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Why Work at Emma

Founded in 1814, Emma Willard School was built on the notion that women could excel in an academically rigorous environment, just like men. Over 200 years later, Emma remains an institution that thrives on intellectual curiosity and making way for everyone’s voice to be heard. Surrounded by century-old gothic architecture, EMployees at Emma Willard School become a part of a community that is surrounded by tradition, yet focused on meeting the greatest challenges of our world. From working toward anti-racism to addressing climate change to pursuing social justice, the Emma community is engaged in combining academic excellence with real-world impact. What’s more, we genuinely care about one another while we’re doing it.

If you love being a part of something greater than yourself, Emma is your place. If you love being a part of a community that supports and cares about one another, Emma is your place. If you love striving for excellence, Emma is your place.

Current Openings

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  • Adjunct Music Instructor

    Emma Willard School seeks enthusiastic and dedicated teachers to work as Adjunct Music Instructors in the area of voice during the 2022-2023. The Applied Music Program offers instrumental and vocal lessons. The instructor must be able to teach a range of students from beginning to advanced levels and have experience in preparing students for NYSSMA festivals. The instructor will work with the applied music director and the music faculty to ensure an integrated and cohesive music program. The candidate will be encouraged to use creative and innovative teaching practices as well as flexibility for scheduling lessons. This person will demonstrate a commitment to bringing out the absolute best in each student and open collaboration with colleagues.

    Position Purpose / Expected Results:
    The position would require teaching across multiple levels and collaborating regularly with the music faculty. They will be responsible for attending to each student’s ability and guiding consistent progress. Dedication to the holistic wellness of students is essential, as is ability and comfort in frequent communication with students’ advisors and director of the applied music program. 
    We seek someone with expertise in navigating today’s changing and diverse landscape and will help the School promote and nurture diversity, equity, access and inclusion. The School encourages candidates from under-represented groups and individuals who have demonstrated experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

    Key Areas of Responsibility:
    1. Create a schedule of lessons for the semester for each student in the area of solo vocal instruction.
    2. Guide students through appropriate repertoire for their level of ability.
    3. Offer substantive feedback within a timely manner
    4. Keep accurate records of attendance
    5. Compose student comments each semester
    6. Provide individual support to students as needed
    7. Working with the director of the applied music program. communicate with students’ advisors, parents, and/or houseparents as appropriate
    8. Collaborate with the director of the applied music program on preparing students for recitals and performances.
    9. Be a positive force in the lives of students
    Minimum Requirements / Qualifications / Competencies:
    • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Music or related field
    • Have a minimum of two years of teaching experience
    • Be a strong advocate for all-girls’ education
    • Have a strong desire to contribute to a collaborative music program
    • Have a good working knowledge of Google, Microsoft Word, comfort with online learning-management systems, and enthusiasm for experimenting with learning technologies
    • Have patience, enthusiasm, and the ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines
    • Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development
    • Demonstrate superior judgment
    Preferred Qualifications / Competencies:
    • Advanced degree in Music or in education preferred
    • Knowledge and experience of how to teach high school students online
    Emma Willard School requires employees to be fully vaccinated with the exception of qualifying exemptions. Please apply through the school's Career Center website.
  • Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations & Campus Events

    The Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations and Campus Events is an important member of the Advancement team. This position is primarily responsible for developing and executing regional alumnae events in partnership with the Director of Alumnae Relations and Campus Events. In addition, the Assistant Director will play an integral role in the development and support of Reunion Weekend events and four other major campus events: Commencement, Fall Family Weekend, Spring Showcase, and Revels Receptions. They will work as a liaison to the Emma Fund team in the Reunion Giving program, and be a liaison to the Communications Office in the development of electronic and on-line media outreach to alumnae.

