Employment

Current Openings (Immediate)

MacDuffie/FESCO Partnership Positions – 5 Openings

The MacDuffie School is seeking five Foreign English Teachers to embark on an overseas assignment in China.  The successful individuals would report directly to FESCO Foreign Teachers Center in Beijing, China.  The MacDuffie School will be qualifying candidates for this assignment based on the following criteria:

  • Professional Teaching Certificate in any of the following areas:
      • CELTA – Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults
      • ESL – English as a Second Language
      • TEFL – Teaching English as a foreign Language
      • TESOL – Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least five years of teaching experience.  Working experience in foreign enterprises is strongly preferred.

Should you meet the above requirements, please send your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to hr@macduffie.org

Dean of External Affairs – Position rescinded on 3/3/2017.

Academic Director

The MacDuffie School seeks an Academic Director to support the organization’s external objectives by heading a China-based expansion campus of The MacDuffie School.   This position will be based in China and will lead the adaptation and implementation of the MacDuffie strategic map and academic objectives on the new site.

The Academic Director will be in charge of all non-operational administration, including:

  • school safety
  • academic program
  • non-academic program
  • residential program
  • teacher and administrator recruitment, professional development, and evaluation
  • marketing
  • quality control

The Academic Director will work closely with the Head of School of the MacDuffie main campus and a local Chinese team for local school management.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree (M. A. or equivalent); five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful applicant must be eligible to work in the United States and possess previous experience living and working in China, with strong knowledge of the ELL environment within secondary schools.

Human Resources Specialist – Immediate

The MacDuffie School seeks well-qualified applicants for the position of Human Resources Specialist. The Specialist will be responsible for coordination of all human resources functions of The MacDuffie School, including recruitment and development of a strong and diverse faculty. The successful applicant will have experience in human resources generalist functions, including the administration of a comprehensive benefits package (health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurances, IRAs, and 401(k) plans); compliance with applicable federal and state wage and salary laws; experience in employee hiring, renewal, retention and termination; and in the administration and development of personnel policies and records. Experience in recruiting, evaluating resumes, and conducting background checks – including state CORI and SORI authorizations – are essential.

Counselor – Part Time (16 hours per week)

The MacDuffie School seeks an experienced and dynamic part time School Counselor. The counselor is responsible for providing individual counseling to students who need emotional support, assisting with referrals to consulting psychologists/psychiatrists and coordinating student care with the Health Center. Further responsibilities include but are not limited to managing communication with parents, faculty and administrators; and advising support/guidance organizations. Qualified candidates should be licensed clinical therapists with significant experience working with adolescents. Understanding the boarding school world is an essential aspect of the job; thus, experience in this setting is preferred. Additional responsibilities will be assigned to the successful candidate as a faculty member at a boarding school, and he or she will embrace the collaborative nature of this educational environment as an energetic, engaged and active member of the community.

Groundskeeper

The MacDuffie School seeks a full-time, non-exempt Groundskeeper to join our Maintenance Team. The successful candidate will perform maintenance, grounds keeping, event setup, hospitality, and light janitorial tasks with the goal of a safe, attractive, and functional place of work and study.

Openings for the 2017 -2018 Academic Year (Start in August)

Three Science Positions – Biology Teacher (Full Time), Chemistry Teacher (Full Time) & Physics Teacher (Full Time) (Starts in August)

The MacDuffie School seeks three full time teachers of biology, chemistry, and physics with a start date of August, 2017. Candidates should be skilled at teaching physics at introductory and more advanced levels. Teachers with experience in lab research and/or chemistry teaching are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience with teaching Biology is preferred, as is the ability and interest to teach other courses in the Science curriculum.  Ideal candidates are expected to have at least three years of teaching experience and a bachelor’s degree (a master’s degree is preferred). Applicants must be dynamic individuals who are passionate about their discipline, collaborative and innovative in their approach to teaching, and who embrace and support the diversity of our student body. Our faculty is deeply committed to the entire student experience; it is expected that faculty responsibilities will include a combination of student advising, residential life and extracurricular activities.

