Title: Teaching Fellow/Penn Residency Master’s in Teaching Program for 2018-2020 (History)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Director of Teaching and Learning and External Partnerships
The Lawrenceville School is a highly selective private independent boarding school that has built a legacy of excellence in education and has earned national recognition for its commitment to environmental sustainability. The 200 year-old campus occupies 350 landscaped acres in the historical town of Lawrenceville, NJ and is listed on the National Historic Register as reflected by the campus’s old-world architecture and landscaping.
The Teaching Fellow/ Penn Residency Master’s in Teaching program identifies aspiring or early career educators (typically recent college graduates) with an interest in the boarding school context. Over a two-year period, the Lawrenceville School provides them with the training, skills, and experience they need to succeed as educators while enrolled as students in the Penn Residency Master’s in Teaching Program. Relocation assistance will be provided.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Assists in establishing and maintaining a clean, safe and cooperative classroom and learning environment
Prepares instructional materials for use in classroom activities
Prepares lessons and delivers hands-on engaging lessons and provides structured homework/project support
Reviews and corrects student work assignments
Follows the School policies and procedures for student conduct and discipline
Attends to all required meetings
Provides supervisory duty one (1) night a week in dormitory as part of a duty team
Coaches or provide support for two (2) significant extra-curricular programs per year
Advisees a group of six (6) to eight (8) students on second year.
Covers chaperone shifts as scheduled
Successfully follows all requirements from the Penn Residency Master’s and Teaching program
Strong organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
Able to work with young people (teenagers) and adults
Significant co-curricular commitment or interest either athletics or community services
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google
Able to submit college transcripts, personal statement and three (3) recommendation letters
Fellows are required to live on campus and participate in the residential life of the School
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Work Environment Characteristics and Physical Demands
Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs and carry coaches equipment
Operates in a professional work environment
Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines etc.
Must be able to climb stairs
Required to stand, talk, hear, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms
Must be capable of using visual display terminal with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard
Lives in a boarding school community environment
The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Lawrenceville School will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
This commitment is evident in all aspects of the School’s employment practices and policies, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, promotion, compensation, discipline, discharge, benefits and training.
Background Check Statement:
The Lawrenceville School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, fingerprints, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options and many other valuable programs.
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School offers a comprehensive, coeducational program for 810 boarding and day students from grades nine through 12, who come from 29 states and 35 countries. The school is located in central New Jersey in the town of Lawrenceville, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia.
Through House and Harkness, ...Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose. Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.