COURAGE FOR THE DEED;
GRACE FOR THE DOING
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Current Openings

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  • Assistant Director of Constituent Engagement

    Reports to:         Director of Constituent Engagement
    Status:                 Exempt
    Classification:     Administration
    FTE:                        1.0
     
    Working as a member of the Development Office and reporting to the Director of Constituent Engagement, the Assistant Director of Constituent Engagement is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of a comprehensive constituent relations program focused on engaging and cultivating alumni, parents, past parents, grandparents, and other friends of Shipley.
     
    The Assistant Director is involved in all aspects of constituent engagement programs and is the lead for the School’s alumni engagement initiatives. The Assistant Director has a special focus on, and responsibility for, young alumni outreach and communications programming designed specifically to engage this constituency in School initiatives and with one another, with the aim of building a pipeline of donors that support overall development goals.
     
    The Assistant Director works closely and collaboratively with Development colleagues who direct Shipley’s giving programs and the Development Administrative Coordinator. The Assistant Director also maintains important relationships across the School, particularly in the Communications & Marketing and Physical Plant departments. 

    Specific Responsibilities
    Programs & Events:
    • Support the Director of Constituent Engagement in the implementation of a comprehensive calendar of engagement and cultivation programs and events that build community among alumni, parents, past parents, grandparents, and other friends of Shipley and serve the larger fundraising goals for the School.
    • Strategically develop programs to engage alumni in the life of the School, including the alumni-student mentorship program. Ensure the success of alumni-specific initiatives, and collaborate with volunteers and the Development Administrative Coordinator to execute events and activities. 
    • Work directly with the Director of Constituent Engagement to maximize the potential of events and other activities to build a strong pipeline, and increase engagement through programming.
    • Cultivate young alumni and class giving, in collaboration with the Director of Alumni Giving.
    • Achieve 25-35 purposeful encounters per year with volunteers, young alumni and prospective donors and other friends of the School to move them through the pipeline toward annual giving.

    Communications:
    • Manage overall constituent communications strategy and process in coordination with the Communications & Marketing department.
    • Write articles for the website and e-newsletters, and produce videos for web and social media; write and schedule social media posts.
    • Assist with the planning, writing and editorial oversight of Development communications, including the Support sections of the Shipley website and the alumni e-newsletter.
    • With the Webmaster, manage and regularly update content of the special programs and events section of Shipley’s website.

    Volunteer Management:
    • Assist in the recruitment, training, and support of event volunteers.
    • Play a supportive role to the Alumni Council. Collaborate with the Director of Alumni Giving in the management and coordination of Alumni Council membership and award nominations.
    • Assist in the real-time maintenance of volunteer data across the School through careful tracking of activities and delivery of information to the Development Administrative Coordinator.
    • Manage the Development Office’s student intern program.

    General Responsibilities
    • Through research, encounters, and events, identify prospective alumni, parent, and grandparent leaders; volunteers; and donors.
    • Ensure accurate and timely upkeep of constituent information in the database and, when appropriate, in paper files, working with the Development Data Coordinator as needed.
    • Create and implement assessment tools to measure and track constituent engagement, as well as to determine effectiveness of programming; produce reports on a regular basis.
    • Responsible for understanding and implementing sound fiscal practices in the planning and execution for all programs and events.
    • Represent alumni relations at various activities and events and at various internal meetings. Make presentations at local events on the School and opportunities for engagement.
     
    In order to embrace the mission of the School and be successful in the position, the Assistant Director of Constituent Engagement must possess and exhibit the following skills:
    • Understanding of Shipley’s history as well as 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
    • 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
    • Proficiency in use of technology: Raiser’s Edge database, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), web editing software, and social media platforms
    • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
     
    Qualifications and Expectations
    The ideal candidate will have experience working in an independent school development office. S/He will have had previous involvement in both devising and managing cultivation/stewardship events and activities, and a track record of identifying, recruiting, and supporting volunteers. The optimal candidate will possess superior attention to detail, facile use of technology, powerful organizational skills, and strong self-motivation. S/He must be equally comfortable brainstorming ideas and executing them. A proven track record of working collaboratively and cooperatively as a member of a professional team, while maintaining a positive attitude, will be beneficial to candidacy. A Bachelor’s degree is a requirement.

    Employment Classification
    This is a 12-month position with 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
    The position is available as of February 16, 2018. 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. Josephine Burri
    Director of Development
    The Shipley School
    814 Yarrow Street
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    jburri@shipleyschool.org
     

  • Director of Diversity and Inclusion

    Reports To:      Head of School
    Status:              Exempt
    Classification: Administration
    FTE:                             1.0
     
    The Shipley School
    The Shipley School fosters educational excellence and develops in each student a love of learning and a readiness for compassionate participation in a changing world. Founded in 1894 and currently enrolling over 830 students, Shipley is an independent Pre-K-12 coeducational day school located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Dedicated to our mission, The School fosters relationships with all children to discover their unique talents and strengths and live up to our motto, “Courage for the Deed; Grace for the Doing”. Our educational environment balances the developmental needs of our students with the demands of academic excellence.
     
