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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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  • 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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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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