    We seek someone with expertise in navigating today’s changing and diverse landscape and will help the School promote and nurture diversity, equity, access and inclusion. The School encourages candidates from under-represented groups and individuals who have demonstrated experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

    Specific Responsibilities:
    • Develop and organize regional alumnae events in partnership with the Director of Alumnae Relations and Campus Events, and execute all details related to hospitality, logistics, food-service, media, facilities, rental services, and cross-campus collaboration.
    • Assist with the planning and implementation of Reunion including recruiting and managing Reunion Class Chairs celebrating their milestone Reunions.
    • Serve as liaison and provide support for alumnae volunteer groups.
    • In coordination with the Director of Alumnae Relations and Campus Events, plan and execute electronic and online media with special focus on increasing alumnae engagement.
    • Organize and coordinate Alumnae Association Council meetings and execute all details related to hospitality, logistics, food-service, and meeting documents.
    • Support the Director of Alumnae Relations and Campus Events in the management and organization of five major campus events, including Reunion, Commencement, Fall Family Weekend, Revels performances, and Spring Showcase. Collaborate with colleagues in administrative offices (including, but not limited to Admissions, Development, and Communications) in the execution of these campus events.
    • Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumnae who reside locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
    • Perform other duties as assigned. 
    Minimum Requirements / Qualifications / Competencies: 
    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Minimum of five years of experience in alumnae relations/development or position(s) involving similar areas of responsibility.
    • Event planning experience strongly preferred.
    • Willingness to travel.
    • Highly motivated and able to work independently.
    • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
    • Proficient use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail and presentation technologies.
    • Knowledge of constituent management software Raiser’s Edge preferred.
    • Ability to manage multiple functions or projects simultaneously.
    We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.

    Emma Willard School requires employees to be fully vaccinated with the exception of qualifying exemptions. You will need to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration. Please apply through the school's Career Center website.
  • Director of Facilities Construction Management & Planning 

    Reporting to the CFO, and in collaboration with the Director of Facilities Management (Operations). The Director of Facilities Construction Management & Planning will take a lead role in the coordination and management of new construction, renovations and capital improvement projects.

    The Director plans and directs construction projects for Emma Willard School by managing the development, implementation, and evaluation of complex designs. The Director ensures the completion of projects as efficiently and effectively as possible through evaluating changes that substantially impact the scope, budget, or schedule of the project. The Director is responsible for resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. The Director is the liaison for all construction and planning with appropriate construction companies, architects and site engineers as appropriate to ensure the completion of the project. 

    Emma Willard School is a nationally recognized, academically rigorous, preparatory boarding and day high school for girls. We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds.  The School encourages candidates from under-represented groups and individuals who have demonstrated experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service to apply.   

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Direct all capital projects, including the planning, budgeting, implementation and documentation.
    • Primary point of contact for all contractors, architects, engineers, consultants and other parties.
    • Provide status updates during all phases of the project.
    • Assist in the drafting and directing the RFP’s, bids, procurement and contract document preparation phase.
    • Review and manage construction documents, specifications, shop drawings and contracts.
    • Track job progress against schedules; confirm substantial completion and punch lists are complete.
    Internal and External Communications
    • Manage and schedule all meetings with EWS stakeholders, architects, contractors, consultants and vendors.
    • Collaborate effectively with the Facilities Management Director to ensure campus equipment and maintenance standards and specifications are met and sustained.
    • Coordinate training to ensure affected employees are provided appropriate training in the operation and maintenance of new or renovated systems and equipment.
    • Be available on an “on-call” basis to solve facilities’ issues on nights and weekends as needed; assign and delegate work to ensure the smooth operation of the campus
     Administrative Duties
    • Review & reconcile pay applications, invoices, verification of payments and change orders.
    • Prepare reports and budget updates for the CFO on a regular basis and as requested
    • Coordinate with the Director of Facilities Management scheduling of move-in and start up operations.
    • Maintain orderly records of blueprints, of all campus structures and Operations Manuals for all campus equipment, as a complete and accurate source of reference
    • Track and communicate budgetary needs in a timely manner for expected work to the CFO and collaborate with the Director of Facilities Management for all operational needs.
    • Ensure that safe work practices are consistently employed and personal protective equipment is properly utilized throughout managed functions
    • Provide project management oversight for in-house construction and maintenance projects
    • Other duties as assigned
    Minimum Requirements / Qualifications / Competencies:  
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering or equivalent successful work experience.
    • 7+ years experience in construction project management or architecture.
    • Ability to schedule projects; strong sense of time frames needed for all aspects of construction.
    • Ability to estimate capital projects and develop budgets for projects.
    • Valid construction supervisor license.
    • Ability to develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the environmental work performed to ensure regulatory compliance and operations enhancement.
    • Ability to effectively supervise large and small groups of workers and set and communicate priorities.
    • Ability to consider relative costs and benefits of potential actions and make appropriate determination.
    • Proficiency with MS Office
    • Excellent organization, oral and written communication skills
    • Strong attention to details
    • Ability to multitask effectively
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community;
    • Ability to manage, and sensitivity to, highly confidential information
    • Valid Driver’s License
    Physical Demands - Ability to frequently:
    • walk from one work site to the next
    • finger, pick and pinch objects
    • sit for sustained periods of time
    • receive and communicate information with others to safely and effectively perform functions of job
    • sustain substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers
    Ability to occasionally:
    • climb ladders, stairs, ramps, poles
    • reach, feel and grasp objects
    • Close visual acuity to view a computer terminal, inspect small parts, operate machines and motor vehicles and make general observations of facilities or structures
    • Ability to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects up to 50 lbs.
    Working Conditions
    • Worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions
    • Worker is occasionally subject to hazards, including physical conditions, working proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, high heat and chemicals
    • Worker is occasionally subject to atmospheric conditions, including fumes, odors, dust, gasses, poor ventilation, latex and mold
    We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. We offer a competitive and attractive total compensation package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.