    General Description
    The Shipley School seeks a Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the 2018-2019 school year. The Director provides leadership in upholding the school’s mission and creating an inclusive, engaged and welcoming community. The Director will develop, implement, and oversee strategies and initiatives to foster an environment where each individual of the Shipley community is respected and valued.  The Director will serve as a member of the Central Administrative Team and will collaborate with all constituencies of the community to set and achieve both short and long term goals surrounding diversity and inclusion for the School.
     
    Key Responsibilities
    • In partnership with the Head of School, assist with the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and programs that sustain a diverse and inclusive school community.
    • Provide leadership and oversight in the implementation of recommendations from the School’s strategic plan to support fulfillment of the School’s diversity and inclusion goals and action plan.
    • Partner with the Head of School, Division Heads, and senior administrators in the recruitment, hiring, mentoring, professional development, and retention of colleagues who reflect and support a diverse and inclusive school community.  
    • Collaborate with divisional academic leaders in the review and revision of curriculum and co-curriculum to reflect best practices in multicultural education.
    • Lead the All-School and Divisional Diversity teams/task forces to support fulfillment of the School’s diversity and inclusion goals and action plan.
    • Plan, implement, and support programming (including community events) related to diversity and inclusion with and for students, colleagues, and parents/guardians.
    • Assist the admission office and three divisions as needed in the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body.
    • Provide suggestions to the Head of School on research-based best practices and policy regarding diversity issues.
    • Build relationships with colleagues, parents, and students to help ensure Shipley is a positive and welcoming environment.
    • Work with families to help expand involvement of underrepresented groups in the school’s parent organizations, assist students and families with the transition to our school, and act as a mentor to families in need.
    • Oversee and develop affinity groups for students, colleagues, and families across the school as appropriate.
    • Act as a liaison between the school and local communities, including outside organizations and schools (e.g. A Better Chance, Philadelphia Multicultural Resource Center and Steppingstone Scholars), to support the school’s outreach and admission recruitment.
    • Partner with the development office to extend outreach to graduates and current families from underrepresented groups.
    • Network with leaders at other independent schools and leaders around the country in multicultural curriculum, professional development, and diversity best practices.
    • Attend and present at local and national conferences.
    • Manage diversity programming budgets carefully and effectively.
     
    Other Responsibilities:
    • Teach one or more sections based on experience and expertise of individual and needs of the School.
     
    Qualifications
    • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred
    • Proven expertise in establishing, implementing and communicating vision and plan associated with diversity and inclusion
    • Administrative experience in diversity and inclusion leadership preferred
    • Participation in in-depth training in diversity, inclusion and multicultural practices at nationally recognized seminars and workshops
    • Strategic thinking skills with a record of accomplishment in implementation of programs in diversity, equity, and inclusion in school settings
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills across a variety of constituencies (students, parents, trustees, faculty, community leaders, etc.) in a PreK-12 school environment
    • Superb organizational skills needed to interface with several academic and non-academic departments
    • A strong desire to collaborate with passionate educational leaders
    • Knowledge of independent schools is preferred, but not required   
    • Basic Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook)
     
    Contact Information
    Position is for the 2018-19 school year. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, educational philosophy statement and list of 3 references to Valerie Dillard at vdillard@shipleyschool.org
    Materials are due by February 2, 2018.
     

  • 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 Teaching Fellow at Shipley

    Math Teaching Fellow at Shipley
    Reports to:     Division Head
    Status:            Exempt
    Classification: Faculty
    FTE:                 1.0
     
    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 378 students in grades 9-12, and a faculty of 60.

    Summary
    The math position is for two years. Successful candidates will have majored in math and have with a strong academic record, have experience and interest in coaching, and be dedicated to the idea of teaching in a school that values excellence and compassionate participation in the world. There is also the possibility of teaching in the STEAM program too so a background in programing or science is very desirable. 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 the 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. Click here for the 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
    • One weekend a term at one of the consortium schools with faculty from the schools and from Penn.
    • Coursework with a mentor at Shipley.
      
    If this opportunity interests you, please send a resume, cover letter and the Shipley on-line application to VDillard@shipleyschool.org by February 26, 2018.   Please note: due to the volume of applications for the internships, 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.

  • Middle School Science Teacher

    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 Middle School has 225 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 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 and incorporating it into teaching
    • Act as an advisor and be committed to playing an active role in the MS
    • Teach four sections of science (and one other course to be agreed upon)
    Successful applicants should possess the following qualifications:
    • Maturity, collegiality, flexibility, humor, commitment to positive growth
    • Excellent speaking and writing skills
    • 1-2 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 
     
  • 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
    Fellow positions will most likely be in Math/STEAM and/or the Humanities. Positions could be in 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 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 the his or her mentor so that on going 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. Click here for the 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, 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 internships, 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

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
814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
T: 610-525-4300 F: 610-525-5082
Contact Us
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.