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.
- Executive Assistant and Liaison to the Board
- College Counselor/Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
- Associate Barn Manager/Road Manager
- Part Time School Bus Drivers
- Coaching Positions
The executive assistant to the head of school/liaison to the board provides administrative/advisory support for the Office of the Head of School. Primary responsibility is to support the head of school, and the Board of Trustees. The person in this office will function at various moments as gatekeeper, administrator, implementer, integrator, proxy, and advisor for and to the head of school, interacting with all of the School's constituencies. Hence, this individual must be articulate in both oral and written discourse, able to generate lucid and cogent writing, and be the face of the School while maintaining the utmost confidentiality and professionalism. This person is expected to be an active member of the School community. Patience, tact, confidence, organization, trustworthiness, initiative, a sense of humor, and the ability to manage stressful situations and work under pressure are important characteristics.
Reporting to the director of college counseling, the college counselor/assistant/associate director of college counseling is responsible for helping students identify and apply to colleges that are well suited to their interests and abilities.
Primary responsibilities include the following:
- Counseling approximately half the class (average class size 60 students), beginning in the junior year. This includes advising students individually on all aspects of the college process such as course selection, building an appropriately balanced college list, helping students prepare application materials, recommending campus visit programs and scholarships, and informing them about financial aid.
- Supporting and informing parents through individual meetings and communication
- Writing letters of recommendation for assigned counselees
- Teaching the College Counseling Seminar course to juniors and seniors
- Keeping current on trends in college admissions, in part by participating in local and national associations relevant to our profession, including NACAC, NEACAC, College Board and ACCIS
- Work collaboratively with the director of college counseling and take on special projects and assignments as determined by the director
- Fostering and maintaining relationships with college admissions representatives by hosting visits to Walker’s, traveling to college campuses, and attending professional meetings and conferences
- Assisting with the coordination of PSAT and SAT testing on campus
- Helping to organize college-related events including the annual College Counseling program for juniors and families in February, a financing higher education workshop, a college fair, and presentations on topics relevant to special populations like athletes, artists, and international students
Status: Exempt Full time
Objective: Participate in the day-to-day management and operation of The Ethel Walker School’s 60-stall equestrian barn with the barn manager. Travel to horse shows to manage the care of horses attending horse shows.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- Varsity Volleyball
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 email@example.com. Attn: Athletic Director
Please contact us with any inquiries in specific areas and send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ethel Walker School is an equal opportunity employer.