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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 Counseling

    Emma Willard School is seeking an experienced, creative and dynamic individual as a  full-time Director of Counseling commencing August 2021. The Director of Counseling will oversee the Counseling team, working closely with the Dean of Students, the Learning Support Coordinator, the Director of Student Wellbeing, the Director of Residential Life and the Director of Nursing as well as teachers and students. Qualified candidates must be licensed in the State of New York. This position reports to the Dean of Students. 

    The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a master’s degree and relevant experience. This person will have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, a sense of humor, and a genuine interest in working with adolescent girls as they develop their sense of self in an academically rigorous educational living environment.  This person will be comfortable with current educational and communication technology and will also have a willingness to innovate, collaborate and challenge where appropriate.
     
    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.
     
    Major duties and responsibilities include:
    • Providing direct mental health services to students, including individual, small group, and family meetings;
    • Consulting with teachers, parents and advisors regarding concerns about social and emotional welfare of students;
    • Providing referrals to outside mental health providers for students, families and faculty
    • Serving as a liaison between outside mental health providers and the school;
    • Being available by phone for after-hours support needs of the Resident Life community; 
    • Crisis intervention and safety management;
    • Attending weekly Student Welfare Committee meetings;
    • Working with Class Deans and the Learning Support Coordinator;
    • Teaching classes or part thereof to 9th and 10th grade; 
    • Organizing parent education programs;
    • Taking responsibility for being a role model by maintaining an environment that fosters respect among students and colleagues;
    • Possessing strong communication skills, a patient and thorough understanding of early adolescence and the ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues and parents;
    • Working alongside a variety of colleagues to build a meaningful learning experience for students.
    Qualifications:
    • Master’s degree and licensed in New York State, in any of the following:
      • Mental Health Counseling, Family Therapy, Social Work, or School Psychology 
    • 5 years experience in a professional setting.
    • Prior experience working with adolescents.
    • Hold a valid driver’s license.
    • Emma Willard seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices. Demonstrated ability working in a diverse community is essential.
    We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Emma Willard School, a distinguished boarding and day college preparatory school for girls in grades 9–12, in Troy, New York, seeks a dynamic, empathetic, and courageous Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to inaugurate this important role and lead throughout the school community for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Understanding the significance of this occasion, the entire Emma Willard community is committed to forging the link between DEI and excellence.

    The founding Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will have an institution-wide impact, function at the senior leadership level, and report directly to Head of School, Jenny Rao. With partnership from the administrative team, the Director will work to establish a DEI lens in all sectors of the school including finance, admissions, hiring, curriculum review, evaluation, advancement, and strategic visioning. Along with the school’s Assistant Director of DEI, the Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will build a team to support the needs of students for dialogue and community as well as the needs of faculty in terms of professional and program development.

    As an authentic community fueled by respect and compassion, Emma Willard has engaged in powerful self-reflection and listening over the last year. In response to the country’s reckoning over injustice and systemic racism, the Emma Willard community dedicated time to hear directly from current students and alumnae who bravely shared experiences of hurt and harm both past and present. There is commitment in every sector of the community to strengthen the school’s culture of equity and inclusion. The school has committed to becoming fully inclusive in every way, with recent productive professional learning focusing on racial justice and gender inclusiveness. The inaugural Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a crucial step towards fully realizing this commitment.

    Strategic Priorities/Opportunities for the Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Establish an inaugural position in DEI
    • Create and sustain an antiracist and gender- inclusive culture and environment
    • Support the efforts to include all voices and heal the school community, both past and present
    • Increase the diversity of faculty and staff through hiring
    • Develop institutional accountability metrics to evaluate progress on cultural and systemic change in DEI
    • Partner with academic and student life leadership and the Assistant Director of DEI, to lead DEI initiatives in academic, residential, and student life programs
    • Creatively partner with the Assistant Director of DEI in the work of service learning and
    • community engagement by exploring possibilities for connection and engagement with community organizations throughout the Capital Region
    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    • Serve as a member of the Senior Administrative Team
    • Develop and facilitate awareness training sessions to build skills in cultural competence with faculty and staff
    • Create avenues for DEI learning and relationships with students, parents, and alumnae
    • Maintain communication with the stakeholders with regard to institutional accountability metrics
    • Partner with school leadership to participate actively in the investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination and/or cultural insensitivity
    • Partner with school leadership to create and implement processes that balance individual accountability and a safe climate for raising concerns and seeking support
    • Interact with students and embrace the lifestyle of a boarding school
    Qualities of the Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion The Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a seasoned practitioner, community- builder, and strategic-thinker who is excited about building deep ties within an engaged community that is eager to expand its knowledge and skills. The Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is someone who has demonstrated success in leading strategic initiatives for anti-racism and DEI work, as well as a track record of effective collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and administrators for organizational change.

