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.
Potential candidates are encouraged to email their resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. See our available employment opportunities listed below.
Student Life Fellow
The student life office encompasses dean of students, residential life, transportation, athletics, all after-school activities, clubs, weekend activities, student leadership for boarding and day students, and evening programming for students.
Upper Levels Math Teacher
The teaching faculty are the strength of community of West Nottingham Academy, striving to provide the support, care, and attention necessary to meet the students where they are to develop understanding and mastery across the curriculum. The teaching faculty play an important role in the life of the school and are in almost constant collaboration with other staff members, administrators, parents, students, and the Head of School. All faculty work closely with the Academic Dean and their Department Chairs to maintain congruency between the school’s mission and each department’s curriculum.
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:
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, email@example.com (no phone calls or snail mail submissions, please).
Dean of Students
The Dean of Students will assist in fostering a positive, structured, consistent, caring, and disciplined culture. The successful candidate will be a passionate educator who is committed to the West Nottingham Academy mission and core values. The Dean of Students is a senior member of the leadership team and will report directly to the Associate Head of School. The Dean of Students is a 12-month position.
Required Skills and Experiences:
Executive Assistant and Events Coordinator
The Executive Assistant and Events Coordinator at West Nottingham Academy directly supports the Head of School and the Associate Head of School to advance the mission of West Nottingham Academy. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Development, this individual manages special events, operates the school store, and supports development initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities
Executive Assistant Support
Admissions and Enrollment Support
Development and Marketing Support
West Nottingham Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and letters of reference electronically to Lauren Grow, Director of Marketing and Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Work with students individually or in small groups to develop academic skills taught in the context of a student’s coursework, addressing each student’s unique learning needs and leading to independence and successful self-advocacy
• Interpret psychoeducational evaluations and formalized educational plans, write learning profiles, and oversee the implementation of recommended accommodations and modifications for students with diagnosed learning differences and/or mental health challenges
• Collaborate with teachers, coaches, and residential staff to ensure continuity of student support in multiple contexts
• Closely monitor student progress and communicate with advisors, teachers, and families; comprehensive communication with all parents/guardians occurs on a weekly basis
• Educate and guide students and their parents/guardians through the process of re-evaluation, nonstandard testing, and the college transition
• Work collaboratively with Admissions staff to determine applicants’ fitness for the learning support program
• Serve as Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Coordinator for College Board testing accommodations
• Serve as a member of the Academic Council
• Lead the Students of Concern Committee
• Manage the Assisted Study Hall
• Possibility of teaching one course (Psychology, for example) in our academic program
• 1 weeknight and an average of one weekend duty a month.
• Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the additional responsibilities involved in residential life and a willingness to enforce the school policies and rules governing student behavior
• Faculty are expected to participate for two seasons of after school activities/sports with flexibility.
• Faculty serve as mentors to their student advisees. Advisors meet with student in small groups and in morning meeting.
• A degree in special education, reading, educational psychology, or related discipline is preferred.
• Experience working individually with high school students and collaborating with teachers on differentiation strategies
• Possess a math/science aptitude
• 3-5 years of previous experience in the Learning Specialist role.
• Proven track record of successful leadership, collaboration, and innovation.
• Experience developing and implementing effective processes and systems to ensure goals are met.
• Understands the educational landscape and can speak compellingly to the value of independent school education.
• Aligned philosophically with West Nottingham Academy’s mission and commitments to students, families, and the community.
• Previous boarding school experience preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Housing and dining included.
West Nottingham Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and letters of reference electronically to email@example.com.