Greenhills School is an equal opportunity employer.

Greenhills School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of any characteristic that is protected by State and Federal law. Michigan law requires that a person with a disability or handicap requiring accommodations to perform the essential duties of the job must notify the employer in writing within 182 days of the date that the need is known or should have been known.

6th Grade English Maternity Substitute Teacher

Greenhills School (Ann Arbor, MI) seeks a dynamic 6th grade maternity substitute English teacher to begin on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 and to continue through the end of the academic year.

Greenhills School is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities. We want a diverse mix of talented people who want to join us as student-centered educators and role models who bring joy and good humor to our classrooms, fields, and offices, employ a broad array of effective instructional methods, work collaboratively with colleagues, seek and respond to student feedback, and commit to reflective practice and continual growth. We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming inclusive community.

Candidates will have a genuine interest in working with early adolescents in a grade 6-12 independent school community. The ideal candidates will also possess: an understanding of the academic, social, and developmental needs of the age group; the ability to work closely with students, parents, and colleagues; and an interest in applying best student-centered teaching practices, including the use of technology and innovative pedagogical strategies. These teachers will join a committed team of middle school faculty who work collaboratively to support all students and grade-level activities. Undergraduate study of English and/or English education, graduate work in those disciplines, and proven experience with the age group are all encouraged. Candidates with a background in upper-elementary education will also be considered.

Other contractual responsibilities for this position may include: supervising students in a small group advisory and/or extracurricular activities, chaperoning school events, and general involvement in the life of the school.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, and a completed Greenhills application form to: Jonathan Schwartz, Head of Middle School, jschwartz@greenhillsschool.org, and Caroline Huntoon, English Department Chair, chuntoon@greenhillsschool.org. No mail or phone inquiries please.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled—please apply right away!

Middle School History Instructor

Department:  History and Social Science
FLSA: Exempt
Reports to: History and Social Science Department Chair
Schedule: Full time, academic year
Designation: Teaching Faculty
Travel: Rare

POSITION SUMMARY:

The History and Social Science Department has an opening for a qualified and innovative middle school history teacher who is deeply knowledgeable and thoughtful about history and pedagogy.  Greenhills School is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities. We want a diverse mix of talented people who want to join us as student centered educators and role models who bring joy and good humor to our classrooms, fields, and offices, employ a broad array of effective instructional methods, work collaboratively with colleagues, seek and respond to student feedback, and commit to reflective practice and continual growth. We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming inclusive community.

Teachers in the Greenhills History and Social Science Department provide students with rich and meaningful learning experiences that inspire them to be lifelong learners and challenge them to take their places as informed, responsible, engaged citizens of their local, national, and global communities.  We strive to help students develop their capacity to:

  • Understand the complexity and interdependence of global events and issues;
  • Value multiple perspectives and demonstrate empathy towards diverse cultures and ways of thinking;
  • Reflect on their own identity and how it shapes their perspectives and experiences;
  • Synthesize historical events across time and place and understand the impact of the past on the present;
  • Engage in critical and creative research of events and issues;
  • Communicate effectively in written and verbal presentations; and
  • Collaborate and participate in meaningful and respectful dialogue with others.

Our department’s study of history and social sciences reinforces the school’s broader mission of encouraging students to develop their full potential as curious, creative, and responsible citizens who respect all individuals and their differences, and whose meaningful and balanced lives will better the world.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach four sections of 6th grade social studies; demonstrate versatility and openness to section assignments.
  • Collaborate with department colleagues on pedagogy and curriculum, and to vertically align coursework to provide students with a meaningful scope and sequence throughout their upper school experience, and with colleagues across departments to create interdisciplinary learning experiences for students.
  • Reflect on instructional practices and seek out opportunities for professional development.
  • Create inclusive and effective classroom environments and provide learning support for students inside and outside of the classroom as needed, including implementing formal accommodations, in consultation with the Greenhills Learning Center.
  • Practice clear, timely, and professional communication with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Attend regular department, faculty, and other meetings.
  • Serve as a role model for others in maintaining healthy boundaries in student and professional relationships.
  • Promote an inclusive working and community environment.
  • Participate in community life through service in Greenhills advising and co-curricular programs.
  • Serve as a role model in maintaining appropriate standards of care for students and maintaining healthy boundaries in student and professional relationships.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Undergraduate degree in history/social studies and/or history/social studies education (or a related field) required, graduate work in those disciplines desired.  
  • Educators with upper elementary and/or middle school teaching experience are encouraged to apply.
  • The ideal candidate will have substantial expertise in the field and will be:
    • committed to developing both students’ understanding of history and their analytical thinking, reading, speaking, and writing skills,
    • a student-centered educator, skilled in fostering persistent problem solving
    • knowledgeable about adolescents’ intellectual, social, and emotional development and willing to positively greet the challenges and opportunities they present.
    • a professional oral and written communicator,
    • eager to work collaboratively with colleagues on curriculum design, pedagogy, and assessments,
    • versatile and open to diverse teaching assignments within the department.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Office environment
  • Repetitive motion, use of keyboard
  • Occasional light lifting and carrying.
  • Regular standing, stooping and walking to various locations on campus.
  • Greenhills School property is a tobacco-free environment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Compensation: Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education level, and includes lunch when school is in session. Greenhills provides a comprehensive benefit package, which includes a variety of health insurance offerings, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability offerings, HSA/FSA options, and retirement benefits through TIAA-CREF.