    The Director can expect to engage with all constituencies to provide learning opportunities for DEI, as well as guide the community through both uncomfortable conversations and times of deepening and celebrating community. Students seek an advocate who speaks from a place of authenticity, thereby encouraging others to be their whole selves at school. The professional and parent communities at Emma Willard are eager to draw on an inspiring leader who will activate partnerships and institutional leadership throughout the school. The Director of Institutional DEI should be both patient and insistent in seeking change; passionate about the power of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and clear that neither a school nor the education it provides can achieve excellence without equity.

    The Director will need to be a savvy builder of culture and an effective partner in helping articulate the school’s vision. This thought-partner for the Head of School and the senior administrative team will set priorities, build programming, and leverage collaboration. The Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion must be approachable and flexible and an effective builder of relationships in order to help the entire community grow in inclusiveness and competency. Excellent communication and presentation skills, experience in curriculum and instruction, and familiarity with adolescent development are also requisites. Having a sense of humor and the ability to find joy in working in a boarding and day school setting is essential.

    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
    • Bachelor’s degree with significant professional experience required; Master’s or doctoral degree preferred
    • DEI programming experience in an educational setting
    • Experience leading and facilitating difficult conversations and restorative practices
    • Experience attracting and hiring diverse talent
    • Experience mentoring marginalized and/or first- generation student and adult populations
    • Experience supervising and evaluating faculty
    • Experience in curriculum and instruction
    • Familiarity with adolescent development
    • Compassion, high EQ
    • Extraordinary communication skills: written, verbal, and empathetic
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    Emma Willard School offers competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. 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. We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. Emma is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates must submit the following materials confidentially via http://bit.ly/Emma-Director-of-DEI in one PDF attachment that includes in the following order:

    • Cover letter expressing interest in the Emma Willard School Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion position
    • Current résumé
    • Statement of educational philosophy and practice which expresses who you are and how you connect to this work (no more than 2 pages)
    • List of three references including name, title, phone number, email address, and professional relationship (references are contacted only with the candidate’s permission)
    Please email any questions to jobs@strategenius.org or by phone to Namita Tolia at 415-579-2141.
  • Director of Residential Life 

    The Student Life office at Emma Willard School is seeking a full time, 10 month, Director of Residential Life to join their dynamic team.  The Director of Residential Life will supervise the Resident Faculty, and will coordinate and support a multitude of residential life activities including weekend activities. This position is responsible for working with the Dean of Students, the Director of Student Wellbeing and all Resident Faculty.  This position will report to the Dean of Students.  The position includes a residence in the main campus dormitory. The successful candidate must be ready and able to multitask on a daily basis.

    The Director of Residential Life is responsible for overseeing the Resident Faculty. This includes leading the school’s effort to build a residential curriculum for all grade levels. The Director of Residential Life will work in close partnership with the Health Center, Counseling Office, and Dean of Students to identify and meet the specific needs of our residential community. This position is responsible for building dynamic weekend programming that complements the school’s curriculum and enhances a vibrant campus life on weekends. This includes both the coordination of all weekend activities, on and off campus, and the delivery of some of these activities. They will also liaise closely with the DEI Department and Experiential Learning Department to ensure activities reflect the program pillars of intellectual flexibility, purpose and community and equity and justice. They will oversee the club and interest group program.  They will also manage the budget for all residential, weekend and club activities. 

