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Office or Division:       Middle School

Reports To:                  Middle School Co-Heads

Effective Dates:           2022-2023 school year (10-month, FTE 1.0)  

Wellington is accepting applications for full-time middle school administrative assistant for the 2022-23 academic year.

Ideal candidates should be eager to join a professional community where the pursuit of excellence, openness to growth, self-reflection, empathy, and flexibility are the norm. They are able to operate effectively in diverse environments, interact successfully with people from widely varying backgrounds, and employ culturally responsive pedagogy to create an inclusive and equitable community.

This position requires an individual who can resolve problems and react appropriately in a fast-paced environment.  They will contribute to the overall continuity of the middle school community by overseeing and assisting with the daily functions of the middle school and working closely with the middle school co-heads.  This person serves as an initial point of contact for the middle school division.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the middle school co-heads’ schedules, appointments and calendar activities
  • Create and update weekly log sheets for middle school co-heads
  • Input and maintain middle school student and faculty schedules into database
  • Manage and organize supplies for middle school division
  • Input/update events for middle school calendar
  • Manage middle school employment process (i.e., organize applications, respond to applicants; create itineraries, etc.)
  • Oversee implementation of middle school events (i.e., reserve rooms, create signage, submit catering orders, etc.)
  • Create and maintain middle school documents
  • Reconcile middle school budget
  • Act as registrar for middle school students’ records
  • Coordinate facets of middle school field trips (i.e., order lunches, secure classroom coverage, etc.)
  • Post and publish middle school interims and report cards
  • Provide editing support for internal and external communications
  • Maintain middle school’s web-based home page
  • Collaborate with area independent schools to organize student dances
  • Assign middle school student lockers
  • Assist with safety drills
  • Utilize Aesop database to maintain faculty attendance and to ensure appropriate coverage where necessary
  • Work effectively to coordinate activities with other divisions and departments
  • Assist and support middle school co-heads and faculty as needed

Qualifications

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; effectively communicate with students, parents and faculty
  • Dedication to a high level of confidentiality
  • Exceptional capability in both written and verbal communication
  • Excellent organizational skills while still exhibiting a high degree of flexibility
  • Proven success at working collaboratively and efficiently on a creative and goal-oriented team
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Adobe, Google applications required; familiarity with an extensive database or integrated information management system preferred.

Qualified candidates should send materials to Christine Conkle, executive assistant to the head of school, conkle@wellington.org by May 31, 2022. All candidates should include:

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

Office or Division:       Middle & Upper School

Reports To:                  Middle School Co-Heads

Effective Dates:           2022-2023 school year (10-month, FTE 1.0)  

We are seeking a creative director of vocal music to conduct all choirs in grades 5-12 and to provide musical guidance and direction to our students.  Ideal candidates should be eager to join a professional community where the pursuit of excellence, openness to growth, self-reflection, empathy, and flexibility are the norm. They are able to operate effectively in diverse environments, interact successfully with people from widely varying backgrounds, and employ culturally responsive pedagogy to create an inclusive and equitable classroom community.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct all choirs in grades 5-12.
  • Arrange, in conjunction with the other members of the music department, concerts throughout the school year.  Typically, all choirs will have at least one winter concert and one spring concert.
  • Work with the director of theater to prepare students for a bi-yearly middle school musical – to include rehearsal time (during the regular school day, after school, and on weekends) as well as assistance during the actual performances.
  • Work with the director of theater to prepare students for an upper school musical every other year to include rehearsal time (during the regular school day, after school, and on weekends) as well as assistance during actual performances.
  • Serve as advisor to 10-15 middle school students and participate actively on a grade level team
  • In addition, candidates should be able to:
    • Create developmentally appropriate curricula
    • Appropriately guide the vocal development of adolescent singers
    • Develop creative programs with diverse repertoire
    • Possess excellent accompaniment skillsEstablish a supportive and engaging classroom environment for students
    • Work collaboratively with colleagues and parents/guardians
    • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues, students, and families
    • Otherwise contribute to the life of the school outside the classroom

Qualifications

  • Ability to teach multiple levels, starting with beginners
  • Performance experience or current involvement in ensembles a plus
  • Patience, perseverance and excellent communication skills
  • Teach lessons lasting from 40 minutes to an hour or longer, usually incorporating elements of general musicianship, such as ear training and theory, as well as technique and interpretation
  • Passion and enthusiasm for music and teaching
  • Candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in music education with choral emphasis.
  • Candidates should have experience working with middle and upper school students as a teacher and director.   
  • Successful candidates will bring demonstrated excellence in choir instruction, creative vision and flexibility in program development, and excellent organizational skills. A deep understanding of the developmental journey of students from grade 5 through grade 12 in both their social-emotional growth and vocal development is a must. 

