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Employment

Thank you for your interest in joining the professional community at West Nottingham Academy.  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 opporunity and encourage all to apply.  Please see a listing of open positions below.

More than 70 percent of faculty and their families live on campus, which includes utilities and all regular meals on campus.  Resident and non-resident employees are expected to particiate in the life of the school, from academic-day activites, to after-school opportunities, athletics, and student life events.

Faculty members carry, on average, a load of five classes, two co-curricular seasons, and residential dorm duty.  All positions offer a competitive salary comparable with peer schools and commensurate with experience and education, as well as benefits (major medical insurance, dental and vision, Aspire Financial Services, disability insurance, and life insurance).  All employees are encouraged to take advantage of professional development opportunities through the Academy's Cameron Fund.

Administrative Positions

Director of Development
West Nottingham is seeking a full-time director of development to join the administrative team.

Job reponsibilities:
  • Lead overall planned giving programs, alumni relations, major capital gifts, and corporate and foundation prosposals.
  • Design and maintain the donor management database, currently Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge.
  • Develop a comprehensive solicitation plan of the school's key prospects.
  • Coordinate all gift income with the Business Office to ensure accurate financial statements.
  • Coordinate with communications to promote West Nottingham Academy and develop fundraising materials, including new media, photo, and video work for e-newsletters, social media, and the website.
  • Serve as staff support for the Outreach and Engagement Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Flexibility in schedule, will require non-traditional work hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Other responsibilities as a member of the WNA community include dorm supervision, advising, and coaching a co-curricular or athletic activity.
Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field (masters degree, preferred)
  • Previous experience acting in same or similar role
  • Strong development database skills
  • Experience in communicating to all audiences, both written and verbal
  • Ability to develop a strategic plan for a small-school Development Office
  • Interest in and demonstrated skill working with adolescents
  • An understanding of a boarding school environment (in all aspects)
  • Proven leadership skills
  • A sense of humor, humility, and the ability to develop and relate to colleagues and students
Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the position by submitting a resume and cover letter to human resources at employment@wna.org.

Faculty and Staff Positions

Chemistry Teacher/STEM Department Chair
West Nottingham Academy is seeking a dynamic and experienced science teacher to start for the 2019-20 academic year. Qualified candidates will be experienced in teaching many facets of science, with a focus on chemistry.  This position has department chair possibilities over the STEM departments, including the math department and our Innovation Center.  We’re looking for a teacher who exhibits excellence both in and outside of the classroom. This individual must be interested in working collaboratively with students, faculty, and administration throughout the year.

Job responsibilities:
  • The primary classroom responsbility will be teaching an average of five classes.
  • Outside the classroom, teachers will supervise two activities, teams, or co-curricular afternoon programs. (Experience in coaching athletic clubs/sports, preferred.)
  • Faculty live on campus and participate in student life programs.
  • This position requires heavy involvement in student advisory, student clubs, and other activities as created/assigned by the students, faculty, or head of school.
  • Other responsibilities include those that are normally part of a boarding school commitment: dorm parent duties, committee work, and other routine duties.
Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field (masters degree preferred)
  • Five plus years of experience teaching chemistry at the high school or college level
  • Strong PC skills (working in a Windows environment with knowledge of email, scheduling, and database applications)
  • Interest in and demonstrated skill working with adolescents
  • Well-organized in all facets of boarding school life (classroom, dormitory, committee work, etc.)
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • A sense of humor, humility, and the ability to develop and relate to our students
Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the position by submitting a resume, cover letter, and statement of educational philosophy to human resources at employment@wna.org.


French Teacher
West Nottingham Academy is seeking a dynamic and experienced French teacher to start for the 2019-20 academic year. We’re looking for a teacher who exhibits excellence both in and outside of the classroom. This individual must be interested in working collaboratively with students, faculty, and administration throughout the year.

