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Join our team and make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of children, adults and families.
The Y is a vibrant organization made up of people who are inclusive, determined, nurturing, genuine, hopeful and welcoming. Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. In more than 10,000 communities nationwide, our staff members—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors.
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp. Provides a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.
*Supervises a group of children.
*Assists Lead Counselor in planning and implementing program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values
*Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
*Attends all staff meetings and trainings.
*Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
*Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.
*Perform other related duties as assigned or directed in a positive and friendly manner.
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
*High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
*Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting
*At least 18 years of age
*Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS – Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.
The environmental educator is responsible for delivering established programs of The Institute at the K–12 grade levels and developing creative new programs into the future. The primary role of this position is to work outdoors with school groups and the general public. The educator must work in cooperation with co-teachers, administrators, volunteers, interns, and all other personnel of The Institute.
Availability: Position is part-time, year-round. Educator is expected to attend training sessions and regular staff meetings and to teach 3–5 days/week (may include occasional evenings and weekends).
The environmental educator/watershed science coordinator is responsible for delivering established programs of The Institute at the K– 12 grade levels and developing creative new programs into the future. As watershed science coordinator, the educator will also work with The Institute’s WaterStriders students,
college interns and local watershed organizations. The educator must work in cooperation with co-teachers, administrators, volunteers, interns, and all
other personnel of The Institute. Availability: Position is part-time, year-round. Educator is expected to attend training sessions and regular staff meetings and to teach 3–5 days/week (may include occasional evenings and weekends).
The early childhood environmental educator is responsible for delivering established programs of The Institute at the preschool– 4th grade levels and developing creative new programs into the future. The primary role of this position is to work outdoors with preschool and primary age groups. The early childhood educator must work in cooperation with co-teachers, administrators, volunteers, interns, and all other personnel of The Institute. Availability: Position is part-time, year-round. Educator is expected to attend training sessions and regular staff meetings and to teach 3–5 days/week (may include occasional evenings and weekends).
Montessori Academy of Chambersburg is pleased to announce the opening of the position of Director of Education. Montessori Academy of Chambersburg serves students from 12 months to 12th grade and provides a safe, caring, stable environment that is child-centered, family oriented and community focused. Children in a Montessori classroom learn by making discoveries with the materials, cultivating concentration, motivation, self-discipline and a love of learning. In collaboration with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director, the Director of Education will develop and implement the strategic educational goals of the school, assuring a rigorous, Montessori-based curriculum that will prepare students for success beyond the Montessori Academy of Chambersburg. The Director of Education is expected to maintain the highest level of professional, ethical and moral standards.
RESPONSIBILITIES (including but are not limited to):
Assume responsibility for the effective day-to-day educational programs of the school.
· Conduct the regular review, evaluation, and development of educational programs.
· Evaluate current trends in education for incorporation.
· Promote a culture of learning that is centered on the needs of the students and of teaching informed by the Montessori methodology.
· Lead the faculty to ensure the curriculum and programming are grounded in the mission of the academy.
· Conduct classroom observations to review faculty and curriculum in action.
· Track success of educational programs and ensure curriculum is competitive.
· Provide input to the Director of the School on needs for classroom and educational materials including technology requirements in keeping with current trends.
· Coordinate with the Director of the School to ensure absences by school leadership do not overlap with one another.
Supervise all faculty including part-time and assistant teachers.
· Along with the Executive Director, develop and maintain job descriptions for all faculty.
· Create a supportive working environment for the faculty and foster career development.
· Handle grievance procedures for faculty according to guidelines in the Faculty Handbook.
· Address faculty concerns in a timely manner.
· Recruit and onboard new staff. Schedule training and professional development.
· Conduct comprehensive and thoughtful annual faculty reviews that include goals for improvement that are agreed upon by both parties.
· Support the faculty throughout the year by reviewing progress toward those goals.
· Support faculty in their use of technology.
Assure that parents have a strong relationship with the school and that they are kept apprised of important information about the curriculum, educational programs and classroom activities.
· Provide parents with timely communication from the school and classroom teachers.
· Develop a system for what should be shared with parents, in what format, and when.
· Oversee the social media communications with parents, assuring continual creation and updating of relevant and timely content.
· Acknowledge and address parents’ concerns in a timely manner.
· Develop a system for training parents in Montessori teaching methods.
