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

Advancement Services Associate

The advancement services associate performs a variety of complex, confidential duties associated with gift processing, database management, stewardship, alumnae outreach, and program support for the advancement services manager. They are responsible for receiving gifts to The Ethel Walker School in the form of cash, checks, charge cards, stock transfers, payroll deduction and more. Responsibilities also include entering pledges and pledge payments, processing matching gifts, and generating institutional donor acknowledgement letters. The advancement services associate works closely with the advancement services manager to create protocol, train staff and perform analytical reporting for the Advancement Team as it relates to the database and gift processing. Under supervision of the director of alumnae relations and advancement services manager, the advancement services associate will be responsible for stewarding, soliciting and outreach to reunion year alumnae classes. Work is performed under general supervision within established policies and procedures.

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Associate Barn Manager/Show Groom

Objective

Participate in the day-to-day management and operation of The Ethel Walker School’s 60-stall equestrian barn with the barn manager and trainers. Travel to horse shows to manage the care of horses attending horse shows.
 

Administrative/Management

  1. Manage the facility with the barn manager
  2. Co-supervise staff of 3-4 grooms, assign them tasks, evaluate their performance and help build the team by providing feedback and recommendations to the barn manager, director, and trainers
  3. Help train the staff
  4. Welcome boarders and riders to the facility and program in a courteous and professional manner
  5. Meet early/late shipment of horses arriving to or leaving from the barn
  6. Assist barn staff in daily routine during periods of staff shortages or vacations
  7. Run night checks as scheduled
  8. Provide general support to the riding program and director as requested by the director
  9. Assist the barn manager in managing finances, supplies, vet, farrier while being budget-conscious
  10. Other duties as assigned

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Varsity Volleyball Coach

The Ethel Walker School has an opening for a Varsity Volleyball coach to head the program beginning in the fall of 2019. 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. The successful candidate would be required to recruit scholar-athletes able to contribute to
the school not only on the court but in other areas of school life and he/she would be expected to adhere by league and school policies. 

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and contact list of three professional references in one document to: hr@ethelwalker.org Attn: Athletic Director.

Lacrosse Coach 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. The following positions are available:

  • Varsity Lacrosse Coach
  • JV Lacrosse Coach
  • Assistant JV Lacrosse Coach

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. The successful candidate would be required to recruit scholar-athletes able to contribute to the school not only on the field but in other areas of life, and would be expected to adhere by league and school policies.

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and three references to hr@ethelwalker.org. Attn: Athletic Director

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.

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.