 

Library/Media Specialist (Starts in August)

The School Library/Media Specialist creates an environment where collaboration and creative problem solving thrive. This individual will be an excellent communicator who instills enthusiasm in others by making them feel that they are important members of a team. Ideal candidates are expected to have a bachelor’s degree (a master’s degree in the field is preferred). Strong leaders foster an environment of creativity, innovation, and openness to new ideas, welcoming and encouraging input from others to create consensus. They anticipate future obstacles and continually retool to meet challenges. The school librarian/media specialist demonstrates his or her role as a visible and active leader within the school community, an advocate for the student library, and a professional member of the community at large.

Residential Advisors (Multiple Openings)

The primary responsibility of Residential Advisors is to ensure there is a feeling of warmth, caring and mutual respect among and between the students and the RAs. In addition, it is vital to account for the students’ whereabouts, and to be sure they are safe and fulfilling our expectations of behavior.

Advisors are expected to maintain a common standard of discipline on their floor and should work closely with other RAs, the Dean of Boarding and Dean of Students to ensure that this standard is consistent between floors as well.

Advisors are expected to circulate through their assigned area during duty hours, checking to see that students are engaged in study during study hall, on the floor by curfew, and settled down at the correct time.

Practices, such as having apartment doors wide open when on duty, send a message of availability and approachability. RAs and Prefects are expected to develop activities and customs that make life in the dormitory special. This can be accomplished through bi-weekly dorm meetings, community programming and dorm activities. These activities should be approved and documented in a timely manner using the appropriate forms.

On Duty Hours

Monday through Thursday on duty hours begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. and continue until Morning Assembly at 8:00 a.m. the next morning.  RAs are usually responsible for two nights out of these four.  Weekend duty hours begin at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Friday and continue until Assembly on Monday morning.

Weekend Duty

Weekend duty is generally every other weekend and scheduled by semester. Weekend chaperoning and supervision assignments are made at the weekly Weekend Duty Team meeting. Other duties may be assigned throughout the duration of a weekend.

There are several weekends when the entire residential staff is on duty.  These weekends include, but are not limited to, the beginning and end of the school year, the beginning and end of each school vacation period, and several three-day weekends. All RAs are expected to take turns chaperoning activities when on duty.

How to apply: Résumé, letter of interest, and three professional references should be forwarded to Human Resources at hr@macduffie.org.

Athletics Openings

The Athletics Department has several Sports Coach openings for the 2016-17 Academic Year. If you enjoy working as a member of a team, as well as coaching athletes from all over the world, consider joining our expanding athletics program. Positions are available for all 3 seasons and for Varsity and sub-Varsity levels in the following sports:

The MacDuffie School is accepting applications for the following positions in the Athletics Department:

Head Tennis Coach.   Varsity Boys and Girls.  Teams compete against other New England preparatory schools.  Daily practice 4:00 – 5:30pm.  Game days are typically Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, consisting of 8-10 games each throughout April and May.  Coach should be able to instruct a diverse population with varied levels of tennis skills and experience.  

Spring Season begins Monday, March 27, 2017.

Season ends with Sports Awards on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

Assistant Ultimate Frisbee Coach.  To assist the Head Coach in a popular and expanding program.  The various levels of Ultimate teams compete in the Western Mass/Northern Connecticut region.  Daily practice 4:00 – 5:30pm.  Game days are typically Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, consisting of 12-15 games throughout April and May.   Previous Ultimate Frisbee playing or coaching experience is desirable, but not essential.

Spring Season begins Monday March 27, 2017.

Season ends with Sports Awards on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

Assistant Track and Field Coach:   Experience in coaching Throwing (Discus/Shot/Javelin), High Jump, and Hurdles are required.  The newly established team practices daily 4:00 – 5:30pm.  Meets are typically on Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, consisting of 8-10 meets throughout April and May. Competes are against other New England preparatory schools in an 8-10 meet season.

Spring Season begins Monday, March 27, 2017.

Season ends with Sports Awards on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

 

How to apply for Coaching positions:  Contact the Director of  Athletics 413-255-0000 x103 or athleticdirector@macduffie.org.

 

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