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Current Openings

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  • Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Tuition Assistance

    The Shipley School, a Pre-K through twelfth grade co-educational day school in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, seeks a dynamic Associate Director of Admission to join a team of eight enrollment professionals.  The Associate Director will participate in a highly collaborative environment dedicated to the recruitment and enrollment of diverse and qualified students in the given Division who are best served by Shipley’s mission dedicated to a rigorous academic program and commitment to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world.
     
    Position Description
    The Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Tuition Assistance is responsible for guiding prospective families through the admissions process as well as managing the process and allocation of tuition assistance for families PK-12. The successful candidate will have the proven ability to manage a tuition assistance budget; build relationships with families as they navigate the admissions and tuition assistance processes; work collaboratively with peers in the admissions office and throughout the school; be strategic in thinking about enrollment and tuition assistance.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Develop an understanding of Shipley’s academic, athletic and arts programs as well as the school’s commitment to positive education.
    • Read tuition assistance applications and determine grants.
    • Guide families and students through the process of applying for tuition assistance. Coordinate conversations with parents to obtain information required to determine eligibility for aid.
    • Track and share data regarding tuition assistance with the Tuition Assistance Committee, Head of School and Board of Trustees.
    • Assist the Director of Enrollment Management in supporting the recruitment of a strong admissions pool for the school.
      • Guide prospective families through the admissions process.
      • Record admissions activity in the admissions office database.
      • Help plan and attend all admissions events.
      • Follow up on admissions decisions and welcome new families to Shipley.
      • Dependent on strengths and skill-set, be open to possible involvement in other areas of school life
    • Lead tuition assistance/student financial assistance efforts in coordination with Finance, Development, and other student services departments.
     Requirements:
    • The minimum educational requirement for this position is a bachelor's degree, although a post-baccalaureate degree is preferred.
    • The successful candidate will be self-motivated, innovative and generative, have excellent communication and leadership skills, outstanding interpersonal abilities, a sense of humor and an interest in professional growth.
    • Experience in a related position
    • Experience working in School and Student Services (SSS) and Blackbaud, recommended
    • The Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Tuition Assistance must have excellent interpersonal, communication, time-management, and event-coordinating skills.
    • The Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Tuition Assistance works full time, spending a portion of their time in an office setting on a campus. However, travel may often be required to staff events and visit prospective students and other schools. Hours may vary for this position depending on the events and needs of the school and will at times include nights and weekends.
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by post or email (no phone calls, please) to:
     
    Sylvia Spector, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
    814 Yarrow Street
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
     
  • Director of Advancement Services

    Working as a member of the Development Office and reporting to the Director of Development, the Director of Advancement Services supports the fundraising work of the Development Office, maintaining close working relationships with constituent-based gift officers, the Development Administrative Coordinator, and the Director of Data Operations/Webmaster. The position supervises the Development Administrative Coordinator.
     
    The Director is responsible for three major program areas: database management, prospect research and management, and stewardship support for all constituencies.
     
    Database management responsibilities include preparing management reports, systems documentation, records maintenance, use and support of computer-based information systems, and reconciliation and transfer of funds to appropriate accounts. The Director is also responsible for the management oversight of gift processing, including the receipt, accounting, reporting, deposit and acknowledgement of gifts, and pledges from non-governmental sources.
     
    Prospect research and management responsibilities include providing necessary information about major prospects and donors, and implementing a prospect management system.
     
    Stewardship responsibilities include managing stewardship activities for endowment and restricted operating/project-specific donors and working collaboratively with gift officers to devise and execute personalized stewardship plans for all donor constituencies. The Director will proactively gather and make available for use information that is pertinent to donors and prospects and develop and implement systems to ensure its timely delivery. The Director will also maintain select gift acknowledgement letter templates and produce pledge reminder letters.
     
    In addition, a key focus of activity in 2018-2019 is the execution of the 125th Anniversary Campaign for Educational Excellence. The Director of Advancement Services supports the campaign’s operations.
     