    The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and relevant experience in leading a residential life program. This person will have strong written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, and a genuine interest in working with adolescent girls as they develop their sense of self in an academically rigorous educational living environment.  The candidate should have extremely strong organizational skills and IT skills with the ability to pay attention to detail and logistics. The candidate must be flexible and will occasionally need to provide support with little to no advance warning. This position is a combination of day-evening hours including weekend responsibilities. 
     
    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:
    • Act as Resident Faculty Department Chair; 
    • Develop residential curriculum for all grade levels;
    • Undertake all aspects of Resident Faculty performance management including overseeing hiring, training and evaluation; 
    • Collaborate and communicate regularly with the Dean of Students, the Director of Student Wellbeing, Class Deans and Health Services and Counseling;
    • Coordinate with other school operational areas including housekeeping, dining services and campus safety; 
    • Manage all Residential, weekend and club budgets;
    • Oversee all aspects of rooming;
    • Oversee implementation of REACH boarding software;
    • Coordinate weekend activities;
    • Serving as AOD on travel weekends;
    •  Serve as a backup for Resident Faculty duties;
    • Serve on Student Welfare Committee;
    • Provide individual support to students as needed;
    • Act as a Student Advisor, on a grade level team;
    • Communicate with students’ advisors, parents, and/or houseparents as appropriate;
    • Participate in school-wide functions and events;
    • Attend and contribute to departmental, faculty, and employee meetings;
    • Lead co-curricular activities; head/assistant coach or an equivalent extracurricular commitment; and
    • Be a positive force in the lives of students.
    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications/Competencies: 
    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably Master’s degree and five years of relevant experience.
    • Genuine interest in and commitment to adolescent growth and development.
    • Experience working in and supporting diverse populations.
    • 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 adolescents from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
    • Interest in relevant professional development.
    • Hold a valid driver’s license.
    • Be a strong advocate for the Emma Willard School mission.
    • Demonstrate excellence in curriculum design, planning, and implementation
    • Have a good working knowledge of Google, Microsoft Word, and online learning-management systems, as well as 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 judgement.
    We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Math 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 under the guidance of 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. 

    For the 2021-2022 and 2022-23 school years, we seek a Math Fellow who will teach two sections of a mathematics course and will be responsible for collaborating regularly with mathematics teachers of all levels. Emma Willard’s Math curriculum strives to engage students consistently in developing a strong skills foundation and problem solving, using technology to enhance student learning. The math fellow will contribute to the continuous effort to review, refresh and expand the math 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. 

    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 Mathematics curriculum.
    3. Participate in and build upon the Mathematics curriculum.
    4. Hold self and students to the highest level of standards in the classroom.
    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. Coach at least one sport or an equivalent extracurricular commitment.
    13. Work one night a week and several weekends a year in the dorm.
    14. Attend and contribute to departmental, faculty, and faculty and staff meetings.
    15. Be a positive force in the lives of students. 
    Minimum Requirements / Qualifications / Competencies: 
    • Hold a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or a related discipline. 
    • Have a valid driver’s license.
    • 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.

  • Registrar

    Emma Willard School, an independent girls day and boarding school in Troy, NY, seeks a Registrar to begin work in April or May 2021.
    The Registrar position’s duties include the maintenance of academic records and collaboration with the Academic and Student Life offices, Admissions, College Counseling, and Business Services as it pertains to those records. They are responsible for overseeing policies and procedures relating to grades, transfers, schedules, as well as the archival and access to those records. This position works with the Assistant Head of School, Dean of Student Life and Wellbeing, Director of College Counseling, Director of Academic Technology, and Director of Administrative Computing to collaboratively manage the academic database to accurately reflect that data, and generate all official school documents. The Registrar assists students and faculty with logistical tasks, liaises with the college office, and is a strategic partner in all project work as our systems and records change and evolve. The registrar is the primary point of contact for all SIS student-related reporting, internal grade requests, schedule adjustments, and the publication or restriction of this information. As an employee of a mission-based educational institution, this position is expected to embrace their role as an educator and participate in school life to help foster community. 
    The Registrar will work largely in our Student Information System, Blackbaud. Experience with and understanding of complex information systems is a must-have for this role. 

