Westtown School is seeking a Teaching Assistant for our Upper School, beginning October 2020. The teaching assistant will support the upper school program by assisting with the management of the outdoor study and dining spaces, helping with shepherding students to locations, providing some technological assistance, if needed, and stepping in as a substitute teacher when needed. Responsibilities may include assisting with arrival and departure, overseeing lunch, and assisting in the classroom. Qualified candidates must be collaborative, proactive, and flexible to the various emerging needs of the school.
Westtown School is an independent, co-educational, pre-K to 12, college preparatory day and boarding school located in suburban West Chester, PA, approximately 30 miles from Philadelphia. Situated on a beautiful 600-acre campus, Westtown offers state-of-the-art facilities where our committed faculty and staff inspire and prepare our students to be stewards and leaders of a better world.
The ideal candidate should have 1-3 years relevant experience. Upper School school classroom experience and familiarity with Quaker education, interdisciplinary curriculum, project work, and anti-bias curriculum preferred.
Bachelor's degree in subject area or related field;
1-3 years professional experience.
Understanding of the academic, social-emotional development of students in grades 9-12;
Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments;
Advanced knowledge of Google Suite, Canvas, and Blackbaud strongly recommended;
A strong character with a team-oriented spirit, and the ability to connect meaningfully with students throughout our diverse community;
A deep commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices;
Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s Quaker values.
Guided by the Quaker belief that there is that of God in all persons, Westtown School is a community of learners who value, and are themselves strengthened by, the rich diversity of its members. As a school, we seek to prepare students for living and leading in a diverse and complex world. As a community, we aspire to inclusivity and respect. To these ends, we welcome qualified students, faculty, staff, and trustees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, family structure including marital or parental status, and socioeconomic status. Westtown School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of these characteristics in any of its policies, procedures, or practices relating to admission, access to activities or programs, hiring, or other employment-related decisions.
Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, athttp://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.