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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.

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  • Director of Alumnae Relations and Campus Events

    In 1814 Emma Willard School was founded by a woman determined to map uncharted territory, to bring what was unknown to women and make it known, to find new ground, name it and claim it. Emma Hart Willard dared us to look within and see beyond. And in her spirit, we don’t feel bounded by others’ boundaries.
     
    Our goal is to strengthen the connection and engagement with 8,000+ alumnae of Emma Willard School. We honor and celebrate their accomplishments and their voice as they represent the values of Emma Hart Willard in their personal and professional lives.
     
    We seek a Director of Alumnae Relations and Campus Events who is responsible for leading Alumnae Relations programs to complement and support the mission of the School. As a key member in the School advancement effort, s/he is responsible for the overall administration of the Alumnae Relations Office, including strategic planning, fiscal management, and program development; and is accountable for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that engage our 8,000+ alumnae and provide tangible benefits to alumnae.  This is a hands-on and creative role, based at our campus in Troy, NY and reports to the Head of Advancement.
     
    Using data and analysis from a recent Alumnae Survey, and serving as an ambassador for the School, the Director is charged with creating and maintaining  pathways for alumnae participation that advance the goals of the School; working closely with alumnae who are interested in providing professional expertise and volunteer service to their alma mater; collaborating with colleagues in the administration; facilitating a robust and meaningful Alumnae Reunion Weekend program; partnering with Advancement colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumnae giving; and serving as a liaison between the Alumnae Association Council and the administrative leadership. The Director will also lead and coordinate other campus events, including Commencement, Family Weekend, Revels Receptions, Spring Showcase, and other related programs.
     
    Emma Willard School is seeking a strong, experienced and effective communicator and collaborator.  Candidates should have demonstrated mastery of translating goals into programs and initiatives.  S/he should be ambitious, strategic, creative, and an imaginative thinker who thrives in a fast-paced, close-knit community and be willing to travel on behalf of the school.
     
    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.
     
    Interested candidates should apply online through our career center.
  • Director of Human Resources

    As a key member of the business services staff and a direct report to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Human Resources is a thought leader and strong collaborator, effectively builds on the ideas of others, thinks about school employees, and is passionate about talent management. 
     
    The Director of Human Resources proactively assists directors to lead effectively, create diverse and inclusive teams, develop their staff, and deliver outstanding results.  The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs and formulates partnerships across the school to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the strategic objectives of the organization.
     
    The Director of Human Resources originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.   
     
    Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field required and have professional certification (SHRM, HRCI).  A working knowledge of human resource principles, procedures and practices and relevant federal and state regulations is required.  The candidate should be an effective team builder, have exceptional written and oral communication and group presentation skills and the ability to deal with multiple priorities, functions, and activities. Candidates should have five or more years of relevant experience in a strategic HR role. 
    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.
     
    Interested candidates should apply online through our career center.
  • School Store Coordinator

    Emma Willard School is seeking a School Store Coordinator to join the team.  This position plans, organizes, and directs the operation of the Emma Willard School store on a full-time, twelve-month basis. This position will be responsible for all aspects of bookstore operations including inventory and sales management, implementation of marketing initiatives and online sales, financial controls and budget management.  

    Candidates must have an associates degree and retail management or strong customer service experience; academic retail experience preferred. S/he must have excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills. The candidate must have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication and customer service skills. The candidate should be able to build relationships with variety of community members with a demonstrated ability to influence a team.

    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.

    Interested candidates should apply online through our career center.

Questions?

Lisa McGrath
Head of Talent Management/Human Resources
285 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
lmcgrath@emmawillard.org
285 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 | P: 518.833.1300 F: 518.833.1815
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