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Employment Opportunities

Are you looking to become part of an exciting and positive school environment offering a rewarding experience?

The Albany Academies -- Albany Academy for Girls & The Albany Academy -- practice a leadership model of education combining individual attention to students with project-based learning and demanding academics. We also combine single-gender education through the Tenth Grade with a co-educational program for juniors and seniors. For more than 200 years, the Academies have led the way in the Capital Region.

The Albany Academies, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, value diversity and seek applications from all qualified individuals.

The Albany Academies are currently seeking the following positions:

To apply email your resume and letter of interest, with the position title in the subject line, to jobs@albanyacademies.org.

Faculty Positions

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  • Learning Specialist – Center for Teaching & Learning

    Summary
    The Student Learning Specialist provides education and support to students in one on one, small group, and classroom settings, specifically in the areas of Dyslexia and Dysgraphia. The Learning Specialist may also provide support in the areas of Reading and Math to students in a one-on-one and small group setting.
     
    The School
    The Albany Academies is a Pre-School through Post-graduate, independent school located in Albany, New York, coordinates single-sex and coeducational learning environments to develop diligent students of high character who become curious, critical thinkers.
     
    At The Albany Academies, the active expression of different perspectives and life experiences plays a vital role in the life of the school. In harmony with our Mission Statement and reflective of our Core Values, the Academies is committed to a safe, diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just school climate dedicated to inclusive excellence.

    Responsibilities
    • Provide learning support to students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia in individual and group settings
    • Communicate with parents and teachers regarding student progress
    • Collaborate with faculty members to address each student’s learning challenges
    • Work in Collaboration with other Learning Specialists and faculty to develop and write student accommodation/learning plans with long-term goals and specific objectives
    • Maintain confidential student records and keep accurate documentation of sessions, meetings, and assessments
    • Facilitate communication between student, family, school, and other involved professionals.
    • Contribute expertise to committees, department and staff meetings, as well as school-sponsored events
    • Seek partnerships with faculty and administration to support students with different learning styles
    • Observe and evaluate individual students displaying academic difficulties and assess their learning strengths and challenges
    • Participate in classroom instruction as needed
    • Provide regular written student-progress reports to the school administration and parents, including assessment results and recommendations for diagnostic testing and remedial learning programs
    • Direct one-on-one or small-group student instruction
    • Conduct Admissions screenings and make recommendations for admission, along with needed support for the student to be successful
    • Understand and diagnose learning challenges (disorders, accessing curriculum, motivation, organization, learning styles, theory, etc.)
    • Role models inclusivity, positive education and emotional and social competency in the classroom and throughout the school community
    Qualifications
    • Education: Master’s degree
    • Certification: New York State Special Education, Reading Specialist, or Speech and Language Pathologist
    • Preferred work in Dyslexia and Dysgraphia; not required but willing to learn
    Characteristics
    • Active listening with acceptance
    • Likes young people and is able to develop rapport
    • Can interact effectively with parents
    • Remains calm in difficult situations
    • Communicates compassionately
    • Advocates for student
    • Able to move student from initial state to a treatment plan
    • Has a mindset of continuous personal and professional growth
    Reports to: Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

    Assignment Type
    – Full time, 10-month, Exempt

    Working Environment & Physical Requirements
    • Generally, the role is conducted in a heated and cooled environment
    • Routine interaction with students
    • Currently requires wearing personal protective equipment when interacting with students
    • The work is done sitting or standing and routinely requires movement inside the assigned building and occasionally outside from building to building
    • Frequent interaction with others
    • Ability to operate office equipment including computers, printers, copiers, and the like
    Disclaimer
    • The employee must be capable of fully performing all duties described herein, either without or with reasonable accommodation
    • The Albany Academies reserves the right to alter this job description
    • Employment with The Albany Academies is at-will


Staff Positions

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  • IT Systems Integrator

    School Overview
    The Albany Academies are independent, Pre-School through Grade 12 and Post-graduate, educational institutions located in Albany, New York that coordinate single-sex and co-educational learning environments to develop diligent students of high character who become curious, critical thinkers.
     
    At The Albany Academies, the active expression of different perspectives and life experiences plays a vital role in the life of the school. In harmony with our Mission Statement and reflective of our Core Values, the Academies is committed to a safe, diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just school climate dedicated to inclusive excellence.
     
    For more information about the school go to albanyacademies.org
     
    Position Summary
    The System Integrator leads the Albany Academies technology function, which includes support for up to 800 students and 150 faculty and staff. The School’s IT needs range from direct support to managing cybersecurity and networks to working with faculty/staff on the implementation of technology to advance program delivery.
     
