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The Shipley School 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 (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

All positions available are posted on this website. There are no others available.


Assistant Network Administrator

The Shipley School, a Pre-Kindergarten through 12 coeducational day school, is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and a compassionate participation in the world. Through a strong college preparatory curriculum in the humanities and sciences, the school encourages curiosity, creativity, and respect for intellectual effort. Shipley upholds and promotes moral integrity, a sense of personal achievement and worth, and concern for others at school and in the larger community.

The Shipley School 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 (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

Position Purpose: Maintain the operation of the school’s local area network. The network is Windows-based and encompasses 40 servers and 1200 clients, most of which are Mac laptops. In addition to the students, the network supports the computing needs of some 200 faculty and staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Supporting network servers, appliances, switches, network and communication hardware, etc.
  • Assisting with scheduled tasks such as backups, operating system updates, configuring and setting up new servers/network equipment.
  • Troubleshooting software and hardware problems.
  • Assisting with the support of the school’s wired and wireless network.
  • Work closely with end-users to address their questions and technical problems.

Qualifications:

  • College degree (Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related fields (preferred).
  • Three to five years of job-related experience in a school environment, supporting a mix of PCs and Macs.
  • Microsoft certification(s) required.
  • Familiar with system administration, including system maintenance, workstation support, and back-up procedures. Experience with Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange required.
  • Extensive knowledge of networking including switches, firewalls and proxy servers, wired and wireless networks.
  • Experience with system maintenance tools including backup and antivirus solutions.
  • Experience with virtual systems including Hyper-V and VMware a plus.
  • Proficient in Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Desire to learn new skills and technologies.
  • Team oriented.
  • Energetic, self-motivated individual who thrives in a fast paced environment.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Frequently lift up to 30 lb. of computer equipment.
  • Crawl under or around furniture to install computer equipment.
  • Climb ladders and reach to install computer wiring and perform other tasks.
  • Works in standard office conditions and climate.

If you are interested, please direct your resume to techjob@shipleyschool.org; no phone calls please. Qualified candidates will be contacted to arrange for an interview.


Lower School Substitute Teacher

The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Lower school substitute teacher.
The candidate will: Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree and certification in Education.Teaching experience of 1-2 years preferred. Ability to implement lesson plans in grades pre-k to 5th grade. Demonstrate kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, a cooperative spirit and a commitment to teamwork.
Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application to Dr. Usha Balamore at Ubalamore@shipleyschool.org 


Math Specialist - Lower School (pre-K through 5th grade)

Position Title: Math Specialist
Reports To: Division Head
Status: Exempt
Classification: Faculty
FTE: 1.0

The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and a compassionate participation in the world. The Lower School has 250 students in grades pre-K through 5th, and a faculty of 58.

The Shipley School 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 (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Math Specialist for the Lower School to work with students, teachers and the administration. The ideal candidate will:

  • Work one-on-one and in small groups with students in need of acceleration, correction, or remediation, and collaborate in assessing student understanding.
  • Work collaboratively with the administration to implement the Math in Focus program in a manner consistent with the school’s educational philosophy and in support of the student population including continuing a partnership with Math in Focus, designing and implementing professional development.
  • Work collaboratively with teachers by modeling instructional strategies and lessons, developing and modifying lesson plans, promoting differentiated instruction, and expanding teacher understanding of current mathematics research and knowledge.
  • Work collaboratively with families to educate them about the Math in Focus program and current mathematics research and knowledge, and participate in discussions with individual families about student progress.
  • Integrate technology into math instruction.
  • Participate in the Pre-K through 12 Math Curriculum Committee (and other school wide committees and events) supporting consistency across divisions and bringing a Lower School voice and perspective to mathematics related discussions.
  • Cultivate a sense of community, social responsibility, and an appreciation and respect for individual differences.
  • Demonstrate kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, willingness to learn and grow professionally, a cooperative spirit and a commitment to teamwork.

Successful applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • BA in Education or related field; (MA in Math instruction or a related field not required but preferred)
  • 3-5 years’ experience as a math specialist and/or teacher in a Lower School
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Math in Focus program and pedagogy
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • Maturity, collegiality, flexibility, humor

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, a Philosophy of Mathematics Education, and complete the online application to Mary Lou Mangino at mmangino@shipleyschool.org


Middle School Science Teacher

The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and a compassionate participation in the world. The Middle School has 225 students in grades 6-8, and a faculty of 30.

