Work at the Academy

The Academy values the strengths and accomplishments of the individuals who are part of its private school community, and takes pride in and celebrates the diversity of the community as a whole. We are committed to inclusion, and we actively support equal opportunity for all people and encourage all qualified applicants to apply for employment at the Academy. Please find a complete listing of current, open positions below, and take a note that if hired, you will be required to complete and submit the five forms posted in the Documents & Links box (with the cost of obtaining these clearances covered by you, the employee).

 

Administrator Positions

None at this time.

 

Faculty and Staff Positions

Early Childhood Teacher's Assistant (Kindergarten Classroom)

Looking for a qualified person with high energy who loves working with young children.  Position would involve assisting the lead teacher with all classroom activities and classroom management.  The candidate should feel comfortable leading learning activities and communicating with parents.  Candidate must have education and/or experience working with the early childhood age level.  Co-curricular interest in the arts and athletics is highly desirable.  Email cover letters and resume by Monday, June 5, 2017 to LSPosition@harrisburgacademy.org.

 

 

Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Looking for a qualified person with high energy and interested in global learning, technology integration, and teaching in a Responsive Classroom environment.  Teachers are expected to attend division meetings, a number of school events, and help with student supervision before and/or after school.  Co-curricular interest in the arts and athletics is highly desirable.  Email a cover letter and resume by Monday, June 5, 2017 to LSPosition@harrisburgacademy.org.

 

 

First Grade, 2nd Grade, and 4th Grade Teachers

Looking for qualified individuals with high-energy and interested in global learning, technology integration, and teaching in a Responsive Classroom environment.  Teachers are expected to attend division meetings, a number of school events, and help with student supervision before and/or after school.  Co-curricular interest in the arts and athletics is highly desirable.  Email a cover letter and resume by Monday, June 5, 2017 to LSPosition@harrisburgacademy.org.

 

Secondary History Teacher

Harrisburg Academy is a preschool through 12th grade college preparatory day school with the International Baccalaureate Diploma program as the capstone of the Upper School experience.


At Harrisburg Academy, we view education as an amazing journey of self-discovery and challenges not only met, but surpassed.  Our students are well-rounded scholars and artists, talented athletes and musicians, and globally minded philanthropists, and they all benefit from the advantages of a small learning community each and every day.


Harrisburg Academy is seeking a 0.8 or 1.0 FTE History teacher for the 2017-18 academic year.  The position entails instruction of and enthusiasm for world and U.S. history at the Middle School and Upper School level.  Preferred qualifications are an advanced degree in history or education with a minimum of two years of teaching experience, as well as familiarity with the IB Diploma program. Responsibilities include teaching history classes, extracurricular duties, and advising students.  Coaching opportunities are also often available at the Middle and Upper School levels.


Faculty members at Harrisburg Academy work closely with students and parents to provide individualized attention in an emotionally safe environment helping students to reach their full potential and ultimately attend the natural fit competitive college of their choice.  All current Criminal Record Clearances and satisfactory references will be required.  Please email a cover letter and resume by Wednesday, May 31, 2017, to George Nagle, Middle School administrative assistant via email (no phone calls or snail mail applications please).

 

 

Full-time Middle School Math Teacher

Harrisburg Academy is a preschool through 12th grade college preparatory day school with the International Baccalaureate Diploma program as the capstone of the Upper School experience.

At Harrisburg Academy, we view education as an amazing journey of self-discovery and challenges not only met, but surpassed.  Our students are well-rounded scholars and artists, talented athletes and musicians, and globally minded philanthropists, and they all benefit from the advantages of a small learning community each and every day.

Harrisburg Academy is seeking a Middle School math teacher.  The position entails instruction of and enthusiasm for all levels of middle school math, up to and including Algebra 1 or possibly Algebra 2.  Preferred qualifications are an advanced degree in math or education with a minimum of two years of teaching experience.  Responsibilities include teaching math classes, extracurricular duties, and advising Middle School students.  Coaching opportunities are also often available at the Middle and Upper School levels.

Faculty members at Harrisburg Academy work closely with students and parents to provide individualized attention in an emotionally safe environment helping students to reach their full potential and ultimately attend the natural fit competitive college of their choice.  All current criminal record clearances and satisfactory references will be required.  Please email a cover letter and resume by Friday, May 26, to George Nagle, Middle School administrative assistant, via email (no phone calls or snail mail applications please).

 

 

Assistant Director of Development

Harrisburg Academy, an independent preschool through college preparatory day school located in Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania, seeks a personable, organized, and results-oriented individual to provide support for the school’s Development and Alumni Relations Office.

Position Summary:
The assistant director of development is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and securing gifts and grants from individuals and foundations for Harrisburg Academy.  This individual will build and maintain a portfolio of prospects and donors with the capacity to make gifts, grants or pledges to achieve an assigned fundraising goal.

Reporting to the director of development and alumni relations, the assistant director of development is a member of the Harrisburg Academy annual giving and major gifts team.  This individual is an integral member of the campaign office and actively partners with members of the development team and faculty to execute the vision and strategy of Bold Ambition: The Campaign for Harrisburg Academy, the Academy’s current comprehensive campaign.