    This position reports to the CFO and supervises one additional IT staff position. The Albany Academies seeks an individual who will work collaboratively with others as part of a team, has the interest and ability to bring best practices to the Albany Academies, and has the management skills to mentor a more junior staff person.

    Essential Duties
    • Manage the School’s network devices: Recommend, configure and administer routers, wireless access points, switches, cabling, ISP provider, and support agreements. Engage in decisions related to addition, deletions, upgrades, and changes to all network devices. Establish and document standards for device naming and configuration.
    • Oversee IT Security: Identify, implement, monitor, and routinely upgrade security measures to ensure the Albany Academies network and systems are secure. Monitor the systems. Develop protocols and audit procedures that adhere to best practices for educational settings. Train faculty and staff on IT security measures.
    • Manage Devices: Use Microsoft Active Directory, Azure, and GSuite (and any other programs) to manage devices and user accounts. Establish appropriate policies for faculty, staff, and students. Implement management tools to include asset tracking and inventory control. Work with the Academic team and the CFO to identify hardware needs each year and manage the acquisition process.
    • Manage File sharing: Make recommendations around file-sharing platform(s). Implement and manage cloud-based tools. Establish access policies. Ensure data retention standards are in place and followed.
    • Manage the Email server; email distribution groupings: Routinely evaluate and ensure the organization is using the most cost-effective and efficient tools. Work with the AA community to ensure email security. Work with various school groups to establish standards and security protocols around email distribution groupings. Audit current groups to determine usage and changes required. Assign privileges.
    • Develop and Manage IT Standards: Develop and maintain standards around a variety of IT-related activities including, but not limited to the above areas. Document standard practices and procedures.
    • Manage other IT Staff: Assign work as necessary. Mentor staff so that additional tasks can be assigned. Ensure backup plans from a work perspective.
    • Work with Outside IT Partners: Manage work assigned to any outside IT contractors. Coordinate that work with other IT work performed internally.
    • Strategic leadership: Work with the Senior Leadership Team and faculty to discuss IT status and any future projects that may have an IT component or impact. Help identify ways the School can use technology to advance the delivery of programming.
    • Balance Needs with Budget: Respond effectively to an everchanging educational environment that balances institutional needs with available resources, over time.
    Capabilities/Knowledge
    • Ability to provide appropriate technical advice
    • Deep computer technology knowledge
    • Time management
    Characteristics
    • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team; looks for the best in others
    • Pursues excellence
    • Possesses a passion for information technology
    • Exhibits strong customer satisfaction orientation
    • Exhibits flexibility and patience to adjust to whatever comes up each day
    • Listens to the needs of users
    • Openly engages other experts
    Experience
    • Network administration and integration
    • Hands-on with a wide variety of hardware and software
    • Led the development and/or continuous an organization-wide IT environment
    Education
    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
    • Master’s degree (desired)
    Schedule
    • This is a 12-month position
    • The typical workday is 7:45 am – 4:15 pm. However, this position is mission-critical so the individual may be called on whenever the need requires
    FLSA Classification: Exempt
     
    Working Environment & Physical Requirements
    • Generally, the role is conducted in a heated and cooled environment
    • Some of the work is done standing
    • Routinely move about inside the building and outside from building to building
    • Frequent interaction with others; speaking, listening and typing
    Disclaimer
    • The employee must be capable of fully performing all duties described herein, either without or with reasonable accommodation
    • The Albany Academies reserves the right to alter this job description
    • Employment with The Albany Academies is at-will

Coaching Positions

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  • AAG Head Varsity Volleyball Coach

    The Albany Academies, a Pre-School through 12 independent school located in Albany, New York, coordinates single-sex and coeducational learning environments to develop diligent students of high character who become curious, critical thinkers.
     
    At The Albany Academies, the active expression of different perspectives and life experiences plays a vital role in the life of the school. In harmony with our Mission Statement and reflective of our Core Values, the Academies is committed to a safe, diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just school climate dedicated to inclusive excellence.
     
    The Volleyball Program
    We offer a wide range of athletic teams for students starting in grade 7. Student-athletes are expected to participate in multiple sports. Our coaches focus on the development of each individual and are passionate about their sport.
     
    Within the volleyball program, we field a modified team, which serves as a training ground for skill-building, enjoyment, competition, and dedication to the work required to produce rewards. At the high school level, the key to our mission is preparing students for a successful college experience and the junior varsity and varsity teams play a role by developing teamwork, goal setting, leadership, and sportsmanship that sets these athletes apart.

