Afterschool Program Leader
The Seven Hills School seeks a part-time Afterschool Program Leader for our After the Bell enrichment program beginning August, 2014. The hours are primarily Monday – Friday from 3:00 – 6:00 PM but may vary due to staffing needs.
The Program Leader is responsible for ensuring a high level of program quality and working to establish a positive relationship with all program participants and their families. Safety and providing an orderly environment both in and out of the classroom is a priority. The ideal candidate would have previous experience working with school-aged children in an academic or recreational setting and at least 2 years of college education.
Middle School Theatre/Drama Teacher
This full-time position includes the teaching of 6th, 7th, and possibly 8th grade Drama classes that incorporate character development, scene work, improvisation, script adaptation and direction; it also includes responsibility for the Middle School’s fall play and spring musical productions.
Candidates must have, at minimum, an undergraduate degree in the field, be knowledgeable about all aspects of production (e.g. technical, lighting, sound, costumes, etc.) and have the ability to communicate effectively and enthusiastically. Additionally, candidates must understand and have empathy for the development of Middle School students, should be knowledgeable about appropriate curriculum and materials, and should be able to work well with able and highly motivated students, as well as students with a range of learning differences. The position requires energy, creativity, organization, and a strong commitment to a lively community of students and educators.
Upper School Biology Teacher
This full time position involves teaching four classes of lab-based biology, including two sections of AP Biology.
Candidates must have, at minimum, an undergraduate degree in the field, be knowledgeable about all aspects of science instruction including computer technology, and communicate effectively and enthusiastically. They should enjoy and work well with a range of students—both exceptionally able, highly motivated learners as well as less academically independent students. Additionally, they should work well with colleagues, have strong organizational skills and habits, and possess a sense of humor, creativity and high energy. In addition to specified teaching responsibilities, this position also includes such normal faculty duties as advising students, supervising study areas, chaperoning occasional activities, and contributing to another school activity, such as coaching, sponsoring a club, etc.
This full time position includes counseling students and their parents individually and in groups; writing compelling letters of recommendation; coaching students in the writing of effective college essays; overseeing the completion of necessary student testing; meeting with college representatives and maintaining and developing relationships with college admissions offices; implementing the most up-to-date college guidance technology including Naviance and Common Application; and representing the school at national and regional conferences.
The College Counseling Team includes two full-time counselors and two part-time counselors for an Upper School of 330 students. We see students in grades 9-12 but spend most of our individual counseling time with juniors and seniors.
Candidates should have at least four years of experience in either independent school college counseling or college admissions, or both; a superior work ethic; excellent writing, organizational and collaborative skills; and proficiency with the latest college guidance technology. They must understand and have empathy for the development of adolescents and should be able to work well with able and highly motivated students as well as students with learning differences. They should be willing to be involved in the life of the school beyond the classroom—to sponsor a club, chaperone a trip, coach a sport, etc. The position requires energy, creativity, organization, collegiality and a strong commitment to a lively community of students and educators.