Job Opportunities

Just 20 minutes outside of Hartford, The Ethel Walker School, located in Simsbury, Connecticut, excels at preparing girls to make a profound difference in the world. As a boarding and day school of 250 girls from grades 6-12, members of this diverse community are dedicated to global citizenship, scholarship, the arts, social justice and inclusion, athletics, wellness, and community partnerships. The satisfaction of achievement and joy of friendship are fundamental principles as the School empowers girls to lead with integrity, respect, confidence, courage, conviction and a love of learning. Walker’s provides a home away from home in an environment of support, challenge, safety, and engagement to our girls. Girls are given many opportunities to grow, learn and lead within our community and beyond.

Walker’s is dedicated to recruiting and supporting educators who are committed to their own ongoing learning process and growth in a collaborative work environment. Successful applicants are also dynamic individuals who are compelled to provide a positive, joyful, challenging learning environment for our girls.

Current Openings: The Ethel Walker School

Assistant Head of School/Dean of Faculty

The Ethel Walker School seeks candidates for the position of assistant head of school/dean of faculty, effective July 1, 2019. The assistant head/dean of faculty is a highly visible community leader who works closely with the head of school to oversee the academic program and overall well-being of the community.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the head of school in internal and external matters and manage the day-to-day operations of the School while the head is away
  • Spearhead the hiring process, specifically recruitment and hiring of faculty
  • Provide faculty support and leadership
  • Coordinate the School calendar
  • Coordinate faculty teaching and duty assignments with the dean of studies and dean of students
  • Oversee curriculum development, working closely with the dean of studies
  • Assess, with the director of social justice and inclusion, the breadth and depth of inclusivity in the curriculum
  • Work closely with the dean of studies to promote frequent and effective communication within and among departments
  • Design and implement faculty orientation, training, mentoring, evaluation and professional development
  • Serve as a member on various Board of Trustee committees at the discretion of the head of school
  • Serve on the following internal committees: Leadership Team, Wellness Team, Safety and Security Committee, and others as assigned by the head of school
  • Support admissions and advancement efforts

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Advancement Services Manager

The advancement services manager ensures that the database effectively supports Advancement Office strategies and functions.
 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Ensuring database integrity and maintain efficient database and operations

Oversight of policies and procedures pertaining to gift recording, database integrity, including routinized activities that ensure donor records are of the highest quality:

  • Create and execute successful processes including dashboard reporting, campaign and project reporting, end-of-fiscal year data extraction for Annual Report of Philanthropy, and constituency data, convert outgoing constituents and import new constituency records from Veracross (student records, parent records)
  • Maintain volunteer records
  • Manage full- and part-time and temporary gift entry staff responsible for data maintenance and gift processing and reconciliation procedures
  • Collaborate on the development of donor survey instruments, the uploading of data from third party vendors to maintain data integrity
  • Define and complete annual calendar of activities to ensure on-going data maintenance, and data analysis

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Full Time English Teacher

The Ethel Walker School, a boarding and day school for girls in grades 6 through 12 located in Simsbury, CT, is seeking a full-time English teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Our students and curriculum are committed to intellectual rigor, academic excellence, personal development and social justice. Candidates should have a BA in English or a closely related field. Preference will be given to those candidates with advanced degrees (MA, PhD) in English or Education/Teaching and who have 2-5 years of classroom teaching experience. Certification is desired, but not required.

Responsibilities

  • Ability and desire to teach any level of Upper and/or Middle School English
  • Collaborate enthusiastically with members of the English Department
  • Supervise school clubs/activities
  • Participate in our Residential Life program
  • Perform after school supervisory or coaching duties as assigned
  • Supervise study hall or other academic day duties as assigned
  • Engage in personal and professional development
  • Other duties as assigned

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Full Time Spanish Teacher

The Ethel Walker School seeks a dynamic and innovative full-time Spanish teacher. The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and the skills to teach all levels of Spanish from introductory to advanced. Bachelor's degree in Spanish language and literature required and Master’s degree preferred.

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Full Time History Teacher

The History Department is seeking a teacher for the Upper and Middle Schools. Successful candidates should have a strong background in history education and experience in the classroom and must embrace collaboration, continuing professional development, and community involvement. No certification is required.

The History Department at The Ethel Walker School prides itself on a commitment to teaching history by combining scholarship and practical application. The curriculum is focused on the strong connection between the people and societal forces at work at different times in history and the place where they live. A highly-developed sense of collaboration is required for this position; you will work closely with colleagues to make sure the department's goals are being met but you will also have a great deal of autonomy planning lessons and developing units and assessments.

Other responsibilities may include serving as an advisor to a group of up to six students, chaperoning weekend activities (Upper School) or supervising students after school (Middle School), coaching, or advising student clubs.

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Part Time School Bus Drivers

We have an opening for a part time licensed School bus driver. Responsibilities include picking up and dropping off students at established stops within the school calendar schedule. Drivers must be attentive to traffic and weather conditions while staying on schedule and ensuring the safety of the passengers. They must ensure that their vehicles are operating properly and conduct a vehicle inspection each day. Drivers are also responsible for maintaining a safe environment within the bus by enforcing rules on conduct and responding to emergencies. For more information, please call 860-408-4244 or email hr@ethelwalker.org.