    Please apply through the school's Career Center website. You will need to submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.
  • Director of Learning Support

    Emma Willard School seeks a Director of Learning Support to join our team in the 2022-23 school year. The Director of Learning Support is a 12-month position that reports to the Assistant Head of School. The director leads the learning support team including the learning support course instructors and academic support assistants, and works in collaboration with counseling services, class deans, dean of students, and assistant head of school to oversee programming and support for the optimal development of each student. 

    As the leader of the Learning Support program at Emma Willard School, the director is an educator and learning specialist who possesses expertise in research-based strategies to meet the needs of a range of learners, and the ability to provide training and development for Emma Willard School teachers. The director recognizes and appreciates the diversity and range of learning needs among students and works collaboratively with students, their families, and their teachers to understand and support all students. 

    We seek someone with expertise in navigating today’s changing and diverse landscape and will help the School promote and nurture diversity, equity, access and inclusion. The School encourages candidates from under-represented groups and individuals who have demonstrated experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

    Position Purpose / Expected Results:
    • Envision, develop, and lead the school’s comprehensive learning support program to provide support services to Emma Willard Students in all subject areas.
    • Communicate a clear vision for learning support at Emma Willard School where all students have equal access to learning and support.
    • Design powerful professional development that deepens each teacher’s understanding of teaching and learning through an understanding of the field of mind, brain and education science, instructional best practices, methods of differentiation, and the role of equity in learning. 
    • Cultivate relationships with students and their families built on trust and expertise, such that families experience partnership in the growth and development of their children.
    • Serve as a coach for department members and classroom teachers and as a resource  to the entire community.
    • Develop and clearly explain Emma Willard School’s support structures for students, families, and faculty that are streamlined, accessible, and consistently applied. 
    • Work with the admissions office, admission candidates and their families to identify appropriate students for admission to Emma Willard School, and provide a smooth academic transition to Emma Willard School. As appropriate, provide data (academic history, transcripts, intake testing data, and interpretation of educational testing) of new students to faculty.
    • Participate in regular faculty, staff, and committee meetings; school functions; and school-wide professional development activities during and after school hours.
    • Write academic learning plans which include accommodations and support services for students.
    • Establish mechanisms to collect data regarding the implementation of services and evaluate the effectiveness of the Learning Support Program in meeting its goals.
    • Be a positive force in the lives of students.
    Minimum Requirements / Qualifications / Competencies:
    • A Master’s Degree in Education, with focus on Learning Disabilities, Special Education, or similar
    • At least 3 years of experience
    • Have a good working knowledge of Google, Microsoft Word, comfort with online learning-management systems, and enthusiasm for experimenting with learning technologies
    • Patience, enthusiasm, and the ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines
    • Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development
    • Demonstrate superior judgment
    • Have a valid driver's license.
    We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.

