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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:

Faculty Positions

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  • Chemistry Teacher

    Chemistry Teacher - Job Description
     
    Overview
    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.
     
    Essential Duties
    · Plan, prepare and deliver science lessons to upper school students
    · Assign and grade student work
    · Engage parents to create positive relations
    · Maintain a healthy environment and good order in the classroom
    · Contribute to the common good of the Science Department including attending department meetings
    · Contribute to the common good of the School by taking on other duties as assigned such as, student advising, student clubs, coaching, mentoring a new faculty member and the like
     
    Capabilities/Knowledge
    · Ability to provide appropriate educational content
    · Chemistry knowledge
    · Time management
     
    Characteristics
    · Cares about developing children
    · Passion for sciences
    · Flexible to adjust to whatever comes up each day
    · Enthusiasm for contributing to the students, department and the school
     
    Experience
    · Teaching upper school science (required)
    · Teaching in an independent school (preferred)
     
    Education
    · Bachelor’s degree (required)
    · Master’s degree (preferred)
     
    Schedule
    · This is a 10-month positon with summers off
    · The typical workday is 7:45am – 4:15pm, with occasional assignments to special events taking place after the core hours and on weekends
     
    FLSA Classification: Exempt
     
    Working Environment & Physical Requirements
    · Generally, the role is conducted in a heated and cooled classroom/office environment
    · Most of the work is done sitting or standing
    · Routinely move about inside the building and occasionally outside from building to building
    · Frequent interaction with others speaking, listening and typing
    · 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
     
    Statement of Diversity & Inclusion: 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 within a Preschool through Postgraduate curricular framework dedicated to inclusive excellence. We actively strive to respect, affirm, and protect the dignity and worth of each member of our learning community and cultivate an environment where all members of the Academies’ community experience a true sense of belonging and are empowered to fully participate in the life of the school. We also recognize that diversity of thought and expression is integral to developing learners who are culturally agile, adept at thinking critically, and effective when collaborating with others. Maintaining a truly inclusive community is an ongoing process that requires us to be open, reflective, and proactive. We accept this challenge in the knowledge that our varied perspectives strengthen our community and prepare our students to learn, lead, and pursue inclusive excellence at The Albany Academies and beyond.
  • Student Mental Health Counselor

    The Albany Academies, a Pre-K 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.
    We are seeking a Mental Health Counselor for the 2020-21 school year, which runs from September to June.
     
    The Role
    Provide education and counseling support to boys in one on one, small group and classroom settings
    • Communicate effectively with parents and teachers regarding counseling efforts
    • Develop and implement division-wide student wellness programs
    • Plan and teach psychology class
    • Consult with and educate faculty and parents on student behavioral and psychological wellbeing and challenges 
    • Refer students to outside mental health providers
    • Work with faculty committees that address challenges students face (diversity, social emotional, physical and mental health topics)
    • Interpret neuropsychological assessments and assist in implementing recommendations 
     
    Experience
    • Mental health counseling with youth (required)
    • Classroom teaching (preferred)
    • Teaching and application of emotional intelligence
     
    Qualifications
    • Education: Master’s degree
    • Certification: New York State counseling certification e.g. Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
     
    Characteristics
    • Active listening with acceptance
    • Likes interacting with young people and is able to develop rapport
    • Can interact effectively with parents
    • Remains calm in high-intensity situations
    • Communicates compassionately
    • Advocates for student
    • Able to move student from initial state to a treatment plan
    • Engaged in continuous professional growth
    • Able to teach coping skills
     
    Reports to: Associate Head of School
     
    Statement of Diversity & Inclusion: 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 within a Preschool through Postgraduate curricular framework dedicated to inclusive excellence. We actively strive to respect, affirm, and protect the dignity and worth of each member of our learning community and cultivate an environment where all members of the Academies’ community experience a true sense of belonging and are empowered to fully participate in the life of the school. We also recognize that diversity of thought and expression is integral to developing learners who are culturally agile, adept at thinking critically, and effective when collaborating with others. Maintaining a truly inclusive community is an ongoing process that requires us to be open, reflective, and proactive. We accept this challenge in the knowledge that our varied perspectives strengthen our community and prepare our students to learn, lead, and pursue inclusive excellence at The Albany Academies and beyond.
     

