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Emma Willard School is a nationally recognized, academically rigorous, 200 year-old college preparatory boarding and day school for girls. We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community.

Emma Willard School is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Openings

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  • Chinese Instructor

    Position Purpose / Expected Results:
    Emma Willard School seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher to work in the Language Department as a full-time Chinese instructor to join our energetic and collaborative team for the 2020-2021 school year teaching Chinese I-IV. The incumbent will teach across multiple levels and will collaborate regularly with other teachers of all levels. They will be responsible for 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. The instructor will participate in the active review and creation of scope and sequence for the Chinese language courses. The Language faculty use a variety of tools and techniques to create confident language users and learners. Instructors encourage educated risk-taking using the target language, and facilitate exploration and enjoyment of the cultural components related to language learning. Dedication to the holistic wellness of students is essential, as is ability and comfort in frequent communication with students’ advisors and parents.
     
    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 teaching, and/or service to apply.
     
    Key Areas of Responsibility:
    • Create daily lesson plans
    • 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 a learning management system online
    • 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 and staff meetings
    • Participate in weekend duty four times per year
    • Lead co-curricular activities
    • Be a positive force in the lives of students
    Minimum Requirements / Qualifications / Competencies:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Chinese or related field., advanced degree in Chinese or in education preferred
    • Three years of Chinese-teaching experience
    • Demonstrate excellence in course design, planning, and implementation
    • 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
    • Be skilled at fostering students’ independent Chinese speaking, reading and writing skills through an engaging and active class environment
    • Have patience, enthusiasm, and the ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines
    • Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development
    • Demonstrate superior judgment
    The incumbent may be on their feet, sitting for prolonged periods of time.
     
    Preferred Qualifications Advanced degree in Chinese or in education preferred
    • Ability to teach multiple languages
    • Knowledge and experience of how to teach language online
    Emma Willard School is committed to being an inclusive community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
     
    We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community.

    In accordance with American Disability Act, please contact Human Resources if you need an accommodation 518-833-1367 or sgreen@emmawillard.org.

    Please apply through the school's Career Center website.
  • Digital Marketing Strategist

    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. We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.

    Emma Willard School seeks a digital marketing strategist who will co-develop and implement digital and multi-channel marketing content and tactics. The individual will utilize (and help create) web copy, video, podcasting, search engine optimization (SEO), and various other marketing efforts to drive traffic to our web pages, generate interest in our school, and help build and manage the Emma Willard School brand. 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.

    Responsibilities  
    • Assist in all search engine marketing (SEM) activities including campaign creation, execution, optimization, and analysis of paid digital media efforts including social, paid, search, and content marketing
    • Collaborate with the communications team to co-create compelling ad copy for digital campaigns utilizing relevant and compelling messaging
    • Create workflow strategies that produce a coherent user experience for SEM traffic
    • Work collaboratively with a small communications team and with Emma Willard School’s internal stakeholders to augment traffic and interest, and serve as a champion for search marketing.
    • Assess website content, digital properties using analytics and reporting to identify optimization improvements
    • Handle the day-to-day management of multiple SEM projects
    • Work independently on all aspects of SEM, including research, strategy, and implementation
    • Proactively learn about search engine behaviors, technology, news and strategies and present key developments and discoveries with the other communications team members  
    • Ensure all-around consistency of content (style, fonts, images, and tone)
    • Participate and share responsibility for collaborative team posture  
    Knowledge, skills, and temperament required:  
    • Bachelor’s degree in English, marketing, communications, or related field
    • 2 - 3 years of work experience in organic SEO, SEM, internet marketing activities, or related field
    • Experience with research, planning, and content development  
    • Google Analytics data analysis skills
    • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and video editing skills desired
    • Possess exceptional communication skills - both verbal and written
    • Detail-oriented with strong project management skills
    • Ability to set and meet deadlines while remaining agile in adapting to the school’s needs  
    • Writing/editing experience, knowledge of content management systems (CMS), and familiarity with HubSpot a plus
    • A keen interest in issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Appreciation for women’s empowerment and education
    • Intellectually curious and enjoys taking on new challenges for continued growth and development
    • A quick learner, self-motivated and self-directed; however, thrives in a team and can take direction  
    This role may have prolonged exposure to computer screens and will require the ability to focus for extended periods. The individual will need to be able to carry and set-up camera equipment and be comfortable working in varied settings.

    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
285 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 | P: 518.833.1300 F: 518.833.1815
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