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Current Openings

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  • Associate Director Of College Counseling

    Position Title: Associate Director of College Counseling
    Reports To:  Director of College Counseling and Upper School Division Head
    Status:    Exempt
    Classification: Administration
    FTE:    1.0

    The Shipley School
    The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 827 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 School seeks an experienced educator to join its College Counseling Office in the summer of 2019. This person will work as a team with the Director of College Counseling, an Associate Director of College Counseling, and an administrative assistant.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Working with 35 – 40 students and families on all aspects of the college search, application, and admission process
    • Engaging with students individually and in a classroom setting
    • Teaching seminar classes to juniors and seniors
    • Writing comprehensive college recommendations
    • Maintaining effective relationships with parents, faculty, staff and college admission professionals
    • Traveling to college campuses and professional conferences
    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with college admission officers
    • Providing frequent communication with colleagues, administration and families
    • Advising students and attending faculty meetings

    Qualifications:
    The successful candidate is an experienced college counselor or college admissions professional whose knowledge of colleges, universities and the admissions process is broad and deep and who enjoys working with adolescents and their families. Experience with selective college admissions is essential. Candidates must value collaboration in the workplace and possess the following qualifications:
    • An educational philosophy consistent with the mission of the school
    • Commitment to a counseling-based approach to the college process
    • Experience developing relationships with students and families 
    • Comfort and skill as a public speaker
    • Exceptional writing skills  
    • Ability to anticipate, initiate, organize, attend to detail, and follow-through
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • Confidence, energy, and enthusiasm
    • Commitment to professional development
    • Bachelor’s degree (additional education desirable)

    Experience in the following areas would also be helpful:
    • Naviance
    • Technology and social media
    • College athletic recruitment
    • Financial Aid
    • Standardized test administration (PSAT; AP)
    Contact Information
    Interested candidates should send materials by January 31, 2019 to Valerie Dillard at vdillard@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.
     
  • 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.
     

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.