Staff Positions

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  • Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment

    Overview
    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.

    We are seeking an Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment.

    Summary
    The Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment is responsible for leading the School’s efforts in attracting and retaining a diverse, mission-appropriate student body across all levels of the School.

    The Role
    · Manage and execute the recruitment and admissions process for prospective students and families including; handling applications and communication with candidates and their parents, interviewing candidates and their parents, executing testing, securing student documents, managing the admissions committee and communicating admission decisions
    · Oversee the re-enrollment process for current students and families, including efficient handling of communications regarding enrollment contracts
    · Provide regular reporting and analysis of student enrollment data at all stages in the admissions and re-enrollment pipelines and advise on strategic actions needed in response to analysis
    · Develop and lead strategic enrollment efforts in partnership with the Director of Institutional Advancement
    · Manage the daily work of the Enrollment Management Office staff
    · Develop and manage the Enrollment Management budget
    · Collaborate with the Marketing Department to develop and produce admissions materials that maximize enrollment of mission appropriate students
    · Oversee and participate in community outreach efforts
    · Administer the Financial Aid program, including overseeing communication of FA materials to prospective and returning families, securing FA documentation, and maintaining appropriate records
    · Manage the Merit Scholarship and Endowed Scholarship programs.
    · Drive recruitment of international students including communication with prospective families and liaising with international recruiting agencies
    · Serve as the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and Primary Designated School Official and manage all required documentation to maintain the school’s SEVP certification.
    · Manage I-20s for all international students, including producing the initial I-20 for new students, supervising all travel endorsements during their enrollment at the Academies, maintaining all documentation required for international students in active status in SEVIS, and transfer of I-20s during the college matriculation process
    · Oversee the Parent Ambassador and One Family Referral program in collaboration with the Albany Academies Parents Association
    · Oversee the Student Ambassador program
    · Oversee the re-enrollment process in collaboration with the Business Office. Communicate with and maintain enrollment statuses and implications for overall enrollment projections.
    · Participate in the Marketing and Enrollment Committee, Financial Aid Committee and International Student Committee
     
    Reporting Structure - The Albany Academies are structured to have all roles that advance the School (enrollment management, marketing, and donor development) report to the Director of Institutional Advancement.
    Travel – Local day travel and occasional overnight travel is required
    Status – Exempt, Full time, 12-month position
    Schedule – 8:00am-4:30pm with some nights and weekends required
    Working Environment & Physical Requirements
    · Generally, the role is conducted in a heated and cooled office environment
    · Most of the work is done sitting or standing
    · Routinely move about inside the building and occasionally outside from building to building
    · Frequent interaction with others through speaking, listening, and typing
    · Ability to operate office equipment including computers, printers, copiers and the like
     
    Statement of Diversity & Inclusion: 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 within a Preschool through Postgraduate curricular framework dedicated to inclusive excellence. We actively strive to respect, affirm, and protect the dignity and worth of each member of our learning community and cultivate an environment where all members of the Academies’ community experience a true sense of belonging and are empowered to fully participate in the life of the school. We also recognize that diversity of thought and expression is integral to developing learners who are culturally
    agile, adept at thinking critically, and effective when collaborating with others. Maintaining a truly inclusive community is an ongoing process that requires us to be open, reflective, and proactive. We accept this challenge in the knowledge that our varied perspectives strengthen our community and prepare our students to learn, lead, and pursue inclusive excellence at The Albany Academies and beyond.

Coaching Positions

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  • Head Football Coach

    Job Title: Head Football Coach
     
    The Albany Academies, a Pre-School through 12 and 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.
    We are seeking a Head Football Coach.
     
    The Role
    The Head Football Coach is responsible for the success of the entire football program from modified to the varsity level. This includes selecting and managing varsity assistant coaches, aligning coaches at all levels around a unified mindset and approach to the game, and supporting admissions of student-athletes. Depending on the qualifications, availability, and interest of the candidate, the role may include additional opportunities to engage in The Albany Academies community.
     
