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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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  • Alpine Ski Coach

    Emma Willard is seeking an Alpine Ski coach for the upcoming 2023 season. Practices begin on November 14th through the end of February. The team trains at Willard Mountain located 45 mins from Emma Willard.  Weekday Races are at Willard Mountain and West Mountain.  Weekend Races are at Royal Mountain and Gore Mountain.  Practices at Emma Willard are from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. and Mountain training is weather permitting.

    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.

    Qualifications
    • Experience with Alpine ski racing and coaching 
    • Current CPR/AED and First aid certification 
    • Valid driving license
    • Ability to work nights, weekends and to travel
    • Ability to drive school vans; training will be provided
    • Communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with students, athletic director and other coaches
    Major Responsibilities 
    • Plan and conduct on campus Dryland and off campus mountain training 
    • Transporting skiers to and from the mountain. 
    • Represent Emma Willard at all Section 2 coaches meetings and races 
    • Coordinate with the mountain for practices 
    • Write end of the season comments for each skier
    • Have a team dessert and give a season summary and end of the year awards
    Emma Willard School requires employees to be fully vaccinated with the exception of qualifying exemptions. Please apply through the school's Career Center website.
  • Campus Safety Officer - Part-time

    The Campus Safety Officer provides safety services to the campus, ensuring security to the Emma property and maintaining a safe educational environment for students, staff and guests. The Officer will assess problem situations and exercise tact and judgment in bringing about their resolution individually or in conjunction with the school administration as 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.

    Responsibilities:
    • Interact positively with campus community members on a daily basis and assist members in identifying potential safety and/or security issues.
    • Represent Emma Willard School by providing professional and courteous assistance when answering incoming phone calls and receiving visitors on campus.
    • Calls directed, and messages taken accurately with every effort taken to ensure that callers feel that they have been helped.
    • Conduct vigilant patrols of campus and other school owned property on foot, cart, and/or motor vehicles. 
    • Provide excellent customer related services to students, staff, and visitors.
    • Direct traffic as necessary; provide directions and other assistance to students, staff and visitors. 
    • Respond efficiently to all calls for assistance. Knowing when to make the proper notifications with other personnel, as well as Troy Police, and/or Fire Department. 
    • Conduct safety training; including fire drills, lock down drills and evacuation drills. 
    • Investigate all incidents during assigned shifts and maintain detailed and accurate reports. 
    • Ensure that activity logs are maintained and updated accurately. 
    • Monitor and manage campus cameras and door access systems.
    • Observe safety hazards and promptly report them to appropriate persons, as well as responding to all security and fire alarms. 
    • Unlock/secure appropriate buildings/rooms and facilities as directed. 
    Minimum Requirements / Qualifications / Competencies:
    • Must possess and maintain a current NYS Security Officer license.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid NYS driver’s license.
    • Must be a strong collaborative team member.
    • Have a good working knowledge of computer based door and camera monitoring systems.
    • Have patience, enthusiasm, and the ability to manage priorities.
    • Demonstrate superior judgment.
    We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. We offer a competitive compensation package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.
    Emma Willard School requires employees to be fully vaccinated with the exception of qualifying exemptions.
     
  • Director of Development

    Reporting to the Head of Advancement (HOA), the Director of Development will oversee and manage the staff and day-to-day operations of the Emma Fund and Alumnae Relations program. The Director of Development will work closely with the HOA and will manage a portfolio of leadership gift prospects including alumnae and parents, as well as support the efforts of high-level volunteers, including our Trustees.
     
    The Director of Development will oversee the  implementation of all initiatives that are part of Infinite Horizon: The Campaign for Emma Willard School as well as future fundraising initiatives.

    The incumbent must possess excellent judgment and knowledge regarding best advancement practices, and exceptional fundraising and campaigning skills. They will need to demonstrate success with motivating and supporting staff and volunteers, and a deep understanding of strategic Annual Giving and Alumnae Relations programs. 
     