    Specific Responsibilities
     
    Database Management & Reporting:
    • Manage the Raiser’s Edge CRM database to ensure the integrity and accuracy of information entered into the database and that all protocols have been followed. Authorize and record security permissions.
    • In collaboration with various constituents, oversee the continued evolution or enhancement and implementation of policies, such as gift acceptance, database and gift entry, and gift counting and reporting.
    • Develop and maintain procedures for use of Raiser’s Edge database. Train staff on policies and processes, as well as the use of the database.
    • Serve as the integration liaison between Raiser’s Edge and Education Edge, and work closely with Director of Data Operations to ensure ongoing communication and smooth interface between the two databases. This includes managing ongoing database maintenance and procedures to ensure accuracy, consistency, and integrity.
    • Supervise the Development Administrative Coordinator, ensuring the accurate and timely processing and acknowledgment of gifts, pledges, pledge payments, matching claims, memorial gifts, in honor gifts, and other contributions to Shipley. Monitor the timeliness and efficiency of processing and assure that all corresponding links in the database are updated and maintained as gifts are processed. Record links may include but will not be limited to: spouses and other family members; other alumni and friends; corporations/foundations to employees/owners, etc.
    • Fulfill data requests for the Head of School, the Director of Development, and the Communications & Marketing Office by querying and exporting information from Raiser’s Edge, as well as produce reports as requested, including monthly gift reports for the Business Office and annual reporting for NAIS.
    • Oversee the generation of donor lists for annual Report of Gifts and ensure their accuracy.
    • Manage summer database changes and coordinate changes with gift officers.
    Prospect Research & Management:
    • Identify and conduct ongoing research of major prospects and donors.
    • Write and maintain major prospect and donor profiles.
    • Process Call Reports written by a prospect’s Prospect Manager (PM). This includes gathering new information on prospect, updating prospect profile, doing more research if necessary, and filing documentation in Raiser’s Edge.
    • Generate and analyze Pipeline reports and Prospect Manager reports. Add alerts on database records of Pipeline prospects.
    • With the Director of Development and Associate Director of Development, perform a periodic review of the Moves Management System and identify and recommend course of action for improvement.
    • Co-lead bi-weekly Prospect Managers meetings with the Associate Director of Development.
    Stewardship:
    • Collaborate with gift officers to devise and execute annual personalized stewardship plans for all donor constituencies. Maintain and ensure adherence to a set schedule and proactively gather examples of philanthropic impact across campus.
    • Manage ongoing stewardship of constituents connected to named endowment funds, coordinating efforts with PMs, where applicable. This includes gathering student scholarship recipient information, student-authored letters to donors, and endowment values, and incorporating the information into donor correspondence.
    • Manage ongoing stewardship of constituents connected to student awards, coordinating efforts with PMs, where applicable. This includes invitations to yearly awards ceremonies and follow-up correspondence with information about award recipients.
    • Collaborate with PMs in devising and implementing stewardship strategies for Centennial Society members and donors connected to restricted operating funds.
    • Maintain gift acknowledgement letter templates.
    • Manage pledge reminder process.
    • Maintain an inventory of donor recognition signage across campus and update annually as necessary. Coordinate signage generation on an ongoing basis.
    125th Anniversary Campaign for Educational Excellence:
    • Working with the Associate Director of Development, continue to implement the campaign management system:
      • Database
      • Gift records
      • Acknowledgment
      • Stewardship
      • Tracking system (record of cultivation and solicitation activities)
    • Prepare regular campaign progress reports, including pledges/commitments and solicitation performance.
    General Responsibilities
    • Manage in coordination with the Director of Database Operations relationships with vendors, such as providers of database, online giving, and prospect research services.
    • Process all department invoices and check requests. Support reconciliation of budget sections with Business Office.
    • Manage end of year financial reconciliation with Business Office and auditors.
    • Participate in the development of a Document Retention Policy for the School.
    • Attend and record minutes of Development Committee meetings.
    • Support and staff events run by the Development Office, including but not limited to Shipley Shops, Spring Auction, Secret Gardens, and Alumni Weekend.