The position is a full-time, 12-month staff appointment.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and implements strategies for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects with capacity to make gifts and pledges.
  • Successfully manages and grows a portfolio of donors and prospects to meet the agreed upon department priorities and goals.  Focuses on building the pipeline of new donors for the campaign by identifying and then qualifying new prospects to secure philanthropic gifts.
  • Earns the trust and respect of members of Harrisburg Academy staff, Board of Trustees, and other stakeholders in order to develop strong working relationships that will advance identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual prospects and donors.
  • Meets or exceeds expectations for annual performance metrics including number of visits, solicitations, and dollars raised.
  • Works closely with the director of development to identify donors with major gift upgrade and planned giving potential.
  • Writes acknowledgment letters, donor stories, and other donor correspondence as needed to proactively manage the portfolio of prospects and donors.
  • Contributes articles and other content for immediate Development Office purposes, as well as the greater Academy community, in the form of newsletters, blogs, social media, and other marketing materials. 
  • Collaborates, participates, and attends all events managed directly by the Development Office and other Academy events as determined by the director of development. 
  • Participates in volunteer management activities as needed.
  • Awareness of Harrisburg Academy academic programs and co-curricular offerings.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor's degree, and preferably a graduate degree, in non-profit management or related discipline or a combination of education and equivalent experience.
  • Five years of experience in development, including a progressive track record of fundraising attainment in academia and a demonstrated ability to work in complex organizations and meet deadlines and goals for multiple highly visible projects and priorities.
  • Proven capacity to build a donor pipeline and develop and execute well thought out strategies and plans for donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Ability to succeed in an entrepreneurial fundraising environment where initiative, drive, creativity, and ingenuity are required.
  • Demonstrated success working both independently and collaboratively with other team members in managing multiple projects and priorities.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen and interact effectively with donors and high-level volunteers.

Harrisburg Academy offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  The Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with contacts of at least three references to Stacy Klann, by Friday, May, 19, 2017, via email only:  developmentjob@harrisburgacademy.org.  Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will be available July 1, 2017, depending on candidate availability and internal scheduling.  No phone calls, please.

 

 

After-School Staff

Harrisburg Academy is currently accepting applications for both areas of our part-time after-school program (Early Childhood/Lower School-aged students and Middle School/Upper School-aged students).  We are seeking individuals who have a love of working with children. The position requires good communication skills, a sense of creativity and enthusiasm, the ability to plan and implement age-appropriate activities, and the skills to work well with parents and community members. Applicants need to be at least 18 years old, are required to pass a full background check, and must be able to adhere to the school's dress code policy. Please send cover letter and/or resume to EDPPosition@harrisburgacademy.org and indicate the age group with whom you are most interested in working (details included below).

 

Extended Day Program (EDP)—late August to early June, 2:30-6 p.m., plus special days

Located on campus, the Extended Day Program is a blend of recreational and enrichment activities based around a series of themes. Teachers / counselors who love working with children, demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, responsibility, and friendliness.  The Extended Day Program helps preschool through elementary school-age students develop both socially and physically through organized recreation and positive encouragement.  We provide a variety of structured and free-choice activities that promote individual and social development.  Daily favorites include crafts, games, and reading, as well as inside and outside play.  Please note that the EDP team also offers child care from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on days when classes are not in session (such as faculty in-service days, parent-teacher conferences, and some school breaks). 


After School Study Clubs—late August to early June, 2:30-6 p.m.

Study hall monitors ensure a safe, studious environment for our Middle School and Upper School Study Clubs (5th through 12th grades). 

 

Essential Functions for After-School Staff Members:
•    Supervise, monitor, and assist children ranging from 3 to 18 years old as they participate in a wide variety of after-school activities, both inside and outside
•    Organize and lead both large- and small-group games and activities that are age-appropriate
•    Clearly communicate and collaborate with all co-workers, parents, and participants
•    Maintain a consistent environment, which includes working as scheduled (flexible schedules are available during program hours)

 

 

Summer Day Camp Counselor—early-June to mid-August 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

An all-day version of our Extended Day Program with added summer activities, including pool time and field trips.
All positions require good communication skills, a sense of creativity and enthusiasm, the ability to plan and implement age-appropriate activities, as well as the skills to work well with parents and other community members.  There are also opportunities to share special knowledge or skills (language, culture, sports, music, etc.).  Applicants for all positions need to be at least 18 years old, are required to pass a full background check for the safety of our children, and must be able to adhere to the school’s dress code policy.  Please send cover letter and/or resume to summercampposition@harrisburgacademy.org.


 

Athletics Department

Middle School Head Girls’ Soccer Coach and Assistant Coach -- 2017 Season

Employment begins Aug. 14, 2017.  Applicants should have prior coaching experience and must submit the required clearance applications.  If interested, please email a letter of interest and resume to director of athletics, Jeane Serino.

Academic Support Teacher

Harrisburg Academy is searching for a qualified person with high-energy and interested in and capable of administering informal and formal student assessment; remediation of student needs; consultation, collaboration, and training with and for faculty and staff; establishing and maintaining partnerships with families; and documentation and reporting of student progress.

Qualifications
•    Degree in special education with a focus on reading and math preferred
•    Knowledge of and experience in administering a variety of assessment tools and methodologies
•    Experience in working with individual students and small groups on short term remediation of specific student needs
•    Experience in collaborating and consulting with faculty and staff
•    Experience in establishing and maintaining strong working partnerships with families
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Experience in developing and implementing professional development training for faculty and staff preferred

Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI clearances, a physical, and a TB test are equired.  Email a cover letter and resume to LSPosition@harrisburgacademy.org (no phone calls or snail mail submissions).

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