    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
    • Ability to interact effectively with all the constituencies of the school community: the Head of School, the administration, staff, faculty, the Board of Trustees, alumnae, parents, and friends of the school.
    • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of approximately 50 leadership gift ($100,000+ level) prospects; 
    • Partner with and oversee the activities of the annual Emma Fund program:
      • Develop strategies and approaches to generate higher levels of giving in our leadership society donors to the Emma Fund (1814 Association).
      • Analyze and use data to plan for and realize growth in the number of donors across all constituencies, through a direct mail program, personal outreach, volunteer management, social media and more.
      • Partner with communications staff to develop communications and marketing collateral for diverse media and communication outreach.
      • Recruit, organize, and oversee volunteer committees for Emma Fund fundraising initiatives.
      • Travel for individual prospect visits as needed and to increase engagement and solicit support for the Emma Fund.
    • Partner with and oversee the activities of the Alumnae Relations and Campus Events program and two staff members: the Director and Assistant Director, to plan, implement, and promote programs and projects that strategically engage alumnae while supporting the school’s Strategic Plan and the goals of the Advancement Office.
      • Collaborate with colleagues in the administrative offices (including, but not limited to Head of School, Admissions, Student Life, and Communications) to create and maintain pathways for alumnae participation that advance the goals of the school.
      • Guide and support the work of the Alumnae Relations team to facilitate robust campus events, including Reunion Weekend, Commencement, Family Weekend, Revels Receptions, Spring Showcase and other related programs.
    • Partner with the Chief Communications Officer to strategically plan, develop, and execute program collateral and communications strategies for the Emma Fund and Alumnae Relations programs. Key partner in developing and facilitating content for the bi-annual Alumnae Magazine.
    Qualifications:
    • 10+ years progressive experience in advancement preferably in an independent school setting and/or higher education
    • Bachelor’s degree required.  
    • Demonstrated success in management of fundraising staff and events staff and ability to motivate and inspire direct reports.
    • Experience in translating goals into metrics-driven action.
    • A sophisticated advancement professional who possesses strong frontline fundraising skills and a track record of successful annual and major gift solicitation of both alumnae and parents.
    • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills, passion and integrity
    • Ability to oversee the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift and annual fund leadership donors.
    • Knowledge and experience in prospect tracking, stewardship and reporting procedures and all aspects of annual giving programs. Experience with Raiser’s Edge is a plus.
    • Knowledge and experience in planned giving preferred, but not required.
    • Experience managing volunteers, including members of governing boards.
    • Experience with fundraising within a campaign environment preferred
    • Committed/passionate about girls’ school mission
    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.
  • Maintenance

    The maintenance worker, Inspects, trouble shoots, performs emergency repairs (this includes all actions necessary to render a situation, system, or component in a safe condition) and maintains buildings and plant mechanical equipment in response to service requests and directives and performs preventative maintenance. 
     
    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. 
     
