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

Mechanic/Grounds Worker

Status: Full Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Grounds Superintendent

The Ethel Walker School has an opening for an experienced mechanic/grounds worker to join our Facilities Department.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain campus vehicles, machinery, and equipment in proper working condition
  • Perform maintenance on the School's student activity vehicles as scheduled and meeting Department of Motor Vehicle requirements
  • Perform brake inspections on activity vehicles
  • Maintain trucks and vehicles in proper working order and perform all regular maintenance and repairs
  • Maintain commercial turf equipment, heavy equipment, and small engines and perform repairs as needed
  • Perform landscaping and turf, garden, tree maintenance as part of the Grounds Department
  • Perform all grounds related tasks including but not limited to: mowing, raking, weeding, sweeping, shoveling, etc.
  • Support the activities of the Grounds Department, other personnel, and contractors to order to provide effective and efficient maintenance of campus grounds and facilities
  • Abide by all standards for safety and health guidelines, environmental regulations, quality, and productivity by following established policies and procedures
  • Perform seasonal tasks as needed, including shoveling, snow and ice removal from walks, stairs, and paths
  • Perform other work as assigned, including assisting others to complete assignments and being available for emergencies and scheduled "off-hour" work as needed

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Senior Associate Director of Admission

Position Title: Senior Associate Director of Admission
Reports to: Director of Admission
Status: Full Time, Exempt
Start Date: July 2018

The senior associate director of admission reports to the director of admission and assists with all of the responsibilities of the enrollment operation, including but not limited to travel, interviewing, meeting with educational consultants and school placement personnel, corresponding with families and consultants, reviewing applications, scheduling visits, coordinating the on-campus programs for admission, and performing special projects as requested by the director of admission.

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Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life

Position Title: Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life
Reports to: Associate Head of School
Status: Full Time, Exempt
Start Date: July 2018

The dean of students is a critical part of any institution. At Walker’s, this person helps set the tone for the student experience, is committed to supporting a diverse student body, and is essential in promoting and upholding the values of the School.

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Full Time Spanish Teacher

Position Title: Spanish Teacher
Status: Full Time
Start Date: For the 2018-2019 School Year

The Ethel Walker School seeks a full time Spanish teacher. The successful candidate will be fluent in Spanish and have the skills to teach classes ranging from beginner to advanced Spanish 100% in the target language. Bachelor's degree in Spanish language and literature is required; master’s degree preferred.

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Full Time Latin Teacher

Position Title: Latin Teacher
Status: Full Time
Start Date: For the 2018-2019 School Year

The Ethel Walker School is seeking a full-time Latin teacher. Candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree in Classics. Preference will be given to those candidates with advanced degrees in Classics or education/teaching and who have at least two years of classroom teaching experience. No certification is required.

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Full Time Math Teacher

Position Title: Math Teacher
Status: Full Time
Start Date: For the 2018-2019 School Year

The Ethel Walker School is seeking a full-time math teacher. Candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree in a math field. Preference will be given to those candidates with advanced degrees in math or education/teaching and who have at least two years of classroom teaching experience. No certification is required.

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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 Tennis
  • Lacrosse

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

Fourth Grade Lead Teacher

Location: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School
Job Title: Lead 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 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 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.

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is the nation's first all-girls Horizons program, and serves low-income students who attend Hartford public schools. Horizons creates the conditions, connections, and community that enable every girl who attends to gain the skills, confidence and motivation to overcome the opportunity gap and realize her potential.

General Position Description

  • Educator for approximately 15 students in fourth grade during a six week summer enrichment program
  • Responsible for the planning and instruction of all core subject areas using a wide range of teaching strategies
  • Writes lesson plans, teaches lessons, maintains attendance records, and provides evaluative feedback to students and assistant teacher
  • Lead teacher will work in partnership with a teaching assistant and up to three classroom volunteers
  • Lead teacher will oversee and supervise assigned volunteers and assistants, delegating appropriately and submitting a final evaluation on each of the individuals
  • Lead teachers are required to attend an orientation session prior to the start of the program
  • Timing will depend on scheduled workshops, as well as individual classroom prep
  • Lead teachers are required to attend all field trips, participate in daily meals with the students, attend Family Night, Faculty Meetings, and perform all other duties that may be required

Qualifications

  • Must have at least two years of experience as an elementary school teacher
  • A strong desire to help make a difference in the lives of low-income students from Hartford

Dates

Thursday, June 21 & Friday, June 22: Teacher orientation and classroom set-up

Monday, June 25 - Friday, August 3: Six-week program; Monday, August 6 wrap-up


To apply, contact hr@ethelwalker.org.

Fourth Grade Assistant Teacher

Location: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School
Job Title: Assistant Teacher
Salary: Compensation based on experience
Level/Grade: Fourth Grade
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.

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is the nation's first all-girls Horizons program, and serves low-income students who attend Hartford public schools. Horizons creates the conditions, connections, and community that enable every girl who attends to gain the skills, confidence and motivation to overcome the opportunity gap and realize her potential.