Job responsibilities:
  • Teach French I through IV and possibly AP French Language and Culture, including all elements of instructional planning, implementation, and assessment.
  • Serve as advisor for a group of four to six students, providing guidance in academic, extracurricular, social, and personal areas and serve as the school’s key liaison to parents.
  • Dormitory duty one night per week and weekend duty approximately every five weekends with a duty team.
  • Lead or assist with an afternoon activity or sport during two of three seasons.
  • Attend all faculty meetings, department meetings, and other meetings as required.
  • Attend all school functions: Nottingham Open, convocations, banquets, Graduation, and other scheduled events.
  • Complete grades/comments, advisor letters, and other forms of academic communication in a timely, professional manner.
  • Promote the development of character, community, and curiosity in all dealings with students, including enforcing school rules
Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience of at least one year is required
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred. Teaching licensure is not required.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written French; strong background in French culture and literature.
  • Fluency with French language pedagogy.
  • Ability to demonstrate growth mindset, optimism, and belief that all students can learn.
  • Ability to innovate and think creatively about education.
  • Ability to use and adapt to a wide array of tools located in our Innovation Center to support and deepen student learning..
  • Ability to work as part of a team and display a sense of humor and humility.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the position by submitting a resume, cover letter and statement of educational philosophy to Human Resources at employment@wna.org.


Student Life Fellowship
West Nottingham Academy is offering a 2019-20 academic year fellowship opportunity inclusive of room, board, and a $12,000 stipend.  The fellowship position, coordinated by the Student Life Office, affords a new school professional an opportunity to explore and engage in all facets of boarding school life, accruing exceptional experience.  The Student Life Office encompasses residential life, after-school activities, athletics, clubs, weekend activities, student leadership for boarding and day students, evening programming, and transportation coordination.

Fellowship opportunities include but are not limited to:
• Instructor of one or two courses as assigned by the Academic Office and dependent on the successful candidate’s field of expertise.
• Member of a residential duty team offering activities, trips, and residential supervision.
• Coach or director of after-school activities each season.
• Participant in the new faculty cohort, where mentoring and guidance is provided. 
• Advisor to four to seven students and liaison to each student’s family.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to employment@wna.org.


Technician Specialist
West Nottingham is seeking a full-time technician specialist to join the IT department to assist our faculty, staff, and students.
  • Experience with or educational training in the following areas:
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Active Directory
    • Operating system image deployment
    • Network (wired and wireless) technologies
    • Hardware and software issue resolution, PC and rarely Apple
    • Identification and mitigation of security risks
    • Documentation of network and domain services configurations
    • Microsoft Office
  • Responsibilities to include;
    • Write end user procedural documentation
    • Learn and use third party applications to perform day to day responsibilities
    • Provide end user training on an as needed basis
  • Other typically standard points to include;
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds
    • Excellent reading and writing, emphasis on grammar and sentence structure
    • Intrapersonal communication skills
    • Ability to research and implement new technologies as requested
    • Other duties as assigned

Please submit a resume and cover letter to employment@wna.org.


Athletics Positions

Varsity Girls' Lacrosse Coach
West Nottingham Academy is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Varsity Girls' Lacrosse coach, beginning March 4, 2019. The position will report to the director of athletics and student life.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the direction and instruction of girls lacrosse.
  • Ability to mentor and motivate student-athletes in lacrosse, emphasizing the students’ holistic development.
  • Assist in the planning, organization, and direction all girls' lacrosse practices.
  • Understanding of the rules governing lacrosse.
  • Assist in contest management for all girls' lacrosse contests.
  • Assist in attracting quality student-athletes to West Nottingham Academy.
  • Communicate with the director of athletics and student life regarding scheduling and equipment needs.
  • Embody and embrace the WNA mission, as well as uphold the standards established in the WNA Staff/Faculty Handbook.
Qualifications:
  • Previous participation in lacrosse at the high school, collegiate, or professional level.
  • Minimum one year coaching experience (within a school setting preferred).
  • Ability to travel to and from athletics contests and practices 2-7 p.m.
  • Associate degree; bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (including at least one current supervisor) to kjohnson@wna.org.