    Responsibilities: 
    • Comply with health and safety directives to include the use and/or wearing of protective materials 
    • Respond to verbal and written trouble calls.  Perform emergency repairs to restore service, protect persons and abate damages to buildings and equipment.  Notify appropriate trade and Supervisor of problems requiring additional detailed repairs 
    • Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate cause of trouble to include removal and reinstallation of covers and access plates 
    • Performs minor maintenance to include freeing clogged drains in sinks, showers, toilets, and tubs using plungers 
    • Check furnaces, boilers and heaters and other equipment and perform preventative maintenance as assigned, reset/restore service as needed 
    • Replace ceiling tiles  
    • Replace light bulbs, fluorescent tubes in all fixtures and furniture 
    • Lubricates equipment bearings and maintains oil levels in compressors as assigned 
    • Clean interior/exterior of air handling units, room heaters, exhaust fans, circulators, air compressors, ventilators as assigned 
    • Starts devices to test their performance as assigned 
    • Replaces belts and filters on installed equipment as assigned 
    • Visually inspect portable fire extinguishers, update tags, remove and replace extinguishers requiring repair or recharge  
    • Provides information regarding the purchase of parts and machines 
    • Inspect swimming pool mechanical equipment  
    • Test emergency and exit lights.  Replace bulbs/covers as needed 
    • Assists in testing security sensors and smoke/heat detectors/pull stations and cleaning of smoke detectors 
    • Inspect sprinkler systems, eye wash and drench stations as assigned 
    • Inspect and test panic bar door alarms  
    • Cleans out debris from roof gutters/down spouts including removal of snow on roofs as assigned 
    • Submit work status, performance, time and material reports 
    • Work off tall ladders/scaffolding, and on rooftops. 
    • Work in confined spaces, crawl spaces, tunnels. 
    • Install and service branch electrical circuits, including circuit breakers, pulling and positioning wiring. 
    • Install/replace and service new light fixtures 
    • Install communication cables and terminal boxes as needed 
    • Patch, repair, replace, paint drywall and plaster walls and ceilings 
    • Fabricate and repair wood trim and panels 
    • Perform minor masonry tasks. Pointing, patching and small pad installation. 
    • Monitor and maintain electrical supply inventory including lamps, devices, wire etc. 
    • Assist Campus Safety with fire drills 
    • Event support including sign placement 
    • Perform PM as assigned 
    • Maintain an interest in learning new ideas 
    • Ability to speak and listen effectively and respectfully with supervisors, customers, and employees of the school 
    • Establish and maintain a high level of customer service 
    Qualifications  
    • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license 
    • 5 years of related experience and/or training 
    • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  
    • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 
    • Knowledge of use of woodworking equipment 
    • Knowledge of use of metal working equipment, including welding and torch cutting/heating 
    • Knowledge of operating tractors, utility vehicles, trailers, etc 
    • Knowledge of operating and maintaining snow removal equipment 
    • Be able to work alone and make assessments and repairs with minimal supervision 
    Physical Demands/Work Environment 
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. 
    • Sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear;  
    • Climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
    • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 80 pounds with appropriate equipment and assistance.? 
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 
    • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, and vibration. 
    • Exposure to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and chemicals.? 
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
    • May be required to work overtime or weekends with minimal notice including being on call for a week at a time in a rotation of the team. 
     
    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. 
     
    Emma Willard School requires employees to be fully vaccinated with the exception of qualifying exemptions.? 
     
  • Resident Faculty - Immediate Start

    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 experiential learning to support and promote student growth with every interaction. Resident faculty deliver the school’s life-skills curriculum through the READY program 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 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 Student and Community Life and Student Activities Coordinator 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 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. 
    • Be able to work with parents and families in support of the overall student experience.
    • Be able to form positive relationships with adolescents from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
    • Have a 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.

     
  • Teaching Faculty - Resume Collection

    Emma Willard School seeks to create a roster of passionate and creative teachers who would be interested in delivering the mission of Emma Willard School. 

    Our teachers are committed to collaboration with colleagues, ongoing engagement with professional learning to deepen both content expertise and pedagogical depth and breadth, and the use of a variety of teaching strategies in the classroom that instill in our students the “habits of an intellectual life.” Our teachers are supported in their work by collaborative department cultures, a welcoming community, and professional learning opportunities offered by our Center for Teaching & Learning. 

    Faculty will collaborate regularly with other teachers of all levels to ensure an integrated and cohesive curriculum while using the Emma Willard School academic program pillars of intellectual flexibility, purpose and community, and equity and justice as a guide. Additionally, the instructor will be encouraged to use creative and innovative teaching practices; our faculty use a variety of tools and techniques, including but not limited to experiential learning and reflection practices, to engage students in deep learning. 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 to collect resumes from individuals who are 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, based on department needs
    • Actively participate in school and department pedagogical and curricular initiatives 
    • Create and administer appropriate assessments as consistent with departmental philosophy and practice
    • Grade assessments and offer substantive feedback in 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
    • Lead co-curricular activities (coaching, advising, etc.)
    • Be a positive force in the lives of students
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the discipline to be taught or a related field. Candidates with degrees in related fields will be considered and are encouraged to submit transcripts to show the depth and breadth of their coursework. 
    • Be a strong advocate for the Emma Willard School mission
    • Demonstrate excellence in course design, planning, and implementation
    • Have a strong desire to contribute to collaborative course-level teams and departments
    • 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
    • Have a valid driver's license
    Preferred Qualifications/Competencies:
    • Advanced degree in the subject of instruction or in education
    • Knowledge and experience of online teaching practices
    • Three years of teaching experience

    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. 

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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