Current Openings

For the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Middle School Coordinator

Summary: Directs and coordinates curricular, administrative, and counseling activities of the Middle School by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assures uniformity in assessment, parent reporting, and academic standards.
  • Oversees middle school special programs, such as; opening week orientation, fundraising, community service activities, and exam week.
  • Oversees disciplinary matters.
  • Works closely with department heads and identifies skill sets and core content needed for high school.
  • Involved in the planning and implementation of a rigorous, preparatory curriculum.Oversees middle school field trip request and schedule.
  • Serves as a resource for faculty, recommending workshops, speakers, programs, school observations, etc.
  • Reviews IEP, 504, behavioral plans and disseminates this information to faculty and staff.
  • Promotes area of content integration across disciplines, and continuing education.
  • Works with admission office in reviewing applications and promotes the school.
  • Serves as an advocate for the middle school faculty and students within the MacDuffie structure including, but not limited to the promotion of academics, arts and athletics.
  • Maintains communication with school community about upcoming events.
  • Acts as the educational leader of the middle school, responsible for its day-today operation
  • Observes, supervises, and helps evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum; to supervise the teaching process, and to review and evaluate the academic programs.
  • Provides an orderly, controlled environment in which learning can take place, a school climate which is supportive and which reflects high morale.
  • Aware of the educational, physical, social, and psychological needs of the members of our school community and develops plans for meeting these needs.
  • Makes recommendations to the head of school regarding the hiring and retention, and the assignment of faculty.
  • Strives for unity, harmony, and cooperation through tact, helpfulness, respect, and a recognition of individual differences and the special abilities and strengths of each teacher.
Education/Experience:Master’s degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Driving Requirement: It is the responsibility of all MacDuffie employees to possess and maintain a valid U.S. driver’s license.
Send letter of interest, statement of educational philosophy and resume to hr@macduffie.org.

Residential Advisors

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.

Ability to coach is considered an asset.

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.

Send cover letter, resume and references to hr@macduffie.org.

Spanish Teacher – full time

The MacDuffie School seeks a full-time Spanish Teacher, beginning in late August, 2019. The Teacher must be able to provide effective, creative instruction (introductory to AP) to both Middle and Upper School Students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates with a strong sense of community, relevant experiences working in a prep school setting, and self-motivation are preferred. As a boarding-day community, faculty members are also expected to advise a small group of students and serve on a rotating weekend duty team where driving is often required. Candidates must possess the following: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Spanish or similar language teaching field; fluent in Spanish; working knowledge of the Hispanosphere; minimum of 2 years language-teaching experience at an Upper School level.  The ability to coach is an asset.

Send cover letter, resume and references to hr@macduffie.org.

Please Note: When submitting cover letters, resumes and references please convert your files to PDF or Microsoft Word format and send them to hr@macduffie.org unless otherwise specified above.