    Qualifications and Expectations
    • Bachelor’s degree and five years of related advancement services or development experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
    • Two or more years of supervisory experience.
    • Four or more years of experience with relational databases (Raiser’s Edge is strongly preferred) including query and report writing.
    • Excellent computer skills, particularly the Microsoft Office suite of products.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Familiarity with and endorsement of Shipley’s mission, culture, and values
    • Personal and professional integrity as well as respect for the confidentiality of colleagues and constituents
    • Self-motivation, flexibility, problem-solving, and commitment to innovation
    • Cooperation, collegiality, and commitment to teamwork
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
    • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with technical and non-technical personnel.
    • Excellent quantity, quality, accuracy, and timeliness of work produced
    • Excellent planning, prioritization, organization, multitasking, efficiency, and follow-through in execution of responsibilities
    • Dependability, punctuality, and attendance at all required and some optional meetings and events
    • Professional appearance and demeanor
    • Commitment to professional development and self-improvement
    • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
     
     
    Employment Classification
    This is a 12-month position with non-exempt status.
     
    Salary and Benefits
    Salary will be commensurate with experience. Shipley offers a generous benefits package that includes school contributions to employees’ TIAA-CREF retirement plan, medical benefits and life insurance, professional development opportunities, generous vacation, and complimentary lunch.
     
    Position Availability
    Start date for the position is flexible. Successful completion of state and federal clearances is a condition of employment.
     
    Candidates should send a cover letter and résumé by post or email (no phone calls, please) to:

    Ms. Karen Brown
    Director of Advancement Services
    The Shipley School
    814 Yarrow Street
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
  • Lower School Director of Student Support

    Reports To:       Division Head and PK-12 Director of Student Support/Positive Education
    Status:                 Exempt
    Classification:    Administration
    FTE:                      1.0
     
    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.
     
    Functions:
    • 12 month position assisting the Head of Lower School in ensuring the academic success, social and emotional well-being of all students
    • Supervise all Lower School instructional support personnel and provide individual support to students as needed
    • Co-lead Grade Level and Student Support meetings with Head of Lower School and work with teachers to differentiate and meet individual student needs
    • Assist Head of Lower School in evaluation of individual faculty members and hiring of new colleagues
    • Serve on the Lower School Admissions Committee and support the admissions process including assessing prospective students and overseeing group assessments
    • Work with families through the psycho-educational evaluation process including the recommendation, interpretation, dissemination and assessment of evaluations
    • Serve as liaison to the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
    • Oversee all referrals and correspondence with outside tutors, therapists, psychologists and other institutions/schools
    • Oversee class placement in partnership with Head of Lower School
    • Support the SEED program and integration of Positive Education
    • Support Lower School/All School events and parent programs
    • Read and edit Lower School progress reports
    • Oversee and maintain confidential student support records
    • Consultation with families and colleagues as needed
    • Assume the role of Head of Lower School in his/her absence
     
    Qualifications:
    • Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Counseling or Psychology
    • Minimum two years teaching experience and/or two years of direct work in related field
    • Strong knowledge of child development and current research-based theories and practices
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and be part of an administrative team
    • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships and make connections with children, parents, teachers and administrators
    • Knowledge and/or training in cultural competency
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    Interested candidates should send materials to Mary Lou Mangino (mmangino@shipleyschool.org)
      
  • 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 email a cover letter, resume, and complete the application to Mary Lou Mangino, mmangino@shipleyschool.org.
     
  • Middle and Upper School French 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 compassionate participation in the world.  The Middle School has 200 students in grades 6-8, and a faculty of 30. 

    The Shipley School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The school will make all employment decisions for employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, creed, genetic predisposition, victim of domestic violence or any other basis protected by law.

