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You’ll be challenged. And you’ll love it.

We welcome curiosity, stir passion, and embrace a diversity of thoughts and experiences. We encourage original thinking and innovative ideas. The result: The Wellington School was named a Top Workplace by Columbus CEO magazine in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. 

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The Opportunity:

At Wellington, innovation meets humanity. Our 700+ students, from age three through twelfth grade, thrive as part of a community where failure can’t possibly dampen the thrill of pursuing new experiences. Curiosity is sewn into the fabric of Wellington where passion-driven learning is guided by student interests. While we’re serious about education, we know that joy is the catalyst to learning that lasts. Diversity is part of Wellington’s educational philosophy because a greater sense of belonging leads to better learning. Yes, we’re diverse racially and ethnically, but we also represent an array of identities and realities. You can be certain that every student and every family at Wellington is respected, heard, and celebrated.

The Head of Middle School will report to our Head of School who is in his fourth year in the role, having previously served as our Head of Upper School. This position will join a highly collaborative and dynamic leadership team that includes the Chief Experience Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Head of Early Childhood and Lower School, and Head of School Upper School. Over the last few years, Wellington has experienced year-over-year enrollment growth, including a current middle school with over 200 students and 27 faculty and staff.

Columbus is the 14th largest city in the country, consistently earning accolades for its future-focused approach to city planning and smart development, while maintaining an affordable cost of living. The city is a sports town, a space that celebrates the arts, and a mecca for those who enjoy going on culinary adventures. And with over 230 miles of trails in our metro parks system, Columbus is also an oasis for those who love to get outdoors. Whatever your passion is, you can find it here. 

Job Title:                      Head of Middle School

Office or Division:       Middle School

Reports To:                  Head of School

Effective Dates:           July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024 (FTE 1.0, 12-month)

Position Summary:

We are seeking an experienced, creative, and collaborative educational leader to join us as our Head of Middle School. This expert will help us create a strategic vision for the division and to continue to build and refine a dynamic, authentic, and engaging educational experience for more than 200 students. Working with outstanding and committed faculty, and joining a forward-thinking school, we are seeking a person who combines curricular expertise with an innovative vision for all aspects of middle school. Experience leading and inspiring faculty is a must, with a demonstrated ability and commitment to connect effectively with students. Within months, we will move into a brand-new middle school facility built around a central commons. We are excited to welcome a new leader whose highly connected and collaborative mindset complements this new space. As a community that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion, this leader must be curious and bring knowledge and experience related to nurturing empathy and social-emotional learning. We expect that as an active member of the Wellington leadership team, the new head of middle school will bring an unflappable optimism while also being comfortable and skilled in written communication and public speaking.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the educational leader of the middle school (grades 5-8)
  • Observe, supervise, inspire, guide, and evaluate faculty
  • Maintain a visible presence in all areas of the school
  • Communicate effectively about the division’s programs, initiatives, and community expectations
  • Oversee co-curricular and extra-curricular activity programs
  • Serve on the senior leadership team of the school
  • Play an essential role in designing and maintaining the preschool-through-grade 12 program continuum

Position Requirements:

  • Significant experience in academic leadership
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with significant leadership experience and training in the implementation of programming in this area
  • Demonstrated experience working with middle school students, teachers, and parents
  • Deep understanding of leading middle school curriculum
  • Understanding of educational, physical, social, and psychological needs of adolescents
  • Effective communication skills, including experience with written and verbal communication and social media
  • Comfort with and understanding of technology

All qualified candidates should submit the following to Christine Conkle, executive assistant to the head of school, at conkle@wellington.org by November 18, 2022.

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:                  Head of Upper School

Effective Dates:           February 13 - June 1, 2023 

Position Summary:

Have you always wanted to work in an environment where new ideas are valued, and it is understood that being a part of a diverse community makes us all better thinkers and problem solvers? Wellington is seeking a dynamic Latin long-term substitute teacher for students in grades 7-12. We seek an effective professional who is forward-thinking, innovative, collaborative, and enthusiastic in their approach to their classroom environment. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an excellent command of the target language, integration of emerging technologies, diverse teaching strategies, and varied modes of assessment focused on learning outcomes around creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach five sections of Latin in the middle and upper schools
  • Recognize the importance of diverse teaching strategies and modes of assessment
  • Model a growth mindset in all aspects of professional endeavors

Position Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies and/or Latin. Students completing coursework in their senior year are encouraged to apply.
  • A high level of proficiency in Latin
  • Demonstrating cultural competence in all aspects of practice
  • Understanding of child development and educational needs for students in grades 7-12
  • Flexibility in response to the changing needs in a dynamic learning community
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Physically able to perform essential functions in a variety of settings
  • Ability to use PC technology and Microsoft Office to facilitate communication and documentation

Qualified candidates should send materials to Brenda Porter, upper school administrative assistant, at porter@wellington.org. All candidates should include:

  • Letter of interest
  • 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.

Office or Division:       Early Childhood/Lower School

Reports To:                  Director of Experiential Learning

Effective Dates:           August 2022-June 2023, part-time 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Position Summary:

Wellington’s Early Childhood and Lower School Aftercare Program supports three-year-old students through fourth grade. It is a fee-based program designed to provide a safe, positive, and fun transition between the school day and home. The Aftercare Program is available from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Indoor/outdoor recess, snacks, and themed activities are just a few of the experiences for the students while in Aftercare.      

Aftercare teachers are responsible for supervising and providing a positive and safe experience for students after school. Students are in smaller groups based on age, and each group is supported by dedicated staff through the afternoon. Students’ interests guide some of the activities and teachers’ interests can also guide the offerings for students.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be accountable for students arriving to the program
  • Active supervision of students
  • Positively engage with students during snack, structured activities, and unstructured play
  • Help plan and implement games, crafts, read-alouds, and other indoor/outdoor activities
  • Hold students accountable to follow behavioral expectations
  • A positive sense of humor, enthusiasm, and effective communication and written communication skills

Qualified candidates should send materials to Gina Spicer, Director of Experiential Learning, at spicer@wellington.org. 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.

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.