· Assure that parents have volunteer opportunities and feel welcome at the school.
· Coordinate with the Director of the School to provide tours for prospective parents.
Responsible for student success and overseeing issues that may arise.
· Ensure students meet learning objectives appropriate for each level.
· Inspire students to succeed utilizing the Montessori methodology.
· Conduct student observations in the classroom.
· Work with students, teachers and counselors to resolve peer issues in a respectful manner.
· Coordinate Lincoln Intermediate Unit resources.
· Implement disciplinary actions in accordance with the Student Handbook including meetings with parents, teachers and/or psychologists when necessary and appropriate.
Oversee the management and reporting of standards and regulations.
· Ensure that the academy meets and adheres to all standards and regulations as dictated by the PA State Development of Education, Department of Health and Safety, the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, and Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools.
· Manage staff and student records for the Department of Human Services, the Office of Child Development and Early Learning and PA Department of Education.
· Maintain database for student records and parent information.
· Attend all Board meetings, provide agenda input to the Board President and prepare appropriate reports.
· Complete other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.
· Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education
· Five or more years teaching experience
· Hold a Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate
· Hold or willing to obtain Pennsylvania Administrative Certificate or Principal K – 12 Certificate
· Dedication to Montessori methods and philosophy
· Experience in the direct supervision of faculty / staff
· Experience developing and implementing educational curriculum
· Organizational, leadership, time management and conflict resolution skills
· Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Proficient at using technology for management and communication
· Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy
· Administrator certification in Montessori education (AMI/AMS)
· Montessori teaching credentials for one or more levels (early childhood and/or elementary)
· Experience working with regulatory requirements and program accreditation
· Master’s degree or higher in Education
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume via email with the subject line “Director of Education Position: to [email protected]
Please visit the link below to learn more about the position and the application requirements.
To achieve its mission, the Institute: • provides environmental and cultural education to elementary and secondary school children • supports and conducts research about natural and cultural history • provides opportunities for adults to learn about the nature and culture of the region and the world • presents programs that inform and entertain the community. Please visit our website for a full description of the open position:
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The Cumberland Valley School of Music is seeking a part-time Music & Movement instructor to provide arts instruction to preschool students within our Arts Integrated Preschool, weekday
mornings during the school year, approximately 1.5 hours per day.
- BA, BS, or BFA degree preferred
- State certification in music preferred
- Experience working with children in music-related activities in a school or other Early Childhood learning environment
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plan age-appropriate music & movement activities for children ages 3-5.
- Develop daily lesson plans and introduce students to a variety of musical and movement experiences that align with the program goals and objectives
- Attend monthly collaboration meetings with the teaching teams to develop an overall curriculum
- Integrate music and movement instruction with other classroom subjects such as literacy, math, and science
- Acquire, inventory, and manage the music and movement supplies used as part of the music and movement curriculum.
- Work with classroom teachers to develop, convey, and implement classroom expectations for behavior
- Supervise children in a kind, courteous, and respectful manner.
Job Type: Part-time
Special Education Teacher Assistant & Personal Care Assistant Substitutes
Waynesboro Area School District
$11.45 hour. 5.5 hours daily. Looking for serious applicants who have experience working with students who have special needs; and a strong desire to work with students who have academic and/or behavior needs preferred. AED training, CPR and First Aid preferred.
Background clearances required. Apply in person or send letter of interest and resume to: Human Resources Office, Waynesboro Area School District, 210 Clayton Avenue, Waynesboro, PA 17268
Cumberland Valley School of Music is committed to providing quality instruction for students of all ages and abilities. When you choose to teach with CVSM, you become part of a community of teachers. There are advantages and opportunities included with employment, such as:
- The opportunity to interact and perform with other teachers
- Our dedicated and experienced staff members available to assist you
- Studio space equipped with pianos, music stands, and other teaching necessities
- The thoughtful placement process for students in your studio
- Flexibility in scheduling of lessons and classes based on your schedule
- Recitals and performances in a beautiful chapel or professional theater
- Availability of accompanists for recitals and performances
- Scholarship opportunities for students, including the annual Merit Award scholarship program to recognize excellence
- Discounted pricing for classes and lessons for teacher and family, as well as discounted pricing in the Music Store
- An extensive marketing and outreach process