Qualified candidates should send materials to Brenda Porter, middle school administrative assistant, porter@wellington.org by April 15, 2022. All candidates should include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Completed application
  • Statement of educational philosophy

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

Wellington is accepting applications for a full-time lead teacher in the lower school for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Key Responsibilities

  • Actively embracing, demonstrating, and modeling equity, inclusivity, and cultural competence in all aspects of practice
  • Leading, organizing, and being responsible for developing and delivering an exceptional, engaging, forward-thinking, developmentally appropriate, research-based learning experience for lower school students 
  • Providing leadership, commitment, expertise, and vision while serving as an enthusiastic ambassador for the Wellington lower school program
  • Partnering effectively and actively guiding parents to maximize the school/home connection
  • Serving as an engaged, creative, energized, collaborative, and committed member of the lower school faculty
  • Eagerly participating in and actively pursuing professional development opportunities based on best practices as well as our school mission and goals

Position Requirements

  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in education, with a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience as a lead teacher.
  • Formal training in the teaching of reading is required.
  • The position requires extensive knowledge of current research in all aspects of an exceptional lower school curriculum, complemented by exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Formal training in Orton-Gillingham will significantly strengthen the candidacy.  

 

  • Experience with the following:
    • Demonstrating cultural competency in all aspects of practice
    • Creating and delivering an engaging, age-appropriate, hands-on, project-based curriculum
    • Assessing and documenting children’s growth through informed observations, detailed record-keeping,and a variety of formal assessments
    • Demonstrating strong skills in classroom management and developing a positive classroom culture
    • Differentiating instruction to support each child’s development
    • Teaching and assessing reading skills reflective of best practices in literacy
    • Communicating with parents through forward-thinking use of technology complemented by proactive communication in other formats
    • Utilizing an informed process for planning and implementing an integrated curriculum
    • Actively engaging in ongoing professional learning

 

  • Candidates should demonstrate the following characteristics:
    • A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in all aspects of professional practice
    • A deep understanding of child development while embracing the unique potential of each child
    • A commitment to the exchange of ideas and receiving feedback
    • An understanding of how to create a well-prepared environment to promote learning and engagement
    • A view of learning as a collaborative, ongoing process
    • Proven collaboration skills
    • The ability to work effectively as a valued and collaborative team member

Candidates should send materials to Cynthia Hahn at hahn1@wellington.org. All candidates should include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Completed application
  • Statement of educational philosophy

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

Effective Dates: ­­                    2022-23 school year (10-month, 1.0 FTE)

The Wellington School seeks a passionate early childhood educator with an innovative spirit and rich background in early childhood education to join our expert faculty in August of 2022.  The learning guide understands and practices developmentally appropriate, individualized instruction for three, four, or five-year-olds working alongside a lead classroom teacher. She/he adheres to the practice of empowering children as learners in a child-centered classroom and embraces that every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential. Experience with the Reggio Emilia approach would strengthen the candidacy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively embracing, demonstrating, and modeling equity, inclusivity, and cultural competence in all aspects of practice
  • Skillfully facilitating the academic, social, and emotional learning of young children in a child-centered classroom
  • Serving as an engaged, creative, energized, collaborative, and committed member of the early childhood faculty
  • Partnering effectively with the lead teacher to support the learning experiences
  • Eagerly participating in and actively pursuing professional development opportunities based on best practices as well as our school mission and goals

Position Requirements:

  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in education
  • Solid knowledge of early childhood development and the unique educational needs of diverse learners
  • Possess knowledge and skills to work with, teach, and lead groups of diverse individuals in respectful, equitable, and inclusive ways
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a willingness to engage in thoughtful reflective practice and a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional growth
  • Formal experience in being a successful and effective team member in multiple team experiences

Candidates should send materials to Cynthia Hahn at hahn1@wellington.org. All candidates should include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Completed application
  • Statement of educational philosophy

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

Effective Dates:                     2022-23 school year (10-month, .65 FTE; hours: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.)