General Description

  • Assistant to fourth grade lead teacher
  • Aid in the classroom duties of teaching and caring for approximately 15 students during a six week summer enrichment program
  • Responsible for helping to plan daily classroom schedule and assisting in instruction
  • Work in partnership with approximately three volunteers in the classroom each day
  • Attend daily swim instruction lessons with students providing encouragement to students
  • Participate with students in physical education classes providing help and support to the lead teacher and his/her volunteers
  • Assistant teachers are required to attend all field trips, participate in daily meals with the students, attend Family Night, Faculty Meetings as well as all other duties that may be required by their supervisor

Qualifications

  • Experience working with elementary aged children. A student with an elementary education major preferred.
  • A strong desire to help make a difference in the lives of low-income students from Hartford

Dates

Thursday, June 21 & Friday, June 22: Teacher orientation and classroom set-up

Monday, June 25 - Friday, August 3: Six-week program; Monday, August 6 wrap-up


To apply, contact hr@ethelwalker.org.


Second Grade Assistant Teacher

Location: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School
Job Title: Assistant Teacher
Salary: Compensation based on experience
Level/Grade: Second Grade
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.

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is the nation's first all-girls Horizons program, and serves low-income students who attend Hartford public schools. Horizons creates the conditions, connections, and community that enable every girl who attends to gain the skills, confidence and motivation to overcome the opportunity gap and realize her potential.

General Description

  • Assistant to second grade lead teacher
  • Aid in the classroom duties of teaching and caring for approximately 15 students during a six week summer enrichment program
  • Responsible for helping to plan daily classroom schedule and assisting in instruction
  • Work in partnership with approximately three volunteers in the classroom each day
  • Attend daily swim instruction lessons with students providing encouragement to students
  • Participate with students in physical education classes providing help and support to the lead teacher and his/her volunteers
  • Assistant teachers are required to attend all field trips, participate in daily meals with the students, attend Family Night, Faculty Meetings as well as all other duties that may be required by their supervisor

Qualifications

  • Experience working with elementary aged children. A student with an Elementary Education major preferred.
  • A strong desire to help make a difference in the lives of low-income students from Hartford.


Dates

Thursday, June 21 & Friday, June 22: Teacher orientation and classroom set-up

Monday, June 25 - Friday, August 3: Six-week program, Monday, August 6 wrap-up


To apply, contact hr@ethelwalker.org.

Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Location: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School
Job Title: Lead Teacher
Salary: Compensation based on experience
Level/Grade: Pre-Kindergarten
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 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.

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is the nation's first all-girls Horizons program, and serves low-income students who attend Hartford public schools. Horizons creates the conditions, connections, and community that enable every girl who attends to gain the skills, confidence and motivation to overcome the opportunity gap and realize her potential.

General Position Description

  • Educator for approximately eight students in pre-kindergarten during a six week summer enrichment program
  • Responsible for the planning and instruction of all core subject areas using a wide range of teaching strategies
  • Writes lesson plans, teaches lessons, maintains attendance records, and provides evaluative feedback
  • Lead teacher will work in partnership with a teaching assistant and up to three classroom volunteers
  • Lead teacher will oversee and supervise assigned volunteers and assistants, delegating appropriately and submitting a final evaluation on each of the individuals
  • Lead teachers are required to attend an orientation session prior to the start of the program. Timing will depend on scheduled workshops, as well as individual classroom prep.
  • Lead teachers are required to attend all field trips, participate in daily meals with the students, attend Family Night, Faculty Meetings, and perform all other duties that may be required

Qualifications

  • Must have at least two years of experience as an elementary school teacher
  • A strong desire to help make a difference in the lives of low-income students from Hartford

Dates

Thursday, June 21 & Friday, June 22: Teacher orientation and classroom set-up

Monday, June 25 - Friday, August 3: Six-week program, Monday, August 6 wrap-up

To apply, contact hr@ethelwalker.org.

Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Location: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School
Job Title: Assistant Teacher
Salary: Compensation based on experience
Level/Grade: Pre-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

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is the nation's first all-girls Horizons program, and serves low-income students who attend Hartford public schools. Horizons creates the conditions, connections, and community that enable every girl who attends to gain the skills, confidence and motivation to overcome the opportunity gap and realize her potential.

General Description

  • Assistant to pre-kindergarten lead teacher
  • Aid in the classroom duties of teaching and caring for approximately 15 students during a six week summer enrichment program
  • Responsible for helping to plan daily classroom schedule and assisting in instruction
  • Work in partnership with approximately three volunteers in the classroom each day
  • Attend daily swim instruction lessons with students providing encouragement to students
  • Participate with students in physical education classes providing help and support to the lead teacher and his/her volunteers
  • Assistant teachers are required to attend all field trips, participate in daily meals with the students, attend Family Night, Faculty Meetings as well as all other duties that may be required by their supervisor

Qualifications

  • Experience working with elementary aged children. A student with an elementary education major preferred.
  • A strong desire to help make a difference in the lives of low-income students from Hartford

Dates

Thursday, June 21 & Friday, June 22: Teacher orientation and classroom set-up

Monday, June 25 - Friday, August 3: Six-week program, Monday, August 6 wrap-up


To apply, contact 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.


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