    The Football Program
    We offer a wide range of athletic teams for students starting at the modified level. Student-athletes are expected to participate in multiple sports. Our coaches focus on the development of each individual and are passionate about their sport. Many are involved in the school community as teachers and other roles.
    Within the football 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. The selected candidate will establish a junior varsity football team as a key step in the development of the football program. Our mission as a high school is to prepare students for a successful college experience and the football program plays a role by developing teamwork, goal setting, leadership, and sportsmanship.
    Our highest level team competes in the Evergreen Football League. This 16 school league operates under the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council, which allows for post-graduate participants. It is divided into four divisions, determined by each school’s results over the past few years. We play schools from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island.
    Home games are played on The Caird Field, which has a beautiful grass surface, stadium seating, a press box and a state of the art scoreboard. The locker room was recently refurbished. The weight room is large and the newly constructed Poole Athletic Center offers 34,000 square feet of indoor training space.
     
    Experience
    · Head football coaching
    · Football program builder
    · Admissions and recruiting
     
    Qualifications
    · Education: Bachelor’s degree
    · First Aid meeting NYS coaching requirements
    · Adult CPR certification meeting NYS coaching requirements
    · Successful background check
    · Concussion management certificate (preferred)
     
    Characteristics
    · Leader of others
    · Developer of young men
    · Passionate about football
     
    Reports to: Athletic Director
     
    Statement of Diversity & Inclusion: 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 within a Preschool through Postgraduate curricular framework dedicated to inclusive excellence. We actively strive to respect, affirm, and protect the dignity and worth of each member of our learning community and cultivate an environment where all members of the Academies’ community experience a true sense of belonging and are empowered to fully participate in the life of the school. We also recognize that diversity of thought and expression is integral to developing learners who are culturally agile, adept at thinking critically, and effective when collaborating with others. Maintaining a truly inclusive community is an ongoing process that requires us to be open, reflective, and proactive. We accept this challenge in the knowledge that our varied perspectives strengthen our community and prepare our students to learn, lead, and pursue inclusive excellence at The Albany Academies and beyond.
  • Head Prep Hockey Coach

    Job Title: Head Prep Hockey Coach – Albany Academy
     
    The Albany Academies, a Pre-School through 12 and 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.
     
    We are seeking a Head Prep Hockey Coach.
     
    The Role
    The Head Coach is responsible for the success of the prep hockey program. This includes selecting and managing varsity assistant coaches, recruiting and supporting enrollment, securing housing for post-graduate student athletes, organizing clinics, supervising hockey tournaments and working with the Athletic Director to schedule competitions.
     
    Depending on the qualifications, availability and interest of the candidate, the role may include additional opportunities to engage in The Albany Academies community.
     
    The Hockey Program
    We offer a wide range of athletic teams for students starting at the modified level. Student athletes are expected to participate in multiple sports. Our coaches focus on the development of each individual and are passionate about their sport. Many are involved in the school community as teachers and other roles. We prepare students for a successful college experience and the hockey program plays a role by developing teamwork, goal setting, leadership and sportsmanship that sets these athletes apart. Within the hockey program we field a varsity team that competes against local public and private high schools. Our highest level team competes in the New England Prep School Athletic Counsel. This league operates with more than 60 schools. Home games are played on campus in an ice arena with stadium seating. The weight room is large and the newly constructed Poole Athletic Center offers 34,000 square feet of indoor dry-land training space. We utilize Livebarn to stream practices and games.
     
    Experience
    · Head hockey coaching at the high school and/or college level
    · Hockey program builder
    · Admissions and recruiting
     
    Qualifications
    · Education: Bachelor’s degree
    · First Aid and CPR
    · Successful background check
    · Concussion management
     
     
    Characteristics
    · Leader of others
    · Developer of young men
    · Passionate about hockey
     
    Reports to: Athletic Director
     
    Statement of Diversity & Inclusion: 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 within a Preschool through Postgraduate curricular framework dedicated to inclusive excellence. We actively strive to respect, affirm, and protect the dignity and worth of each member of our learning community and cultivate an environment where all members of the Academies’ community experience a true sense of belonging and are empowered to fully participate in the life of the school. We also recognize that diversity of thought and expression is integral to developing learners who are culturally agile, adept at thinking critically, and effective when collaborating with others. Maintaining a truly inclusive community is an ongoing process that requires us to be open, reflective, and proactive. We accept this challenge in the knowledge that our varied perspectives strengthen our community and prepare our students to learn, lead, and pursue inclusive excellence at The Albany Academies and beyond.
Please note, Summer Camps counselor positions have been filled for the 2019 season.

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