Application Information: Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, and a completed Greenhills application form to: Jonathan Schwartz, Head of Middle School, and Jenna Goldenberg, History and Social Science Department Chair via email at jschwartz@greenhillsschool.org and jgoldenberg@greenhillsschool.org. No phone inquiries please.

Application Deadline: We will begin reviewing applications on January 18th and will continue until the position is filled.

The essential functions and basic skills have been included.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This position description is subject to change at any time.

Greenhills School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Greenhills School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.

Upper School History Teacher

Department:  History and Social Science
FLSA: Exempt
Reports to: History and Social Science Department Chair
Schedule: Full time, academic year
Designation: Teaching Faculty
Travel: Rare

POSITION SUMMARY:

The History and Social Science Department has an opening for a qualified and innovative history teacher who is deeply knowledgeable and thoughtful about history and pedagogy. Greenhills School is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities. We want a diverse mix of talented people who want to join us as student centered educators and role models who bring joy and good humor to our classrooms, fields, and offices, employ a broad array of effective instructional methods, work collaboratively with colleagues, seek and respond to student feedback, and commit to reflective practice and continual growth. We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming inclusive community.

Teachers in the Greenhills History and Social Science Department provide students with rich and meaningful learning experiences that inspire them to be lifelong learners and challenge them to take their places as informed, responsible, engaged citizens of their local, national, and global communities.  We strive to help students develop their capacity to:

  • Understand the complexity and interdependence of global events and issues;
  • Value multiple perspectives and demonstrate empathy towards diverse cultures and ways of thinking;
  • Reflect on their own identity and how it shapes their perspectives and experiences;
  • Synthesize historical events across time and place and understand the impact of the past on the present;
  • Engage in critical and creative research of events and issues;
  • Communicate effectively in written and verbal presentations; and
  • Collaborate and participate in meaningful and respectful dialogue with others.

    Our department’s study of history and social sciences reinforces the school’s broader mission of encouraging students to develop their full potential as curious, creative, and responsible citizens who respect all individuals and their differences, and whose meaningful and balanced lives will better the world.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach four sections of core courses in World History, U.S. History, Government, and upper-level electives, as needed; demonstrate versatility and openness to section assignments.
  • Collaborate with department colleagues on pedagogy and curriculum, and to vertically align coursework to provide students with a meaningful scope and sequence throughout their upper school experience, and with colleagues across departments to create interdisciplinary learning experiences for students.
  • Reflect on instructional practices and seek out opportunities for professional development.
  • Create inclusive and effective classroom environments and provide learning support for students inside and outside of the classroom as needed, including implementing formal accommodations, in consultation with the Greenhills Learning Center.
  • Practice clear, timely, and professional communication with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Attend regular department, faculty, and other meetings.
  • Serve as a role model for others in maintaining healthy boundaries in student and professional relationships.
  • Promote an inclusive working and community environment.
  • Participate in community life through service in Greenhills advising and co-curricular programs.
  • Serve as a role model in maintaining appropriate standards of care for students and maintaining healthy boundaries in student and professional relationships.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Undergraduate degree in history/social studies and/or history/social studies education (or a related field) required, graduate work in those disciplines desired.
  • Proven experience with the age group required, teaching experience at the secondary level preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have substantial expertise in the field and will be:
    • committed to developing both students’ understanding of history and their analytical thinking, reading, speaking, and writing skills,
    • a student-centered educator, skilled in fostering persistent problem solving
    • knowledgeable about adolescents’ intellectual, social, and emotional development and willing to positively greet the challenges and opportunities they present.
    • a professional oral and written communicator,
    • eager to work collaboratively with colleagues on curriculum design, pedagogy, and assessments,
    • versatile and open to diverse teaching assignments within the department.

PHYSISICAL REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Office environment.
  • Repetitive motion, use of keyboard.
  • Occasional light lifting and carrying.
  • Regular standing, stooping and walking to various locations on campus.
  • Greenhills School property is a tobacco-free environment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Compensation: Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education level, and includes lunch when school is in session. Greenhills provides a comprehensive benefit package, which includes a variety of health insurance offerings, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability offerings, HSA/FSA options, and retirement benefits through TIAA-CREF.

