Greens Farms Academy

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

Employment

Greens Farms Academy 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.

GFA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and budgets generous funds annually for professional development. GFA is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws, which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Open positions

Girls Varsity Soccer Coach

Greens Farms Academy is searching for a Varsity Head coach for our girls’ varsity soccer team. The girls’ soccer program is well positioned for the future after many successful years, which included Fairchester Athletic Association Championships and New England appearances.

Job Summary

A varsity Head Coach at Greens Farms Academy is the face of his or her particular sport and embodies the School’s and Athletic Department’s mission and philosophy. The Head coach provides leadership in the ongoing development and improvement of his or her sport through coordinating, evaluating and implementing programs. During both practices and games, the Head Coach executes effective coaching techniques to help the players optimize their athletic skill, acumen and attitude. The Head Coach displays good sportsmanship always and demonstrates commitment to the school’s principles.

Responsibilities and Primary Duties

  • Proper working knowledge and experience within the sport of soccer
  • Strong communicator with students, parents and administration
  • Manage and assign duties to assistants within the program
  • Oversee all training sessions
  • Manage equipment inventory for team in conjunction with administration
  • Communicate with local press and media
  • Work with admissions office providing outreach to prospective students
  • Attend all league meetings as required
  • Be a leader and mentor for young student-athletes
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by Athletic Director

Skills and Requirements

  • Experience playing or coaching his/her sport at the high school or collegiate level. Head coaching experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and motivational skills
  • Strong ability to teach students with a wide range of athletic skills

To apply, please send resume to tbutterfield@gfacademy.org

Middle School Spanish Teacher

Greens Farms Academy seeks a Middle School World Languages Teacher to begin in August 2018. The position will involve teaching four or five sections of students in Spanish and French, although we are open to candidates who teach only Spanish. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of teaching experience, a strong background in the two languages, a passion for working with middle school students, and a commitment to fostering an inclusive community. Candidates should also 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. 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.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Drew Meyer, Head of Middle School, to middleschooljobs@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, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, to substitutejobs@gfacademy.org.

Upper School French Teaching Fellow

Greens Farms Academy seeks an Upper School French Teaching Fellow to begin in August 2018. 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 most likely include teaching three sections of Upper School French. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in French, some experience in and a passion for working with young people, and a commitment to fostering an inclusive community. We value candidates with the ability to teach multiple levels. Proficiency with Mandarin is a plus. All language classes are taught exclusively in the target language, and the department is committed to project-based learning, a thematic approach, technological integration, and communicative teaching.

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