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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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  • Director of Advancement Services

    Emma Willard School is seeking a Director of Advancement Services. The Director of Advancement Services manages the school’s fundraising database and supervises the Coordinator of Advancement Services.  Through data integrity and enhancement, management of our reporting needs, and staff training, The Director of Advancement Services ensures the necessary information infrastructure is in place to meet our constituency engagement and fundraising goals. The Director of Advancement Services is expected to be the office expert on our database system, currently Raiser’s Edge, and to ensure advancement policies and procedures are followed as they relate to gifts and data.

    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 and service to apply.

    Key Areas of Responsibility: 

    • Manage the advancement office’s database, Raiser’s Edge, ensuring data and gift integrity and enhancement to meet Advancement’s engagement and fundraising goals. This includes overseeing the Coordinator of Advancement Services in gift entry and maintenance of codes and tracking systems within the Raiser’s Edge.
    • Understand and manage the advancement office’s reporting and analysis needs, which includes research and implementation of software tools and/or database enhancements as necessary.  This includes production of inter-departmental and external lists and reports, supporting stewardship and networking efforts, and compiling data for department projects and public surveys.
    • Identify and implement staff training of Raiser’s Edge and other appropriate advancement software/database tools as needed.  Mentor Coordinator of Advancement Services to promote the ongoing development of skills.
    • Manage the development office’s gift recording policies and, in partnership with donor relations, acknowledgement process.
    • Collaborate with information systems and the business office to ensure appropriate data integration and communication and to create and implement necessary advancement policies and procedures. 
    Minimum Requirements / Qualifications / Competencies:  
    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • 5-7 years of experience working with fundraising databases.
    • Expert knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar relational databases especially as that knowledge relates to reporting on and analysis of data.
    • Detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple priorities and consistently meet deadlines.
    • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and email technologies.
    • Ability to work independently and make sound judgements.
    • Good interpersonal, communication, and supervisory skills.
    • High level of accuracy in recording data and disseminating information.
    Preferred Qualifications:  
    • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge
    We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. We offer a competitive total compensation package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Executive Assistant to the Head of School

    Emma Willard School is seeking an executive assistant to the head of school to be a key partner, ensuring that all constituencies have access to the head of school and the head of school has the information flow needed for healthy, efficient decision-making. This position requires the utmost confidentiality and requires absolute discretion. The successful candidate will be a member of the senior administration and be the gatekeeper of sensitive information.

    The culture promises to be an authentic community with deep personalization, the executive assistant must have authenticity and personalization in mind with each interaction, even as they are mindful of the extreme confidentiality demanded by the role.  This person is also the primary support staff to the board of trustees, providing and storing documents as needed, efficiently assisting to support a board culture which mirrors that of the school. 

    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 service to apply.

    Key Areas of Responsibility:
    • Ensures that critical information flows unimpeded and efficiently to and from the head of school to trustees, alumnae, faculty, staff, parents, and students.  As necessary acts to ensure the head of school’s intentions are carried out with brand promises in mind.
    • Proactive and forward thinking with anticipating the needs of the head of school. Use discretion in scheduling and prioritizing meetings.
    • The staff resource to the board of trustees, providing any and all support as necessary, to include taking minutes at all full board meetings and governance committee meetings, managing relevant documents and archives, responding as requested to the board chair’s support needs, and maintaining the board portal.
    • Develop and maintain a password-protected website portal for Trustees and Honorary Trustees, containing current meeting and resource materials. Manage all legal documents (Conflict of Interest and Disclosure, Trustee Responsibilities)
    • Prepare new Trustees with orientation materials and plan the new Trustee orientation.
    • Organize and plan events for the head of school and board of trustees. Models healthy collaboration with staff from all other operational areas to deliver major school events in a fiscally responsible, brand-centric fashion.
    • Coordinate and plan travel with the Head of Advancement and Head of Enrollment Management to attend alumnae events, meetings with high level donors, and admissions events. Make all travel arrangements for the Head of School.
    • Support the head of school in all operational areas, and, as requested by the head of school, lends support to other key senior administrators to ensure smooth operation of school affairs.
    • Draft, proofread and format documents and correspondence.
    • Maintain the Head’s calendar, managing an extremely active schedule of appointments.
    • Track and maintain all expenses to reconcile monthly expense statements.
    • Plan and organize faculty/staff back-to-school welcome event and end of year celebration.
    • Ability to occasionally work outside of the work day for board meetings and special programs and events.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the head of school, such as calendar management, special projects associated with strategic initiatives.
      Minimum Requirements/Qualifications/Competencies:
    • Bachelor’s degree is not required, strong writing skills are essential
    • A minimum of seven years of experience providing administrative support
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to understand intuitively what must be confidential
    • Appreciation for and commitment to Emma Willard’s distinctive mission  
    • Flexible, responsible, resourceful with effective time-management skills   
    • Excellent organizational skills with a keen eye for detail
    • Ability to work independently and creatively within established guidelines
    • Ability to prioritize responsibilities
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Professional demeanor, sense of humor, with a pleasant phone manner and a positive attitude, patient, excellent listener
    We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring diverse experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. We offer a competitive total compensation package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. Emma Willard School is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Resident Faculty

    Resident Faculty at Emma foster a healthy and inclusive residential environment where each girl feels empowered to live comfortably and grow authentically with space to explore her potential alongside her peers. We are seeking a responsible, caring, energetic, and engaged professional who is interested in helping high school girls make connections, develop relationships, and navigate all aspects of community living. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree is preferred) and relevant experience in residential life and/or youth mentoring. This person will also have strong written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, and a genuine interest in living and working with adolescent girls as they develop their sense of self in an academically rigorous educational living environment. This is a live-in position with a mixture of evening/weekend and daytime responsibilities. This job is performed from the employee’s residence (apartment within the dorm) so they must be prepared to share the space as well as the entrance and exit with the students. Sharing space within the residence is not required during the pandemic.
    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 service to apply.
     