    The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of full-time French teacher to support our Middle and Upper School program. The ideal candidate will:
    • Have experience teaching French to middle school-aged students using 100% target language and appropriate L2 strategies (Grades 6, 7, and 8)
    • Demonstrate the ability to execute lessons using authentic literature, games, and songs
    • Demonstrate knowledge of Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) techniques and engage multiple modalities so that students can retain information
    Successful applicants should possess the following qualifications:
    • Maturity, collegiality, flexibility, humor
    • Excellent speaking and writing skills
    • 3-5 years’ teaching experience preferred
    • BA in Education or related field; (MA in French, Foreign Language instruction or a related field not required but preferred)
    • Knowledge of Spanish would be a wonderful addition
    • Superior level of proficiency in French
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application for the attention of Shane Kinsella (Head of Middle School) at kmaatallah@shipleyschool.org.
     
  • Teaching Fellow(s) at Shipley

    The Shipley School
    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 195 students and a faculty of 26 Upper School has 411 students in grades 9-12, and a faculty of 60.

    Summary
    This is a general description of the position. Fellow positions could be in one of several departments and either Middle or Upper School. The position is for two years. Successful candidates will have majored in one of the disciplines, graduated with a strong academic record, have experience and interest in coaching or another student activity, and be dedicated to the idea of teaching in a school that values educational excellence and compassionate participation in the world. All teaching fellows at Shipley must apply to and be accepted into the Penn Day School Teaching Residency (DSTR) program in the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.
     
    DSTR Teaching Fellows at Shipley School
    The regular workload for a Teaching Fellow at Shipley is:
    • To be involved with two classes all year. The fellow will be placed in a course that is also taught by his or her mentor so that ongoing planning and partnership is maximized.
    • To coach, or assist, an interscholastic team or activity throughout the year
    • To carry out all the duties and responsibilities of an advisor
    • To meet with the other DSTR Teaching Fellow and new teachers once a week and with their mentors, formally, at least that often.
    About the Program
    The Penn Independent School Teaching Residency and the Day School Teaching Residency Program (DSTR) program in particular is a groundbreaking collaboration between the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania and a consortium of the nation’s leading boarding and day schools. The other consortium day schools include Roxbury Latin, Hopkins, Greenwich Academy, Trinity, Riverdale, Princeton Day, The Shipley School, Gilman, and St. Anne’s-Belfield. Application information.
     
    The program lasts for two years and involves:
    • Summer work at Penn each year
    • Online work with the cohort of Fellows from the other schools
    • Three weekends during the course of the school year (two at consortium schools and one at Penn).
    • Coursework with a mentor at Shipley.
     
    Objective of the DSTR
    The Penn Day School Teaching Residency program is built from the foundation up with the understanding that teacher training must be solidly grounded in both theory and practice.
     
    The Penn Day School Teaching Residency program prepares participants to be:
    • Outstanding teachers: Trained to meet the growing needs of a dynamic teaching landscape.
    • Self-reflective professionals: Willing and able to develop strategies for studying and improving their own teaching.
    • Leaders: Equipped to plan, build, and evaluate new curriculum and programs.
     
    If this opportunity interests you, please send a resume, transcript, cover letter and the Shipley on-line application to VDillard@shipleyschool.org by April 1st.  Please note: due to the volume of applications for the fellow positions, we are not able to respond to every application. You will only hear from Shipley about your application if you are being considered as a potential candidate.
     
  • US Mathematics Teacher

    Reports To: Department Chair and Division Head

    The Shipley School
    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 Upper School has 416 students in grades 9-12, and a faculty of 60.

    Summary
    The Shipley Upper School seeks an experienced high school math teacher. The candidate will have a degree in mathematics and clear educational philosophy, which is consistent with the mission of the school. Experience teaching math at the high school level is essential. Experience in related STEM fields is a plus.

    Key Responsibilities
    • The teacher reports to his or her department chair
    • Creates a supportive atmosphere and rigorous academic program in which all students will thrive
    • Advises students and attends faculty meetings
    • Provides positive, frequent communication with colleagues, administration and families
    Qualifications
    • Clear educational philosophy, consistent with the mission of the school
    • Experience teaching math at the high school level
    • Degree in mathematics preferred
    • 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 to Karen Noone (knoone@shipleyschool.org) by April 1, 2019  
      

Diversity and Inclusion

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.

Application

Applicants for positions must complete the printable application.
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.