Coaching Positions

The Ethel Walker School offers many inter-scholastic sports for its student body. Many of these teams have teams at various levels, including varsity, JV, and occasionally thirds and Middle School teams. Walker's currently has coaching opportunities available in the following sports:

  • JV Lacrosse
  • JV Tennis

Experience playing and/or coaching at a high level is required. A strong commitment to providing girls with high quality instruction and coaching as well as modeling a strong balance between athletics, academics and community involvement are important qualities for candidates for this position. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and three references to hr@ethelwalker.org. Attn: Athletic Director

Current Openings: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School

Volunteer Coordinator

Location: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT
Job Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Salary: Compensation based on experience
Level/Grade: Pre-K through 5th
Type of Position: Full-Time Summer

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is looking for an experienced, mature and dedicated professional for its Volunteer Coordinator position. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to inspire and mentor high school volunteers as they learn to foster relationships with Horizons students. Candidates must be able to work individually and as a team player to help fulfill the Horizons mission.

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First Grade Lead Teacher

Location: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT
Job Title: Lead Teacher
Salary: Compensation based on experience
Level/Grade: First Grade
Type of Position: Full-Time Summer

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is looking for experienced, mature and dedicated professionals for its lead teacher position. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to inspire and nurture lifelong love of knowledge in elementary school children, and to implement strategies that engage students in active learning through project based learning, utilizing 21st century skills. Candidates must be able to work individually and as a team player to help fulfill the Horizons mission.

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Third-Fifth Grade Reading Specialist

Location: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT
Job Title: Reading Specialist
Salary: Compensation based on experience
Level/Grade: 3rd through 5th Grade
Type of Position: Part-Time Summer

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is looking for mature, dedicated and experienced individuals for the reading specialist position. Candidates should be able to help create and nurture a lifelong love of knowledge in children. Horizons seeks a professional, caring individual with the ability to help implement strategies to engage students in active learning through non-traditional ways. Candidate must work as a team player to help fulfill the Horizons mission.

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PreK-Second Grade Reading Specialist

Location: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT
Job Title: Reading Specialist
Salary: Compensation based on experience
Level/Grade: Pre-K through 2nd Grade
Type of Position: Part-Time Summer

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is looking for mature, dedicated and experienced individuals for the reading specialist position. Candidates should be able to help create and nurture a lifelong love of knowledge in children. Horizons seeks a professional, caring individual with the ability to help implement strategies to engage students in active learning through non-traditional ways. Candidate must work as a team player to help fulfill the Horizons mission.

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STEAM Assistant Specialist

Location: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT
Job Title: STEAM Assistant Specialist
Salary: Compensation based on experience
Level/Grade: Pre-K through 5th
Type of Position: Full-Time Summer

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is looking for mature, dedicated and enthusiastic individuals for our STEAM assistant teaching position to teach engineering and technology at the elementary level. This is a six-week assignment position that corresponds with our weekly program themes. Candidates should be able to help create and nurture a lifelong love of knowledge in children. Horizons seeks a professional, caring individual with the ability to help implement strategies to engage students in active learning through non-traditional ways. Candidate must work as a team player to help fulfill the Horizons mission.

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Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Location: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT
Job Title: Assistant Teacher
Salary: Compensation based on experience
Level/Grade: Kindergarten
Type of Position: Full-Time Temporary

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is looking for mature, dedicated and enthusiastic individuals for the assistant teacher position. Candidates should be able to help create and nurture a lifelong love of knowledge in children. Horizons seeks a professional, caring individual with the ability to help implement strategies to engage students in active learning through non-traditional ways. Candidate must work as a team player to help fulfill the Horizons mission.

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Fifth Grade Assistant Teacher

Location: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT
Job Title: Assistant Teacher
Salary: Compensation based on experience
Level/Grade: Fifth Grade
Type of Position: Full-Time Summer

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is looking for mature, dedicated and enthusiastic individuals for the assistant teacher position. Candidates should be able to help create and nurture a lifelong love of knowledge in children. Horizons seeks a professional, caring individual with the ability to help implement strategies to engage students in active learning through non-traditional ways. Candidate must work as a team player to help fulfill the Horizons mission.

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Fourth Grade Assistant Teacher

Location: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT
Job Title: Assistant Teacher
Salary: Compensation based on experience
Level/Grade: Fourth Grade
Type of Position: Full-Time Summer

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is looking for mature, dedicated and enthusiastic individuals for the assistant teacher position. Candidates should be able to help create and nurture a lifelong love of knowledge in children. Horizons seeks a professional, caring individual with the ability to help implement strategies to engage students in active learning through non-traditional ways. Candidate must work as a team player to help fulfill the Horizons mission.

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Third Grade Assistant Teacher

Location: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT
Job Title: Assistant Teacher
Salary: Compensation based on experience
Level/Grade: Third Grade
Type of Position: Full-Time Summer

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is looking for mature, dedicated and enthusiastic individuals for the assistant teacher position. Candidates should be able to help create and nurture a lifelong love of knowledge in children. Horizons seeks a professional, caring individual with the ability to help implement strategies to engage students in active learning through non-traditional ways. Candidate must work as a team player to help fulfill the Horizons mission.

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Please contact us with any inquiries in specific areas and send your resume to hr@ethelwalker.org.


The Ethel Walker School is an equal opportunity employer.