    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.

    Registrar Responsibilities
    • Manages all data entry and publishing processes around school academic documents, communicating timelines, clear documentation, and timely updates to faculty and administrators, and responding to changes as needs evolve.
    • Ensures that all academic schedules (students, teachers, and rooms) are accurate, entered and curated in a timely manner, and maintained thoughtfully with an eye for detail and long term data health. 
    • Setting up new academic year, including creation of all new courses, classes, and other programs. Maintains and manages transitions between grading periods and academic years.
    • Supporting faculty in the entry of student progress comments and grades.
    • Partnering with Admissions/Enrollment and Business Offices to ensure all student records are maintained accurately around enrollment, withdrawal, and SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitor Program) record transfer.
    • Partnering with Advancement and Alumnae Offices to ensure all graduate records are transitioned to the Alumnae Office.
    • Partnering with the Technology Department to ensure records are maintained accurately to inform other data systems as school needs evolve.
    • Collaborating with the college office in the preparation of materials for all student applications.
    • Auditing student transcripts to ensure satisfaction of graduation requirements and accuracy of reporting.
    • Communicate with a variety of persons and or organizations (e.g. other schools, students, staff, parents, etc.) for the purpose of providing information on a variety of enrollment and graduation issues.
    Administrative Skills
    • Analyzing and revising logistical processes to improve efficiency and data accuracy
    • Documenting workflows for internal use.
    • Managing, summarizing and querying data in spreadsheets, database management systems, and other applications, such as MS Excel and Google Sheets.
    • Working in word processing programs, presentation applications, etc. like Google Suite applications.
    • Writing clearly and concisely to communicate technical or procedural information to wide audiences.
    • Partnering with the College and Alumnae offices to manage schoolwide academic document repositories such as historical transcript records.
    • Maintains a working knowledge of policies and procedures of the whole school.
    • Stays apprised of best practice as they pertain to the systems and processes under this position’s purview.
    The ideal candidate for this position: 
    • Has worked as a registrar in an academic institution, or in a similar role that requires the management of complex information in a database, for at least two years.
    • Has experience analyzing and improving existing data, systems, and workflows.
    • Demonstrates an interest in, and the ability to, learn new skills and systematically solve novel problems.
    • Communicates clearly and collaborates effectively with coworkers.
    • Enjoys working with a cross-section of community members. Students, parents, faculty, and administrative staff each rely on the registrar for different things.
    • Appreciates the school’s mission and learning objectives, and the importance of customizing students’ academic programs while maintaining academic requirements and standards.
    • Has a strong command of data manipulation and management independent of platform.
    • Understands how data impacts various departments across the whole school, and the many ways that data is used by the institution.
    • Is motivated to take ownership of projects and optimize efficiency to benefit their institution.
    • Is proficient in word processing, spreadsheet manipulation, and is comfortable quickly learning and teaching standard office tasks.
    • Work with the College Office to coordinate transcripts and aid in the college counseling program.
    • Understanding of the SEVIS process and record keeping to facilitate record transfer to universities.
    • The ability to work independently and a passion to embrace ongoing change.
    • The ability to creatively problem-solve.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree 
    • At least two years experience in the management of complex information in a database.
    • Working knowledge of databases, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and enthusiasm for experimenting with learning technologies.
    • Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, admin, and parents.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.
    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through.
    • Positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor.
    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.
  • 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.

  • Substitute and Class Monitor Openings

    Emma Willard School is looking for energetic, and responsible people who would like to be on our substitute teacher and class monitor list. We are in need of half-day and full-day substitutes in all disciplines (arts, english, history, language, math, science). Subs must have teaching experience and/or a teaching degree. We are in need of half-day and full-day class monitors who will monitor classes when teachers are required to teach remotely. A flexible schedule is required with the ability to provide coverage for both planned and short-notice absences of our teachers. Some technology fluency are required for both substitute and class monitor positions. 
    If you’re interested in joining our substitute teacher and/or class monitor list at Emma Willard School, please submit your resume, letter of interest, references, and academic disciplines for which you can provide substitute coverage. 
    Bachelor's degree required.

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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