    Key Areas of Responsibilities:
    • Supervise a residential hall of 14-25 adolescent girls, establishing a safe, inclusive, and empowering community
    • Communicate regularly with parents, health center staff, advisors, teachers, and administrators about student progress
    • Work with other Residential Faculty to implement and review an age-appropriate residential program and curriculum
    • Manage off-campus leaves and permissions
    • Serve as advisor to 3-4 students as part of a grade-level advising team
    • A co-curricular responsibility (leadership of a student club, coaching, etc.) assigned based on skills, interests, and school need
    Minimum Requirements / Qualifications / Competencies: 
    • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree is preferred) and relevant experience in residential life and/or youth mentoring.
    • Willingness to live in a residential dormitory with daytime, evening and weekend responsibilities.
    • Genuine interest in and commitment to adolescent growth and development.
    • Experience with multi-cultural, diverse populations is preferred.
    • Must be detail oriented and possess superior judgment.
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment to accomplish a wide variety of tasks.
    • Ability to form positive relationships with adolescent girls from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
    • Interest in relevant professional development experiences.
    We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.

    Please apply through the school's Career Center website


  • Science Fellow

    Position Purpose/ Expected Results:  

    Our Teaching Fellows contribute to life at our school and earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at the Capital Region campus of Clarkson Graduate School. The fellows participate in professional development opportunities throughout their time at Emma Willard School. This two-year position involves teaching while receiving support and guidance from an experienced teaching mentor. The fellow will also coach at least one season of a sport and will have residential life responsibilities. Compensation includes full payment for graduate school tuition, room and board during the school year, and a stipend. 

    The Science Fellow will teach two sections of introductory physics or introductory chemistry each semester. The fellow will be responsible for collaborating regularly with science teachers of all levels. Emma Willard’s lab-based science curriculum strives to engage students consistently in hands-on scientific investigation and inquiry learning. The Science Fellow will contribute to the continuous effort to review, refresh and expand the laboratory program throughout the science curriculum. 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 research, teaching, and/or service to apply.

    To be considered for this position, the candidate needs also to be accepted into the graduate program at Clarkson University. The graduate program starts in June 2021.

    Responsibilities 
    1. Create daily lesson plans working with partner teachers and a mentor. 
    2. Work with teachers to understand the scope and sequence of the science curriculum 
    3. Participate in and build upon the science laboratory curriculum. 
    4. Hold self and students to the highest level of safety standards in the science laboratory. 
    5. Create and administer appropriate assessments as consistent with departmental philosophy and practice. 
    6. Grade assessments and offer substantive feedback in a timely manner. 
    7. Keep accurate records of assignments, attendance, and grades on the electronic learning management system. 
    8. Compose student comments at the end of grading periods. 
    9. Provide individual support to students as needed. 
    10. Communicate with students’ advisors, parents, and/or houseparents as appropriate. 
    11. Participate in school-wide functions and events. 
    12. Attend and contribute to departmental, faculty, and faculty and staff meetings. 
    13. Coach at least one sport or an equivalent extracurricular commitment.
    14. Work one night a week and several weekends a year in the dorm.
    15. Be a positive force in the lives of students. 
    Minimum Requirements / Qualifications / Competencies: 
    • Hold a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or physics and/or other science discipline. 
    • Have a growth mindset and desire to hone your teaching practice through reflection and hard work.
    • Be a strong advocate for all-girls’ education. 
    • Have a strong desire to contribute to a collaborative course-level team. 
    • Have a good working knowledge of Google Suite, 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 superior judgement. 
    We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. We offer a competitive total compensation package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving

    Emma Willard School is seeking an Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving. The Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving plays a key role within the Advancement team, securing financial resources to support the goals of the School. Efforts are focused primarily on the Reunion Giving and Young Alumnae Giving program of the Emma Fund.

    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 and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research and service to apply.

    Key Areas of Responsibility:  
    • Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of annual fundraising strategies for the Reunion Giving Program to achieve annually determined goals and objectives.
    • In coordination with the Director of Annual Giving and the Office of Communications, strategically plan and execute electronic and print solicitations plus giving challenges with a special focus on increasing Emma Fund participation and dollars raised. 
    • Work with the Director of Donor Relations to ensure effective stewardship of donors to The Reunion Giving program.
    • Establish the young alumnae giving program (Triangle Associates) from senior gift to 15 years out. 
    • Manage a pool of Emma Fund prospects. Travel as appropriate to recruit/manage volunteers, cultivate relationships, and solicit prospects. 
    Minimum Requirements / Qualifications / Competencies:  
    • Bachelor’s degree 
    • 5 - 7 years experience in fundraising 
    • In-depth knowledge of fundraising databases (preferably Raiser’s Edge), web-based and internet resources
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and effectively with diverse constituencies, including alumnae, students, faculty, and staff
    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail
    • Ability to travel on behalf of the school
    We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring diverse experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. We offer a competitive total compensation package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. Emma Willard School is an equal opportunity employer.

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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