about ways teachers can best support students; leading professional development for faculty around social emotional needs of students; offering ongoing education and resources to the parent community; partnering with the administration on school policies around mental health, bullying, and mandated reporting; helping oversee the advising program. The ideal candidate will have a LCSW degree or an equivalent degree, at least three years experience providing counseling support to children, and a passion for supporting middle-school aged children. Experience in a clinical setting and experience with the RULER program are pluses. 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. 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 community.

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

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.