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Join us for Super Saturday Under the Lights

Kick off the start of the new school year and celebrate Shipley’s 125th anniversary! With carnival games for kids, a free community barbeque, live music featuring Shipley students and colleagues, athletic teams in action, a DJ, and food trucks, it’s a party you won’t want to miss. 
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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.

Current Openings

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  • Associate Director of the Annual Fund

    Working as a member of the Development Office and reporting to the Director of the Annual Fund, the Associate Director assists the Director with the overall operation of the Annual Fund, the annual giving program of the school. Responsibilities include specific components of the direct mail program, growth of volunteer involvement, and student philanthropy.
     
    Specific Responsibilities
    • Manage the School’s direct mail and digital fundraising program: work with the Director to develop the annual theme and write appeals; supervise all components of each mailing; provide direction and support to both parent and alumni volunteers in the Annual Fund solicitation process; oversee data management, list generation, and data manipulation and clean up.
    • Manage annual phonathon efforts: provide volunteers with appropriate data; oversee data clean up; develop and/or edit appropriate scripts; trouble-shoot issues and questions raised by constituents during the phonathons.
    • Design and execute the Senior Class giving campaign: organize and work with seniors and the 12th Grade Dean to determine the campaign goal and project designation; assist in the development of fundraising strategies, creation of letters, pledge cards and web pages, and fundraising events; coordinate student pledge reminders in post-campaign years.
    • Partner with reunion point people in their reunion giving campaign efforts (15 classes/year), including overseeing all reunion solicitations and supporting alumni volunteers who are engaged as personal solicitors.
    • Support the planning and execution of the annual day of giving, Annual Fun(d) Day.
    • Perform ongoing analysis of fundraising progress to inform strategy and develop and execute benchmarking projects involving peer schools.
    • Develop strategies for increased donor retention and participation campaigns, including mail, phone, and personal solicitations.
    • Convene and lead regular meetings of an Upper School Student Philanthropy Club, whose purpose is to educate the student body about the impact of philanthropy on the School and foster a spirit of giving on campus; support their efforts to plan engaging and meaningful awareness and fundraising activities, including the student giving component of Annual Fun(d) Day.
    • Generate and proofread donor recognition data for the annual Report of Gifts.
     
    General Responsibilities
    • Educate constituencies about the importance of supporting the School.
    • Help to identify prospects and volunteers for capital fundraising efforts.
    • Maintain annual giving program supplies with the support of the Development Administrative Coordinator.
    • Support and staff events run by the Development Office, including but not limited to Shipley Shops, Spring Auction, Secret Gardens, and Alumni Weekend.
     
    In order to embrace the mission of the School and be successful in the position, the Associate Director of the Annual Fund must possess and exhibit the following skills:
    • Understanding of Shipley’s history as well as familiarity with an 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), and web editing software
    • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
    • Ability to travel locally
     
    Qualifications and Expectations
    The ideal candidate will be familiar with independent schools and will have an understanding of the role of development work in support of independent school education. One to three years’ prior experience in non-profit fundraising, including annual campaigns, is desirable; an equivalent combination of education and volunteer experience will be considered. The optimal candidate will possess superior attention to detail, facile use of technology, ability to proactively anticipate and efficiently solve problems, powerful organizational skills, and strong self-motivation. S/he will be expected to work independently on projects, as well as collaboratively and cooperatively as a member of a professional team, while maintaining a positive attitude. 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
    This position is available as of August 15, 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) by August 31, 2018 to:
    Ms. Karen Brown
    Director of Advancement Services
    The Shipley School
    814 Yarrow Street
    Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
    kbrown@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.
     
  • 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.

  • Senior Development Officer

    Working as a member of the Development Office and reporting to the Associate Director of Development, the Senior Development Officer (SDO) maximizes giving to the School by establishing long-term relationships with a group of assigned major gifts prospects. The SDO helps prospects fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to Shipley and in doing so, assures that the School achieves its strategic goals and priorities. The SDO works independently while creating strategy for each assigned individual through collaboration with development colleagues, school administration, and volunteer leadership. The SDO is expected to travel locally and long distance to meet with prospects.
     
    • Develop personalized strategies for and maintain a portfolio of 150+/- major gifts prospects ($25,000+)—alumni, parents, past parents, and grandparents. Spend 90% of time meeting with constituents one-on-one—locally, regionally, and nationally.
    • Ensure that appropriate and timely steps are taken to move prospects through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship cycles.
      • Initiate contacts with potential leadership and major gift donors.
      • Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers.
      • Build relationships with donors with the goals of strengthening their affiliation with and support of Shipley.
      • Make solicitations when appropriate.
      • Maintain stewardship contacts with donors; adhere to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate empathetic disposition, and perseverance; reflect optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors.
      • Record moves through use of Call Reports.
      • Document all prospect activity in the database.
      • Maintain robust prospect files and notes.
    • Work collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, development colleagues, and other Shipley colleagues to cultivate and solicit donors for School-wide priorities.
    • Monitor all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations.
    • Recommend and assist with programming involving the Head of School, Director of Development, other Central Administration Team members, and volunteer leaders.
    • Travel through key territories at least two times a year.
    • Work collaboratively with development colleagues. Offer prospect strategy counsel to others who are managing other prospects. Be a resource for development colleagues, from identifying potential volunteer connections to knowing about meeting and event spaces in key locations.
    • Focus on securing support for a set of School-wide priorities. Provide counsel to the Director of Constituent Engagement on outreach programming in the Senior Development Officer’s key territories.
     
    General Responsibilities
    • Educate constituents about the importance of supporting the School.
    • Manage annual travel budget.
    • Support and staff events run by the Development Office, including but not limited to Shipley Shops, Spring Auction, Secret Gardens, and Alumni Weekend.
     
    In order to embrace the mission of the School and be successful in the position, the Senior Development Officer must possess and exhibit the following skills:
    • Familiarity with and endorsement of Shipley’s mission, culture, and values
    • Ability to understand the needs and interests of major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and the School
    • Cooperation, collegiality, and commitment to teamwork
    • Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the School’s fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with colleagues, Division Heads, Trustees, volunteers, and the Development Office
    • Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies
    • Knowledge of planned giving vehicles
    • Personal and professional integrity as well as respect for the confidentiality of colleagues and constituents
    • Self-motivation, flexibility, problem-solving, and commitment to innovation
    • 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 and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point)
    • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
    • Ability and willingness to travel locally, regionally, and nationally
     
    Qualifications and Expectations
    S/He will have had at least five years of experience in successfully cultivating and personally soliciting leadership or major gifts. Proven record of accomplishment in solicitations and cultivation of prospective donors is key. Equivalent experience in business, sales and marketing, or finance will also be considered. Knowledge of independent school fundraising culture is an asset. Experience using Raiser’s Edge or another similar customer relationship management software is preferred. Must be able to work collaboratively and cooperatively as a member of a professional team, while maintaining a positive attitude. A Bachelor’s degree is a requirement. Significant travel is required.
     
    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 immediately. 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
     

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