    Emma Willard School requires employees to be fully vaccinated with the exception of qualifying exemptions. You will need to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration. Please apply through the school's Career Center website.
  • Math/Science Instructor

    Emma Willard School seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher to work as a full-time, temporary mathematics and science instructor for the 2022-2023 academic school year. The position requires the flexibility to teach across various levels and disciplines of math and science. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach Chemistry and math courses ranging from Algebra I to Precalculus. The instructor should be prepared to teach across multiple levels and will collaborate regularly with other teachers of all levels. The instructor will work with the department chairs and faculty in the math and science departments to ensure an integrated and cohesive curriculum. Additionally, the instructor will be encouraged to use creative and innovative teaching practices. This person will demonstrate a commitment to bringing out the absolute best in each student, open collaboration with colleagues, and meaningful professional development. 
    The instructor will participate in the active review and creation of scope and sequence for math and science courses while using the Emma Willard School academic program pillars of intellectual flexibility, purpose and community, and equity and justice as a guide. The math and science faculty use a variety of tools and techniques, including but not limited to experiential learning and reflection practices, to help students be confident learning math and science. Dedication to the holistic wellness of students is essential, as is the ability and comfort in frequent communication with students’ advisors and parents. Emma Willard School faculty regularly participate in community-wide professional development and each faculty member works with their department chair to develop a plan for their personal professional growth.

    As a boarding school, Emma Willard asks all teachers to contribute to the overall life of the school. These responsibilities will include helping with dorm life and co-curricular activities (e.g. coaching, after school physical education, advising a student activity group, etc) that fill the needs of the school and, ideally, intersect with the interest or expertise of the instructor.  

    We seek someone who is committed to and willing to navigate today’s changing and diverse landscape. This individual will help the school promote and nurture diversity, equity, and inclusion. The School encourages candidates from under-represented groups and individuals who have demonstrated experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service to apply.

    Key Areas of Responsibility:
    • Teach four classes with a combination of math and science classes to be determined based on department needs
    • Create and administer appropriate assessments as consistent with departmental philosophy and practice
    • Grade assessments and offer substantive feedback within a timely manner
    • Keep accurate records of assignments, attendance, and grades on an online learning management system
    • Compose student comments quarterly or as assigned
    • Provide individual support to students as needed
    • Communicate with students’ advisors, parents, and/or houseparents as appropriate
    • Participate in school-wide functions and events
    • Attend and contribute to departmental, faculty, and faculty/staff meetings
    • Participate in weekend duty four times per year
    • Lead co-curricular activities (coaching, advising, etc.)
    • Be a positive force in the lives of students
     
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in math, a scientific discipline (physics, chemistry, biology), or a related field
    • Be a strong advocate for the Emma Willard School mission
    • Demonstrate excellence in course design, planning, and implementation
    • Demonstrate a commitment to laboratory safety and best-practices in the lab
    • Have a strong desire to contribute to a collaborative course-level team
    • Have a good working knowledge of Google, Microsoft Word, comfort with online learning-management systems, and enthusiasm for experimenting with learning technologies
    • Patience, enthusiasm, and the ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines
    • Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development
    • Demonstrate superior judgment
    • Have a valid driver's license

    Preferred Qualifications/Competencies:
    • Advanced degree in math, science, and/or education
    • 3 years of math and/or science-teaching experience
    • Knowledge and experience of how to teach math and/or science online
    • Experience using experiential learning practices such as project-based learning, problem-based learning, and community engagement in a math and/or science classroom

    We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.

    Emma Willard School requires employees to be fully vaccinated with the exception of qualifying exemptions. You will need to submit a resume, cover letter, and teaching statement to be considered for the position.
  • Resident Faculty

    Resident faculty at Emma Willard School set the intellectual and cultural tone of the dormitory and are responsible for students’ physical safety and well-being. Resident faculty cultivate the hall’s social life, hosting teas, weekend events, and holiday and  other events. They are responsible for the daily administration of the dormitory halls, addressing facilities concerns, working with students to resolve conflicts, program planning, and serving as a resource for residents within their halls. Working as a team, the Resident Faculty Department fosters a healthy and inclusive residential environment where each student feels supported and can grow authentically with space to explore their potential alongside their peers.   

    Resident faculty are professionals interested in adolescent development and in the creation of programming that builds character and challenges growth. Residential life is a part of the Emma Willard program, and our residential faculty embed our program pillars into the residential experience. In the dormitories, resident faculty use their expertise in experiential learning to support and promote student growth with every interaction. Through their work teaching in the READY curriculum, resident faculty deliver the school’s life-skills curriculum and guide students’ to reflect on authentic definitions of success and habits that cultivate a healthy life.

    Resident faculty work closely with the student leaders (Proctors and Peer Leaders in Training) living on their hall. Resident faculty are trained in teaching leadership to students and use that expertise to counsel and support our student dormitory leaders. In partnership, residential faculty and student leaders build community and belonging for all students. 
     
