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West Nottingham Academy is an incredible place to work and live. Situated in the rolling countryside of northern Maryland, our 100-acre campus is a short driving distance to Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Located on the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, our surroundings are a nature lover’s paradise, but in close reach to major metropolitan cities.

Our school takes pride in and is committed to the diversity of our community as a whole, including those who work here. We support equal opportunity and encourage all to apply.

Things to Know

  • More than 70 percent of faculty and their families live on campus, which includes utilities and all regular meals on campus. Resident and non-resident employees are expected to participate in the life of the school, from academic-day activities to after-school opportunities, athletics, and student life events.
  • Faculty members carry, on average, a load of five classes, two co-curricular seasons, and residential dorm duty. All positions offer a competitive salary comparable with peer schools and commensurate with experience and education, as well as benefits (major medical insurance, dental and vision, Aspire Financial Services, disability insurance, and life insurance). 
  • West Nottingham Academy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
  • West Nottingham Academy offers fellowship, internship, and full-time job opportunities.

Potential candidates are encouraged to email their resumes and cover letters to employment@wna.org. See our available employment opportunities listed below.

Current Openings

Sustainability Fellow

WNA is offering a paid full-year fellowship to support our sustainability program, specifically the Student Environmental Council (SEC). The SEC is composed of student members of the WNA community interested in participating in projects that have an ecological relationship with and impact on WNA’s campus community and the environment beyond our campus. The SEC is for students interested in environmentalism, fieldwork, scientific, legal, and humanities research, and creating the paths for the WNA community to connect to and care for the earth that sustains us. 

The Sustainability Fellow, under the direction of the Director of Sustainability Programs and Curriculum, will work directly with students of SEC to develop, guide, and complete a major research project that results in a substantial environmental initiative and potentially a publishable paper and/or a viable piece of legislation to present to local and state representatives.   

WNA is willing to support the final candidate in using this endeavor as a Master’s or Doctoral thesis project in applicable fields.   

Through this position, the Fellow will develop professional skill sets and leadership traits as well as play an integral role in the leadership and development of a vital learning experience for engaged high school students. In addition to co-leading the SEC in research, design, and implementation of the SEC yearly project, the Sustainability Fellow will work with the campus community on specific sustainability initiatives.  The Sustainability Fellow will also be responsible for participating on a rotating dorm duty team.  

The qualified candidate will: 

  • Be an enthusiastic proponent of sustainability  
  • Enjoy working with students in an educational setting 
  • Have experience in organizing and developing research for specifically stated research goals 
  • Be an excellent writer 
  • Have excellent organizational and communication skills 
  • Be willing to lead, to take direction, and to work collaboratively with teachers and students. 
  • Ability to be a self-starter 
  • Initiate new ideas/plans/options  
  • Have at least a 3.0GPA in your major  
  • Have strong letters of reference from two professors and one employer  

In addition to a fellowship stipend of $15,000, WNA will provide housing and board. Fellowship term is August 1, 2021, to May 31, 2022.  

West Nottingham Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and letters of reference electronically to Virginia Kennedy, Director of Sustainability Programs and Curriculum, vkennedy@wna.org (no phone calls or snail mail submissions, please). 

Biology Teacher

Responsibilities:

  •  Teach up to 5 sections of science in one of two specialties: Courses will include topics such as various levels of Biology (including AP), Human Anatomy and Physiology and Environmental Science.
  • Plan and execute lessons, using varied methods of instruction and assessment, that are in accordance with departmental curriculum and competencies as well as the School’s educational philosophy
  • Incorporate a variety of laboratory experiences into instruction, taking advantage of the resources available such the lab space, the greenhouse, and the WNA Innovation Center.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for and commitment by actively seeking meaningful community connections for experiential learning opportunities within and outside the classroom
  • Create and maintain an appropriate classroom environment and help enforce school rules
  • Communicate with and respond to parents’ questions and concerns in an effective and timely manner through a variety of means (email, social media platforms (as deemed appropriate), telephone).

Residential Life:

  • Serve as a dorm parent, being on duty in a dorm one weeknight and an average of one weekend a month.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for the additional responsibilities involved in residential life and a willingness to enforce the school policies and rules governing student behavior
  • Participate for two seasons of after-school activities/sports.
  • Serve as mentors/advisors to their student advisees. Advisors meet with student in small groups and in morning meeting.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science field is required
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience teaching science is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to collaborate with students, faculty, and parents
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the needs of a diverse student population
  • Aligned philosophically with West Nottingham Academy’s mission and commitments to students, families, and the community.
  • Previous boarding school experience preferred.

Notes:

  • Additional Salary Information: housing and dining included

Business Office Manager

The Business Office Manager reports to Head of School, is a member of Senior Leadership, and is a member of the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees. The Business Manager also is the HR manager for the school performing a variety of Human Resources tasks. The Business Office Manager is an integral part of the school’s senior leadership team focused on ensuring the most efficient and effective processes for tracking and managing the school’s finances. The Business Office Manager should enjoy working independently as well as in collaboration with colleagues, should appreciate the students and atmosphere of the school, and should seek to engage in school life and activities.

Business Management:

  • Develop and present to the Head of School and Board of Trustees financial review and future strategy.
    • Develops, presents, and manages all operating and capital budgets.
    • Monthly review and presentation to Head of School of department budget to actuals.
    • Review Daily Cash flow and outward projections.
    • Produce financial reports based on QuickBooks financials and internal tracking systems.
    • Perform Monthly reconciliations for all checking/savings accounts, annual funding and endowment activity.
    • Participate in financial surveys for NBOA, NAIS, and various other school affiliated associations.
    • Review journal entries and adjust as needed.
    • Review and approve all building/maintenance/IT contracts for the school in excess of $5,000.
    • Review and approve with Head of School all purchases in excess of $10,000 (vehicles, furniture, etc.).
    • Lead Yearly Financial Audit working closely with outside Auditing Firm.
    • Participate in Yearly 403 Audit.
    • Provide 990 reporting information to the Auditors and ensuring of timely 990 filing.
    • Partner with Insurance Broker for yearly renewals (Property, Auto, Cyber, etc.).
    • Partner with our local banks and oversee all accounts.
    • Administer Petty Cash/Student Allowances and Student Accounts.

Human Resource Management:

  • Recruits for all new employees and leads the hiring process.
    • Develop faculty and staff yearly contracts.
    • Develop and maintain staff employee handbooks.
    • Interprets and apply federal and state employee law.
    • Manage employee benefit program and communication.
    • Reviews semi-monthly payroll for accuracy.
    • Reviews weekly invoices and approve weekly amounts.
    • Oversees Workers Compensation claims.
    • Participates in unemployment hearings when necessary





Opportunity awaits you at West Nottingham Academy!


Every day, in every activity, from the classroom to the playing fields, art studios, and club gatherings, students are exposed to a diverse community of learners from all walks of life.

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