Application Information: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé/CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, relevant college and graduate school transcripts, three references, and a completed Greenhills application form to: E. Quincy McLaughlin, Head of Upper School, and Jenna Goldenberg, History and Social Science Department Chair via email at qmclaughlin@greenhillsschool.org and jgoldenberg@greenhillsschool.org.  No phone inquiries please.

Application Deadline: We will begin reviewing applications on December 21st and will continue until the position is filled.

The essential functions and basic skills have been included.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This position description is subject to change at any time.

Greenhills School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Greenhills School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.

 

Director of Communications and Marketing

Department:  Advancement and Admissions
FLSA: Exempt
Reports to: Dual report to directors of Admission and Advancement
Schedule: Full time, calendar year, may include some evenings and weekends
Designation: Staff
Travel: Rare

POSITION SUMMARY:

Greenhills School, an independent school of 520 students in grades 6-12, has an immediate opening for a Director of Communications and Marketing. This is a 12-month position, which offers an excellent array of benefits and a highly competitive salary.

The Director of Communications and Marketing collaborates with a wide range of constituencies and offices inside the school. Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of our diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of various races, ethnicities, sexualities, gender identities, religions, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming inclusive community.

The Director of Communications and Marketing serves as the main storyteller on campus, conceiving and crafting stories that highlight our community for various outlets, both digital and print. The Director also functions as the lead for internal, cross-divisional communication-related meetings and coordinates the school’s primary digital pieces— the monthly e-newsletter, twice-annual alumni magazine, annual donor report, and a weekly parent email. This position also develops and implements social media strategy.

Specific responsibilities include planning, initiating, and managing school-wide communications; managing the design and content of school print, digital, and social media; and determining and implementing, in a manner consistent with the values of the school, the strategic direction of the school’s communications and marketing plan. The Director of Communications and Marketing is responsible for the strategy, content, and consistency of all-school communications, and provides strategic direction, creative content and production supervision on fundraising, admission and programmatic material.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify and pursue story, photo and video opportunities; work collaboratively to conceive content that authentically tells the story of the school, its mission, and values
  •  Participate in school-wide events, meetings and committees as appropriate
  • Train and support content owners outside of communications to create and post content consistent with guidelines
  • Ongoing support for written materials and message development
  • Manage the website with our external designer, post content, ensure it’s up-to-date, reflects our community, and is easily navigable for a variety of users
  • Manage and populate school accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
  • Oversee all aspects of production (concept, design, content, and editorial) of the school’s print and electronic publications, including a twice-annual print magazine, a monthly e-newsletter, weekly parent communications and annual report
  • Work with key staff, particularly the directors of Advancement and Admission, in devising and creating collateral materials for school-wide events
  • Manage external vendors, including printers and designers
  • Attend classes and community events in order to gather stories and maintain a finger on the pulse of the community
  • Partner with our technology team to ensure appropriate communication tools are being used, including understanding best practices in digital communication
  • Provide technical support for the users of the password-protected areas of the website, troubleshooting problems and giving guidance on best practices
  • Organize required forms and documents for important yearly communications to parents and guardians
  • Assist with school-wide calendaring system and its integration with the website
  • Ensure integrity and implementation of the school’s new brand identity materials
  • Assist with emergency communication plans as needed
  • Act as primary liaison to the media, producing and distributing press releases as needed and working to place appropriate press coverage

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus demonstrated administrative expertise
  • A strategic and creative thinker who enjoys digging into concepts and telling a good story
  • Three to five years of experience in marketing and/or communications, journalism, media, technology, or education
  • Proven strong writing and editorial skills
  • Interest in and familiarity with social networks
  • A strong understanding of the uses and basic mechanics of digital media
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good customer service skills
  • Photography and/or video skills a plus
  • Desktop design experience a plus
  • Website content management experience a plus, especially for WordPress
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Google applications, database management and comfortable with technology.
  • Have an interest in/eye for graphic design, photography, or videography
  • Previous independent school or nonprofit experience a plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Office environment
  • Repetitive motion, use of keyboard
  • Occasional light lifting and carrying. Regular standing, stooping and walking to various locations on campus

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, resume and select work samples to pgargaro@greenhillsschool.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. We want a diverse mix of talented people who want to join us as student centered educators and role models who bring joy and good humor to our classrooms, fields, and offices. We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming inclusive community.

Part-time Bus Drivers

Valid CDL and references required. Email resume and references to Chief Financial Officer John Nickel, jnickel@greenhillsschool.org.

Employment Forms:

Coach Application
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Substitute Teacher Application
General Employment Application
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