    We seek someone who is committed to and willing to navigate today’s changing and diverse landscape. This individual will help the school promote and nurture diversity, equity, and inclusion. The School encourages candidates from under-represented groups and individuals who have demonstrated experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service to apply. .

    Key Areas of Responsibilities:
    • Create a vibrant, safe and connected residential hall community
    • In partnership with the Residential Faculty team, create and deliver a residential program that aligns with the School’s Program Pillars
    • Teach the school’s life-skills curriculum in the  READY seminar
    • Assess and support the wellbeing and growth for students in their hall
    • Be an advocate for student needs and concerns by communicating with parents/guardians, health center and counseling staff, advisors, teachers, and administrators.
    • Work in partnership with the Director of Community Life and Student Activities Manager to deliver a vibrant weekend activities program, including planning and leading weekly on-campus events
    • Participate in faculty responsibilities including attending and contributing to departmental, faculty, and employee meetings, composing quarterly comments, managing off-campus leaves and permissions and transportation, etc.
    • Serve as advisor to 4-5 students as part of a grade-level advising team
    • Lead co-curricular activities; (e.g. head/assistant coach or an equivalent extracurricular commitment).
    Personal Qualities 
    • Be a strong advocate for the Emma Willard School mission
    • Be a collaborative colleague, foster the spirit of teamwork and rapport with students, advisors, and teachers. 
    • Demonstrate maturity, humility, professionalism, confidence, integrity, confidentiality, and a strong work ethic. 
    • Be organized with logistics and effective with execution of events. 
    • Ability to work with parents and families in support of the overall student experience.
    • Ability to form positive relationships with adolescents from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
    • Demonstrated interest in adolescent growth and development.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.
    Qualifications 
    • Bachelor’s degree required. 
    • Relevant experience in residential life or youth mentoring.
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Demonstrated skill using technology.
    We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.

    Emma Willard School requires employees to be fully vaccinated with the exception of qualifying exemptions. You will need to submit a resume and  cover letter to be considered for the position. Please apply through the school's Career Center website.

Questions?

Saytra Green
Director of Human Resources
285 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
sgreen@emmawillard.org

Our Mission and Values


Honoring its founder’s vision, Emma Willard School proudly fosters in each student a love of learning, the habits of an intellectual life, and the character, moral strength, and qualities of leadership to serve and shape her world. For EMployees, that centering mission gives each task a greater purpose. Whether the work at hand is caring for the beautiful campus, teaching in the classroom, sanitizing desks, parenting teenagers in the dorm, processing accounts payable, troubleshooting technology, or any number of other vital roles... EMployees are dedicated to facilitating the work that shapes young minds for a better future. 

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Diversity at Emma Willard School


At Emma Willard School, we commit ourselves to building a community that values and celebrates differences, encourages dialogue, fosters mutual respect, and highlights our shared purpose and ideals. Our community is intended to be inclusive of individuals of every race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability or place of origin, providing equitable employment opportunities on a campus committed to ideals of diversity in the workplace and the classroom.

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Employee Benefits

In addition to the benefits of being part of a dynamic, supportive community, Emma Willard School provides its employees with a benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement contributions, and paid time off. Emma Willard School is committed to the wellbeing of our families, so EMployees benefit from childcare reimbursement, discounted tuition at Susan Odell Taylor School, as well as remission of tuition to Emma Willard School. 

Working in a boarding community means you may enjoy sharing meals with your co-workers and students in the dining hall, which features seasonal locally-grown produce, fresh-made entrées, artisan-style sandwiches, homemade soups and dressings… all accommodating vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free diets. Enjoy the use of our workout facilities, swimming pool, tennis courts, track, and 40 acres of wooded and grassy areas for exploration. You may even find yourself chaperoning a field trip to a museum, mentoring a Signature project, or joining in fun weekend activities!

Embracing Troy and the New York Capital Region

Emma Willard School is located atop Mount Ida in Troy, New York, in the heart of New York’s Capital Region. This region is home to the New York state government, companies engaged in technology and scientific development, renowned academic institutions, and a vibrant local arts scene. Outside the walls of Emma, you’ll find bustling farmer’s markets, cafés, shops, and city-wide events. Emma Willard School is less than three hours away from major cultural destinations including New York City, Boston, Montreal, and a short drive to the beautiful Adirondack State Park, the Catskill Mountains, and the Berkshires.

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