The Wellington School seeks a passionate early childhood educator with an innovative spirit and rich background in early childhood education to join our expert faculty in August of 2022.  The learning guide understands and practices developmentally appropriate, individualized instruction for three, four, or five-year-olds working alongside a lead classroom teacher. She/he adheres to the practice of empowering children as learners in a child-centered classroom and embraces that every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential. Experience with the Reggio Emilia approach would strengthen the candidacy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively embracing, demonstrating, and modeling equity, inclusivity, and cultural competence in all aspects of practice
  • Skillfully facilitating the academic, social, and emotional learning of young children in a child-centered classroom
  • Serving as an engaged, creative, energized, collaborative, and committed member of the early childhood faculty
  • Partnering effectively with the lead teacher to support the learning experiences
  • Eagerly participating in and actively pursuing professional development opportunities based on best practices as well as our school mission and goals

Position Requirements:

  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in education
  • Solid knowledge of early childhood development and the unique educational needs of diverse learners
  • Possess knowledge and skills to work with, teach, and lead groups of diverse individuals in respectful, equitable, and inclusive ways
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a willingness to engage in thoughtful reflective practice and a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional growth
  • Formal experience in being a successful and effective team member in multiple team experiences

Candidates should send materials to Cynthia Hahn at hahn1@wellington.org. All candidates should include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Completed application
  • Statement of educational philosophy

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

EFFECTIVE DATES: January, 2022 – August 7, 2022       

SUMMARY

The Wellington aftercare and summer program team has multiple part-time opportunities for a aftercare and summer program guide. This flexible role serves two seasonal program areas with unique hours for each.

Aftercare (August – June 3): Hours are typically 2:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (3.5 hours / day) Monday through Friday (17.5 hours / week), with additional opportunities on “late start” days, staff professional development days, and other incidental days as needed. Consistent daily (Monday through Friday) availability is preferred.

Summer Programs (June 6 - August 6): Hours are typically either 7:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 12:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (5.75 hours / day) Monday through Friday (28 hours / week). Consistent daily (Monday through Friday) and summer-long availability is preferred.

Candidates who intend to remain in the position as described through both aftercare (until June 3) and summer programs (June 6 - August 7) are preferred.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Aftercare
    • Lead and supervise age-appropriate activities for students in prekindergarten through grade 4, including developing and presenting themed activities, supervising play, and preparing and serving snack.
    • Provide a safe, compassionate, and enjoyable after-school experience by reinforcing the values and social skills emphasized during the school day.
    • Establish rapport and trust with parents.
    • Assist the director of aftercare with administrative duties and communicate with director about medical, behavioral, or social issues that may occur.
  • Summer Programs
    • Support the director of summer programs, director of aftercare, and lead summer teachers in supervising students as a “second” in summer program classrooms on- and off-site, and as a lead in breakout groups during extended care.
    • Supervise activities for students in prekindergarten through grade 8; establish rapport and trust with parents; communicate with director & assistant director of summer programs about medical, behavioral, or social issues that may occur.
    • Lead a group of up to 10 campers ages 4-12 with a fun, positive and outgoing attitude while acting as a role model in the extended care program.
    • Assist with lunch duties daily. Duties include oversight of lunch tables, enforcing appropriate behavior, supervising recess activities, and assisting students to their next program.
    • Work closely with director, assistant director, and summer program teachers to ensure efficient and well-organized daily camp operations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or extensive childcare experience; specialization in early childhood or elementary education is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 6 months formal experience working with children ages 4-12 years old, preferably in a group setting.
  • An understanding of best practices to promote positive customer service.
  • Candidate must be energetic, creative, and physically able to engage in recreational activities.
  • This position requires a background check and references.

All qualified candidates should submit the following to Brian Pacifico, director of summer programs, at pacifico@wellington.org.

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.

More information can be found at http://www.wellington.org/about/employment.

 

Wellington fills our substitute needs through the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO).  Apply to be a substitute through the ESC of Central Ohio

Questions regarding the application process, may be addressed by contacting the ESCCO at substitute@escco.org or 614-445-3750. 

Wellington offers competitive daily pay rates and a free lunch to substitutes.