The Shipley School 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 (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Middle School Science Teacher to work with our existing science team to expand and strengthen our science program Pre-K to 12th Grade. The ideal candidate will:

  • Share a deep passion for science
  • Have an excellent background in earth science, life science, and physical science
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop curriculum focused on hands-on, inquiry-based learning encouraging students to think deeply and creatively
  • Have experience creating authentic formative and summative assessments
  • Be comfortable using technology
  • Act as an advisor and be committed to playing an active role in the MS

Successful applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Maturity, collegiality, flexibility, humor
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • 3-5 years teaching experience
  • BA in science or related field (advanced degree preferred but not required)
  • An appreciation for the unique qualities of the typical young adolescents found in middle school settings
  • A willingness to employ differentiated instruction to meet learners at their level of need

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application for the attention of Shane Kinsella (Head of Middle School) at skinsella@shipleyschool.org


Upper School History Co-Chair

Position Title: Upper School History C0-Chair
Reports To: Upper School Division Head
Status:Exempt
Classification: Faculty
FTE: 1.0

Summary
The Shipley Upper School seeks an experienced high school history teacher who would also be able to co-chair the Upper School History Department. The candidate will have a clear educational philosophy, which is consistent with the mission of the school; experience teaching history at the high school level is essential as is an understanding of and experience with building curriculum.

Key Responsibilities

  • The teacher reports to his or her Division Head

  • Works in tandem with the US Co-Chair and PK-12 History Co-Chair

  • Creates a supportive atmosphere and rigorous academic program in which all students will thrive

  • Oversees scope and sequence of the US curriculum with Co-Chair

  • Consults with the US division head and Academic Dean on the program

  • Leads ongoing curricular work for the department with Co-Chair

  • Is the US Co-Chair on the PK-12 Curricular Committee and represents the Upper School department.

  • Works with the PK-12 Co-Chair to examine and develop scope and sequence of the program PK-12

  • Advises students and attends faculty meetings

  • Provides positive and frequent communication with faculty, administration and families

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work well with varied individuals

  • Some leadership/program oversight experience

  • Experience teaching history at the high school level

  • Degree in history preferred

  • Experience in studying and or teaching non-western history a plus

  • Must be creative, energetic, and positive as he or she encourages, instructs and evaluates the students in his or her care. 

Contact Information
Interested candidates should send materials by February 6, 2015 to Margaret van Steenwyk, Head of Upper School at mvansteenwyk@shipleyschool.org.


Upper School Modern Language Teacher

Position Title: Language Arts Teacher
Reports To: Upper School Division Head
Status:Exempt
Classification: Faculty
FTE: 1.0

Summary:
The Shipley Upper School seeks an experienced high school Spanish/French teacher. The candidate will have experience teaching in both languages and a clear educational philosophy consistent with the mission of the school.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The teacher reports to his or her Division Head and PK-12 World Language Chair

  • Works closely with the US Modern Language department and the PK-12 World Language Chair

  • Creates a supportive atmosphere and rigorous academic program in which all students will thrive

  • Advises students and attends faculty meetings

  • Provides positive and frequent communication with faculty, administration and families

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching Spanish and French at the high school level

  • Degree in language preferred

  • Fluency in English is requisite

  • Should possess a creative, energetic, and positive approach to teaching and learning

  • Must have knowledge of ACTFL Standards and the most current practices in the teaching of modern language

  • Must posses an educational philosophy consistent with the mission of the school

Contact Information:
Interested candidates should send materials by February 6, 2015 to Margaret van Steenwyk, Head of Upper School at mvansteenwyk@shipleyschool.org

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Diversity

Shipley upholds and promotes the integrity of each individual. We nurture a concern for others, self-worth, and personal achievement. The School is dedicated to the ongoing process of creating a safe and accepting environment for all people. We value and honor differences in ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Shipley is committed to sustaining a vibrant, inclusive, and caring multicultural community. The goal of raising cultural awareness and understanding is reflected in many areas of school life.

In seeking to fill faculty and staff positions, we encourage all applicants. We particularly encourage applicants who will enrich the diversity of our community.

The Shipley School

814 Yarrow Street, Bryn Mawr PA 19010
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