Special Education Paraprofessional
Thetford Academy seeks a Special Education Paraprofessional for a temporary three-fourths-time (0.75 FTE) position, from now through June 9. The workday for this position begins at approximately 9:15 a.m. and ends at around 2:15 p.m. Prior experience is not required. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Posted Feb. 21, 2017)
Thetford Academy seeks a math teacher for the 2017-18 school year. Top candidates will be comfortable teaching all levels of math in middle and high school, from Math Concepts to Pre-Algebra, Algebra II to Calculus. Best candidates will be highly knowledgeable in their content area, able to skillfully employ a variety of effective teaching approaches, and capable of reaching and believing in all kinds of learners. We also seek applicants who are team players, enthusiastic about collaborating with colleagues of all departments and personality types. Teacher licensure in middle and high school is preferred but not required. All full-time faculty members serve as student advisors and may assist with clubs, activities, committee work, and other duties or assignments.
To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and a list of at least 5 references to William Bugg, Head of School, at email@example.com. A statement of educational philosophy and/or an original lesson plan is optional.
A search committee consisting of Math Department members, the Dean of Academics, Director of Counseling Services, and Head of School will review all applications and select finalists for on-site interviews this spring.
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is based on number of years of experience and level of educational attainment. (Posted Feb. 20, 2017)
Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education Teacher and Outdoor Initiative Coordinator
Thetford Academy seeks a two-thirds time (0.67 FTE) faculty member to launch the school’s inaugural Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education half-day program. The school also seeks an Outdoor Initiative Coordinator, a part-time, stipended position. The two positions may be filled together or separately.
Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education is an interdisciplinary, three-hour-per-day, full-year program focused on hands-on learning, ecological awareness, and service to the community. Students are immersed in a curriculum focused on problem-solving in a real-world context, building aptitude for self-marketing, and self-directing a capstone project to apply their experience at the end of the school year. Ecological literacy, field experiences, and mentor relationships are key components of the class. Students read literature connected to the class projects and utilize modern scientific methodologies to gain a deep understanding of their work. The course involves embedded work in English and science; over two semesters (four blocks), students earn two science credits, one English credit, and one elective credit. It is expected that much of the class will take place out of doors, in and around the school’s hundreds of acres of woodlands.
The instructor must be well versed in the natural sciences (including Environmental Science, Forestry, Biology, and/or Geology), have experience in outdoor education and environmental studies, and be comfortable facilitating groups in team challenges and in navigating conflict. He or she must possess strong outdoor skills, including expertise in hiking, orienteering, and wilderness safety, and have experience leading student groups in the wilderness. The teacher must also have content knowledge in the area of English, including nature writing.
The teacher should be a confident communicator experienced in mentoring young people as they develop their reading, writing, and speaking skills. Additionally, the instructor will help students to develop, plan, and implement a long term independent project. Strong organizational skills are essential.
Traditional teacher certifications and classroom experience is preferred but not essential for the success of this program. Additional certification in wilderness first aid, chainsaw safety, school bus driving, etc., or a willingness to obtain such certifications, is also preferred.
The Outdoor Initiative Coordinator (a part-time, stipended position) is responsible for managing and promoting the various aspects of Thetford Academy’s outdoor program. The TA Outdoor Initiative, generously funded by the Woodbury Foundation, includes the new half-day program in Outdoor Education, a number of ongoing interdisciplinary academic initiatives in environmental studies, and several extracurricular programs, including an Outing Club and Cross Country Ski Club. The coordinator is responsible for the financial management of the initiative, plans and organizes Outdoor Initiative Committee meetings and retreats, facilitates academic and extracurricular activities across all departments, communicates with the Thetford Academy community about the initiative, plans and leads Outing Club activities, and accomplishes agreed-upon annual program goals.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and a list of at least 5 references to William Bugg, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org. A statement of educational philosophy and/or an original lesson plan is optional.
Please specify whether you are applying for teacher of Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education, or the Outdoor Initiative Coordinator, or both. Note that it is possible that the Outdoor Initiative Coordinator could possibly begin work this spring.
A search committee consisting of Outdoor Initiative Committee members, the Dean of Academics, the Dean of Students, and Head of School will review all applications and select finalists for on-site interviews this spring.
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is based on number of years of experience and level of educational attainment. (Posted Feb. 21, 2017)
Please send letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Gloria Thurston, Office Manager, at email@example.com.
Thetford Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.