    The Role
    The Head Varsity Volleyball Coach is responsible, in collaboration with the AAG Athletic Director, for the success of the volleyball program. The most intense periods of time commitment occur during the fall season.
    • Manage and oversee preseason, in-season practices and competitions
    • Provide input and evaluation on player development
    • Select, manage and mentor varsity assistant coaches
    • Align coaches at all levels around a unified mindset and approach to the game
    • Maintain professional conduct
    • Ensure that the program adheres to the rules and regulations of NYSPHSAA and Section II
    • Support the Admissions team
    • Support the College Counselor and the student-athletes in the college placement process
    • Uphold the values and mission of The Albany Academies
    Experience
    • Head volleyball coaching
    • Volleyball program builder
    • Admissions support
    • Supporting the placement of student-athletes at the college level
    Qualifications
    • Education: Bachelor’s degree
    • First Aid and CPR
    • Successful background check
    • New York State harassment prevention certification (will train)
    • Concussion management (will train)
    • Coaching certification (Academy will support throughout this process)
    Characteristics
    • Leader of others
    • Developer of young women
    • Passionate about volleyball
    Reports to: Athletic Director
  • Aquatics Director

    The School
    The Albany Academies is a Pre-School through Post-graduate, independent school located in Albany, New York, coordinates single-sex and coeducational learning environments to develop diligent students of high character who become curious, critical thinkers.

    At The Albany Academies, the active expression of different perspectives and life experiences plays a vital role in the life of the school. In harmony with our Mission Statement and reflective of our Core Values, the Academies is committed to a safe, diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just school climate dedicated to inclusive excellence.

    Summary
    The Aquatics Director and Swim Instructor is a 12-month position managing all pool operations and is a teaching member of the Athletics, Physical Education, and Health Department.

    Responsibilities
    • Develop, implement, and manage streamlined lifeguard schedules, decreasing part-time lifeguard salaries.
    • Organize and run morning swim, daily lessons, and evening rentals activities.
    • Examine injured persons and administer first aid or CPR, using training, medical supplies, and equipment.
    • Audit water instructors' class curriculum and instruct as part of the Physical Education team.
    • Check pool chemicals and maintain water quality, oversee all swimming activities and perform first aid and CPR as needed.
    • Maintain spreadsheets, payments, payroll, orientations, worker's compensation, terminations, hiring, & disciplinary forms.
    • Monitor and correct bi-weekly payroll.
    • Educate staff through quarterly meetings including lifeguard skills training and continuing education opportunities.
    • Maintain Academies’ staff through CPR/First Aid and lifeguard (re) certification.
    • Establish an Early Childhood curriculum that results in competent swimmers.
    • Develop new processes for emergency action procedures, pool chemistry, substitutions, and opening/closing procedures.
    • Develop and facilitate dynamic training programs to ensure each guard is well equipped to handle emergency situations.
    • Conduct a large-scale facility improvement plan to eliminate existing safety hazards and improve overall facility appearance and function.
    • Greet new arrivals to activities, introduce them to the facility and other participants, explain facility rules, and encourage participation.
    • Demonstrate effective communication and judgment skills to ensure safety and accident prevention.

    Reports to: Directors of Athletics, Physical Education, and Health

    Coordinates with: Director of Site & Support Services

    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in physical education, recreation or another related field.
    • Understanding of Academies’ swim program, aquatic exercise
    • Budgeting management
    • Aquatic certifications are mandatory such as Pool Operator, Water Safety Instructor (or equivalent), Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Instructor, CPR (Professional Rescuer), and First Aid
    • Must be able to work a wide variety of days and hours
    Characteristics
    • • Interacts effectively with all constituencies, including students, parents, colleagues
    • Remains calm in difficult situations
    • Has a mindset of continuous organizational improvement and personal growth
    Assignment Type – Full time, 12-month, Exempt

    Working Environment & Physical Requirements
    • The role is conducted indoors
    • Requires physical activity in the pool area • Must be physically fit, have the strength, agility, and mobility to perform all requirements, and be able to lift 40 pounds
    • Routine interaction with students
    • The work is done sitting or standing and routinely requires movement inside the assigned building and occasionally outside from building to building • Frequent interaction with others
    • Compliance with all safety protocols
    • Ability to operate office equipment including computers, printers, copiers, and the like
    Disclaimer
    • The employee must be capable of fully performing all duties described herein, either without or with reasonable accommodation
    • The Albany Academies reserves the right to alter this job description
    • Employment with The Albany Academies is at-will

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