Phelps Teaching Fellowship
The Phelps School is pleased to invite applications for our inaugural Phelps Teaching Fellowship. Applicants should expect to graduate with a B.A. or B.S. from an accredited college or university on or before July 1, 2023. The two-year fellowship matches fellows with an experienced mentor both in and out of the classroom. Fellows will have the opportunity to gain experience in everything a boarding school offers, from academics to athletics to residential life.
Fellows are expected to:
- Co-teach up to two sections of a class with a longstanding Phelps teacher.
- Independently teach up to three sections of a class with support from their mentor and department chair.
- Coach two trimesters of a sport/activity.
- Serve as a Dorm Parent and lead weekend activities.
- Expect to graduate with a B.A. or B.S. no later than July 1, 2023 either in Education or in another subject with coursework in Education.
- Have experience in an educational setting, either through a work study or as a teaching assistant.
- Be an outgoing, energetic person ready to take part in all aspects of life at a boarding school.
Fellows are expected to remain in the position for two years with the possibility of transitioning to a traditional teaching role following the end of their Fellowship. Fellows will be offered housing throughout the year but will be free during the summer to pursue additional internship, educational, or employment opportunities.
Please send a letter of interest, a resume or C.V., and a letter of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School/Upper School Counselor
The Phelps School, a Grade 6-12 boarding and day school located in Malvern, Pennsylvania and enrolling 100 students, has an exciting employment opportunity for a full-time Middle School/Upper School Counselor. The School Counselor will report to the Head of School and will develop a comprehensive school counseling program that focuses on the social-emotional wellness of middle school and upper school students.
The Counselor will collaborate with administration, faculty, staff, and parents with identification and intervention of student’s social/emotional needs; serve as a resource for teachers and administrators in developing action plans for students needing support; provide leadership for the coordination of wellness programs; and ensure that each student has access to the school counseling program which advocates for all students in diverse cultural groups.
- Implement a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes student well being, provides preventative services, and responds to student emotional, psychological, academic, and social needs.
- Collaborate with admin, faculty, staff, and parents with identification and intervention of student’s social/emotional needs.
- Serve as a resource for teachers and administrators, developing action plans for students needing support, and broadly assisting the faculty's efforts to best serve students and to advance school-wide programming.
- Advise students in making good decisions around social challenges, managing emotions, and applying interpersonal skills.
- Provide assistance to individuals or/or groups of students during times of stress, transition, and change.
- Ensure that students, families, and faculty members know the counselor is available to provide students effective and helpful emotional, psychological, and social support.
- Curate creative digital resources for students, parents and teachers.
- Instruct classes in mental wellness and social emotional learning. This includes self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making.
- Ensure that families of students with emotional and other needs are well-counseled and, when appropriate, connected with external expertise.
- Practice culturally sensitive advising and counseling.
- Ensure that all students’ rights are respected and all students’ needs are met.
- Execute student risk assessments based on best professional practices, and use data to identify student issues, needs, and challenges.
- Develop strong relationships with external health professionals to ensure that students are connected with external resources when needed or appropriate, including referrals for long term support.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references electronically to employment@thephelpsschool.
Preferred candidates for this position will hold a Master’s degree in School Counseling; Fulfill state certification and licensure standards; Have a minimum of five years of relevant experience providing counseling to both middle school and upper school students, grades 6-12, within an independent school setting.
Assistant Soccer Coach 2023-2024
The Phelps School is seeking an innovative, energetic Assistant Soccer Coach for the 2023-2024 school year. The position offers a tremendous opportunity to work with an elite soccer program at an independent boarding and day school. The Assistant Soccer Coach will be engaged across the whole community, serving a vital role in the classroom, admissions office, or in an administrative position, depending on the candidate's experience and interest. The Assistant Soccer Coach will be responsible for recruiting prospective student-athletes, supporting a competitive schedule, practice planning, and game management.
· Support a preeminent soccer program that exemplifies the mission of The Phelps School, including a year-round training program with an emphasis on skill development, strength, and conditioning,
· Assist in recruiting high caliber players of character both domestically and internationally
· Assist with college placement of student-athletes
· Teaching experience strongly preferred
· Coaching experience with advanced knowledge and understanding of technical and strategic aspects of the game of soccer
· Ability to communicate effectively with athletes, coaching staff, and parents
· Ability to teach, lead, motivate student-athletes
· Proven organizational and management skills
· Desire and ability to cultivate strategic relationships with area athletic organizations
· Desire and ability to team with our Admissions staff to communicate with prospective families
To be considered for this position at The Phelps School, we ask that candidates submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com